Old thread is no longer bumping, carry on here!(Last time on The Transformers: >>9960823)So Optimus Prime is now, uh, a camera? Genuinely not sure if it works or not.
>>9961863Nah, that was Frenzy_Rumble.
> Genuinely not sure if it works or not.For 170 bucks it fucking better.
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Spam thread created by a troll. Current active thread is still here : >>9960823. Ignore this one - the real new one will be up when the current active one hits page 9. Feel free to report this thread as spamming/flooding, though.
>>9961874anon, that's a several thousand dollar camera, it's not gonna work.also, the leaked info was the Singapore maximum price, not the standard one.
>>9961898>the real new one will be up when the current active one hits page 9.not this shit again.You want to wait until it's on page 4 or 5, fine.Don't fucking gatekeep the thread by forcing it to page 9
>>9961865Technically that was the guy who actually made those commissions and whose work F_R helped advertised on various sites. F_R himself never made any of the actual stuff. End of the day he was just a conman.
>>9962019>the siege seeker mold is one of the all time best articulated retail transformersAgreed, he's an abcrunch away from perfection.>>9961955Oh damn, didn't know that. Yikes.
>>9961918How is it gatekeeping?
>>9961860Reminder that the op hates himself so much he'd support a system that would kill him.
Bought RTS lugnut, HFTD breacher, deluxe IDW Megatron and takara legends astrotrain
>>9961918Why do you want a new general when the old one won't be achieved for as much as a week or longer from now?
Is Kingdom Blackarachnia worth buying?
>>9962247>Reminder that the op hates himself so much he'd support a system that would kill him.Why would he support socialism?
any other Siege/ER bots you guys hope to get SS treatment like Ironhide?
>>9962433Hound, Starscream, Mirage, Optimus, Megatron, Ultra Magnus
>>9962214>>9962314New threads that are on the first page or two and keep bumping bring in new posters.Old threads on page 9 are slow and only a couple people post in them
>>9962513>only a couple people post in themNot true, that weak that you were infirmed due to your weak genetics, we had plenty good varied discussion in singular threads all the way to page 9.
>>9961918It's been a year, go the fuck away already. This faggoty shit was never funny, fuck off and stay fucked off retard.Nobody wants to talk transformers with you, we are not your friends, we will never be your friends, go away, fuck you.
>>9962433Ew none, tooners get the rope
Poland never ceases to amaze me. We barely ever get anything new, but a figurine from 2011 just randomly popping up in a L'eclerc bargain bin? Sure. And for 40 PLN no less, which is like half a Core figurine nowadays.
>>9962542Polan can into Transformer!
>>9962542I've never even seen or heard about this guy before, but I'm quickly falling in love with this design. My only problems are his weird plastic (although I knew what to expect with a Cyberverse figure, it seems to be a given) and his tiny little feet. But besides that, wow, feels like a lost early Universe/Henkei figurine aesthetics-wise.
>>9962513Is that true? I assumed most people here came looking for a transformers thread, rather than just posting in whatever’s on the front page.
>>9962542Great info, I will chceck them later.
>>9962433My heart wants to say Starscream but I don't want the pain of seeker collecting all over again. I just wish they'd made him as good as possible from the get to since they were gonna repaint and retool him to infinity anyway.
>>9962433Wouldn't mind a Soundwave actually, especially if they gave him hands that could open a la Jhiaxus and he was compatible with the Siege casettes. The exclusive boombox version with some minor touch-ups, essentially.
>>9962553Basically the post-movie Archer era trying to mix g1 characters with more Bayformer aesthetics. Same deal with Wreckage, ROTF Lockdown, Voy Bludgeon, Voy Mindwipe, ROTF Deadend and Hailstorm.
>>9962521What are you talking about?What week?>>9962560It's pretty obvious when you see how quickly new threads fill up with posters regardless of if the old thread is page 5 or page 9.Also, we get people making new random tf related threads if the general isn't on the first 2 pages.
>>9962631>It's pretty obvious when you see how quickly new threads fill up with posters.That's because they're stupid sheep that can't think for themselves.During the week of SDCC Gofag was away for some reason, perhaps getting a ancestry test done to see if he had any Jewish blood in him, and the threads were perfectly healthy even way past bump limit.
>>9962635>stupid sheep anons who use goanon's thread: bad!>stupid sheep anons who use my thread: good!
>>9962690Come by come by!
>>9962433Honestly, Starscream.I have no issue with getting a new one in SS because most of the time I only buy him.
Ironhide's vehicle mode looks pretty alright.
>>9962848Lack of the stripe is kinda shit, but the shape is good.
>>9962850Back end really needed the rear window and indicators painting though.
>>9962854At least those look easy to paint on your own
>>9962848so 86 Ironhide's roof doesn't become a shield? Shit, I'm in.Maybe they should do a recolor with a hole in his chest just to be like the movie.
>>9962513Posters go down in goanon threads. Long time posters leave and do not participate. They are not replaced by anyone because this is a niche board and basically the only place left on the internet to discuss this shit, but half the thread is rightfully shitting on this autistic french cockroach for destroying that.
>>9962848>>9962850>>9962854>>9962882yeah, they did a surprisingly good job.the giant hinges on the sides are a little annoying though, but what are you gonna do
To those wondering about Tarn and Bludgeon potentially sharing a mold, it's pretty likely for a few reasons.Several incarnations of Bludgeon have had tank treads on his shoulders. the bayformer one, RID2015, and Cyberverse. Just like TarnSecondly, the G1 toy has an arm mounted turret, just like Tarn has.Lastly, any Tarn toy is gonna have major compromises to his transformation given that it's pretty complex and probably wouldn't work for anything short of a commander class, and Tarn's a voyager.In fact, considering we're getting a leader class armada megatron, who has tank tread shoulders, and could VERY easily be modified to become Tarn by just having his tank treads fold in half, a lot of signs point to a shared mold.However, so far no voyager in legacy has had a retool. That's a pretty big knock against the idea.
>>9962433Fuck no. That SS Ironhide looks like it's even more dogshit than the Siege one.
>>9962848>pretty alrightgoddamn some of you really just like shit toys, huh?
>>9963008>Tarn toy is gonna have major compromises to his transformation given that it's pretty complex and probably wouldn't work for anything short of a commander classTarns MMC toy is super straight forward.
>>9962848>these 3 or 4 different shades of red>slavishly cartoon-accurate and yet, massive hinges in weird spotsI pity people who can't comprehend figures that aren't slavishly G1 accurate and just consume this slop without question.
>>9963087>slavishly cartoon-accurate>no stripe
>>9963021Looks like it's also got the wonderful recent trend of putting seam lines right through window panes (side front window).
>>9963103Part of me can't wait until we get windows that roll down like irl so we can avoid all that
>>9963040 mmc makes several compromizes on the alt mode, resulting in a more simplistic transformation
>>9962513>bring in new posters.Such as?
>>9963277what do you mean such as?there's pretty regularly people posting that say "Hey, just got back into collecting"
For an upscale of Waspinator, it looks good.
>>9963333You know, i wouldn't even be mad if that's what they did, but I'm glad he got a unique mold
I like Nightstick but I kind of feel like Cyclonus needs a wicked sword or something. Anyone have preferred 3rd party weapons shops?
>>9963653You plan on giving him his stickers?
>>9963667I actually did, but just the wings and holographic insignia and I love the silver pop it gives. I miiiight do the bleepbloop robot shoulder rectangles but I'm not into the others
>>9963673I do feel the quality of the stickers is lacking compared to the earlier Selects Galvatron, the roof stickers for the jet mode were a pain to align decently.
>>9963685heh I actually didn't sticker up my toy color Galvatron aside from the emblem either. Yours looks good though! I do think I'll get the Sweep though to complete my toy-color trifecta (unless they wind up releasing a Selects Scourge in toy colors + Fracas, although I don't really care about Targetmasters desu)
Insert Star Wars or Animated Safeguard reference here
>>9963333Were his hands that small in the show
>>9963698>Yours looks good though!Thank you, some of the stickers were pretty annoying to apply, but I'm really chuffed with the "technology lights" stickers
>>9963743>I'm really chuffed with the "technology lights" stickersyeah those are the most tempting ones to put on. Just a nice lil retro robot design
I can't find dick. No Cosmos no Blitzwing no nothin'.
>>9963763I wanted the new Cosmos, but my current job makes hunting him impossible, so I won't bother. Being one per case is just bullshit.
>looking for a 1:32 scale coomer-tier miniature girls to paint and make wash my Skidswhat have I become
>>9963661are you wiiiith me doctor?can you heeaar me, doctor?
>>9963779Hopefully gas will drop back down $20.
>>9963799Wouldn't really help, my Walmarts are awful at stocking exclusives and when they do get them, it tends to be one or two cases (except for the first BW Reissues, they got a fuckton of those for some reason). Hell, the only reason I got Netflix Bee was showing up the day they opened up a the box and that was because the guy who got first picking saw me, and left me the other one they had since it was obvious that it's what I came for.
>>9963813I might just have to accept it's not meant to be. Blitzwing is at least on BBTS.
>>9962359yeah! she's pretty greatyou can also track down the 'buzzworthy' version of her which looks like the illustration on the old toy packaging, and swap the spider legs between the two for better show-accuracy.
>>9962850>the shape is good.We're not looking at the same toy, are we?
>>9963876The bar for mainline Ironhide is so low, that yes, it has a good shape.
I find it funny that I can either buy a single CW Slingshot or an entire UW Superion(that comes with Slingshot) for the same price on ebay
>>9963876I mean it's pretty close to the Nissan Vanette. Not perfect but close enough for a retail toy. The deco is definitely lacking though.
>>9962553yeah this is 90% good, just needs a little work on the feet.
>>9962854wait, the whole thing is painted clear plastic, right? why wouldnt they just leave the back window unpainted? this actually costs more.
>>9963333i'll need to see this one in-hand and being posed better to make a full decision, but so far I just can't into most parts of it. I wonder if maybe a third party upgrade kit will solve some of this>>9963733naw and they weren't fuckin weird looking either. he had claw hands which were a pretty good adaptation of his toy which had weird spike-and-plug-port hands.
>>9962848I sold my Siege vans in anticipation of this... I didn't particularly like them either, but this is making me consider just skipping this and hunting down a copy of the MP instead.
>>9963333the best part of the original toy was the rocket helicopterinstead he has three pieces of kibble and a translucent head gun
>>9963787Careful, Marvel thought Skids was some kind of mini-van, not Honda City compact car
>>9962553Whoa, I've never seen or heard of this figure before. Looks pretty awesome actually. I like the feet even, though I can see how they might make posing hard.
new Arcee mold just doesn't feel like Prime Arcee
but the mold suits Road Rocket so much better
>>9963333It's alright I guess...but man, it's rough when the high-tech new one is significantly worse than the original.
>>9964166The original was shit though, nostalgia goggles are on tight.
>>9964168Only its headsculpt, the body was better, the whole "realistic animals altmode" idea on modern beast formers fucks up their botmodes, on Infernos case, it fucked up his butt turbine and chest design, it doesn't look as dynamic and he lost his pincer flametrower.
>>9964184Body was worst, crotch doesn't peg together and it's 90% clear plastic.
>>9964168>>9964184I didn;t even know there were people who didn't like his headsculpt. His head was one of my favorites in my BW collection as a kid, it's just fun and maniacal looking.
>>9963876t. earthrise coper
>>9964192The clear plastic is 90% of why i like him so much. The sculpted silver mechanical detail visible underneath that translucent pearlescent shell was just intoxicating. And because of how clear orangey plastic reflects light, it seemed to glow with an internal fire. It was just a great looking toy.
>>9964194That face looks like something from a playskool line or those robot hero minifigs.
>>9964192>crotch doesn't peg togetherHad 3 copies, none had that issue.
>>9964203You seem to forget how mushy a lot of BW-era headsculpts were. This is about par for the course.
>>9964207It could be better.
>>9964214make it laugh
>>9964214This looks like a tiny Violator riding Inferno, like from Spawn
>>9964225Thats really close to what he looked like in the show.
>>9964194>"Looks totally normal to me. I don't understand the problem."
>>9964199You should be a salesman because damn
>>9964199>>9964194Imagine the alternate universe where Megatron became this guy like originally intended. >>9964160I really wanted Road Rocket but I still cant into the Prime arcee mode. Something about it just doesnt sit right with me that chest plate and stomach look so weird.
>>9964252>tfw the insect hips kinda make Manterror look like a fembot with 4 titsNGL kinda hot.
>>9964199Isn't that effect, shiny greebles behind clear plastic, basically what made the Dinobots so cool? Aside from being dinosaurs, obviously.
>>9964277basically yes. it's a great looking effect that I wish was used more often.
>>9964264I actually am anon lol
>>9964273Anon it's MANTERROR! MAN! Ngl though I have caught him massaging his insectine quad-rack....
>>9964286Maybe she's called that because she terrorizes men?Though I'll be real I kinda like the idea of her being a shy softie who scares away men with her slightly scary appearance and the whole "man-eater" altmode stigma, even though she wouldn't harm a fly and really just wants a hug.
>>9964292>"You will kneel before your insect queen." I wish your fairy tale were true.
>>9963282yeah but we know how to use the catalog because we come from other 4chan boards/threads. Unless your goal is to get less posters having multiple generals make people leave not stay,
>>9964278I always loved it on Big Convoy's matrix holder.
>>9964333Sadly....her(his) lust is only for cruelty....
>>9964382>"Too far, bro."
Apparently Walmarts website got some more velocitrons inOr whats more likely, as people find them in stores they're cancelling preorders
What are the odds the upcoming Tarn and Bludgeon figures are based on their Cyberverse designs, since those were the most recent depictions of them and it's simpler to just say "Cyberverse Universe" on the packaging
This van mode is honestly worse than ER's. At least ER looks good from certain angles.What were they thinking designing a transformation that left him with clear plastic tabs on the roof? How are they even going to fit a siren on Ratchet?
>>9964476Piece that goes on tabs, is removed during transformation, and put on his gun or something.
>>9964030The MP gets a lot of shit, but I kinda like it. The transformation is involved, but satisfying, yet still not nearly as much of a clusterfuck as the more recent ones. I've actually been trimming down my MP collection though, and have been thinking about selling mine for cheap. It's not a KO, but I snapped the thumb off one of the hands and had to glue it back on. It's in perfect condition, otherwise.
>>9962848>pretty alrightWe're not looking at the same toy, are we?
>>9964459Tarn probably something even more simplifiedBludgeon doubtful, as he's a fan favorite they'll probably spend quality time on him
>>9964476Those tabs are clearly where the lights will go, what's the problem?
>>9964524Tbh both tarn and bludgeon are fan favourites.
>>9964114Nah I looked up the measurements for Legacy Skids and a real City Turbo and he's roughly 1:32 scale (closer to 1:33 but eh)Might see if I could model my own little Charlene with clay and wire or something actually
>>9964530Bludgeon is a fan favorite toy though, tarn is new
>>9964476I'm going to keep the packaging for this and hope they release a toon color Buzzworthy version like CJ.
>>9964552Tarn's gotta be about 10 years old now
>>9963205Tarn only transformed like twiceCaring about his alt mode accuracy is like caring about Jhaxius'.
>>9964552Bludgeon's toy version was pretty bad. It was from his fictional appearances Bludgeon became popular. Plus if he was toy-focused, he'd be in a smaller scale class.
>>9962553This was my main shelf's Powerglide until Combiner Wars gave us a new one. From that same line was DOTM Guzzle, who is a great little tank guy that pairs well with this Powerglide.Also OP is a faggot
>>9964588Another weird looking Ironhide. Maybe they should just do a RED and give up.
>>9964588I'll take two, one in red and one in white please.Siege Ratchet and Classics Ironhide can finally step down off my shelf, now.
>>9964593You're a mong if you think that looks weird.The altmode sucks for the needless amount of translucent plastic used.
>>9964385>>9964382>>9964370I love your wacky ass hijinks
Thoughts on my put together Orthia?
>>9964160>>9964159It doesn't feel like Prime Arcee because it's not. It's a shallow grab at nostalgia and character recognition to get you to buy a completely different figure in style and substance that just happens to share the name and color scheme. It's cosplay.
>>9964619Give her a massive chest
>>9964588Looks like Ironhide.
>>9963653Are there any reports of yellowing on this guy. He looks pretty sweet. I already have the Kingdom one and I'm still tempted.
>>9964642Yes, in the same places as in normal one.
So, which Ironhide is the best?
SS86 Sludge is in stock on Pulse(US) for those who care.
>>9964662Still is the MP, and always will be.>but muh price>but muh scalekys
>>9964662Buzzworthy Bumblebee version.
>>9964667The MP can be topped, but I do laugh at the people who ended up buying 3 ironhides in 4 years. This is why I dropped mainline stuff, you end up buying so many Optimuses over and over again to get something kind of good.
>>9964620I like a big fembot
>>9964715All great men do
>>9964588He looks nice but not nice enough for me to preorder or hunt down. Maybe if I see it at the store, but as it is I'm happy with my ER 'hide and Ratchet.
>>9964686>you end up buying so many Optimuses over and over again to get something kind of good.Only if you have no impulse control and want every shiny that Hasbro/3P waves in front of you. Most people just want a good g1 set + favorite characters and not the "best" iteration.
>>9964754The problem is you don't know what will be the best iteration. People jumped onto earthrise Ironhide thinking it'd be the best they can get, now look. Don't think people won't feel the need to upgrade since now all the flaws in the old one are made obvious.
>>9964754>Most people just want a good g1 set + favorite characters.And to do that, most buy multiple versions until they get the "perfect" figure or they all match aesthetic-wise. Surely you aren't this new to Transformers collecting.
>>9964758>People jumped onto earthrise Ironhide thinking it'd be the best they can getNobody could get Earthrise Ironhide though
>>9964588He will have to do. Also>VoyagerWhat does he come with?
>>9964763>What does he come with?A $30+ price tag.
>>9964763A lingering sense of unease regarding hyperinflation.
>>9964758But the Earthrise one was just a retool of the Siege Cybertronianone. The only way he was "perfect" is if you are comparing him with the shitty CHUG one from the 2000s. Ironhide is a popular character, there's frankly going to be better future versions down the line. It doesn't justify the outrageous effort people went for that figure.
>>9964686>the Mp can be toppedNot this one
>>9964619This is death-by-snu-snu levels of beefy, not that I mind.>>9964628I'm guessing this is a fembot combiner mode? Thought she might look like an armlet/leglet but that's not bad.
>>9964563He's never had a toy>>9964572His bayformer toy was very popular, and his rid one too.
>>9964802>I'm guessing this is a fembot combiner mode?Somebody's (pretty good) attempt to make Elita's combined mode more feminine, requires all fembot CW limbs for slenderness.
>>9964793Have they done an Eva unit with Optimus Prime's colors and fake front of a cab torso?
>>9964662Keeping Earthrise as the g1 toy/diaclone version and SS86 as the toon version.
Goldbug seems like he is about to get Fred Perry’d…[spoiler]is it gay if a male combiner limb jacks you off?[/spoiler]
>>9964184once again, the original was a much more realistic ant than this one.
>>9964214see, this. couldn't we have just had this, but with proper hands with wrists and thumbs? you can make them fold away so the ant legs look better. you could even make thinner forearms and shins to make the ant legs look -even better-and the ant hindmost legs would look better if their tips weren't missiles.
>mindwipe done since titans return and rereleased>bludgeon on the wayBugly when?
>>9964277yeah I love itthe clear plastic protects the chrome, and the chromed part helps reinforce the maybe-fragile clear plastic! it's symbiosis.plus it's actually pretty accurate to how some bugs look. and also uh, like blow-pops and tootsie pops, that specific type of lollipop that has the weird metallic translucency.
>>9964333>>9964292>>9964286I really love this toyi just want it slightly tweaked for a redesign. properly-sized sickles, no silly non-working disc gimmick.
So when is the pulsecon set supposed to go on pre order?
>>9964286Too late, its a gurl now.
>>9964476Seems like a trade off. No partsforming and better feet in return for a lower quality than what we want vehicle mode. Now i'm glad I didn't buy the custom feet for the ER Ironhide.
I can't believe they are really doing Studio Series 86 Snarl before Swoop. Snarl wasn't even in the movie 98% of the time they had the dinobots.
>>9965076It's funny, they made one of these of snarl over sludge too. Someone must like him on the team.
>>9965076Can't believe you thought that was something worth complaining about.
>>9964194>>9964214Somehow I always liked the toy head a lot but never cared for how he looked on the show; on top of that the Legacy Inferno head is just ugly.Hopefully the rerelease has good plastic because decoloration hits BW Inferno's red plastic something fierce.
>>9965092decoloration? like, whitening? I've seen that happen to red plastic before left out in the sun, but that wa slike, the plug that goes in a downspout-diverter.
>>9964815#Yeah, I think it looks pretty good. I kinda want to give it a try myself considering I intend to get the fembots eventually anyway and Elita-1 would be the only double-dip for me.>>9964754#>Most people just want a good g1 set + favorite characters and not the "best" iteration.Yeah, that's what I'm mostly doing. I make exceptions in rare cases like above where double-dipping adds a whole new mode, 3P stuff enables a cool Junkion army, a couple extra guys allows for a team (Sweeps/Cyclonus), army-building Allicons and Sharkticons, or using extra beast mode decos to have a little more fun and call them OC's. Haven't done a lot of any of these since they're mostly ideas and I'm more focused on getting my Shockwave guard together.
>>9965143I mean, most BW Infernos I've seen look more pink than red. Only thing that occurs to me is that that red plastic decolors/whitens/yellows relatively quickly because it is supposed to look like pic related.
>>9965199wait really?>>9965215yes. that actually looks like an ant, not a scribble from a beginning artist.the main compromises to reality are the thickness of the limbs and the size of the spikes, but they gave him equally large knee spikes to try to make it look even and realistic. There's also those visible robot pelvis parts, which would have been better integrated into part of the ant 'waist'>>9965199wait really? I thought the non-clear parts were always pinkish... I guess mine has lost its color then
>>9965215note that the rearmost legs are mistransformed here the robot toe is left in place, and the missile (which forms the rest of the ant leg) is missing.
>>9965233Either that or that photo just happens to have the right lighting to make it look red.I guess we'll have to wait for the reissue and hope they don't use tfwiki for color reference again.
>>9965248it's not as if 90s photography was all that reliable. they really have little choice in the matter if old toys aren't a reliable meter.
>>9965279So they don't have the original deco sheets anymore?
>>9964953He is going to be core classed like Iguanus/Bombburst.
>>9965306>hasbro>keeping an archivelol, lmao even
>>9965306i wouldn't trust those not to also fade
>>9965082Isnt the whole thing with 86 movie that the script only had “the 4 dinobots”, but didnt specify which were 4 there was?
>>9965354Snarl specifically was never mentioned by name, and in the scenes he appears in, one of the other Dinobots is missing, very strange.There's actually more unused animation of him from a early preview trailer for the film https://youtu.be/9XNuPXieIcs?t=101
>>9965233>yes. that actually looks like an ant, not a scribble from a beginning artist.You're insane
>>9964662There probably isn't anyone out there who agrees with me, but Classics/Henkei Ironhide is my favorite. Yes, he has flaws, but I still really like his design. There's a lot of cool stuff going on, like the techno-mess under his chest window and clear/chromed taillights. I also really liked his dual blaster/sword weapon, and he had a lot more articulation than other figures at the time. This guy has swivel hinge wrists and ankle rockers, he can really pose.I can still appreciate figures with flaws, and this is a great one in my book.
>>9965383>>9965354The original movie had to start production pretty early, which is why it seemed to showcase so many later episode transformers like blaster, perceptor, astrotrain, etc.It's possible that while writing the script they didn't yet know how many dinobots would be in the show
>>9965418i'm an artist who's been amateur entomologing since I was 7, so
>>9965421How's he gonna bust deceptichops wit' them op'n hands there?!
>>9965433Certainly closer than the legacy effort, in terms of proportions atleast.
>>9965199>>9965215This was one of my favorite toys as a kid. When you use his spinning thruster butt action feature, it makes a crisp, high-pitched ratcheting noise that sounds like spinning the cylinder of a revolver. It made him feel dangerous and threatening to me.If Hasbro reissues him I will buy it instantly. My old one is long lost to time, it will be nice to own him again.
>>9965215>>9965233The big, bulbous compound eyes and long antennae on the old one also looked much better than the new one's more 'realistic' dinky little things. It really makes a huge difference.
>>9965347They would list what color was to be used paint/plastic in text as well.
>>9965433I am no scientist, but the old Inferno just looks more like the generic visual image of an ant in my head. The new one looks bad and lame, I immediately had a negative reaction to it.
>>9965433I live in Texas that's overrun by fire antsThe old toy doesn't look more realistic
>>9965434HOW CAN SHE SLAP?>>9965446ah yeah or that. though a backhand is even better. I'LL GIVE YE A TASTE O THE BACK O ME HAND>>9965437>>9965450exactly.>>9965440well once again you have it wrong. While yes, the bigger eyes are not accurate to fire ants (or digging ants in general), they are accurate to SOME ants, and were definitely not a 'deliberately unrealistic' detail. More of a mistake.whereas antennawise.. real ants have much longer antennae than either toy, so the older longer ones are more accurate. I know you want to push this idea that the push for accuracy has ruined these beastformers, but if that is true, it's by complete accident. because the results we're getting, the mistake parts are not more realistic.
>>9965447well blow me down. back in the 90s too, they used cards like this?
>>9965455No offense dude but in the argument between amateur entomologist and "Texas resident" I think I'm going to side with science, even on the amateur level
>>9965455take another lookdo you really think the legacy one is closer?
Was inferno designed as a "fire ant", or just an ant that was colored red for that release? Like how Cheetor wasn't a cheetah specifically, just a cat which was given a cheetah's pattern later on.
>>9965465I'm guessing a red ant
>>9961898Jesus christ, fuck off, retard. If the thread isn't bumping anymore, let it die and start a new one. Wanting to wait until it lands on page 9 is pure fucking autism. There's no rules that state this and nobody is going to join your cause in keeping the maximum distance of pages between two generals. Go outside
>>9965459There seems to be a thing listed on Worthpoint with Buzz Saw's deco, so maybe they got sold off.
>>9965465well given that his name is inferno, at least someone had that on the brain. and the vague look of the head, mandibles, antennae, and thorax kinda bear that out. but it is entirely possible he was made as generic ant with the idea to recolor him.. and they might have, if he hadn't shelfwarmed. i would have bought the hell out of a black oneand this new one, crappy as it looks, I might get its recolor. as long as it's not trying to be inferno, it's not so bad.i don't think anyone back then really thought about species-specific shit with ants. they had to look this stuff up in books, remember
>>9965463why are we even arguing about this? it's fuckin stupid. It's clear that in the Xtreme 90s, they made a sculpt that would look cool over realism. An now, for whatever reason, they have decided that realism is the ticket for homaging a 90s Xtreme-era show. That's what's truly baffling.Beast Wars altmodes were never great about realism. Most of them just tried to look as cool as possible.
>>9962433Megatron, the siege mould is a disproportionate, unbalanced piece of shit
>>9965473This photo of it has legible text.
>>9962553I'm mad that no powerglide toy apart from the xboxhueg universe version has utilised the Gau 8 as a weapon or at least handy vehicle mode weapons storage
>>9965474>i would have bought the hell out of a black onewelcome to the hideously rare Botcon exclusive you will never own!The last one sold for $1700, there is just the box and manual alone now being sold for $999.
>>9965447I want a remake of this guy
>>9965484The repainted teeth with the fangs look really good, it looks like some kind of goth vampire ant
>>9964662Can anyone edit in the king of the hill fence for this image?
>>9965477because what the current designers are doing about 30% of the time is being mongoloids, not copying the source material OR nature. and correctly identifying their mistake (that it's a wrong turn is something we agree on) is key in avoiding that mistake in the future.if you're sick of arguing, so am I. we can just stop, it's cool.>>9965484surprised they didnt keep the two-tone aspect. clear-black can look really gnar, especially if it still had the metallic bits underneath.
>>9965324I'd be fine with that, actually.Chaos Trinity spanning across most size classes for flavor. Core class Bugly, deluxe Mindwipe, and voyager Bludgeon.
>>9965484Imagine the chaos that would happen for sellers if they did a mass-retail reissue of Antagony.
>>9965500shit i'd buy it if it was reasonable.it's still a good toy, with a few flaws. it holds up.
>>9965500I mean, at this point it would probably only cause distress for a handful of people. This was a Botcon 1998 exclusive, that's ages ago. As I noted earlier, there aren't even any for sale anymore, just the box. So the only ones who would be upset would be a few nerds who were hoping to scalp for big bucks someday, and nobody cares about them.>>9965490Totally agreed, some clear smoke plastic mixed in there would have looked great, I'm still happy with it as-is though, the lavender head was the perfect choice on top of all that gloss black. It makes me think of an elder vampire in a suit of armor.
>>9965490Sorry, I said 'we' as in the board collectively, I am >>9965477 and I am not the anon you were arguing with. I'm just a stranger who wants everyone to be chill, it's silly to get angry over toys.
>>9965505>lavendernot really what i'd call that color but yeahlooks more like.. not sure what to call it, like Ivan Ooze's color. super appropriate.
>>9965513 It's lavender
>>9962214>How is it gatekeeping?Because you're trying to dictate the rules of how people should be posting here based on your own autistic preference. If the dude was posting a new general every few pages, then sure he'd need to fuck off. But crying about someone starting a new thread when the old one isn't bumping anymore and is on the tail end of the catalogue is bitch behavior.>>9965489
>>9965531well it's not, but it is a lightish purple. and lavender can vary quite a bit.>>9965534>guy defending goanon was also nice enough to do a photo edit for someoneokay look none of us like this situation, but you can't blame people for trying SOMETHING.
I mean what's better, one maverick doing whatever he wants against the wishes of everyone (explicitly making that his goal), or several people loosely agreeing to some rules that serve a purpose? the slow board is the real enemy. if /toy/ were faster, we wouldn't have this problem. but right now, a thread spends four times more time past bump limit than not. which means if we keep making one every bump limit, we'll have more and more and more threads up.I'm all for some compromise but nobody has been down for that yet.
>>9965534Fuck off nigger faggot tranny get behind my gate and don't come in you're god damn right I'm gatekeeping you and stop making new threads.
>something something /toy/ is a fast board so we need new bumping generalsMultiple times it was shown that that's not even his motivation, sage/report/hide
>>9965569>literally after >>9961862 was made and posted, "dead" thread on page 5 went on for two HUNDRED more posts
>>9965573>literal spiteDon't engage in "buh but need to be bumping I don't know how the catalog works, made up rules on this fast board" made-up dogshit
>>9965474Fire ants have a pretty different look than your typical garden ant like this
>>9965599i disagree? based on >>9965463did I maybe accidentally not save a real fire ant? because when I look at other fire ants, they do seem more elongated and more blade-jawedbut still nothing at all like the new toy. for one thing they seem to be decidedly orange, not red.
>>9965599Ants have such beautiful bodies
>>9965603There's a difference between Fire Ants (which rea native to South America and have made their way as far north as Texas and Nevada) and Red Ants (commonly seen pretty much everywhere). Fire ants are orange with black, have large jaws, and a retractable stinger laced with venom in their abdomen - this venom leaves a severe burning sensation and is what gives them their name.
>>9965625they really are ellygant as fuck.there are even spiders who are doing their best ant impression and trying to fit inand not just one or two, like a bunch of different ones try it out. you just put your forelegs up on your head like a little kid pretending to have feelers... you'd think the smell would be the hardest thing to fake though.>>9965631well that still wouldnt be too hard to make a good Inferno out of. it's the same basic idea as the red ant's body, just seems to have more of a waist and a smaller abdomen.I guess I can see a few cues from that in the new toy, the jaw shape kinda.
>>9965603>did I maybe accidentally not save a real fire ant?Given this pic, that's possible
>/toy/ - Entomology
>>9965631The overall proportions are definitely different from the new Inferno, even ignoring color things. Wonder if they will show the ant used as reference for him.
>>9965641I mean it's better that than coping about not being able to find Speedia figs.
>>9964999shouldn't she be called Womanterror now?
>>9965692There are females called maneaters, so maybe not.
>>9965634oh fuck methanks google image search.I like the idea of inferno having a longer waist because then his rotor jet thingy would be on a posable post, not just awkwardly facing assward.yeah I'm really tempted to just fully redesign inferno here..
>>9965692lol womantis sounds like a venture bros villain
>>9965692No, just mansterror
so basically inferno was based on a carpenter antthat's acceptable. I'd kind of be okay with just sticking with that. it's a handsome ant, I love the rostrum.
>>9965719Male Carpenter Ants can actually fly, too, while actual Fire Ants can't. Kinda fits with Inferno, though he's got a rocket booster instead of wings.
>>9965742man fire ants spread really well for not having winged malesdo they pull off any crazy army ant shenanigans where they form big interlinked living webs of ants?
wait, do carpenter ants do anthills too? because we saw an anthill near inferno's stasis pod didn't we
>>9965719John Carpenter's The Predacon.
>>9965749Oh yes. They're also known to take down large animals by swarming en masse, crawling into whatever orifices they can reach, and injecting their venom through thousands of stings from the inside until their victim is dead. They're terrifying, and accidentally disturbing a Fire Ant hive is a good way to die horribly.>>9965761No. They're called 'Carpenter' ants specifically because they tunnel into trees and wood to build their hives.
>>9965779okay that's what i thought. similar to carpenter bees n suchwell that's a mistake then if there was an anthill in the show.. but a pretty fucking minor one. and i might be misremembering the anthill thingalso it's oldtimey ants, they could have changed a little.
>>9965785It was probably there as visual shorthand for "ant", not something specific about the animal he scanned for altmode.
>>9965513>>9965531>>9965541It's not the color of the actual flowers, but it is close to what most products and people refer to as lavender. If you wanna get more specific, I think it leans toward periwinkle.
>>9965785right, we have absolutely know idea what sort of ants were around in prehistoric timesbut also, I think it was just a case of the canadians behind the show and the japanese designing the toys literally having never seen fire ants before.It was probably just a color swap of a pretty common asian black ant
>>9965798another name for periwinkle is lavender blue
>>9965799That is a big ant.
Ant's are pretty cool
>>9965838why are those two ants in the corner having sex
>>9965843FOR THE COLOLONY OF COURSE!!
>>9965843They are both girls so it is okay
Nyeah heh heh!
>>9965798well that's the odd thing yeah, it's on the bluer side of purple, whereas lavender is often associated with the pinker side, even though that is more accurately lilac. You could call it a mixture of lavender and periwinkle but it's still a bit darker than either. colorshit is annoying to pin down.>>9965799hmm the head and abdomen are about right.. but that is one massive fucking thoracic hump.
>>9965854oh jeez a different kind of swordfighting than usual>>9965856haha he looks like that meme face
>>9965885I think it's like this anon said>>9965474They probably just didn't have great references
>>9965948I think that anon is right toobecause he's me and I always think I'm right. for some reason people seem to have a problem with that. Like by definition, you have to think what you think is right... or it's not what you think. now it's what you don't think. which means once again you think you're right.
>>9965978This will be gibberish to some anons but not me.I get it. Why wouldn't you always be at least reasonably sure you were right? To do otherwise is to be wrong, intentionally.
>>9965541I don't really know much about the goanon drama so fuck him either way, but starting a new thread once the old one isn't bumping anymore should be fine. I'd blame the autistic reaction of starting a 3rd thread after 2nd one is posted because they can't stand the one that was started before their self imagined time limit. That's retarded. Case in point: >>9965549
>>9966022you can't possibly not see through that blatantly obvious false flag.
I think it'll be pretty interesting to see the comparison of the transformation scheme of the core vs voyager
>>9966293The core class figure certainly looks a lot more impressive given the price point.
>>9966294Yeah, but honestly the voyager price point has gotten a bit strange.It used to be 65% more than a deluxeThen it was 50%Now it's what... 40%? 35%?No wonder they're making them basically complex deluxes.
>>9966293Does that have a ab crunch?
Yo some stupid tard made another thread already be sure to report it as spam >>9966431
I guess this thread dies now then. Anyone who wants a goanon thread goes to >>9966431 and anyone who wants a slower one uses >>9964375
Post bots you really want to see in the reissue line.
>>9966738I don't understand the point of this one
>>9966734I didn't even make that one, silly.
>>9966754I have the Armada version of this mold, he's pretty cool.>>9966752Based. Claw Jaw is a lot of fun.
>>9966816Shut it kikeboy.>>9966833Any noteworthy flaws with either of them?
>>9966801It was something in Beast Wars 2, I'm sure someone more knowledgable can explain it.
>>9966801It's a frickin' shark with a frickin' laser attached to its frickin' head
>>9966838Cyberpunk dinobot, lol
>>9966836Claw Jaw is pretty great, no real problems if you like how he looks.Terrorsaur lacks bicep swivels, that aside once again what you see is what you get.
>>9966882That's pretty good then, Claw Jaw is one of my favourite BW designs
>>9966888And let's not forget this guy.
New thread: >>9964375 >>9964375 >>9964375 >>9964375(which is actually the current one which you stupid fucks should have been using in the first place)
>>9966893Nah, the new thread is>>9966431>>9966431>>9966431
>>9966737>so it's half elephant half orca?>yeah>why does it have dinosaur feet?>well you see, uh, in the jungle->why does it have buck teeth?not really a shock this design was stolen from its designer without paying him
>>9966838This set of figures is basically a prototype Transmetal 2. Its funny how Takara and Hasbro would keep cross referencing eachother with the beast lines>BW loosely based on JP designs like Guyver and Mircroman>HasKenner does BW with them, Takara makes their own Beast figures for BWII>HasKen sees Galvatron and the cyborg beasts in BWII, coopts the sparkcrystals and hybrid beasts bot Transmetal IIs>Takara sees the Transmetals they're making have three modes, uses that for BW Neo, Magamatron is a big fuzor>Hasbro takes the Beasts vs MAchines setup of BWII for Beast Machines>Takara sees Hasbro wants new vehicleformers, start making their own, also make Gigatron who's like a blent of Transmetal/Beast Machines aesthetics
So I saw Override at Walmart today, when can I expect Armada Starscream or RED Prime Prime