This page contains affiliate links. We may earn commissions when readers interact with or purchase items through these links. For more information, see our affiliate disclosures here.

First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy

Transformers News: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy

Monday, March 21st, 2022 5:07PM CDT

Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88   Views: 37,970

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Transformers Legacy leader class Blitzwing is almost ready for the distribution phase and some fans have gotten their hands on him. While there is no review yet, we do have an image of Blitzwing in tank mode. While it is a leader class figure, price point wise, this toy will be around the same size as Siege Astrotrain, who was also a leader class figure. He is said to come with several accessories aside from his gun and sword. While the image below is very blurry, it seems that the nose cone is at the front of the tank between the treads. But this could be wrong, you'll let us know what you think.

Transformers News: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy

News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129400)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 21st, 2022 @ 5:34pm CDT
He kinda looks vaguely like an H-tank from that angle.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129401)
Posted by william-james88 on March 21st, 2022 @ 6:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:He kinda looks vaguely like an H-tank from that angle.


But he isn't. And that is indeed the nose cone at the front, making him look like the G1 sunbow model (though I think it's more of a necessity than a needed homage)

Image
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129402)
Posted by Albatross250 on March 21st, 2022 @ 6:03pm CDT
His tank mode looks familiar

He better have his Animated faces, and that would be instant buy! :CON: :x
Image
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129403)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 21st, 2022 @ 6:11pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:He kinda looks vaguely like an H-tank from that angle.


But he isn't. And that is indeed the nose cone at the front, making him look like the G1 sunbow model (though I think it's more of a necessity than a needed homage)

Image
Image
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129405)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on March 21st, 2022 @ 6:23pm CDT
:shock: :VEHI:
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129407)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on March 21st, 2022 @ 6:44pm CDT
I am so excited for this figure!!!!
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129409)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 21st, 2022 @ 7:06pm CDT
Albatross250 wrote:His tank mode looks familiar

He better have his Animated faces, and that would be instant buy! :CON: :x
Image
That would be great! This looks like a sure buy as it is.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129413)
Posted by DeathReviews on March 21st, 2022 @ 7:34pm CDT
Albatross250 wrote:His tank mode looks familiar

He better have his Animated faces, and that would be instant buy! :CON: :x
Image


Agreed. After TFA, I can only imagine that version's voice and mannerisms whenever I think about Blitzwing. He was pretty bland and anonymous in the G1 cartoon. But TFA made him a sour ball of personality!
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129414)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 21st, 2022 @ 7:49pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:Isn't saying the arms are fixed in place because you have to move little panels out of the way to move them the same as saying a lot of figures have fixed legs because you have to move a skirt panel and still can't quite get them to sit? Seems like a weird complaint. Sure he can't pick his arms up over his head, but they aren't fixed.

Emerje
It's the shoulders, not the arms. It's that the shoulders have been changed from being working shoulders part of the arms into armor kibble now separate from the arms, no longer a part of them, which alters the character's iconic silhouette and restricts arm movement now that big shoulder pads are in way of letting his arms raise up, instead of those shoulder pads being the shoulders themselves.

But that's just it, it's shoulder armor, not his actual shoulders. He has articulation at the shoulder, it's just a little restricted by the armor. The shoulder armor is fixed, his shoulders aren't, they're restricted to probably 180 degrees which is fine. Doesn't really bother me much, my Transformers don't spend a lot of time trying to ask the teacher a question or flying like Superman. ;)

Emerje


But in the year 2022, all sword-wielding toys are expected to be able to lift the swords like He-Man getting the power.

-Kanrabat- wrote:
Emerje wrote:I don't really see why Deathsaurus would need to be Commander class, he doesn't need to be that complex. Hasbro said Star Saber was Leader size so a large leader like Grimlock should be enough plus his partners can be sold as Core figures like SS Ravage.

Emerje


That's the keyword here. "size".
We all know that nowadays, it means nothing.


Well to some people size still has some meaning.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129424)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 21st, 2022 @ 8:29pm CDT
Autobot N wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Assuming Menasor is worth completing.
Anything is an improvement over CW Menasor.
No it isn't.
Getting a toy based on the animation's frequent misinterpretation of Menasor's design, where rather than actually being combined... the smaller Stunticons are stuck in inflated Motormaster limbs as if they were Mini-Cons... That would be equally crap, just in a different way.
And given Drag Strip splits in half, I fear that's where we're heading.

That or it's some awkward new system where you have to split the figures in half and partsform in the combiner joint. And of course they've mucked things up by getting rid of the perfectly good CW connection system..
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129425)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 21st, 2022 @ 8:32pm CDT
I would personally prefer the next commander be a Beast Wars Tigerhawk or Magnaboss. Menasor is maybe the one (bad) exception where a commander torso with skeleton limbs would (badly) work, the other combiners really don't need that honestly.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129432)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 21st, 2022 @ 8:58pm CDT
Thanks to some posts by Seibertronains Crankcase79 and chuckdawg1999, we have a couple of video reviews for the newest Transformers Legacy core class figures. These reviews focus in on the Core class for wave 1, with Crankcase79 giving us a good long look at Iguanus, arguably the most anticipated Wave 1 Core Class figure. We then switch over to our old pal chuck, who shows us the entire wave 1 of Hot Rod, Iguanus, and Skywarp along with their combining weapon schtick.

Check out the reviews below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!



chuckdawg1999 wrote:For our first look at Legacy, the new Generations sub-theme, we have one new mold, a repaint, and a repack from the previous line that was meant as a back-door preview to Legacy. All in all, not an impressive start. On a positive note, Iguanus is a really good figure and more people should be able to find Hot Rod now, I hope. Skywarp is fine, but I'm disappointed by the lack of arm blasters that are a Seeker standard. The combined sword is a thing, but I don't see many people using it. Overall, having seen the rest of Wave 01, I feel that Legacy can only go up from here.

Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129437)
Posted by Emerje on March 21st, 2022 @ 9:21pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Menasor is maybe the one (bad) exception where a commander torso with skeleton limbs would (badly) work, the other combiners really don't need that honestly.

Yeah, I don't really understand why people think more combiners should be done like this in the future. It only "works" (cautiously optimistic) with Menasor because he had that look on the cartoon and Motormaster has the trailer to help pull it off. There's really no need for other combiners to do this or the bulk built in to pull it off. What do you remove from Silverbolt to pull this off? This should really be a one off, save Commander class next year for something else. I'm still rooting for Magnaboss and Tripredacus, if TM2 Megatron can be a Leader then so can Tigerhawk. ;)

Emerje
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129442)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 21st, 2022 @ 10:01pm CDT
I don't think even Menasor should be done that way. The trailer turning into the torso rather than Motormaster as a cab doing so or Motormaster as an underscale semi? That much, I could deal with. But going UW-Onslaugh-but-even-dumber and duplicating animation incompetence to where he's not even a real combiner anymore (especially since the actual character model got things right even if the animation in motion often didn't)? That, is trash and belongs in the trash.

As far as the next Commander-class goes, I'm more hoping for A. Overlord, to be better sized and have the full base mode instead of TR's watered-down shadow of it, B. Optimus Prime to just finally get him right already and have done with it, or B. Ultra Magnus. Magnaboss and Tripredacus, I'd rather see reissues of. I'm not sure how well remakes would turn out, even if they could both stand improvement.

I wonder if two-packs of the Trainbots could be done at the Leader price point.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129446)
Posted by Autobot N on March 21st, 2022 @ 10:14pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Autobot N wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Assuming Menasor is worth completing.
Anything is an improvement over CW Menasor.
No it isn't.
Getting a toy based on the animation's frequent misinterpretation of Menasor's design, where rather than actually being combined... the smaller Stunticons are stuck in inflated Motormaster limbs as if they were Mini-Cons... That would be equally crap, just in a different way.
And given Drag Strip splits in half, I fear that's where we're heading.

That or it's some awkward new system where you have to split the figures in half and partsform in the combiner joint. And of course they've mucked things up by getting rid of the perfectly good CW connection system..
Do you own CW Menasor? That thing is awful
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129449)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 21st, 2022 @ 10:41pm CDT
Autobot N wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Autobot N wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Assuming Menasor is worth completing.
Anything is an improvement over CW Menasor.
No it isn't.
Getting a toy based on the animation's frequent misinterpretation of Menasor's design, where rather than actually being combined... the smaller Stunticons are stuck in inflated Motormaster limbs as if they were Mini-Cons... That would be equally crap, just in a different way.
And given Drag Strip splits in half, I fear that's where we're heading.

That or it's some awkward new system where you have to split the figures in half and partsform in the combiner joint. And of course they've mucked things up by getting rid of the perfectly good CW connection system..
Do you own CW Menasor? That thing is awful
Yes, I do. Well, sort of - Wildrider, Dragstrip, and Breakdown are all repainted Autobots because the eBay prices on the actual limbs can go <CENSORED>. And yes, it is, because the torso mold was designed more as an Optimus Prime than it was as a torso.
And I reiterate that Bad Animation Menasor would be equally awful, just in a different way. I want a real improvement, not to trade one set of f***ups for a different set of f***ups
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129457)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on March 21st, 2022 @ 11:43pm CDT
From what I remember seeing, I don’t recall anyone thinking future combiners should use the same combining system as this new Menasor (assuming it ends up being what most think).
It really wouldn’t work for the other teams.

CW Menasor was not good… Maybe the worst if the lot.
But I also don’t know what people would expect for this new version.
It’s clear that screen/cartoon accuracy has been a priority.
The other thing is when people say they’d like something new & different, that’s fine, but to expect that to really come to fruition seems unreasonable & unrealistic.
You could say the CW version was new… It did look different while having plenty of visual elements of the original.
And a lot of people have hated on it since its release.

So I’m optimistic about this Legacy offering.
I’d hope Hastak has taken whatever cues necessary to make this a solid set.
And I think it will be.
Of course, if you never liked Menasor’s design to begin with, then save $200 & don’t bother.

I’m anxiously looking forward to this guy because I want more Deceptions, & I do like his G1 appearance.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129459)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 12:27am CDT
We were missing the final wave of figures last time we gave you a wave breakdown for Legacy. Well, thanks to fellow Seibertronian JTPrime17, we now have product numbers showing us who will be the deluxes and voyagers in wave 4. As expected, the final Stunticon breakdown will be there, along with 2 repacks (anyone still looking for Earthrise Wheeljack?). As for voyagers, we will have the Blaster redeco, Twincast! It is unknown which cassette partner he will be paired with. Below are the newly found product codes followed by an updated full wave breakdown.

Tra Gen Legacy ev Deluxe Cheetor Pr
Product number: F3516

Tra Gen Legacy ev Deluxe Wheeljack Pr
Product Number: F3307

Tra Gen legacy ev Deluxe Stunticon Breakdown
Product Number: F3036

Tra Gen legacy ev voyager Twincast
Product Number: F3059

Core:
Wave 1:
Skywarp x2
Hot Rod x3
Iguanus x3

Wave 2:
Iguanas x1
Optimus Prime (repack) x1
G2 Megatron x2
Shockwave x2

Wave 3:
Soundwave (repack)
Energon monster


Wave 4:
Skullgrin
Megatron (repack)

Deluxe:

Wave 1:
Skids x2
Dragstrip x2
Prime Arcee x2
Kickback x2

Wave 2:
Prime Knockout x2
Elita 1 x2
Tarantulas x2
Wildrider x2

Wave 3:
Pointblank x2
Crankcase x2
Energon monster x2
Deadend x2

wave 4:
Wheeljack (repack)
Cheetor (repack)
Breakdown

Voyager:

wave 1:
Blaster x2
Bulkhead x1

wave 2:
Soundwave (repack) x2
Jhiaxus x1

wave 3:
Armada Starscream x2
Beast wars Inferno x1

wave 4:
Twincast


Leader:

Wave 1:
Lazer Optimus Prime
Galvatron (Repack)

Wave 2:
Blitzwing
Lazer Optimus Prime

Wave 3:
Dragon Megatron
Blitzwing

Commander:
Motormaster

Titan:
Cybertron Metroplex
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129460)
Posted by Emerje on March 22nd, 2022 @ 12:38am CDT
Eh, as far as I'm concerned multiple figures coming together in any way makes a combiner, it doesn't matter how essential or ridiculous their inclusion is. We still call Magnaboss a 3 figure combiner despite Silverbolt being nothing more than decorations and boob canons.

And really, it's silly that people are so hooked up on the arms when the legs are basically the same between both animation models so it's just the arms that are in question. Also since there's a break in Dragstrip where the elbow joint will be we can tell he'll be forming the bulk of the arm, why are we so hooked up on combiner pegs and fists directly inserting into the car?

At least we know for a fact he won't look like this:

Image

Or this:

Image

Because of the elbow joint. It'll look more like a normal combiner than whole cars hanging off his shoulders. I'm looking forward to it, I think the arms with a dedicated elbow joint will look a lot better in the end than the elbow hips and crotch we had in CW.

Emerje
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129465)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 22nd, 2022 @ 2:55am CDT
Magnaboss is a unique combiner with a proprietary system, though.

Emerje wrote:And really, it's silly that people are so hooked up on the arms when the legs are basically the same between both animation models so it's just the arms that are in question.
It's not a question of a difference between the animation models. :roll: It's a question of a difference between the animation models - both of which show the limb bots actually being the limbs, like they're supposed to - and the ways the rush-job animation (and bungling comic artists) often screwed up their interpretation of said models.

Emerje wrote:Also since there's a break in Dragstrip where the elbow joint will be we can tell he'll be forming the bulk of the arm, why are we so hooked up on combiner pegs and fists directly inserting into the car?

At least we know for a fact he won't look like this:

-botched depiction of Floro Dery character model snip-

Or this:

-botched depiction of Studio Ox character model snip-
Ah-ha-ha-hah-ha, no. We don't know that. In fact, that blasted break in Drag Strip says he'll look more like that than not - that's why I've been complaining! The only difference is the arm bots will be split between the upper and lower arms. Instead of, you know, actually being the arms like they're supposed to.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129468)
Posted by Jtprime17 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 3:45am CDT
The case assortments have been updated since my last post in August. Example Galvatron is in wave 1 now. Also prime soundwave was a miscommunication between some retailers. Soundwave it’s actually S Soundwave PR so another package refresh.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129470)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 22nd, 2022 @ 4:39am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Emerje wrote:I don't really see why Deathsaurus would need to be Commander class, he doesn't need to be that complex. Hasbro said Star Saber was Leader size so a large leader like Grimlock should be enough plus his partners can be sold as Core figures like SS Ravage.

Emerje


That's the keyword here. "size".
We all know that nowadays, it means nothing.


Well to some people size still has some meaning.


No matter what "size" means for yourself, it won't translate to this reality. We will have to deal with scout sized but complex deluxes like SS '07 Jazz, "voyager +" leaders, and complex deluxes sold as voyagers from now on.

I'm honestly fine with it as long that scale is respected and the complexity and quality of the toy reflect the price-point.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129477)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 7:00am CDT
Jtprime17 wrote:The case assortments have been updated since my last post in August. Example Galvatron is in wave 1 now. Also prime soundwave was a miscommunication between some retailers. Soundwave it’s actually S Soundwave PR so another package refresh.


Thanks
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129483)
Posted by DeathReviews on March 22nd, 2022 @ 9:19am CDT
Emerje wrote:Eh, as far as I'm concerned multiple figures coming together in any way makes a combiner, it doesn't matter how essential or ridiculous their inclusion is. We still call Magnaboss a 3 figure combiner despite Silverbolt being nothing more than decorations and boob canons.

And really, it's silly that people are so hooked up on the arms when the legs are basically the same between both animation models so it's just the arms that are in question. Also since there's a break in Dragstrip where the elbow joint will be we can tell he'll be forming the bulk of the arm, why are we so hooked up on combiner pegs and fists directly inserting into the car?

Because of the elbow joint. It'll look more like a normal combiner than whole cars hanging off his shoulders. I'm looking forward to it, I think the arms with a dedicated elbow joint will look a lot better in the end than the elbow hips and crotch we had in CW.

Emerje


Menasor has long been the gestalt that nobody seems quite sure what to do with. There were just so many things about the Stunticons that didn't 'work'. Either the toys didn't jive with the cartoon model, or the cartoon model never looked like the toys. And that confusion has sort of carried on over the years to this very day.

The G1 gestalt was smaller, and it never looked very well designed. The Motormaster unit wasn't a very good torso, and the smaller cars didn't turn into proper 'limbs', they really were just the car figures, stuck onto the torso. I'm sure the animators for the cartoon show were looking at the toy and thinking 'how the bleep do we make this work?'

And what they came up with was that weird trailer/skeleton with the cars pasted onto it. It bore only superficial resemblance to the Menasor toy, and collectors had to grimace every time they saw the cartoon and were reminded that the figure they owned was little like what was on the screen. Even the animated commercial for the toy showed the Arialbots more than the Stunticons - probably because they wanted to gloss over the fact that the cartoon depiction was nothing like what was being advertised. And you have to admit - the animated Arialbots looked a hekkuvva lot more like their G1 toys than the Stunticons did, and that included their gestalts.

Fast forward to the CW line, when all our old favorite combiners started coming back, and Hasbro winced and said, 'I guess that means we have to do Menasor too'. But they had a problem. G1 Motormaster was a tiny little semi truck with a trailer attached. They couldn't do that, and scale him with the deluxe limbs. So they had to go cab only. Which could have been fine, except that they used the normal robot hips, splayed them out, and covered it with a crotch-shaped panel to make the pelvis. And it didn't work. The proportions are off visually, and the hip ratchets just aren't strong enough to support all that weight. So CW Menasor is a floppy mess that, for all the articulation, can't hold any poses, and must be constantly monitored to make sure it doesn't fall over. The Optimus Maximus and G2 repaints suffer the same problem.

This Legacy/Commander version seems to be their attempt at compromise. They know Menasor got the short end of the stick in CW, so they're giving him sole combiner focus in this line. Yes, it looks like the deluxe limbs will parts-form onto the Commander/trailer skeleton. But as long as the skeleton is rock solid, holds its poses, and is well proportioned? I'm OK with that. Especially if they fix the pelvis so it's solid and functional, not just the voyager hips hidden by a flimsy plastic loincloth. I'll make some compromises with appearance, in exchange for a solid figure with good articulation that can hold it's poses and balance well on a shelf. That appears to be where they're going with this version of Menasor.

I suppose we'll see some leaks of Motormaster soon, and then we can get a better idea of how this Menasor will look and scale. I'll reserve final judgement until then. But I sold my CW Menasor a while back, for the same reasons listed above. Here's hoping this time they make him a set worth collecting.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129498)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on March 22nd, 2022 @ 10:39am CDT
I mean, Legacy Menasor can't be much worse than CW Menasor, right? I still have the UW version but plan to offload it next year after I've collected the new one.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129499)
Posted by SpaceEagle on March 22nd, 2022 @ 10:46am CDT
I'll be pretty damn bummed if Menasor ends up leaning more towards the "cars slapped onto Motormaster" look rather than being properly integrated (Which the cartoon did sometimes, iirc? Makes me wonder why so many 3rd party peeps always go for the poorly animated model.)
But emerje's posts do give me better hope that it'll probably be more integrated than we think - at the very least we won't get the cars slapped onto the arms and legs...I hope.
I personally didn't dislike the CW/UW versions of the Stunticons but even then I'd still much rather have a Motormaster that looks more like his G1 self than a retooled Optimus lol
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129502)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 11:07am CDT
SpaceEagle wrote:I'll be pretty damn bummed if Menasor ends up leaning more towards the "cars slapped onto Motormaster" look rather than being properly integrated


Then start being bummed since drag strip has been released and he has 0 integration with a main body. He simply splits in half to be pasted on somewhere.

Anyways, about them repacking Wheeljack, I did come across a sentence that put everything in a different perspective. Yes, this is the 3rd release of Wheeljack (who also had a Walmart exclusive Netflix redeco at retail). But is anyone seeing Wheeljack on shelves? My walmart shelves are super well stocked and he is not there. So another release of him at the tail end of the year would just be more product for anyone to buy.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129512)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 12:01pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:I mean, Legacy Menasor can't be much worse than CW Menasor, right? I still have the UW version but plan to offload it next year after I've collected the new one.


I'm on the fence about selling my UW Menasor...
With the upgrade kits I have for him, he's really not that bad, and imo does a really solid job of what seems like a lot of people's complaints; in some ways it is more visually interesting compared to the G1 animated version. The arm/leg figures aren't just attached to large, blocky bot limbs.
CW overall still holds a solid, positive place for me in TF toy history.
That line had me excited more than any other minus SS86.
Now, I don't see the CW Stunticons as nostalgic as my TF Classics figures (which I don't think I'll ever sell my sealed copies), but this Legacy version is going to have to be lights-out for me to sell my UW Menasor.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129515)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 22nd, 2022 @ 3:22pm CDT
As I've mentioned elsewhere, Menasor really needs a complete design overhaul. Objectively the worst looking Decepticon Gestalt (Computron, I'd say is his Autobot "fugly" counterpart).

Meanwhile, any more news on Cybertron Metroplex?
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129519)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 22nd, 2022 @ 5:08pm CDT
I say repacking Wheeljack is dumb and unneeded. Fewer people that wanted ER Wheeljack missed the original release for him or were unable to get him at the time. And, looking on eBay now, his online prices are still tolerable. Repacking him instead of, say, Sunstreaker - who tends to be FIFTY TO SIXTY DOLLARS these days - is an idiotic waste of a slot. :-x

-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Emerje wrote:I don't really see why Deathsaurus would need to be Commander class, he doesn't need to be that complex. Hasbro said Star Saber was Leader size so a large leader like Grimlock should be enough plus his partners can be sold as Core figures like SS Ravage.

Emerje


That's the keyword here. "size".
We all know that nowadays, it means nothing.


Well to some people size still has some meaning.


No matter what "size" means for yourself, it won't translate to this reality. We will have to deal with scout sized but complex deluxes like SS '07 Jazz, "voyager +" leaders, and complex deluxes sold as voyagers from now on.

I'm honestly fine with it as long that scale is respected and the complexity and quality of the toy reflect the price-point.
Part of me thinks chuckdawg was actually just making a dirty joke there lol.

SpaceEagle wrote:I personally didn't dislike the CW/UW versions of the Stunticons but even then I'd still much rather have a Motormaster that looks more like his G1 self than a retooled Optimus lol
I also didn't dislike them (the limbs at least, and Motormaster's okay as an individual robot), aside from Drag Strip. And I feel the same about Motormaster, although I'd also be good with a tractor-only one (since his G1 cab looks even dinkier next to the limb Stunticons than WFC Optimus does next to WFC Autobot cars) that made a torso worth a damn. Why of all torsos to bungle did they have to screw up the guy whose combiner uses a sword...
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129523)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 5:19pm CDT
Having seen a review of Dragstrip that's the retail release version, I think there will be some tab on the arm segment of Menasor that triggers the catch on Dragstrip separating the halves. There's no way to press the release on Dragstrip without the use of a spudger or some similar tool.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129525)
Posted by Overcracker on March 22nd, 2022 @ 5:24pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Having seen a review of Dragstrip that's the retail release version, I think there will be some tab on the arm segment of Menasor that triggers the catch on Dragstrip separating the halves. There's no way to press the release on Dragstrip without the use of a spudger or some similar tool.


Indeed. There's probably going to be a tab on Meansor's arm to engage the split and maybe activate something on the arm itself, like releasing the hands from the forearm or something, and extending the arm to enable the elbow. Some form of Automorph if you will.

Otherwise, Dragstrip makes no sense since part of him needs to end up on Menasor's shoulder piece and there's no way to activate the button otherwise.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129536)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 22nd, 2022 @ 6:54pm CDT
Twincast is the figure from wave 4 I'm looking forward to, I'm good with TR Blaster so I can get Twincast fresh as a new mold to me
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129551)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 22nd, 2022 @ 8:39pm CDT
I too look forward to Twincast... but not as much as I might.

I am however fully looking forward to Pointblank. And disappointed to not see Sureshot's name in the listings. Couldn't he have been made instead of whatever this "energon monster" rando is? Sureshot would seem a particularly strong choice in my eyes since he could probably have Joyride as a moldmate.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129554)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on March 22nd, 2022 @ 8:53pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I too look forward to Twincast... but not as much as I might.

I am however fully looking forward to Pointblank. And disappointed to not see Sureshot's name in the listings. Couldn't he have been made instead of whatever this "energon monster" rando is? Sureshot would seem a particularly strong choice in my eyes since he could probably have Joyride as a moldmate.

I'm certain Sureshot will be along soon. I'm expecting that with the exception of combiners, groups or teams will be spread across multiple years. Legacy has very weak theming, so that will help introduce some continuity over time.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129557)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 9:14pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As I've mentioned elsewhere, Menasor really needs a complete design overhaul. Objectively the worst looking Decepticon Gestalt (Computron, I'd say is his Autobot "fugly" counterpart).

Meanwhile, any more news on Cybertron Metroplex?


What more news would you want? We know he's coming, will be available in late summer/early fall, price point will be around the same. we just wait till we get nicer pics and for the toy to be preorderable.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129558)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 22nd, 2022 @ 10:23pm CDT
It is admittedly a bit frustrating that Hasbro's marketing department has seemingly been sitting there going "guhhh" when it comes to providing the full pic load for this year's products.

Regarding Menasor's G1 design...
Image
Image

Aside from the unfortunate disposition of the truck cab halves? Not really seeing the ugly.

IMO the only design change Menasor needed was to make the truck cab halves be the kneecaps instead of the buttcheeks - it'd fix his being the runt and let his arm robots have their legs extended like with every other combiner of that system.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129559)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2022 @ 10:41pm CDT
FYI, I updated the waves in the news article and in the post on the other page. The only thing "new" is that JTPrime said we are getting another repack: Core Class Megatron.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129562)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 22nd, 2022 @ 11:47pm CDT
You know what's funny about the Titan-class figures that are updates? Every single one, even this line's upcoming Cybertron Metroplex, can do the "Don't talk to me or my son ever again" meme with their original figure... except for Fort Max and Grand Max.

Something I'd like to try doing when I get Pointblank is recreating the UK Scorponok advert as best I can. Possibly down to the miscasting of the Terrorcons as Autobots (barring a lotto win or other windfall, it'll be that or using the PotP Dinobots).
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129563)
Posted by Scottywan82 on March 23rd, 2022 @ 1:32am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Ah-ha-ha-hah-ha, no. We don't know that. In fact, that blasted break in Drag Strip says he'll look more like that than not - that's why I've been complaining! The only difference is the arm bots will be split between the upper and lower arms. Instead of, you know, actually being the arms like they're supposed to.


100%. I have this exact concern. It's just going to be Motormaster as a cab, plus ALL OF MENASOR from his trailer that you pull apart to form a metric ton of kibble, plus the actual Stunticons pegged on in the blandest Sunbow style "combiner" ever made. It will look like the Newage and Magic Square nonsense we are seeing from 3P companies. Why can't Hasbro actually sit down and design a proper combiner?

CW had flaws, but it was primarily with joint tolerances and general bad designs. CW Menasor's shoulders not pegging in tightly, the weak hips on Motormaster, and the the limb hips used as combiner elbows. The connection ports and real transformation of limbs was not the issue that needed solving.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129569)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 23rd, 2022 @ 5:17am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:As I've mentioned elsewhere, Menasor really needs a complete design overhaul. Objectively the worst looking Decepticon Gestalt (Computron, I'd say is his Autobot "fugly" counterpart).

Meanwhile, any more news on Cybertron Metroplex?


What more news would you want? We know he's coming, will be available in late summer/early fall, price point will be around the same. we just wait till we get nicer pics and for the toy to be preorderable.


That's what I was looking for. ;)^
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129572)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on March 23rd, 2022 @ 7:14am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:It is admittedly a bit frustrating that Hasbro's marketing department has seemingly been sitting there going "guhhh" when it comes to providing the full pic load for this year's products.

That's not an accident or incompetence, it's by design. Can you imagine if they dropped a whole year's worth of product shots at once? The next day the boards would be clamoring for next year's releases, and after months of no updates, march on Rhode Island with pitchforks!
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129589)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 23rd, 2022 @ 12:59pm CDT
Another character we should have got, either in lieu of the energon monster rando or perhaps in lieu of Crankcase: Needlenose.

Scottywan82 wrote:Why can't Hasbro actually sit down and design a proper combiner?
I think they have done in the past, tbh. I would count CW/PotP as an example.

Scottywan82 wrote:CW had flaws, but it was primarily with joint tolerances and general bad designs. CW Menasor's shoulders not pegging in tightly, the weak hips on Motormaster, and the the limb hips used as combiner elbows. The connection ports and real transformation of limbs was not the issue that needed solving.
Indeed. And honestly, I don't think the limb hips used as combiner elbows was all that bad. Would have worked better if the hips were ratcheted, yes, but I personally haven't found it to be bad. I also felt plenty of the limb designs worked (although the Hasbro Technobots save Afterburner are bleh). Of the ones I've experienced, the Drag Strip mold is the only one I've been irked by. It's why I was initially excited when we first saw Legacy Drag Strip - being more geewun would have eliminated a fair bit of CW DS's awkwardness since the arms could have tucked in in altmode.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129592)
Posted by Munkky on March 23rd, 2022 @ 1:23pm CDT
Has it been said anywhere if Legacy is going to last any longer than a year? I've seen the name "Legacy: Evolution" thrown around, so is it possible that "Evolution" is the first in a potential trilogy? I mainly ask because reading the full leaked list of Legacy toys has left me a bit underwhelmed. For the most part, this line feels like Hasbro just going through a laundry list of characters they intended to make for the War for Cybertron Trilogy but didn't have enough slots for. It is disappointing that a toyline themed around the Multiverse only has a small handful of characters from outside the first five years of G1. This is why I'm hoping Legacy lasts more than a year, and we get more Multiverse characters as time goes on.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129593)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 23rd, 2022 @ 1:32pm CDT
I'm fine with the focus being mainly on neo-G1 still, because a lot of the time when Hasbro does a post-G1 character in CHUG it's at best a poor man's version, and even the ones that genuinely improve on the original in numerous ways usually still have some disappointments.

Meanwhile there's still a fair few G1s, including big names, that still await satisfactory modern toys.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129594)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on March 23rd, 2022 @ 1:39pm CDT
Evolution was an early name for Legacy, and there has been a lot of speculation that it might be following a theme / sub-theme like Prime Wars and War for Cybertron, but the better point of comparison is probably Generations immediately ahead of T30. The lack of a strong theme or communicated multi-year plan makes me think Legacy is basically the new brand name for this segment of Generations.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129597)
Posted by william-james88 on March 23rd, 2022 @ 2:09pm CDT
Alright, so this is the moment many G1 fans were looking forward: a good look at the upcoming Transformers Legacy leader class Blitzwing. And now we have it. Prime vs Prime released his review and we have images of that below. We can see that Hasbro really went G1 purist on this toy by not having any references to the "Animated" version (unlike what they did with the T30 Blitzwing) and being very faithful to the G1 cartoon model which had an odd looking front in tank mode. You'll let us know what you think of that. Also, while it will be released as leader class, it is of voyager size, so it will be in scale with WFC Megatron and Astrotrain. He comes with 2 big Energon gauntlets along with guns and a sword. We can see how well he can pose in the shots below. This toy is estimated to have a summer release. Now Beast Wars Dragon Megatron is the only leader class toy yet to be revealed in the Legacy line.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129598)
Posted by Quantum Surge on March 23rd, 2022 @ 2:16pm CDT
I know it was like that in the cartoon but that cockpit on the front looks so wrong and out of place.
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129599)
Posted by Autobot N on March 23rd, 2022 @ 2:17pm CDT
Looks fine but I'm satisfied with TR Blitzwing
Re: First Look at Blitzwing's Tank Mode in Transformers Legacy (2129600)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on March 23rd, 2022 @ 2:26pm CDT
I sincerely hope that the nosecone can fold away MUCH better than that and this is just PVP's lack of instructions

Transformers and More @ The Seibertron Store

Visit our store on eBay
These are affiliate links. We may earn commissions when you purchase items or services through these links.
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS #19 Cover B IDW Comics 2020 BOLD NEW ERA 19B JAN200701"
TRANSFORMERS #19 C ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #2 Cover A IDW Comics 2019 2A AUG190762 (CA) Ramondelli"
TRANSFORMERS GALAX ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "VOID RIVALS #2 2nd ptg Image Comics 2023 JUN238041 (CA) Howard (W) Kirkman"
VOID RIVALS #2 2nd ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #14 RI 1:10 IDW Comics 2022 JAN220492 14RI (CA) Fortuna"
TRANSFORMERS BEAST ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "THE TRANSFORMERS #16 Marvel Comics 1986 (CA) Trimpe (W) Kaminski 210422A"
THE TRANSFORMERS # ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #5 Cvr A IDW Comics 2021 APR210675 5A (A/CA) Burcham"
TRANSFORMERS BEAST ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS #12 Cover A IDW Comics 2019 BOLD NEW ERA 12A (CA) Milne JUN190701"
TRANSFORMERS #12 C ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "Transformers REGENERATION ONE #86 RI 1:10 IDW Comics 86RI (CA) Senior 230207"
Transformers REGEN ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "THE TRANSFORMERS #31 Marvel Comics 1987 (W/A) Budiansky (A) Perlin 210422A"
THE TRANSFORMERS # ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "Transformers GENERATION ONE #6 Dreamwave Comics 2004 G1 Ongoing (CA) Figueroa"
Transformers GENER ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #8 Cvr B IDW Comics 2021 JUL210497 8B (CA) Gee"
TRANSFORMERS BEAST ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS HEADMASTERS #3 Marvel Comics 1987 (A)Springer (W) Budiansky 230926A"
TRANSFORMERS HEADM ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "Transformers WARS END #3 RI 1:10 IDW Comics 2022 FEB220444 3RI (CA) Lafuente"
Transformers WARS ...
Visit shop.seibertron.com to buy "TRANSFORMERS #3 Cvr A Image Comics 2023 1023IM385 3A (CA) Johnson"
TRANSFORMERS #3 Cv ...
* Price and quantities subject to change. Shipping costs, taxes and other fees not included in cost shown. Refer to listing for current price and availability.
Find the items above and thousands more at the Seibertron Store on eBay
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #343 - In the Future Year 2000
Twincast / Podcast #343:
"In the Future Year 2000"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Featured Products on Amazon.com

These are affiliate links. We may earn commissions when you purchase items or services through these links.
Buy "Transformers Authentics Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Leader Evolution Rodimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Toys, Energon Igniters Nitro Bumblebee Action Figure - Included Core Powers Driving Action - Toys for Kids 6 and Up, 7-inch" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Megatronus Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 08 Leader Class Movie 1 Decepticon Blackout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Voyager Class Elita-1" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe 20 Mercenary Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe Ratchet Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Voyager Class Optimus Prime and Diac" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Arcee Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Legends Class Skywarp Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Master Crashbash" on AMAZON