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Post by Denyer » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:37 pm

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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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:38 pm

Warcry wrote: 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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Post by numbat » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:14 am

Warcry wrote:That Broadside jet mode. :lol:
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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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:51 am

No. What is it?

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:50 pm

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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Post by Denyer » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:02 pm

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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Post by Scotimus Prime » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:59 pm

Hopefully we'll get a Cliffjumper out of TR Bee
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:23 pm

What happened to Knightdramon? Did he fall down a hole? I have to report this stuff myself now. Not cool.

ANYWAY shall we have a look at the now-official MP Megatron redux?

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/10/21/mast ... ges-326633

Back looks a bit of a mess. Seems a bit long in the legs proportionately. Face looks excellent. Alternate battle damage chest/head and pre-reformatting head look great.

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Post by numbat » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:47 pm

MP Megatron V2 does look quite impressive. The torso looks better proportioned than any of the 3P offerings. However, on closer inspection he does look very complicated and has a lot of kibble hanging around... I'm erring towards him as my MP-10 scaled Megatron solution, but will need to see more before I can decide.

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Post by Denyer » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:22 pm

Torso looks compressed, personally. Like Shockers the legs remind me of an Actionmaster -- not a bad aesthetic if you like that sort of thing and light years ahead of the original unless you really liked the toy-inspired design of that, but... the main beneficiaries of this will be people who like the 3P ones that end up moved on by particularly fanatical MP collecting existing owners and retailers stuck with overstocks.

The earlier dark grey proto leaked image looked better TBH.

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If the Boldforms one still gets made and isn't too inflated price-wise, I may have a punt on that one. But honestly Hegemon and Apollyon fill two different scale gaps perfectly fine AFAIC.

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Post by Warcry » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:47 pm

That's a very good Megatron, barring the messy back that Brend already noted. Can't say I'm super-interested in it myself, since I'm not a huge Megatron fan and don't have an MP Optimus for him to face off against. But it's definitely the nicest attempt (official or not) at the character so far, but by a wide margin.

I'm most impressed by the gun mode, actually. It's reasonably accurate (though maybe a hair too wide) and reasonably close to being 1:1 scale too, as far as I can tell from the pics.

Personally I'm waiting for a good MP Galvatron. Until then my Decepticons are just going to have to deal with taking orders from Ratbat. :)

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Post by Sades » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:27 am

I like it. I think it has good balance overall, agree on the back being a mess though.

Also agree on his alternate mode, I'm pretty impressed that they managed to make it that balanced and still manage a decent gun mode.
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Post by Unicron » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:26 pm

Definitely buying that Megatron. To me it nails it better than any of the other attempts.

The transformation looks like it's going to be insane. It appears they've totally abandoned the traditional scheme for it.
From the high-res scans of the magazine pages, it looks like the back of Megatron's head ends up in front of the trigger guard in gun mode. And the gun mode hammer seems like it ends up as part of the back of his thighs.

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:39 pm

Brendocon 2.0 wrote:Looks like Takara are redoing Combiner Wars Bruticus as Baldigus from Car Robots.

Well, I say Combiner Wars rather than UW because they seem to have gone with the Slingshot mould for Shuttler. Rather than, y'know, the brand new mould they made specifically for Blast-Off.

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Now actually a thing, with shuttle Shuttler.

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/10/25/taka ... ion-327926

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Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:14 pm

I like that! Now, if this popped up in the urban camo deco...

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Post by Clay » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:19 pm

Having passed on the retail combaticons and never bothering with the takara set, I actually really like the ruination deco on these.

Still haven't followed up on getting Denfensor. I'm so behind...

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:38 am

**MASSIVELY UNSURPRISING NEWS KLAXON**

Masterpiece Artfire be official
https://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-37- ... e-artfire/

Leg detailing! Okay it's mostly through stickers, but leg detailing!

Also, TFND on Facebook are claiming that LG-42 is going to be Godbomber... o_0

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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:38 pm

Surprised to see people surprised by Artfire, I thought he and hauler were inevitable reuses of that toy as cheap low production run filler. It's not any more obscure that Clampdown really.
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