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Postby robotmel » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:52 am

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General Tekno wrote:So that core robot on the Menasor is DEFINITELY the new Voyager Prime mold we got teased back at Botcon. The back view of the combined mode makes it pretty obvious.
Also, I'm gonna guess that the Legends addon dudes for the combiners (Menasor's chest car, Superion's powergun) will come with the hands/feet, on account of the hands/feet being completely different colors than the limbs. (And no way they'd paint those given the moving parts)

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:17 am

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Are there seriously rotor blades on Superion's legs? I'm a really big Aerialbots fan, and having one of them be a helicopter is so far removed from what is okay in my mind. Not to be the one guy complaining, but that really gets to me :-x
These look like really early prototypes though, so I hope that's not finalized
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:42 am

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You know, for $15 - $25 toy releases, I think they look pretty alright, aside from some wonky posing. I don't expect them to look like the third party few hundred dollar releases, because they, well aren't, I think the hasbro samples look good so far.
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SDCC 2014 Coverage: Generations: Combiner Wars Superion and Menasor!

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:01 am

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Ladies and gentlemen, put on your anti-nerdgasm pants on! Starting off our coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2014, we have our Breakfast Event images, which show off our first look at combiners Superion (first teased at BotCon last month) and Menasor! These combiners, part of next year's Generations: Combiner Wars series, are prototypes and show display pieces, hence the hot glue on spots and some wibbly bits and pieces here and there.

As many have guessed, Menasor's central figure is indeed a Motormaster redeco of the Generations Voyager Optimus Prime (also first revealed at BotCon) figure! Also worth noting is that Superion and Menasor are joined by additional characters which are not actually a part of the traditional Aerialbot and Stunticon teams... Superion wields Legends Powerglide as a weapon, and Menasor uses an as-of-yet revealed Legends buddy to form Menasor's traditional car-torso-shield!

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Cobalt Prime » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:12 am

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At least this time they used a larger figure for the center torso. They're better proportioned now.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Mkall » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:14 am

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I like Superion. I think I'm ready to retire FansProject's Superion in favour of this.

I do not like Menasor. I will keep FP's.

I'm curious to see the rest of the reveals... under an hour to go.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:14 am

These two are a step in the right direction, but not characters I particularly care about so I'll be passing on them.

I quite like the idea of Legends figures lending some support.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Marcdachamp » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:18 am

I really like them both, but where in the name of Unicron is my Devastator with Prowl as the head??? :sad:
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby hinomars19 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:19 am

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Not bad. It'll be interesting to see how they look transformed properly, especially Superion's arms...are they that long or can they be configured better? :-? Superion's legs look hella silly though #-o

Time to put my negative nancy hat on-I'm super miffed Motormaster is a prime re-paint! :-x MM should be his own bot. Proper miffed and cheesed off now :evil:
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Wait...does that mean Prime can combine with things? Does that mean if I make a Thunderclash from Prime...he could combine with things....?

Miffed status alleviating slightly...
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Super Megatron » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:19 am

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It doesn't look like Motormaster is a redeco of the Generations Voyager Optimus Prime - the hinges and configurations are all wrong - but I could be wrong.

Menasor's blue chest gun looks a lot like G1 Skyhammer's gun, though...
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:19 am

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I will buy everything!=D Agreed with Mkall though Superion is more awesome of the two
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:21 am

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Want to see what they look like as individuals. They don't look that bad combined but I'm not real interested in either one.

(Also secretly hoping this leads to a Predaking down the line. I'll buy the crap out of an affordable Predaking.)
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Caelus » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:21 am

If Generations Prime was designed to later become a combiner...

... that raises some questions in my mind about Generations Chromia...
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:22 am

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Super Megatron wrote:It doesn't look like Motormaster is a redeco of the Generations Voyager Optimus Prime - the hinges and configurations are all wrong.


Had to borrow from the competition to prove this. It pains me to do this act.

Here it is, proof from General Tekno via TFW2005.

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:27 am

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You know I think primes a pretool, and motormaster actually came first in the design process.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:31 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:33 am

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SW's SilverHammer wrote:You know I think primes a pretool, and motormaster actually came first in the design process.


Makes sense and it only reinforces the fact that Optimus will be forever tied to his rival. >:oP

I'm not that miffed about as I have Henkei Convoy already and thus have a separate entity from Motorbreath. Remember, AoE Evoution 2-pack for those that don't ;)

And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:42 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Cyber Bishop » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:47 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Convoy » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:58 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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Not really digging Menasor, but that's okay because I never really liked him anyway. Superion's looking pretty cool. Once he comes out I'll probably move the FP one to the Energon shelf where it sort of belongs.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:10 pm

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SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:12 pm

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These are the most encouraging things I've seen since the announcement of Metroplex. A serious step in the right direction. Bravo! :APPLAUSE:

I seriously see myself using that Superion, and expect it to not look at all out of place amongst my 3rd Party combiners. Finally - an Autobot combiner for my collection (I've been lukewarm on the 3rd Party ones). I think I'll hold onto my FP M3/Intimidator for now. Honestly, my biggest nitpick with Hasbro's version are the horns. They're a bit off. I'll still pick up the Menasor set for their bot modes, though.

I definitely think "Combiner Wars" is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Hasbro taking it to the 3rd Parties. This is awesome.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:19 pm

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Twitchythe3rd wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: And I'm predicting 4 teams, given that Hasbro has said there will be 16 Deluxes in all.


As unlikely as it is, Ima roll a hard six, and bet on monstructor.


I'd say Superion, Menasor, Defensor, and a Bruticus that doesn't suck are most likely. Still gonna hope for Predaking.


I don't think we'll be getting the Protectobots as there's a set of them already in the works. The Combaticons... too soon after FoC? :-?
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