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Studio Series Brains and Wheelie are Much Smaller than as Shown on Box

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:10 am
by william-james88
This is more to set expectations and share something with you all. We now have in hand images of the Brains and Wheelie figures that come with Transformers Studio Series leader Shockwave. And they are incredibly small. The best comparison would be the size of the mini jets that came on a sprue with Titans Return Broadside. This makes sense, when you think about how Studio Series is all about accurate movie scaling and they should technically only reach the calf of the small paratrooper figure since we all remember that Wheelie could only reach Megan Fox' calf (though many have tried to forget). The reason the minuscule size does still surprise many is because the promotional images from hasbro were misleading in their size. They seemed much bigger in comparison to Shockwave, along the lines of the Igor that came with leader class DOTM Megatron. Below we show the comparison to what was shown and how big they are in reality. You can also see a video review of the toy below.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:14 am
by -Kanrabat-
I'm really looking forward that Shockwave. Look like a MPM with all that paint.
This would be an amazing display beside his Seige leader self.
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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:14 am
by Sabrblade
They look like a centimeter tall. Yikes!

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:15 am
by -Kanrabat-
Sabrblade wrote:They look like a centimeter tall. Yikes!


And that's absolutely perfect.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:19 am
by Sabrblade
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:They look like a centimeter tall. Yikes!


And that's absolutely perfect.
For misplacing/swallowing/etc. :twisted:

J/K

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:24 am
by Quantum Surge
Damn, these are as small and easy to lose as VW Bee's accessories. At least the Shockwave figure seems more satisfying than the puny Deluxe.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:33 am
by -Kanrabat-
Quantum Surge wrote:Damn, these are as small and easy to lose as VW Bee's accessories. At least the Shockwave figure seems more satisfying than the puny Deluxe.


Voyager
Fix'd if you were talking about the original DOTM Shockwave.
As for this current leader, he's the same size as SS DOTM leader Megatron and the Voyager Megatrons. However he's more "chunky" than the voyagers obviously.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 am
by Ig89ninja
Quantum Surge wrote:Damn, these are as small and easy to lose as VW Bee's accessories. At least the Shockwave figure seems more satisfying than the puny Deluxe.

Even then, they are way smaller than those accessories!

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:22 pm
by BERSEKAEL
those scale perfect with my legion class movie line, I will buy it right on sight for brains and wheelie

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:42 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
BERSEKAEL wrote:those scale perfect with my legion class movie line, I will buy it right on sight for brains and wheelie

You gonna get the Arcee pack? Basically 3 legion class figures
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:That new Off-road Bee looks really good, and I’m loving the pics of the new ‘07 Megatron, that silver paint is great.

I forgot to post this showing the head-swap with SS-01 and SS-49:
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I think I like the battle mask better because the face on SS-01 still feels kinda off.

This looks pretty neat! I may try the head swap as well

Slowly but surely, the new Studio Wave is coming to my hands. Now just waiting on the Leaders. also, with Stinger from our own Ironhidensh, I now have a version of all the SS molds in some form

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I also want to take a minute to say that this wave has been very varied in terms of figures and movies they came from, and they each have some very good higlights:

Bumblebee - This is a spot on pocket MP update to the 2007 Bumblebee and is a great all around toy serving as a fantastic update with some new stuff to make it interesting.

Hot Rod - Makes WWII Bee better and they form a great pair. One of those figures that is good alone but as a team is really good. He is the team player

Arcees - This is a nice little 3-pack of Legion figures, and they are surprisingly intricate and painted for the price point. I like the little set, it's a bonus pack sort of thing, and one that is nice, especially since I finally have a toy of all 3 of them (I didn't have any previously)

Soundwave - This is the toy that is both fantastically painted and also just chonky. He chonkin'. This toy has presence, and I love it for that. This is the muscular Soundwave I was hoping for, he feels great in hand.

Mixmaster - This guy is the freak so far, and he owns the slenderman long-armed monster humanoid with some good paint work. I really enjoy this freakshow

Megatron - This, like Bee, is both a fantastic update but also a nostalgia train, not to mention well painted and filled out and muscular. This toy is basically all of the above toys comments combined into one.

Now to wait on the Leaders! I am super stoked for Scavenger. i am ready for him!

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:07 pm
by BERSEKAEL
if they are, would be amazing since the pack with all 3 was canceled years ago and they released only arcee.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:21 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
BERSEKAEL wrote:if they are, would be amazing since the pack with all 3 was canceled years ago and they released only arcee.

Oh they are, trust me, I got them.

I can share some pictures of them with other legion figures tomorrow morning as well to showcase the size

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:15 pm
by Sarahthecutevixen
if you guys do creative roundup again, I dunno where to post this but I feel like it'd be good here
I am just excited for Devastator to be nearing his completion
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Re: Transformers Studio Series Discussion (New 2018 Movie Line)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:51 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Feel The Sting.

I didn't get this figure initially, I heard it was fiddly, and I wasn't really interested. But then he was the only mold I didn't have in SS in any form, and i wanted him to get the AOE cast together with a good figure. And he is really fun, I love his robot mode, the transformation is pretty explosive and fun, and the alt mode is slick.

Ya know, I am shocked that we have gone 2 years now and they never reshelled this to make AOE Bumblebee. But then again, they have been good with gaps between retools. Took a full year to get WWII Hot Rod from Bumblebee

Thank you again Densh!

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:17 am
by LeAwesome1
So one of the tabs on my SS Soundwave snapped off this morning. Was transforming it like normal, didn't do anything different. I haven't tried converting him back to vehicle yet to see if it affects the vehicle mode but damn, kinda sucks.

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:37 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
LeAwesome1 wrote:So one of the tabs on my SS Soundwave snapped off this morning. Was transforming it like normal, didn't do anything different. I haven't tried converting him back to vehicle yet to see if it affects the vehicle mode but damn, kinda sucks.

Which tab?

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:58 am
by LeAwesome1
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
LeAwesome1 wrote:So one of the tabs on my SS Soundwave snapped off this morning. Was transforming it like normal, didn't do anything different. I haven't tried converting him back to vehicle yet to see if it affects the vehicle mode but damn, kinda sucks.

Which tab?

The ones on the end of the arms:

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:10 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
Ouch dang, that hurts. I'll have to be careful with that

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:11 pm
by chuckdawg1999
I_AM... MEGATRON! wrote:So is it safe to assume that SS Sentinel will finally come with his Rust Gun? Sword and shield are a given, but I don't think we've ever had any toy previous come his his firearm.


The Voyager version came with a mech-tech gun.

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:13 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Wanted to share these images that just went up with an article I wrote

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:07 pm
by -Kanrabat-
This show that in the old movie lines, scale was not important at all.

But SS and MPM are on point. So far, SS knock it out of the park because almost all the bots so far look like budget masterpieces. That's quite the feat!

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:48 pm
by RK_Striker_JK_5
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:They look like a centimeter tall. Yikes!


And that's absolutely perfect.
For misplacing/swallowing/etc. :twisted:

J/K

Why the J/K at the end? Misplacing at least is a damned valid concern.

Seriously, I will never get the obsession with scale some folks have. And I don't want to get it, either.

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:39 pm
by Sabrblade
-Kanrabat- wrote:This show that in the old movie lines, scale was not important at all.
Leader 2007 Megatron (preferably the Premium Series redeco) would have been a better match with Bumblebee, height-wise.

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:26 pm
by carytheone
The new Soundwave is really cool. He's a little small, but I dig that. He's a nice pocket full of evil. :twisted:

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Laserbeak pegs into the tire as if it was designed to do so. I'm not sure if it's been talked about, but his head is on a ball joint peg on a swivel. It's tight as hell, but he can do the chicken head thing and the extra movement helps with transformation and posing.

Here he is with Movie the Best Soundwave (which I still like more). SS-51 does pull a few of the tricks off better.

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He's just barely taller than VDub Bee.

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He's a really cool figure with a gorgeous deco but I feel the size may turn some off.

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:29 pm
by Rodimus Prime
I guess I'll be the odd one out and say that I don't like Soundwave much. I thought he should have had a different alt mode and I think he's too small, he never appealed to me either on screen or in toy form. But I'm glad he brings joy to others.

Shockwave, on the other hand, is a must buy. I've been waiting for a leader class Shockwave since 2011. And I think Brains and Wheelie are just fine, scale wise. It would be neat if we got a more detailed figure of each, preferably at least a deluxe. My only complaint on Shockwave is that his legs and feet seem to be a bit big, with his upper body kinda small. It's like he has leader legs with a voyager body.

As for Sentinel's rust gun, the leader didn't come with one, so I just gave him Lunar Fire deluxe Prime's big red cannon. Fits well.