HASCON 2017 - Awards Dinner Panel Reveals

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Onslaught24, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Primal Sabbath

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    Sorry to disappoint?
    Wouldn't be the first time I bought a Transformer that I didn't like.
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    And maybe I prefer the polished (painted) turd over the Hasbro one?
     
  2. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    Jesus Christ this is AAAMAZING!

    Moonracer seems like a pretty solid fembot with just the right proportions like her original appearance. Can't wait to see Firestar (Praying for an IDW head).

    The Terrorcons are pretty accurate, the kind of G1-faithful yet modernized version most people were hoping for.

    The real star here though is Optimus Primal. The Deluxe figure seems fine enough and probably the most appropriate version of the character in terms of scale but I never thought I was going to like his Optimal Optimus figure so much, I can't believe they managed to pull off such a great looking toy.

    (Oh wait, the Deluxe figure doesn't turn into a gorilla? Dammit!).
     
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  3. SgtLemon

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    Like on the grey model he looks like his missing part of his sword, so its entirely possible they didn't have everything ready/not worth showing
     
  4. YoungPrime

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    Funny how that alt mode should've been what CW Lightspeed's should've been!
     
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    A good looking updated opop. Hopefully with a better looking face than pe's. Consider my wallet lighter Hasbro lol
     
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    Generations Waspy, Rattrap and Rhinox are the definitive versions, though. I'd love to see the set continued and finished, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.
     
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    I was thinking when you were holding up Cheetor that technically they have now made all of the first 5 Maximals into Generations toys. Now if somehow they would do Predacons.
     
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  8. Primal Sabbath

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    Sure dude. I think the Optimal Optimus will be good. The inner bot is the thing I have the most problem with, and apparently I'm "throwing a fit."
    Whatever. At least you get it :/
     
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  9. carnerd3000

    carnerd3000 "This is bad comedy."

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    I'm sorry to say, but if you look at the backpack on Optimus Primal, it looks like the front-end of that spaceship/hoverboard thing. Also, he has barely any smooth parts on him that look like an organic gorilla.
     
  10. Autobot Burnout

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    No, the 'armor' can turn into the gorilla, which the smaller Primal can combine into pretender style. Additionally, the small Primal turns into a surfboard for the larger Armor Primal. Since the larger toy turns into a gorilla regardless, what point is there in the smaller figure turning into the gorilla when the larger figure already does it?
     
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    Oh no, I agree, what I'm saying is I've never considered that every toy ever released in Generations has to do what they do, even from BW. To me that'd just be going around in circles when Generations isn't just first-time remakes anymore. It's become the mainline, incoperating linewide gimmicks just like UT did. (well, much better than UT did TBH)

    Hell, the definitive version of OpOp for me will always be the original. Literally its only fault is the non-retracting cannons, and that's not that big a deal. Beast Gorira takes too many liberties, and that smaller KO with folding guns is apparently never coming out, or from a company with a spotty QC history? Something like that. POTP OpOp isn't denying me the possibility of anything I don't already have.
     
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  12. samisham

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    Same reason Hot Rod turns into a car, it's meant to represent him pre-prime so the gorilla is important for it as an independent figure.
     
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    And just like with MP-10 and DX9 Carry, Beast Gorira just got skipped for Hasbro's new Optimal Optimus.
     
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    Optimus Primal for the win!  Can\'t wait for this AND an Primal Prime version to come out!
     
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    Seconded, that's what I was hoping for from all the finalists.
     
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    Guess we'll see, then, though it probably won't be that great a gorilla with the giant cockpit thingy.
     
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    carnerd3000 "This is bad comedy."

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    You know what? It wouldn't be perfect, but that would've looked better for Lightspeed than what was basically Streetwise painted as a fire chief's car, and that would've been better than a Wheeljack repaint too. In fact, I think T30 Chromia's alt-mode looks more like Afterburner than that retool of Groove.
     
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  18. samisham

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    it's a gorilla/transmetal turtle fuzor.
     
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  19. SPLIT LIP

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    He only turns into a car because it's easy to just detach the front section of Rodimus' space-camper alt mode, just like detaching Prime's truck from the trailer.

    You can't really easily detach any segment from a gorilla to act independantly.
     
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    The backpack and chest is primal lol
     
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