New Images Of Studio Series Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Crowbar And Starscream

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Operative294, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Raiju

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    Crowbar, gimme a head of hair. Long beautiful hair! Looking forward to completing my Dreads trio. TLK Berserker is a pretty great figure and a standout in the TLK toy line (pretty much a new and improved Crankcase), while I converted DOTM Crankcase into Hatchet simply by giving him two of DOTM Barricade's mechtech claw weapons and posing him hunched over on all fours (not super accurate but close enough for me).
     
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    That looks like it’s in South America. Any idea on the ruins name?
     
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    Berserker sucks. Gonna skip crowbar now. He wont be able to stand correct or tab in alt mode. (imo)
     
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  4. Shizuka

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    I'm thinking the same but I can't get over MP Optimus' inaccurate back and missing paint and MP Bumblebee's wide profile. I'm spoiled by 3P efforts at creating screen accurate characters. If we can get an accurate AoE Optimisation then I think that MPM could have been better and if that's the case why should I spend huge amounts of money on an inaccurate figure when I could spend less on an inaccurate figure? And I know that I'm getting many of the characters in scale. I won't have MPM Optimus scaling with an MPM Grimlock, that just won't happen because he's too big.
     
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    To each his own. I personally like Berserker. Sculpt in bot mode is great even if his alt mode panels take some finagling. Crowbar looks to be a great addition to the Dreads team and with his super longer tendrils too!
     
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    If this line does continue i hope we get a new Devastator, with all of the component figures sold individually.
     
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    there are tricks online to tab him properly there are pieces that one has to push untill they click or somethign or tab things in an especific order, but they exist so...alo crowbar has different feet
     
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    Seeing that optimus, now that the legs form the hitch and part from the cab, i think it's a possibility to have the gast tanks as his cannons.
     
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    Crowbar? The car right? He has the Legends Class figure in DOTM I like that small figure.
     
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    The more I look at Starscream the more disappointed I am with his half-assed chicken legs, the leader class was more successful at recreating such articulation than this.
     
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    Starscream looks like they took the (pretty great) Deluxe mold and upsized it. Hope we get more clear photos to see if they did anything more with it, but at least the profile of the jet mode looks a bit cleaner. I love the addition of his missile cluster and buzz saw weapons! They could've included his gating gun but I can just repurpose one of Deluxe Bee's gatling guns.
     
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  12. deathzero23

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    Why didn't Hasbro just downsized the Leader Starscream instead of upsizing the Deluxe one?
    It's kinda lame or lazy on their part...
     
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    Parts count and complexity.
     
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    I don't think there is proof. Hasbro probably wants it to be a year long line that continues afterwards but who knows if it'll actually happen? Maybe they said that before they saw how TLK did at the box office and disbanded the writers room.
     
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    TBH I was kinda hoping Crowbar would be a retool of DOTM Crankcase. At least make them look different even though they both share the same alt mode. I'll still be getting him and hoping for a proper deluxe hatchet
     
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    I'm glad that we have a fake chest because it avoids all the tabbing and positioning issues that the MPM faced. A fake chest can put everything in the right place.
     
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    Uh, if it's a fake chest, then by definition things aren't in the right place.
     
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    But Berserker has a more accurate sculpt now they're using the ILM files. They look as different as they are on screen, which is fine with me.

    We don't know for sure that the new voyager is really just an upsized deluxe. I'm sure it shares some of the engineering but I don't think it was a case of 'upsize this' or 'downsize that'.
     
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    i have the dotm starscream
    and believe me, only some joints here and there on the new voyager hint at a simmilar transformation but he looks nothing like it
     
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    I can definitely see the new Voyager Starscream shares some engineering from the DOTM Deluxe and HFTD Leader figure. The new Voyager Starscream looks kinda similar with the DOTM deluxe in some areas, but I think there will be some difference in terms of the transformation and parts count.
     
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