Missing Link Bee and Cliffjumper

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by animetal, Apr 26, 2024.

  1. dmc2008

    dmc2008 Well-Known Member

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    Nice screenshot, but Treadshot is still right.

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    The Amazon preorder is def the way to go, but keep in mind the Dollar & Yen exchange will not remain stable between now and December..
     
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  2. ILoveLuci4

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    Is junk pot metal (zinc, most likely) really that valuable? Personally, I don't like die-cast metal in anything.

    Yup. They were a step up, nostalgia aside.

    I stated my excitement for the MicroChange tech strip days ago and no one gave a shit. I like authentic replicas and reproductions of the early, original artifacts, so I've been looking for that sticker (as well as the original Bumper and South American head-plate stickers) for years. So, now I'm the closest I've been to buying the Bumble figure, but I suspect price will still keep me from getting it.

    "Common"??

    Don't you have a road to glue yourself to?

    That's the first thing I noticed.

    I still don't think I'm going to get either, but I can say that T-T has maximized this product (pun intended). The packaging is the best it can be. The figures are the best they can be. The original figures didn't have non-factory stickers, but they created sheets of stickers. The originals didn't have accessories, but they've added appropriate, contemporaneous-looking ones here. The new art looks very much like it might have been created in 1983/4/5 (and, as such, is gorgeous). I don't really "get" Missing Link (or anything like Hasbro's "Vintage G1"), but they are hitting on all cylinders in this line.

    Oh shit. I didn't even think of that idea. The possibilities...
     
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  3. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking The world has moved on...we've always said.

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    Yes, the mirror gimmick. The back of Bee and Cliff's heads are created by an illusion using the reflective surface surrounding their heads. It's difficult to see in pictures but if you have one in hand, you can really see it.

    I'd be surprised if it changed THAT drastically. The Feds are still keen to keep the interest rates high.
     
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  4. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    LOL, they included the “derp” logos? That’s certainly a choice.
    Doesn’t hurt anything obviously, but seems like a really weird place to put effort.

    Love everything else.
     
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  5. Michael Reagan

    Michael Reagan Animation Error Headcanoner

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    I'm surprised they didn't have the rubsign insignias as a option.
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  6. ILoveLuci4

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    Pretty sure they do; it looks like they are placed under the feet.
     
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    I remember staring irritably at that derp faction symbol as a 6 year old child wondering what the hell happened to squish it like that especially when the symbol was perfect for the logo at the top of the card.
     
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  8. Traachon

    Traachon The battle takes to the sky with Cyberjets!

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    It's really cool to see the boxart symbols finally acknowledged. Hopefully that's chrome instead of white on the stickers to really complete the look.

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  9. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    Don’t know if I’d use them, but I love these ridiculous stretched out stickers
     
  10. CrossHero

    CrossHero Nothing is too weird

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    Let us all just buy Pinko from here on out. No more Transformers figures, let us show the world the true magnificence of Pinko, the environment friendly toy.
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    If the sticker sheet previews for ML Convoy were any indication, the white areas will be a metallic silver material, so I think you should be good there.
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  12. Traachon

    Traachon The battle takes to the sky with Cyberjets!

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    Gotcha, I don't think I ever saw anyone apply the stickers because Convoy has all that nice molded detail.
     
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  13. Midas

    Midas All that glitters.

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    For real, if you're chucking these beautiful boxes, you're doing it wrong ;) 
    I'm more conflicted by the sticker options, do I keep the original autobot symbol or go for the niche neat art reference? Argh.
     
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    Takara appe
    I know--those SOBs at Takara are dangerously close to making me get two of each so I can have it both ways
     
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    The bad art being acknowledged like kinda like bad art Gundam getting models!

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    Okay but like why do those middle two actually kind of kick ass?
     
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  18. RoadCaesar

    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

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    Modern packing foam is nothing like the 1980s chlorofluorocarbon-laden foam. Modern foam is exponentially more 'green' than you're probably aware of.
     
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    Love these stickers! Such fun attention to detail.
     
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  20. Paco Grande

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    They do. The rubsign is located on the bottom of the foot. They had nowhere else to put it I guess.

    And for those that still don't know, the small guns can store between the feet in alt mode now.

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