PulseCon announced for Fall 2021

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Galaxius84, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. No Name

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    and Mattel is currently promoting MOTU to the tune of 3 separate lines. Including one that is faithful to the original line but more articulated. Maybe Classified is successful because it's the first time they've done an ARAH accurate line in forever. The movie bombed, but it was terrible and nothing like the original comics, toy line, or cartoons. I had Mondo Gecko as a kid, don't hate me. I think such a TF line as you suggested could be supported, but I've been pretty happy with WFC recently, other than the hollow limbs.
     
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    About the cheapest I see TFC Ares right now is $300. Wow, TFC Poseidon ranges from $500 to $620.
     
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    Poseidon is holding his value so far because he remains the only 3P Piranacon.

    That may change if anyone else does one, especially if it's MP scale/style.
     
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    For me, the most important questions will be 'Is the combined mode stable?' and 'Does it look good?'. Legacy Menasor's apparent design makes sense to me.

    My preferred approach to the other combiners -
    For Superion - Leader Silverbolt, and Voyager limb-Bots (to rival the Decepticon Seekers).

    For Bruticus - Leader Onslaught and Blast Off (part of the shuttle mode becomes Bruticus's chest and the rest a Voyage sized limb (someone mentioned this idea elsewhere, and to be honest, that's how I first thought the original G1 toy worked when I was a kid) and 3 Voyager limb-bots (I'd upgrade Swindle to a similar, though slightly larger type of military vehicle).

    For Defensor - (the trickiest) - Leader Hot Spot, Voyager Blades, possibly a Voyager Red Alert that could be based on something like a largish ambulance.
    BUT, I would personally consider giving him a Leader class version of something like this -
    upload_2021-10-24_11-9-36.png , that would help balance out the smaller sizes of Streetwise and Groove. Incidentally, my version of Defensor would be more like Devastator than the normal torso-bot plus 4 limb-bot combiners. And being me, I might give the Protectobots an extra member or two. Maybe reduce the size of Groove to Core class as well. It won't be cartoon accurate, but it makes more sense than trying to use a Voyager sized bike as a limb.
     

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    They do increase the risk every year. They tested BW during T30 with 3 figures, had that Tankor figure from BM and Introduced Skybite. As for the Unicron Trilogy they did Prime from Magnus during this last line as well as the Houd repaint. Sorry if I'm not familiar enough with the characters.
    Hasbro just doesn't know well enough if certain lines will hold.
    They do their research but can only go so far. Releasing Prime figures is a huge gamble for them. Bulkhead will be a pre-tool of whatever they are going to release. Be it a Wreckgar or a Hound from the movie verse.the parts forming shield gives endless options.
    As for Arcee again this mold can be reused into oblivion for characters like IDW Chromia and recolor/ retooled for others.
     
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    He's $560 for preorder on BBTS. Is every limb MP scale?
     
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    I think keeping to G1 esthetics as well as scale is impossible. Copters and bikes just don't scale with ambulances and police cars. If you take away any of those you lose the original esthetic that makes defensor.
    Brutus has the same issue with Vortex and Blastoff. But also the scale difference between Swindle and Brawl. After all a tank and jeep don't have the same size and mass.
    You can go a long way with.increasing the size of the center robot into a Commander class. For instance Onslaught giving him the treatment they are giving Motormaster would do a lot. And Onslaught is probably more popular as well.
    The only team that could possibly work is the aerialbots. Since a passenger plane is a lot bigger than 4 fighter jets. And if they can do something else for the mass on Silverbolt to increase it who knows.
     
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    Welp, I had a crack at estimating the sizes of the deluxes, same as I did with Bulkhead, and I got this result:

    legacy deluxes - -size estimate.jpg

    If I had to guess, Drag Strip looks to be about the height of RTS Jazz, while Kickback and Skids are around the height of WFC Sideswipe, and Arcee is somewhat smaller.

    Oh and I done did a revised estimate for Bulkhead, based on the livestream.

    revised bulkhead size estimate.jpg
    I reckon he's between the two Astrotrains. Or if you've got Siege Spinister or GS Rotorstorm, I reckon he'll come up to about the top of their rotor blades.

    Usual disclaimer: I was eyeballing it while half asleep, please do check my work to make sure I'm not tripping balls etc etc. :p 

    Nova Prime. His leg transformation is basically identical to that G2 Prime.
     
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    Great idea for a live-action Defensor! However, that will not happen and it will stay close to the sunbow animation models for the Protectobots and their combined form, Defensor when they're finally announced. Out-of scale motorcycles, cars, and helicopters aren't new to CHUG, so expect some unrealistic vehicle scales as vehicular scales were almost never a priority for the toy's designs.
     
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    Wow. I think I'm in it for Kickback and Skids so far. If things work out my way, I'd still try my hand at nabbing Dragstrip and Bulkhead. That G2 Optimus Prime is hot lusciousness but I'll wait to see more of him before I start evacuating my wallet.
     
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    Speaking of new combiners, I hope we get a nice and humongous Rail Racer.
     
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    Let me dream, please..... :) 
     
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    It's Beast Hunter Optimus. He's a pretool of another Prime figure. :lol 
     
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    ...and of course, in a nice bit of cross-promotion with the Insane Clown Posse, fans of the style will now be known as "CHUGGALOs!"
     
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    Sunbow Menasor sucks
     
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    I am hoping that it is a combination of toy and cartoon, with the shoulder blades and knees being part of the torso, and so you can still have the other bots being the actual limbs, while having better articulation and stability.
     
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    Toy/OX/IDW Menasor's superior.

    Big Motormaster inferior.
     
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    Here's the thing about Menasor: I've already given up hope for Menasor being good a long time ago. I don't care what happens with this new Menasor because I was never gonna buy it anyway, and I hope whoever actually does like Menasor enjoys this new combiner. What I'm concerned about is the faux combining and lack of scramble city continuing past Menasor. I'll be completely honest, there's really only ever been one combiner I actually care about, and that combiner is impossible without scramble city
     
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    You know, the Blaster Situation makes total sense. They can't announce him if he's part of the end of Kingdom, or they'd have to announce the other figures!
     
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    Personally I really despise g1 menasor’s design, and I think it should be generations menasor’s design. Rather than slapping cars on the limbs, I think it’s better for the cars to actually transform into limbs
     
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