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TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed

Transformers News: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 2:24PM CDT

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The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has revealed another figure in next year's TFSS 2.0 line-up, Decepticon Barricade! The figure is a redeco of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Prowl. Check the mock-ups out below.

TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed

TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed
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Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513377)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 22nd, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
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Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513378)
Posted by Manterax Prime on August 22nd, 2013 @ 2:34pm CDT
Uhhh...yeah.....no. Movie decals don't look good on a Prime fig.

Also, looks nothing like Barricade from the Prime universe.
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Come on FunPub, you're slacking.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513380)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 22nd, 2013 @ 2:36pm CDT
And you know there's no way the production version will have that purple color. I don't think Hasbro is even capable of producing that shade of purple.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513381)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 22nd, 2013 @ 2:41pm CDT
And here I thought megaplex was just a fluke in regards to the club using recently released figures.

Also any one notice the smirk, I don't think the original head sculpt head that. Heres hoping thats just the mock up :lol:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513382)
Posted by ILL-Star on August 22nd, 2013 @ 2:44pm CDT
While he is cool, it isn't close enough to his official character model to justify the cost. He'd be bought if this were retail. But a TSS figure? No way. It's a shame as I'm usually a sucker for this stuff, but next years figures aren't looking good.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513383)
Posted by Anonymous. on August 22nd, 2013 @ 2:45pm CDT
The cheating hood has a Decepticon symbol and in alternate mode it doesn't... Zzzz
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513388)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 22nd, 2013 @ 3:10pm CDT
Yesh, Prowl has barely been released and he already has a planned redeco.

And guys, give the fiction and his backstory the benefit of the doubt. We don't know if he actually is Prime Barricade, or another Barricade that has a Prime-styled body. And how many of you have re-purposed Slipstream as G1, despite her possibly not hailing from that continuity? ;)

Also, some features of the model do match up: the legs, the hips and the chest. The rest, not so much.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513389)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 22nd, 2013 @ 3:25pm CDT
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HELLO, GIMME THAT RIGHT NAO
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513393)
Posted by dedcat on August 22nd, 2013 @ 3:59pm CDT
They phoned in another overpriced repaint - oh joy.

Slap a familiar name on an already overused mold and charge triple retail. These sub figures are an insult.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513397)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:14pm CDT
The only thing i like about this guy is the paint job this mold suks for Barricade tho...tell me why the f#%ck couldn't they use PRID VEHICON!!! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513398)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:16pm CDT
DEMEXICONZ wrote:...tell me why the f#%ck couldn't they use PRID VEHICON!!! :BANG_HEAD:


Probably because they can't just throw a new head and a light bar on top of the Vehcion mold. >:oP

Honestly, I absolutely adore this guy.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513404)
Posted by Neurie on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:37pm CDT
Well they did that as an Auto Assembly figure this year using PRID Vehicon to form a Barricade.

Look good too.

Well When they reveal Rewind you may be a bit happier.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513407)
Posted by T-Macksimus on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:49pm CDT
Pay attention kids! This is how you efficiently and effectively neuter an otherwise totally bad-ass Decepticon character. #-o
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513408)
Posted by T-Macksimus on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:50pm CDT
Pay attention kids! This is how you efficiently and effectively neuter an otherwise totally bad-ass Decepticon character. #-o




On a side note...
Can I get a Mod to delete that first post so I don't have a "Double"? I'm getting "general error" messages like mad on here and it won't let me delete the first post. Thanks.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513409)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:53pm CDT
Neurie wrote:Well When they reveal Rewind you may be a bit happier.


Where did you hear Rewind? If it's Chromedome, Rewind being a possible partner was just a silly thought based on nothing. >:oP
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513410)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:55pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Neurie wrote:Well When they reveal Rewind you may be a bit happier.


Where did you hear Rewind? If it's Chromedome, Rewind being a possible partner was just a silly thought based on nothing. >:oP


I could definitely see them doing that though from the Reveal the Shield "Demolition" Rumble mold. But that's just me.

Am I seriously the only person on Seibertron that actually loves the crap out of this Barricade?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513411)
Posted by Rated X on August 22nd, 2013 @ 4:56pm CDT
I dont need this at all. Honestly, if I had any intention of bringing Barricade as a character on my classics shelf, I would just go with the movie toy. I think some of the Prime and Animated molds have potential for classics, but not with those cartoony big jawed heads. I dont see why they cant just put serious looking classics styled heads on the bodies of those molds ?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513415)
Posted by Superwheeljack on August 22nd, 2013 @ 5:18pm CDT
Man he looks awesome
Happy they didn't give him that screwed up head like in Universe
Unfortunately I have other figures that need my wallet, so he's gonna have to be on the wait list
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Now doesn't that look bad?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513416)
Posted by Neurie on August 22nd, 2013 @ 5:18pm CDT
I cannot reveal who let what slip, just don't be surprised if it get announced soon
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513422)
Posted by RAcast on August 22nd, 2013 @ 5:43pm CDT
Shut up and take my money! :CON:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513425)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 22nd, 2013 @ 5:54pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:And here I thought megaplex was just a fluke in regards to the club using recently released figures.
By the time it comes out, it won't be a "recently released" figure anymore. Prowl's out this year, this comes out next year.

And this is likely just a digital mock up and not a photo of an actual toy. ;)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513435)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 22nd, 2013 @ 6:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:And here I thought megaplex was just a fluke in regards to the club using recently released figures.
By the time it comes out, it won't be a "recently released" figure anymore. Prowl's out this year, this comes out next year.

And this is likely just a digital mock up and not a photo of an actual toy. ;)


True but we'd normally be getting these mock ups that year, not this one. you have to admit it's a little odd to see theses club mock ups so soon after a figure's release.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513436)
Posted by xyl360 on August 22nd, 2013 @ 6:29pm CDT
Damn, and here I thought I'd be able to skip the subscription service next year. Oh well. Since the other stuff I've seen so far was crap, I'll probably just buy this one figure from BBTS after the fact.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513437)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 22nd, 2013 @ 6:36pm CDT
I like him quite a bit. I wasn't expecting Barricade from Prime Prowl, but seeing him now, it works quite well. So what if it's not a perfect translation of his character model? Nothing from Prime has been 100% screen or model accurate, not even the best of the First Edition molds. He's got enough resemblence in enough places to represent the character. Plus, if he's not a Prime version of the character, and instead represents a completely different iteration (TFCC Timelines, Animated, etc.) the point is moot. At least they didn't try to repaint Barricade with Knock Out, as Takara originally tried with Smokescreen. ;)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513438)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 22nd, 2013 @ 6:40pm CDT
Hmm, when one puts the two side-by-side, they actually match up pretty well:

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SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:And here I thought megaplex was just a fluke in regards to the club using recently released figures.
By the time it comes out, it won't be a "recently released" figure anymore. Prowl's out this year, this comes out next year.

And this is likely just a digital mock up and not a photo of an actual toy. ;)


True but we'd normally be getting these mock ups that year, not this one. you have to admit it's a little odd to see theses club mock ups so soon after a figure's release.
How come? If it's out now and won't be released by the Club until many many months later, reaching into the following year, isn't just another case of the Club waiting till the next calendar year to use a mold from the previous calendar year.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513440)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 22nd, 2013 @ 6:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:And here I thought megaplex was just a fluke in regards to the club using recently released figures.
By the time it comes out, it won't be a "recently released" figure anymore. Prowl's out this year, this comes out next year.

And this is likely just a digital mock up and not a photo of an actual toy. ;)


True but we'd normally be getting these mock ups that year, not this one. you have to admit it's a little odd to see theses club mock ups so soon after a figure's release.


How come? If it's out now and won't be released by the Club until many many months later, reaching into the following year, isn't just another case of the Club waiting till the next calendar year to use a mold from the previous calendar year.


Right i know it will be out next year. The thing is for me, when the club uses relatively newer figures, mockups using that new figure don't normally don't come out around the same time as the base figure's sited at retail. It just feels odd that it's so soon. It wouldn't have felt odd to me, if these pictures came out say around the winter months.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513442)
Posted by megatronus on August 22nd, 2013 @ 6:57pm CDT
The arm kibble on this mold is too much to bear. As soon as I got BH Smokescreen in hand, I had to sell him.

It's a pity, too, since his profile is so slim, you'd think they would have been able to push some of it to his back.

I know the point has been discussed thoroughly in the past, but the mock-up brings those feelings back. Oy.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513445)
Posted by RAcast on August 22nd, 2013 @ 7:04pm CDT
megatronus wrote:The arm kibble on this mold is too much to bear. As soon as I got BH Smokescreen in hand, I had to sell him.

It's a pity, too, since his profile is so slim, you'd think they would have been able to push some of it to his back.

I know the point has been discussed thoroughly in the past, but the mock-up brings those feelings back. Oy.

It's a shame you never gave any of the fixes for that a try, there are a handful of really good ones that aren't too difficult.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513449)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 22nd, 2013 @ 7:05pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Uhhh...yeah.....no. Movie decals don't look good on a Prime fig.

Also, looks nothing like Barricade from the Prime universe.
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Come on FunPub, you're slacking.


this is the prime barricade i wanted. not some crap repaint of a toy we already have 3 versions of. if this was its own mold i would be mad since its an exclusive. yeah. not impress. [-(
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513450)
Posted by Flakmaster on August 22nd, 2013 @ 7:06pm CDT
This looks quite nice; I think I prefer this mold for Decepticons over Autobots.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513453)
Posted by megatronus on August 22nd, 2013 @ 7:18pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
megatronus wrote:The arm kibble on this mold is too much to bear. As soon as I got BH Smokescreen in hand, I had to sell him.

It's a pity, too, since his profile is so slim, you'd think they would have been able to push some of it to his back.

I know the point has been discussed thoroughly in the past, but the mock-up brings those feelings back. Oy.

It's a shame you never gave any of the fixes for that a try, there are a handful of really good ones that aren't too difficult.

Mind pointing out where those fixes live?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513468)
Posted by RAcast on August 22nd, 2013 @ 10:02pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
RAcast wrote:
megatronus wrote:The arm kibble on this mold is too much to bear. As soon as I got BH Smokescreen in hand, I had to sell him.

It's a pity, too, since his profile is so slim, you'd think they would have been able to push some of it to his back.

I know the point has been discussed thoroughly in the past, but the mock-up brings those feelings back. Oy.

It's a shame you never gave any of the fixes for that a try, there are a handful of really good ones that aren't too difficult.

Mind pointing out where those fixes live?



#1: This one doesn't completely remove the issue, and there's more partsforming, but it's actually a surprsingly dramatic difference. http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/beast-hunters-smokescreen-mod-t93587s300.php

Disclaimer: I haven't tried any of these!

#2: It involves some partsforming, but if that doesn't bother you, go for it. The end result is quite nice. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/821161-beast-hunters-smokescreen-arm-kibble-mod.html

#3: A modification of the previous example, which involves no partsforming (well, less partsforming), and instead utilizes the fact that you just made a sort of 3mm clip after snipping the arm kibble off. It slides on easily (allegedly) to the bottom of Smokescreen's door wing. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/821161-beast-hunters-smokescreen-arm-kibble-mod-9.html#post9180078

I'm sure there are others as well, if you poked around a bit, but those are the few I've looked at in the past that I was able to find again.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513474)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 22nd, 2013 @ 10:53pm CDT
movie barricade is better ill stick with him, this is just an overpriced repaint of a crap mold.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513475)
Posted by RAcast on August 22nd, 2013 @ 11:02pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:movie barricade is better ill stick with him, this is just an overpriced repaint of a crap mold.

As much as I like most of Movie Barricade's design, I don't think it translated well to his toys. He's one of those Movie Decepticons whose head design I just can't quite like, particularly because I don't think any of the toys got it right. Plus they all seem to have weird proportion issues, specifically in the utter lack of an abdomen. Feel free to prove me wrong, I'd be happier for it, but I just can't quite like any of them.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513484)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 23rd, 2013 @ 12:10am CDT
Vehicle mode is boss, but I think the purple is far too prominent in robot mode. I may pick this guy up but skip Prowl.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513486)
Posted by Mkall on August 23rd, 2013 @ 12:24am CDT
I'll toss this one into the "negative" column. That makes two positives (Ironfist and Treadshot) vs two negatives (Barricade and Chromedome).

Unless the next two figures are positives, I'm going to pass on the TFSS and just get them through resellers.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513494)
Posted by Heckfire on August 23rd, 2013 @ 1:54am CDT
I kinda like him. I'm not a big fan of the mould in general, but it looks good.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513501)
Posted by Flashwave on August 23rd, 2013 @ 2:27am CDT
Me likey. Yeah, I woulda preferred something based on the Vehicon version, the vehicle mose is more BArricade-y to me, but that was an unoffical convention, and like was said, this one already has the light bar. Not sold on the noggin, but I don't like Prowl's either. And I refuse to call Prowl Prowl, Clampdown, maybe.

Sodan-1 wrote:Vehicle mode is boss, but I think the purple is far too prominent in robot mode. I may pick this guy up but skip Prowl.


Or this

Someone commented on the shade of purple, it looks like FoC Kickback purple to me... Although Vehicon Purple would work for me.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513505)
Posted by ausbot on August 23rd, 2013 @ 5:03am CDT
So far I love all the figures from the TFSS2, plus Rampage, so I'm joining up asap.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513508)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 23rd, 2013 @ 6:04am CDT
WTF? It's a repaint with a new head, of course it won't look exactly like the damn original design.

And by the way, for it being a repaint, he looks damn close to the actual design, they just need to give him a better head (unlikely) and reduce some of the purple.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513517)
Posted by shockblast2 on August 23rd, 2013 @ 8:22am CDT
I hate to admit it because I do not agree with the existence of the TCC in its current form, but this figure is kinda cool. It represents Barricade from the alighned continuity well being his earth based mode. I might join the club again just to get this one.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513525)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 23rd, 2013 @ 8:41am CDT
Movie Barricade is cool, especially the Human Alliance version, but its design is fully rooted in the Movie-verse. If you want a Barricade that can fit into a more Classics-verse oriented display, this is a better fit.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513554)
Posted by Moonshot on August 23rd, 2013 @ 11:14am CDT
Barricade is one of my favorites and his Prime/MMO style I have wanted a figure of very much. This one is not quite there, but pretty close. Bad part is I can't afford the sub + Barricade or Chromedome which are 2 of my top Transformer wants.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513585)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 23rd, 2013 @ 2:03pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:WTF? It's a repaint with a new head, of course it won't look exactly like the damn original design


No new head as far as I can tell.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513660)
Posted by TulioDude on August 23rd, 2013 @ 9:56pm CDT
I am big fan of Barricade and this figure looks cool.

Does anyone else get an Animated vibe though?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513664)
Posted by RAcast on August 23rd, 2013 @ 10:20pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:I am big fan of Barricade and this figure looks cool.

Does anyone else get an Animated vibe though?

The 'Prime' aesthetic is often considered (in a simplified way) to be some combination of Animated and Movieverse aesthetics, so it makes sense that you would say that.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513674)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 23rd, 2013 @ 11:18pm CDT
I just wish he had a better head. I got more of a lockdown vibe from the character profile artwork, but the smirk doesn't do it for me.

I do, however, like the vehicle mode. And honestly, I think the robot mode fits the above mentioned art fine. But the head...

Now now, someone mentioned using the PRID vehicon for the character. With the Reprolabels for movie-Barricade, that might not be too much of a stretch.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513675)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 23rd, 2013 @ 11:25pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:I just wish he had a better head. I got more of a lockdown vibe from the character profile artwork, but the smirk doesn't do it for me.


Actually, the final toy's headsculpt does not feature the smirk seen in previous images.

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Re: TFSS 2.0 Decepticon Barricade Revealed (1513729)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 24th, 2013 @ 8:22am CDT
I think it looks great. Pretty close to the source as well. I would have preferred a new head that resembled the concept more closely but I'm sure someone will come out of the woodwork and make it happen. My only complaint, I was trying to talk myself into selling off my Prime figures. I mean, I am happy that the club explores the different facets of the fiction and fleshes out where they can. A little bummed that such an expensive figure/service is getting me a figure/mold from a line I wasn't keen on continuing buying. Still, pretty slick looking figure. I am hopeful for the rest too.
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