SG Sideswipe & Whisper In-hand Images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ratchet2007, Jul 27, 2023.

  1. Rakzo

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    Eh, considering what has already been teased on a boxart (and the people behind didn't exactly deny it), is better to accept what's happening.
     
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    You know what’s sad? Armada Wheeljack was the standard size for a Deluxe and he came with a Mini-Con and he was cheaper than a regular modern Deluxe.

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  4. Rakzo

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    It was also a brick so you lose some, you win some.
     
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    This. Armada Wheeljack had no waist articulation, legs that could only move forward and back, debatable and hypothetical knee articulation ("Wheeljack has knees?" - Aaron Archer), and only one wrist swivel instead of two.

    But sure, he's big for his price point and has a gimmick and a mini-con....
     
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    SG Sideswipe with Mini-Con Whisper mold in the future.
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    Armada Wheeljack with Mini-Con Wind Sheer.
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    ML Rampage with Micron Hawk.
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    Armada Wheeljack from Autobot past.
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    Armada Wheeljack. Just more accurate.
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    And unreleased Universe (2003) Drench.
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    Hopefully the design team can convince upper management to loosen the purse strings enough that we can a new mold or major retool for a Le Mans race car mold. I'm not keen shoehorning Drench and Backstreet and similar into a dedicated new/major retool mold, but that's likelier a better outcome than just reheading/minor retooling an existing mold that's not really appropriate. Or not getting them at all.
     
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    Oh god.... anything but that....



    Can.. can we just please let the idea of a new Armada Blurr been simply a mere redeco/remold of Legacy Pointblank die already!???

    While that sounds like it can work on paper, the problem I had with that is the whole alt mode rear half forms a trenchcoat/wing in robot mode was such a signature design element of Armada Blurr/Micron Legend Silverbolt, that a new mainline toy of the design just won't look the same without it, for the worst.

    I get that the whole trenchcoat kibble thing is not for everyone (And I would be kinda ok with some slight deviations like shrinking them down to become little pair of wings that fold out for flight mode and point down by his sides in robot mode), but it's such a distinct design element of the character and it should still be present in some way. Design-wise, the only thing both Armada Blurr and Pointblank even remotely have in common is they had somewhat similar-looking shoulders and alt mode front half. Just because they have somewhat similar-looking design elements, doesn't mean they would make for good remolds of each other. There would be so much heavy retooling and remolding to make both characters works with the same mold, by that point they might as well be better off developing a new mold from the ground up ala Legacy Cybertron Override.

    Not to mention, now that most of the UT updates in Legacy that we've gotten are brand new molds like Armada Prime, Megs, and Cybertron Override and Metroplex (Which are all great new takes), having a half-assed Blurr/Silverbolt made from an already ill-fitting terrible mold of Pointblank would just be a huge slap in the face in comparison.

    If this is the same toyline where even "one-episode-wonders" nobodies like G1 Devcon or filler characters like BW Scorponok can get more effort put into them, then I had no idea what kind of stuff they're smoking if HasTak proceeds to made Armada Blurr out of Legacy Pointblank that not only won't satisfy any Armada/Unicron Trilogy fans who wanted the most anime-accurate figure representations of the entire Armda/ML cast, but also didn't entice anyone else since it would be a terrible ill-fitting remold of an already half-assed Pointblank figure.
     
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    Agreed. I'll take modern articulation and design over larger size and gimmicks.
     
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    Why do you think we'd be getting backstreet out of this, don't think anyone's mentioned it? Plus the people wanting Drench are talking about the canceled universe repaint as a option(who would have been a armada wheeljack repaint to begin with), not the G2 character
     
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    Now realizing that they gave him a new Armada Wheeljack flavor head
    An unexpected yet very welcome choice
     
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    I checked the cartoon and, to my knowledge, he has the blue stripes for the majority of the episodes he's in. The only episodes where they aren't present are in Past, Past II, and a few times when he's in the background.
     
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    Show me the crime Armada Blurr committed to be sentenced to a Pointblank remold, no bot deserves that treatment.
     
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    Pointblank was fine, you guys are just mean.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I think most people have missed this, it can still do the minicon gimmick. I’m guessing this is intentional due to how the handles are sculpted DF5BF3A3-A58B-467E-A681-57943E92A44F.jpeg
     
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    I just want Whisper.
    I care not for the bulks.
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    All of the NO.
     
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    How so? Literally the only difference between Kingdom (my mistake) Sideswipe and this in G1 colours would be the head, the chest (which wouldn’t even really work for a G1 version with the huge slashed ‘bot symbol) and the weapons, none of which would make it sufficiently different to bother with.
     
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