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Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:52 pm
by Skyquake87
Warcry wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:03 pm
I want to be excited about Beast Wars, but the more I look at what future Earthrise waves have in store, the more I'm afraid we're just going to get a bunch of low-detail, lazily-engineered partsformers that look just like 90s CGI. :(
I hope not. I would like the figures to look like proper, real life animals. I'm hoping for more of the Generations Rhinox/Rattrap/Waspinator than some sort of cross between the BW Masterpiece CGI look and Animorphs. The CGI look just doesn't work for me on the MP toys.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:19 pm
by Denyer
Warcry wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Rotorstorm is pretty disappointing.
Skyquake87 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:26 am
I'm a bit disappointed by Rotorstorm. It's just Spinister dressed up in Autobot colours.
In what must've been a late change, does apparently have a new head:

https://twitter.com/playwithphotos/stat ... 8417751040
https://twitter.com/playwithphotos/stat ... 7553504256
https://twitter.com/playwithphotos/stat ... 5976410113

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:06 am
by Warcry
That makes a pretty big difference, even if I still don't think that Spinister's mold is the greatest choice for Rotorstorm. I'm honestly surprised that the figures weren't already produced and on the way to retailers when they showed off the prototype, though. Though I suppose this could have always been the plan and the prototype they showed off wasn't up to date, rather than them fixing the head after negative fan reactions.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:08 pm
by Skyquake87
He looks like he has huge eyebrows.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:55 pm
by Denyer
Maybe it's the IDW comics making functionalism a prominent thing (I largely ignored Armada -- although it did headline the fact that Minicons largely just wanted to be left alone) but it's a bit grim having sentient beings turn into ramps, shields, melee weapons, engines, etc isn't it? And it's been there most of the 30-year-plus span of Transformers.

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Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:37 pm
by Denyer
G2 repaint of either the Siege or Earthrise Megatron... tempting to have a more modern voyager one.

https://news.tfw2005.com/2020/08/14/tra ... led-417115

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edit: Hasbro Pulse images are around now, and they seem to have realised they needed to show a sort-of shoulder cannon;

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I don't know, I don't really like what they've done with the sword/turret. But I do like that pose.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:27 pm
by Warcry
That looks kind of awful, if I'm being honest. Not the colours, those are beautiful, but that Earthrise Megatron mold just doesn't look good no matter how they photograph it. I'd love to get a good modern G2 Megatron toy but this doesn't do anything for me.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:03 pm
by Skyquake87
It seems strange to say this, but that looks very toy-ish. I think I would have preferred the Siege mould in G2 colours. The Earthrise Megs seems kind of dull to me. Still, nice to see G2 get some continued love here and there.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:32 pm
by Denyer
Obviously what I actually want is the Combat Hero toy updated and in the right colours for a change, but if a way can be figured out to do the shoulder cannon this has some appeal.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:11 am
by Denyer
Generation Selects Bug Bite (out of Cliffjumper, presumably VW said no to bad guys):

https://twitter.com/ARCTIC_ST0RM/status ... 1095981057

And randomly, Ultra class Cyberverse Skullcruncher:

https://twitter.com/ARCTIC_ST0RM/status ... 8967788546

Which looks weirdly proportioned in robot mode. Maybe the alt mode is better.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:53 pm
by Warcry
https://news.tfw2005.com/2020/08/21/g2- ... ive-417624
Preorders for G2 Megatron are live. And also for an unexpected G2 Sandstorm, which never actually made it past the prototype stage back in the 90s. That's a really cool deco I could definitely see myself ordering if they're readily available in Canada!

Also, It's neat that Hasbro is getting better at keeping some of these Selects a surprise until they're available to order. It's a nice change from knowing what's coming so far in advance that it feels old before you can even buy it.

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Denyer wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Obviously what I actually want is the Combat Hero toy updated and in the right colours for a change, but if a way can be figured out to do the shoulder cannon this has some appeal.
I'm actually really surprised that we didn't get that with Earthrise. You'd think that the G2 transformation would have been a no-brainer when their brief was "tank Megatron with an Earth mode", even if they used the G1 colour scheme for the main line one and relegated the 90s decos to Selects. I'd have happily bought the figure in both green and Hero colours if they'd done that.

Until they get around to that, though, I'm quite happy with Legends G2 Megs with Quake's big gun on his shoulder.

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Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:37 pm
by Denyer
That's an idea with the G2 Megs actually -- I've got a spare Hardhead.

Might end up trimming off the sword part.

edit: These don't look too bad with the gun on the back --

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Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:56 pm
by Skyquake87
I think G2 Megs is one I'd have to see in hand to make a decision on. I want to like it, but it's not doing it for me.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:16 pm
by Warcry
Warcry wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Also, It's neat that Hasbro is getting better at keeping some of these Selects a surprise until they're available to order. It's a nice change from knowing what's coming so far in advance that it feels old before you can even buy it.
And speaking of news way too far in advance, Vietnamese factory thieves made off with a copy of next year's Rattrap.

https://news.tfw2005.com/2020/08/25/tra ... ges-417938

It's a nice take on the character and it's nice that they've brought back the Basic size for BW stuff, but it doesn't seem to do anything the last one didn't do. So, cool for new fans but not exciting for me.

Re: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:35 pm
by Skyquake87
Still, promising look at what Kingdom may be all about.