New “Swapticon” listings.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Apr 5, 2024.

  1. Decepticon Shockwave

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    color change figures?
     
  2. renkencen

    renkencen Seekers of the cheaper prices

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    If they swap body parts, then they are like the current partformers (currently it's the Infernac figures) but G1 and BW as the theme?
     
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    Hoping these are one of the more interesting concepts people have come up with here, but another possibility is that they are just small pvc figures meant for kids to swap.
    I hope not - I really want a Transformer turning into another Transformer.
     
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  4. Verno

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    Cheetor and Tigatron are distinctively different. But their supposed redecos of Shadow Panther and Ravage...

    Curious as to how they'll be differentiated.
     
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  5. CrossHero

    CrossHero Nothing is too weird

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    I just throw my prediction into the ring and say it's probably going to be something like Construct-Bots.
    Construct-Bots 2: Electric Boogaloo
     
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  6. Darth Gonzo

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    Ravage has a cat head in Robot mode and SP has Robot head.
     
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    I’ve found I’m a huge fan of the kids’ lines/gimmick lines, so if this is channeling Cyberverse and giving us simple gimmick figures for legacy characters, I’m down.

    Assuming they still transform, of course.

    If it’s a part/limb-swapping gimmick, get ready for this to become the premiere line for Skybound homages.
     
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  8. Rocka5438

    Rocka5438 why yes i can deal with that right now

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    here's hoping if they are modular, they have 5mm ports
     
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    galvatran Galvatran lives!

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    It's obviously a TFs collab with Wife Swap tv series.
     
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  10. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    The head, I assume. Cheetor/Shadow Panther has an organic looking feline head while Ravage has a more robotic one
     
  11. Vanya

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    Obviously these are going to be a new iteration of the Micromaster Combiner Squads!!
     
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    BethCyra I NEED MP BiG CONVOY (Rumored)

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    I’m just happy to see Magnus in the line.

    After having him sit out both Cyberverse, RiD 2015, and so far EarthSpark it’s been a while since he has been in rotation in gimmick territory.

    Also fun to note it’s also the year of Omega, lots of Prime/Magnus combinations this year.
     
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  13. Darth Gonzo

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    Unless it's a T-rex with Stego scales.
     
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    The first thing that came to mind when looking at these listings was "colour swap" figures, kind of like those hot wheels cars that change colour with water.

    Optimus to (inner robot) Ultra Magnus (colour changing the red paint for white and the dark blue for cyan)
    Megatron to Shockwave (Colour changing the grey to purple)
    Starscream to Thundercracker (obvious)
    Cheetor to Tigatron (yellow to white)
    Nemesis Prime to Clench: (Black, red and turquoise into Clench's colour scheme, maybe even with some of his unique patters appearing if they can make that work)
    etc
    the only ones that cause me pause there are the dinobots and Shadow Panther/Ravage
    unless they're AOE toyline inspired the dinobots are all 1 colour and have vastly different alt-modes so a colour swap gimmick wouldn't work
    similarly SP and Ravage are both just black cats. so where would the colour change come into play?

    It COULD be that G1 gimmick concept of 2 robots 1 alt mode, though again the dinobots kinda throw that into question.
    The movie 1 Trans-Scanning prime and bee figures were a NIGHTMARE of lose-able parts that barely held together, and I don't really see Hasbro revisiting that concept any time soon.

    plus if these things are going to be simple enough to pack into a 5 pack, I'm not expecting high complexity or high part count.
    (Imagine trying to pack enough individual parts to make 5 different characters into one box (or 10 if each one is designed to be swap capable)

    I'm not expecting much from these, some silly little gimmick-formers that won't live up to the grandiose theories that people come up with.
    But hopefully whatever they end up being will at least be kinda neat/fun. if they are I'll probably grab Cheetor/Tigatron and whoever else looks decent.
     
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    Sounds a bit like an obscure Triple Changer like gimmick from G1 (Megatron/ Galvatron, Megatron/ Skywarp) taken to the modern twist......come on live-streams

    Of course we don’t know if this is a sub line in Generations, a stand alone like Power Core Combiners or Stealth Force.......and will there be 2 Alt modes for the two robot modes?
     
  16. EvilLobsterKing

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    I think that Swapticon will be the new gimmick for Kids.

    Here's my whislist:
    -Arcee/Elita One (obiviously)
    -Bluestreak/Mirage
    -Beast Megatron/Skullcruncher
    -Soundwave/Crankcase
    -Cliffjumper/Drift (Probably a redeco of Hot Rod/Bee)
    -Barricade/Swindle
    -Acid Storm/Skywarp
    -Prowl/Hound
     
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  18. IGEBM

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    Gator Megs, I presume?
    They could do Andrew Griffith's RID (the comic) s2 design for Prowl since it's an SUV and a car/jeep combo would turn out weird lol
     
  19. ShockSound6

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    Well this is interesting indeed
     
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  20. Neko-bot77

    Neko-bot77 Face it, we're doomed.

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    Somehow I think this is going to be something "cheap", like the hero mashers. The chances of them pulling off triple changers with 2 distinct bot modes (other than P/CP who was designed that way) is slim.
     
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