A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon

A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 3:00pm CDT

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We had some pretty amazing news yesterday about three new Robots in Disguise Toysrus Exclusives. The most interesting was the new mold no one knew was coming, Starscream. However, there was some other cool stuff about these toys that we are only learning now. For instance, the Scorponok redeco, Paralon, actually has a new head. And this head looks like an homage to Beast Wars Scorponok. Fellow Seibertronian Matrix_Holder took some images of this new toy to show the robot mode. Enjoy!

Matrix_Holder wrote:I grabbed the tru exclusive repaint of rid scorponok, Paralon. He has a new head sculpt that looks like Beast Wars Scorponok.

Transformers News: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon

Transformers News: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon

Transformers News: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon


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Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805625)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2016 @ 3:01pm CDT
That's a BIG cranium. Like he's wearing a goofy-looking puffy hat. :P
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805627)
Posted by Matrix_Holder on July 14th, 2016 @ 3:03pm CDT
Image

While playing around with him some more I discovered that if yiu take his arms off those shoulder claws come off and they can snap around his hook hands for an better beast wars look.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805629)
Posted by Robogeek1973 on July 14th, 2016 @ 3:09pm CDT
He has BW Scorponok's head?!?


Well damn, I may need that as well now.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805632)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on July 14th, 2016 @ 3:13pm CDT
Wonder if Takara will release this in BW Scorponok colors
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805645)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 14th, 2016 @ 3:43pm CDT
Not gonna lie, I'm actually not liking the head on paralon... it's a pretty great likeness/homage to BW Scorponok, I love that it can really look like scorps too with the legs on it's sides, and big claws, actually really, really well done ;)^
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805666)
Posted by SureShot18 on July 14th, 2016 @ 5:20pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:Wonder if Takara will release this in BW Scorponok colors

I kind of hope so since both of the decos so far are very similar to two existing RiD cons Quillfire and Fracture.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805680)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2016 @ 6:10pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Heh, I was going to post these pics from the thread on 4chan! Whoops!

(I never knew Down_Shift was a /toy/ soldier...)

So what do you think of the new seeker mold?

Well, I can only speak from what I can see in Down_Shift's photos, but...I'm not impressed. The robot mode looks good...from the front. The overall shape, the wings and the shoulder pads are all cool but he's so damned hollow it isn't funny. The legs, the arms, the back, even the HEAD is hollowed out. Also, the headsculpt is (IMO) seriously ugly.

The jet mode looks OK from the top but holy undercarriage junk, Batman! The shoulderpads make the wings utterly useless and the hollowness continues unabated.

Also, the plastic has the "metallic swirl of doom" which at best makes him look horribly cheap and at worst is potentially a signifier of the figure crumbling to bits in a few years.

Jeez the head is hollow, this is getting a little out of hand - definitely won't pay $23 for this now =;
On the flip side, the head and guns are cast in the same blue plastic as the feet and forearms, meaning the entire headsculpt's deco is painted.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805683)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 14th, 2016 @ 6:28pm CDT
Loving Paralon, way better colors for the mold! Prime is a skip, already own the mold (the previous version minus wings and things). Starscream looks really cool, but he does look extremely hollow...
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805693)
Posted by Deadput on July 14th, 2016 @ 6:56pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Deadput wrote:If you can't tell Prime is my most hated show due to wasted potential and lack of characterization outside of a couple of characters.

I dont think any of us could tell when your signature has a Prime image in it. I thought it was your favourite show, no joke.



I do love the Prime aesthetic the robots have (except the bland silver noseless faces) and the dude in my sig is my OC Deadput that I made up during when Transformers Universe was a thing also said OC is based on the purple Japanese release of Terrocon Cliffjumper since I don't think purple works for Cliff like at all.


Well it's complicated it was my fave show and I loved it watching it through until the end but it was during Predacons rising and after the show was over I realized that I was supremely disappointed I mean not even the Bay movies disappointed me as much as Prime did.


I just wish it was better
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805697)
Posted by Emerje on July 14th, 2016 @ 7:24pm CDT
SureShot18 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:Wonder if Takara will release this in BW Scorponok colors

I kind of hope so since both of the decos so far are very similar to two existing RiD cons Quillfire and Fracture.

They probably wont, Takara Tomy doesn't like to use the same mold more than once if they can help it. At the very least they might do him as a magazine exclusive or something, but not likely for retail.

Emerje
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805719)
Posted by SureShot18 on July 14th, 2016 @ 8:45pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
SureShot18 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:Wonder if Takara will release this in BW Scorponok colors

I kind of hope so since both of the decos so far are very similar to two existing RiD cons Quillfire and Fracture.

They probably wont, Takara Tomy doesn't like to use the same mold more than once if they can help it. At the very least they might do him as a magazine exclusive or something, but not likely for retail.

Emerje

Yeah I realize that is just the unfortunate truth, sadly.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805720)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on July 14th, 2016 @ 8:46pm CDT
SureShot18 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
SureShot18 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:Wonder if Takara will release this in BW Scorponok colors

I kind of hope so since both of the decos so far are very similar to two existing RiD cons Quillfire and Fracture.

They probably wont, Takara Tomy doesn't like to use the same mold more than once if they can help it. At the very least they might do him as a magazine exclusive or something, but not likely for retail.

Emerje

Yeah I realize that is just the unfortunate truth, sadly.

Our best hope is either a 3rd Party or KO...
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805721)
Posted by Kurona on July 14th, 2016 @ 8:48pm CDT
Actually, that tends to just be true in the Legends line. Meanwhile in the TAV line, they've seen virtue in giving Strongarm and Steeljaw exclusive new decos in Grejeeber and Phantomjaw -- if they're fine with making random recolours out of nowhere, I'm sure they'll be fine with new tooling.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805723)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on July 14th, 2016 @ 8:51pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Actually, that tends to just be true in the Legends line. Meanwhile in the TAV line, they've seen virtue in giving Strongarm and Steeljaw exclusive new decos in Grejeeber and Phantomjaw -- if they're fine with making random recolours out of nowhere, I'm sure they'll be fine with new tooling.

So not all hope is lost for a BW Scorponok deco and, hopefully, we'll be able to get a Skywarp or Thundercracker out of Starscream. Heck, since they've made new characters out of recolors we might even get a brand new seeker! Wishful thinking though...
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805724)
Posted by Kurona on July 14th, 2016 @ 8:54pm CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
Kurona wrote:Actually, that tends to just be true in the Legends line. Meanwhile in the TAV line, they've seen virtue in giving Strongarm and Steeljaw exclusive new decos in Grejeeber and Phantomjaw -- if they're fine with making random recolours out of nowhere, I'm sure they'll be fine with new tooling.

So not all hope is lost for a BW Scorponok deco and, hopefully, we'll be able to get a Skywarp or Thundercracker out of Starscream. Heck, since they've made new characters out of recolors we might even get a brand new seeker! Wishful thinking though...

Takara saw fit to make warp and cracker out of TFP Starscream, so it's definitely a possibility.

Plus they've done redecoes in the line referencing the characters' "origin" before. Take Drift for instance; they released his warrior toy as normal, but then later done a redeco of him in his IDW whites and reds.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805728)
Posted by .... on July 14th, 2016 @ 9:00pm CDT
Wow! I didn't notice that his face is almost identical to BW Scorponok! Maybe this is going to be used in the Takara Legends line for that 20th year anniversary of Beast Wars celebration? That would be pretty dope! :D
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805741)
Posted by Zeedust on July 14th, 2016 @ 9:40pm CDT
Am I the only one unhappy to see Starscream again? At the very least, some Predacon wounds would have been nice.

Freakin' popularity contest, I swear. :roll:
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805742)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2016 @ 9:44pm CDT
Zeedust wrote:Am I the only one unhappy to see Starscream again? At the very least, some Predacon wounds would have been nice.
Wounds he wouldn't have had treated after all the years that passed between Prime and RID? Knowing how vain Screamer is, surely he would have treated them.

For all we know, this new body design could be the result of his injuries, with him needing to get a new body after the Preds wrecked him in his previous one.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805746)
Posted by william-james88 on July 14th, 2016 @ 9:49pm CDT
Zeedust wrote:Am I the only one unhappy to see Starscream again? At the very least, some Predacon wounds would have been nice.

Freakin' popularity contest, I swear. :roll:

To be fair, the entire show is a popularity contest. The leader is Bumblebee and Prime shows up once in a while to sell more toys. Plus you have the popular Drift and Windblade characters show up to cross sell media they were hyped for and lastly you have Grimlock who is ever present. And guess who shows up to help for one episode at a time: none other than Jazz and Ratchet! But all of that is balanced with the villains who are mostly original and extremely inventive in design. So its a fun show to create the biggest amount of new characters in quite a while and hedges on some big names on the good guy side.

Emerje wrote:
SureShot18 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:Wonder if Takara will release this in BW Scorponok colors

I kind of hope so since both of the decos so far are very similar to two existing RiD cons Quillfire and Fracture.

They probably wont, Takara Tomy doesn't like to use the same mold more than once if they can help it. At the very least they might do him as a magazine exclusive or something, but not likely for retail.

Emerje

These 3 will probably all show up unchanged in japan at TRU like the last Clash of Transformer figures did last year. Then they could do as they wish. Last year they had their own normal Bumblebee release, plus TRU exclusive Clash Bumblebee and then a remolded Supreme Bumblebee. So the Scorponok mold has a potential of 3 releases in Japan. We already know 2, the third could be a heavier remold using the new head. Just looking at possibilities based on this line last year.
Re: A Better Look at New Transformers Robots in Disguise Figure Paralon (1805752)
Posted by Zeedust on July 14th, 2016 @ 11:03pm CDT
Paralon is pretty cool and it's nice to get a BW homage, but I'd like to see him in Beast Mode at some point.

william-james88 wrote:To be fair, the entire show is a popularity contest. The leader is Bumblebee and Prime shows up once in a while to sell more toys. Plus you have the popular Drift and Windblade characters show up to cross sell media they were hyped for and lastly you have Grimlock who is ever present. And guess who shows up to help for one episode at a time: none other than Jazz and Ratchet! But all of that is balanced with the villains who are mostly original and extremely inventive in design. So its a fun show to create the biggest amount of new characters in quite a while and hedges on some big names on the good guy side.


Point taken. The only "typical" Decepticon design before this Starscream got dropped in was Megatronus. (Soundwave isn't a new design for the show, admittedly, but his TFP design is still a unique take on the character and I still think it's great.) And the take on Grimlock is pretty different too, so I'm inclined to let that slide.

Sabrblade wrote:For all we know, this new body design could be the result of his injuries, with him needing to get a new body after the Preds wrecked him in his previous one.


Nice theory. If they actually address it, I'll be pleased as punch, but I'm not holding my breath.

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