PulseCon announced for Fall 2021

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

  1. Gee Won 1984

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    Let me put it this way. As a kid growing up in the 80's Hauler was his own thing for a while, and there was no Grapple. When Grapple came out he was different looking, so it is not the same except for the color. Hauler is his own special version to me because of a year of my childhood he always was, because G1 Season 1 was all there was for a while. Those who didn't experience that in 1984 would not understand and are just trolling me for something they do not understand, because they don't want to understand.
     
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  2. Rodimus Prime

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    I literally grew up with G1 and never heard of Hauler until a few years ago when the green repaint was announced.
     
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    Prime shouldn't be anywhere in there at all is what I'm saying.
     
  4. Gee Won 1984

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    Hauler was in the very first MTMTE episode as a pilot episode aired on Saturday mornings, so it was a while before even the rest of season one was aired. I loved the new show and soaked up all the details as a kid more than most would at the time. It would be hard to miss I would think since they say his name in the cartoon. Also I was 10, you may have been younger and didn't notice those things.
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I was 7 when this came out and like you I had no idea there was a green guy until a few years back too
     
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    Also, I can't seem to figure out of Gamestop will also carry the other exclusives.
     
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    GameStop is very annoying with that stuff. Has been as far as I remember. Individual stores don’t know much about figures, it’s the higher ups that so all of that. Might have to figure out a way to reach main office and ask them.
     
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    He exists for literally one scene and one line of dialogue in MTMTE: PT1, where he's just an early-bird cameo of Grapple. The Constructicon colour scheme comes from a different episode, in season 2's "The Secret of Omega Supreme", that depicted the main six Constructicons for a scene set on Cybertron, but also another 1-2 generics also in Constructicon colors. Takara's e-Hobby Hauler toy merged both of those disparate appearances into a single character.
     
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  9. Gee Won 1984

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    there was no green guy, Hauler was orange. EHobby made a green Grapple later and called it Hauler because it was easier than making a new mold.

    The cab and Transformation of Bulkhead reminds me a lot of Hauler in my head canon so I would like to use it for a diarama of the Original Transformers Pilot episode.
     
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    While you are at it, can you see if there is anything about Pudgy Pig?
     
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    grindcore138 桐生会は不滅なり!

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    I know how you feel, man, the way Hauler pulled Hound out of that hole in that one scene before he disappeared never to be seen again made a huge impact on my life. That's the scene that really made me a Transformers fan, not only that but if it weren't for that one scene he appeared in I think my life would've gone in a drastically different direction.
    Whenever I'm feeling down I think to myself "what would Hauler do?" and the answer is always "he'd pull Hound out of that ravine and then never appear again" and it brings me great comfort and gives me the strength to carry on.
    I don't think many people realise how essential Hauler was to MTMTE part 1 either. It was a pivotal moment in the history of Transformers, the moment that would make or break the brand's popularity. Whether they realise it or not, Hauler pulling Hound out of a hole is the moment that assured the Transformers brand would be able to endure for another 40 years.
     
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    Nah I was saying if you wanted you’d have to lol. Sorry bout that.
     
  13. Gee Won 1984

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    Now do the Unicron Trilogy, lol. :p 
     
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    Yeah, because everyone asking for core class Signal Lancer is 100% serious
     
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    Hauler was a hero, i just couldn't see it
     
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    It's hard to contact head office though.
     
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    SecretWyvern Tax fraud is the right of all sentient beings

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    If people can beg for Devcon, G1 or Bay, and be taken seriously, I should be able to get my stop light lad
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure Hasbro execs see it that way, but if you read the original comics, while gun-heavy, it wasn't exactly jingoistic. Also, the line was popular outside the US. Lots of non-American fans. International variants are highly sought after. Funskool of India was selling new figures of the original molds just a few years ago.
     
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    I’m being serious when I say I want a signal lancer.
     
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  20. JazzAlert13

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    Exactly.