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poyguimogul
2012-05-25, 06:20 AM
First we got a list of some upcoming new figures from the asian market, and now ACTOYS has package photos, lotta remolds.

http://bbs.actoys.net/attachment/Mon_1205/41_166143_a480b2b27a50dab.jpg?132

http://bbs.actoys.net/attachment/Mon_1205/41_166143_8260aefea048543.jpg?123

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http://bbs.actoys.net/read.php?tid-977550.html

Bluecatcinema
2012-05-25, 11:55 AM
Springer and Wheelie look good. G2 Megatron is okay, I guess.

Auntie Slag
2012-05-25, 12:26 PM
Yeah, Springer looks amazing. I've not seen that mold before, or have I been asleep for the last 6 million years?

Bluecatcinema
2012-05-25, 12:43 PM
It's a remolded version of Hunt For The Decepticons Tomahawk, with a new head.

Cliffjumper
2012-05-25, 01:15 PM
They all look absolutely terrible. If they weren't largely coated with friendly Geewun trademarks there'd be a fatwah out by now.

Brawn especially looks like a spoof.

Auntie Slag
2012-05-25, 01:29 PM
I dunno, Springer looks like a cross between a 15th gen Turtle figure, Roadbuster from Dark of the Moon and his depiction in LSotW. Also on the website was (I think) the Drift/Blurr mold recoloured into Bluestreak, using the name Bluestreak, using his proper silver and black colours. Kind of like when they recoloured the DS in NES (http://www.racketboy.com/retro/pictures-nes-styled-nintendo-ds) colours.

Cliffjumper
2012-05-25, 05:42 PM
These are terrible, terrible figures. And yet there are always a line of idiots going "Hey, Cliffjumper! Well, I need a Cliffjumper for my Classics collection. Never mind if it's any good, I'll endorse it with my money". Transformers fans are less discerning that eight-year old children, and it means we'll always be saddled with shit like this.

Knightdramon
2012-05-25, 07:05 PM
Kind of like Wheelie and Swerve. Need a better look at G2 Megatron posing in Bludgeon's mould. Cliffjumper is laughable in transition, amazing as a figure.

Brawn is EXACTLY what I figured he'd be; a mismatch with a TINY head that has to fit over the gap on Bulkhead's body.

Warcry
2012-05-25, 10:05 PM
The Prime figures with G1 heads glued on look hilariously bad. Like, "terrible kitbash" bad. I'm genuinely amazed that anyone thought it was a good idea to sell these things. I feel bad that they're only being sold in Asia because I won't be able to see how bad they are in person.

The others...m'eh. Completely unfitting repaints, for the most part, and nothing that I'm really interested in. A few of them look decent on their own merits, though, if you divorce them from who they're supposed to be.

Skyquake87
2012-05-26, 06:30 AM
the winner by a country mile... MOTORBREATH!

...if things are getting desperate at HasTak, perhaps we should have a whip around so they can just stop with this terrbile nonsense.

The G2 Megs gets me, a mould that was unsuitable as Botcon Overlord, so what makes them think it'll be any more appropriate for Megatron?

These all look so bad as to be bootlegs.

TLB80
2012-05-26, 07:24 AM
What is with the Bludgeon mold getting remade into all these random characters who look nothing like it? First we get that ugly BotCon Overlord, and now this.

Also, all the rest look ugly.

Cliffjumper
2012-05-26, 12:27 PM
These all look so bad as to be bootlegs.

That is exactly the vibe I'm getting; they're like the crazy ones on KOTOYS and the like where a bootlegger's randomly chosen to do a blue KO of Inferno and a few desperate souls have gone "Wow, that'll do as a Classics Hotspot for me".

Brawn probably just nips past Hotspot as my favourite - the Cybertron paint job that looks nothing like Brawn, the utter desperation of combining one of the most individual bodyshapes of recent years with a head that just doesn't fit... The way the whole thing looks absolutely nothing like Brawn can't really be emphasised enough.

That said, I do also find both Cliffjumper and Swerve similarly hilarious. Cliffjumper because it's basically what people with spare FE Cliffjumpers and WFC Cliffjumpers did six months ago. Swerve because it's the usual "hey, let's do a red redeco of that mould. It doesn't really look like anyone, so we'll just call it Swerve, don't want to lose that particular trademark".

And then there's the G2 Megatron. Because if we paint the tank mode of the figure as a homage, the robot mode's bound to turn out to be a great fit isn't it?

Sod it, they're all hilarious. You know those really bad kitbashes you see where you look at them and you think "Shit, they've ruined that figure"? That's what these are, but just done by a professional (=D - wonder how degraded these moulds will be?) company rather than an enthusiastic teenager. I've had a pretty crap morning, but just looking at those figures is cheering me up a treat.

inflatable dalek
2012-05-26, 12:40 PM
I think ninja Megatron works great, it's like the G2 toy Hama would have wanted.

Warcry
2012-05-27, 12:13 AM
Swerve because it's the usual "hey, let's do a red redeco of that mould. It doesn't really look like anyone, so we'll just call it Swerve, don't want to lose that particular trademark".
Actually, fans on other boards have been demanding a Swerve redeco of the Kup mold since it came out. I don't get it at all, but this almost feels like someone at Hasbro shrugged and said, "sure, why not?"

He's probably the best-looking toy out of this bunch, but as Swerve? Nah.

Summerhayes
2012-05-27, 12:39 PM
Those are uniformly crap. The worst bit is, I've been hankering for a Springer and we get loaded with this.

inflatable dalek
2012-05-27, 07:06 PM
So will Bludgeon do the full tour of all tank alt mode transformers? If they do a Guzzle and an Impactor we'd have the same unsuitable toy as a good chunk of the Wreckers cast...

tahukanuva
2012-05-27, 09:10 PM
But Wheelie has a slingshot, people. A slingshot.

Did the Bludgeon mold cost Hasbro extra or something? Because tolds of molds never get redecoed at all, but this one is completely unsuitable for anyone else, and is now on its fourth release.

Also, I love that Brawn still looks basically like Bulkhead. "New head, make the grey a bit bronze. We're done here."

Knightdramon
2012-05-27, 10:03 PM
Did the Bludgeon mold cost Hasbro extra or something? Because tolds of molds never get redecoed at all, but this one is completely unsuitable for anyone else, and is now on its fourth release.



I'm guessing it's the biggest, newest and most available "tank" character\mould for now. DOTM didn't get any tanks deluxe and up if I recall correctly, animated is unsuitable...so it leaves Bludgeon.

It's the exact opposite of what hasbro said and has done for Cyclonus [universe 2008] until now.

tahukanuva
2012-06-03, 12:33 AM
And now everyone's favorite; poorly thought-out G1 redecos of movie toys! (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/new-package-image-of-asia-exclusive-leader-starscream-and-ironhide-175174/)

Yikes, that Starscream. I love basically any/every Starscream, but.. Yikes.

Cliffjumper
2012-06-03, 05:06 AM
Asian exclusive redecos - the gift that keeps giving.

poyguimogul
2012-06-09, 09:10 AM
I am mostly into scout DECEPTICON BRAWL to complete DEEP DIVE.
Hot Spot, I wanted fer years now.. Remolded head makes it even better.
Swerve is an interesting idea, but some will probably go igear for scale.
I have Warbot, but I am also a Springer fan, tho I hate those legs on autobots.
Wheelie is weird.. but w/e I'll buy it..
And G2 Megatron, and then later the purple repaint...

What am I saying, they are like 60$ a shot... :down:

numbat
2012-06-09, 12:11 PM
And now everyone's favorite; poorly thought-out G1 redecos of movie toys! (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/new-package-image-of-asia-exclusive-leader-starscream-and-ironhide-175174/)

Yikes, that Starscream. I love basically any/every Starscream, but.. Yikes.
Wow... And not in a good way...

Those are horrendous - mental to put out such terrible repaints of Leader Class moulds of all things! Those may be good moulds (especially Starscream) but it really shows that a sensible paint scheme is fairly essential. The sad thing is, you can see effort has gone in to the thinking behind these guys, yet they completely miss the mark. The heads ruin it more than anything else.