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  1. The Velocitron Hot Rod will be a shelf warmer. He’s a minor repaint of SS86 with a couple less accessories, but at a Voyager price point. Forget it, I got SS86 and that’s all I needed. Would have considered it if it was the decepticon, shattered glass or “crystal” version, but he is basically the exactly the same as previous release.
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  2. Hello, I found one of those (Tall) Silver Optimus Prime Rescue Tow transformer. I can’t find any information about it, who made it, previous sales, nor anyone having one. What other information do you have.
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  3. Pre-ordering Orion Pax/Alpha Trion, Soundblaster, Breakdown (despite he looking all wrong in vehicle mode, but I am a combiner completionist), Scraphook, Needlenose and maybe Tarn. I would like the MTG cards, but I would prefer them as a set instead of random pulls.
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  4. Just in from on Baidu are in-hand images of the Transformers Legacy Armada Starscream. - Read the Full News Story
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  5. Youtuber Kevin Liu is has posted another in-hand look at the Transformers Legacy Predacon Inferno Beast Wars Universe action figure. - Read the Full News Story
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  6. Double Dagger rolls out the awesome stop motion animated video featuring the Robosen Auto-Converting Programmable Robot Optimus Prime and Trailer set. - Read the Full News Story
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  7. Here are my thoughts: Good Morning, As a place to start: let me re)introduce myself. I'm a 43 year old avid fan of the franchise. I have a wife, kids, dog, cat, cars, mortgage and a good job/career that pays the bills and is fulfilling. I have a hobby or 2 other than, say, collecting action figures or specifically transformers. And honestly I think I'm slowly moving away from being a fan or more correctly moving toward other things in life. So basic intro out of the way let's talk transformers. I grew up watching cartoons and playing with toys in the 1980's. And I didn't just love Transformers, I adored it. There was nothing better to me than watching the second season with all the new settings and characters and the world building. It was wonderful, it was joy, it was phenomenal. Sunstreaker was one of the few transformers I was lucky enough to have; Sideswipe looked cool and was one I desire but it wasn't until later in life that I'd get one. Sunstreaker really cemented my love of the Lamborghini Countach design and to this day prefer Lamborghinis over other car designs. I was even lucky enough to have Breakdown for a short time and I liked the clean and simple car design, maybe even more so than Sunstreaker. Just reminiscing about it: it was arguably the most faithful Lamborghini Countach design of the initial Generations 1 run. My fandom was so strong that the existence of G2 made me happy and I could nostalgically enjoy the old cartoon again, revamped. And I loved Beast Wars. I got into collecting all the old toys I never had as a kid when I had income and have since collected just about some variant of all the characters from the first 3 seasons of the show plus 4th and beyond and much of Beast Wars. And while my life is such that I don't have time to just play, I do enjoy looking at them on my shelf, I get a hit of dopamine, and I get a little energized. Now regarding the toys themselves: I enjoyed how the toys could appear like completely different vehicles and even transform completely different but have the same function or even the same vehicle but different robot designs, for example: the original Dead End looked and transformed exactly like Breakdown but the cars looked so different as cars that to me they were different cars, and Sunstreaker and Sideswipe had similar alt modes but completely different transformations and robot modes. I own both Sunstreaker and Sideswipe masterpiece and respectively earthrise and kingdom and I'm amazed at the attention to detail that took 2 very similar cars and through engineering and good design gave us faith robot designs that matched the show model more so than the original toys could (noting here that the show designs were derived from the toys, but since the cartoon was an advertisement to buy the toys, having things match would have been optimal) Combiners were my favorite gimmick. I liked how both Silverbolt and Scattershot were flying plane spaceship, things that looked completely different but could have the same function and they both worked well enough. And this was a disappointment with the combiner wars designs. One thing I loved about the designs as a kid was not recreated: instead of selling/creating a Scattershot with a completely different design then Silverbolt they gave us the same basic toy with a new wing, plane nose, and head shape. I had the original g1 designs of both back in the 1980's, and Scattershot was such a solid amazing toy and probably a better overall toy than Silverbolt. And while the CW Silverbolt was an upgrade to the G1 in almost every way the CW Scattershot was not, so much was lost like the turret mode and the nose gun function, not to mention a unique blaster design was not included and they just used a repainted Silverbolt blaster. But, since Scattershot came with the entire Computron set, he became a small piece of a greater whole, and as a piece of Computron he was amazing in that respect. This new Legacy Breakdown is giving me the same feeling I had with the CW Silverbolt and Scattershot, but maybe even more so. He has a disappointing alt mode, he isn't really a representation of a Lamborghini Countach, which I'll reiterate is one my if not my favorite car designs. And if the rest of the Stunticons were similar and stylized it wouldn't be as much of a thing. But the rest of the Stunticons are faithful to the original toy/show designs. So why did Breakdown not get his alt mode, why is it a glorified repaint of Wild Rider's Ferrari? And really does it matter why? In the big scheme of things it doesn't matter, this is just a toy, and piece of interjoined plastics that's supposed to be fun to play with and look at. But, in that same sense, it's a toy and it's supposed to represent something, and in this case it is supposed to represent and be derived from a Transformers character called Breakdown: a design and character that's a living robot that turns into a car, and this character is made unique because it wasn't the same car as the others, the colors were different, as were the surface details. These details provide value and a reason to buy it and the rest of the crew, otherwise, why not just buy duplicates of the others if they're a lower price to complete the combiner function? A Lamborghini Countach was once called the Darth Vader or cars: and it is such a popular design that Lamborghini just made an updated electric version. I wanted another Lamborghini Countach robot that also completed the Stunticon set. And based on the G1 historically faithful other Legacy Stunticons I was really looking forward to seeing this design and picking it up as soon as it was available. In fact, at the time of this writing I have Drag Strip and Wild Rider, the latter of which I scoured the internet and stumbled across a store that had it available, and I purchased it there despite a $5 up charge for shipping. So it does matter what alt mode Breakdown has, it matters to me and if it matters to me, then it probably matters to someone else. When doing any task it should be completed well and in this task of designing and creating Breakdown, Hasbro did a poor job. And it's not just disappointing because of this ideal I have. It's disappointing because I have purchased 3 of 5 and I want the fourth one as well. 5 of 5 to me wasn't just completing a set, I wanted the whole package: the white and blue Robot Lamborghini that becomes a leg of a bigger robot named Menasor. And while this Legacy Breakdown has most of that it's only 75% of what it should be: I'd be ok with 90%, but now instead of getting Breakdown because I want Breakdown, I'm getting a piece of Menasor: so as an individual toy, Legacy Breakdown is less then it should be, but as a piece of a greater whole, maybe it'll be excellent? I really feel like that because this is the last toy of the set that they skimped, and cut corners. And empathically the company may have had logical reasons or even needed to cut corners, but really I can't buy that as an excuse. WIth all the love and obvious effort on the rest of the Stunticons this one stands out as not matching the original toy. People are going to buy it regardless because they want to finish what they started. But many people, including me, won't be ok with the design. This has caused me to reevaluate future team purchases. And more than that: I've been considering investing in Hasbro as a company and to me this screams as a tactical move to maximize profit instead of making the hard and right choice of giving the customer what they wanted. And at the end of the day, the customer is right, the customer is always right, because the customer is buying the product and service. And I feel like this move will reduce costumer'. Hasbro did a big thing and while it started well, it ended badly. And I will remember that. My last thought on this is: It seems coincidentally relevant that the toy name is "Breakdown". And here's a few phots that show off my love of Lambos and combiners. Putting my money where my mouth is so to speak
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  8. Following the Takara Tomy Expo debut, Just in from vproject, Shoppee, Ebay and Youtube are in-hand images of the Transformers Legacy Breakdown deluxe class figure. Finally, we get to see this guy fully transformed in his robot and alternate modes. Breakdown appears to be a partial of Wild Rider with some mold changes in the robot and alt modes. - Read the Full News Story
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  9. Smart move by Hasbro/Takara. A figure where the plastic yellowing will make it more accurate.
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  10. That is the SS-97 Ironhide that was already announced - see here
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  11. I think that they mislabel Ironhide in one of the display images... Or leaked a planned repaint?
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  12. IMO giving him his Target Master would have been a good idea. At least more people would probably pick him up
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  13. There are videos for Blanker, Skullgrin and Crankcase, too: I'm wondering now if the final production version of Skullgrin has a pink or purple chest...
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  14. I was trying to see if there was any clues in the crowd. There aren't any really just some interesting stuff. The RID Decepticons are using their "G1" forms and not their UW forms. Chromia, Arcee and Nightbird are using their Legends/T30 forms and not their newer WFC forms. Parasite is also there but nobody else from his boxset. Yes Parasite and not Skywasp as that's the original name and most importantly, that's the Parasite head on it. Gravedigger aka United EX Buildmaster is also there in between Devastator's legs with Parasite. So there's eight Constructicons total when you also count Road Hauler. Road Pig is there which is nice to see. The Stunticons are there but no Breakdown, not that Takara was going to reveal him here. There's a really nice bit of continuity shown here in that the Titans Return Chaos on Velocitron set is here despite Takara not releasing it. Nautica, Quickswitch, Laser Prime using his Legacy form instead of his TR form and even Fastlane using his deco from that set instead of his Takara Legends deco. I love that Cybertron Metroplex's foot and ankle is just there. Just one. It doesn't even look possible to have the other leg anywhere either. You'd see the foot if it were on the other side of Motormaster and it can't go the other way either as it would be on the barricade or the racetrack at that point. I have since found Cosmos and Clampdown. I picked up two Clampdown actually so that I could swap the white hinges onto Red Alert as I said I was going to. I hate working with that mold though, there's no easy/good way to get to the other side of the pin for the shoulders like there was on the Siege version. So you have to leave the miscolored inner shoulder joint by popping them off at the shoulder swivel where it connected to the transformation hinge. I managed to get one of Sideswipe's inner shoulder pins out when I tried but couldn't get the other so I had to do the other way. I couldn't get any from Red Alert or Clampdown to move so again, I went the other way. I just really hate pins that can't be extracted once they're inserted. Reflector has a couple of those as well. I now know after messing with him from looking at that "custom" that was shown a while back about using one as a replacement for Cybertron Drillbit for Metroplex. I had a Reflector 3 pack that had some issues and BBTS made me destroy them before sending me a replacement. So I still had the destroyed figures lying around and decided to see what I could do with them to make my own version of Drillbit. While taking them apart to fix them I found out that the two pins in the torso can't be taken out without breaking some pieces internally. It's not like the figure doesn't hold together without those pins so I went and broke all the insides of the torsos taking them apart. Now I have them ready to paint if I ever get around to it. I think I fixed them enough to get two good figures out of the three. There's one that I broke in such a way that can't be fixed with just some glue. Oh well, they're free figures anyway.
    1 point
  15. So they used the artwork of Legacy Core class Hot Rod for his packaging...
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  16. Scraplets? And female Skywarp? And Optimus wielding a wrench (that transforms into his battle axe)?
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  17. This honestly just looks like Hasbro is grasping for straws here. We've already gotten 3 Hot Rods within 2 years (Kingdom Rodimus Prime, Kingdom Hot Rod, and SS Hot Rod). I would rater have a Deception repaint of him, like they did with Mirage into Crasher.
    1 point
  18. I was thinking that Scraphook might be a constructicon. Hasbro could go the route of third-party companies like Magic Square and Newage and release the constructicons in the form of three two-packs. "Scraphook" could be a way of saying "Scrapper and Hook." Also, a two-pack might be the reason for it being the only listing without a size class.
    1 point
  19. Looks more like a Powermaster version of Magna Convoy/Prime (the core robot of Delta Magnus) to me. Where is his armor?
    1 point
  20. Just in are images of the APC TOYS Trailer accessory for their APC-001 Attack Prime Optimus Prime. The trailer appeared in the show just a few times, but the streamlined looking trailer was never produced for retail. APC is making this as a 74.2mm x 118mm x 363.7mm sized add-on designed to go with their Japan Version, but should work fine with any of the molds. Click Image to Read the Full News Story Now
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  21. Holy crap, finally, pictures of the interior! Pre-Order made! According to the measurements it's 2.92" Wide X 4.65" Tall X 14.32" Long, This actually seems to work with either the Siege Prime or the Earthrise Prime, as it has both an Earth-look to it, but also, the back and sides look Cybertronian enough to be a good weaponized trailer. Particularly due to the style of the interior as well. Although, I would prefer to have a Combat Deck as well, and maybe a Roller, I'm sure that we could either lift those from the Earthrise trailer and the Centurion Drone Weapons pack and 3D Print some kind of adapter for everything to work. Man, APC Toys is knockin' out of the park. BaCon are you going to get one too?
    1 point
  22. Well I guess that's why Crasher isn't using the Dragstrip mold. But at least I was right that it would look good as Crasher. I guess I know what I'll be doing when I get these. Head swap and some repainting. But I was almost right about what the supposed "Shadow Striker" was going to be. I jokingly said that it was going to be based on RotF Shadow Striker which was just a black with red Universe legends class Wheelie. Well damn, I might be doing this one too. So that's three Shadowstrip and two Crasher I might be picking up. It all depends on if I have the money for that many extras I guess as this will also need an extra Wrecker Leadfoot too but I want more Masterdominus anyway though. I might have to cut that Shadow Striker though as it's the least accurate and there's a perfectly mediocre Wheelie out now to use. Who am I kidding though, I never get around to doing any customs anymore anyway unless they're just parts swaps. I have three easy ones to do which only require the heads to be repainted to make the new characters and I haven't even done that yet. I think I'm just mad that almost all the customs I did in Siege have since been done officially. Tigertrack, Clamp Down, Deep Cover, Delta Magnus, black Ironhide...twice. From Shadowstrip: Shadowstrip, Crasher, Shadow Striker. From Crasher: Crasher, Slicks. From Leadfoot: Leadfoot, Slapdash, Slicks.
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  23. Yo TFormers! Check this out! I made a DIY Minicon for my Legacy Cybertron Metroplex. Really easy to do if you have the parts. The ingredients are: 1x Refraktor, 4x Ironhide tires, 2x Jetfire missiles, and 1x Paleotrex Tail (required for the forearm drill mode). The best part: he can convert into all 4 modes! Check out the pics. Isn't that awesome?! Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if they retooled Refraktor for this. The way he connects to the crane claw almost makes me feel like he was meant for this! Very very very happy with this 5-min fan mode
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  24. Thanks, we just posted the extended one with Skullcruncher and Swindle!
    1 point
  25. This one is different from the one on Facebook. It's missing Skullcruncher.
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  26. MAN. Wish they could have nailed Rhinox like they did this guy. But that is an extremely tough design to pull off in toy form. Then again, I would have thought Inferno would be tough to do right, yet it seems like they've absolutely done him right.
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  27. I noticed that too. Looks like a place you put the Nanofigs on. I am curious to see how this scales with the G1 Cab reissue. Though the trailer looks a bit short to my eyes. Not sure if the cap comes off either. It looks to be permanently attached.
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  28. ‎Alan Alexander‎ of Transformers Collectors Group has shared something very interesting. It appears somewhere along the production line, the mass market Earthrise Leader Optimus Prime got mixed up with the Alternate Universe Optimus Prime damaged head mold. Even though it is fully painted in the G1 colors, it appears to be the same mold as the Alternate Universe with bent and damaged antennas. Click Image to Read the Full News Story Now
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  29. Thank you! The listing on Hasbropulse was sold out before the push notification even went out!
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