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

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

  1. CamaroBee

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    Wow, Grindor does look good! so happy about the new hands.

    I thought the alt mode has been retooled based on how the chest looks, but its just paint differences.

    Very excited to get it!

    EDIT: So here's what's different from Blackout:

    - Retooled hands with wrist swivel and maybe thumb articulation
    - Lighter gray base coat
    - Rust weathering
    - Added "MARINES" text to back
    - Reworked paint up front with numbering typically found on CH-53s and yellow around the windows
    - Black rotors instead of gray
    - Ravage instead of Scorponok
     
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  2. Seth Sunthay

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    Haha, the deco was inspired by the oiriginal voyager.
     
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    Grindor looks pretty cool!

    But where's my friend Jolt?
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    All the changes u just mentioned in my book are improvements. Glad it was leaked b4 hasbro they deserve that for six months of nothing and that last fff. Credit where it’s due good on em for not being entirely lazy.
     
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  5. Kotori Sonoda

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    Damn he looks nice! Love the new hands.
    Not sure if I'm gonna pick him up still, especially I'm actually jobless right now.

    Also they just used Blackout stock image for him haha, he really is just Blackout's twin.
     
  6. HunterGreen2005

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    Thanks you!!! I was about to ask, lol.

    Can’t wait!
     
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  7. jru42287

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    Can't say I'm sold on the rust or dirt or whatever paint apps, but I'm seriously considering letting go of Blackout in favor of this guy.
     
  8. Kotori Sonoda

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    The bio isn't very clear in the image above but Pixelmaster posted a clear image and it is hilarious.
    That's really all Grindor is known for after all!


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  9. optimusbee

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    Hey @Shmoptimus Prime , I know you have the KO version of Dragoon, so I'm asking you, did yours come with batteries? I got mine but he has no batteries in his head or cannon.
     
  10. ApocalypseThruster

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    how
     
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    Honestly, kinda disapointed by it, but I wasn’t looking forward to him anyways. Glad everyone who missed Blackout can get him.

    Also HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
    AHAHHAAHAHHAHAHA. Hasbro you had one job, reveal it before it gets leaked and you chose not to. You had an entire year since it was leaked on Walmart and now it’s on freaking ebay :lol 
     
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    Idk what they were thinking. The last fan first Friday was so small they could have easily at least revealed this guy.
     
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    grindor isn't a character from a terrible 30 year old animated movie so he doesn't matter

    that's hasbros rule now
     
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    I was thinking the same, most of y'all seem happy to see Grindor, but I'm quite disappointed because it's the same alt mode and he's not taller as he's supposed to be. However it's a good thing we got a bayverse figure at least
     
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    Nice to finally see Grindor, but it's an easy pass since I got Blackout, Legends Ravage, and the DNA kit. Would've been neat to get Evac, or white-and-gold toy colors Grindor, or even Chopter. Oh well, money saved.

    It was really out of place when most of the brand was pushing realistic color schemes. G1 Acidstorm got his bright greens toned down but Movie Incinerator had garish robins egg blue everywhere. It was weird. Also, this was before the Highmoon games and IDW1 popularized the whole glowy lines thing.

    At this point, though, it's pretty easy to just think these are the characters' colors, and not this sudden deviation from the established style.
     
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    I wasn't expecting him to be taller, Ibwas hoping he'd have a retooled helicopter mode or a different color than Blackout if he was gonna be a repaint.

    He just feels too samey to justify having both together in one collection (imo)
     
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  18. AOEGalvatronRox

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    Holy shit. We finally got a Bayformer figure leak. What gets me is that the differences are practically minimal so this could’ve easily been a “We have one more reveal for you live action movie collectors…” reveal at the end of the stream when they wrapped up the “You guys remember the G1 movie, right” portion. I might get this just because of the remolded hands and paint job, but I’m still iffy on it.

    Careful. Openly disliking the G1 movie is looked down upon in this fandom.

    Most folks have mentioned that it would require a crap ton more remolding than is allowed by the budget. While Grindor has a different helicopter mode, the CHI model for the robot is no different from Blackouts. Unfortunately, it’s a case where one of the modes was going to have to get sacrificed for the sake of accuracy, and they chose the helicopter mode.
     
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  19. AutobotJazz1

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    When the hell is Jolt gonna be revealed...
     
  20. ghostyurei

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    I mean, a lot of us openly acknowledge that G1 and Bayverse are both objectively terrible but we still love them…
     
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