TFW2005 Roundtable Chat with the Transformers Team

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tony_Bacala, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Hey boss man @Tony_Bacala did you ask about an MP RID Scourge?
     
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    Need.....new...Powermasters.....for..replicate..this:

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  3. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    I full on thought Power of the Primes was going to be a Pretender/Powermaster hybrid line. Which we did in a weaksauce way. Then we got combiners and I was like...huh? Total kitchen sink...

    So yeah, I think doing the Powermasters justice would be neat. And I think Breastmasters and Brainmasters could be rolled in without too much complaint.

    The fantasy line where I'd think I'd died and awoke in Transformers paradise:

    Titan class
    Star Saber + Victory Leo

    Commander class
    Powermaster Optimus Prime
    Overlord

    Leader class
    Star Convoy
    Deathsaurus
    Quickswitch

    Voyagers
    Laster
    Braver
    Blacker
    Darkwing
    Dreadwind

    Deluxes
    Getaway
    Joyride
    Slapdash
    Nightbeat
    Minerva
    Fangry
    Horri-Bull
    Squeeze-Play
     
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    Yes to all of the above :D 

    Someone should totally have asked if Hasbro thought the Commander Class was successful enough to warrant two per year and an increase in price. I’m down for that.
     
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    Once I thought that the Power of the Primes versions of Darkwing and Dreadwind would be sufficient, but man was I wrong! I would be completely happy with all the Powermasters getting done correctly.
     
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  7. Shin Densetsu

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    Yes please! Those 2 ought to be redone, I want something as fun to play with and as detailed as the originals(neighbor had 1 back in the day, the POTP ones are really simplified and not as fun to play with IMO). I hope POTP isn’t the last we see for those 2, they deserved better.
     
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    Those may have shelfwarmed in your area. I NEVER saw ER Megatron in any store, nor the Quintesson Judge. The only shelfwarmers in my area were Grapple and Shockwave. It appears Dinobot is starting to pile up now. Like when Protoman says the reissues shelfwarmed and go on clearance... here, the only one I saw go on clearance was Hot Rod. The rest I barely saw and only in one or two particular Walmarts, not all of them. I still have not seen but Hardhead of the TR reissues and that was just once. Right now it's super dry.

    As far as Prime Wars, I think the complaint was more about how they made EVERYONE a repaint of like 7 molds. You expect Prowl and Starscream with their repaints. I came onboard in 2018 and I was happy just getting figures of characters I knew, no matter what and who else they looked like. But since they've done magic with WFC, of course we'd want to get the rest updated in that style. Not everyone was around for Thrilling 30 and older lines, they are not in the style we want anyway. It was good for then and what they were doing, then. Now is a completely different era trying to capture the cartoon. So we may have just gotten so-and-so, ok... they look out of place now. If the old ones work for you, great! There's more than enough of us who'd buy to justify their release. So yes we'd want the mini bots to be on the new deluxe scale and look like the cartoon. Yes, I'd love to see them finish the 1988 catalog and give us the Omnibots, at least, just as much as I'd love to see Skids get some love. They can give us both while updating the smallest Prime Wars figures. But you know, whatever is next, expect another Optimus, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Bumblebee, and Grimlock. They will be there somehow in every line where the cast will revolve around them from other continuities. You don't have to buy them, let the kids and new collectors discover the newer versions. Bones will be tossed to all!
     
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  9. Tony_Bacala

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    Haha, I did not. I do think they'll finish G1 WFC style. I am not however, insane. :) 
     
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    All this talk of Armada makes me think about the non-G1/BW/IDW characters I'd love to see revisited. We've had a couple in CHUG (or CHUG-adjacent) lines (not counting reprints), e.g. Hot Shot, Lockdown, Lugnut, and Barricade.

    We've never seen Demolishor, Bulkhead (Animated/Prime), Prowl (Animated; open to a new name), Ransack & Crumplezone, Override, Scourge (Cybertron; open to a new name), Blackout (Bay), Dirt Boss (Cybertron AND Animated; new names?), Strongarm (RID 2), Knock Out...hell, maybe toss in the Rescue Bots?

    Oh, and I forgot about Energon Ironhide. Oops.
     
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  11. Optimalprimal

    Optimalprimal Diecast construction. It's a lost art.

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    I could go for a strongarm, a bulkhead, a prowl, and a blackout...
     
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    I wish they would design a deluxe jet mold that from the concept phase is meant to be remoldable between being able to deluxe seekers AND all the non-seeker jets. I don't think it would be that difficult if they resort to faux chest pieces for the seekers.

    Mind you, we know Needlenose has a mold designed sitting on their computers......
     
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    This is the reason I started collecting the WFC line. I only had G1 Shockwave as a kid, but the Transformers lines never appealed to me until now. Scale, the complexity, is all fun to me. This toy line is my version of the Rubik’s Cube.
     
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    upload_2021-4-17_20-25-42.png little update about the TFwiki Qna, looks like they definetely are considering a rerun for the amazong packs at least...now for ratchet and lifeline
     
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  15. roguesaint

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    i Guess I’m in the minority here with this opinion. But I think I’m fine with not paying $20 for a slightly retooled bot compared to the $10 I paid for brawn, windcharger, seaspray and beachcomber. Deluxe sized insecticons? Sure. Non TR versions of Blitzwing, and Perceptor? Yeah, I could easily be suckered into those. Are the CW molds perfect? No, but they seem close enough to satisfy me for a long while. I don’t see myself wanting to replace the on screen G1 combiners anytime soon.

    i am hopeful all the Dinobots make it into the leader class line of SS 86

    i think there are still a wealth of great post 86 movie G1 characters (admittedly offscreen) that could use the modern generations treatment (looking at you especially yet to be updated target masters and power masters).

    But, like I said, I might be in the minority on most of this (shrug).
     
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  16. orangeitis

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    But not the individual Constructicons, at least IMHO.
     
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    This makes no sense to me lmao, even if this made sense then the answer is that arcee is simply just the bad egg of thr group. They're not gonna go into ss86 and efc with different philosophies of designs since ss86 was meant to be Wfc.
     
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    Ch3aracgers got shifted to Studio Series 86 for either having designs that didn't mix well with the 5mm ports or didnt fit the narrative of Kingdom. I can only guess Hot Rod was moved cause SS86 needed a figurehead

    But like think about it for 5 seconds man
     
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    I hope the instructions for Mark's combiner are somewhere on Wingfinger's sheet, or a link becomes publicly and easily available...
     
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    This gives me hope that they at least improve the production quantities of the upcoming Kingdom exclusives to meet the demand. People are gonna slay each other for Terrorsaur