Takara Studio Series Shadow Rider, Ratchet, Ironhide, Bumblebee, KSI Sentry & Starscream Images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by archieboy, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Rated X

    Rated X Well-Known Member

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    I have the studio series lockdown. Since it doesntbcome with a gun to begin with, I figured that would be the selling point of this repaint with a gun instead of the hook. Like the AOE figure.
     
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    Whos Huayraxx ? I read the leaked rumors but I dont remember that name coming up? What character is that?
     
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    contraction of traxx (drone from aoe named after its vehicle mode the blue stinger is representing) and huayra (stingers vehicle mode)
     
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    KSI Sentry and Ironhide look awesome. The one I'm most disappointed in is Ratchet. All previous toy versions of his DOTM color scheme had white instead of the bland-ass grey that they're going for with this release. I still don't understand....
     
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    Gotcha. Believe me im all for having an actual chevy traxx mold instead of a repaint. But I get why they wont do it. Its a soccer mom truck. What kid would want it? Besides when you watch AOE, if you blink you miss exactly what car the drones turn into.
     
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    SS-16 Bumblebee is very nice
     
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    myrrh Knell-Mown Wember

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    SS-13 War Planet
     
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    Shadow Raider is looking better and better...

    I still prefer Ratchet's first deco, although this gets points for painting his head.
     
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    Has anyone done a side by side with the SS figures with their older counter parts?  I am interested in seeing what the differences are.  From what I have seen, they are just a few touchups and new box art with that premium price.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they're just doing it to save money by not making a whole new figure. Nothing stopped them from making toys for Skids, Mudflap, Jolt, the Dreads, etc. and Traxx would definitely catch some eyes if it at least had its primary Kandy metallic crimson paintjob...
     
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    They're entirely new molds that are completely different and better from most or all of their previous versions. How is that a few touch ups with new box art and a premium price (which is only 5 dollars higher)?
     
  12. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    You'd have to assume that the designers ran out of parts budget for the bumper - there's no reason for it not to at least have the ends fold back around the hips otherwise.
     
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    Rachet and Ironhide are now on my wanted list 
     
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    Sounds awesome!  I have pro order Studio Series Ironhide on EBay last week, & I wanna get Ratchet (DOTM).
     
     
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    Maybe. But it wasnt the most exciting character. Actually the one that caught my attention was the 2 headed shockwave car. Thats the one I would love to have a toy made. I have no idea what car it turned into.
     
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    Forgive me if you're being ironic, but parts budget is very clearly the exact reason for all of those issues.
     
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    I want Studio Series Ironhide
     
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    Shadow Raider, Thundercracker, Bumblebee redecos... looks like I'll be saving some money via "movie accurate" Studio Series after all.

    Was hoping, given the suggestion, that Takara's line up would include all numbers sans additional Hasbro figures that are not even movie characters (e.g. Thundercracker taking up #19), but apparently not.
     
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    Perhaps it is a little deliberate with Ironhide. I mean we are seeing pics of SS and the MPM at the same time and that bumper is the biggest point of difference between spending an extra $150aud.

    We won’t know until people have them both in hand but I really think i could enjoy SS Ironhide version more.

    The SS and MPM lines are in a strange place where both lines are offering the same universe with accuracy and scale to fit their price points.

    MPMs are great but it is a slow and costly line whereas SS is cheap and fast flowing. Currently i have far more SS so that is probably the line i am choosing.
     
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    I wouldn't have been the one to suggest a Constructbots inspired repaint of Lockdown to release the gun head accessory with.

    A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.