Transformers R.E.D. Series Announced

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by UtahRobotInDisguise, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. DukeFett

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    I don't like how Optimus and Megatron are 6", is every figure in the line going to be 6" tall then? Or we getting 4-5" other figures and 8" Dinobots?

    Plus yeah, they don't look great. I'd like it if they hid their articulation joints better. Like others said these don't look terribly different or way better than transforming toys.
     
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    Eh not into it. I get that it may appeal to those who want to see an action master like line again but I'm content to getting regular transforming ones. Now if this line focused on characters that didn't transform to begin with like Nightbird and Alpha Trion as well as focus on Pretenders even then that's another story.
     
  3. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    Judging from the reaction here, people aren't buying them at $20. LOL

    I just think Hasbro is short-selling it's brand again. I think there would be an international market for a premium figure. Figuarts' Dragonball sells like hotcakes. Even 1 episode characters get a figure that sells for $70. Internationally I think Transformers is a bigger brand than Dragonball.

    With these, I just see fancier versions of the mix & match non-transforming figures from a few years ago. Nothing to be wow about, which is really sad, because this is exactly what I've wanted as a collector for years.
     
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    Have I got news for you, I know a way you can get a Prowl that's a robot AND a police car for only $20...
     
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    Love it.

    Can't wait.
     
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    I do hope next year's convention set is Action Master redecos of these. I think there's a hardcore fanbase that might prefer Action Masters and Pretender shells handled like this but they'd want Optimus/Megatron/Starscream in Action Master colors.

    Being realistic, half of any wave minimum is going to be iconic 84-86 media and Beast Wars characters in their broadest exposure decos.

    And I think Elita and Alpha Trion will probably get priority over other candidates from the actual AM line or other media characters.

    I will mix these with WFC/SS, scale permitting. If they do adhere to unified scale, the paint budget seems to support human accessories like we've never gotten before outside of Heroes of Cybertron. Kibble is debatably a thing of the past but there's no reason for these to skimp on painted detail whereas regular figures have to worry more about friction.

    Dinobots strike me as likeliest to get both modes done.

    I'm eager to see people try stop motion with these.
     
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  8. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    But I have to buy two, and the car will be compromised with seams from the transformation. I'd prefer an action figure that came with a hotwheels style car to be displayed together.
     
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    My heart is racing thinking of Transformers Animated potential ...
     
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    I imagine these will be pretty controversial, but I think they look pretty great!
     
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    They're great looking figures for $20. I probably won't buy them though.
     
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    Judging from the reaction here Cyberverse was doomed. LOL.

    Same. Unless they hit on like the one or two characters I really care about.
     
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    but just strictly talking the sculpt of the core figure, they are very equivelent. if you took away the transforming element, and just had 2 6" figures, one with "realistic" details and one that looks like a Macy's thanksgiving balloon, I know which direction I'd be inclined to go.

    I don't think the idea of being rooted in the cartoon look is necessarily bad, since these have essentially zero market except nostalgia buyers IMHO, but if you take that toon model and then give it a pass of modern sculpted detailing/tweaked, more "heroic" proportions and less "flat" deco like you see in some of Hasbro's other 6" lines you'd have something much more appealing. Essentially like how they did the Black Series releases of the Star Wars Rebels characters.

    (at least they're not cell-shaded)
     
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    If they make some Japanese G1 Characters like Deathsaurus or Star Saber, I'd buy those but I already have like 10 different Primes and Megatrons that are better than those
     
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    Action Masters with Elbow and shoulder joints!?!? What is this sorcery!!?!
     
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    Keep using the Sunbow designs!
    This is what the robot modes looked like in my head when I was a kid.

    Keep them coming and keep some type of scale and you have my $$$.
    These are what the Reaction figures should have been to me and they're almost the same price.

    I don't think this line will last more than a year or two at the most though.
     
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    I kinda like what they did with Megatron. He hardly gets accessories so this is a plus for me. Optimus Prime looks weird, but I still have Siege Optimus who comes in at 6in anyway.

    Know what they can do with this? Make different interpretations not hindered on a alt mode so you can work on robot mode accuracy and articulation. It'll be super easy to just do Animated all over again, but imagine "Casey Collar Optimus Prime var." or "Alex Milne Megatron var". I'd buy THAT for a dollar!
     
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    Ah, non transforming transformers. They look nice, but i dont feel the need to acquire these.
     
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    The hips appear to be designed poorly. If these figures are not able to at least pose in a proper seated position then they are no better than the figures we already get. The only reason to have a non transforming transformer would be to make it super articulated and these don't appear to any better than the newer Masterpiece line. Toon aesthetic aside, they don't appear to be any better than some Earthrise figures.

    Indeed.

    RED: Really? Extremely Disappointing.
     
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