Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Jul 1, 2021.
That artwork really is gorgeous. Tigatron especially looks God damn majestic.
Slammer did the mash!
The Modulator Mash!
Seriously though he looks like a he's made from and referencing a whole bunch of things.
-Someone mentioned before his chest looks like Heavytread from Power Core Combiners
-the top half of his head also looks like Heavytread's combined mode
-the bottom half of his head looks like an Auto-trooper.
-Shoulders are likely from brunt.
-The forearms might be derived from Ariwave (going by the way the cannon is attached to his right arm)
-His thighs are 100% from Ironworks
-It looks like he's wearing Airwave's thighs/waist on his back.
It's actually kind of cool that he's potentially a retool of *multiple* different molds. What the hell would that even be called actually? just parts sharing?
Definitely picking up Waspinator, Tigatron and Pipes. Shadow Panther looks neat but I don't really care about it. It honestly should have been Ravage, THAT I would have gotten. Slammer looks good but it's another character I have no connection to.
Very interesting that shadow panther uses the mutant mask, not sure how i feel about it yet. Sad to see tigatrons art is based on the cheetor mold so we cant get any indication of the actual figure
Why should it have been Ravage? Shadow Panther is the actual legacy repaint of Season 1 Cheetor aside from Tigatron. Ravage was a retool of Transmetal Cheetor. Hell, you could always pretend they're the same guy since Hasbro sold them both as Tripredacus Agent
I hope the mutant mask is used for the hopefully not canned Nightprowler. They could do Horrorcon Blackarachnia using her alternate face as well (toy). Transmetal Waspinator is unlikely, so we can just hope for a Horrorcon colored one, though I do have the Botcon one.
That just leaves Leatherhide.
Slammer first acquires its robot mode after 35 years.
Slammer is a pretooling of the Jurassic Park Explorer and will eventually be the basis for an Armada Red Alert. Mark this day.
I knew already that nobody in this wave interested me. Still cool to see the actual reveal and I’m happy for those interested. Pipes looks really great. I’m currently mostly collecting Decepticons, so the good news is that we’re moving closer to the next wave or the new line. Blitzwing, the Insecticons and the Stunticons can’t come soon enough. Enjoy this wave folks !
I cant take it that Tarantulas' intelligence level is lower than waspinator
Slammer is the star of this whole year for me. I love when they elevate insignificant, neglected characters by giving them new (or massively retooled) molds. I love it so much.
Him and Paleotrex; the character who spearheaded an entire category of figures just to elaborate on one bizarre old Optimus Primal accessory.
lol. you forgot the blue text to mark this as sarcasm because he is clearly a modulator/weaponizer. even if he wasn't, the bot mode looks absolutely nothing like JP93.
They clearly didn't know what to do with the characters until the show came out.
This is why toy-only characters have so much potential, their backgrounds are barely explored (unless you count IDW's terrible sourcebook which nobody should).
We will see who was right in due time, Master Jedi.
Slammer's product description quite literally states that he breaks down into weapons.
Dang, Slammer looks great, he just became my #1 most-wanted Kingdom figure.
Big Woot! to Pipes looking to have an inverted Transfomation instead of just being Huffer with a new head (we'd heard as much, but glad to actually see it) Despite Pipes being my favorite OG minibot, my excitement for this one is tempered by how janky Huffer's alt mode is, hopefully they get some of those QC issues cleaned up on Pipes so he doesn't have the banana truck mode. Also a little bummed out how his cab looks like it's loosely "hanging" of his shoulders instead of being more vertical and strong.
I haven't been picking up the Kingdom BW characters (no knock on them, the line just has to be drawn somewhere), but Tigatron looks great.
I don't know anything about Shadow Panther, but that head is freaky.
I done got mixed up about who was saying what.
I know Cyclonus is out but look at that message from the future quote. They are winding us up lol.
I did not want Shadow Panter, but now that I know he has the mutant head... welp
Are these all just repaints?
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