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

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

  1. ObakaChanTachi

    ObakaChanTachi sing us a song you’re the piano man

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    Devcon - Leader Class. Expect him to have a very funky packaging pose. A part of me thinks he won't actually be named Devcon, as we got that name from his concept art and DOTM CA uses codenames for everyone (e.g. Blitzwing/Shockwave, Breakdown/Soundwave, Warpath/Roadbuster).

    Dinobots - I hope Grimlock and Scorn get Commander Class figures and Strafe and Slug get Leaders.

    Breakaway - Unlikely so far. But when he's made, I think scale-wise he will be the size of Blitzwing.

    A proper Crankcase - Probably low priority for Hasbro, as the first time around when they had the chance to do a proper Crankcase clearly they couldn't care less.

    Twins - I want a Deluxe-priced two pack of Legends Class figures. Hopefully they can also redo the Ice Cream truck.

    Driller - Not likely. I had a wacky idea for how Hasbro could do him, but there seems to be no evidence of them actually planning to make the Driller a reality.

    TLK characters - Be patient and we'll see them. 2020 is the year for DOTM figures, so going by the trends Hasbro will probably start doing batches of TLK characters in 2022.
     
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    Which means AOE is next year!
     
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    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Waiting for the game to begin.
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    SPLIT LIP My personal sense of scale

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    I mean, Grimlock's already been made, and he was a Leader.
     
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    Haha, got a laugh at that!
    They are Constructicons, though which fetch pretty high prices on sites like Amazon or ebay.
    Which is pretty weird given how hard Scrapmetal is to come by, and he was barely on screen, just like Overload and Scavenger/Demolishor. It may be that the kids just don’t have enough money (or the parent won’t buy it, too much, etc.), because $50 is pretty hard for a kid to get, the parents might think the toys are useless and worthless... Who knows?...
     
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  6. ObakaChanTachi

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    Inspired by @Lazerwave's epic saga:
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    That's the thing. For scale, I'd like it if Hasbro redid him at Siege Jetfire's size with a better dino mode.

    I just cannot see Strafe and Slug being made as Voyagers. Hasbro has shown that they're willing to fuck with scale with the Constructicons, but I'm just hoping they wouldn't do it again for the Dinobots.
     
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    At MCM london 2019, I asked privately why was Crankcase just Crowbar but slightly repainted, obviously it was a typical response when you ask these sorts of questions; Saving money where they could, wanted to use Berserker but they wanted to use the same mould as crowbar "because the dreads use the same body, unlike berserker" so even swapping the head wasn't possible and the last reason was "We like to throw easter eggs in where we can", so any time there's a Quality issue or the character is the wrong colour or name I just pass it off as a 'Easter Egg'...
     
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    Dino
    That fucker lol. Well, hmu if Bee ever changes his mind lol.
     
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    TheDude810 I have an unhealthy obsession with the RotF Game

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    Damn, what happened to Soundwave's headsculpt?

    The actual release looks like it was put in the microwave for a couple seconds.
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    render vs actual product i assume
     
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    True the aftermarket is pretty high for constructions, might have something to do with poor distribution and scalpers knowing they can get away with a price hike for collectors wanting a complete set?

    yeah being cast in rubber didn’t do the sculpt any favors, nor does the dark grey paint.

    Just adding a little silver to his top “lip”and lower mandibles (as seen on the render) really helped make my copy look more defined.
     
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    It does piss me off how they decided to go with Ferrari. They could've found a company who sold cars who would allow Paramount to do whatever. You could barely see his car mode in the movie anyways. What was the point?!
    Jolt was clearly the best character in all of the movies. Without him, everyone would be dead!
    Nothing really changed. It's likely that his head was always rubber. Remember, you're comparing the final model to the CGI render which is usually a more perfected photo of the actual product.
     
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    Yeah that makes sense. But I think it was the wrong move to make the head rubber. Hightower's or Scrapmetal's head is just as small and has a lot of intricate detail. It looks alright as it is.
     
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    I agree the rubber hurts the sculpted detail, but it was probably an engineering necessity to avoid his ‘antenna spikes’ from snapping off during transformation
     
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    certainly didn’t help that they are shrinking them while making them the same if not higher price. But back them before dotm, did we even have leader decepticons after the 1st movie? Like, did they use the stats from only the 2nd movie where there was that weird and not that good leader megatron? How tf did they magically find out leader decepticons don’t sell well after 3 figures....


    I’m just mad they took a dam leader class dotm megaton from us..... would have been badass...
     
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    Beastwarsfan95 Ask not why, rather ask why not?

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    Ah, those were the days.... Transformers were big, complex and chunky, Bionicle was still around, we had two new Halo games... T'was truely a Golden Age!
     
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