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Old 2006-05-25, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default Pics of Classics toys at Collectors' Club website (NO public posting allowed!)

Classics Optimus Prime, Astrotrain, Hot Rod and Starscream can be seen in the members section of the Collectors' Club website.

And now theose pics are also official at Hasbro's website.

http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/d...2B14A6033C14A1

Official stock photos of Megatron, Starscream, Astrotrain and Bumblebee in and out of packaging:

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...-plus-more.htm

Rodimus:

http://www.tfw2005.com/official-imag...ot-rodimus.htm

NEW: Optimus Prime

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=102787
 

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Old 2006-05-26, 12:19 AM   #2
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Remember, mashed potatoes and search engines are your friends, kids...

They're all stylised but likeable. I hope distribution (i.e. getting them in the US and internationally) won't be a problem.


 
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Old 2006-05-26, 01:01 AM   #3
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I really like that Hot Rod. I mean, they're all really good looking, but Hot Rod is supurb!
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 01:14 AM   #4
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Hot Rod and Screamer, wow! They all look sweet. Must buy them all.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 05:58 AM   #5
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Remember, mashed potatoes and search engines are your friends, kids...

May I have a more direct clue? www.mashed potatos.com didn't work.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 08:33 AM   #6
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No one else thinks Starscream looks alot like the Masterpiece one?
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 11:12 AM   #7
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No one else thinks Starscream looks alot like the Masterpiece one?
yes, it does indeed. except for the red on his wings.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 06:25 PM   #8
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Now at Hosbro.com:
http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/d...2B14A6033C14A1

Looking good.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 06:36 PM   #9
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I wuv em all.

I think Megatron's particularly good, for a gun-Transformer. The green "wings" kinda seem off, but that's a minor niggle.

I'll be getting Classics Starscream over the MP-03 version. Half the price or less and all I'll be missing is articulated fingers and a crown.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 06:37 PM   #10
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Megs looks kinda like a nerf gun, but without the foam bullets. That would have been an awesome feature.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 07:17 PM   #11
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Pics released by Hasbro. Ta to Smooth.

http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/d...2B14A6033C14A1
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 07:20 PM   #12
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I'm at a loss. I really was expecting a lot more from this line. I know it's mainly because I've been really spoiled with the Alternator/Binaltech line for the most part, so I'm not too bent out of shape.

Optimus Prime--Pretty good recreation. He has heft, which I think a leader should have.

Starscream--Actually pretty faithful. I'm pleased.

Astrotrain--He looks blocky, and I would have preferred G1 colors. Also doesn't appear as if he's a triple changer, which would have made it a lot better. I could be wrong however, and it really is a triple.

Megatron--While I applaud Hasbro for making him a gun, I just can't get over the Nerf/Armada Laserbeak feel he has going. Considering toy/gun laws, I still give Hasbro credit for making something "for the fans".

Hot Rod (AKA Rodimus)--Personally, I think he's the more "accurate" of the bunch and the one I'm looking forward to the most.

Bumblebee--If he turns into ANYTHING other than a Volkswagon Bug, I'm going to cry. Big dramatic tears. I just pray that the rumors are false and he's NOT going to be a Camaro. That would be sachriledge.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 07:27 PM   #13
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doesn't appear as if he's a triple changer, which would have made it a lot better. I could be wrong however, and it really is a triple.
One end of the train is split and used as the sides of the shuttle.

Dunno about Bumblebee, but the Camaro thing is for the film -- in this line it'll probably be a bubble car, close to a VW but not exact (like the way the rest of the figures aren't design-faithful...)
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 07:56 PM   #14
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So far so good, they all look fantastic.

As for Bumblebee, a Beetle is a must, but if not then I can see him as a Scion XA maybe....
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 08:38 PM   #15
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Considering the licensing problems that they had with VW with alternators, it's probably highly unlikely to see a Beetle transformer.

They might be able to get away with something that looks like it, but isn't an actual car that you'd find on the road. Even that might be dangerous waters if VW can make a case that they were using a similar design with the intent of making the character a VW. Even if they can't make a case, they might still attempt a lawsuit just because VW does not want to be associated with war machines.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 08:48 PM   #16
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I really like "Rodimus" [OMG etc etc] and Starscream (though for Screamer, I'll hold out and wait for Skywarp & Thundercracker recolours - both have better schemes, unless they **** up and us TC's ****ty cartoon blue or something). Not sold on Prime - I have a Robot Masters one which looks better in both modes, why would I bother? Astrotrain is a "depends if he's cheap" one (I know it says $9.99; depends how that translates to how many get shipped, how many and when they get over here, and how $9.99 translates for the UK). Megatron? I'd buy the Energon one, which has a proper alt-mode. To be honest, if I ever get round to painting RiD Bludgeon in the G1 comics colour scheme, I'll have a respectable Megatron.

But yeh, pretty good overall Certainly the best batch of first-wave figures I've seen for a "main" Western line since RiD, at least =)
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 10:20 PM   #17
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Thank you, Hasbro!! I haven't bought many TF's from the Cybertron line, and now I'm glad I saved my money. These Classics are an absolute must.
 

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Old 2006-05-26, 10:49 PM   #18
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Even if they can't make a case, they might still attempt a lawsuit just because VW does not want to be associated with war machines.
Too many bubble cars these days. As long as it doesn't have a logo, it's kosher.

Rod is probably my favourite.
 
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Old 2006-05-26, 11:41 PM   #19
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One end of the train is split and used as the sides of the shuttle.

Dunno about Bumblebee, but the Camaro thing is for the film -- in this line it'll probably be a bubble car, close to a VW but not exact (like the way the rest of the figures aren't design-faithful...)
I could handle Bumblebee being a Mini Cooper.
 
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Old 2006-05-27, 01:41 AM   #20
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I'm pretty pleased with all of them except Megatron.

Rodimus (although it looks more like Hot Rod than Rodimus, unless they're taking the Japanese Hot Rodimus name.)
 
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