transformers legacy leader class thundertron leak

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SPZ, May 11, 2024.

  1. Collectorenby2002

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    I'mms post it in the morning
     

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  2. Autobot Spike

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    They could have made it less smooth too. I get the 5mm thing for the hole, but they could have gone with a hex shape hole, and like, for the outer portion some cool angles, edges, or even, you know, some sort of point at the end.

    -A.S.
     
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    Omg there is so much to unpack in this image… tidal wave as a small-is pirate ship, vehicons just floating there whatever, headmaster energon Scorponok makes an appearance, and do I spy someone with both a pirate hat AND their head on fire?

    so many questions…

    -A.S.
     
  4. Scornstream

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    That's Cannonball.

    Energon Scorponok is supposed to be the son of Lord Zarak. And the Vehicons are the Dread Pirates, clones of Pounce and Wingspan.
     
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  5. T-Hybrid

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    It's starting to look like this three pack was the original intent for Thundertron and the solo figure was the compromise for general release.

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    He came preplanned with a perch on his shoulder.
     
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    Original release Thundertron, or as I call him, blue and white Thunderhowl
     
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    Wait there’s another port on his other shoulder- what if it’s meant for the Paradise Parakeet repaint packed with Road Pig?!?!
     
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    I'd buy it. That'd be awesome.
     
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    Given that it's a simple mushroom peg swap, it'd be nice if we got both the hook and normal hand.

    I imagine the 3D printer kit folks are probably already spinning up replacement hands, a more extreme hook, etc, as we speak.
     
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  10. Relic Hunter

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    >be hasbro
    >make thundertron toy
    >base it off of concept art nobody has looked at since 2010
    >genius idea, retool it later to be the version people actually want
    >exclusive line comes around
    >new slot for a thundertron
    >new head designed that looks just like the original toy head
    >colours are lighter just like the original toy, more accurate to final design
    >has a random eyepatch and candy cane hook to prevent full accuracy

    Hasbro if this is a precursor to a third, even more toy accurate version. If this is specifically given inaccuracies to be corrected later. If this is intentionally flawed to maximise mold usage. I will bomb a toy store.
     
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  11. Mecheon

    Mecheon Grumpy Dinosaur Nerd

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    "Exclusives tend to do new character weaponisers" is absolutely a reason, as is "The character who comes apart and forms weapons for the other has more play-value". He's coming with a Ratbat repaint who hops specifically onto his shoulder, inter-conectivity is clearly a concern, and the rocks are full of it.

    You can't really, pull off Perceptor's arms and have him weaponise up Thundertron, and as much as fans will fanmode, they never did an original Chairman due to not managing to get a decent chair mode in the first place
     
  12. Neko-bot77

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    So....

    Someone has this in-hand and opened the packaging. Where's the in-hand pics and reviews? Did they just take the cardboard backer out, snap a few pics, and shove it back in the box?
     
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    I wasn’t really talking about the actual set itself, I was talking to the person who wanted a Chairman out of Magneous when we have a perfectly fine, perfectly chairable Perceptor right there, which could easily be a selects, capsule drop, 4 pack fodder, etc
     
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  14. Maximus Danz

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    Lowkey, I'm kinda vibing with this pack now, especially seeing the shit Studio Series is trying to pass off as a leader...

    Still not a fan of the hook hand tho, if I get this guy, that will be getting swapped out.
     
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    wonder if when they officially reveal the set they reference a chair mode...

    Chairman would be nice, but seeing as they're going for modularity the Magneous mold works fine- new deco helps to make it not bland at least
     
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    Im really surprised we never got a navigator from Iguanas dude would be perfect and pretty easy repaint.
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    Should’ve had the eyes painted red for this one.
     
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    Seems they skipped the obvious repaints in favour of pulling a cast of randos out for the line other than Cannonball and Ferak.
    Emphasis on eyeS
     
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  19. QuintusTheExaltedOne

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    Hey adding more cool pirates to the cool pirates crew is only a bonus to me.
     
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    Problem is, they're not necessarily good pirates. Only one of the new additions actually works well and was the figure I was most excited about before it got revealed, being Filch; a rogue con who is obsessed with shiny things, perfect pirate. But then there's Lockdown, who is a freelance peacekeeping agent bounty hunter, he's already his own thing. And Roadpig (ignoring that such a character should be a Core not a Deluxe) could maybe pass as a pirate but his entire personality is being an unlikable idiot, a trait that's not exactly the sort of thing you'd want within ye motley crew of scallywags. Oh and with the Thundertron pack, you get a literal nobody with no personality or backstory and a low-effort rendition of Nighstrike, who could have been a cool addition if he was a fully-fledged figure, instead he is relegated to Polly & Gupta duty.

    Sure, it can be nice to expand the roster; but this is less expanding and more substituting. Just would have been nicer to have gotten actual Star Seeker members. Like they still could have given us a new one or two such as Filch, but have a Deluxe be Chairman, do Axer instead of Lockdown and save him for a mainline release, include Navigator and a Tornado with Thundertron. Something like that.
     
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