Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode

Transformers News: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 11:10PM CST

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Today has been filled with news and images regarding the Power of the Primes wave 2 deluxes, specifically Moonracer and her...questionable backpack. Well, if you needed some more images to help make up your mind, a user named TCracker over on TFW has posted even more in hand images of the fembot. Some of the photos, which have been mirrored down below, show off her robot mode, her alternate mode, and, for the first time, her arm mode! These additional shots also show that her combiner peg is hidden in that controversial backpack. Check them out below and tell us in the Energon forums if these photos changed your opinion on the upcoming figure for worse or for better.
Transformers News: Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More

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

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

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Leaks, Rumours, Reveals, and More
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Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936969)
Posted by KVO Prime on February 8th, 2018 @ 11:59pm CST
A few thoughts:

*Is that really a sticker put on by Hasbro on top of Rippersnapper's Alt-mode head?? It looks so cheap!
*I think we can all agree with Firestar, Elita-1, and Moonracer coming out, we'd have a fantastic lineup of fembots with Windblade, Arcee, Chromia, and the above listed that they could fill out a shelf of their own. That being said... Moonracer is just a fail on all counts except for body design. Hasbro has engineered some genius in transforming plastic in the past, but this is just lazy.
*Has anyone confirmed the rumor of Deluxe Repugnus being a retool/redeco of Rippersnapper?
*Snarl looks like the most fun toy to transform in a long time just from looking at it.
*I'm not that disappointed with a deluxe Sludge, although a Voyager would have been better. Devastator had two voyager class guys right? And it's not like Volcanicus had a specific design outlined it had to follow...
*I can't wait to have all the dinobots nonetheless. It's another great year to be a tf fan and collect!
*I'll be starting Transformer video reviews soon on YouTube! :BOT:
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936970)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 9th, 2018 @ 12:00am CST
Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called? I'm probably only the 1,000th fan to guess "Elita-5".

The more I see of Moonracer's alt, the more I like it; starting to remind me of Super Gobot Psycho, a.k.a Cobra's Car.

Same goes for Rippersnapper. I originally hoped he'd be sculpted with future Seacons in mind, since his Landshark mode could easily consist of parts reshellable towards Overbite and Skalor, plus Cutthroat could be the basis for Seawing, etc...but when I saw how far his head is permanently hunched over, and that Takara doesn't look likely to do a whole team that Hasbro doesn't do first, my hopes were dashed.

But a closer look at his toy somehow makes it seem just a shade more possible. Maybe just insomniac optimism.
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936973)
Posted by Caelus on February 9th, 2018 @ 12:15am CST
Can Moonracer's backpack be tilted down 180 degrees to make it a kama?
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936975)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 9th, 2018 @ 12:24am CST
Moonracer looks terrific to me, except for that hefty backpack, of course. We need a new term for figures that really hit the mark except for a very noticeable chuck of kibble on the back. Maybe "butherback?" As in, "Moonracer has got a real butherback of a robot mode."
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936979)
Posted by Hotconvoy on February 9th, 2018 @ 12:46am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Moonracer looks terrific to me, except for that hefty backpack, of course. We need a new term for figures that really hit the mark except for a very noticeable chuck of kibble on the back. Maybe "butherback?" As in, "Moonracer has got a real butherback of a robot mode."

Well we could keep it simple with "Fatback" :lol:
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936980)
Posted by Hotconvoy on February 9th, 2018 @ 12:50am CST
Hotconvoy wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Moonracer looks terrific to me, except for that hefty backpack, of course. We need a new term for figures that really hit the mark except for a very noticeable chuck of kibble on the back. Maybe "butherback?" As in, "Moonracer has got a real butherback of a robot mode."

Well we could keep it simple with "Fatback" :lol:

Wait wait i'v got it "Hichhiker" like CW Prime would be hichhiker Optimus Prime :lol:
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936991)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 9th, 2018 @ 2:04am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called? I'm probably only the 1,000th fan to guess "Elita-5".


I think since the "theme" of this line is "Powered Up" (i.e. Prime Masters power up other bots, Enigmas power up bots to become combiners, etc) that Elita One's gestalt mode doesn't actually have a name, it's just a powered up version of Elita, like Screamer's torso/combined mode doesn't have a name either. Nor does Inferno's as far as we know- though it may be a back-door way to give us a G2 Defensor, given the rumors of a deluxe Wreck Gar (orange redeco/retool of deluxe Groove).
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1936993)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 9th, 2018 @ 2:30am CST
Bounti76 wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called? I'm probably only the 1,000th fan to guess "Elita-5".


I think since the "theme" of this line is "Powered Up" (i.e. Prime Masters power up other bots, Enigmas power up bots to become combiners, etc) that Elita One's gestalt mode doesn't actually have a name, it's just a powered up version of Elita, like Screamer's torso/combined mode doesn't have a name either. Nor does Inferno's as far as we know- though it may be a back-door way to give us a G2 Defensor, given the rumors of a deluxe Wreck Gar (orange redeco/retool of deluxe Groove).


We'd still need a black Streetwise, a blue Blades (finally use that head again), and a slightly recolored First Aid without the GPS :-P
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937009)
Posted by WreckerJack on February 9th, 2018 @ 5:08am CST
Ok yeah, the backpack is a little funny but I'd rather have the backpack than the too skinny problem. I'm just hoping it doesn't make her top heavy but we should know that as soon as reviews start hitting youtube.

All in all if it works functionally its a flaw I can overlook. Her alt looks neat and she looks amazing from the front. All figures have flaws to certain degrees and the only figures that I won't buy are the ones that have durability issues (I'm looking at you TR Wolfwire/Weirdwolf) and an utter lack of paint. (Tho if it's dirt cheap then then I may consider buying it to paint it in the future.)


AYOOOO! Yous looking a little thin! His waist is teeny tiny which does look awkward from the side but doesn't bother me as he looks perfectly fine from the front and in his tractor mode.
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937030)
Posted by Emerje on February 9th, 2018 @ 6:43am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, now, since we have a dinoking members head as a prototype (which means a conscious effort to put it there) and now, a dinoking accesory, do you feel safe (like 'cw computron once botcon ramhorn was announced' safe) that Dinoking is coming somewhere, somehow?

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the parts existed between the Dinobots and Terrorcons to make both Dinoforce and the Pretender Monsters. Since Swoop and Cutthroat share parts, if the parts they share also contain the heads on the same sprew then we could see the the same head used on both molds to make a Yokuryu with a pteranodon alt mode and a Wildfly with a winged monster alt mode. Maybe Snarl has a Doryu head on the mold and maybe worked the same head into the Blot or Rippersnapper mold.

Really nothing would surprise me now.

Emerje
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937034)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 9th, 2018 @ 7:10am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called?
Only the torso characters who belong to specifically-designated combiner teams (like Grimlock and Hun-Gurrr) have new names in their combiner forms. Extra torsos like Starscream and Elita-1 don't get new names for their combiner forms.
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937043)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on February 9th, 2018 @ 7:50am CST
KVO Prime wrote:
*I'm not that disappointed with a deluxe Sludge, although a Voyager would have been better. Devastator had two voyager class guys right? And it's not like Volcanicus had a specific design outlined it had to follow...


If you were talking about CW/UW Devastator, all 6 were voyager-ish. The options are pretty much make everyone about voyager size like Devastator and Predaking, or only the torso bot voyager, witnh the lims deluxe. There really isn't an option for a combiner with just 2 voyagers.
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937044)
Posted by Randomhero on February 9th, 2018 @ 8:03am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called?
Only the torso characters who belong to specifically-designated combiner teams (like Grimlock and Hun-Gurrr) have new names in their combiner forms. Extra torsos like Starscream and Elita-1 don't get new names for their combiner forms.



Exactly. Also just use your imagination. Call her anything you want.
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937052)
Posted by Kyleor on February 9th, 2018 @ 8:41am CST
Maybe some enterprising Third Party or Shapeways folks can come out with a set of hiking/backpacking or Girl Scout themed add-ons for Moonracer...

And as I'm typing this I just had the though: add-ons for all the fembots to make a whole Girl Scout Troop, Troop Number 1984 maybe? Who wouldn't buy a box or two of Thin Energon Mints.
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937056)
Posted by william-james88 on February 9th, 2018 @ 8:48am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called?


It wont have its own name. We know this based on the leaked instructions sheet.
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937060)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 9th, 2018 @ 9:09am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called?


It wont have its own name. We know this based on the leaked instructions sheet.


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Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937068)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 9th, 2018 @ 9:33am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:Still no hints as to what Elita-1's gestalt is called?


It wont have its own name. We know this based on the leaked instructions sheet.


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We need a name! Give us a name!
Her name is Frank Smith! :P
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937070)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 9th, 2018 @ 9:36am CST
His (I mean her) name is Robert paulson
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937071)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 9th, 2018 @ 9:39am CST
Emerje wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:So, now, since we have a dinoking members head as a prototype (which means a conscious effort to put it there) and now, a dinoking accesory, do you feel safe (like 'cw computron once botcon ramhorn was announced' safe) that Dinoking is coming somewhere, somehow?

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the parts existed between the Dinobots and Terrorcons to make both Dinoforce and the Pretender Monsters. Since Swoop and Cutthroat share parts, if the parts they share also contain the heads on the same sprew then we could see the the same head used on both molds to make a Yokuryu with a pteranodon alt mode and a Wildfly with a winged monster alt mode. Maybe Snarl has a Doryu head on the mold and maybe worked the same head into the Blot or Rippersnapper mold.

Really nothing would surprise me now.

Emerje


I could see Hasbro doing a Platinum Edition boxed set for Monstructor and Takara doing a Unite Warriors EX release of Dinoking on Takara Tomy Mall. However, I wonder how well that would work out with the current "Scramble City" style of combination they're using. Monstructor and Dino King have SIX components each. Hasbro might just cheat like they did with its release of Liokaiser, reducing and remixing the team roster. Takara, I don't think, would stand for anything less than G1 authenticity, though.

As for combiner names for Starscream, Elita-1, and eventually Inferno, we've got some precedence in recent fiction for two of them. Starscream as a combiner is "Megascream" per the IDW "Deviations" story. Fun Pub and the former TFCC gave us "Firestormer" as the name of a hypothetical combiner with Inferno as the torso and Ratchet, Hoist, Sideswipe, and Bluestreak as the limbs in their "Masters of Mayhem" story. Elita-1 truly has no fictional roots for a combiner name, but Elita-5 seems like a fantastic fit for a "fan name."
Re: Even More In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Moonracer, Including Arm Mode (1937079)
Posted by bodrock on February 9th, 2018 @ 10:22am CST
Hotconvoy wrote:
Hotconvoy wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Moonracer looks terrific to me, except for that hefty backpack, of course. We need a new term for figures that really hit the mark except for a very noticeable chuck of kibble on the back. Maybe "butherback?" As in, "Moonracer has got a real butherback of a robot mode."

Well we could keep it simple with "Fatback" :lol:

Wait wait i'v got it "Hichhiker" like CW Prime would be hichhiker Optimus Prime :lol:


Moonracer looks great in those colors, the silhouette of her Cybertronian alt mode, and I can't wait to pick her up -- butterback tho
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