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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby 1984forever » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:54 am

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I can't believe the fans banded together to bring this piece of crap into existence... a female Thrust with robot legs on top. Unbelievable. This fandom is sinking Transformers faster than Hasbro ever could. Most of these fans hate G1, but gush over G1 Thrust VTOL fans, color scheme and Nijika's corny head put onto a fembot. I swear, if I were a Hasbro exec I would have thrown the fan poll results onto a stack of old junk mail and just ordered up a WFC style Generations Slipstream.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby Rated X » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:34 pm

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Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:So how easy is it to replace the head? Is it just on a balljoint that is a "standard" size? Or are there pins involved? I like the figure, but I hate the hell out of that head.

I totally agree. When they say "fan made" character, do they mean a collaboration of many fans ideas combined into one character ? Or did one fan win a contest and got their character an official license ? I wanna know who to blame for that stupid geisha head...
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby durroth » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:30 pm

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I forget if botimus mentioned, can the vtol thrusters swivel to face forward like in the comic?
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:32 pm

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durroth wrote:I forget if botimus mentioned, can the vtol thrusters swivel to face forward like in the comic?


He added this later in the thread!

optibotimus wrote:I apologize for missing this. Someone pointed it out and i was able to confirm it. I don't read the comics, so i wasn't necessarily looking for this. But her fans in her wings do pivot


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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby Delta Magnus » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:22 pm

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1984forever wrote:I can't believe the fans banded together to bring this piece of crap into existence... a female Thrust with robot legs on top. Unbelievable. This fandom is sinking Transformers faster than Hasbro ever could. Most of these fans hate G1, but gush over G1 Thrust VTOL fans, color scheme and Nijika's corny head put onto a fembot. I swear, if I were a Hasbro exec I would have thrown the fan poll results onto a stack of old junk mail and just ordered up a WFC style Generations Slipstream.



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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby durroth » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:15 pm

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on that note... I feel like we should have gotten to vote on at least two or three design sketches and/or head sketches after the polls that determined the details of the figure. Really, we got to vote for the gender, alt mode type, job and name, but we didn't get any say in what came out of that. I personally like the figure, and don't mind the kabuki player head that much, (though I agree it doesn't hold a candle to the comic character expression-wise), and they didn't have any obligation to do those things, but I think more fans would appreciate it if they felt more ownership of the design itself.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby Down_Shift » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:12 pm

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Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:So how easy is it to replace the head? Is it just on a balljoint that is a "standard" size? Or are there pins involved? I like the figure, but I hate the hell out of that head.

I totally agree. When they say "fan made" character, do they mean a collaboration of many fans ideas combined into one character ? Or did one fan win a contest and got their character an official license ? I wanna know who to blame for that stupid geisha head...


A Collab of many idiots, or one idiot with a **** tonne of free time on his or her hands clicking the most cliche bo'**** they could think of to cram into one character.

I'm with you though, Geisha head is pretty bad.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby MINDVVIPE » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:33 am

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1984forever wrote:I can't believe the fans banded together to bring this piece of crap into existence... a female Thrust with robot legs on top. Unbelievable. This fandom is sinking Transformers faster than Hasbro ever could. Most of these fans hate G1, but gush over G1 Thrust VTOL fans, color scheme and Nijika's corny head put onto a fembot. I swear, if I were a Hasbro exec I would have thrown the fan poll results onto a stack of old junk mail and just ordered up a WFC style Generations Slipstream.

This guy knows what's going on. WFC Generations Slipstream would have been much better. We have a gazillion characters in Transformers anyways, so lets actually spend some time to flesh those out, as well as give them the great figures they deserve.

Windblade looks alright in robot mode, with the head being the exception. It's not super ugly, to be honest, it's just so very Asian/human looking that it kills the alien robot look completely. Might as well have been another Nightbird. And don't get me started on that alt mode. Those legs are pretty much impossible to ignore. It's legs on a jet. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:18 am

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This is a prototype. Give it a chance or wait for the Tomy version. You'll be surprised how new paint apps/plastic difference and you'll be loving the fig.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:50 am

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I should say that I don't mind the character. It's just the head I don't like. And the weapon choice. I never thought I'd get so sick of swords. At least she isn't a motorcycle.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby 1984forever » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:19 am

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fenrir72 wrote:This is a prototype. Give it a chance or wait for the Tomy version. You'll be surprised how new paint apps/plastic difference and you'll be loving the fig.

Man, there are legs on top of that jet!

In alt-mode she will literally have her legs in the air all the time!

No amount of paint apps can correct this fanwank disaster.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby shockblast2 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:57 am

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Look at that piece of junk! You can see right through the middle of the alt mode due to the large gap between its legs. Not to mention the fact that it is really small. I can imagine how paper thin the plastic is on this thing as well.

$16 for this? They can keep it. I wouldn't pay $10 for it at the current and temporary reduced price point. And by the time this wave hits shelves the price will be back up to $15 and maybe even $16 since Hasbro has increased the price point a $1 per their title cards when they did their reveals.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby shockblast2 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:59 am

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Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I should say that I don't mind the character. It's just the head I don't like. And the weapon choice. I never thought I'd get so sick of swords. At least she isn't a motorcycle.




Right on. What kind of idiot brings a sword to a laser gun fight to begin with?
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby shockblast2 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:08 am

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Down_Shift wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:So how easy is it to replace the head? Is it just on a balljoint that is a "standard" size? Or are there pins involved? I like the figure, but I hate the hell out of that head.

I totally agree. When they say "fan made" character, do they mean a collaboration of many fans ideas combined into one character ? Or did one fan win a contest and got their character an official license ? I wanna know who to blame for that stupid geisha head...


A Collab of many idiots, or one idiot with a **** tonne of free time on his or her hands clicking the most cliche bo'**** they could think of to cram into one character.

I'm with you though, Geisha head is pretty bad.



It is insanely stupid too. Why would an advanced alien race of transforming robots decide that looking like a Japanese Geisha girl's face would be a good idea? Not to mention when choosing its weapons (and I say it because the ideology that robots have gender to begin with is so stupid it is not even funny)it decided to choose a sword over advanced laser weapons. I see it fighting a deception and it going down just like the guy with the sword in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Furthermore, I fully agree with the guy above who said Slipstream would have been way better of a choice. Anything but this slew of obscure characters that we have coming out. Save Arcee, but even it is a joke with its car backpack.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby Delta Magnus » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:32 pm

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shockblast2 wrote:It is insanely stupid too. Why would an advanced alien race of transforming robots decide that looking like a Japanese Geisha girl's face would be a good idea?


Because it's different and it looks cool/cute? I do think the face is a bit stern, but I for one love the Japanese theme. I mean, if you're going to name a character Bumblebee when his home planet is totally devoid of actual bumblebees, then this doesn't seem too much of a stretch.

(Also technically it isn't geisha makeup, it's done in the style of a kabuki performer, hence the red and blue face paint.)

Myself, I'm just hoping the inevitable Slipstream redeco has a remolded head with Chinese "odango" buns.

Not to mention when choosing its weapons (and I say it because the ideology that robots have gender to begin with is so stupid it is not even funny)


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It's taken this long to get a decent amount of female Transformers (not to mention a leading role femmebot that isn't called Arcee or Blackarachnia) and you're complaining about that?

Shame on you.

I'm just waiting for a Transformers universe where femmes aren't some rarity or mystical mutation, and are just part of Cybertronian society. (Heck, Transformer sex changes would be pretty easy- it's just a matter of switching a few parts after all! :lol:

it decided to choose a sword over advanced laser weapons. I see it fighting a deception and it going down just like the guy with the sword in Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Of course, when Grimlock does it, it's fine and dandy and everybody loves him, because GEEWUN. :HEADHURTS:

Personally I think they should have gone with a naginata (Japanese glaive/polearm) rather than a sword, as the naginata is traditionally used by women.

Furthermore, I fully agree with the guy above who said Slipstream would have been way better of a choice. Anything but this slew of obscure characters that we have coming out. Save Arcee, but even it is a joke with its car backpack.


Because how DARE the writers want to make a new and original character that didn't already exist in an old and terrible merchandise-driven cartoon from the 80s! Death to innovation!

Also, considering Slipstream has (to my knowledge) far less backstory than Windblade...Hypocrisy much? I mean, yes, she was made before Windblade, but then B.O.T was made before the movies- should we have forsaken the 2007 movie in favour of a live-action remake of B.O.T?

(I'm still waiting for someone to resurrect Atari Hitotonari of Kiss Players infamy as a cigar-smoking hardass alien hunter riding in a customized police car, though...)
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class WINDBLADE

Postby MINDVVIPE » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:16 pm

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Delta Magnus wrote:...

There's a lot of silly comparisons in your arguments. I'm not going to itemize them like you did coz I really don't feel like wasting that much time, but the few I noticed:

BB was a creation from G1, so the fact that his name is a human insect is just a fact of the character and, unless explained in some new comic, just is one of those things that was a product of its time that stuck. Windblade is brand new, and so, in the hopes of doing something new (which is what you seem to be all about), they could have veered away from conforming to something that would be at home in G1.

The sword argument is one I don't care about. Swords and Guns both have strengths and weaknesses, and in the right hands, a sword can be pretty great with the lack of ammo, silent, etc. As for saying that no one complained about Grimlock having a sword... He also had a gun, making the comparison invalid.

Slipstream came before Windblade, and therefore already had a backstory, regardless of how developed it was, before Windblade. The complaints against Windblade was the fact that they are introducing a new Character EVEN THOUGH there are tons of old characters that already have, bare minimum, a cameo or tech specs to go from and develop. Developing a character like Slipstream would be just as good as creating a new character since, as you felt yourself, there was barely anything to Slipstream as of yet anyway.

I forget the rest of the points made, but man, enjoy Windblade if you enjoy it. Just don't take the complaints so hard that it deters your own enjoyment. I REALLY want to like Windblade coz I love me some fembots, and just like Airachnid (but better I'm sure), the figure doesn't look very good. It's especially easy to hate on Windblade now that her figure looks pretty crappy at least by most other great TF standards, in addition to her being a new character that has a kabuki face of human origin. For the record, I've read a bit of Dark Cybertron with her in it so far, and she doesn't strike me as anything special. I much rather read more dialogue between Chomia and Nautica, who seem much more interesting already.
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