Transformers Fan Stream May 14th

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by BlackHawkOmega, May 8, 2024.

  1. Exerus Wing

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    Maybe somebody has told here this, but I would try to repeat. Suddenly I noticed. It looks like Hasbro watched all 3-rd party figures and took something from each of them for this Springer. Look yourself - catapulta missile from MFT Springer, two swords/helicopter blades and big blaster are taken from X-Transbots and FansToys figure. From FansToys figure moving shoulder panels, hood scoops on roof and some elements of top colour scheme are taken too. 
    Maybe something was also taken from other 3-rd party figures, I don\'t know. The only original part from Hasbro here is hammer.  
     
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  2. DracoPrimal

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    TBF, Hasbro has been sorta 'annexing' 3p stuff for a while... MMC's Feral Rex was used for the art in an official mobile game (IIRC) years ago.
     
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    I'm genuinely excited for this, which was...unexpected, let's just say. Seems like they've kind of remedied most of Studio Series Gamer Edition Barricade's functionality issues - they've got more knee articulations, their forearms are no longer blocking their hands, their feet actually look like feet, and they've got heels (incidentally so, but...still) - and I think the deco looks fresh.

    Not to give 'em ideas, but...for once, I kind of wish they hadn't retooled the mold this extensively...? Since I was hoping that they'd retained Studio Series Gamer Edition Barricade's backpack (and, thus, the alt mode's back thruster); the thruster would improve this alt mode's silhouette, I think, even if it means making it less screen-accurate. Just thinking out loud, and I'm absolutely not going to actually complain that they'd gone all in with the retool, even for such a minor character - I just think Barricade's thruster looks sick, and was easily the best part of the original mold. More Cybertronian cars should have that, y'know?
     
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    Zodiac1968340 Beast Wars fan

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  6. Foster

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    Hell yeah
     
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    Isn't he lovely?
    Isn't he wonderful?
    Isn't he precious?
    Ready to rule the world
     
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    One ugly Mudder Efr that only Primus would love! Already POd!:buttrock 
     
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  10. Omegax80

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    This looks so good. 
     
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    I can't believe what hasbro have done
    To us they've given life to straxus
    Isn't he lovely
    Made from plastic
     
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    Me wanty
     
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    Now that is amazing.
     
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    Man… I haven’t been ordering the other comic decos, but I might for this guy just ‘cause it’s such a nice, unique look for him.
     
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    He looks so good. Straxus was such an important character in Marvel us and later as a head in a proverbial jar in Marvel UK and they've nailed him perfectly. Great blue color and head sculpt. Now watch demand for blaster go up too.
     
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    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    The head looks a lot better than on the official photos!
    I do wonder if he would look better with the shoulder-prong things bent outwards like on Galvatron.
     
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    That's me too! Although sorely tempted for Shockwave for the Optimus head on a platter (also an iconic time of the comics), Straxus is what made me pre-order. He looks so good.
     
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    Damn even with the comic styling that mold is sharp. Those blues and reds really pop. Might end up cracking and buying one since we're not entirely sure it'll come out another way.
     
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    GCE Straxus mold in the future.
    Visual presentation.

    United Straxus.
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    SG Straxus.
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    And Generations Skullgrin. Why not make again?[​IMG]
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    P.S Looks like Straxus. But if you look closely, it somewhat resembles a typical dreadnought from Warhammer 40,000.[​IMG]
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