Marvel returns to Transformers... sort of

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Marvel returns to Transformers... sort of

Post by Denyer » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:16 am

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...well, since news is a little slow in this quarter of the year:

Marvel Metamorphs
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=23&itemid=5677

A few of them are really cool, and should appeal to some of you. Personally I really like the GR and SM models.

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Post by Halfshell » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:19 am

Who's Marve?

Eh. Never liked the look of the Shapeshifter line. Thing looks nifty, though. :)

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Post by Denyer » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:39 am

I'm a bit skeptical about the toys looking like the art, is t' only thing...

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Post by Cyberman » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:44 am

They look nice, but - WHAT are they?

Is there a backstory somewhere? Any explanation about what we´re seeing?

As long as I don´t know more about them, I can´t say wheter I like it or not.
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Post by Civ » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:27 pm

The toys themselves look good and I would most likely get them; however, does anyone know the backstory behind them or is this a just-for-fun moment for Marvel?
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Post by Denyer » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:44 pm

They're just-for-fun as far as I know.

Some people claim a noted similarity with Transtech designs, but I think they're reaching for something that either isn't there or is just generic futuristic.

Marvel Meta Morphs Assortment 1 - 71400-5
Assortment Includes:
3 x Spider-Man
2 x Wolverine
1 x Doc Ock

Marvel Meta Morphs Assortment 2 - 71405-5
Assortment Includes:
2 x Hulk
2 x Captain America
2 x Ghostrider
Case ratios seem quite sensible.

http://www.toyglobe.com/MetaMorph.php

^ $20 price-point, apparently, and they may come with mini-figs for their appropriate characters. Seems they're mech-suits of a sort.

If you're bored, assign a TF character to each mould...

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Post by The Wild One » Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:32 pm

I would want one, just because of the characters they are using. They have already done something like this before. In fact, they only difference, is when they are not in their "alt" mode, they looked like their actually likeness.
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Post by RUNAMOK » Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:37 pm

I can remember some older spiderman ones, one with spider man turning in to a spider(how orginal) venom was turning into a two or three hedded monster, and the lizard(or what ever doc conners turns in to is named in english) could turn into a lizard
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Post by Skystream » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:35 pm

:\ Mm... don't like 'em that much, I'm afraid. Not from what I can see from that link, at any rate. This is the first time I've heard about this, so maybe other articles/reviews will persuade me to change my mind in the future. But for the moment... doesn't look too interesting, sorry to say.
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Post by Blitzwing » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:02 pm

Next wave they can have Magneto turning into a magnet, Iceman turning into a refridgerator and the Green Goblin turning into a pumpkin.

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Post by Seerus Nalaius » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:47 am

Very nice artwork. I like, but the toys probably won't look anywhere near as cool.

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Post by Ghirox » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:13 am

Originally posted by RUNAMOK
I can remember some older spiderman ones, one with spider man turning in to a spider(how orginal) venom was turning into a two or three hedded monster, and the lizard(or what ever doc conners turns in to is named in english) could turn into a lizard


Simply Lizard (in Italy); i remember this sets of toy ... they don't have a back story, and was produced only to be sold to collectors IMO ... despite i remember a series (Animorph) with human turning into animal ... could be that they want something similar?
... Now, with a TF Movie in progress they have this sets .... original! .... Next Coming: Green Goblin turn into a bat-plane figure (his own vehicle)

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Post by Blacknife » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:56 am

Okay, these are so gonna have a fan fiction story...

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