>stickers are still here
>hollow parts are still here
>Moonracer is a complete shellformer
>Dinobots are practically just flimsy G1 toys with built-in articulation
>Dinobot combiner is... Well, I mean, the images speak for themselves here
>Prime's truck mode looks like a fucking mess from any angle that isn't flat frontal
>Primal is not an organic gorilla or even some form of cybertronian beast like in Earth Wars, rather, he's literally just Optimal's fucking hoverboard
>Hun-Gurrr, one of the most hyped characters and the centerpiece for one of the most promising combiners, is just a shitty remold from a shitty CW mold that somehow manages to have less cohesive proportions than the 1987 toy
So, this is the "kino toyline" we were stoked for. Fuck, does the future look grim for Transformers.
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>HASCON 2017 STUFF IS OUT:
>PICS OF NEW TAKARA RELEASES:
>LEAKED POTP IMAGES:
>I love the cell phone and gameboy ones.
Strangely enough those two and Meantime were the only ones I skipped at the time, I wish I hadn't in retrospect just because I'm close to a complete set. I love Longview and Zoomout, they're such good little background nobodies that help flesh out their respective armies.
I have both, the Gameboy is actually sort of bland and lame (especially the Autobot version, the Decepticon one at the very least has some interesting colors to it) but basically all three versions of the flip cellphone are brilliant. I would genuinely recommend going after at least one of them if you're still into the line. Also,
>Longview and Zoomout
Muh fellow afro-american.
Been away for a week or so, leaks are still new to me. Is this Hun-grr a joke?
No, anon. It's what Transformers have become in 2017.
There's no hope. No hope at all. Everything is pain. Being is suffering.
Tail on the chest, giant forearm kibble. Hun-grr was one of my childhood 'cons so I'm more autistic about him being done right than usual.
Maybe it'll look better with paint, and maybe the combined mode will make up for it looking like it does? I'm not feeling good about it though.
Also what the fuck is going on with that Dinobot combiner? Those shoulders look like a terrible idea that should have been crumpled and thrown in the trash while it was still concept art.
It looks suspiciously like a CW silverbolt retool. If it is, then its literally "lets-turn-a-retarded-fan-mode-into-an-actual-toy"joke-tier.
Having said that Ill still probably get him.
Ohhh, no, other than the stubby front legs there's no major issue in here. Y'know, besides the terrible proportions, the toothpick legs, the awkward beast undercarriage, the robot not looking anything remotely close to resembling Hun-Gurrr, the lack of his iconic shield, the fact that it's remolded from an awful Combiner Wars sculpt, the sheer disgust of looking at this and comparing it to how revolutionary and ground-breaking the original toy was, amongst other small minor nitpicks. Yeah, he's totally fine, these are completely okay standards for modern Transformers.
They're meant to be back spines for beast mode, not a tail.
Would have been fine if the tail was on the back, I hope it was an engineering hurdle that caused this and not just a simple choice
Yes, but how the fuck are they even going to properly remake his torso if those two pieces are supposed to be his feet instead? Is it coming with the Deluxes or else?
A resin sample is literally a prototype / proof of concept, anon. A prototype that already sucks in its very early stages will never end up as a final product that doesn't suck.
Reminder that the IDW accurate Arcee will be out on the 20th for 25 clap tokens plus tip.
>Hot Rod toy that's infinitely better than the TR toy and pretty much the best one we've ever had bar the MP
>Optimus is the best CHUG Optimus since Henkei
>combiner parts are better hidden than CW
>first time we're getting all the Dinobots since G1
>Rippersnapper looks amazing and Moonracer looks good
>stickers aren't an issue if you wait for superior Takara
I don't see the problem.
'Shopped some color into him, he doesn't look that bad, I'm just curious about his torso mode, if he transforms like Silverbolt he may need fake knee heads.
Do you even know how a prototype is supposed to work? It's meant to be a proof of concept, as in, it has to settle the core principles that will develop into a final worthwhile product. Think of it as looking at the maquette for the house you're building, for example. As such, if the basic architecture for this figure already looks like utter fucking garbage and therefore fails as a proof of concept, then embellishing it with a pretty paintjob is not going to do it any favors. You have to be really deluded to think the final figure is somehow going to fix all the terrible design choices that were taken forward in this prototype.
God, that looks even more jarring
Oh! OH! You're talking about the general design! I love it. I think the Volcanicus design looks great.
I thought you were talking about how the resin prototype was floppy and not holding together. Since, you know, it's made of resin.
Arcee didn't have that head when she looked all Galvatrony, though.
BTW, here's a pic of Octane's head on the body.
>I thought you were talking about how the resin prototype was floppy and not holding together. Since, you know, it's made of resin.
>implying Hasbro isn't comfortable releasing final products that are floppy and don't hold together
Combiner Wars says hello.
Honestly, the main issue with Hun-Grr taking only what we have seen into account is that the combiner ports for the arms are very likely going to be the ones seen in the knees, robbing Abominus of its dragon head knees, which even the fucking Beast Hunters cyberverse had.
>dragon head knees, which even the fucking Beast Hunters cyberverse had.
Not really, you had to insert the whole heads into the feet bots, I'm pretty sure the PoTP will have fake dragon heads, they already did it to keep symmetry on AOE Snarl shins.
It's completely expected due to the price point and articulation on the robot modes, but damn the Dinobots are a bit bricky. Completely molded legs all around, no one besides Grimlock has any head articulation and then even he can't look side to side. Completely what I expected, but still a bit of a shame.
What the fuck are you on about, It's people that constantly used the term in a derogatory manner that made it that way. And "more proper" than what? To what are you referring to?
Trans is the correct term, btw.
>half the thread are two people being retarded to try and troll each other
Arcee in idw is a man that has been forcibly altered into a female, still identifies as male but has involuntary signals sent out making sure everyone uses the wrong pronouns (she instead of he)
As such, idw arcee (who is often painted a different shade of pink than the cartoon) is known as a raging violent thug that lashes out at people because the trans status is frustrating. Early on she had a loose association with galvatron, since they both had history with jhiaxus, but now is revealed they are twin brothers.
So when early production shots of galvatron screwed up the color range and made his purple appear fuscia, the joke became that it was arcees new form (before they were retconned to being twins)
So the shoop of super violent arcee, with new male body was born.
If you don't like the joke cause it involves trans transformers, i can't help you. But if you still don't understand the joke, none of us can help you
>So when early production shots of galvatron screwed up the color range and made his purple appear fuscia, the joke became that it was arcees new form
FINALLY, A JOKE ASPECT EMERGES.
Btw I read the IDW comics and a lot of what you said is outdated as fuck.
OR they just designed a similar head, what with the toys being the same character and all. Come on now.
No they didn't, that was just anons jumping to conclusions. Potp has different head proportions, much thicker antennae, and different "eyebrows".
Grimlock also has no seam line similarities outside of his cheek
It's not outdated. That doesn't even make sense. First off, a lot of what i said was where the comics were at the time of the joke. Galvatron had just appeared on earth, so the only connections were through jhiaxus, and arcee being mental was a pretty big part of her character arc during that conflict, especially how it related to sideswipe.
But, again, arcee has been consistently portrayed as a crazy experiment that's only getting better because she's getting to kill those responsible, hence the joke.
If you can't tell that arcee is the poster child for mental illness, you need help. I won't spend time arguing, it's off topic
I was explaining where the joke came from
The bulk of /tfg/ felt arcee was portrayed as crazy, hence the joke
I know, i specifically said he had just been introduced on earth before tr got announced.
>tfw wasn't aware of the idw coincidence
>tfw just like trannies with big dicks
There are FAR more applicable poster childs for mental illness than Arcee.
> i specifically said he had just been introduced on earth before tr got announced.
No, you specifically didn't. You didn't say anything of the like. You said:
>First off, a lot of what i said was where the comics were at the time of the joke. Galvatron had just appeared on earth.
- Joke about TR Galvatron, thus requiring knowledge of it
- You claim Galvatron had just appeared on Earth at the time of the joke, despite Galvatron being on Earth more than a year before his TR toy was revealed.
Correct information and unfaulty logic processes.
The b8 tastes warm and nourishing, sustaining me another day.
You have issues
He had just made it to earth the year before
You're arguing semantics when the point is arcee and galvatron hadn't had enough time to develop more plot connections. The joke wasn't about their connections on earth, that's the point.
You wanna argue about idw arcee and all that, take it to the right board.
No one should need a joke about arcee having a giant glowing dick explained THIS MUCH
I'm not debating the joke and haven't been for a while now, I'm debating your knowledge of the comics, which you claim is good but it easily proved to be bad.
Case in point: Galvatron and Arcee had PLENTY of interactions with each other in the time between their arrival on Earth and the TR line.
Full-Tilt is fucking marvelous
I never imagined that I would end up liking an entirely purple car robot
I still haven't gotten Trypticon, but I feel like Scamper doesn't get enough love for being a fun little city-helper guy. Fulltilt looks even better though, I really need to get around to getting them.
>No one should need a joke about arcee having a giant glowing dick explained THIS MUCH
>really want a city for my robutts but don't want to spend 100 bucks on plastic
I'm getting broadside soon and apparently he has a fan made base mode. Is there a tutorial for getting it out of him?
Also how's TR Prime?
All of you that voted for Primal did this. It's your fault we now have a Primal that turns into a fucking surfboard.
We could have had an Arcee that turns into a GIANT MILF.
GOD DAMN IT
>We could have had an arcee that turns into an ironing board
Would have been a little funny, at least
>Too lazy to draw it.
Im gonna do it, but I've got two more hours of work, a meeting, dinner, and sex scheduled for tonight, so expect tomorrow.
What should her alt mode be? I don't wanna just copy rodimus
Yeah I dunno. Orion is a pickup truck who becomes a tractor trailer, and Hot Rod is a convertible that becomes a winnebego, so it seems like the Prime version of a vehicle is some kind of maximized version of their original altmode with a battle platform of some kind. POTP focuses on their original altmode merging with their Prime mode too.
I guess Arcee could be a Mom van like people are suggesting and her girly space convertible could snap into the underside of the van. Or maybe a schoolbus. She could also be something like Energon Towline. Other than doing something like that idk how you add the battle platform element.
Or you could go fucking wild and make her carmode into a space jet.
>We could have had an Arcee that turns into a GIANT MILF.
What would they have done with Arcee anyway?
Is there possibly a figure that looks cool but boring in the long run?
I've got him and to be honest the combined looks amazing. Pic related obviously.
>Warden probably had his Houndimus Prime already designed
>Warden gets super excited about it
>Warden thinks the fandom is nothing but Geewuuns who will vote Hound
>fandom votes Beast Wars like it always voted for anything that has a Beast Wars character
>Warden start sobbing in his room
>"f.....fuck you monkey"
I can only imagine the utter buttdevastation he felt when he saw the poll.
>didn't know they made a pink Ninja Turtles toy
Get a load of the pleb over here
well her original is a race car (RC, Arcee) so I feel like her prime mode should at least reflect that somehow
I feel like a van is gonna throw off her look.
I'd also like to actually make a custom of her if it turns out well.
I've got thinking to do
Probably would have been like Rodimus but pink and girlier. Her biggamus mode would have probably changed the colors to something like her animated counterpart. On her head I personally would have gone for her movie visor a gundam style main camera and something like two pointy metal rods at the side of her head that can look like chopsticks or parts of a v fin.
>probably had his Houndimus Prime already designed
In any case it was Deathsaurus who already had a design, the rejected "Megatronus" hs the far back ears and beast claws on his feet.
he became a headmaster!
needs proper 5mm hands, slightly bigger feet for stability reasons, wrist swivels and some kind of hip rotation would have been nice
Other than that yeah no we're not getting a better Arcee until nanomachines become available for toy manufacturing.
>Can he at least also transform into a jet?
Yes, but it looks like he lost the wheels for "tank" mode, looks like, we don't know yet.
Yes but Optimal apparently needs the backpack for everything since all his transformations are tied to. Im more dissapointed we lost the car mode since that was the closest to transforming optimal got.
>called after a work of art
>not after an actual grill artist
Still mad since I found out.
>Optimal apparently needs the backpack for everything
No for beastmode, he can ride Primal as an homage to Transmetal Prime.
what's with the decepticon symbol? are they going to really lean towards the "chaos" angle? hope they handle it well cus im all for a prime in-lore that doesnt abide by autobot philosophy but is still a good person. Either way this thing grows on me the more i look at it as long as i mentally distance it from all other primal figures. Like the optimal monkey is primal's pet and they brain-and brawn gattai when the bananas are on the line.
> Either way this thing grows on me the more i look at it as long as i mentally distance it from all other primal figures.
I think it's gonna be a good OpOp toy if you can look past the retarded evolution gimmick
>Hey let's get wild, okay?
>pickup truck named kup
>sports car with hot rod styled engine popout named hotrod
>car that moves so fast it causes a blur named Blurr
>car that looks like a futuristic roadster is called RC (literally, some dubs just used initials)
it's not that hard to figure out.
Springer and Wheelie are the odd men out (though wheelie's original concept had him with a singular front wheel, meaning he could pop wheelies, and Springer is a term for a germanic knight, and springer did use a sword, but he also was supposed to have the ability to jump very well)
>Apparently Primal's Cargo Ship mode has a cybertronian bumpersticker that reads Truck not Monkey
Warden-sama you are a gift sent directly from the devine emperor.
Is TR Megatron any good? Optimus?
I don't mind the weak paint apps on Megs, I can just go in with a mechanical pencil or something for that.
Megatron is good
Optimus is iffy, the box set version is the True version of the mold and the extra paint applications show. The general release version is rather lacking and I've just been using it as an extra body for more deserving titan masters.
I really like the Optimus mold; it honestly might be my favorite Optimus besides maybe the MP. He's got a lot of heft to him and the headsculpt is fantastic. I have the retail version though; while I would have preferred the boxed set version it doesn't seem worth the $100.
Megatron is okay too I guess, but the plastic color and stickers clash. Both the altmodes are really fun but the robot mode is a little funky.
>It is another Hot Spot retool
ABSOLUTE KINO LINE
>Black ball waist joints
Needed white to blend in but Takara fixed that.
I will say this is not weak paint. It's tough and thankfully won't catch fingerprints. So far, the only scuffs are on the inside of the chest, namely around the shoulders. I think that in due time, the area around his head transformation will be the biggest blemish, but after a lot of transforming, nothing has scraped. I am incredibly careful though, and I know there were cases of the original MP Primal having scratches out of the box, so it almost seems like a crapshoot.
I'd say if you are okay with any other MPs that totally paint coated, then you'll be fine with him. If he's your first, then just know he feels way more like a display piece than a toy, and would best be treated like one.
>still identifies as male
Since when? I'm a bit behind (only up to a bit after TR) and I don't recall her ever identifying as male outside of when she actually WAS male. The only thing they ever covered was her adjusting to being female now and the concept of transformers having genders to begin with because Cybertron hadn't seen genders since the other Titans left. At no point did she ever state she still identified as male and after she killed Jhiaxus and stated to calm down a bit, she even started to get more comfortable with her new identity now that her vengeance had been enacted and she was finding her place on the team.
How tricky is this to pull this off with Kroc/Bonecrusher?
Sorry for the shit pic but this might just sell me on the figure
Even if your story wasn't completely stupid, Arcee's vehicle mode lacks the feeling of being designed for racing. Especially with Blurr as the "GOES FAST" guy.
I know there's no easy repaint for a 2-headed dragon torso, but they could have tried harder.
The Hun-Gurrr we saw on the slides had the tail on his chest, which is reverse to how G1 Hun-Gurrr had his (on his back).
It could mean anything at this stage: his back has Abominus chest details, or the prototype was misassembled/transformed, or they just said "close enough it's Hun-Gurrr who even cares".
>The Hun-Gurrr we saw on the slides had the tail on his chest, which is reverse to how G1 Hun-Gurrr had his (on his back).
Probably because it's a pretool for Snaptrap. Turn the alt mode around and turn the tail into a turtle head and it's the same configuration as Snaptrap.
How is this Guy? The last deluxe I got had a really loose head that sucked. I also kept confusing him with the Hun-Gurrr.
My biggest gripe about the evolution leaders is they cannot hold the matrix.
So I just found these Collector coin things.
They apparently comes with Masterpiece guys and the Unite Warriors Combiners?
I never knew about them. Does anybody collect them?
There's alooooot of Taiwan/China bootleg cheap ones on Ebay. How good quality are they compared to the original?
If I got a UW Combiner would I get one?
A center aircraft carrier with various destroyers and other battleship types for limbs. Has a small 1-man boat for the weapon/armor guy. Decepticon, mostly purples, blues, white, and gold colors.
Well you can still buy sideswipe and magnus' coins off bbts by themselves. I'm sure if you snoop around you can find the other coins you want elsewhere. Trust me no one cares about them.
I might be the only one here who isn't a huge fan of the flip phone. I mean, I like it overall but it does have a giant panel hanging off its head y'know?
Other than that and the Gameboy, I pretty much love all the RGR.
Guys i need some help here, what would a transformers cybertron supreme starscream be worth if its used, no box or instructions and its missing a wing (everything else is fine)?
>probably lacking tank mode, the better of the two vehicle modes
>standardized gimmick that appears to be much more obstructive than Titans heads
>can sort of homage transmetals 1 Primal... except, you know, transmetals 1 Primal exists for that
I mean, it doesn't look horrible. But what is the draw?
It's more meant to represent Primal's appearance in BWN than to be a toy-accurate repaint
What the fuck is this little clip on plane nose thing with TR Skyshadow supposed to be? A drone? A shield? Its so small and stupid looking when clipped onto the front of the plane mode, and it looks dumb as hell if placed on Skyshadows arm like a shield.
We onl saw one voyager in package, Stascream and he includes his null rays, the combiner feet and a the enigma of combination a fake primemaster, so the other voyagers should at least include their personal weapons.
a bit surprised by the accesory count desu, all voyagers will include the combiner feet and fake prime masters.
TR Windblade looks a shitton better in hand than in pictures.
I haven't bought a Transformer in years, but if Hasbro made a line of WWII vehicles, I'd dump a couple hundred dollars into it. Especially if they made a Ratte tank.
Anything is a dildo if you try hard enough, Anon.
Agreed. I bought one today, actually, and it doesn't feel anywhere near as flimsy as say, Chromedome, which suffers really bad from Hollow Limb Syndrome.
It's a really solid, sturdy toy. I'm a huge fan of it.
It's not even that. It's just that she looks a lot better in person. I think the shit hanging off her back gives her the illusion of being far chunkier than she actually is. She looks damn nice in hand.
Back in my day, Moms drove station wagons. Have some Lancer Evo rally car
Also, her headmaster can put it's hands together for proper honorabu bowing like a true geisha-chan-sama-san.
Man, I don't these dinobots at all. Maybe I don't actually like the designs to begin with.
Still mad pic related wasn't real concept art for the movies.
Misfire is a lot darker than I thought he'd be. Looks good either way, though. I still have his G1 figure, albeit missing the targetmaster and put through the rigors of childhood. Surprised he's still in one piece.
I knew I should have saved up for ut ordin.
ANONS! please i need help.
Is Trypticon worth buying and having?
1) im a poorfag
2) but trypticon looks cool even out of TF-theme. Its just a cool retro blocky t-rex.
3) but im a poorfag so i need to make sure i will 100% enjoy it
Also an important question - will he grow in price in future? Because being a poorfag i will feel better knowing that i at least got it when i had a chance because there will not be a chance anytime in future.
2) Yes, although Dinobots might be a better price option
3) You might not, he has flawed legs - easy to fix, but still a bitch to do.
And lastly, probably, but in ten years or so, maybe.
I see thanks.
I really want Fortress Maximus too but its not here yet for some reason. Our "middle of nowhere" town's closest online store bursting with new TF toys and i cant decide what to get.
I got early Titans Return figures but none of the coolest biggest ones yet
Is fortress maximus considered an "old line" already? Or should i expect him in our online stores with this current Knight Return movie and Trypticon-wave?