Toy Fair 2023 - Transformers Page Punchers Coming from McFarlane Toys

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Kickback, Sep 30, 2023.

  1. JT-bob

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    Given that 3" Page Punchers are terribly spindly little things, I can't imagine 3" Transformers characters would be all that popular, but I think that'd be way more likely than 7" which would be unbearably expensive to tool up.
     
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  2. octobotimus

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    I just hope he avoids giving them diapers like all the human figures he makes...
     
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  3. Rob

    Rob Fanatic Films Supporter: Optimus Prime reborn!!!

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    Todd is the man!!! I would love to see him get the rights to something like a RED series. Just adding weapons and swords to TFs designs excessively.

    Todd "I gave Optimus a rocket warhead at the end of his ion blaster as a bayonet. And Megatron has a ICBM on his back just in case, looking super COOL" :lol  .
     
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    Guessing the first few will be from the Skybound series, which means the Sunbow designs. Good thing no one else's making those.

    If they're coming with issues, that means they'd be ordered by series, right? Otherwise they'd be all mismatched.
     
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    POV: They all have diaper crotches, large wrist ball pegs and some strange proportions. But still, that’s a lot of plastic.
     
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    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1...

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    hm, I guess these (presumably) non-transforming figures fill some sort of niche...but I;m not sure what that niche is...

    smaller than a reaction-style figure though is pretty small to get any bang for your buck though...I guess they could stand in with Titan-sized figures because they\'ll be slightly smaller than core size...but the main value seems to be in the comic book rather than the figure if you could get a core for the same price AND it transforms...
     
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  9. Valkysas

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    These will probably be shit, based on what I’ve seen from these so far.

    I’d be for this ONLY if they did a reprint of one of the Animated IDW comics to finally get us an actual Sari figure.
     
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    This is mcfarlane. The guy doesn't seem to understand the idea of expensive tooling.

    Of course, to counteract the amount of money spent on unique tooling, I have no doubt he would give us so many repaints of the wanted characters, as well as so many variants of the likes of megs, optimus and grimlock he could give, ala superman and batman.

    Not a bad thing of course. We would probably get christmas optimus and megs, shattered glass, animated shattered glass, nemesis prime. Maybe a barbarian grimlock or something? Whatever he thought he could get away with.

    I mean, all his batmans get that jokerized treatment, so that'd be my guess.
     
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    Yeah, he knows how to milk a mold. Maybe we'll get Jokerized Transformers.
     
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    EH, that's why I said shattered glass. It's basically the transformers version of jokerized. You also get a lot more repaints out of that.
    You can do the original botcon version
    the animated version
    and uh, whatever you feel like doing, and then waiving it off as "shattered glass."
     
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    It’s a good thing that my goal in life is to purchase as little as possible from Todd McFarlane.
     
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    Oooh, an IDW Wheeljack figure you say? Yes please! Even if it ends up being a little wonky like the other Page Punchers, I am definitely looking forward to seeing how he turns out!
     
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    All depends on how they look. Todd's DC figures( all of them) have been hit or miss to me. All I ever see at my local Walmarts and Targets are 29 gazillion different Batmans and Supermans.
    How many different versions of the same characters do you need? (Looking at all my optimus primes and megatrons and grimlocks and bumblebees and..........................)
    :confused2 
     
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    Oh, so now Hasbro are extending their license to McFarlane. Not a fan of the idea, but if this somehow ends in a mutual exchange where Hasbro gets to do something DC related (DC Legends anyone?), I\'m ok with it. This is pure speculation and wishful thinking on my part, so please, nobody come it being a know-it-all and comment sounding like you\'re trying to insult mine or anyone else\'s intelligence. 
     
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    If McFarlane can make 7 inch action figures based in IDW designs they have my purchase.

    I didn’t like RED because it was always half baked and I knew from the beginning Hasbro was only going to do 4-5 waves of 2 figures. I don’t like the Super 7 large figures because they just look like blown up GI Joes from the 80’s.

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    But an actual line of well articulated and amazingly sculpted 7 inch action figures based on IDW designs that include a comic? I will absolute buy all of those.


    So, uh, heres hoping they do the 7 inch ones.
     
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  18. galvatran

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    Why are they called Page Punchers? Thanks in advance.
     
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    I think the 7 inch figures are unlikely but what do I know?

    I'm pretty sure these are just 3 inch miniatures with 3 points of articulation.

    That said, McFarlane's robot figures are a highlight of DC Multiverse.

    You absolutely don't want his sculptors touching Animated, IDW, Prime, or probably even Sunbow designs though. They're catastrophically bad at cartoon-y designs that have to be in a specific art style.

    They'd probably make pretty cool Bayverse figures or original designs though. I think they could even get away with ThreeZero style "artistic interpretation of G1". You just don't want to trust them to replicate an art style.
     
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  20. Rob

    Rob Fanatic Films Supporter: Optimus Prime reborn!!!

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    And that's what I would want to see. I don't really want them to replicate an existing design (beyond maybe Miline's designs). I want to see, what crazy cool designs they can come up with. Kind of like MDLX, but cheaper.

    That's what I love about McFarlane Toys and now Yolopark. You get so much for what you pay, compared to the competition.
     
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