Live-action Movieverse Toys Appreciation Thread! EXPLOSIONS!!!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Zigholtul, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. jru42287

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    Walmart is also matching their price. They have Heli Drift and KSI Boss down pretty low too. I'm tempted on the latter, but I already have Nitro Zeus...
     
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    No problem! I drove my Mom crazy taking that book out from my school library, she nearly had it memorized. I laughed my ass off when she bought me a new copy for Xmas a few years ago.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel was something of a primer for the concept of sentient machines for many of us. I know the graveyard of discarded steam shovels made me just as sad as seeing Prime die.
     
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    You're not getting away;Prime
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    I don't know if this means getting excited for Studio Series reveal at Toy Fair next Month. I just got a fortune cookie that said, "Energy Will Abound Next Month".
     
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    I’m hoping to be wowed, they’ve been on a roll lately!
     
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    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    I'm just thinking if Studio Series lasted for one more year (Until the end of 2021) What remaining characters on the list should be prioritized for what little room remains.
     
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  7. octobotimus

    octobotimus Please, do tell me how much I hate things

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    Devcon.

    (I have spoken)
     
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    Always wanted an axor after playing the hunt for the Decepticons game
     
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    Does anyone realise "Devcon" might not actually be named as such when he does get a toy?

    The reason we call him so is because he was given that name in DOTM concept art... in which everyone was given placeholder names (Soundwave-Breakdown, Sentinel-Ultra Magnus, Shockwave-Blitzwing, for example) to protect the movie from spoilers. With that in mind this obviously means "Devcon" is just also a placeholder name for the big green killing machine - who to my knowledge has never appeared in any past show, unlike "Blitzwing" who was obviously a cover for Shockwave being purple, cyclops-eyed and all.

    If you think about his name-source, a Cloverfield-esque Decepticon being named after an Autobot bounty hunter doesn't make sense either, does it?

    With that in mind I'm curious what "Devcon" will be named when Hasbro does give him an official name once and for all. Would they officialise the fan name we've grown to love, or will they pull a Trax-KSI Sentry and finally introduce a real name years after the release of his movie?

    Here's a food for thought - if Crankcase, Crowbar, and Hatchet never received toys we would've called them Dreadwind, Hooligan, and Dirtbag. They weren't named in the film and so was Devcon. The only difference being that three had toys and one had none ;) 

    Excuse my slightly random shower thought.
     
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    How and I suppose to read this chart with one eye covered?
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    You're 100% correct, but I hope they keep the name if he gets a toy. What better name for a Decepticon that turns into a Soviet truck armed with A FUCKING NUKE than a play on the word DEFCON, the United States' defense readiness configuration alert system? Seriously, what's more apt and clever than that? Really, it's G1 Devcon with the unfitting name.
     
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    Ksi boss was his concept name and i dont believe he was ever named in the movie, plus i think it would be wise to name him devcon since they can keep the trademark for a few more years
     
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    sideswipe29 Collect what makes you happy

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    Hey everyone, just wanted to give the heads up that I'm selling some movie figures to try to make space and earn some extra cash. They're all posted in my sales thread but a few highlights include Wei Jiang Commander (Oversized Evasion Prime) and Takara AOE Galvatron.

    Really looking to try and give these figures a good home so shoot me a PM if interested. Thanks!
     
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    Cover half the eye
     
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    More comparisons, this time I have four rampages to compare!
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    Well, much like long haul. I’m sure you can figure out which one I think is the best of these...

    (also, I think those last two shots turned out reaaaaally well, humble brag)
     
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    If they are gonna come out with an improved KO Shockwave, they better do it quick. I am literally itching to buy him, but he is my most anticipated figure ever, so I really want the best i can get.

    and it better not be absolutely huge
     
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    I feel stupid for something i just noticed on Studio Series Shadowraider.

    They really did take the extra step in detailing this guy as a rouge mercenary with the scratch mark over his decepticon symbol.

    Like Rid15 steeljaw
     
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    Is it the one on the chest? That one is because of the molding leftover from lockdown. (I think they left that molding there, right?)
     
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    eltonlin98 Mirage's Porsche mode is proof he's the best spy

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    current verdicts
    • didn't get acclimated with trying to deal with the (for now) loose shoulders, went straight to transformation
    • 3 1/2 hours of finessing went into how the truck currently looks
    • as everyone says, leg transformation was elegant and everything else was a trainwreck
    • lots of good ideas marred by fragile material
    • stupid stupid arms and hands, just slight lack of clearance scraps whole flow

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    Conclusion:
    If anxiety was an action figure, Ironhide would be it. Its confident form is undercut by how much unneeded pressure it suffers from. The area where the doors tab into the smokestack have too much tension, and to get the front to line up I sheared off the grey Road Armor bumper's side tabs. Still, as any MPM contains, 06 has great intent present; really just suffers from relying on clear pieces to house tabs. Maybe I'm still doing something wrong, and while I'd definitely like to get to know this figure better, I can still sympathize with those looking for consistency who bought it at original or higher price. Such an experience, especially if someone's first MPM, can sow someone's lasting distaste for MPM lol

    I really hope MPM-8 and MPM-9 are the real sign of things to come, and the days of figures like MPM-04 or MPM-06 are behind us. Tired of hearing commentary on how these figures are proof that movieverse aesthetic can't be engineered into MP (because that's wrong you donut)
     
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    I kinda wished that Canada would get more stock in for studio series in like everywhere cause so far in my area weve had nothing but the same old Wave 1 leaders and Wave 2 Voyagers in Tru shelves and most walmarts since last year and i had to resort on buying more online which i kinda dont like doing for transformers honestly. I have not seen even Jetwing and Hobotron at all in the wild these past year in shelves let alone scrappymetal and hightower like the distribution of toys in my area sucks so bad and i really want Jetwing so bad to complete my 07 bois.
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    Also weijiang mpm prime is so gorgeous like holy moly this is the definitive mpm prime rn for my book now just to wait on BAs hide and mpm ratchet then im done with the 07 bot casts finally. Only gripe is the chest as some people has said, the legs being not as articulated and the beed for a larger head. Other than those things this is a solid 9.5/10 for me.

    Also at least i didnt get screwed with this prime unlike my legendary one where the waist was pinned down and couldnt move his waist lol.

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    Beautiful bois.

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    Loving this to bits.


    Canada please get more studio series in shelves please.
     
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