Newage H58 Balin (Huffer)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by magicube, Mar 11, 2023.

  1. Chrischzz

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    His hands need to be swapped for transformation?
     
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    Huffer’s chest isn’t as clean as the initial renders, which is a shame, but he still looks good and Pipes looks great
     
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    General Galvatron endgaming himself at the end of Superlink because I didn't want to go through the effort post the ballin' song (or a siivagunner remix).
     
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    May I speculate for a moment? I don't recall seeing as many accessories/hands with the recent minibots that were forced into two packs, so this may be a single release.

    But at the same time, the photos of Pipes doesn't show any extras, so I may have shot down my own guess. If this ends up being a forced two-pack like the other recent releases, a Huffer/Pipes combo is the only way I'd be on board. Otherwise I'll be asking to buy just Pipes from someone
     
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    Curious to know why they split the cab up on Huffer and not pipes? :confused: 
     
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    Because the sides of the cab don’t change during Pipes’ transformation while the cab/backpack changes a lot - side windows disapearing, for example - during Huffer’s transformation. Toon accuracy brings quite different challenges for Season 1 and season 3 mini vehicles. Though it didn’t matter at all for Outback or Tailgate. Go figure.
     
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    Sure, but I meant specifically why they couldn't just have huffers cab like pipes in one peice. I can't really see why it would have been a problem doing it that way, but hey, I guess all will be clear when they're in hand.
     
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    No EX versions for mini bots. Means I'm out for a long while:

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    Probably cuz of this ..

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    Finally a strong man is here!

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    Nah, they fold down behind the cab on both.

    I'm so happy they went with red eyes for pipes and not the blue eyes on the render
     
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    Nope, nothing to see on Huffer's arms that they do. Really looks like hand swapping.
     
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    yeah hands definitely swap. absolutely don’t care about that being partsforming at this scale, it was probably either that or massive covers for his hands hanging off his back.
     
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    I would assume that he can transform without swapping them but it leaves him with bad visible hand syndrome.
     
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    I'm surprised that Pipes doesn't have swappable hands where Huffer does. I can only assume that the lack of product shots indicates that Pipes has no accessories, although since him and Huffer are almost certainly releasing as a 2-pack, you could give him one of Huffer's two guns.
     
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    Just over 1 year later and an actual reveal. please start shipping. He's the last Huffer I need for my collection. Well unless Blokee releases one of him too. Sigh....
     
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    Ok, YES, I am excited for this, as i was for Seaspray and Wheeljack too, but... where is Slag and Snarl???
     
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    Yeah, he can transfowm with his regular hands as the top of his stacks (stack pattern is on the back of his hands). You can see them in the first truck mode pic. Looks like they give more dedicated/toy-style stack-hands if you want them, but you don't need to swap.
     
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    He comes with four sets of hands.

    Fists that are just fists (no stacks on the back)
    Open hands with wrist articulation
    Fists that are stacks on the back of the hand
    Stacks

    So it comes down to what you prefer.
    Going to just display it in robot mode in some dynamic pose? Non-stack hands
    Going to be switching him back and forth between bot and truck regularly? Hands with stack-backs
    Going to have him in truck mode most of the time, or want that toy aesthetic? Stacks
     
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