Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron Earthrise

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

  1. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Boy you sure are super easy to please...
     
  2. Rob

    Rob IDW FOREVER

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    Nice! Thank you for sharing

    Blue sharpie it is. Anyone got any blue sharpie/Gundam marker amazon recommendations?
     
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    Wh33l JcK Well-Known Member

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    First it's gray, then it's blue, now it's gray again?
     
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  4. Wyldmaxx

    Wyldmaxx TFW2005 Supporter

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    Glad I don't sweat the small stuff.
     
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  5. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz DIAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-CLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!

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    I agree, His yellow eyes are way too underrepresented and I've been fine with grey since this shitshow started.
     
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    Subdurmal Well-Known Member

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    Its funny cause the toy has grey hands but the back of the box shows blue hands. The confusion continues
     
  7. Tprime

    Tprime Well-Known Cybertronian

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    Yellow eyes, grey elbows, grey fists. Basically what we saw already at NYCC.
     
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    its no different than barricades box art being different from the figure
     
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    Not a very flattering packaging display...

    I know some people think there’s overreaction towards the gray hands but I’m someone who really doesn’t care to have to paint my own figures. Plus, Siege OP already looks pretty great out of package and this figure isn’t hugely different.

    This still looks nice but I’m gonna wait out and see if it drops in price like most of the Siege Leaders have.
     
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  10. Dann86

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    Well glad the hand thing is still confusing as hell lol.

    Im just glad ive been put on a Prime ban by the missus (no duplicate characters for that matter, Reflector was an exception). 
     
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  11. PrimalFury

    PrimalFury The Chosen One

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    So I guess this is the TRUE final color? So where is that guy that claimed to have insider knowledge saying that they changed the colors to blue hands, blue eyes etc?
     
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    I think there’s some plastic-saving venting added to the trailer undercarriage?

    I hope this doesn’t bother anyone else so I can sell it at a profit.

    No household or model paint or sharpie is going to be durable enough for my tastes. I’ve not had the best track record with dyeing. If I’m waiting for a third party, I might as well wait for Hasbro to sell a more expensive retool of the mold.

    I’d sooner take the trailer and everything below the waist being blue than hands that aren’t blue. YMMV. I hope it does because then I can flip my preordered copy at a small profit.
     
  13. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    Gosh, I don’t know. Is he over with the guy that said Skylynx MUST be a Titan?
     
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    In terms of timeline what's going on is this I think...

    1) Renders showing blue hands and yellow eyes: these are distributed in the run up to NYCC

    First Look At NYCC 2019 Transformers: War for Cybertron - Earth Rise Figures. - Transformers News - TFW2005 and used on the box back

    2) A test run is done. This is displayed at NYCC and has the grey hands and yellow eyes.

    New York Comic Con 2019 Coverage - Hasbro Transformers New Toys Display: Siege, Earthrise & Cyberverse - Transformers News - TFW2005

    It's also used in packaging stock photos

    3) A production run is done, with corrected blue hands & cartoon accurate blue eyes and that's what we saw the other week

    War For Cybertron: Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime In-Hand Images - Transformers News - TFW2005

    So I think although we're only seeing these Op Photos NOW, they were produced some time ago.
     
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    Having the blue hand photos on the back of the box only further shows JUST HOW MUCH better this figure could've been.

    Rather, we get a half baked Optimus Prime and an enormous chunk of gray plastic for it stand in front of.

    I usually defend Hasbro, but this one is tough to.
     
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    A board member also posted e-mails back and forth with Hasbro customer service last month where they said that the gray hands tooling was not settled and that they had continued to try to get blue hands but could never make promises about final deco.
     
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  17. convoy84

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    Conspiracy theory: they purposefully gave this Optimus gray hands to claim they made a mistake so they can make another G1 Optimus mold and keep the "G1 forever" train going.
     
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    Junkmech Mouthplate Enthusiast

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    Hasbro colorblocker will always find a way to troll the consumers..like why change the bicep to gray? It makes no sense, it does not improve the product visually. The gray hands are weird too, now that its hinged it will be hard to color and actually have the color to stay without getting eroded. It seems like they just find an excuse to NOT give the fans what they want. I miss takara during these moments....
     
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  20. Nickster563

    Nickster563 You know the music, time to dance!

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    I hope so, to me the in hand photos look perfect but I know a lot of people want yellow eyes instead of blue so at this point I’m fine with it either way.