Legacy Evolution Powelinx Hotshot bts

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jacdoprime, Sep 24, 2023.

  1. Q Prime

    Q Prime Well-Known Member

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    The legs at least look molded to me. Remember that some figures have multiple sprues of the same colour, so the layout on a repaint doesn't always match exactly. The OG's face is also painted.
     
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  2. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's also possible. If that's the case then I have no idea. Perhaps the minicon really is that expensive since most microfigures that have been included for free are absolute crap (see Point-blank) or are convention exclusives often more expensive? Only other set I've bought was the Quintesson one, and I don't think it had such a huge markup.
     
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  3. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Some other time..

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    Well, I think the price breaks down like this.

    Hotshot $25
    Minicon $10
    Blast effects $5
    Guns $10

    So thats around $50. I don’t like it, but I sorta understand it.
     
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  4. Q Prime

    Q Prime Well-Known Member

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    $10 for 2-4 pieces of plastic (the guns) would be absolutely atrocious.
     
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  5. ScorponokIsHere

    ScorponokIsHere He is Arrived Indeed

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    Plus the guns share the same two plastic sprues as the Mini-Con.
     
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  6. tjmd

    tjmd aka Manoiki

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    Yes…
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  7. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    Got my notice early this morning as well.
     
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  8. Bravemaximike

    Bravemaximike Road Warrior

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    oh ok, right on!
    Still haven’t gotten mine today, but looks like they’re getting them going.
    Thanks!
     
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  9. tjmd

    tjmd aka Manoiki

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    Sometimes the e-mail comes after I get my FedEx notice or I don’t get them at all. Hit or miss with them.
     
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    T-Hybrid Gnodab Kidult (He/Him)

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    Didn't order Hot Shot but was stoked to see my Morpher shipped this morning.
     
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  11. Groome666

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    The legs are yellow plastic painted black, same as the engine gun
     
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    Raiyuki Low Class Seeker

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    Still find him a bit underpainted but I'm looking forwards to him. If nothing else I still have a small hope that Jolt gets a wider release somehow and a powerlinx redeco; in fact in theory since this has a more cartoon orange I don't think it'd be a problem to do a more toy accurate red Jolt for a wider release for anyone who misses this and wants a jolt (also still holding out for a Smokescreen with that Jolt to happen; would be nice for a selects or Toxitron styled release at some point).

    As for minicons I'd like to see in the future? The obvious answer is ABSOLUTELY ALL OF THEM. But I think first and formost we should get all of the currently missing partners (Leader-1, Sparkplug, Swindle, and Cybertron Drillbit). If I go a little more personally though I always thought Liftor was one of the coolest partner Minicons (and just overall one of the coolest in general). Naturally I'd also love the teams to be redone, first and foremost the Street Action team, not because they were the main one but because their alt modes were unique and High Wire being a literal bike was awesome (and he def needed a better figure). Perceptor's also one of my all time faovrite combiners so I really want a new one. Really can't go wrong with any of em though (granted I'll still gripe about the pegholes but that's just me being on old fogey)
    Wait the engine gun is painted all black? If that's the case I have to ask, why? I thought it was all black to skimp on paint but if they're really painting it, why make it toy accurate monoblack instead of dark metallic where the silver is on the standard one? (which is what he had in the show).
     
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    I have no idea, it's not bad looking in person but seeing the yellow pegs half painted black is an eyesore. I guess it's the better option than having the whole chest black plastic painted yellow since the legs, chest and gun are from the same mold. DSC_1123.JPG
     
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    Now that you mention it, I’ve had a few Pulse items show up at my house and THEN I get the email shipping notice. :D 

    Guess I’ll just have to have blind faith it’s coming eventually.
     
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    Yeah that's even weirder that they'd even paint the inside but not bother giving it the right colors. I can kind of understand the pegs since that's probably gonna rub off though
     
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    Thanks Hasbro
     

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    I got mine in today. He's fine, I guess, Probably my least favorite deluxe of this year. He's super loose and his feet aren't as good as the regular release. I love the guns and Jolt is pretty awesome though. I already knew I didn't like the base figure so i was just buying for jolt and the guns so all in all i do think i got my moneys worth even though the base figure is slight more disappointing than the main release.
     
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  18. tjmd

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    That’s messed up. Hoping I don’t see that when I open my copy. Anybody else seeing this issue?
     
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  19. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The other black repaint

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    My copy is fine. That’s an individual QC issue with the pin firing being misaligned. Horrendous luck to have it happen twice in one figure.
     
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    Only minor QC issues with mine. Left door/shin piece is loose in robot mode, spoiler/shoulder pieces untab too easily and the bigger gun doesn’t tab in on his back. Other than that he’s nice. But Jolt is the star of this set.
     
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