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  1. 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.
  2. Oh boy BaCon, I am...I am ever...I am ever so "wet" now. I am just soaking wet from all...of...these...Transformers...leaks... I'm not quite sure that's how these kinds of things go though lol. I'm very interested in the WFC listings provided they're the video game versions as most of us think. Generations WFC Optimus and Megatron were two of the best deluxe molds not only of their time but ever. It would be nice to see those designs as voyagers. I'd be less interested though if they did the FoC deluxe Optimus Prime design instead. I don't like that design quite as much. RED is just so odd though. From the overall design of the figures in how the articulation works to the materials used. I get that each toyline within Hasbro has their own teams to work on them but how is it that none of the 6in action figure lines reuse concepts and designs from the others. They should be able to share notes at least if not "borrow" people from one line to work on another. I also think the RED team should maybe take some design elements from Gundam Universe. Bandai of America sucks at most of their lines but that's one of the best out there. Hasbro could use the same joints between the majority of the figures and then just reshell them into the different characters around the joints just as the mobile suits do. You can even reuse the same parts between differently sized figures with no problem. And for the love of Primus, use better plastic. I swear they're going to melt. Not that I have many. I only have two right now, Arcee and Knockout. Between RED and Super 7's Ultimates lines, I find the choices to be boring. I get whey they have to do who they do but if at least Hasbro marketed RED as a supplementary line to Generations then it would be for the better. If they used RED to make figures of non-transforming characters instead of non-transforming versions of characters that are supposed to be able to transform they might get more sales. Or at least, get more fans to support them. There's plenty of characters that can be used in this fashion. Pretenders, Lithonians, Quintessons, different guards throughout the series, comic only characters like Hook, Line and Sinker and so on. That all being said though, Soundblaster does not interest me one bit. Just couldn't care less.
  3. Indeed that tends to happen. The bots almost always outnumber the cons. To be fair though, they always did. It is however one of the reasons why I don't mind a million seeker redecos. They're nice to have to even things out. I've also taken to purchasing multiples of certain 'cons as well. I have multiples of some of Unicron's minions. And I have three of every color Reflector bot. Three retail, three Netflix and three 3-packs. Not to mention the Sharkticons, Quintessons, Allicons and Baliffs. Gotta make up those numbers somehow. I ended up with so many 'cons, I've started to keep them as their sub factions instead of all being 'cons. So all the Quint related 'cons are all just Quints. All the Unicron Spawn/Minions/Heralds/whatever are all separate to the standard 'cons. I just want them all though. But I came back in during Classics so I'm a more enthused by the non-G1 main cast stuff. I owned them all in the 80's, owned them all in the mid 00's and owned them all again and again ever since. So for me, it's nice to see the other iterations get some love. There's a dozen or three of some original G1 characters but only one or two options for some of these other characters they've been doing.
  4. Okay so Detritus isn't one of the "Deluxe Junkions"? Or maybe he was and his name took over the placeholder name? It's just that if he isn't one of the deluxe Junkions then who is? Are they more Weaponizer type characters? Are they going to be dropped like the Energon Monsters? Just as with the Energon Monsters, I hope these are Weaponizer type characters if they still get made. I love those things. Otherwise, I'd like to see female Junkions like Nancy. Strongarm? RID 2015 Strongarm? If so, I hope they do GoBots Smallfoot from her too. Deluxe Devcon. I wonder if he'll get his own mold to be later retooled into someone else or be a retool of someone. If so, who? You'd think Scourge but that's a voyager. Maybe they go the way of one of his cancelled figures and he's a retool of Mirage based on the Vehicon Mirage redeco. Or maybe the other cancelled figure and be a retool of TR Slugslinger. Dammit, I hope it's not Blurr. I hate that mold. It's definitely going to be a reuse of IDW Blurr, just look at that alt mold, especially the front end. They're both even supposed to have the rear thrusters that Blurr doesn't have but people are making 3D printed kits for. Scraphook? It doesn't even have a size class listed for it. What could this be? Not a single Transformer or GoBot has ever had that name. Oh wait, maybe a new name for Wrecker Hook? Like they can't secure the US name of Tow-Line and are using his Japanese name which they can't secure either. Or maybe they're finally using Earthrise Ironhide as Energon Tow-Line and they don't want both of them with the same name? So if Wrecker Hook, maybe have him based on Hoist? Otherwise I have nothing on what this could be. Maybe a Constructicon but no. So there's an actual listing for Shadow Striker now and not just a misinterpreted listing? There's still no universe designation though but it's a deluxe so it's not going to be a black and red Wheelie redeco lol. So we still don't know if it's Cyberverse Shadow Striker or OTFCC Shadow Striker. I'm okay with both but I'd rather OTFCC SS so that we can get her sister as well as lead into the RID 2001 Autobot brothers with Side Burn. But only for those reasons. Character wise, Cyberverse SS wins. The rest are what they are I guess. Not really much to talk about there. I would be interested in Seaspray though if only to see how they make him. I just finally found a Cosmos the other day and I've been comparing him with Warpath as the original leaks said they were retools. They're obviously not but they very easily could've been. While messing with them to see how easily it would've worked, I noticed that Seaspray could also be made from either. All three should be retools of each other moving forward to save on budget since there's not many reuse options for them otherwise, Seaspray especially. This way we wouldn't have to ever worry again about not getting one due to that reason as all three would use some basic pieces and transformation and just need to be reshelled. Saving on the budget with these three would make Powerglide easier too since he's the most unique of the minibots and only maybe kinda sorta has two potential reuses in Bad Boy and Viper. One's a GoBot that isn't guaranteed to get made due to "reasons" and the other is a GIJoe crossover that was made for the Combiner Wars toyline. But seriously though, the three of them sit down with their feet becoming the front of the vehicles with their torsos becoming obvious parts of the vehicle mode with their arms as the sides of the vehicles. Seaspray is a little different in that his torso doesn't stick up from the vehicle but instead becomes the rear of the vehicle but that's fine as it's just a simple retool to do.
  5. 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.
  6. Under eleven inches? Not what I'm looking for. I would very much like an Omega Supreme that's roughly in scale with CW/UW/PotP combiners, Legacy Menasor or most importantly, the undersized KO of CW Devastator. And I just want the titans at smaller, easier to handle sizes. I like them, especially the newer titans but you can't really just pick them up and mess around with them as easily as commander class figures and under. Even the old supreme class is easier to mess with than titans even if they're the same weight just because they're smaller.
  7. I hope they don't forget the Tensig Base Optimus Prime. Although, I don't really like these sets anymore. I don't like the hammer or ax as they're too small due to being designed to fit inside of GUOP's water cannons. I don't use them on any of my figures now. As for the leg extensions, I really only like them for GUOP but use them with both versions of UM as well. I use them in conjunction with some 3D printed thigh extenders as well. I modded my Siege UM and GUOP so that they still transform normally even with them. I cut out the plastic behind the hips so that they now shift back to the bumper (kind of like Titans Return Optimus Prime/Octane) to fill in that gap behind the front wheels. This allows the thigh extenders to fill that spot instead of the wheels from the DNA kits. There's the perfect amount of room to allow for two different kinds of 3D printed thighs (they're all made the same size) to fit in that spot while leaving the rest of the legs in the normal spots for transformation. Meaning that the trailer still connects to the cab of the trucks like normal instead of pushing it back. The mod can't be used with Kingdom Ultra Magnus though as his front bumper sits differently on the truck cab and doesn't allow for the mod to work right. It's a moot point though as the trailer for Kingdom UM's trailer doesn't connect to the truck cab anyway. So it sticks out further back to look more like how a normal trailer would sit. The height extension granted by the 3D printed thighs and by the DNA kit is the same. So it doesn't matter which one I use unless I want double height like I do with my GUOP to make him very leggy like the original mold. Regardless, at least this is one of their better kits and was actually decently priced. I still think it's a shame that the Magnus kits never came with fillers for the shoulder pylons. I mean it cost the same as the GUOP kit and that one came with the pieces for the water cannons to fill them and store the weapons.
  8. Well this makes sense since one of them also leaked a potential leader Prime Skyquake. I just hope we get the trifecta with a new Machine Wars Megaplex based on the Botcon figure too. I'll also take a Machine Wars Megatron as well. Maybe Megaplex and Megatron can each come with the standard Skyquake/Dreadwing head as well as their Megatron heads. Multiple heads should be standard for certain figures moving forward. However, budgets are tight as it is with Transformers so it might not ever happen. I hope this means we'll get some more leaks soon. There were a few from that big listing I somewhat jokingly thought was fake that I'd like to see what Hasbro does for their redecos/partials. Tarn, ?Universe? Hot Shot and Needlenose don't all have obvious reuses. Hot Shot might but it all depends on which version it is. Leo Prime would be interesting as well if they don't just plan on making some of his recolors that are mainly just himself still. Crasher still sucks though and should've been a partial off of Dragstrip. I will never let that one go. Slicks from Mirage and Crasher from Dragstrip. That makes the most sense overall.
  9. It's worse than that if the rumors are true. Bludgeon and Metalhawk are supposedly going to be voyagers. So that makes three different sizes for the Pretenders. I hope some decent KO company that's still around will upsize them all to voyager so they can all match or at least make the core class Pretenders the same size as Skullgrin. I watched about half of that video before turning it off as I was reminded why I don't watch Chefatron's videos anymore. He understands so little about the design process and the reasoning behind the plastics being used. Yet he complains all the time making him look like a fool. Tonton was even worse though and Prime vs Prime is only slightly better. It's such a shame that these three are the ones that are willing to pay extra to get the figures early. Actar got one early once and his review was so much better. I miss his Digimon reviews. If only he was more into getting the figures early to make videos or just make more videos in general. Overall though, I still stand by my saying that Generations Skullgrin is the better figure still even though it has those huge backpack shell pieces and the wrong weapons. That won't stop me from getting this new one though. I have more than enough room for both. I don't have the need for only one figure of each character or to sell the old ones as soon as the new ones come out. If I didn't like the older ones though, I'll sell them like I did with almost all the old CHUG figures. Some of them suck so bad and always did like the Classics Seekers, 2.0 Lambor bros, 2.0 Datsuns, 2.0 Ironhid/Ratchet, RTS Tracks and Generations Wheeljack and so on. And while 2.0 Galvatron sucks too, I can't bring myself to sell him. I think I have every non-translucent version of him now too.
  10. Looks like I'm going to have to look out for the Cosmos and Clampdown preorders. I wonder if Takara will import them directly like they have been doing or maybe try to "fix" Scourge when they release them. Maybe even release a figure for Dia. She's right there driving the Burnout mech. Wait, probably not. Technically Dia has already been released as the wiki is claiming that she's the Nightstick that came with United Artfire. I just still can't believe that Hasbro thought it was a good idea to short pack Cosmos. What were they thinking? If any of them should've been one a case it should've been Blurr. Nobody seems to really like that mold despite it being pretty decent. I don't like it either and much prefer my LG Blurr and Targetmaster. SS86 Blurr is/was clogging shelves because of it and now there's another one on shelves. Just like what happened with Kup. Clampdown selling out was a surprise though. Maybe it sold out because it's the last of the Lambors to get a figure and people just wanted to finish off the set. Or they wanted him for the white hinges so they could put them on Red Alert. Either way, Road Rocket or Burnout should've been the other to be one a case though. I went to a Walmart with three cases opened so that the scalpers could take the Cosmos and Clampdowns and all of the Road Rockets and Burnouts were still there. Someone took a Blurr though. This was quite a few days after they should've first been put on shelves so none of them were moving. Neither were the Beast Wars reissues or the Kingdom exclusives. This was a Walmart that I don't normally go to.
  11. There was supposed to be one more Scramble City style combiner that never got made. It was based on dinosaurs. It had a T-Rex for the body, a pterodactyl and dimetrodon as arms with an ankylosaurus and styracosaurs as legs The retro G1 Fansproject combiner was kind of very loosely based on it. Or at least just the concept of one more combiner in that style and the ankylosaurus. There were also other combiners that didn't get made as well but that was the only Scramble City style. So Hasbro could go back to some of those unused original ideas and make a new combiner out of them. They're described at the bottom of this page: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Combiner The Autobot counterpart to Devastator is technically Omega Supreme. However that kind of sucks as it means they have to be roughly in scale with each other like I said in my comment. I think Raiden was truly meant to be the rival to Devastator in Diaclone. They were made at the same time and are very similar with both being six member teams that use a lot of kibble. They're rivals in The Headmasters too. Trains vs construction vehicles make a lot of sense. For Predaking his rival is officially Sky Lynx but again, that sucks for the same reasons it sucks for Devastator and Omega Supreme. I know people hate the idea for whatever reason but this is where a Dinobot combiner should be used. They're a team with no rival and there's five of them. Devastator was kind of their rival but not really. So make them combine and they can take on Predaking. Weren't they rivals in the Prime Wars Trilogy? I never watched the shows but I think the bios had them as rivals. And reissuing a character has never stopped Hasbro or Takara from remaking them. Making them has never stopped Hasbro or Takara from remaking them. Ironhide is a very good example of that right now. What about Impactor too? Dude got four figures all from the same base mold in the same base colors. That was entirely uncalled for. G1 Arcee is another one. Platinum edition T30 Arcee wasn't that long ago then we got Earthrise/Kingdom Arcee and now SS86 Arcee. As for anything not appealing to an audience, that's not really the problem. Hasbro still insists that the fans are a small part of the sales. So all Hasbro would need to do is just to market them correctly. If they go back and use an "obscure" combiner then make sure to put it in some current media that they're trying to push. Be it the comics or one of the new shows. As it is, all combiners for the most part are "obscure" as they're not really pushed or featured heavily. People are currently loving Cybertron Metroplex so "obscure" is in right now. Hasbro is officially going "obscure" with Legacy for the future too. So now's as good a time as any.
  12. How was Devastator not on the list? Well. I guess it's because then you'd also have to remake Omega Supreme to be smaller as well to scale with him. Whereas Predaking is too tall to scale with Sky Lynx. Or is Sky Lynx too small to scale With Predaking? I would've loved it if each piece of Sky Lynx were their own commander class toy if they didn't want to use the titan class for the year on him. Commander really should be twice a year anyway. But I guess in the current market too many people would complain. So I might just have to change my vote from "other" to something else now. I could always go for another Computron but I think it should probably be Predaking so that again, he scales better with the rest. Devastator can stay as a titan if only for Omega Supreme but to me it never made any sense for Predaking at all. Sure the original toys were larger but the animation model wasn't any bigger than the rest. If size of the original toys were the reason then Devastator should've been the smallest combiner. Shame there wasn't ever an undersized Predaking like there was with Devastator. Although, I'd much rather see Rail Racer, Landfill, Magnaboss, Tripredacus, Road Caesar, Landcross, Monstructor/Dinoking, Puzzler, Monstrous or even Magmatron instead. Liokaiser at least had something in CW and Raiden has the "MP" currently.
  13. Well well. Crankcase has his shoulder cannons. That was a nice surprise. Hopefully Megatron is mistransformed as well. They haven't shown him off yet.
  14. Crankcase is hilarious. It's so awful and awesome at the same time. The entire front of the vehicle comes off, turns sideways, has a little piece flip around and becomes a gun. Ever since we first seen pictures of him I was wondering what they were doing with the front of his vehicle/chest. I never would've expected that though. It sure is a different design choice that's for sure. I can't wait for the upgrade kit to give him his shoulder cannons. I wonder how those will be implemented. I hope at least better than SS86 Jazz's shoulder cannon. Dead End is what it is still. Nothing to really talk about. I still don't like how Hasbro makes the lower legs longer than the upper legs for Transformers constantly though. Many of their designs would work better with longer upper legs like Dead End. Pointblank looks good. I understand the hate some have but I don't have that same hate. I just hate the Targetmaster still. We just had better ones that they're still using. Did it really cost that much to add one in at this point? Sure it's double the parts count and isn't gangmolded but still, it's not like Pointblank himself is all that complicated to begin with and the Battlemasters have long since made their money back with using those molds. They could've moved him into a wave with reissues or slight retools to eat some of the cost for that wave too instead of having it a wave with major retools and new molds entirely. Again, I can't wait to see the upgrade kit to give him that engine block spoiler gun thing to finish off the center rear of the vehicle mode. Hopefully they'll remember to put a 5mm port in the middle of it for a Targetmaster. Yeah Peacemaker already fills that spot but we all know that someone is going to make that piece to fit there. Skullgrin looks good but I don't like it as Skullgrin. I still think the original Generations Skullgrin is better overall. I do like all the weapons on this new one though. I'm just a little confused about what the vehicle mode is really supposed to be. It has treads in the back but nothing in the front. Is it a tank? Is it a half-track? Is it a hover tank? What is it? That head is awesome though and beats the older head by quite a bit. Transmetal II Megatron. Transmetal II Megatron. Wow. I just hope that the dragon neck/upper chest area is mistransformed. Or that something can be done. That was very much a bad choice if that's indeed all it can be. I can't wait to have to tighten up all those ball joints to get everything just like I want. Cryotek is the obvious redeco but I want one more other than him. I seen a digibash of him as RiD 2001 Megatron/Gigatron and while it looks good, I don't want that. I'd much rather have this redone as Beast Wars II Galvatron. It's not like the drill tank was all that much better than TMII Megatron's dragster so it's easy to leave out. Once you take out the drill tank, the dragons don't look too dissimilar to each other at that point. Yeah Galvatron didn't have a dragon arm but I'll take what I can get when it comes to a new toy for him.
  15. I know he's not going to read this most likely but you're not supposed to be able to separate the car mode easily you twit. It's only supposed to happen when you plug it onto the Menasor frame. That's like complaining about a Powermaster not being able to easily transform if you don't have the engine in it. It's the whole point. And the people who say that Hasbro is coping third party figures. Are you serious? Hasbro is just copying the cartoon designs. Designs that they own. Which is what the third party were copying. CW Menasor was trying to emulate the toys more than anything with the scramble aspect. They were also trying to make Menasor's design work more like the rest of the Scramble City style combiners. It's just that how can they be copying something that they came up with first? And that Crasher still sucks. It should've been a retool of Dragstrip instead of just a redeco of Mirage with the other Mirage's spare head. Slicks should be the redeco of Mirage if you want to do a Gobot from him due to the similar parts layouts. Dragstrip when done right will always look more like Crasher as they have similar parts layouts. Even G1 Dragstrip looks like G1 Crasher. The front goes behind the head on both but in slightly different ways. Even still, you can make that same piece look like Crasher's.
  16. Indeed. The Vector Prime mold has always been painted well with all of it's details. And even with the prices starting to drop, Botcon Vector Prime is still quite a bit more than I'd ever be willing to pay for it. Thankfully I don't need to collect like that. Collecting can be expensive enough as it is.
  17. I do really want that Alpha Trion. Shame it's so expensive now. However, I did manage to get that Leo Prime as well as Alpha Trizer for cheap though. Vector Prime deserves an update. I hope he gets one by the end of Legacy. A leader class figure at that. And make Safeguard better than Peacemaker with that extra budget.
  18. He definitely has an early prototype. But he just keeps going on as if this is 100% what we're going to get. How does he know? It's a factory test shot that was smuggled out of the factory before it was finished or had all of its accessories. It wouldn't be the first time he showed off things that were wrong. Wasn't Hubcap supposed to come with the small round silver cannon piece from Brunt? I mean, that's what his had right? Several of his were also missing stuff outright. So who is he trying to fool? We all know these are "stolen" copies. Yeah he might have purchased them which to him makes them legit but they were stolen nonetheless. Therefore you do did not get it legitimately. Just ask any Pawn show owner who purchased items they didn't know were stolen. I'm not trying to argue this point though, just that nothing about his copy means that it's what we should expect at retail. I think that the colors will be more uniform at retail. Or at least, from one piece to the other as seen on the roof that he pointed out. I also think that maybe they ran or assembled pieces from both tooling for this and that's why there's the two tabs on top of the van. Those might be pieces from the Ratchet version and were never meant for Ironhide. Also there's no way they can't or won't budget in the yellow stripe. If they managed to sell Earthrise Ironhide at deluxe then they can budget in that yellow stripe for SS86 Ironhide and maybe even another gun. But really though, Earthrise Ironhide himself should be a voyager due to that added roof. Siege Ironhide was large for a deluxe even if it was stretched out like Impactor was but then they put in the roof piece which added another 7 parts at least to the total as well as the additional paint that was required. Man that pelvic flap is a let down though. I will be modding mine to be separate pieces. There's more than enough connection parts to allow for that. I cut off the hood and the bumper piece from my Earthrise Arcee so cutting that skirt plate into three won't be much trouble. Just need a fresh single edged straight razor.
  19. Yeah it could be either of the BW Prowls but I like to go with what might be the least wanted or most obscure out of all possibilities lol. I wouldn't mind some sort of Cheetor retool into Prowl/Lio Junior though. And I would absolutely LOVE a new mold for PrOWL. One where the wings can stay in front like the toy as well as go above the shoulders like the artwork. And yeah, Rhinox is just begging to be retooled into Ironhide/Santon...and Bonecrusher...and Torca...and Polar Claw...and Transmetal/Armada Rhinox. Ironhide and Torca can reuse parts as one is a full elephant and the other half elephant. The parts for Torca to split the beast head into shoulder panels can be reused for Armada Rhinox. Bonecrusher and Polar Claw can reuse parts as they're both hairy animals. With the way Kingdom Rhinox's shoulders work, you can definitely get Polar Claw's transformation with the robot arms going under the belly as well as using the beast legs as the over the shoulder weapons like the original toy. Go grab you Rhinox right now and move the robot arms behind him and above his shoulders. It's perfect. Since the shoulder "butterfly" joint is there you just need to put another armature on the first one for the regular arms in the shape of an "L". This way both the front beast legs and the robot arms will always be 90 degrees away from each other allowing for both the robot mode look and the beast mode look. It could work. I just really want a new Polar Claw. It sucks that his new mold was cancelled. If it was supposed to be a new mold and not a Rhinox retool to begin with that is. Then after that is B'Boom from Optimus Primal, Transquitto from Inferno and a bunch from Tarantulas like Insecticon, Powerpinch, Beetle, Drillbit. Maybe reshell Rattrap into almost every other four legged original BW basic toy as they all have almost the same transformation and parts layout. Snarl, Snapper, Razorbeast and so on all do the same thing as Rattrap for the most part.
  20. Indeed. Animated Prowl seems to be the one people are thinking of the most. While I do like Legacy Arcee, with the way they messed up the leg wheels, I don't know if I want them to do another take on Animated Prowl. If they do, they should only update the look and articulation and keep the entire transformation the same. That was one amazing figure. Even the legends class was good too. It's just so odd that there's no further descriptor for that listing. They did the same for Shadow Striker and Hot Shot too I think. People are just assuming Cyberverse Shadow Striker as she's the most well known at the moment and Armada Hot Shot as again, he's the most well known. I jokingly said that it was going to be RotF Shadow Striker (the black and red Universe 2.0 legends Wheelie redeco) using some mold I haven't thought of and Hot Shot was going to be RID 2001 Spychanger Hot Shot/Car Robots Artfire using Siege/Kingdom Sideswipe. So in the same vein, this is going to be either Machine Wars Prowl or Energon Prowl (either color) using Kingdom Mirage. Oh but wait, it won't be Energon Prowl as they acknowledged the Powerlinx gimmick and them maybe wanting to try that. So it will be Machine Wars Prowl. Maybe they can retool Siege Sideswipe instead of using Siege Mirage or the crappy Kingdom Mirage retool. Then they could redeco that into RiD2001 Mirage lol. It's just so difficult to tell what they're going to do now and I love it. They've been making some random characters lately so I'm not going to put anything past them anymore.
  21. Core class: Nemesis Prime is what it is. Bombburst is interesting. Given that his alt mode is a jet, it's not going to be a retool of Iguanus. Or at least, not an obvious retool of him. I take it that he's also going to have his shell as his robot mode just like Iguanus and Skullgrin. I wonder what is the offical rational behind some Pretenders being core, some deluxe and others voyagers is. I really hope one of the good KO companies makes some oversized versions of the core and maybe deluxe Pretenders to be the same size roughly as Bludgeon and Metalhawk. Skar is most likely the IDW Dynobot and not the G1 Powermaster. However with the way Hasbro is making characters lately, I wouldn't put it past them to release Skar as a core class like they're doing with Rumble in Studio Series. It would just make more sense with Skar being the Dynobot and not the Powermaster based on the rest of the core class offerings. Grimlock, Swoop and Snarl. I already said I'd be down for them so nothing has changed. Last time though, we didn't really know that Hasbro was going to go a little more crazy with their releases. So knowing what we all know now, this makes so much more sense than it did with core Grimlock was first leaked. If they keep the transformations standard G1 toy style then these can easily be made and still be very good. There's currently a small debate on one of the other TF sites over core class. I just think they're cool. There's room for small scale and normal scale figures on shelves. Deluxes: Crosscut is what it is. Shrapnel. Finally! Hopefully they finish all three quicker than they did previously. All three of the legends class figures are so very obviously designed with much different budgets and design philosophies in mind. Bombshell will be leaked soon enough I would imagine though. I just hope they don't mess this up. I would also like it for the eventual Chopshop that's made from Shrapnel to maybe be a little more retooled than Ransack is from Kickback. It's awesome to get the Deluxe Insecticons, but at least maybe try to make them look at least a little more like the originals. I know they don't have the rights to those molds which could lead to some problems but they should be able to do more than just a new robot head. Junkion 2. This is still confusing. Are these just smaller motorcycle Junkions? Are these other Junkion characters like Detritus? Are these the female characters like Nancy? It doesn't really matter I guess as they're troopbuilders or rather, can be if you want and with the many upgrade kits that will follow. Still pretty cool though regardless of what they end up being. Prowl. Well that's good for those of you who didn't manage to get the exclusive. I really hope that it's just a package refresh and this early listing just doesn't say that. I would hate buying all the Datsuns again in a new mold. The Earthrise mold is just fine for now and doesn't need updating like Ironhide does. Voyagers: Nemesis Leo. Well I joked last time with the Leo Prime leak that all they really have to work with as far as reuses would be the black version, the purple version and the sparkly gold with white version. But now that we know that MP Dark Amber Lio Convoy is a thing, this Nemesis Leo makes sense. Another to go with my growing army for Galvatron now that the Prime Wars Trilogy cartoon made Nemesis Prime one of Unicron's minions. That along with Rodimus Unicronus as well from PotP. Nemesis Primal is with them too. I'm actually deciding what figures go with them right now. I picked Galactic Man Shockwave due to colors, Siege Skywarp (based on Universe Skywarp being a minion), Hotlink due to colors, G2 Ramjet due to colors and 2007 Incinerator due to colors and because I just got one and he was within grabbing distance at the time. I'm also thinking about using Target exclusive toy colors Dinobot as Dinomus by getting the upgrade kit and putting it on him as another minion as well. Maybe I'll do the same with toy colors Blackarachnia using her as Darkarachnia. Another voyager Junkion? Okay sure. Maybe Scrapheap this time? He's the only other one who's ever been made before. He'll go great with Junkyard/heap and Wreck-Gar and all of the as of yet unknown deluxe Junkions. Ramjet package refresh is what it is. I already have him though. I think the only figure I missed so far was Buzzworthy Cliffjumper but at least I have Siege Cliffjumper. Not having Buzzworthy CJ only really messes with my custom red Bumblebee I wanted to make. Assuming they don't get around to that themselves at some point. Bludgeon I mentioned a bit with Bombburst. Sounds good. It would probably look like the RotF Bludgeon figure though. Shell as the robot mode and tank as the alt mode. That's a good figure but it's time for an upgrade. I also have CW Bludgeon as well but since he's modeled after the inner robot for his robot mode, he can stay. He's also a combiner so he can stay just because of that. He's also very expensive and I'd rather not sell him if I don't really need the money. How strange, I literally just typed something similar on TJOmega's latest video after hearing how much Thunder Mayhem is selling for lately. I don't want to sell mine but it's nice to know I can get like 2k for it if I did. Oh wait, that listing also came with Bluestreak and Impactor too. So Thunder Mayhem and 2/5 of Wreckage. Or is it 2/7 of Wreckage as Alpha Bravo and Offroad also count for that combiner. Regardless, it's nice to know I have backup money just in case. I wonder why no leaders in this leak.
  22. So Targetmasters are going back to being G1 style bricks I see. This is what I feared when I first read that Pointblank and Peacemaker were packaged together. It's just a shame that the two red chested Battlemaster guns are both exclusives. I have both but it's going to be pricey to get more to keep Peacemaker and any potential Spoilsport looking like Pinpointer. Even still, there's no red limbs so you can't even mix and match them to look right like Firebolt, Fracas, Nightstick, Hairsplitter, Singe, Aimless, Caliburst and Blowpipe. You can even make a Haywire and Recoil by doing this. I have the Takara Targetmasters from Legends so I think I'm going to have to stick with those for Crosshairs, Pointblank and any potential Sureshot as I am with Misfire, Slugslinger and Triggerhappy instead of using the Battlemasters. It's just a shame they never did Fracas and Nightstick to make all the original Targetmasters match. I guess it wasn't just the Micromasters but also the Battlemaster that supposedly didn't sell well. I mean, it's not like they're doing anything with that price point in Legacy so they could've continued it onward. Then again, they didn't use it for Kingdom either. It's such a shame. I love those little guys. I bought extras so I could parts swap more accurate versions and making new figures from the leftover parts. One day we'll get all the Targetmasters from a single style again. Or at the very least, two styles. One for the original Targetmasters and the other for the Double Targetmasters. Classics 2.0 Targetmaster. Only one mold with a ton of redecos. With only one mold, obviously not a complete set. Generations Thrilling 30 Double Targetmaster. Two molds with only four redecos of one and five of the other. Not a complete set of Double Targetmasters. Takara Legends Targetmaster. Nine mostly unique molds. Only two short from a complete set of original Targetmasters. Or four if you count Artfire and Stepper but they just use the missing two anyway without any deco changes. If only Takara did more of their own Generations Selects. They could release Artfire, Cyclonus and/or Scourge as Targetmasters with their unique molds and release a Stepper using SS86 Jazz as one as well. I'll go back in on those characters for the Targetmasters. Siege Battlemaster. Two unique molds and one retool with a ton of redecos but not a complete set of any. Legacy Targetmaster. Only one so far.
  23. I was in Port Charlotte today for work so I decided to check out the Target and Walmart on US 41 to see if they had anything new as these are about 45 minutes from my area. Luckily they're right across the street form each other. Walmart was stocked. However, it was old stock. It was just surprising to see so much stuff on the shelves of a store. I haven't seen any shelves that stocked in quite a while. They had RED Primal, Starscream and Knockout. I picked up a Knockout. His head is laughably small for the rest of him by the way. They also had a school of Cybershark on the pegs and shelves. I picked one up as mine is missing the side fins and it's just cheaper to buy a new one than to buy the pieces. The only reissue I've picked up too. Both were on sale for $19 each. They had a Cyclonus' armada worth of Sweeps there...which should mean there were none now that I think about that but that's not how I meant that as there were a bunch of them. Some leaders were around as well like Starscream and Galvatron. I didn't look if anyone else were there as I don't need any leaders right now. The deluxes and corres were just same old stuff. Legacy wave and the Walmart exclusives for deluxe and that one core class SS wave nobody wants and an Iguanus or two. I picked up some Slim Jims as well since my area doesn't seem to have any, at least not the Target or Walmart I normally go to anyway.. Target was disappointing. They're still doing their toy clearance but the signage is under toys that aren't counted. They put a bunch of Lucario above the sale price for Greninja even though there were only Lucario available. They put sale prices under the new Dino Fury Megazords but it's not for them. None of the Gundam or Dragon Ball stuff was still on clearance if it ever was in this store as it didn't look like it. Not that they had a large selection anyway. It was less than half my normal store which is surprising for Port Charlotte as those stores are usually much better. For Transformers I found Buzzworthy toy colors Dinobot and Terrorsaur. I picked them up because I was there but they're not hard to find. They still had a bunch of Kup. And while I still want one, I'm not paying full price for it after having paid full price for the shitty SS86 version. Yeah I could just be one of those assholes and swap the figures but I don't feel like it. Still haven't found Cliffjumper. Not that I need a CJ but because I want one and then I'll use the Siege version as a custom red Bumblebee. But I can't do that if I can't find a Buzzworthy CJ. I just want one you fucking shitty scalper scumbags. The rest of the Transformers offering were very lackluster. The same shit as Walmart but a lot less of it. I did see a Wreck Gar though and it's full price so I put it back. Not a single Creatures Collide box set though. I didn't have the code for it on hand for someone to check the back, not that I couldn't have looked it up though. I just don't like doing things like that. I hate talking to people in real life which is surprising given my long winded comments but I just like to tell stories I guess as my fingers sometimes just go off on their own on a keyboard. So anyway I don't like talking to people so I hate asking employees to check the back just for some fucking toys. I don't think this set will be difficult to find though as it doesn't have Horribull or Squeezeplay in it. Long story short: I did not find any at the one Walmart I checked today. Target didn't have any of the more interesting Buzzworthy sets either.
  24. Tell me you don't know anything about Transformers without telling me you don't know anything about Transformers. I get that not everyone knows that Cybertron exists but if you're going to tout that you have the world's first unboxing of something then you should maybe research what you're showcasing. I don't like this channel whatsoever and this is only the second video I've watched. Metroplex looks great though. I love how his WORK mode actually looks like, and does, something now. I hope they do Menasor soon. It's on their minds luckily. I don't think it will be next year though to allow for any Menasor confusion to subside first. Not that Hasbro releases titan counterparts consecutively anyway though.
  25. Just got the email for Impactor and Spindle saying the 27th. I bet Leadfoot and Masterdominus will be then as well. Not cancelling them though. I got quite a bit of extra money to play with since I last commented. But since it looks like Springer and Bulkhead aren't selling out anytime soon, I might just wait for a drop in price to get them now. I should pick up Twintwist though as I think that one might sell out at some point.
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