Transformers: The Last Knight Armor Up Changers Info Revealed

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  1. SilverOptimus

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    Guys, please don't forget. This listing is for Portugal only.

    We've had a bigger listing for UK, US and Canada before so there's no need to worry.

    We'll let you in on any new info as we get them like we did for the Portugal stuff. We expect Hasbro to reveal the line up of other countries in the coming two weeks. Fingers crossed.
     
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    I really hope so. I'd be devastated if TLK line was more than 50% repaints.
     
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    Hot Rod hell no please... Drift could do... wonder what they would do with Crosshairs
     
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    Well, ROTF, DOTM and even AOE (like 70% of that line) had a ton of repaints.
    They showed at least one for asia exclusive and two deluxes.
     
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    The only repaints from an old line for AOE were the legion figures and other exclusives. Other than voyager Drift all the main line figures were brand new moulds.
     
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    Then prepare for DEVASTATION!
     
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    And the movie advanced? (Even if it's for takara).

    And they repainted the same molds for the two packs, five packs, three packs, platinum packs, evolution packs, etc.
     
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    That's true, though they were extras added in by Takara to pad the line out, and weren't there to represent returning characters that were actually in the movie. I'm talking about the core line that we're designed specifically for the characters as they actually were in the movie. Plus we're looking at Hasbro releases for TLK so it doesn't make sense to compare that to what Takara did last time totally separately.

    As I originally said, the repaints were all exclusives.

    The difference with what's potentially happening with TLK is that repaints don't look to be just exclusives or off screen characters not in the movie, but attempts not to design new figures for certain characters e.g. AOE Bumblebee just having the new car's deco, and as some have speculated, Drift just being the Bugatti again but with the black and red colour scheme.
     
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    I too think it's kinda irritating that the robots now seem to follow a more human look with less or no car (etc.) parts showing...it kinda makes them all look the same...and the toys can suffer.

    I will also say that, as a movie line, AOE totally sucked. I know at that point that toy companies were getting burned on lines based on movies. I know Hasbro did. I saw Iron Man 3 figures clogging pegs forever...of course, when you have a crappy 5POA figure for 8.99, and they release tons of the IM character that can happen...

    ...but TF's are a different animal than all that other stuff, and can still thrive with a hefty movie line....look at ROTF and all the extra non movie stuff we got. I
    We are seemingly out of the economic doldrums that hampered previous attempts, plus there are really no competing movie toy lines to compete this summer....well, Star Wars....but that's always going.....talk about crappy 5POA....that was a huge leap backwards...
     
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    You have to remember though, when the first three movies' toy lines came out, CHUG and whatever was the current TV series had their lines put on hiatus. They now have four lines that they'll be running concurrently so that's a lot more for the shelves to carry. I really don't mind them just concentrating on the on screen characters, just would prefer them to resemble their on-screen appearance a little more, as far as paint apps go, and without just repainting an old figure.
     
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    You forgot AoE "Hot Shot"

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    Oh yeah he was the one oddity they did instead of repainting Bumblebee of Stinger (the one time they had a reason to do a Bumblebee repaint and they didn't). Still doesn't make the AOE line 70% repaints. Plus I'm sure people aren't worried about new moulds getting repainted in a later wave so much as figures from old lines substituting for the TLK characters.
     
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    Right now that's looking to be a 50% ration given those four leaked 'Premier' toys include reuses of a dinobot and AoE BB that are scarcely if at all different.

    Not to mention the one mold that should have gotten a repaint and didn't was the movie Landmine mold. Until AoE, there was a version of that excellent toy in every movie line, and even if repainted it outstrips every single deluxe AoE produced.
     
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    It's certainly looking that way.

    A lot of people liked that aesthetic for the off screen figures more than the movie characters as it wasn a nice meld of movie style and more 'traditional' style, to the extent that they were part of HFTD and RTS. I guess things has just been downhill from DOTM onward.

    Actually, now I've checked, Landmine got recoloured for ROTF (Amorhide) and DOTM (Walmart exclusive Comettor), so maybe they should've just gone for the full house and repainted him for AOE too.
     
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    I wonder if Hasbro/Takara still has a license with Mercedes and Lamborghini ? And will they be able to get a license for Aston Martin and Mclaren ?
     
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    Mercedes should be ok, it seems since the last couple of films they've got a deal with Daimler similar similar to the one with GM. There always seems to be at least one Autobot with a Daimler alt mode for every Decepticon:

    DOTM - Que/Wheeljack and Soundwvae
    AOE - Optimus and Galvatron
    TLK - Optimus, Drift, Hound and Onslaught, plus the junk truck whose allegiance we don't know yet.

    I'm guessing there's another Lambo in this movie because they've got the licence. Not sure how prominent the other two will be, so hard to say.
     
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    I also worry about the continued crappy distribution...I just never expect to see stuff, I just feel lucky if I do. Like that Target movie 5 pack with UM etc. Saw it in the case at Botcon. That was it.
     
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    I just hope the rumors are not true about Onslaught being a repaint of Galvatron. I heard that from someone on this site. Can't remember who.
     
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    I might actually cry then.