Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron Earthrise

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Powerbomb

    Powerbomb "Brouhaha"

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    If they left out 'godbomber' and just make a really cool Powermaster OP and I might care.
    Who at takara thought that this ''mode'' was a good idea? It just looks stupid, (I'm deliberately ignoring Diaclone because...human built robits) and how would the trailer have enough leverage to get on it's rear side?

    And *I know* that these are meant for kids...but still...
     
  2. Phamduc

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    Thats why your rant look whiny
     
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  3. MetalStorm

    MetalStorm Click Click Boom!

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    Punctuation helps
     
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  4. Powerbomb

    Powerbomb "Brouhaha"

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    Whiny?

    I wasn't criticizing *you*, Mr. Phamduc. ;) 

    80's Takara though...
     
  5. bignick1693

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    Me: I am done with mainline figures

    looks at images

    Me: Okay maybe one more figure
     
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  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Meh.. pass
     
  7. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Well-Known Member

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    pretty sure they also "confirmed" that barricades forearms are unpaintable plastic yet bluestreaks are painted. i love the podcast, but a lot of it is them talking out of their asses
     
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  8. Mattymo

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    it’s tfw. There’s a lot of talking out of asses.

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    Pass on what exactly?
     
  10. NemesisJazz

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    Trailer is short because it needed to fit in the leader box smh....(and cost). Siege crotch is so much better. Other than that its a must buy
     
  11. weevil

    weevil Grapple's art is the best package artwork ever!!

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    The engineering is very similar to between SS38 Optimus and Siege Prime.

    I must have it.
     
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    I wonder if a lower waist/crotch swap would be possible with Siege and not screw up the transformation.
     
  13. trence5

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    Agreed. Anyone know the reason for the change?
     
  14. Lex79

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    After watching the video review, I can say this is the best chug Optimus I've ever seen and the leader price point doesn't bother me since the trailer is such an iconic part of the character, compared to the bits added to Shockwave and Astrotrain which I don't feel any attachment for.
     
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  15. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    So, is the "hands are blue?" the new "are the arm cannons are removable"?
     
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    Earthrise and Siege Optimus don’t seem to share any parts. They seem to scale differently and appendages and head are different. Some parts may have came from the same CAD but I’d be surprised if anything swaps between the two.
     
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    Until the Takara release of the exact same figure amirite?
     
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    Man.. if Optimus Prime looks so good even compared to Siege Prime, imagine how good the Earthrise Megatron will be...

    I'm wishing for a more complex transformation, an even more toon accurate appearance (With toon colors and better proportions. Siege Megs had a wide chest), and if he absolutely HAS to be a tank, have him be a more unique looking tank instead of the generic tank.png Megatron has been in recent years.. (But a gun mode would certainly be nice..)

    Or maybe he could be a turret, or a weapons system? I don't know. Or maybe they could make Earthrise Megs look like G2 Megatron.. That'd be neat!
     
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  19. ZapRowsdower

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    Well, I agree that you will buy it. That's why Hasbro made it.

    It's unfortunate you don't have as much interest for Astrotrain, as I think the character was fun and... hell, it's a train! :D  I'd love an Astrotrain playset, with room for characters to be placed inside (i.e. Titan Astrotrain??? :D )

    This may not be the thread to say it, but there's a reason you walk down the toy aisle and see 3-4 Optimus choices on the shelves, and ZERO Astrotrains or whatever. Optimus sells the best. Followed by BB.

    So rest assured - whatever issues you have with this release are irrelevant. You will get a new Optimus sometime again in 2020. By 2021, you will likely have 3 more choices. There's really no need to pick up any Optimus that isn't perfect (in your eyes), because more are always coming.

    Me? I'm gonna accept the flaws of Astrotrain because I know he comes by every 10 years, at best. I'm far more interested in replacing my Classics Astrotrain with a more cartoon-accurate version. I just wish more of you guys were as equally interested in rounding out your shelves, rather than re-buying Optimus again. To me, this Earthrise Optimus is not so different from the previous leaders as to warrant a purchase.
     
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  20. ZapRowsdower

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    I hate Tank Megatron, though.

    So as good as he looks.... :rolleyes2  I mean, he's going to look like the last Leader Tank Megatron to me. I think I sold it. :)  I love tank TFs, don't get me wrong, but Brawl or Bludgeon make more sense than Megatron. Please give Megatron his own, unique alt mode! Bigger tank is not unique! :lol  How many Autobot trucks do we get other than Optimus Prime? :sly: 

    (Didn't they turn Shockwave into a turret? And then awful spider-tank...)

    Megatron as a "weapons system" sounds better, whatever you mean by that. Maybe a system/bunch of howitzers? Or a tank-plane: some super-armored, turret heavy, massive bomber type of thing. :)  Out of all the alternative alt modes, I think a massive Space ship made the most sense for Megatron - it's got flight capabilities (Decepticons fly; Autobots do not), and it's superior to a Seeker because it can handle space travel.