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Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:54 am
by Optimum Supreme
-Kanrabat- wrote: I'd like also to see a CHUG version in deluxe form, of Gobots Leader One (as a :BOT: ) and GoBots Cy-Kill (as a :CON: ). Come on, HasTak, you can do it!


Those would rule. I wonder if the seeker mold could be easily adapted into a passable L1 with a little remold/deco. TF's were always my fave, but 30 years ago they were kinda hard to come by for a while, so for about the first year or so I wound up with a ton of Gobots instead.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:40 pm
by Black Hat
ZeroWolf wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Quick question, do we roughly know when Windblade and Chromia will hit retail?


I think I've seen Late Fall/Early Winter for the girls.


As for the girls, all 3 at once (!) I'm really, really looking forward to them.


Here's to hopefully more fembots in the generations line :D (though what about decpticon fembots? Must be some unique molds there waiting to be made)


We can hope. Perhaps Flip Sides done as a variation on the Casseticon tank mold (like Rumble and Frenzy) but with modifications to make her more feminine?

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:42 pm
by chuckdawg1999
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Windblades wave is supposed to come out this month.

Look all I know is this is what sdcc says, and I've had bbts and tfsource preorders shift on me before.
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My Darth Vader beer stein agrees with you 100& about shifting orders. But would they do all three women at once? Who takes Windblades spot in the wave then?

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:46 pm
by SW's SilverHammer
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Windblades wave is supposed to come out this month.

Look all I know is this is what sdcc says, and I've had bbts and tfsource preorders shift on me before.
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My Darth Vader beer stein agrees with you 100& about shifting orders. But would they do all three women at once? Who takes Windblades spot in the wave then?


Windblade comes in the wave with Crosscut, Nightbeat and Jhiaxus, after that it's only Arcee and Chromia in a wave. If I remember correctly according to emails from both TF source and BBTS, they're supposed to get another run of 2014 wave 1, that being the wave with skids, waspy, dreadwing and goldbug sometime in fall or winter. Also I don't think hasbro would release all three gals in one wave, as horrible as it sounds, hasbro's only recently gotten over the stigma of doing fembots. I'm sure someone thinks it's already risk enough to do three mainline fembots in one year, and would be much more so if they did three all together for one wave.

Video Review - Transformers Generations Legends Cliffjumper and

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:31 am
by Va'al
We reported yesterday a sighting of these figure over in the Philippines, but Seibertron.com member chuckdawg1999 was able to get hold of a couple of them earlier across to the US - and has provided us with a second review, this time featuring Generations Legends Cliffjumper and Suppressor!

Sometimes the repaint of a mold can end up being a little better than the original, such is the case with Cliffjumper. Cliffjumper is a straight repaint of the wave 1 Generations Legends Bumblebee mold but I noticed an easier time pegging the arms in for car mode, I freely admit though that the hips felt just a touch looser. Partnered with Suppressor a repaint of Targetmaster Roller Cliffjumper ends up with some serious firepower, unfortunately much like with Optimus Prime, the combined gun ends up being a bit to heavy to properly wield. All in all this is a fantastic set.



Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:41 pm
by Sideswipe75
Found Generations Legends Cliffjumper :BOT: and Nemesis Prime :CON: at retail the other day. This was at a Target here in Kentucky.

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Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:11 am
by fenrir72
Not a complaint but concerning CJ. My fave character............always relegated to a BB repaint. Swerve got his 15 minutes of fame in IDW, good. The result, we also get a retool of him into Gears. Face sculpt and all. Would it have cost Tomy/Hasbro more to have CJ's head be retooled with a more Samurai helmet get up like Gears got a distinct face differing from Swerve? It's CJ for Primus' sake....not some background character.....CJ!

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:19 am
by chuckdawg1999
fenrir72 wrote:Not a complaint but concerning CJ. My fave character............always relegated to a BB repaint. Swerve got his 15 minutes of fame in IDW, good. The result, we also get a retool of him into Gears. Face sculpt and all. Would it have cost Tomy/Hasbro more to have CJ's head be retooled with a more Samurai helmet get up like Gears got a distinct face differing from Swerve? It's CJ for Primus' sake....not some background character.....CJ!


I'd be happy for an accurate car mode

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:21 am
by -Kanrabat-
fenrir72 wrote:Not a complaint but concerning CJ. My fave character............always relegated to a BB repaint. Swerve got his 15 minutes of fame in IDW, good. The result, we also get a retool of him into Gears. Face sculpt and all. Would it have cost Tomy/Hasbro more to have CJ's head be retooled with a more Samurai helmet get up like Gears got a distinct face differing from Swerve? It's CJ for Primus' sake....not some background character.....CJ!


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CJ wrote:True that. Thing dosent look like me at all
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Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:30 am
by fenrir72
-Kanrabat- wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Not a complaint but concerning CJ. My fave character............always relegated to a BB repaint. Swerve got his 15 minutes of fame in IDW, good. The result, we also get a retool of him into Gears. Face sculpt and all. Would it have cost Tomy/Hasbro more to have CJ's head be retooled with a more Samurai helmet get up like Gears got a distinct face differing from Swerve? It's CJ for Primus' sake....not some background character.....CJ!


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CJ wrote:True that. Thing dosent look like me at all
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Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:15 am
by K2vox
I saw em both at a Target. After seeing the gallery of Sky-Byte though with the comparison to the original RID toy, I think I'd rather just have the Takara Gel Shark toy from that line. This is too... symmetrical. I don't like it. Roadbuster is amazing though. I hope they make redecos and remolds out of the mold because I think it's genius. They could totally milk it like the Springer mold.

In-hand images of Protectobot 3 pack streetwise

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:45 pm
by mooncake623
Seibertron.com member Breakdown318 stopped by to let us know of a current ongoing auction held by the now famous ebay seller lena81822. Today we get some in-hand images of Protectobot 3 pack streetwise. Streetwise is the new repaint of Beast Hunters Prowl andwas first reported here. Check out the images we've mirrored below.

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Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:51 pm
by Sabrblade
Streetsmart looks... pretty plain-looking.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:57 pm
by william-james88
Ha! Want to know the funniest thing? I am a big fan of the scalper-killing Lena seller and I actually saw this transformer being sold but thought it was simply Prowl and thought nothing of it :lol:

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:01 pm
by mooncake623
Sabrblade wrote:Streetsmart looks... pretty plain-looking.



I hear what you're saying. It is pretty plain.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:12 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Sabrblade wrote:Streetsmart looks... pretty plain-looking.


In robot mode I agree. On the flipside that makes him perfect for aspiring customizers who want to do detailing. Shame mine will remain the Netherlands whereas I'm leaving it.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:12 pm
by Black Hat
Yeah, it is kinda plain. Not that Streetwise was ever particularly interesting-looking, but it is a little dull. Doesn't help that the original mold was white too.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:28 pm
by Flashwave
reminds me of the sword bot guy

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:00 pm
by Noideaforaname
For a moment I was wondering "Why is Prime Prowl suddenly news-worthy again?"

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:31 pm
by Heckfire
Pretty pretty sweet, there...I've just been using BH Prowl himself as a G2-style Streetwise, Galaxy Force Police Gasket as Groove, and GPO Hot Spot as, well, Hot Spot. Kinda wish they'd do a new head sculpt for Ratchet-into-First-Aid, but these are cost-effective repaints, so whatever.

EDIT: And, for the record, "Streetsmart" is a WAY better avoid-the-copyright alternative to "Streetwise" than "Streetstar." Sorry, FunPub and Takara.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:38 pm
by Sabrblade
Heckfire wrote:EDIT: And, for the record, "Streetsmart" is a WAY better avoid-the-copyright alternative to "Streetwise" than "Streetstar." Sorry, FunPub and Takara.
Well, G1 Streetstar was originally some other dude than Streetwise.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:11 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Sabrblade wrote:
Heckfire wrote:EDIT: And, for the record, "Streetsmart" is a WAY better avoid-the-copyright alternative to "Streetwise" than "Streetstar." Sorry, FunPub and Takara.
Well, G1 Streetstar was originally some other dude than Streetwise.


Even that's debatable as Guard City, of which he is a part, was never shown separated.

And it's trademark :HEADHURTS:

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:13 pm
by OptimalOptimus2
I agree with Sabrblade. This toy is dull and plain. I really hope that someone in the Transtopia section would get this guy and redo this toy entirely. Change the faction or make a new plastic head sculpt for the figure. Give him more paint aps. Make the vehicle mode have the same markings of your local police department. Just so many things that you can do to a blank toy.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:18 pm
by Sabrblade
While I call it "plain", I wouldn't call it "dull". I do think it looks ordinary and not-special, but not bad or overbearingly boring. He just looks like a Cybertron John Doe or Average Joe, rather than a special person. But not in awful way. Just... a deco of neutral indifference.

Re: Official Transformers Generations Thrilling 30 Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:21 pm
by KirbyForce1
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