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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes Thread

Postby King Kuuga » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:10 am

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King Kuuga wrote:If the lines are going to be identical we may as well move all conversation into the Hasbro POTP thread.


Eventually! Give me time to sort out stuff. ;)

Well I meant less merging the two threads together and more just closing this one and having all conversation take place in the existing thread, which should be minimal effort.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Red alert 92 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:41 pm

My transformers power of the primes wish list
•Roadbuster
•Impactor
•Leadfoot
•Topspin
•Twintwist
They would combine to form someone
•Nemesis prime
•Ricochet
•Art fire
•Flame feather
•Sparkstalker
•Chromia
These are just other characters that I'd like
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Burn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:50 pm

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Burn wrote:Individually, I'm not a fan.


Quite the opposite for me, because I dig their 'chunky pocket-sized grunt' look quite a bit.

My biggest gripe with the individual bots is the lack of colour break-up. It's either blue or white. I realise that's needed to pull off the combined look.

Reprolabels is going to have a field day with the individual bots though.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby WreckerJack » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:04 pm

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Burn wrote:
Quite the opposite for me, because I dig their 'chunky pocket-sized grunt' look quite a bit.

My biggest gripe with the individual bots is the lack of colour break-up. It's either blue or white. I realise that's needed to pull off the combined look.

Reprolabels is going to have a field day with the individual bots though.[/quote]

I was thinking the same thing. These bots look too white. I was going to say it sooner but I wasn't sure if I was being a complainer or not. But now that I am not in a crap mood I can honestly saying that the lack of color details is definitely there.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Power of The Primes Thread

Postby Moonshot » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:16 pm

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Well I am disappointed for one. Really so if all figures have the standard Hasbro "treatment". Now if they are brought up to standard Takara quality, I will be happy. But looking at my Jazz figure with no painted rims or tail lights, photos of the leaders with crappy stickers and the rest, I am not expecting all that much. After the sweet looking Sunbow G1 cartoon decos on Legends Kup, Hot Rod, Blur, etc., nice Unite Warriors figures and great TF: Headmasters decos on the cartoon headmasters I am spoiled. Even going back to TF:Prime my Takara Beast Soundwave is miles better than Hasbro(still my Neo-Classics/Generations Soundwave until a good voyager). I'm guessing the prices on the last year or so of Legends figures will go up. But like a few others have said; at least I will save money. Wait and see, maybe they will go back to the old way after this line. Really my main big complaint is the lame stickers. Much rather have paint and tampos.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Notsofriendly » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:42 pm

New here, and I've a question:

In arm mode, my Dreadwind's combiner fist refuses to stay pegged in. Sometimes it outright drops out as well.

Is this a widespread issue, or is this a problem specific to the figure I purchased? If it's the latter, I may seek out another one due to some minor stability issues the one I own has.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Emerje » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:46 pm

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Red alert 92 wrote:My transformers power of the primes wish list
•Roadbuster
•Impactor
•Leadfoot
•Topspin
•Twintwist
They would combine to form someone


Someone named Ruination perhaps? Just need to swap out Leadfoot for Whirl and you've got the same team.

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:21 pm

Emerje wrote:
Red alert 92 wrote:My transformers power of the primes wish list
•Roadbuster
•Impactor
•Leadfoot
•Topspin
•Twintwist
They would combine to form someone


Someone named Ruination perhaps? Just need to swap out Leadfoot for Whirl and you've got the same team.

Emerje


I always preferred 'Wreckage' for a Wrecker combiner. Both because it has 'wreck' in it (obvious naming convention is obvious) but because it allow Ruination/Baldigus to exist alongside it. Granted that 'always' is a small one, because its a fairly recently-attached name thanks to the collector's club but still...
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby ebo716 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:58 pm

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I found a review of Battletrap on YouTube earlier.

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:41 pm

ebo716 wrote:https://youtu.be/1_s4yTU5QS0 I found a review of Battletrap on YouTube earlier.


Wait, Wave 2 is already coming out?! Wave 1 has barely just started showing up in stores where I live!
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby ebo716 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:31 pm

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Skritz wrote:
ebo716 wrote:https://youtu.be/1_s4yTU5QS0 I found a review of Battletrap on YouTube earlier.


Wait, Wave 2 is already coming out?! Wave 1 has barely just started showing up in stores where I live!

I am pretty sure this is the first review of anything from wave 2. I’m in the same boat as you though, the only thing I have seen from wave 1 is the legends, and even then I still haven’t seen the final two waves from titans return, so I am probably not going to be seeing any of the new stuff for a while.
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Video review of Power of the Primes Battleslash and Roadtrap (Battletrap)

Postby Seibertron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:28 am

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Fellow Seibertronian ebo716 found a YouTube video review of the upcoming Power of the Primes Legends Class Battleslash and Roadtrap figures. Both individual figures combine to form Battletrap. The video was posted by xcorpeo on YouTube.



The Battletrap character was originally a Decepticon Duocon released in 1987 (the year of the Headmasters). He was comprised of two separate vehicles. In Battletrap's case, his separate vehicle modes were a helicopter and a blue SUV (or truck). However, his original form didn't have individual robot modes for his separate vehicle forms, so the new Power of the Primes take on him with Battleslash becoming the helicopter and Roadtrap becoming the truck is a new concept for the character.

Battletrap's last incarnation was from the BotCon 2015 "Cybertron's Most Wanted" set. That version of him was a recolor of Generations Voyager Class Autobot Springer, with a new head specific for Battletrap.

It is unknown if Battletrap's Duocon brother Flywheels will get the same treatment. Flywheels was also released as a Duocon in 1987, but was last seen under the previous series as a Titans Return Titan Master.

Battleslash and Roadtrap will be part of the Power of the Primes Legends Class Wave 2 assortment. Both figures will be joined by Tailgate in this assortment, which we have previously reported on. Wave 2 is expected to arrive in stores around March or April along with other Easter/Spring stock shipments.

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Etseterrestrial » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:10 am

Love it, love it, love it, LOVE IT :x =P~

EDIT: Also, just noticed. Anyone else see a potential Swift repaint coming out of Battleslash?
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby AFTRHR » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:15 am

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Finally, TFwiki can get rid of the comment at the bottom of his G1 toy! :D

It does look really well done. I do like that they decided to go for two separate characters because I know there'll be some kids who just want a full character. Battleslash has funny looking hips but they're both really nice!
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:12 pm

Got my hands on Wave 1 Prime Masters: fun little gizmos but I really wish they had better stability as a head (and a screw) but I have to remind myself that this was certainly not their intended function. I kinda wish they had elbows too but at this size they would have probably been too floppy anyway. They're cute and fun little bite-sized pretender shells, which I'm just glad were given a new life at long last.

Still got a Quake whose body has been hijacked by Skullgrin and once I put some paint on that body it will make for one cool figure, a pretender whose pretender shell is actually smaller than the giant robot mode. I might even display him with that Liege Maximo 'face' rather than go through the length of removing Quake's TM head and repainting all of it. That and Liege Maximo/Skullgrin has one of the best Prime Master 'head' mode, looking like some fierce (but abstract) snarling face.
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Transformers Power of the Primes Volcanicus Package Art Pencils by Marcelo Matere

Postby Qwan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:28 pm

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From the Facebook page of Marcelo Matere, the artist behind the package-art pencils for Combiner Wars' fan-built 'bot Victorion, we have a look at a similar piece of art for a much more recent combiner - Power of the Primes Volcanicus (comprised of the Dinobots being released in Waves 1 and 2 of the line).

Much like his work for Victorion and Combiner Wars Bruticus, this art of Volcanicus displays a somewhat 'rounded' and filled-out style, eliminating gaps and small engineering compromises found on the actual toys in order to present an incredibly intimidating-looking robot! Given that Volcanicus also has no fully-consistent "proper" limb configuration yet, which many of the G1-based updates from Combiner Wars and Power of the Primes do possess, it's also interesting to note the positioning of each Dinobot in this depiction - Swoop and Slug form arms, while Sludge and Snarl take on the heavy lifting as the legs.

Check out the pencil work below and on Matere's Facebook page, and share any thoughts you may have on this piece or the figure itself in the Energon Pub Forums!

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Qwan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:35 pm

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For curious minds, the above news article's "fun substitutions" are: VolcanyoubelieveI'mstilldoingthisicus, Volcaknightswhosaynicus, VolcaNEWYEARicus. I know that got really old a long time ago (especially by internet standards), but it's my thing and I'm gonna keep doing it anyway.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:42 pm

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Here's the actual toy for comparison:

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And differences there are, but not many noteworthy ones:

- Sludge and Snarl have switched positions, though the art is in line with his Earth Wars depiction.
- Snarl has his tail treated like Sludge's and Slag's, even tho the toy has it split, like the G1 one.
- Sludge has his back feet flip inward, something not possible with the toy. Also, the front feet seem to be twisted 180.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Rated X » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:56 am

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I got Grimlock last week and im sorry but Volcanicus is the ultimate floppy piece of s**t. Besides looking all retarded with the offical shoulder configuration, the damn thing doesnt even stay tabbed together. The fan mod version with the shoulders pulled in doesnt hold any better. They sacraficed so much to make them a combiner in the first place and the damn combiner was still a total fail. And then theres scale. Does anyone else think they should have done Predaking in deluxe/voyager format and saved the dino-combiner to be the titan class release?
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Munkky » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:34 am

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I got Leader Optimus yesterday, the main robot mode is great, and I love how involved the transformation from robot to trailer is. The truck cab is a horrible kibbly mess when viewed from any angle other than the front, it could do with a couple of extra panels on the sides to cover Orion's folded up arms at the back, though Orion's robot mode is a nice fun figure on his own.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby YoungPrime » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:36 am

Rated X wrote:I got Grimlock last week and im sorry but Volcanicus is the ultimate floppy piece of s**t. Besides looking all retarded with the offical shoulder configuration, the damn thing doesnt even stay tabbed together. The fan mod version with the shoulders pulled in doesnt hold any better. They sacraficed so much to make them a combiner in the first place and the damn combiner was still a total fail. And then theres scale. Does anyone else think they should have done Predaking in deluxe/voyager format and saved the dino-combiner to be the titan class release?
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I'm not Shocked and I'm not sorry for saying the obvious. We all seen this crap during various toy conventions last year. Prior to the CW line we've begged Hasbro for combiners and now they've gone overboard the the gimmick!

No one asked for combiner Starscream and I'm confident and saying that each Dinobot would've had better quality IF they weren't combiners either! I'm not even buying that Grimlock (FOC version will remain my placeholder).

Deluxe and Legends are the only standout in this line so far.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Randomhero » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:01 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's the actual toy for comparison:

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And differences there are, but not many noteworthy ones:

- Sludge and Snarl have switched positions, though the art is in line with his Earth Wars depiction.
- Snarl has his tail treated like Sludge's and Slag's, even tho the toy has it split, like the G1 one.
- Sludge has his back feet flip inward, something not possible with the toy. Also, the front feet seem to be twisted 180.



Don’t forget about the biggest difference , that’s a drawing
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby mentre83 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:55 am

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Rated X wrote:I got Grimlock last week and im sorry but Volcanicus is the ultimate floppy piece of s**t. Besides looking all retarded with the offical shoulder configuration, the damn thing doesnt even stay tabbed together. The fan mod version with the shoulders pulled in doesnt hold any better. They sacraficed so much to make them a combiner in the first place and the damn combiner was still a total fail. And then theres scale. Does anyone else think they should have done Predaking in deluxe/voyager format and saved the dino-combiner to be the titan class release?

Having a Titan class Dinobot Combiner would have been reeeeally nice. Since Predaking will lack a similar sized opponent (in the original cartoon he got Sky Lynx, but its most recent version is way too small, even in its Sky Reign combined form), this new Combiner would have been perfect for the role.
Also a shame that Slash doesn't get involved in any way.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:15 pm

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Randomhero wrote:Don’t forget about the biggest difference , that’s a drawing


And your point is?
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:34 pm

I get the impression Volcaniconiconiicus Volcanicus is a bit more poorly received because he's an 'unwanted' combiner, since the majority of the fanbase did not want/expect a combining Dinobot. I mean, from what I can gather, the CW torso weren't received anywhere as poorly as the PotP ones but was it really due to better engineering or just because the G1 Combiners got new toys?
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