SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2017 - Collector Preview Breakfast

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Bob Schoonover

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    Yeah, but they haven't had their panel yet.
     
  2. NemiMonkey

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    I can't speak for anyone else, but I always screw the names up just in general. Partially because I grew up during G2 and Dreadwing was what I knew and then back tracked to the G1 characters. Although it is sad because I did look up who was who and still managed to screw things up. :lol 
     
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    It looks like HotRod's legs become Rodimus primes shoulders, cant wait to see that transformation.
     
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    Is it just me, or does that Rodimus look like a misfire? I hope they do some serious retooling before release.
     
  5. 2Sixshot

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    Anyone else hope they bring back micromasters in this lineĀ 
     
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    My only gripe is Rodimus\' shoulders.
     
  7. Smitty.1981

    Smitty.1981 I HAVE THE POWER!

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    They're not titan masters. This of this line as power masters and pretenders, but this time the power masters don't do anything outside of your imagination. The pretenders are the small ones like Skullgrin or the big mega pretenders like Rodimus Prime.
     
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    Yes, but these power masters use the same exact design as titan masters, including the connector peg/head.
     
  9. Smitty.1981

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    Yeah but they ae not heads, they are power sources. They have the same engineering as Titan Masters because it's easier for the R&D team at Hasbro and it will allow for cross compatibility with the TR toys. So that first Prime Master that a kid gets will have a play environment with the other toys.

    If you were in to TR for any amount of money, once you drop $5 on PotP you've got a lot to do with your new toy. It's a really good idea too with CW you had to spent over $100 before you could experience the full potential of they play pattern, with TR that cost was down to about $20, now it's down to $5 if you have any TR stuff already.
     
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    Which is what makes these lines so awesome. Really the only way you get no added play value is if you have two Legends figures.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like he cant move his shoulders outwards except at the mini robot hips, so I don't think there's a way for him to 'splay' his arms out when out in front. Not a dealbreaker for everyone, I know, but would be for me on any other character. Doubly irritating, cause there's SO much the figure does right! Hopefully a 3p (perfect effect?) will do some magic (and some less ungainly solution for the backpack).

    I don't like the mold for Starscream myself, BUT would really like to see it as a conehead - my view of them is as clunkier seekers than ss/tcracker/skywarp so I could like the mold on them quite a bit I think.
     
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    I'm not sure the cone heads would work on this mold with their wings and the combiner mode.
     
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    Hasbro doesn't have to reveal anything yet- we figured out the gimmick on our own, and quite frankly, we have plenty of time before these figures are released. Criticizing them for not showing the combiner feature yet is like criticizing them for not showing figures from wave 3-4 yet. They're not ready.
     
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    They could have show the combining gimmick by using CW toys, to promote the cross compatibility. The same for how Prime Master and Titan Master are interchangeable. They could have but they what to save something for Hascon, and I don't blame them for that. If you really thing about it Hascon is the right place to show off how CW, TR and PotP will all interact. SDCC and Toyfair are for showing off the new flashy stuff. Hascon is meant to be a fan event. Yeah we figured it out but it's going to be cool to see Hasbro showing off PotP Screamer with the combaticons as his limbs and Firedrive in Rodimus Prime and TP Optimus Prime with a matrix head.
     
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    I get that the intent of the gimmick is different, but I was referring to them as titan masters because these power masters (or whatever hasbro is calling them) are nigh identical to them and I had no idea what else to call them
     
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    They're called Prime Masters, they shear a design with Titan Masters. They gave different powers to the deluxe, voyager and leader class toys, but hove no real world function other than filling a space. The general concept is similar to Power Masters, smaller robots giving power to bigger robots. They are caller Prime Masters, not Primal Masters.
     
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    I feel like tom hanks.... What is fun about playing with a Prime Master? It's not a head it's not a gun, it's not even an engine (like G1?), it's a .... a cube of robot guts? I guess you could reenact blur in season 3 of TFA....

    If they actually DID something, like light up with different colors and make the containing robots light piping change colors... THAT would be cool, or maybe changed which sound bites get said when you press a button.? Or WHAT IF THEY were like cyber planet keys and enabled some feature.

    But just a cube? Representing some diety. I just can't see the fun in that.
     
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    It's for the kids who have [​IMG]
     
  19. gabumon

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    well my kids might be able to have a few minutes of fun with a CyberRock , but nowadays Hasbro is competing with mobile phone games/apps, and free-from/"imagine your next religion" play patterns aren't likely to win them over.
     
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  20. AutobotAvalanche

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    Are Headmasters really that much more exciting? It's not like they do anything either. You fold them in half and they sit on the figure. Hell, I'd say these POTP ones are better because they aren't essential for the figure.