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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:24 pm
by ZeroWolf
TulioDude wrote:Whats up with Exhaust symbol?

It's the mercenary symbol, first time we've seen it used in the toys.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:31 pm
by wolverinetodd
While Greasepit looks to be a straight-up repaint of Ironworks, I'm happy to see that Greasepit will still have it's dual Gas Pumps (right hand) and Gas Station Sign (left shoulder). :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:50 pm
by o.supreme
wolverinetodd wrote:While Greasepit looks to be a straight-up repaint of Ironworks, I'm happy to see that Greasepit will still have it's dual Gas Pumps (right hand) and Gas Station Sign (left shoulder). :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:


Yeah, intellectually, I knew that he would be a straight up repaint of Ironworks, but I just thought, maybe through use of accessories they'd put a little more effort into making it look like an actual Gas Station, rather than just the Construction Station with gas pumps instead of a hook. Oh well... It's not terrible, Besides I was going to pretty much get it no matter what.

So....If they do Hothouse next, who thinks it would be an additional repaint of Ironworks, or instead a repaint of Airwave?

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:18 pm
by Nemesis Primal
o.supreme wrote:So....If they do Hothouse next, who thinks it would be an additional repaint of Ironworks, or instead a repaint of Airwave?

Airwave repaint, 100%, because Selects so far has only done 1 figure per mold (although if that Centurion droid Brunt repaint is real, that rule no longer matters), and Airwave conspicuously features tank treads on his legs that are unnecessary for a design based off the Airport base, but would be necessary for the Fire Station, which seems to hint that Hot House was kept in mind when that mold was designed.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:24 pm
by Gauntlet101010
I like that they're doing Exhaust, but that symbol is wierd. And the lack of purple is disappointing.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:25 pm
by Skritz
So uh, is there going to be anything left to reveal Friday? >:oP

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:26 pm
by Big Grim
Always loved Greasepit. My favourite Micromaster base.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:27 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Why is a lack of purple disappointing? He never had any purple. Do you mean blue, since the MP and the Diaclone toy both had blue glazing?

blackeyedprime wrote:Easy pass, didn't like the figure as wheeljack in its first use and a decepticon with a generic merc symbol on him is pretty bad, if he's a merc with out a company he would still likely have his own symbol or be symbol less.
...Not sure on your logic there.

Myself, I'm more interested in Exhaust than I was in the Wheeljack use of the mold.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:30 pm
by ZeroWolf
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I like that they're doing Exhaust, but that symbol is wierd. And the lack of purple is disappointing.

I find it funny that the first figure to use the merc logo isn't one of the names thrown out there or revealed by the card game already :lol: Just remains to be seen who the other mercs going to be. Can't have a faction of just one.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:36 pm
by Skritz
ZeroWolf wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I like that they're doing Exhaust, but that symbol is wierd. And the lack of purple is disappointing.

I find it funny that the first figure to use the merc logo isn't one of the names thrown out there or revealed by the card game already :lol: Just remains to be seen who the other mercs going to be. Can't have a faction of just one.


Technically that would be the faction-switching Doubledealer as well as the Quintessons and their minions.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:45 pm
by ZeroWolf
Do they have the merc faction symbol on them though?

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:50 pm
by Skritz
ZeroWolf wrote:Do they have the merc faction symbol on them though?


I don't know, but the 'merc' symbol is a stylized Quintesson face, no?

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:53 pm
by blackeyedprime
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Why is a lack of purple disappointing? He never had any purple. Do you mean blue, since the MP and the Diaclone toy both had blue glazing?

blackeyedprime wrote:Easy pass, didn't like the figure as wheeljack in its first use and a decepticon with a generic merc symbol on him is pretty bad, if he's a merc with out a company he would still likely have his own symbol or be symbol less.
...Not sure on your logic there.

Myself, I'm more interested in Exhaust than I was in the Wheeljack use of the mold.


Real world mercs would wear their mercs companies symbols, fictational mercs would wear their companies symbols. Its the equivalent of a la street gang wearing a generic Tshirt that says gang rather than their gangs colors. Poor exhaust here is displaying generic badge but I guess it could be the same as holding up a for rent sign, maybe the next generic merc symbol wearing car can be called Rental.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:00 pm
by Sentinel_Primal
So, at this point we have Hubcap, Exhaust, Greasepit, Dead Prime, Cyclonus, and Thrust, with possible hints at a new Soundwave, a rumored GI Joe crossover, hint at a Back to the Future crossover figure, and that Top Gun Maverick figure. Assuming Cyclonus might be part of that leaked 1986 Studio Series line due to the detail/lack of detail, and that we see more from that RED series, then we might get them all "revealed" for Fan First Friday, cause that'd be 6 lines with Studio Series, Earthrise, Crossovers, RED, and Prime Day, as well as officially revealing all of the leaks and rumors

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:05 pm
by Skritz
I'm hoping for at least one reveal we haven't gotten leaked yet. I'm also hoping its one I'll like, too.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:11 pm
by Gauntlet101010
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Why is a lack of purple disappointing? He never had any purple. Do you mean blue, since the MP and the Diaclone toy both had blue glazing?

The MP seems to have purple to me. Maybe it looks different in real life?

Without it the toy looks really plain. Although I have to admit, I want it more for the history behind it more than the toy itself.

As for the symbol, there've been a couple of toys with one-off faction symbols. Although an actual non-Dcepticon mercenary faction would be pretty cool if they were consistent with it.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:19 pm
by Nemesis Primal
Skritz wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Do they have the merc faction symbol on them though?


I don't know, but the 'merc' symbol is a stylized Quintesson face, no?

No, the Quintesson face faction symbol you're talking about is Quint-specific, it's only been used on Slitherfang and the Quint Judge's packaging, so far (unless it's on the figures somewhere and we haven't seen). The Merc symbol has only been used in the toyline on Exhaust here, but is the same symbol used for the Mercs in the card game. Warden said during the TF presentation back at Toy Fair that Doubledealer and Snapdragon are also Mercs, but they don't seem to have the badge on them anywhere from what we've seen so far.

Also the Bug Bite listing called him a Mercenary, so he might have the symbol as well.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:21 pm
by Mindmaster
I’d be down for an Exhaust. Wish they put more effort into Greasepit, but hey, more Decepticon Modulators are always welcome in my collection.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:40 pm
by sol magnus
Skritz wrote:I'm hoping for at least one reveal we haven't gotten leaked yet. I'm also hoping its one I'll like, too.

Like Bumblebee for Earthrise. I could see that.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:42 pm
by Skritz
sol magnus wrote:
Skritz wrote:I'm hoping for at least one reveal we haven't gotten leaked yet. I'm also hoping its one I'll like, too.

Like Bumblebee for Earthrise. I could see that.


I just want a nice reveal that wasn't already teased or leaked, as otherwise these reveal events aren't so much a 'reveal' as just Hasbro going "Okay, yeah, we're really doing those things. Which you already knew about anyway. So uh, here's a preorder for it...I guess?"

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:44 pm
by sol magnus
Skritz wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
Skritz wrote:I'm hoping for at least one reveal we haven't gotten leaked yet. I'm also hoping its one I'll like, too.

Like Bumblebee for Earthrise. I could see that.


I just want a nice reveal that wasn't already teased or leaked, as otherwise these reveal events aren't so much a 'reveal' as just Hasbro going "Okay, yeah, we're really doing those things. Which you already knew about anyway. So uh, here's a preorder for it...I guess?"

Technically, 'Bee is still just a rumor, but I see your point.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:06 pm
by Cheetron
So, where did al the extea weapoms for exhaust come from? I only saw 1 shoulder launcher....

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:14 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Cheetron wrote:So, where did al the extea weapoms for exhaust come from? I only saw 1 shoulder launcher....
The Exhausts pictured with more than one weapon are the Diaclone toy and the MP.

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:33 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Both of those look pretty good. I feel pretty good about getting them, love that the retooling to Ironworks was the arms and shoulder sign instead of a head, nice little bit there!

Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:35 pm
by Sammythekat
wonder how many people actually noticed the retooled hand on Greasepit instead of just calling it a straight repaint.