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Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:27 pm

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You do realize that Selects isn't limited to WFC molds, right? Bug Bite could just as easily be a redeco'd TR Bumblebee with accessories thrown in to bring him up to Deluxe value. Hot House could be a similar redeco of CW Powerglide (although he could instead be a redeco of Ironworks, Airwave, or an as-yet-unseen Modulator as Hot House's fire station).

Also, just because we haven't seen double-dipping yet doesn't mean that we won't. SELECTS is still a baby line, especially on the Hasbro end.

I hope that that rumored G2 Megatron is pulled from Selects to take the regular version's place at retail, and the regular one scrapped altogether.

Greasepit is probably going to be a redeco and retool of Ironworks based on this:
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Although he could instead be a redeco of Sideswipe as the scrapped G2 Go-Bot Greasepit:
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* Omega Lock
* Primus Cyber Key, coattail panel
* Powerlinx Comettor
* Cyb Jetfire R gun and missile
* RiD Galvy dragon head, beast arms
* DotM Ironhide windshield, R hood assy.
* ROTF Jetfire R JTFR panel

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:45 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:You do realize that Selects isn't limited to WFC molds, right? Bug Bite could just as easily be a redeco'd TR Bumblebee with accessories thrown in to bring him up to Deluxe value. Hot House could be a similar redeco of CW Powerglide (although he could instead be a redeco of Ironworks, Airwave, or an as-yet-unseen Modulator as Hot House's fire station).


Hasbro's side has been limited to current molds so far, and barring Lancer, all numbered releases (which excludes Red Swoop and Ricochet) are pretools or redecos of WFC molds.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:50 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:You do realize that Selects isn't limited to WFC molds, right? Bug Bite could just as easily be a redeco'd TR Bumblebee with accessories thrown in to bring him up to Deluxe value. Hot House could be a similar redeco of CW Powerglide (although he could instead be a redeco of Ironworks, Airwave, or an as-yet-unseen Modulator as Hot House's fire station).


Hasbro's side has been limited to current molds so far, and barring Lancer, all numbered releases (which excludes Red Swoop and Ricochet) are pretools or redecos of WFC molds.
But unnumbered though they may be, Red Swoop and Nameswapped Targetmaster: Porsche Type - the pilot figures for the line, no less - are still Prime Wars redeco SELECTS figures. And among the numbered's, there is Lancer. So it's not an impossibility.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:58 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:But unnumbered though they may be, Red Swoop and Nameswapped Targetmaster: Porsche Type - the pilot figures for the line, no less - are still Prime Wars redeco SELECTS figures. And among the numbered's, there is Lancer. So it's not an impossibility.


Those two were likely first because they were early start of the line figures since a line like this takes time to plan which were also probably unreleased hold overs from Prime Wars if things like Elita-1's boxart and early Swoop pics are anything to go by, which might also explain their loose quality problems.

I wouldn't quite count Lancer either because she's a slight retool of the Greenlight figure that was released in Siege rather then the Moonracer/Nova Star versions, which were also only done to complete the Elita-1 Combiner.

I would heavily doubt that anything older then the last line of Prime Wars is used.

Also there is literally nothing that stops Bugbite from being a retool/repaint of Cliffjumper himself with no Bumblebee which lets not kid ourselves is gonna happen at some point especially with the Bumblebee like details on Cliff.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby JomasterII » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:59 pm

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Nemesis Primal » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:01 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:You do realize that Selects isn't limited to WFC molds, right? Bug Bite could just as easily be a redeco'd TR Bumblebee with accessories thrown in to bring him up to Deluxe value. Hot House could be a similar redeco of CW Powerglide (although he could instead be a redeco of Ironworks, Airwave, or an as-yet-unseen Modulator as Hot House's fire station).

Also, just because we haven't seen double-dipping yet doesn't mean that we won't. SELECTS is still a baby line, especially on the Hasbro end.

I hope that that rumored G2 Megatron is pulled from Selects to take the regular version's place at retail, and the regular one scrapped altogether.

Greasepit is probably going to be a redeco and retool of Ironworks based on this:
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Although he could instead be a redeco of Sideswipe as the scrapped G2 Go-Bot Greasepit:
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...why would they not make Hot House and Greasepit Modulators? I don't understand where you got that idea from, Hasbro seems to be past the point of leaving teams unfinished/broken up and those two are the only remaining MM bases of the same type as the first two Modulators. It seems almost certain to me at least that Hot House will be an Airwave redeco/retool, given the presence of tank treads on Airwave that serve no real purpose and aren't part of his design, and Greasepit will either be his own mold or an Ironworks repaint/retool like you just showed.

Also, so far, Selects HAS been limited to WFC molds for it's WFC Selects figures. The closest to an exception to that has been Lancer, but she still used Greenlight's tooling/version of the mold that only got released IN WFC. The only Selects figures that used old molds were the PotP limbs that were explicitly labeled as PotP Selects and had nothing to do with WFC.

I'm also not saying Hubcap is guaranteed to be MW Hubcap, I'm just saying that using the Selects figures released in Siege as a basis (where no molds were repeated and non-G1 references have happened already via Hot Shot), if those patterns are kept constant then either Hubcap will likely be MW Hubcap from Hoist and Bugbite will be a Cliff repaint, or there's a Bumblebee figure/mold we have yet to see that Bugbite will use and Hubcap will then be a Cliff repaint, since Hasbro already said Bumblebee won't use the Cliff mold if he gets made (unless they just mean he'll be a heavy remold like Siege Ratchet).
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Zeedust » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:30 pm

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Emerje wrote:As for the clones, I might get them if they sell them for Deluxe price one sale. If freaking Walgreens can sell two clones for $18 then Target should be able to sell them for $20, not this nonsense $25 price.


Considering the Walgreens set was two non-matching clones, and the other two were only available in huge expensive box sets? I like this way better, and I hope there's another set coming for the Autobot clones.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Jeddostotle7 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:47 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:The clones are an odd choice though, wouldn't it have made more sense to do the 2-pack of Fastlane and Pounce instead, to go with the Walgreen set?

Zeedust wrote:
Emerje wrote:As for the clones, I might get them if they sell them for Deluxe price one sale. If freaking Walgreens can sell two clones for $18 then Target should be able to sell them for $20, not this nonsense $25 price.


Considering the Walgreens set was two non-matching clones, and the other two were only available in huge expensive box sets? I like this way better, and I hope there's another set coming for the Autobot clones.

If I remember correctly there's also an Amazon listing for a Clones two-pack that is distinct from this, so I'm assuming we're also getting an Autobot Clones two-pack that's similarly a rerelease of the TR/LG Autobot Clones, probably in a slightly-tweaked Takara LG deco like these ones.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Epsilon Delta » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:51 pm

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:56 pm

Motto: "Earthrise restock or riot"
Nemesis Primal wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:You do realize that Selects isn't limited to WFC molds, right? Bug Bite could just as easily be a redeco'd TR Bumblebee with accessories thrown in to bring him up to Deluxe value. Hot House could be a similar redeco of CW Powerglide (although he could instead be a redeco of Ironworks, Airwave, or an as-yet-unseen Modulator as Hot House's fire station).

Also, just because we haven't seen double-dipping yet doesn't mean that we won't. SELECTS is still a baby line, especially on the Hasbro end.

I hope that that rumored G2 Megatron is pulled from Selects to take the regular version's place at retail, and the regular one scrapped altogether.

Greasepit is probably going to be a redeco and retool of Ironworks based on this:
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Although he could instead be a redeco of Sideswipe as the scrapped G2 Go-Bot Greasepit:
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...why would they not make Hot House and Greasepit Modulators? I don't understand where you got that idea from,
With Hot House, it was the fact that we haven't seen anything of him yet so using the CW Powerglide mold beefed up to a Deluxe with accessories is also a possibility. That and when I double-checked who Hot House was I overlooked his base :oops:
With Greaspit it's just hedging my bets because there is that other Greasepit. And hey, you were the one speculating a Machine Wars Hubcap.

Nemesis Primal wrote:Also, so far, Selects HAS been limited to WFC molds for it's WFC Selects figures. The closest to an exception to that has been Lancer, but she still used Greenlight's tooling/version of the mold that only got released IN WFC.
The Greenlight version may have been packaged as SIEGE, but it's still very much a PotP mold with new bits.

Nemesis Primal wrote:The only Selects figures that used old molds were the PotP limbs that were explicitly labeled as PotP Selects and had nothing to do with WFC.
So far, but that could always change. Especially with Hasbro having seen the sales of the Seacons.

Nemesis Primal wrote:or there's a Bumblebee figure/mold we have yet to see that Bugbite will use and Hubcap will then be a Cliff repaint, since Hasbro already said Bumblebee won't use the Cliff mold if he gets made (unless they just mean he'll be a heavy remold like Siege Ratchet).
I would hope that they either do that or use the TR Bumblebee mold rather than make Bugbite a Cliffjumper redeco, because Bugbite being a Cliffjumper redeco would be stupid. Because Earthrise Cliffjumper is absolutely not a pseudo-VW Beetle and thus the name wouldn't fit.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:12 pm

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I've looked at other Hubcaps and Bug Bites, and there's a Hubcap we overlooked:

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I don't see Hasbro using that design however... not do I really see them using Hoist. Selects mostly uses the alternate head of any given figure unused in the main line, Hoist and Trailbreaker qualify as one such pair, yet both appear in the main line. In other words, no more heads to use unless there's a third, which is exceptional.

If it does turn out to be MW Hubcap, why not the o so lovable Tow-Line aka Wreckerhook:
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I've looked at other Hubcaps and Bug Bites, and there's a Hubcap we overlooked:

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I don't see Hasbro using that design however... not do I really see them using Hoist. Selects mostly uses the alternate head of any given figure unused in the main line
Shockwave, Smokescreen, and Red Wing are all exceptions to that.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby AcademyofDrX » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:32 pm

I don't understand this speculation at all. We're virtually guaranteed to get Bumblebee as a slight retool of Cliffjumper sooner or later. The former would be redecoed as Bugbite, the latter as Hubcap. I know we haven't seen any leaks of BB yet, but do we really think he's not coming out in this line? (Edit, maybe not in this year, but at least early next year.)
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:38 pm

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AcademyofDrX wrote:I don't understand this speculation at all. We're virtually guaranteed to get Bumblebee as a slight retool of Cliffjumper sooner or later. The former would be redecoed as Bugbite, the latter as Hubcap. I know we haven't seen any leaks of BB yet, but do we really think he's not coming out in this line? (Edit, maybe not in this year, but at least early next year.)
I don't, because of Titans Return Bumblebee (who Cliffy is designed to scale with).

We might be getting a Goldbug in this trilogy, and hopefully that will be all.
Also, Bumblebee is NOT going to be a slight retool of Cliffjumper. Hasbro has outright said as much, apparently.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Jeddostotle7 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:43 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:I don't understand this speculation at all. We're virtually guaranteed to get Bumblebee as a slight retool of Cliffjumper sooner or later. The former would be redecoed as Bugbite, the latter as Hubcap. I know we haven't seen any leaks of BB yet, but do we really think he's not coming out in this line? (Edit, maybe not in this year, but at least early next year.)
I don't, because of Titans Return Bumblebee (who Cliffy is designed to scale with).

We might be getting a Goldbug in this trilogy, and hopefully that will be all.
Also, Bumblebee is NOT going to be a slight retool of Cliffjumper. Hasbro has outright said as much, apparently.

Do you really think Hasbro's gonna be going this long without giving us a Bumblebee of some kind in a Generations line? I know many of us are absolutely tired of Bumblebees, but we're still lacking for a good properly directly-like-G1 one with a Volkswagen-y alt mode.

With the size Cliffjumper ended up being I don't think they'll be redoing all the Minibots they've already done, but there's no way they're not gonna give us some kind of Bumblebee sometime soon, and given the current line, it's gonna be that proper even-more-G1-ish one that we still lack. Sure, it's definitely not gonna be a straight retool of Cliffjumper (it'll probably reuse a handful of parts, but will be mostly a new mold), but it's coming.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:48 pm

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Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:I don't understand this speculation at all. We're virtually guaranteed to get Bumblebee as a slight retool of Cliffjumper sooner or later. The former would be redecoed as Bugbite, the latter as Hubcap. I know we haven't seen any leaks of BB yet, but do we really think he's not coming out in this line? (Edit, maybe not in this year, but at least early next year.)
I don't, because of Titans Return Bumblebee (who Cliffy is designed to scale with).

We might be getting Goldbug, and hopefully that will be it.

Do you really think Hasbro's gonna be going this long without giving us a Bumblebee of some kind in a Generations line? I know many of us are absolutely tired of Bumblebees, but we're still lacking for a good properly directly-like-G1 one with a Volkswagen-y alt mode.
With the size Cliffjumper ended up being I don't think they'll be redoing all the Minibots they've already done, but there's no way they're not gonna give us some kind of Bumblebee sometime soon, and given the current line, it's gonna be that proper even-more-G1-ish one that we still lack. Sure, it's definitely not gonna be a straight retool of Cliffjumper (it'll probably reuse a handful of parts, but will be mostly a new mold), but it's coming.
TR Bumblebee may have been deemed close enough. Also, you do realize who Goldbug is right?
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Deadput » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:57 pm

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Cliffjumper's mold literally has design details on him that were specifically Bumblebee rather then Cliffjumper.

At the very least Bumblebee being repurposed from the mold was/has been considered when designing the Cliffjumper toy.

There is no way this is by accident.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Jeddostotle7 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:01 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:I don't understand this speculation at all. We're virtually guaranteed to get Bumblebee as a slight retool of Cliffjumper sooner or later. The former would be redecoed as Bugbite, the latter as Hubcap. I know we haven't seen any leaks of BB yet, but do we really think he's not coming out in this line? (Edit, maybe not in this year, but at least early next year.)
I don't, because of Titans Return Bumblebee (who Cliffy is designed to scale with).

We might be getting Goldbug, and hopefully that will be it.

Do you really think Hasbro's gonna be going this long without giving us a Bumblebee of some kind in a Generations line? I know many of us are absolutely tired of Bumblebees, but we're still lacking for a good properly directly-like-G1 one with a Volkswagen-y alt mode.
With the size Cliffjumper ended up being I don't think they'll be redoing all the Minibots they've already done, but there's no way they're not gonna give us some kind of Bumblebee sometime soon, and given the current line, it's gonna be that proper even-more-G1-ish one that we still lack. Sure, it's definitely not gonna be a straight retool of Cliffjumper (it'll probably reuse a handful of parts, but will be mostly a new mold), but it's coming.
TR Bumblebee may have been deemed close enough. Also, you do realize who Goldbug is right?

Yes, and I don't think that form of Bee is gonna be Hasbro's first choice when making a Bee for this line, given its "heavily skewing to 84-85, particularly cartoon depictions" nature. Plus, it's already been 4 years since TR Bee. They're probably itching to do a proper classic as-close-as-they're-willing-to-get-to-"be-all-end-all" Geewun Bumblebee like they've done with other characters in this line.
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Postby Rainmaker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:10 pm

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There's going to be a Bumblebee, no doubt about that (and I'm all for it). Hasbro doesn't consider Goldbug as a Bumblebee toy, last time there was one there was also a Bumblebee to go with it.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:24 pm

Motto: "Earthrise restock or riot"
Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:TR Bumblebee may have been deemed close enough. Also, you do realize who Goldbug is right?

Yes, and I don't think that form of Bee is gonna be Hasbro's first choice when making a Bee for this line, given its "heavily skewing to 84-85, particularly cartoon depictions" nature.
Doubledealer, Astrotrain, Apeface, Snapdragon, Micromasters, Airwave, Ironworks, Spinister, Fasttrack, Scorponok, Crosshairs, Arcee, Sky Lynx, Allicons, and Quintessons all say that there's plenty of room for '86-'88. And Goldbug was IN the cartoon - Bumblebee got rebuilt into Goldbug in "The Return of Optimus Prime" and continued to be Goldbug in "The Rebirth". And unlike Bumblebee's regular bod, Goldbug has yet to receive an adequate toy.

Jeddostotle7 wrote:Plus, it's already been 4 years since TR Bee.
And yet, they opened with Cliffjumper.

Jeddostotle7 wrote:They're probably itching to do a proper classic as-close-as-they're-willing-to-get-to-"be-all-end-all" Geewun Bumblebee like they've done with other characters in this line.
Thing is, TR/Legends Bee is fairly close already. And the Classic Beetle is a tad harder to genericize than the New Beetle or Cliffjumper's Porsche 924 altmode is.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby sol magnus » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:25 pm

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Great news, but not unexpected! Definitely getting Skywarp and Thundercracker. We'll see on the clones.

I picked up Cliffjumper today. He's really awesome. My only bug is no Autobot sigil in robot mode. His gun is so large it blocks any visibility to a sigil if there were one, anyway.

BTW, Hasbro needs to do all the minibots in deluxe form like Cliffjumper (and most assuredly Bumblebee).
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:26 pm

Goldbug is the only Throttlebot I care about thanks to his presence in the Return of OP, one of the only TF VHSs I owned.

Buuuuut I'm cool with the Goldbugs I already got. 30th and United BB with a 3rd party head. Classics Bee is, to me, perfect. Not itching to replace him. Even if it's with a bug alt. mode.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Jeddostotle7 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:31 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:TR Bumblebee may have been deemed close enough. Also, you do realize who Goldbug is right?

Yes, and I don't think that form of Bee is gonna be Hasbro's first choice when making a Bee for this line, given its "heavily skewing to 84-85, particularly cartoon depictions" nature.
Doubledealer, Astrotrain, Apeface, Snapdragon, Micromasters, Airwave, Ironworks, Spinister, Fasttrack, Scorponok, Crosshairs, Arcee, Sky Lynx, Allicons, and Quintessons all say that there's plenty of room for '86-'88. And Goldbug was IN the cartoon - Bumblebee got rebuilt into Goldbug in "The Return of Optimus Prime" and continued to be Goldbug in "The Rebirth". And unlike Bumblebee's regular bod, Goldbug has yet to receive an adequate toy.

"Heavily skewing 84-85" =/= "Won't do anything outside of 84-85". I just think between Bumblebee and Goldbug, Bumblebee is far likelier.
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:Plus, it's already been 4 years since TR Bee.
And yet, they opened with Cliffjumper.

Yeah, cuz it's been even longer since he's gotten Generations representation.
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:They're probably itching to do a proper classic as-close-as-they're-willing-to-get-to-"be-all-end-all" Geewun Bumblebee like they've done with other characters in this line.
Thing is, TR/Legends Bee is fairly close already. And the Classic Beetle is a tad harder to genericize than the New Beetle or Cliffjumper's Porsche 924 altmode is.

TR Bee's alt mode isn't even close enough to something like a New Beetle to be considered genericized, though. I think it's possible to get a lot closer to a Beetle, Classic or New, before it verges on too close to do without licensing.

Also, again, any Bumblebee they do will probably be mostly a new mold, but there's no reason to give Cliffjumper Bumblebee-style biceps if they're not gonna reuse at least those pieces for an ER Bumblebee himself.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:39 pm

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Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:TR Bumblebee may have been deemed close enough. Also, you do realize who Goldbug is right?

Yes, and I don't think that form of Bee is gonna be Hasbro's first choice when making a Bee for this line, given its "heavily skewing to 84-85, particularly cartoon depictions" nature.
Doubledealer, Astrotrain, Apeface, Snapdragon, Micromasters, Airwave, Ironworks, Spinister, Fasttrack, Scorponok, Crosshairs, Arcee, Sky Lynx, Allicons, and Quintessons all say that there's plenty of room for '86-'88. And Goldbug was IN the cartoon - Bumblebee got rebuilt into Goldbug in "The Return of Optimus Prime" and continued to be Goldbug in "The Rebirth". And unlike Bumblebee's regular bod, Goldbug has yet to receive an adequate toy.

"Heavily skewing 84-85" =/= "Won't do anything outside of 84-85".
I'm just saying, 86-88's presence isn't exactly minor :P As for Regular Bee being more likely... I dunno. Goldbug's need is greater, and he's appealing himself because of A. being fresher ground and B. being shiny.

Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:Plus, it's already been 4 years since TR Bee.
And yet, they opened with Cliffjumper.

Yeah, cuz it's been even longer since he's gotten Generations representation.
Only by 2 years.

Jeddostotle7 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:They're probably itching to do a proper classic as-close-as-they're-willing-to-get-to-"be-all-end-all" Geewun Bumblebee like they've done with other characters in this line.
Thing is, TR/Legends Bee is fairly close already. And the Classic Beetle is a tad harder to genericize than the New Beetle or Cliffjumper's Porsche 924 altmode is.

TR Bee's alt mode isn't even close enough to something like a New Beetle to be considered genericized, though. I think it's possible to get a lot closer to a Beetle, Classic or New, before it verges on too close to do without licensing.
New Beetle, definitely, considering the Classics Bumblebee mold. Vintage, I'm not so sure.
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