Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barry, Jul 17, 2018.
Dammit, pressed post before photo finished uploading.
The three pack with IDW style impactor will be here tomorrow, really glad it got released at the same time as the normal release as I’d have a hard time stopping myself from picking it up otherwise.
Really confused by the autobot impactor’s head, he has no mouth!
The Chosen Prime had a limited (?) stock that sold out by the next day. That's all I've seen...
Yea, that’s where I ordered a set from, should have it friday
I'll most likely pick up Impactor down the line, it looks really cool.
How is this thing supposed to get all of us all the way to Cybertron?
I have to say that Transformers, I think, is the only toy line that I enjoy/enjoyed in which I like the "hero" characters just as much as the villain characters. With old school Star Wars, I always thought the Empire had the better look and aesthetics, same with GI Joe vs Cobra or TMNT. I'd somehow end up with like 2-1 or worse odds for my "Good guys." Oddly enough with the Transformers Universe, I'm closer to 1-1 or even 1.5-1 in favor of the Autobots. Anyone else have this issue?
Sorry for the digression. It was probably inspired by Impactor who just arrived via Hasbro Pulse.
I’m rather fond of it.
I'm sure somebody's done one better, but here's my Weaponizer combiner:
Originally, I had Six-Gun's arms serve as an extra pair of arms for the combiner, but since they looked clunky and lacked articulation, I moved them to his back to serve as a jetpack. I really like how I used Brunt's upper legs and Six-Gun's black guns as a giant claw.
You're not alone. I think the blocky shapes of it look better with the rest of him.
I think you are spot on. The photos at least with the IDW Impactor head make it seem like his noggin is just a little too small for his body. UK Impactor gives him a beefier head complete with the disappointed father scowl.
got in the Amazon 3pack yesterday...did not expect Aragon to be broken apart instead of packaged in bot-mode...
this is my first look at Mirage...interesting he comes with Earthian numbering and lettering (I am assuming the regular single pack has pure Cybertronian lettering)...I like Impactor but wish this one were another figure as they are very similar looking...
I can easily see Impactor repurposed as Gutcruncher in the future (based on his
'Bot head and alt mode)...
I tend to have more Autobots too though largely due to me not being a fan of the colours of a lot of Decepticons :-/
I have a question. The tolerences for all three of the WFC:S Powerdashers seem to be way, way, way above what the original release of the molds were. Did I just get shitty early copies and the powerdashers are representatives of what is intended? Or did they improve tolerences for the exclusives. Is there any way to improve peg+oil and joint tolerences on the originals?
I just want to echo this sentiment. We just got a near-cartoon perfect SKYfire. We just got Tetrajets. We just got official mass release-ish RAINMAKERS FFS. I'm half surprised they're just importing the Seacons. Probably just doesn't fit the line but seems like it's a shoe in.
We're really *almost* there aren't we? Next year we'll get F-15 voyager seekers finally, which means we can bet that a Conehead 3 pack is a 2020 Target exclusive a-la the Rainmakers. We're getting a good Hoist which means a good Trailbreaker (finally). We're getting a great looking Grapple which means a good Inferno eventually. Wheeljack is finally arriving too.
So what's left that doesn't have a mold yet? A new Sunstreaker, which I bet is coming in Earthrise, Tracks and Blaster. And then in 2021 probably a better Galvatron, Cylconus and WFC leader class-style Rodimus Prime. And then that's like... it. All obscure and Japanese characters.
I'll collect Transformers forever, but it certainly feels like we're reaching the end of something through WFC.
the seacons are imports more so because they dont fit the budget of hasbro size classes, they've got a lot of paint and a lot of accessories compared to regular deluxes and voyagers.
personally on the coneheads, i dont think they will be a 3 pack. each conehead traditionally has unique tooling, the rainmaker 3 pack was identical molds. i see it happening more this way:
starscream and 1 conehead as mass retail (like starscream and thundercracker in siege)
1 conehead as a selects release (like redwing)
1 conehead as a battlepack/amazon exclusive (like skywarp)
3 pack of skywarp, thundercracker and sunstorm (like the rainmakers)
remember that the rainmakers were sold for less than the retail value of 3 voyagers, i find it unlikely they would do the individual tooling for each conehead and do those as a 3 pack only
Yeah you're right. That's probably exactly how they'll do it in order to spread costs.
They'll probably do Thrust at retail. The vertical lift fans maximally diversifies him from starscream, whereas Dirge and Ramjet are similar enough to be straight repaints with the same wing mold (which Hasbro has done before IIRC) with different arm blasters.
Seriously though... what's with Hasbro and not giving Skywarp a normal retail release? It was always strange to me back int he Universe 2.0 / Classics 3.0 days they did Universe Starscream (awesome!), Thundercracker and then Acidstorm, for some damn reason.
Siege Rumble seems like the rare case of the original 1980s figure being a lot better than the new one. What the hell are the cassettes supposed to be now, anyway? they look bizarre attached to anyone.
Amazon Exclusive set...
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