Welcome to the Transformers General!Be sure to report all shitposters to the mods so they can be crushed by BLITZWING!Previously: >>7321717Discuss Transformers stuff.
>>7325905Thanks for that because with this I was able to use my bee and old ben and figure out I am an idiot for thinking something two inches taller could even be close to big enough to fit the scale.
Second for FUCK paying 30 eurobucks for a fucking Deluxe
>>7325974Its like that in Canada too now. >deluxes $30>voyager $40>leader $70To get a full wave of figures now is several hundred maplebucks.
>>7325974lmao that's nothing here in SEA siege deluxe cost $45
>>7325921A reminder to all shitposters looking to ruin these generals:>>7323535
Post semi-important characters in need of new toys.Hardmode - not Cliffjumper.
>>7325986>30 Canadian = 22 USD>30 euro = 45 USDYou're not much worse off than us in the states. I don't think you should complain to our euro pals.
>>7325996Shit I meant 30 euro is about 35 USD. Point still stands.
>>7325925That "MP" looks so fucking bad
>>7325974How are they 30 Euro's? In the UK they are only about £20 rrp. I thought are currency was trash due to Brexit but I guess its not so bad.
>>7326006even without the bluring it looks fucking horrible compared to the source material
>>7326007I don't know, but somehow they are.
>>7326003I second this
>>7325991Either Alpha Trion or Cyclonus.Come to think of it, Prime trilogy kinda fucks up by putting Galvatron early in TR rather than saving him up for PoTP.
>>7326003I wouldn't say hes "semi" important, but yeah, even a retool of the TR with the headmaster gimmick removed and new forearms would be a huge improvement.there are tons of shapeways kits to fix the TR tho
>>7325991i want 2nd try
>>7325991at least an original mold.
>>7326046What happen to the upgrade kit? I saw it listed on ebay months ago, but there are no reviews on youtube.
>>7325974Even $20 in the US is hard to swallow.
>>7325991I was about to say "They just GOT toys" and then I looked it up... 2013.Doesn't feel like that long ago. My vote goes to Grapple, though. We got an Inferno (technically) last time around but we haven't seen a Grapple aside from the MP since the Generations one.
Imagine watching the bumblebee movie>this post was made by The Bayformers Gang™
>>7326072>GrappleDunno man, Gen Grapple still one of the best, don't know what improvements you'd want, while Trailbreaer was a small deluxe based on the idw character and not the original design and Hoist was just a repaint missing his wings and gunarm.At least we're getting a new Ratchet and Ironhide on Siege.
>>7326072* Solar Storm Grappel
>>7326088The universe inferno mold looks good but I think they could do better, and the Grapple version is inferior to that.
>>7325991My vote goes to star saber, mainly because I don't want another toy of him that is just a copy of his g1(?) design.Another one would be whirl, blue space robot lobster boi needs something that isn't just a carbon copy of his g1 toy
>>7326132>I don't want another toy of him that is just a copy of his g1lmao not in warden era
>>7326132>another toy of him that is just a copy of his g1You put it as if he had tons of g1 looking toys.
>>7326058I should be getting this sometime this month... now just to get OpOp.
A bunch of pics of SS Megatron, Bonecrusher, Jetfire, and Optimus:https://www.toy-people.com/?p=46259
Not a bad looking lineup.Other than UM looking dirty.
>>7326145If it doesn't get delayed again you mean.
You know what would've been cool? If Megs got a Braves-esch armor that turned him into Galvatron.
>>7326175You'll take your Optimal Optimus & You'll like it anon.
>>7326175The TR headmaster is already megatron.
>>7326139-g1 -robot masters-masterpiece I've pretty much got options for any scale I want in regards to the OG design, considering star saber fits with CHUGPW+ because connonicaly he's the size of a combiner.
>>7326132He’s had 4 figures barely>g1 toy>kabaya>robot masters>masterpieceBut yes he does need a leader class rep in the wfc trilogy. Armor mode and all
Just got Siege Megatron in to go with Optimus. The Siege line is the first ever Transformers figures I've gotten. Meg's and Optimus are great. I was thinking of getting Starscrram and Soundwave when they come out. I'd want two Autobots though too. Probably a Bumblebee but who else? Ironhide? Not really interested in the Leaders. I saw both and passed, not that they didn't look good. Just not invested in the characters.
>>7326166I do like how all of the 1986 movie bots had very distinct and appealing color profiles compared to 84/85 bots, obviously because they were designed as characters first instead of being toys. It really makes them look nice together, although Roddy should be burgundy and not red.
>>7326210No Bumblebee yet annouced for Siege. Maybe try Sideswipe since he's really solid from what I hear.
>>7326245I know Bee hasn't been announced yet. Any good figures of him though that would fit in with the Siege boys?
>>7325991Not semi-important (unless Masterforce is your north star), but Doubledealer>accurate alternate modes>leftover titanmaster molds to retool into powermasters>giant missile can break into small guns Siege styleI would even be fine with just the missile truck and robot if the vulture is too complicated to add.
>>7326256hmmm, the Titan Returns Bumblebee or the T30 Legends Bumblebee. if you want Bee to be a smol boi.
How is that Starscream model kit?
>>7326294Very much like an gundam hg in terms of quality, but with Flame Toys' sculpt.It's costly but worth it if you like the aesthetic.
>>7326294The Flame Toys one? Apparently those kits are quite good.
>>7325925I kinda want that big bee.is it transformable?
>>7326303>>7326301Yeah, that one. Is the plastic model like or ABS ala just an unassembled toy?
>>7326309It's a relatively easy snap-fit model kit. No glue required and painting is mostly optional.
last transformer i purchased was Victorion. was ok but the hasbro combiner wars shit just looks incredibly off.being a poorfag sucks also. ive been eyeballing War Giant though but god damn thats a shit ton of money to throw down
>>7325991Do Animated characters count?
>>7325474How’d I do, last-thread-Anon?
>>7326294Like the others said, pretty alright but mine had loose polycaps that needed some tlc unlike prime. FT said they were gonna make some improvements to joints going forward after getting feedback>>7326328How much did you snag her for? I was on the fench between her and megatronia and went with the latter
>>7326335Tfw no Lancaster bomber lug nut,You'd imagine lug nut would be right up bay's ally as well.
Local Autobot: "I AM GROWING STRONGER"
>>7326357Hound, is that you in there?
>>7326345I snagged her from bbts around her release, i think it was 100$ usd ish? it's been a long time. megatronia seemed like a cooler option. damn those colors.i'm currently keeping an eye out for a decent megatron that turns into a gun and not a tank. so damn expensive though
>>7326357>that fucking infinity gauntlet
Just bought my second Goodboy today, and I think I’m getting comfortable with the idea of army building him.
>>7325991Transforming Action Masters.
FYI Canada fags, Toys R Us has transmorphers on sale for "Buy 1 get 1 half off". Instead of paying $80 for two voyagers you can get them for $60.Or you can just sit around and wait for whenever they do their 50% off sales.
>>7326369How's the QC on both?
>>7326335I’m really sad Lugnut never caught on. Never watched animated but a siege figure of this guy would be glorious (Pun intended)
>>7326431>Never watched animatedOnce you get passed the handful of 'human villain of the week' episodes it gets pretty good, as those cheesier episodes establish the Autobots as being just barely able to handle low-level threats and then bigger heavily-armed 'Cons start showing up and trouncing them. Megatron is great in it too, plus Sari.
>>7326399does it apply to Leaders?
>>7326357LUV! Luv it!
>>7326357>Hound becomes Magneto
>>7326369>army buildingDon’t do it anon. I guarantee it won’t look good.
>>7325991>>7326335I certainly hope so.Good taste by the way.I still consider RtS Lugnut to be one of the single best TFs ever made.>>7326434I kind of like the human villains.They did the goofy fillery shit so that the Decepticons didn't have to.It kept them from looking like idiots one episode only to suddenly switch to being a legitimate threat the next episode.
>>7326431Are you unaware of his RTS toy? the one universaly praised as one of the best mainline transformers ever?>>7326434Man, I tried to watch Animated a few times, but I can't get beyond ep 5, the characters are just too obnoxious.
>>7326431I'm really sad that i'll never get the RTS figure for a decent price.
>>7326046that's pretty neat, it's like jojo primal has an optimal optimus stand
Anyone else having trouble with Siege Optimus’ windows closing in truck mode
>>7326519Wow that one toy released at the same time Animated was out sure does cemet Lugnut as a well used character 1 decade on.
>>7326543The windows are fine on mine, the roof doesn't sit completely flush though it's like it's bent a bit one one corner.
>>7326210Get Sideswipe, Cog's ok but the alt mode is trash.
>>7326545What else would you want on a lugnut toy?
may this be remembered
>>7326339Very good. Shiva-wave has finally reached enlightenment.
>>7326543Are your hands honeybaked or smoked?
>>7326568I will, thank you anon!
>>7326434there needs to be an episode guide for this show like the ones for star trek, i'm not putting up with low budget human shit
>>7326613Episode 9 is the first appearance of a Decepticon who isn't Megatron's head. All you really miss from those early episodes are seeing Megatron's machinations as he tries to manipulate a dense indian man into making a new body for him.Episode 10 has Soundwave, kinda. Read episode summaries if you're gonna skip anything, it should sum it up for you.
>>7326519I like the RTS colors better.
>>7326624Same, the purple head looks wrong.
>>7326339>Pass...into The Iris.
>>7326545Modern mainline TF figures are pretty shit in general so I am not sure what Hasbro could possibly improve upon with a new figure.
>>7326642>>7326562I didn't say he needs a new fucking toy it's like you say, Hasbro right now couldn't improve on the RTS Lugnut. But the other end of the spectrum where he's just forgotten isn't any good either I want to at least see him in more fiction even without a toy.
I am looking forward to seeing Blitzwings cost, ordered Bee and thinking I might just skip the masterpieces.
Should we ban non-transforming figures from this general even if they are apart of the brand? If they can't do whats even in the fucking name of the brand, then why are they here? They would be better placed in the R.D general.
>>7326657Can't wait. Bumblebee was surprisingly cheap for what you get. Don't think it should be more then 180?
>>7325921I'll probably get Blitzwing since any sort of flying craft as a model just holds less value for me, thus the lack of transformation doesn't bother me nearly as much as with Bumblebee.Then again a cheaper alternative that can transform as still looks detailed enough will probably come along eventually. Decisions, decisions.
>>7326676Something to bitch about, the right of every sentient Transfag.
>>7326675>a cheaper alternative that can transform as still looks detailed enoughI guess it depends on your standards for "detailed enough"; I found all the Evasion Optimus options woefully unsatisfying until I got 3A's Evasion Optimus. Even though the OP movie one is the new hotness I still love this one as a Mad Max-esque Optimus.
>>7326679If he hadn't been so massive I would have been wanting him. I loved that look in the movie and wish he had been that more than the Western Star.
>>7326684The size is definitely a hard bullet to bite. I doubt I'd ever get another movie TF at that size. I'm glad 3A is offering these smaller size ones now, as I have no idea how I'd even attempt to do a giant sized collection like that.
Not bad for $5.
>>7326688You really dont I would think. I collected Hot Toys for a time and that took a lot of space really quick. Which, adding in the two 3a figures. That brings me to 5 total TF for sure purchases this year.Masterpiece 43/44, 3a Dlx Bumblebee/Blitzwing, SS 38
>>7326672They can't transform because the license agreement says "no". HasTak doesn't want more competition (a licensed 3P? Lolnope)
>>7326543it's like that on mine in both truck and robot mode
>>7326547yeah mine is like that on the left side of the roof, not sure what is causing that
>>7326755Inevitable fucking awful stickers aside (they really should just do those as remolded parts), I'm surprised by how good that actually looks. Wouldn't mind seeing that actually happen. Can't be worse then the fucking disaster that is the Toy Megatron.
Reposting the chart from last thread. You know they're gonna shit out a Hatchet redeco soon.
>>7326783Shouldn't TF2007 Optimus be checked off?
>>7326132You've got two choices in Flame Toys IDW version (which will cost you your first born) or Planet X's more reasonably priced version and is a hybrid of G1 and IDW.
>>7326795I never checked him off because I wasn't sure if RoTF's Optimus was the exact same as the original Optimus.
>>7326807There's probably some minor details in the films, I'm sure. Either way, the Optimus that can combine with Jetfire is labelled as a 2007 version. (which is a bit funny given that the ROTF-labeled one is the one who does not combine)
>>7326783It'd probably be a good idea to add the color code to the image itself as >>7324510 will 404 soon enough.
>>7326166Once Siege gives us the new springer, it'll be just about perfectexcept for wreck gar, but his first toy was pretty abysmal too, so I'll let it slide.
>>7326166I'll forever haunt me that I skipped on Blur when he was 22-24 bucks on release.
>>7326783When we get a DOTM Soundwave, he should come with a printer Laserbeak
>>7325991I’m gonna cheat and say any seeker other than Starscream because I’d like a new seeker mold
>>7326890I would like similar robot modes but different jet modes.
So where do most of you get your stuff online?BBTS and TFSource are both places I hear a lot, but where else? I'm kind of skeptical about ebay.My only options locally are a kinda crappy Walmart and not a lot else.
>>7326938What do you want is the better question.
>>7326938ironically local FB group so i can get factory run-off for cheap.i got krok and quake without boxes for $2
>>7326943A cool masterpiece or leader class. Still deciding on who tho. Probably not studio series.Not even picky if it's a 3rd party, but that's its own thread.>>7326949I doubt I'd have luck like that. I'm in the boonies.
>>7326755As nice as this looks, this deco would have been miles better on MP-10. I'm sure there's reprolabels or something for it, but, eh.
>>7326960>A cool masterpiece Any of the retailers if you are looking for semi recent releasesBBTS, TCP, TFS, Captured Prey are all goodAmazon.JP if you want upcoming releases since the cost will be cheaper. >or leader class.If you only want one keep looking at amazon or local stores, most online retailers will charge a premium for single figures like that.
>>7326674he has more mass and parts than Bee, so it will be $250-400. Seeing how Bayformers Starscream and Optimus for for $400+.
>>7326568Banned permanently or temporarily? This is important
>>7326890Wish Takara would take some of that Optimus v3 engineering and make a Starscream with cartoon accurate legs
>>7326971Blitzwing and the Bee that's due out soon are part of their deluxe line up though. They've already confirmed that Blitz is ten inches tall too. It's part of an initiative to have smaller and more affordable collectible pieces rather then just the quarter scale stuff they've been putting out.
>>7326973v3 Starscream and probably even a v2 Soundwave are inevitable at this point.
>>7326971>>7326674I love the new seeker grunt body.
>>7326679Indeed it varies from design to design. Optimus is one such design that needs more correct coloration and details compared to others in the live-action realm.
>>7326972He always ban-evades anyway so it makes no difference. At least mods are onto his game now, though.
>>7326978Acid Storm looks like a tetrajet, but I think Thundercracker there might have canards?
As charming as I find the whole current generations design philosophy of "G1 with actual joints", I'm kind of sad it means we don't get original spins on characters like pic related anymore. This motherfucker is still in my top 5 bots ever, and he's such a handsome fucker, to boot. I'm glad he was made while it was still a possibility, at least.>>7326977I should really get off my ass and sell my MP-13 while there's still some demand for it, I guess.
>>7326982>Optimus is one such design that needs more correct coloration and details compared to others in the live-action realm.Man, no matter how I tried I could never bring myself to like the blue-primary-with-red-flames color scheme. I always had Optimus pegged as predominantly red.
>>7326977I would like a v2 sideswipe with a better chest and lower legs/feet tilt
>>7326970>TCPWhat's that short for? Can't seem to find it. The others I'm familiar with.Amazon.JP I haven't tried. I assume there's a conversion for USD if I do find something.And local retailers aren't exactly a reliable option. Not a lot of toy places. What I have is Walmart, maybe some odd place here or there that MIGHT have a tiny selection if I'm lucky, and that's kinda it.
>>7326984They all transform into a somewhat plausible tetra jet, wish Hasbro would make a tetrajet Starscream.....so then 3P could make the rest of the seekers
>>7326986How one feels about the different Optimus designs is understandably a whole other beast. Live-action Optimus simply demands more colour separation than most others to look good enough, I feel. Naturally other, simpler Optimus designs can get away with less and depending on who you ask that less is more than any live-action Optimus design will ever bee, even for those who like said designs greatly. Ah, preference.Still, it's true that red dominant prime is the best.
>>7326989>I would like a v2 sideswipe with a better chestI feel like I'm one of the few (or only) people who actually likes the wide chest. Gives him some character, makes him look like a Bruce Timm superhero, and it makes the superior G2 version look even more badass. I agree the ankle articulation could be better, but I'm actually a fan of having the Countach bumper/tail light hems on his pants. I like it when an alt mode shows off as many of its recognizable design elements in bot mode as possible, regardless of accuracy.
Not >>7326783, but I'm working on a spreadsheet of who's who in the movie verse based on whether or not they have a figure or not.Not entirely sure how accurate this atm cause honestly the SS figure I care about is SS38 and Blitzwing if they ever do him.
>>7326991the chosen prime
>>7326999[spoiler]Full disclosure, I made that post before actually reading what you were replying to and didn't realize I was totally off the mark subject-wise. Apologies. Have some pizza.[/spoiler]
>>7326985I wouldn't be too worried anon. Remember that it's a whole new design team with a boner for G1. The Prime Trilogy was pretty much their Unicron Trilogy, while Siege is their Classics phase. I'm guessing that in a few years they will tire of doing the same old remixes and instead go for something a bit more fresh, once they are more certain of their capabilities and feel the urge to do new stuff.
>>7327006I have dishonored my family
>>7326999>Live-action Optimus simply demands more colour separation than most others to look good enoughDoes it really, though? I remember in interviews with Bay when they were asking "why the flames, etc, etc...", he said something about red not being a particularly photogenic color, but like... I saw Bumblebee last weekend. He looked fine and was basically using identical G1 color blocking.I find that, when it comes to movie adaptations of stuff, people always say that "this wouldn't work" or "that wouldn't work", but then someone eventually has the balls to just try it and it works fine. Hollywood is retarded.>>7327006This picture always makes me want pizza, goddamn you, anon.
>>7327000I just feel like they could've folded it in to make it shorter, more close to the width of his waist like in the cartoon
>>7327000I love him still. Hes a good masterpiece figure, just not up to snuff with the current ones because he is so easy to do. A 2.0 would be kinda pointless besides a smaller chest, new head, and different looking legs. Still a good toy masterpiece compared to the current cartoon masterpiece look.
>>7327013They'd fix the shitty chest peg at least
>>7327011bay have this very highcontrast color exposure in all of his movies. maybe it's have something to do with that.knight looklike PS3 cutscene that's why you can see the colors clearly
>>7327012I mean... they COULD have, but it would have added a bunch of steps and/or introduced more panel lines. And like I said, I don't really care about accuracy, and I like it when bots have different proportions to make them feel unique instead of all of them looking like a person wearing a robot costume. Really kind of proves how much more lax they were on the cartoon accuracy requirements back then.>>7327013>because he is so easy to doIs that bad, really? Actually, I remember when MP-12 first came out, a good chunk of fans were pretty pissed about how simple his transformation was, as well as how small he was, and how his chest wasn't narrow enough. Different strokes, I guess.>>7327015Huh? I own the mold three times over and the chest peg is fine on all of them. I had no idea it was an issue.
>>7326996>wish Hasbro would make a tetrajet Starscream
>>7327004And the cons
>>7327022>Is that bad, really?Its a hard thing to nail down person to person. I am ok with simple if it looks good in both modes and is articulated and detailed enough for the asking price.
Anyone else found it weird that the decepticon clones had the same color scheme as Sixshot?
>>7327023>greebles and random smudges[spoiler]I'll probably get it.[/spoiler]
>>7327023IT'S NOT ACCURATE ENOUGHNOT ACCURATENOT ACCURATENOT ACCURATENOT ACCURATEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>7327032fug forgot spoilers don't work
>>7327033it's comic accurate
>>7327031Maybe they're just his fanclub?
>>7327023>The dragon’s paw curls another finger...
>>7327037which 3P is this?
>>7327023That's not even a tetrajet, it's a colonial Viper!
>>7326674>Oh look, it’s Starscream.
>>7327047It will never come out
>>7327047MAAS toys, so it’s a little uncertain whether it(or any of the other seekers) will ever be released due to company/factory drama.
>>7327050because fuck character for not having the same color as g1 cartoons right.because if it's not g1 then it's not transformers. who need new interpretation or new design
>>7327050I keep wondering if the new seekers have non battlemask faces. Because it initially did look like Starscream, who has a dark face in the original cartoon.
>>7327067Likely. I am optimistic we will get a slew of concept art soon.
>>7327058>movie director claims Bumblebee is going back to the roots and will have G1 designs>no more Bayverse interpretations heavily implied if not outright stated>first major villain looks like Starscream>isn'tBut you're right, I can't understand the confusion either
So now that Hasbro is releasing exclusives to complete formerly incomplete combiners. What do you think Inferno's will be? It's listed as every limb being a Question mark, is it going to be Guard City or is it going to be G2 Defensor?
>>7327073I really would like to see them make a new female first combiner torso.
Generation Selects is a disappointment, the next wave is more mystery combiner guys.Stepper and Red Swoop are shit, it's probably some stupid shit like those Pretender judging by the blurry outlines Combiners. Selects should have really given us things like Masterpieces and other high end shit and we're just getting common fare and nothing unique.
>Bumblebee is main character>manlet male lead>female mechanic lead>dads named Ron>new interpretations of old character designs>evil government organization>main human villain becomes nice>cop chase sequence>Bumblebee goes from lame car to cool camaroWas Bumblebee a remake of TF07?
>>7327084Let's not forget that>female lead has tragic dad-related backstory
>>7327084>>manlet male leadThe little brother? Anon, Charlie was the lead. What's-his-face was barely a character.>>7327089Did Shia?
>>7327084No because it was a solo movie. Bumblebee still lacks teams and a big fight between both teams
>>7327090His dad was just tragically unfunny and unlikeable and tragically included in the movies far too fucking much.
>>7327071>villain looks like Starscream*looks like G1 Starscream, not movie starscream
>>7327090That shows how great of a character Memo was. And technically, he was the teenage male lead.
>>7327090>Did Shia?>female leadMegan Fox's character?
>>7327097I don't think that's what "lead" means anon. Maybe in the next one, here he was a side-character.
>>7326166What hotrod is that?
>>7327105He's billed behind Steinfeld and Cena. That's damn near top billing in a Hollywood film. Unless you count the voice actors, which they usually count separately in credits.
>>7327109Weird, considering you could edit him out entirely and nothing in the film would change even slightly. Why was he even there again? He doesn't even show up until like a third of the way in.
>>7327110because Cena failed to landed any role in MCU
>>7327082Go shit your diaper somewhere else retard
>>7327119Huh? We're talking about the Memo kid, anon.
>>7327122still a good question why Cena was in here instead of John Turturro
>>7327110sets up the inciting action for their revenge prank on the blond cunt, which causes the car chase, which causes Charlie to leave bee at home which leads him to fuck around and finger an outlet alerting the villains to his location setting up the third actbitch
>>7327125A young Simmons made a very brief appearance before S7 contacted Shatter and Dropkick. He's the kid who ran all the way to the higherups to alert them about alien activity.
>>7327107The PotP one without the armor
>>7327167Tnx! I will see if I can find one without the trailer
Man, I've been meaning to buy an Armada Predacon to add to my exceptional decepticons shelf but the facesculpt is kind of shit.Also, what would be the pros and cons of buying LG Black Convoy?
>>7327067he was still transforming in that shot.You can see all the pieces sliding into place.
>>7327223Yeah I know it's just when the trailer first hit, we were all certain it was starscream, he even has the dark face like in the cartoon. In the actual movie they made it silver like g1 Skywarp and Thundercracker instead.
>>7327238Thirding.>>7325991Also, pic related.Not because Tigerhawk is a bad toy or anything, but Fuzors are just fucking cool and I've always dreamed of a Duocon that has Tigatron and Airrazor components that fuze into Tigerhawk.
>>7327248I'd love Fuzors to make a brief comback, I love bots like Airhammer and Quickstrike.
>>7326502>Sari SumdacThat reminds me, I wish we had a line of Human Buddy characters. Like, little Micromaster-sized guys that can ride the Deluxes or something.
>>7327082If it gets us Dinoking and Monstructor, I really couldn't care less if they're combiner redecos. As long as they're good.
>>7327250A new Quickstrike would be fantastic.Even as a kid I was never that keen on how he transformed.
>>7327238I really want good toys of him, Armada Demolishor and BM Jetstorm.
>>7327256I loved him back then and think he still holds up well, but I definitely wouldn't oppose him getting a revisit to improve the design.
>>7327257Croc-out isn't too bad. Especially the Takara one, which manages to look somewhat like an actual sportscar.
>>7327258I used mine as cannon fodder in my battles. The insane number of ball joints it has were great for making exploded Preds.
>>7327261I know what you mean, I'm shocked even now that his snake-tail made it through my childhood intact given how many times I popped it apart for "battle damage".
He have mondays
So I used to right into Transformers around the Beast Wars days (and rented out all the old movies and shows on VHS), but besides that I haven't touched it.I recently picked some small ones up on sale and they are pretty cool.I am just wondering what larger scale one would people recommend for someone getting back into these toys (I am sure there are some to avoid for sure).
>>7327297Generations are your adult collector-focused toys. Generations: For For Cybertron: Siege (and Power of the Primes) are your G1 remakes. Generations: Studio Series are your Michael Bay remakes.Cyberverse and Rescue Bots are the kiddie ones.There are also Botbots, which are like the Transformers version of Shopkins. They're pretty cutesy, but good.
>>7327299*War for Cybertron
>>7327297If you look backwards through the last decade, "CHUG" is the term you want to search. Classics, Henkai, Universe, Generations, it's an acronym.They're all the same "take G1 toys, redo them with modern standards" idea, with some reinterpretations here and there.
>Bay would've approve this designThank Go we got Travis Knight
How long until they release a new mp starscream? I'm not the biggest fan of the cartoon aesthetic, but I feel like we should get a new seeker mold that's not average at best
How the hell did siege shockwave turn out so fucking good?
>>7327309what's wrong with this? i really like that headlight eyes, not G1 enough for you?
Have you checked you local thrift stores lately, /tfg/?
>>7327309If he had a mouth I would like it more than what we got.The zombie mouth looks too threatening.
>>7327320He looks just as shit as the rest of Siege.What makes him stand out?
>>7326543there's a small gap, but I assumed it was intentional.
>>7327253A combo of Abominus and Volcanus would work since all the molds are solid. They can also fit in the third party pretender shells for added accuracy.
>>7327336Maybe they can fit inside the shells, but can they ride them?
I think I read that the next G1 Vintage releases are Soundwave and Optimus. Anyone know when they are supposed to be released?
>>7327325only found DEFORMATION KUBIAN BIAO TOBOT craps last week
>>7327333>He looks just as shit as the rest of Siege.Siege is literally the best line there has been in years so far
>>7327347>Transformers>getting tangible release dates
>>7327322Bee is not even G1 in his own movie, he's just a simplified Bayformers Bee.
>>7327023I don't care for the design, but I like the size. Unfortunately, I have zero interest in a seeker mold that isn't recolored/retooled at least 8 times. So guess it's going to be the classics deluxe forever.
>>7327058>The red Armada starscream literally comments on how he looks like the blue thundercracker in the pic you postedColors are kind of a big deal to transformers, especially how changing one color can make one character a different one with how often they reuse toys.
Hey guys, do we have a release date for the Siege Ultra Magnus figure?
>>7327405But we will be getting it before march, right?
>>7327325Christ, that's an amazing find. How'd it feel seeing that sitting there?
>>7327401Seeing all those bits of Phantom on his character model makes me happy. Like, he really looks like he's made out of Earth vehicle bits. Also the landing wheel toes and the "light piping" head paint details are genius,
>>7327408Depends on where you are lol. Your distributor or local retail chain can skip it if they want, even.
>>7327414Germany, but I have an Amazon US 60 dollar gift card.
>>7327347Not sure, but Gears & Warpath are also coming out.
>>7327110Hollywood likes a love story. It's one of those things they'll just shoehorn in almost anywhere if they can. I didn't really mind him as a character, but I was a little annoyed at the scene where Charlie DEMANDS he take his shirt off while they're driving so she can use it as a blindfold, and then proceeds to oggle him AND lose his shirt. Like, I don't really give a flying fuck, but shit like that keeps propagating the horrendous double-standard for sexual harassment between men and women. Can you imagine if the roles were reversed in that scene? There would be boycotts and lynch mobs.
>>7327412Which is what I enjoyed about the early movie looks. I've they became more human looking they lost the vehicle parts.
>>7327401Finally getting to see these character models on full display really makes me appreciate how good they are. Like, independent of Transformers "accuracy" and Michael Bay stigma, these are just really cool, distinct and memorable designs for robots, period. And I love how much personality they have; like, Bee is all bright and round and friendly-looking, while Blitzwing is angular and imposing, and all of the clearly-identifiable plane bits give him a nice militaristic vibe that makes it obvious he's a baddie. He's even got a bit of a mecha/Macross vibe. I don't usually buy big, expensive, non-transforming bots, but these guys are gorgeous.
>>7327347Optimus is supposed to drop this month. Key word is supposed.
>>7326399Which would you recommend, if you're familiar with TRU Canada sales?Hound/Flywheels/Optimus/Megatron/Ultra Magnus/ShockwaveOnly ones I'm considering getting, but Op/Megs or higher sizes seem hefty on my wallet. If there'd be future sales coming up, if tru was overstocked on wave 1 for example, that'd be neat..
>>7327481Optimus and Megatron are really well worth getting them both together at original voyager prices.
>>7327459If anything, he's too short compared to Bumblebee
>>7327483Siege stuff had a markup though, so they're $40 Canadian which is... wow only $30 USD
>>7327475Scratch that, Prime is already showing up in some areas (mine included)
>>7326445All Transmorphers.>>7327481>Which would you recommend, if you're familiar with TRU Canada sales?Honestly, if you just wait it out, they will eventually have a 50% off sale and you can scoop up all of Wave 1/2/whatever for half off. You wont be getting the waves right when they come out, but you'll get them cheaper later on.If you are lucky they sometimes have a sale right when a new wave hits.
>>7326753>$5>it's $40 in CanadaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>7327402I bought one yesterday.So yes.
What's up with Takara Tomy's stocks lately?Stock price don't look any good since last year. Could be Transformers?
>>7327402Saw him in target the other day. Bought the superior Shlockwave instead.
>>7327538>lately?7 years going down son, they're in a highly competitive dying market. Too many toy companies on a country with few kis that care less and less for toys.
>>7327538No, but it probably has something to do with the stupid markup transformers has been going through.I should have saw it coming considering how stupid the Diaclone prices were.
>>7327548It's been languishing under the 2000 mark for a long time I know ...Presence overseas is also quite weak, I heard foreign investment drives their stocks as much as domestic.
>>7327341Yes they can
>>7327631Are those 3P shells?
>>7327631Huh, that's neat.Now all I need is a proper Black Shadow and Blue Bacchus toys.
>>7327566I wonder why they don't try to expand their market selling directly in other countries, Hasbro?
>>7327264Is this an actual bootleg?
>>7327664They do. They've been selling Beyblades, Tomica, Plarail, etc. toylines in other countries for about the 3 decades, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region. Transformers is a special case where everything TF related (including diaclone) is distributed by Hasbro outside Japan.
Sorry to spam the thread with this guy but it's making me realize I'm ok with non transforming figures as long as they are a accurate robot mode. Especially with the new designs that are hindered by changes late into production and budget cuts.
Movie Blitzwing looks like Ramjet
>>7327325Yea. I found a throttlebot.
>>7327449I still don't think this guy is Blitzwing, he was never named in the film.
>>7327662i just realized why zone was tanking hard.kids got all the good stuff in victory and masterforce>combiner with pretender shells (monstructor redeco)>combiner with tits that turn into guns>combiner with parts that can combine with each other>mega pretenders>sixchangers>black zarak, overlord and deathsaurus>proto braves where smaller robot power up into big bot that combines with another to form a super robot>space shuttle dudeno wonder kids burned out real quick on zone.i mean what did zone have? three main autobots, a bunch of micromasters and no accompanying decepticons?
>>7327678>>space shuttle dudeWho?
>>7327688Now there's a dude who needs a fucking new toy.
>>7327449Yea I think bumblebee got it spot on with the designs (inb4 seething bayfags calls me a gewuner), they got a real good balance between the vehicles parts designs of early movies,and the more solid shapes of the rest of transformers.
>>7327646Yes those are the 3rd party Dinoking Shells. They're all leader sized and above.
>>7327678I think Victory probably didn't sell as well as Takara had liked since they go back to using mostly old Hasbro molds with the exception of Big Powered. Compare that with the Victory where the bulk of the molds were made for Japan. I think Zone suddenly reversing the trend must be indicative of the financial weakness of its predecessor.
>>7327405What toys from RID are worth getting? I want to get characters like Springload and some of the other decepticons. Plus popular ones like Starscream and Soundwave. Are any of the minicons worth getting? Or the characters that can use minicons?
>>7327772Where can I get these? And what kind of figures go ith them?
>>7327894>What toys from RID are worth getting? Usually I would recommend skipping the first wave of Warriors but now with Cyberverse all of them look better. Just note the known issues. >Steeljaw you need to extend arms fully for it to bend>Sideswipe has shoulder locking issues>Grimlock has a self-destructive elbow ratchet that you can prevent.>I want to get characters like Springload and some of the other decepticons. Plus popular ones like Starscream and Soundwave. The problem with the bestial decepticons is that they don't have much representation in the warrior class, there's more of them in the Legion class and they are good for their size. Starscream and Soundwave are fine and some folks use them in their CHUG collections.>Are any of the minicons worth getting? Or the characters that can use minicons?The Minicons are tiny 1-steps TFs and the first few waves aren't compatible with anything other than their own gimmick toys. The only decent, (i.e. fully articulated) gimmick launcher is the Crazybolt mold you see in the middle of the pic above, but anons say it had distro issues in their parts of the world.The best Minicon toys are the Minicon 2-packs. They come with decent Scout-sized figures of the main characters, with additional clear armor for them. The later S3 ones came with Weaponizer Minicons (pic) that transform into weapons with 5mm handles, which makes them compatible with other TF toys.
>>7327904Look up Fansproject Sarus Ryu-Oh. They’re at most places that sell 3p stuff.
Noob here. But trying to learn if there are more versions like this. Planet transformers much like these two. Cybertron and Unicron. If I were to look these up on eBay what key words should I use? Like titan class, ect.
>>7327988They've only ever made those two molds.
>>7327988Oh also if there's any third party versions
>>7327084>>dads named Ronthis is really odd not gonna lie. most of the humans names are reused from previous series>Charlie>Burns>Powell>Ron
>>7327988Those are Supreme-class figures, pretty sure.
>>7327988Are the planet versions called something? If you search for Cybertron you get lots of hits. Know what I mean? And I'm ok with those molds, but they must of had different names ?
>>7327993It's all connected, anon.
>>7327998The one that turns into Cybertron is Primus, "Cybertron Primus" should get you some results.Just "Primus" will likely get you a bunch of CDs.
>>7327997Ah thank you >>7328004Thank you as well
>>7327084You forgot the two thirds of the movie 07 spends on making sure you know how cool the American military and intelligence services are,
Y'all like Micromasters?
>>7327988As far as I know the only other planet transformer was a death star that turned into darth vader.
>>7327988Don't pull any triggers yet.
>>7328036I only have the two Autobot onesFlak is amazing, the rest are meh but fun to play with nonetheless. I wish the Race Car patrol has better balance in robot mode
>>7325921I don't care what he was or wasn't called in the movie or the name written on the box, on my shelf, that's gonna be Starscream.
>>7328036The one ones were brilliant. The new ones use the same cheap plastic as Cyberverse. Falling apart is their main gimmick. Get 'em on sale in a few months.
>>7328022And that time is still better than 5 minutes of G1 pandering
>>7328036I wish they did Fixit and Erector. Hopefully Countdown is bundled with Omega Supreme. But two out of three isn't bad.
>>7328161Micromaster bases would make me buy the Siege ones, despite hearing a lot of negative stuff.
>>7328161Erector and Tote are my "never gonna happen but I still want 'em" short-list.
Best place to get studio series brawl and ironhide online not at rape prices?
>>7328036They're great but I'd love them more if we eventually got micromaster bases, transports, or combiners.
Ordered this glorious red shirt bastard.
>>7328293Really cool of Hasbro to let 3P put out stuff like this. I'd rather have an SS Blitzwing, but this is nice too.
>>7326755Please God mp44+ when
>>7328293Glad this thread took the action master pill.
>>7328433Star Saber looks so dope, and this is coming from a guy that dislikes his IDW reimagining.
>>7326674I forget did he even turn into a tank in the movie?
>>7327084I mean, it was literally the same evil government org and that one guy really looked kind of like Simmons 2.0.They even had the same dam.
>>7328433I just got mine earlier this week and I must say I'm very impressed at the craftsmanship.
>>7328293Wonder if any chinks would reverse engineer reference this into a transformable 3P toy.
>>7328433I look at it as I either get multiple versions that never look really right in robot mode but can occasionally be a jet or just get a robot mode only and be pleased with that.
>>7327410"HOLY SHI-oh, it's missing the ramps and the helmet. Still, 4 bucks."
no MPM 8 reveals yet?
>>7328634Unfortunately, no. Not a peep.
>>7328036I haven't seen these around my area yet, how big are they compared to cw Minimus Ambus?
>>7326985my t30 sandstorm cant even stand up properly am I doing something wrong?
>>7328758>would prefer a more square sandstorm because i always felt it went better with its character>t30 even has issues>get called a geewunnerHave you pegged everything correctly?
>Bakish congratulated Paramount for a successful turnaround, using the latest in the Transformers franchise as an example: Bumblebee, he said, is “solidly profitable” while its predecessor in the summer of 2017 lost more than $100 million.>Gianopulos is also trying to recharge “Transformers,” which is based on the Hasbro Inc. toys. Derided for being shallow, irritatingly loud and with contrived machismo, the 2017 installment — the final one to be directed by Michael Bay — was the lowest-grossing in the series and scored just 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, with director Travis Knight, the franchise has been re-imagined, and the recently released “Bumblebee” — which stars a female lead and was the first “Transformers” screenplay to be written by a woman — is already meeting positive reviews.tl;dr, CEO of Viacom congratulates CEO of Paramount saying that Bumblebee is a solid success compared to the failure that is Bayformers 5.
Anyone got Skytread? How is he?
>Congratulating Jim Gianopulos for the 2018 turnaround success of the movie studio, Viacom (parent company of Paramount Pictures) CEO Bob Bakish stated that Transformers: Bumblebee is ‘solidly profitable’.>This was most noticeable as Viacom admitted that Transformers: The Last Knight acquired a $100 million loss for the company back in 2017 and created a domino effect which could have sent Paramount to a doomed state had it not been for their new CEO’s timely action.>“Bakish congratulated Paramount for a successful turnaround, using the latest in the Transformers franchise as an example: Bumblebee, he said, is “solidly profitable” while its predecessor in the summer of 2017 lost more than $100 million.”>Speaking to Bloomberg, Mr. Gianopulos stated that they are trying to “recharge” the Transformers franchise amidst the recent announcement of shelving the latest movie of the Star Trek franchise.Pop those bottles boys we totally getting Bee 2 and that Prime solo movie, probably will lead back into a big budget main film
>>7328842Still got my fingers crossed for a 70s-style truckin' convoy movie with Optimus. It'd be just off the wall enough to be awesome and fucking nobody would see it coming.
>>7328833I'm kind of split on him. His upper body's design is up in the air but his lower body is far more grounded,
>>7328742Little bit taller, Siege micros also have more mass
>>7327988I believe Death-star Vader is the only planet-former toy aside from those two and their dozens of repaints.
>>7328872>Death Star turns into Vader>Not Sheev or TarkinI thought the dude hated that thing.
>>7328819I'm pretty sure everything is pegged together properly, he just likes to flop onto his back for no reason.
>>7328833Fantastic, love him
>>7328883But Vader would outsell Tarkin
>>7328036I’m disappointed that when they changed Swindler’s rear half to look less like a delorean they didn’t take the opportunity to just add on the rear booster-thingies on the Back to the Future one.It would have even fit in with the normal-vehicle-but-slightly-weird-because-cybertonian thing the line has going.
>>7328911I am assuming they changed it to avoid licensing issues. Who owns the DMC license anyways?
>shiposted all month long about how bay was superior and his movie bombed>turned back around, is considered a sucess, and made the studio confess TLK actually put them in the brink of death.Apologize right fucking now.you fucking owe him.
>>7328833My favorite toy in siege so far.He's a damn near perfect update to the character (lacking only wrist swivels)
>>7328842>Bee 2no>PrimeyesBut to be honest I just want a geewun rehash of the 2007 movie, being a sequel to Bee with a different cast on both teams.And call it Transformers because brand names are important.
>>7328161I get the feeling Hasbro isn't too happy with Erector after that Botcon voting thing years ago. Maybe if they changed his name to something else.
>>7328985>Skipjack>Hauler>Sawtooth>Mudflap>CraneboiPlease Hasbro, just give us a cool Micromaster construction set with Erector.
>>7328985>>7328988Also because Erector's name is trademarked by another company: Meccano Ltd
>>7328991Well it wouldn't be the first time they had to change name because of a trademark issue.
>>7328994>>7328991>>7328988Just rename him to Ewreck Tor.
>>7329000>>7328994Transformers™ War for Cybertron: Siege™ Autobot™ Micromaster™ Erektor™.
>>7327688>decently-sized shuttle>actually looks like a shuttle unlike Astrotrain>shuttle mode doesn't suffer for a train mode>no but really fuck AstrotrainGod I want this toy.
>>7328911C'mon third parties, you know you wanna.
>>7328991Wreck-tor?Or go with one of the foreign names.In Japan he was Cragun. That could work.
>>7327772You know, if Hasbro does Dinoking in Generations Selects, I do wonder how they'll handle Gairyu, being the Ankylosaur (and his mold-mate Bristleback). Like, he could be a Prime Master that fits inside a Ramhorn retool, which goes into Goryu's mouth like Grimlock and the Dinobot Enigma. Or will they just ignore him altogether?
>>7328161Yeah, Countdown is (allegedly) bundled with Omega Supreme.
tfw even with the buy-one-get-one-half-off sale in canada>50 for 2 deluxes>68 for 2 voyagersi want to cry and die
>>7329031In Leaf money? That's still lower than 3rd world prices. Any lower, they won't even bother selling it there.
>>7328988Just call him Hightower like they do with every other crane transformer they lose the trademark to
>>7327090The Manlet male lead is Bumblebee...
Why was the thread deleted?
>>7329934Cause movie talk, lets give it another try new >>7329964
>>7327988Yeah I meant the repaints too.