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Some collectors have been having a difficult time picking between Hasbro's Generations and Takara's United for three new figures, Kup, Scourge and Wreck-Gar. United decided to mix things up by giving e-Hobby two exclusive three-packs, one for the Autobot and Decepticons. If you were hoping that the color schemes were different, you're out of luck as e-Hobby notified us that these three-packs would all have new paint jobs. Now finally we have photos to help you finalize or cancel your pre-orders on these '86 Movie themed sets! Thanks to Seibertron.com member gigasteam for the heads up.
The Autobot set contains Classics Rodimus, colored in clear blue and green metallics. Kup is mostly blue and teal in this 'battle-damaged' variant. The third member of this set is Scrap Heap, a brown and red version of the upcoming Wreck-Gar figure. He will also come with a new head, which was yet to be developed prior to the images being made. The Decepticon set features clear purple versions of Universe Galvatron and Cyclonus. Rounding out the set is a clear blue Scourge. This is meant to homage the scene where Galvatron's forces are created.
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I'm still very much on the fence about both of these sets. I like the Junkion, even if we can't see it's face, best. Then I like Kup: the battle damage suits him. All the clear figures, however, don't really impress me that much. I don't have the Galvatron mold, but I haven't heard much good of it, to say the least. Cyclonus and Scourge are alright in thee colors, and of course they have great molds. Rodimus is alright, but I already own the 'Sons of Cybertron' clear Rodimus, so I don't really need another one, especially considering I don't won an original regular colored Rodimus. Biggest problem is really the price... I'm sure these will all be very collectible in years to come, but the price is already pretty hefty as is.
Well this is going to be one greasy and expensive Junkion army building session. Not only will I be left with a bunch of Rodimus' and Kups, but this Junkion's head seems to have a Justin Bieber hair cut and Japanese text as eyes.... Oh wait.
Motto:""Underwater, no one can hear Autobots scream!""
Weapon: Sunami Blaster
One time around for United version at $30 each is enough for me. Dont get me wrong, these are awesome, but not at these prices, unless some other vendors sell them abit cheaper than BBTS which these guys are always pricey!
Sorry but for the price these sets cost I was expecting so much more. The only reason to buy them would be for the Junkion however I am not shelling out all the cash for it and 5 toys based on a couple seconds of footage from the G1 movie. The colors on Rodimus' chest are totally off, why green?!? However, if the color scheme on Kup is the same as the regular United Kup, I'll wait for that one.
alldarker wrote:I don't have the Galvatron mold, but I haven't heard much good of it, to say the least.
Hell will freeze over before I buy another Galvatron mold. How else do you explain why it was dropped from the Battle in Space set?
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The Decepticon set is what's tempting to me. Although I love the blue Rodimus, I only like Kup and don't really see the point of the Junkion Warrior. Whom I'm sure we'll see a version of in whatever they'll be calling the Classics line locally. I don't really understand why he's even in the set instead of Wreck Gar or Blurr or even Ultra Magnus.
I'm a big Galvatron fan, so this is very tempting. And I've always felt the Sweeps could be more individualized than they were always shown to be. Ditto Cyclonus' Armada.
The price, however, is not very tempting. Still, it's better than iGear's Arcee figure, which I've been contemplating...
I love the clear purple plastic on Galvatron and Cyclonus and the clear blue on Rodimus and Scourge.
I much prefer Kup in his bright blue compared to the more movie accurate general release grey colour he has in RTS and United which is rare for me as I normally go for the most G1 accurate looking figure.
Will I shell out all 16,000 Japanese yen on these guys? Probably not because there really isn't much purpose to the release - Ghost Starscream fitted in with an actual G1 storyline, I think Rodimus kind of went blue for one scene of one episode (I might be wrong) but the 3 Decepticons although they look fab, are just clear for the sake or being clear.
Junkion is a cool idea though wish they had done a little more remolding with him than just his head.
Motto:"Drown them in sound till you here no whispers"
Weapon: Dual-Sonic Disrupter Gun
So.. the decepticon set is supposed to be megatron, thundercracker and skywarp being reformated? and the prime killer is supposed to be a reformating by the autobot matrix?
Blurrz wrote:Well this is going to be one greasy and expensive Junkion army building session. Not only will I be left with a bunch of Rodimus' and Kups, but this Junkion's head seems to have a Justin Bieber hair cut and Japanese text as eyes.... Oh wait.
Motto:"AnTagony IS the PitS. MoVe ALonG WoRMs. THis WarS NOT gOnNa WIN iTSelf!"
Weapon: Front-Mounted Anti-Matter Projector
Cyclonus didn't have a targetmaster when he was reborn, while I like the Targetmaster, him having it doesn't fit with the theme. Him not having it would have pissed a lot of people off I guess. Aside from that they look nice, but they should have done Rodimus' spoiler in the green metals too.
Blurrz wrote:Transformers fans are just like real people.
Motto:""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
The blue hot rod looks really cool, but not worth getting stuck with the other 2. The scratches on Kup look wack. And these fools are playing "top secret" with the junkion's damn head. I hate when they do that crap. Now the Decepticon set, thats another story. Im not a big fan of crystal unless it has a purpose (ghost Starscream, teleporting Skywarp, etc.) but this set looks too good to pass up !!!
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we already know it's Wreck-Gar... STOP CENSORING HIM!
We don't know that for sure, it could be a remold which is why they are keeping it so secret.
But over all I really dig the Autobot set.
I like Kup, but he is a bit blue, I'm really interested in the Junkion, and I even like Hot Rod, even though I usually don't like clear figures.
It's that same distaste for clear figures, that will keep me from the Decepticon set. If they were repainted partially in color, and had the reformatting lines ... that might sway me, but they are just not my cup of tea.
For Sale: Classics Magnus/Skywarp 2 pack MIB Classics Devastator MIP HA Sideswipe K-Mart exclusive color Loose
Currently looking for: ROTF Target exclusive Sideswipe from the 2-pack TFCC Punch/Counterpunch Alternity Primes, silver & white versions (opened is OK, to be used for customs)
Motto:"You don't know because you can't see me. Then you are dead."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Not my thing. I want the best representation of the character. This set represents a brief moment in the movie where they were a different color. I am not going to buy a mold that I already have to represent 2 minutes of the movie.
Flux Convoy wrote:Blue Rodimus looks like delicious candy! They all look great to me, although I have to pass for now.
Don't they? I think I like the Decepticon team more than the Autobot. I do agree though that I have to pass for now.
When eating planets alone isn't enough to satisfy the Chaos Bringer's hunger, Unicron comes to Earth to fill up on McDonald's. McDonald's golden arches will light our darkest hour (when the Chaos Bringer would not share) by clogging his arteries, raising his blood pressure, and giving him diabetes.