Generations Voyager Sandstorm Pics!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by WheelWave140, May 12, 2013.

  1. Torque

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    Because the IDW Springer and G1 Sandstorm are the more well-known versions of the characters. Plus, to make the Springer mold into IDW Sandstorm, it would take even more retooling, whereas to make him into a G1ish Sandstorm was feasible. They worked with what they had, and did wonderfully, imho.

    I would love it if we got Flywheels, and I wonder if Astrotrain/Octor woud be possible from the same mold, as they both turn into flying things and fairly squarish wheeled vehicles. Do as extensive of a remold as you have here on the Springstorm mold, and BAM Voyager triple changers everywhere, and, if you count FP Assaulter, you have everyone!
     
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    DAYUM! I was expecting a straight up repaint but I love the remolded wheels. I'm thinking about forgoing Springer in lieu of Sandstorm.
     
  3. Torque

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    To paraphrase Animated Blitzwing: Why not get both?
     
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    Wow he looks awesome! I will admit that I was kinda hoping for a G1 nod with a plated face but that is minor since he is remolded elsewhere and they managed to give him that VTOL mode and made the Spinger car mode into one with an offroad dune buggy look. Even if I have to pay $30 at BBTS for him, he looks like he would be worth it.
     
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    Very impressive, Hasbro. I was gonna pass if it was just an orange Springer but this I'd like to own. I'd prefer a faceplate too, but I can fix that. :D 
     
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    I love it! :D 
     
  7. MrFX

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    WOW. I was NOT expecting that level of retooling!
     
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    BACKPACKS, BACKPACKS EVERYWHERE.

    Still, it's hard to believe this figure is a remold and not an entirely new mold. I'm really impressed with the effort they've been putting out lately with these toys.
     
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    heh heh dune buddy mode!

    I think I like him a little more than springer, if only because the dune buddy mode is more interesting than springer's car mode.

    However, he isn't green so springer's still got that
     
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    Preordered buy now wondering how Takaras will look

    It needs more black
     
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    I see a lot of batman customs coming. That altmode screams tumbler.
     
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    He's definitely got more new parts than I was expecting him to have. If I get this mold at all, I'm not sure which version I'll get. I kinda want to see Sandstorm's non-photoshopped pictures first, and most importantly, how his copter-mode looks. The orange is nice, but that looks like a looot of yellow, and I'm not sure I like that piece sticking up behind his head like that. That said, it almost looks like you could hinge that down and form a hood over his head.
     
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    Yeah I think DCC will do one hell of a Batman custom out of it, I mean the one he is doing out of Springer looks awesome I'd imagine this one will be even better
     
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    We need a new Astrotrain....
     
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    I might like this more than Springer. Does anyone else get a bit of a Sureshot vibe from this?
     
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    I have to say I'm impressed with what I see.. just not enough to want him. I feel like I have far too many things to get as is, and Sandstorm as a character is really no priority to me.
     
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    Oh wow...wow.

    I had no interest in this guy because I though he was just going to be an orange Springer but dayum he looks so much different from Springer I wouldn't even be able to tell it's the same mold! Crazy!

    Not keep on the cartoon head, I wish he had the toy head (I can't help it Sandstorm's G1 toy is my favourite G1 triple-changer) but yeah I can live with it.

    Amazing!
     
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    I don't think I've seen this level of remolding before. Good job Hasbro.
     
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    looks good now but I bet most of that paint will be gone, they may replace the new gun with a repaint of springer's and he may be back heavy as hell but I'm not all pessimistic about it.
    I love the new parts on the base figure. My hopes aren't high but who knows I might be surprised.
     
  20. Prime Jetscream

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    HOLY GOD THIS IS AWESOME.

    It would seem, from the amazingableness of the latest toys, that Hasbro is no longer being cheap. If they were, this guy would probably just have a new head.

    Since when does Hasbro take stock photos and remove anything besides paint apps? Especially when it comes to a gun as big as that, which is, in fact, a retool of Springer's gun.