Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images

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Thanks to Dengeki Hobby, we get a look at the next two figures in the Transformers Cloud line. Using the Generations Sky-Byte and Roadbuster molds, we get TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster. These were on display at the Chara Hobby 2014 show.

Thanks to Seibertron member Sabrblade we learn that Hellwarp is a Skywarpish homage to Beast Wars II Hellscream, an upgraded cybernetic shark form of Starscream. Roadbuster is a homage to Energon Ironhide who was called Roadbuster in the Japanese version of Energon, Transformers Super Link.

Check out our galleries of Energon Ironhide and Beast Wars II Hellscream to see how the homages compare.

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled
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Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601408)
Posted by UltraPrimal on August 23rd, 2014 @ 12:39am CDT
I was just thinking the other day that Sky-Byte would make a decent Hellscream and now here it is!

And my God! I thought Brawn was a lame homage to a D-list character among great repaints of A-list characters like Optimus, Rodimus, Megatron, Starscream, and Shockwave. Energon Ironhide? One of the most reviled toys and characters in Transformers history.
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601409)
Posted by durroth on August 23rd, 2014 @ 12:47am CDT
can we get hellcracker and actual hellscream now? Hellscream wouldn't be that hard of a repaint of the stock skybyte
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601410)
Posted by Mkall on August 23rd, 2014 @ 12:56am CDT
Both of these are hilariously awesome and will be bought.
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601414)
Posted by edwolfe91 on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:41am CDT
I have a feeling that as more time passes we will be getting more and obscure character references in toy form. Who seriously has some sort of appreciation for Energon Ironhide and his wide array of facial expressions?
Desepticon? What's up with the people who make these labels?
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601415)
Posted by RhA on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:59am CDT
:lol: Roadbuster!
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601425)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 23rd, 2014 @ 5:09am CDT
hellwarp? more like hell no. is the roadbuster mold a retool?
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601433)
Posted by Powered Convoy on August 23rd, 2014 @ 7:02am CDT
No new tooling on Roadbuster.

Also the article left out that Hellwarp is a Skywarp homage more than it is a Hellscream homage.

Randy
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601434)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 23rd, 2014 @ 7:18am CDT
That Energon Ironhide actually looks pretty cool. I always liked the look of the original figure (which I sadly never got), and this is a good homage. It's a shame that the Energon cartoon sucked, but I can always just treat this as G1 Ironhide in a new body.

Also, this gives me an excuse to get this mold and still buy Fansproject's Roadbuster. And Recoiler and Riftshot whilst I'm at it.

(As for why this character is getting a homage, remember that Superlink was a lot less painful in Japanese- the animation still sucked and the plot was still kinda dull and overlong, but AFAIK the voice acting was decent and the dialogue actually made sense. Also I don't think Roadbuster/Ironhide was anywhere near as annoying in Japanese as he was in the dub- similar case to Chibi-Usa from Sailor Moon and poor, poor Shinji Ikari from Evangelion.)

As for Hellwarp? Weird, but I do like it. I'd love to get the Hellscream mold some day, so maybe when I have him and RID Sky-Byte I'll get this and have a trio of "Shark Seekers".
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601435)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 23rd, 2014 @ 7:19am CDT
Powered Convoy wrote:No new tooling on Roadbuster.

Also the article left out that Hellwarp is a Skywarp homage more than it is a Hellscream homage.

Randy


It's a little bit of both actually. you'll understand the colors chosen a bit more once you see Hellscream's original form:



BWII Starscream's colors happen to be close to G1 Skywarp's colors (by coincidence, as it was originally meant for G2). So in a sense we have a Hellscream in his original Jet colors, which can double as a Skywarp homage, hence the name. Just be open-minded about the purple, it's such a hard color to get right.

And I'm calling it now: Cloud Roadbuster repurposed as SG Roadbuster :lol:
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601437)
Posted by Powered Convoy on August 23rd, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Powered Convoy wrote:No new tooling on Roadbuster.

Also the article left out that Hellwarp is a Skywarp homage more than it is a Hellscream homage.

Randy


It's a little bit of both actually. you'll understand the colors chosen a bit more once you see Hellscream's original form:



BWII Starscream's colors happen to be close to G1 Skywarp's colors (by coincidence, as it was originally meant for G2). So in a sense we have a Hellscream in his original Jet colors, which can double as a Skywarp homage, hence the name. Just be open-minded about the purple, it's such a hard color to get right.

And I'm calling it now: Cloud Roadbuster repurposed as SG Roadbuster :lol:


I'm thinking the connection to BWII Starscream's colors are a bit more coincidental, with the whole warp part of the name. Granted the Hell part is clearly drawing the connection to Hellscream (who was BWII Starscream and all that). So it's a Skywarp homage in color scheme and name, but the naming convention follows suit with Hellscream. Kind of like how when Hot Rod was upgraded into Rodimus Prime. He's an updated Hot Rod following the Optimus Prime naming convention, more than an homage to Optimus Prime.

Randy
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601438)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 23rd, 2014 @ 7:57am CDT
Powered Convoy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Powered Convoy wrote:No new tooling on Roadbuster.

Also the article left out that Hellwarp is a Skywarp homage more than it is a Hellscream homage.

Randy


It's a little bit of both actually. you'll understand the colors chosen a bit more once you see Hellscream's original form:



BWII Starscream's colors happen to be close to G1 Skywarp's colors (by coincidence, as it was originally meant for G2). So in a sense we have a Hellscream in his original Jet colors, which can double as a Skywarp homage, hence the name. Just be open-minded about the purple, it's such a hard color to get right.

And I'm calling it now: Cloud Roadbuster repurposed as SG Roadbuster :lol:


I'm thinking the connection to BWII Starscream's colors are a bit more coincidental, with the whole warp part of the name. Granted the Hell part is clearly drawing the connection to Hellscream (who was BWII Starscream and all that). So it's a Skywarp homage in color scheme and name, but the naming convention follows suit with Hellscream. Kind of like how when Hot Rod was upgraded into Rodimus Prime. He's an updated Hot Rod following the Optimus Prime naming convention, more than an homage to Optimus Prime.

Randy
Yeah, that's what I was going for when I first mentioned it. Guy with a Seeker name (Skywarp) gets a shark form that has the first part of his name replaced with "Hell" while keeping the same part of the name (Hellwarp).
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601442)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 23rd, 2014 @ 8:22am CDT
Hellwarp is just...ugly with those colors. He looks like G1 Galvatron scanned Sky-Byte and it gave him unpleasant results.
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601444)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 23rd, 2014 @ 8:53am CDT
We should also note that these will be the final releases for Cloud. And I will say they both came out of left field. Guess the Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus was a red herring.
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601446)
Posted by Autobot tap out on August 23rd, 2014 @ 9:38am CDT
looks at cloud Roadbuster.... i am calling this i predict that this will be repurposed as energon Ironhide which i havet seen a energon Ironhide figure at any place in a while...it would look good in my dorm. now i sit and wait for homages to more UT characters :D >:oP :BOT: :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601455)
Posted by Anonymous. on August 23rd, 2014 @ 10:53am CDT
First BotCon Treadshot and now this.

Who's the worst toy in Cybertron/Galaxy Force?
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601456)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 23rd, 2014 @ 10:59am CDT
Blurrz wrote:First BotCon Treadshot and now this.

Who's the worst toy in Cybertron/Galaxy Force?


Most should agree it's Lugnuts aka Road Storm.

Note: Blurzz was talking abut this guy, SG Treadshot:



Based on Armada Sideswipe, as Universe 2003 Treadshot was a repaint of him. No relation to G1 Treadshot.
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601457)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 23rd, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
Alrighty then Renderform please step up and give this Roadbuster repaint some representation with a new head...c'mon!! ;)^ :VEHI:
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601476)
Posted by shajaki on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:44pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:We should also note that these will be the final releases for Cloud.
awww really?

and this ironhide/RB is great for those who want FP's recoiler (which has already been mentioned). and i dont even care what the basis is for a skywarp shark, im there :lol:
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601477)
Posted by Powered Convoy on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:44pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:We should also note that these will be the final releases for Cloud. And I will say they both came out of left field. Guess the Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus was a red herring.



He was the same as the US version. So they weren't going to repeat the same toy again. Just as Classics Astrotrain appeared as Cloud Astrotrain.

Randy
Re: Transformers Cloud TFC-D04 Hellwarp and TFC-A04 Roadbuster Unveiled- Updated With Clearer Images (1601481)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 23rd, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
Powered Convoy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:We should also note that these will be the final releases for Cloud. And I will say they both came out of left field. Guess the Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus was a red herring.



He was the same as the US version. So they weren't going to repeat the same toy again. Just as Classics Astrotrain appeared as Cloud Astrotrain.

Randy


Except Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus was never released in Japan, not even in GO! Tat made it fair game for Cloud ;)