G1 Transformers Minimates Wave 1

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Flexx Ark, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    those were Guido Guidi's IDW G1 Classic's cover arts (from the books reprinting marvel G1) - I thought they were new for those, were they recycled?
    (maybe from the DW MTMTE guidebooks?)

    Frankly though, I'd take 90% of DW over 90% of IDW (even Pat Lee Puffyformers, and I really don't like Pat Lee Puffyformers) any day.
     
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    I doubt it.

    It's like Darth Vader, Luke, Chewbacca, and R2. They will always be in the merchandise and it is easier than ever to watch the old stuff now which keeps the cycle going.
     
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  3. scuffed up rts bumblebee

    scuffed up rts bumblebee dont reach for the stars youll burn up and die

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    Shockwave is one of the only bots I'd be happy to see time and time again, he's just (In most continuities IMO) a great bot
     
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  4. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    Probably something to that, not to mention the poor quality of like 90% of the modern fiction.
    (I’m rewatching Prime with my son right now and it makes the Netflix WFC trilogy look like even more of a clown show then I actually thought it was)
     
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    Hell, a $749.99 transforming G1 Optimus is currently sold out on Hasbro Pulse. Nostalgia dollars aren't going anywhere soon.
     
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    The Starscream art is from his Dreamwave MTMTE profile, by Pat Lee.
     
  7. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    LOL, forgive me, I saw the GG Bumblebee and I swear to you my brain made me see the matching Starscream from the IDW Classics book COVERS — SO not what is actually there. :lolol 
     
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    Glad I have these on pre-order.

    Interesting that the promotional art, even back of pack, doesn't appear to be metallic. Also, the accessories are cool too. Not sure what the swap out head is for... battle mask Bee maybe?

    Also, this is minimates, if it sells, Diamond will go deep.
     
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    Rather they did the 2 packs like the old days. Those were cool for $3-5 a pop.

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    G1 makes money, it would be counter productive to churn out a set of random characters most people don't know.
     
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    If "G1 makes money" then any G1 guy should be on the table, right?
     
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    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    heh, Blaster and Soundwave work pretty well in this format. Grimlock/Megs less so. the alt mode boombox is really fun.

    not sure why I find these way more fun/appealing/acceptable then things like POPs/the ReAction garbage/R.E.D figures, etc.
    maybe the tiny size and sort of goofiness where the others feel more like "why wouldn't you just get the real thing"
     
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    I personally think they are just more aesthetically pleasing. POP and ReAction figures are just kind of ugly to my eyes. These look neat. I was a pretty serious Minimate collector for many years, and for me, I think these felt like really nice, detailed, and nice looking vending machine toys. And that worked for me. Unfortunately the price is harder to justify as time goes on, and I'm not 100% sure the Transformers work for me as well as other lines (Thundercats, GI Joe, etc.). But I'll probably give these a shot.
     
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    In-Hand images via Transformers Peru. One of my friends bought the set. The painting is really nice.

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    @Black Convoy
    The title on the front page says “In-Images” instead of “In-Hand Images”.
     
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    QUESTION: Check it out are these gonna be sold in Walgreens like the Marvel line? I was under impression that minimates was a Walgreens central line now??


    (I would buy these but be more apt for the cartoon anime deco more!)
     
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    Q Prime's got you there. ;) 

    And Hasbro is no stranger to re-issuing obscure characters regardless. Otherwise this toy line would be absolutely choked with a mere handful of repeating toys ad naseum for eternity. No one wants to see that.

    Back OT these are kinda cute. I like Blaster. Just not for that price.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    mid that’s true how is it this person is not member that made this comment about g1

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