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Old 2008-10-15, 12:37 PM   #21
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With the exception of the miki mouse listings, that two page sheet just cost me around 250-350 USD. Can't really tell if Cheetor and Hound are coloured in their henkei schemes or not, Dinobot surely looks different.

And oh boy, Grimlock looks perfect. Could try to get greedy and order 2...wow, just wow. Colour me impressed.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 01:28 PM   #22
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On page 2 of that sheet, what was the car near the bottom on the right hand side? It looked like it had a mini-copter bot with it?
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 01:30 PM   #23
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Masterpiece grimlock? WTF?

It makes sense.

But WAITER MODE???

Suddenly all the energon weapon, Kreemzeek, Dr Arkeville and Ultra Magnus nonsense doesn't seem so bad anymore...
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 01:33 PM   #24
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On page 2 of that sheet, what was the car near the bottom on the right hand side? It looked like it had a mini-copter bot with it?
Universe Hot Shot.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 01:45 PM   #25
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I hope to see Hot Shot in colors eventually.

I like Big Grim.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 01:50 PM   #26
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That is a pretty determined attempt to sabotage the thing, isn't it? "Let's put in tie-in gimmicks to the two most painful episodes we possibly can...".

It does look good - though size and complexity are two big concerns. It needn't be any bigger than an Alternator (though, as TakaraTomy seem intenton reminding us all of the kids' shown, it being an inch or so taller than Convoy wouldn't surprise me) or much more complicated than a Universe figure (though I suspect you have to turn his feet in three complete anti-clockwise circles and will probably never be able to get it back into T-Rex mode with all the panels flush again... the arms will probably pop off a bit as well). But no, we'll have to have some 12" dick substitute, won't we?
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 01:58 PM   #27
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That's why. Too big and it's out of scale with everybody. Just look at Ultimate Bumblebee.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 02:04 PM   #28
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I hope to see Hot Shot in colors eventually.
Sorry. HasTak rang - they're releasing it exactly as per the picture. Grey is the new black.

Gods, you can see them doing that, can't you? "Limited Edition Call of the Primitives post-Tornitron Version". Good grief.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 02:32 PM   #29
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Grimlock is... lacking? One would hope that, given the size this thing will supposedly be at the suggested price, that they would take the opportunity to make the dinosaur mode articulate (tail and all). Doesn't seem to be the case from the thumbnail picture, though.

On the bright side, they're making up for it with the waiter mode...
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 02:50 PM   #30
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Universe Hot Shot.
Thanks! Is Hot Shot part of the Classics series? Or is he part of another series like the K-Mart Mini-Cons being part of the Armada series, and the Springer/Ratbat 2-pack being from the War Within series?
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 04:05 PM   #31
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"Hello tiny human, Me Grimlock be waiter this evening." "Can Me Grimlock get tiny human drink to start while look at menu?"

And just what tip do you leave for an enourmous metal dinosaur waiter?

::shutters at the thought::
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 04:41 PM   #32
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Was hoping for a T-Rex accurate mold, perhaps something along the lines of the IDWverse version, but still decently-Grimlock-looking.

Alas, mine hopes are dashed.

I don't think I'd be getting this, even if by some minor miracle I found my self with the money for it. The Robot mode looks ok(ish), but I wouldn't touch that Alt. Mode... not even with a bargepole.

Shame too, I was excited about this Masterpiece...
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 04:47 PM   #33
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Thanks! Is Hot Shot part of the Classics series? Or is he part of another series like the K-Mart Mini-Cons being part of the Armada series, and the Springer/Ratbat 2-pack being from the War Within series?
Those are all under the "Universe" banner, as Hotshot will also be.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 04:52 PM   #34
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Was hoping for a T-Rex accurate mold, perhaps something along the lines of the IDWverse version, but still decently-Grimlock-looking.

Alas, mine hopes are dashed.
Yeah, the t-rex dragging its tail is a killer. Would like to see bigger pictures in more variety before I finally decide on whether it's awful or not, but from the one photo so far it doesn't really seem all that superior to the Animated toy. It even gets the dinosaur posture correct.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 05:46 PM   #35
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I dunno, it's meant to be G1 Grimlock, isn't it? If it looks like he did, or thereabouts, it's fine by me. Aside from the maybe-too-boxy shoulders, this loks pretty good to me. My main reservations are whether it'll be too large (almost certainly) and Takara's Heath Robinson approach to engineering.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 06:03 PM   #36
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Please discuss the Henkeis in their own thread, thank you.
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 06:12 PM   #37
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Those are all under the "Universe" banner, as Hotshot will also be.
Right, I got that part, but I thought too that on the sides of the Universe packaging they're also listed as part of a series, like in the case of:

Cyclonus - Generation 1 Series

and Cheetor - Beast Wars Series

and Sideswipe - Classic Series

Where the series is listed on the right hand side just above the bubble. So I didn't know what series Hot Shot was from...
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 06:18 PM   #38
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Hot Shot will most certainly be "Armada Series".
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 06:49 PM   #39
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How will the waiter mode work then? Flip out bow tie? Or is it a fancy way of saying he comes with a couple of bits of cloth?
 
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Old 2008-10-15, 06:53 PM   #40
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Going by the images, it's a fancy way of saying he comes with a plastic "tray and glasses" accessory.
 
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