Leak Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by BlackHawkOmega, May 4, 2021.

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  1. Drucker

    Drucker Honest Decepticon

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    It should be. I loaded all replies of the original Facebook post, marked everything (except for posts made after the deadline) and carefully copy-pasted it into a text document so I could safely Ctrl-F the hashtags. I didn't account for replies to other comments or people trying to get multiple votes in, but other than that, it should be accurate.
    I think someone mentioned that there might have been votes on Weibo as well, which I didn't know about. So maybe that's why my result didn't line up with Hasbros. Either that or I just screwed up somewhere. But whatever the reason might be, I still don't think Hasbro cheated, because I can't think of a reason why they would create a fake fan-vote just to do whatever they want anyways. Or why they wouldn't use a system with hidden votes to hide what they did.

    No, I didn't. Maybe that has something to do with why my result doesn't match Hasbro's, but that would mean that of the 3000 votes, at least 200 were from people trying to cheat, and that's just if every cheater agreed to vote for Runamuck.
    Still, it's quite disappointing that they apparently just gave up on Needlenose now.
     
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  2. Duke spino

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    Quick! Where's the moonshine!
     
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  3. Rojixus

    Rojixus I AM NOT YOUR ENEMY!

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    That's because I think every gimmick they introduced in that era was just various degrees of bad and should not be revisited. Or in the case of Titanmasters Headmasters, should not have been revisited. Now, if they want to reintroduce the characters without their ridiculous gimmicks, like they've done with Bludgeon, I'd be just fine with that.
     
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    That's not an entirely unfair point- but even with that logic the likes of Targetmasters, Triggerbots/cons, Micromasters (upgraded to Core/Legends size), Monsterbots, Firecons, Sparkabots etc should still be in the reckoning?
     
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  5. BlackHawkOmega

    BlackHawkOmega Artist with a Temper

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    I would be fine with it, as long as it's a good figure, personally.
     
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  6. Lincoln Tunnel

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    I wonder if there's any chance of them doing a solid commander class Power Master Prime/Ginrai. The Titans Return one was kind of a mess, and not only did we not get God Bomber, but the US release wasn't even compatible with it.
     
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  7. doomtron

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    Have we heard anything about a cyclonus repaint? I am hoping between the galvatron selects and the unicron pack ,kingdom will be easier to get.
     
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  8. wreckgar39

    wreckgar39 I'm just a simple man, trying to make my way.

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    Pretty sure he is Rhinox' wavemate.
     
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  9. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Fall Feelings

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    This is an un-edited screencap from BW.
     
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  10. orangeitis

    orangeitis All orange, all the time. Looks infectious.

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    Missed opportunity for a very unique blast effect.
     
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  11. Voltrace

    Voltrace Needlenose Enthusiast

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    Did you ever hear the tragedy of Needlenose The Obscure? I thought not. It’s not a story the cartoon fans would tell you. It’s a Late G1 legend. Needlenose was a Decepticon Double Targetmaster, so powerful and so wise he could use the his obscurity to influence the will of others to win fan votes… He had such a knowledge of statistics that he could even keep the ones he cared about from being cancelled. The obscure side of G1 is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his chance at being released, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught two runny boys everything he knew, then Hasbro killed him in his sleep and dumped him in Miami. Ironic. He could save others from cancellation, but not himself.
     
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  12. Tarkus 2

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    Interesting
     
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  13. Purple Heart

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  14. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Zenryoku zenkai!

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    How did Needlenose become any more important than the countless other late G1 "masters" that haven't gotten a newer figure?

    You don't see any one losing sleep over Slapdash and Joyride.
     
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  15. Nova Maximus

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    Needlenose is the only one of those three to actually have had any major media focus on him in recent years.
    He also has a pretty neat design.
    Lagrange_AFewMoreBodies.jpg [​IMG]
     
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  16. Voltrace

    Voltrace Needlenose Enthusiast

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    I think it was straight up the fact that he was in two votes, despite, his unfortunate circumstances between them. And we heard he was near completion, or we made that up, I can't recall to be honest. And the since he's Track's brother in old IDW it added a neat little split by their ideals concept.

    Me. I just think he's neat... I really like faceplated grunts, and he's got a decently cool aesthetic.
     
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  17. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Zenryoku zenkai!

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    I pulled two names out of my hat, but could also have thrown Getaway in there since people have stopped counting Prime Wars.

    Also, those designs are equally neat. And like Needlenose there have been molds that Slapdash could have leveraged.
     
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  18. GoldDeadEnd

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    I want those guys too.
     
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  19. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    While Needlenose is not on my Top 5 Most Wanted list, I'm even salty about the cold shoulder HasTak seems to be giving him.

    JG1= Japanese G1

    :cool: ;) 
     
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  20. Jeddostotle7

    Jeddostotle7 Well-Known "Member"

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    Both the IDW presence and the seeming underdog status he acquired having lost two fanpolls that were mentioned, as we all as the fact he's now the only member of the Decepticon Double Targetmasters without a new (available in any reasonable capacity) toy.
     
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