Fan Voted Combiner Victorion – Official Images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Mechafire, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Requiem Prime

    Requiem Prime Well-Known Member

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    Oh, they updated with nice clean picks of all the characters. I didn't notice.

    Okay, happy each one is unique (the copters less so but that was intentional). Ankle tilts, hurray! I especially like how the feet look with the helicopter legs. The Alpha Bravo mold was the only one that looked alright with the breadth of standard hand/foot/gun modules.

    She/they could still use more silver or something but I'm hating it less.
     
  2. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    No it's the helicopters that are up in the air. The other ones are quite grounded.
     
  3. IgnikaMarcus

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    I see what you did there.
     
  4. Bass X0

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    Even a blind man could see what he did there.
     
  5. Negativedark

    Negativedark Stealth Gesalt

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    Distant alien races on lightless planets that never evolved the sense of sight can see what he did there.

    Hopefully I won't have the same problem with the one car that I have with my Breakdown falling apart at the hips. I kinda like how she looks with the cars as the arms. It'd also be nice to have a way for the arms on the helicopters to actually tab in that isn't in the way of the elbow joint in arm mode.

    I've actually found quite a few parts remolded. It's just that most of them are on the robot modes, and very little was changed for the vehicles. Really just the fins replacing the missiles on the helis.

    You know I wonder if Scott didn't set up for an in universe reason for Victorion to change her colors later on.
     
  6. calvin0

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    well i dont think they give any explanation for windblade to change her color.. in windblade and later combiner hunter..
     
  7. IgnikaMarcus

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    Exactly. That's why I'm not laughing.
     
  8. Veritas Prime

    Veritas Prime You're Not Alone

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    I think they did in the preview for Combiner Hunters, Chromia says on the first page that it's for the unification agreement between Cybertron and Caminus.
     
  9. Slingshot

    Slingshot Farewell

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    Wait, those colors are going to stay on the three for a long time? Hmmm... I don't know if I like that.
     
  10. Veritas Prime

    Veritas Prime You're Not Alone

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    I could be wrong on this but I'm not sure if they said the colors were permanent or not. To be honest I would prefer the original colors to come back when Combiner Hunters ends.
     
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  11. shovelchop81

    shovelchop81 not so mini-con

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    I've skipped all the other combiner wars sets but I really like this one! Something that will definitely stand out in my collection!
     
  12. Pavol Palat

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    I only wonder if Hasbro told us right away "Dear fans, you can choose gender for your combiner bots... but they will all be remolds of the male molds", whether fans would still vote for the female characters.
    I know I would not.
     
  13. T-Hybrid

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    ...We knew they were going to use existing molds from the get-go. Because those were the molds we were shown when voting.
     
  14. AnonymousDwell

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    First impressions:

    LOVE the head sculpts, on both the combined mode and individual bots.

    LOVE that we finally have a female combiner team.

    LOVE the massive sword.

    LOVE the combined mode feet.

    Love the bot modes for the most part, with some caveats.

    But the alt modes are way too apparent in the repaint-y-ness.

    Would have preferred slightly more extensive retooling. Digging it otherwise.
     
  15. Bob Schoonover

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    I think it'd have been interesting if we'd voted on gender first, then had that information when voting on molds. I tend to think Dragstrip, Offroad, and Alpha Bravo are all molds that would have been chosen then - while none are overtly feminine in the "I need sexy fembots sense,*" neither are any of them particularly bulky or strictly "masculine**."


    *which I find kind of weird, but whatever

    ** I'm not really saying this as a statement on my opinion on gender and body types so much as what I think fandom would have chosen when the question is framed as "which of these molds would you prefer as members of a fembot combiner?"
     
  16. T-Hybrid

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    I'm reminded of Strongarm when looking at the Torchbearers. A series of female characters who are female but only have certain elements that are "feminine".

    They look great in IDW, and remind me of Samus in her power armor in that regard.
     
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    May have said it before...but...if HasTakTom "could have" budgeted for cybertronian retooling to these...
     
  18. Pavol Palat

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    Thanks for the clarificaiton. I did not vote and did not follow the development, I thought gender was chosen first.
    I wish people voted for the Silverbolt mold, though. Not much space there to modify the bra for the individual or combined mode on Hotspot, while Silverbolt offers plenty.
     
  19. T-Hybrid

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    I kinda like that Hot Spot won, as we already had a female jet last time. Plus, it helps get the point across that not all female robots need to be sleek.

    Heck, we had a chance of our female combiner being built from Optimus Prime's voyager mold and be named "Slammoth". That would've been even more interesting.

    My biggest disappointment with the voting was that we got two cars and thus never saw what the choices may have been for the Offroad/First-Aid limbs.
     
  20. grindcore138

    grindcore138 Handsome like an F-22

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    Same, I was really hoping for an Offroad-mold limb as well. Looking back I would have gone for Dragstrip as the other car-limb too, I think those two would've made for a more visually interesting line-up and a better looking combined mode.
    I brought this up in the other thread as well, but I wonder if those molds had won instead would there still have been as many "they look too bulky/masculine to be female" comments about Dustup and Jumpstream?