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Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing

Transformers News: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 6:24PM CDT

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Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing. They're three very big names in Hasbro's 2011 Transformers: Generations lineup, and now we get a nice look at their official images. Cliffjumper is a repaint of Cybertronian Bumblebee, along with a new head sculpt. Similar circumstances for Skullgrin, as he has a new head sculpt and paint job off the Darkmount (Straxus) mold. Finally, the figure with a brand spanking new mold, a beloved Transformers Comic character, Thunderwing. Feast your eyes on the pictures below!

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Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127734)
Posted by Dark Ops on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:31pm CDT
Backpack on T-Wing's a little on the big side, but not a deal breaker. Especially if the bulk there is the supposedly removable drone. Which I think it is. Skullgrin looks nice too. Now I'm not sure if I should pick him up, or Straxus! >_<

(I suppose these are the kinds of decisions we /want/ to have though)
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127738)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:41pm CDT
Wasn't to sure about Skullgrin, but that picture just sold him to me. Thunderwing was ever an instant buy from the first time I saw pictures of him a couple months back. Cybertronian CJ... Pass (not into the WfC designs anywho.)
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127739)
Posted by Dinobot747 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:42pm CDT
Is Skullgrin pink, or does the pic just make him look that way?
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127741)
Posted by Rodimus_NZ on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:50pm CDT
it doesnt look pink on skullgrin, it looks like the same sort of teal (is it teal?) that was on the original.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127742)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:51pm CDT
Hopefully, it's just the picture.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127745)
Posted by starscream1017 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:56pm CDT
love all 3, will get them all. but 2011 is still far away, plus i still havnt been able to find the cybertronian megatron & soundwave. need to buy 2 of those each first.
i really wish they would make more wfc stuff. the characters looked great in the game. please give us a starscream!
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127757)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:12pm CDT
Skullgrin and that Brimstone repaint can hold hands and tip toe through the tulips.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127762)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:13pm CDT
Cliffjumper is awesome!
And, Skullgrin took Alternity Starscream's head?
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127774)
Posted by Rodimus the Prime on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:25pm CDT
Cliffjumper is awesome! Can't wait to get him!!
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127776)
Posted by SlyTF1 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:27pm CDT
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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127781)
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.


"Matrix Quest" :grin:

/you probably mean Stormbringer, but I'm old :D
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127784)
Posted by Megazarak on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:34pm CDT
All of them are looking. Got to say that I'm a little disappointed in the fact that Skullgrin has the same weapon as Darkmount, so it may not be worth getting both. They both look pretty good but I quite like the skeletal look of Skullgrin. I hope that reddish colour on him isn't too pink though, and rather more red.

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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127787)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 7:37pm CDT
Wow, that is one wicked head sculpt on Skullgrin. Literally and figuratively.

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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127801)
Posted by PhunkJunkion on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:13pm CDT
I can pass on Cliffjumper, but the other 2 I will buy.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127810)
Posted by Covenant on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:20pm CDT
:shock: Dear fuck! Thunderwing's PERFECT!
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127816)
Posted by Mkall on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:28pm CDT
I'll be buying a Cliffjumper just for the head.

The others are awesome too
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127819)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:31pm CDT
I wonder if that CJ head would fit on the classics head?
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127829)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:56pm CDT
I dunno if it's the photoshop treatment of Cliff's paintjob, but the red/maroon n him looks off. Still, I'm glad he has a different headsculpt. I'll probably buy him anyways, since he's gonna be the only WFC fig in scale with BB.

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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Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127830)
Posted by The Variable on September 22nd, 2010 @ 8:56pm CDT
I haven't been able to get WFC Bumblebee, but Cliffjumper is looking quite good, especially if the actual toy has that kind of vibrant red for its paintjob.

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...
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127837)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:06pm CDT
I'm not real impressed with CJ. I'd like to see him in person though before I pass on him. Skullgrin looks good. Would have been sweet if he got a weapon overhaul like the Drift-Blurr remold did. Thunderwing looks acceptable since they took a supreme class character and made him a deluxe..
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127838)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:09pm CDT
That's a big 10-4 on all three of those.

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
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127842)
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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127844)
Posted by heltskelt on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:17pm CDT
Thunderwing's alt mode has a Macross 7 feel to it. I like Skullgrin better than Darkmount, but i'll get them both. I'm glad Cliffjumper got a new head instead of a lazy repaint.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127870)
Posted by Chupacabra Convoy on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:49pm CDT
Hmm... pass on CJ, but the other two are guys I never had before, so definitely a must for me.

I hope Thunderwing gets repainted into Blackshadow. One more Phaser Sixer would rock.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127874)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:54pm CDT
That Cliffjumper is the bomb!! I really like the looks of that mold. I don't own it but Cliffjumper will change that.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127902)
Posted by Caelus on September 22nd, 2010 @ 10:43pm CDT
Wish Thunderwing was at least Voyager size, but here's hoping he's at least a big enough deluxe to look okay in the presence of Classics Megatron (an undersized Voyager) and Movie Bludgeon. IIRC he wasn't exactly gigantic in the Marvel comics anyways.

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?
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127918)
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... ;)
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127935)
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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127938)
Posted by frogbat on September 23rd, 2010 @ 12:31am CDT
out of all the recent generations pics these are the ones that have got me the least excited

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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127950)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 23rd, 2010 @ 1:18am CDT
I really wish Hasbro would stop photoshopping their official pictures to that level. The final products never look like that.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127956)
Posted by Gandalf on September 23rd, 2010 @ 1:43am CDT
I was excited for Thunderwing, but I must say I'm underwhelmed. Along with the non-transforming drone that should have been a Minicon, his alt mode is boring and bland. Will Takara actually be the ones to make a toy-accurate color scheme this time?
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127982)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:29am CDT
Skullgrin is meant to be pink, isn't he? Anyway, I was considering getting him based on the head mold revealed previously, but seeing it all together in color, I'm just kinda meh. I don't care for the body, I don't know/care about the character, and the alt mode isn't cool enough to warrant a purchase on that alone. Pass.

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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1127998)
Posted by Savage on September 23rd, 2010 @ 4:49am CDT
Someone said it on Skype earlier, and I'll second it now:

Repaint Thunderwing into Jhiaxus.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128003)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 5:41am CDT
I too am thinking of getting Cliffjumper just so I can give his head to his Classics version. That being said, I can imagine it looking a bit daft as it appears a little on the thin side. Will wait until I see it in person.

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."
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128014)
Posted by Sid Burn on September 23rd, 2010 @ 7:05am CDT
I hope skullgrin IS pink, he is supposed to be.

I like all of these, Thunderwing is especially good, is he deluxe or voyager?

I hope he is voyager considering the size of Bludgeon.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128019)
Posted by Stockade on September 23rd, 2010 @ 7:26am CDT
Cliffjumper looks like a fembot too me and really not impressed with him or the WFC line so PASS.

Skullgrin - BOUGHT!!

Thunderwing - BOUGHT!
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128040)
Posted by Rated X on September 23rd, 2010 @ 8:58am CDT
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
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128058)
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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128066)
Posted by paul053 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:36am CDT
Cliffy, sorry. Skullgrin, can't he has a different weapon? I already have Darkmount and he is great. Thunderwing, I will clean a space for you.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128079)
Posted by joevill on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:56am CDT
I'm looking forward to all three of these toys. Is this the first time since 1984 that Cliffjumper got his own figure rather than being a Bumblebee repaint?
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128084)
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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128094)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:03am CDT
Skullgrin's colors look pretty cool.
ThunderWing looks awesome in robot mode as well, CliffJumper doesn't look too interesting though.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128102)
Posted by DMSL on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:28am CDT
I'll gladly buy Thunderwing but i won't get the repaints.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128104)
Posted by 666-SHOT on September 23rd, 2010 @ 11:31am CDT
All 3 are must haves for me. Didn't think I'd care much for WFC Bumblebee....but I picked one up and I like him. Can't wait for Thunderwing. Sweet.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128110)
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
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128127)
Posted by Windsweeper on September 23rd, 2010 @ 12:20pm CDT
The abominable Stormbringer has a lot too answer for.

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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128191)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:19pm CDT
*Hands Hasbro his checkbook*

All that has to be said. ;)
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128203)
Posted by Stumpybot on September 23rd, 2010 @ 3:31pm CDT
Cliffjumper may just sway me into a purchase, prefer the colour scheme, looks like it hides the panel lines better.

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
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128220)
Posted by craggy on September 23rd, 2010 @ 4:27pm CDT
ok, it's not just the shiny paint. has Bay made me hate BB? That mold looks great in red, with the new head, shiny or not. Again, I'll suggest a Wasp repaint somewhere down the line. One way or another I'll quite possibly get Cliffjumper. And borrow some giant gun or other from some other toy for him to wield. Actually...my Requiem Blaster is currently in it's constituent parts, will he be able to hold it?

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.
Re: Official Images of Generations Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing (1128354)
Posted by Thadicon on September 24th, 2010 @ 4:33am CDT
Definitly getting Thunderwing hes a must for me and i cant wait to see what his drone looks like and how it connects to his vehicle and bot modes.

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

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