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Old 2018-07-19, 08:54 PM   #801
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So Curious to see more pictures later. It's odd that so far they've only showed off Autobots.
Agreed. Strange.

It seems the Micromasters come as sets of two (so far) and combine into weapons? I don't know how well that will work - they simply look like stacked robots to me. Oh well, if they make the whole Race Car Patrol, I will pretend the combination gimmick doesn't exist. Doesn't look like it hampers them anyways.

A few clearer pictures too of the diorama...

And on closer inspection, having the screw holes dead in the chest on the micromasters is a nice touch, just like they used to be.
 

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Old 2018-07-19, 09:40 PM   #802
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Official stock images: http://news.tfw2005.com/2018/07/19/s...-images-368552

From that angle Magnus's inner robot looks nicer than the actual Optimus toy.

Cog looks like a lot of fun.
 
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Old 2018-07-20, 01:13 PM   #803
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Most noteworthy thing so far is a "Vol. 2" set with the new VW Bee and the other two japanese dino cassettes.
Nevermind, apparently it's the same two molds in different colors.

Ultra Magnus's cab robot and Prime look cross-compatible, maybe?
 
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Old 2018-07-20, 03:38 PM   #804
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Prime doesn't have the clips on the sides of his legs like Magnus does, and I'm guessing those are probably necessary to make the super robot stable. But it looks like they've got similar proportions so you'd probably be able to make it work.

After reflecting a bit more, the Micromasters look awesome but I'm definitely going to miss the Legends class. Going back to Thrilling 30 when they first appeared under the Generations banner, Legends were definitely the most consistently good size class. I hope they come back again in a few years once the Micros are played out.
 
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Old 2018-07-20, 08:09 PM   #805
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Watched Baltmatrix on boobtube and I like the look of a couple of the Studio Series figures (VW 'bee looks pretty good) the orange Lockdown repaint and Stinger retool or whatever it is. Hound from the Cybertron Siege line looks cool too. I want to like the Mircomasters, but the originals are still such awesome toys (er, aside from the rusting screws) that I think I'll have to see some of the new ones in hand to see what I properly think of them.
 
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Old 2018-07-21, 07:26 PM   #806
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I'm liking Ultra Magnus, Hound and Sideswipe. I like Cog and I expect him to be repainted into Sixgun, not certain about Ironhide and Sideswipe and the Micro-masters could be fun.
 
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Old 2018-08-13, 01:03 AM   #807
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True enough, and I do have TM Repugnus sitting around.

That's actually pretty reasonable. When I checked closer to release date he was getting scalped pretty hard, and the US TRU wouldn't ship him to Canada. Unfortunately for me, the trick will now be finding one where the shipping to Canada isn't going to cost more than the figure itself.
Repugnus and Grostusqe are getting released as a two-pack in Japan, so if you haven't already picked up the former, maybe the boxed set will be cheaper?
 
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Old 2018-08-14, 04:07 AM   #808
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That's the plan! Since Amazon Canada doesn't seem to be stocking the Deluxe exclusives, and any Grotusque I buy on eBay will cost almost as much to ship as the figure does, I'd be looking at well over $100 Canadian to track down both of them. The retail price of the Japanese set is apparently 7000 yen, so it looks like that's probably the cheaper option.
 
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Old 2018-08-16, 06:02 AM   #809
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That's the plan! Since Amazon Canada doesn't seem to be stocking the Deluxe exclusives, and any Grotusque I buy on eBay will cost almost as much to ship as the figure does, I'd be looking at well over $100 Canadian to track down both of them. The retail price of the Japanese set is apparently 7000 yen, so it looks like that's probably the cheaper option.
See if you can nab ‘em on Amazon Japan when they go up, because they’ve been running 30% off or so on Transformers preorders. Even with customs it should be a solid deal.
 
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Old 2018-08-16, 03:42 PM   #810
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I don't know if that's an option for these guys. From what I've read, they're getting a mass release in Mainland Asia, but in Japan they're a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive (and that site will only ship them within Japan). They'll still likely be pretty widely available, but I don't think we'll be able to get the same preorder discounts on them as we could on stuff that gets released to all the usual Japanese retailers.
 
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Old 2018-08-30, 12:58 AM   #811
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New studio series deluxes: Barricade, DOTM Sideswipe, and... WWII Bumblebee?
 
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