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Old 2016-10-06, 05:39 PM   #601
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That Broadside jet mode.

Black Shadow is definitely looking like an Overlord pretool, from that. But is the tank even a part of his robot mode?
 
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Old 2016-10-06, 06:37 PM   #602
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Black Shadow still looks really like Thunderwing, which I'd be inclined to get if/when they do... deserves an upgrade from the earlier CHUG one.

TR and bits of CW I'm finding more fun than most TF stuff in ages, creeping prices and hollowness aside. Interesting choices of characters and a nice chunky aesthetic with a good balance of transformation simplicity and everything else.
 
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Old 2016-10-06, 07:57 PM   #603
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Trypticon's leg
http://www.seibertron.com/transforme...ypticon/36498/

& the video
https://youtu.be/cXdLuH1LVVA
 

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Old 2016-10-06, 08:38 PM   #604
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Black Shadow is definitely looking like an Overlord pretool, from that. But is the tank even a part of his robot mode?
Front panels look to be his feet. Beyond that I wouldn't have guessed.
 
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Old 2016-10-08, 10:14 AM   #605
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That Broadside jet mode.
Just noticed this thanks to a chap on twitter yesterday. TR Broadside's jet mode actually makes Generations Blitzwing look good by comparison!
 
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Old 2016-10-09, 09:41 AM   #606
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Have you seen this story?
http://www.seibertron.com/transforme...k-order/36511/
 
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Old 2016-10-09, 10:51 AM   #607
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No. What is it?
 
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Old 2016-10-09, 02:50 PM   #608
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Had a catch up on the NYCC stuff. I really like the look of Broadside, questionable jet mode and everything. Other than that, Black Shadow looks decent and Twinferno is the only other one I'm halfway interested in.

Noticed that Combiner Wars LioKaiser listings have started popping up on ebay, and I'm more excited for him than anything I've seen from TR so far.

As for Hasbro having no stock left... this tends to be how retail works. TR may have had a lower than usual production run, or Hasbro have produced enough stock to meet demand. Which is sensible. Just means that with scattershot retail distribution, its going to be more or a crapshoot trying to get hold of some figures. I'm sure we'll all survive though.
 
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Old 2016-10-09, 11:02 PM   #609
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Get the impression they're rushing waves out. The order period for retailers for wave 2 was short, and wave 3 probably the same -- but given the tooling costs and all the rest, wouldn't be surprised to see stuff being available to order again after some months as happened with CW.

Also, I don't think HTS is exactly Hasbro.
 
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Old 2016-10-15, 12:59 PM   #610
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Hopefully we'll get a Cliffjumper out of TR Bee

 
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Old 2016-12-16, 08:24 PM   #611
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Assuming Kup's a wave 4 deluxe, and apparently Topspin and Perceptor are in it, I may cool down on getting them as sets. Quite happy with the earlier CHUG figures (well, Perceptor's crap but only really a LL shelf filler) and 3P Jumpstarters.


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Old 2016-12-21, 10:28 PM   #612
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Have to admit, Topspin and Perceptor seem pretty cool. Not sure I want a Topspin without a matching Twin Twist, though, so hopefully they'll make him too.

Kup doesn't do much for me. I actually prefer the toy/Marvel colours to the cartoon-based ones, but I'm not sure how well they work on that IDW-based body. The arms really needed to be all-grey to pull it off, too. On top of that, the truck mode's kind of ass and it's pretty disappointing that they went for an IDW look when Hot Rod, Blurr and Scourge all owed so much to their G1 toys.
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 08:33 PM   #613
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Assuming Quake is a Hardhead repaint, and Krok might be a retcon reusing Skullcruncher. The fact that they're repacking previous figures... hmm. Will still probably make an effort to get Repugnus and Shuffler, and quite like the look of Broadside. But it feels like TR has almost scratched enough itches personally, despite really liking the releases to date (even got multiples of Scourge).

http://news.tfw2005.com/2017/01/05/t...nfirmed-330544

Titan Masters Wave 4:
NIGHTBEAT
SKYTREAD
REPUGNUS
SHUFFLER

Titans Return Legends Wave 4:

BUMBLEBEE
BRAWN
ROADBURN

Titans Return Deluxe Wave 4 :
QUAKE
KROK
TOPSPIN
PERCEPTOR
SERGEANT KUP

Titans Return Voyager Wave 4:
BROADSIDE

Titans Return Leader Wave 4:
SKY SHADOW
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 08:40 PM   #614
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QUAKE AND KROK WE ARE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS I REPEAT WE ARE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

Masterpiece Flywheels is now only a matter of time.
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 08:42 PM   #615
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That Nightbeat is just going to be a repaint of some other dude isn't he?
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 09:15 PM   #616
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I'm surprised that they're doing repacks for the smaller size classes and not the larger ones. Solid cases of Broadside and Sky Shadow sound like a good way to make sure a lot of places never see Voyagers and Leaders from the next couple waves. I'm surprised they didn't make the Voyager assortment 2x Broadside and one each of Prime and Megatron, and didn't repack Sixshot or PM Prime with Sky Shadow.

Also, isn't it really odd that this wave is launching in a month and we still have no idea what two of the Deluxes look like, have only a back-of-the-box pic to go on for a third and only know that Roadburn is Chase because someone leaked pics a week ago? Even a couple years ago, Hasbro would have showed it off six months before release just so we'd hear about it from them instead of factory leakers.

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That Nightbeat is just going to be a repaint of some other dude isn't he?
He's probably just a repack of the same Nightbeat we got in Wave 1.

Ironically I think Nightbeat would have worked great as a Chromedome repaint, since the transformation is pretty similar to his G1 toy, but instead we got a Getaway that looks nothing like Getaway.
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 09:28 PM   #617
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Also, isn't it really odd that this wave is launching in a month and we still have no idea what two of the Deluxes look like, have only a back-of-the-box pic to go on for a third and only know that Roadburn is Chase because someone leaked pics a week ago?
After the Marvel Legends waves toward the end of last year, we should count ourselves lucky Hasbro have even announced the names of the full assortment.
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 09:32 PM   #618
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By the sounds of it, they didn't. The report Denyer linked to makes it sound like a retailer leaked the assortment info.
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 09:45 PM   #619
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C'mon, surely it's far more fun to go back to not knowing what was coming out months beforehand.

Back to mystery shelf assortments. Mystery. Finding out when you go into the shop.

DOWN WITH KNOWLEDGE!
 
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Old 2017-01-05, 10:56 PM   #620
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I actually don't mind finding out what's coming closer to release, honestly. A few years ago we were finding out about figures sometimes six or nine months in advance of when they actually came out, let alone when I'd actually see them. Stuff would feel old before I even had a chance to buy it because it had been dissected so totally by so many people for so long before moving on to hype for the next big thing (that won't be out until next year).

This is maybe moving a bit too far in the other direction, though. There were actually figures in 2016 (albeit RiD stuff that no one really cares enough about to leak) that people didn't even know were coming until they showed up at retail in Singapore or wherever.
 
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