War for Cybertron: Earthrise Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Purple Heart, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Metroplex[IH]

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    Had a thought - you know how Hasbro keeps saying that Cliffjumper is not a pre-mold of Bumblebee? It occurred to me how weird that is. Why say that? Why not be more vague and say “we have no plans for that at this time?” Or, more expansively, why NOT have plans for it? It’s a good mold. It would work. No one would complain. Easy money. Why paint yourself into a corner like that?

    Look at this guy. He’s beautiful:
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    But what if they AREN’T in a corner. What if they have a unique mold Bumblebee on the way. Could this be the hint that Cybertron mode Bumblebee could still be coming?

    That would be awesome...
     
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  2. barry

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    I hope and wish you're right, but I feel like 'Cliff isn't a pre-mold' is legalese for 'shared engineering'.
     
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  3. RodimusRex

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    The weird thing to me is how CJ’s arms look more like BB than CJ.

    That said, both of you could be right.

    The car parts could all be remolded as BB’s Cybertronian mode with the accessories replaced with wings. They could share arm and leg engineering.
     
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    Why do people want a Cybertronian Bumblebee?
     
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    Because his Cybertronian mode featured prominently in the first episode of the cartoon.
     
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    because they've never made a G1 rolling saucer bumblebee.
     
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    Don't they sometimes release the "repaint" first and then the intended figure later. They did it a bunch of times for CW, TR and PotP.
     
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    yes, but it was specifically stated that bumblebee and cliffjumper would not share a mold in earthrise
     
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    He's cool!
     
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  10. Scarlet knight

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    Personally i hope that they make a Volkswagen Bumblebee
     
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    Cliffjumper looks great but I wish you could rotate the chest so the windscreen was at the bottom. I keep hoping it's mistransformed
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    We've reached an interesting period where people now want new Bumblebee toys badly made. Imagine telling yourself that back in 2012.
     
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    Well in defense of those people, they are asking for a Bee toy that hasn't been made before (as far as I know), and not another Camero Bee for the 20th time.
     
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    ^ this.

    Hasbro has been doling far better post-Prime Wars about mold reuse. Most mold reuse has made complete sense, and some characters that have been expected to be mold reuses of characters have not been. It's not a hard stretch to consider that a potential ER Bumblebee will merely be of shared engineering to ER CJ. Now as for straight mold reuses, I'm betting on Bumper & Hubcap.
     
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    Tap-out would be another option
     
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    So much this...
     
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    With that name I somehow expect a robot with an MMA motif.
     
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