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SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 1:07PM CDT

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After the small preview from earlier, we now have the full photogallery for the Construct-Bots breakfast event, Seibertron-style! This also included a look at Generations Starscream and Scoop. Check it out by clicking here, or on any of the images below.

SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery

SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery
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Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504386)
Posted by Sir Soundwave42 on July 18th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CDT
Starscream looks amazing but I doubt he will see him packed with Swindle,but it does look like he has mini con ports on his arms so only time will tell.As for Scoop the robot mode looks like it belongs in the 80s cartoon which some may think is a good thing others a bad thing.I really would like to see a Decepticon repaint,then I may consider buying it.Constructacon colours would be perfect an would go well with ROTF MixMaster with G1 colours.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504387)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on July 18th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
Looks like some one shot the shit out of predaking and i have no interest in the other two.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504394)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on July 18th, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
Scoop and his targetmaster guns... They will be mine.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504400)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:04pm CDT
Ok, I guess I like Starscream a little better since I just realized he's a deluxe and not a voyager. I might have to get him. Just because my expectations for quality go down with the class.

Still though, so many things wrong! The wing isn't a sword, the colors are off, the null cannons are not mounted on his back in bot mode, gah! I do hope the null cannons can detach and mount on the shoulders since they don't flip like before. Even though their translucence would ruin that look anyways. I didn't really expect a Swindle but he would've been nice too, even if he didn't transform.

Give me more Armada generations! As long as they're highly poseable I'll take them.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504407)
Posted by Mkall on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:09pm CDT
Scoop and Starscream are gorgeous! Now what am I going to do with my Cybertron Landmine?
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504411)
Posted by RAcast on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:13pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Scoop and Starscream are gorgeous! Now what am I going to do with my Cybertron Landmine?

Well, I would say paint it green but we have a Rhinox coming up too! :grin:
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504412)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:13pm CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:Still though, so many things wrong! The wing isn't a sword, the colors are off, the null cannons are not mounted on his back in bot mode, gah! I do hope the null cannons can detach and mount on the shoulders since they don't flip like before. Even though their translucence would ruin that look anyways. I didn't really expect a Swindle but he would've been nice too, even if he didn't transform.


Well, the swords can store in the wings, so I guess that's a plus. If accuracy is bothersome, it appears the wings can pop off, so if you're keen on displaying him, I suggest having him hold a sword and leaving the traditional left wing off to the side. That's what I'll most likely be doing. ;)

Agreed, the colors are a tiny bit off. More specifically, the legs. They need more silver/gray.

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The Armada anime also had his hips silver/gray as well, so I wish they had done that as well.

The intakes appear to fold onto his shoulders, giving him his traditional look. Don't know what to say about the shoulder-mounted null ray cannons.

A Swindle would have been really nice, agreed. We'll just have to see if the official images actually have him.

Give me more Armada generations! As long as they're highly poseable I'll take them.


Agreed on all accounts. I'd love to see them pump out Red Alert, Demolishor, or Cyclonus.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504415)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CDT
If you want a figure that looks EXACTLY like Armada Starscream, then buy an Armada Starscream. This is the Generations version.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504416)
Posted by dedcat on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:21pm CDT
Out of all the targetmasters they go with Scoop? Is he some kind of cult/fan favorite that I'm just not aware of?

Or, are we just choosing characters based on infinite repaint potential now?(scrapper, landmine, etc)
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504426)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:If you want a figure that looks EXACTLY like Armada Starscream, then buy an Armada Starscream. This is the Generations version.


Indeed.

All the bitching and nitpicking over such trivial details is just disgusting. Then these same people wonder why Hasbro doesn't bother to cater to collectors.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504428)
Posted by RhA on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CDT
SCOOP. MY BODY IS READY.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504431)
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CDT
dedcat wrote:Out of all the targetmasters they go with Scoop? Is he some kind of cult/fan favorite that I'm just not aware of?

Or, are we just choosing characters based on infinite repaint potential now?(scrapper, landmine, etc)


LANDMINE! That's who I thought it was... and we just had a Landmine, not too long ago... so I'm really not digging yet another RANDOM construction truck when they could instead (oh, I don't know :roll: ) release a proper Devastator? Wait... I forgot - Hasbro is good with third parties covering that! :lol:

Also, not feeling SS. I just think he looks a little dinky. The larger Armada SS seems grander. >:oP

Alpha Weltall wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:If you want a figure that looks EXACTLY like Armada Starscream, then buy an Armada Starscream. This is the Generations version.


Indeed.

All the bitching and nitpicking over such trivial details is just disgusting. Then these same people wonder why Hasbro doesn't bother to cater to collectors.


UH OH!!! IT'S THE OPINION POLICE!!! Quick, anyone with dissension or criticism, HEAD FOR THE HILLS! :roll: Hasbro, as you say, does NOT care to hear complaints. And surely the avalanche of unsold BB's and Optimi will not harm the company financially. Surely. :grin: But let's agree to worship all design choices, as beggars worship a crumb of bread. It's not like we could buy a proper Devastator from anyone else... :roll: :lol:
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504434)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 18th, 2013 @ 2:59pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:But let's agree to worship all design choices, as beggars worship a crumb of bread.


No one is suggesting that. >:oP
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504437)
Posted by noctorro on July 18th, 2013 @ 3:08pm CDT
Starscream is delicious...

My mad ravings have been answered. The Armada Starscream was great, only needed shoulder joints and an extra hip pivot. And Skywarp shouldn't have had a new head. Those 3 were great.
This one has all that and more, cannons can flip down on the back. Hopefully they'll make all three seekers. I'm already in seeker heaven with the upcoming Thundercracker to complete the FOC trio. + Rhinox/Waspinator, good times. No complaints.
But I already forgave Hasbro for anything they'll do the coming 5 years for FOC Starscream/Bruticus and Metroplex.

I'll be getting Scoop to, since I only own a very few Target Masters.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504438)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on July 18th, 2013 @ 3:10pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
Alpha Weltall wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:If you want a figure that looks EXACTLY like Armada Starscream, then buy an Armada Starscream. This is the Generations version.


Indeed.

All the bitching and nitpicking over such trivial details is just disgusting. Then these same people wonder why Hasbro doesn't bother to cater to collectors.


UH OH!!! IT'S THE OPINION POLICE!!! Quick, anyone with dissension or criticism, HEAD FOR THE HILLS! :roll: Hasbro, as you say, does NOT care to hear complaints. And surely the avalanche of unsold BB's and Optimi will not harm the company financially. Surely. :grin: But let's agree to worship all design choices, as beggars worship a crumb of bread. It's not like we could buy a proper Devastator from anyone else... :roll: :lol:








Not even worth a further retort.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504454)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 3:50pm CDT
Here are the official product images for Starscream and Scoop. It appears you can fold Starscream's intakes for a much more accurate appearance (WOOT WOOT):

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It would be sweet if we get more Targetmasters figures in the future, using a combination of Nightstick, Holepunch, and Tracer. :grin:

I've also got images of Shrapnel and Reflector (both of which are adorable!) and Skywarp (they got his colors right! WOOT!), I'm just waiting for the right thread to put them up.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504457)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 18th, 2013 @ 3:53pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I've also got images of Shrapnel and Reflector (both of which are adorable!) and Skywarp (they got his colors right! WOOT!), I'm just waiting for the right thread to put them up.


Reflector is a new mold? And what style is Shrapnel based on based on? :shock:
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504459)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 3:54pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I've also got images of Shrapnel and Reflector (both of which are adorable!) and Skywarp (they got his colors right! WOOT!), I'm just waiting for the right thread to put them up.


Reflector is a new mold? :shock:


Yeah. I'll PM you the image in just a moment. Prepare your inbox... ;)
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504463)
Posted by Burn on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:00pm CDT
That Armada Starscream figure had better be damn near perfect because the original figure was one of the best from the Armada line.

And they'd also better do five repaints as general releases and not goddamn exclusives.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504466)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:03pm CDT
Burn wrote:And they'd also better do five repaints as general releases and not goddamn exclusives.


As much as I don't want that to happen, you know they will. :(
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504470)
Posted by Grimlock64 on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:07pm CDT
HO. LEE. COW.

Armada Starscream! He was my first, and favorite Armada figure! My only gripe is the wings don't transform into the swords anymore, but minor thing!

AND SCOOP!!! He was one of my favorite G1 toys growing up! I want these SO MUCH.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504473)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:13pm CDT
As for Swindle missing from Starscream, that would put more weight to the rumor it's not Armada Starscream, but rather a new body for G1 IDW Starscream. :-? Repurpose away.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504477)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:16pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:As for Swindle missing from Starscream, that would put more weight to the rumor it's not Armada Starscream, but rather a new body for G1 IDW Starscream. :-? Repurpose away.


Yeah. I read that most of these new Deluxes are supposed to show up in the "Dark Cybertron" series from IDW. I'd believe it.

Third party companies, begin your contemplation of a mini-Swindle. :lol: Seriously, though: I don't own an original Armada Swindle, and if I did, he would look a little too large with Starscream.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504480)
Posted by Windsweeper on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:22pm CDT
Scoop, my favourite Wrecker!!!

Nice to see Holepunch and Tracer as well.

Mindmaster, this is the right thread. Please show us Shrapnel, Reflector and Skywarp. I don't think anyone will complain.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504482)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:25pm CDT
Windsweeper wrote:Scoop, my favourite Wrecker!!!

Nice to see Holepunch and Tracer as well.

Mindmaster, this is the right thread. Please show us Shrapnel, Reflector and Skywarp. I don't think anyone will complain.


I feel I should remind everyone Shrapnel/Sharpshot is a Legends, and partnered with Reflector.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504483)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:28pm CDT
Very well, then, if nobody minds. All images courtesy of TFW2005.

NOTE: As JelZE mentioned, keep in mind that Shrapnel is Legends sized, with Reflector being the size of the latest Targetmasters. ;)

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Also, as an added bonus, here's Tailgate & Groundpounder. Tailgate is based on his MTMTE design.

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Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504484)
Posted by craggy on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:31pm CDT
I've not nostalgic connection to either Armada Starscream or Scoop, but I could see myself getting these guys. Maybe hold off on Screamer to see if there's a repaint lined up, but even in the red this guy will be pretty cool. Always liked the robot mode and swordsman idea behind the Armada design, just the toy...really didn't sell me on that idea.

Scoop just looks like an awesome generic orange Autobot construction dude. If/When we get a nice IDW Impactor, or larger sized Origins Megatron, I could see this guy working the Energon mines with them.

edit: Shrapnel and Tailgate will be mine. Loving these new Legends, and the more smaller bots (as opposed to larger bots in smaller scale) we get the better!
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504486)
Posted by RAcast on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CDT
Skywarp and Tailgate.

BOUGHT.
ON.
SIGHT.

Shrapnel is fantastic too.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504487)
Posted by Windsweeper on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
Reflector is very disappointing.

Legends is the size class that ruins Transformers for me. Bring back Scouts.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504489)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:35pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Here are the official product images for Starscream and Scoop. It appears you can fold Starscream's intakes for a much more accurate appearance (WOOT WOOT):

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Thank Primus! Very interesting that the cannons are facing that way in jet mode and robot mode, but hey I'll take it.
If the wings are removable and able to be held, even if they don't fold out into swords, I'll be really happy. But I'm not counting on it.

Also just noticed the ports on his arms. Nice.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504493)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CDT
RAcast wrote:Skywarp and Tailgate.

BOUGHT.
ON.
SIGHT.


I already own WFC/FOC Starscream, and with Thundercracker and Skywarp coming down the pipe, I can rest easy and finally have my first complete Seeker squadron. :x

I'll more than likely pick up Tailgate, but he isn't a priority.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504495)
Posted by RAcast on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
RAcast wrote:Skywarp and Tailgate.

BOUGHT.
ON.
SIGHT.


I already own WFC/FOC Starscream, and with Thundercracker and Skywarp coming down the pipe, I can rest easy and finally have my first complete Seeker squadron. :x

I'll more than likely pick up Tailgate, but he isn't a priority.

I picked up Cybertron Swerve a couple months ago (just before they started doing IDW stuff), specifically in case they did a Tailgate, haha. I haven't read much of the comics, but I love the two of them and their nonsense. If I ever convince myself to get around to it, I plan to mod Swerve's head a bit and paint it up to give him a visor. Yeah, I know they also recently revealed a Legends Swerve, but I'm not in love with it.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504508)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 18th, 2013 @ 5:09pm CDT
Both Scoop and Starscream are looking like pretty good figures. I'll get them both and try and find a way of squeezing Starscream into my collection. Maybe some kind of Japanese inspired Super Starscream.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504610)
Posted by TulioDude on July 18th, 2013 @ 8:42pm CDT
They all look great!

Starscream! :BOWDOWN:
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504613)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 8:46pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Both Scoop and Starscream are looking like pretty good figures. I'll get them both and try and find a way of squeezing Starscream into my collection. Maybe some kind of Japanese inspired Super Starscream.


According to what we were told back at BotCon, all the characters being given Generations toys after the initial wave will be featured in IDW's next series, "Dark Cybertron". Presumably, this means that Starscream will be rebuilt in this form. So this toy can double as both Generation One IDW Starscream and Armada Starscream. ;)
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504621)
Posted by Blurrz on July 18th, 2013 @ 8:57pm CDT
Voyager Armada Starscream would pubstomp this. We all know it is Megatron that deserves a redo, but alas, not going to complain that much about Armada love.
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504623)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 9:00pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:Voyager Armada Starscream would pubstomp this. We all know it is Megatron that deserves a redo, but alas, not going to complain that much about Armada love.


Agreed, I would've liked to see Armada Megatron get a revamp. The guy needs damn knees, for God's sake! :lol:

Well, we've always got future Classics-style lines. Maybe the 35th anniversary, or 40th anniversary, if they do them. ;)
Re: SDCC 2013 Coverage: Construct-Bots Breakfast Event Gallery (1504687)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 18th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
Man, I really dig that Scoop! :lol: Oh, man. I'm here 'till Thursday. Don't fo'get ta tip ya waitress!

but seriously, I have been trying to fill in my Wreckers roster.

And I think I'll get that Screamer, too. I loved Armada as a kid, and would love to see more updated characters from that series.
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