Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.
Oof! Seeing the heads on some Jackpots so far I'm still happy I passed on him! Yikes!
So there's mammoth and Spinosaurus Fossilizers coming? What colors we talking here? Can the Spino's sail be removed in alt mode?
Presumably of the Wreckers from the new comics? So Circuit, Aileron, Minerva? That'd be pretty special.
Weren't Topspin and Twin Twist suggested previously?
So possibly I'm making up stories, but do i recall someone having the an SD Evangelion kit/figure for sale? Not sure which one (the pic is more for attention )
Yes re-releases of the TR ones along with the Targetmasters
I believe the rumored lineup so far. And this may be incorrect info. So grain of salt.
TR Twin Twist reissue
TR Topspin Reissue
G2 Leadfoot from Kingdom Mirage.
EDIT: Legacy Bulkhead in New Deco.
Again. Not sure on the legitimacy of that.
But if there's are Mammoth and Spino fossilizers coming I'm totally in for those.
Thanks for that info nugget @Apollux
I'm sure I saw Minerva banded about in the Speculations thread - this could explain it !
AFAIK Minerva is rumoured to be the Walgreens Exclusive Deluxe figure, a light retool/recolour of the mainline Elita-1. My main query is, Headmaster or not?
Personally, I've really enjoyed the Headmasters line so I'd be all in for that !
It kinda looks more like a downgrade kit, I vastly prefer the stock version to this, but I think I got lucky with the QC on mine
Never noticed the B-days in previous years, might order one of these!
SO I ordered SS86 Slug. And that pilot bumblebee. But I had to update my card so of course I grabbed the wrong one and ordered off the joint account. Missus now asking if the almost £100 order of toys that popped up on her phone is kids Christmas presents....
Fuck, I better go buy some Christmas presents - who still takes cash?
I’ve brought home the two last sweeps to join there buddy, they can fight for who gets to be the surrogate Scourge based on whose joints hold up the best and who deserves there nails painted….
Ooh very cool. Though I must admit I expected one of them to be someone who'd had their block knocked off!
Who IS the one tagged 'Cancelled'?
And on the topic of OPs owned, my general rule is one per continuity/major body design. This doesn't include redecos who are/could be different characters so like Siege Prime is MY G1 Prime in his traditional G1 shape (more or less) but Corpse Prime is my OC AU Prime Revenant Prime. The ER Prime I got off @Siege Fan is for parts and the second Siege Prime I own is in case something goes horribly wrong with my customisation attempts and/or I'll use that as the base for customisation as my Siege Prime was the first Optimus I ever owned. Getting back on track what that all means is I'm unlikely to want to buy another flatnose truck OP, with one exception noted below.
GUP Prime is still a G1 Prime for me but an upgrade body so fits with significant body change.
So my list
- Siege Prime
- Galaxy Upgrade Prime
- APC Toys Attack Prime (3P TFP Optimus)
- Black and Gold Attack Prime... I'm honestly not sure if I consider him a separate character or not the original fig it's based on is apparently meant to be Dark Energon resistant armour for Optimus
- SS Bumblebee Optimus Prime. This guy is the exception to the flat nose truck rule but he's a different continuity and very different visual style to Siege. For me this is my Movieverse Prime
- WFC Optimus Prime. The one based on the game. I actually have two Deco versions of this guy due to a box set. I somewhat consider him my 'Pre Prime Optimus'
- Cyberverse Deluxe Prime. While he is a different continuity, I'm honestly not sure if I'll keep him as he is another flatnose Prime, but we'll see. Bought for the Maccaddam piece
Owned but not counted due to intention to sell/custom fodder:
- Prime RiD Optimus Prime: Replaced by Attack Prime, will be selling when I get my finger out.
- Some TLK Optimus I mugged for the orange sword and shield. Ditto on selling, or may use as parts for custom. Maybe he gave Revenant HIS face?
- Earthrise Optimus Prime - GIVE ME YOUR HANDS... and Matrix... and anything else I want to use!
I feel like if they're gonna move up release dates they should give you the option of waiting for the previously stated date before dispatch, kind of like the virtual warehouse/order stacking some specialist sites operate, because as you guys are all demonstrating it plays havoc with budgeting!
Oh dear, I had been thinking of getting her but was happy she wasn't coming till next year, due to the storm of buying that is CHRISTMAS... I'm not sure what to do now :-/
It'd be hilarious if THIS is how we get Aileron I do wonder about the person who suggested her as a remold of Saucerbee... altmode isn't quite right but you could certainly get a passable Aileron if they give her a new head and a new more rounded chest piece to closer match her comic design, though I'm not sure how well that'd work with it forming the front of the saucer? She would also be the right sort of size compared to Arcee
Speaking of that chest piece, it occurred to me Origins Bee has a few Transformation mechanics in common with T30 Arcee, particularly how the chest piece forms the front of the altmode and the arms kind of fold in to that space.
Oh and meant to say before re: Origins Bee, the silly thing with the energy rods is they could easily have made the ends just slightly narrower to make them 5mm so they could be held in a robot hand! They're not far off as it is.
Happy to hear your treatment goes well and that is really sweet of your Father in Law <3
G1 Galvatron's head really looks like a Chess piece, the King perhaps.
This makes me wonder if the troll figure @Apollux alluded to might be the 3-Pack Impactor with a new hat Autobrand!
In other news: WE GRIMLOCK
Thanks to @DaftRaider for the Kingdom fellow and I THINK I got FoC Grim from @Brum Bot ? Bah, my memory.
Pinkie is just photobombing
I should dig out PotP Grimster... Past Grimlock, Future Grimlock, Alternate Universe Grimlock!
God, I think I may end up with another He-Man...
I'm passing on the older battle armour ones, having the gimmick is a waste when skeletor can't hit anything without dropping his sword (his claw hands have a very weak grip, Webster suffers from the same issue)
Anyone selling a skylynx for £50?
The nostalgia is real but sadly I can’t commit to another property, but I loved that figure as a kid….
Under the advisement of @Apollux I'm tempering expectations, @TriBlurr may be closest to the mark. I begin to wonder if the Jumpstarters might be in their Robot Man X & Z or Salt Man X & Z colours due to Mr. A's chagrin? Because, Dang, that might just swing me on 'em TBH!
Uh, GAME for just £8 squid more, Bobby?
Oof, after some middling and almost capturing some moments pretty well the 'Brain Scratch' adaptation on NuBebop was pretty pants.
Continuing the trend of not mastering adding agency to some characters WITHOUT throwing others under a bus, there's bus-throwing aplenty.
Swapping out Spike for Faye as the character in jeopardy wouldn't be so bad but as a pure excuse to fast forward the (mostly awful) Julia & Spike arc? Crap.
Julia gets worse they have quite literally disarmed her to make her the nightclub singer femme fatale trope.
Faye bangs a female mechanic WOO! PROGRESSIVE! would've been nice to have some more character development beside LGBT+ NAOW! Team NuBebop.
Spike's devotion to Julia here is also pretty f***ed up, coming across as way more possessive and egotistical than the breezy zen warrior in love devotion of the anime.
Then the high octane climax of the episode absolutely F***s Up a major part of the show's whole premise, and the Bebop herself, as it has Jet inflict damage that would strand them on Earth because they couldn't afford that level of repairs on the old girl in the course of the rescue.
It's not that Jet wouldn't do that for Spike, it's that you need something to explain why they're aren't in a massive debt hole as you re-set, otherwise you have just pushed the Star Trek Status Quo Button.
Ah, just had to get that out there. SERENITY NOW!
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