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Old 2005-02-19, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default TF Archive American International Toy Fair 2005 coverage thread

We kick of with the Palisades showcase, courtesy of TFormers:

http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=albu...ze=800&start=0

That's Diamond Comics Previews exclusive Sunstorm, Small Blue Planet Toys exclusive Skywarp, behind him Palisades Direct Store exclusive Thundercracker, and upcoming regular releases Starscream, Shockwave, Bumblebee, Wheeljack. Also displayed are regular release Soundwave and Action Figure Xpress exclusive Laserberk (both of them already out) and regular release Grimlock (also already out).
 

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Old 2005-02-19, 10:04 PM   #2
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The first pics, courtesy again of TFormers.

http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=albu...ze=800&start=0

Take a look at Alternators Prowl, with a riot club as his primary weapon. :\
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 10:26 PM   #3
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That's the first BT\Alternator so far that I don't like from the let-go. His robot mode is...odd. He is the first to feature such a chest panel, wings are ok, head is not ok, and the legs look devoid of any real articulation...
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 10:56 PM   #4
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Just in case the pics won't load, Allspark has a mirror:
http://www.allspark.com/modules.php?...view_album.php
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 11:00 PM   #5
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I hate to say it, and I don't know why, but Cybertron just isn't doing anything for me.
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 11:15 PM   #6
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Hasbro killed Hotshot with all that red. They should have left it black/grey.

Well Bax, those are the deluxes and scouts. Wait fot the megas
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 11:28 PM   #7
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Hasbro killed Hotshot with all that red. They should have left it black/grey.

Well Bax, those are the deluxes and scouts. Wait fot the megas
Cool, can't wait to see them
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 12:28 AM   #8
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ASM gallery. With Alt Swerve's head!

http://www.asmzine.com/gallery/tf05-hasbro-transformers
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 01:09 AM   #9
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2005 gallery.

http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/Toyfa...o-Transformers
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 01:25 AM   #10
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I have to agree about prowl, he's just big fat and blocky. His head is ok, car mode is nice except for the standard irky "police" down his doors, but to me his robot mode is just ......dare I say it, worse than tracks with his bonnet cape down the back and all.

I would have preferred they kept to the same chest type that smokey,jazz and grimlock have...or maybe if he was posed properly he might look better

Maybe the repaint can make this mold look a bit better, but if not I probably wont be buying it.



Yay for swerve's head though lol he should look good atleast
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 01:49 AM   #11
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His robot mode is...odd. He is the first to feature such a chest panel,
Kinda like a $20/£20 spychanger.

I think it's partly a case of bad lighting and posing, though.

Drag Strip looks rather cheap without that effective spray effect—anything in that shade of yellow does, really.
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 01:52 AM   #12
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Prowl's an oversized Spychanger.

For those who didn't notice yet:

Cybertron toys have bios on the back of their packaging again!
http://www.asmzine.com/gallery/tf05-...tron/P1010020a
 
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Prowl's an oversized Spychanger.
Eight Ace.

Seriously, though, if they scaled Crosswise, High Beam, Universe Not Red Alert Honest or Frenzy up to Alternator size, no added articulation or detail or anything, I'd so buy it as a kind of king Spychanger. Man, that'd rock.
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 01:59 AM   #14
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Good. They did listen to people who pointed out that kids had no impetus to get non-show characters.

Wonder whether bio stuff will make it to the European packaging?
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 02:03 AM   #15
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With everything trilingual? Nah, bet we'll get screwed like the G2 stuff - don't get me wrong, the G2 bios generally sucked like Tera Patrick on double time, but they were better than a tiny headshot, with

FIRECRACKER
FUNCTION: Car guy

FUNCTION, MON AMI: Voitteure guy

FUNCTION, UNGLAUBLICH: Herr auto

written on it.



Does it show that I was taught in foregin languages by one C. Claremont, Tovarisch?
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 02:17 AM   #16
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Yup. The German part says "FUNCTION [spelled wrong], INCREDIBLE: Mr. car".

And the part above that would be the French equivalent of "Karr".
 
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I think it's partly a case of bad lighting and posing, though.

Drag Strip looks rather cheap without that effective spray effect—anything in that shade of yellow does, really.
Summed up what I would've said really, had I seen this thread sooner. I'm more interested in Prowl than Drag Strip...unless they change than yellow. What's the problem with Prowl having a nightstick for a weapon? Looks like he'll have a pistol and he's at least better armed than Windcharger.
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 05:23 AM   #18
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I don't care for that monstrosity they're trying to pass off as Prowl, but I'll be first in line to pick up Cybertron Starscream.

edit: Nevermore, that gallery with Swerve's head comes up as a 404 error, where else can we see it?
 

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Old 2005-02-20, 10:23 AM   #19
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ASM is down for the moment, but you can see Swerve's head here:
http://www.tfans.com/index.php?showtopic=19266&st=80
 
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Another look at Swerve's head:
http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...c=64433&st=260
 
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