Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more

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Post by Clay » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 pm

Various sites have posted pictures of WFC gray Shockwave (Shackwave?), as well as another Orthia/Elita Infinite combiner limb.

More interestingly, they've posted rumors/solicits for SDCC reveals (which is next week, I think?). No specific characters mentioned, but it says that SDCC will show off the next Titan and Commander class figures. I'd reckon Scorponok for the titan, but what could the commander class figure be?

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Post by Warcry » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:24 pm

Star Saber or Sky Lynx as the Commander, maybe? I wish they'd do Scorponok at that size but yeah, he's probably the Titan.

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Post by Warcry » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:32 pm

Well...this sure is a giant Unicron.

Any takers? Only $574.99!

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Post by Denyer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 pm

Looks good, glad it exists, but I can see various 3P companies getting on the bandwagon and catering to those that don't have the space / aren't inclined to pay a premium (that's way more than a Metroplex or Fort Max and not way, way bigger).

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Post by Warcry » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:46 pm

It weighs 19 pounds, apparently. I'm assuming that explains some of the cost difference vs. the retail Titans. I've never bought one but I don't remember the boxes weighing as much as a small child when I looked them over in stores.

I'm right with you, though. "Looks good, glad it exists"...but a hard pass. This is amazing but I don't even have room to display the old 18 inch or so Unicron.

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Post by Clay » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:52 pm

Denyer wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 pm
(that's way more than a Metroplex or Fort Max and not way, way bigger).
But much, much heavier.

Makes me curious. BRB

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Post by Clay » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 pm

Found the scales! Titan Metroplex, at 22" tall, only weighs a whopping 5 and 3/4's pounds, meaning Unicron easily weighs over three times as much.

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Post by Denyer » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:52 am

Ah, so it's basically solid. Something that if memory serves makes production more difficult and prone to flaws, for not huge benefit once weight-bearing needs are met. 8.5Kg... although it probably won't feel quite as heavy spread over that frame. Suppose it emphasises "not a toy" as well.

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Post by Unicron » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:21 pm

Man, if I had that $575 to put up for it...

And this reminds me that I still haven't tracked down one of those Hard Hero statues from the 2002 Botcon

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