The Transformers Archive Skip to main content / Also skip section headers

[The Transformers Archive - an international fan site]
Please feel free to log in or register.

 
  • transformers toys
  • transformers comics
  • transformers cartoon
  • transformers live-action movies
  • transformers fandom
  • transformers forum

Go Back   TFARCHIVE > TRANSFORMERS > Transformers News & Rumours

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2012-10-13, 04:40 AM   #1
Blackjack
Unashamed Movie Fanboy
 
Blackjack's Avatar
 
Default Asia-Exclusive Classics Seekers Set

Hinted about a while back, TransformersAsia.com has released images of the three-pack 'Seeker Set Ace' containing Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker, all redecoed from their original releases to better match the cartoon decoes.

Pretty surprised they're still able to use the mould, TBH.
 
Blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-13, 07:55 AM   #2
Denyer
Shooty Dog Thing
 
Denyer's Avatar
 
UK
Default

Tempted. Easy way to complete the six...
 
Denyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-13, 12:35 PM   #3
Thunderwave
Gestalt
 
Upstate, NY
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackjack View Post
Pretty surprised they're still able to use the mould, TBH.
I'm not. When I bought Thundercracker I was expecting him to be a bit of a loose mess, but he wasn't. He also didn't show the signs of excessive wear like the good old Seacons or Reissue Jazz. I think they may of tightened up the mold or something while no one was looking.
 
Thunderwave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-13, 03:43 PM   #4
Blackjack
Unashamed Movie Fanboy
 
Blackjack's Avatar
 
Default

Aye, in between Starscream v2 and whichever Conehead came next (Thrust? Dirge?) they seemed to have fixed the mould. Smart move, too, this mould is a cash-raker and they still have yet to do G2 Starscream, Sunstorm, Black Starscream, Slipstream or Sandstorm, or obligatory Animated/Armada/Movie/whatever themed repaints...

Starscream v2 felt pretty floppy even though presentable (compared to Acid Storm who came a couple of waves earlier), but the Thrust, Dirge and TC I own are pretty solid.

Man, I'm buying two additional versions of the mould just to get Skywarp, and I'd probably get the Coneheads just to get Ramjet, and I don't even like the Coneheads all that much. I need rehab.
 
Blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-13, 06:25 PM   #5
tahukanuva
Human After All
 
tahukanuva's Avatar
 
Tennessee, US
Smile

If you don't particularly want it, I can probably take the cost of Starscream off your hands.
 
tahukanuva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-13, 07:14 PM   #6
Warcry
Likes Beast Wars toys. A lot.
 
Warcry's Avatar
 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Default

Blackjack's based in Asia, so that might not be the cheapest way to get a Starscream.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackjack View Post
Starscream v2 felt pretty floppy even though presentable (compared to Acid Storm who came a couple of waves earlier), but the Thrust, Dirge and TC I own are pretty solid.
They must have recast the mold at this point. There's been, what, thirty production runs of seekers by now? It'd be swiss cheese by now otherwise.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackjack View Post
Man, I'm buying two additional versions of the mould just to get Skywarp, and I'd probably get the Coneheads just to get Ramjet, and I don't even like the Coneheads all that much. I need rehab.
If the set gets imported like the current batch of Asia exclusives have been, I'd be all over it. Starscream and Thundercracker would be kitbash fodder though, since Universe Starscream and Generations Thundercracker are much nicer than these decos, and I wouldn't pay import prices for that...
 
Warcry is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-13, 08:25 PM   #7
tahukanuva
Human After All
 
tahukanuva's Avatar
 
Tennessee, US
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warcry View Post
Blackjack's based in Asia, so that might not be the cheapest way to get a Starscream.
Yeah, I know. I just like the look of that one, and the Classics one I have is really dull. And then he'd only be stuck with one duplicate.
 
tahukanuva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-14, 07:43 AM   #8
Blackjack
Unashamed Movie Fanboy
 
Blackjack's Avatar
 
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by tahukanuva View Post
If you don't particularly want it, I can probably take the cost of Starscream off your hands.
Like Warcry said, I'm Asian-based so as long as you don't mind shipping from here, when/if I get the set I'll happily send Starscream over.
 
Blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-19, 09:29 AM   #9
Summerhayes
always late to the party
 
Summerhayes's Avatar
 
Somerset, England.
Default

I'm quite happy with my Starscream, so I'm not tempted, but it just makes you realise how incredible the mould is, doesn't it? It does so simply and effectively what the Masterpiece really fumbles. Probably the best Classics figure we ever got . . . No wonder they keep re-releasing it!
 
Summerhayes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-22, 08:15 PM   #10
Jaynz
Puppy Kicker
 
Jaynz's Avatar
 
Default

Takara's been doing computer-based casting of their molds for some time now. (Hasbro really resisted this approach, not sure if they're doing it yet.) So it's a lot easier to recast already-engineered molds that are in their files. If I'm remembering correctly, one reason they've been doing the Encore series is to get those mold designs into their systems.
 
Jaynz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-22, 08:50 PM   #11
Denyer
Shooty Dog Thing
 
Denyer's Avatar
 
UK
Default

Why would a toy company not want that kind of data on file?
 
Denyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-22, 09:03 PM   #12
Jaynz
Puppy Kicker
 
Jaynz's Avatar
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denyer View Post
Why would a toy company not want that kind of data on file?
I know that Aaron Archer's predecessor, when asked, actually said that he didn't consider it real 'crafting' for toys. This was back in 1997, though, and the tools were relatively new at the time and he was an eldery gentleman.
 
Jaynz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-24, 10:43 AM   #13
Addl
Matrix Keeper
 
Addl's Avatar
 
Germany
Default

Anyone seen these in the shelves?
When should they come out?

So far I did not see any in local stores.
 
Addl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-10-24, 06:21 PM   #14
Denyer
Shooty Dog Thing
 
Denyer's Avatar
 
UK
Default

BigBadToyStore reckons early next year.

Hopefully the price they've currently got them at ($170) comes down a bit.
 
Denyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
 
 
[the-hub.co.uk]
[transfans.co.uk]
[oneshallstand]
[unicron.com]
[counter-x.net]
[ntfa.net]
[allspark.com]
[transformertoys.co.uk]
[tfu.info]
[botchthecrab.com]
[obscure_tf]
[tfradio.net]
 

[TFArchive button]
Link graphics...

BOOKMARK US
Or in FF, hit Ctrl+D.