The UK Toy Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Seeaich

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    I'm sorry I'm still not sure I'm grasping the essence of your query? If you could get your mitts on an Energon Omnicon Arcee it's possible her head might be an easy swap, OS Slash's head is a roughly 1cm³ FYI.
    I'd crosspost my reply to @Loosecannon here:
    Whilst also adding you might want to wait out the Studio Series '86 as at least Grimlock & Slag are slated to pop up in the line, though as yet there are no guarantees of the full team getting done.
    I'm not so sure about a fresh, new take happening. Not writing off the possibility but corporations like Hasbro seem to be very much about consolidating IP when it's working rather than fixing what isn't broken. If the sales were tanking, then the New Broom appears.
    I reckon the shape of the next trilogy will be very much informed by the performance or lack thereof of the Netflix series, I mean if it tanks viewing wise it might even have an impact on Kingdom.
     
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    Mucking about with Micromasters. Wish I hadn't lost so many of the old accessories (still have the missile for Ironworks' old base, but lost the launcher)! :( 

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    In none TF speak. Anyone else picked up the Destroy All Humans remake? Got it sitting at home for me! 2 you a to go...
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    I’m thinking about it heavily. That game was a hidden gem of the PS2 era. Very fond memories of that game and the sequel, which I hope we will also get a remake for. I’m glad that they’ve brought it back because the concept was a really fun one limited by hardware at the time. £400 odd quid for a collector edition though? Eh not for a remake.

    Gives me hope for a Armada PS2 remake now though with extra levels and cut content such as a playable Smokescreen and the Demolishor boss battle. Even an escalation type of PVE or deathmatch mode for the multiplayer would be amazing with the minicon customisable loadouts.
     
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    I'm not suggesting it would be in all the lines, we've got quite a lot at retail now as well. At the minute there is studio series, earthrise, cyberverse, botbots, rescue bots, botbots and other blind bags out there and that's not an exhaustive list. I'm just suggesting in the near future or next few years we may see something fresh with the mainline aka the kids line seen as studio series is moving to 86 movie, kingdom is doing beast wars and cyberverse is heavily rumoured to be finishing at series 3 but who knows, just an idea. Cyberverse was bold in using the quints and Beast wars being revisisted is in itself a fresh move and seems to be hedging their bets with a bit of both beast and g1 so I guess it will depend how that sells.
     
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    MP08 was the first one I got then I went from buying everything from MP10-21 including doubles of Optimus and every carbot to getting less and less and the last official MP I bought was Cheetor....I cancelled Dinobot and BW Megatron at the 11th hour due to QC concerns.

    If the QC hadn't dipped and prices hadn't gotten silly I would have perhaps continued with the Beast Wars series 1 characters as a complete lineup of those would be cool but I didn't feel it was worth the risk and I'd already found a new happy place with the various 3rd party Legends figures and the dip back into mainline had also proved more enticing than I anticipated.

    With G1 characters taking it on a case by case basis isn't a bad idea particularly if you like previous versions of characters that keep getting new versions...the all over paint on the plus version of Wheeljack is nice but I didn't get it because I prefer the realistic deco with the Alitalia logos over the cartoon look and after getting the glossy black/metallic silver of the first Bluestreak, then the all silver one, then the beautiful blue and silver of the Diaclone version the super cartoony grey of the plus release just didn't cut it.
     
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    Thanks for the link to earlier post, the Snarl looks nice and the comments about the KO bots is helpful.
    In regards to modding I’m not likely to do any physical work on a figure as I wouldn’t even know where to start. I’d probably start with trying to repaint certain aspects of the model to achieve a more Arcee coloured bot. For example adding white to the arms and legs where needed.
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    Yeah, not "upgraded" to any of those + releases and would happily take toy deco versions of Hound and Sunstreaker - especially if they could also go back to black instead of blue windows - another pet peeve. It is what it is though. Maybe if I'm still here in 5 years time the direction will change again but christ, imagine still collecting toys at 50!
     
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    I think we'll see the effect of the new design on the replacement for Cyberverse first. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if it was a Beast Wars oriented line, to be honest. Kingdom's putting beasts back out there, and there's the potential Beast Wars film... it'd be the ideal time to do it.

    Generations-wise, we'll almost certainly still see some G1 stuff, although there's mostly only late G1/G2 stuff to do after the '86 movie line. I'd say that we'll either get a kind of G2, or a neo AEC. Either would keep the main characters active, while allowing for something different. You could easily slip the 'missing' G1 stuff into the lines - there's no reason that we couldn't see a Powerlinx Slapdash & Joyride in amongst the other Armada guys, for example. I'd expect there to still be some beasts peppered throughout the line too.

    One of the big questions is going to be how well the Kingdom stuff sells. Previous beast stuff has had mixed success, so it'll be interesting to see if BW fans really get behind it and show that the post-G1 audience really is there.

    Of course I could be entirely wrong and we might simply segue into Beast Machines then Transtech, just to be really leftfield.

    (And the Bayverse stuff'll come back, to keep the people who can't handle a short break in 13 years of continual new product release happy...)
     
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    Ahem.

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    A toy deco Sunstreaker with the Cordon head would possibly tempt me just to go with Sideswipe. Also agree on the blue windows, it's not too bad on MP figures due to clear plastic but on the few Legends I've got where the windows are painted blue it never looks good at all...it was why I only bought a Magic Square Optimus when they did one with clear plastic windows.

    I have 7 years to go to the half century, I don't know as I won't still be collecting at that point but I can easily see another change of direction from Takara as if their staff changes the newcomers will always want to put their own spin on things, in that aspect it's very similar to new artists and writers with comics.
     
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    Finally got a Crosshairs. As a proof of concept I cut up an Aspirin package to make the inside of his windshield white. It looks much better. At some point I'll paint the inside of the windshield but it actually displays just fine like this.

    Such a simple thing but it makes him look much more like Crosshairs and a lot less like a blue and red Ironhide


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    Well, now, looks like possibly Lord Zarak may be able to ride Fasttrack as a mini-vehicle in the Amazon.jp gallery!
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    Poor Max gets done over AGAIN!
    Where was my COGpit, Hasbro?! You din't even give him a single TR footpeg, Dagnabbit!
     
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    There is no better experience than opening a MP Transformer. It is cathartic. Even my Mrs (who hates - and I mean hates Transformers - has commented on how nice he looks.

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    Downloaded it last night. So good. I loved the original back on PS2.
     
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  19. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    I still can’t get over how good looking the spear mode came out, I figured it would have been an afterthought but it’s really nice. The real question is whether or not Scorponok will be able to hold it well enough for multiple poses.
     
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  20. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    I'll be in for Fasttrack even though I haven't gone for Scorponok.

    Looks to be a great little gimmick.
     
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