New pictures of TCC Transmutate + packaging

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by General Tekno, May 23, 2014.

  1. Beastwarsfan95

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    welp. thanks for ruining rampage! *sobs*
     
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    I love the emphasis on 'AGAIN' in bold letters. Totally doesn't make the official club account come off as snarky or disgruntled. Nope.

    'Oh what, you want MORE than one vague pic takeb with an outdated camera?' ;) 


    But the figure looks cool! If they continue with these alternate Beast Wars figures they'll make a lot of people happy, I think. That Botanica needs to be made. :) 
     
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    Wow. I also got a notice Transmutate is on the way. Very well done.

    Wonder if the subscription figures are also ready for mailing.
     
  5. Primal Sabbath

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    Just checked the tracking info. Apparently mine will be here Thursday.. Although I'm hoping for tomorrow, considering how Fort Worth is only 3 hours away. Don't fail me now, USPS.
     
  6. Beastwarsfan95

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    I'll hold my thoughts of the Transmutate/Rampage love story until we get the final issue in December/January.
    As far as the aesthetics are concerned, the Prime look fits this universe quite nicely in all of its Beast Wars/Beast Machines hybrid-"other-universe" glory. It also appears that they could even blend perfectly with a Botcon 06 set-up; as far as Rampage & Transmutate are concerned. But then you could place them & Depthcharge with (if they're made) the other characters that are hopefully coming out from this story, almost all of which utilize Prime molds too. When done right, Prime and Classics molds can easily coexist without breaking up a theme.
     
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    Toy looks great. Can't wait to get my hands on it
     
  9. Primal Sabbath

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    Didn't see anyone post these in this thread yet (although it may have its own thread; haven't checked..)

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    I'm guessing that the middle and bottom horns are curved back some... I still dig it, I just wish the horns were all curved upward. If a 3rd Party company came along with a fix, it appears as if it would be the first time I would decide mod an exclusive..
    I'm still pretty excited about getting it, but I'll wait until it's in-hand before I get too bitchy about the way things seem :lol 
     
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    the prime line looks like some cheap child's toy. a Rampage love story! really? the homicidal cannibal and the jumbled together bot? in love?
     
  11. Primal Sabbath

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    As far as the toys go, paint apps go a LONG way to differentiate "cheap" from "cost-cutting."
    There's nothing "cheap" as far as quality goes in any of few Prime figures I own. Once FunPub gives them the special treatment, they likely won't appear so cheap. Perfect example being RTS Optimus Prime.. RTS Prime - looks cheap. Shattered Glass G2 Prime (and even Ultra Magnus) - look far from cheap. Difference being in the paint apps.

    Have you read the first two parts yet? If it gets gushy, it'll likely be the last issue anyways, as we only get six issues a year..
    So far its been Transmutate, Rattrap, Geckobot, Botanica, and Clawjaw breaking "Dynobot" out of prison, Rampage spouting off some Edgar Allen Poe stuff about how tormented Transmutate's spark is (true to his character), and him crash-landing on a mysterious planet, talking to himself about going crazy. Rampage is still a pretty deep, dark character as far as these first two issues are concerned...

    If it does indeed turn out to be a typical love story (which I don't think it will), it'll wind up having some dark, twisted, very unhappy stuff happening in the end (which is what I'm counting on, regardless).

    That being said, this IS a different universe. Some things are likely to deviate from the story that we all know and love, which happens to be set in a different universe.
     
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    meh, maybe its because I don't like love stories. or the prime series, or people messing with my beast wars cast.
     
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    Yeah. To each their own :lol 
    I'm happy as long as "something new" & "Beast Wars" are happening all at once. I like all the re-do aspect while still keeping the original story preserved in its own universe.
     
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    for now, we are at a cease fire.
     
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    Thanks for reposting these pics, Primal Sabbath. Seeing them does help Rampages' case as being a passable figure but...

    ...an exclusive subscription figure with it's high dollar point should NOT be just "passable", the figure should be damn good.

    How can something like this be allowed to be made??? Somebody had to finalize it. Did it look good in all the test shots and the club give it the green light only to have it arrive as we see now? Doesn't seem plausible... :inquisiti 

    I don't understand how in this day and age where we have so many talented third party groups out there that you can't walk down a street in Asia without tripping over one of them that both Brian and Pete still can't find and hire a better and far more professional team of Transformer designers to work with. The guys that they have working for them right now must completely work for peanuts because what they have been churning out here is hardly worth paying for.

    It is a very sad day in this hobby when we all as fans have to pay premium prices for subpar efforts and yet pay top dollar yet again to a third party for a superior replacement part to fix such said mistakes. :mad  Very sad, indeed.
     
  16. Primal Sabbath

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    While I pretty much agree with you, I can't help but point at Thrustinator's head sculpt and then do what I can to prevent brain-sploding. That's a DAMN good head sculpt. Chromedome & Rewind don't have terrible heads either, although they're arguably easier designs, and all of the heads were likely worked on by the same designer... I demand a drug test! :lol 

    Overall based on these pictures of Rampage's head, I can say that I can live with it... Makes it seem like this deluxe has a massive body type (which is good), and I'm not too familiar with the mold, but if the head/neck can be collapsed further into the chest cavity (without being all floppy), I don't think it would look too terribly bad. But as I said earlier, I would no doubt buy a better head were it offered. Also I don't really want to get into what I think about Brian Savage and how I think he runs his company, but we're not too far from the same thoughts, however I'd do no good bitching about it, as I'll buy it anyways, and it's really only type of stuff I collect.

    Except for FSS2.0... It was all just so terrible; except Thrustinator, but even then he's not a big winner either.
     
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    Mine came this morning!

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    Mine just arrived as well.

    I'll have pics up in a bit, but here's my quick review: It's very okay. Her biggest problem is the silver paint they used for a lot of her detailing is too transparent for going over gold plastic. If that were fixed, it'd look much better. With that said, it's a very nice color combination that looks good on this mold. The teal and gold paint are matched VERY well to plastic colors, and on the teal and black parts, the silver paint looks absolutely fantastic. Combined with the box and Rampage, I'd say that on her own, she's not worth her price, but if you've got a club membership and are a fan at all of Beast Wars/Beast Machines, then she's worth getting as a companion piece, since they're nearly as much a pair as Runamuck and Runabout.

    TL;DR - Not worth getting on her own, but worth getting to go with Rampage. Even with silver paint that doesn't work well on gold parts, she still looks good in the gold/teal color combination.
     

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    Rampage should be here soon... Now we just need a Silverbolt to complete the set.
     
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    I just got my email from FunPub saying that.... my Transmutate has shipped. My Transmutate. That I have in hand. And posted a picture of.

    *cough* I'm so glad FunPub's email system is so speedy and accurate!