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Nevermore
2005-08-04, 02:50 PM
The Railbots just came out in Australia, and now we get our first look at the fourth team: The Aerialbots, repaints of Sixwing. :)

http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/Transformers-Universe-Micromaster-Aerialbot-Images

Assembled Superion

http://www.tfans.com/talk/index.php?showtopic=30750

DrEvil
2005-08-04, 02:52 PM
Its a nice repaint apart from the goldness.
Even though its very Superion I just don't like the big glob of gold.

I've got a Sixwing so I won't bother with this.

Cyclone_X
2005-08-04, 05:52 PM
finally we see the final product, there was a testshot in mismatched colors at least 6 months ago on a well-known auction site

Nevermore
2005-08-04, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Cyclone_X
finally we see the final product, there was a testshot in mismatched colors at least 6 months ago on a well-known auction site

That was in March. :)

Funny how people forgot

- about the "Railbots" having been announced by Archer at OTFCC when the prots surfaced last year

- about the trains when the Aerialbot protos surfaced this March

- about the Aerialbot protos when the trains showed up in packaging a few months ago

And now, no-one remembers the Aerialbot protos anymore, and others have never heard of the Railbots in packaging. ;)

Reflector
2005-08-04, 06:12 PM
Sweeeeet. Ro-Tor is still an unfortunate name, and that is a touch too much gold, but it still looks spiffy. Hopefully Hasbro will keep rolling with the Micros.

Nevermore
2005-08-04, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Reflector
Hopefully Hasbro will keep rolling with the Micros.

Uhm... like what? The last regular Micromaster combiner is Sixliner, who's about 75% identical to Sixtrain. And Landcross is larger than your average Micromaster.

RID Scourge
2005-08-04, 06:48 PM
Perhaps some of the original micromaster molds survived. I'd really like to see those released. Kinda wish I knew what happened to mine. They were in my room, and when I moved into the basement, they vanished. :(

EDIT: Need to pick up some of the trainbots, and a Ro-tor

Reflector
2005-08-04, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Uhm... like what?
Originally posted by RID Scourge
Perhaps some of the original micromaster molds survived. I'd really like to see those released.

I'd love a Skyhopper reissue. Naturally, we'd likely see them from Takara first, but the fact the Hasbro's pursued the little guys this far would bode well for importing those at some far future date.

I'd also really appreciate it if Hasbro would import the Hot Rodimus Micro as a separate reissue, but I'd probably be the only one...

chimung
2005-08-04, 07:20 PM
I'm not surprised in the least, but I AM gonna buy that!

Ubergen
2005-08-04, 08:47 PM
I really like the mold. Superion was always one of my favorites.

glazios
2005-08-04, 11:34 PM
Looks very Devastator-Esque. But not that anyone asked me...

Brimstone
2005-08-05, 03:24 AM
So...why did they call "Silverbolt" "Skydive" when they obviously still had the name rights to "Silverbolt" (since they used it for one of the other jets)?

Raijin
2005-08-05, 04:21 AM
Maybe because he wasn't originally Silverbolt, he was "Super Sonic". He definitely looks more like Silverbolt than Skydive though, and I think Falcon would have made a better Skydive than Silverbolt. I also think Flanker would have made a better Air Raid with the four fin tail. The rest don't bear as much resemblance to the originals anyway, but Fireflight would at least make a good name for a shuttle I think, so that would leave Slingshot for Missile Run. Don't care about the copter. Eh, but they got the colours so I guess that's all that matters. That's Hasbro's philosophy for homages. Why did they ditch Slingshot anyway? That's not another name they lost, is it?

My first transformer(s) was Superion, and I already got the Energon version for that sentiment, I'll probably get this one too.

chimung
2005-08-05, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by Brimstone
So...why did they call "Silverbolt" "Skydive" when they obviously still had the name rights to "Silverbolt" (since they used it for one of the other jets)?
If I nitpicked toy names, I would have ALOT less figures.

Jaynz
2005-08-05, 04:37 AM
Interesting that they're not using Silverbolt's name this time around, since they do have rights to it still. I don't think they're saving that name up for anybody, are they - and would it really matter in this case?

Slingshot.. maybe the others just finally got sick of his pompous ass and hired out a Combatron instead. :)

Raijin
2005-08-05, 04:41 AM
But they did use Silverbolt's name. They used it on the guy that looks more like Skydive.

They fired Slingshot for Storm Jet, maybe because Storm Jet was in the Energon Superion team.

Jaynz
2005-08-05, 04:52 AM
Originally posted by Raijin
But they did use Silverbolt's name. They used it on the guy that looks more like Skydive.

They fired Slingshot for Storm Jet, maybe because Storm Jet was in the Energon Superion team.

Gah, teaches me to look at this stuff when I'm tired.

Well, no complaints about Silverbolt's inclusion then (he can form any part, all the jets are swappable). Slingshot was replaced by Storm Jet, which is an odd choice - but they did a better job of keeping the team names and making sense of them than the other teams...

Darth Shrapnel
2005-08-05, 11:55 PM
The only reason that I can think of for Silverbolt`s choice is because they didn`t want the leader as a mere leg, so they made him an arm instead.
Just like what they did with Hot Spot.

Thefallenone
2005-08-08, 05:50 PM
yippy can't wait for the 4th team to come out!!

Nevermore
2005-08-11, 07:32 PM
Assembled Superion

http://www.tfans.com/talk/index.php?showtopic=30750