Legacy Sideburn First look

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ZetcaReturns, Apr 4, 2024.

  1. Jeddostotle7

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    Man, this is kinda sad. Even just in robot mode it's.... just not really there. Honestly I think one of the biggest things is the shoulders; even aside from the kibble differences, the shoulders themselves are just so much lower and sadder on him compared to the original toy and cartoon.
     
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  2. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    I'd like to see a proper Megatron, but he'd need to be at least a Commander.

    If Hasbro can make the 2024 Commander a semi-unknown (at least in the West) character from Japanese BW fiction, why not the main baddie from RID2K1?
     
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  3. Datsun87

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    This is the expression and posture of a bot who has finally been forcibly put through a sexual harassment workshop after decades of cat calling red cars while on the clock.
     
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  4. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    People complain about Beast Machines being neglected (the first official toy based on the show in actual years was a dinky Core Cheetor...he's neat but not a show stopper) but RID fans also know pain.

    (A large part of this has to do with Disney owning distribution rights...and it's weird that in spite of the years-long relationship between them and Hasbro, no signs of an official re-release of any kind have appeared)
     
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    There are visual cues on this mold that are specifically designed for Shadow Striker - the wheels on the back are a signature part of Cyberverse Shadow Striker's design, and the alt mode is modelled after multiple incarnations of the character, as well - even the toy-only Revenge of the Fallen Shadow Striker.

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    The, "ownership," of the mold is an even, 50-50 split, IMO (since the rest of the 'bot mode is distinctly Side Burn, otherwise).

    Meanwhile, I suspect that Legacy Detritus was released, "before," Studio Series '86/Generations Selects Hound, only because the latter was meant to come out first, but the plan got cancelled, with Target's reconsideration of the Buzzworthy Bumblebee label. They just didn't feel the need to also delay Legacy Detritus' release schedule, perhaps.
     
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  6. PrimusMaximus04

    PrimusMaximus04 GIMME FUEL GIMME FIRE, GIMME THAT WHICH I DESIRE!

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    Oh definitely just optimizing his chase of red cars. Ya can’t put too much faith in that boy
     
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  7. NOBLExGAMER

    NOBLExGAMER Scale Crazed Collector | Core Class Enthusiast

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    Looks alright so far.

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    We'll have to wait for vehicle mode for final judgment.
     
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  8. SofosXIII

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    will wait for alt mode before forming an opinion
     
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  9. shumworld

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    I'm not.
     
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  10. PrimusMaximus04

    PrimusMaximus04 GIMME FUEL GIMME FIRE, GIMME THAT WHICH I DESIRE!

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    I feel like it’s a pretty safe bet that around the time that Omega Prime ships next year we might be getting a new Commander Class in Generations Prime. It’d be pretty smart and logical to also have a RID01 Megs on the way sometime around then. I originally thought that with all the extra modes he’d have to be another HasLab, but really he’d just need some new tabs here and there. Hopefully it’ll happen sometime
     
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    Man I feel for RID2001 fans, I mean look at what we got for Shadow Striker. The robot mode looks alright, the missing spoiler on the shoulder and the roof shield being upside down stand out from the comparison pictures. I'm sure that a 3rd party upgrade kit could do something about that, but nothing is going to fix the vehicle mode. I would have been more than happy with another Elita-1 retool/repaint for Shadow Striker and they could have taken the money they saved to give Sideburn a better vehicle mode.
     
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  12. Dinobot Snarl

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    "Here you are single mothers have Sideburn"
     
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    It's actually pretty good. Let's not loose our minds in here.
     
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    sick now that wave 3 is starting to get out can someone please at least just confirm whether or not vector prime is going to be based off his cybertron appearance or not
     
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    I want to like it, though it just feels off to me. Thankfully unlike G1 or Armada, the original Car Robots/RID figure is on par with today’s standards anyway.

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  16. Dinobot Snarl

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    You say that now... Wait till you transform the original hehe...
     
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    Well, it's as good a figure that a character like him deserves. Meh.
     
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    Sideburn looks great in bot mode. I’m witholding an opinion on the alt mode until we see it. Even if there appears to be no modified tooling besides the head, we can’t currently see the front or rear bumper so its still possible there’s a change in design tooling without changing the vehicle mode silouette
     
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    The robot mode looks good, flip that roof and you have something passable, but going from a Dodge Viper to what's effectively a sedan hurts. And for IDW/Cyberverse fans, if you would have called it the Frankenstein version Shadow Striker, it might have been passable (minus the color pallet), but look Cyberverse is getting shafted this line, like Prime was.
     
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    The breaking up of the colours help compared to the original use
     
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