Fan first friday may 21st

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Fc203, May 17, 2021.

  1. Nope

    Nope yscohb

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    Finally, some Beast Machines representation.:p 
     
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  2. Optimalprimal

    Optimalprimal Diecast construction. It's a lost art.

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    Anyone nervous nellies like me who preordered through Amazon a month ago? Sleep easy as they have shown up in the order page fine. Normal people move on through your day.
     
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  3. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Yeah. Because Optimus Primal, Cheetor and Black Arachnia are all G1 characters that have had a ton of redecos.
    What about Ractonite?
    We're drowning in all of the Cyberverse characters, too.

    Look at all of this focus on G1.
    You'd think G1 was important to Transformers or something.
    Or that there was some kind of G1 centric anniversary.
    Weird.

    Who is telling people to "let go and stop asking for updates"?
    Up until Studio Series 86 wasn't the Studio Series mainly updates of the Bayverse continuity?
    Didn't Hasbro just complete an update of the Bayverse Devastator?
    That just happened right?
    Didn't Hasbro just update Jetfire and Optimus Prime in modes that look great apart and combined?
    Modes that are relatively in scale with each other?
    Didn't that just happen?

    You know, I normally don't do this, and I'll hate myself in the morning for doing this.
    I just know I will.
    But for everyone bitching about "ERRMAHGAHHWD MOAR GEEWUNS!", just shut up already.
    Seriously, shut up. Cry into your pillow instead.

    I just came back from a Walmart that had restocked Kingdom, which contains a lot of the Beast Wars cast and new characters, Cyberverse, and the Studio Series which contains some of the 86 movie, some of the Bayverse movies and some from the Bumblebee movie. Unscientifically: A third of the product was G1 -that's it.

    I'll be 50 years old soon.
    I saw the 86 movie in theaters.
    It has taken until this year for me to be able to get a Grimlock that looks like he did in the cartoon in both modes, has fantastic posability, and is in scale with other figures.
    It has taken until the 35th anniversary of the movie for Hasbro to even focus on something like that.

    So, I'm not sorry if you're wearing saggy diapers that leak because Hasbro is focusing on the anniversary of the G1 movie by making G1 characters.
    You can buy them and glue a bunch of unnecessarily pointy bits on them and pretend they are Bayverse characters.
    You can put human action figures around them and have them run around and scream and act like complete morons and play like you're in a Bayverse movie if you want.
    You can attach phallic missile launchers to their pelvises and pretend that this is what the Allspark energy creates, cock missiles, just like your favorite Bayverse movies.

    When I was a kid I used to love reading the cardbacks or the included toy catalogs.
    I'd study them to no end.
    I often wonder how Hasbro could include anything like that these days with all the various retailer exclusives.
    How much of Earthrise was exclusive to one store or another?
    You certainly couldn't advertise for Target toys in Walmart, right?

    I have watched the streams in the past.
    This time I just came for the pictures though. :D 
     
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  4. Sness

    Sness Autobot Supreme Commander

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    It just means they don't know the other voyager and leader in the wave. Likely just repacks of others unless Grindor is somehow still in this wave
     
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  5. Omegax80

    Omegax80 Using a Positive Rifle

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    Cheaper on Amazon...
     
  6. Mercurius

    Mercurius Lights your darkest hour

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    Want that Wrek-Gar and I rather like the SG Starscream, but I wish he was the Earthrise mold, not the Siege mold. The cockpit mounted on the back of the alt-mode just always bothers me... I don't really care about the others, though...They look good, but I don't think I "need" them for my collection.

    Edit: Just realized that SG Starscream has the same colour palette/layout as Jetfire... But shouldn't he still have the Decepticon logo if he's in the SG universe?
     
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    What is Wreck Gar's wave mate? And also Slag's?

    BBTS says secret figure?
     
  8. DeceptiTom

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    Slug and Wreck-Gar are day 1 purchases and preordered. 

    Gnaw on the other hand, I have like 4 gnaw already from army building the legends class and the sdcc pit set and I dont see much difference size wise. I \"Might\" get the deluxe Gnaw and just increase that number to 5 and have 1 bigger sharkticon be Gnaw but with the upcoming price increases, if I can avoid it(Like I\'m not getting shattered glass at all), then thats good. 
     
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  9. ArkinDotWav

    ArkinDotWav Self Proclaimed Star Saber Backer #555

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    Btw BigBadToyStore has listing for the full wave case like they do, and they have the "mystery figure" listing, meaning that we should see the Bay guys in the coming weeks, since they're still in the case assortments
     
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  10. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    Cyberverse is basically G1 though.
     
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  11. Thelonicon

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    So looks like we are getting a SG Goldbug.
     

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  12. MWG

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    I wonder if Pulse's free shipping threshold for non-Premium members is still $50? It might mean the increase on leaders is worth it, since they were $.01 below the minimum before and that was irritating as hell. Stil picked up one Slag, one Wreck-Gar and one Gnaw just in case distribution sucks this summer.

    +-MWG-+
     
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  13. Omegax80

    Omegax80 Using a Positive Rifle

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    Heh. Oops.
     
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  14. Fc203

    Fc203 Jazz is a Pontiac not a Porsche

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  15. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Currently no longer giving a shit about the MCU. TFW2005 Supporter

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    @Jtprime17 was saying that the solicitations to retailers showed that there are Bayverse characters mixed into these waves... I forget who he said since I'm not a Bayverse fan and don't really follow that stuff, but most likely that's what the "secret" figures are since Hasbro hasn't officially revealed them yet.
     
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  16. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    It hurts to think that this design is still in limbo. It looks like a near perfect upgrade to the style of the original imo
     
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    I think to buy gnaw at full retail is mad cos he’s so small
     
  18. Sness

    Sness Autobot Supreme Commander

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    That was leaked forever ago but fucking fantastic job Hasbro
     
  19. DeceptiTom

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    Target Preorders are up. Cheaper and if you have a Red Card even more cheaper. 
     
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  20. DutyBeforeAll

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    I’m not sure anyone likes the Bayverse enough to be nostalgic about it.
     
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  21. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    Probably already mentioned, but Pulse front page mentions Shattered Glass Goldbug. No sign of it. Probably a typo/whoopsie
     
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