New “Swapticon” listings.

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

  1. IGEBM

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    Ah, that’s definitely true lol

    I was just misinterpreting
     
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  2. Darth Gonzo

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    I grew up with BW, BM, RID 2001, the Unicron Trilogy and Animated.
     
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  3. BethCyra

    BethCyra I NEED MP BiG CONVOY (Rumored)

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    I definitely agree that Beast Wars is Beast Wars and not G1 but it’s apart of it.

    Like a Square is a Rectangle but a Rectangle isn’t always a Square.

    Beast Wars uses G1 and became an extension of its storyline, but it itself a seperate entity.

    I’m just confused how Hasbro is now marketing Beast Era as one thing, and I’m curious how they are viewing the Wars/Machines/Neo/II’s timing as that could be fun.
     
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  4. WishfulThinking

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    More confusing is "Maximal Leo Prime" but then we have "Beast Wars II Universe Tasmanian Kid" in Legacy.
     
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  5. BethCyra

    BethCyra I NEED MP BiG CONVOY (Rumored)

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    Lolol you’re right!

    I hadn’t even thought of that. At this point while I’m not the biggest Beast Wars gal around, there fiction of how they are just fitting these series together and who they are bringing out? Even more after Magmatron?

    I got to know if Big Convoy comes over as Big Prime from the Japanese style far off future? Or is he just going to be Maximal Big Prime? I want to hear them talk and geek out over this.
     
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  6. IGEBM

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    The lore for Legacy is basically that portals are opening to other dimensions, hence why characters from other stories are appearing

    Japan has slightly more explanation for it than Hasbro (as usual)

    The next Beast Wars bot for Legacy: United is gonna be a Core Class Dinobot, and there's also a Target multipack coming with a redeco of Tarantulas in Halloween colors as a nod to his clear orange coloration from his commercial

    Big Convoy was teased on Magmatron's box, so he could either be the next Commander, done a few years down the line (Ark/Nemesis-style), or an MP after Ginrai and Godbomber
     
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  7. WishfulThinking

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    Sure, but why is Leo Prime just a Maximal but Tasmanian Kid gets a BW2 designation?
     
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    I'm beginning to suspect that Hasbro views each show as a separate universe, regardless if some of them are in continuity with others.
     
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  9. Darth Gonzo

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    Because Convoy means nothing in the American market of Transformers so they changed it to Prime.
     
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    Man, I want to see what these end up being.

    Worse case scenario they're barely painted gimmick bricks that shove the Deluxes and Voyagers of CHUGs and Studio Series into two pegs and the edge of the shelf like Cyberverse, Earth Spark, and the RotB gimmick toys. But I'm hopefully optimistic they're actually fully functional Transformers figures with a gimmick.
     
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  11. WishfulThinking

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    They are in the same show, though.
     
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    At first I thought they might be a new generation of Crash Combiners, but now I’m thinking they might be like Micromaster Combiners since those are 2 robots with the same vehicle mode that can swap and reconnect with each other. If they are, I’d be very tempted to buy every single one. (If they’re Cyber Combiner-sized, I can see myself buying a few and calling it a day.)
     
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    Truck, not Monkey.