Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 6:24PM CDTCategory: Toy News
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Posted by Dark Ops on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:31pm CDT
(I suppose these are the kinds of decisions we /want/ to have though)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:41pm CDT
Posted by Dinobot747 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:42pm CDT
Posted by Rodimus_NZ on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:50pm CDT
Posted by Relic Dinobot on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:51pm CDT
Posted by starscream1017 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:56pm CDT
i really wish they would make more wfc stuff. the characters looked great in the game. please give us a starscream!
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:12pm CDT
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:13pm CDT
And, Skullgrin took Alternity Starscream's head?
Posted by Rodimus the Prime on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:25pm CDT
Posted by SlyTF1 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:27pm CDT
Posted by Dark Ops on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:29pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:ZOMG! I've been waiting for a thunderwing toy ever since that comic he was in! He was freking awesome in it! I forgot the name though.
/you probably mean Stormbringer, but I'm old
Posted by Megazarak on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:34pm CDT
Thunderwing looks a little puny but he still looks pretty cool.
Cliffjumper also looks pretty cool, too bad it's the exact same mold as BB minus the head. Same issue as Skullgrin, too bad they didn't give him new weapons or something.
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:37pm CDT
Cliffjumper looks good, and it's nice to have a new head for a change.
As for Thunderwing...well, I'm not that familiar with the character. The toy looks okay, though it seems like it'll be a simple transform (hoping for otherwise).
In any case...from my wallets to Hasbro's bank account.
Posted by PhunkJunkion on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:13pm CDT
Posted by Covenant on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:20pm CDT
Posted by Mkall on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:28pm CDT
The others are awesome too
Posted by Cyber Bishop on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:31pm CDT
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:56pm CDT
As for Skullgrin, I love him to death, heheh. I liked Straxus/Darkmount's alt mode and bot mode from the neck down, but hated his overly cartoonish color and headsculpt. Skullgrin's more sinister head and gray color scheme, on the other hand, fits his stout proportions and howitzer alt mode perfectly! Another must-buy!
Thunderwing? Not sure what to make of him. Looks nice overall, but he has a somewhat TFA-ish look on him that I don't quite like. Keeps reminding me of TFA Blitzwing.
I do like his alt mode, though. What the hell, might as well pick him up, too.
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Posted by The Variable on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:56pm CDT
If it comes out looking as good as that pic, I'll just have to pass on seeing whether or not WFC Bumblebee's head could fit on Battle Blades Bumblebee's body to make a IDW Bumblebee...
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:06pm CDT
Posted by Down_Shift on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:09pm CDT
I love Cliffjumpers head, I love the cartoon accurate colors on Skullgrin and the pick axe makes perfect sense for the mould, and Thunderwing looks BAMF. I wish they had given him a Legends size drone though and his Matrix Quest quadruple barrel bazooka. Oh well I'm still happy to take that off a peg 8 months from now. :p
Posted by --B-- on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:14pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:I wonder if that CJ head would fit on the classics head?
We saw pics in someones (maybe Peaugh) review of the WFC BB head on Classics BB, so it should.
Posted by heltskelt on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:17pm CDT
Posted by Chupacabra Convoy on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:49pm CDT
I hope Thunderwing gets repainted into Blackshadow. One more Phaser Sixer would rock.
Posted by MGrotusque on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:54pm CDT
Posted by Caelus on September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:43pm CDT
Cliffjumper I'm looking forward to; I missed out on the Classics version, and he's just one of those core characters you have to have.
Skullgrin... I love the character, but like the look of Straxus better, so I'll probably get both, which will unfortunately make them less unique, which for some reason bothers me.
Question... in artillery mode the Skullgrin/Darkmount mold can be 'manned' by another TF, right? So, are the proportions such that the mold can man itself?
Posted by Kibble on September 22nd, 2010 @ 11:39pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I'll be buying a Cliffjumper just for the head.
Interesting, I do the same with...nah, forget it. Too easy...
Posted by Droptested Thrice on September 23rd, 2010 @ 12:23am CDT
--B-- wrote:Cyber Bishop wrote:I wonder if that CJ head would fit on the classics head?
We saw pics in someones (maybe Peaugh) review of the WFC BB head on Classics BB, so it should.
If that's the case, I will be buying Cliffjumper for the head.
Posted by frogbat on September 23rd, 2010 @ 12:31am CDT
i already have wfc bumblebee and i find him to be the worst tf i have bought since i bought tfa prime for my nephew (too stiff for a 6 yr old to transform). In this mold's case, the transformation is over complicated and the robot mode i ugly. Already have classics bb and cliffjumper which i find better toys.
skullgrin.. well i like the mold and will be purchasing darkmount shortly. As a rule i'm not a fan of repaints and well i had the original skullgrin and this toy is not reminding me neither of his shell nor of his robot forms
thunderwing i will prolly buy cos he'll make a nice addition though never a big fan of pretenders and i never read the comics to get into his character... though as a kid i did have him on my want list - the robot mode looks like a good homage but from that image the nose area appears to be molded and non detachable.. hope to be mistaken.
Posted by Trikeboy on September 23rd, 2010 @ 1:18am CDT
Posted by Gandalf on September 23rd, 2010 @ 1:43am CDT
Posted by kirbenvost on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:29am CDT
CJ looks decent but I'll pass too, since I don't collect CJs.
Thunderwing, sure, why not? He's a little more organic than I usually care for, but it obviously fits his character, and I can deal. He was pretty badass in Stormbringer, not familiar with him in G1 but he'll be a Herald of Unicron in my fiction. He sort of fits the look.
Posted by Savage on September 23rd, 2010 @ 4:49am CDT
Repaint Thunderwing into Jhiaxus.
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 5:41am CDT
Skullgrin is a maybe. I love the Darkmount mold, but the repaint I personally don't think makes a whole lot of sense. Just another cash-in.
Thunderwing is a flat "no thank you." Everytime I looked at it, I'd just be thinking how half-arsed it was. It's not just the deluxe class size. I just don't think it looks particularly menacing, stuck as a hybrid between is true form and his shell.
All in all, high grade "meh."
Posted by Sid Burn on September 23rd, 2010 @ 7:05am CDT
I like all of these, Thunderwing is especially good, is he deluxe or voyager?
I hope he is voyager considering the size of Bludgeon.
Posted by Stockade on September 23rd, 2010 @ 7:26am CDT
Skullgrin - BOUGHT!!
Thunderwing - BOUGHT!
Posted by Rated X on September 23rd, 2010 @ 8:58am CDT
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:28am CDT
Rated X wrote:Pass on Cliffjumper. Skullgrin a must !!! Ill buy the plane only because I love seekers but honestly the jet mode looks like a tonka toy does not really resemble a known jet between the colors and mold
Thunderwing is not a Seeker. He was Decepticon leader in the Marvel comics and a Matrix bearer to boot! His G1 toy was futuristic, so it makes sense.
Posted by paul053 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:36am CDT
Posted by joevill on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:56am CDT
Posted by paul053 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 10:04am CDT
joevill wrote:Is this the first time since 1984 that Cliffjumper got his own figure rather than being a Bumblebee repaint?
Nope. Even with a new head, he is still a repaint. Blurrz said it.
Blurrz wrote:Cliffjumper is a repaint of Cybertronian Bumblebee, along with a new head sculpt.
Posted by zenosaurus_x on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:03am CDT
ThunderWing looks awesome in robot mode as well, CliffJumper doesn't look too interesting though.
Posted by DMSL on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:28am CDT
Posted by 666-SHOT on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:31am CDT
Posted by joevill on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:38am CDT
paul053 wrote:joevill wrote:Is this the first time since 1984 that Cliffjumper got his own figure rather than being a Bumblebee repaint?
Nope. Even with a new head, he is still a repaint. Blurrz said it.Blurrz wrote:Cliffjumper is a repaint of Cybertronian Bumblebee, along with a new head sculpt.
Even with a new head, this is much better than a red repaint of Bumblebee
Posted by Windsweeper on September 23rd, 2010 @ 12:20pm CDT
Not only did it dilute Thunderwing from the fantastic, Matrix-bearing villain he was in Marvel, they ruined Pretenders with their crossing of shell with inner bot mode.
Now Hasbro have gotten into the trend of shell/bot mixing. First the terrible Movie Bludgeon, now Skullgrin!
They look as naff as the Star Wars TF's.
I always liked Skullgrin's inner robot and alt mode. This reimagining looks nothing like either. I wish Hasbro would stop homaging old characters with molds that look nothing like them and then painting them with the old character's colour scheme, saying Ta Daaa!
Fans have been criticizing Bay for the alien heads on the TF's but a giant slaggin' skull on a robot tank is acceptable? C'mon!
On the plus side, Thunderwing looks great.
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:19pm CDT
All that has to be said.
Posted by Stumpybot on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:31pm CDT
Thunderwing is an instant buy. The original figure was the last TF i got as a kid, seriously good memories. Skullgrin looks better than Darkmount i think, may hold out for him too.
The film toyline will have to amaze me next year for me to favour it over generations. :O
Posted by craggy on September 23rd, 2010 @ 4:27pm CDT
Skullgrin, well, the character does nothing for me, I wasn't that interested in Straxus, except for his head to put in a jar, so...pass. It does look pretty cool though, as a representation of that character.
Thunderwing looks pretty good, as a robot anyway. I'm not thrilled with the vehicle, but he'll hardly ever be in that mode any way. Might have been better a bit bigger and I'd have loved the quad-barrelled gun, but otherwise, not too shabby.
Posted by Thadicon on September 24th, 2010 @ 4:33am CDT
The other 2 maybe a pass on them.
i was hopeing for a few more cons coming out for the generations line but its all bots but thats cool