Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Oct 1, 2019.
Why is the engine on top of the car? lol
It's not an engine, it's an air intake
Shhhhh. He tried really hard to find something new to complain about.
Agree with you. Practically all parts are different from Wheeljack. Personally, I really like this guy!
The double-sided hood feet really amuse me for some reason. Very simple but effective idea!
These actually don't cost much more now than they did in the 80's. I just looked online, and saw a 1984 catalog with Wheeljack listed for $10. Online and stores sell Earthrise Wheeljack for $19 to $25. $10 in 1984 adjusts to $25 today thanks to inflation. Minimum wage of 1984, $3.35. Today it's $9.35 ($15 in some states).
So you see? It's the same price, if not cheaper, since you have greater buying power today than 30 years ago. Also, today you get better articulation, more parts, and more detail. I'll grant you that it doesn't have diecast like the old toys did, but that's really not a huge issue, since plastic quality has also vastly improved over the past 30 years in general.
I love it when the stock photos come out and they are obviously less retouched and digitally enhanced and the figure STILL LOOKS GREAT!
LOL Yeah, I love the convention slides with the digital enhancements. Never look much like the actual product. It's like comparing the celebrities on the movie screen with their youtube quarantine videos.
Don't you put those statistics and logic on me @UtahRobotInDisguise! Don't you put that on us!
How then are we supposed to feel good about this internet rambling about a kids toy?!!!
I didn't think it was possible, but Hasbro has gotten even worse with their handling of the color yellow.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of the pale yellow plastic, and of course the mismatched yellows, but I still can't wait to get this figure. I also hope they make Cordon and Spin Out from this mold.
Really happy with how close these two are in size. It should make the possibility of bashing things together work. Plus the more pics I see of the cyberverse one the more I see Moonracer potential. Need about six new parts and a paint job (head, shoulders, chest, and knees). That waist section is a ringer.
Even if they are equatable in price, I would argue that you got FAR more for your money with G1 Sunstreaker, considering that gigantic chunks of ER Sunstreaker's legs and arms are entirely missing. I think a better question to ask is how much would G1 Sunstreaker cost if he was released now? $40? How much would a Unicron Trilogy deluxe cost now? $60+?
I was extremely happy with what my $20 got me with Siege deluxes, but Earthrise deluxes (except Cliffjumper) have just not been up to par with Siege because of all the hollow parts and breaks in the sculpt. Maybe Siege set a high bar, but I'm used to getting figures that have minimal gaps in their sculpt--it's a requirement to be in my collection. This makes it all the more sad, because I really need a Sunstreaker and was looking forward to this guy and he just looks horrendous. I consider ER Sunstreaker to be the worst WFC figure so far.
That chest still looks bad reminds me of MP Hotrod\'s chest...Unpopular opinion it would have looked better as a Runabout/Runamuck repaint.
A sticker for the chest that makes the colour match the rest of the body. Similar to what they did for the classics version. Ideal? No; I too would have much preferred that nice rich yellow to be the figure's entire colour. But, things being as they are, I'd rather have a figure with a more uniform colour even if it is a bit drab, and the afore-mentioned sticker idea would be easiest to do.
I'm looking forward to having the bros back together again.
I think the better question is how much would be paying if Hasbro did not cut corners to keep the cost of Transformers down?
To make with diecast and sell at retail, probably $39, judging from the Walmart exclusives out now. As a former owner of G1 Sunstreaker, you don't really get much for the money. The legs don't move, the arms have minimal articulation, no head articulation, fists and weapons that are easily lost and don't store on the body well, and flaky chrome. Not a bargain if you aren't looking at it with rosy nostalgic glasses. My kids, not bogged down with nostalgia, wanted nothing to do with my original or encore G1 reissues. They were much happier with their modern toys.
As far as Unicron Trilogy stuff, I have no idea. I never messed with it.
Truth to this. A "quality" mass released transformer would probably cost $40 for a deluxe size, $60 for a voyager, and $100 for an "old school" leader... but that would be basically a WFC size figures that have closed panels and no gaps... not the added articulation and slavish devotion to achieving G1 cartoon accuracy like Masterpiece attempts.
$20. We JUST saw them do things right with Siege.
You just admitted he's worth more than ER Sunstreaker BTW.
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