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Old 2016-10-22, 01:27 AM   #621
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I like it. I think it has good balance overall, agree on the back being a mess though.

Also agree on his alternate mode, I'm pretty impressed that they managed to make it that balanced and still manage a decent gun mode.
 
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Old 2016-10-24, 06:26 PM   #622
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Definitely buying that Megatron. To me it nails it better than any of the other attempts.

The transformation looks like it's going to be insane. It appears they've totally abandoned the traditional scheme for it.
From the high-res scans of the magazine pages, it looks like the back of Megatron's head ends up in front of the trigger guard in gun mode. And the gun mode hammer seems like it ends up as part of the back of his thighs.
 
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Old 2016-10-25, 03:39 PM   #623
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Looks like Takara are redoing Combiner Wars Bruticus as Baldigus from Car Robots.

Well, I say Combiner Wars rather than UW because they seem to have gone with the Slingshot mould for Shuttler. Rather than, y'know, the brand new mould they made specifically for Blast-Off.

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Now actually a thing, with shuttle Shuttler.

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/10/25/t...ination-327926
 
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Old 2016-10-25, 07:14 PM   #624
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I like that! Now, if this popped up in the urban camo deco...
 
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Old 2016-10-28, 12:19 PM   #625
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Having passed on the retail combaticons and never bothering with the takara set, I actually really like the ruination deco on these.

Still haven't followed up on getting Denfensor. I'm so behind...
 
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Old 2016-12-02, 10:38 AM   #626
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**MASSIVELY UNSURPRISING NEWS KLAXON**

Masterpiece Artfire be official
https://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-...piece-artfire/

Leg detailing! Okay it's mostly through stickers, but leg detailing!

Also, TFND on Facebook are claiming that LG-42 is going to be Godbomber... o_0
 
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Old 2016-12-02, 02:38 PM   #627
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Surprised to see people surprised by Artfire, I thought he and hauler were inevitable reuses of that toy as cheap low production run filler. It's not any more obscure that Clampdown really.
 
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Old 2016-12-02, 03:09 PM   #628
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Surprised to see people surprised by Artfire, I thought he and hauler were inevitable reuses of that toy as cheap low production run filler. It's not any more obscure that Clampdown really.
Especially as I'm not sure even Takara would be cheeky enough to do G2 Inferno in the Masterpiece line...

Interestingly this brings us up to MP37. The Jazz rumour was as MP39... and given that the most obvious Jazz repaint is Stepper, the fact they've pulled the trigger on Artfire already is interesting.
 
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Old 2016-12-02, 04:19 PM   #629
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BBTS has pictures of Godbomber up

None of the overall combined mode yet, though.
 
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Old 2016-12-02, 06:58 PM   #630
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Kapow has... looks decent, and makes having the TR and LG Prime/Jinrai more justifiable. Would be the first real "power up" robot figure I think I've collected.

https://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/transfor...godbomber.html


http://i.imgur.com/3QejlQX.jpg
 
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Old 2016-12-20, 11:09 AM   #631
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Masterpiece Dirge finally available for preorder. Not cheap, but that's hardly a surprise nowadays.
https://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/transfor...1nd-dirge.html

I wish Takara's promo pics made more of the fact that you don't need to have those missiles stuck to the body. And that you can tilt the butt-nosecone backwards so it's out of sight.
 
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Old 2017-01-12, 06:27 PM   #632
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So MP-38 was teased a couple of days ago as "Supreme Commander" Optimus Primal, with some people assuming it would be Burning Convoy.

Instead it's been revealed as a deworking of Primal into a version more like the original BW Ultra toy. Mutant head, a blacker paint deco and smoother surfaces.

http://news.tfw2005.com/2017/01/12/m...evealed-330916

I'm going to pass.
 
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Old 2017-01-12, 06:50 PM   #633
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Yeah, I don't see much need for that myself. The deco isn't very different, and I don't see too many people buying it just for the mutant head.

Kind of an odd choice, when there's at least a couple other decos they could have gone with that would have been much more distinctive (Burning Convoy, like you say, or Universe Primal). But I'm sure it'll find a market somewhere.
 
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Old 2017-01-12, 06:54 PM   #634
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Just realised I typed "deworking" instead of "reworking" but to be honest I like the term so I'm leaving it.

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But I'm sure it'll find a market somewhere.
Yeah, people buy those BAPE Convoys, so I doubt this'll have any trouble shifting.
 
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Old 2017-01-12, 08:09 PM   #635
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What's a BAPE?

I also whan to know what makes this Convoy Supreme Commander. Which is presumably higher up than the previous release. Does the mutant face have a more commanding presence?
 
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Old 2017-01-12, 08:39 PM   #636
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What's a BAPE?
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/A_Bathing_Ape

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I also whan to know what makes this Convoy Supreme Commander. Which is presumably higher up than the previous release. Does the mutant face have a more commanding presence?
Well the mutant face looks like BW Inferno so maybe it's royalty?
 
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Old 2017-01-12, 11:02 PM   #637
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Having not yet picked MP Primal, I may just wait for this to come out if only for more comparison pictures first.
 
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Old 2017-01-13, 09:23 PM   #638
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I think the thing I don't like so much about the MP Primal is how smooth it is. I know its because it takes its cues from the CG model, but it robs the alt mode of the 'realistic animal' look that was the ethos of the line. Hmmm.

TT do the Transmetals, I might be a bit more interested...
 
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Old 2017-01-15, 08:11 AM   #639
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Especially as I'm not sure even Takara would be cheeky enough to do G2 Inferno in the Masterpiece line...
I'm surprised they didn't just include a big white cannon and some alternate decals for him so you could've turned your G1 Inferno into a G2 Inferno if you were so inclined. They're otherwise pretty much the same, aren't they?
 
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Old 2017-01-15, 04:08 PM   #640
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Yes. The G2 Inferno has a slightly more neon shade of red, but its not that noticeable.
 
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