Transformers Fanstream April 4th

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ilovetransformers22, Mar 28, 2023.

  1. tjmd

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    Same. An army of parakeets for Beachcomber. In all colors.

    Also, after watching the stream, I realized I’ve been saying Beachcomber’s name wrong. All my life I’ve been saying it like Beachcumber.:oops: 
     
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    Technically the specific model he's based on is a military model.
     
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  3. The Truth Hertz

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    I wish Axlegrease was a new mold, but she looks cool at least. The car mode appears to be a mix of 60s Camaro and 60s Ford Mustang, with the front half and back half of each car respectively.
    I do wonder why does she have a faux chest, maybe she could be redecoed into G1 Axer while Crashbar is redecoed into the bike and serves as an "extension" of G1 Axer's personality.

    Beachcomber looks great! I love the little parakeet on his shoulder, very cute. I think it's very interesting that his wheels will be made out of PVC material. I wonder if the 5mm ports on his shoulders would also be for a potential Ruckus retool of the character, since we know Needlenose will be redecoed with a new head into Windsweeper for Generations Selects.

    Devcon is awesome! They did a great job on that one. I knew he would be a retool of Blurr, but even then this is quite an extensive retool; it's kinda like TR Highbrow/TR Scourge retooling. The only things that make him look like Blurr is the inside of his legs lol, but other than that this is such an awesome figure.
     
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    I don't know if I had expectations due to the illustration, but I wanted it in the traditional Junkion colors.
     
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    I don't know if anybody has pointed it out or anything, but Swoop in the amazon pictures has a paint chip on his chest/dino head.
     
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    So...no mini-con for Megatron?
     
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  7. worldruined

    worldruined needs more Beachcombers

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    Beachcomber + parakeet makes my heart so happy. ;o; <3
     
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  8. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime The Grammar Police must be on strike.

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    Will be so satisfying having Beachcomber flipping the bird at the decepticons for destroying his sanctuary.:confused2 
     
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  9. DecepticusPrime

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    They couldn't fit a minicon or clear energon giant planet key shield into Metroplex budget
    Did you seriously expect megatron to get one
     
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  10. Foster

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    I think they're possibly opting to put more into good Armada figures and maybe thinking downstream for Mini-con opportunities later, such as multi-packs of the partners, a Star Saber three-pack, etc.
     
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  11. Seanprime

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    I could definitely see mini con multipacks eventually. Makes sense
     
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    Not a single "dead parrot" reference on Paradise Parakeet's TFWiki page.

    -SS (I am disappoint.)
     
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    Then why does Legacy Armada Staracream not have a single Mini-Con port?

    -SS (And given that Micromasters didn't sell either...)
     
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    I could as well, a rumor is a minicon multipack might happen.
     
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    I’d imagine they’d just have them connect via normal 5mm ports this time around so they’re more compatible with the whole line.
     
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  16. KibblerGrrrl

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    It could easily be some nonlethal less lethal weapon, like the Cybertronian version of a electric stun gun, or a balance-disrupter, or even a null-ray. If the weapon takes the bad guy out of the fight even just temporarily so that the mission is completed, that's often good enough. And a Decepticon who survives without serious injury has the chance to consider that maybe the Autobots aren't necessarily their enemy, or at least that killing won't solve the issue.

    If that sounds like rationalization, it is to a certain extent. But if you're stuck in a protracted war where all your friends and loved ones could very well die, not to mention yourself, and planetary ecosystems will be wrecked/destroyed, do you stick to pure principles knowing more will be hurt/killed? Or do you find ways to defend yourself and others using nonlethal methods?
     
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    Not sure how they would do minicons in a way that turns out better than the micromasters. They're gonna be 25 for 3 of the little buggers and that's not something I would buy
     
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    Someone on Twitter suggested that Devcon could be used as a template for a Comic Universe Nautica and you know what?

    I can see it.

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    Definitely, wouldn’t be 1:1 accurate but a retool would look nice.
     
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  20. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    I just don't see Nautica from Devcon, the mould is just too big and bulky for her.
     
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