Legacy United Voyagers Wave 1 (Animated Optimus/Prime Thundertron) Shipping Stateside Now / Pics

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Liege Prime, Dec 4, 2023.

  1. Ilovetransformers22

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    Me too as well. The repaints from this mold will look great together. I really want that Alpha Trizer deco.
     
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    Nope....EASY....SUPER EASY P.A.S.S.
    I\'ll take the next showcase showdown Bob
     
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    One of the most distinctive aspects of Thundertron’s design to me was his claw shoulder bits. The shoulder kibble blocks on the Legacy figure just don’t hit the same way, even though everything else seems like an improvement.
     
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    Was charged by Amazon for Thundertron yesterday. Hasn’t shipped yet but hope to see it soon. Was originally on the fence, but the cool factor of how he looks won me over. Can’t wait to get him in hand.
     
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    Outside of a bit of an improvement on the articulation department and a better sword/saber, there's little else here I like better than the old Thundertron. The old one got presence, this one looks like it belongs to the Cyberverse line due to its sculpting.

    With the cost of inflation/mortgage rate. I'm saving my money and keeping the old one. Might get a repaint of it down the road though.
     
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    Thundertron really shows what mold he will be later made into - Cyberverse Thunderhowl.
     
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    Samurhino Give me some creativity, slavishness is death

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    I agree. I have the figure on order but I have been trying to think what was missing and you have hit it on the head. Not sure if anything can be practically done to to give them back to him.
     
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    Such an ugly design, both the old and the new toy is super basic (I expect more from a Voyager than just to stand up on 2 legs with the forelegs becoming the arms), the head is weird (he has a cone shaped helmet? not even pirate-like, give him a tricorn hat) and the whole weird Zoids liger alt mode also does not scream pirate to me. Look at Webdivers Galleon or Brave\'s Captain Shark on how you do a proper pirate TF. I will never get why people like this character, for the obscure TFCC lore that nobody outside members knows about?

    Y'mean Worf, son of Mogh, of the House of Martok? ;) 
    Probably due to the beard. Michael Dorn was also on Gargoyles (as most of the TNG cast) as Coldstone, plus was a party member with a voice in Fallout 2 as Marcus the philosophical Super Mutant. :) 
     
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    #lioconvoyrepaintwhen?
     
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    It's a peg legged, bearded space pirate that transforms into a mechanical lion. The appeal of him is right there out in the open. Hell, I can say "space pirate" and that should make it obvious enough why people like him. Also, his head is literally a type of tricorn hat... just shrank down and tweaked a little so he doesn't blatantly look like he's wearing a hat. There's the pointed, upright brim at the front and the two points lower on the head at the back.
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    Might've also took inspiration from this type of hat, just made the middle taller and more pointed:
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    Considering he already has a beard, coat and peg leg there was a surprising amount of restraint there for people to be able to not notice the hat shape
     
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    You mean like Optimus primal does..?
     
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    IgnikaMarcus Scale Charts are pointless.

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    Son of Sergey, House of Rozhenko
    Bane to the Durass family.
    Slayer of Gowron.

    I have made some chamomile tea. Do you take sugar?
    He's not from TFCC lore though. He's from the novels that came out after WFC/FOC.
     
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    Samurhino Give me some creativity, slavishness is death

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    The forelegs don't become the arms, they fold into the pauldrons in robot mode. The robot mode arms are folded into the body in beast mode, you can see them on the beast mode pics.
     
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    A good update in general, my only complain are the big shoulder parts. They look too big for me.
     
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    My most anticipated one from wave 1. How can you not love a space pirate with an epic beard that becomes a zoids esque Liger!
     
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    Samurhino Give me some creativity, slavishness is death

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    Stereotype pirate accent or posh accent pirate?
     
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    He looks very good, and as someone who's got nostalgia rose colored glasses for the 2012-2013 line of Transformers Prime this hits that nostalgia itch

    However, this guy is gonna go on sale let's be real. Hell I have a feeling he's gonna be overstocked everywhere. When he hits that "fine we're selling him for $15 just get him out of our sight" then I'll pick one up. Until then ima admire from afar
     
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    I don't know if you would be right or wrong.... but I never saw wave 1 last anywhere really. I would imagine Thundertron is 1 per case while prime us 2. It's like Tarn and Leo prime.

    You can wait but I don't think waiting is always going to pay off anymore.
    Distribution is whack. Toy aisles get slimmer.
    The only things I got this year I ordered, except for 1 dirge I found at my local Walmart surrounded by 4 Nemesis Leo prime.
     
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    I keep looking at the original Thundertron on eBay, but maybe I'll just get this guy instead. I like the head sculpt a LOT better. Though I do wish he had an eye patch, or maybe just a dead eye (like Cable or Enzo Matrix...)
    Also, with the deaign changes from the original (like the shoulders), I wonder if that gives a clue as to who he could be retooled as? Alt mode gives me Weird Wolf vibes...
     
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