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Old 2016-03-09, 12:36 PM   #481
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Combiner Wars Computron image, from weibo, via DaimChoc.
 
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Old 2016-03-09, 04:45 PM   #482
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That actually looks really good! It's too bad they didn't shorten Computron's antennae to make his head look a bit more like his and a bit less like Superion's, though.

Do we know if any of the limb-bots have new heads? Most of them have passable matches already available for those molds, but it'd still be nice to see at least Nosecone get a new noggin. There does seem to be a lot of remolding going on, what with Nosecone's drill, Strafe's jet parts and Afterburner's front end, so I suppose it's not impossible.

Not going to pay the $150 that local stores seem to want for the combiner box sets, since I could buy four deluxes, a voyager and a legend for around $20 or $30 less than that on their own. But if one of Toys'R'Us's frequent sales comes along while these guys are in stock and I can get them for closer to what they're actually worth, I think I'd be up for it.
 
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Old 2016-03-09, 08:14 PM   #483
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Pretty decent. Did I hear that the yellow Cosmos repaint is Scrounge?
 
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Old 2016-03-09, 08:29 PM   #484
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That does look pretty good. *Hopes for Abominus*
 
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Old 2016-03-10, 02:52 AM   #485
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So is Afterburner made from Groove?
 
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Old 2016-03-10, 03:53 AM   #486
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Pretty decent. Did I hear that the yellow Cosmos repaint is Scrounge?
Yes. Not sure who the little Targetmaster is meant to be, though.

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So is Afterburner made from Groove?
Looks like it! It seems like they added new parts to make him look more futuristic, though.

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That does look pretty good. *Hopes for Abominus*
Doesn't seem likely anymore. Not unless we want Sinnertwin to be a car, Rippersnapper to be a jeep, etc., anyway...
 
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Old 2016-03-10, 09:23 AM   #487
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Bum. Stupid "no animals for you" toy making ethos. *shakes fist*
 
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Old 2016-03-13, 12:56 AM   #488
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Chromedone and Hardheaded look pretty good. Having seen what they plan to do to Nightbeat..... that one, I'll skip.

Although at the rate things are going, will there be an MTMTE by the time this is all over? They keep turning the cast into the new gimmick toys.
 
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Old 2016-03-24, 09:41 PM   #489
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http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/03/24/h...eorders-311872

Hasbro release of deluxe class Groove, y'all.
 
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Old 2016-03-24, 09:54 PM   #490
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Hasbro release of deluxe class Groove, y'all.
*insert generic complaint about it being announced a fair bit after the release of the Unite Warriors version*

Have to say I'm a little surprised by this. I wasn't expecting Hasbro to actually release it. Really makes me wonder why even bother with Rook if they were just going to release Groove like this
 
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Old 2016-03-24, 10:11 PM   #491
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I don't think they initially intended to. It's probably something they decided on after the fact because they smelled money, like with Slingshot and Wildrider.

I'd probably buy Groove if he ever showed up locally or with Canadian online retailers, but then I'd just wind up finding a Blades to complete the team and hating it because of how terrible a likeness it is, so it's probably for the best that he doesn't.
 
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Old 2016-03-24, 11:09 PM   #492
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Obviously double-dipping plays a part, but I assume there's some TT back scratching and it's two-way to an extent; coughing up for tooling Rook means having it for other planned stuff, after all, even if it's further down the line.
 
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Old 2016-03-25, 02:13 AM   #493
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Old 2016-03-25, 07:59 AM   #494
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Have to say I'm a little surprised by this. I wasn't expecting Hasbro to actually release it. Really makes me wonder why even bother with Rook if they were just going to release Groove like this
Yeah, but they did the same with Offroad and Wildrider (with the latter having a limited web release, if I'm correct? Given where I live in Scotland, all my Transformers come from online orders so it's hard to keep track of what is actually supposed to be available in stores).

I got both Offroad and Wildrider, and like the way that lends itself to the Scramble City idea, being able to swap in or out an extra team member. Being a bit OCD means I do really want that extra bot to be part of the actual team, rather than some other random character.

That said, I suspect others are correct and this has been a decision made on balance of evidence later in the day in Groove's case.
 
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Son of a #$@&%!
 
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Old 2016-03-26, 12:44 PM   #496
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Wait, so there are people who weren't expecting Hasbro to release Groove once Takara had done the legwork on it?
 
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Old 2016-03-26, 12:58 PM   #497
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Wait, so there are people who weren't expecting Hasbro to release Groove once Takara had done the legwork on it?
I would of thought an announcement would of come well before now. I'm not really -that- annoyed. The other Takara limbs have better colors imho, and the blue on Hot Spot is dead on, so after a little thought it's more of a "meh" at this point.
 
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Old 2016-03-26, 11:48 PM   #499
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So is the smart money on info being released shortly at BotCon about this hitting Amazon and Hasbro's own store in due course? Haven't spotted UK retailers listing yet...
 
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Old 2016-03-28, 09:35 PM   #500
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So is the smart money on info being released shortly at BotCon about this hitting Amazon and Hasbro's own store in due course? Haven't spotted UK retailers listing yet...
Kapow's FB says they're getting some in May. No preorders though as they don't know how much stock they'll get.
 
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