Generation Toy GT-8 Guardian (Defensor/Protectobots)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Daedelus

    Daedelus Know sacrifice, know victory

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    Robot Mode CAD was out in 2016, I don't think we've gotten a physical prototype yet (showing bot mode alone, not combined mode), but then again, if the others are anything to go by, we should see a color prototype and/or straight release.

    Here's hoping they're just going to release a box set and Hot Spot at the same time.
     
  2. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Yes, there are physical prototypes of him for a long time I believe.
     
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  3. dragontype

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    I wonder what's keeping this last bot from being released. Finances? Design?
     
  4. malcontentman

    malcontentman Cybertronian James Cagney

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    From an old post...

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    There's a blue moon this year in October. Perfect time to announce news about your blue firetruck GT.
     
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  6. Daedelus

    Daedelus Know sacrifice, know victory

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  7. Nemesis Compactor

    Nemesis Compactor Well-Known Member

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    And a rerun of J4zz and IDW Meg's while you're at it
     
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    The bashes @malcontentman posted look pretty nice. I do hope GT goes for the black head like the toy, and I also preferred the fully red chest plate. Making the head the same color as the rest of him always look worse to me. That bugged me a bit on TFC’s Snaptrap. The toy was not really teal like in that bash, it was closer to powder blue like in the “toon” colored one. But at this point they could give it a Fruit Stripes Gum deco, I just want to know it’s going to be released. Really worried they’ve given up on it.
     
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    Um...I use caution in wishing such things
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    Generation Toy has ghosted the community for a while and they've recently released beast Sideswipe and white Optimus Primal.
     
  11. mustardcanbefun

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    Now do the full combined mode!
     
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    Oh my god I'm sick and fucking tired of every single one of you posting worthless things on this thread. Unless someone has a genuine update about Hot Spot being released or getting canceled, can all of you just knock it off posting complete drivel? Annoying AF.
     
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    You need a hug bro? Maybe leave the thread if you're so upset. Clearly GT isn't updating us on anything, so perhaps you should take your childish temper tantrums out on them? Maybe slam some doors along the way - maybe it'll get their attention.
     
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  14. Nemesis Compactor

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    To refocus:

    I'm considering one of the four available limb-bots (as I have Hotspot pre-ordered indefinitely). While I plan to eventually get them which is a the current favorite/best?
     
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    Sarge was a solid release out of the gate. Katana is the weakest of the releases (at least in my opinion).
     
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    I think all four are really good, but would agree that Katana is the weakest due to some design flaws. He’s a bit fiddly compared to the others.

    I think the biggest surprise of them is Groove, he’s really done well and he looks really sharp. Sarge is really great but a bit boring, IMO. My personal favorite is First Aid, but I’m a bit biased as he’s my fav Protectobot. But they really nailed his look, he really scratched that G1 itch. Only negative for me is the large panels on his arms, but they all have some kibble issues.
     
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    That's pretty much my feeling, too, with Groove being my favourite. Streetwise is great, but pretty standard as far as a carbot goes. Groove looks and feels really good. First Aid is fine, but definitely falls behind those other two; I didn't have a good time transforming him.

    I actually really like how Blades *looks* in both modes, but getting him from one mode to the other means setting aside your afternoon. It's not a fun transformation at all.
     
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    Sarge and bulance are pretty good. Solid bot modes and good joints. Aesthetically, my favourites are katana and motor. But they both have fiddly bits that could easily been remedied with minor design tweaks. Not to mention articulation on motor is kinda limited and wonky. The bike mode is superb tho. Strongest release is still bulance, IMO IMG_20200719_171513.jpg IMG_20200719_171354.jpg
     
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    I like the look of Katana the best and agree with you that Bulance is the strongest of the bunch (except for those scary tight shoulder joints).
     
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    I like Bulance. Transformation is pretty straightforward, bot/alt modes look awesome in my opinion. The QC on my copy was good, no overly tight joints or loose joints. Anddddddd, you get a cool trailer to tow around. Haha.

    I've since placed these guys back in box and out of my display since I'm limited in space. But once(if) their not-Hotspot comes out, full combined mode to go toe to toe with Gravity Builder!

    The other bots are nice too. Sarge is probably my 2nd favorite of the bunch for similar reasons of transformation and design in both modes. But you really can't go wrong with any of the 4.
     
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