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Old 2016-07-15, 07:45 PM   #561
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Yeah, if you have some WST's, that would be really appealing.
Yup - Metroplex is great fun with WSTs: https://twitter.com/ChrisCathrine/st...01651639541760

I really want an updated Fort Max, but he needs skyscrapers in city mode for me. I'll wait and see what 3P add-on kits turn up before deciding to buy. (He does look awfully like Metroplex backwards too...)
 
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Old 2016-07-19, 11:00 PM   #562
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Surprised no one has posted this yet. New-mold deluxe RID Starscream (animated homage) found at retail.

What interests me is not the figure itself, but that a completely new mold made it all the way to retail before anybody knew about it. No leaked factory test shots, no tweets from a Takara designer, no bar code sleuthing, nothing. Somebody went into a physical store and found something new and unknown.

Neat, huh? I wonder if that's ever happened before... pre-internet, the catalogs did pretty well to announce the entire year's forthcoming figures. My best guess would be some figures from G2 making it to stores in advance of catalogs, and that's been a while. (I'm of course thinking of new molds; I'm sure the odd repaint has shown up with no advanced notice from time to time.)
 
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Old 2016-07-21, 09:44 PM   #563
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http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/07/21/t...w-looks-319923

Can't say I'm really interested in either the Sharkticon or the Bumblebee, and if that's a non-exclusive release of the Brainstorm mould it'll be a bit late.

Do we think Fangry (after a head release) might end up being a Doublecross retool?

Bit soon to be re-doing Blitzwing if that's the intention for an alternative use of the Megatron mould.

Oh, and Liokaiser and a mini pic of Sixshot.
 
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Old 2016-07-22, 01:20 AM   #564
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...if that's a non-exclusive release of the Brainstorm mould it'll be a bit late.
On a good solid look that Brainstorm is a heavy retool of Blurr. I approve of this. Blurr is a pretty solid figure, imho.
 
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Old 2016-07-22, 03:48 AM   #565
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D E A T H S A U R U S
 
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Old 2016-07-22, 10:01 AM   #566
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Sharkticon's cool. Not really my thing, but cool. Might grab one if I see it cheap.

If the revisited HM characters were a bit bigger, I might be tempted, but as it stands it's a "nice idea, but I'll pass" entry.

LioKaiser is ****ing hilarious.
 
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Old 2016-07-22, 03:40 PM   #567
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I like the Sharkticon too but I'm a pass on about 95% of Titans Returns to be honest. Which is good I think as I was pretty close to all in on Combiner Wars. It'll be nice to have a year off from the grind of all that searching and money spending.
 
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Old 2016-07-22, 05:21 PM   #568
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That Sharkticon is cute.

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Do we think Fangry (after a head release) might end up being a Doublecross retool?
I'd be stunned if the line went on long enough for most of the head-only characters to get a full figure. As with Combiner Wars, they're almost certain to wander off and do something else well before exhausting all the characters the fandom wants to see. Which is a shame because the Doublecross mold would make a perfect Fangry with some tweaking.
 
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Old 2016-07-22, 05:22 PM   #569
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perfect Fangry
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Old 2016-07-22, 08:57 PM   #570
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Cars like Nightbeat/Siren are simple, not sure what other uses there might be for Scourge, Hardhead, Skullcruncher, Weirdwolf, etc. as they're so distinctive. Much more approximate or off the wall stuff such as Warpath or Wolfang/Carnivac?

Could see TR sticking around for a good while if it sells reasonably. The only surprising thing is a play pattern with such a small accessory. The heads are easily lost, have a fragile connection point and are more swallowable than the originals.

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On a good solid look that Brainstorm is a heavy retool of Blurr.
No, was referring to it being a Walgreens exclusive after use in an SDCC exclusive set. It's probably the Walgreens one... don't think the CW online "exclusives" got packaging markings to say they were more limited releases.
 
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Old 2016-07-22, 09:26 PM   #571
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What I hadn't clocked is that that's apparently a voyager scale laser rod Prime?


http://i.imgur.com/xniHl6l.jpg
 
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Old 2016-07-23, 12:02 AM   #572
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Apparently (acvording to twitter) Scourge and Highbrow are actually heavily reworked versions of the same toy. So one reuse there at least.

Plus the inevitable Alpha Bravo.
 
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Old 2016-07-23, 09:02 AM   #573
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In terms of general design and a few specific parts, but "retool" doesn't really describe it well unless the same CAD design was literally manipulated from one to the other.

Rotorstorm seems likely? Fits less with Vortex, etc.


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Old 2016-07-23, 10:01 AM   #574
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Call me picky, but I dont think you've done them right Denyer.
 
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Old 2016-07-23, 03:53 PM   #575
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Could be a way of making some generics with other heads mixed in...

https://www.facebook.com/DaimChocRep...type=3&theater


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Old 2016-07-26, 10:39 AM   #576
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LioKaiser is ****ing hilarious.
Yes he is.

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I like the Sharkticon too but I'm a pass on about 95% of Titans Returns to be honest.
Likewise. I picked up Rewind in the end to go with Cupola (would prefer the KFC version, but hey), but I still don't like the tank mode. Will almost certainly get Takara's Super Ginrai. Vaguely tempted by Sentinel Prime (he is orange!). Thought I'd get Fort Max, but the end result is rather underwhelming. And I don't like non-Headmasters being Headmasters (totally get kids will love the gimmick and collectors aren't the main audience, and that's cool). So TR is not looking to be a big financial drain for me either!
 
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Old 2016-07-26, 04:07 PM   #577
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Saw a few of these in the local smyths toy store. Liked the look of galvatron and blaster. Prime seems over stylised for my tastes but might pick up the purple rage monkey.
 
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Old 2016-07-29, 07:56 AM   #578
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Lots of pictures of Titans Return Sixshot floating around from Cybertron Con. I've attached the slideshow images from 52 Toys to illustrate my absolute favourite bit.

They've turned the gun upside down and called it a submarine because guns bad and all that stuff... but his subgroup/function/descriptor/whatever is "revolver".

He's a revolver who doesn't turn into a gun. That's some top class trolling from Hasbro right there. Big points for that one.
 
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Old 2016-07-29, 12:50 PM   #579
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more pictures from the same show

Deluxe Fangry and Hot Rod, voyager triple changing Optimus that totally isn't going to be Octane, and FINALLY legends Kickback, yay.
 
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Old 2016-07-29, 12:54 PM   #580
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KILL IT WITH FIRE.

Though the ****er would probably still be inexplicably alive again two issues later.
 
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