Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Knightsword, Jun 26, 2019.
Because he’s not supposed to be
Looks like it. I think the front and rear of the train may be add-ons like Shockwave. This is going to be interesting.
There is still a lot of room in Wave 5 for deluxes, etc unless we get re-shipped from the other waves. Come on Wheeljack!
Crosshairs looks like the lovechild of Optimus and Ironhide and is probably a pass for me .
Spinster and Apeface are unexpected and look great .
I\'m happy with the Astrotrain i have so while he looks nice , i will probably miss out on him too
This is sorta my idea as well for the modes. After Earth, some just like those molds and stick with them.
What if earth trains were inspired by Astrotrain?
Astrotrain - I was happy with both Legends and TR Astrotrain. However, because I gave Legends Astrotrain's faceplace to TR Astrotrain, and Legends Astrotrain's 'body' to the Ghost Starscream Titanmaster (fans of the original TF movie may find that poetic), my 'Astroforce' is lacking a member with a yellow forehead. This guy will do. Oh, and that old school train mode? I hadn't realised how much I wanted that.
Crosshairs - Well. I did want a Crosshairs update, and this mold works pretty well for him, though I still wish he had blue arms. Something else is bothering me. Oh yeah, I'm still waiting for Siege Ratchet!
Apeface - I'm glad he's still a Headmaster. Now we need Snapdragon as well. I just hope he's not undersized compared to is TR counterparts.
Spinister - Out of the four reveals, characterwise, this is my favourite. I've wanted an update of this guy for ages, and as a Scavenger, he made it to the higher ranks of my wish list. And those legs are classic. I guess that leaves us Crankcase, Nickel and Fulcrum (a guy with a bomb alt-mode counts as a Weaponiser, right,
Four reveals, and every single one is a must-have for my collection. And I'm still waiting for them to release Greenlight in the UK.
Sorry I couldn’t find a reference to this...
But I’m guessing that poll from a month or so ago almost guarantees that we’ll be getting Needlenose? I mean it looked like he was winning before Spinister was even announced.
If you remember Titans Voyager Prime, Astrotrain has a very similar (if not identical) transformation. The nose of the jet folds into his legs, and the back side of that is the black train boiler/light (circled in red).
The bluish cowcatcher portion of the train looks like it may detach, split in two, and hook to the underside of his wings (circled in blue).
I'm not going as far as saying he's a retooled Titans Voyager Prime...but he absolutely borrows heavily from the engineering. Replace the truck cab/robot arms with the rear of the shuttle/robot arms, and the wings fold up and around that to hide it in train mode.
But he has...four...accessories? So presumably those help beef up the space choo choo while tucking away in shuttle mode and forming a cannon in robot mode.
That's what I've also been wondering. Looks weird
Dunno about anyone else but as soon as I get Apeface I'm going to swap the little headmaster for either the single release TR version or the Japanese version. Something about pretending Apeface is this tiny ass dude like Minimus Ambus just appeals to me in such an odd way.
I think even that is pushing it though because the feet have to do very different things to make it work.
Let me put it this way, he may be borrowing some engineering but it's akin to how all the Combiner Wars limbs (that weren't direct repaints) had various-yet-similar methods of collapsing the legs down for vehicle mode - that was then applied to many of the Titans Return vehicles. There maybe some echoes but Astrotrain is definitely his own mold and engineering in similar fashion.
I think the general consensus is that one cockpit is in front while the second folds up upside down underneath.
Pretty sure it’s a leader more because of the part count, that’s the reason all three modes look great instead of a good robot, a decent shuttle, and a piss poor train.
Frozenfish I believe you are correct, good eye!
And it's awesome, so while some TFs have faux cockpits/hoods Spinister here has two. Oh and I do not care about the rear view implications.
This is my new most anticipated figure!
Damn, I wanted Spinister IDW sized, voyager at least.
And chugs are not my target but that Apeface is so sexy...
I'll wait for a MPish Astrtrotrain, I kind of like this though.
But don't care about Crosshairs at all.
Apeface looks to be a VERY heavy retool of TR Octane. Pretty cool how they changed it up.
Love Crosshairs, don't mind the Ironhide mold there at all but I am disappointed that he is missing his Targetmaster. Reusing the same gum is lazy.
Some people just want to watch the world burn...LOL!
If he had his targetmaster then he wouldn’t be sold at the deluxe price
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