In Package Images of Cell Shaded Transformers Siege Optimus Prime and Megatron, Soundblaster
Friday, August 9th, 2019 12:07am CDTCategory: Toy News
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Posted by Flashwave on August 9th, 2019 @ 12:15am CDT
But for those of you waiting for this, I hope I am very wrong
Posted by Grahf_ on August 9th, 2019 @ 12:17am CDT
Posted by JomasterII on August 9th, 2019 @ 12:49am CDT
O U R W O R L D S A R E I N D A N G E R
Posted by Vic Zanzibar on August 9th, 2019 @ 1:08am CDT
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 9th, 2019 @ 1:12am CDT
Posted by Burn on August 9th, 2019 @ 1:22am CDT
Vic Zanzibar wrote:That’s a pretty jaAmmin’ figure.
oh geez, not this again.
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 9th, 2019 @ 1:40am CDT
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 9th, 2019 @ 1:59am CDT
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 9th, 2019 @ 2:42am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:You know, I don't think I'm really happy with these "cel-shaded" versions of Siege Optimus Prime and Megatron. They look more like they've got weird two-tone camouflage than dynamic lighting and shadowing. I might still get these either to keep in package or display separately, but they're almost certainly NOT going to replace the regular Wave 1 versions of Optimus Prime and Megatron with the battle damage in my main Transformers display shelves. I just want cartoon accurate paint apps without the battle damage, Hasbro!
I feel the opposite. I think that cell shaded look is the ONLY reason I'd buy those figures. If all Siege figures were painted like that I might like more of the line (so wish Springer had that style). It looks so much like the graphic style of Transformers: Devastation which is easily the best G1 has ever looked in my opinion. They just look really cool even though I don't care for the molds themselves.
As for Hot Shot. That looks bloody awful. Fine if it was an amateurs repaint of Hound using a head from a previous Hot Shot figure but as an official product Hasbro want money for? Come on.... The cybertron toy had a nice look to it in both modes. This is just boring blocky Hound in funkier colours.
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 9th, 2019 @ 3:51am CDT
Cellshaded megatron looks better than randomly applied dirt on chest standard version. It would have been interesting if Sieges thing was all figures cellshaded instead of the battledamage but until seeing megs and optimus in hand (which means I'll have to order them) if the cell shading works or not.
Kind of weird but cool for ID to plug a rival toystore and still no news on who has soundblaster in the UK as yet.
Posted by Deadput on August 9th, 2019 @ 4:26am CDT
I mean were not going to get reissues of the original toys which don't really fit with the engineering in this day and age so homages like this is the next best thing.
I also really like repaints and remolds these days, just makes sense since their robots why would every single person have their own 100 percent unique look? Body templates and such is fascinating to me because of the writing possibilities that can come up with it.
Posted by bacem on August 9th, 2019 @ 4:47am CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on August 9th, 2019 @ 6:51am CDT
I like the mold, I like the character. I don’t like this. This feels forced, like Armada Megatron from Combiner Wars Megatron.
Posted by william-james88 on August 9th, 2019 @ 6:57am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I like the mold, I like the character. I don’t like this. This feels forced
I feel the same. There was a discussion a little while ago about good redecos vs redecos done just for the sake and this falls into that category. Still, from the look of people who were excited by digibashes, I guess some are happy its coming out.
I am wondering now if it will be released alone or with the other two power dashers.
Posted by sol magnus on August 9th, 2019 @ 7:34am CDT
Posted by Microbot on August 9th, 2019 @ 7:35am CDT
Posted by ThunderThruster on August 9th, 2019 @ 7:50am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2019 @ 9:15am CDT
Man, Hot Shot was totally a Hot Rod clone, not Bumblebee. Just look at his Armada Powerlinx redeco and the design of his first Cybertron form. His personality was lifted from Hot Rod (and Cheetor) too.Deadput wrote:I actually like that Hot Shot is no longer "proto Sports Car Bumblebee", increases the chances of being able to see him again some day in media without him being more of a Bumblebee clone, same with adapting shades of blue as his primary color.
Posted by Deadput on August 9th, 2019 @ 9:22am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Man, Hot Shot was totally a Hot Rod clone, not Bumblebee. Just look at his Armada Powerlinx redeco and the design of his first Cybertron form. His personality was lifted from Hot Rod (and Cheetor) too.Deadput wrote:I actually like that Hot Shot is no longer "proto Sports Car Bumblebee", increases the chances of being able to see him again some day in media without him being more of a Bumblebee clone, same with adapting shades of blue as his primary color.
Was actually going to mention him being "Bumblebee with Hot Rod's personality" but I thought that was being too rude, that and people probably compare Hot Shot to Bumblebee more despite his name lol.
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 9th, 2019 @ 9:52am CDT
Hoping Hotshots released on his own so that I can avoid getting him.