two new leader jetfire pics

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by bumblebot98, May 15, 2009.

  1. DieMaus

    DieMaus is blawesome

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    Oy, enough with the static lying around pictures already! It's pretty clear to me at this point that this figure is going to live and die on a) its posability and b) its combination, so that's what I'm waiting to see. I like the Jetfire design enough that I'm going to be wanting a toy of it, and I'm hoping that it's going to be this one, but I'd really like to see pictures that actually showcase the toy before I decide...
     
  2. Crumplezone

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    It's O.K., But I wasn't really expecting much since he has to come apart and combine with Optimus. If he didn't, His toy would have been alot better. I wonder what he says. I hope it's "Oh, My back!" or something.



    Oh, and the cane is pure awesome.
     
  3. Janeails22x

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    Agreed....Definitely seems like the Megatron crew from Movie 1 was put on the Jetfire job...

    A glimpse into the design discussion...

    Lead Designer: "So, it appears that Michael has chosen an SR-71 Blackbird as character for ROTF"
    Megatron Team: "Awesome!!"
    LD: "It is up to us to design a toy that captures the character and mirrors his on screen counterpart"
    MT: "AWESOME!!!"
    LD: "Let's get started...any ideas?"
    MT: "Erm...let's do the exact opposite of what you just said"
    LD: "What?....I'm not following you..."
    MT: "You know, hide robot parts in plain sight underNEATH the Jet....NO ONE looks THERE!"
    LD: "Wait weren't you the clowns that folded Megatrons club feet underneath HIS wings because you had no idea what you were doing?"
    MT: " Ummmm...when's breaktime?"
    LD: "Not until you come up with a Gimmick."
    MT: "Let's make his engines NOT his legs!"
    LD: "That's not a gimmick...."
    MT: "BLUE PLASTIC!"
    LD: "Brilliant! Build it and ship it!!"
     
  4. Crumplezone

    Crumplezone Banned

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    uhh, Not the megatron thing again:redface2: 
     
  5. neospark1

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    You actually expect Hasbro to use paint apps these days! Remember, this is post awful QC, present lack of paint to take care of that days.

     
  6. harrismonkey

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    I'm now 90% sure Jetfire will take his place beside Bonecrusher as the most painful misses of fantastic characters with toys that suck so bad I don't even buy them.

    I do have to say it even smarts more this time though since he IS a leaderclass.

    Oh well. At least the starscream rumor is comforting, especially if he's prime sized!

    Since they already stated there would only be 3 leaderclass, i wonder how many we will get?
     
  7. Scythe

    Scythe Future Foundation

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    I like him, he's neat. He might look even better hunched over as much as possible.
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    "just imagine how much more of an improvement that the leader version will be!"

    It depends. Will it be like Prime or like Megatron?
     
  9. Prescient

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    The fact it seems there is no proper shoulder articulation kills it for me.
     
  10. shroobmaster

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    His engines ain't his legs in the CGI model either, they're just the engine fans.

    Like in the leader toy the wings end up on his back, but sadly, there's not possible way of making the wings transform into this:
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  11. IsThatOne

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    "AGH! I have fallen down in a box and I cannot get up!"

    ehhheha... His back looks more streamlined than I thought... He looks great and well engineered.... LOOKS
     
  12. Takara_destron

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    Not that impressed with Jetfire yet.

    As for Starscream, cool but I'll stick with the voyager. No way can I afford 4 leaders.
     
  13. Ravenxl7

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    He's old and rusty. On a side note, having a cane is one of the few things I'm looking forward to when I get old. Sounds odd, but I think it'd be fun to be the crazy old guy with the cane.

    Agreed. If the blue and light gray didn't stick out so much against the black parts, I think he'd be much better. Less blue, and more black could only help this figure, imo.
     
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    I have to say I disagree with you on this. I think there is more of the engine internals there than just the turbines. I reference you back to the first full length trailer released with Scorpinok jumping out at him.

    To no avail, it appears that neither of us will truly ever know for sure, but our opinions are what shape the decisions we make in life. Not saying your are wrong. I am saying that I see it differently.

    FYI, I LOVE that robot heroes figure appearance and CGI design. Love the look so much that this Leader ends up being underwhelming.
     
  15. shroobmaster

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    EVEN if you were right, there's absolutely no way of turning his engines into a thick enough or accurate enough sculpt, unless they do it anyway no matter if the transformation is wrong.

    There's also the fact that they would need the engines/wings for Optimus combined mode, and if it had all the mass needed to support Jetfire on his back the combined mode would be anything stable.

    Which is why I'm still hoping for a Jetfire mold that doesn't need to combine, like, a bigger and better version of the legends.
     
  16. RobotoChan

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    Oh dear - jetfire is rather poor. In both modes there is an excessive amount of obvious kibble. A very easy pass.
     
  17. Walley1701

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    This look pretty bad

    Hasbro needs to get on the ball about putting some more effort into these figures. The only one I am considering getting is Sideswipe, Soundwave, and Optimus Prime. I wanna see the combined version, the plane mode looks better.
     
  18. Scourgatron

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    I've seen bootlegs better than that.
     
  19. Ephland

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    story title: "4th leader confirmed!"

    story description: "no official confirmation."

    lolwut.
     
  20. Drpee

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    Awesome news about Starscream! I think i'll hold off on getting the voyager now. Jetfire's alt mode sucks but the bot mode is pure win but in desperate need of some paint. I will be buying 2 and repainting one and selling it on ebay.