Revenge of the Fallen toy discussion (leaks and official info)

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Post by Clay » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:22 am

I have a Spoons. I have a Dirt Boss. And frankly, sir, Dirt Boss is no Spoons.

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Post by Nevermore » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:33 am

Unknown weird prototypes:
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ce-168711/

Apparently, one of them is THE MOSTEST AWESOMEST TRANSFORMER EVAAAAR, aka Dorifuto (Drift).

EDIT: Costco exclusive Bumblebee Voice Changer/Plasma Cannon combo set released in Canada.
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... eased.html

Also on Costco's website.
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.as ... d=11480423
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Post by Nevermore » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:22 pm

Hasbro Legends Constructicons in packaging!
http://www.the-arker.com/news_show.asp?Info_id=3684
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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:27 pm

I do like the way the Legends version looks like a robot fisting a frontloader and a crane. It takes a lot to make the problems with the Supreme seem forgivable, but that manages it... The RotF Legends class is kinda devious - it makes you think you're somehow saving money by buying cheaper figures, but you might as well just throw the money away...
Clay wrote:I have a Spoons. I have a Dirt Boss. And frankly, sir, Dirt Boss is no Spoons.
No, Spoons is much better... There's ~25 years advancement in toy design for you.

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Post by Rattrap's tail » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:30 pm

Judged from the size, I think the red one is a deluxe, and the grey one a scout. I wonder what that green square on the red one is for. It must have some purpose, because I saw that the interior of the car had green seats/limbs? in them. I wouldn't be suprised if the thing would turn out to be or Jazz, or Wheeljack. Drift seems notlogical to me as the character isn't so well known. I don't have the slightest idea what that grey thing could be...

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Post by Nevermore » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:08 pm

Why is Drift "not logical"? Hasbro and IDW both said we would get a toy of their author-insertion character.

Meanwhile, Voyager Mindwipe.
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... dwipe.html
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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:26 pm

Drift's a sportscar that turns into a robot - TF toylines run on that sort of thing, we're bound to see him sooner or later. My best guess, though, would be someone like Wheeljack, with Drift planned as a retool/recolour. Or something entirely different - if one's for the new line, the other could be...

re: Mindwipe, bah! Another Voyager slot wasted on someone I don't want. Where's me Scrapper and Voyager Bonecrusher? *hissy fit*

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Post by Rattrap's tail » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:09 am

Got that point Nevermore...

For the first time in my life, I just can't do anything else but agreeing with Cliffjumper...

Also, Mindwipe reminds me of someone called BB, and he appeared in G2. Is that thing, since he combines with his little scout-fellow whatever the name might be, a homage to him or something????

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Post by Summerhayes » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:51 pm

Are we sure these are ROTF toys? They look fairly chunky

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Post by Rattrap's tail » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:30 pm

Well, at TFW, they said it were Universetoys, and the way they looks, makes sense in that way. Leaves only the question what the heck they are doing here, if they are no ROTF toys....

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Post by Clay » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:44 pm

Rattrap's tail wrote:Well, at TFW, they said it were Universetoys, and the way they looks, makes sense in that way. Leaves only the question what the heck they are doing here, if they are no ROTF toys....
Because there's no need for a new thread until we know more, basically. I'd be surprised if these aren't movie toys, as any other "Universe" line is still long way off.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:30 pm

Yeh, surely New Line will hit first after RotF? The RotF line at the moment is basically filling the Universe demographic with its' old characters as Movie moulds cycle anyway...

Plus my IQ drops ten points every time I scroll down to comments on a TFW2005 news report, so I'd take anything they say with a pinch of salt. Considering the factory thief who took the pictures is a big source of KOs, it'd be hilarious if that was some uber-retooled knock-off that was completely unofficial...

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Post by Nevermore » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:47 pm

New pics of Leader Starscream. Or "Leader SS", as he was called over at TFW2005...

http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid=412217
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Post by Rattrap's tail » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:03 pm

:lol: What a laugh that Starscream, it's got even more kibble then the TFTM voyager version. And it looks just the same from the top as my Voyager ROTF SS, it's only bigger..... I am entertaining myself very much now, because I'd rather say that Hasbro hasn't lost the art of making awfull kibbly toys yet... Still people who want that abdomination????

@Cliffjumper

Thanks, I 'll keep it in mind.... Would be a big joke indeed....

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Post by Summerhayes » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:41 pm

hmm . . .
I think I'll withold judgement on that screamer until i see some good robot mode shots

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Post by Brimstone » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:04 pm

Pathetic.

Never was there a more perfect jet to be used for transformers toys. Fat belly, lots of room to hide the parts. Should be perfect. And they make this one worse than the original Starscream.

It doesn't even look like an F-22 from the side...what's up with the forward fuselage!?!

This is almost as bad as Jetfire...but at least they have the SR-71 excuse they can use for him.

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Post by Nevermore » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:36 pm

Battlefield Bumblebee vs. Infiltrator Soundwave two-pack in packaging:
http://www.the-arker.com/news_show.asp?info_id=3686
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Post by Cliffjumper » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:49 pm

I too am enraged at Leader Starscream's alt mode kibble. For ****'s sake, I wanted a highly accurate replica of the F-22 in Decepticon logos and camo, not this "transforming action figure" shit, because he's totally spending all his time in the jet mode...

At the end of the day, it's only Starscream, no-one proper suffers.

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Post by Nevermore » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:04 am

New pics of the Bumblebee/Soundwave two-pack:
The exclusive mail-away figure is a redeco of Ravage.
http://www.bwtf.com/node/1222

Also, catalog scan with Evac (Deluxe Blazemaster redeco) and Hasbro's version of red Rampage.
http://www.bwtf.com/node/1223
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Post by Blackjack » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:24 am

Nevermore wrote:Also, catalog scan with Evac (Deluxe Blazemaster redeco) and Hasbro's version of red Rampage.
http://www.bwtf.com/node/1223
Another Evac? Surprising. After all, the obvious one was to redeco Blazemaster in the helicopter Protectobot from the game...

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