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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:32 pm

The G2 Starscream is a pretty solid match for that hot-pink USA version. The only thing it lacked was the camo stickers. Maybe ReproLabels will come through with some of those.

Our G2 lineup could stand for a Starscream, since we already have a G2 Ramjet, Megatron, Prime, Jazz...

Oh yeah, and I'd love to see a mainstream G2 Classics Sideswipe release. :sad:
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:53 pm

gothsaurus wrote:The G2 Starscream is a pretty solid match for that hot-pink USA version. The only thing it lacked was the camo stickers. Maybe ReproLabels will come through with some of those.

Our G2 lineup could stand for a Starscream, since we already have a G2 Ramjet, Megatron, Prime, Jazz...

Oh yeah, and I'd love to see a mainstream G2 Classics Sideswipe release. :sad:


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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby helli0n » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:09 pm

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I just want that box for the Seekers I already have. :lol:
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:23 pm

Whaaaaa. How did I never notice that those two had inverted color schemes on screamer's head!? :BOOM: Stop blowing my MIND!!!

And you're right. comparing the three, ole G2 starscream does indeed have very white head sides and black face.

Cripes, I'm gonna repaint my Classics head to match... and do some camo wings. :-?
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby NTESHFT » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:40 pm

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I may be a sucker for the seekers, but this one I'll pass on. I already have those from Hasbro (including the second Starscream, with coronation outfit), and the Henkie ghost of Starscream. No need in buying them again. Now if they would get around to a Sunstorm............
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:51 pm

My favorite was actually that lavender seeker. I'd been wanting one of those since DAY ONE when I watched that three-part debut show. Come on Hasbro. They're troop builders!!! Heck. They could issue a box set with each seeker mold as a lavender guy, and I'd buy them again.

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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby XDMan » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:04 pm

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Looks expensive, but so goddamn awesome! Anyway:

Seekers, superior.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby r3devi7 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:36 pm

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Literally just finished the Org. 3 Mp Seekers today... Guess I have something new to pursue. Awaiting pics!
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Stormrider » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:06 pm

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Hasbro really has butchered the concept of collecting exclusives. What is the point for collectors to buy exclusives if similar ones will be released later?
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby craggy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:25 pm

I'd be tempted. If the price isn't ridiculous, and Ramjet and Skywarp are nice, and Starscream is more like the Universe or Henkei ones than the original Classics release. Pretty happy with my Gen Dirge, Thurst and Cracker. If they're all pretty toon accurate, I might bite.

Wouldn't mind a set of generic purple/lavender Seekers as well. Hasbro's done troop builder multipacks in the GI Joe and Star Wars lines for years. Admittedly there are less opportunities in the TF franchise (the WFC and FOC games notwithstanding) but there are the plain Seekers, Rainmakers maybe, Junkions (c'mon, there's at least 3 head molds, knock up a couple more and get it on!) and maybe even Autotroopers in the form of the Universe Prowl mold, or RTS Jazz. A new Sharkticon wouldn't go amiss either.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:56 pm

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I'd take some of that. Like you say, this is a cool idea, but given the prevalence of this Seeker mold over the last few years how desirable would this set be? Chances are collectors are only missing one or two of these characters. Is it worth coughing up for all six? A Rainmakers set, add in Slipstream, Sunstorm and someone else and I'd be all over it.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby warzon3 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:33 pm

Wow this has my interest...But this would have to be just right for me to pull the trigger on.

I have the original 3 seekers, which I'm not proud to say are all KO's... actually my Henkei KO's look really good, and probably more cartoon accurate over the Hasbro versions.... however I'd love to own officials, and also I missed out on all 3 of the the Coneheads.

If I were to get these, 2 things would have to happen.

First they would have to be somehow more show accurate than the Henkei ones. My Scream looks good, but some of the paint apps throw it off a bit from the show. Secondly the price has to be right.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:35 pm

Wow. A g1 slipstream from the seeker mold would be amazing. I wish a third party would make something amazing. Head chest arms legs waist ... I'd buy it!
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:17 pm

I'd love a Classics Slipstream based on the usual Seeker mold. But it'd really have to be almost entirely remolded. The only things I can see them really preserving are the null rays. the nosecone (save for the head part), the back, and the thrusters. They'd have to copy the back of the legs and rely on a lot of relief work to give her a remotely feminine look while retaining the vehicle mode. Bit it may be possible since most of the body is stuck inder the jet.

This would be a pretty cool set, if that's what it is. I already have all the figures, but this is heads and tails better than getting KOs. And it's good timing since said KOs aren't quite as prevelant as they used to be.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:18 pm

sorry, double post
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby noctorro » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:52 am

I'll get the set if they are sturdier then the floppy sickly expensive Henkei seekerbros I got a few years ago.

Still haven't gotten the last 2 coneheads.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Seibertron » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:55 am

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Well that's awesome. Here's hoping for a Sunstorm, Rainmakers and a pair of generic seekers for a repaint set.

This might be the most used/repainted mold yet in Transformers history!
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:25 am

Yeah, considering the Botcon set, Hasbro and Takara releases... plus KO Toys Sunstorms, Rainmakers, Toxic Rainmakers, Clone Seeker, chrome versions... Yeah, this has to be the MOST used mold ever.

Can anyone confirm that? I'd also rule out flat reissues. They put out G1 Optimus prime every couple years. :-p Talking about repaints and redecos here.

Maybe Bruticus comes in a close second, maybe? Hmmmmm.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Seibertron » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:52 am

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gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, considering the Botcon set, Hasbro and Takara releases... plus KO Toys Sunstorms, Rainmakers, Toxic Rainmakers, Clone Seeker, chrome versions... Yeah, this has to be the MOST used mold ever.

Can anyone confirm that? I'd also rule out flat reissues. They put out G1 Optimus prime every couple years. :-p Talking about repaints and redecos here.

Maybe Bruticus comes in a close second, maybe? Hmmmmm.


Bruticus doesn't come close (though it's in the top 10).

I own 20 official Hasbro and Takara Tomy uses of the Starscream/Ramjet mold. Would love to get Sunstorm out of all of this one day.

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If they had been really smart with this set, they would have done a cross set where it was Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp paired up with 3 new Seekers and a separate set with Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust along with Sunstorm and 2 others.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:53 am

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Seibertron wrote:Well that's awesome. Here's hoping for a Sunstorm, Rainmakers and a pair of generic seekers for a repaint set.

This might be the most used/repainted mold yet in Transformers history!


I wouldn't say they're used that much.

And if they are used that much, it is a pretty cool mold, in their defense.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Seibertron » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:54 am

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
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Seibertron wrote:Well that's awesome. Here's hoping for a Sunstorm, Rainmakers and a pair of generic seekers for a repaint set.

This might be the most used/repainted mold yet in Transformers history!


I wouldn't say they're used that much.

And if they are used that much, it is a pretty cool mold, in their defense.


They're definitely used that much. Check out the picture that I posted in my previous post.

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gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, considering the Botcon set, Hasbro and Takara releases... plus KO Toys Sunstorms, Rainmakers, Toxic Rainmakers, Clone Seeker, chrome versions... Yeah, this has to be the MOST used mold ever.

Can anyone confirm that? I'd also rule out flat reissues. They put out G1 Optimus prime every couple years. :-p Talking about repaints and redecos here.

Maybe Bruticus comes in a close second, maybe? Hmmmmm.


Bruticus doesn't come close (though it's in the top 10).

I own 20 official Hasbro and Takara Tomy uses of the Starscream/Ramjet mold. Would love to get Sunstorm out of all of this one day.

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If they had been really smart with this set, they would have done a cross set where it was Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp paired up with 3 new Seekers and a separate set with Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust along with Sunstorm and 2 others.


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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:45 pm

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You get them earlier I guess?

I dunno, I personally hate exclusives, it's just an excuse to charge three times the price for the same amount of plastic.

As for this set, it's still cool for those that want it. I definitely don't need it. Judging by the pic it looks like the original three are based on their Henkei paint jobs but without the chrome.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:27 pm

Yeah, losing the chrome is actually a HUGE plus IMHO. Not to mention show-accurate decos... I hated the lightening deco on Thrust.
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby RAcast » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:21 pm

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So. Many. Seekers. xD I knew it'd been used a lot, but TWENTY times!? Wow! :shock:
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Re: Asian Excluive Classics Seekers.

Postby Rated X » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:08 pm

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Owning about 33 versions of this mold (Hasbro,Takara,CHMS) I am a sucker for seekers. But Im not wasting $150-$200 on a set just to have the "no chrome" option as a varriant. If e-bay dealers break up the set, I might consider Thrust and Dirge if they dont have annoying graphics on the wings.
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