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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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