Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Vector Oracle, Oct 1, 2019.
I am down for this. It's a really good idea for WFC3 weaponisers.
Dude you are on a roll. These would be awesome. They could tap into the micromaster transports too.
Cliffjumper is probably my favorite Earthrise figure. Only beefs are too much red and him having Bumblebee's biceps.
I've actually seen some people able to get a pretty good tape deck mode out of the Siege figure, albeit through some slight modding to the shoulders I believe.
I still just don't know if they'd go through with something like that. It still feels a bit out of place, but that's just my outlook on the likely hood. I certainly wouldn't be against it.
I can't get past the way they did parts forming on that mold, and I never will.
Also the upcoming Arcee, whoever at Hasbro designed these figures need to be fired.
now that’s an awesome idea. They did delve into action master stuff already sorta with lionizer and wingthing. Let’s keep it going.
this is what I’m hoping for. We have the Micromasters already that came with transports, why not have the transports as well.
It’d be no more out of place as a bonus mode as refraktors camera mode
They could take the Action Masters’ robot modes and slap their partner vehicles onto them somehow.
It plugs into the back. It has storage in both modes. The results are better than non-partsforming versions we had before.
I feel like it's slightly less obtrusive than non-Headmaster characters in Titans Return and allows for cleaner weaponizing.
I can understand not liking it but I don't get calling for someone's job over it. My hunch is that the designer didn't exactly go rogue with the choice but it resulted from a series of back and forth discussions at Takara. Somebody probably noted that Brunt's "Doctor Octopus" mode didn't balance well with a backpack on certain figures and a compromise was struck.
There will be other Arcee's and Cliffjumpers.
I honestly agree and disagree.
Sideswipe/Red Alert are closely to there Earth modes but they need spoilers and non clear plastic tires as well no cybertronian lettering.
Hound is also the same but I want him to be his original jeep not the one we got with siege.
Ironhide/Ratchet I think they need Earth modes but switch them by making Ironhide a exclusive and Ratchet a regular retail figure.
Mirage can be re-release again but with without clear plastic or cybertronian lettering since he is closely resembles his Earth mode.
I think Bluestreak would be a retail figure and have Prowl as a exclusive.
Ultra Magnus could get a Earth mode in the next chapter of WFC as a remold,retool and repaint of Earthrise Optimus.
Skywarp and Thundercracker could become exclusives while Dirge,Thrust and Ramjet would either be retail or some store exclusives as well.
Hubcap has been heavily rumored to be part of selects and Bumper could fit in selects line as well.If they can release the Powerdashers they can release Bumper.
Soundwave/Soundblaster could possibly happen but as of mean some other way like exclusive or part Earthrise cartoon line.
If Hasbro remake Optimus,Megatron, Starscream and Smokescreen they can remake others if they want to.So don't doubt since the just re-release alot of characters from Siege for the show that will becoming up.
Considering sunstreaker doesn’t have a spoiler, sideswipe and red alert don’t really need one either if their vehicle modes are intended to be similar
I was more referring to the prospect of the earth vehicle mode being out of place.
Let's face it, Refraktor's "bonus" mode was the cyber-nothing thing to justify selling the figure as a single Deluxe, the main attraction was always the camera mode. They got away with it because it was in the part of the line where they could throw on some extra detail bits and call anything a "space-ship".
That's your opinion. My opinion is that it's lazy engineering. I also don't know what examples you mean by "non-partsforming versions".
Last point first, plenty of the other figures pull off the weaponizing without parts forming.(Say for the actual weaponizers, which are build completely around the concept as a gimmick.)
It's not that I find it obtrusive, I find it objectively lazy. I also funnily find most of the non-headmaster characters in TR held the gimmick far better then the characters that were originally headmasters...Just as an aside.
I'll admit I'm being hyperbolic just for the sake of it. Although I do find it to still be a bad job, and people should ultimately be fired for doing bad jobs.
And they should all go right in the bin.
I've said it before but I think if we see an Earth mode Blaster (and he makes sense to happen eventually) that he will be an armored SUV type vehicle with the "hidden" tape deck mode and Soundwave would be the natural re-shell of that.
They don't need to be similar anyways.But I still disagree with everyone.
Other then that we still need to get characters who haven't been updated for Earthrise and beyond.I still want my Star Saber and Deathsaurs!
I don't necessarily think they should be fired but yeah, the excessive partsforming that seems to be creeping it's way into Generations is worrisome. This is where sticking so close to the Sunbow animation models is starting to become a burden rather than a blessing. I miss the days of old CHUG lines where the figures would be updated and modernized versions of the classic characters, not just MP-Lite. Universe's classic figures are IMO the peak for CHUG designs and as we gradually moved away from those modernized looks, I think the CHUG lines started to lose what made them so different and enticing. I still like a lot of the WFC stuff (Siege is the closest we've gotten to that Universe design philosophy in a while) but stuff like Cliffjumper and Arcee just don't appeal to me.
Yes, the mode that wasn’t even in the directions was definitely the one billed as a bonus mode, whether you agree with that or not, just like perceptors tank mode
OH HELL YES. Especially if it means I also get either a Voyager or Deluxe Gutcruncher.
Action master vehicles
The japanese toys
Also a big chonky Roadbuster
So much to use plus a few of these actually cross into the classes and mini gimmicks that are in WFC already so it wont be a stretch to slot them in.
when referencing g1 their vehicle modes do need to be similar though. they more or less had the same vehicle mode with sunstreaker having the exposed engine as well.
Hoping for a new Ironhide and ratchet mold for . Wowfc threeuld prefer the earth mode and a a more square window on the chest as opposed to it going round the sides. Also hoping inferno will be in the last voyager wave for earthrise. I can't see him being an exclusive because given that you have obscure versions such as hauler and artfire begging for an exclusive
More combiner wars limbs and torsos please
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