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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:07 pm

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I was finally able to get my hands on a Hotspot last night. Funny thing, I was totally not expecting it. The week before, I wen in there looking for it, but nada, There were 3 Springers on the shelf,and I said if they were still there, I would get one. I went in last night to get him, but found Hotspot instead. No Springer, though....go figure.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Wolfman Jake » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:11 pm

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Keep checking back for Springer. I'm almost certain you won't be disappointed with him. He looks great standing along side Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, and Wreck-Gar on my Classics shelves :) I hope we get a classics Arcee at some point, as well as a better attempt at a Classics Ultra Magnus. "Whitewash" Optimus Prime doesn't cut it.

Of the Voyagers, Hot Spot is definately my favorite. The new head sculpt is much appreciated and the colors are sharp. It's almost ridculous how much mileage Hasbro (and TFCC) hasve gotten out of this mold. One size fits all firetrucks...and cranes, I guess?

I was surpised with how much I like Powerdive as well. He's a great G2 character update, without needing vibrant "neon" paint applications. The mold works well, way better than it did as movieverse Highbrow, a figure I had previously, but sold along with most of the rest of my movie collection. The poor handling of the DOTM figures soured me on the movie franchise. I didn't appreciate the mold nearly as much then as I do now.

The least interesting is, unfortunately, G2 Megatron. I LOVE the headsculpt. It's a masterpiece and captures Megatron's personality so well. The problem is that the Bludgeon mold, while quite awesome, doesn't work here. Megatron isn't a samurai. It's an interesting take on Megatron, but it's not G2 Megatron. He needs GUNS, not swords. Has anyone found any clever alternate transformations or mods to get his tank cannon pointing foward in robot mode?
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby xyl360 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:21 pm

I just got my Powerdive in today from Amazon. I love this mold and the new paint job really looks spiffy. I really dig the shark deco on the cockpit.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Nutimus Prime » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:26 pm

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After watching G1 with my daughter she fell in love with a few characters, Blurr and Wheelie in particular. And especially anybody in the 86 movie. I was soooo happy to finally snag Springer and Wheelie a couple weeks back fresh from a case. I think they look great and she recognized them easily. Had to put them in the closet for Xmas tho lol.

I just have to keep looking for the rest of the G1 updates. Those characters she really likes and I started my collection a bit late so having to acquire RTS, Generations, etc. secondhand.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Diem » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:00 pm

The hilarious part is that if you went back in time by about 7-8 years and told Transfans that there would be an incredibly popular line made up ENTIRELY OF REPAINTS you would get laughed out of the building.

In truth I love Swerve's colours and Springer's headsculpt, and I look forward to my Powerdive and Hot Spot.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:08 pm

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Diem wrote:The hilarious part is that if you went back in time by about 7-8 years and told Transfans that there would be an incredibly popular line made up ENTIRELY OF REPAINTS you would get laughed out of the building.


So you're saying Universe 1.0 from 2003 wasn't popular at all?
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby RhA » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:09 pm

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Diem wrote:The hilarious part is that if you went back in time by about 7-8 years and told Transfans that there would be an incredibly popular line made up ENTIRELY OF REPAINTS you would get laughed out of the building.

In truth I love Swerve's colours and Springer's headsculpt, and I look forward to my Powerdive and Hot Spot.


Not if you would tell us that they would be exclusive to Asia (initially) and represent GEEWUN characters.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Diem » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:16 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Diem wrote:The hilarious part is that if you went back in time by about 7-8 years and told Transfans that there would be an incredibly popular line made up ENTIRELY OF REPAINTS you would get laughed out of the building.


So you're saying Universe 1.0 from 2003 wasn't popular at all?

I couldn't say how popular it was because it wasn't popular enough to get released in my country. :lol:
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:47 pm

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I have the Deluxe and Voyager lines. And I rather love them. As for g2 megatron, I don't think there's a way to get the barrel pointing forward without massive kitbashing.

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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby tmk9883 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:31 pm

I snagged Powerdive today. Forgot how much better the older figures are made and the paint scheme really pops. Didnt see Hot Spot though. Im guessing they come in a 4 pack of 2 Megatrons and one each of Powerdive and Hot Spot. I also picked up Megatron because he was there. On the fence of keeping him though. Head just doest match the body and I dont have much in way of G2 figures (the ones I do are Decepticons and I just keep them with the classics to fill the ranks so to speack). I have Hedgemon for my Classics so G2 Megs is kinda a loner at this point.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:02 pm

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You're correct. The Voyager case assortment is 1xHotspot, 1xPowerdive, and 2xMegatron. The second Megatron takes the place of the canceled Brawn figure. It's too bad that Hasbro couldn't have split that fourth vacant spot in the assortment among the three figures, producing some cases with an extra Hotspot or Powerdive to even out the character distribution. I have a feeling Megatron will be a shelfwarmer.

Speaking of Megatron, I too am not overly satisfied with this figure of him. However, I think the head sculpt is actually the best part! The expression on his face is priceless, and the colors on the head and face match his first G2 release perfectly.

I haven't seen a lot of talk yet about the smaller size classes in this group of exclusive figures, so I'll offer some thougths now. For the scout class, Sandstorm is pretty solid. The mold is a good one from the ROTF line, but the alt mode doesn't snap together too tightly. He also has a bit of the "gorilla" problem with arms that are too long for his height. Otherwise, the movieverse details don't detract too terribly from the "Classics" vibe. The colors and head sculpt work well, even though, again, we're getting a G1 triple changer limited to just one alt mode. With that said, Hasbro chose well picking the dune buggy mode of the two possibilities. Brawl works quite well. The mold evokes his G1 alt mode AND bot mode very well. A new head would have been nice, but I kind of dig the paint job they did to at least evoke the cartoon character model. There isn't that much else to say, really. Dead End (aka, Wildrider) is great. The scout Breakdown modle from ROTF was already very Classics-esque, except again for the ape arms. Finally, I'm surprised by how much I like Laserbeak. The paint aps are perfect, and he looks very much like a cybertronian version of his G1 self. I have mine displayed with my WFC/FOC Decepticons. I suggest leaving him in alt mode with his feet deployed for the best effect.

As for the legends/legion class figures, not much can be said. If you like this size class, these are all good molds with good alternate paint aps to represent these different characters at a smaller scale. The added "Cyberverse" weapons are quite nice as well. Yeah, Motormaster is again an Optimus repaint for some reason, but what are you gonna do? Hasbro doesn't seem too interested in making a unique truck mold that isn't Optimus Prime. If you dont' like this size class, these probably won't sell you on them anyway.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Nemesis Destron » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:57 am

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I didn't want to start a new thread so I think this one will do nicely. I feel as of late when it comes to the Voyagers Megatron is the current BB of this line. There seems to be plenty to go around at every local store I have been to. It's no surprise to me really even though his alt-mode is cool looking I think HasTak should have gone a different route...IMO.

I knew Swerve was cool from the first pics we saw but he is 10x cooler in hand all! I think for those that have doubt and haven't found him yet you might have a second POV. Just last night I went to a local TRU and spotted Springer and I sorta felt like some do towards Swerve but the moment I had the item in my hand I stared and stared and it just grew on me then and there. Even though I have issues with the feet for this mold and I already own Botcon Springer I was sold. So I think I'm good on this line including Hot Spot and Laserbeak (love this mold). I really hope it is successful enough for HasTak to consider moving forward with this line or something similar. :PRAY:

The majority have it right in that these TFs hold a sense of value and quality that seems to be lacking from most of the new TFs now and as we move forward possibly. C'mon HasTak hint, hint...'nuff said! :VEHI:
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Shadowstream » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:55 am

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To me Swerve was always that poor sod who always ended up as a bright red repaint of some other mold for the sake of just having another repaint, and at first that's all I could think about wen I saw Kup was getting that treatment. Then I started reading MTMTE, and his character grew on me, but I kept looking back at the toy with the same feeling on my mind as before. In the end I picked him up... and my feeling still hasn't changed. Yeah, he's still a more substantial piece of plastic than any of the other deluxes made this year, but as far as I can tell I just picked up a red Kup with a weird noggin and I still feel empty...

Cliffjumper... surprised me. I thought I'd be on the fence about which shelf to display something that aesthetically polarizing, but I've found he doesn't look that off on my neo-g1 shelf as I thought he would, especially in place of WFC Cliff.

Megatron... well I'm not big on the idea of using the Bludgeon mold since he has no cannons in bot mode, and quite frankly I thought his face sculpt was ridiculous. In the end I grabbed him anyway since he's both another Megatron to put on my shelf, and a G2 homage... which reminds me, I forgot to grab a Powerdive :BANG_HEAD:

Everything else was a pass. I love RTS Jazz's mold but hate Wheelie, already have Defender as my Springer, Hot Spot as a non-combiner torso is a no-no and that face is too sinister looking for a Protectobot leader, I don't collect legends, and none of the scouts really grabbed me.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby SJ21 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:45 pm

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I recently got Wheelie and Springer. I like both figures a lot. I did not have a Springer (I didn't think either of the old molds really did the character justice). I love the paint job on Wheelie. He really pops on the shelf.

I haven't seen Hot Spot at retail yet. I really like the new head sculpt they are using for him. I have the Titanium Hot Spot on the Classics shelf, but I will be very happy to replace him.

I don't want any of the other characters. Lazerbeak was a maybe for me, but they are making all of the minions to fit FOC Soundwave and I am getting all of those. I don't want to have Lazerbeak being out of scale.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby burning_sirius » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:26 am

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I really dig Brawl. He is a cool either G1 version or Micromaster version of Brawn. One could of wished for a different head, but the paint kind of implies a 'faceplate' of sorts.
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby craggy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:36 am

burning_sirius wrote:I really dig Brawn. He is a cool either G1 version or Micromaster version of Brawn. One could of wished for a different head, but the paint kind of implies a 'faceplate' of sorts.

Brawl?
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Re: GDO Transformers Generations Asian Market Imports - A Pleasant Surprise

Postby burning_sirius » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:46 pm

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craggy wrote:
burning_sirius wrote:I really dig Brawn. He is a cool either G1 version or Micromaster version of Brawn. One could of wished for a different head, but the paint kind of implies a 'faceplate' of sorts.

Brawl?


Yes, I read Brawn in this post then misspelled it. Ugh. I still love Brawl.
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