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Post by Denyer » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:27 am

Assume retailers, they've fixed it, or both. Do they take payment when it closes, or at pledge? If not the latter (and they admit and adjust for payments bouncing) would expect the final total to be a lot less.

Might be sold on Scorponok, but if the price hike on things such as the Seacons is anything to go by it'll probably be a pass.

At least parity with the size of the Autobot counterpart is in keeping with the "values" of the original toyline, even if it didn't work out that way. Whereas a city bot sized Omega or Devastator clashed, personally -- suppose those would work with the rapidly merging Siege Deluxe/Voyager/Leader sizing.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:46 am

I'm quite excited for Titan Scorponok. Him and Trypticon are the only Titans I'm interested in. Hopefully this time around, Scorponok will have a head that's in proportion with the rest of his body. That pea-head the original had always looked rubbish.

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Post by Clay » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:30 pm

Mixmaster pics, and Devvy's face gonna be reeeeeeed. :)

Also, after digging around for pictures of the prototype that was showed a ~year ago, the final toys are a bit different. Like in this picture, look at the left arm:

https://images.app.goo.gl/ecDpNAq2dMjQG1hQA

Hightower's hook/claw/head/thumb isn't there, but another shovel is. Also, there seems to be a static piece for the cabling on the crane arm. And actually, I can't make out Hightower in that pic at all, really. Same with the concept digi-bash: https://images.app.goo.gl/7XLteoZBYhMuhN9L6

Maybe the two leader figures will have bits and bobs packaged with them? Of course, the more I look at the gray prototype, the more I think it doesn't actually transform at all, and is just a concept/blocking mock-up.

ALSO also, I'm gonna say now that Overload turns into the lower torso asymmetrically, unlike his Legends-class counterpart.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:38 pm

Woo Movie Constructicons!!! I love these. They're all so ugly and weird. I like that Devastator's head is hiding away in Mixmaster's cab :) Man, these just make me want to hunt down the old ROTF toys as well...

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Post by Clay » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:45 pm

Aye, that's what I like about the movie constructicons and devastator. The designers went absolutely bonkers with them and leaned way into the whole "alien shapeshifters don't really need to default to a human body type, so why should they?" They've dialed it back in the other direction since (probably wisely), but I think the monstrousness of the individual constructicons balances well with the comprehensible gorilla-esque design of devastator. They make a great ensemble, is what I'm saying.

In other news, a listing of upcoming takara studio series figures has voyagers scrapper (that we knew about) and sentinel prime, along with a deluxe jeep bumblebee and dotm roadbuster.

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Post by Clay » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:34 pm

Clay wrote: ALSO also, I'm gonna say now that Overload turns into the lower torso asymmetrically, unlike his Legends-class counterpart.
Well, I'm completely wrong about that. New pics of Devastator with the actual figures (with prototypes of scrapper and overload in blue plastic) here, albeit woefully mistransformed as normal: https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/10/25/tra ... lay-399136

Overload seems to make up the front half of the torso with scavenger as the back half, instead of top and bottom division like the legends figures. Also, the arm guys apparently just make the forearms, and the leg guys just make the feet and ankles, really. This thing is huge.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:17 pm

I'm onboard for putting Studio Series Devy together. I like Hightower and Long Haul that I've managed to pick up and I like that the designers have thought that to make Devastator match the hulking thing on screen, you'll need some extra dudes to bulk him out. I think its a very clever jumble of figures they've put together here. Good job!

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Post by Clay » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:59 am

Apparently we're getting a masterpiece Raiden: https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ing/44268/

To save some googling, Raiden is the train combiner from Headmasters, which was actually a Diaclone figure complementing the likes of Devastator. It wasn't incorporated into the Transformers line before then because the United States doesn't have trains or somesuch, so Takara finally got to add it in the first Japan-only series, Headmasters, which is apropos because that show's a train wreck.

Neat. Kind of left field, but apparently it's being made in conjunction with some other event. The other thought I had is that if they'll make MP G1 Megatron a handgun, irrespective of its marketability outside of Japan, a masterpiece train set is probably feasible too. I doubt Raiden has the broader appeal or recognition of Megatron, but it's something that might do well in Takara's domestic market.

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Post by Hound » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:45 pm

MP Raiden! Gettin' it!

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:41 pm

The One Step Changers do look decent - Whirl in particular. I really like the Cyberverse designs (as I did the RID2015 ones) and have been underwhelmed by the toys. They just look horrible and cheap. Boo.

MP Raiden is a surprise. Although I'd be more interested in an Encore reissue.

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