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iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby daimchoc » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:04 am

Igear's Stinger (not-Bumblebee) and Rocky (not-Cliffjumper)

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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby necr0blivion » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:32 am

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WHOA! Was not expecting that announcement. So I guess we're not limited to the initial 8 molds iGear teased awhile back for the mini-bots they'll release.

However, that larger, unique Cliffjumper mold needs to go back on the table for release.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Autobot Genocide » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:36 am

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CJ looks cool not really fussed about Bee that head does not look right imo.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby rpetras » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:37 am

Motto: "Know your enemy, then crush them."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
Not impressed.

What happened?

These were iGear's bread and butter for the foreseeable future and the last 4 revels have been weak at best.

Guys, go back to the drawing board.
ALL of these can be improved.

Brawn and Cosmos were great!
Not perfect (but then what is?) but still really nice versions of the characters.

Gears and Beachcomber look to be the same standard as Brawn and Cosmos, but none of the new four seem to be up to the same standards.

At this point I'm just looking for Wheelie, and only then because he is the only Wheelie in that size class.

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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby NOS » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:49 am

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Meh. >:oP
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Mkall » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Weapon: Twin Sonic Cannons
Not interested. I like my Classics Cliffjumper and it took me a long time to find the Bumblebee I wanted for my shelf, so I'm in no hurry to replace them with these guys.

HOWEVER should they do a Glyph/Tap-Out repaint, I'm so in.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:22 pm

The first Classics BB is still for me. Really, this is the better size for him, but I'm not looking to shell out for it just because it's the better size. It's also beter proportioned by the looks of it. Cliffy looks good, but I already have GDO Cliffy and he's doing the job well in my eyes.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby warzon3 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:39 pm

At first I didn't like these, but I think they are growing on me.

Bee's torso looks fat, but it looks to be a homage to the original g1 toys with a lot of the design decisions. Cliff Jumper looks perfect.

Ugh...I didn't want to like these...i already have the classics, and one would hope MP versions will come out someday?

Maybe this will force Takara's hand for MP-20 :) ???? Furthermore, what are the chances BBTS/others don't carry it because it is too close to the G1 design (i.e. Quakewave and Hegemon)?
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby DevastaTTor » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:32 pm

Depending on how much CJ is and how he scales with classics BB, I may pick him up. Not crazy about their BB though.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby rpetras » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:56 pm

Motto: "Know your enemy, then crush them."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
Their Bee might work if they fixed that god-awful head.

The CJ doesn't look too bad, but does it look better than Classics CJ?
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby craggy » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:06 pm

I smell what iGear is cookin'.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:50 pm

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rpetras wrote:Not impressed.

What happened?

These were iGear's bread and butter for the foreseeable future and the last 4 revels have been weak at best.

Guys, go back to the drawing board.
ALL of these can be improved....

....Gears and Beachcomber look to be the same standard as Brawn and Cosmos, but none of the new four seem to be up to the same standards.

Couldn't agree more. iGear have really let themselves go with these four. I'll be skipping all of them if they turn out like these renders.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Rated X » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:37 pm

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
Mkall wrote:Not interested. I like my Classics Cliffjumper and it took me a long time to find the Bumblebee I wanted for my shelf, so I'm in no hurry to replace them with these guys.

HOWEVER should they do a Glyph/Tap-Out repaint, I'm so in.


This is one of the rare cases where I will say that the figures are not neo enough for me. :shock:

The figures really need to be more streamlined with more of a waist. The car cab chest looks too big. Or is it that the shins/wrists are too small ? And Bumblebees head just sucks. Im not going to say I wont buy them, but they cant replace Beezleboss Cliffjumper and Artfeather Bumblebee. I like the idea of Glyph and Tap Out repaints though.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:04 pm

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Pass, and pass. My Classics of both are fine and dandy, thank you very much. =; >:oP
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Arctorro » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:34 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Rated X wrote:This is one of the rare cases where I will say that the figures are not neo enough for me.
:shock:
You felling alright? :P

I've got Classics BB and very happy with him. Using HftD Hubcap as my CJ right now and would consider this one if the price was the same as Hench and UFO. The only minibots I really need are Wheelie and Hubcap (small bit of irony there) and not sure why iGear are wasting time with characters that have had a number of toy and upgrade releases.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby warzon3 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:50 pm

They are more 1984 than classics if that is your preference, also no kibble on the arms, and looks like none will be on the back. I wonder if they altered the face on BB on purpose to escape any kind of IP (longshot guess)?

They should have done Windcharger first though.

There are enough BB and CJ releases by Hasbro already.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Stormrider » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:23 pm

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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Glarryg » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:08 am

Motto: "Perception is reality, so start paying closer attention."
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I've wanted a G1-styled, yellow VW Beetle 'Bee with decent poseability since the '80s, so this is cake for me. If it had an original toy-style head, that would be the icing. I always preferred the toy heads over the cartoon heads for all of the G1 characters.

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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby 1984forever » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:01 pm

Motto: "It's G1 or no one!"
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I'm really looking forward to these. I need a Bee and CJ that are a little shorter than Hench. It's too bad that iGear takes so damn long to release their products. Maybe they can get some of the old CHMS sweatshop workers to work for them. Those guy were fast!
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Postby Mkall » Sun May 05, 2013 10:46 pm

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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Arctorro » Sun May 05, 2013 11:38 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
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They look ghastly!!! :SICK: My Classics BB isn't getting replaced anytime soon and my current Cliffjumper stand-in (missed the classics version and not interested in tracking it down now) looks much better than that =;

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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby NOS » Mon May 06, 2013 12:10 am

I'm sorry, igear, but these BB and CJ are just horrifying...

Very easy pass.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby craggy » Mon May 06, 2013 5:40 am

I might be persuaded to get these. Don't have a proper Cliffjumper, and this one looks decent, and has the bazooka! Not sure on Bee. The official Classics one is still mostly alright. The bot mode on this one does have the VW elements I loved from the G1 down to a t though.
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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby Scaleface » Mon May 06, 2013 6:22 am

Stinger having duel matching pistols was unexpected. Maybe slightly influenced by Animated?

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I like that they gave a cartoon accurate BFG to Rocky, but they need to make it so he can carry the cannon in car mode, maybe on clipped to his spoiler? Or do the two guns mount in the screw holes on the sides of his windows?

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Re: iGear MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky

Postby DevastaTTor » Mon May 06, 2013 7:37 am

Stinger looks terrible.



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