Transformers Thread 2.0


#201

Hasbro site has WFC Springer up for pre-order.

All the others are as well (Omega Supreme, Jetfire, Mirage)


#202

I hate vertical videos, but check out the features of the new Jetfire (Skyfire). Siege is basically becoming MP lite.


#203

Hell yeah!! Finally a PROPER and well-designed G1 Springer figure!

Poor Springer kinda left out of the party lately.


#204

I think this is great if what you want is a G1 representation of Springer. As a figure, the previous Generations Springer is one of the best Voyagers ever released. Personally, I wish the Generations line would go more towards stylized interpretations of characters than G1 2.0. I won’t say that this stuff doesn’t look good, but given that MP and Generations are going for G1 accuracy, there isn’t a whole lot for variance for people that collect both.


#205

Not to step on your toes Optimus124,but here’s a landscape version of your video.


#206

and better quality. I saw the camera in the shot on occasion, so figured someone caught it proper.

Thanks!

I am really intrigued by this one. I really wonder if some of the characters developed here will carry over into the MP line.

Not sure why they don’t call him Skyfire though.


#207

Is anyone collecting any of the movie lines (Studio Series or MPM)? It’s strange that even though I don’t like many of the designs in the franchise, they look impressive as figures. The upcoming MPM Megatron is a really impressive sculpt.


#208

I’ve got some Studio Series figures. Blackout and Grimlock are my favorites. As far as MPMs, I have Barricade, with MPM-3 Bumblebee on preorder. MPM Jazz looks interesting, I might pick him up. Also have BB movie Optimus on preorder. The mix of G1 and Bayformer is really interesting.

I also like model cars and planes, and the movie toys kinda scratch that itch.

The last figure I picked up was Sideswipe. Such a clean looking figure imo.


#209

I really don’t want to go down the slippery slope of the MPM releases, but these sculpts work insanely well. All I have now are Prime and Barricade and really like both releases. I didn’t get the Camaro Bee because it’s frankly the wrong shade of yellow. Apparently MP Ironhide is fine as long as you don’t move the arms. With a lot of the Studio Series line coming out, I can easily see many of those characters coming down the line. The two I am waiting for are MPM Sideswipe and the Prime from “Bumblebee”.

Not gonna lie, if they do a G1 inspired deco for MPM Sideswipe, I’ll double dip. The only time I have bought a recolor (outside of the seekers) are MP-10 (got MP10, MP-10B, and YOTH) and with the MP Tracks mold. I got Tracks, Road Rage, and Loud Pedal, with Loud Pedal having the best deco among the three.


#210

Just scored a reissue Prime for $25 in the FB group. I’m perfectly OK with that.


#211

Which reissue? The new one from Wal-Mart or an older one with trailer?


#212

Walmart version. Without the trailer, that’s a fair price.


#213

Pre-owned i’m guessing? With or without the box?

Edit: nevermind. I remembered you’re one of those anti-box types :wink:

Double-edit: Also it seems like this Prime may not have been the hot seller Hasbro hoped. I always see a decent amount of Prime’s warming the shelves.


#214

New MISB. I’ll toss the box once I get it :stuck_out_tongue:


#215

New for $25? Damn this IS a good price!

And…WTF. Toss the box?! Have you no respect for the franchise :open_mouth::disappointed_relieved:


#216

I love the figures not the boxes :smiley:

Once I saw the post on FB I figured that since I don’t have a G1, it’d be OK to grab it at that price.


#217

You should love BOTH, sir! :disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved:

Won’t someone think of the boxes :grey_question: :grey_question: :grey_exclamation:


#218

G1 2.0 is precisely the reason these recent lines have been so badass. Earlier classics & Universe stuff was kinda cool but, i never liked the change-up. And compared to the recent great stuff we’ve had, those early CHUG lines are forgettable.

Classics “Nerf gun” Megatron & Prime were neat but, don’t measure up to stuff like POTP Optimus & CW Megatron. Same with stuff like Classics Kup Vs Titans Return Kup.

The same will no doubt ring true for CHUG Jetfire & Springer, Versus these new releases.


#219

I completely agree with you. The G1 2.0 is getting folks excited for the collection, but that too will fade in time. I wouldn’t call the CHUG line forgettable. Many figures in that line are frankly way ahead of their time (e.g. RTS Jazz). Nerf Megatron was a meh figure, but it took Siege Prime (which I do own) for people to actually replace the 2007 mold. POTP Prime was a great toy, but in terms of scale on a CHUG display, it left little to be desired. Now that Star Convoy retool coming would have been the proper way to design it from the jump. I believe that POTP Prime would have been better suited to have been Powermaster Prime than the one that we got in Titans Return.

Springer will be a hard one because it’s aesthetically so different. Even then, that figure is one of the best released CHUGs ever produced. Jetfire is a completely different story. The previous Generations (leader class) mold was a lazy Transformer in and of itself, but it also wanted to be an homage to the G1 design. At least with the Springer, they committed to the aesthetic and made a excellent figure in the process. Personally, the Classics Kup is a far more interesting figure than TR Kup. It would not surprise me if there is a WFC version of the figure coming.


#220

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