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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:25 pm
by Deadput
In my head canon now Thundercracker and Nitro Zeus were part of a sub division of the Decepticon air force known as the Lightning squadron who were fast and heavy hitters (Like lightning!), they all have lightning/electric related names.

That's how I'm justifying Thundercracker being a reuse of the Nitro Zeus mold.

Edit: Also going to justify the DOTM part on the package as Thundercracker being one of the many Decepticons who were on the moon (I also consider TLK Onslaught to be the same guy as the Garbage truck con in DOTM since they have similar colors and mass...he just lost his arm) quoting Movie Thundercracker's Tfwiki image quote.

"I was in the movie, I had a great scene... you just weren't allowed to see it... the, uh, special edition will have it."

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:06 pm
by Lunatic Prime
Deadput wrote:In my head canon now Thundercracker and Nitro Zeus were part of a sub division of the Decepticon air force known as the Lightning squadron who were fast and heavy hitters (Like lightning!), they all have lightning/electric related names.

That's how I'm justifying Thundercracker being a reuse of the Nitro Zeus mold.

Edit: Also going to justify the DOTM part on the package as Thundercracker being one of the many Decepticons who were on the moon (I also consider TLK Onslaught to be the same guy as the Garbage truck con in DOTM since they have similar colors and mass...he just lost his arm) quoting Movie Thundercracker's Tfwiki image quote.

"I was in the movie, I had a great scene... you just weren't allowed to see it... the, uh, special edition will have it."

Sounds good to me.
Maybe you can come up with an explanation for the insectoid legs on their mold's belly and neck especially because TC's head looks very insectoid, too. To me it looks like there's a larvae or centipede inside an armor.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:35 pm
by Deadput
Lunatic Prime wrote:Sounds good to me.
Maybe you can come up with an explanation for the insectoid legs on their mold's belly and neck especially because TC's head looks very insectoid, too. To me it looks like there's a larvae or centipede inside an armor.


Just going to chalk it up as a design choice, considering that their design predecessor the KSI Boss has the same thing going on and same with the design that design was based off from 2009, it's just standard Live action film aesthetic.

(The KSI Boss from AOE)
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(2009 design for a tutorial by Josh Nizzi)
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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:42 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Lunatic Prime wrote:
Deadput wrote:In my head canon now Thundercracker and Nitro Zeus were part of a sub division of the Decepticon air force known as the Lightning squadron who were fast and heavy hitters (Like lightning!), they all have lightning/electric related names.

That's how I'm justifying Thundercracker being a reuse of the Nitro Zeus mold.

Edit: Also going to justify the DOTM part on the package as Thundercracker being one of the many Decepticons who were on the moon (I also consider TLK Onslaught to be the same guy as the Garbage truck con in DOTM since they have similar colors and mass...he just lost his arm) quoting Movie Thundercracker's Tfwiki image quote.

"I was in the movie, I had a great scene... you just weren't allowed to see it... the, uh, special edition will have it."

Sounds good to me.
Maybe you can come up with an explanation for the insectoid legs on their mold's belly and neck especially because TC's head looks very insectoid, too. To me it looks like there's a larvae or centipede inside an armor.


Pretty much a pre-AoE Movie Decepticon design, huh?

Anybody found a head that matches Thundercracker's colors? And don't say Thunderwing. :lol:

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:45 pm
by Qwan
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
Deadput wrote:In my head canon now Thundercracker and Nitro Zeus were part of a sub division of the Decepticon air force known as the Lightning squadron who were fast and heavy hitters (Like lightning!), they all have lightning/electric related names.

That's how I'm justifying Thundercracker being a reuse of the Nitro Zeus mold.

Edit: Also going to justify the DOTM part on the package as Thundercracker being one of the many Decepticons who were on the moon (I also consider TLK Onslaught to be the same guy as the Garbage truck con in DOTM since they have similar colors and mass...he just lost his arm) quoting Movie Thundercracker's Tfwiki image quote.

"I was in the movie, I had a great scene... you just weren't allowed to see it... the, uh, special edition will have it."

Sounds good to me.
Maybe you can come up with an explanation for the insectoid legs on their mold's belly and neck especially because TC's head looks very insectoid, too. To me it looks like there's a larvae or centipede inside an armor.


Pretty much a pre-AoE Movie Decepticon design, huh? :lol:

Anybody found a head that matches Thundercracker's colors?

I'd still lean towards Overboard, but since I neither have Thundercracker nor have I seen any good pics yet that show off his colors properly, I can't actually be sure.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:50 pm
by Lunatic Prime
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
Deadput wrote:In my head canon now Thundercracker and Nitro Zeus were part of a sub division of the Decepticon air force known as the Lightning squadron who were fast and heavy hitters (Like lightning!), they all have lightning/electric related names.

That's how I'm justifying Thundercracker being a reuse of the Nitro Zeus mold.

Edit: Also going to justify the DOTM part on the package as Thundercracker being one of the many Decepticons who were on the moon (I also consider TLK Onslaught to be the same guy as the Garbage truck con in DOTM since they have similar colors and mass...he just lost his arm) quoting Movie Thundercracker's Tfwiki image quote.

"I was in the movie, I had a great scene... you just weren't allowed to see it... the, uh, special edition will have it."

Sounds good to me.
Maybe you can come up with an explanation for the insectoid legs on their mold's belly and neck especially because TC's head looks very insectoid, too. To me it looks like there's a larvae or centipede inside an armor.


Pretty much a pre-AoE Movie Decepticon design, huh?

Anybody found a head that matches Thundercracker's colors? And don't say Thunderwing. :lol:

Blowpipe (Triggerhappy)

Clobber (Grimlock)

Terri-Bull

Ghost Starscream

Scorchfire (Windblade)

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:50 pm
by Deadput
Qwan wrote:I'd still lean towards Overboard, but since I neither have Thundercracker nor have I seen any good pics yet that show off his colors properly, I can't actually be sure.


Looking at Overboard and the pictures of Thundercracker they do appear to be very close in color, I'm not sure if it's exactly the same but their both Dark blue, one could also use a black or grey Titanmaster instead.

Funny the Crashbash Titanmaster mold has been considered to be used as a Seeker (Starscream) head in customs and was actually used in the Pretender Starscream Titanmaster from that purposed botcon exclusive set.

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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:59 pm
by william-james88
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
Deadput wrote:In my head canon now Thundercracker and Nitro Zeus were part of a sub division of the Decepticon air force known as the Lightning squadron who were fast and heavy hitters (Like lightning!), they all have lightning/electric related names.

That's how I'm justifying Thundercracker being a reuse of the Nitro Zeus mold.

Edit: Also going to justify the DOTM part on the package as Thundercracker being one of the many Decepticons who were on the moon (I also consider TLK Onslaught to be the same guy as the Garbage truck con in DOTM since they have similar colors and mass...he just lost his arm) quoting Movie Thundercracker's Tfwiki image quote.

"I was in the movie, I had a great scene... you just weren't allowed to see it... the, uh, special edition will have it."

Sounds good to me.
Maybe you can come up with an explanation for the insectoid legs on their mold's belly and neck especially because TC's head looks very insectoid, too. To me it looks like there's a larvae or centipede inside an armor.


Pretty much a pre-AoE Movie Decepticon design, huh?

Anybody found a head that matches Thundercracker's colors? And don't say Thunderwing. :lol:


Horri-Bull would be the way to go

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:02 pm
by Deadput
william-james88 wrote: Horri-Bull would be the way to go

"Sigh"

Still sad I missed that one he's the only Hasbro standalone Titanmaster I don't have.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:06 pm
by Emerje
Legends Bullhorn might make for a better had than Terri-Bull since it's just blue and silver.

Emerje

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:52 pm
by Zeedust
william-james88 wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
Kyleor wrote:Anyone else seeing the second face on Lockdown's torso?

Do you mean his torso looks like a face like TFP Rumble's or do you mean there's his battle mask hidden?

He means like TFP Rumble.


I'm seeing it now, and it doesn't just look like a face, it looks like Ironhide's face.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:42 pm
by primalxconvoy
Is it possible to not fold the wings up in Thundercracker's robot mode and leave them outstretched, like the G1 version?

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 am
by Deadput
primalxconvoy wrote:Is it possible to not fold the wings up in Thundercracker's robot mode and leave them outstretched, like the G1 version?

Yes?

Are you saying that the wings fold themselves up or something? Because otherwise I don't know why you would think they couldn't be left unfolded.

Found some pics on TFw2005 that I saw earlier for you though.

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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:15 am
by Lunatic Prime
Deadput wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Is it possible to not fold the wings up in Thundercracker's robot mode and leave them outstretched, like the G1 version?

Yes?

Are you saying that the wings fold themselves up or something? Because otherwise I don't know why you would think they couldn't be left unfolded.

Found some pics on TFw2005 that I saw earlier for you though.

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I guess he means "If he's stable when the wings aren't transformed in the right way".

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:40 am
by Qwan
In which case yeah, they're totally stable like that (especially so if you keep the swivels snapped into jet-mode position). I've messed with that configuration on Nitro Zeus a couple times and honestly, it probably has the best-designed Seeker wings I've seen in a long while (in terms of look, clearance, poseability etc.) despite not even being meant to have Seeker wings.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:50 am
by primalxconvoy
Qwan wrote:In which case yeah, they're totally stable like that (especially so if you keep the swivels snapped into jet-mode position). I've messed with that configuration on Nitro Zeus a couple times and honestly, it probably has the best-designed Seeker wings I've seen in a long while (in terms of look, clearance, poseability etc.) despite not even being meant to have Seeker wings.


Yes, thanks folks. That's how I'm probably going to have Thundercracker transformed. I'll pop G1 insignias on both sides of his wings too.

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In-Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 06 Starscream

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:18 am
by Va'al
We saw our first look from a collector, rather than an event with display copies, of Transformers Studio Series 06 Voyager Starscream back here - but thanks to TFND user, and fellow Seibertronian, blacklai we have a whole new batch of angles and close-ups of the deceptive Decepticon second in command. The figure, for those wanting the information, was found in Taiwan, where the user is based.

The full set of images can be found here, but we've mirrored a selection of them for you below. Take a look, take them in, and let us know what you think of this movie-verse line and mold - and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:39 am
by william-james88
Yup, its an upscale of DOTM

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Every detail matches up perfectly.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:44 am
by Seibertron
william-james88 wrote:Yup, its an upscale of DOTM

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Every detail matches up perfectly.


Except for all of the details that don't match up. :HEADHURTS:

Perhaps it just shares similar engineering?

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:46 am
by Black Hat
So it is! I'm kinda cool with that, it looks good and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:49 am
by william-james88
Seibertron wrote:Except for all of the details that don't match up. :HEADHURTS:

Perhaps it just shares similar engineering?

Its far more than that. I am comparing to joints and parts and where they are found on the toy, and that all matches up.

Its an upscale the same way these toys were upscales too:

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Is a compeletly new mold, it has to be at that scale. But its based on the deluxes toy. Its not like they tried reinventing the wheel with this one.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:49 am
by Seibertron
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Yup, its an upscale of DOTM

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Every detail matches up perfectly.


Except for all of the details that don't match up. :HEADHURTS:

Perhaps it just shares similar engineering?


Just to clarify my statement above ...

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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:52 am
by william-james88
Seibertron wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Yup, its an upscale of DOTM

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Every detail matches up perfectly.


Except for all of the details that don't match up. :HEADHURTS:

Perhaps it just shares similar engineering?


Just to clarify my statement above ...

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Plase read my comment above, I am not referring to the detailing on the parts (so yes, detail was the wrong word to choose) but where all the parts are match up and is similar to the differnece found in previous upscales Hasbro performed.

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:52 am
by Seibertron
william-james88 wrote:Is a compeletly new mold, it has to be at that scale. But its based on the deluxes toy. Its not like they tried reinventing the wheel with this one.


Fair enough! Just wanted to state that after your all-encompassing comment above ;)

Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:55 am
by william-james88
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Is a compeletly new mold, it has to be at that scale. But its based on the deluxes toy. Its not like they tried reinventing the wheel with this one.


Fair enough! Just wanted to state that after your all-encompassing comment above ;)

Haha, yes, I definitely set myself up for that, so fair enough!