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Nevermore
2006-01-25, 03:25 PM
http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=91583

Nevermore
2006-01-25, 03:27 PM
Here are the pics. Rumble (Honda Civic):

Nevermore
2006-01-25, 03:27 PM
Chebacca and Han Solo (Millennium Falcon):

Halfshell
2006-01-25, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Here are the pics. Rumble (Honda Civic):

Oh my gads it's the second coming of Wildride...

Darth Zax
2006-01-25, 04:04 PM
hmmm...

Cliffjumper
2006-01-25, 04:11 PM
I might buy the Millenium Falcon. If I ever get depressed I could probably just sit there and laff at it, thus cheering me up. Or making me track down anyone associated with its' production and fire a rifle up their arsehole. Either is good.

[EDIT] for spelling

RID Scourge
2006-01-25, 04:17 PM
Ooh! Looks like Rumble is the first Decepticon to have his own mold before an autobot got it. Not only does he have piledrivers, but he's RED!!! Man, I can't wait for him. :D

Darth Zax
2006-01-25, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by RID Scourge
Ooh! Looks like Rumble is the first Decepticon to have his own mold before an autobot got it. Not only does he have piledrivers, but he's RED!!! Man, I can't wait for him. :D

RIRFIB!!!

Wildrider
2006-01-25, 05:09 PM
It lools ok can't make much out apart from Rumble's big forearms which is a nice design to tie in with his piledrivers, if that was the intention.

Honda Civic Go!

Now we can have a purple one for ratbat, a lilac one for frency, Eject, Rewind.....repaint city!

Smart move commercially.

Denyer
2006-01-25, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Here are the pics. Rumble (Honda Civic): Now that's a neat design nod to the original... :)

I hope they twist to hang down a bit rather than sticking out to the sides, though (like Grimlock's can, for instance.)

we can have a purple one for ratbatEr... let's not?

Brimstone
2006-01-25, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by Wildrider
Now we can have a purple one for ratbat, a lilac one for frency, Eject, Rewind.....repaint city!Ratbat? :wtf:

Now, the question is, who would be a remold of this guy? It doesn't really leave much in the way of obvious counterparts, in my opinion. No point in wasting a remold on Frenzy when he can just be a straight up repaint. I guess you could do Eject and Rewind, but they don't really match up to that robot mode.

What other robot modes have no hands but big huge club like things in place of their hands?

Darth Zax
2006-01-25, 06:12 PM
i just noticed rumble's chest and shoulders look like a casette.

Cyclone_X
2006-01-25, 06:44 PM
and there we have our already announced Honda Civic :)

now, Takara, move your behind and say you arent quitting BT

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-01-25, 07:13 PM
Rumble is Blue. The comics and Japanese are just crazy.

Nevermore
2006-01-25, 07:35 PM
More potential news:

http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=91515&view=findpost&p=1805997

Q: Will there be any UK exclusive transformer toys?

A: Cannot say but Hasbro are working on their next Alternator which is a JAGUAR sportscar (he said that honest) after the ford GT

Darth Zax
2006-01-25, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Sociopathic Autobot
Rumble is Blue. The comics and Japanese are just crazy.

most crazy people thin everyone's crazy...

Originally posted by Nevermore
More potential news:

http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=91515&view=findpost&p=1805997

hmmmm, jaguar alt.[/homer simpson]

Hasbro UK didn't want to release Prowl or Skids is because, "There are not many Integras and Scions plying british roads" A bit stupid since they seem to be interested in Prime whoes a dodge RAM

this is the most nonsensical reason i've ever heard, like someone sees a cool transformer but is like "too bad it's a car i don't know, or else i would've bought it." add on that we in the the netherlands got smokescreen, swindle and windcharger, while i've almost never seen a subaru, jeep wrangler or honda in the netherlands.

Blacknife
2006-01-25, 07:58 PM
If that SW:TF is being touted as a "deluxe", I assume that's going to be the equivalent of a Ultra in TF {two $15 figures being thirty}?

inflatable dalek
2006-01-26, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Denyer
Er... let's not?

They should have done Ratbat first...

Jaynz
2006-01-26, 10:24 PM
Yeah... well... The only problem with THIS thread is that it's got that rediculous Falcon in it. :P

optimusskids
2006-01-26, 10:30 PM
Ok who do we think fits a Jaguar Alt ?

Aardvark
2006-01-26, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by TFVanguard
Yeah... well... The only problem with THIS thread is that it's got that rediculous Falcon in it. :P
Ah but as the old saying goes, "Its better to have a thread with a Millennium Falcon in it then a locked thread containing old news"

Jaynz
2006-01-26, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Aardvark
Ah but as the old saying goes, "Its better to have a thread with a Millennium Falcon in it then a locked thread containing old news"

Yeah yeah... my mistake. :P

For some reason, I got locked on the Falcon and didn't catch the bit about the Alternator. IT was just so.. so... terrible!

JDandCoke7
2006-01-26, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by optimusskids
Ok who do we think fits a Jaguar Alt ?

Depends on whether they pick a saloon or a coupe. For my money though, I reckon Mirage is most likely

As an aside, seeing as Prime has now made an appearance in the line, how much longer before we see Megs? Or a Seeker for that matter.

Nevermore
2006-01-26, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by JDandCoke7
Depends on whether they pick a saloon or a coupe. For my money though, I reckon Mirage is most likely

Mirage is already the Ford GT.

Jaynz
2006-01-26, 10:52 PM
The Jaguar should be... Sureshot! With a repaint of Archforce! Make 'em COMPLETELY a UK fanwank! :P

(All of two people get what I'm talking about.)

JDandCoke7
2006-01-26, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Mirage is already the Ford GT.

Meh! I really ought to try and keep up :rolleyes:

optimusskids
2006-01-26, 11:03 PM
Maybe Getaway

Jaynz
2006-01-26, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by optimusskids
Maybe Getaway

Eh, I would seriously look to the names that Hasbro's either secured or have been trying to secure in the past couple of years. G1 references, most particularly, but not neccessarily.

Sir Auros
2006-01-27, 12:36 AM
Ugh, those arms look like everything I hated about RiD Brawn-X only two times the horrible.

I really hope the actual robot mode looks better than that when it's done. Who really wants the front and back ends of a car for arms?

Jaynz
2006-01-27, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by Sir Auros
[B]Ugh, those arms look like everything I hated about RiD Brawn-X only two times the horrible.

Actually, it kinda suits Rumble, when you consider it, though he doesn't look quite right for an Alternator in that pic for some reason. I'm going to wait for a proto or something to make my mind up, though.. but, since he's an alt, I'll get him. :P

T.V.
2006-01-27, 01:04 AM
Silver Jaguar XK - Runamuck?
Black Jaguar XK - Runabout?

Runabout used to be a (Brittish) Lotus Elise, so...

Sir Auros
2006-01-27, 04:01 AM
Originally posted by TFVanguard
Actually, it kinda suits Rumble, when you consider it, though he doesn't look quite right for an Alternator in that pic for some reason. I'm going to wait for a proto or something to make my mind up, though.. but, since he's an alt, I'll get him. :P

It suits the character, but as you said, it doesn't look good as an Alternators figure. I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt because that's just concept art, but having the whole front end of the car as one of the forearms is not my idea of aesthetically pleasing.

inflatable dalek
2006-01-27, 12:25 PM
One thing this toy does have is an obvious repaint- Blue. But also called Rumble to keep everybody happy. Bar those crazy Frenzy fans, but no one should listen to them anyway.

tahukanuva
2006-01-27, 03:26 PM
I take back my earlier statement that I would buy the combiner, whatever it looked like, because that THING looks awful! Since when does Chewie have engines on his head? :down:

Rumble looks nice though. :up:

Cliffjumper
2006-01-27, 03:35 PM
Jaguar? Wow, why not be really British and just do a Cadillac, eh?

Do a ****ing Lotus Elite, dickheads.

Brimstone
2006-01-27, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by Cliffjumper
Jaguar? Wow, why not be really British and just do a Cadillac, eh?Where did they claim that they were doing this the Jaguar to appease upset UK fans or that they chose the Jaguar because it's "British"?

I didn't see that in the Q&A at all...just speculation here.

Hasbro obviously has a good deal going with Ford (Mustang, GT, RX-8). I doubt it goes any deeper than that. (unless I missed something somewhere)

Darth Zax
2006-01-27, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Brimstone
Where did they claim that they were doing this the Jaguar to appease upset UK fans or that they chose the Jaguar because it's "British"?

I didn't see that in the Q&A at all...just speculation here.

who says they did?

Hasbro obviously has a good deal going with Ford (Mustang, GT, RX-8). I doubt it goes any deeper than that. (unless I missed something somewhere)

uhm, the RX-8 is a mazda (or did i miss something?).

Cliffjumper
2006-01-27, 05:12 PM
So I read between the lines...

Is Jaguar even a remotely desirable brand now? That's surprising, considering Ford's raped the **** out of it, what with turning out models as attractive as their own, and crippling the F1 operation...

Brimstone
2006-01-27, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Darth Zax
who says they did?Cliffjumper implied it.Originally posted by Darth Zax
uhm, the RX-8 is a mazda (or did i miss something?).Mazda, like Jaguar, is owned by Ford Motor Company.Originally posted by Cliffjumper
So I read between the lines...:)Originally posted by Cliffjumper
Is Jaguar even a remotely desirable brand now?I'm not sure, to be honest. I haven't really seen that many new ones. For as long as I can remember my father wanted a Jaguar (I expected him to get one at the start of his inevitable mid-life crisis). But, he hasn't really spoken much about them since Ford bought them. <shrugs>

But, to be fair...I do like the look of the Ford GT and the Mustang (these days).

Darth Zax
2006-01-28, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Brimstone
Mazda, like Jaguar, is owned by Ford Motor Company.

ok, that's new to me. ford is a bigger company than i thought.

DrEvil
2006-01-28, 01:08 PM
I like the look of Rumble (cept the arms).

However the Falcon. I said it before and I was right. It wasn't going to work, bot mode. It works alt mode extremely well though and if its a big size ship, it will be the first Star Wars TF I add to the collection.

optimusskids
2006-01-28, 05:38 PM
So we can eagerly await Ironhide as a ford Transit then!!!:laugh:

Who else do ford own marque wise

Justin
2006-01-28, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by optimusskids


Who else do ford own marque wise

Volvo, Aston Martin, and Land Rover

optimusskids
2006-01-28, 08:11 PM
Would love to see a Brawn/Outback alternators Landrover.
or maybe An Aston Martin as I guess Punch for the Aston Martin spy connection.

Pie in the Sky time

And Pipes and Huffer as a Volvo Semi Tractor.

Nevermore
2006-01-28, 08:48 PM
The name "Outback" is currently unavailable.

Hence the BotCon exclusive "Fallback".

Darth Zax
2006-01-28, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
The name "Outback" is currently unavailable.

Hence the BotCon exclusive "Fallback".

brawn is more likely anyway.

optimusskids
2006-01-28, 08:54 PM
Would still love to see a Landrover mould one civilian for Brawn and a military spec one for Fallback

actually Ford Transit might work . They do just cabs work out how that would transform into robot then have a van back and an ambulance back that transformed like the originals sort of Tow Line style. They could even do a wrecker back.

Brimstone
2006-01-30, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by optimusskids
Who else do ford own marque wise And Lincoln and Mercury.

And they used to own Cougar...but those are gone now, I guess.

Jaynz
2006-01-30, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
The name "Outback" is currently unavailable.

Hence the BotCon exclusive "Fallback".

They could do 'Autobot Outback' ... except that Chevy might get a smidge upset if it isn't ACTUALLY an Outback that it's on. :P

a little surprised we haven't seen a Brawn yet, with or without prefixing 'X'.