Titan Returns Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Lady Slipstream, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. DocSeth81

    DocSeth81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2015
    Posts:
    10,956
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Long Island
    Likes:
    +24,584
    Ebay:
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. FlyingRobotShark

    FlyingRobotShark Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Likes:
    +58
    This figure is really under appreciated. I know it’s just personal bias but this has been my favourite figure since I picked him up about three years ago. I’d love to see TR Bee in fiction some day
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. ThrustJan

    ThrustJan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    1,050
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    South Europe Decepticon HQ
    Likes:
    +769
    Very beautiful scenes,first one, dark and mystic is perfect for Galvatron and sea with thunders, with vehicle mode Tf is splendid!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. DocSeth81

    DocSeth81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2015
    Posts:
    10,956
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Long Island
    Likes:
    +24,584
    Ebay:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Codeveronicaxxx

    Codeveronicaxxx Goddomasuta member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Posts:
    1,221
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +4,770
    I forgot I made a very crude and honestly not very great Custom Snapdragon Headmaster in anticipation for his Earthrise figure.
    79043B8D-C047-4481-B292-EB84713496B3.jpeg
    7CB33235-BEA7-4C88-B1F7-8A7ACE41D627.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 7
  6. xKAINxCAINx

    xKAINxCAINx Goonies Never Die!

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Posts:
    1,527
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,677
    “Wheelie say...I’m fricked today!”

    trypticon is such an awesome looking figure.
    B5A6AFEC-9913-4513-AC47-D67D9127CC4A.jpeg 4E3AB050-3E97-4326-92B3-B3440F6BF21E.jpeg image.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 12
  7. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Pure Passion

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Posts:
    26,357
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +23,092
    So I’m working on a custom using the Broadside mold, and I needed to add parts on his back that will allow a large segmented plate to sit and be able to break apart for robot mode. I’m a little lacking in some tools, but I do have some junker figures to use.

    so I present to you a Broadside with a person growing out of his back. I have to see it, now you do too.
    43A73B5F-15FA-445F-AB42-517951A93B5B.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 6
  8. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    19,723
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Location:
    Seattle
    Likes:
    +6,245
    ...I feel like Pipes should have a trail of smoke coming out of his neck in the background of your picture...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Pure Passion

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Posts:
    26,357
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +23,092
    Oh yeah. When I was going through my bin looking for figures I didn’t care about I saw Pipes and was like “Oh yeah, this is shit. I’ll use it for parts on something.
     
  10. DocSeth81

    DocSeth81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2015
    Posts:
    10,956
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Long Island
    Likes:
    +24,584
    Ebay:
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. xKAINxCAINx

    xKAINxCAINx Goonies Never Die!

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Posts:
    1,527
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,677
    Can’t believe I finally acquired these! Just need to find a good deal on a Legends God Bomber now ...
    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
    0CCE5F89-9E3D-40EC-A641-E248585C38FF.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 18
  12. ThrustJan

    ThrustJan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    1,050
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    South Europe Decepticon HQ
    Likes:
    +769
    Starscream surely will enjoy the elegant dark room the most and is also very suggestive in CW topic the scene where First Aid look at Chromedome.
     
  13. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    6,291
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,649
    How long before the first Metalhawk crumbles? Should we start a betting pool? :D 
    I hope that it never happens because it's a darned nice figure...

    ...but if the schedule holds, it usually takes 6-7 years. Metalhawk was a 2017 release, right?
     
  14. Kamen Ranger Bat

    Kamen Ranger Bat That's what you say when someone kicks the...

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2018
    Posts:
    3,800
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Praxus
    Likes:
    +7,060
    Google+:
    YouTube:
    I thought modern day toys didn’t suffer from gps
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Codeveronicaxxx

    Codeveronicaxxx Goddomasuta member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Posts:
    1,221
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +4,770
    GPS or not I was always upset they made him gold. Should have been based on the Cartoon. I remember seeing that TR figure and not being able to figure out who it was supposed to be.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    6,291
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,649
    Not sure how long you have been in the hobby but folks have been saying this for 20 years!

    The problem is that it takes time for the volatile compounds to dry up...or whatever happens chemically to progress and for the figures to crumble. We're constantly lulled into thinking that it doesn't happen anymore. It just takes too darned long to prove that to be false by the time it does happen, they're already
    "old" figures and surely this new metallic gold/brown/swirly whatever won't suffer the same fate!

    The bad news...getting into some speculation here.... is that Hasbro cares only slightly (if at all) if these figures hold up over time. They are only worried about the current quarterly earnings, like most corporations. They're not going to invest in keeping their products fresh for a decade after they've gone out the door.

    Worse still, even if they did care, the figures that are crumbling now were produced by a team that has been completely replaced by new people, maybe twice. The knowledge of GPS is lost and it's a problem the current team doesn't even know that they need to fix.

    So... in the case of Metalhawk, it could be the case that it never suffers from GPS, perhaps just by luck and the properties of the available plastics at the time it was made. We won't know for 6-10 years if we really are safe or not. There's nothing we can do about it so enjoy your figures now and hope for the best.

    This would be a good question for Aaron Archer who appears on podcasts fairly often. He has turned out to be a super cool guy and very generous with insights.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Kamen Ranger Bat

    Kamen Ranger Bat That's what you say when someone kicks the...

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2018
    Posts:
    3,800
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Praxus
    Likes:
    +7,060
    Google+:
    YouTube:
    That’s some fair speculation and not without good reason. I remember watching a video showing what happened to a BW figure. It was pretty horrific. Do we know what the last figure to suffer gps was?
     
  18. xKAINxCAINx

    xKAINxCAINx Goonies Never Die!

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Posts:
    1,527
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,677
    Metal Hawk is really well done. Here’s hoping he lasts many years to come...and doesn’t crumble into pieces someday xD
    52BC8E02-616E-4610-9CDC-FA7A1FCF03E6.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 8
  19. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    6,291
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,649
    On Transformers Slag, someone reported Combiner Wars G2 scheme Slingshot is turning up with GPS (just as everyone joked in 2015). I haven’t seen this with my own eyes but it’s not hard to believe.

    Protoman (the host) said that Hasbro is aware of the problem (and they use gold paint instead) but sometimes they forget. This looks like an example.

    A822DE61-F19F-4010-A85D-8289A94E1976.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 5
  20. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    6,291
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,649
    Agreed! I never managed to snag one but I love that mold and his color scheme is amazing.