Toy Fair 2019 - Transformers Studio Series Display Images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Onslaught24, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Ravage101

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    Not necessarily, I selected TC30 Springer because the they have similar transformations going from robot car. In fact basing Drift on classics IDW Springer would have gotten us the most screen accurate bot mode. The Bugatti is just a simple shell you put over the main engineering of the SPringer transformation. After you get the car looking like the real thing and then the bot looking screen accurate (no more fake front grill), then whatever comes out as the look of the helicopter mode will be just fine. We never got a clear look of the damn mode anyways. It looked to me like a blurred rearrangement of car parts with with a bubble top and his swords for the rotors.

    The only issue here would have been this would be out of scale. I mean if what I am suggesting could be done at deluxe size all the better.
     
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  2. smiller0570

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    Was holding for a glimpse of Dino and maybe anything Dotm Soundwave related but oh well I guess. Having seen Prime and his trailer was good for me!!
     
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    Well he was black with blue accents cause the car was black with blue accents. All of his toys were blue by accident for some reason.
     
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    Most likely the exact same reason the Dinobots were skittle colored, Because "It has to pop on the shelf". Thankfully Hasbro is starting to care a lot less about that.
     
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  5. The Bucket Kitten

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    If I'm remembering correctly, AoE Drift was dark blue, just dark enough to look black. Course there's a chance I'm wrong.
     
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    I’m confident he was black. Cause the car he was modeled off was black.
     
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    Looks Dark Blue to me.
     

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  8. Matt-o-matic

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    Hmmm. I can't see how anyone can tell if they have similar transformations, less so one that would be more accurate than the original AOE deluxe; Drift doesn't have half as much visible kibble as Springer and even the chests don't transform exactly the same, Springer's folding down like G1 Sideswipe, Drift's staying forward like Jazz. Maybe they could do something with it, but it would take quite some remoulding and reengineering, and given how the whole point of the process would be to give him the third mode as seen in the movie, seems more effort than it's worth when the end result is no more accurate than a figure that just turns into a car.
     
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    Definitely dark blue. Even though Bugattis are made to order, the black and orange and sapphire blue and teal were as close as you could get as a standard paint scheme on the veyron. And it's not just the sky reflecting off the glossy paint as people have suggested in the past. Here's one such Veyron under indoor light:
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    And two under the same conditions, one black, one blue:
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    It looks black here because it was so overcast
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    and I suspect that because this was the first image we saw, everyone has it in their heads that it's black. I though the same, until we saw on set photos and I relised it was a dark blue:
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    But even here, under equally overcast conditions (so no blue sky to reflect off the car) he's clearly a dark blue, while Bumblebee's a true black.

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    Plus the CG model for the robot mode clearly shows blue carbon fibre on him, which comes from the car mode. Thus Prime 1's statue does the same:

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    It's quite amusing how Hasbro went too far one way making the blue too bright on the original figures, and now they've gone the other way with a black, instead of meeting in the middle both times.
     
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    The blue is brighter than what I remember. Well at least this shows my memory isn't that bad :lol .
     
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    I guess that's one way of putting it.
     
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    So true, he definitely was deep dark blue in the film and the toys were ridiculously blue. I prefer the black however. if only the blue accents were just a tad more dominant, the renders seemed to show blue somewhat more. nevertheless, this is a very good drift that I will happily buy and that's something.

    btw, I always liked this drift the best:
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    I am sooooooo glad that i did not get the last two primes, definitely picking up this one, hightower and maby dropkick 
     
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    Hey, is Studio Series Copter Drift a new mold or just an extensive remold of SS Copter Dropkick?
     
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    remold
     
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    I knew it. TFWiki was calling it a new mold...until I checked back and they changed to "extensive retool of Dropkick."
     
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    Do you still believe Long Haul will be in the same wave as KSI Boss? Just that if wave 7 Voyagers if just KSI Boss, I feel it won't be that interesting.
     
  19. lonewolf96

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    I could see them moving up Longhaul to wave 7 but right now we have nothing on him other than release Fall 2019.
     
  20. ObakaChanTachi

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    AoE was a dark period for us collectors. I feel like Hasbro wasted too much of their budget on One Steps, big One Steps, Power Battlers, a $100 Grimlock, and a bunch of Flip and Changers nobody asked for, which resulted in Generations getting the shorter end of the stick. Thank god TLK reduced those and gave us some really great stuff like Nitro and Cogman.
     
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