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Old 2008-09-25, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Universe Deluxe Class wave 4 (Autobot Hound, Cyclonus, Cheetor, Starscream) - OUT

Quick recap of what we know so far:

Universe Deluxe Class Wave 4 debuts four new toys.

1) Autobot Hound is a new mold and comes with an equally new-mold Ravage, who is supposed to be compatible with G1 Soundwave.

2) Cyclonus is also a new Mold. He comes with his Targetmaster partner Nightstick (also a new mold).

3) Cheetor is also a new mold. He's based more on a real-life cheetah than the original Beast Wars Deluxe toy was.

4) Starscream is a "G1-accurate" redeco of the Classics Deluxe Starscream toy that was released two years ago.

We've already seen official photos of all four toys.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...igures-165826/

Online retailers such as Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth are taking preorders for this wave now. Estimated release date is December 2008.

Here's the new stuff:

The first loose test shot/pre-production sample of Starscream.
http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-297964.html

Mirrored:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...rscream_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...rscream_02.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...rscream_03.jpg
 
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Old 2008-09-25, 07:06 PM   #2
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If those photos are anything to go by, the paint apps are as sloppy as the original release - but with a bit of luck, that's simply restricted to the test-shot.

However, it's a great mould, and Screamer is the main man to wear it, and it's good that folks that missed the Classics release will have another affordable shot at him.

However, if I wanted a more G1 accurate version, I'd shell out the slight extra for the Henkei version, which looks a lot neater to me.

(But, I think I'll probably end up sticking with Classics. )
 
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Old 2008-09-25, 08:31 PM   #3
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I thought Cyclonus was going to be a Voyager... No matter, he looks too good to pass up at this point!
 
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Old 2008-09-25, 08:47 PM   #4
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I thought Cyclonus was going to be a Voyager... No matter, he looks too good to pass up at this point!
I second that. I already have a G1 Cyclonus, but he's too sweet to pass on, plus, he'll be great next to Galvatron!
 
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Old 2008-09-25, 10:09 PM   #5
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Cyclonus is MINE. Is Wave 3 coming out soon? I wanna get Ironhide.
 
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Old 2008-09-25, 10:56 PM   #6
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Hopefuly Cyclonus will be a little bit better put together than Tankor and Galvatron were. I was having horrible Titanium flashbacks with those two....

Also...why does Hound have Ravage on the back of him in alt mode?
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 01:44 AM   #7
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Also...why does Hound have Ravage on the back of him in alt mode?
I also wondered that. And I have no idea why Hound & Ravage are packaged together.
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 03:28 AM   #8
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Didn't Hound capture Ravage in the first or second episode of G1? Maybe that's why. Now I want to go back and watch it. OK. Nope. But he helped!
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 04:18 AM   #9
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I hope that version of Cheetor is only a prototype. Those arms are just in a wierd position.
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 09:26 AM   #10
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I hope that version of Cheetor is only a prototype. Those arms are just in a wierd position.
The arms are mistransformed.

And the Hound/Ravage combo is indeed a reference to the G1 pilot.
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 09:40 AM   #11
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Some fans on other sites are already going nuts about the Geewun redeco. Some love it and regret buying the first Classics Starscream while a couple of them cite a Shortpacked comic about the Dinobot's toys various color changes. Some are actually bitching that he doesn't have a blue nosecone while others are pretty much consoling them with, "his nosecone was gray in the cartoon." Some regret buying the first Classics SS and/or the Henkei version. Meanwhile, while all of this fussing and whining is going on, I'm just looking at this figure while thinking, "why do people like this horrendous color scheme? Is it really all nostalgia or do they truly like the colors for some reason?"

I will get the other three though. Looking forward to them quite a bit.
 

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Old 2008-09-26, 11:45 AM   #12
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Hugely relieved to find out that Cheetor's arms are mistransformed in that pic. Looks very cool otherwise.

Also, is it just me or is Hound's colour scheme way too bright?
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 02:48 PM   #13
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Some fans on other sites are already going nuts about the Geewun redeco. Some love it and regret buying the first Classics Starscream while a couple of them cite a Shortpacked comic about the Dinobot's toys various color changes. Some are actually bitching that he doesn't have a blue nosecone while others are pretty much consoling them with, "his nosecone was gray in the cartoon." Some regret buying the first Classics SS and/or the Henkei version. Meanwhile, while all of this fussing and whining is going on, I'm just looking at this figure while thinking, "why do people like this horrendous color scheme? Is it really all nostalgia or do they truly like the colors for some reason?"
I don't really care for all the fuss about SS. I have the Classics Starscream, and I'm perfectly fine with him. He doesn't need to be EXACTLY like the G1 cartoon, etc. I guess I just don't bother fretting about it, I just enjoy the TF's they put out.
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 03:40 PM   #14
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Only gripe with the seeker mold (for my part) is the issue with the wings having to be tilted back in order for the guns to point forward while attached to the arms. Otherwise it's a goold mold.

Don't really care too much about the color scheme (lets face it. If you were to stop a guy in the street (who'd seen transformers 20 years ago but remembered Starscream), and you held up the first classics release and asked "Who is this?" he'd recognize it right away).
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 04:12 PM   #15
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Only gripe with the seeker mold (for my part) is the issue with the wings having to be tilted back in order for the guns to point forward while attached to the arms. Otherwise it's a goold mold.

Don't really care too much about the color scheme (lets face it. If you were to stop a guy in the street (who'd seen transformers 20 years ago but remembered Starscream), and you held up the first classics release and asked "Who is this?" he'd recognize it right away).
I agree with the wing/gun problem. The only other way is to put the gun in his hand (but that takes away from the awesome shoulder guns).
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 04:44 PM   #17
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Hound and a dog, eh?

Looks all right. Could have done with a darker green. Though they might be going for a more cartoonish look. Either way I'll buy it. Damn you Hasbro for making me want to spend money!
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 06:05 PM   #18
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Is that a new Ravage? It looks different. That's kinda cool.
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 06:45 PM   #19
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Is that a new Ravage? It looks different. That's kinda cool.
What else would it be? A reissue? We just got the G1 mold last year.
 
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Old 2008-09-26, 08:34 PM   #20
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too bad the Snarl is really g1 Slag. Drat, Hasbro can't they get there own stuff right.
 
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