TFW Transformers Prime Thundertron Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    We've got something of a treat for you now, because it is not every day we get to share a gallery of the first character in an all-new faction with you! In this gallery update we have Transformers Prime Voyager Class Thundertron, leader (and so far only official member) of the new faction of Star Seekers, introduced in the Transformers Exodus novel.

    Thundertron truly is a unique character. Design wise, he is chock full of molded details, a far cry from the typically "cleaner" design aesthetic of the Transformers Prime designs. He's also the first true beast we've had in a good long while, and to top it all off, he's an all-new character - not a homage or an obscure but existing character getting a toy for the first time. Also, he's a space-pirate robot with a peg leg. Arrrrr.

    The toy himself is an excellent design. The beast mode is convincing, with more of a techno-animal feel to it than a Beast Wars one, while the robot mode has some good poseability and excellent balance, even with the peg leg! Design wise though, while he fits in with the other Prime toys, Thundertron blurs the line enough to look good with toys from other lines as well - which is good, given that three out of the four other named Star Seekers can be repurposed from other toys, and the four look pretty decent together.

    All in all, well recommended. Thundertron is a good and fun toy, worthy of a purchase once he hits retail along with his wavemate Ultra Magnus. Open the link below to check out the gallery to see more of Thundertron and decide for yourself!

    Transformers Prime Star Seeker Thundertron Gallery


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    Transformers Prime Thundertron Beast Mode, a mighty lion (or liger)

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    Thundertron's Beast mode articulation is a little limited on the front paws, but you can still get some cool beastial posts out of him

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    Transformers Prime Thundertron has a little captain in him

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    Thundertron comes with a MechTech claw / sword, which swings out in a cool way, but does not lock. I used a rubber band to keep it extended for some of these shots.

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    Prime Thundertron looks pretty cool holding Prime Dreadwing's sword

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    Prime Dreadwing's sword can even peg into the holes on Thundertron's hips for storage!

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    Junkion Blacksmith's Infinity Warfare Swords also provide for some cutlass style weapons for Thundertron

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    Transformers Prime Star Seekers Group Shot, left to right, Axor (HFTD), Thundertron (Prime), Cannonball (Cybertron), Brimstone (Cybertron, at rear)


    More pics in here!
     
  2. Ceerad

    Ceerad Well-Known Member

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    He does have a little Captain in him. Awesome pics.
     
  3. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Browsing/Not Buying

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    Great review and pictures!
     
  4. TF-Justin

    TF-Justin New Member

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    I'm sensing a Victory Leo custom in my future.
     
  5. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    that looks great!
     
  6. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Your pics are always excellent :D  i really like thundertron dispite the limitations in his front paws articulation in beast mode.
     
  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    This. FYI, he's getting a Lio convoy-inspired repaint for the Arms Micron version. :D 
     
  8. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

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    I thought he and those with him were the beasts. The Star Seekers are out to kill every Cybertronian for what happened to the Space Bridges. If he's as determined as Megatron, the Autobots and Decepticons may need work together to save themselves from an invasion force that wants nothing from them, save for their dwindling sparks.
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I used to collect the Mugenbines, so I got Pirate back when he came out :) 

    I couldn't find a barrel for the Captain Morgan pose, but Pirate's treasure chest worked out just fine.

    Thanks for the complements all :) 
     
  10. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Digging this new faction. I think I'll have TFCC Depth Charge join them when he comes out :D 
     
  11. Broken Forge

    Broken Forge Formerly Neo Vox

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    Dammit Sol, I didn't want to want Thundertron. Now you've made me want him.

    Fantastic gallery. :thumbs2: 
     
  12. blackTtop

    blackTtop No this is not Patrick...

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    Reminds me of my Zoids collecting days!

    Too bad the retail stores around here are still stuck on wave 1... :( 
     
  13. PcPrime23

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    I just love how his right leg is a peg and he's standing on a treasure chest :D 
     
  14. Rayzilla Prime

    Rayzilla Prime I RIP ALL MY RAZE!

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    Oh, dang, I didn't know he had a peg leg! Goes to show how much I've been paying attention to him. :tongue:  I've always wanted to draw a peg-legged Transformer just because.

    Now that I've looked him over more than I've done previously, Thundertron might end up on my want list.
     
  15. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    So want

    Repaint/tool into Leobreaker please.
     
  16. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    awesome. i'll take two.
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    Thundertron looks pretty damn good. I can't wait to see clearer pics of Takara's Rippermaru too. But, it's nice that a new character from the Transformers Exiles novel is getting a toy like Star Wars characters in the expanded universe.
     
  18. UltraAlanMagnus

    UltraAlanMagnus See ya!

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    Thundertron Should be voiced by Mark Hamill in Prime. What Better way for Thundertron to be voiced than Stickybeard.
     
  19. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 In it for the engineering

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    Where'd my reply go? :confused: 
     
  20. Starfire22

    Starfire22 :D

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    Really digging this figure. Glad I pre-ordered him. (Along with skyquake, and UM)