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Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron

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The HKGTF facebook page has shared more images of the Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Thundertron and Ultra Magnus. Enjoy the images mirrored below, hopefully these two will show up a domestic retail sooner than later.


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Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420771)
Posted by RhA on September 16th, 2012 @ 9:16am CDT
With all those balljoints and heavy weapons, combined with the overall quality these days I see a floppy, floppy future for these.

Pass-a-roni!
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420774)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on September 16th, 2012 @ 9:37am CDT
Total pass on Thundertron, an awesome name for a lame-ass looking TF. They should change his name to "Old-Man-Winter" with that mug. So with all the blue paint found on UM especially in bot mode he screams to be made an example of by our friends at "Reprolabels". I think even for a character (correct if wrong) that's not in the show they can no doubt help this TF fav look much better. As usual I'm very curious to see what the Takara version will look like with variations and stickers to apply. :VEHI:
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420776)
Posted by Che on September 16th, 2012 @ 9:43am CDT
RhA wrote:With all those balljoints and heavy weapons, combined with the overall quality these days I see a floppy, floppy future for these.

Exactly! This widespread use of balljoints with thinner (cheaper?) plastic even in voyager figures is the main reason that is keeping me away from this line... I usually don't have nostalgia, but these days only old lines are grabbing my attention...
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420782)
Posted by No One in Particular on September 16th, 2012 @ 10:01am CDT
The first thing that came to mind when I saw Thundertron's face was the Flying Dutchman from the Pirates movies.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420783)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 16th, 2012 @ 10:06am CDT
Che wrote:
RhA wrote:With all those balljoints and heavy weapons, combined with the overall quality these days I see a floppy, floppy future for these.

Exactly! This widespread use of balljoints with thinner (cheaper?) plastic even in voyager figures is the main reason that is keeping me away from this line... I usually don't have nostalgia, but these days only old lines are grabbing my attention...


It's not that bad, you guys. I have Voyager Megatron, who has ball joints in the shoulders and hips, and both sets are tight.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420785)
Posted by RhA on September 16th, 2012 @ 10:23am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Che wrote:
RhA wrote:With all those balljoints and heavy weapons, combined with the overall quality these days I see a floppy, floppy future for these.

Exactly! This widespread use of balljoints with thinner (cheaper?) plastic even in voyager figures is the main reason that is keeping me away from this line... I usually don't have nostalgia, but these days only old lines are grabbing my attention...


It's not that bad, you guys. I have Voyager Megatron, who has ball joints in the shoulders and hips, and both sets are tight.


My Megs can't hold a pose with any limb. He can stand op. With effort.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420786)
Posted by griftimus prime on September 16th, 2012 @ 10:27am CDT
i wonder when they will repaint him as leo prime
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420787)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 16th, 2012 @ 10:27am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:i wonder when they will repaint him as leo prime


TakaraTomy will, for their Arms Micron line.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420793)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 16th, 2012 @ 10:58am CDT
Don't worry about the ball joints guys, the voyagers are getting so small that it wont matter. :P
And this is me hiding a concern behind a joke

Also, am I the only one? Every time I see Thundertron, all I can hear is "DIGIMON, DIGITAL MONSTERS" :lol:
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420813)
Posted by RAcast on September 16th, 2012 @ 11:42am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Don't worry about the ball joints guys, the voyagers are getting so small that it wont matter. :P
And this is me hiding a concern behind a joke

Also, am I the only one? Every time I see Thundertron, all I can hear is "DIGIMON, DIGITAL MONSTERS" :lol:

While I see where you're coming from, it still just makes me think of Liger Zero. :P
Imperialdramon, yes?
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420820)
Posted by craggy on September 16th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
really like Thundertron. Going to have to find a better weapon for him though, and possibly lose that one in a box somewhere.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420831)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 16th, 2012 @ 12:53pm CDT

Dear Kitbashers, make my dreams come true.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420835)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 16th, 2012 @ 1:11pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Don't worry about the ball joints guys, the voyagers are getting so small that it wont matter. :P
And this is me hiding a concern behind a joke

Also, am I the only one? Every time I see Thundertron, all I can hear is "DIGIMON, DIGITAL MONSTERS" :lol:

While I see where you're coming from, it still just makes me think of Liger Zero. :P
Imperialdramon, yes?
He's even got Paladin Mode's colors. ;)

BTW, that series' thread has been updated.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420843)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 16th, 2012 @ 1:57pm CDT
So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420844)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 16th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420849)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 16th, 2012 @ 2:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.


Because they were too stupid to think of doing this sooner. :roll:
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420851)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on September 16th, 2012 @ 2:22pm CDT
And suddenly Ultra Magnus looks better than Thundertron. I'm liking the way his gun looks when not in hammer mode. Might just pass on Thundertron, he looks kind of boring, and lacking in the fun poses in beast mode. Awaiting the video reviews...
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420852)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 16th, 2012 @ 2:34pm CDT
No One in Particular wrote:The first thing that came to mind when I saw Thundertron's face was the Flying Dutchman from the Pirates movies.


Yep, same here. Sweet claw-fists, too. 8) But I'll likely pass, Beastformers don't normally do much for me.

Ultra Magnus, yes! I'm loving the hammer gun too.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420867)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 16th, 2012 @ 3:22pm CDT
Thought i'd be more excited over Thundertron. Nice detailing on him though.

That's a decent Magnus i have to admit but it's a pass for me.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420884)
Posted by Heckfire on September 16th, 2012 @ 4:12pm CDT
He is...BAT-TRUCK!
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420927)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 16th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.


Because they were too stupid to think of doing this sooner. :roll:


1) I'm not sure about Thundertron's sword since it was being held while deployed. Although it's hard to tell since the blade is so long.

2) Let's not call Hasbro stupid, they couldn't include locks due to cost restrictions, perhaps going forward melee based weapons will lock open.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420946)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 16th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.


Because they were too stupid to think of doing this sooner. :roll:


2) Let's not call Hasbro stupid, they couldn't include locks due to cost restrictions, perhaps going forward melee based weapons will lock open.


Gee, I wonder why they have cost restrictions.

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Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420949)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on September 16th, 2012 @ 6:24pm CDT
my eyes... !
I was just thinkin about how retarded it is when they put on so many bbs, yet... lets see: Junkions... Sweeps... Vehicons... ALL troop builders that would have been bought SO MUCH MORE if they had released more.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420952)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 16th, 2012 @ 6:33pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.


Because they were too stupid to think of doing this sooner. :roll:


2) Let's not call Hasbro stupid, they couldn't include locks due to cost restrictions, perhaps going forward melee based weapons will lock open.


Gee, I wonder why they have cost restrictions.


Because we're in a global recession that's led to the increase in the cost of plastic. Not because they make multiple bumblebees who is one of their most popular characters and continues to sell, just not to collectors; who don't count.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420959)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 16th, 2012 @ 6:53pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.


Because they were too stupid to think of doing this sooner. :roll:


2) Let's not call Hasbro stupid, they couldn't include locks due to cost restrictions, perhaps going forward melee based weapons will lock open.


Gee, I wonder why they have cost restrictions.


Because we're in a global recession that's led to the increase in the cost of plastic. Not because they make multiple bumblebees who is one of their most popular characters and continues to sell, just not to collectors; who don't count.


Because the kids don't want Bulkhead (who's had more story arc and screentime than Bumblebee in Prime), or Megatron, or Optimus, or anybody else. Noooo. They just want Bumblebee! They're going to sit 10 or 12 Bumblebees at a table and have a spot of tea. It's the best thing to do with fighting robots.

Look, they're wasting their expensive plastic on the PRiD figures that got FE figures (although I will give them Arcee, Megatron, and Vehicon. Those 3 are far superior) and making them worse; Mistake #1.

The retailers are buying a bunch of cases with tons of Bumblebees (which is partially Hasbro's fault for putting an extensive amount of Bumblebees in one case) because they think Bumblebee will sell more; Mistake #2 (I've seen plenty of kids crying and shouting to their moms at the store that there's nobody else but Bumblebee)

They put even more expensive plastic into non-show characters. Plastic that could have went to Breakdown, Shockwave (although I doubt they'd do that), Smokescreen, Insecticon, and others; Mistake #3.

We're turning more and more to online retail because of these stores and Hasbro screwing us all over with Bumblebees and utter pieces of crap that didn't need toys in the first place. Not saying Thundertron, Magnus, Rumble, and Kup are garbage. They're great. But the plastic used for them could have been used for the in-show Transformers listed above.

You're not expecting me to believe the mass-produce of Bumblebee has nothing to do with their budget, economic situations aside. Parents are going to get tired of buying their child their 1,000,000th Bumblebee. And you're not going to convince me that every kid is a stereotype. That every kid lacks a working mind and thinks the only Transformer in the world is Bumblebee.

And if Bumblebee sells so much, that's why a lot of retails have had the same amount of Bumblebees in the same place for 5 damn months.

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420962)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 16th, 2012 @ 7:04pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.


Because they were too stupid to think of doing this sooner. :roll:


2) Let's not call Hasbro stupid, they couldn't include locks due to cost restrictions, perhaps going forward melee based weapons will lock open.


Gee, I wonder why they have cost restrictions.


Because we're in a global recession that's led to the increase in the cost of plastic. Not because they make multiple bumblebees who is one of their most popular characters and continues to sell, just not to collectors; who don't count.


Because the kids don't want Bulkhead (who's had more story arc and screentime than Bumblebee in Prime), or Megatron, or Optimus, or anybody else. Noooo. They just want Bumblebee! They're going to sit 10 or 12 Bumblebees at a table and have a spot of tea. It's the best thing to do with fighting robots.

Look, they're wasting their expensive plastic on the PRiD figures that got FE figures (although I will give them Arcee, Megatron, and Vehicon. Those 3 are far superior) and making them worse; Mistake #1.

The retailers are buying a bunch of cases with tons of Bumblebees (which is partially Hasbro's fault for putting an extensive amount of Bumblebees in one case) because they think Bumblebee will sell more; Mistake #2 (I've seen plenty of kids crying and shouting to their moms at the store that there's nobody else but Bumblebee)

They put even more expensive plastic into non-show characters. Plastic that could have went to Breakdown, Shockwave (although I doubt they'd do that), Smokescreen, Insecticon, and others; Mistake #3.

We're turning more and more to online retail because of these stores and Hasbro screwing us all over with Bumblebees and utter pieces of crap that didn't need toys in the first place. Not saying Thundertron, Magnus, Rumble, and Kup are garbage. They're great. But the plastic used for them could have been used for the in-show Transformers listed above.

You're not expecting me to believe the mass-produce of Bumblebee has nothing to do with their budget, economic situations aside. Parents are going to get tired of buying their child their 1,000,000th Bumblebee. And you're not going to convince me that every kid is a stereotype. That every kid lacks a working mind and thinks the only Transformer in the world is Bumblebee.

And if Bumblebee sells so much, that's why a lot of retails have had the same amount of Bumblebees in the same place for 5 damn months.

:BANG_HEAD:


There are so many bumblebees because stores tell Hasbro how to make the case layouts, heck it was stores that went to toy companies with the wave concept. Stores aren't concerned with the kids who already have Bumblebee but the kids who have a passing knowledge of who it and Prime are. I agree that there are to many bees and I'm sure Hasbro is aware but the stores are in charge for now.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420964)
Posted by Che on September 16th, 2012 @ 7:07pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:2) Let's not call Hasbro stupid, they couldn't include locks due to cost restrictions, perhaps going forward melee based weapons will lock open.

I will just say that sometimes it doesn't pay to be so cheap.
I guess they are learning that =P

By the way, I read somewhere that someone from Hasbro has recognized that dotm line underperformed... they say they think it is because too much of the same characters (yeah... they are at least slow...). However, funny thing, they started to be cheap (downsizing, lighter plastic, widespread use of ball joints...) exactly with the dotm line. Maybe quality has something to do too.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420986)
Posted by The Variable on September 16th, 2012 @ 8:31pm CDT
I'm actually interested in Magnus. Simplistic transformation and shellformer-ish aspects aside, I'm glad there was more to his leg transformation. The way his rear wheels were mistransformed in the earliest photos made me think he was too easy, but the little bit of wraparound his leg made a bit more difference.

Is there any kind of video or demonstration showing how paint-apps are done? To at least explain why it's so expensive or otherwise difficult to use it more on figures?
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1420997)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 16th, 2012 @ 9:04pm CDT
I'd have to see some action and some screen time for both of them. That will be the decider. If they're characters who, like Shockwave and Hardshell, don't get much character development, it's a no-go.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421028)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 16th, 2012 @ 11:26pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:1) I'm not sure about Thundertron's sword since it was being held while deployed. Although it's hard to tell since the blade is so long.
Well, the last two pics show the sword deployed when attached to his arm, whereas an earlier pic showed the weapon attached to the same arm with the sword swung back.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421031)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 16th, 2012 @ 11:34pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I'd have to see some action and some screen time for both of them. That will be the decider. If they're characters who, like Shockwave and Hardshell, don't get much character development, it's a no-go.


They don't have to make a Hardshell, just an Insecticon. What are the differences besides battle damage?

And I don't get your Shockwave comment. Even if he is just a one-episode character with the least amount of development. Well:

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Accidental production or not (because Hasbro thought these two characters, Cliffjumper for the most part, were going to get more screen time and development. Hence Dreadwing before Skyquake), they're still getting releases. Let's review their development Cliffjumper is a hot headed chatter-mouth that died [3 episodes] and Skyquake is a loyal warrior and twin of Skyquake that died [2 episodes]. Shockwave is a scientist that created a cortical psychic patch, is as creepy as Soundwave that probably (I hope not) died [1 episode].

Besides, with the Rage of Dinobots comic coming out, we're speculating Shockwave comes to Prime as a permanent character in Season 3, which would usually (thanks for Breakdown & Smokescreen Hasbro) mean a toy. I hope we get toys of these characters we need in the "Beast Hunters" toyline.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421039)
Posted by Duke of Luns on September 17th, 2012 @ 12:07am CDT
[quote="PrymeStriker] Besides, with the Rage of Dinobots comic coming out, we're speculating Shockwave comes to Prime as a permanent character in Season 3, which would usually (thanks for Breakdown & Smokescreen Hasbro) mean a toy. I hope we get toys of these characters we need in the "Beast Hunters" toyline.[/quote]

Personally I don't much see why Shockwave NEEDS a figure. Yes, this:

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and this:

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are noticeably different, and yeah it could be a Voyager sized figure, but it'd be kind of overkill so soon after Animated, Dark of the Moon, and FOC(which is the same character from Prime).
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421046)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 17th, 2012 @ 1:48am CDT
Duke of Luns wrote:[quote="PrymeStriker] Besides, with the Rage of Dinobots comic coming out, we're speculating Shockwave comes to Prime as a permanent character in Season 3, which would usually (thanks for Breakdown & Smokescreen Hasbro) mean a toy. I hope we get toys of these characters we need in the "Beast Hunters" toyline.[/quote]

Personally I don't much see why Shockwave NEEDS a figure. Yes, this:

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and this:

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are noticeably different, and yeah it could be a Voyager sized figure, but it'd be kind of overkill so soon after Animated, Dark of the Moon, and FOC(which is the same character from Prime).[/quote][/quote]

They didn't seem to have a problem with releasing the same characters during the Unicron Trilogy and Movieverse. Why not Prime (which is already a participant. Any line is, really)? And the Beast Hunters line isn't coming out that soon. It wouldn't be overkill if Shockwave was there.

I didn't say he needs a figure. But they're wasting their money on Bees and Non-show characters that we dont get characters like Breakdown and Smokescreen in the US. What if Shockwave becomes a main character ala RoD? Would you want a toy of a core cast member?
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421076)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on September 17th, 2012 @ 8:43am CDT
thundertron: ARRg,
ye be facing my cutlass fury now!
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421078)
Posted by Duke of Luns on September 17th, 2012 @ 8:58am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Duke of Luns wrote:[quote="PrymeStriker] Besides, with the Rage of Dinobots comic coming out, we're speculating Shockwave comes to Prime as a permanent character in Season 3, which would usually (thanks for Breakdown & Smokescreen Hasbro) mean a toy. I hope we get toys of these characters we need in the "Beast Hunters" toyline.[/quote]

Personally I don't much see why Shockwave NEEDS a figure. Yes, this:

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and this:

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are noticeably different, and yeah it could be a Voyager sized figure, but it'd be kind of overkill so soon after Animated, Dark of the Moon, and FOC(which is the same character from Prime).[/quote][/quote][/quote]
They didn't seem to have a problem with releasing the same characters during the Unicron Trilogy and Movieverse. Why not Prime (which is already a participant. Any line is, really)? And the Beast Hunters line isn't coming out that soon. It wouldn't be overkill if Shockwave was there.

I didn't say he needs a figure. But they're wasting their money on Bees and Non-show characters that we dont get characters like Breakdown and Smokescreen in the US. What if Shockwave becomes a main character ala RoD? Would you want a toy of a core cast member?[/quote]


If Shockwave became a core member, ok he would need a figure. And for some reason I glossed over the probable Beast Hunters point, so at that point it probably wouldn't be overkill.

Anyway, I also agree that it is taking awhile for them to make other core members of the show, considering how long it's been out. Yes back when it was started there wasn't a toyline in mind, but wouldn't that make it easier to decide what characters to make?

Also, the whole First Edition thing was an odd move. Still not sure why they would make two versions of the same character that aren't all that much different.

Of course there's always Cyberverse. Even though I don't plan on getting into it, there's a line that not only gets the core cast but also homage repaints. And for what it's worth, Breakdown and Ironhide.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421081)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 17th, 2012 @ 9:13am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Duke of Luns wrote:[quote="PrymeStriker] Besides, with the Rage of Dinobots comic coming out, we're speculating Shockwave comes to Prime as a permanent character in Season 3, which would usually (thanks for Breakdown & Smokescreen Hasbro) mean a toy. I hope we get toys of these characters we need in the "Beast Hunters" toyline.[/quote]

Personally I don't much see why Shockwave NEEDS a figure. Yes, this:

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and this:

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are noticeably different, and yeah it could be a Voyager sized figure, but it'd be kind of overkill so soon after Animated, Dark of the Moon, and FOC(which is the same character from Prime).[/quote][/quote][/quote]
They didn't seem to have a problem with releasing the same characters during the Unicron Trilogy and Movieverse. Why not Prime (which is already a participant. Any line is, really)? And the Beast Hunters line isn't coming out that soon. It wouldn't be overkill if Shockwave was there.

I didn't say he needs a figure. But they're wasting their money on Bees and Non-show characters that we dont get characters like Breakdown and Smokescreen in the US. What if Shockwave becomes a main character ala RoD? Would you want a toy of a core cast member?[/quote]


I hadn't noticed the similarities until now. Most certainly not a close translation from Prime animation model to FOC figure, but there are similarities... The cannon hand is a given, the collar pieces around the neck, the wings on the back, the forearms have a bulkiness to them, the chest, the knees...it's just barely passable as a Prime toy. Maybe with an accurate paint job and a couple of mold edits..he could work.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421137)
Posted by paul053 on September 17th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CDT
Hasbro/Takara, you save my money again. Thank you and no thank you.

Honestly, if I really want to pick one, I might choose Ultra Magnus. But only if I know whom to repaint and custom him in to.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421141)
Posted by RAcast on September 17th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CDT
paul053 wrote:Hasbro/Takara, you save my money again. Thank you and no thank you.

Honestly, if I really want to pick one, I might choose Ultra Magnus. But only if I know whom to repaint and custom him in to.

Roadbuster perhaps?
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421142)
Posted by Megatron000 on September 17th, 2012 @ 1:31pm CDT
Ultra Magnus looks amazing, definitely his alt mode. Not sure how I feel about Thundertron...may have to pass on him.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421477)
Posted by Mykltron on September 18th, 2012 @ 1:39pm CDT
Wıth that spındly little shoulder joınts and skınny short thıghs he really doesn,t look powerful.
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421822)
Posted by Sargent on September 19th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT
Well well well... Magnus looks like a pass (bland alt mode, okay robot mode, boring colour scheme), while Thundertron looks great at first sight. On a closer look, though, I rather dislike his rather light blue colours overall - a darker tone would be much better, this has a "cheap" appeal to it.
Also, why all these crappy mechtech weapons that serve no better purpose than being tried once and then thrown away for good!? Give the pirate a real sword, darnit, made out of translucent plastic, like Vector Prime's, for example. Shiver me timbers! Right now I really hope some third party source will make a better toothpick for the space-lion - until then I will wait. There's lots of other stuff I can happily buy in the meantime. Still a little sad, since the idea is kinda cool... >:oP
Re: Additional Images of Transformers Prime Wave 4 Voyagers Ultra Magnus & Thundertron (1421851)
Posted by Cyberseven on September 19th, 2012 @ 4:45pm CDT
I actually like both of these and I am going to get both. They aren't spectacular, but I do want them for my Prime collection. I may pass on most of the deluxes though, other than Smokescreen.
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