WTF @ TFW - 588 - July 17 2020

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  1. Vangelus

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    WTF @ TFW - 588 - July 17 2020

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    We have so many toys to talk about, and so much pain to kill.

    - Opening and Intro
    - Gigawatt and Maverick
    - Fan First Friday: The Second
    - Kingdom Incoming
    - What We Got This Week
    - Sudden News and Valiant Attempts To End On A High Note (Thanks TJ)
    - Ending and Outro

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    http://www.tfw2005.net/podcast/WTF_TFW2005_-_588_-_July_17_2020.mp3
     
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  2. Slayershoop

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    Walmart preordering that day was THE WORST, EVERYTHING was labeled as ACTION FIGURE, whether it be Transformers, Star Wars Black Series or whatever, my order status still shows ACTION FIGURE for all items. I had to go in and cancel what I didn\'t want days after when they finally put pictures on the pages. Walmart botched this bad, real bad. It\'s a shame, if Hasbro had made the Netflix line Pulse exclusive, would have been a whole lot easier. I appreciate that Walmart is probably the reason these toys are happening, but wow did they botch this one bad, not to mention I still never got Hotlink from my preorder when he went up, even though he is instock on their website.
     
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    SDCC 2020 Hasbro panel when?
     
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    Kinda surprised no mention was made of the weirdness with Studio Series Blitzwing being shown off.
     
  5. Vangelus

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    "Is the head painted" came and went so fast I kinda forgot about it immediately :lol  Unless there was something else
     
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    Dunno if you ever saw this, but Takara did post a picture of the wave 2 production samples. I don't think any of the battle damage looks as impressive as wave 1 unfortunately. I'm cool with Elita, and Impactor looks weird.
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    That's super fair, I was almost expecting a quick segue about him when you mentioned how few Transformers use hand swap gimmicks.
     
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    I picked up a tamiya weathering kit today since the Three-Zero Siege Optimus inspired me to try my hand at weathering the mainline figure.

    On the topic of Earthrise Optimus, shared parts, and color:

    -Every piece of the regular release that's made of blue plastic is directly from the Siege mold
    -This means the head is the same sculpt, but for some reason the back half was unable to be cast in blue and thus had to be painted like the hands. In terms of size and sculpting though, the back half of the head is also the same as Siege Prime
    -As mentioned in the episode, dead Prime has a lot of black paint, including where the grey leg panels are on the original toy, which means those parts can in fact be painted. Presumably it just wasn't in the budget of the leader toy to paint the grey parts of the legs.
    -Bonus: If you boil the head of Earthrise Prime you can pop it apart and repaint the eyes. I made them yellow and it looks super cool.
     
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    Using Slider as the image when Goose’s death anniversary is coming up? Sad.
     
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    Yes! Another 3 hour podcast!
     
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    So about the next trilogy being the Unicron Trilogy. 2022 is the 20th anniversary of Armada.
     
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    I had the same thought about Elita 1, I think the colours are just so striking and they match the sculpt. Also she totally has an animated Arcee vibe which I can’t help but notice. I can see what you mean by it being nice to have the shell retooled, that actually seems like it’d be a perfect concept for the Selects Nightbird figure, if that figure wasn’t already gonna be made from Chromia.
     
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    Maybe they didn’t show a picture of the new head, if they specifically said the Netflix prime has one. Similar to rotorstorm? Otherwise siege and earthrise both have the same head, it’s one of the most disappointing aspects of the toy.

    I think that bumblebee might be one of the last straws for me. I was buying everything, but I think these parts-forming guys and remakes of 84/85 ad nauseam, plus the rereleases with better paint 6 months later are such a bummer. And shields, shields just suck so bad, you can’t believably tell me the car number is a shield. Gonna just stick with just the more obscure characters like scorponok and snapdragon I guess.

    Also, warden straight up lied about that bumblebee when he said it wouldn’t be a remold of cliff jumper.

    I wonder who’s gonna get another remake in part three? Another set of Datsun bros?more seekers? For all my complaints about new versions of the same character, I would buy a new laser Optimus prime.

    Edit: exhaust is weird. Mercenary symbol, but has decepticon written in Japanese in the side of his vehicle mode.

    Also we need a micro master Hot Rod and Kup to go with that kranix
     
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    Concerning the ThreeA figure, defending it seems pretty simple. The other DLX figures are focused on screen accuracy. So Is this. If they removed the kibble or the ports, it's no longer screen accurate. Now, if you wanna argue that the Netflix series shouldn't have focused on being exact recreations of the toys, have at it. I like that the screen finally matches the toys. It's kinda fun.
     
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    Well yeah, as I think, it’s really good at the job it’s assigned to do. It’s just that it’s a really weird job.
     
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    Lol, agree with you on idle speculation for Kingdom. I spent the Sunday it was announced doing a live podcast with friends who play the TCG. We were so hyped about Beast Wars coming back to the Toyline and eventually to the TCG. :( 
     
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    I streamed a booster box opening that Sunday, it was such a nice Sunday!!

    ugh monday
     
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