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Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by catz, Aug 22, 2021.

  1. Optimalprimal

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    Paddles and Slash are instant buys. Paddle should be given the function of aquatic warrior to follow in line with Snarl and Sludge's functions, desert and jungle warrior respectively.
    Slash should be deluxe size in robot mode and function as either her original tracker function or as the team medic/scientist imo. (Jurassic Park has left me with a bias towards raptors being "clever girls"). Plus deinonychus, the actual dinosaur that JP Velociraptors are based on are about 2/3 the height and about half the length of triceratops. So she probably translates to getting near Swoop's height despite there being little correlation in Dinobot sizes and actual dinosaurs.
     
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  2. ArkinDotWav

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    Velociraptors were small, Microraptors even more so, but Utahraptors and especially Dakotaraptors were pretty big. So a deluxe Slash wouldn't be that off, especially for the Dinobots.

    I think she'd be great in deluxe class. She's the only superfluous Dinobot I'm actually interested in, and her being a deluxe would give her an actually good figure (I have the Cindersaur version of the mold, hate it and plan on selling it), and keep her as the smallest of the Dinobots.
     
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    I think Hasbro will intentionally drag their feet on the Dinos. Would be happy to be wrong but I think they want to string the G1 collectors like me for another 3-4 years at least.

    Sludge is the only one we have had heard is coming out next year. Swoop is Voyager class and a lot of those slots are taken in both lines.
     
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  4. Kaynowa

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    If theh wanted to do that they'd just remake them again. "This batch has forearm panels, $60 please."
     
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    They could but I think a lot fans like me will pass after they got all 5.

    so why rush? The 84-86 cast won’t be completed before 2024. They can afford to pace it out.
     
  6. Optimalprimal

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    Forearm panels?! Take all of my money!!

    Sadly more of us would bite than we care to admit. After spending $230+ to get all 5 Dinobots in the right size and shape, I'm man enough to admit they could probably get me for another $70 for Paddles and Slash, and yet another $250+ for the toy versions with swords.
     
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    Oh they could finish off the entire 84-85 G1 lineup this year if they wanted to. But now they hooked us with Grimlock and Slag they can take their sweet time. That goes for the Insecticons, the remaining mini Autobots, the Triplechangers and the new version of the Combiners.
     
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  8. orangeitis

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    I dunno, I kinda like the idea of a G1 twin-headed Dinobot named Strafe. I could headcanon him as G1 Technobot Strafe, leaving his siblings' team and joining his dad's team.
     
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    Dinobots that turn into:

    Ankylosaurus
    Pachycephalosaurus
    Parasaurolophus

    would make me very happy
     
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    Those three have always been my top choices for new Dinobots. I'd love to get them
     
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    We did get an ankylosaurus in that one Wal-Mart exclusive Dinobots line back durin Armada that used BW & BWN molds. He was named Slapper. I'd take a G1 robotic dino version of the character.
     
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    Like these but with actual robot modes of their own.
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    It never fails to amuse me that Hasbro went, "Wait, Slag means what in Britland?! Oh god, change it quick so we don't upset Little Timmy's mum!"

    And THEN, when they had the opportunity to name a new Dinobot, they called it Slapper.

    For those initiated in the ways of the Britlish, that's really funny. :p 
     
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    I would like too see a G1-esque scorn, always thought he'd happen afterr slash got in potp
     
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    Hey, don't forget BM Dinotron! He turns into a Pachycephalosaurus. Easy repaint/retool of Dinobot, too if Hasbro wants another crack at monetizing the Dinobot mold.
    Edit: He'd also be an easy update for a G1 bot. If they did Slash, they could repaint/retool her into Dinotron. Basically, just glue a little dome on and you got him!
     
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    G1 Dinobots not Beast Era Dinobots
     
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  17. Optimalprimal

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    Totally get that. I meant he'd be easy to reintroduce as a G1 Dinobot or as a BW character. Sorry that wasn't clear. Reading it back over, I confused myself! :) 
     
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    I'd be up for Slash, Strafe, and Scorn in some capacity.
     
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    Would anyone be down for a Voyager Grimstone that's Combiner Wars compatible as a torso?
     
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  20. Optimalprimal

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    Great idea but its just not for me. I didn't really enjoy the POTP Dinobots in concept or execution, but I think Grimstone is worth a look as a lot of other folks did.
     
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