Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

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Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration Figure Ultimate X- Spanse Revealed

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:22 am

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Greetings and Salutations true believing Seibertronians! Following on from yesterday's announcement, the Official Transformers Instagram has revealed the toy, and given him the name of Ultimate X-Spanse! Not only that but preorders have gone live over at Target and will go live at the following retailers on 3/1: Your Local GameStop and Hasbro Pulse!

As confirmed by the images, the crossover is with the 1992 X Men Animated series, and the figures box uses visual vues to represent it. The figure comes with blast effects to simulate Wolverines claws and Psylocke's psyhic blade, while the head sports googles modeled after Cyclops's visor. The figure also comes with two mini figures of Wolverine, and his rival Sabertooth.

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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:26 am

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This thing looks amazing, but that name has got to go.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Hellscream9999 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:28 am

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lol, another target pre-order, huh? can't wait to see how many of these get cancelled unfairly >:oP
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:36 am

The X-Men cartoon was how I was introduced to that franchise, so this hits all the right buttons.

X-Pance ... yikes. They could have done better.

Psylock is a popular X-Man, but she didn't have a strong presence in the show. But I guess they can't represent Storm, Jean Grey, or Gambit very well.

The figure looks great. The one image looks terrible, lol. This looks like it'd go well with the Marvel "Transformers" from back in the day .... if I had any of those.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:40 am

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:X-Pance ... yikes. They could have done better.
No no, see, it's "Ultimate X-Spanse". The "Ultimate" part is his first name. ;)







Stupid name. >:oP
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Immortal Starscream » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:40 am

there are parts of him that scream ss jetfire. mostly the wings and the panels over his shoulders. neat that he looks like a mashup of cyclops and wolverine. still would have liked to seen the one from the comics though
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Dominus Prime » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:47 am

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Definitely a step up from their first attempt at marvel crossovers. I gotta agree on the name being total crap. I get that it's the "x" het but doesn't mean they have to incorporate X into the name. That just limits their options. Just give him a cool name smh. Also like how his energy weapons scream psylocke
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby megatronus » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:05 am

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I agree the name is dumb. I get they're trying to incorporate terms from the mythology into the name, as they did with Ectotron and Gigwatt, but c'mon.

Call it Blackbird or Jetwing and be done with it.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby bodrock » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:12 am

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A lot more expensive than I expected, but my expectations were exceeded for the bot himself!!

Totally pre-ordered at Target. :ic$:
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby aronjlove » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:15 am

I just realized it comes with a third effect that simulates the 'butterfly' effect Psylocke would have going on when she used her powers. Man, this is a plate of steamy, delicious nostalgia ;)^
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Dominus Prime » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:16 am

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Nice! Hope someone posts a pic if that
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby bodrock » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:21 am

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I was hoping to see a pic of the "butterfly" effect as well! But yeah, having Wolverine's claws, Psylocke's psi-blade and Cyclop's visor? I could NOT resist. I figured there might be little Xmen characters included -- making it Wolverine and Sabretooth? I seriously could NOT say no lol
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby aronjlove » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:26 am

It's a little hard to see but it is in one of the promo picks above. I underlined it here:
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:28 am

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The other name for the Blackbird is "X-Jet", that too would have been preferable.

Weird that the ...unusual jet design, isn't the same as the design on the Crossover logo though :-?
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Postby Fennitron » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:29 am

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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:53 am

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Honestly, it's the "Ultimate" part of the name that's the most dumb. Had it been "X-Spanse" by itself that still would have been silly but we could have written it off as part of the 90's charm. Altogether, though, the full name of "Ultimate X-Spanse" is rather X-cessive.

And, really, what does the word "expanse" even have to do with the Blackbird? There are many other more fitting "ex-" words that they could have used for the "X-" pun.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Deadput » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:51 pm

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Immortal Starscream wrote:there are parts of him that scream ss jetfire. mostly the wings and the panels over his shoulders.

That's because it's a remold of SS Jetfire.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:54 pm

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I'm down for this. Some of the parts look familiar though.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Hokutron » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:58 pm

He mostly Xceeded my Xpectations, Xcept for that Xceptionally awful name. But with time, I think we all will Xcept it.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:00 pm

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Deadput wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:there are parts of him that scream ss jetfire. mostly the wings and the panels over his shoulders.

That's because it's a remold of SS Jetfire.



I see. That's why it doesn't look like a Blackbird design regularly used in X-Men.
This is a huge pass for me. An awful design all round. I've been a huge X-Men fan for decades and this is something I wouldn't waste money on.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:02 pm

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Deadput wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:there are parts of him that scream ss jetfire. mostly the wings and the panels over his shoulders.

That's because it's a remold of SS Jetfire.


I will give you the fuselage up the first "neck" section, but the rest like the nacelles are all new. Typical :)
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:06 pm

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Yeah, the basic skeleton of this thing (torso, arms, legs, and head) looks to be all new, with only the jet kibble recycled from Jetfire.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:09 pm

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Hasbro are lazy enough to do so though. Which is a shame, as some people can do the whole thing from scratch and it looks amazing...

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And a lot more accurate depiction of the X-Men's signature jet. Not the Seeker equivalent of this...

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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Brokebot » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:25 pm

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A decided improvement over Grampsfire, but the colors are off putting.

And $65? No. $45 maybe. This goes into the bin with the Top Gun one. Pretty easy pass.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Transformers x Uncanny X-Men Collaboration

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:31 pm

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Maverick's the only truly new mold figure in the Collaborative line and it looks bland and boring. Ectotron, Gigawatt, and Mr. Stupid Name are all made from preexisting molds to some degree (whether as a retool or recycled parts) and they all benefit for it.
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