Transformers Tuesdays

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SinisterSpinister, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. KylerWilmoth

    KylerWilmoth Missing Link Wheelie

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    I'm disappointed by a lot of the aesthetic choices on Bee, but he still looks fun if you know what I mean? Like I'm still interested, I just would have preferred something a bit different. The vehicle mode is easily my biggest gripe. I'm really not feeling it sadly
     
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    If i wasn\'t sold on the new Beyblades, I am now,
     
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    I just picked up Armada Megs from the Target mark downs recently, and I'm lowkey gonna be a tad upset if the Galvatron recolor fixes his shoulders so they can lock in or articulate. But I can't wait for that G1 Optimus too, so glad it's toy inspired
     
  4. RangerXML

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    They chose an aesthetic alright, the cartoon version, you can see how much they took from the new MP of Bee. I actually kind of like it.
     
  5. Ravewind

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    Comparison.

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  6. RangerXML

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    Gawd I like the new head and chest, the arms I prefer the old one.
     
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  7. Dfunk1210

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    If i wasn\'t sold on the new Beyblades, I am now,
     
  8. TF Hot Rod

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    Yeah the chest and the head are a upgrade
     
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  9. Ravewind

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    As are the hands, paint on the forearms and upper thighs. A lot less waffling all over if practically none.
     
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  10. KylerWilmoth

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    My problem is it's going for cartoon accuracy, but its not quite getting there. A few key things are keeping it from really being that traditional cartoony Bee
     
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    Yeah; I was fully expecting a minor retool of either Studio Series Gamer Edition Barricade, or Studio Series Gamer Edition Sideswipe (i.e. A redeco, with a new head), but they actually went all in, to nail the character's design. I respect that.

    They barely look like Studio Series Gamer Edition Barricade, at a glance, and I believe the figure's functionality has also been improved, thanks to the retooled parts (the wrist swivels aren't blocked, and there's an actual space to articulate the knees). Low-key excited for them.
     
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    I remember back when Slammer was revealed someone noticed he looked like he could easily be retooled into that launcher. Hopefully hasbro didn't forget and does something like the centurion drone pack for him
     
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    Are bumblebees front and side windows regular or clear plastic? I can't really tell.
    I think they did the wrong head but I prefer this one anyway. Definitely an improvement on the WFC Netflix one, just feels kind of off.

    I don't see any licencing either, does that mean the proportions are weird enough to get a new Cliffjumper without licensing?
     
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    I am loving Straxus, my only complaint is that, like with WFC, these figures seem to need aftermarket paint apps applied at home or Toyhax stickers. I've found in many cases, especially with the WFC Autobot Cars, the Decepticon Seekers, a little carefully applied paint apps here and there make a huge difference.
     
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    it was said in the steam will be toy accurate this time
     
  16. AcademyofDrX

    AcademyofDrX BM & IDW2 apologist, team clear windows

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    They talked about the decision to make the windows dark grey in the stream: the engineering meant they couldn't paint the windows or cast them in a different color. We've also speculated in this thread that they didn't want to license the VW design, presumably for cost reasons.
     
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  18. Bakarina

    Bakarina Unapologetic Megatron Fangirl

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    I was hoping Leader Soundwave would be a remold of Blaster rather than just the Netflix mold regurgitated again. He doesn't have arm panels and even still has Siege kibble hanging off his arms that aren't even used. I've bought the mold twice already now with the bridge pack, and won't be buying him a third time. Unless of course they bundle in exclusive new cassette bots with him that I can't get any other way, in which case I will, before coming to these forums to bitch about it as I always do.
    They're going for "You're buying this now because it's closer to what you want than last version, then we'll sell it to you again later in the deco we knew you wanted all along. Maybe in a 4 back with other crap."
    Smaller production runs. They don't want Ollies to be a hasbro landfill. But what's stupid is they seem to be scaling back on the stuff people do want while cranking the living crap out of the stuff we don't. Perhaps at least the days of multiple ER Arcee and Skiff Lando repacks are nearing its end. I just wish the A tier evergreen stuff was not also a casualty.
     
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    How do we get that Springer Amazon link on the front page updated?
    Mods?
     
  20. RangerXML

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    I need to start clearing out some of these guys new, Rack'n'Ruin and Strongarm primarily since they don't fit in. I'm still trying to decide if I should get rid of my old Kup and Springer now or keep them for this seperate display and than there is the issue with the new Topspin next year which I need to get Carnivac (I prefer the toy colors for both Topspin and Twin Twist).
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