First look at Studio series deluxe wave 9

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. BATTLEMASTER

    BATTLEMASTER Well-Known Member

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    That is actually realistic, believe it or not. Some reserve units were still running WW2 and Korean War-era equipment into the early 90s because some of the lifer officers and mechanics who served with those old vehicles for years liked to keep them around. My dad's jeep was actually in the army until about 1975, when he rescued it from being scrapped alongside the more-modern MUTTs.

    Jeep Bee's (Bumblejeep's?) alt mode is a WW2 jeep, mainly indicated by the style of the grill. WW2 jeeps have more grill slats in them than anything Jeep designed later. If you opened his hood you'd probably find that you can flip the headlights upside-down so that they'd light up the engine compartment :p  The WW2 jeeps also had the shovel and axe mounted on the driver side under where the driver enters the vehicle.

    FUN FACT: The WW2 stamped jeep grill is actually a Ford design, not Willys. I think Willys reduced the grill design down to seven slats to avoid patent infringement, or something like that. There was a court case where a Ford engineer who helped design the WW2 jeep grill talked about the design and how it pertained to Chrysler not actually having any basis for going after an aftermarket grill company due to the grill originally being a Ford design.

    Alright I'm done nerding out over army trucks unless someone wants to PM me.
     
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  2. mx-01 archon

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    Well then, TIL.
     
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  3. SPLIT LIP

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    Though the jeep he scans is quite obviously a WW2 era jeep, leftover from when the BB movie was still in the Bayverse and following TLK establishing him as active in that period, but this can easily be explained as the jeep just being surplus used for running drills. (as Burns' squad was doing in the final film) Like it may have not even ran, could've just been "set dressing" for cover in their paintball training exercises.
     
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  4. Gumblor Gimbles

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    Were it not for the recent release of WW2 Hotrod, the mould would be perfect for an improved WW2 Bumblebee, given that the altmode he had in TLK’s flashback was an open-topped staff car.
     
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  5. Nevermore

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    The main problem with WWII Bumblebee is that his onscreen alternate mode is incompatible with his robot mode kibble.

    So he would either be a complete shellformer with loads of fake kibble in robot mode that doesn't form any of his alternate mode parts, or have a new robot mode that's not screen-accurate.

    Also, making him a full-on Nazi vehicle would not fly well if Hasbro wants to sell the toy in Germany...
     
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  6. sykoex

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    The Jeep Bee mold is very impressive. Barely any kibble and a very nice transformation.
     
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    Ah well. I suppose if they did make a figure, they could go for a generic staff-car design as apposed to anything specific.

    they might just be able to get away with a fake chest combined with engineering taken from Off-road Bee, but as you said, it’s unlikely.
     
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    Normally any Bumblebee is just so and so because we see too many of them. But Jeep Bumblebee look impressive.
     
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  9. Arkimus Prime

    Arkimus Prime The War Just Got 100% More Intense

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    And KSI Boss.

    And Shadow Raider.
     
  10. SinisterSpinister

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    KSI Bosses were in AOE as background goons. Their CGI model was tweaked to make Nitro Zeus hence their toys sharing molds. Shadow Raiders are the humanoid members of Lockdown’s ship crew that we see a few times.
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  11. mx-01 archon

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    KSI Boss is based on the KSI drone design from AoE, that Nitro Zeus took his character model from.

    Shadow Raider is loosely based on Lockdown's troopers that he had patrolling the Knight ship.
     
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  12. Arkimus Prime

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    If I squint, maybe take my glasses off, and maybe put my computer's brightness down to 1, this sort of works.

    This just isn't thicc enough to be any Hound. It needs height.

    Giive that man sum GIRTH.jpg

    Thar you go.

    No orange, though, huh?


    You know what would be hilarious? If they made the Blitzwing mold and released it as Starscream, and then repainted it and released it as Blitzwing.
     
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    I assume the orange was a Lamborghini thing. They probably got a bunch of sample colours from Lambo that they were allowed to release the toy with, and they picked orange to be visually distinct from Lockdown.
     
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  14. Arkimus Prime

    Arkimus Prime The War Just Got 100% More Intense

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    Didn't think about that. Thanks.
     
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  15. batfan007

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    I've never had any of hte Dream Factory KO's and I know the SS toys are quite a lot smaller than the old movie toys.

    Anyone have any idea how tall the Dream Factory Roadbuster is compared to the upcoming SS one?
     
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    DF Roadbuster is almost MPM-sized or around the height of Firage/Battle Blade Bumblebee.
     
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  18. ObakaChanTachi

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    Finally a thread bump with ACTUAL good news!

    And Jesus these new boxarts just seem to be getting lazier and lazier.
     
  19. Scarlet knight

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    Man they look awesome
     
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  20. Alexander Fedorychev

    Alexander Fedorychev What am I?

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    In my opinion the boxes look great!
     
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