Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by daimchoc, Jan 4, 2023.
Only 2 of those were in G1.
Well Red Wheels are a bit 1980's BMX bike, but I don't "hate it", I would perhaps prefer they painted them though he is likely to spend most of his time in robot mode. I kinda dig the red weapons though. Perhaps I'll buy 2 once he's cheaper.
It's a shame i'm to scared to use the toy with accessories due to the potential of the roof snapping or cracking though.
I hope they realise it is a bad idea at some point, but well we are never likely to get a golden age again so I might have to put up with shoddy product quality issues or just quit buying so many official products.
This mold looks really nice in silver, but the red wheels are asking a lot especially with the ugly hollow front hubs, then you tack on no taillights on such a plain back, and the windows not being painted anywhere behind the B-pillar kills the deal for me.
The red really pops with the silver, he looks better than I thought he would. Weird to have red wheels and a shame there's no tail light paint. I liked Skids and Burnout so I'm looking forward to getting Crosscut here
I feel the skids mold fits him a lot better is that just me
Ah yes, that probably makes the most sense, 2023s Road Rage….
Oh good, permanently pinned in bright red wheels
This looks pretty! Not pretty enough for me to buy it but still good looking.
So it looks like Prowl will be the only buy for me in w2. I don’t believe Swoop was leaked for w2 was he? And Megatron is w3 right? Unless I’m wrong about those two then yeah just Prowl.
See, that part I didn't know I was used to the T30 color scheme.
i wasn't going to but i think i've been persuaded i really like the mix of red on it
86 swoop? I don't think we've ever gotten a listing for him yet.
Can confirm those rear wheel hinges just pop off so a swap there would be very simple.
The problem would arise from the front wheels. You can swap out the black front tires from another release of the mold, but because of the way the front tires are designed you'll still have the inner portion of the tire in red because it's a two-part tire. And that inner portion of the tire appears to be pinned to the shoulder so removal and swappage would be more difficult.
No core Swoop. She’s the only core Dinobot I’m interested in.
Thinking about picking him up on sale and use him as Baron Von Joy. Wrong alt-mode but the right colors.
Red rims are a thing.
Hmm, blue windows again? Smoky dark gray or black would’ve been better. Burn Out would’ve been bomb with dark red windows!
I think he'd look better with red wheels if the rims were painted, at least. Along the line of this:
Only 1 of those was in G1, Skids. The decos used for Burnout and Skids would not be introduced as chatacters until the 2000’s.
Looks great, and I actually like the red wheels
The red wheels are a weird choice but I kinda dig how they look ngl.
Was just about to suggest this actually. I do think it would help it to look less prototypey.
I highly doubt those red tires see production. If there’s a legit reason they “have” to be molded that way due to how the gang mold is laid out, my money says they get painted. Still, this is a stupid way to mold something if you end up with this.
And it’s a perfect segue into something that I’ve never understood: WHY can’t has/tak figure out that they can save a buttload of costs by standardization of certain parts? It took me all of like 3 seconds to realize that in a line that consists fully half of cars and trucks, engineering a catalogue of standard sized wheels that use a common and interchangeable connection point for easy customization or variation. Whole sheets of them can be molded at once since it’s all black plastic unless we’re having clown week or something. Apparently they learned nothing from the Titan/Prime masters which could be universally parts swapped for making infinite figures. The battle masters used different ball/socket joints and different attachment for the weapon barrels and the POTP pretender suits likewise had no ability to parts swap. They’re always whining about budget constraints yet these are easy ways to reduce costs that actually BENEFIT the end product. Toy cars like diecast and especially slot cars have been using wheels that are mostly common and interchangeable for decades.
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