Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lazerwave, Dec 16, 2022.
Looks good to me. It’s worth buying even if you already own the original.
I didn't say that the 2022 movie-color Hot Rod and Starscream are toy-accurate, I said they don't bother me because Hot Rod and Starscream were recently reissued in their original colors- like 2018 or 2019. Hound hasn't been reissued since 2004, and even that reissue can go for over $100.
Wish they would fix his face. He has had such soft face details since the book reissues I always have an original on my shelf, wear or not. One of my favorite diaclone faces.
gotcha, I misread or misunderstood then. For people who have been waiting for a full-on G1 Hound reissue I can understand the disappointment, but I don’t feel the aftermarket prices are that excessive that you can’t find a good deal. I’ve seen Book Collection Megatron and Optimus go for $100 each, despite BIN auctions for 200-300 plus. The fact is it’s still possible to get that original reissue or even an original Hound, while what we’re getting this time is something new and exciting we’ve never seen before.
As my name implies, Hound is one of my favorites. This thing will be mines as soon as it hits the market. I hope they reissue all the Season 1 and Season 2 toys - need all of them!
Btw - it looks like it will be all plastic without any die cast from the pics. Anyone see the same?
It has all the usual diecast
This has been a thing since the early 2000’s. I remember I was psyched to get the Takara bookreissue Starscream in anime-accurate colors late 2003. Sure it got a proper reissue before that, but years later we got the first (and only) G1 Omega Supreme reissue with a faceplate. There is no reason to want to keep G1 toys confined to their 80’s colorschemes, especially since even today there is still a market for toon-accurate versions.
Besides, this is HasTak; don’t expect them to always be consistent, or, in this case, in line with your particular desires. And honestly, unlike plenty of other ‘84 bots, a reissue exists (and could have been had for a good price throughout the years). Who knows, they’ll do Sunstreaker next and forego a proper G1 toy reissue altogether.
Huh, what’s wrong with the face? I thought it was improved over the original? As far as I can recall the only culprit in this aspect was Jazz.
I'll take it! Now we just need Sunstreaker to complete the scene.
More the opposite way around. Most of the TF decos were just direct carry-overs from Diaclone.
Honestly it's a strange line in the sand. While yes, there's appeal to have the G1 toys As They Were, you have to wonder where it becomes untouchable. What if instead of stickers they did all the exact same details as paint apps? Would that be too much? What about how latter reissues would paint the eyes different colors than the vintage toys? Is that too far?
As for the face comment, the 2004 reissue had slightly different sculpts on a few spots. Seibertron's gallery pointed this out.
Damn you Hasbro!!
You figured out a way to get me to buy more G1 figures.
While I do somewhat agree with the sentiment that the originals should maintain a certain level of integrity (whatever that may be) the discussion on what should and what should not be changed is not governed by principle. I mean, ultimately the hard line in the sand is determined by demand. For the rest I think it’s safe to assume Hasbro has some notion of ‘ground not be treaded’, because it could dilute the strenght of the brand identity.
Judging from this comparison I would say the TF/C reissue looks better, but not 'improved' (obviously because tastes).
Yes, but in my hypothetical 1984 the designers at Hasbro decided to line up with what Dery and co were designing for the toon, and changed the colours to match their work. I’m aware of the history of the toys, but they still could have made this change way back then if they’d coordinated and wanted to
That 2004 re-issue looks like they fixed some inaccuracies in the mold to make it more of what it had been intended to be.
I would love, just from a behind-the-scenes kind of way, to know how all this went down. Would they have an old injection-molding tool from the original days? Would they be able to repair that? Did they make a new tool from a casting which was tweaked?
My only thought on this, though, is that it will be the packaging that matters. I have to figure that for every collector who wants one of these to take out and handle and pose, there will be just as many who will display it entirely in the box.
Do we know this is the final finished product?
They moved the Autobot isignia to be toon accurate. Yes, I was looking for it at the original position.
I never thought I'd own a G1 Hound. This thing gets made I'll be down for one.
I think I\'ll get one and paint him up as Detritus...but junkier looking.
Do you all think that this is a good sign that Hasbro will start reiussuing a lot more of the original toys? I hope they do - they would sell so fast!
Historically they really haven’t
I never understood just because the mold is lost they can't just remake it? Looks like they already have for some.
It isn't like the parts count would be a lot more than some of the modern figures ... WheelJack would definitely sell, as would Sunstreaker, Mirage, and the Dinobots.
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