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New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More

Transformers News: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 2:31AM CDT

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New magazine scans have surfaced that showoff a multitude of upcoming Takara Tomy figures. Most we've already seen in one way or another, but these images do offer our first decent (albeit small) looks at Arms Micron AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, and AM-26 Smokescreen. All three are repaints of existing figures, Voyager War Breakdown, Voyager Optimus Prime, and Deluxe Knock Out respectively.

Here's the full run down of figures pictured:

  • Encore 23 Fortress Maximus
  • Encore 20A Anime Devastator
  • MP-10B Black Convoy
  • TG-01 Optimus Prime
  • TG-02 Jazz
  • TG-03 throught TG-07 Combaticons combined as Bruticus
  • MP-12 Lambor
  • MP-13 Soundwave with Laserbeak
  • MP-14 Red Alert
  • MP-15 Ravage and Rumble
  • MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw
  • The Capbots
  • Transformers United EX 06 Builder Master Prime Mode
  • Transformers United EX 07 Assault Master Prime Mode
  • Transformers United EX Tank Master Vs. Marine Master
  • Lucky Draw Transformers Prime Arms Micron Optimus Prime and Arcee
  • Arms Micron version of Weaponizer Bumblebee
  • Transformers Prime EZ-SP1 Autobot six pack
  • Transformers Prime EZ-SP2 Decepticon six pack
  • AM-24 Silas Breakdown
  • AM-25 Nemesis Prime
  • AM-26 Smokescreen



New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More

New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More

New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More
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Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432817)
Posted by RhA on October 22nd, 2012 @ 3:05am CDT
Interesting PCC's once agian.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432818)
Posted by Deacon_Frost2004 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 3:12am CDT
Looked at the pictures, liked what I saw until I got to Smokescreen. It took me a damned long time to get used to Knockout when I first looked at him as he was. Truth be told that after I decided to buy him, actually got him out of the packaging and took a closer look at him, I found I actually liked the mold quite a bit. So far I haven't touched any of the Prime repaints partly because I think it's cheap, but also at the Walmart I work at they retail for $15.47 and I don't dish out the money unless it's a must have. I don't mind a repaint when it's done for characters that share the same body, but have different colors like the G1 Seekers for example, but this is not a case like that.

I will say this in Smoke/out's defense: at least it wasn't another Bumblebee.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432819)
Posted by That Bot on October 22nd, 2012 @ 3:13am CDT
It looks like Smokescreen has a new head and a spoiler molded onto the rear of his vehicle. He looks better than I was anticipating, now he just needs the door wings.
Nemesis Prime and CYLAS Breakdown are kind of underwhelming. In the show they were more like washed out versions of their original colors than straight black. I'll refrain from judging too harshly until we get better pictures.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432820)
Posted by CBratetron on October 22nd, 2012 @ 3:18am CDT
I suppose at least Smokescreen isn't a repaint of Bumblebee.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432845)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 6:53am CDT
When it comes to my "Arms Micron" collection, Wildrider is next. Loved the paint scheme, and bet the box art will be as nice. But with "Arms Micron" Smokescreen... He is a definite maybe on account that I need a more reasons to add him to my collection. >:oP
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432847)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 22nd, 2012 @ 6:58am CDT
I still haven't seen the episodes with Smokescreen, but it's a bit disappointing how little is remolded, because he doesn't look all that much like Knockout. Ah well, could be worse. Hopefully the Hasbro version ends up looking decent.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432850)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 7:35am CDT
Very disappointed with Silas Breakdown and especially Smokescreen. He deserved a mold of his own.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432853)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 7:56am CDT
smokescreen i am disappoint. not worth it.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432856)
Posted by Starscream4prez on October 22nd, 2012 @ 8:04am CDT
The only one i was kind of looking forward to was smokescreen. Whats annoying is that his vehicle mode looks nothing like it does in the show. Of all things they had to remould Knockout. Oh well heres hoping Darkest Megatron and the Jet Vehicon General are better.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432857)
Posted by Crisdecal on October 22nd, 2012 @ 8:14am CDT
I was reading in Tformers that the number for the Fort Max reissue is actually "23A". As in, this is some different variation of Fort Max. Can anyone confirm?
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432864)
Posted by Rhinox23 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 9:05am CDT
I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Smokescreen simply doesn't look like Smokescreen. The colors (stickers) look pretty good but that mold just doesn't work for him.

Cylas/Silas Breakdown looks pretty good. I agree that a more washed out and even darker blue would look better but the black doesn't look too bad. I have AM-12 Breakdown and having a black version for Silas will definitely stand out more than another shade of blue.

I preordered Silas, but not Smokescreen and I'm still glad I did. I agree with everybody about "not another BB mold" for Smokescreen, but Knockout's mold doesn't do it for me either. I just really hope Hasbro releases an actual Smokescreen mold in the Beast Hunters line (w/out all the spikes, helmets, gear too). :PRAY:
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432865)
Posted by necr0blivion on October 22nd, 2012 @ 9:15am CDT
I'm getting a Galvatron vs Ultra Magnus vibe from the "Tank Master vs Marine Master" set. Also, where's Fort Max's God Sword?!?!?!
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432867)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 22nd, 2012 @ 9:36am CDT
Im sure this has been brought up before but why is Bluestreak called Smokescreen? Guess the same reason why Chromia is called Arcee, hasbro are morons. Or they did what they always do,slap the wrong name on a character to keep the trademark.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432868)
Posted by Bubbah on October 22nd, 2012 @ 9:36am CDT
Yeah not impressed with Smokescreen at all. They needed to do a lot more remolding with him and instead did next to nothing. As a main character, he deserves a lot better. Hopefully Hasbro does better.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432870)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2012 @ 9:40am CDT
Crisdecal wrote:I was reading in Tformers that the number for the Fort Max reissue is actually "23A". As in, this is some different variation of Fort Max. Can anyone confirm?


Nope, they're incorrect, FM is still 23. The new Devastator however is 20A, with A standing for "anime".
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432875)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 22nd, 2012 @ 10:08am CDT
If the doors were retooled onto his wings rather than his arms, I'd be happy. Unfortunately, they are not, and therefore I will pray Hasbro gives us something better. :roll:
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432881)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 10:37am CDT
the only ones im goin for on this are Fort Max and AM Nemesis Prime. NP looks ok, but i wonder if there is a way to transplant those translucent red arm bits over to my AM Battleshield OP
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432886)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2012 @ 10:49am CDT
I see a clear blue B2. Those who wanted an all clear blue Star Saber just might get their wish. ;)
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432887)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2012 @ 10:54am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I see a clear blue B2. Those who wanted an all clear blue Star Saber just might get their wish. ;)


Gimme. I need clear Arms Microns :grin:
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432892)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 22nd, 2012 @ 11:08am CDT
Would prefer the rusted-ish blue we saw in the episode for Breakdown than the black, but considering that most of the episode was at night, and dark colors tend to look black at that time, I could care less.

Smokescreen is a "meh". It looks decent, it's obviously not going to be perfect, but it's something I can live with. As mentioned by other users, "at least it isn't Bumblebee. :roll: "
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432893)
Posted by That Bot on October 22nd, 2012 @ 11:14am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Im sure this has been brought up before but why is Bluestreak called Smokescreen? Guess the same reason why Chromia is called Arcee, hasbro are morons. Or they did what they always do,slap the wrong name on a character to keep the trademark.

This isn't G1, they don't have to look like G1. Arcee is blue, Smokescreen is white, Starscream is gray. Deal with it.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432903)
Posted by skidflap on October 22nd, 2012 @ 11:50am CDT
anyone notice that breakdown has a retool on his chest? Or is it an attachment? :???:
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432905)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 22nd, 2012 @ 11:53am CDT
skidflap wrote:anyone notice that breakdown has a retool on his chest? Or is it an attachment? :???:


That's his grill. Someone forgot to fold it in, if that's even possible considering how much extra plastic is on there compared to plain 'ol Breakdown.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432909)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2012 @ 12:05pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
skidflap wrote:anyone notice that breakdown has a retool on his chest? Or is it an attachment? :???:


That's his grill. Someone forgot to fold it in, if that's even possible considering how much extra plastic is on there compared to plain 'ol Breakdown.
His chest has been retooled with a new grill.

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Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432911)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 22nd, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
skidflap wrote:anyone notice that breakdown has a retool on his chest? Or is it an attachment? :???:


That's his grill. Someone forgot to fold it in, if that's even possible considering how much extra plastic is on there compared to plain 'ol Breakdown.
His chest has been retooled with a new grill.


That's what I just said.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432912)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2012 @ 12:11pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
skidflap wrote:anyone notice that breakdown has a retool on his chest? Or is it an attachment? :???:


That's his grill. Someone forgot to fold it in, if that's even possible considering how much extra plastic is on there compared to plain 'ol Breakdown.
His chest has been retooled with a new grill.


That's what I just said.
Your wording read as though you were talking about his old grill.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432913)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 22nd, 2012 @ 12:16pm CDT
Lavender Legion Vehicon, how odd.

The PCCs look pretty neat. Not import neat, but still neat.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432924)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 1:40pm CDT
necr0blivion wrote:I'm getting a Galvatron vs Ultra Magnus vibe from the "Tank Master vs Marine Master" set. Also, where's Fort Max's God Sword?!?!?!


Master Sword. Just like the one Link had. ;)

And that image was based on the second batch of photos, as you can see Fortress holding what is supposed to be the actual Master Sword. The final set will come with it, as TOMY stated it is a 25th anniversary Headmasters piece. :DANCE:
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432925)
Posted by Gundamu on October 22nd, 2012 @ 1:48pm CDT
*looks at Smokescreen*
Yeah, I think I'll be sticking to the Cyberverse version of Smokescreen... >:oP
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432943)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 22nd, 2012 @ 3:15pm CDT
Gundamu wrote:*looks at Smokescreen*
Yeah, I think I'll be sticking to the Cyberverse version of Smokescreen... >:oP


This is Japan. We might get our own mold.

Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
skidflap wrote:anyone notice that breakdown has a retool on his chest? Or is it an attachment? :???:


That's his grill. Someone forgot to fold it in, if that's even possible considering how much extra plastic is on there compared to plain 'ol Breakdown.
His chest has been retooled with a new grill.


That's what I just said.
Your wording read as though you were talking about his old grill.


How? I was responding to his comment on the retool on his chest. I even said mentioned how much extra plastic is on this grill compared to the old one.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432950)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2012 @ 3:29pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:How? I was responding to his comment on the retool on his chest. I even said mentioned how much extra plastic is on this grill compared to the old one.
I mean, I thought you were refuting his inquiry about it being a new grill instead of the old grill. By "extra plastic", I though you meant Breakdown himself instead of just the grill.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432974)
Posted by XDMan on October 22nd, 2012 @ 5:17pm CDT
This is what I have been trying to tell you about! (The Team sets)
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432980)
Posted by El Duque on October 22nd, 2012 @ 5:44pm CDT
We've know about the EZ 6 packs since August:

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ets/25720/
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432982)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 6:44pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Im sure this has been brought up before but why is Bluestreak called Smokescreen? Guess the same reason why Chromia is called Arcee, hasbro are morons. Or they did what they always do,slap the wrong name on a character to keep the trademark.


So let me get this straight.

- Hasbro starts a new Aligned Continuity and reinvents numerous characters. This was big news.

- Hasbro starts a new series called Transformers Prime, which has been mentioned here virtually every week for around two years.

- Takara Tomy joins in and changes the tone, which has them showing their recent release of "Arms Micron" figures and other items.

And yet, none of this matters because you assume that they made errors and Hasbro are idiots... Despite the fact that the photos shown are not from the Hasbro line? That is "very observant" of you. ;)

Sarcasm aside, this incarnation of Arcee has been around since the debut of Transformers Prime. Smokescreen became a new recruit from the second half of season 2, and has been impressive ever since. And like another said, they are not aiming to remake Generation 1... They are continuing a tradition that was started with Car Robots, Micron Dentsu Trilogy, and so on. 8)
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1432986)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 22nd, 2012 @ 7:27pm CDT
I'm not entirely sure what I expected Smokescreen to look like knowing it was going to be a repaint of Knock Out, but it just makes me sad. It really strikes me as a figure of convenience rather than an intentional gift for the fans, like Kup/Ironhide. Hopefully Beast Hunters will bring with it a new mold that's even half as good as the Cyberverse one.

Bad times when I'd rather have one of those tasty PCC figures over a deluxe.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433001)
Posted by Arctorro on October 22nd, 2012 @ 8:56pm CDT
I didn't know Smokescreen was going to be a repaint, won't be getting him now unless Hasbro does something really special with their version.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433408)
Posted by IronhidesGhost on October 24th, 2012 @ 11:01am CDT
Yes, it is disappointing to get a Knockout repaint... but if you are like me and still want this character on your shelf, the pre-order at Robot Kingdom is still available for $23.90 which puts it around $33 after shipping. Not bad if you ask me. His micron looks very cool. Given we've been told there are no more Deluxe class toys coming out before they get all Beasty next spring... this is the best we will get, The mold is wrong for show accuracy, but fine for the character. He's young, thin, and nimble. The mold is quite posable and while I don't care for how light it is... that's probably better for the durability of my display shelves. So that's a positive.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433453)
Posted by That Bot on October 24th, 2012 @ 1:09pm CDT
There's still no ruling out the possibility of a new mold Deluxe Smokescreen during Beast Hunters. They retooled Legion Knock Out in Cyberverse, so they might do something for the Deluxe as well.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433458)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 24th, 2012 @ 1:27pm CDT
That Bot wrote:There's still no ruling out the possibility of a new mold Deluxe Smokescreen during Beast Hunters. They retooled Legion Knock Out in Cyberverse, so they might do something for the Deluxe as well.
Legion Smokescreen is his own mold, not a retool of Legion Knock Out.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433463)
Posted by That Bot on October 24th, 2012 @ 1:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
That Bot wrote:There's still no ruling out the possibility of a new mold Deluxe Smokescreen during Beast Hunters. They retooled Legion Knock Out in Cyberverse, so they might do something for the Deluxe as well.
Legion Smokescreen is his own mold, not a retool of Legion Knock Out.

He is clearly Knock Out from the waist down.
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Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433465)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 24th, 2012 @ 1:46pm CDT
That Bot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
That Bot wrote:There's still no ruling out the possibility of a new mold Deluxe Smokescreen during Beast Hunters. They retooled Legion Knock Out in Cyberverse, so they might do something for the Deluxe as well.
Legion Smokescreen is his own mold, not a retool of Legion Knock Out.

He is clearly Knock Out from the waist down.
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He's not, they'd have the exact same design. Different design =/= retool.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433468)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 24th, 2012 @ 1:48pm CDT
That Bot wrote:He is clearly Knock Out from the waist down.
Define "clearly".
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Them legs ain't the same mold. If they were, all that would be different would be the deco.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433474)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 24th, 2012 @ 2:26pm CDT
I think his point is the same as mine, that KO and Smokey have very similar legs. They don't have to be the same mold to be mind-blowingly similar.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433475)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 24th, 2012 @ 2:28pm CDT
Similar, yes. The same, no.

It's like how Energon Starscream was similar to but still different from G2 Smokescreen.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433476)
Posted by That Bot on October 24th, 2012 @ 2:29pm CDT
I seriously cannot be the only one that sees how glaringly similar these figures are. We've seen extensive retools before, and this is one. The details are different, but the shape and structure of the lower body is the same. One-piece legs that bend inwards at the knee, flat feet that are attached to the rear of the car (I'll acknowledge that Bumblebee also does this), a thin waist that's more like two perpendicular lines than a triangle like the other Legions. Smokescreen doesn't have the trunk of the car on the back of his legs, but that's because it's attached to his arms. The upper body has been restructured so Smokescreen can have the split hood and door wings. His arms still attach via the same odd right-angle hinges as Knock Out's and as best I can tell, his hood folds up and over in the same way as Knock Out's. Additionally, we've seen no other new Autobot or Decepticon molds from Beast Hunters yet, just extensive retoolings, and I'm not inclined to think that Smokescreen is the exception.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433477)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 24th, 2012 @ 2:38pm CDT
That Bot wrote:I seriously cannot be the only one that sees how glaringly similar these figures are. We've seen extensive retools before, and this is one.


No, Smokescreen is not an extensive retool of Knock Out. I get that they are similar, and I do agree, but they are not the same mold.

Additionally, we've seen no other new Autobot or Decepticon molds from Beast Hunters yet, just extensive retoolings, and I'm not inclined to think that Smokescreen is the exception.


Well, unless you count the Predacons, which are sort of Decepticons. Yet, it's been hinted that we'll be getting a Voyager Grimlock, and the mystery Voyager for Wave 1 I predict is Shockwave. Just because the first wave has no new 'bot and 'con molds doesn't mean that there won't be any in the line at all.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433484)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 24th, 2012 @ 2:47pm CDT
That Bot wrote:I seriously cannot be the only one that sees how glaringly similar these figures are. We've seen extensive retools before, and this is one. The details are different, but the shape and structure of the lower body is the same. One-piece legs that bend inwards at the knee, flat feet that are attached to the rear of the car (I'll acknowledge that Bumblebee also does this), a thin waist that's more like two perpendicular lines than a triangle like the other Legions. Smokescreen doesn't have the trunk of the car on the back of his legs, but that's because it's attached to his arms. The upper body has been restructured so Smokescreen can have the split hood and door wings. His arms still attach via the same odd right-angle hinges as Knock Out's and as best I can tell, his hood folds up and over in the same way as Knock Out's. Additionally, we've seen no other new Autobot or Decepticon molds from Beast Hunters yet, just extensive retoolings, and I'm not inclined to think that Smokescreen is the exception.


Just because they're similar, doesn't mean one is a "retool" of the other. Lots of molds share common features.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433487)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 24th, 2012 @ 2:53pm CDT
Retools on TFWiki, I'd suggest you giving that a look. As a rule of thumb, if two toys share 50% or more of the exact same parts, they're considered retools. Cannon Bumblebee straddles that line thanks to his legs.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1433489)
Posted by That Bot on October 24th, 2012 @ 2:54pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Additionally, we've seen no other new Autobot or Decepticon molds from Beast Hunters yet, just extensive retoolings, and I'm not inclined to think that Smokescreen is the exception.


Well, unless you count the Predacons, which are sort of Decepticons. Yet, it's been hinted that we'll be getting a Voyager Grimlock, and the mystery Voyager for Wave 1 I predict is Shockwave. Just because the first wave has no new 'bot and 'con molds doesn't mean that there won't be any in the line at all.

If I was counting the Predacons as Decepticons, that would kind of contradict my own statement. I don't expect wave 1 to be indicative of the whole line, and I'll admit, you got me on the mystery Voyager. I forgot about that. So assuming it's Shockwave or Grimlock and not another Pred or Optimus/Megatron, that would be my theory, destroyed. Now that I've taken the time to analyze the two figures, I can see how many little details they've got different that point towards new mold rather than retool. I rest my case.

Back to my original statement: Hopefully we'll see one of the existing molds turned into a better Deluxe Smokescreen than Takara's, if Hasbro doesn't just flat-out make a new mold for him.
Re: New Magazine Scans Reveal AM-24 Silas Breakdown, AM-25 Nemesis Prime, AM-26 Smokescreen, & More (1434345)
Posted by El Duque on October 26th, 2012 @ 10:56pm CDT
Courtesy of Toy-World we now have the full scans from Figure King #177. We got our first look earlier in week.

Here's the full run down of figures pictured:

  • Encore 23 Fortress Maximus
  • Encore 20A Anime Devastator
  • MP-10B Black Convoy
  • TG-01 Optimus Prime
  • TG-02 Jazz
  • TG-03 Blastoff
  • TG-04 Vortex
  • TG-05 Brawl
  • TG-06 Swindle
  • TG-07 Onslaught
  • TG-08 Kickback
  • TG-09 Starscream
  • TG-10 Sideswipe
  • TG-11 Ultra Magnus
  • TG-12 Air Raid
  • TG-13 Soundwave
  • TG-14 Soundblaster
  • MP-12 Lambor
  • MP-13 Soundwave with Laserbeak
  • MP-14 Red Alert
  • MP-15 Ravage and Rumble
  • MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw
  • The Capbots
  • Transformers United EX 06 Builder Master Prime Mode
  • Transformers United EX 07 Assault Master Prime Mode
  • Transformers United EX Tank Master Vs. Marine Master
  • Lucky Draw Transformers Prime Arms Micron Optimus Prime and Arcee
  • Arms Micron Gatling Bumblebee
  • Transformers Prime EZ-SP1 Autobot six pack
  • Transformers Prime EZ-SP2 Decepticon six pack
  • AM-24 Silas Breakdown
  • AM-25 Nemesis Prime
  • AM-26 Smokescreen

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