First pics of Titans Return Astrotrain figure and Ravage.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by megatronski, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Got Well Soon

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    They are.
     
  2. Lord Dcast

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    Well, Deluxes have been getting smaller. Does this mean they're going to be the size of the old Deluxes?
     
  3. RNSrobot

    RNSrobot Keeper of the Waspinator Swarm. Blam.

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    Am I the only one who can't stand these CGI renders for "official stock photos?"
     
  4. Lord Dcast

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    I agree. They hide way too much.
     
  5. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    In a way, I prefer the lies told by the airbrushed prototypes to the lies told by CGI renders. CGI is actually LESS indicative of the final toy, since at least with the protos you can see what the actual mold looks like.
     
  6. Lord Dcast

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    The shadowing on the CGI makes the details come across a lot better. In person you don't notice the sculpting as much.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Probably because we already got an update of the original, the Classics figure. This is a gimmick figure, it has a gimmick the figure is built around. And I find it funny that you've posted such a large rant about it when earlier you said, and I quote, "I think some people do forget that all this fighting is over about toys."

    Also, let's not flatter the G1 figure too much. It only managed those semi-convincing alt modes at the expense of everything else about the figure.

    I'd actually say it's the opposite effect entirely. In person, under varied lighting and an extra dimension, you notice details the stock photos usually leave out for being over-exposed or touched up way too much. With the CGI renders, not only does it show you the exact model the toy is made from, so every detail is represented crisply, it flatters the toy which the second set of official photos, which they still do, never accomplish. So, between the perfectly idealised renders and haphazard intern stock photos, you get a good idea of what to expect.

    Plus, these renders have, so far, all been transformed correctly and posed decently. I never thought I'd see the day where fans complain that the stock photos are too nice. Like seriously, am I getting jaded or are we literally grasping at things to get upset about? (as if there's not plenty of legitimate things to complain about already)
     
  8. griffin-of-oz

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    My photos from the Lunch preview fan event with Hasbro Australia.
    (I will post up the exhibit photos in about 4-5 hours in a new News topic, so that fans can digest/share these photos first.)

    This group photo was the idea of the Hasbro people, and it has most of the invited senior Ozformers members in it, along with Hasbro Australia's Lewis in the middle holding onto Bruticus. Unfortunately the visiting American Hasbro employee (Phillippe) was the one taking this photo for Lewis (and for me to share), so he didn't end up in the photo.
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    Fortunately I managed to get him in one of my photos, at the back in the white business shirt. He was from the modelling department at Hasbro in Rhode Island, so has an engineering background (to help fix or figure out things in the Hasbro exhibit, particularly as there are often pre-production items that don't have packaging or instructions). It was a pleasure to have him join us for the Lunch meet. (and Lewis too of course)
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    So when I went to the Toyfair to get our guests, I was told that we to be officially revealing two toys - Astrotrain and Ravage... and I was also told to pick some of the toys from the actual exhibit to bring to the meet as well. There wasn't a lot to choose from, but it was really hard to pick just three (I didn't want to strip the shelves when they are trying to get retailers to buy them), so I just picked the ones that I thought would get the most attention.
    Galvatron - because of the pink version in last weeks Hasbro promo video, I chose it to reassure fans that the final version should be a proper purple colour.
    Gen2 Bruticus - They had Superion and Victorion on display, and we've seen reveals of them already. We've only seen official images for Bruticus so far... and fortunately for us, someone posted up a huge gallery of Victorion online just two days ago, so if I had picked Victorion, our coverage of a couple photos would have been pretty meaningless.
    Crashbash - it was him or Loudmouth, as they were the only two out of packaging in the display (Nightbeat and Terri-Bull were sealed on their cards). I was actually having trouble deciding which one to bring, but recalled that the Japanese Skull(cruncher) has the dinosaur from Crashbash, so people were already talking about it and trying to figure out how the headmaster fits into it. Considering how much people were impressed by the way it plugs into the dino mode (including me), I think I picked the better of the two.
    Of the toys that we brought with us to the Crown Casino food court, it didn't take long for people to grab and play with them... so fast, I didn't even get a group photo of the toys. (missing Galvatron and Crashbash in this photo)
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    The star of the show - Astrotrain - with spaceship and armoured train modes.
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    People are complaining about the feet, but they can go both ways. (yes, Astrotrain is headless in this photo)
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    According to the official images given to me later, the head for Astrotrain is called Darkmoon. Looks to be the same mould as Sentinel Prime's head, but with Astrotrain's face on the back instead of Sentinel Prime.
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    Three heads are always better than one...
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    The other first official reveal was for the Legends Ravage, who turns into a jet and data unit.
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    Ravage with Titan Master Crashbash and his dragon.
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    Crashbash combined with its partner, in Dino mode. Very well designed, to have the robot arms become the dinosaur arms, and the robot legs become the bottom jaw.
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    Galvatron - a very popular item at the preview event, as I was only able to get a couple photos of it, due to it being rarely left on the table long enough for it to be photographed. I have photos of its robot mode in the exhibit though, which will be posted up later.
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    The three Titanmaster heads - Darkmoon from Astrotrain, Megatron/Nucleon? from Galvatron, and Crashbash.
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    And finally, the Gen2 coloured Bruticus boxset, which comes with Shockwave.
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    Yes... the legs aren't properly transformed on Shockwave, but I had to rush it to take photos of it in robot mode, so I didn't notice it at the time (and I don't have the Shockwave toy yet either).
    The regular Shockwave was on hand at the meet, from one of the other people there.
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    When I saw the orange on the gun arm, I immediately thought of the Actionmaster, so I pulled out my Generations book (don't leave home without it [​IMG] ), and sure enough, the orange chest and gun barrel were like the Actionmaster toy. It just needed grey parts instead of red, and it would have been a perfect homage.
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    The preview event went for about 45 minutes, but it was over so fast.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Looks like it was a lot of fun!
     
  10. Lord Dcast

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    Eh, I stand by my idea. CW brawl shows how they can hide things and CW Sky-Lynx shows just how much more CGI can show off the detail, when in actual fact its too subtle.
    DAMMIT! I'M AUSTRALIAN! HOW DO I GET TO GO TO THESE!
     
  11. incapable hulk

    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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    Astrotrains robot mode, other than those ridiculous feet, is nice but the alt modes look rough. Train mode especially just looks like some shapes.
     
  12. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    A bunch of adults playing with children's toys! :tongue:  Looks like you had fun. I like the space bus even more looking at your photos!
     
  13. Murasame

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    I guess so.
     
  14. Murasame

    Murasame 村雨

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    Cool! Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. Lord Dcast

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    Sweet. It means they'll probably go from AUD$25 to AUD$30 but inflation happens, so there's no big deal.

    Besides, I'm going Takara for Hardhead and probably some of the others.
     
  16. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    On the subject of CW Brawl, I'm kinda hoping the UW version fixes the finicky waist/torso connection.

    It probably won't.
     
  17. Murasame

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    Can't wait for first pics to compare old deluxes and TR deluxes.


    What bothers me a bit... Galvatron's legs seem to be of very thin plastic. It looks fragile in the photo.
     
  18. Dark Jedi

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    Astrotrain ticks most of the boxes that I may pick up the Takara one.
     
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    In the first picture, on the table in front of Lewis... Who is that, what appears to be, black and white and red version of Drag Strip?
     
  20. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    I'd shit bricks if that was intended as a Crasher/Fracture homage.

    ...and now I'm imagining the Legends motorcycle mold as Cy-Kill...
     
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