War For Cybertron PS3 DLC CONTEST - Which WFC Character Deserves a Figure?
Saturday, July 31st, 2010 1:02pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Site Articles, Game News
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How is this contest going to work? As of now, we only have five War For Cybertron toys, two of them are already out - Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, while three have yet to hit retail - Megatron, Soundwave and Cliffjumper. We're asking you, Which of the following War For Cybertron characters deserves to have a figure in the Generations toyline? We're looking for a minimum three sentence paragraph, creatively explaining why your one chosen character should be in Generations. Simply post your paragraph in this thread, and you'll be entered into the contest. We'll be picking the best five responses! The characters eligible in this contest are ones that are playable in the game. They are listed below for your own convenience.
The staff of Seibertron.com is looking forward to reading some interesting responses!
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This article was last modified on Saturday, July 31st, 2010 2:34pm CDT
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Posted by Ungie on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:09pm CDT
Posted by bengear on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:18pm CDT
S - is for his team they call the seekers
T - is for the treason in his heart
A - is for the autobots he shoots at
R - is for his raids on quickie - marts
S - is for his buddy named Skywarp
C - is for his planet cybertron
R - is for his rays (I'm talking NULLLLL rays)
E - is for his equals - he has NONE!
A - is for the airlock he kicked someone out of
M - is for Megatron *see above*
Put it together and what's it spell?
Why, none other than STARSCREAM, that's who! Starstream (like Prime, Bumblebee, Soundwave and Megatron) is practially an ICON of transformerdom. His characterization in the WFC game was spot on and so took me back to the old days of G1. You can't have a transformer toyline without good ol' 'Screamer. There are a few transformers which I must always buy due to the fact that they were the first ones I ever had as a kid. Cliffjumper was the first, Thundercracker was the second - and my brother got Starscream at the same time.
SO, I cast my precious vote for Starscream and lay a Scientist Rocket sentry to watch over it!
*PS - also if starscream is made we might get repaints for thundercracker and skywarp so it's a triple win!!*
Posted by EyeOfTheTigatron on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:19pm CDT
Posted by grimlockprime108 on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:29pm CDT
Posted by dfleming12 on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:32pm CDT
In War for Cybertron, Shockwave is very reminiscent to his G1 self. His dark purple Decepticon representation fits perfectly. His alternate mode is a very gun-like jet, similar to his gun mode in G1. A new Shockwave figure would sell out on the market, as Shockwave toys are a thing of rarity. Selling to fans, collectors, and gamers alike; Shockwave would evilly command your collection of Generations and War for Cybertron figures.
Posted by infinitimagnus on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:34pm CDT
Think about the autobot race and the possibility of their kind being annihilated had it not been for jetfire and his crew...
Posted by larenzo177 on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:40pm CDT
Posted by Megazarak on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:45pm CDT
Posted by Gripen1974 on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:51pm CDT
If it should be an autobot so should it be Arcee of same reason.
Posted by NamelessOne on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:53pm CDT
For the Autobots: Jetfire. Criminally understocked and hard to find, major character, Cybertronian form arguably canon (Finest scientific mind, called to arms, etc. etc - from whichever canon you draw from). Major player material, if done right.
For the 'Cons: Shockwave. Again, originally criminally understocked and out of print (I paid over $150 last year for a mint, exceptionally good knock-off, and it was a BARGAIN).
Following all the 'Shockblast' and Alternators halfway houses, a Cybertronian figure would be phenominal, and stand the test of time for collectors for years (and Generations) to come. And, we NEED a 'go to' Shockwave for the future....
Posted by optimus739 on July 31st, 2010 @ 1:57pm CDT
Posted by jwowen77 on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:06pm CDT
Posted by Smokescreen85 on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:09pm CDT
Posted by Neurie on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:10pm CDT
Its the only character to never have a figure out of all of them and is highly unlikely to get one any time soon.
Hasbro have already confirmed a new Shockwave more or less(TFTM3).
slip stream is a unique character being the only female seeker(even though transformers are asexual which would really mean ITs effeminate).
Shockwave has had 3 official figures, 1 homage and one third party WST. And hes getting another one. Id be happier with any other of the lesser known cons.
And how are they gpoing to know if your are a PS3 owner or not? do we have to post our gamer tags on here aswell?
Posted by Windsweeper on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:10pm CDT
In addition, an awful lot of fans love Seekers and Animated, which is still fresh in our collective minds.
I can't think of any female G1 Decepticons apart from the Botcon chaarcter, Flamewar.
Failing that, I'd love to see Barricade whose WFC/G1 self has yet to get a toy. I think he's based more on the Movie version rather than the Micromaster. Despite the character blurb suggesting otherwise, the name Barricade is best associated with the Movie Decepticon police car. I know I'd love a G1/WFC version of said character, preferably as a Scout.
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:12pm CDT
Posted by REMINATOR on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:16pm CDT
For the Con - Motormaster.
Posted by Julie85 on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:24pm CDT
Don't bother entering me into the contest, I already bought the DLC.
Posted by Mixmaster Prime on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:28pm CDT
Every character on this list has had a figure come out from Hasbro lately or will have one soon except Air Raid and Scattorshot. Shockwave will obviously have a TF3 movie Leader-class figure, and Silverbolt will be in TF3 as well. Barricade and Brawl were represented well within the TF1 movie. Breakdown (Brakedown) was a good scout class recently. Ironhide, Jetfire, Ratchet, Warpath, Onslaught, and the Seekers all have been represented lately in the Classics line. And although I do agree with a previous poster that by making a Starscream toy, you could redeco it into Skywarp and Thundercracker, and that this would be a good marketing strategy, I hunger for something more and unique.
Slipstream is an interesting character but not iconic enough to warrant a toy, but then again, the new Drift toy proves that theory moot. Demolisher is obscure and non-G1, so I think the mojo would be lost on him. As much as I would love to see WFC Arcee made into a toy, as her design is great, her being an unlockable character only playable in online kind of dilutes her importance in the universe. Besides, her Animated mold is still selling well. Scattorshot is interesting in aesthetic design but still not easily recognizable. This finally brings me to my vote: Air Raid.
Now I remember that Air Raid was the name of a TF1 movie scout class jet, but that doesn't count. How often do we get gutsy, intelligent, self-sacrificing, and really cool-looking aerial autobot toys... from within genuine G1 continuity? I loved Air Raid's character in WFC and I think he would go great with the toyline. I abhor the decision to make Cliffjumper into a toy, even though it seems natural with the Bumblebee toy out. Cliffjumper wasn't even playable! When I have a toy from the movie or whatever, I want it to connect me back to those moments. A Cliffjumper WFC toy would in no way do that for PS3 players. Air Raid would remind us of the euphoric, jaw-dropping rush when we would hover or fly into an enemy zone, strafe and then rush to transform and bludgeon decepticons to slag. His color scheme, attitude, personality, and aesthetic design in both robot and alternate mode would definitely make Air Raid a must have for any fan of WFC and for anyone looking for a cool Transformers figure within the Generations line to boot.
Posted by Axalon_Prime on July 31st, 2010 @ 2:29pm CDT