Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by megatroptimus, Jul 17, 2021.
Like, you'd have preferred if the toy had fewer features?
How about never transforming it?
To be fair, it doesn’t really have any more features in robot mode. I know you’ve got Mainframe, but why couldn’t the rest of it have been a playset for the Core class and previous lines? Mainframe could have been the “Transforming” part and then the Ark itself could have been a display. There would be more playability in doing that way imo, I’d only get this just to have the Ark on display.
I should have had AT LEAST rotating turrets and electronics. The ship is one static brick that actually doesn't hold up together especially well (the top section always wants to unpeg, very annoying), and the boarding ramp is just for show. Robot mode can only be posed and that's it. No weapons or anything. Mainframe is OK I guess. It could have been so much more.
Think of Pulse as an insurance policy. If you don't see it in stores first, then theoretically Pulse will get it to you
That’s what I’ve done, as I see it that Hasbro can swallow a cancelled preorder more easily than independent retailers.
I had the Mirage and Grimlock two pack preordered with Pulse, however ID Toys had them in stock so I bought a set there, and if I get a lemon on both figures I’ll just deal with it until I get my Pulse set. If both sets are good however, I’ll pass one onto board members who missed out.
Don't waist your money. Pulse never has anything in stock. I always end up at bbts eventually if its a figure I really want.
That so? They’re that reliable?
Yeah, if it folded out into a cool interior playset I might have been in on this. I like mainframe and the accessories, just zero interest in Arks bot mode.
In my experience bbts is pretty good about availability, much better than TFsource and Pulse anyways. The only thing you can rely on with Pulse is that you won't be able to buy popular figures there. Even if you do somehow find one and get an order in, IDT that rare occurrence would justify paying for their "premium" service.
that scene that was on the box was on the trailer. i wonder how his charictor turns out to be.
I feel like you'd get that a lot cheaper if you just got some orange construction paper and taped them to to the backs of your shelves.
I don't really put my mainline figures on shelves. Mostly they are kept in tubs and I'll swap out a few figures to a basket near the couch downstairs to fiddle with.
Upstairs I have a table that I use for photos and making little action scenes ect. So a base mode that turned into a ship would be pretty ideal for me.
I think folks overestimate how big a base mode you could get out of a Titan Class toy. There's a reason they married them to Titan Master interaction for a while.
Note that with Titan Class mass you get a thin strip of floor that a Deluxe barely fits on and no walls.
I disagree. Toys could create the impression of becoming 3x their size in the 80s when they were built hollow inside. With modern toy engineering and a Titan class budget, they could've made a pretty cool playset.
I'm actually very impressed by what they were able to do with Mainframe into Teletran. Reading your comments though, I understand why they didn't go for something more innovative.
Oh yeah, that's what we need, more hollow toys for people to complain about.
You make a good point, however keep in mind Scorponok is expected to have a robot mode and also a Scorpion alt mode as well as a base. The only literature to have the Ark transform before now to my knowledge was Animated with Omega Supreme being the Ark, if there are others then please correct me. They didn’t need to give this release a robot mode as it had no reason to be other than they wanted to do something different. That’s all well and good but it’s perfectly valid for some of us to have preferred a play set, and it’d give the Core class more reason to exist.
My Ark is processing from BBTS already, my buddy who ordered the same day is still waiting.
Mine arrived today from Target.
Not to bad mouth BBTS, but based on my experience with them, they're usually pretty late when it comes to stocking figures. They're are a couple times where I gotten a figure from them before anyone else (Galvatron being an example), but usually I drop so many preorders from them since they tend to get their stock late.
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