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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby wolverinetodd » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:44 pm

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necr0blivion wrote:Awesome galleries! I think Skids and Rhinox are the best looking figures out of these sets, and glad that Cosmos and Swerve are also getting a place.

Doubledealer was a surprise, but from these pictures it looks like the mold still suffers the problems with Blitzwing: nose-cone doesn't fit in properly in jet mode and shoulder doesn't pop in all the way in robot-mode. Is it too late to tell Hasbro about these issues, or do they even care?


When has Hasbro ever listened to us commoners on such issues? :-? But surely by now they are aware of the shoulders-not-locking-into-place issue and have addressed it before they release Double Dealer. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Stormrider » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:45 pm

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I am not digging this mold for Double Dealer and the coloring is off. I think a missle launching vehicle fits him better than a tank and a plane.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Arctorro » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:18 pm

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Evil_the_Nub wrote:I'm pretty disappointed with Doubledealer. I was hoping he'd show up in the Generations line, but not as a repaint. Everything else looks awesome though.


I feeling the same way about Doubledealer.
Unless Doubledealer gets the same level of retooling as Sandstorm I'll be passing as well. They did something great with Sandstorm then dropped this half arsed thing on us shortly afterwards, typical Hasbro :BANG_HEAD:


They should've kept the face swapping gimmick. He could've switched between a robot face and a bird face depending on which side he was working for.
Doubledealer is the one that really needs that gimmick, shame =;
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:12 pm

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RiddlerJ wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I'm pretty disappointed with Doubledealer. I was hoping he'd show up in the Generations line, but not as a repaint. Everything else looks awesome though.


I feeling the same way about Doubledealer.
Unless Doubledealer gets the same level of retooling as Sandstorm I'll be passing as well. They did something great with Sandstorm then dropped this half arsed thing on us shortly afterwards, typical Hasbro :BANG_HEAD:


They should've kept the face swapping gimmick. He could've switched between a robot face and a bird face depending on which side he was working for.
Doubledealer is the one that really needs that gimmick, shame =;
And maybe Punch/Counterpunch. Or Sideways.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby warzon3 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:24 pm

THis is kinda the wrong forum, but why is Takara Hoist up for preorder, but Hasbro Hoist isn't up yet?
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby stevescustoms » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:07 pm

I love the Beast Wars molds. Rhinox ans Waspinator look awesome.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby synapse » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:04 am

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I never thought I would ever feel like buying any BW related figures (well, except Lio Convoy if there was a REALLY good one for him, as I love his design), but I'm really digging both Waspinator and Rhinox.

Skids looks great, comic-accurate enough, I just hope it's not so tiny and "full of hollow" as recent Generations/FoC releases. I didn't buy a single official figure this year because of that :(

Doubledealer looks nice, just... not Doubledealer.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:34 pm

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Really think they should have made Blitzwing into Flywheels instead of Doubledealer.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:35 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Really think they should have made Blitzwing into Flywheels instead of Doubledealer.


I thought the same. But Doubledealer does look appetizing...
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:10 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Really think they should have made Blitzwing into Flywheels instead of Doubledealer.


I thought the same. But Doubledealer does look appetizing...


And G1 Doubledealer happens to be be one of my favourite toys. :x
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Stormrider » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:13 pm

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synapse wrote:I never thought I would ever feel like buying any BW related figures (well, except Lio Convoy if there was a REALLY good one for him, as I love his design), but I'm really digging both Waspinator and Rhinox.

Skids looks great, comic-accurate enough, I just hope it's not so tiny and "full of hollow" as recent Generations/FoC releases. I didn't buy a single official figure this year because of that :(

Doubledealer looks nice, just... not Doubledealer.


Am I the only one that thinks that Doubledealer would have made a better repaint as Overlord, just paint the jet black?
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:24 pm

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Stormrider wrote:Am I the only one that thinks that Doubledealer would have made a better repaint as Overlord, just paint the jet black?
That mold would do Overlord some serious injustice.

But it is begging to be made into Flywheels. ;)
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:41 pm

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Stormrider wrote:Am I the only one that thinks that Doubledealer would have made a better repaint as Overlord, just paint the jet black?
That mold would do Overlord some serious injustice.

But it is begging to be made into Flywheels. ;)


I would have kinda liked to see it as Overlord, but I understand the injustices it would do for him.

But yeah, I'm still surprised they turned down an obvious Flywheels redeco for Doubledealer. Could even retain the head (face-changing gimmick would probably have to be a no-go).
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby padfoo » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:58 pm

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby leakin' lubricant » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:34 am

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:35 am

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I saw Doubledealer and was really annoyed at the loss of the Decepticon beast mode, so I played around with Gen. Blitzwing some and came up with a kind of Gerwalk-type beast mode. I think it works OK and will work better because Generations Doubledealer has that awesome shark mouth and eyes painted on the nosecone. The main issue is the tiny wings. What do you guys think?

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:44 am

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:45 am

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It looks okay, probably something I'd never come up with, but it's original

Personally, I'm not too bothered by Doubledealer's loss of his beast mode: the jet mode, in my opinion, makes up for it. It's especially a nice touch how they added the classic shark-face deco as an homage (sorta) to the bird mode.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:07 am

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Sabrblade wrote:I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead. :P

LOL it does look a lot like a Penguin! Back to the drawing board I guess :-B
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:13 am

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leakin' lubricant wrote:Am I the only one not feeling Cosmos? He looks a bit to gangly to me, also his fists look oversized.

He's not perfect but beats the iGear version with ease :)
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Stormrider » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:41 am

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Banjo-Tron wrote:I saw Doubledealer and was really annoyed at the loss of the Decepticon beast mode, so I played around with Gen. Blitzwing some and came up with a kind of Gerwalk-type beast mode. I think it works OK and will work better because Generations Doubledealer has that awesome shark mouth and eyes painted on the nosecone. The main issue is the tiny wings. What do you guys think?

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Overall, I think it's the wrong mold for Doubledealer.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:07 am

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Banjo-Tron wrote:I saw Doubledealer and was really annoyed at the loss of the Decepticon beast mode, so I played around with Gen. Blitzwing some and came up with a kind of Gerwalk-type beast mode. I think it works OK and will work better because Generations Doubledealer has that awesome shark mouth and eyes painted on the nosecone. The main issue is the tiny wings. What do you guys think?

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If that had feathered wings and a beak it would look like something official.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:49 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead. :P

LOL it does look a lot like a Penguin! Back to the drawing board I guess :-B
No, I meant I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead of what you've got there.

This is Penguin Mode:

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:48 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead. :P

LOL it does look a lot like a Penguin! Back to the drawing board I guess :-B
No, I meant I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead of what you've got there.

This is Penguin Mode:

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Ha ha, that's awesome!
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:36 pm

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Wow, looking at those pics, looks like Blitzwing is an awesomely complicated toy! :D
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