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In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 11:14PM CST

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Site sponsor Kapow! Toys has uploaded some nice in-hand images of Transformers Generations Deluxe Goldfire, Dreadwing, and Skids. Enjoy the images mirrored below, and be sure to give Kapow! Toys a visit!

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Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Waspinator, Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529619)
Posted by RhA on November 13th, 2013 @ 11:36pm CST
All three, please.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529626)
Posted by Caelus on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:03am CST
shockblast2 wrote:As far as the others go I will buy all four. Even Goldbug or gold fart, or what ever his name is. I like Dreadwing too, even though I don't remember him except from Prime.

Is he a repurposed Bumblebee in the IDW books or is he a separate entity? Anyone with comic knowledge that can answer that?


Quick run down of Bumblebee's story in IDW:
- Bumblebee started out in the comics in his VW mode with a bit of modernized robot mode.
- Goldbug appeared as a separate character with a Cybertronian mode in a single comic (Spotlight: Metroplex, I think)
- Bumblebee was promoted to Autobot leader on Earth after All Hail Megatron (Optimus handed himself over to the US military as a sign of good faith).
- Bumblebee got scrapped saving the other Autobots, and he asked Wheeljack to rebuild him with a more powerful body (a hybrid of G1 and movie style), so his troops wouldn't endanger themselves protecting him.
- He was maimed when Megatron was reformatted, leaving Bumblebee dependent on a cane.
- He was restored to his cybertronian mode when they returned to Cybertron, as a sort of disarmament/put the war behind us/return to our cultural roots thing. He was fully repaired, but kept the cane (with a powerful concealed weapon) to make him more approachable, and less threatening, to Cybertron's NAILs (Non-Aligned Indigenous Lifeforms). (Starscream, Thundercracker, and many others also resumed their cybertronian modes, though some like the Dinobots, Rattrap, Cybershark, etc. refused.)
- When Megatron was reformatted again, he decided to make a particular show of mutilating the Autobot leader - Bumblebee. He generally mangled Bumblebee's cybertronian body, and crushed his face beyond repair.
- Megatron was defeated, but Wheeljack was left comatose, Ratchet was off-planet, and the Autobots (and the Decepticons) were exiled into the wilderness of Cybertron. Given minimal resources, their medic couldn't restore Bumblebee's body straight up, so he restored Bee to his Earth body using the parts that were still kicking around, and replaced his face with the non-anthropomorphic rig (which he notably, disconcertingly cannot 'feel').
- In sum, Goldfire is the badass war veteran Bumblebee who's soldiering on in spite of his grievous injuries.


Re: Dreadwing - He's based on a character from Generation 2, but in this, he's just a henchman of Shockwave that Shockwave upgraded using the design specs from reformatting Megatron (so a thug in the body of a WMD).

Other characters coming up are likewise tied into the comics - Waspinator was an Insecticon like Chop Shop, Ransack, etc., and might be immortal from a brief passage through the dead universe. He has the peculiar ability to command Titans, making him an important character. Rattrap was an Autobot that fought on a planet where everyone adopted beast modes, but now he's Starscream's ... protege? Starscream, as official ruler of Cybertron, is getting upgraded to his Armada body.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529627)
Posted by 2scraplets1kup on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:04am CST
HOLY SHIT HASBRO!! Do I see actual painted back lights on Skids? THE THRILLING 30 IS HERE FOLKS!!! THIS IS WHAT THEY MEANT!!! :lol: :P :APPLAUSE: :HEADHURTS: but seriously, that's some nice firepower he has.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529630)
Posted by megatronus on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:22am CST
Goldfire: I dislike the mold, but will get it anyway... the black stripe makes him a bit more acceptable in my book.

Dreadwing: I like this a hell lot more than Megatron. :DANCE:

Skids: This is possibly the best Autobot car since Jazz!! :APPLAUSE:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529632)
Posted by zwann on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:29am CST
I gotta say, Skids face looks too cool to be an Autobot. I mean those cheeks.

Wonder what Decepticon repaint would work with this mold(including the face)?

Barricade? Whose a trigger happy car in Cons eh? :-?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529634)
Posted by megatronus on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:33am CST
zwann wrote:I gotta say, Skids face looks too cool to be an Autobot. I mean those cheeks.

Wonder what Decepticon repaint would work with this mold(including the face)?

Barricade? Whose a trigger happy car in Cons eh? :-?


Barricade is a good choice... but TFCC is doing that character in Subscription Service 2.0...

Classics Knockout?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529636)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:38am CST
megatronus wrote:Barricade is a good choice... but TFCC is doing that character in Subscription Service 2.0...
As Prime Barricade, though. So there's still room for a Classics-style one. ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529637)
Posted by megatronus on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:59am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:Barricade is a good choice... but TFCC is doing that character in Subscription Service 2.0...
As Prime Barricade, though. So there's still room for a Classics-style one. ;)

I know it's a "Prime" Barricade - but even then, we know HasTak has been appropriating those molds for Classics. Just look at GDO Cliffjumper, Protoform X, Transmutate, Chromedome...

I was more referring to the fact that they're already giving Barricade a nod with TFSS, which means it's unlikely HasTak proper has a Barricade planned for the near future. That's not to say I wouldn't like to be surprised...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529641)
Posted by frogbat on November 14th, 2013 @ 1:50am CST
Caelus wrote:Quick run down of Bumblebee's story in IDW:
- Bumblebee started out in the comics in his VW mode with a bit of modernized robot....
Re: Dreadwing - He's based on a character from Generation 2, but in this, he's just a henchman of Shockwave that Shockwave upgraded using the design specs from reformatting Megatron (so a thug in the body of a WMD).

Other characters coming up are likewise tied into the comics - Waspinator was an Insecticon like Chop Shop, Ransack, etc., and might be immortal from a brief passage through the dead universe. He has the peculiar ability to command Titans, making him an important character. Rattrap was an Autobot that fought on a planet where everyone adopted beast modes, but now he's Starscream's ... protege? Starscream, as official ruler of Cybertron, is getting upgraded to his Armada body.


Thnx for the summary... I find the comics and multiple timelines and 'verses to be too tiring to follow... Wouldn't mind a site tracing each character's handling in the various comics (with better than the info on the various wikis out there)

Re the toys I've just ordered Orion pax, hoist and trailbreakutter... Skids is a must have, his car mode isn't as vanny as the original but the robot mode looks great. At first all the weapons seemed a bit odd when I recall his g1 portrayal, but then I remembered the toy.. Came with quite a few weapons, some of which were quite difficult to attach.

Dreadwing and goldbug... I don't car for the characters but I'm liking the toys... Biggest prob with dreadwing is of course the vehicle scale.. He's closer to a drone than to a b2. And I definitely wasn't going to get megatron.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529642)
Posted by synapse on November 14th, 2013 @ 1:50am CST
zwann wrote:I gotta say, Skids face looks too cool to be an Autobot. I mean those cheeks.

Wonder what Decepticon repaint would work with this mold(including the face)?

Barricade? Whose a trigger happy car in Cons eh? :-?


I don't know about "including the face", but I remember Andrew Griffith said he designed Flatline (the guy from the RID comics who built Starscream's new Armada-style body) so that he could easily get a toy as a Skids redeco.





Anyway. I'm still concerned about his shoulders... :\
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529645)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 14th, 2013 @ 2:46am CST
synapse wrote:Anyway. I'm still concerned about his shoulders... :\


Me too. I haven't seen a single pic of his arms raised laterally. That would be a shame, as it's otherwise an awesome toy.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529648)
Posted by Va'al on November 14th, 2013 @ 3:05am CST
We just can't keep them down! After yesterday's news with the galleries of in-hand images, we have now been alerted that YouTube reviewer peaugh has posted videos of Generations Skids and Waspinator. Will Skids' shoulder issues be raised? Will Waspinator be able to stand without falling to pieces? Check the videos out below, and leave a comment in in the Energon Pub discussion!


Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529652)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 14th, 2013 @ 5:00am CST
Well, there go my hopes that Skids was going to be a larger deluxe :BANG_HEAD:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529656)
Posted by synapse on November 14th, 2013 @ 5:26am CST
Well, it's confirmed then. Skids is as ridiculously small as Hoist, with hollow legs and poorly articulated shoulders. I still like his design in robot mode and all, but the alt mode and its colors make it look like I'm playing with a Playskool car.

Also, I wasn't expecting that kind of unstability...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529659)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on November 14th, 2013 @ 5:59am CST
I like them all, but my one concern is the open handed design on Skids. He comes with all those great weapons, but it's gonna suck if putting them into his hands causes cracks or stress marks like with DOTM Wheeljack.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529670)
Posted by T-Macksimus on November 14th, 2013 @ 8:04am CST
Had planned on passing up Goldfire but those pics have me sold on him. Still not liking D-wings color scheme enough to drop cash down on him and Skids... he was a winner for me from day 1. Looks like Christmas is going to be a toss up as to who gets more toys under the tree, me or my youngest son. :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529672)
Posted by RiddlerJ on November 14th, 2013 @ 8:14am CST
synapse wrote:
zwann wrote:I gotta say, Skids face looks too cool to be an Autobot. I mean those cheeks.

Wonder what Decepticon repaint would work with this mold(including the face)?

Barricade? Whose a trigger happy car in Cons eh? :-?


I don't know about "including the face", but I remember Andrew Griffith said he designed Flatline (the guy from the RID comics who built Starscream's new Armada-style body) so that he could easily get a toy as a Skids redeco.





Anyway. I'm still concerned about his shoulders... :\


I thought Flatline's design was based on the Trailcutter toy.

I also thought I heard that Skids was going to be retooled into Crosscut.

I feel that Goldfire was a waste of a repaint when it could've been a different character. I bought the new Hubcap head and the Bumblebee figure specifically so I could add another minibot to my lineup. I don't need another Bumblebee.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529678)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on November 14th, 2013 @ 8:26am CST
Hmmm, not interested in Skids, I would prefer something a bit more G1, doesn't have to be slavishly so. Anyhow I guess for now I am stick with Binaltech Skids. At least he looks a bit more like his old self.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529679)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 14th, 2013 @ 8:29am CST
Yeesh, I'm gone for two days, and everyone's flaming like a marshmallow over a campfire. >:oP

Sucks that Skids is a little stumpy and has the shoulder issues, but I hope to pick him up anyway.

Feeling a little uncertain about Waspinator now. I'll wait until Optibotimus or someone else gets theirs until I make a final decision.

Getting Dreadwing and Goldbug, no questions asked.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529681)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 14th, 2013 @ 8:32am CST
OK, Skids is growing on me. I've gone from "Meh, I'll get it because it's a Classics-style Skids" to "Ooh, this is a cool figure!"

The other two are OK, but I already have BB and Megs and don't like either mold enough to want a repaint.

Also, Dreadwing's paintjob is too colorful for a stealth jet.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529683)
Posted by paul053 on November 14th, 2013 @ 8:42am CST
So, Skids really don't have much shoulder movement. :-( Plus his backpack and slight balance issue, the chance of me getting him is winding down.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529686)
Posted by mooncake623 on November 14th, 2013 @ 9:13am CST
kind of disappointing that Skids have instability issues... I didn't know that still happens in today's transforming toys. But I will still buy the whole wave.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529701)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 14th, 2013 @ 10:16am CST
Peaugh's also got reviews for Goldfire and Dreadwing.


Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529706)
Posted by megatronus on November 14th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
Reaaaaalllllly liking that Dreadwing.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529709)
Posted by gantzrunner on November 14th, 2013 @ 11:00am CST
I have to say I really like the thrilling thirty designs! the only thing that bothers me is now that I have committed myself to building a neo-gen1 collection, they changed the scale.... Orion Pax works, but Megatron and the others are too small. displaying them on separate shelves works, but side by side( like if I want to displa. my autobots in vehicle mode in a convoy like the cartoon) - they look like a completely different size class. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529711)
Posted by megatronus on November 14th, 2013 @ 11:06am CST
gantzrunner wrote:I have to say I really like the thrilling thirty designs! the only thing that bothers me is now that I have committed myself to building a neo-gen1 collection, they changed the scale.... Orion Pax works, but Megatron and the others are too small. displaying them on separate shelves works, but side by side( like if I want to displa. my autobots in vehicle mode in a convoy like the cartoon) - they look like a completely different size class. :BANG_HEAD:


That's what Masterpiece is for! ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529726)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 14th, 2013 @ 12:29pm CST
Now that Peaugh has shown that Skids' shoulders can pull out a little to get some articulation, I'm going to to ahead and say he looks like the best new mold of the Generations line. He just looks really cool, with fun transformation and a whole load of guns. Pax is close competition, but so far I think I'll like Skids the most.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529735)
Posted by El Duque on November 14th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
Popular toy reviewer peaugh has now uploaded reviews for Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire and Dreadwing. These two are redeco/remolds of the previously released IDW style Bumblebee and Megatron respectively. Check out the reviews embedded below.


Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529751)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 14th, 2013 @ 2:41pm CST
Hot damn these are cool. Im getting all of this wave. Im in love with the colors of these recent generations guys
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529752)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 14th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CST
That dreadwing keeps tempting me, but my collecting highlander rule permits me from replacing my G2 Dreadwing... Any have reasons to convince me to get it?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529754)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 14th, 2013 @ 2:52pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:That dreadwing keeps tempting me, but my collecting highlander rule permits me from replacing my G2 Dreadwing... Any have reasons to convince me to get it?


You should at least consider Dreadwing if:

1) You're into G2 at all
2) Have other G2-based figures, like GDO Powerdive, RtS Laser Prime, or the Ultimate Gift Set with Prime and Jazz
3) HasTak releases his partner Smokescreen (like that will ever happen)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529760)
Posted by megatronus on November 14th, 2013 @ 3:18pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:That dreadwing keeps tempting me, but my collecting highlander rule permits me from replacing my G2 Dreadwing... Any have reasons to convince me to get it?

You can sell your G2 Dreadwing...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529781)
Posted by Rated X on November 14th, 2013 @ 4:30pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:That dreadwing keeps tempting me, but my collecting highlander rule permits me from replacing my G2 Dreadwing... Any have reasons to convince me to get it?



How about the fact that it only costs 15 bucks ? Treat yourself.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529786)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on November 14th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CST
Rated X wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:That dreadwing keeps tempting me, but my collecting highlander rule permits me from replacing my G2 Dreadwing... Any have reasons to convince me to get it?



How about the fact that it only costs 15 bucks ? Treat yourself.

Never thought I'd see the day where you were advocating to buy a Hasbro product ;)

I wish these were all a tad larger. I agree that especially in alt mode, the Autobot sizes over the last 5 years or so are woefully incoherent.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529812)
Posted by Rated X on November 14th, 2013 @ 7:05pm CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:
Rated X wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:That dreadwing keeps tempting me, but my collecting highlander rule permits me from replacing my G2 Dreadwing... Any have reasons to convince me to get it?



How about the fact that it only costs 15 bucks ? Treat yourself.

Never thought I'd see the day where you were advocating to buy a Hasbro product ;)

I wish these were all a tad larger. I agree that especially in alt mode, the Autobot sizes over the last 5 years or so are woefully incoherent.



I never said I dont buy Hasbro stuff. Im just not loyal to any one company. I buy from them all and disregard the ethics and politics behind the concept of IP. :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529824)
Posted by megatronus on November 14th, 2013 @ 9:44pm CST
Rated X wrote:I never said I dont buy Hasbro stuff. Im just not loyal to any one company. I buy from them all and disregard the ethics and politics behind the concept of IP. :D

!!! :shock: !!!

I think this is one of the most honest things you've ever said - well done! :APPLAUSE:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529848)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 15th, 2013 @ 12:29am CST
Rated X wrote:Im just not loyal to any one company. I buy from them all and disregard the ethics and politics behind the concept of IP. :D

Cheers man, I feel the same way ;)^

Thanks for the good reasons from everyone to buy it, and yes, I think I shall. Though I will probably unseal it really carefully, fool around with it for a while, and then reseal it and stick on the wall. I like and prefer my G2 dreadwing too much more to replace him, and I do have RTS prime also sealed on my wall. And for 15 bucks, no kidding, sounds worth it to me. That head sculpt is awesome, and the colour scheme.. hell there isn't really anything I don't like other than the size.

(slight side note, toys'r'us in Vancouver BC has voyagers for 15 bucks, just picked up a second Springer :grin: Check it out, fellow Canadians!)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529849)
Posted by TimothyR on November 15th, 2013 @ 12:31am CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:Hmmm, not interested in Skids, I would prefer something a bit more G1, doesn't have to be slavishly so. Anyhow I guess for now I am stick with Binaltech Skids. At least he looks a bit more like his old self.

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shockblast2 wrote:"You know damn well that Generations/IDWverse is the new classics"


LOL....no its not. That line is dead and this guy taking a pic next to the dead line proves it. That skids looks NOTHING like G1 skids, save the colors. Neither did IDW Hoist or Trailbreaker. To complete your "CHUG" collection you are going to have to either custom your own figures or go 3pt.


these are supposed to be updates of G1 figures.. at least that's how it seems in the comics.. they seem like different takes on classic characters.. i'm not sure how much more G1 this could be without being slavishly G1.. their vehicle mode is fairly similar.. updated of course because it isn't the 80's anymore. his chest is still the front of the car, he still has his door wings.. and like you said, the colors are pretty damn close.. i don't see how you can say that skids looks NOTHING like G1 skids.. you really have to be blind or just in denial. as for binaltech skids compared to the new one.. i think they're both equally similar to G1 skids and different from G1 skids.

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hoist and trailbreaker looked nothing like their G1 counterparts either? .. really? you are aware that these are supposed to be updates.. this isn't the masterpiece line.. i'm not sure why this is difficult to understand. hell.. if you're completing your classics collection with custom figures, they're going to be just as inaccurate to the G1 originals as these are. every single classic/universe/rts/generations/henkei/united figure, from the beginning are, like i said before, UPDATES of classic designs.. they're not supposed to be faithful representations of what we got in G1. it's not like these are movie toys that are trying to be passed off as classic updates.

i think where the confusion here is that some people thing that classics means the toys are supposed to be ripped right from the cartoon or the original toys.. that isn't the case, and it hasn't been the case from the beginning.

i'm sorry for being repetitive.. but i just want the point to sink home a little.

and i'm sorry but i don't believe these arguments are based on opinions. you can have an opinion that you don't like something, or that you do like something. but i don't think it's right to back up your opinion with something that clearly isn't true.

just my 2 cents.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529854)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on November 15th, 2013 @ 2:11am CST
TimothyR wrote:and i'm sorry but i don't believe these arguments are based on opinions. you can have an opinion that you don't like something, or that you do like something. but i don't think it's right to back up your opinion with something that clearly isn't true.


So hang on, is it alright to have an opinion or not? Just asking because someone could easily read this and opine that you are a fascist dick.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529873)
Posted by xyl360 on November 15th, 2013 @ 6:46am CST
I broke one of my most sacred rules. I watched a Peaugh review :P. I couldn't help myself, it was just to tempting to finally get a real look at Waspinator. I must say I'm thoroughly impressed. Aside from minor issues with a few missing paint apps plus the fact that his wings can't be deployed Seeker style on his back as he most commonly wore them in the show in bot mode, he looks pretty much spot on. I cannot wait to get both versions of him in hand.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529877)
Posted by megatronus on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:19am CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:
TimothyR wrote:and i'm sorry but i don't believe these arguments are based on opinions. you can have an opinion that you don't like something, or that you do like something. but i don't think it's right to back up your opinion with something that clearly isn't true.


So hang on, is it alright to have an opinion or not? Just asking because someone could easily read this and opine that you are a fascist dick.

"Fascist Dick" is a little much, no?

All he's saying is that to say that "Classics is dead" isn't a mere opinion, but rather an assertion based on a patent falsehood. That's his point.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529899)
Posted by Flux Convoy on November 15th, 2013 @ 8:37am CST
FUCK YEAH NEW CLASSICS TOYS!
:BOT:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529919)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on November 15th, 2013 @ 10:20am CST
megatronus wrote:"Fascist Dick" is a little much, no?

Probably. :saint:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529922)
Posted by megatronus on November 15th, 2013 @ 10:29am CST
Banjo-Tron wrote:
megatronus wrote:"Fascist Dick" is a little much, no?

Probably. :saint:

:lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1529926)
Posted by EagleTron on November 15th, 2013 @ 10:32am CST
That Waspinator is one of the best deluxes that they have seen all year. I just might pick him up if I see him at retail on sale and i got a couole of extra bucks. And it seems like the Decepticons are out numbering the Autobots in good figure/molds. All the good toys are mostly bad guys.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1530000)
Posted by Rated X on November 15th, 2013 @ 6:46pm CST
TimothyR wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:Hmmm, not interested in Skids, I would prefer something a bit more G1, doesn't have to be slavishly so. Anyhow I guess for now I am stick with Binaltech Skids. At least he looks a bit more like his old self.

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shockblast2 wrote:"You know damn well that Generations/IDWverse is the new classics"


LOL....no its not. That line is dead and this guy taking a pic next to the dead line proves it. That skids looks NOTHING like G1 skids, save the colors. Neither did IDW Hoist or Trailbreaker. To complete your "CHUG" collection you are going to have to either custom your own figures or go 3pt.


these are supposed to be updates of G1 figures.. at least that's how it seems in the comics.. they seem like different takes on classic characters.. i'm not sure how much more G1 this could be without being slavishly G1.. their vehicle mode is fairly similar.. updated of course because it isn't the 80's anymore. his chest is still the front of the car, he still has his door wings.. and like you said, the colors are pretty damn close.. i don't see how you can say that skids looks NOTHING like G1 skids.. you really have to be blind or just in denial. as for binaltech skids compared to the new one.. i think they're both equally similar to G1 skids and different from G1 skids.

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hoist and trailbreaker looked nothing like their G1 counterparts either? .. really? you are aware that these are supposed to be updates.. this isn't the masterpiece line.. i'm not sure why this is difficult to understand. hell.. if you're completing your classics collection with custom figures, they're going to be just as inaccurate to the G1 originals as these are. every single classic/universe/rts/generations/henkei/united figure, from the beginning are, like i said before, UPDATES of classic designs.. they're not supposed to be faithful representations of what we got in G1. it's not like these are movie toys that are trying to be passed off as classic updates.

i think where the confusion here is that some people thing that classics means the toys are supposed to be ripped right from the cartoon or the original toys.. that isn't the case, and it hasn't been the case from the beginning.

i'm sorry for being repetitive.. but i just want the point to sink home a little.

and i'm sorry but i don't believe these arguments are based on opinions. you can have an opinion that you don't like something, or that you do like something. but i don't think it's right to back up your opinion with something that clearly isn't true.

just my 2 cents.



I gotta disagree with you buddy. I personally think the whole “classics” concept (AKA neo) is just a Hasbro marketing gimmick to help today’s kids relate to G1 characters. Hasbro’s cash cow is kids between the ages of 5-10. Those kids can’t relate to 80’s cars because 80’s cars just wouldn’t be “cool”. The whole “neo” concept is more evident in Autobot cars more than Decepticon war machines. Tanks and Fighter jets haven’t changed as much as cars have over the years. And every Decepticon can’t be an F-22 Raptor because that would be boring. The Generations seeker mold was almost 95% accurate to an F-15 Strike Eagle with the exception of the wings being more swept in the back. And the robot mode was very “slavish” to the G1 cartoon.
On the new Skids figure, I think they did a fairly good job representing the character. I’m very happy you can hide the shoulder cannons as I will be doing such. Call it slavish if you want, but I’m 37 years old. I don’t give a damn if little kids don’t like G1. They have TF Prime, Bayformers, and Rescue Bots.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1530003)
Posted by njb902 on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:04pm CST
F-15E Strike Eagles are 2 seat air to ground attack craft. While they are capable of air to air combat, they aren't designed for it. The redistribution of the fuel system also changes the shape of the air intakes from the earlier models, it makes it bubble out more from the fuselage. So I don't think it's the particular F-15 variant the classics mold was based on.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1530015)
Posted by Caelus on November 15th, 2013 @ 7:53pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:That dreadwing keeps tempting me, but my collecting highlander rule permits me from replacing my G2 Dreadwing... Any have reasons to convince me to get it?


Rename him and display him with the original two. Then they go from being partners to being a squadron.

I think they should match well enough on color and design that at a glance they could pass for being from the same, well, generation.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1530039)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 15th, 2013 @ 11:50pm CST
megatronus wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:
TimothyR wrote:and i'm sorry but i don't believe these arguments are based on opinions. you can have an opinion that you don't like something, or that you do like something. but i don't think it's right to back up your opinion with something that clearly isn't true.


So hang on, is it alright to have an opinion or not? Just asking because someone could easily read this and opine that you are a fascist dick.

"Fascist Dick" is a little much, no?

All he's saying is that to say that "Classics is dead" isn't a mere opinion, but rather an assertion based on a patent falsehood. That's his point.


Glad someone was able to read it as it was intended.

As for the "Fascist Dick" comment? Yes. It WAS a little much.

Banjo-Tron wrote:
megatronus wrote:"Fascist Dick" is a little much, no?

Probably. :saint:


It's not funny. Don't do it again. You can make a point or counter one without calling someone names like that. It does violate the rules. We're adults, here. Act like it.

megatronus wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:
megatronus wrote:"Fascist Dick" is a little much, no?

Probably. :saint:

:lol:


It really isn't funny.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Goldfire, Skids, and Dreadwing (1530042)
Posted by megatronus on November 16th, 2013 @ 12:09am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:
megatronus wrote:"Fascist Dick" is a little much, no?

Probably. :saint:

:lol:


It really isn't funny.

The :lol: was to the angel face, but I understand your point.

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