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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Lore Keeper » Thu May 17, 2018 10:23 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:On topic mind, does it really matter if inferno and elitea don't have any proper team combinations? My understanding was they were just nice extras to the established combiners so kids could mix and match to their hearts content.


Well no, nothing in Transformers really *matters* ;) . It's just that as a fan specifically of the concept of Combining Transformers, and what they usually represent, having a dedicated team name, and combiner name, is pretty standard. This does not take away from the mix-and-match cross play concept. Even in the original series, while "scramble combination" was promoted in Japan, it was never hinted at in North American media, but we kids caught on pretty quickly ;) . Honestly I don't even remember the base modes for the Team Leaders, but I know they were present in the instructions. Also I'm not entirely sure that integration with Metroplex and Trypticon were in their instructions either... (goes to look of scan of original Metroplex & Trypticons instructions....)...nope definitely not there.

Imagine if they had designed the new team leaders to connect to Titan class figures. That level of fan service would've been amazing.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am

Mix and match is one thing but it does become a 'logistical problem' when some Combiner torso have no limbs.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby o.supreme » Thu May 17, 2018 10:42 am

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o.supreme wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:On topic mind, does it really matter if inferno and elitea don't have any proper team combinations? My understanding was they were just nice extras to the established combiners so kids could mix and match to their hearts content.


Well no, nothing in Transformers really *matters* ;) . It's just that as a fan specifically of the concept of Combining Transformers, and what they usually represent, having a dedicated team name, and combiner name, is pretty standard. This does not take away from the mix-and-match cross play concept. Even in the original series, while "scramble combination" was promoted in Japan, it was never hinted at in North American media, but we kids caught on pretty quickly ;) . Honestly I don't even remember the base modes for the Team Leaders, but I know they were present in the instructions. Also I'm not entirely sure that integration with Metroplex and Trypticon were in their instructions either... (goes to look of scan of original Metroplex & Trypticons instructions....)...nope definitely not there.

Imagine if they had designed the new team leaders to connect to Titan class figures. That level of fan service would've been amazing.


Agreed. I think this is what was attempted with Leader Class in TR. I know most fans think the base modes were the weakest, and in truth they probably were. But To be Honest, it was the base modes, and the idea of making a mega city connecting between Fort Max and Trypticon that made me want all the Leader Class in TR. As opposed to wanting none of the leaders in CW or PotP.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu May 17, 2018 10:56 am

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Skritz wrote:Mix and match is one thing but it does become a 'logistical problem' when some Combiner torso have no limbs.

Does it though? Silver bolt may be needed for a solo mission or a sneak attack has put him out of action, so Elita 1 steps up and combines with the areialbots to become elita inf1nty As I said, who needs a team when you can just steal other team members ;-)
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 am

ZeroWolf wrote:
Skritz wrote:Mix and match is one thing but it does become a 'logistical problem' when some Combiner torso have no limbs.

Does it though? Silver bolt may be needed for a solo mission or a sneak attack has put him out of action, so Elita 1 steps up and combines with the areialbots to become elita inf1nty As I said, who needs a team when you can just steal other team members ;-)


I suppose so: I don't have the space and intimacy right now to play with those toys like a kid, even if I wanted to. You have no idea how much I wish I had the space to display all those figures as a full-sized squadron for each faction, complete with their own combiner ready to duke it. :lol:
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu May 17, 2018 1:15 pm

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby gothsaurus » Thu May 17, 2018 1:19 pm

Yeah, it matters for a few reasons...

One, because providing a character name and personality ---> would help Hasbro sell toys. (That's the whole reason for the stories, cartoons, songs, comics, prose, conventions, rivalries...build attachment to the toys.)

Two, because it's confusing and leaving fans hanging when there is an established expectation. There is a new head of a gestalt character, and we wonder who it's supposed to be... how it is supposed to interact with the rest of the cast. We wonder if there are more team members coming. We don't what to expect, or if the toy line is over. That's why I think so many people are on the fence about buying Inferno. If we had a chart that said "Build G2 Defensor" or "Collect All 5 to Build Infernocus" more people would be inclined to make sure they got the torso.

Three, many of us simply want it. (even if there are a few people who don't care.)
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu May 17, 2018 1:37 pm

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To be fair the attachment argument is a bit flawed these days as there's multiple interpretations of each character between cartoon, g1 comic and idw comic without factoring in club fiction (is that black rodimus a follower of unicron or is he shattered glass Rodimus? Similar appearance but very different characters).

Lastly, you could have just put argument 3 down instead of everything else :-P I'm not telling anyone how they should enjoy their stuff, I'm just saying that as far as my opinion goes, I don't care that these characters don't have established gesalts or teams, I can understand why they'll be left the way they are and I can fill the blanks with my head cannon.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby gothsaurus » Thu May 17, 2018 1:45 pm

Yeah, I felt it important to mention that that there is a benefit to Hasbro. My desires – VS – it pads the pockets of the Hasbro shareholders.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Thu May 17, 2018 4:33 pm

Well, Elita-1 is just kinda weird because she only has two limbs, three if you count Jazz (he's popular with the ladies, I suppose). That leave her with a missing arm and that's just really TRIGGERING to the OCD. :lol:
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Burn » Thu May 17, 2018 4:43 pm

Skritz wrote:That leave her with a missing arm and that's just really TRIGGERING to the OCD. :lol:

Well if you want to get technical ... the Victorion toy has all limbs, but Machinma has her missing half an arm. Image
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Hotconvoy » Thu May 17, 2018 4:46 pm

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Skritz wrote:Well, Elita-1 is just kinda weird because she only has two limbs, three if you count Jazz (he's popular with the ladies, I suppose). That leave her with a missing arm and that's just really TRIGGERING to the OCD. :lol:

Yes it's infuriates me aswell :HEADHURTS: :-x :BOOM:.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Hotconvoy » Thu May 17, 2018 4:47 pm

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Burn wrote:
Skritz wrote:That leave her with a missing arm and that's just really TRIGGERING to the OCD. :lol:

Well if you want to get technical ... the Victorion toy has all limbs, but Machinma has her missing half an arm. Image

Why, why must you torture me, by reminding me, WHY?!
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Burn » Thu May 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Hotconvoy wrote:
Burn wrote:
Skritz wrote:That leave her with a missing arm and that's just really TRIGGERING to the OCD. :lol:

Well if you want to get technical ... the Victorion toy has all limbs, but Machinma has her missing half an arm. Image

Why, why must you torture me, by reminding me, WHY?!

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Hotconvoy » Thu May 17, 2018 4:59 pm

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Burn wrote:
Hotconvoy wrote:
Burn wrote:
Skritz wrote:That leave her with a missing arm and that's just really TRIGGERING to the OCD. :lol:

Well if you want to get technical ... the Victorion toy has all limbs, but Machinma has her missing half an arm. Image

Why, why must you torture me, by reminding me, WHY?!

Because.I'm.Not.A.NICE.PERSON! Image

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Skritz » Thu May 17, 2018 7:09 pm

We're all terrible people. >:oP
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Transformers Power of the Primes Wave 2 At Australian Retail

Postby Va'al » Fri May 18, 2018 2:29 am

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Thanks to the Facebook page for Australian fansite Ozformers, our portal into the world down under for Transformers, we have a couple of sightings for the Power of the Primes figures from the second wave of toys make its way to retailers across the continent!

Specifically, the sighting reports a single deluxe Snarl, hoping it is an indication of more figures being out too, and the voyagers Elita-1 and Hun-Grrr at KMart, in Sydney. You can see an image of the latter below, and the other sightings in the post from Rescue Bots, and The Last Knight stragglers. Make sure to use our Sightings Database to help out other fans too, if you come across these or any other figures!

Some new toys found in the last week or so in Australia.

- POTP w2 Deluxe - a single sighting so far of Snarl at a BigW in Brisbane, so hopefully this means wave 2 is actually out here. Post here if you've seen them as well.
- POTP w2 Voyager (Elita-1 and Hungrrr) - found at a Kmart in Sydney.
- TF5 Movie w3 Deluxe (2nd Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Strafe) - found at a Toymate in Sydney, which should be getting their stock from Hasbro Australia like Toyworld, so could show up elsewhere too.
- Rescue Bots "Nightwatch" Optimus (Dinosaur with 2 Minicons) - found at a Toyworld in Melbourne.
- Rescue Bots Flip Racer Blurr racetrack set - found at a ToysRUs in Brisbane.
- Rescue Bots Flip Racer w2 3-pack (Heatwave, Boulder, Quickshadow) - found at a ToysRUs in Brisbane.
- Rescue Bots Megabot Boulder - found at a Kmart in Brisbane.

And it looks like Transformers have returned to David Jones, after a 7-8 year hiatus. Don't expect much of a range, or competitive prices... but they can be used as a last resort if they are sitting on something that has disappeared everywhere else.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Rodimus Knight » Fri May 18, 2018 6:25 am

Congratulations Australia, You may have a better chance to get wave 2 before the US.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby Qwan » Fri May 18, 2018 7:40 am

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Rodimus Knight wrote:Congratulations Australia, You may have a better chance to get wave 2 before the US.

Haha, hardly! Wave 2 Deluxes were sighted in the US almost exactly three months ago, and the Voyagers, Leaders and Legends even before that. Meanwhile Australia now has exactly one sighting of one Deluxe from Wave 2, and sparse appearances of the Voyagers. Hardly a bounty - if there's one thing you can pretty much count on, it's that Australia basically never gets new stuff before the US does ;)
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby gothsaurus » Fri May 18, 2018 8:37 am

Interesting. Looks like Elita has the black painted feet. Has anyone seen a confirmed sighting of an unpainted pink-footed version?

I want pink feet, but I don't particularly want it to blow a weekend having to strip the paint.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby william-james88 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:38 am

gothsaurus wrote:Interesting. Looks like Elita has the black painted feet. Has anyone seen a confirmed sighting of an unpainted pink-footed version?

I want pink feet, but I don't particularly want it to blow a weekend having to strip the paint.

Every single elita 1 has black painted feet
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby gothsaurus » Fri May 18, 2018 8:50 am

There are Hasbro photos and eBay auctions showing packaged toys with pink feet.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformers-G ... Swkbpa9kNk

Could be pre-production photos (?). Again, if anyone HAS seen or found one, chime in. Else I'll assume William-James is right.
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby o.supreme » Fri May 18, 2018 8:53 am

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Skritz wrote:Well, Elita-1 is just kinda weird because she only has two limbs, three if you count Jazz (he's popular with the ladies, I suppose). That leave her with a missing arm and that's just really TRIGGERING to the OCD. :lol:


Oh trust me, When PotP is all *said and done* if it ends, and we find out there are no plans to complete the current teams (some things are still up in the air like the appearance of Repugnus, Counterterpunch etc...), and the definite final word if we wont be getting any more PotP later in the year....

I'll be taking all my incomplete combiners, and posting pics of them, with their missing limbs, begging Hasbro to "Finish Them" :lol:
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

Postby o.supreme » Fri May 18, 2018 8:58 am

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Seems like a lot of extra hassle for nothing. If the feet were molded from pink plastic, why not just leave them that way? Has anyone tried to strip the paint off Starscreams Prime Armor to see if they are pink as well ;) :-?
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Postby gothsaurus » Fri May 18, 2018 9:04 am

Yeah, I 'm guessing someone decided — right as the toy was going out the door — "Good lord, boys won't buy a pink toy. Paint some of it BLACK!"

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