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Old >>6524397

This is the best CHUG Hot Rod toy. Say something nice to him.
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>>6525451
"You look like a nice dude, its a shame you can't hold your Matrix with those hands"
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>>6525451

head sculpt really does look like it jumped straight from the screen of the '86 Movie
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Hot rod looks good, but he's fucking huge compared to normal deluxes.
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>>6525458
Eyes are the wrong color. Pre-order cancelled. Thanks for nothing, John.
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>starscream gets a new combiner mold nobody asked for
>hungurr, the one character that everyone wants, gets a silverbolt remold
IT'S NOT FAIR
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>>6525463
>silverbolt remold
Keep telling yourself that, faggot.
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>>6525459
I'm glad this is the case actually, this way I can just pretend he's a voyager Rodimus Prime and he can go well with my Henkei Prime/Megatron.
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>>6525460
Thats Rodimus not Hot Rod.

>>6525463
>Takara Leozack gets repainted as starscream for 'mericans.
>Hungrrr reuses the transformation of the best CW torso.
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>>6525458
That's Hot Rod in the OP pic, not Rodimus Prime.
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>splitting up the Dinobots between 2 waves
>not putting them all into one fucking wave

Did Combiner Wars teach them fucking NOTHING?
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>>6525466
t. Warden
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>>6525471

Looks like I'll be sticking with Takara this time. Their paint work was pretty solid last time and buying all the figures in one box set was very convenient.
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>>6525471
they're probably afraid of selling 4 similarly colored dinosaurs all at the same time at retail.

it's the same reason they also made alpha bravo and threw drag strip in wave 1 of CW, they didn't want to sell 4 fucking planes in the same wave
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>>6525471
>>6525476
It's not that they're "afraid", they just recognize that too many similar toys on the shelf at the same time results in poor sales.
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>>6525476
I read that dragstrip was put in wave one because of some complication at the factory.
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>>6525480
>they just recognize that too many similar toys on the shelf at the same time results in poor sales.

i.e. they're afraid
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>>6525483
If that's your definition of "afraid", so what? It's a reasonable business decision.
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>>6525485
>Hasbro Corporate Internet Defense Force
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>>6525471
A wave of nothing BUT dinobots means kids into cars or jets buy nothing that wave
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>>6525471
Nah, Hasbro knows they have the poorfag demographic

>Spend $100 on toys in a SINGLE PURCHASE? FUCK that's highway robbery!
>Oh hey, $20 each month for five months? That's way better!

Didn't BBTS have to open some sort of layaway program because Transformer collectors are so awful poorfags?
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>>6525485
Go to bed Warden. I know you're afraid that trying something new that's convenient for fans will be traumatizing for you but you should get some rest. Maybe you'll feel better in the morning.
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>>6525486
>Well I have no argument, I think I'll strawman the poor bastard.
Let me guess, you're gonna stick your ears in your ear and derail the topic into personal attacks?
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>deluxe sized Dinobots
>Dinobots all look like shit
>forcing a combiner gimmick on a non-combining team and then having the combiner look like shit
>Hunn-Garr is fucking awful
>Optimus Primal tfs into a surfboard
>Starscream's transformation is just lying him down face first

Oh boy. POTP sure looks wonderful.

I'm so excited about the new line. How about you?
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>>6525491
>transformation is just lying him down face first
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>>6525485
>make group
>spread them months apart, sometimes entire years and toy lines, apart
>reasonable

Someones fucking retarded here, and I'm pretty sure it's Hasbro. And now this shit is going to feed scalping faggotry and online shops who cut up shipments to force you to buy garbage you don't want to get the ones you do, or pay more per figure than you should.
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>>6525488
>Transformer collectors are so awful poorfags

You mean the fandom and franchise that spawned an entire 3rd party market of figures that are usually double that of figma's and other shit people already consider "overpriced" for what you get, and is putting out thousand dollar metal figures and similar shit?
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>>6525490
>stick your ears in your ear
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>>6525488
Not that I know of but they are requiring nonrefundable deposits on alot more stuff because of the poorfags flaking out.
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>>6525497
Didn't say they aren't "retarded", they are just interested in making money over what we fanboys want.

The Insecticon situation is total bullshit though.
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>>6525505
The clones were dirty too. Fuck buying 2 $100.00 box sets and a 2 pack for 4 legends.
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>>6525510
Based takara released them in proper two packs.
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>>6525510
I suppose, yeah. It just didn't click with me to add them in with the Insecticons because I bought the two gift sets anyway.
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>>6525505
>they are just interested in making money over what we fanboys want

So they're not interested in making money, then. Because fans are what drive sales.
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>>6525514
>Because fans are what drive sales.
That's demonstrably false. We're unfortunately in the minority.
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>>6525512
As much as Hasbro says they listen to and respect their fans, I think Takara are the ones who actually give a crap. They're not perfect but they often go the extra mile. Like with Legends Kup.
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>>6525515
Not other anon but I think it was last year or so at SDCC or one of the cons, they admitted fans were maybe 18-20% of all their Transformer sales, so yeah we're a tiny influence.
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>>6525521
Turns out kids buy toys more than adults, who knew?
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Went to a flea market. Walked away with these two. 45 bucks in total.
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>>6525523
They look like they're in good shape. Good find.
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>>6525521
I still don't know how they deduce whether or not it's a kid that runs it across a register.
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>>6525494

If only they had done SOMETHING with his legs.
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u knoe
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>>6525537
who needs a potp leader?
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>>6525532
It probably works like Nielsen ratings where a small focusgroup is tested and taken as a model for a larger group. And they probably count adults buying it for a kid as a kid's purchase. If gift receipts are trackable, thats probably applied as well , since a collector probably isn't asking for a gift receipt.

Really, it make sense. Lets say at least half, or even just a third, of all boys in the country, will receive even just one transformer toy a year. Be it as a gift, or a purchase with allowance, what have you. Even if most of them never even buy a Transformer toy, there's another wave of kids growing up the next year.
\Meanwhile, how much of the adult population collects toys? Maybe 5%, tops? Even if,within that 5%, half of that were Transformer collectors, and each bought 30+ Hasbro figures(not 3P or Takara, though they could by those too. hasbro only cares about hasbro, though.) that's still such a minor number compared to just how many kids there are.
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I'm flying home from Hascon and Chewbacca Mom is sitting behind me on the airplane. What do?
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>>6525537
>>6525539
Making transtech an alternate universe and not the next step of the Beast era with technoorganics adapting to vehicle altmodes and G1 characters returning is so lame. It takes what should've been an endcap tot hat continuity and makes it a pointless alternate universe.
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>>6525554
>pointless alternate universe.
Like all other Funpub dreck.
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>>6525552
who?
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>>6525512
I would totally pick those up, but that pink/red color combo is ugly as fuck. Fucking cartoon accuracy ruins everything.
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>>6525557
At least they tried to make sense of Hasbro's shit.
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>>6525560
One of the special guests that Hasbro flew in. She made it famous on YouTube for wearing a Chewbacca mask and laughing her ass off. Probably one of the oddest choices of convention guests.
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>>6525520
The japanese audience is very different. It's really fun how Takara had to change Kup because of the massive amount of loud and autistic jap collectors.
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>>6525552
Post a pic as a "selfie" with her. Ask how she felt being there and how Hascon treated her.
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>>6525532
the retailers at have various statistical algorithms that figures out your background details based on what you buy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html
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>>6525471
It"s the retailer's doing, not Hasbro.
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>>6525539
The already got a toy. It's called Animated Shockwave.
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>>6525521
20% is NOT a tiny influence, are you high?
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Literally Menasor 2.0
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>>6525664
This concept art actually make him look pretty good, though

If we saw this first and then got shown the toy I'd have been even more upset
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>>6525552
Join the mile high club.
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>>6525664
Literally what were you expecting from John "Not in the Budget, Bro" Warden.
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>>6525667
>We could have gotten more base modes
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I heard HasCon bombed. That true?
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>>6525667
That's because Grimlock's dino legs transform in a different way and don't need the supid extra combiner hands to fill space. Grimlock's upper legs are also positioned completely horizontal in that design, making them look better and giving the combiner robot proper hip joints.

They just completely fucked up a good design.
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>>6525677
Well they didn't have a condescending PR person contradicting every time someone made a comment, so I'd say it's a win.
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>>6525677
What we needed were pictures from the convention floor. You should know all of the TF sites are Hasbro shills and would "forget" or suppress such photos to "protect the brand." And people that said HasCon was a joke more than likely didn't go. So we'll never get a straight story out of anybody if it bombed. The real teller will be if a second one is/isn't announced.
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>>6525690
Apparently fans of the horses got some photos of empty floors. For whatever thats worth.
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I just realized that stupid fan vote from last year was for a PotP figure. Primal winning is cool and all, but can we all appreciate how absurd it would have been if Hound, the obvious filler nominee, had won? Houndimus fucking Prime would have been epic for such a small-time and mild-mannered character.
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>>6525697
Blame BWfags who thought they were making some sort of political statement.
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>>6525699
Seeing as how Beast Wars has been almost completely neglected for over a decade, I still like that Primal won. You see, because I'm not an autistic, butt-hurt geewunner who hates every facet of the franchise except for the first one I saw. I just think it would have been hilarious if Hound won. The fuck is it with you people and your tribalism? Please kill yourself.
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hey guys. first time on the board.

I went to Hascon yesterday and picked up pic related, and I'm building a casual deck around it, and if you read the text that means I need a transformer.

If you're not familiar with magic, I'd need to be able to transform it quickly (30sec max probably). I want it to actually BE grimlock to match the card, and it'd have to be medium-small to fit in my gaming bag.

Do you guys have any recommendations? does something like mini-versions of G1 transformers exist? Id love to not spend a fuckton either
thanks in advance

tldr what's best grimlock that converts quickly
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>>6525702
>I'm not autistic
>tells someone to kill themselves over a different opinion on an imageboard

Sure buddy-o
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>>6525699
>geewunners still in denial that BW is popular

Was a literal popularity poll not enough?
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>>6525708
Nope. G1 fans had to split their votes between 8 characters while BW fans had one character to pool all their votes into.
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>>6525704
Get those 1 step changers.
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>>6525704
Can you even use that card? Isn't it printed on both the front and the back?
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>>6525715
if it is he could still put it in a sleeve
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>>6525702
>not liking BW means your a geewunner
alright buddy
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>>6525707
>has to latch on to hyperbolic facetiousness in order to even hope of having a counter-argument
Har, har.
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>>6525715
Double sided cards are perfectly legal and have been featured in several sets. You can use a proxy card for deck position and in-hand possession.

What makes the card illegal in any formal format is the silver border.
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>>6525715
Yeah there's clear sleeves. My friends said if I could get one they'd let me house rule it as my commander.

>>6525714
Are there any that don't look stupid? I want it to look at least somewhat like g1 grimlock since that's what pictured on the card
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>>6525704
>>6525730
Get pretender Grimlock
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>>6525725
>uses big words on an image board to feel smart
kekadeedle kekadoodle
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>>6525667
>concept art shows volcanus with horns
>we get rabbit ears

WARDENED
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>>6525702
You got BW figures in the main line. Neglected my ass.
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>>6525730
Or get a G1 Transformer. Some of them are like 5-8 steps that are just flip this and flip that. Another option is just buy a Micromaster since those are mostly just flip feet and you're done.
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>>6525722
Its weird how its been long enough that now there's a bunch of you UT/Movie/Animated kids that hate BW now, too. Now us BW fans are the old men.
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>>6525457

There doesnt look like there's a pin holding the hands on. Maybe someone can 3rd Party an upgrade set.
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>>6525463
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>>6525732
Shit, this is basically perfect but these eBay auctions listing the tail gun separate from the inner figure are pure ass
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>>6525664
it can work if the ratchets in the legs aren't soft but those fucking shoulder pylons, better be a secure fucking locking mechanism.
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>>6525459

Then call him God Rodimus and the combined mode Super God Rodimus.
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>>6525738
What the hell kind of rabbits have you been looking at?
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>>6525755
>implying it won't be friction joints that don't lock in any way whatsoever

Menasor.20
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>>6525734
>thinks "hyperbolic" and "facetiousness" are big words
How many times were you held back, gramps?
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>>6525520
>I think Takara are the ones who actually give a crap.

I think that has more to do with their target audience. In the US Hasbro's target is still children while Takara's main audience is collectors. I'm not saying Hasbro doesn't care about collectors but overall TFs is still seen as a children's toy line by the company first and foremost.
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>>6525781
>We could get some slick looking spring loaded missiles with modern technology.
Kids toys suck nowadays
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>>6525771
NOOOOOOO

This is the one to get right, dinosaurs robots that form a bigger robot its fucking money making 101 at a child level
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>>6525664
does grimlocks robot wing kibble lock into the combiner upper shoulder assembly?
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>>6525667
What're those Overlord retools?
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>>6525800
Overlord retools? I just see Sky Shadow retools.
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>>6525800
Wow it's almost as though there were news sites where you could find that infomation easily
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>>6525800
Megatronus the fallen and Prima designs, rejected because they are "too obscure".
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>>6525815
>"too obscure"
>after a whole line of Headmasters and moving on to the Pretenders
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>>6525818
m8 use your head
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>>6525697
He probably would have just had a mobile weapons platform trailer, and his prime form would have nods to bayformers hound
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>>6525815
THey could do a Thunderwing just saying.
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>>6525827
NOT
IN
THE
BUDGET
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>>6525451
Have their been any picks with Hot Rod standing next to his empty trailer?
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>>6525827
>>6525829
Get Nitro Zeus and pic related on eBay or something and you're done.
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Moist chocolate
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>>6525834
Pics of this combo?
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>>6525451
Looks like a fine Rodimus figure but the face is too aged looking for Hot Rod.

I don't mind because I think Rodimus has been criminally sidelined, but still. It doesn't work the same way the smaller Orion Pax figure does. His face already looks like Rodimus Prime.
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>>6525499
>he honestly thinks there's no poorfags just because 3rd party exist
are you new to this fandom?
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Will POTP have any base modes? They haven't completely moved away from micromasters considering Prime masters are a thing
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>>6525874
No.
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>>6525829

Why does Hasbro hate Thunderwing and his fans so much?
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>>6525881
I said don't reply to me again you fucking cuck.
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>>6525874
>micromasters
They haven't covered Micromasters at all Micromasters have nothing to do with Prime Masters.
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>>6525664
He looks like the TW offering on a tight budget.
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>>6525451
"I hate you Hot Rod, you killed Optimus Prime!"
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>>6525715
>>6525730
If you don't mind Animated this guy is pretty much perfect. Small, cheap, transforms super quick as you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVwlIQpKMZY#t=3m42s
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>>6525917
Because that's what he IS.
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So why do you guys hate combiners exactly?
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>>6525958
Combiners are cool but Grimlock looks like shit and Abominus looks like a joke. The only good Voyager in PotP so far is Starscream.
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>>6525958
Square-Cube Law
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Ok I colored up Primal as well as I could, obviously I'm partially guessing.
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>>6525962
>Abominus
Hun-Gurrr
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>>6525972
I constantly make that mistake, no clue why.

Whatever his torso mode looks like had better be good, that's the only way they could possibly salvage him
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>>6525730
>>6525742

Wow, don't listen to this nut. You do not want to carry around a fragile 30 year old toy.

Track down the animated Activators Grimlock. It's fairly G1, transforms at a button and has great articulation.
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>>6525969
>Those shoulders

Wait a second, is this thing a part former?

>I have to say it looks good, but I wish there are more kibbles on the legs to match the original, oh wait for original leg kibbles are the wheels for the tank mode which this one won't have.

Fuck those voters who voted him
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>>6525984
Optimal Optimus had blast shields that went on the ape arms for beast mode and on the shoulders for robot mode.
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>>6525984
>Wait a second, is this thing a part former?
I'm guessing you've never had the original Optimal Optimus then.
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>>6525989
Canonly optionally, too. He had them on top or on his forearms while in robot mode in the show. It looks like these new ones partsform LESS than the original, being connected together.

BTW, the blast shield gimmick was fun to launch but a bitch to put back on.
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>>6525979
Cheap G1 shit are fine to play around with.
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>>6525998
Not Dinobots. They were never able to reissue them (lost injection molds) so anything actually G1 in presentable-condition will cost a fortune and be fragile to age and anything that's a KO will shatter if you look at it.
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>>6525962
>Starscream
>good
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>>6525969
I just realized how shitty those hands look, those aren't gonna be able to hold shit.

This looks like it would be a decent OpOp but the gimmick is gonna bog it down.
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>>6525969
I think black and yellow section behind the cockpit is gonna be all black (and the grey pieces behind that will be black too), but otherwise yeah, that's how it's gonna look I bet.
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>>6525984
>Fuck those voters who voted him
Hey man, we didn't even know the evolution gimmick of the line back then. We voted for what was presented: a season 1 Primal toy.

Which makes me wonder, what the fuck were they going to do if Hound, Arcee, Shockwave, or Megatron won? Magnus, Star Saber, Thunderwing, and Deathsaurus all can accommodate the gimmick, but those can't on their own. Primal BARELY can, and they've outright said they weren't expecting him to win.
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>>6525969
>got this shit with the gimmick being a dumb afterthought when star saber would have made perfect sense with his G1 toy

fucking kill me

fan votes were a mistake
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>>6526012
>and they've outright said they weren't expecting him to win.

And they're still gonna think no one likes BW ever this anyway. Geewunner delusion knows no bounds
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>>6526020
Except the gimmick was revealed FIVE MONTHS after the vote results were announced.
>>6526023
The worst part is, all they had to do was look at the BotCon Hall of Fames to see the multiple BW wins.
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>>6526012
>we didn't even know the evolution gimmick of the line back then.
We were literally voting for who will become the NEXT prime
did you learn NOTHING from the 80's movie?
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>>6526026
Yeah we were voting for the next prime, not power armor gimmicks
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>>6526026
No, because we still didn't know the gimmick was essentially going to be power armor, which has nothing to do with the '80s movie, as much as your autism thinks it does.
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>>6526024
>The worst part is, all they had to do was look at the BotCon Hall of Fames to see the multiple BW wins.
Walky pushing his Allspark fanboys into voting for an epic black money does not translate into a desire to make these toys, or sales as the pegs and shelves flooded with Rhinox and Ratface have shown.
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>>6526029
And you fags fucked it up. God I hate beast wars. Enjoy your episodes about rhino farts, and rhino asshole
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>>6526032
Rhinox and Rattrap both had massive build quality issues.
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>>6526012
You just make a roughly deluxe-sized version that can fold into a torso, then have a bigger body it plugs into.
Easy
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>>6526033
>God I hate beast wars. Enjoy your episodes about rhino farts, and rhino asshole
Stay butthurt, geewunner scum.
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>>6526030
>the gimmick was essentially going to be power armor
It's not power armor though. It's "Character X turns into Character Y".
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>>6526012
2 things
1) Megatron, Shockwave, and Arcee have all had multiple forms (megatron himself could easily be a mining rig that forms the turret of a tank, while Shockwave and Arcee have had more classic cybertronian forms)
2) no one ever said they were getting a leader class. If Hound, Arcee, or Shockwave won, I bet they would have become voyagers. Given that we're clearly getting an Autobot cars combiner and a femme combiner, and a general decepticon combiner, my bet is they were prepared to swap any of those out.
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>>6526037
Yes but based on WHAT. Those characters don't have upgraded forms.
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>>6526038
Jokes on you I grew up with UT and RiD01
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>>6526046
Common 2001 Robots In Disguise short form is R.I.D., in contrast to RID2015
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>>6525984
I'm a Beast Wars fan and I resent this thing, though I'm also kind of a weird one because I only cared for Cheetor and my favorites were all toy-only characters so, eh.

>>6526012
>we're never getting Prime evolved versions of Hound or Shockwave
Gee, thanks nostalgia.
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>this is good according to BWfags
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People shit on the BW cartoon constantly but I seriously doubt anyone could sit through an episode of the G1 cartoon nowadays.

Even the rosiest tinted nostalgia googles around can't make up for how bland and slow that show is
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>>6526051
G1 was campy fun, and I didn't even grow up with it.
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>>6526048
>Gee, thanks nostalgia.

Yeah fuck their nostalgia my nostalgia is clearly better
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>BW gets attack
>B-BUT GEEWUN
Everytime.
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>>6526030
the original cartoon had optimus AND hot rod change and get bigger when they became primes
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>>6526020
>fan votes were a mistake
You say this years after Windblade and Icky Vicky.
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>>6526045
What do you mean "Based on"? Each of those have a bunch of depictions you could use. Even if you were being lazy and just copying what already existed instead of designing a true upgraded form.
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>>6526051
I've been watching it with my son.... sooo...... wrong? It's a fun show.
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>>6526062
Yeah G1 is great fun
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>>6526054
All nostalgia is shit, don't be dumb.
The line is driving headfirst into a ditch because it only has nostalgia to burn.
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>>6526038
>Stay butthurt
After yesterday's reveal, BW fans don't get to mock other's butthurt
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>>6525969
That back flap on Primal doesn't look very good. Especially colored like that. It's a believable color scheme, though.
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>Headmaster Gimmick gone
>Replaces with Power of the prime gimmick
>Deluxe class becomes the torso/head of a leader class
>LITERALLY JUST BIGGER HEADMASTERS
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>>6526068
in all likelihood, it'll be black plastic with the top painted yellow
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>>6526063
>Hound: Cliffjumper what are you doing?
>Cliffjumper: I'm gonna shoot him! I'll end this here and now!
>Cliffjumper misses
>Megatron sends laserbeak to fuck them up
>Hound gets rekt
>Cliffjumper: I'm sorry hound! I shouldn't have fired at megatron!
>Hound: You shouldn't have missed you mean!
>All the autobots laugh on cue.

G1 is 110% wholesome 80's family programming and I love it.
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Was there any info about those movie leader Blackout and Grimlock?
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>>6526074
Or that episode of hound becoming president
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>>6526074
I find it really funny how the Autobots are as much of a bunch of violent retards, sociopaths, and cowardly assholes as the Decepticons were only that Optimus and their cause attract enough good, upstanding robots to make them the good guys.
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>>6525704
rid warrior grimlock.
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>>6526079
It's why when I first discovered Transformer websites in the 80s, I was won over by the Universe Profiles that were entirely new to me. Every robot had some wacky personality that made him unique. Some good guys were sociopaths. Some bad guys were just trying their hardest to do the right things (for the wrong side). Some guys didn't want to fight in the war. Some wanted nothing BUT to fight in the war. Everyone's mental thanks to Bob Budiansky and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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>>6526086
>the 80s
Fuck. Websites in the 90s. I'm not that old.
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>>6526086
>It's why when I first discovered Transformer websites in the 80s
>transformers websites
>in the 80s
But yes, Bob is amazing, and I think that his writing is being poorly imitated by the likes of many these days
But I can understand why hasbro doesn't push those personalities in the toyline these days
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>>6526051
>slow that show is
Dude, G1 is uncompressed as fuck. The opening three episodes would be a season long story arc nowadays.
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>>6526093
Those first three episodes were fun. And anything with Shockwave.
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>>6526051
I was rewatching it recently and it actually is pretty fun. It can be a mixed bag sometimes but I enjoyed it. Haven't gotten past the movie yet though.
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>>6526093
>uncompressed
I'm shocked no one jumped on me for using the wrong word.
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>>6526112
That's because /tfg/ is to intelligent too discuss narratives that aren't fanfics.
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>>6526107
the american shows after the movie are really hit or miss. It has a few good ones, but some of them are just a cluster fuck like Terror in C Minor or whatever it is. Personally I think skipping straight to Transformers:The Headmasters is better than the US series after the movie.
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>>6526093
>The opening three episodes would be a season long story arc nowadays.

I think that's mostly due to the three pilot episodes originally being a mini-series before they decided to do a full on show. They were dense because there was a point where that was all the cartoon was gong to be
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>>6526020
You can't blame people for not knowing the figures would have a particularly Beast Wars unfriendly gimmick. Even Titans Return had better beasts.
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>>6525489

This is funny.

Because if it wasn't Warden in charge, you'd only be pissing and moaning about whoever was. You just love having a convenient scapegoat to take your impotent rage out on.

Same as it ever was... Same as it ever was...

INB4 "Hi, John!"
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>>6526135
Surprised this post was in the budget

too bad greentexting wasnt
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>>6525969
>>6525989
They need to stop trying to 're-do' Later/Transmetal Beast Wars toys. The new renditions aren't even clear improvements over the original toys. Same thing happened with Sky-Byte.
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>>6526051
I think G1 and Beat Wars are both great shows, but It's a lot easier to watch Beast Wars in large quantities. You need a break after a bit of G1.
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>>6526077
why the fuck don't I remember this episode? I watched the whole cartoon this year.
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>>6526140
I remember it atleast. Even though I can't find anything about it.
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>>6525514
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA are you for real m8? They want to throw fans a bone every now and again but fit the most part, they really only care about the bare minimum it takes to shut up little Timmy so mommy and daddy don't have to listen to him.
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>>6525520

>>As much as Hasbro says they listen to and respect their fans

Ask yourselves this: "Have we really ever acted WORTHY of respect?"

You cried and whined over Dinobots not being in the first few Transformers movies. Yet when they finally DO show up, you STILL cried and whined.

You cried and whined about wanting movie aesthetics changed. Yet when AOE came along, you cried and whined about that.

You cried and whined demanding combiners, yet when Energon, PCC and Combiner Wars came along, what did you do? Yep, that's right, you cried and whined.

It's amazing that Hasbro even TRIES at all with you people.
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>>6525984
>Fuck those voters who voted him

That's the price you pay for being able to vote on something: Your choice may not win.

Be happy that you were even given a vote at all.
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>>6526157
I don't want to sound like a corporate dick sucker but I agree with all your points, endless bitching and no chance of keeping the screeching autists happy
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>>6526157
Yeah! You guys just bitch and whine and don't even bother to pick up the majestic and innovative 1-step and 3-step changers hasbro put so much effort into!
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>>6526161
>Be happy that you were even given a vote at all.

I think I would've been happier if fans weren't able to interfere with their shit taste and HasTak just chose who would be best for the line themselves.

>could have a motorcycle flamethrower wielding decepticon or a construction vehicle with nunjucks?
>LOL NAH LET'S MAKE IT ANOTHER AUTOBOT JET AND GIVE IT SWORDS BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T SEEN THOSE BEFORE AND MAKE IT FEMALE BECAUSE I WANT TO FAP TO IT/I AM AN SJW
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I recently got back into transformers after a mid-life crisis.
I like the little cheap ones i can play with on my desk. I also have a fetish for the weird characters with offbeat alt modes.
I picked up Titans Cosmos and absolutely love that little UFO fuck.

Any recommendations for little weird cheap figures?
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>>6526169
Sharticons, aalways sharticons, Seaspray is cool too.
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>>6526171
Oh shit i forgot about those guys. I didnt know they even got toys.
Ill have to look out for them.
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>>6526169
>weird characters with offbeat alt modes
>little

Beast Machines/Robots in Disguise Scavenger. I love this weirdo. Both color schemes are pretty fun too.
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Do you ever buy a figure because you like it or just to complete a crew?
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>>6526180
Latter mostly. Even if I see a figure I like I don't buy it if it's not in CHUG because it's just going to be a waste of space in the long run.
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>>6526157
I honestly despise the sense of entitlement in the fandom but I don't think you need to coddle them just because toy production is hard.
When they put the dinobots in the movie they weren't characters but attack dogs and scenery, when they changed the movie aesthetics they also made pretty much every design impossible to transform without outright cheating instead of what most fans expected like more chunky designs, when they did combiners they made really stupid mistakes like the pointless automorph in PCC that robbed the combined forms of articulation or the weirdly gimped combiners on Energon.

If they are going to try, lmao, they could at least stop making these really expensive jabs at the fandom's taste. Fans like the Dinobots but they want them to be treated with some respect, fans like combiners and will buy them even if they are crap and don't actually like them, fans wanted to like the movies at some point.
If their priorities are somewhere else they should at least quit it with the dumb PR and be honest: just say they can't afford pandering to the fans because the higher ups are pointing somewhere else and that at most they can throw them bones, but it's just that, bones.
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>>6526168
Jesus, don't remind me.
I wanted a bulldozer Braveheart, instead we got KAWAII XD GEISHA GIRL SUGOI :crying emoji:.
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>>6526180
Recently got Wreckage to give Terradive a buddy cop, I wanted a con that looked quiet and cool for contrast.
He looks great but his articulation fucking sucks, nothing useful swivels.
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Are there any digital versions of the Titans Return instructions, or has anyone done scans? I know most of them are pretty straightforward but I'm just curious.
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>>6525595
I wonder if it's at all possible to find out what your "guest ID" info actually looks like and what the analytics tell them about you. I don't even care that they're doing this kind of shit. It's creepy but also kind of fascinating and I'm really curious what my shopping habits even look like since it's something I never really think about. I just buy what I need/want where I find it.
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>>6525969
AHAHAHAHA THE FUNNIEST THING IS NOW THERE WILL BE A CON EXCLUSIVE NEXT YEAR OF PRIMAL AS RUNG AHAHAHAHA
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>>6525969
God, I hope your digibash is completely wrong, because that shit wouldn't hold a candle even to the original. It even looks shittier than the Titanium figure, which is as bottom of the barrel as you can get.
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>>6525989
>>6526229
This suddenly makes me want to get the original, is he worth 30 bucks on Ebay?
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>>6526135
>Because if it wasn't Warden in charge, you'd only be pissing and moaning about whoever was.
Nope. I think it speaks volumes that I literally have to check the name of the guy between Archer and Warden every time I want to mention him, and I only remember Archer to begin with because he held the position for more than a decade.
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>>6526137
Underrated post
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>>6526169
>Any recommendations for little weird cheap figures?
Any excuse to post Beast Machines Buzzsaw
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>>6526252
Jesus fucking christ, you always post that same fucking image of that same fucking figure.

Can't blame you though, he's pretty neat indeed. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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>>6526254
Well I'd like to thank
>>6526252
for posting this so many times because this is literally the first time I've ever seen this character, and now I'm interested
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>>6525523
Nice find.
I found a G1 Chromedome with his head intact for $3 the other day at a thrift store. But my 10 year old nephew wanted to hold on to it for a bit. Got a G2 Optimus without any hands or that voice attachment thingy for $4 the previous week. I've had pretty good luck lately as well I guess.
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>>6525527
>>6526259
God, you lucky bastards. The closest thing I got to a proper thrift market finding was this worn out sucker for 3 euros, sadly enough TFs aren't all that popular in my country and therefore they don't show up as antiques often. I know a guy who got four MISB Diaclones off a seller who had no idea what he was giving away for 20 bucks, it will be hard to ever get that lucky in my lifetime.
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>>6525451
I'm rock hard right now.
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>>6525818

Those characters never existed as a toy, or in any show, and have never been seen in even the IDW comics.

You could argue for Megatronus, but he was in, like, a single episode of RID.

>>6526004
>I just realized how shitty those hands look, those aren't gonna be able to hold shit.

Which, for an ape, is a serious handicap.

>>6526086
>Bob Budiansky

Peace be upon him.
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>>6526280
>You could argue for Megatronus, but he was in, like, a single episode of RID.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Megatronus_Prime
?
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>>6525969
he turns into a fucking board and he STILL has a shell backpack
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>>6525969
And we could've gotten Skorponok instead of this thing? Yeah, fuck everyone who voted for this.
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I just realized PotP Hotrod is gonna go great with CW Ultra Magnus+Core Magnus

Gonna have to wait for the stickerless edition, though.
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>>6526284
We might still get a scorponok in the last leader class wave with fasttrak as the smaller bot.
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>>6526046
So you grew up with a line largely consisting of BW repaints and BW aesthetics, and three lines where the first two had garbage TV shows and dated toys. You 2000s kids have no place to judge. You are the forgotten era.
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>>6526294
>You are the forgotten era.
The only non-G1 toys in Combiner Wars and Titans Return were armada :)
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BBTS got in a long forgotten shipment of Thrilling 30 Gears and Acidstorm legends. Yeah you have to buy Acidstorm to get Gears, but it looks like we're not going to get another Gears forever now.
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>>6526295
If you want to call an Armada Megatron repaint that looks like G1 Megatron wearing his helmet, and a neutered Tidal Wave an update,more power to you.
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>>6526020
>fan votes were a mistake

Indeed.

Hasbro should never, ever even attempt to listen to the fans.
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The leader gimmick just doesn't work, none of the characters so far transformed the way the line presents it, Orion wasn't transformed by the matrix, he was upgraded to op by Alpha trion and then given the matrix afterwards, he couldn't turn back into orion and he wasn't formed of the trailer as well, same with Rodimus, he wasn't formed of his trailer, but i'd say he's the closest to what the gimmick is trying to achieve. Doesn't work for primal either since he was in his transmetal body when he interacted with the matrix and kept it once he gave the "matrix spark" back.

There's one guy that I can think of where this gimmick could work, and that's Star Saber. Have the brainmaster be a "prime" that you insert into Saber (they could act like its a super pretender disguise) who can then be inserted into Star Saber. It'd be perfect and that's exactly why they won't do it.

What are other characters that the gimmick could work for? I'd be curious to see what designs they came up with for the other potp vote contenders. Powermaster op would've been perfect too had they not rushed the gun, idiots.
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>>6526039

More like "Character X turns into another incarnation of Character X"
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>>6526060

>>MFW fans wonder why they don't get treated with respect.
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>>6526070


You wanted TR to end.

Hasbro ended TR.


I hope you never get anything you want.
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>>6526070
Except the gimmick actually makes sense for all three of the characters done with it so far (primal less so, but he still got upgraded to Optimal Optimus after taking the matrix) and you still end up with a decent deluxe toy if you want to ignore it

The TR gimmick was just shit after wave 2 when they stopped doing headmaster characters and exactly zero of the voyager and leaders were even headmaster characters to begin with
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>>6526180

Both, depending on the character.

I bought three Shrapnels just to have a Reflector Trio
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>>6526185

>>When they put the dinobots in the movie they weren't characters but attack dogs and scenery,

You demanded Dinobots. They gave you Dinobots.

>> when they changed the movie aesthetics they also made pretty much every design impossible to transform without outright cheating instead of what most fans expected like more chunky designs,

You demanded different aesthetics, and that's exactly what they gave you.

>>when they did combiners they made really stupid mistakes like the pointless automorph in PCC that robbed the combined forms of articulation or the weirdly gimped combiners on Energon.

Aaaaaand guess what? You STILL demanded Combiners. And guess what they gave you? What you asked.

And unless you are willing to bankroll these things yourself, you're damn lucky to even be getting bones

>>Fans like the Dinobots but they want them to be treated with some respect.

And who are you to decide what respect is and what isn't? The Dinobots don't belong to you. It's really not your place to decide these things. You should be good and damn grateful to get even what you did. Because they don't owe you a god damn thing at all.
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>>6526246

People pissed and moaned about Archer constantly. And when Warden is gone, I know for a fact that fans will treat his successor the same way.

I saw you faggots bitching about Jen Donahoe on USENET back during Beast Wars.
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>>6526004

Think you can do better? With 3rd parties being a thing you have no excuse not to.
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>>6526311
>What are other characters that the gimmick could work for?
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>>6526329
>>6526326

Geez, the hdf is in the house.
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>>6526326
Bit of a fallacy there. That's like demanding freedom from paying taxes, so they kill you, thereby setting you free from taxes. Or demanding a statue of yourself, so they build a statue of you... made from dog poo.

Giving people what they demand isn't the same as giving them what they want.

Also, businesses that feel they don't owe the customer anything, don't really last. I mean, they last for a while, but eventually they have to provide a product people are willing to buy.

Really, nobody owes anybody anything. The farmer raising the cows for the burgers you eat, don't owe you a damn thing. It's his right to not conform to food and safety regulations. But if he does that, someone else will swoop in and steal the customers.

That's how the 3rd Party were able to come in and charge exorbitant prices for characters/toys that the fans want.
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>>6526157
Yeah, and people cried and whined about them not making a triple-changing Springer and then when they did
oh, wait, people liked that one because it wasn't a piece of shit, didn't they
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>>6525969
I'm fucking excited as fuck for this figure. It's the only one I'll be getting.
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>>6526126
>Personally I think skipping straight to Transformers:The Headmasters
>Transformers:The Headmasters
>the single most boring cartoon in the franchise
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>>6526330
They'd never do it simply because this pre-existing deluxe would embarrass the deluxe he would include.
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>>6525458
you are blind!
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>>6526311
But anon, in War Within, Orion Pax got bigger in the same way that Hot Rod did when he received the Matrix.
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>>6526311
You could probably do Insecticon/Seeker to Scourge and Cyclonus. Jetfire could work also.

If they weren't already using the Pretenders for the Primemasters you could probably mine that well. The IDW Thunderwing and Bludgeon could also work.
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>>6526126
>Transformers: The Headmasters
But anon, that's the worst G1 series of them all.
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>>6526375
It's clearly not meant to be WW op.
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>>6526336
>oh, wait, people liked that one because it wasn't a piece of shit, didn't they

No they didn't. When it came out , you still had people swearing that warbot defender was a better toy.
>>
Why is Moonracer so shit?
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>>6526357
Is that the KO? Jesus, where's his face? I know I heard people saying one of the issues with the KO was the face sculpt was poorly-defined. It's only made worse by the switch to cartoon accuracy and using regular paints instead of metallic silver on the faces.

I miss old MPs.
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>>6526357
Are those KFC hands any good? They just seem like they'd be terribly delicate and fiddly.
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>>6526320
>it's shit because it doesn't align with muh canon
Pleb opinion detected.
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Having recently picked up Generations Chromia after missing out on Prime Arcee, she is such a solid figure and the alt mode is killer. Any other gems I should go back and get before it's too late?
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>>6526432
he's not wrong, you twat

>slap gimmick onto characters that didn't originally have it
>do not do the same for characters that did
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>>6526438
The gimmick only exists for those ones because they slapped it on them.
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>>6526180
Sure do

>tfw waiting for rid thundercracker

Not gonna happen is it?
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>>6526436
I'm tempted to go back for her but I worry if a POTP version would come out.

Gen arcee was perfect, but does she hold a candle?

>inb4 backpack kibble
Works with the design, only an mp would do better though I admit the new tr one would be a better playable figure
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>>6526438
Who cares about who originally had it? It's fun. I buy toys to have toys. Not to have something that's accurate through my nostalgia goggles.
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>>6526429
they are, but hotrod is a bit... confusing to fold them back in, if you HAVE to have him doing gestures, they're great, but they can be a pain to transform compared to the originals.
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>>6526296
They got in Grand Admiral Thrawn too, thanks for the heads up.
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>potp dinobots are just g1 dinobots with new joints, swivels and combiner ports
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>>6526436
If you haven't gotten them yet:
>TR Triggerhappy
>TLK Barricade
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>>6526460
>AND STICKERS
>SHITTIER ONES THAN MY CHILDHOOD ONES
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>>6525451
oohhhh shiiiiiiit
FUCK YOU! nIn
>waiting so long for when picrelated will reach my shitty small post soviet town of a nowhere
>it arrived TODAY!
>its so fucking expensive
>IT LITERALLY COSTS LIKE 2 MOVIE BARRICADES
why the hell.
Thats too expensive.
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>>6526476
it costs 80$.
is this how its prices in USA?
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I want this Megatron.
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>>6526481
>this is what could have been if megatron won the vote

I threw my vote to the wrong winner!
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>>6526480

Should a gotten the KO version, in us it is like, $27 and maybe worth $22
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>>6526175
I had the green/orange one and it was one of my favorites as a kid
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>>6526483
You realize the tank armor would be an autobots armor, right?
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>>6526476
>>6526480
He's getting a movie best release with his AoE guns.
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>>6526481
Holy fuck, that's amazing. What's the source?

I always lament we're never going to get a high-end tank Megatron, because once you get to that price point, the target buyers are Geewunners who only want a gun mode.
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>>6526489
But muh gun to tank megatron!

That and depending on who's version hasbro would make his faction logo a sticker while takara would have him in sweet silver as a decepticon or bulk up into g2 megatron in purple camo.

Well that's what I'd like to hope for, a man can dream
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>>6526169
The 'real gear' line is great. This guy has articulated pincer hands and some of the best light piping for his eyes.

Camera is a bit small to be real, but the lens and viewfinder are impressively real-looking and the button on top clicks.

He's one of my favorites mostly b/c of his hands being able to hold small objects, and that him being a camera makes him my little sidekick instead of a mini version of a giant robot
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>>6526489
No. Why?
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>>6526493
What about megastorm?

>takara does mp beastwars
>does mp megastorm
>then tweaked into mp g2 megatron

As long as it has been animated into something once before there is hope, I hope we get rid scourge so we get mp laser optimus!
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>>6526252
Hey beast machines buzzsaw anon. Thanks for reminding me of one of my childhood favs again.

You're the hero we can count on
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>>6526495
This is the kind of guy I'd put in that cupboard from Indian in the Cupboard.
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>>6526480
>80$
huh i thought he was only that expensive here in my country
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>>6526497
Well, give me a call when we merge with the alternate universe where that has even a remotely possible chance of happening.

As for MP Laser Prime, you should look into the 3P one from Fans Hobby. It's a bit clunky, but that's kind of the nature of the character. You can get him for around 100 bucks, which is pretty cheap for how much plastic he is. I caved and bought him because Takara is never going to make an MP version of Laser Prime.
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>>6526508
We had the redeco of mp primal into his cartoon model self which homages the toy as well.

I say its a matter of time, at this point it could be YEARS before that happens, but rid (and thus scourge/laser prime) would next next on the list.

>gun fighter
Been tempted for him believe me, I still wouldn't say never, I'd just say mp rid scourge would come first and his proportions would be based off the show which could hamper a laser prime redeco.

Only reason why I'm not flocking towards him is that backpack, he'd have to stand on his own and that's a waste, right now my legends deluxe scourge does the job
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>>6525664
ahahahaha

and people complained when toyworld tried it
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>>6526517
Backpack really isn't much of an issue. It's kind of the nature of the mold. It does make it a bit unwieldy, but it stands and poses just fine. I have a feeling that if Takara did it, they would probably be able to come up with some clever design that compacts the arms and the truck cab to make the figure less clunky in both modes, and generally make the whole thing more elegant, but I just don't see that day in the near future. Besides, Gunfighter actually has unpainted gray plastic that looks GOOD. It's fucking mindblowing why Takara and Hasbro can't sort this shit out.
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>>6525664
>people are okay with individual figures being compromised for this absolute trash-heap of a combiner
At least it's consistently terrible in all modes.
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>>6526493
>Takara makes what paying customers want over what non-paying customers want
>this is somehow lamentable
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>>6526171
Sharticons? HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Shart...

I think you meant Sharkticons my friend. Thanks for the laugh...
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>People paid 100 Trump Tickets just to get this early
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>>6526539
It is, because Takara's paying customers have shit taste, tinted by nostalgia goggles, and only want the most rudimentary, bland and accurate shit because it matches the designs from a shitcan cartoon.
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>>6526351
>think theme song is cool and meme-worthy but have no time to watch the entire anime
>find a clip called the death of ultra magnus
>can't help but space out during the fucking death of ultra magnus while trypticon and metroplex sumo in the background from how boring it's done
I don't get it.
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>>6526508
I would have bought this at voyager size on day one. Fucking MP scale.
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>>6526539
this is the harshness that is collecting transformers

>hasbro
>has to handle distribution and manufacturing cost for all around the world and for MORE figures
>uses size classes for retail price points as people would be hard pressed ordering single cases of a lone figure A while long figure B shelf warms because whotehfuckizdiz.jpg
>their target audience is and has ALWAYS been children
>to get sales for generations figures they deco them much like their g1 parents may remember
>which also acts as a better excuse than cost cutting on paint
>which can be a good thing so figures last longer via rough play
>have to endure rabid older fans who somehow think a kids toy would work for soemone with the budget for a high end collector

>takara
>MUST appeal to new (kids) and old (g1 day) owners
>forces them to modify existing hasbro molds to appeal to them
>smaller sales region ie japan only and thus has to pull out all of the stops
>has to charge more than the fairly reasonable (in this day and age) prices hasbro charge
>their slavish rule to cartoon accuracy (or something different to hasbro) is a double edged sword
>get shat on HARDER when a product faults when its excused when the hasbro versions do it more often because only richer than standard folk can afford them

In the end pic related, with the way we bitch we should just stick to 3p or mp's where designers can go off the deep end.

We'll never be happy in this franchise
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>>6526351
>>6526547
I only just found out about the Takara headmaster cartoon I tried watching some of it. God it was so boring. Even with those character deaths it was a snooze fest.
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>>6526481
I like how mode 2 is just the gun handle splayed for wings.
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>>6526002
I always save your art
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>>6526157
>You cried and whined over Dinobots not being in the first few Transformers movies

>The first few

Dinobots were in the only Transformers movie.

You are coming from the position of anyone ever actually caring about Bayformers aside from 'muh complex toy transformation' fags.

>You cried and whined about wanting movie aesthetics changed

See previous point.

>You cried and whined demanding combiners, yet when Energon, PCC

Both trash.

>and Combiner Wars came along

Asking for something only to be given something half-assed doesn't mean we have to be silent about it. Even if Hasbro/Takara dropped the ball in spots, at LEAST third parties offer fixes to issues that they are made aware of, thanks to the complaints being spoken about at all. It isn't ideal, but it is SOMETHING.

But hey, let's ignore when they do something right, eh? Better to get those 'high horse points' if you personally didn't open your mouth about something you didn't even buy because 'too many fags complaining'.

>It's amazing that Hasbro even TRIES at all with you people.

They want our money. Of course they are going to try. Since you seem to not be buying a single thing at all, klndly fuck off and leave us to out discussions.
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>>6526552
>headmasters
>boring, lots of unnecessary deaths
>tries in vain to remind people its g1 via connecting with existing characters

>Super god master force
>Literally Japanese god fearing autist the mecha anime
>only redeemable feature is while he looks like optimus ginrai actually grows from being rough cut to the hero we need and not just THE HERO from the start
>and the most reoccurring enemies actually care about their troops and not just using them as expendable trash

>victory
>Could easily pass for a brave series all things considered
>great action scenes
>homages g1 with character tropes but with new characters with only the faintest dash of past ones
>its cheesy but awe inspiring how starsaber is handled
>you secretly wish leozack actually took over

Headmasters was boring but watching these 3 in order made me appreciate what they've done and wish we can have japanese animated shows again, no cgi crap and written BY the japanese.

Armada was good too but its "sequels" bleh
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>>6526551
>stick to 3p or mp's where designers can go off the deep end.
Except even that is becoming untrue. MPs have been cripplingly cartoon-accurate for the past year or two and is causing prices and complexity to rise. 3Ps are a wildcard. They can hit it out of the park sometimes, but other times they pander just as much to G1 shit. Like right now, there are THREE nearly identical MP-scale G1 Cosmos figures out from three different companies, and they're all ugly, because G1 Cosmos is fucking ugly. For what fucking purpose? I won't even get started on Maketoys Not-Starscream travesty.

The problem is that so many G1 collectors don't really want cool toys. They just want to complete their collection, which is the biggest reason 3Ps exist. To them, each character is just a checkbox on a long list of the G1 cartoon cast, and they want to be able to have all of them on a shelf together. This was the entire genesis of the 3P industry, to hurry up and make the figures that Hasbro/Takara were taking too long to do, just so that collectors could say "I own that character".

So yeah, that's the problem with the franchise. The majority of the money-spending fanbase doesn't actually want good toys. They want a complete cast.
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>>6526564
How would a "good toy" be wanted? Until it is revealed, there is no established idea that something is missing. Having a checklist of characters means that it can be understood what needs to be added.
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>>6526564
>Except even that is becoming untrue
My intended point was we complain when its not accurate enough with the toys or how limited they are, mp's generally achieve what they need to do, if you buy an mp you can generally afford it and its complexity
>MPs have been cripplingly cartoon-accurate for the past year or two
Agreed, can be a good and bad thing although mp's are intended to match the show, even mp01 was meant to go here, only now they managed to get the front of the figures to look like their show models
> Like right now, there are THREE nearly identical MP-scale G1 Cosmos figures out from three different companies, and they're all ugly, because G1 Cosmos is fucking ugly. For what fucking purpose?
Just like the 3p megatron situation, even now many more mp megatrons are coming, those cosmo look the same as they're all trying to do the same thing, its brand names that get people to go in that direction

>that's the problem with the franchise. The majority of the money-spending fanbase doesn't actually want good toys. They want a complete cast

Got that right and cosmos is but one great example, the fuck can takara do with him?

I do admit my goal was the entire s1 cast but back long ago I hated the thought of having mp inferno, bumblebee and even fucking soundwave, now I got them, their redeco's and retools.

Worst part was I bought them because I only intended to buy optimus, megatron, galvatron and rodimus, now look at me, hunting down clampdown for regular mp prices, let alone the seeker variations.

Its addiction, pure and simple, and in my case I'm starting to collect variations, I'm gonna own both leader sixshots for fucks sake because I can part with either

>>6526575
Usually some gimmick when talked about, for inferno its the ladder, for sunstreaker its to match with sideswipe but his car mode change is nifty
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>>6526581
>can't part with either

Its times like this I wish I was drunk
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>>6526002
>jet nozzles form the asscheeks
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>>6526575
It's really like you're from another planet.

I don't just spend my money endlessly so I can have a shelf full of characters. I want toys that look cool, and are fun or interesting. I don't really care if it's a character from the cartoon or a literally who.

>>6526581
>Just like the 3p megatron situation, even now many more mp megatrons are coming, those cosmo look the same as they're all trying to do the same thing, its brand names that get people to go in that direction
Which is an absolute shame. One of those Cosmos should have been an IDW-styled one, or an Animated one. They're so damn similar it's a waste. The glut of Geewun pandering is making this entire fandom a total snoozefest.
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>>6526611
You aren't the target audience then.
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>>6526612
>people who want cool toys aren't the target audience of a toyline
Back to my original statement of why the franchise is such shit.
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>>6526611
>he likes stuff that isn't slavishly G1
*inhales*
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>>6526623
>A franchise is shit because it isn't being marketed for your demographic
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>>6526611
I wonder why they even thought cosmos now was a good thing, what's the rush?

Many would just sell their regretful purchases for the one they REALLY want later on, when mp36 came out the amount of 3p megatrons on ebay went up, so...why release their so close to each other.

Oh well give them time, we might get 3p's of other renditions of cosmos...or anything else.
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>>6526495
I just looked these up. These guys are exactly what I'm looking for. Perfect little desk knick knacks. I love the cell phone and gameboy ones.
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New bread:

>>6526633
>>6526633
>>6526633
>>6526633
>>6526633
>>6526633
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>>6526311
>same with Rodimus,
Actually, the floro dery design had him combined with his trailer
But like most floro dery designs, the toy designers couldn't make heads nor tails and improvised
It's the same reason galvatrons legs hang out of his body, and why arcee was so hard to design, and why cyclonus doesn't have the proper fold mechanism for his wings
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>>6526634
Glad I could help, anon. This seemed like what you were looking for, enjoy :3
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>>6526499
Right in the feels. Please stop, anon
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>>6526587
SIX EYES
MORE THAN ENOUGH TO KILL ANYTHING THAT MOVES
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>>6525917
I'd buy that in a heartbeat if it weren't chromed. Yuck.
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>>6526157
Hasbro literally had NOTHING to do with movie aesthetics. Bay and co. hired concept artists to make characters and Hasbro and Tomy did the best they could to make toys work with that trash. And when the aesthetic changed the toys got worse. Seriously. I hate all the bitching and moaning too and think this fandom is a shit, but Hasbro/Takara/Tomy making awful design and quality decisions is still shitty.
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>>6526386
Ok, not the previous poster but I gotta call bullshit on this. Maybe a small minority said defender was better, and maybe a troll or two, but Hasbro's Springer is widely regarded to be a fantastic toy.
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>>6525523
That's incredible.
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>>6526560
>Armada was good too but its "sequels" bleh

>implying Cybertron/Galaxy Force is bad.
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