BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Stormrider » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:13 pm

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Skids looks great, comic-accurate enough, I just hope it's not so tiny and "full of hollow" as recent Generations/FoC releases. I didn't buy a single official figure this year because of that :(

Doubledealer looks nice, just... not Doubledealer.


Am I the only one that thinks that Doubledealer would have made a better repaint as Overlord, just paint the jet black?
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:24 pm

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Stormrider wrote:Am I the only one that thinks that Doubledealer would have made a better repaint as Overlord, just paint the jet black?
That mold would do Overlord some serious injustice.

But it is begging to be made into Flywheels. ;)
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:41 pm

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Stormrider wrote:Am I the only one that thinks that Doubledealer would have made a better repaint as Overlord, just paint the jet black?
That mold would do Overlord some serious injustice.

But it is begging to be made into Flywheels. ;)


I would have kinda liked to see it as Overlord, but I understand the injustices it would do for him.

But yeah, I'm still surprised they turned down an obvious Flywheels redeco for Doubledealer. Could even retain the head (face-changing gimmick would probably have to be a no-go).
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby padfoo » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:58 pm

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Rhinox looks great! :D
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby leakin' lubricant » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:34 am

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Am I the only one not feeling Cosmos? He looks a bit to gangly to me, also his fists look oversized.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:35 am

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I saw Doubledealer and was really annoyed at the loss of the Decepticon beast mode, so I played around with Gen. Blitzwing some and came up with a kind of Gerwalk-type beast mode. I think it works OK and will work better because Generations Doubledealer has that awesome shark mouth and eyes painted on the nosecone. The main issue is the tiny wings. What do you guys think?

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:44 am

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I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead. :P
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:45 am

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It looks okay, probably something I'd never come up with, but it's original

Personally, I'm not too bothered by Doubledealer's loss of his beast mode: the jet mode, in my opinion, makes up for it. It's especially a nice touch how they added the classic shark-face deco as an homage (sorta) to the bird mode.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:07 am

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Sabrblade wrote:I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead. :P

LOL it does look a lot like a Penguin! Back to the drawing board I guess :-B
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:13 am

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leakin' lubricant wrote:Am I the only one not feeling Cosmos? He looks a bit to gangly to me, also his fists look oversized.

He's not perfect but beats the iGear version with ease :)
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Stormrider » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:41 am

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Banjo-Tron wrote:I saw Doubledealer and was really annoyed at the loss of the Decepticon beast mode, so I played around with Gen. Blitzwing some and came up with a kind of Gerwalk-type beast mode. I think it works OK and will work better because Generations Doubledealer has that awesome shark mouth and eyes painted on the nosecone. The main issue is the tiny wings. What do you guys think?

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Overall, I think it's the wrong mold for Doubledealer.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:07 am

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Banjo-Tron wrote:I saw Doubledealer and was really annoyed at the loss of the Decepticon beast mode, so I played around with Gen. Blitzwing some and came up with a kind of Gerwalk-type beast mode. I think it works OK and will work better because Generations Doubledealer has that awesome shark mouth and eyes painted on the nosecone. The main issue is the tiny wings. What do you guys think?

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If that had feathered wings and a beak it would look like something official.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:49 pm

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Banjo-Tron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead. :P

LOL it does look a lot like a Penguin! Back to the drawing board I guess :-B
No, I meant I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead of what you've got there.

This is Penguin Mode:

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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:48 pm

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Banjo-Tron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead. :P

LOL it does look a lot like a Penguin! Back to the drawing board I guess :-B
No, I meant I prefer the fanmade Penguin Mode instead of what you've got there.

This is Penguin Mode:

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Ha ha, that's awesome!
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:36 pm

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Wow, looking at those pics, looks like Blitzwing is an awesomely complicated toy! :D
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations on Display

Postby craggy » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:32 pm

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