Transformers Tuesdays

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

  1. Murasame

    Murasame 村雨

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    Things will get more expensive as time goes buy and quality will also drop often times. I don't like how these things are priced, I think it's too expensive. But on the other hand I want these figures, so I get them. Someday there won't be any toys like this anymore, because there are not enough people who buy them, because they got so expensive. That day will come.

    I definitely bought Siege Springer, replacing my LG Springer, knowing fully well, that I will replace him with another Springer that has the shoulder things oriented the right way. And here it is.
     
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  2. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde クインテッサ星人

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    If I wasn't already super satisfied with my comic-colored siege Springer from the Wrecker capsule I'd probably go for this new one, but hey.. more options + giving those a chance who missed the earlier releases. Seems like a win-win to me.
     
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    mbbreviews cybertonian mechanic/inventor

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    not a fair comparison tbh youd have to take every single new part off springer to actually make it a fair comparison
     
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  4. SquawkingtheTalk

    SquawkingtheTalk Questioning my love of tf on the astrotrain

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    My opinions on the pipeline
    • Core Energon Galvatron: am i supposed to care about this? I have no feelings about this
    • Core Bouldercrash redeco (not confirming gender or name): really excited for this and the deco
    • Deluxe Quake (package art revealed) who even the hell is this?
    • Deluxe Slipstream (from Windblade) this might be a bite love everything except the head
    • Deluxe G1 Optimus (based on G1 toy) guaranteed purchase I need this
    • Voyager Metalhawk (same mold but more toy accurate) metalhawk leave me alone please
    • Voyager Animated Motormaster: I might get this but my wallet might tank
    • Leader Soundwave (Netflix mold with 3 cassettes) this I am definitely going to get I need a new soundwave
    • Leader Armada Galvatron (redeco of Armada Megatron) no shot in hell never going to happen
    • Showing new music from the vinyl (remix of original intro theme) YES YES YES YES YES YES AND YES
     
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  5. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    I remember when people said, they'll buy Transformers figures that transforms by themselves... LOL

    Wow! Look at where the hobby is now :) 


    Sorry, but what's the context for @Pixelmaster's post?
     
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  6. averagetfcollector07

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    Judging by the Ratbat and Magneous molds, it's a comparison to the upcoming Star Raiders Thundertron in terms of accessories
     
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  7. VKittyCat2023

    VKittyCat2023 Medieval Weapons Enthusiest

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    I need that Springer.
     
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  8. AcademyofDrX

    AcademyofDrX BM & IDW2 apologist, team clear windows

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    I've said this in other threads, but I think it bears repeating here: yes, Generations Transformers continue to get more expensive, and they also get smaller, but I absolutely disagree that the quality has gone down. Titans Return Deluxe Hot Rod and SS86 Voyager Hot Rod are very different toys, and they both have major roles to fill in my collection.

    Maybe some fans will get priced out, especially at the higher price points, but look around at other toymakers like Lego where adult collectors are a meaningful demographic. They have literally over a hundred sets on sale right now at $100 or more. About a dozen are $500 or more. An older and more demanding customer base may be smaller, but it can be sustainable if the perceived value is there.
     
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  9. Robogeek28

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    For me, everything is a cash grab at today's prices, which is why most of my purchases are under retail price as I wait for discounts or deals.

    I only pay full price for a must have.
     
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  10. AcademyofDrX

    AcademyofDrX BM & IDW2 apologist, team clear windows

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    Can't wait until SS86 Commander class Optimus Prime gets announced, and the discourse will move on from "Leaders are overpriced Voyagers" to "Commanders are overpriced Voyagers."
     
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    How do you not know handsome Quake? :eek: 

    edit:
    Oh, you're 15. You're excused.
     
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  12. SquawkingtheTalk

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    I only know the glorious sexy sky Garry
     
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  13. Scornstream

    Scornstream Dinobot Seeker

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    It has.

    TR figures were pretty trash, no one is denying that. SS86 Hot Rod is a DLX at a VYG budget, so it's not really a fair comparison. Also, SS86 Hot Rod released during the time of Kingdom. We're almost 4 years removed from its release. Actual contemporary figures have lowered in quality compared to things from Kingdom.
     
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  14. Trevor Belmont

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    This deluxe G1 toy Optimus Prime is the most random shit I've seen.
    Speculation will be pointless for me now. We get new listings but they could mean anything

    Man, my wallets gonna swell so bad with all that forced G1 stuff. So many partials and forced rereleases which are 1% better than before

    Dunno about that G1 bee
     
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  15. daimchoc

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    Ah. Leader price point comparison, just based on what's coming with the main figure. Thundertron's very minor update, versus more tooling with Spinger's bot.

    EDIT: I actually thought it was a teaser for the new OP... OP Foot on the lower corner.

    Also, the new accessories require new mold/tooling too. The Ratbat / Nucleous - minor paint/colors. The new head for Nucleous was already accounted for when they did the tooling for Magneous. Not quite fair comparisons
     
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  16. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm Good Morning, Weather Hackers! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm finding it pretty damn funny that EVERY (no exceptions) YouTube commenter I've seen refers to the upcoming deluxe 'Toyverse' Optimus by memeing "We have Missing Link Optimus at home."

    I already know it ain't gonna be the same as Missing Link Optimus, as that is trying to recreate the original G1 toy as much as possible in both looks and materials. The deluxe Op won't match, but I think it might sate my "G1 with joints" hunger better, by virtue of costing between 1/3 and 1/4 the retail price of ML Optimus, or a bit more than half of a tiny ML Bumblebee. I have a feeling It would be more fun to mess with too, as opposed to Missing Link "look how amazing this - don't touch it, you'll scuff the paint!"
     
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    Yep, getting more stuff for less or added engineering
     
  18. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    That already occured with Rodimus during Kingdom
     
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  19. Samurhino

    Samurhino Give me some creativity, slavishness is death

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    I deny it.

    Titans Return, Legends, and the continuing ripples of the Titanmaster version of the Headmaster gimmick make me happy every time without fail.
     
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  20. drmick

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    I think if you check in this poll that most of us will deny Titans Return was trash ;) 

    Poll: your top 3 Generations lines since Combiner Wars
     
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