Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 5:34AM CST

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The Official Transformers Facebook page gives us a brief sneak peek into the design process for Alpha Bravo and Firefly. These images let us look at the process from sketch models to gray model to final product.

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process
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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632213)
Posted by It Is Him on December 22nd, 2014 @ 6:56am CST
So Alpho Bravo is colored almost completely red in his alt mode, kinda like Universe 2.0 Blades.

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632227)
Posted by Shuttershock on December 22nd, 2014 @ 8:10am CST
It Is Him wrote:So Alpho Bravo is colored almost completely red in his alt mode, kinda like Universe 2.0 Blades.

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Indeed it is.

:-?
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632266)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 22nd, 2014 @ 10:50am CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:The Official Transformers Facebook page gives us a brief sneak peek into the design process for Alpha Bravo and Firefly. These images let us look at the process from sketch models to gray model to final product.
Firely's new, but Alpha Bravo's already been posted -
transformers-generations-combiner-wars-discussion-thread-t102338s1275.php#p1631800
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632272)
Posted by Va'al on December 22nd, 2014 @ 10:56am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:The Official Transformers Facebook page gives us a brief sneak peek into the design process for Alpha Bravo and Firefly. These images let us look at the process from sketch models to gray model to final product.
Firely's new, but Alpha Bravo's already been posted -
transformers-generations-combiner-wars-discussion-thread-t102338s1275.php#p1631800


Yeah yeah. Whatever you say. =;

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Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632302)
Posted by prjkt on December 22nd, 2014 @ 12:07pm CST
Hmm robot Kingdom have preorders for wave 2 already...
Can't quite drop the cash yet, but looks like a late Jan release for Motormaster and the remaining Aerialbot/Stunticons.
http://www.robotkingdom.com/b0975as01-2.html
http://www.robotkingdom.com/b1177as01.html
Edit: legends too http://www.robotkingdom.com/b0971as01.html
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632309)
Posted by Cobotron on December 22nd, 2014 @ 12:31pm CST
I'm glad the UK is getting some lovinz.
It will probably be late January before I see wave 1 at retail in my part of the world(Nowheresville, USA).
prjkt - Thanks again for all your good reviews and comp shots. They will hold me over until then. :D
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632391)
Posted by Syn_13 on December 22nd, 2014 @ 5:52pm CST
Finally got in on the CW action today. Picked up Silverbolt and Bombshell for now, until I get more dough after Christmas.

Silverbolt looks great in 'bot mode and I love the transformation to Superion's torso. Really smart to make his arms the Combiner's thigh, to give it that extra bit of stability, and the joint are nice and tight so it feels like it'll hold well. The alt mode looks great apart from the whole bot underneath, but that's not really an issue since I don't plan on having him displayed upside down! Although from the side you can really see his arm, but when displaying side on I plug the weapon into the back of the fist and it really looks cool there. Makes me want a 2nd weapon so I can do the same either side. My only gripe with Superion is that the rubber antennae don't stay upright. Looks like he's got rabbit ears! I may have to take them off and see what I can do.

Bombshell is a brilliant little figure, by the way, in both modes. My dilemma is that I now have 3 mismatching Insecticons on my CHUG shelf. 2 Legends with different colour schemes and the Deluxe FoC Kickback. I don't mind the colours being a bit off but I do hope they release a Legends sized Kickback. FoC Kickback is a great figure but I like the idea of the Insecticons being Legends sized.
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632405)
Posted by Emerje on December 22nd, 2014 @ 8:10pm CST
So glad Alpha Bravo can use his fist/foot as landing gear, doesn't look nearly as strange in helicopter mode anymore.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632409)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on December 22nd, 2014 @ 8:43pm CST
Syn_13 wrote:Finally got in on the CW action today. Picked up Silverbolt and Bombshell for now, until I get more dough after Christmas.

Silverbolt looks great in 'bot mode and I love the transformation to Superion's torso. Really smart to make his arms the Combiner's thigh, to give it that extra bit of stability, and the joint are nice and tight so it feels like it'll hold well. The alt mode looks great apart from the whole bot underneath, but that's not really an issue since I don't plan on having him displayed upside down! Although from the side you can really see his arm, but when displaying side on I plug the weapon into the back of the fist and it really looks cool there. Makes me want a 2nd weapon so I can do the same either side. My only gripe with Superion is that the rubber antennae don't stay upright. Looks like he's got rabbit ears! I may have to take them off and see what I can do.

Bombshell is a brilliant little figure, by the way, in both modes. My dilemma is that I now have 3 mismatching Insecticons on my CHUG shelf. 2 Legends with different colour schemes and the Deluxe FoC Kickback. I don't mind the colours being a bit off but I do hope they release a Legends sized Kickback. FoC Kickback is a great figure but I like the idea of the Insecticons being Legends sized.


With regards to the "rabbit ears" try loosening the screw in the back of Superions head, I did this with mine, I loosened it about halfway and the antennae now fold up perfectly straight.
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632505)
Posted by Syn_13 on December 23rd, 2014 @ 7:44am CST
leakin' lubricant wrote:With regards to the "rabbit ears" try loosening the screw in the back of Superions head, I did this with mine, I loosened it about halfway and the antennae now fold up perfectly straight.


Thank for the tip. I tried this but it didn't make a difference. However, if I then tighten the screw back with the antennae pushed as far forward as they can go they hold in place. When I transform him back to jet or robot mode they go back to how they were as the antennae get pushed back. Just means I need to repeat the process when displaying as Superion, which isn't much of a bother. Nonetheless, thanks for the tip as it's solved it in a roundabout way!

Also, this may sound like I'm pointing out the obvious, but for those that like to display their planes on a raised stand and worry about seeing the robot underside, you can at least get rid of his legs by folding in Superion's chest pieces. It makes the undercarriage of the jet look a lot better, but becomes unstable when put on a flat surface (not that you'd care on a flat surface though, unless it's see-through). Can't do much about covering up the arms, but as I said before a side angle looks good when you plug the big gun in the back of the fist.
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632512)
Posted by william-james88 on December 23rd, 2014 @ 8:09am CST
Syn_13 wrote:but for those that like to display their planes on a raised stand and worry about seeing the robot underside


I really feel that the designers were simply giving us an update on the G1 toys and tried to replicate the look as much as possible, including where the kibble is, but with more articulation.
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632590)
Posted by leokearon on December 23rd, 2014 @ 11:12am CST
Hurray! For the first time in years SMYTHS in Ireland are stocking Generations toys. The first wave of Combiner wars toys are in Stock (in Waterford anyway)

Deluxes (€19.99)
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Legends (€12.99)
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No Windcharger but I am never going to buy him anyways

Voyager (€28.99)
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Optimus was there as well, just didn't take a pic
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632592)
Posted by Counterpunch on December 23rd, 2014 @ 11:15am CST
leokearon wrote:Hurray! For the first time in years SMYTHS in Ireland are stocking Generations toys. The first wave of Combiner wars toys are in Stock (in Waterford anyway)

Deluxes (€19.99)
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Legends (€12.99)
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No Windcharger but I am never going to buy him anyways

Voyager (€28.99)
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Optimus was there as well, just didn't take a pic


Good stuff. Always happy when our over-seas friends find things without a hassle.
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632612)
Posted by leokearon on December 23rd, 2014 @ 12:03pm CST
[quote="Counterpunch
Good stuff. Always happy when our over-seas friends find things without a hassle.[/quote]

Thanks I just hope they will continue to stock them and not give up after about two waves. Of course the prices need to go down a bit, I'm not paying €20 for a deluxe
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632622)
Posted by Cobotron on December 23rd, 2014 @ 12:31pm CST
I'm gonna stop complaining about US prices going up.
I saw on the voyager box 28euro. Just converted, 28euro = 35 usd. Yikes!
I know the euro and pound are stronger than the dollar, but come on!
Is it more expensive to distribute over there?
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632627)
Posted by william-james88 on December 23rd, 2014 @ 12:46pm CST
Cobotron wrote:I'm gonna stop complaining about US prices going up.
I saw on the voyager box 28euro. Just converted, 28euro = 35 usd. Yikes!
I know the euro and pound are stronger than the dollar, but come on!
Is it more expensive to distribute over there?


Dude, that is nothing compared to how overpriced the Deluxes are: 19.99 euros = 24.34 US$. YIKES! (in comparion, of course)
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632636)
Posted by Syn_13 on December 23rd, 2014 @ 12:57pm CST
Cobotron wrote:I'm gonna stop complaining about US prices going up.
I saw on the voyager box 28euro. Just converted, 28euro = 35 usd. Yikes!
I know the euro and pound are stronger than the dollar, but come on!
Is it more expensive to distribute over there?


Well over here in England Voyagers Silverbolt and Prime are £22.99 which, again, is about £35 converted. I actually thought £22.99 was cheap, but that's because Smyths and TRU are big chains, so can price more competitively. On the UK based sites and smaller stores Voyagers are usually around the £27 mark (almost $42).
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632637)
Posted by Cobotron on December 23rd, 2014 @ 1:01pm CST
Double YIKES!!!!
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632752)
Posted by prjkt on December 23rd, 2014 @ 9:05pm CST
Well f*ck

Just broke Silverbolt. Right near the hinges of the piece where Superion's head is attached to.

Still holds together for now, but the other side is also seriously showing strain.... Be careful when you transform him!
Re: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Firefly and Alpha Bravo Design Process (1632759)
Posted by Agamemnon on December 23rd, 2014 @ 10:28pm CST
prjkt wrote:Well f*ck

Just broke Silverbolt. Right near the hinges of the piece where Superion's head is attached to.

Still holds together for now, but the other side is also seriously showing strain.... Be careful when you transform him!

:shock: Would you be willing to post a pic?

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