SDCC 2018: Thursday panels

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by AzT, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. VortexPrime

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    The thing I'm interested the most is Studio Series as they have been amazing figures until now; kind of curious about War for Cybertron stuff but I'm a little worried because PotP left a bad taste in my mouth and cybertronian vehicle modes are possible opportunities to be lazy and unoriginal, I hope it won't be the case.
     
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    Hoping for a look at Studio Series Bonecrusher. That\'d the only thing I need.
     
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    Same here. It'd be a cool way to set Monstructor and Dinoking apart since they're technically different characters despite being the same molds with the same idea of Pretender tech in the G1 toyline.
     
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    I actually hope they do a Beastwars II version of the Seacons. They had far more character. Also, the White/silver/gold deco would look mindblowing. And to boot "Tentakill who is Scylla" in Beastwars II is a female Decepticon.
    I really think we will get a redeco of the dinobots as Dinoking. Since Snarl was shown with that piece on his head, as well as Cutthroat with the other head. Which was a 1 on 1. I have little doubt it isn't down the pipeline. Also sales on the Terrorcons and Dinobots are high. They will probably stick to it. Bring them in their new War for or on Cybertron Line? is it? We see a lot of crossovers anyways, Blast-off and Wreckgar, before that there was legends Buzzsaw who was pre-released in CW. Nothing is set in stone as to being exclusive to a line. Also see the rehash of all the parts and transformation schematics in POTP.
    To me it seems like POTP is CW 2.0. while adding some odd stuff like posts for "titan masters" Yes rehashed as Primes who don't form heads but funny icons. It is a gimmick aimed at kids...I guess? But still, it is a bit redundant. If they tossed in HFG it would have been fine as well. The legends line didn't even change from Titans Return. Still, a seated vehicle turning into a robot.
    All in all, I think we will not have seen the last of combiners. Seacons, Dinoking and Raiden are still left. Honestly, it would be surprising if they didn't even think of Raiden. Since Hasbro did Leokaiser which is a more Japanese character/group than international.
     
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    Super excited for this. Would be nice if there were a livestream, otherwise my wife might think me strange for getting up at 3am to watch for Hasbro panel news...
     
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    It's the trains that are killing the possibility of Raiden, not that he's Japanese. Liokaiser was tanks and jets and aggro American stuff that could work off of retools.
     
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    I don't think trains is the issue. The 4 limbs can easily be 2 remolds of each. Like how UW superion ans meanasor have a redeco in their set.
    The biggest issue is obscurity of the characters.
    Though Leokaiser suffers from the same issue Hasbro still made it. With no big success. I find the set horrible. And it suffers greatly from mold degradation. The Skylynx reuse is no fun. And the jets as well as the brawl remolding suffer.
    And to be honest it was lazy. It was nowhere near what was done by Takara with Computron. Which at that moment was the best set released by both Takara and Hasbro.
    I feel Takara would have knocked both a Raisen and Leokaiser out of the park.
     
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    Agreed. And I usually domestic, but that UW Computron was worth every penny over what I would have paid for the CW one. Except I do prefer orange Afterburner and did buy a Scrounge separately.
     
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    I agree, Computron holds special meaning to me. My grandfather bought Scattershot for me on my birthday when I was a little boy. The others my parents got for me to complete the set. The near red Afterburner really has the cartoon colours. Same goes for the rest. As for the Hasbro set it really goes too cheap. The head for Computron sets me off, it is a straight up Superion head. As for nosecone too lazy.
    I think Hasbro actually learned. The Terrorcons look amazing. No cutting corners there. Even with Cutthroat. He is distinctly enough different from Strafe. Where as many earlier figures like Wheeljack from Sunstreaker or Deadend with Breakneck are straight up repaints with a different head.
    While sharing transformation schemes enough parts are remoulded, same goes for Snarl and Sinnertwin.
    I just hope we get more out of POTP or the next line in terms of combiners.
     
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    Yep, I had the limbs for Computron as a kid, so I was feeling pretty picky!
     
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    The deluxe Beetle BB is gonna happen. Don't worry about it.
     
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    Other than Ironhide and ROTF Starscream, I hope they reveal another Voyager. The last one just seems so uncreative.
     
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    In all honesty for studio series Here's what will probably happen.

    Wave 3

    Ironhide - official reveal
    Ratchet v2
    Beetlebee
    Blue light
    New exclusive like thundercracker possibility ?

    That leaves these as a Mabey

    Starscream v2
    Mercenary / raider
    Ksi sentry

    I honestly think that optimus v2 and Bonecrusher are the start of a 5th wave and wolnt be revealed until nycc in October
     
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    There's also Deluxes under the codenames Hornet, Red light, and Cougar.
     
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