SS Jolt, Bumblebee, Sweep packaging

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Minernick, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. Snakeguy

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    Since we have sweeps now, I wonder if we'll get the Armada, maybe just nameslap it to a G1-toy repaint of cyclonus?
     
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    I would venture to say if there was a different color in the chest center patch there along with the switched hands it probably would have been a little better received.

    Of course.. it could also be said that said Sweep could serve as a Scourge for those who were not able to get one to begin with.
     
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  3. SPLIT LIP

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    Pretty sure he's just joking around.

    Which sucks 'cuz I sure would love a modern RID Scourge figure.
     
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    Is there any way I can just buy the Sweep's left hand so I can put it on my Scourge?
     
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    Funny you mention that since I've been collecting various Scourges to be Sweeps behind SS Scourge including that guy. I know the fiction says they're exact duplicates but visually I just prefer to have the Sweeps be varied. That and it's easier to assign different personalities to them all. I'll probably pick up one Sweep just to have him and repaint him.
     
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    I skipped on Scourge but i'm glad I did because this Sweep looks much better.
     
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    There was no blue text so I just assumed he was being serious.
     
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    Yeah, and I think that's partially who this release is for since Scourge seems kinda hard to get now. Like, it's a decent release, I'm not going to pretend I won't buy one (I might buy two for a 3-squad), but it's not ridiculous to be disappointed about it just being Scourge with flipped hands, even if it's accurate to the Movie. If you're gonna just flip the hands, why not just...re-release Scourge, box and hands and all? Like, if you're gonna go to the trouble of producing new package art and renaming the figure and flipping the hands, people are probably gonna expect a bit more, especially when previous releases specifically designated as a Sweep have had some changes to differentiate them from Scourge. That's just how it works.
     
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    Cool. Absolutely no reason to buy the sweep then. That is unless I want one to replace my scourge with a broken thumb I super glued back on, but I'd rather have the original hand placement for that.

    I love Scourge, and the sweeps are a fun idea, but I see no reason personally to army build them if they're completely indistinguishable from their boss (I get that's what it's historically been, and that's fine, just not for me).

    Also, now that we know they have closed fist options for both hands... Can we get a Devcon with two closed hands now?
     
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    This proves that people will complain about everything. In the cartoon the Sweeps were LITERALLY IDENTICAL to Scourge, and people are still complaining that there's not enough differences between the figures. I'm glad they're the same cause I never found Scourge in my area and now I have a second chance at him.
     
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    Can’t wait for clearer pics of Jolt, and I’ve always really liked that render of Bee so I’m glad they’re using it! The Buzzworthy release of SS-74 had a render of 07 Bee on the box instead, so I’m glad they fixed it for this release.
     
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    Is this a new BB design? Do we have a review yet of this figure?
     
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    There is something to be said for a little bit of a small of visual cue for the "troops" vs the "commander." One little patch of a different shade of color in one place would be quite sufficent. I'm not going to sit here and say the whole thing should have been a different shade of purple or anything of that nature because yes, that would be too far. But it's not unreasonable or an attack on the corporation to ask for something like a little different shade of blue behind the Decepticon emblem on that indent in the chest. It would have been just the right accent, and not too much to paint.

    On that note.. I'm also reasonably certain Toyhax will do something along that line anyway.
     
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    This is a mainline release for the Buzzworthy ROTF Bumblebee that was released at the start of this year. It’s a retool of SS-49 with new Camaro parts, feet that tab in properly, and a mini figure of Sam.
     
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    How many of those other sweeps were in a line aiming for animation accuracy above all else?

    The visual cue is that the hands are different
     
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    I'll still buy two since I have two Scourges. May even buy three so I can remember which ones are sweeps.