The UK Toy Discussion

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

  1. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Agreed. I was hankering after the 3rd party Stunticons but MP Smokescreen, Generations Springer and with the possibility of a Hasbro MP Soundwave, they have pointed my interest elsewhere.

    Hasbro are going to get my spare cash this year!
     
  2. simond

    simond Well-Known Member

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    That's the main reason I ended up picking up only MP Red Alert and I have no idea which of the next batch I'll end up getting, though I'm tending towards Smokescreen at the moment.
     
  3. tarikq

    tarikq Well-Known Member

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    How likely is it that we will get a sunstreaker mp figure?
     
  4. Omnius

    Omnius Guest

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    Someone did that, last year, with 'Transformers' as their specialist subject and all the questions were about Season 1 of the G1 cartoon.

    My wife ended up getting more right than he did.
     
  5. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Odds have gotta be stacked in favour.....already done a Lambo MP and the fans are crying out for it.
     
  6. tarikq

    tarikq Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the body slightly different though?
     
  7. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    No.

    It's completely different.

    To the point that trying to retool the Sideswipe mold to get anywhere close to a G1 accurate robot mode and transformation would effectively be the same as starting from scratch.

    So if Takara make him, he's almost certain to get his own mold as the Masterpiece line isn't subjected to the same half assed corner cutting that typifies the CHUG range.
     
  8. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    It's totally different, I believe. I just hope they get on it while they have the Lambo license. There is an MP Tigertrack coming (a straight up yellow repaint of Lambor), so I'm hoping this reduces the likelihood of Tak being lazy with Sunstreaker.
     
  9. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Unless you mean Countach mode then the back end is different, I remember reading it's based on a concept/proto but I'd imagine the toy was like that to incorporate the arms.

    As has been said the robot needs its own mould
     
  10. Taziir

    Taziir Well-Known Member

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    What Brooticus said. Can you imagine the fan-rage were we to see the Lambor mold used for Sunstreaker?
     
  11. Sunstreaker92

    Sunstreaker92 Autobot

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    Sunstreaker defo needs his own mold. But i get the feeling it depends on sales of the next three. Hastak love their remolds and redeco.
    Hazard a guess but
    sunstreaker & breakdown
    Hound & swindle
    mirage & dragstrip
    ironhide & ratchet
    Bumblebee and cliffjumper.
    Just trying to get in the heads of a hastak designer. Now my head hurts!
     
  12. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Wait, wait, wait.

    Breakdown would need his own mould too.....as would Swindle and Dragstrip the rest should be ok.
     
  13. siccoyote

    siccoyote Worst side of the fandom

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    Lol EMS is just asking for customs charges, use standard airmail
     
  14. Sunstreaker92

    Sunstreaker92 Autobot

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    Not saying they wouldnt but trying to think how they would fund the mold. Repaints and redeco's are ways of making money for them. I would put money on it thats why prowl was picked next instead of someone like wheeljack who couldnt be remolded into anyone. A guess but they will have to justify the mold to a manager for sign off to make as much cash as poss.
     
  15. siccoyote

    siccoyote Worst side of the fandom

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sePcnwgTclo
     
  16. Swoop

    Swoop Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather not see any remoulds/repaints into Decepticons.

    Any uses of the single character moulds can just be done in Diaclone colours, eg Marlboor Wheeljack, Jazz as Stepper, Diaclone red Mirage, and police/red Sunstreaker. No idea about Hound though.
     
  17. Sunstreaker92

    Sunstreaker92 Autobot

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  18. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    I never noticed my namesake cropped up in the third one, that's awesome.
     
  19. Sunstreaker92

    Sunstreaker92 Autobot

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  20. WayS'L'

    WayS'L' Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the masterpiece line would ever shoe horn a repaint character. It just goes against the grain of everything the MP line stands for really, Other than compulsory black repaints.

    And chug wasn't half arsed corner cutting, I thought it was actually very inventive corner cutting.