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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby xyl360 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 am

Hasbro was thinking Galvatron when they created this version of the mold (hence the use of orange and purple).

Customizations (both by customizers like Jin Satome and third parties like X-Transbots) are only natural.

I like the idea, but I don't see a need for a WFC Galvatron simply because I can't make it make sense on my shelf since Galvatron (in G1 at least) came after Megatron had already come to Earth and gotten an Earth alt-mode.

Still looks cool, and I can't fault anyone for wanting to spruce up an already great figure (in my opinion) with some modifications to get more mileage out of the repaints.

I've got every version of this mold that's been released so far, and they all look great but I'm happy with them as they are.

I'd still like to have a Classics style Galvatron though, but I expect that will come in the form of either an official new product from Has/Tak or a complete third party figure as I can't think of any existing official figure that could easily be upgraded into a Classics Galvy.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Trikeboy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:44 am

Yet another victim of Hasbro's crackdown. Goodbye X-3 Tyrant, hello pointless upgrade.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby xyl360 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:48 am

Trikeboy wrote:Yet another victim of Hasbro's crackdown. Goodbye X-3 Tyrant, hello pointless upgrade.

I sincerely hope that's not the case. I had high hopes for X-3 if that's the one I'm thinking of.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Trikeboy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:07 am

xyl360 wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Yet another victim of Hasbro's crackdown. Goodbye X-3 Tyrant, hello pointless upgrade.

I sincerely hope that's not the case. I had high hopes for X-3 if that's the one I'm thinking of.


I'm thinking of this one:

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I too hope this isn't the case and we do see this product. I would take it over WFC Megatron any day. FYI, I too have done a custom Galvatron out of that mold. I think everyone who wanted to do it has done it by now.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby robotmel » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:22 am

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cannonfodder4000 wrote:Sweet now more people can make money off of Jin Saotome's idea, seriously I've lost count of how many WFC Galvatrons I've seen after he did that. :roll:

Don't get me started on the RTS Perceptors repainted into Soundwaves.

I'm not mad or anything, it just rubs me the wrong way how people are making money off his ideas.

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I found a picture of what I believe is Jin's WFC Galvatron custom, is this the right one...
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Apart from a lick of paint and a head mod which looks like Generations Blurr, I cant see where X-Transbots are copying Jin's custom at all?

X-Transbots look to have created a totally new head and a chest add-on, where the original chest has just been slid down to form a larger crotch? ;)
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby cylor » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:29 am

robotmel wrote: X-Transbots look to have created a totally new head and a chest add-on, where the original chest has just been slid down to form a larger crotch? ;)
Those guys have got balls!! :grin:


The chest add-on bears at least some similarities to Universe Galvatron's one, while the head looks like it's the one of WCF Megatron's with a triple crest added. It's a neat idea, sure, but I'd like they come up with a more "personal" sculpt.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:10 am

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That looks like a very cool and interesting upgrade. The colours might be a real issue but mold wise it already looks a million times better than Universe 2.0 Galvatron. It still doesn't get around the biggest issue: the deluxe size.

I'll wait and see.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:02 am

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That new chest piece IS a copy of the one from Universe Galvatron, scaled up abit... If u own Universe Galvatron, take a look. :lol:

Top half would work as Galvatron, Bottom half... Too sharp points IMO. Legs does not look Galvatronish. Plus, I don't Megatron from the ROC 3pack, and this would look odd on regular colour WFC megs. Just sticking with the real Universe Galvatron.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Cyber Bishop » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:31 am

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Looks nice so far, need to see a little more before I plunk down the duckies..
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby cylor » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:04 am

I think it would look very good on Darkside Megs, RK has still a couple at a somewhat decent price. The real problem is, as Sodan-1 said, that this would still be a deluxe, albeit a big deluxe.
I own a Universe Galv., never been fond of him. But I wouldn't replace him with another deluxe.
If they still plan to release X-3, if it isn't too big compared to deluxe Cyclonus and Scourge and to Protector, if it isn't QC ridden, I might get that. So many ifs :lol:
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:33 am

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Looks great, save for the fact he'll have a decepti-crotch now :roll:
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Requiem Prime » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:37 am

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I'm curious enough to make it a maybe.
I at least want to see the complete pieces and colors. I'm not a fan of the Rage over Cybertron one. I'll wait and see if darkside/standard/united colors work.
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:06 am

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I like the Decepticon symbol on the crotch, that's totally something Galvatron would do.

I may pick this up if it's a decent enough price, if anything it'll give me an excuse to get that stupid 3 pack.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:09 am

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Trikeboy wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Yet another victim of Hasbro's crackdown. Goodbye X-3 Tyrant, hello pointless upgrade.

I sincerely hope that's not the case. I had high hopes for X-3 if that's the one I'm thinking of.


I'm thinking of this one:

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I too hope this isn't the case and we do see this product. I would take it over WFC Megatron any day. FYI, I too have done a custom Galvatron out of that mold. I think everyone who wanted to do it has done it by now.

Don't worry, this upgrade set here is not by X-Transbots or in other words CHMS 3rd party KO division, it's by a different company. There's been a misunderstanding.

This is the one we saw the ugly hand sculpted prototype a few months ago.
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:14 am

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cannonfodder4000 wrote:Sweet now more people can make money off of Jin Saotome's idea, seriously I've lost count of how many WFC Galvatrons I've seen after he did that. :roll:

Don't get me started on the RTS Perceptors repainted into Soundwaves.

I'm not mad or anything, it just rubs me the wrong way how people are making money off his ideas.

:???:
I found a picture of what I believe is Jin's WFC Galvatron custom, is this the right one...
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Apart from a lick of paint and a head mod which looks like Generations Blurr, I cant see where X-Transbots are copying Jin's custom at all?

X-Transbots look to have created a totally new head and a chest add-on, where the original chest has just been slid down to form a larger crotch? ;)
Those guys have got balls!! :grin:


Nah like, I'm just talking about the general idea of turning WFC Megs intro Galvatron, not how this upgrade was done, like, while it is nice, especially the new chest and new crotch, I just feel like I've seen this before. :oops:
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby cylor » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:20 am

Dead Metal wrote:Don't worry, this upgrade set here is not by X-Transbots or in other words CHMS 3rd party KO division, it's by a different company. There's been a misunderstanding.

This is the one we saw the ugly hand sculpted prototype a few months ago.


So this isn't "X-Transbots" but a totally different group which is named just "Transbots"? They sure know how to pick a name that makes them stand out :lol:
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby sthenurus » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 am

Whatever happened to that WFC Optimus prime upgrade? The one with the opening chest and new hands?
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby ILL-Star » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:25 pm

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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Hotrodimust » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:35 pm

This set might look good and that is not the united Meg's that's the Meg's from the tru 3 pack I forgot the name but I have him sitting right next to me and he matches perfect
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:02 pm

Being a Galvy lover, I took a trip to the Toys R Us to see if they still had the 3 pack left. And they did. So I'm on board for the add-on set now. I wouldn't pay ebay prices for the set, but I'll go retail. Hopefully they'll be a place to store the chest in alt. mode, but it's not a deal breaker.

I may regret it if there's no new cannon to give Galvy his signature look.
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby craggy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:42 pm

Gauntlet101010 wrote:Being a Galvy lover, I took a trip to the Toys R Us to see if they still had the 3 pack left. And they did. So I'm on board for the add-on set now. I wouldn't pay ebay prices for the set, but I'll go retail. Hopefully they'll be a place to store the chest in alt. mode, but it's not a deal breaker.

I may regret it if there's no new cannon to give Galvy his signature look.


I just got WFC Megs the other day. Thats one nice toy, and I'd love to get my hands on the WFC box set, but alas, ebay only prices for me. Going to see if I can pick one up at a comic con I'm headed to next month. If this set turns out to be good (hoping for a new cannon at least) it'll make a nice looking Galvatron.
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Re: X-Transbots Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Hotrodimust » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:14 pm

robotmel wrote:
cannonfodder4000 wrote:Sweet now more people can make money off of Jin Saotome's idea, seriously I've lost count of how many WFC Galvatrons I've seen after he did that. :roll:

Don't get me started on the RTS Perceptors repainted into Soundwaves.

I'm not mad or anything, it just rubs me the wrong way how people are making money off his ideas.

:???:
I found a picture of what I believe is Jin's WFC Galvatron custom, is this the right one...
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Apart from a lick of paint and a head mod which looks like Generations Blurr, I cant see where X-Transbots are copying Jin's custom at all?

X-Transbots look to have created a totally new head and a chest add-on, where the original chest has just been slid down to form a larger crotch? ;)
Those guys have got balls!! :grin:

That is not generations blurrs head that's drifts head all day
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:45 pm

craggy wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Being a Galvy lover, I took a trip to the Toys R Us to see if they still had the 3 pack left. And they did. So I'm on board for the add-on set now. I wouldn't pay ebay prices for the set, but I'll go retail. Hopefully they'll be a place to store the chest in alt. mode, but it's not a deal breaker.

I may regret it if there's no new cannon to give Galvy his signature look.


I just got WFC Megs the other day. Thats one nice toy, and I'd love to get my hands on the WFC box set, but alas, ebay only prices for me. Going to see if I can pick one up at a comic con I'm headed to next month. If this set turns out to be good (hoping for a new cannon at least) it'll make a nice looking Galvatron.

I got WFC Megs when he first came out and Cliffjumper to be my Classics Cliffjumper, so this set is pretty much just for the ability to turn WFC Megs into Galvatron. Hopfully the set lives up to the promo pic. Still, it's a great TF all on it's own. Also digging Prime (which I don't have any version of). Gotta admit, BB leaves a lot to be desired. Not a fan of his tall, lanky look.

I was shocked to see two more sets at the Toys R Us I live close to and yet another near my girlfriend's house. If I couldn't find them at retail price I don't think I would have ebought them.
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Re: Transbot Production Galvatron Upgrade for Generations WFC Megatron

Postby craggy » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:59 am

only saw it once in TRU here, and didn't have the money then. still, we got MP Grimlock restocked many months after the initial wave of them vanished, so who knows, maybe UK TRUs will have some again one day. I've long since learned not to expect anything from Hasbro UK.
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