Generations Selects Star Convoy & teaser of possible Super Megatron & Snaptrap figures

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  1. Wh33ls

    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    And preordered @ BBTS, I can't be bothered with pre-approving funds. That's not my preferred way of doing business, so I avoid it at all costs. And since I have to pay for shipping anyway on hasbro pulse, it won't cost that much more when I ship Star Convoy with the rest of my pile-of-loot on bbts.
     
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    That would have been pretty counter to the effect they were going for with this figure though
     
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  4. IceConvoy

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    That matrix is so damn shiny.
     
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  5. Wh33ls

    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    Well, this guy would be a nice opponent for POTP Nemesis Prime - Optimus at his best, vs his worst.

    I was hoping they'd go for the chrome effect with Star Convoy, though I'm a bit concerned about paint chipping. Now I'm wondering if a 3P will come up a with a sword that can combine with the Matrix.
     
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  7. Dudicus

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    For what it’s worth, my last pre-order on Pulse (MPM Jazz) didn’t get a pre-approved charge to my card at all.
     
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  9. BombSquad

    BombSquad Lies! It's all lies!

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    Hm, not sure how much I trust that hinge for the star piece.
     
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    Yea. This
     
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    I get what you're saying: that including the trailer, it's G1 Optimus "evolving" to Star Convoy in robot mode,
    but I actually think that since the PotP version exists, it would have been cooler for the trailer to be an "upgraded trailer"
    or like a new Iron Man armor-type of thing where the cab is maybe the same as the previous one, but the trailer makes him Star Convoy.
    I would have also been pleased personally with this trailer motif:

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    Damn! That inner Convoy has an interesting mix of G1 Convoy headsculpt and a modern, better proportioned aesthetic.
     
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    No because it’s Optimus Prime’s truck mode, no Star Convoy’s.

    Optimus Prime transforms from vehicle to robot then power ups to Star Convoy. That’s the clear intention here. Likewise, Orion Pax didn’t get his own vehicle mode either; he transforms into Optimus Prime’s cab, not his own.
     
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    Its a homage to all super powered up robots. Lol. And common in Japanese mecha.
     
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    It's clear that Takara Tomy is working under budgetary constraints (self-imposed or not) for these retooled exclusives. After my experience with Big Powered and now looking at Star Convoy I feel 'compromise' - be it the retool limitations (e.g. scale, alt-mode, gimmicks), plastic quality, details/paint apps or just lack of stand-out features/characteristics - is gonna be the take away of these Japanese G1 exclusives. And for my preferences, I don’t think that’s going to cut it.
     
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    Even when these are CHPS Transformers, I would like to see Super Megatron.

    But just in pics, I know the cheap hollow plastic syndrome is going to ruin all in the end.
     
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    So it's chrome on this guy, huh? Neat. Sadly, there still isn't enough "new" on this guy to convince me to grab it compared to the OG mold.
    Someone message Reprolabels or Toyhax right now with this idea, because if they do this, THEN I'm in.
     
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    Theres no such thing
     
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    This just does not cut it. the new headsculpts and the upper half of Star Convoy looks like it had a decent amount of effort put into them, but the rest just looks so half arsed. I know Takara is probably under some serious budget issues, but this just doesn\'t look good to me. especially at that price point. I can literally pick up the Encore for that much, and he looks like how Star Convoy is supposed to look. and has electronics. and a base mode. and micro-rod. and like, effort?
    Takara\'s been really disappointing me with alot of these. Big Powered looked promising but the recent quality reports and the sheer ugliness of Roadfire made me pass on the set(at least for now) Ginrai was unbelivably underwhelming. Fort Max was atrocious. I hope Star Saber is at least half decent, but I\'m sure they\'ll find a way to retool it out of something that does not fit at all and completely ruin any chance it ever had of being good.
    I really, really hope MMC nails it with their Star Convoy. the only thing I outright dislike about that one right now is the Headsculpt. maybe these will push more third party companies to do these characters, we need a proper G1 Dai Atlas, Roadfire and Sonic Bomber too please.
     
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    I like that combined robot mode quite a lot, but I’m not a fan of the POTP Prime truck mode and I don’t need another. Easy pass at $80.
     
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