Megs for pres wrote:I have a few questions about this set guys.
First, What is the distribution on the figures? Do they come in their own wave? Ive seen everyt other new figure except for the combaticons and was wondering if Im missing them,or what.
They're all together in the second wave of FOC deluxes along with FOC Optimus Prime.
Second What is the deal with the G2 Colored figures? Are they available retail?
Select retailers: Amazon and Big Bad Toy Store. I think Amazon's sold out and you'd have to get it through resellers there. They are sold only altogether as Bruticus.
I ask because as I said, I have yet to even see the G1 esque wave yet and since I despise the G2 colors I hope Ive not missed the originals.
Calling the Hasbro wide retail release "G1-esque" would be generous. The colors on a few of the Combaticons vaguely resemble their G1 colors; but the colors are uniformly brighter and more garish.
SDCC Bruticus is the only Hasbro release that comes reasonably close to the colors of the Combaticons in the Fall of Cybertron game. The Takara release of the Combaticons is similarly accurate, but with metallic paint.
With the exception of Vortex, the in-game colors tend to resemble the G1 colors of the Combaticons (though in some cases just vaguely). Oddly, the "G2" variant of FOC Vortex probably comes closest to his G1 colors. (But even then, not very.)
Lastly, does anyone anticipate that the 3rd party folks will release a fixer upper set for this brut like they did the dndrgon bots?
Hard to say what the 3rd-party folks will decide to pick up. But it's gotten to be a pretty active space recently; so it could happen. I suspect the most effective improvement would be to replace Onslaught with a Voyager-sized figure.