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Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia

Transformers News: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia

Sunday, August 21st, 2022 10:04PM CDT

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Countries outside the US never know for sure if they will get a line of exclusives until they are found on shelves. So I'm happy to report that Australians have been finding the Velocitron line on shelves. It is a KMart exclusive in Australia and the entire first wave, from deluxes to the leader, have been found. Many sightings come from the Moreton Bay area, in Queensland. That's where the image below was taken by gollumn6874 who posted it on the TFW2005 message boards. It's interesting how for this particular line, continents from across the globe are getting these and distributing them within their respective stores (be it Smiths, Walmart or KMart) at the same time.

If you have found them, share your sightings with our community in the sightings section and on our boards in your region related thread.

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Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142417)
Posted by Rysquad on August 22nd, 2022 @ 11:45am CDT
Walmart moved my pre-order from Blurr from August to November. Luckily we were able to find him in-store.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142418)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 22nd, 2022 @ 11:50am CDT
Rysquad wrote:Walmart moved my pre-order from Blurr from August to November. Luckily we were able to find him in-store.


Sounds like the same nonsense that’s been going on with Walmart preorders for the Netflix assortments over the past few years.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142470)
Posted by william-james88 on August 22nd, 2022 @ 7:58pm CDT
While there are some things I dislike about Scourge, I don't see any issue with the shoulders. Can anyone tell me what about them made some fans not happy?
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142471)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 22nd, 2022 @ 8:04pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:While there are some things I dislike about Scourge, I don't see any issue with the shoulders. Can anyone tell me what about them made some fans not happy?


I guess it's the fact that those giant pilons are now floating shoulderpads instead of being part of the arm in a single block like the original.

I find this silly complaining about that because that new design improves the articulations greatly.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142544)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 23rd, 2022 @ 2:36am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I just found out from a Japanese Galaxy Force promo that the reason Override had that spring-loaded transformation was to emphasize her status as the fastest 'bot on Speed Planet. As in, she's so fast that even her transformation is faster than others'.


I remember hearing something about that at the time. To think of a transformers line that had more than one gimmick.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142559)
Posted by Overcracker on August 23rd, 2022 @ 9:12am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:While there are some things I dislike about Scourge, I don't see any issue with the shoulders. Can anyone tell me what about them made some fans not happy?


I guess it's the fact that those giant pilons are now floating shoulderpads instead of being part of the arm in a single block like the original.

I find this silly complaining about that because that new design improves the articulations greatly.


Improves? How? On what?

Legacy Laser Prime and the original G2 Laser Prime have effectively the same range of movement on the shoulders.

side.jpg

forward.jpg


G2 has the benefit of being able to look to the side when his arm is forward.

look_to_the_side.jpg


There only thing Legacy has over G2 is wrists and thighs.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142605)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on August 23rd, 2022 @ 5:32pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:While there are some things I dislike about Scourge, I don't see any issue with the shoulders. Can anyone tell me what about them made some fans not happy?


I guess it's the fact that those giant pilons are now floating shoulderpads instead of being part of the arm in a single block like the original.

I find this silly complaining about that because that new design improves the articulations greatly.


Improves? How? On what?


Legacy Laser Prime and the original G2 Laser Prime have effectively the same range of movement on the shoulders.

side.jpg

forward.jpg


G2 has the benefit of being able to look to the side when his arm is forward.

look_to_the_side.jpg


There only thing Legacy has over G2 is wrists and thighs.


Ankle tilt
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142609)
Posted by Overcracker on August 23rd, 2022 @ 6:23pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:While there are some things I dislike about Scourge, I don't see any issue with the shoulders. Can anyone tell me what about them made some fans not happy?


I guess it's the fact that those giant pilons are now floating shoulderpads instead of being part of the arm in a single block like the original.

I find this silly complaining about that because that new design improves the articulations greatly.


Improves? How? On what?


Legacy Laser Prime and the original G2 Laser Prime have effectively the same range of movement on the shoulders.

side.jpg

forward.jpg


G2 has the benefit of being able to look to the side when his arm is forward.

look_to_the_side.jpg


There only thing Legacy has over G2 is wrists and thighs.


Ankle tilt



:lol: :lol: Yes, ankle tilts too. ;)^
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142610)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 23rd, 2022 @ 7:11pm CDT
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142704)
Posted by NikolaosV_1899 on August 24th, 2022 @ 7:43pm CDT
Any Alberta spottings? Ion want to miss out on scourge
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142723)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 24th, 2022 @ 8:33pm CDT
I will jump on and agree that the new Laser Prime / Scourge mold just isn't that good.

I agree with Will that the legs are not that good, they are reused so already boring, but also they are too skinny for him, he does not have a muscular look to him, it just doesn't look that good, and the long legs can make posing the shorter arms and torso look weird.

I also don't like that the pylons are locked in place, articulation is limited that way. I also don't like how small the arms seem and feel, he just doesn't feel like he has strength behind him.

and that axe was definitely not needed. If anything, he needed a bigger and better sword, not an axe head attached to the bottom
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142728)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on August 24th, 2022 @ 10:08pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I will jump on and agree that the new Laser Prime / Scourge mold just isn't that good.

I agree with Will that the legs are not that good, they are reused so already boring, but also they are too skinny for him, he does not have a muscular look to him, it just doesn't look that good, and the long legs can make posing the shorter arms and torso look weird.

I also don't like that the pylons are locked in place, articulation is limited that way. I also don't like how small the arms seem and feel, he just doesn't feel like he has strength behind him.

and that axe was definitely not needed. If anything, he needed a bigger and better sword, not an axe head attached to the bottom


The articulation isnt limited by the shoulder pylons. You cant move the front section forward when it gets in the way. He can t pose and reach back just fine. Gerwalk truck thanks to the earthrise legs. The axe is instead of his disks, I think they made the right choice. I'm also sure the sword is quite big enough.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142747)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 25th, 2022 @ 6:27am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I will jump on and agree that the new Laser Prime / Scourge mold just isn't that good.

I agree with Will that the legs are not that good, they are reused so already boring, but also they are too skinny for him, he does not have a muscular look to him, it just doesn't look that good, and the long legs can make posing the shorter arms and torso look weird.

I also don't like that the pylons are locked in place, articulation is limited that way. I also don't like how small the arms seem and feel, he just doesn't feel like he has strength behind him.

and that axe was definitely not needed. If anything, he needed a bigger and better sword, not an axe head attached to the bottom

The articulation isnt limited by the shoulder pylons. You cant move the front section forward when it gets in the way. He can t pose and reach back just fine. Gerwalk truck thanks to the earthrise legs. The axe is instead of his disks, I think they made the right choice. I'm also sure the sword is quite big enough.

The articulation actually is limited by the pylons. while you can move the shoulder front piece, you can still only raise his arm to parallel with the ground. With a character that gets a sword, they should be able to do a full arm in the air holding the sword pose. And he can't do that in a way that looks good.

Image
Image

Gerwalk modes should never come at the expense of actually looking good in the primary modes. And he would have have those if he had used new, better legs regardless.

Disks replaced with that axe is OK, but the sword and axe connection should have been better or they should have included a better spot to put the axe in the trailer if that were the case.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142748)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 25th, 2022 @ 6:35am CDT
That Rodimus Prime looks so good
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142751)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 25th, 2022 @ 6:50am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:That Rodimus Prime looks so good

He is spectacular. He is the best figure to come out of the entirety of WFC.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142756)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 25th, 2022 @ 7:12am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:That Rodimus Prime looks so good

He is spectacular. He is the best figure to come out of the entirety of WFC.

Blasphemy! Sky Lynx erasure! It says "Magnificence" right on the toy!
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142757)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 25th, 2022 @ 7:13am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:That Rodimus Prime looks so good

He is spectacular. He is the best figure to come out of the entirety of WFC.

Blasphemy! Sky Lynx erasure! It says "Magnificence" right on the toy!

No amount of Magnificence can save him from the fact that he was not worthy of the Matrix!
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142758)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 25th, 2022 @ 7:19am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:That Rodimus Prime looks so good

He is spectacular. He is the best figure to come out of the entirety of WFC.

Blasphemy! Sky Lynx erasure! It says "Magnificence" right on the toy!

No amount of Magnificence can save him from the fact that he was not worthy of the Matrix!

It's a fair cop, you got me there.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142759)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on August 25th, 2022 @ 7:29am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:The articulation actually is limited by the pylons. while you can move the shoulder front piece, you can still only raise his arm to parallel with the ground. With a character that gets a sword, they should be able to do a full arm in the air holding the sword pose. And he can't do that in a way that looks good.

Gerwalk modes should never come at the expense of actually looking good in the primary modes. And he would have have those if he had used new, better legs regardless.

Disks replaced with that axe is OK, but the sword and axe connection should have been better or they should have included a better spot to put the axe in the trailer if that were the case.


The gerwalk mode doesn't sacrifice anything. And the legs seem fine, what is wrong with them? Why do the sword and axe HAVE to connect well if at all. And the weapons store fin, the gun is exceptionally genious.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142761)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 25th, 2022 @ 7:32am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:The articulation actually is limited by the pylons. while you can move the shoulder front piece, you can still only raise his arm to parallel with the ground. With a character that gets a sword, they should be able to do a full arm in the air holding the sword pose. And he can't do that in a way that looks good.

Gerwalk modes should never come at the expense of actually looking good in the primary modes. And he would have have those if he had used new, better legs regardless.

Disks replaced with that axe is OK, but the sword and axe connection should have been better or they should have included a better spot to put the axe in the trailer if that were the case.

The gerwalk mode doesn't sacrifice anything. And the legs seem fine, what is wrong with them? Why do the sword and axe HAVE to connect well if at all. And the weapons store fin, the gun is exceptionally genious.

The legs are too long and too thin. The design of this mold originally had much bigger wheels on it, making his legs much bulkier. This one is just too thin, it does not look good to me. Same with the arms, both the arms and the legs are too lanky.

If the point of the energon weapons is to connect them, then the axe and sword should connect well. As is, they don't look like they go together, with part of the sword handle still sticking out despite the connection. It looks bad as a combined weapon.

I wasn't talking about alt mode storage, I was referring to there could have been some sort of port on the gun to make it look like it was launching the axe/disk, would have given it a better use.

I truly do believe this mold is a weaker design representation than the TR one, despite that one not having ankles or wrists. This one needed refined
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142767)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 25th, 2022 @ 8:07am CDT
For point of reference, Legacy Laser Prime reuses Siege Primes legs (via Earthrise Prime using them).

Hasbro probably see it as the genius of CAD that allows them to be more efficient.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142769)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 25th, 2022 @ 8:10am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:For point of reference, Legacy Laser Prime reuses Siege Primes legs (via Earthrise Prime using them).

Hasbro probably see it as the genius of CAD that allows them to be more efficient.

Not going to argue that this is a smart business decision, but in this case, I really don't think those legs should have been reused. They do not fit the silhouette of this body
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142773)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 25th, 2022 @ 8:18am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:For point of reference, Legacy Laser Prime reuses Siege Primes legs (via Earthrise Prime using them).

Hasbro probably see it as the genius of CAD that allows them to be more efficient.

Not going to argue that this is a smart business decision, but in this case, I really don't think those legs should have been reused. They do not fit the silhouette of this body

Very much agreed, I would have preferred all new tooling, but guess hasbro needed to save that cash >:oP
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142783)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on August 25th, 2022 @ 9:20am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:That Rodimus Prime looks so good

He is spectacular. He is the best figure to come out of the entirety of WFC.

Blasphemy! Sky Lynx erasure! It says "Magnificence" right on the toy!

No amount of Magnificence can save him from the fact that he was not worthy of the Matrix!

It's a fair cop, you got me there.


Too bad I can not GET a Rodimus Prime. Ironic, being my favorite character and all :-(
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142785)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on August 25th, 2022 @ 9:25am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:The articulation actually is limited by the pylons. while you can move the shoulder front piece, you can still only raise his arm to parallel with the ground. With a character that gets a sword, they should be able to do a full arm in the air holding the sword pose. And he can't do that in a way that looks good.

Gerwalk modes should never come at the expense of actually looking good in the primary modes. And he would have have those if he had used new, better legs regardless.

Disks replaced with that axe is OK, but the sword and axe connection should have been better or they should have included a better spot to put the axe in the trailer if that were the case.

The gerwalk mode doesn't sacrifice anything. And the legs seem fine, what is wrong with them? Why do the sword and axe HAVE to connect well if at all. And the weapons store fin, the gun is exceptionally genious.

The legs are too long and too thin. The design of this mold originally had much bigger wheels on it, making his legs much bulkier. This one is just too thin, it does not look good to me. Same with the arms, both the arms and the legs are too lanky.

If the point of the energon weapons is to connect them, then the axe and sword should connect well. As is, they don't look like they go together, with part of the sword handle still sticking out despite the connection. It looks bad as a combined weapon.

I wasn't talking about alt mode storage, I was referring to there could have been some sort of port on the gun to make it look like it was launching the axe/disk, would have given it a better use.

I truly do believe this mold is a weaker design representation than the TR one, despite that one not having ankles or wrists. This one needed refined



The titan returns shoulder cannons did not have the opening gimmick. The shoulders also stuck out in a sharp, ugly way. The legs are hollow to expose the nosecone of a jet mode he does not need. The color scheme kills me inside, it is a terrible shade of grey. The head sculpt on the Legacy is also way cooler, even though it has no headmaster gimmick. And don forget the tr dropped the battle platform for a wimpy third jet mode. It is also an expensive, hard to find exclusive.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142787)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 25th, 2022 @ 9:38am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:The articulation actually is limited by the pylons. while you can move the shoulder front piece, you can still only raise his arm to parallel with the ground. With a character that gets a sword, they should be able to do a full arm in the air holding the sword pose. And he can't do that in a way that looks good.

Gerwalk modes should never come at the expense of actually looking good in the primary modes. And he would have have those if he had used new, better legs regardless.

Disks replaced with that axe is OK, but the sword and axe connection should have been better or they should have included a better spot to put the axe in the trailer if that were the case.

The gerwalk mode doesn't sacrifice anything. And the legs seem fine, what is wrong with them? Why do the sword and axe HAVE to connect well if at all. And the weapons store fin, the gun is exceptionally genious.

The legs are too long and too thin. The design of this mold originally had much bigger wheels on it, making his legs much bulkier. This one is just too thin, it does not look good to me. Same with the arms, both the arms and the legs are too lanky.

If the point of the energon weapons is to connect them, then the axe and sword should connect well. As is, they don't look like they go together, with part of the sword handle still sticking out despite the connection. It looks bad as a combined weapon.

I wasn't talking about alt mode storage, I was referring to there could have been some sort of port on the gun to make it look like it was launching the axe/disk, would have given it a better use.

I truly do believe this mold is a weaker design representation than the TR one, despite that one not having ankles or wrists. This one needed refined

The titan returns shoulder cannons did not have the opening gimmick. The shoulders also stuck out in a sharp, ugly way. The legs are hollow to expose the nosecone of a jet mode he does not need. The color scheme kills me inside, it is a terrible shade of grey. The head sculpt on the Legacy is also way cooler, even though it has no headmaster gimmick. And don forget the tr dropped the battle platform for a wimpy third jet mode. It is also an expensive, hard to find exclusive.

The opening shoulders is hardly a game winning gimmick in the grand scheme of things. The legs aren't really that hollow, considering how much is crammed into them. The color scheme really isn't that bad, though I agree it could have been improved on the exclusive version. I'd argue the TR head sculpt was better, especially since Legacy Laser Prime has basically no eyes. titan master gimmick and shoulder opening gimmick kind of offset each other.

Jet mode is actually cool, and I prefer that to the battle platform. I generally don't like battle platforms unless they can attach to the bot in robot mode. They take up space, and unless you are Rodimus Prime, they usually don't have a lot to them unless you go back 20 years. Rodimus and SS-44 DotM Optimus are the lone exceptions to the base rule for me, Rodimus for the strong, stable platform with big guns and Prime since part of the trailer becomes his jetpack and the other part stands up and forms a proper weapons platform that is movie accurate. There is almost nothing in the Legacy Laser Prime mold that makes that trailer truly worth it, though I concede it is much better than the ER trailer.

In a year, Scourge and Laser Prime will probably be as expensive as the retail, Chaos on Velocitron, and Takara Laser Primes and Scourge.

So in the grand scheme of things, even when you include price since that will soon be a moot point, I stand by the statement that TR did it better as an update.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142788)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 25th, 2022 @ 10:03am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:The articulation actually is limited by the pylons. while you can move the shoulder front piece, you can still only raise his arm to parallel with the ground. With a character that gets a sword, they should be able to do a full arm in the air holding the sword pose. And he can't do that in a way that looks good.

Gerwalk modes should never come at the expense of actually looking good in the primary modes. And he would have have those if he had used new, better legs regardless.

Disks replaced with that axe is OK, but the sword and axe connection should have been better or they should have included a better spot to put the axe in the trailer if that were the case.

The gerwalk mode doesn't sacrifice anything. And the legs seem fine, what is wrong with them? Why do the sword and axe HAVE to connect well if at all. And the weapons store fin, the gun is exceptionally genious.

The legs are too long and too thin. The design of this mold originally had much bigger wheels on it, making his legs much bulkier. This one is just too thin, it does not look good to me. Same with the arms, both the arms and the legs are too lanky.

If the point of the energon weapons is to connect them, then the axe and sword should connect well. As is, they don't look like they go together, with part of the sword handle still sticking out despite the connection. It looks bad as a combined weapon.

I wasn't talking about alt mode storage, I was referring to there could have been some sort of port on the gun to make it look like it was launching the axe/disk, would have given it a better use.

I truly do believe this mold is a weaker design representation than the TR one, despite that one not having ankles or wrists. This one needed refined

The titan returns shoulder cannons did not have the opening gimmick. The shoulders also stuck out in a sharp, ugly way. The legs are hollow to expose the nosecone of a jet mode he does not need. The color scheme kills me inside, it is a terrible shade of grey. The head sculpt on the Legacy is also way cooler, even though it has no headmaster gimmick. And don forget the tr dropped the battle platform for a wimpy third jet mode. It is also an expensive, hard to find exclusive.

The opening shoulders is hardly a game winning gimmick in the grand scheme of things. The legs aren't really that hollow, considering how much is crammed into them. The color scheme really isn't that bad, though I agree it could have been improved on the exclusive version. I'd argue the TR head sculpt was better, especially since Legacy Laser Prime has basically no eyes. titan master gimmick and shoulder opening gimmick kind of offset each other.

Jet mode is actually cool, and I prefer that to the battle platform. I generally don't like battle platforms unless they can attach to the bot in robot mode. They take up space, and unless you are Rodimus Prime, they usually don't have a lot to them unless you go back 20 years. Rodimus and SS-44 DotM Optimus are the lone exceptions to the base rule for me, Rodimus for the strong, stable platform with big guns and Prime since part of the trailer becomes his jetpack and the other part stands up and forms a proper weapons platform that is movie accurate. There is almost nothing in the Legacy Laser Prime mold that makes that trailer truly worth it, though I concede it is much better than the ER trailer.

In a year, Scourge and Laser Prime will probably be as expensive as the retail, Chaos on Velocitron, and Takara Laser Primes and Scourge.

So in the grand scheme of things, even when you include price since that will soon be a moot point, I stand by the statement that TR did it better as an update.

Very much an opinion I share. Plus RodimusPrimeUkraine1, remember that TR laser Prime was a redeco/retool of Octane/Tankor while Megatron was clearly another use of the Blitzwing mold.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142798)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on August 25th, 2022 @ 1:49pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:The opening shoulders is hardly a game winning gimmick in the grand scheme of things. The color scheme really isn't that bad, though I agree it could have been improved on the exclusive version. I'd argue the TR head sculpt was better, especially since Legacy Laser Prime has basically no eyes. titan master gimmick and shoulder opening gimmick kind of offset each other.

Jet mode is actually cool, and I prefer that to the battle platform. I generally don't like battle platforms unless they can attach to the bot in robot mode. They take up space, and unless you are Rodimus Prime, they usually don't have a lot to them unless you go back 20 years. Rodimus and SS-44 DotM Optimus are the lone exceptions to the base rule for me, Rodimus for the strong, stable platform with big guns and Prime since part of the trailer becomes his jetpack and the other part stands up and forms a proper weapons platform that is movie accurate. There is almost nothing in the Legacy Laser Prime mold that makes that trailer truly worth it, though I concede it is much better than the ER trailer.


The opening shoulders count for something. I guess it ties with the headmaster gimmick sure. Even if you prefer the jet mode to the battle station, it is not accurate to the classic or original interpenetration of the character, therefore it does not make up for the lack of a battle platform and is irrelevant and a negative quality.

In the end, I do not think you can prove to me that the laser prime is better, you arguments have so far been invalid or ties. The only argument that makes sense is the shoulder pads locking in place.

The legacy is more accurate to the original laser optimus prime except the lack of forest fire stickers.

The legacy has more articulation

In my mind, Legacy wins


Though the fact I got $10 off may be a bit bias.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142800)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 25th, 2022 @ 1:54pm CDT
Eh I think you were meant to quote D-Maximal_Primal in that post as it was him who wrote all that. Also he wasn't trying to prove to you why tr was better as a fact, he was saying why he preferred tr over Legacy. You say that he can't prove it to you, but that does mean it works both ways.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142801)
Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2022 @ 2:11pm CDT
I love my TR Scourge.
And my TR Laser Prime.
I do love them more than Velocitron Scourge.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142806)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on August 25th, 2022 @ 4:21pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:I love my TR Scourge.
And my TR Laser Prime.
I do love them more than Velocitron Scourge.


I have seen scourge on the shelf, easy skip

The colors do not suck, they just look bland. Dark. Boring. Meanwhile my Laser Prime has a better color palette. Maybe scourge is supposed to look bland and dark, but I do not like it. I thought the tr laser prime looked fine until I saw the OG and the Legacy and changed my mind. I would say more but I need to go.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142810)
Posted by Overcracker on August 25th, 2022 @ 4:34pm CDT
I enjoy both TR and Legacy. Both have issues. I think overall Legacy is still a bit better, since he actually gets wrists and ankle tilts. I find the pre-sculpted feet a bit annoying to pose on the TR version added to the fact the shin panels they are connected to don't actually stay in place well.

Outside of that, TR is a lot fun, but I find myself playing around with Legacy more.

If anything I would have preferred the Earthrise hands.

The legs do seem a bit too long, but not sure they are too thin. The original G2 Prime has very thin thighs.

Also the legs end up being a mix of Siege: shins and feet, earth rise: thighs and hips; and new tooling: Back of the lower legs.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142812)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 25th, 2022 @ 4:42pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:.

Also the legs end up being a mix of Siege: shins and feet, earth rise: thighs and hips; and new tooling: Back of the lower legs.


As a fan of the toys, I'm disappointed in how they did things and would have preferred new legs. But as an engineer, I'm actually pretty impressed on how they designed things and think they might have planned the evolution from Siege to ER to Laser right from the beginning.

As you mention, they re-use the shins and feet from Siege and the thighs and hips from ER. If you really look at the Siege mold layout, I believe all the re-used parts are on a single sprue with only a few other parts that are not re-used. This was the blue sprue for ER Prime, which explains why ER Prime's hands needed to be painted.

Then again on ER mold layout, the re-used parts for Laser are all on the same sprue again with only a few other parts that are not re-used.

I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142822)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 25th, 2022 @ 6:09pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I love my TR Scourge.
And my TR Laser Prime.
I do love them more than Velocitron Scourge.


I have seen scourge on the shelf, easy skip

The colors do not suck, they just look bland. Dark. Boring. Meanwhile my Laser Prime has a better color palette. Maybe scourge is supposed to look bland and dark, but I do not like it. I thought the tr laser prime looked fine until I saw the OG and the Legacy and changed my mind. I would say more but I need to go.
I also didn't get Scourge, but it was because the splashes of pink he has. If he was teal, gray and black only, I probably would have gotten him.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142823)
Posted by Overcracker on August 25th, 2022 @ 6:36pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.



That would certainly be at the very least interesting to see. No sure what other Prime they could get out of these parts.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142827)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 25th, 2022 @ 7:30pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.



That would certainly be at the very least interesting to see. No sure what other Prime they could get out of these parts.


My biggest fear, a G1-ified Movie Prime using Siege shins and feet, ER legs and hips, the Laser long nose cab shell on a new torso where the cab front becomes the forearms instead of the pylons.

That would suck sooo bad.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142830)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 25th, 2022 @ 7:35pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.



That would certainly be at the very least interesting to see. No sure what other Prime they could get out of these parts.


My biggest fear, a G1-ified Movie Prime using Siege shins and feet, ER legs and hips, the Laser long nose cab shell on a new torso where the cab front becomes the forearms instead of the pylons.

That would suck sooo bad.
What's funny is that we do already have a G1-ified Movie Prime toy that's based on Laser Optimus. ;)

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Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142833)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 25th, 2022 @ 8:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.



That would certainly be at the very least interesting to see. No sure what other Prime they could get out of these parts.


My biggest fear, a G1-ified Movie Prime using Siege shins and feet, ER legs and hips, the Laser long nose cab shell on a new torso where the cab front becomes the forearms instead of the pylons.

That would suck sooo bad.
What's is that we do already have a G1-ified Movie Prime toy that's based on Laser Optimus. ;)

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I know, the last thing anyone wants is that at leader price point with reused parts from 3 previous primes.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142836)
Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2022 @ 10:49pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.



That would certainly be at the very least interesting to see. No sure what other Prime they could get out of these parts.


Bendy prime was the first that came to mind.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142838)
Posted by sol magnus on August 25th, 2022 @ 11:13pm CDT
Just got charged for Override on Pulse. ALSO...

Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142847)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 26th, 2022 @ 6:20am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Eh I think you were meant to quote D-Maximal_Primal in that post as it was him who wrote all that. Also he wasn't trying to prove to you why tr was better as a fact, he was saying why he preferred tr over Legacy. You say that he can't prove it to you, but that does mean it works both ways.

Exactly. I'm not that big a fan of the Legacy Laser Prime/Velocitron Scourge, and i was saying why I think it needed some improvements and why I think the TR was better. I'm not expecting everyone to agree with me, just making my case for my opinion on why one is better than the other.

And to me, a triple changer with a jet mode instead of a trailer base mode is actually an improvement, given what I like about trailers/bases as previously stated. It doesn't need to be exactly like the original in function for me to like it. Sometimes, changing something up like replacing the base with a jet mode to me is an improvement, it's not always a negative.
Sabrblade wrote:What's is that we do already have a G1-ified Movie Prime toy that's based on Laser Optimus. ;)
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Unironically, this is a small grail item of mine.
william-james88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.

That would certainly be at the very least interesting to see. No sure what other Prime they could get out of these parts.

Bendy prime was the first that came to mind.

I would hope not. Much like Scourge, he is more distinct thanks to the big wheels sticking out of the side of the legs, though in his case they are even bigger and badder looking.
william-james88 wrote:I love my TR Scourge.
And my TR Laser Prime.
I do love them more than Velocitron Scourge.

Simply put, this, yes.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142858)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 26th, 2022 @ 10:20am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I just hope to god we don't get a 4th "new" mold that re-uses Siege shins and feet, ER thighs and hips, and something from Laser as well.



That would certainly be at the very least interesting to see. No sure what other Prime they could get out of these parts.


Bendy prime was the first that came to mind.
I thought about that as well, but my first thought was the actual ultra class Armada Optimus cab. Add the trailer, and it's a commander class figure.

How about another update on Powermaster Prime? Imagine ER Prime with an actual trailer that breaks down into pieces to attach to him, OR even better, a straight homage of Super Ginrai, where the trailer is solid, and we get a version of ER Prime that can be folded into a cube and inserted like that. :lol: :lol:
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142865)
Posted by Hero Alpha on August 26th, 2022 @ 12:14pm CDT
I have Legacy Prime and he is not terrible. From the very first time they showed him, I said he should have had Bulkheads legs. The shoulder pylons should rotate so he can be posed, but instead he cant even do the pose on the box. I realize box art isnt always doable, however in this case the lack of articulation in the arms/shoulders really limit the rockets in them. Plus yeah like others said; his arms are too thin and he can only look forward, or look straight into his shoulders. All this is really lame cause this is my 2nd fav Prime and I was looking forward to the figure. I do like the colours and headsculpt.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142928)
Posted by william-james88 on August 27th, 2022 @ 9:39am CDT
Takara has posted a new 2 page comic on their website to promote their first wave of Velocitron toys: Road Rocket, Burn Out, Road Hauler and Blurr. The comic is from Sakamoto and while it is only 2 pages, there are lots of fun Easter Eggs. We see that in whatever universe this comic is taking place in, Burn Out is indeed a Diaclone toy, with Dia driving. Some fans might wonder if the extra characters we see cheering them on may hint at anything and we can tell you in full confidence that THEY DO NOT. Those extra characters are just there to give each of the releases one particular character linked directly to them to cheer them on. So a fellow Diaclone toy, a fellow IDW barman, a fellow Ninja and the most powerful Constructicon.

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Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142929)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 27th, 2022 @ 9:59am CDT
Last night at Wal-Mart I noticed that Scourge's price tag actually calls him Black Convoy. Was he referred to that name in the listings? I just think it's odd he has 1 name on the box and another in the store.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142930)
Posted by sol magnus on August 27th, 2022 @ 10:04am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Last night at Wal-Mart I noticed that Scourge's price tag actually calls him Black Convoy. Was he referred to that name in the listings? I just think it's odd he has 1 name on the box and another in the store.

His case box says BLK Convoy, too.

Hey you need a Blitzwing? Store up the street from my job has one...Walmart.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142932)
Posted by william-james88 on August 27th, 2022 @ 10:26am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Last night at Wal-Mart I noticed that Scourge's price tag actually calls him Black Convoy. Was he referred to that name in the listings? I just think it's odd he has 1 name on the box and another in the store.


Black Convoy is his name in all initial retailer listings and its the name on the case/shipping box.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142940)
Posted by Randomhero on August 27th, 2022 @ 2:24pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Last night at Wal-Mart I noticed that Scourge's price tag actually calls him Black Convoy. Was he referred to that name in the listings? I just think it's odd he has 1 name on the box and another in the store.


Black Convoy is his name in all initial retailer listings and its the name on the case/shipping box.


Hasbro used it due to another figure also possibly being on the shelf also called scourge
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142942)
Posted by william-james88 on August 27th, 2022 @ 2:48pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Last night at Wal-Mart I noticed that Scourge's price tag actually calls him Black Convoy. Was he referred to that name in the listings? I just think it's odd he has 1 name on the box and another in the store.


Black Convoy is his name in all initial retailer listings and its the name on the case/shipping box.


Hasbro used it due to another figure also possibly being on the shelf also called scourge

That is just fan speculation and from what we were told by Hasbro developers who worked on this toy, it's more than likely flat out false.
Re: Entire Velocitron Line Found at KMart in Australia (2142943)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on August 27th, 2022 @ 2:53pm CDT
I thought they said they went with black convoy since that was the Japanese name and car robots came out first or something like that

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