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ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images

Transformers News: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 11:05AM CDT

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s250 has brought to our attention that pictures of leader class Megatron and deluxe figures Skids and Chromia can be found on TF08.net

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Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903002)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 26th, 2009 @ 11:18am CDT
Does this suggest that these figures will be part of the first wave?
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903007)
Posted by Chaoslock on March 26th, 2009 @ 11:32am CDT
I'm awaiting the kitbashes of these, Megatron would make perfect BM Tankor, and Chromia would make a good Thrust.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903010)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 26th, 2009 @ 11:38am CDT
I'm willing to wager that when this stuff gets released, the stores will have such a mountain of toys stocked up that waves 1 and 2 will come pouring out in one huge blurr. Many areas had already recieved wave 2 during the first Movies go-around of toys by the time wave 1 was due to release. "Opening day" for the movie toys was a collectors dream and nightmare rolled into one. I drove 20 miles out of my way to get the Protoform releases when they came out and 35 miles to get my first regular movie toy. And I've got a Wal-Mart that's a fifteen minute walk from my house. I'm anticipating the same wave-mix and chaos for this round of toys too. Thankfully, Wal-Mart is open 24 hrs. and the stock team knows me.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903011)
Posted by DMSL on March 26th, 2009 @ 11:38am CDT
Ugh another wheelformer, i'll pass those just look horrid and how on earth can you pose them?
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903013)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 26th, 2009 @ 11:43am CDT
Well, it looks like Chromia and Arcee are, in fact, two totally different characters. There's nothing on her card that mentions anything about combining (from what I can tell.) Something of that nature is usually a selling point, so....
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903016)
Posted by typh0id on March 26th, 2009 @ 11:59am CDT
I'm going to buy Megatron and then be really pissed when the shiney Premium one comes out in a year...
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903018)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on March 26th, 2009 @ 12:09pm CDT
oh thank god that thing on chromia is detachable, it looked like a motorcycle mixed with a mini tank. it looks like crap with it on. and why does skids and mudflaps faces look like a pile of crap :sad: no five year old in their right mind would buy them, but i will :P 8-}
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903031)
Posted by syphonn on March 26th, 2009 @ 12:32pm CDT
They're getting really lazy with the transformations, Megatron is in the fetal position with one hand behind is back ... its like Optimal Optimus all over again
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903043)
Posted by Bumblebeast on March 26th, 2009 @ 1:01pm CDT
What the hell is wrong with the designers ?

None of them is a complete bot. Skids lacks a decent head. Megatron lacks an arm. Chromia lacks feet FFS.

It's like they decided to remake The Wizard of Oz, and send them all to the Fallen in order to get the parts they lack, only to realize that they didn't need them all the way.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903044)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 26th, 2009 @ 1:01pm CDT
I don't like these.

I don't think I'm going to be able to support this toy line.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903046)
Posted by Solrac333 on March 26th, 2009 @ 1:04pm CDT
Not feeling these. Megatron is a maybe, Chromia is a meh, and Skids is a hell no.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903064)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 26th, 2009 @ 1:43pm CDT
We should be thankful for these! If the prequel comic is any indication, we are going to, at some point soon, be blessed with the ever elusive "ice cream" truck as an Autobot. I'm already staking out my spot on a fairly clean brick wall so I'll have plenty of space to beat my head against it.
If this new movie is supposed to be so much darker than the first, why do I get the feeling that I will be laughing my way through 2+ hours of an obviously one-sided slaughterfest.

While I support the designers as far as making the toys look less humanoid (after all, they are alien robots and the arrogant 1950's mentality that aliens should look like us is just absurd) I am having a hard time with what the writers are giving us in the way of Autobot troops in general. The 'Bots biggest warrior is an aged stealth jet with rear facing guns. Almost every other Autobots most outstanding feature is awsome gas mileage. The fate of the planet is in the hands of motor-cycles, sub-compacts, a soft-serve wagon in desperate need of a bath, an R/C truck and a '94 Peterbilt. Earth is soooo screwed!
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903065)
Posted by Firebird on March 26th, 2009 @ 1:44pm CDT
I think Sideswipe and Prime might be the only things I buy from the new toyline. I honestly don't want these.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903071)
Posted by OmarJT82 on March 26th, 2009 @ 1:54pm CDT
I'm I bit confused about Chromia :?

In the Wal-Mart promo video for ROTF and according to Wikipedia, Arcee is a combination of 3 bikes, one pink, one purple, one blue. If the blue one is indeed Chromia (an individual character), then the pink one could be Elita-One and the purple one could be Arcee herself and all 3 fembots can combine into a larger robot like the Constructicons do when combining to form Devastator.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903073)
Posted by DavidT on March 26th, 2009 @ 1:59pm CDT
Megatron looks badass except for his mini-arm. Reminds me of the butler in Scary Movie 2 :grin:

"Let me use my strong hand!"
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Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903079)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 26th, 2009 @ 2:20pm CDT
So that would be the fail wave im guessing. I love bikeformers but im going to pass on that one. Looks way to simple (and not in a good way) and just looks like crap. At least Thrust had hidden feet. I said it from the start the theme of this movie is wheeled feet.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903080)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 26th, 2009 @ 2:22pm CDT
OmarJT82 wrote:I'm I bit confused about Chromia :?

In the Wal-Mart promo video for ROTF and according to Wikipedia, Arcee is a combination of 3 bikes, one pink, one purple, one blue. If the blue one is indeed Chromia (an individual character), then the pink one could be Elita-One and the purple one could be Arcee herself and all 3 fembots can combine into a larger robot like the Constructicons do when combining to form Devastator.


Wiki isn't to be trusted and unless the Wal-Mart promo actually showed the 3 of them combined AND seperate (which I haven't seen the vid. so I have no clue as to it's content) I'm kind of wondering about whether we actually will have our bike combiner. With the stand that comes with Chromia, I could see a 2nd stand working well as feet for a larger bot but that would leave the 3rd motorcycle having to be bigger than Dlx class Arcee from the first Movies toyline and that would look lame next to the other 2 bikes. I think they should have released all 3 bikes at once in a set but then they would have had less chance of raping our wallets if they had done that.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903092)
Posted by Maximus_Blade on March 26th, 2009 @ 2:44pm CDT
To me this is the transformer side show. This toy line is plain ugly so far. I'm thankful to be able to rest my wallet.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903101)
Posted by rpetras on March 26th, 2009 @ 3:18pm CDT
So far I like the Leader class stuff, even wonky-arms Megatron.

I'm hoping the bike-bots combine, That may make me interested. If they are just doing the wheeled warrior thing I may be skipping them.

I like the Vette, and even the BB with the pop out guns, but I'm not digging the fugly brothers.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903112)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on March 26th, 2009 @ 3:37pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:With the stand that comes with Chromia, I could see a 2nd stand working well as feet for a larger bot but that would leave the 3rd motorcycle having to be bigger than Dlx class Arcee


Not necessarily. Given the bizarre articulation we've seen in Chromia, I'd expect their merging to be completely unique, and involve a lot more 'mixing' together than you see in most of the TF gestalts - more like the Beast Wars gestalts than the Scramble Cityor Energon Gestalts, or even the RID Build Team.

Actually, the three RID locomotives were all approximately the same size, right? And yet they made a decent combined form.

Counterpunch wrote:I don't think I'm going to be able to support this toy line.


Some of the Decepticons (for whom I don't mind a sort of deformed look) like Rampage may win me over, but I may also get the bikes if they're in the same size range as TF1 Arcee and TFA Prowl (i.e. roughly GIJoe sized).

I've been generally surprised that so few of the scout class figures have caught my fancy. The armored Red Bull truck and the funky futuristic car just come off as too Happy Meal. The biplane (uniqueness & historical interest), the boat (decent robot mode), and the fork-lift (funny) may make it on to my desk though.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903137)
Posted by Prime Riblet on March 26th, 2009 @ 4:23pm CDT
I'm with Counterpunch on this line-I can't support it. These are some very ugly designs.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903139)
Posted by i_amtrunks on March 26th, 2009 @ 4:30pm CDT
Having the small deluxe toys in such large empty packaging does not make me want this line more. I'm not going to bother with the line myslef, but all that empty space might put off parents and new collectors, why pay $30 for a tiny little transforemer figure, when for $30 they can get two Ben 10 figures?

Perhaps it would it be a better idea to cover up some of the empty bubble with some cardboard identifiers or something, so as to reduce the empty space?

The bikes had all better come out in one wave, so that they can be combined as soon as they are opened, there is no way they can be posed while being wheel-footed bots.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903185)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 26th, 2009 @ 10:14pm CDT
Caelus wrote:... Given the bizarre articulation we've seen in Chromia, I'd expect their merging to be completely unique, and involve a lot more 'mixing' together than you see in most of the TF gestalts - more like the Beast Wars gestalts than the Scramble Cityor Energon Gestalts, or even the RID Build Team.

Actually, the three RID locomotives were all approximately the same size, right? And yet they made a decent combined form.


I keep forgetting about the rail-bots. They did a great job of keeping those all standardized. I had figured that worst case scenario would be that we would end up with deluxe size versions of the Armada Mini-Cons that merged into Perceptor or some close approximation to that. Not bad conceptually once you actually got past the whole goofy mini-con idea to begin with and for the size of the toys they actually did an o.k. job. (I purposely left out the issues with the mini-con alt modes. That's a whole other disaster for another time) I figure that the deluxe size motorcycles would have to be better than that and anything would be an improvement over the RID Constructicons. Those were just a pain in the butt. Once I got mine merged they STAYED merged and didn't get moved off the display shelf until I packed up my apt. to move out.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903187)
Posted by Cheetron on March 26th, 2009 @ 10:17pm CDT
I really don't like these guys. They look ugly to me. That and I'm afraid of the quality of them. But knowing my stupid luck I'll see Megs or Skids and think wow, he's cool. Until I open it that is :P
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903190)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 26th, 2009 @ 10:20pm CDT
If they combine (which still hasn't been confirmed) I'm hoping Hasbro learned from the Energon fiasco and releases all of the combiner pieces in the same wave, rather than spread them out. Some folks never received the other limbs as needed (and Hasbro knows this, it's been brought to their attention in the past.) and with ROTF bringing casual collectors and fans in...I'd imagine they want their combiner to be complete and ready to go in one purchase.

If (and that's a big if) they spread them out...it's a waste of time and will lead to a LOT of pissed off people.

I have a feeling they'll drag their feet on releasing Jetfire (probably why Prime's packaging and instructions leave out any information about the ability to combine) which is also stupid and a waste of time.

I realize they need to drag the line out as long as possible to help keep it going, but enough's enough. Cut the crap and put the damned figures out together.

Besides, if they overstock on Optimus Prime and Megatron, Jetfire won't have any shelf space if he's wave 2. We know Prime will sell, but let's face it...Megatron's going to shelf warm like a nuclear powered microwave set to disintegrate. (I'll buy him, and quite a few others will, but our sales won't even make a dent in his availability.)

Take Animated Megatron for example. Great figure, not selling. No room for Ultra Magnus (in either color), no room for Megatron's repaint, and surprisingly...no room for Bulkhead. (Yes, even he sold out before Megatron did, which is a shocker. A lot of people seem to dislike Bulkhead, which is a shame...GREAT figure.)

I really would prefer not to have to go through the internet this time around. I will if I absolutely have to, but seriously...just give us the figures.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (903295)
Posted by Autobotic9 on March 27th, 2009 @ 7:10am CDT
I hope that black hood is final on skids. I was getting worried with all the video reviews.

I'll get them all besides Nemotron.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (904100)
Posted by Dreadwinglord on March 29th, 2009 @ 3:42pm CDT
Another one legger, well, I still like them all
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (904633)
Posted by Warbreaker on March 30th, 2009 @ 10:21pm CDT
If I was warming up to Skids' face (Thinking of the unpainted teeth as mandibles helped), the face-art on his packaging just made me retch back all the way to 'utter hate'. Oh, his brother's is just going to look significantly worse. Picasso bots, anyone?

I am NOT going to get Skids or Mudface unless I get paid to keep them and even then, I'll melt the offensive, hideous heads together into plastic ooze so nobody else has to suffer from looking at them, throw it away and plonk on significantly better-looking heads from other figures on their pretty-okay bodies. I still can't believe how their face designs got approved.

Other than that, I think the face art of everyone else is pretty awesome(especially Soundwave's and Chromia's, pity about her robot-mode stock photography), can't wait for pictures of the bike combiner if it does exist and believe that the toy line is going to do pretty okay (I still ponder if all of Devastator's gimmicks will save him from all the "NO INDIVIDUAL ROBOT MODES!?!?" flaming when he comes out).
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (904763)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 31st, 2009 @ 11:07am CDT
Warbreaker wrote:I am NOT going to get Skids or Mudface unless I get paid to keep them and even then, I'll melt the offensive, hideous heads together into plastic ooze so nobody else has to suffer from looking at them, throw it away and plonk on significantly better-looking heads from other figures on their pretty-okay bodies. I still can't believe how their face designs got approved.


So in other words, they'll come out like this...
Image

I'm just curious, could one of you folks that despises the wheeled or one foot concept on the movie toys please explain to me why it is that so many folks are adamantly against this idea? I guess I'm so open to change that I don't see many of the things that others are percieving as flaws and I would like a different perspective.
I 'm asking for this viewpoint in all seriousness and I don't mean to put anyone down by my "open to change" remark, I just didn't know how else to put it and would truly like somone elses P.O.V. To me, the reactions are coming across as more emotion based in thier dislike rather than logic based and I'm having difficulty understanding why.
Re: ROTF Megatron, Skids, and Chromia in package images (905207)
Posted by Warbreaker on April 1st, 2009 @ 9:11am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:So in other words, they'll come out like this...
Image


Well, actually, that's not the result I had in mind. I'd keep applying a mini-blowtorch to their faces until both of them merge and become a formless, smooth lump of plastic with no features suggestive of their horrific visages at all, yesss.

As for the wheel-former concept, I'm not against it (constantly leaning back and forth about Demolishor, a seller in my local ebay has him for sale and I can't decide whether to buy or not), the only reason that makes sense (other than the anything-without-2-legs-is-fail mentality) I know for all this spite is the difficulty in posing wheelformers/one-legged Transformers without them constantly toppling to one side due to weight balance issues, something I quickly discovered while trying to pose my TFA Safeguard sliced in half by Megatron.

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