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Re: TFSS Slipstream Images

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:00 am

If you think "female" robots need to have lipstick and breasts, you might as well say they also need to stay home and cook and clean while the "male" robots do the fighting. And once a month they should leak oil from their chassis. And give birth to baby Transformers.
And, of course, all the male bots should have facial hair and penises.
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Re: TFSS Slipstream Images

Postby Rated X » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:09 am

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Rated X wrote:I think the mold works great for a classics Slipstream.
Even though it's meant to be Prime Slipstream. ;)

Honestly, there's a great deal of similarity between WFC Slipstream (where the asthetics were more in line with Classics than TF: Prime) and this figure.
Yay! All the better for her ancient era and modern era designs to resemble each other, being the same person and all. :D



For me I see it as a classics figure. There is no Slipstream in TF Prime. She is from the Animated continuity. Didnt know she was in WFC/FOC since Im not into video games. I think Funpub is known for repainting molds from other continuities into classics figures.

Examples:

R.I.D. Skybyte from Energon Sharkticon

G1 Circuit from ROTF Lockdown

G1 Spinister from HFTD Tomohawk

Classics Nightbeat from Energon Hot Shot

I dont see anybody sticking these figures on their Energon or Bayverse shelves, they are using them as stand ins for their classic collection. So I just cant see why people insist this figure was meant for the TF Prime line knowing Funpub's general history. Why would someone want a TF Prime Slipstream, when there is no TF Prime Thundercracker, Thrust, Dirge, or Ramjet ? I think Funpub listened to all the rants about how feminine the Prime SS mold looked, so they used it as a female seeker variant instead of giving us the same old classics seeker mold. If we only used "classics" molds for a classics collection, it would have no variety. It would be a shelf of repaints.
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Re: TFSS Slipstream Images

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:42 am

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Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:I think the mold works great for a classics Slipstream.
Even though it's meant to be Prime Slipstream. ;)

Honestly, there's a great deal of similarity between WFC Slipstream (where the asthetics were more in line with Classics than TF: Prime) and this figure.
Yay! All the better for her ancient era and modern era designs to resemble each other, being the same person and all. :D



For me I see it as a classics figure. There is no Slipstream in TF Prime. She is from the Animated continuity. Didnt know she was in WFC/FOC since Im not into video games. I think Funpub is known for repainting molds from other continuities into classics figures.

Examples:

R.I.D. Skybyte from Energon Sharkticon

G1 Circuit from ROTF Lockdown

G1 Spinister from HFTD Tomohawk

Classics Nightbeat from Energon Hot Shot

I dont see anybody sticking these figures on their Energon or Bayverse shelves, they are using them as stand ins for their classic collection. So I just cant see why people insist this figure was meant for the TF Prime line knowing Funpub's general history. Why would someone want a TF Prime Slipstream, when there is no TF Prime Thundercracker, Thrust, Dirge, or Ramjet ? I think Funpub listened to all the rants about how feminine the Prime SS mold looked, so they used it as a female seeker variant instead of giving us the same old classics seeker mold. If we only used "classics" molds for a classics collection, it would have no variety. It would be a shelf of repaints.


But until there's some supporting fiction or a bio that fits her into a specific universe, there *could* be a Prime Slipstream, like one of the several non-show characters released so far. I get what you're saying in regards to Funpub's general history, however they have done Animated releases (Cheetor) which are officially part of the Animated Universe. I'm guessing Jackpot will be as well, since the Animated aesthetic doesn't really fit anywhere else.

So there's really no reason Slipstream couldn't be a Prime release, but it does fit fairly well with Classics as well, so it depends on what TFCC decides to release it as, and where you decide to display it. I personally like to put my figures with whatever line they look best with, and that tends to be the line where the mold was first introduced. Hence, if I were to buy TFCC Slipstream, I'd probably display her with my Prime figures, regardless of the official word on where she belongs.
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Re: TFSS Slipstream Headshot

Postby Flashwave » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:20 am

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I wouldn't necessarily say that wouldn't get it at all or that this is the official release. It just means that Hasbro has no current plans for the character. There are lots of characters that funpub put out as club or BotCon exclusives that Hasbro years down the line decided to do officially.

There were a lot of people who thought the same thing back in 2007 when Funpub put Thundercracker, Dirge and Ramjet in the Games of Deception set.


Point.
I'd forgotten about the Seeker fiasco that erupted on the boards. I was going on something I thought came after from FunPub that they explained how the fugures come about, and Hasbro having to ya or ney the designs based on what they plan to sell.

Though, by then, we may have a better/different mold for slippy, and the goodnews is that she isn't a PRID
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Re: TFSS Slipstream Headshot

Postby noctorro » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:02 pm

MINDVVIPE wrote:NOT Fembot mould, period.
Because of this crap, we probably won't ever get an official slipstream any better than this. Hopefully a 3rd party company pulls it off.
Hasbro/Takara should have a fembot toyline where its just a bunch of female robots who still transform. Not only might it help with the female market, but it would round out our collections :grin:



Wow, that's a great idea!

WFC Arcee is a must by the way. I hope that she will be in FOC as DLC soon. Or else I'll die a little inside.

There needs to be a percentage of fembots, only for the more sleek designs and female voices in the series :)
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Re: TFSS Slipstream Images

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:37 pm

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I really don't understand you guys... First Prime Starscream looked feminine because he was slender and had "high heels", yet Slipstream is not feminine enough? >:oP
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Re: TFSS Slipstream Images

Postby MINDVVIPE » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:52 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I really don't understand you guys... First Prime Starscream looked feminine because he was slender and had "high heels", yet Slipstream is not feminine enough? >:oP


There is a lot of generalizing here. "You guys" might be innacurate since I never called Starscream too feminine. Feminine, sure, but not something I had a problenm with. The same people who have a problem with Slipstream's lack of femininity might not be the same people who complained about Starscreams'. Since I decided to comment again, I'm not complaining about Slipstream just because I think all fembots should be typical girly looking bodies. I'm fine with Strika, Airrazor, and even Override. The first time I saw slipstream was in WFC and she was curvy. She seemed to have first appeared in animated, where she was still fairly girly in her looks. I'm just saying, do the curvy sexy fembot justice. That's all. (If it helps, maybe comparing this to wanting a classics Tracks that actually turns into a corvette-looking vehicle). Anyway, beating a dead horse, so whatever. I'll just hope for a day when we get a better version that isn't just a repaint.
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Re: TFSS Slipstream Images

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:19 pm

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Rated X wrote:I think Funpub is known for repainting molds from other continuities into classics figures.

Examples:

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Re: TFSS Slipstream Images

Postby Savage » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:11 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I really don't understand you guys... First Prime Starscream looked feminine because he was slender and had "high heels", yet Slipstream is not feminine enough? >:oP


This was my thought exactly upon reading this thread. Granted, the people complaining now that Slipstream is not feminine enough may not be the same people who, a few months back, were belittling the Starscream design for being feminine, but it certainly goes to show the very fickle nature of our beloved fandom. No wonder Hasbro and Funpub have such a difficult time pleasing us.

Hasbro: Here's Starscream!
Fandom: Too feminine!
FunPub: Remember that mold y'all thought was too feminine? Here it is as a fembot!
Fandom: Too manly!

For a very very very very brief miniscule moment, I felt a twinge of sympathy for HasTak and FunPub...

Nevermind, it's gone ;)

Personally, I really liked the idea of this mold as Slipstream from the moment it was revealed at Botcon. It's actually the Subscription Figure about which I'm most excited. Granted, it's not perfect, but no mold is, especially when we're dealing with repaints of mass-release molds. And given FunPub's history, it could have been FAR worse. Besides, can anyone name an existing mold that would have been a better Slipstream? For FunPub, it's a matter of doing what they can with what they've got.
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