SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby william-james88 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:46 am

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You guys think this will be available after? Bruticus turned out to be found later as a platinum set and I am wondering if there are other precedents of SDCC exclusives finding their way to retail.

I do find this quite a bit pricey though for one voyager and 3 deluxes. Is this on par with previous SDCC prices?
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:51 am

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william-james88 wrote:You guys think this will be available after? Bruticus turned out to be found later as a platinum set and I am wondering if there are other precedents of SDCC exclusives finding their way to retail.


Not a chance in Hell.

Bruticus is the only exception, mainly because of the clamoring that the game-accurate deco should have been released in a wider scale.

I do find this quite a bit pricey though for one voyager and 3 deluxes. Is this on par with previous SDCC prices?


SDCC exclusives are usually pretty pricey, mainly due to them being a limited run, but not on a scale like BotCon exclusives.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:51 am

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The lack of Slog/Sludge and Swwop's toy colors are the only things I could see people upset over, but those have already been covered here. :D
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:53 am

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It's not too bad of a price for an exclusive set with four figures, but its definitely out of my price range, and I don't have room for all of them. If Grimlock was available separately I'd probably spring for him, but as it stands I'll just have to keep waiting for a G1-ish repaint of the AoE mold.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby MGrotusque » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:12 am

That playset is incredible! They should have thought of that in the early eighties when i was a kid.
I'm really liking those repaints. Swoop is great. When you actually see his head and the details come out unlike the solid black plastic of the official release it looks twice as menacing looking.
The clear plastic on Grim is perfect.
SNARL.......he looks the best out of the four.
I'm glad they didn't include Sludge in this set. That figure is embarrassing.

I think this set is spectacular and the Dinos are awesome. I just wish that playset was made 30 years ago when i really could have had fun with it.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Noideaforaname » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:15 am

william-james88 wrote:You guys think this will be available after? Bruticus turned out to be found later as a platinum set and I am wondering if there are other precedents of SDCC exclusives finding their way to retail.

I doubt it for the whole team, but another "G1" Grimlock and Swoop (in cartoon blue) down the line I could see happening, if as a TRU-exclusive/Platinum Edition or something.
IIRC, Hasbro is limited on when it can use movie molds (i.e. it must be within so-and-so many months of the actual movie), and it seems like AoE might be a relatively short-lived line, so that would make a full re-release unlikely.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby partholon » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:24 am

gotta say.

thats pretty damn sweet !

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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:29 am

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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby shockblast2 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:31 am

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Big deal. Just another set of grossly overpriced lame redecos.

I call it right now. Geewunners will shoehorn these into their classics collection because they are colored like geewun.

We need a graphic of a shoehorn shoving these, GDO figures like Springer and wheelie, PCC Huffer, FOC Shockwave, Animated Arcee and a dozen or so movie figures onto a shelf of classics figures. That would be awesome.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby SFXPrime » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:33 am

I'll probably try to get it when I'm at SDCC. I wish it would have come with Sludge, but maybe when his toy comes out I'll get him repainted to match the rest of the team.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:34 am

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Wow I thought I'd be all over this but I really don't like how these new Dinobots look in the classic colors, just doesn't work for the molds. FYI I doubt the other Dinobot (slog?) was released because it's a voyager and would've driven the price of the set up. With that said I think for the price they should've used Leader Grimlock.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:00 pm

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shockblast2 wrote:Big deal. Just another set of grossly overpriced lame redecos.


Convention exclusives usually are. All part of the hobby, and something we all have to live with, whether you want them but can't afford them or not. :lol:

I call it right now. Geewunners will shoehorn these into their classics collection because they are colored like geewun.


No, they'd leave completely them alone, simply because they're not G1. :roll:

We need a graphic of a shoehorn shoving these, GDO figures like Springer and wheelie, PCC Huffer, FOC Shockwave, Animated Arcee and a dozen or so movie figures onto a shelf of classics figures. That would be awesome.


Except the GDO figures were all G1 characters, regardless of mold (except Leader Ironhide and Starscream). Aside from that, would be funny to see I suppose, if not insulting.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:11 pm

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william-james88 wrote:You guys think this will be available after? Bruticus turned out to be found later as a platinum set and I am wondering if there are other precedents of SDCC exclusives finding their way to retail.


Not a chance in Hell.

Bruticus is the only exception, mainly because of the clamoring that the game-accurate deco should have been released in a wider scale.


Nope he's not. All SDCC exclusives are available after the convention over HTS. Some of them have also been released in retail, mostly Australia. Alternators Nemesis Prime for instance was an insanely sought after SDCC exclusive, and then shelf warmed in Australia.

The Rock Band will likely never be made available after SDCC again, but this set, minus the packaging, has a high chance of seeing another release down the line.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Bluespindash97 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:16 pm

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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:44 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit, please don't feed the troll.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:01 pm

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Now this... This is an excellent exclusive. This Ark/Dinobot set makes perfect sense. The hairband Autobots thing is just absolutely insane.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Zeedust » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:05 pm

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Between this and the Knights of Unicron, I really HATE being broke right now...
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Emerje » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:13 pm

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shockblast2 wrote:We need a graphic of a shoehorn shoving these, GDO figures like Springer and wheelie, PCC Huffer, FOC Shockwave, Animated Arcee and a dozen or so movie figures onto a shelf of classics figures. That would be awesome.


So you basically want a real world version of the Transformers Collectors Club comic. ;)

Anyway, I like the set, but I wish the colors were just a tiny bit more accurate. Slag/Slug would have been better with a gold ridge and I hate that they had to use gold plastic on Grimlock instead of gold chrome (I'm guessing these spots are soft plastic?). Otherwise they put in a great effort.

Maybe they'll throw us a bone and lighten the plastic on Sludge/Slog and add some chrome for the retail version, but I wont hold my breath. Maybe they'll make a second set with a G1-accurate-ish Sludge and G1 inspired versions of Slash and Scorn for TRU or something.

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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby 1984forever » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:16 pm

Snarl came really close, but i'm afraid it's not G1 enough! Hasbro could have easily done a slight remold of the parts where they smoothed them out for a more G1 aesthetic, but they chose the quick, easy, greasy cash grab option instead! I will not be fooled by G1 colored Bayformers! I know Hasbro doesn't love the original fans who made Transformers a success! At this point, only the promise of another trio of freshly colored exclusive seekers can force me to rub elbows with a whole convention full of fans of the Transformer spin-off series that came after G1! These fans along with Hasbro have collectively ruined the world's greatest franchise!
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:33 pm

1984forever wrote:Snarl came really close, but i'm afraid it's not G1 enough! Hasbro could have easily done a slight remold of the parts where they smoothed them out for a more G1 aesthetic, but they chose the quick, easy, greasy cash grab option instead! I will not be fooled by G1 colored Bayformers! I know Hasbro doesn't love the original fans who made Transformers a success! At this point, only the promise of another trio of freshly colored exclusive seekers can force me to rub elbows with a whole convention full of fans of the Transformer spin-off series that came after G1! These fans along with Hasbro have collectively ruined the world's greatest franchise!


Do us all a favor and find a new hobby. >:oP
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Guuhatsu Jinketsu » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:38 pm

Sludge is like Rodney Dangerfield...He gets no Respect.. :BANG_HEAD:

That Snarl Figure is awesome though... it would almost be worth buying the set... but no...
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:49 pm

Stormrider wrote:I didn't realize they were making a movie Snarl. Pretty cool. Any Generations Dinobots planned Hasbro?



I doubt it. We had Constructicons for ROTF and it never led to Generations versions.

I can understand why they don't want to do them. Five new dinosaur toys are a hard sell without a movie to back them up. I wish they would at least do the Dinobots in Legends class so the completest in me could have some version of them.
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Burn » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:02 pm

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1984forever wrote:Snarl came really close, but i'm afraid it's not G1 enough! Hasbro could have easily done a slight remold of the parts where they smoothed them out for a more G1 aesthetic, but they chose the quick, easy, greasy cash grab option instead! I will not be fooled by G1 colored Bayformers! I know Hasbro doesn't love the original fans who made Transformers a success! At this point, only the promise of another trio of freshly colored exclusive seekers can force me to rub elbows with a whole convention full of fans of the Transformer spin-off series that came after G1! These fans along with Hasbro have collectively ruined the world's greatest franchise!


Do us all a favor and find a new hobby. >:oP


But who would entertain us with their close minded opinions?

Cut the guy some slack, who knows how long it took him to post that on his dial-up modem from the 80's, he should be applauded for his dedication to the franchise!
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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby william-james88 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:14 pm

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Burn wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Do us all a favor and find a new hobby. >:oP


But who would entertain us with their close minded opinions?

Cut the guy some slack, who knows how long it took him to post that on his dial-up modem from the 80's, he should be applauded for his dedication to the franchise!



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Re: SDCC Transformers Set Revealed: Knights of Unicron Metal Band

Postby Zeedust » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:26 pm

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1984forever wrote:Snarl came really close, but i'm afraid it's not G1 enough! Hasbro could have easily done a slight remold of the parts where they smoothed them out for a more G1 aesthetic, but they chose the quick, easy, greasy cash grab option instead! I will not be fooled by G1 colored Bayformers! I know Hasbro doesn't love the original fans who made Transformers a success! At this point, only the promise of another trio of freshly colored exclusive seekers can force me to rub elbows with a whole convention full of fans of the Transformer spin-off series that came after G1! These fans along with Hasbro have collectively ruined the world's greatest franchise!


I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but it's worth nothing spin-off series, there wouldn't be a Transformers franchise. Beast Wars, in particular, was a crucial moment in the brand's history. I could be bitching about not getting a Terrorsaur-colored Strafe or whatever, but I won't, because Hasbro is not my personal army.
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