Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:05 pm

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craggy wrote:okay. He has the same name as an Aerialbot, but I don't see Air Raid as being one. Takara's Air Raid is so different in colourscheme that he too looks like a completely different character.
I like this turn of events.
It as supposed to be Fireflight, but the name was changed at the last minute. His bio also resembles that of G1 Fireflight.
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:14 am

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To me Sideswipe looks a bit top-heavy. Thats way I also saw Animated Hot Rod, too beefy on top and weak looking in the legs. You know who had it worst of all was Energon OP, just horrible IMHO. There is no question that UM looks brilliant and the Hasbro version looks perfect with no need for Takara's. I am stuck on choosing which SS to get. The aesthetics over all look good and this from someone who has never played the games, don't need it to see what's good and what ain't...'nuff said! :VEHI:
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:39 pm

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Dammitman wrote:The Kickback looks decent enough but as for Air Raid. Really? A Shockwave repaint? Notice in the game he was not a repaint of Shockwave. Kudos to Hasbro for cutting corners and skimping on product. It doesn't even really look that good for Shockwave to be honest. Hasbro is shooting themselves in the foot with crap like that and really need to step up their game if they want to compete with 3rd party manufacturers who actually make a better product.
He's not the same Air Raid as the one from the video games. His on-package toy bio gives him an entirely different personality as WFC Air Raid. Same name, different character.


Honestly, I think that makes it worse. And to be quite honest, I was kinda looking forward to having an FoC Air Raid figure. A real one... Not this joke.

That was a little extra harsh... But still...
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:16 pm

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DecepticonFinishline wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Dammitman wrote:The Kickback looks decent enough but as for Air Raid. Really? A Shockwave repaint? Notice in the game he was not a repaint of Shockwave. Kudos to Hasbro for cutting corners and skimping on product. It doesn't even really look that good for Shockwave to be honest. Hasbro is shooting themselves in the foot with crap like that and really need to step up their game if they want to compete with 3rd party manufacturers who actually make a better product.
He's not the same Air Raid as the one from the video games. His on-package toy bio gives him an entirely different personality as WFC Air Raid. Same name, different character.


Honestly, I think that makes it worse. And to be quite honest, I was kinda looking forward to having an FoC Air Raid figure. A real one... Not this joke.

That was a little extra harsh... But still...
It was supposed to be Fireflight, especially given his very "Fireflight-y" bio, but it was changed at the last minute probably due to some issue with them being unable to use that name.
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Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Dammitman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:36 am

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Sabrblade wrote: His on-package toy bio gives him an entirely different personality as WFC Air Raid. Same name, different character.


If it is a different character then market him as such. Don't put him on a Fall of Cybertron card if it is not the same character. That is just an insult to the Fans' intelligence.
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby craggy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:45 am

Dammitman wrote:
Sabrblade wrote: His on-package toy bio gives him an entirely different personality as WFC Air Raid. Same name, different character.


If it is a different character then market him as such. Don't put him on a Fall of Cybertron card if it is not the same character. That is just an insult to the Fans' intelligence.

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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:52 am

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Dammitman wrote:
Sabrblade wrote: His on-package toy bio gives him an entirely different personality as WFC Air Raid. Same name, different character.


If it is a different character then market him as such. Don't put him on a Fall of Cybertron card if it is not the same character. That is just an insult to the Fans' intelligence.
Sabrblade wrote:It was supposed to be Fireflight, especially given his very "Fireflight-y" bio, but it was changed at the last minute probably due to some issue with them being unable to use that name.
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Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Dammitman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:19 pm

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you're new to Transformers, aren't you?[/quote]

Gosh darn it you got me. I don't know anything about Transformers beyond what Michael Bay taught me.
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Dammitman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:28 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:It was supposed to be Fireflight, especially given his very "Fireflight-y" bio, but it was changed at the last minute probably due to some issue with them being unable to use that name.
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All I am hearing here is more excuses as to why a big toy company can screw its fans and not any real justification whatsoever.
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby craggy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:30 pm

Dammitman wrote:

you're new to Transformers, aren't you?[/quote]

Gosh darn it you got me. I don't know anything about Transformers beyond what Michael Bay taught me.[/quote]
not having a go at you, just saying that it's not new that Hasbro does completely random things with naming their toys sometimes
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:32 pm

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Dammitman wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It was supposed to be Fireflight, especially given his very "Fireflight-y" bio, but it was changed at the last minute probably due to some issue with them being unable to use that name.


All I am hearing here is more excuses as to why a big toy company can screw its fans and not any real justification whatsoever.
I don't see what the big deal is. We know it isn't "Air Raid (WFC)", so it's something like "Air Raid (FOC)". If that's still too much to handle, just call the toy "Fireflight" and call it a day.
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Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:44 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:just call the toy "Fireflight" and call it a day.


I'm confused. Do I call him "Fireflight" or "a day?"


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Re: Pictorials: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Starscream, Sideswipe, & Ultra Magnus

Postby RAcast » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:49 pm

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