Hasbro discusses future Titan class figures, Combiner Wars, and more

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by optimusfan, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Titan Tripticon and Scorponok would be great, but I'm sure it'll take us years to get one or the other. Preferably Trypticon.
     
  2. beardy

    beardy Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

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    Hasbro said in an interview that it was their intention to do one Titan a year.
    They did one in 2013, skipped 2014 because of the film and then announced one for 2015 and almost definite one in 2016.
    Whether they skip 2017 for Titans because of movies is open to interpretation but they definitely said they would like to do one a year
     
  3. Scaleface

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    So I have a theory about the upcoming Combiner Wars Legend Buzzsaw being a preview of Titan Wars interactivity.

    We saw there is a Headmaster Blaster, who is rumored to have a base mode. So I'm going to assume there will be a Headmaster Soundwave too from the mold, who is also a Headmaster. The base mode would interconnect with whatever Titan class Decepticon we get as a communication tower or whatever. (Wouldn't it be great if the "communictions tower" looks like Soundwave's streetlight mode?)

    With a triple changing Buzzsaw you can have his go into forklift mode while Soundwave is in base mode, and drive around the base. Why is the forklift flat? So tiny Headmaster Soundwave can sit on it!
     
  4. Thorhammer

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    Yeah I was trying to figure that one out as well. Maybe he was picturing Dinoking as sort of a War Within Dinobots kind of version of Dinokng made from the Constructicons molds? So instead of dinosaurs they're some sort of heavy machinery? Only thing I could think of, otherwise it didn't make sense.
     
  5. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    The Hasbro version has a bunch of purple all over him and I think it looks terrible with the yellow. Since you mention the mold, I'm not a fan of the face, but what really keeps me from buying it is the alterations of his race car mode colors.

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    This is just one small example. There are many in the Aerialbots, and in Defensor they couldn't even paint the correct section of his chest Hot Spot's blue like it should be, or use one of the established members of the team in Groove. Motormaster and Menasor look nothing like their show or established original incarnations and look bland in gray. A real injustice to what is supposed to be an intimidating couple of of characters. The black works for them and the Takara versions look a million times better with the right colors. And I'm just talking simple PAINT apps. I'm not going to pick apart the molds because I know there are flaws but they suffice to do the job if the paint is correct, which it is not, which means the release does NOT do the job of satisfaction for the characters. In other words, it's an injustice to the characters and a missed opportunity.


    And as a side note, I would LOVE a Transformers: The Movie (1986) accurate color deco of a SUPER TITAN sized Unicron!
     
  6. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Taking a break

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    I think this is all going to come down to personal taste. While the Unite Warriors figures look more G1 accurate, I have to agree with Bass that they look bland and underpainted. Motormaster is the only UW figure I'd take over his CW counterpart.
     
  7. GoldDeadEnd

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    I like the way you think.

    Titan Wars aside, dipping into this, I have to ask something relevant to the "War of the Eras" deal. I'm mainly a G1 guy, but I do very much dig Beast Wars and appreciate elements of every other continuity besides. But I find it odd that in all these sparring matches as to what the focus of the Generations line should be that no one has brought up that perhaps G1 is partially the most desired for modern treatment because of how they fail the articulation standards we so prize these days. Like, all of them, reaching even into Japanese/European exclusive stuff. I find that incredibly relevant. I'd love to see the main Season 1 cast of Beast Wars get updates, because their molds seem poor translations of what the show depicted (and Generations Waspinator, Rhinox, and Rattrap are great), but Transmetal era and beyond? I doubt the characters would get better representations than they did previously. Making the most dated toys hold up to modern day standards is most of the point of Generations, yes?
     
  8. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    Yes, really Generations should keep it's focus on figures they can really improve upon, give us better scaled versions of, or generally update in a positive manner. Things like Sky-Byte are totally unnecessary as the original toy is a better, more accurate version that looks much better. Not to say the new version isn't good, it just isn't needed at all and is the same scale to boot.

    As much as I love TransMetals and beyond, i tend to agree there is little need for updating there. Armada has gotten several updates because those figures sucked, so that one makes sense. But once we got back into Energon most of the figures started to get pretty solid again. Basically I think the eras that most easily benefit from updates:

    All of G1 including Europe and Japan
    First 2 years of G2
    Organic animal early Beast Wars
    Beast Machines show characters
    RiD Spychangers/Ruination
    All of Armada

    That's it, really. But it encompasses a ton of characters and figures. For the most part they have stuck to this pretty well. Beast Machines only has Tankor so far and I really hope they do more there as there is a ton of room for improvement in both scale and accuracy on almost everyone who was in the show. Tankor though could also be an example of not updating properly based on his scale. I understand their rationale here, but he absolutely needed to be a Voyager. Leader would have been amazing! But unrealistic in their eyes due to Beast Machines unpopularity.
     
  9. GoldDeadEnd

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    Right on. And I have zero Beat Machines familiarity, but I could not think of a way Generations Tankor improved upon the original, at least from pics. I got the reissued DVD set, so my approval/disapproval is going to be much more informed soon.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Well I mean the original literally didn't resemble him at all.

    Tank Drone wasn't bad but the cannon was huge and it wasn't bulky enough.
     
  11. 84OptimusPrime

    84OptimusPrime Autobot

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    Is it true there was a vote for 2016 Titan Class on Facebook between Omega Supreme, Scorponok and Trypticon... And Trypticon won?

    If Hasbro is listening... I would like to put my vote in for a Titan Class Omega Supreme, Please!
     
  12. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Old School Snarkster

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    Yes, it's true, yes Trypticon won, and Hasbro is probably well aware of the interest in the other options.
     
  13. Bountyan

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    Yes there was a vote, yes Trypticon won, and it ended weeks ago
     
  14. 84OptimusPrime

    84OptimusPrime Autobot

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    Cool... At least Titan Metroplex will have a scaled enemy.
    I do hope at some time they will also make the T.C. Omega Supreme.
    I also saw a rumor on a T.C. Fort Max?
    If so a T.C. Black Zarak would also be awesome!

    Any word on these?
    Any E.T.A.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Slingshot

    Slingshot Back In the Game

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    Expect to find out more at ToyFair 2016, in February. Most of the year's first 1/2, if not 2/3, of product are revealed then. Fortress Maximus will most likely be this year's Devastator in terms of popularity and speculation.
     
  16. Spin-Out

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    The only Titan I'd really need would be an Animated Omega Supreme, which will never happen.