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Are you excited for the Bumblebee movie?

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Postby Gandoor » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:00 pm

So I got a thought about Studio Series vs Generations.

Studio Series is supposed to be 'the movie designs' and Generations is supposed to be 'everything else' (albeit mostly G1 with some homages to post-G1 thrown in once a while), right?

Well, IDK if y'all have been following the news, but there have been several listings indicating that they're gonna be having 86 movie toys in Studio Series and I was just thinking.

How about Hasbro just reformats the Studio Series line to serve as the general 'media-accurate updated toys' line like how the current Studio Series is with the live-action films and Generations is with G1 and they make Generations into an 'updated designs for classic characters' line?

Like IDK that way people who want to have their toys be 'show/movie-accurate' can still get that but the people who don't want a millionth Sunbow Optimus Prime can get that too?
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Postby Gig em Aggies » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:33 pm

Gandoor wrote:So I got a thought about Studio Series vs Generations.

Studio Series is supposed to be 'the movie designs' and Generations is supposed to be 'everything else' (albeit mostly G1 with some homages to post-G1 thrown in once a while), right?

Well, IDK if y'all have been following the news, but there have been several listings indicating that they're gonna be having 86 movie toys in Studio Series and I was just thinking.

How about Hasbro just reformats the Studio Series line to serve as the general 'media-accurate updated toys' line like how the current Studio Series is with the live-action films and Generations is with G1 and they make Generations into an 'updated designs for classic characters' line?

Like IDK that way people who want to have their toys be 'show/movie-accurate' can still get that but the people who don't want a millionth Sunbow Optimus Prime can get that too?

well if they are going to do that then they need a movie accurate Blitzwing from Bumble Bee that actually looks like an F-4 Phantom
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Postby The first Galactic Republic » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:00 pm

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Postby Gandoor » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:49 pm

It looks terrible and I can't believe Hasbro is charging $50.

Like I've seen KOs with less transparent plastic.
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Postby Gig em Aggies » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:17 pm

The first Galactic Republic wrote:https://news.tfw2005.com/2020/07/13/transformers-top-gun-crossover-figure-maverick-revealed-414623

Bruh


Bruh WTF is that? Thats like the single worst paint job ive seen in decades
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Postby Gandoor » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:21 pm

Honestly, y'all know what Maverick reminds me of?

Those off-brand but not KO transforming robot toys where they don't really have the talent Hastak has cultivated over the several decades of the Transformers line so they do a jetformer and it's the most basic ass 'cockpit chest' design ever that looks like they didn't even try to make it really unique.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:41 am

I knew I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up for Maverick.
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Postby Gandoor » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:39 am

If you guys wanna laugh at something Transformers-related, if yesterday's Fan First Friday reveals and descriptions are correct, then Bumblebee turns into a fucking Volkswagen Beetle on Cybertron.

Because, yeah, they announced a WFC Bumblebee toy, it's a total reshell of Cliffjumper and he turns into a Beetle with the Volkswagen license and everything. But, the toy is part of the War for Cybertron Trilogy line that's specifically tying-in with the Netflix series and is described as being 'series-accurate'.

(They also claim that the redeco of Earthrise Wheeljack [who blatantly turns into a Lancia Stratos Turbo] in the same line now turns into a 'Cybertronian racecar')

God maybe this cartoon will end up being a masterpiece of hilarity.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:25 pm

I want it to be good, but I'm trying notto get my hopes up, in case it ends up being like the PWIII cartoons.
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Postby The first Galactic Republic » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:38 am

The War for Cybertron trilogy version of Siege Soundwave actually looks really good without all the battle damage applications. I might have to go back for that one.
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Postby Gandoor » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:40 pm

I genuinely don't understand why Hasbro keeps using yellow eyes for Soundwave.

It's like you go so hard-in on the Sunbow character models for the toy designs and then have that one element be toy-accurate.
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Postby Aeritai » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:33 am

Not really a big Tranamsformers fan, but I am currently watching Prime and so far it's a pretty decent show!
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Postby The first Galactic Republic » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:39 am

Gandoor wrote:I genuinely don't understand why Hasbro keeps using yellow eyes for Soundwave.

It's like you go so hard-in on the Sunbow character models for the toy designs and then have that one element be toy-accurate.

I don’t mind his eyes. They’re more distinct from the red of other Decepticons, and he already has the yellow trim on his chest.

Aeritai wrote:Not really a big Tranamsformers fan, but I am currently watching Prime and so far it's a pretty decent show!

There’s a new Netflix show coming out later this month too.
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Postby Aeritai » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:52 am

The first Galactic Republic wrote:
Gandoor wrote:I genuinely don't understand why Hasbro keeps using yellow eyes for Soundwave.

It's like you go so hard-in on the Sunbow character models for the toy designs and then have that one element be toy-accurate.

I don’t mind his eyes. They’re more distinct from the red of other Decepticons, and he already has the yellow trim on his chest.

Aeritai wrote:Not really a big Tranamsformers fan, but I am currently watching Prime and so far it's a pretty decent show!

There’s a new Netflix show coming out later this month too.


Yeah 'War For Cybertron'? I'll give that a watch as well when it comes out.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:56 pm

Aeritai wrote:Not really a big Tranamsformers fan, but I am currently watching Prime and so far it's a pretty decent show!

Prime was a lot of fun. I really like it's potrayal of Ratchet.
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Postby Aeritai » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:14 pm

Pax Nerdvana wrote:
Aeritai wrote:Not really a big Tranamsformers fan, but I am currently watching Prime and so far it's a pretty decent show!

Prime was a lot of fun. I really like it's potrayal of Ratchet.


I agree Prime is enjoyable I can't make a strong opinion on how the characters are portrayed considering I never seen the cartoons, but I do like the Autobot and Decepticon characters.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:46 am

Aeritai wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:Prime was a lot of fun. I really like it's potrayal of Ratchet.


I agree Prime is enjoyable I can't make a strong opinion on how the characters are portrayed considering I never seen the cartoons, but I do like the Autobot and Decepticon characters.
If you want to learn more about other portrayals of the characters, tfwiki.net has a lot of good resources. The Decepticons in Prime have some really awesome character designs, imo.
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Ammunition supply-chain (6.5x55 Swede and .303 British, although available, isn't exactly everywhere)
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Postby Gandoor » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:31 pm

I didn't really like Prime tbh.

Mostly because of the budget problems which become obvious after season one (not gonna spoil anything but) and also because I'm a weirdo who's favourite Transformers series is the one least like Transformers.

Toys were pretty cool for the time though, and some of them still hold up.
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Postby Aeritai » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:18 am

The only criticism I have of Prime is that they sometimes put the human characters into unnecessary situations. Like when the humans are told to stay behind, but they still follow the autobots anyway. I'm fine with them as long as they are actually useful on the mission like when Jack went to Cybertron.
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Postby Gig em Aggies » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:51 pm

Aeritai wrote:The only criticism I have of Prime is that they sometimes put the human characters into unnecessary situations. Like when the humans are told to stay behind, but they still follow the autobots anyway. I'm fine with them as long as they are actually useful on the mission like when Jack went to Cybertron.

are you talking about the OG animated series or the Live action movies?


because I wish they would make a Live action movie for Transformers in the Style of Battle at Big Rock or at least connect the size and strength of the Transformers to there alt mode.
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Postby Aeritai » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:59 pm

Gig em Aggies wrote:
Aeritai wrote:The only criticism I have of Prime is that they sometimes put the human characters into unnecessary situations. Like when the humans are told to stay behind, but they still follow the autobots anyway. I'm fine with them as long as they are actually useful on the mission like when Jack went to Cybertron.

are you talking about the OG animated series or the Live action movies?


because I wish they would make a Live action movie for Transformers in the Style of Battle at Big Rock or at least connect the size and strength of the Transformers to there alt mode.


I'm talking about Transformers Prime.
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Postby HC Eredivisie » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:00 am

Gig em Aggies wrote:
Aeritai wrote:The only criticism I have of Prime is that they sometimes put the human characters into unnecessary situations. Like when the humans are told to stay behind, but they still follow the autobots anyway. I'm fine with them as long as they are actually useful on the mission like when Jack went to Cybertron.

are you talking about the OG animated series or the Live action movies?


because I wish they would make a Live action movie for Transformers in the Style of Battle at Big Rock or at least connect the size and strength of the Transformers to there alt mode.

Don't really get what you meant but that Battle at Big Rock video was awesome, a cookie for you.
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Postby Aeritai » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:42 pm

Currently watching 'War For Cybertron' and so far its pretty good not sure how I feel about Prime's new voice, but the show is pretty decent.
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Postby Gandoor » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:51 pm

Ordered Fans Hobby Athena today! Super excited to get her sometime next week if the hurricane this weekend doesn't fuck shit up too much.

Some may argue I paid a bit too much for her (her preorder price at different retailers like BBTS, TFSource, etc. is between $60 and $70 and I paid $89) but I was getting damn tired of waiting for her to come in-stock at US retailers and there's no damn way I'm ordering her direct from China. Not because of the virus or whatever, but because I ain't gonna be waiting two or three months for the damn toy to make it across the Pacific.

So instead I just ordered one new in-box from a seller in Wisconsin on eBay.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:05 pm

Aeritai wrote:Currently watching 'War For Cybertron' and so far its pretty good not sure how I feel about Prime's new voice, but the show is pretty decent.

I haven't gotten around to watching it yet, but I want to see it.
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Ammunition supply-chain (6.5x55 Swede and .303 British, although available, isn't exactly everywhere)
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