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  1. In a general sense I will not fault third companies for trying to reimagine things a bit and update ideas. Especially if the intent is adding to the array of Classics toys that are themselves typically modernized takes on their original selves, because when done well that helps the third party stuff fit in better. That doesn't mean that every attempt is gonna work out.

     

    Meanwhile the Optimus with smokestack guns example is exactly what Classics Voyager Optimus was, y'know. :) Smokestack assault rifle and windvane cannon, but no "classic" Prime gun. In fact, Classics and Generations have done very little with that gun design. To my memory the first toy that used it was Orion Pax. Not even a proper Optimus Prime. That's weird now that I think about it.

     

    Oh yeah, but a lot of liberties were taken with the design of the smokestacks. No one's going to think that those are real.

     

    Remember that movie 1 voyager class Prime that was sold at Target? That's was appropriate for a movie toy, but imagine TFC making a G1 Prime and then doing that. We like our Third Party Companies because they make what we want and what Hasbro won't. When they start getting lazy too and trying to get us to accept what they make, then it's time to reconsider them.

  2. Imagine if TFC made their own G1, Voyager class Optimus Prime. Now, instead of giving him his iconic rifle, TFC decided to make guns out of his smokestacks. Why did TFC think that it was a good idea to give their Not-Aerialbots missiles and fuel pods as the weapons for the robot modes? They didn't do that with Hercules. Those guns weren't exactly like their G1 counterparts, but they worked and they combined into a satisfying weapon for Hercules.

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    I'm going to get this simply because it's a markedly better look for the combiner mode, but this will most likely be my last TFC purchase. I feel like they're taking advantage of the fan base by throwing on this add on for yet more cash. The price they charge for these figures should already have these added in.

     

    I was thinking maybe there is a legal reason for this... I mean they are already in that gray area and if they release a new set with the new pieces it will shoot down my idea.

     

    But what if the reason is because the original set didn't really look like Superion? The jets pretty much did but Hasbro doesn't own those designs. Then they can release the kit later which is really a stand alone product. IDK, just an idea.

     

     

    Probably not. Hasbro certainly doesn't own the design of the jets that are used for the Aerialbots. TFC Hercules looked close enough to being G1 Devastator. In that case, the add-on kit wasn't really necessary, and I accept it as is. The guns even combined to form a gun that decent looking super-gun too. This one, on the other hand, is just TFC being greedy. They could've spared us the dopey looking missiles and fuel pods that come with the robots and given them the proper guns instead. The Superion gun and chest part could've, like it's G1 predecessor, come with Not-Silverbolt. These add-on parts make it a completely better looking Superion, unlike Hercules who didn't need an add-on kit to give a G1 vibe.

  4. :agreesb What a worthless piece.

    That's a neat detail, but I would rather the figures were $5 - $10 cheaper than getting a coin. I don't know very many if any of my friends who care about the coins. Why didn't they announce this earlier? :tfevil Would be an interesting poll on how many people collect the coins in the MP Series. I wonder if there is a MP Coin holder case to display them all......

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