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>>10053996>page 9>149 picturesAnon it was perfect time.
>>10053999You shouldn't lie about page numbers.
>>10053992Why'd you not include the disclaimer?
>>10054010I don't think it's necessary anymore, gothreads seem to get bonked very quickly now.
THREAD QUESTION:When making fembot toys, is there a limit to how provocative she/they should look?
>The 86 movie pretty much is used as low-effort "use this to learn about Transformers" to the point quoting it is the main running pattern >only Arcee and maybe Blurr actually get reused regularly out of the new charactersDefend this.
>>10053992>expecting a Cryotek repaint in 2023Now who the fuck wants that obscure BW nobody when you can have more random NEST themed Bayverse crap instead?
>>10054023eh, this is par the course for Target exclusives.
>>10054019Big round tits that have no other obvious purpose to their shape on a fembot is lazy, evoking the figure with kibble is superior. Smooth legs is always nice though.
>>10054057Just make the boobs spring loaded so they can fire off, easy peasy
>>10054057>car fembot with seemingly flat chest>gimmick is deployable airbags that give her big boobsit sells itself
They should make a Dispensor that is like a superhero/shill for the fictional HasPop soft drink company. The head would have a mask modelled on the original's head, but a humanlike mouth underneath. Would say things like "Strength is justice! Without justice, you Autobots will never prevail!" and "You deserve a refreshing drink. As the emissary of HasPop, I grant you this!" These drinks are should as awful tasting/poisonous to Transformers, but keeps giving them to allies. They also work as ranged weapons from a can cannon. Each appearance would expand his brand without telling where these new guys are coming from. Examples would be like Dispensor II who is so similar looking he seems to be a running change, brooding antihero Dark Cola Dispensor, fun loving musician Funky Orange Dispensor, token girl Diet Cherry Dispensor, Fizzle the Dispensor Dog, and finally his greatest enemy Nemesis Dispensor. Nemesis Dispensor is also powered by soft drinks, but this mysterious red and blue warrior fights as an Autobot and has weird things like antennae and a facemask.
>>10054023Weird, did he infiltrate NEST?Maybe he's a fren now :3
Cosmos is back in stock on Pulse act quick!
>>10054087Already got mine though!
>>10054087>sold outforget I said anything
>>10054088many of us have but I'm trying to make sure as many here that want him can get him. That said I'm having the bad luck as soon as I catch it, and post it here, it sells out.
>>10054080They couldn't think of a good name for glowie recolor version.
>>10054092I was almost you as well and was going to report Walmart when it went up at 11 today but 2 minutes later sold out and 2 more minutes later the listing was gone. Didn't even look at Pulse where they usually go faster. Also I'm not sure there is anyone left here that hasn't gotten that UFO
I've given up on Cosmos, I have all of the other Velocitron figures I wanted and I'm not going to autistic lengths to get the funny saucer man.
>>10054023Eh, I like Bonecrusher. I’ll get this if I see it.
you idiots better be right about new HighMoon Studio toys because i just sold WFC Prime and Megatron
>>10054103He's tempting but probably too basic for my tastes now, 10 years ago I'd have been all over it.
>>10054100I got lucky and they had the case on the top stock cart, simply asked if I could look and poof! Cosmos. Some anon was saying they got one via the takara Tomy mall site but I can't remember much more.
>>10054106Foolish move! they might be shit.
>>10054106Oh no! When with they make another Optimus Prime and Megatron? I am literally shaking.
>Studio Series wfc Megaton >17 stepswelp.
>>10054117i saw the person mention that in a previous topic too and ordered it from there too. not going to waste more time/money trying to find one at walmart.it's still up for order. i went through zenmarket to order.https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810900078/
>>10054112I fucking hated playing with the bayformers toys when they first came out... a pain in the ass to transform, difficult to balance and usually not enough paint apps to really make the designs shine
>>10054135I don't think anything short of MP's can do them right, and they still manage to fuck those up.
>>10054100Just keep checking Walmart's, I'm confident he will be everywhere this Holiday. >>10054117I've surprisingly found him three time without trying. The first being back at the end of July on a Sunday midday. I think the issue is if you have at least a few people in your area that wants him it puts the screws down. I mean, say you have five Walmarts and they all got one case. Was it Scalpers or more the fact five+ people wanted him on top of you? It's also why I think he will start to glut. You can't army build him so once they start catching up for the Holidays everyone is getting one.
Do we know SS wave composition for next year?
>>10054149True, I know of a few collectors but we all have wildly different interests. I'm sure there are resellers in my area, they always talk/stalk the associate near toys. Last time I checked looking for cosmos he was cherry picked, 2 of everything else left.
>>10054189Not too sure.
>>10054100Should have just preordered through Pulse. Luckily, WM seems to stocking them hard so you'll have plenty of chances. Seen several out in the wild.
Target and Walmart doing these promotions towards collectors yet they barely do shit about their inventory as they continue to leave their stores a barren wasteland.
What the hell is this? It was on the Target event page when you scroll down. Looks like Robots in Disguise Ultra Magnus with a new helmet
>>100542402 season old power rangers megazord.
>>10054230Well if collectors do their shopping online, store must be dedicated to mothers guessing their children like toy robots and such.
>>10054233Thank, I wonder if WFC designs will get first wave, for that WOW effect.
>>10054233I'm down for a legacy strongarm and shadow striker.Trying to think about who the Velocitron leader could be, and i can only think of either Kingdom Rodimus Prime, or maybe g2 prime recolored into Ultra Magnus (which would be an instant buy)
>>10054057This is actually a cool design cue.
>>10054149>>10054203>>10054100I've seen multiple Cosmos at all the local Wal-marts, multiple times. Not as many as the other shelfwarming garbage, but he's definitely there.I can't imagine anyone other than middle-aged geewunners cares about Cosmos. Your average zoomer fortnite enjoyer isn't going to look at a pot-bellied spaceship and think OH SHIT I GOTTA HAVE THAT OLIVE CHONKER.
Any pics of Legacy Minerva?
>>10054019Since Transformers are inherently agender as they don't sexually reproduce, any gynomorphic tendencies are purely aesthetic.Gender politics in Transformers is just about the most retarded form of anthropomorphism imaginable.
>>10054023I would kill for a Cryotek, actually.Also, very tempted to get NEST Ratchet and repurpose him as Flatline...
>>10054348Many reviews and pics, she's out in UK
>>10054373HOLY FUCK YES
>>10054335I still have this set sealed. I was gonna give it to my nephew like 5 Christmases ago but he was too young back then, and since then the newer versions have come out and I've bought them all for him. Still like how they all look together though.
>>10054305>Velocitron leaderThis one is throwing everyone for a loop I think, not many leaders that either haven't been done or are relevant to the whole racing theme. I can't imagine they'll do a Laser Prime for the second time in a row or have a Beast Megatron recolor for instance.Diaclone Powered Convoy inner bot out of ER Optimus?Japanese toy colors Astrotrain?Anyone's guess.
>>10054233>SoundblasterI wonder if him being in the first wave means we'll get a chance of getting this mold in Europe, ever. For some cursed reason we got a surplus of Vertebreaks and not a single crate of Soundwave here in Poland (no fucking clue how that works, sometimes we just get half of a wave in stores)
>>10054409Might not be racing. Look at Cosmos. Or Roadhauler.
>>10054060I know that's you Professor Kabuto!
>>10054401I got that version of Springer loose for like 20 bucks some years back. Definitely my favorite deco for him, the neon green and metallic gold are so slick.
>>10053992Got Kingdom Tarrantulus today. Didn’t think he was supposed to be released until December
>>10054480I got him Wednesday. Such a good toy.
>>10054480>all those BW toys that still hold uptruly a blessed time
>>10054480Nice! How is he? Also>Tripredacus down thereBased. Wouldn't mind an update just because he's rare and IIRC Ramhorn kinda sucks.
>>10054552Or Magnaboss. Or Magmatron. Or the Mutants.So many "never gonna happen"s...
>>10054233I hope Bludgeon doesn't suck.
>>10054596You and me both. My fave Con.But if not at least I still have the RotF Voyager.
>>10054596It will suck, don't get your hopes up.
>>10054618I'm optimistic that it will be mildly adequate, maybe even okay.
>>10054596I'm expecting it to look like his Cyberverse design, serviceable but nothing too spectacular
>>10054618Yeah, knowing the current state Hasbro, you're probably right.
>>10054618After the absolute state of Skullgrin, I can't spare two fucks to rub together. Hasbro just keeps on shitting the bed.
>>10054644This thing of cutting corners wherever they can will surely come to bite them in the ass, are people really going to go for a lot of these subpar offerings they've been putting out?
>>10054655>Mandroid is the only interesting looking new character>he's a fucking BaF
>>10054656They absolutely are, and they always will. They've created a self-sustaining nostalgia machine, with consoomers desperate for that next little dopamine hit.Doesn't matter if the figures are terrible or overpriced -- they're recognizable, and that's all that matters.
>>10054640Got my potp as insurance I guess?
>>10054665Yeah, those guys are neat, I like to think of them as the pretenders shrinking themselves to blend into societies better. (In Bludgeons case, it's so he can ambush people better)Since I got them all it almost tempted me to get this guy so I could complete my Primemasters, but I'm good.
>>10054663Fucking manbabiies they are, wanting instant gratification.
>>10054676I got him. Just so I can finally say I own, in some form, the Original 13.
>>10054663 >>10054656 >>10054644>>10054640 >>10054633 >>10054596The absolute BEST thing about Skullgrin?Look at those horns. They're not pinned. Hell, in most promo pics they're barely staying on at all. They're the usual cheapass Hasbro friction sandwich pins, and there is no window on that box.If they don't pop off and disappear in shipping, they will definitely be popped off by casual vandals. I can't wait for that shitshow.
>>10054655Hopefully soon, absolutely gonna custom her up as femWhirl. Question is, should her head be standard Whirl monoeye, a monoeye with a lower face, or a regular face with an eyepatch?
What is the best Arcee money can buy?
>>10054686>>10054655Or, here's an idea, you try to maybe enjoy an original character for once without trying desperately to force it some geewunner reference into it?
>>10054686>>10054693>>10054663>B-but Anon, I can't enjoy a transformer unless it's the same transformer I already have!
>>10054690As a owner of both, probably not Nicee or MP Arcee, they're limited in what they can do.
>>10054693>>10054698I mean I think EarthSpark looks fucking awful and the only Whirl I have is DOTM (which is a cool toy admittedly). Twitch looks like a cool toy but the face is horrific and I want to distance it from the actual show.
>>10054703Yeah pretty much every single face in the show has been unsightly so far.
I feel like there was a lot of untapped potential in using weaponizers to enhance vehicle modes.
I wish they would make playsets for the cores, something like Dotm ark but more animation/toon styled. Only things I have for cores and legends are the Dotm ark and the original modulators/Siege omega since he’s the only decent looking base.
>>10054685>Held under pressure with a rubber bandOh shit Hasbro what are you doing
>>10054335I'm a 21-y/o zoomer who never sat down to watch all of G1 (only seen the movie and a few eps), and Cosmos is one of my favorite "original" Transformers. Most TF fans my age tend to love him, honestly, for the exact reason that he's a goofy wide boy who turns into a green silly, cheesy flying saucer. He's just instantly charming and lovable.
>>10054836Go check out the og season 1+2, it's good , I'm a total casual but the show has plenty of meat on the bone.
>>10054676I see them as mini pretenders but with head master or target master pilots. Sorry I'm not to hip to the lore and how it all tied together yet.
>>10054836Zoomers should be wiped off the planet.But yeah gotta love Cosmos.
>>10054866So they're like fanboys cosplaying as the bigger pretenders?
>>10054033If it is a "adapted form and language from humans by bonding" thing, then it would be cool if one who was initially paired with something else like a fish or bird who moves and communicates in a different way. I suppose such a character would be required to learn how to speak English from observing others to be involved in the plot though...
>>10054335What makes you think such a person would be interested in other Transformers offerings either? Like maybe Arcee/Bulkhead/Knockout could get lucky and the person watched Prime when they were ten. Cosmos has "chonky boi" going for him, so he can become popular.
>>10054693Twitch is pretty blatant about it though since she even has a cyclops eye in her altmode already.
>>10054758who is the little red guy on the right?
>>10053992Every shot of this thing in dragon mode looks like the neck isn't folded in right. The robot mode also has horrible back kibble. They couldn't just copy the original toy's design? They had to make a mess of it?>Hasbro
>>10054935To be fair the original toy was not the strongest of the BW lineup, and the 3P offerings ended up being super complicated.
Finally Cosmos is truly a robot in disguise
>>10054019IDW Firestar was a shit design.
I want to believe
>>10055001You're a shit design.
>>10055007Since the original design was just "Kup with lipstick and Inferno colors", it cannot be helped.
>>10054019>>10055007this looks like Firestorm from DC comics
>>10055015>Want to get away that the name was stolen from a mugga whose claim to fame is giving herself cancer with a new design>so you copy a high schooler with a grown man inside him instead
>>10055016So Chromia has wheels in her arms, but the toy one doesn't even try to use that for her vehicle mode? Weird.
>Buy Transformer >Feel stupid I dare to be stupid.
>>10055022They're molded in there, but yeah they didn't try much with her siege figure.Though neither did the animators and designers for the cartoon.
>>10054922I forget his name, but it's the targetmaster that came with LG-66 Topspin. That's the only use of the mold as far as I know.
Elita found a small creature
>>10055037That there is Peacemaker.
More likePOKEMON GOANON TO THE POLLS
>>10055076in 2016, hillary clinton tried to capture the youth vote by making a joke about pokemon goshe said "I wish they'd pokemon go to the polls"anon is making an equally bad joke based on that terribly bad joke.
>>10055050What’s she gonna do to this little dude?
>>10055116So we will learn something important about Transformer biology in the process.
>>10055091Elita is a con, but not the transformers kind…
>>10055152Personally I'm getting handsome Superman vibes from it.
>>10055165oh fuck I need to do that
>>10054859Oh yeah i never said I didn't like what i saw lmao. Really it's moreso I just haven't gotten around to doing the whole thing yet, but that's only because I'm a weirdo who watches toy cartoon shows :PBut yeah, my main experience with the franchise is/was the first two live action movies and TF Animated, the latter being what actually got me loving the series than just liking it.For most normie fans I imagine it was either just the movies or TF Prime (i found that one boring desu), maybe cyberverse if they're really young Gen Z/Alpha.
>>10054939Yet the original toy transformed better & looked better than this. This looks like a shit custom made from random parts that sort of transforms.Sadly Hasbro's current designers are a bunch of hacks who churn out mediocre trash then pat themselves on their 3" dicks for "doing such a good job" & "honoring the franchise's rich history" of which they barely know shit about(of which they even admit to knowing fuck-all). Tomy doesn't give a fuck, they only worry about the 3 or 4 unique molds they make per year now. I wish Takara hadn't been killed by the brand "merger"(buyout) in Japan. We'd still have competent designers, Japan-only exclusive decos, no Bay shit... good times.
>>10055333Didn't that merger happen in the 2000s?
>>10055333>Yet the original toy transformed better & looked better than thisThe original toy literally has his face visible on top of his dragon ass. Also super stumpy robot proportions. And a "puppet rod" gimmick that doesn't work thanks to a misassembly. And a really shitty third mode.I like BW toys and there are things the new one could have done better but this is still a net improvement.
>>10055333The Takara engineers are still there. The real problem is working on cramped budgets
>>10055342The old figure is really elevated by really strong sculpting(the dragon head and neck and wings just look powerful) and the variety of paint and materials(chromes, translucents) just give it a lot of depth.
>>10055359Oh yeah the sculpting and deco is beautiful. Just saying as an actual toy he definitely benefitted from an update.
>>10054690Really? Probably the legends one New Age just released.>> inb4 Bootleg
>>10054722fuck just keep the face plate on
>>10055376Probably this DESU, that thing is impressive. Though for an MP display the Ocular Max is pretty cool.
>>10054690It’s probably one of the crappier ones but Toy World’a tiny head Arcee does things to me.
>>10055434Is Motormaster evolving?
>>10055434God I need one.
>Jhiaxus is 100% flat pin assemblyThis is how Hasbro fights to kill "right to repair". Siege Astrotrain was almost as bad but at least had a few screws. This is just a fucking insult.
>>10054690Pink assassin is cute and well articulated, but the alt mode is nothing
>>10055007Designer must have played Vermintide a lot
>>10055445I do buy 3P and Iron Factory was cool but man $30+ Legends will never feel worth it to me,
>>10055434Did he spy some cute and funny?
>>10055445That might legitimately be the best Arcee short of pic related. What a sad state of the industry.
>>10055484Arcee's design isn't very toyetic.
>>10055505I guess that might be true but as I read it all I can think is that if I WAS a toy designer, I would take it as a challenge.
>>10054690>>10055445>>10055484bootleg fuck off
I know it's not G1 but this is my vote for best Arcee. Or it would be if it weren't for those thumbs.
Fuck leg boot off
>>10055484It really isn't. MMC's is better, new age's is better. The coomer one is cool and all but its a bit of a mess engineering wise, feels more like the MoMo figures from a few years back than a transforming toy-that part seems tacked on.If you just want to coom to a cute anime robot girl I guess they're the best though,
Okay, so I have the purple G2 Legends Megatron that I'm using as a more modern Archforce. What Optimus Prime would make a good stand-in for G2 Sureshot? Maybe the TR Voyager Optimus Prime/Laser Optimus? I don't think they ever reused that color scheme or truck design, so it's hard to find anything even remotely close. Suggestions?
>>10055526pink robot girl with big things on the back is definitely on the flavor of it.
>>10054596>>10054633>>10054640considering he's a voyager, I expect eitherA) he and tarn are mold mates, meaning he'll become a vaguely tankish thingorB) he's actually going to be completely based on the shell design, and turn into some sort of walking tank, with a core-sized inner robot tank to fit in with the other pretender cores.
>>10054663if this had wheels to roll i would not dislike it as much. FUCK i hate how my favourite pretender got fucked in the ass like that while his core class counterparts are reaaaaally fun
>>10055535If you can still find him, you might consider POTP inferno and just replacing his head and painting his feet white.
>>10055535yeah i wanted to recommend that laser optimus from those titans return boxsets that you already mentioned
>>10055565given the strange way his treads fold out of his legs, I'm suspecting he's getting retooled into something airborne, and that's why there's no wheels
>>10055530This?! This is the mediocre milksop man-face that you see when you think of Arcee?!
Well it's another start to the work week, got just about all the current releases I want so I oughta just call in till crasher comes out. It's not likely that ss ratchet or core wheelie will just appear on the pegs. Stupid bills and child support. My tr blurr and scourge shipped, hopefully that washes some road rage out, that thing is stupid loose and floppy in bot mode so I'm glad I love the car mode.>Blog
>>10053992Loving these beast wars reissues
Wild Rider is already my fav between him and Dragstrip and I'm excited for the rest
>>10054552>>10054480>Tripredacusive been searching for the nigger for so long now but hes never complete or way overpriced
>>10055597They are looking great together
>>10055597Knowing how temperamental transparent plastic can be inhibits how much I enjoy Wildrider. He's cool to pose but I don't feel comfortable flipping him between his two modes. Leaves me cautious of BreakdownI see you keep the backpack untransformed as one solid chunk, that's a pretty good idea. Not really sure what they were thinking having the wheel arches swing down right behind the armseven without his issues I think Dragstrip just wins it out for me.Wildriders transparent red is very slick looking though
>>10055609I just wish there was a good way to have the Legs backwards on Dragstrip and still bend knee.I like the Silver facing outward
>>10054836>I'm a 21-y/o zoomer who never sat down to watch all of G1 (only seen the movie and a few eps), and Cosmos is one of my favorite "original" Transformers.Been buying a lot locally off zoomers. More than once I’ve received mainline figures stickered up to look like their G1 toy. Why and how are zoomer kids into G1? I think it’s cool, it’s just strange seems these zoomies get into shit they are not old enough to have nostalgia for.
>>10055637Star Wars for nearly 15 years was held up by young kids in the late 80s and 90s loving the movies, you were likely exposed to that in your youth. A lot of shows have this power assuming they stay relevant in the cultural, which thanks to Bay's movies Transformers got a 3rd wind of relevancy which is dying again.
Man, someone at Has/tak design team really loves minibots. I just got Warpath to round out my collection of the dlx minis and hes fucking awesome. i feel like more love went into the dlx minibots than practically anything else in the past few years. Theyre all fantastic
>>10055649makes sense. i would debate that its dying again though. Transformers are selling exceptionally well.
>>10055592If only they weren't so stupidly over-priced.
>>10055637It’s weird, a lot of zoomers don’t start out liking G1 designs. Usually it’s more bayverse designs or things from pre-WFC chug lines but then an issue arises; clashing aesthetics. A lot of zoomers are anal and love completion for collections for example. For instance, I wanted to complete the 86 movie cast out of pre-WFC figures but couldn’t because FOC grimlock and wreckgar were too short and hotrod just was bad so I decided to complete the 86 cast, I’d buy newer chug figures from WFC, and that led to a rabbit hole where if I wanted to make a new collection, I got newer figures and that pretty much made me enjoy the g1 aesthetic more than anything else
>>10055616Fair enough, seems they went one of two ways with either paint or sculpt detail. The all yellow on him is a bit plain but he's got some nice sculptwork going on in robot mode.
>>10055663only one of my local Walmarts is stoking those. they get one full case of each character, and its gone the next day. Really glad i have no interest in these because hunting them down seems like pure pain.
>>10055637Those zoomers started off with UTshit and a majority have become brain-dead retards who can't accept that it was a shitty trilogy that nearly killed the franchise until Bay came in and saved it. However there's been a recent influx of them rejecting UTshit and embracing G1. Hasbro has been doing a lot of G1 updates lately and they're all very good so it's not a big surprise to see them to and aspire to be TRUE Transformer fan than be a false one.
>>10055663On sale, 10 dollary doos cheaper
>>10055637Outta curiosity can you define what you mean by "zoomer kids" in this case specifically? Like, we talking teens, actual kids, what; "zoomer" is a bit too wide-encompassing now.Regardless though, I mean, easy: G1's simultaneously the first (and therefore in most cases, "definitive") versions of these characters, so already if you're not attached to any particular show/universe then you might drift to G1 as you see it as the default.On the other hand, while I can't speak for others, I occasionally get G1 figures because I am an extremely fucking desperate TF Animated fan and it's the closest goddamn thing I can get to cartoony TF toys today that wasn't Cyberverse (I'm the 21-y/o you replied to ftr) - that being said, I can imagine younger fans who got into it through Cyberverse would find G1 toys visually appealing too, maybe same for Prime fans even if they likely lean closer to Bayformers aesthetics in preference.But yeah. Please god give us new TF Animated figures, I'm literally starving here.
>>10055765>Please god give us new TF Animated figuresAnon, we MIGHT get Prowl since we have no idea what universe w1 Prowl is. Also that vote for Hall of Fame is vote to get new TFA figure.
>>10055779I hope it's TFA Prowl, but we'll see. Honestly I'm mostly just whining because it's been so long, I'm sure Legacy will eventually do TFA sooner or later - question is if they'll mess with the designs like they did for Prime Arcee etc, I really hope not because TFA's style is a big part of the character designs' appeal.>the vote for Hall of FameThe vote for what now?
>>10055779>Also that vote for Hall of Fame is vote to get new TFA figure.It's not just to create a new figure. It's to create a list of what TFA characters are "popular" and thus viable as toys.
>>10055726I held Terrorsaur in my hand yesterday and still couldn't make myself part with $17 for him. Maybe for $10.
>>10055788Pretty much everyone in Animated has an appear. Main issue are just the samefag guys like Bumblebee who share too much with other versions to be viable if you strip Animated characters of their style.
How close are we to having all the Diaclone colors?The fact that Hasbro is using Diaclone on their packaging makes me hope for an Optimus with a Trailer that says Diaclone.
>>10055840I suppose it depends upon how deep we want to go.
>>10055597Are you kidding me with that foot?
>>10055840Red Mirage is one. The Trainbots are fucked for the Classics-scale guys since trains are not popular in America obviously, but they might do them in the MP. Maybe even retool them to be closer to the actual trains they are modeled on instead of pure recolors where it matters.
>>10055795I don't know about terrorsaur but I am digging Retrax.
>>10055862>>10055861Yep yep red Mirage, some of the diaclone trainbots have different colors from the transformers releases.
>>10055857This guy is baller.
>>10055864Yes the robot mode sucks but as a pill bug he knocks it out of the park
>>10055870I hope if they do him they make him a Decepticon.
>>10055869I would be genuinely surprised if we don't get a repaint of the current trash Blitzwing as Overcharge.I'm sure if they hadn't already blown the repaint budget on making TR Blitzwing into a bunch of Megatrons we might have seen it there too. Sadly.
>>10055873i'm gonna be mad if we finally get overcharge and it's fucking legacy shitzwing
>>10055870Sure but>>10055872this guy is a literal ball
>>10055001This is literally Velocitron Override transformation. I'm sure it'll be a recolour coming soon.
>>10055877I'm surprised Takara never did him>>10055878That's most likely what he'd be made with.
>>10055873Jesus please do the Omnibots.
>>10055884Being a Rodimus retool will do that for you. But I doubt that is happening since already is red robot and even if they wanted to do low-effort recolor have two stocked up.
Proto contructicons, final was just Devastator in different colors like these.>>10055891Please, before the budget dissipates any further!
>>10055888Back to the origin of Overcharge being overpriced. Maybe he will even be a Pulse exclusive.
>>10055896>>10055898That'd be epic, he could be a two pack with CW Swindle just to jack the price up further
>>10055891Current year Hasbro hates intergrated weapon. They would just be recolors of Sunstreaker and Prowl.
>>10055904Cromar and Aragon originally had blue in their palettes.
>>10055637>Why and how are zoomer kids into G1?Because it's been the dominant Transformers subfranchise on toy shelves for nearly 10 years, ever since Prime died.
>>10055910Here you can see the alt colors for the trainbots
>>10055910I still have to get the drill guy. He was my third Transformer (Shrapnel and Sludge being my first, and my fourth... was a lot later).
>>10055905Are intergrated weapons weapons that store away or CR-styled weapons that're huge chunks of kibble or UT spring-loaded boxes with ugly missiles?
>>10055918Dinobots were in different colors, origin of blue swoop seen in the cartoon.
>>10055861>The Trainbots are fucked for the Classics-scale guys since trains are not popular in AmericaTrains are cool though. Is it because oil companies have tricked Cletus Bumblefuck into believing trains are Un-American and take away their rights by taking them to specified destinations?
>>10055595Chris, don't you have a video to make where you just read off the tfwiki or tweeting about Beast Wars being sexist and ablist because Blackarachnia has tits and Transmutate's autism was used to make Rampage and Silverbolt sad?
>>10055921Like the Omnibots once had.
>>10055929Shinkalion prints money in Japan, but doesn't even exist in the west.
>>10055920Nice, did you get the selects version of him?If we get super in depth we could go for prototype colors, I believe the green and yellow decos seen in >>10055873 never were produced. The Insecticons had interesting unused decos too.
>>10055869So this is Blitzwing and who, spinster?>>10055872>>10055880You guys are really pushing me towards this, rolly Pollys are neat and I do like bugs
>>10054722I actually like it only because it reminds me of this.
>>10055920I've been eyeballing him for too long myself, I think it's name is zetar? But drill head guy has a nice ring to it
>>10055959>spinsterNah he was a Diaclone design that never got brought over as a toy, the design was used as a basis for a few different charactershttps://tfwiki.net/wiki/Skyklikhttps://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fumeshttps://tfwiki.net/wiki/Rotorbolt_(Timelines)Take your pick.
Oi Chromedome nicked his colors!Anyway that's pretty much all the major color differences I can find, I could post Diaclone guys who never got made into Transformers if people want. Optimus had some pretty interesting unused designs.
>>10055965I heard on /toy/ they modelled his face on this book.
>>10055980Was that not the movie design that they were talkiing about?
>>10055976Will it was based on movie, then they did a really poor job.
How much do you wanna bet that Legacy Breakdown's gonna end up being a Walgreens exclusive on top of being a disappointing retool of a B-grade mold?
>>10055994I was of the impression he was in wave one of Legacy evoluton.
>>100559940. He isn't a doctor.
>>10056002He’s both. He is the only new mold in the last wave of Legacy, but is also suppose to be refreshed with tarantulas in Evolution. Which is somewhat worrying
>>10055976prototype for (the toy that became) shrapnel, or just a different take on a stag beetle robot?either way, I think I like him more than shrapnel. he looks a lot chunkier and really sells the idea that the insecticon molds were really just vehicles in the shape of insects rather than insect mechs. also funny how similar the little pilot guys are to the headmasters we got later in G1
>>10056013Headmasters was recycling the gimmick from an earlier toyline based on a guy that turns into a head for a robot supposedly to it makes sense.
>>10056013Prototype, some of some ended up really different, like Proto Optimus here.
>>10055956Kamen Rider as fuck.>>10055976NGL that's a cool deco, and the stubby mandibles actually work, female stag beetles have much shorter (but no less bitey) mandibles than males.
>>10056032DAMMIT WRONG PIC.
>>10056032This guy ended up getting used in the Dreamwave Armada comic. I hope he becomes a part of that cast if we ever go down a full blown Armada nostalgia period someday.
>>10056033Why would you model yourself after the weaker version?
>>10056049Maybe it's a girl? I mean it is an 80s toy.
>>10056051That seems like sales suicide. Waifufags didn't exist yet since you targeted actual children for sales.
>>10056049A lot of BWs toys were based on female insects. And this gets extra weird with Kingdom Blackarachnia who now has a -male- Black Widow alt mode.
>>10055795Is Terrorsaur out?I haven't seen anyone talking about it
>>10056049>>10056062Most people couldn’t tell you the difference between genders for most creepy crawlies. At best they select picture references they liked, at worse they just grab a random reference and went with it.
>>10056081Walmart has been very very random with there stores. The two in my are have gotten all their exclusives at least 4 times over. However my cousin I visit south about 200 miles Walmart is just got the Legacy Beast exclusives from Spring and nothing else.
>>10056049female insects aren't necessarily weaker.
>>10056081He was at my Walmart yeah, next to Cybershark. I should buy one, but it looks kind of bright red compared to the original, at least to me. My childhood Terrorsaur is a quadriplegic so maybe I can just scavenge the limbs and gun to restore mine, that's be worth it to me if the price drops any more.
>>10055984Do any of the SS figures have this face? I feel like they've actively been avoiding it.
>>10056106Nope, there was a wild factory error I believe for first mold but that's it.
>>10056032Woof>>10056035Pretty cool, could you imagine if this was chosen?
>>10055637'99 zoomer here, my first toys were mostly Cybertron stuff, but I was introduced to G1 through a combination of the 20th anniversary DVD of the Movie (and I watched the fan commentary, so that introduced me to fan sites like TFW) and the release of the Classics line in 2006. The first Bay film coming out a year later really solidified my fandom, and I prefer all three facets of the franchise roughly equally. The overwhelming prevalence of G1 made me chafe, but I didn't want to see it go away completely, either.
>>10056010>He is the only new mold in the last wave of Legacy,Breakdown's not a new mold, he's retooled from Wildrider.
>>10056277My bad, meant new figure
>>10056035If only you knew how bad things really are
>>10055655>Transformers are selling exceptionally well.But they have cut back on new merc very hard. The amount of Transformers made in the last three years was not even the first half of the year 2010. Even compared to the WfC trilogy we just had the figures in Siege in the first 4 months has all that has been made in the last whole year. It's selling "well" in the same way a limited run item would.
>>10056302I blame COVID.
>>10056302Transformers is failing in the west because of lowered IQs, Asians still love them.
>>10056315Why would mechanical lifeforms from a different planet be vulnerable to an Earth virus?
>>10056010>He is the only new mold in the last wave of LegacyI thought that changed and the refreshes of Wheeljack and Cheetor got pushed back to later?
>>10056302The TF line in 2007-2011 was a bloated beast of a thing, though. A good deal of it was irrelevant to people who collect here. And it was floated entirely through retail stores wanting product for the movies. Plus there's the ripple effect of the pandemic economically still affecting us.
>>10056321because they don't have natural immunity retard, its like smallpox and Indians
>>10056326>People that collect here are worth the time and effort for Hasbro to cater toBig mistake
>>10056326They still have Cyberverse and Earthspark, so bloat is eternal.
>>10056247I wonder if they'd have that version of him the Autobot leader.
>>10056338The only bloat that's eternal is the raging chubby building up in my pants as we speak this very moment.
>>10055929Your schizo post does have a root of truth; trains stopped being popular in the US because cars, especially sportscars, are associated with freedom, young adulthood, speed, and sex. Cars are aspirational in that they give kids a way to feel the freedom of adulthoodJay Leno said it best when he said car culture in the US is largely derived by how so many men's first experience with independence and sex, is in their first car.this is perhaps a bit lost on most modern TF fans who don't really care about sportscar altmodes and just want a cool robot.
>>10056341*I wonder if they'd have made that version of him the Autobot leader.FTFM, God I'm sloppy today.
>>10056342Stop thinking about sex
>>10056338Cyberverse is on its way out isn't it? and at least they transform.Transformers has been able to support two lines on the shelf since before the movies, thats normal. Its when you have a bunch of gimmick or non transforming line when we're truly bloated.
>>10056343Transformers from 1984 were accurate die-cast versions of cars and modern ones are vague approximations of a car that only look correct from maybe one angle.
>>10056358That's cuz Takara did not give a shit about copyright.
>>10056375Why is nu-Hasbro so wimpy?
>>10056358Yes, but even general opinion is that alt-modes should be secondary to the point they'll accept lesser alt-mode quality for the sake of robot modes. Even on licensed alt-modes like MPs.
>>10056391If Hasbro didn't bungle the R.E.D. so badly it wouldn't be an issue.
>>10056386Anon its been this way for like 21 years, is it really new? Hasbro got pressure for Sideburn back in 2002.
>>10056338To be fair other than the 1-steps and finger puppets Earthspark doesn't look quite as bloated as Cyberverse so far
I just want to say, I love Movie Leader Brawl, and that, in my opinion, no other figure of this character has been as good as the first one
>>10056427It is a fun as fuck toy, I love the 2007 movie line because its such a nice middle ground between complex movie accuracy and Cybertron era fun but well integrated gimmicks and chunky design.
>>10056427It's funny how the toys affected my mental image of him, I always think of him as quite bulky but he has a somewhat body builder like physique in the films.
>>10056315>>10056320Bluntly put it's sales dropping. Context is flavoring to the bigger issue that people just aren't buying them in the same volume. Cosmos is the first figure this year that was any effort for most to get. That's not the norm usually. >>10056326>A good deal of it was irrelevant to people who collect here.exactly, it had wide market appeal to the point you got completely different toys and decos depending on the country you were in. Now sales are so weak they are all just the same thing. No Takara only figures, Just Hasbro figures they slap a Takara sticker on. >Plus there's the ripple effect of the pandemic economically still affecting us.This defense is unnecessary. The claim was they are selling well, when the reality is they are selling on par with most other toys right now but they are making far less in a years time. >>10056338Nothing will likely beat the bloat of 2006. You could find on stores shelves the following: Masterpiece, Alternators, Universe, Cybertron, Commemorative Series/Reissue, Go-bots, Attacktix, Beast Wars 10th Anniversary, Classics, Star Wars Transformers Crossover, and Titanium series. And that was all before the films made demand explode into nuclear fire. What do we have now? Studio Series, Legacy, Cyberverse which will get phased out by Earthspark and Buzzworthy if you want to split hairs. And again, what we have gotten all year was like a quarter of a year for 2006
>>10056496Attacktix wasn't a Transformers line, just had Transformers characters in it.
>>10056499Fair point, that tosses out R.E.D and even a quarter of Cyberverse figures as well.
>>10056504It was literally a Star Wars only game at launch.
>>10056496>Classics >Throw away line to keep extra pegs filled for the movie coming next year >19 figures in 3 waves in just 2006>Legacy>going on for two years now>we are just starting into wave 3>not even 12 figures coming out new for this year reaching a current total of 225 of those figures are re-packs from earlier lines Quite the stark contrast
>>10056496Cybertron ended before Classics, Playskool Go-bots died in 2005. Universe by 2006 was just repacked figures in closeout/budget stores and not new decoes. Right now there's also the BW reissues and Buzzworthy has been running for years. And you have to factor in just how many big ticket items we get per year. Like most toylines would have three Leader molds tops, 1 new Supreme, and thats it.
>>10056518hey it's not a hill I care that much about it just makes 10 lines go to 9 lines compared to the mewling 4 we have now
>>10056526Laser Prime, Mortormaster, Megaloflex are three new big tickets. Every one else is recolors.
>>10056530If you didn't want to die on a hill, you shouldn't have been alive standing on a hill.
>>10056525It's crazy to think that wasn't suppose to be anything other than a place holder>>10056537Are you having brain problems?
>>10056541Big things evolve from small things.
>>10056526Sounds like you just read a wiki and forgot stores order a good amount in a year, figures released at the end of 2005 would still be on shelves several months in 2006. I get that's hard to imagine now for how small the brand is gotten, back in 2010 them and Star Wars were overtaking shelves but now they losing shelf spade more and more each year.
>>10056526>most toylines would have three Leader molds tops, And that was commander class size now. These thing have drastic shrunk over the years
>>10056549Anon if you're gonna count old product just sitting on the shelves, you can count places that had Earthrise and Siege product well into Kingdom. Or the Kingdom stuff thats still out during Legacy I was there too, you weren't finding Universe in stores in 06 except maybe dingy KB toys. And if you're counting go-bots, which wasn't on the same shelves as the rest, you should count the Rescue Bots Academy stuff.>>10056556And yet we were getting nothing close to the Titan Class stuff we get now. And no, Commander Class can be much larger than the old Leader Class.
>someone that works at Hasbro is posting hereWell I’m shocked
>>10056496We are never getting back to those days where you get waves of figures to such a level you’d be overwhelmed to try and get them all. I feel we are one bad year away from a Super7 like online system.
>>10056582Really, I find it much more overwhelming to be a completion on these lines as an adult than I did Cybertron as a kid. I had a $20-30 allowance I used to buymost of the entire Cybertron line across 2 years. I skipped some repaints but mostly had 1 mold from the entire line. Now exclusives alone make this damn near impossible.
>>10056595Other than maybe Cosmos what guys have been hard to get these past two years? Almost everything goes up to preorder now and already noted by anon we are not even getting a 20 figures in a year.
>>10054655Oh shit, it's V2
>>10056595Wasn’t the last hard to get was Kingdom Terrorsaur and that was due to how early preorders went up?I feel like we are talking to boomers that can’t into internet preorders
>>10055535god this is such a fun toy
The reprolabels definitely helps this guy reach his potential. I don't usually like their shit because it's so overpriced for what it is, but the cheap-ass stickers actually jive pretty well with Leadfoot's early '90s aura.
>>10056638Im convinced any burgers and we bitching about these figures being hard to get are 30yo ~ 40yo people that just roam stores. Even missing the initial preorders they always get relisted/restocked. Now the rest of the world Hasbro just hates any country that isn’t Asian.
>>10056683Nice use of T30 Bee's buddy.
Whoa! looks like we hit bump limit, luckily there's already a thread that was made when the previous thread hit image limit like was stated in the OP, I guess we should have been using that and just have ignored this one! Ah well, since this thread has no requests for us to stick with it, guess wa can just hop on over right now!>>10054146>>10054146>>10054146>>10054146
>>10056784I'm pretty sure everyone just posts in both
>>10056958I don't, ship-jumpers are queers and anon is trolling outside of /b/
>>10054836I liked him as a 90s kid looking at old G1 sites like unicron.com while beast wars was airing
>>10056784get help schizo
>>10056035so wait, looking at that the legs would have partsformed to form the trailer wheels? huh
>>10056625Nta but things seem highly based on location now. My example are blaster and perceptor, if you didn't buy them the day the hit then you didn't get them at retail atleast. This is just my experience so take it for what you will. Then again my store has two ss86 slags left so whatever
>>10057440Online is a different story, Kingdom Blaster was never hard to get there and even now the Kingdom version commands a price under $30, Preceptor has been up and in stock many times for full weekends without hassle. The only figure so far that has been hard to get was Amazon Terrorsar, he got stocked a lot but cleared out within minutes everytime, Cosmos might be joining him but it's too early to tell. Today's market is nothing like 2010 where several figures were very hard to find (Strafe, Grappel, G2 Prime, Deep Dive, Chopsaw, Lugnut, etc) because so much inventory was being made in that time frame, hell whole waves were being canceled because they were making so many Transformers. As someone who grew up in that hellscape of collecting I'll happily take this system of having everything preorder and relaxing with causal store shopping.
>>10055535Selects artfire and paint the head
>>10057529Can't disagree here, it's just store exclusives you gotta chase. I don't mind some toy hunting but yeah having options is nice. Couldn't say what I was doing in 2010, think that's when life went pear shaped for me, but I do recall Hasbro ruling the shelves.
>>10054099I had to order mine from Japan and it won't deliver until November
Actual new thread for when we're done here:>>10057974>>10057974>>10057974
>>10057978Oh my fucking god will you please stop? There's already a thread you mongoloid
>>10057992>Posting in spam threadsHow about no?
>>10057995You literally made a spam thread
>>10057996>New thread made when this one was on page 9 (as 9-10 is the norm)>The spam thread made the moment this one went past bump limit
>>10057997>>New thread made when this one was on page 9 (as 9-10 is the norm)Should have included that in the OP, anon. I guess we're migrating to the other thread since you forgot the rule.
>>10058047Why? It's common knowledge, we don't need a goddamn handbook in the OP. Link to previous thread and the pastebins will do.>Actual legit thread gets nuked whilst gofag thread stays upTypical.
>>10058052>Link to previous thread and the pastebins will do.Nope. This was preventable, you only needed to include the page limit in the OP. No concessions, Goanon.
>>10058054First off, I'm not goanon.Secondly, adding new requirements to the new threads every five minutes is genuinely retarded and honestly I'm beginning to see why goanon has sympathizers. If you're going to scream about new threads being "not proper" but support a thread made FAR too early then you can go to hell along with him you raging faggot.
>>10058062Okay Goanon. You take care now.
>>10058065>Everyone is goanonRight, whatever.
>>10057978>deletedand nothing of value was lost
>>10058215>Defending bad modding and spam threadsOK gofag.
>>10058217>spammer is butthurt xhe didn't get to be the one who made the OP
>>10058220>Waiting for page 9>vs making a new one at bump limit
>>10058225It doesn't fucking matter you retard. Another thread was in the catalog so that's the thread we're supposed to use. You're just throwing a tantrum because you want to be the one who makes the OP every time. It's fucking obnoxious and makes you worse than your boogieman ever was.
>>10058232OK, so next time goanon makes an early thread we all go to his?
>>10058236Well we certainly don't spam the catalog with 15 more fucking threads so that we can have one super speshul one. Are you genuinely retarded?
>>10058236If OP includes the paste bins and page 10 bump limit, then sure!
>>10058248don't even say that because then he'll start saying "they're not the right pastebins!" and make even more spam threads
>>10058248>If OP includes the paste bins and page 10 bump limit, then sure!Why do we keep adding new shit to the OP? The pastebins and link to previous thread, sure. But the rest of this shit? Jesus, /3pg/ manages without them.
>>100582543PG isn't as plagued by a exceptional individual like we are.
>>10058236Anyone that makes a 3rd TFG thread regardless of reasons is Goanon. Every other gen handles this fine, you either just let him be nuts and talk to himself until the thread reaches the last page or you up the quality to where he can't get your attention.
>>10058311>Anyone that makes a 3rd TFG thread regardless of reasons is Goanon.That's not how it works you dumb shit.
>>10058317>That's not how it worksWhy not? All the others do this no issue.
>>10058318>Why not?because the other generals have well adjusted guys that have either accepted their doomed fate or got a person to love them and maybe had kids too.a lot of /tfg/ is broken in a bad way. Just enjoy the ride.
>>10058318Goanon is an individual. Calling anyone who makes you cry goanon dilutes the meaning of why we hate him.
>>10058322Adopting Goanon's behaviors makes you also someone to be hated, even if you were not originally the same person.
>>10058331Sounds like an excuse to chastise and chase away anyone who dislikes you as "a goanon".Maybe the guy had a point about control freaks taking over generals.
>>10058322>Goanon is an individual.Nah, he is nothing, just a behavior.
>>10058335What is it that Goanon does that is bad?If it is the behaviors, then those should not be tolerated.If it is simply being Goanon, then the name is useless as that person does more actions than just make new threads like do innane posts and falseflag to make threads active.
>>10058343Then why do we call him "he" or refer to him by the individual name of goanon?>>10058346My understanding is makes threads at bump limit, which is way too early and also is what the OP of the "Autumn Equinox" thread did. So...
>>10058348Because this board doesn't have IDs, it can't be proven that more than one person does it.
>>10058346>What is it that Goanon does that is bad?Spams threads, gets banned, ban evades, spams more threads, then acts like he's not Goanon. Like this and this >>10057974 and this >>10058062 and this >>10058335. I'm honestly getting a kick out of it at this point, someone out there is really so angry over generals that they're devoting a shitload of time to it, and none of it stops the Transformers discussion so nothing is being accomplished.
>>10058358>spams threads>then acts like he's not goanonso >>10057978
>>10058348>Then why do we call him "he" or refer to him by the individual name of goanon?Hey I'm all for just calling people stupid for starting this kind of shit. Ya'll are just text on a screen. Think about it: you leave today do you really think anyone here will even notice?
>>10055573At least it looks like Arcee, unlike the coomer version.
>>10054998Please, Anon, where would one acquire those aliens?
>>10059014I'm not that anon, but they look like Mega Bloks/Mega Construx minifigures.
>>10059163Much obliged. I looked for Mega Bloks before inquiring, but all that came up were xenomorphs.
>>10059163It’s the x files greys