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Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:51 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Agreed. They deserve their time in the sunshine. They were cool, and this is the chance to update them to modern standards.

We have the technology

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:59 pm
by -Kanrabat-
ZeroWolf wrote:Thunderwing needs to be nothing less then a commander, there's enough scope for one line of pretenders at least, and they could make another Metal hawk... That's not a boxset exclusive or a very expensive retro item


Being a TW fanboy, I disagree. TW should be a solid leader, meaning a beefy and meaty voyager with lots of stuff. Commander should only be for GIANT characters like Skylinx, Star Saber, and Deathsaurus.
But if TW was a "giant" in the comics, then a Commander class would be appropriate.

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:12 pm
by ZeroWolf
He was definitely a giant in early IDW, most notably in the Stormbringer mini series

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:34 pm
by -Kanrabat-
ZeroWolf wrote:He was definitely a giant in early IDW, most notably in the Stormbringer mini series

In that case, Commander all the way. And have the inner bot be deluxe sized.
Man, I'd cream my pants. =P~

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:02 am
by RK_Striker_JK_5
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:He was definitely a giant in early IDW, most notably in the Stormbringer mini series

In that case, Commander all the way. And have the inner bot be deluxe sized.
Man, I'd cream my pants. =P~

Easy, big fella! :lol:

Okay, jumping in late but... although I do like how Skullgrin and Bludgeon were done-robot mode looks like the Pretender shell and they transform into the inner robt's vehicle mode-I wouldn't mind fully-updated Pretenders, with a robot and shell.

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:42 am
by Burn
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, jumping in late but... although I do like how Skullgrin and Bludgeon were done-robot mode looks like the Pretender shell and they transform into the inner robt's vehicle mode-I wouldn't mind fully-updated Pretenders, with a robot and shell.


Hasbro wrote:But we gave you that! We gave you Prime Masters! WHY YOU WANT MORE???

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:50 am
by -Kanrabat-
Those PrineMasters were just cockteases.

We can now remake ALL Pretenders as at least Leader class figures. Kinda like the Evolution leaders of PotP. All classic Pretenders would then become Mega-Pretenders by default.

Sure, a line can't have 30 leaders but I would really like to have at least Skullgrin, Submarauder, and Bomburst as leaders mega Pretenders. Bludgeon too.
Then Thunderwing as a Commander.
The "human" Pretenders could be voyagers as standard Pretenders. An articulated shell containing a deluxe inner bot.

I would really love to see a whole line of Pretenders.
Will this ever happen?

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:21 am
by ZeroWolf
-Kanrabat- wrote:Those PrineMasters were just cockteases.

We can now remake ALL Pretenders as at least Leader class figures. Kinda like the Evolution leaders of PotP. All classic Pretenders would then become Mega-Pretenders by default.

Sure, a line can't have 30 leaders but I would really like to have at least Skullgrin, Submarauder, and Bomburst as leaders mega Pretenders. Bludgeon too.
Then Thunderwing as a Commander.
The "human" Pretenders could be voyagers as standard Pretenders. An articulated shell containing a deluxe inner bot.

I would really love to see a whole line of Pretenders.
Will this ever happen?

I think we both know the answer to that.

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:32 am
by -Kanrabat-
ZeroWolf wrote:I think we both know the answer to that.


:(

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Skullgrin and Bludgeon were done-robot mode looks like the Pretender shell and they transform into the inner robt's vehicle mode

While it's not the original gimmick, I really did like those 2, wouldn't mind seeing more of those happen, but would prefer modern updates

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:50 am
by bodrock
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I think we both know the answer to that.


:(


We can dream! Or 3Ps can cheat and give us offerings like that Fansproject “Monstructor” — he’s as out of my price range as the G1 originals though. :CON:

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:15 pm
by bodrock
Hope everyone has a great Independence Day!

I brought Iggy back out for some shots — still such a favorite :)
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O HAI
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Rawr
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SpLiT!
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Slithery Sarcophagus
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BLAM!

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:25 pm
by ZeroWolf
Great shots Bod! Hope you have a great Fourth of July! :D

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:27 pm
by -Kanrabat-
I could have all the monster Pretenders at my geek store at the time. Including Monstructor. But I lacked the foresight to get them.

Oh well, I got plenty already do it's fine.

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:59 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
I see you were having fun with filters there Bod

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:13 pm
by bodrock
Thanks Zero — you too!

I have never had the luck of seeing complete Pretenders in the wild, Kanra, if any — I had to go eBay for 99% of mine, but I am set as well. I am rearranging the shelves, and Iggy was the deskbot of the day.

You know it, Zelda — it’s addictive once you start messing with filters....and it’s the quickest way to make our Pretenders look more dynamic ;)

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:24 pm
by -Kanrabat-
I was damn lucky to have found that geek store fore sure. And how I discovered it was because a random guy whom I made trades on the street via classified contacted me once he had founded his store!

So when you buy or trade with someone, it can open unexpected doors!

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:42 am
by Rogue-Primal
-Kanrabat- wrote:I could have all the monster Pretenders at my geek store at the time. Including Monstructor. But I lacked the foresight to get them.

Oh well, I got plenty already do it's fine.


You may have dodged a bullet there one of Monster Pretenders Bristleback is very suspectible and he is just as bad as G2 Slingshot and Electro. Bristleback's limbs are all gold. He is needed for a arm for Monstructor.

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bristleback

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:13 am
by -Kanrabat-
I didn't know Monstructor had GPS at the time so indeed, bullet dodged. I regret missing out on some monster Pretenders though.

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:15 pm
by bodrock
Monstructor hunting is a noble quest!! So many parts to seek....

I took Doubleheader out for some pics ;)
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TWiNNING
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Doublehandsome
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Takin flight!

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:47 pm
by ZeroWolf
That last photo is gorgeous, looks more like a painting than a picture!

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:21 pm
by bodrock
Thanks Zero!

Stranglehold got s’more love recently too ;)
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Batter Up!
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NOT Mike Haggar or Burt Reynolds
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Sup.
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Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:31 am
by ZeroWolf
Looks like he's about to burst into a rousing rendition of "I want to break free!" :lol:

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:54 am
by bodrock
AWESOME song choice, Zero!! ;)

Re: The Pretenders - Robots in Synthoplasmic Outer-Shell Disguise!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:30 pm
by ZeroWolf
bodrock wrote:AWESOME song choice, Zero!! ;)

If I had the right figures, I'd do a parody with Stranglehold living a double life as a Freddie Mercury impersonator:lol: with his backing band...The Knights of Unicron.