In-Hand - Transformers Titans Return Voyager Astrotrain and Titan Master Darkmoon
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 4:51am CDTCategory: Toy News
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Posted by MemphisR56 on August 3rd, 2016 @ 5:12am CDT
All in all, nifty looking. I'm still not sold on the paler looking grey. Definitely going to want to wait until the takara decco is on show for me.
Posted by Randomhero on August 3rd, 2016 @ 6:50am CDT
Posted by Insurgent on August 3rd, 2016 @ 6:53am CDT
Posted by Kurona on August 3rd, 2016 @ 7:07am CDT
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 3rd, 2016 @ 7:12am CDT
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:26am CDT
BUT, I really appreciate the fact that you can "remove" those weird side-of-the-head things he has. His actual head is pretty good.
Posted by Kurona on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:28am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I like the look of alpha trion and astro train. I do wonder though who at will be repainted into.
According to rumours, Vector Prime.
I bet anything Takara'll turn him into Lio Convoy tho
Posted by Dr. Caelus on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:28am CDT
It'll be interesting to see what IDW does with it - in last week's Titans Return one shot, it sure seemed like Infinitus was Sentinel Prime, rather than a Titan Master who'd revived his headless body or something. If they treat the Titan Masters like Marvel's Symbiotes or DC's Reach Scarabs, that could be pretty cool, I just think it'll be a little lame if Optimus is incapacitated at some point because he dons a random Titan Master dude, and then can't find his real head afterwards. In the end, how many of these I buy will depend greatly on how many IDW convinces me I need.
Though Blurr's paint job looks so shiny he already tempts me, and given the chance, I kind of want to troop build Scourges, to make Sweeps, but give them all different heads. Since Scourge is the only one I've seen getting left behind on shelves, that might happen.
Nemesis Maximo wrote:There's just not much I can bring myself to like about Trion over here. His robot mode is pretty good, but I'm holding out for Thundertron.
If they can dual homage Thundertron (with the lion) and Tidalwave (with the ship), that'd be pretty cool. Energon Tidal Wave, at least, had the white and blue, so it might not be impossible.
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:40am CDT
Broadside? That ship mode looks kinda aircraft carrier-ish.
Edit: Just saw the posts above, derp.
Posted by Sabrblade on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:48am CDT
Posted by Kurona on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:54am CDT
It does bother me just a little that two members of the thirteen share the exact same mold... but on the other hand Vector Prime already has a unique mold I could pick up off of Ebay, and on yet another hand OH MY GOD A CYBERTRON CHARACTER IN GENERATIONS
Posted by Counterpunch on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:56am CDT
RAR wrote:I'm not sure if Hasbro intends to "Clarify" how Titan Masters are supposed to work as they are giving out mixed messages upon my casual viewing of it.
I still don't know if Titan's Returns are neo-tectors by some random mini-robot (most of who we have never heard of) wearing the robots we have heard of like a skin suit.
or if they are like the headmasters (us version) and the robot in the robot and the head performs some vague (and mostly non-specified) performance upgrade to said robot.
The thing that adds so much confusion is the blurbs talk about controlling the titan masters and talks about Titans in the manner they talked about say Devsatator or even any combiner in Combiner Wars.
Yet the implication actually is that a Titan master isn't mastering any titans at all it's just some ill-defined upgrade for pretty ordinary Transformers.. this leaves me very confused indeed.
Maybe they should have said the Titan-Master upgrades reconfigured their bodies and allowed the propensity of Triple changing or something.
But I admit I'm completely confused - even more so by the titan Master mini-figure Plus mini-vehicle sets.
As a play pattern from a purely toy perspective they make some sense I guess - but as a story - they seem incomprehensible and contradictory to me.
I asked this at Botcon and I (we) felt like the question just broke them. What I mean is, it seemed like the interview went from friendly questions to nerd overdrive and the design team couldn't address it.
The Podcast team genuinely felt like they had no understanding of that question set against the US vs Japanese continuity differences for Headmasters.
Posted by Sabrblade on August 3rd, 2016 @ 8:57am CDT
You just gave me a thought. What if this mold is used to make ALL 13 of them!?Kurona wrote:It does bother me just a little that two members of the thirteen share the exact same mold...
Posted by Cobotron on August 3rd, 2016 @ 9:55am CDT
Tell you what though. I couldn't be more excited for that A3, and I can't wait to park a few Titan Master vehicles on the deck of that carrier mode.
Posted by Sigma Magnus on August 3rd, 2016 @ 10:04am CDT
Posted by Cobotron on August 3rd, 2016 @ 10:18am CDT
What would right look like to you?Sigma Magnus wrote:I want to like Alpha Trion, but...something just...bugs me about him. He doesn't look right.
Posted by Sabrblade on August 3rd, 2016 @ 10:24am CDT
Is it the too much red compared to the purple and silver?Sigma Magnus wrote:I want to like Alpha Trion, but...something just...bugs me about him. He doesn't look right.
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 3rd, 2016 @ 10:31am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Is it the to much red compared to the purple and silver?Sigma Magnus wrote:I want to like Alpha Trion, but...something just...bugs me about him. He doesn't look right.
It could be that, in a decidedly 'G1' styled line, that he is so decidedly not very 'G1' at all, not a bad thing, not a good thing, just tends to make him stand out.
Posted by Sigma Magnus on August 3rd, 2016 @ 10:36am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on August 3rd, 2016 @ 10:39am CDT
He does seem kinda... puffy.Sigma Magnus wrote:It's none of that, I'm fine with the overall design. Looking at it more, it's just...something about the proportions seems strange.