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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Bumblebee21 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:07 pm

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Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:did yall notice the box hes standing on what it says

I was checking that out. Dia this and Dia that. Maybe even Dia Battles?
Pre- release code names? :-?

diadone dcex dia battles(prototype)
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Postby Cobotron » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:09 pm

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Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:did yall notice the box hes standing on what it says

I was checking that out. Dia this and Dia that. Maybe even Dia Battles?
Pre- release code names? :-?

diadone dcex dia battles(prototype)
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Bumblebee21 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:10 pm

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Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:did yall notice the box hes standing on what it says

I was checking that out. Dia this and Dia that. Maybe even Dia Battles?
Pre- release code names? :-?

diadone dcex dia battles(prototype)
No idea what it means, but I'm into it! ;)^

isnt diadone actually diaclone
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Postby Ultra Markus » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:41 pm

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:10 am

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Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:did yall notice the box hes standing on what it says

I was checking that out. Dia this and Dia that. Maybe even Dia Battles?
Pre- release code names? :-?

diadone dcex dia battles(prototype)
No idea what it means, but I'm into it! ;)^

isnt diadone actually diaclone


Sure is, it's an exclusive redeco of the Dia-Battles remake that's been in the TF News a few times.

Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:This is Leader Class?
Yes it is.

six shot needs two katakana :-?


He needs two Japanese syllables? I think you mean Katana (though technically as a ninja he should use two ninjaken)
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Cobotron » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:01 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:did yall notice the box hes standing on what it says

I was checking that out. Dia this and Dia that. Maybe even Dia Battles?
Pre- release code names? :-?

diadone dcex dia battles(prototype)
No idea what it means, but I'm into it! ;)^

isnt diadone actually diaclone


Sure is, it's an exclusive redeco of the Dia-Battles remake that's been in the TF News a few times.

But the redeco is called something different.

DA-06 Dia-Battles V2 Cosmo Maneuver Type
or
DA-06 Dia Battles V2 Uchuu Kidou Type

And why is it printed on a Hasbro case box?
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Anyway. Niether here nor there.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby RAR » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:06 am

Hasbro does Takara's distribution in much of Asia (outside Japan)- so that is why there is a Takara Tomy toy in a Hasbro case.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Albatross250 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:40 am

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Cobotron wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:did yall notice the box hes standing on what it says

I was checking that out. Dia this and Dia that. Maybe even Dia Battles?
Pre- release code names? :-?

diadone dcex dia battles(prototype)
No idea what it means, but I'm into it! ;)^

isnt diadone actually diaclone


Sure is, it's an exclusive redeco of the Dia-Battles remake that's been in the TF News a few times.

But the redeco is called something different.

DA-06 Dia-Battles V2 Cosmo Maneuver Type
or
DA-06 Dia Battles V2 Uchuu Kidou Type

And why is it printed on a Hasbro case box?
Image

Anyway. Niether here nor there.
Titans Return is the name of the game 'round here! :lol:

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:21 am

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Bumblebee21 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:22 am

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Albatross250 wrote:OMG.... A possible Quickswitch?! :michaelbay: :BOOM:
No... That's Sixshot.

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Emerje » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:01 pm

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DCEX would probably mean Diaclone Exclusive similar to the Unite Warriors UW-EX stuff. So probably a Dia Battles figure exclusive to Takara Tomy Mall that would also see release in Asia through Hasbro just like the UW-EX stuff.

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Bumblebee21 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:11 pm

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Emerje wrote:DCEX would probably mean Diaclone Exclusive similar to the Unite Warriors UW-EX stuff. So probably a Dia Battles figure exclusive to Takara Tomy Mall that would also see release in Asia through Hasbro just like the UW-EX stuff.

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but why diadone
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby william-james88 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:35 pm

Bumblebee21 wrote:
Emerje wrote:DCEX would probably mean Diaclone Exclusive similar to the Unite Warriors UW-EX stuff. So probably a Dia Battles figure exclusive to Takara Tomy Mall that would also see release in Asia through Hasbro just like the UW-EX stuff.

Emerje

but why diadone

Because it's a misspelling.

Somewhere in the process someone saw diaclone and didnt properly see the space between the "cl" turning it into "d".
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby RAR » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:38 pm

I thought that same.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Ironhidensh » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:45 pm

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Okay, so I promised some thoughts on TR voyager Prime and Megatron, and here they are. Not because I think I'm so wise, and that you all crave my knowledge, but because I'm bored, and really don't want to do the housework I should be doing while my wife and kids are gone.

Anyway, lets look at pics of the 3 modes first:

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As is obvious to anybody with a familiarity of G1 characters, these are quite obviously repaints of soon to come Blitzwing and Octane figures. While I am no fan of repaints, these two aren't that bad. Prime is actually a very nice homage to his G2 Laser Prime self, and Megatron kinda gives an IDW feel. As I've sais before, these will be excellent figures of the triple changers they are supposed to be.

Prime is actually a very simple figure. The transformation is very basic, and lots of truck kibble shows in plane mode. The truck modes hides the plane parts alright, but looks extremely simple. In robot mode, the wings really stand out on his back:

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Not a ton of range of movement for either figure, but this one feels very limited. It also feels cheap. I can't fully explain this, other than it feels very light, and the plastic just feels cheap. I would fear to give this toy to an actual child as it would probably break within a day. Prime looks nice, but is a rather disappointing figure.

Megatron is quite different. This transformation is very satisfying, and very reminiscent of the original G1 Blitzwing figure. While the plastic still feels cheap, Megs feels much more solid than Prime. It would probably take a child 3 days to break it, although the joints are very thin. Megatron is also very much on the loose side. While nowhere near as floppy as Skullcruncher, Megatron will flop over easy, and his arms don't like to stay up. He also doesn't tab in well in jet mode:

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You can see on the left side there, that the tread piece does not sit as flush to the body as the same piece on the right side. The tabs simply don't measure up right (tab is smaller than the hole), so it won't hold to the body.

The tank modes holds together very well. The grey color feels off, but its easy to get over.

One thing I'm very happy with on both figures is the ability to hide the shoulder columns. I like the heads as is, with out the side pieces limiting movement. Here are the shots of that:


With:

Image

...and without:

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Of course, as with all Hasbro figures, these two suffer from a criminal lack of paint apps. Prime in particular could have really benefitted from some paint apps in truck mode. Then there are the stickers. I really hope this does not become a thing. These are cheap, and the edges were already starting to come up out of the box. These will defiantly not last over time. I don't know what Hasbro was thinking.

In the end, while I kinda do like these figures, I can't recommend them at full price. If you can find them on sale, go for it. Otherwise, wait for Blitzwing and Octane.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Emerje » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:14 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:
Emerje wrote:DCEX would probably mean Diaclone Exclusive similar to the Unite Warriors UW-EX stuff. So probably a Dia Battles figure exclusive to Takara Tomy Mall that would also see release in Asia through Hasbro just like the UW-EX stuff.

Emerje

but why diadone

Because it's a misspelling.

Somewhere in the process someone saw diaclone and didnt properly see the space between the "cl" turning it into "d".


Maybe, but it's hard to believe they'd make such a mistake on a line that's so well known in Asia.

Diadone is an actual surname that people can have, but more so if you parse is properly as diad-one with diad/dyad meaning pair it could be read as two-in-one which basically describes most Transformers. There were some Diaclone figures that were called Twin Combat that had two robot modes. Seems like something Takara Tomy would make. I doubt it'd be anything we'd recognize fro Transformers, though.

Of course it's all wild speculation, they could be Jenny dolls for all we know.

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby william-james88 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:23 pm

It seems there is indeed 2 different cases for the wave 2 leader assortment. While everyone in canada was finding Soundwave and only Soundwave, I have just seen 3 pairs of Soundwave and PMOP at Walmart. So that leads me to believe that the earlier case had only soudnwaves while the one we saw on Entertainment Earth was another assortment that was also being distributed as a mass release. Dont know which case the US will see.

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Pictorial Review of Titans Return Wave 3 Voyager Megatron and Optimus Prime

Postby william-james88 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:38 pm

Good friend to the site Ironhidensh has been buying more toys from the Titans Return line than he expected. Even to the point of getting figures earlier than most of us, like Titans Return Voyager Optimus Prime and Megatron. He has put together a pictorial review with a fresh twist: brutal honesty. While having a video review which shows the figure at all angles for one to make up his or her mind can be great, it is also fun to read a review full of the author's personality. It shows another side to the figures as well as an opinion to bounce our own opinions off of. So here below is Ironhidensh's review of these two toys, enjoy!


Lets look at pics of the 3 modes first:

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As is obvious to anybody with a familiarity of G1 characters, these are quite obviously repaints of soon to come Blitzwing and Octane figures. While I am no fan of repaints, these two aren't that bad. Prime is actually a very nice homage to his G2 Laser Prime self, and Megatron kinda gives an IDW feel. As I've sais before, these will be excellent figures of the triple changers they are supposed to be.

Prime is actually a very simple figure. The transformation is very basic, and lots of truck kibble shows in plane mode. The truck modes hides the plane parts alright, but looks extremely simple. In robot mode, the wings really stand out on his back:

Image

Not a ton of range of movement for either figure, but this one feels very limited. It also feels cheap. I can't fully explain this, other than it feels very light, and the plastic just feels cheap. I would fear to give this toy to an actual child as it would probably break within a day. Prime looks nice, but is a rather disappointing figure.

Megatron is quite different. This transformation is very satisfying, and very reminiscent of the original G1 Blitzwing figure. While the plastic still feels cheap, Megs feels much more solid than Prime. It would probably take a child 3 days to break it, although the joints are very thin. Megatron is also very much on the loose side. While nowhere near as floppy as Skullcruncher, Megatron will flop over easy, and his arms don't like to stay up. He also doesn't tab in well in jet mode:

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You can see on the left side there, that the tread piece does not sit as flush to the body as the same piece on the right side. The tabs simply don't measure up right (tab is smaller than the hole), so it won't hold to the body.

The tank modes holds together very well. The grey color feels off, but its easy to get over.

One thing I'm very happy with on both figures is the ability to hide the shoulder columns. I like the heads as is, with out the side pieces limiting movement. Here are the shots of that:


With:

Image

...and without:

Image


Of course, as with all Hasbro figures, these two suffer from a criminal lack of paint apps. Prime in particular could have really benefited from some paint apps in truck mode. Then there are the stickers. I really hope this does not become a thing. These are cheap, and the edges were already starting to come up out of the box. These will definitely not last over time. I don't know what Hasbro was thinking.

In the end, while I kinda do like these figures, I can't recommend them at full price. If you can find them on sale, go for it. Otherwise, wait for Blitzwing and Octane.
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Postby Autobot Roadburn » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:53 pm

Well that's a bit disappointing. I'm still getting Megatron for my G1 collection, but yeah, those stickers are pretty awful. I might just peel them off and paint him up, I have some nice silvers I can use.

Never did want that Optimus, I like the Classics Voyager a lot more. I really don't like any of his modes and like the review says, he just looks cheap. I can't describe him more than that, he just looks unappealing. I don't know much about Octane, but I'll probably skip this mold altogether unless his plastics and paint blow me out of the water. I'll probably get Blitzwing though, skipped that awful Generations one with zero regrets.

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby adamage1 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:55 am

Ironhidensh wrote:Megatron is quite different. This transformation is very satisfying, and very reminiscent of the original G1 Blitzwing figure. While the plastic still feels cheap, Megs feels much more solid than Prime. It would probably take a child 3 days to break it, although the joints are very thin. Megatron is also very much on the loose side. While nowhere near as floppy as Skullcruncher, Megatron will flop over easy, and his arms don't like to stay up. He also doesn't tab in well in jet mode:

Image

You can see on the left side there, that the tread piece does not sit as flush to the body as the same piece on the right side. The tabs simply don't measure up right (tab is smaller than the hole), so it won't hold to the body.

The tank modes holds together very well. The grey color feels off, but its easy to get over.

One thing I'm very happy with on both figures is the ability to hide the shoulder columns. I like the heads as is, with out the side pieces limiting movement. Here are the shots of that:

With:

Image

...and without:

Image

Of course, as with all Hasbro figures, these two suffer from a criminal lack of paint apps. Prime in particular could have really benefitted from some paint apps in truck mode. Then there are the stickers. I really hope this does not become a thing. These are cheap, and the edges were already starting to come up out of the box. These will defiantly not last over time. I don't know what Hasbro was thinking.

In the end, while I kinda do like these figures, I can't recommend them at full price. If you can find them on sale, go for it. Otherwise, wait for Blitzwing and Octane.

Ever since I first laid eyes on the initial images of this version of Megatron, my first thought was that it felt quite rushed, and virtually every review since then has reinforced that notion to an almost certainty. The shoddy stickers, the poor tab connections, the almost total lack of paint apps (even for a Hasbro figure); everything just screams rush job. I seriously hope all of the QC issues are fixed for the Blitzwing release.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby rockman_fan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:57 am

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not sure why people complain about "cheap" plastic so much. so long as you dont throw your toys at a wall regularly, i doubt anything will break. hasbro's been pretty good about plastic quality (apart from GPS, obviously.) though yeah, some of the other aspects of the toys seem disappointing.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby frogbat » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:49 am

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skipping these 2 in favour of their eventual repaints

between CW leader megs and TR galvatron i've got my deception leaders sorted. Hope they look better in their future incarnations. They do look nice but the prime / octane mould's plane mode is a bit erm ****.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby RAR » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:04 am

Well there is issues with the plastic looking or feeling cheap - take the Yellow Plastic Alternator Tracks that you could pretty much see through same with Armada Hotshot - where as the Micron Legend Hotshot was properly Opaque.

That same kind of horrible almost see-through yellow was also used on Combiner Wars Sunstreaker.

It feels thin - it seems to lack density - for example in counter to that the plastic I'm looking at on the overscale Legion/Deluxe Beast Hunters Bumblebee is also yell but feels thick and sold and isn't opaque at all.

The issue with some people I can totally understand - how many people bought a Generations Leader Jetfire and said "This feels like a KO".

It seems it is possible to make glossy plastic not feel cheap - Combiner Wars foot pads are perfectly fine (more or less) for example.

But when overly thin or light plastic is used it can snap on you as seems to be happening with Wolfwire's back.

Those stickers are a disaster - I'd rather have them on a sheet as at least then I can leave them off - they look terrible mainly as they are far to glossy looking as well as poor quality stickers. I suppose Paper rather than foil might have helped too. But no Hasbro stickers are a nice optional bonus when done right - like the Combiner Wars /Titans Returns bonus stickers I like those - but great areas of stickers on toys that just do not match is not a good look I feel.

I wonder if they jumped to the wrong conclusion to the positive reaction to the bonus sticker sheets - thinking people wanted stickers.

One of the reason some people liked the little detail stickers was Hasbro was to darn cheap to paint their toys. with Optimus & Megatron that is even worse.

Perhaps the need to learn the trick that 3rd party Cutsey Trypticon used and replicate colour in the plastic with inserts instead.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Kurona » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:37 am

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The more I see of this Megatron the more marvellous he looks and the more I feel cemented in saying he's the best CHUG Megatron to date. Easy purchase.
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Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Postby Bumblebee21 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:06 am

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well all the stores in the us have been getting wave 1 revision cases with just galvatron in it.
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