Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Scaleface, Jul 16, 2015.
Amen to that
I always assumed that was Spike riding in the new version of Cog. It does seem to validate the rumor to some extent, though.
Is this the que for people who hate Universe Cyclonus
He looks like a stick-figure with the face of a Looney Tunes reject and his arms transform via paper-thin hinges that just beg to get broken
Seriously though, the alt-mode looks nice from the front at least and he came with an articulated Nightstick, wich would have made any Cyclonus toy an instant hit.
But i've Always wanted a bulkier more imposing Cyclonus toy and i think the CW toy looks great in both modes, alltough if a Titans return toy ticks the same boxes i'll buy that one too offcourse.
I'd love for Hasbro to make Titan Wars all IDW based figures, except for an Energon-inspired Omega Supreme. I still think IDW has the best designs of Transformers along with BM and RID2015.
That image is from the misprinted booth at Botcon. It came out and was viewable online before any of these rumors.
The rumors could still very well be guesses based on these images.
We don't even know if that leaked Blaster toy is part of the thing either. And half of those "schematics" could be just for fun. Or it could be a deep mystery only Hasbro knows the answer to for sure...
If Rodimus is larger than the old Deluxe Jazz, than I'm fine with a large deluxe
Leaked Blaster toy corresponds to those images down to the made up dance stage mode, so I'd say it's part of it.
But those are separate from these podcast rumors.
Gimme IDW all the way. My favorite Hot Rod.
"Too Gundam-ish" seems to be the go-to complaint when someone doesn't like a TF design. But I really don't see it in this case.
How is it dull to not want the figure to look like a Gundam knockoff? If they redesign him, so be it. Just make it look like it belongs in Transformers and not some other series.
A lot of people don't like the modern IDW aesthetic. I was fine with E.J. Su's designs as they felt like a modernization of the characters, but after that...ew, no.
I'm not crazy about many of the modern designs as I think they're too organically proportioned and don't look like they transform into anything. And Rodimus is a bigtime offender in that regard.
But "Gundam-ish"...? No.
Did I is something? Was Rodimus rumored on the podcast?
'86 characters are to get screen-accurate toys.
So...Hot Rod, Scourge, Kup,Blurr, maybe Wheelie, possibly Cyclonus, maybe the Galvatron...Springer? But would he work as a Deluxe?
Arcee is probably out due to getting a pretty accurate Generations toy
It's also helpful that Cyclonus has an "Armada"; so no matter which version you have, you're always in the market for a second.
This is narrow-minded. Just because a character model isn't made of blocks or strictly right angles doesn't mean it doesn't look like a Transformer. I could understand complaints about the movie models, given their mangled-mess appearances, but even they had obvious vehicle parts, as the IDW versions do. Being curvaceous and exhibiting minute details =/= Gundam knockoff. It equals a stylized take on a Transformer.
I'd bet money we won't see new versions of Springer and Magnus. Arcee is... debatable, and I say that because she was a Headmaster in the later season(s), and so is in the market for a respective toy.
I think it has to do with the over use of the aesthetic. Gundam's look was basically a human form covered over to look mechanical. It's been done to death for the past 20 years.
I've never been a fan of IDW stuff anyways. The tone/attitude/atmosphere of the story lines just doesn't resonate with me. The 80's comic was much more in sync with how transformers was for me as a kid.
Simplicity > complexity. Adding random bits and bobs for the sake of having them was always a Gundam thing. It's crept into other media over the years and it's one reason I never got into Gundam.
That first sentence isn't even rooted in fact, it's a biased opinion.
And while Gundam may have been one of the first forms of sci-fi robot media to have the aesthetic, it does not mean that everything that comes after that has a similar style is a knockoff of it. Inspired, maybe, but not a knockoff.
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