Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed

Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 2:32am CDT

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You'll remember the image showing a blue and red redeco of Titans Return Kup, speculated to be either Orion Pax or Crosshairs. Thanks to Weibo user 淘宝店变形金刚改造工厂, we now have confirmation that Orion Pax is indeed who they were going for! The figure will be part of a Transformers: Tribute monicker of some kind, which may be a store exclusive, or a subline, or something else entirely. Check out the image below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub.

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886463)
Posted by WreckerJack on June 3rd, 2017 @ 2:54am CDT
I hope the face sculpt looks as nice as the drawing does. Pax has a sweet beard :P
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886473)
Posted by Insurgent on June 3rd, 2017 @ 5:39am CDT
WreckerJack wrote:I hope the face sculpt looks as nice as the drawing does. Pax has a sweet beard :P



Is that not a chin guard?
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886474)
Posted by Kurona on June 3rd, 2017 @ 5:41am CDT
Huh. Maybe it's a fifth boxset after the tech spec ones? This is getting interesting...
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886477)
Posted by WreckerJack on June 3rd, 2017 @ 5:55am CDT
Insurgent wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:I hope the face sculpt looks as nice as the drawing does. Pax has a sweet beard :P



Is that not a chin guard?

Could be, but my mind's eye sees it as a beard.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886481)
Posted by steals_your_goats on June 3rd, 2017 @ 6:26am CDT
Kurona wrote:Huh. Maybe it's a fifth boxset after the tech spec ones? This is getting interesting...

I think this is the most plausible. Not counting Liokaiser, since he was a platinum release, combiner wars had 5 box sets so it would make sense for them to keep it consistent. 6 waves and 5 box sets per line (that's a lot of figures).

No idea who would be in this box set though. G2 Meg's seems obvious for at least one of the spots but who else? Leader class is out of uses besides Soundblaster and Twincast
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886484)
Posted by Kurona on June 3rd, 2017 @ 6:52am CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:
Kurona wrote:Huh. Maybe it's a fifth boxset after the tech spec ones? This is getting interesting...

I think this is the most plausible. Not counting Liokaiser, since he was a platinum release, combiner wars had 5 box sets so it would make sense for them to keep it consistent. 6 waves and 5 box sets per line (that's a lot of figures).

No idea who would be in this box set though. G2 Meg's seems obvious for at least one of the spots but who else? Leader class is out of uses besides Soundblaster and Twincast

While a bit arbitrary and subjective, I'd guess a boxset named as a 'tribute' to Transformers would have versions of very popular and well-known characters. Therefore I would think Soundblaster - as a version of Soundwave - would be a very good bet.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886488)
Posted by Yotsuyasan on June 3rd, 2017 @ 7:22am CDT
Please don't be an expensive hard to get exclusive... Please don't be an expensive hard to get exclusive... Please don't be an expensive hard to get exclusive...

Not sure on the head. As a Ginrai owner, I hoped Orion Pax would just see a reuse of PM Prime's Titan Master so I could have a way to get that mold myself. And if they have to do an original sculpt, it would be nice if it could look closer to this:

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Still... Not a bad looking head, and maybe it will look better when we see it as more than just a drawing.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886489)
Posted by Randomhero on June 3rd, 2017 @ 7:32am CDT
Kurona wrote:Huh. Maybe it's a fifth boxset after the tech spec ones? This is getting interesting...




I don't know. Some boards are saying it won't one of the TR box sets because it looks like an individual instruction sheet and the box sets instructions are all one giant sheet.

I'm my saying I agree. They could simply make individual sheets if they want.

I'm wondering if it's a con exclusive like Habsrocon or SDCC.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886496)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 3rd, 2017 @ 8:29am CDT
One would have thought, with how this current design team has been making several of these figures so close to their fictional appearances, that an Orion Pax from them would more closely resemble his original cartoon design, since we've yet to ever get an Orion Pax toy that actually looks like the cartoon version, but I guess that even the design team is aware of how ridiculously lame Orion Pax looked in the cartoon (i.e. - womanly curves and proportions, kissy lips, even his nasally voice) that the went for a different approach, like the previous design team did with the Thrilling 30 Orion Pax figure.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886502)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 3rd, 2017 @ 8:58am CDT
In addition to Orion Pax, snakas has a pic of a black redeco of Leader class Powermaster Optimus Prime, with the logo of Primitive Skateboarding printed on the side of the toy's trailer, suggesting it to be some kind of promotional tie-in figure.

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886504)
Posted by LE0KING on June 3rd, 2017 @ 9:08am CDT
TR Pax is an easy pass for me. After all, the thrilling 30 Orion Pax is one of the best transformers figures ever released. Clean robot mode, fun vehicle mode, and the most articulation I've ever seen on a deluxe figure.
It's an amazing figure and everyone should own some version of that mold.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886509)
Posted by Albatross250 on June 3rd, 2017 @ 9:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image

I wish we had a better BWII Galvatron :-( :-( :-(
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886532)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 3rd, 2017 @ 11:04am CDT
... and looking at his comic appearance we should all should have seen that coming, looking at the shape of the shoulders:

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Sure, IDW Kup had them too, but still...
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886533)
Posted by Terrsolpix on June 3rd, 2017 @ 11:05am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:... and looking at his comic appearance we should all should have seen that coming, looking at the shape of the shoulders:

Image


When is that from? Before or after the thrilling 30's deluxe?
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886534)
Posted by Kurona on June 3rd, 2017 @ 11:06am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:... and looking at his comic appearance we should all should have seen that coming, looking at the shape of the shoulders:

Image

Are... are Hasbro still using this design? Seriously?

What is it with them taking obscure one-off pre-2011 IDW stuff? This design of Orion Pax that showed up once in a few panels, Thunderwing... I am so confused.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886535)
Posted by Kurona on June 3rd, 2017 @ 11:07am CDT
Terrsolpix wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:... and looking at his comic appearance we should all should have seen that coming, looking at the shape of the shoulders:

Image


When is that from? Before or after the thrilling 30's deluxe?

This comic was made specifically for the T30 Deluxe. The design did appear in IDW before though - once - in Spotlight: Blurr.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886536)
Posted by Terrsolpix on June 3rd, 2017 @ 11:08am CDT
Kurona wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:... and looking at his comic appearance we should all should have seen that coming, looking at the shape of the shoulders:

Image


When is that from? Before or after the thrilling 30's deluxe?

This comic was made specifically for the T30 Deluxe. The design did appear in IDW before though - once - in Spotlight: Blurr.


Ok then, that confirms my suspicion of the TR Orion being based off the original toy, similar to how Kup was tooled (also doesn't hurt they were the exact same toy).
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886537)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 3rd, 2017 @ 11:12am CDT
The shoulders on one version of IDW Kup and that version of Orion Pax are similar enough for reuse without retooling it looks like. Could be coincidence, but one that works for Hasbro. It's still mostly Kup in the chest and leg designs, but enough lines up for Orion, especially given the e-Hobby release.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886541)
Posted by LE0KING on June 3rd, 2017 @ 11:21am CDT
Albatross250 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Image

I wish we had a better BWII Galvatron :-( :-( :-(

I always thought that they should have done a combinerwars vehicon combiner.
Cyclonus as jetstorm
Rook as strika
Groove as thrust
Blades as obsidion
And brawl as tankor
But whatever...
Re: Transformers Titans Return Tribute: Orion Pax Confirmed (1886554)
Posted by william-james88 on June 3rd, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Huh. Maybe it's a fifth boxset after the tech spec ones? This is getting interesting...

It's more likely to be an SDCC exclusive. It has the boxset name on it too, an indivual instruction sheet, and it is leaking at the exact same time that SDCC boxset components leak (like the arcee redeco 2 years back).

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