Transformers x Back To The Future

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

  1. SoundwaveSuperior

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    I'll be putting all the crossover figures together, each paired with another TF: Ghost Starscream with Ectotron, Heinrad with Gigawatt, and Volleybot (SS Topspin with Leadfoot's head) with Maverick.
     
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    I'm cheating a bit. I have a shelf of "favorites" that I'm treating like un-aligned (NAILS for those familiar with IDW) and I'm just gonna stick him there.
     
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  3. Fenrys

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    That's a good idea too! I wish there was a voyager sized Ghost Starscream

    I like that too.

    Personally, I'd have liked for him to be a bit bigger so he wouldn't look out of place in my MP collection (the extent of my MP collection is my GB/Transformers crossover shelf) but the more I see of him the more I think he will look great with the WFC stuff
     
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    I have a crossover shelf with the Darth Vader tie fighter from a few years ago and Ectotron waiting for Gigawatt to show up. I planned to get the Top Gun figure as well..... but then I saw it..... :puke2: 
     
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  5. Fenrys

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    Yea...that top gun figure looks like it was not designed by the same people (and it partly wasn't because there likely wasn't much input from Takara on it) and suffers as a result
     
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    The license holder has a lot of input on a crossover figure and final approval. Rumor has it that HAsbro new it looked like crap, but had no choice in the matter.

    I think a decent custom paint job, and the figure might look good.
     
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    Looking at the final figure, it looks like the directive (whoever gave it) was to make the jet mode look like a clean jet. If that's what lead to the bot mode looking like it did...I get it. And really, it makes sense. The idea is movie vehicles, not movie robots. You want Ecto-1, the Delorean, a fighter jet, etc to look first and foremost like they do in real-life.

    (Now, when do we get that Astrotrain retool....)
     
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    To me it's not even the paint job, it's overall proportions and articulation isn't really up to par with what they've been releasing lately. It's got a very nice jet mode, but that's about it. Hell it doesn't even come in the same retro style box as Ectotron or Gigawatt, so it seems like they want to distance Maverick from those 2 a bit :lol 
     
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    This is something I've been thinking about a lot. Currently I have Ectotron with my Gentei Ghost Starscream. If I put Gigawatt on that shelf where does Screamer go? If not, then where does Gigawatt go? I don't care about the Top Gun figure or MLP so having a dedicated "crossover" shelf might take a while, considering they continue. The MP shelf is also an option, I don't have very many, but they are all larger figures & he might not fit in. These are relatively easy decisions to make but with certain parts of my collection constantly in flux I'm trying to avoid moving figures 20 times.
     
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    But why does it have the TIE Fighter sound? (listen at the end)

    Though IIRC, the movie uses the same sound for the Delorean as Luke's landspeeder. (real Renault V6's sound nothing like the engine sound in the movie)
     
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    Hope we see a YouTuber remix the video using sounds and music from BTTF. Otherwise, it's a super cool video!
     
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    Yea, I think ultimately he will end up with my Earthrise figures as the MPs that I have are all geared towards the Ghostbusters crossover (Ghost Starscream and clear kos of Megatron, Soundwave and a 3p Shockwave)
     
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    I am so going to put a Decepticon symbol on this guy and display him with my Dr. Arkeville figure. Marty is dead. Doc Brown turned evil and ordered Gigawatt to impale Marty with his electrical rod weapon from behind. Then he became Dr. Arkeville and met up with the Decepticons. Time travel fried his brain he became insane. Somebody needs to draw a comic and make it offical.
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    That story has been rated X!
     
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    WTF, the music!
     
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    I love the anime style transformation they used for both this and the Maverick video.
     
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    Thats me ! Lol
     
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    I started a crossover shelf dedicated to this line. So far all it's got is Ectotron, but I should be adding this guy and Maverick to it sooner rather than later. :D 
     
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