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Old 2010-05-10, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default New Unicron toy

Apparently Takara is bring out the big guy again with a possible new head and paintjob: http://www.tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/1420/

Kinda neat though, last reissue was the Universe one I think? Though I kind of wished they would drop the Armada mold and make a new one, Primus is much more planet like while Armada Unicron has that flat side that are his legs and such (not to mention that the kibble easily pops off from him)

Still, I'm curious to see how the new head will look, probly more G1ish or so, I wonder if they will make a new Primus release too. >.>
 
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Old 2010-05-10, 05:39 PM   #2
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Massive shelf-warmer, wasn't it?
 
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Old 2010-05-10, 05:44 PM   #3
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Twice, IIRC. A new Western version would surprise me seeing as there're at least two Leader Class figures in Subtitleless and the last Supreme was a poor seller (Devastator). Considering what seems to be widespread reducing of the ROTF Leaders, Ultimate Bumblebee and ****ING HOOJ DEVASTATER, I'm mildly surprised Hasbo continue to put out large toys.
 

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Old 2010-05-10, 07:32 PM   #4
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Well it isn't Hasbro this time but Takara, sure it'll probably be another shelfwarmer and only bought by collectors and such but seeing this figure possibly being retooled is interesting.

Ultimate Bumblebee or now, Battle Ops Bumblebee...it even surprises me he gets so much attention from Hasbro in which he's nearly overly glorified...yet neither of those toys would stand properly to my knowledge. ROTF Devastator is just....meh, either you get the individual toys, a gestalt that only has vehicles that combine yet lacking individual robot molds or the whole thing just looks like crap...Least they were smart enough to give none of the molds those infamous wrecking "balls".
 
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Old 2010-05-10, 07:44 PM   #5
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its nice for people like me who didnt get it the first three times round though.
 
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Old 2010-05-10, 09:45 PM   #6
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Twice, IIRC. A new Western version would surprise me seeing as there're at least two Leader Class figures in Subtitleless and the last Supreme was a poor seller (Devastator). Considering what seems to be widespread reducing of the ROTF Leaders, Ultimate Bumblebee and ****ING HOOJ DEVASTATER, I'm mildly surprised Hasbo continue to put out large toys.
To be fair though...Devastator was a shite Transforming toy in that...well...didn't transform.
 
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Old 2010-05-11, 07:49 AM   #7
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and cost about 50 more than a supreme is supposed to be.
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 01:20 AM   #8
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Wish they would have released the mold that they had planned for the Japanese Beast Wars Neo toy line , it was awesome looking.

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http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=5715





 
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Old 2010-05-12, 04:08 AM   #9
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What, seriously? It was a piece of crap Shellformer - look at it, it;s just a ball with a robot inside.
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 07:51 AM   #10
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whats wrong with that? isnt that what unicron basically is anyway?
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 07:59 AM   #11
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Wish they would have released the mold that they had planned for the Japanese Beast Wars Neo toy line , it was awesome looking.

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http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=5715




You know....I just now realize how much the Primus toy is based of him when you look at this mold. Most notoriously, the big ass backpack that they both have which is half the planet really.
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 12:57 PM   #12
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whats wrong with that? isnt that what unicron basically is anyway?
No... Have you seen, say, the film he's in?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4GaPcLgOs - pay close attention to the arms, and the way the robot mode doesn't have a planet hanging on its' back.
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 01:21 PM   #13
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Yeah, as popular as it is to lust after rare things and spite plentiful ones, the Armada Unicron really is light years ahead of the unreleased Neo toy, in'nit?

I imagine the new release will do just about as well before. General interest may or may not be there, but there's a sea of customizers that'll be happy for the parts.
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 01:56 PM   #14
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Yeah, as popular as it is to lust after rare things and spite plentiful ones, the Armada Unicron really is light years ahead of the unreleased Neo toy, in'nit?
I'd probably even rate the fat 1986 one ahead of the Neo one, because at least it's a Transformer. I don't mind the odd shellformer, but that thing really takes the piss. That's a pathetic transformation for something that size.
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 04:55 PM   #15
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Scraplet1 has the black Armada Unicron repaint. It warms such a large amount of shelf that he was told he can't have another... so he asked for a Primus instead

The toy isn't bad at all, but I don't need multiple copies of it in different colours.

(Seekers are different, see? SEE?)
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 07:58 PM   #16
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No... Have you seen, say, the film he's in?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4GaPcLgOs - pay close attention to the arms, and the way the robot mode doesn't have a planet hanging on its' back.
i knew you was going to say that.
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 08:33 PM   #17
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i knew you was going to say that.
Then what the **** was the point?
 
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Old 2010-05-12, 08:58 PM   #18
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Scraplet1 has the black Armada Unicron repaint. It warms such a large amount of shelf that he was told he can't have another... so he asked for a Primus instead

The toy isn't bad at all, but I don't need multiple copies of it in different colours.

(Seekers are different, see? SEE?)
Seekers at least don't (usually) run $50+ and take up a large amount of space. When space and money are at a premium, I know my wife would be a lot less mad at me if I spent $50 on 5 Deluxe Seeker figures then another Unicron.
 
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Old 2010-05-13, 02:26 PM   #19
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Several days ago I saw a completely battle (play) damaged Unicron at Goodwill for 4 bucks. Maybe I should get him. He does not even have half of the planet hanging on his back.
 
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Old 2010-05-15, 09:36 AM   #20
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Yeah, not gonna lie, I had to buy a really good looking statue of Unicron because the toy was so ugly.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5570916_n.jpg

I'm considering the repro labels upgrade sticker package for him.
 
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