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We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Monday, October 17th, 2022 11:04AM CDT

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The Earthspark line will soon replace Cyberverse as the mainline for Transformers toys on shelves. That's what you will see more of than any other line, in terms of product quantity, with the same characters appearing in multiple size classes for different price points and gimmicks. The entire line is aimed at kids BUT the Nick Roche designs have attracted older fans to the show and toyline and the deluxe toys are anticipated by fans of all ages. So, it is cool to now know all toys coming out in the deluxe line to build the Mandroid figure (he is the main villain of season 1).

Those deluxes are:

1 - Bumblebee
2 - Megatron
3 - Terran Twitch
4 - Optimus Prime
5 - Shockwave
6 - Grimlock
7 - Nightshade

This is pretty big news since it means there will be Shockwave and Grimlock on the show, something we did not know yet. Nightshade will be another terran transformer that will come in later in season 1.

We will get our first look at these characters in the back of the packaging of the deluxes coming out next month.

We thank Griffin from Ozformers for the images and reporting, which all took place at Ozfest.

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

Transformers News: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure

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Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147259)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 17th, 2022 @ 11:34am CDT
Still wish Elita was a fully-engineered Deluxe class toy instead of an under-engineered Warrior class toy.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147260)
Posted by Overcracker on October 17th, 2022 @ 11:36am CDT
Quick takeaways:

Large Spin Bee is a brick no doubt due to the gimmick.

Mandroid is intriguing, but why are the #5,6 and 7 figures needed to build him, redacted? Story Spoilers?

Twitch and Megs seem to be the best out of the lot at this point.

Elita-1 looks pretty good. Though her alt-mode reminds me of Prime Bulkhead

So what are the classes here:

Spin Changers
Deluxe
1 step
Finger changers.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147261)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 17th, 2022 @ 11:40am CDT
Overcracker wrote:So what are the classes here:

Spin Changers
Deluxe
1 step
Finger changers.
And Warrior, in Elita's case
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147263)
Posted by Overcracker on October 17th, 2022 @ 11:50am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:So what are the classes here:

Spin Changers
Deluxe
1 step
Finger changers.
And Warrior, in Elita's case


Ahh, o.k.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147267)
Posted by Flashwave on October 17th, 2022 @ 12:47pm CDT
Other than looking like a de armored version of BH Bulkhead, I like Elita. Other than the flip out gun gimmick is she any different than the Deluxes?

Also, what the heck is that packaging now? It's like they just tied them directly to the Studio Series base and said "Nah, we don't need an overbox. :SICK:
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147268)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 17th, 2022 @ 12:58pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Other than looking like a de armored version of BH Bulkhead, I like Elita. Other than the flip out gun gimmick is she any different than the Deluxes?


Simpler and less points of articulation.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147270)
Posted by blackeyedprime on October 17th, 2022 @ 1:14pm CDT
They kind of failed with bumblebee..all meant to be the same version but none of the bot modes are similar and weven the vehicles differ a bit with the deluxe figure having the worst car mode of the lot -just looks incomplete.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147271)
Posted by Till-all-R1 on October 17th, 2022 @ 1:38pm CDT
While I'm not interested in either Cyberverse or Earth Spark lines I have to say that at least the aesthetics for the former look better than Earth Spark figures. eek
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147275)
Posted by william-james88 on October 17th, 2022 @ 2:45pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Other than looking like a de armored version of BH Bulkhead, I like Elita. Other than the flip out gun gimmick is she any different than the Deluxes?


Have you seen or heard of the Cyberverse warrior class toys of the past 4 years? She's that same type of toy. Less articulation and simpler transformation.

Flashwave wrote:Also, what the heck is that packaging now? It's like they just tied them directly to the Studio Series base and said "Nah, we don't need an overbox. :SICK:


The younger kids toys are packaged the same way as all other kids toys on shelves, nothing more to it.

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Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147291)
Posted by SpaceEagle on October 17th, 2022 @ 10:20pm CDT
I'm still pretty excited to get the Deluxes of this line, especially 'Bee and Megs. The rest look pretty fun for the younguns, might even get those finger puppets because of how silly and cute they look.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147302)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 18th, 2022 @ 8:38am CDT
I'm only getting figures for the new characters in the series. That Twitch looks really cool, and I'm sure we'll get Thrash in a later wave. I got most of the Deluxes from Cyberverse, and since I have those same characters represented in Generations, there hasn't been a good reason to dig them back out.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147343)
Posted by Emerje on October 18th, 2022 @ 6:06pm CDT
Am I the only one annoyed that, after watching the new trailer, Twitch figure can't use her clear blades as swords? I wonder if that was a element that the animators came up with instead of the toy designers?

Emerje
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147345)
Posted by SpaceEagle on October 18th, 2022 @ 6:17pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Am I the only one annoyed that, after watching the new trailer, Twitch figure can't use her clear blades as swords? I wonder if that was a element that the animators came up with instead of the toy designers?

Emerje

Oh yeah huh...
I feel like that may very well be the case :HEADHURTS:
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147436)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 19th, 2022 @ 8:07pm CDT
I am real excited for the line, the show looks good, and when the show looks good, I get excited to get toys of characters I like. That is why I enjoy many Cyberverse toys even if they are not that good.

You can see the Roche in Twitch clear as day, that's why I love her design.

I am disappointed with the fact that Shockwave and Grimlock are 2 of the remaining 3 deluxes of this wave. I would have preferred Thrash and Arcee myself
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147455)
Posted by william-james88 on October 19th, 2022 @ 11:35pm CDT
Yeah, I would love a deluxe arcee and soundwave
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147456)
Posted by Emerje on October 20th, 2022 @ 12:33am CDT
There's always room for more, the last few Deluxes from Cyberverse didn't come with BAF parts.

Emerje
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2147457)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2022 @ 12:35am CDT
I really do hope that the Grimlock and Shockwave Deluxes aren't just reuses of the Cyberverse Deluxe molds.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148051)
Posted by PerfectVision on October 28th, 2022 @ 8:14am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I really do hope that the Grimlock and Shockwave Deluxes aren't just reuses of the Cyberverse Deluxe molds.


The Shockwave is a rerelease with some yellow instead of pink,adorable.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148052)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on October 28th, 2022 @ 8:20am CDT
Thrash has a mode with wheels for feet! All bike bots should have them. Just one more example of why Beast Machines is the best Transformers line.

Now to decide if I'll pick up the Warrior or hold out for a Deluxe. Hopefully they'll announce the latter before the former hits stores.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148066)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2022 @ 11:20am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote: Just one more example of why Beast Machines is the best Transformers line.


Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148084)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2022 @ 1:19pm CDT
Hasbro is at the London Comic Con and they have revealed some new toys in he Earthspark line. Below are official images from Hasbro along with images of the toys on the show floor which were posted by In Demand Toys.

The reveals are 1-Step Flip Changers Soundwave and Swindle, Warrior Megatron and Thrash, Deluxe Optimus Prime and Shockwave. Shockwave is a redeco of the Cyberverse deluxe figure.

I can anticipate many wondering what the difference is between Warrior and Deluxe Megatron since the deluxe is priced much higher and while the robot modes may look similar, the alt mode is where we see the complexity at play. The more obvious feet in the warrior class' alt mode show how that toy is far simpler in terms of its transformation, which lowers parts count and cost, ect. Also the deluxe figure features more points of articulation, like hip swivels, which even Mcfarlane action figures often lack.

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Megatron comparison

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Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148085)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 28th, 2022 @ 1:27pm CDT
Trash is definitely the most interesting of the lot. Simply because he's truly NEW and FRESH.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148087)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2022 @ 1:34pm CDT
I don't like to use this word, but I sure hope Shockwave comes with the optional arm for Mandroid. Or else this BLOWS and now TF fans will know the pain of being a Marvel Legends collector.

EDIT: Shockwave is number 5, so he is indeed the optional piece for mandroid

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Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148090)
Posted by bluecatcinema on October 28th, 2022 @ 2:20pm CDT
Nice to finally see figures for Soundwave and Swindle.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148092)
Posted by SpaceEagle on October 28th, 2022 @ 2:42pm CDT
Oooo, stealth bomber Soundwave looks neato, giving me a lot of Transformers: Cybertron energy.
Thrash looks fantastic as well, and I'm sure there's fun to be had with the others. Not super surprised Cyberverse's Shocky is being reused here but I am intrigued if they'll do something new for him later.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148093)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on October 28th, 2022 @ 2:54pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:I don't like to use this word, but I sure hope Shockwave comes with the optional arm for Mandroid. Or else this BLOWS and now TF fans will know the pain of being a Marvel Legends collector.

Looking at Twitch’s packaging I think he does come with the alternate arm.
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Now the question is if Grimlock uses his Cyberverse mold.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148105)
Posted by MaximalNui on October 28th, 2022 @ 6:31pm CDT
Wait, so does that mean they're reusing the Shockwave animation model as well and just changing the textures, or is it just the same cost-saving measure we saw in the first waves of Cyberverse itself?
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148113)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 28th, 2022 @ 10:16pm CDT
These look really good. I'm more excited for these and the Rise of the Beast figures.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148115)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2022 @ 10:26pm CDT
MaximalNui wrote:Wait, so does that mean they're reusing the Shockwave animation model as well and just changing the textures, or is it just the same cost-saving measure we saw in the first waves of Cyberverse itself?

We don't know yet what Shockwave looks like in the show
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148120)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on October 28th, 2022 @ 11:20pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
MaximalNui wrote:Wait, so does that mean they're reusing the Shockwave animation model as well and just changing the textures, or is it just the same cost-saving measure we saw in the first waves of Cyberverse itself?

We don't know yet what Shockwave looks like in the show

False, we know exactly what he looks like from ghd clips!
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148121)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on October 28th, 2022 @ 11:25pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:Just one more example of why Beast Machines is the best Transformers line.


https://youtu.be/-FMB6dTSkoE
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148134)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 29th, 2022 @ 12:26am CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:Just one more example of why Beast Machines is the best Transformers line.


[youtube]https://youtu.be/-FMB6dTSkoE[/youtube]


Remove the "https://youtu.be/" part from the brackets to make it work:

Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148230)
Posted by william-james88 on October 29th, 2022 @ 5:03pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
MaximalNui wrote:Wait, so does that mean they're reusing the Shockwave animation model as well and just changing the textures, or is it just the same cost-saving measure we saw in the first waves of Cyberverse itself?

We don't know yet what Shockwave looks like in the show

False, we know exactly what he looks like from ghd clips!


Can you please share a screenshot?
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148269)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 29th, 2022 @ 8:21pm CDT
Kinda bummed that Shockwave is just a Cyberverse repaint. I loved that show and enjoyed the toyline, but I was hoping for a new mold shockwave, or better yet a different character in the deluxe.

The Deluxe optimus looks real nice, I like it a lot!

The warriors also look sharp. I won't get Megatron because of the deluxe coming, but he is still good looking. And Thrash is a pleasant surprise, he and Elita are my 2 warrior purchases to date, they both look good.

Now, where is a good 50's model Arcee?
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148334)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on October 31st, 2022 @ 7:39am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
MaximalNui wrote:Wait, so does that mean they're reusing the Shockwave animation model as well and just changing the textures, or is it just the same cost-saving measure we saw in the first waves of Cyberverse itself?

We don't know yet what Shockwave looks like in the show

False, we know exactly what he looks like from ghd clips!


Can you please share a screenshot?


Oops. My tired brain thought you said Soundwave. :lol: Sorry for getting your Hopes up!
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148599)
Posted by william-james88 on November 3rd, 2022 @ 10:26pm CDT
For those curious about the soon to be released Earthspark deluxe Megatron, there is now a review up. Here we can get a good idea of the scale, with comparisons to Cyberverse deluxe Megatron and Shockwave (who will be rereleased in this line) and it also shows us the figure from the back and the alt mode at several angles. We see how the canon attaches to the helicopter in alt mode too, completing the look.

Here is the review form PrimevsPrime along with some screenshots.



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Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148600)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 3rd, 2022 @ 10:28pm CDT
That Megs truly have a weird face.
As if it's someone else just pretending to be Megs.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148606)
Posted by william-james88 on November 4th, 2022 @ 12:33am CDT
I agree, the face is weird
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148617)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on November 4th, 2022 @ 9:54am CDT
I see it now that you mention it...
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148623)
Posted by DeathReviews on November 4th, 2022 @ 11:07am CDT
As a fan of the Megatron character, I gotta say I'm not impressed by the Earthspark offerings so far. I didn't really need the video review to conclude that the figures look cheap.

"But they're made for KIDS - ya gotta unnerstand!"

Yeah, I get that. But I've seen other kids toys that look a hekkuvva lot better than these. And poor Megatron - that face looks all gormless and simpering. A far fall for the leader of the Decepticons. Small, hollow, flimsy - all perfectly cruel and perfectly accurate descriptions. I skipped out on pretty much the entire Cyberverse line because the figures looked too child-like for my taste. But at least they had some that appear to have been decently engineered, and they seemed to give proper respect to Megatron. But I see little evidence of that so far for Earthspark. I hope the kids like 'em - but I sure don't.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148630)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on November 4th, 2022 @ 1:11pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:As a fan of the Megatron character, I gotta say I'm not impressed by the Earthspark offerings so far. I didn't really need the video review to conclude that the figures look cheap.

"But they're made for KIDS - ya gotta unnerstand!"

Yeah, I get that. But I've seen other kids toys that look a hekkuvva lot better than these. And poor Megatron - that face looks all gormless and simpering. A far fall for the leader of the Decepticons. Small, hollow, flimsy - all perfectly cruel and perfectly accurate descriptions. I skipped out on pretty much the entire Cyberverse line because the figures looked too child-like for my taste. But at least they had some that appear to have been decently engineered, and they seemed to give proper respect to Megatron. But I see little evidence of that so far for Earthspark. I hope the kids like 'em - but I sure don't.


Finally, a sane man! Everyone keeps telling me I expect too much from kids toys. But I just hate the prospect of ripping of kids, they don't know what's good or what's crap. There are some good kids transformers toys, but sometimes they are hard to see in a sea of cyberverse one steps shockwaves.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148632)
Posted by Flashwave on November 4th, 2022 @ 1:37pm CDT
I don't like the vehemence that he comes across with his complaints, never have. And every figure does not need to be an engineering Marvel. Complaining about a figure that has Ankle Tilts, and enough range for most normal humanoid poses because it doesn't tip far enough for your liking is bizarre. And complaining about its plane mode whilst you have it balanced on a flight stand by his Accessory and not a structural part of the figure seems counterintuitive. There aren't many figures I would trust would be supported by an attached piece like that.

But he raises some fair points this does feel overly simple for the price point. Maybe thT is a trade off for other figures in the wave, but given that one is a Retool and the other a redeco that seems unlikely.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148634)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on November 4th, 2022 @ 1:47pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:I don't like the vehemence that he comes across with his complaints, never have. And every figure does not need to be an engineering Marvel. Complaining about a figure that has Ankle Tilts, and enough range for most normal humanoid poses because it doesn't tip far enough for your liking is bizarre. And complaining about its plane mode whilst you have it balanced on a flight stand by his Accessory and not a structural part of the figure seems counterintuitive. There aren't many figures I would trust would be supported by an attached piece like that.

But he raises some fair points this does feel overly simple for the price point. Maybe thT is a trade off for other figures in the wave, but given that one is a Retool and the other a redeco that seems unlikely.


Same old excuses. Lack of ankle tilts and wrists swivels can be lived without. But megatron is the SAME PRICE as a deluxe figure, so shouldn't he meet those standards? The kids toy is the OTHER earthspark megatron, this one has no excuse for being short of the deluxe standard.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148635)
Posted by william-james88 on November 4th, 2022 @ 1:53pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:As a fan of the Megatron character, I gotta say I'm not impressed by the Earthspark offerings so far. I didn't really need the video review to conclude that the figures look cheap.

"But they're made for KIDS - ya gotta unnerstand!"

Yeah, I get that. But I've seen other kids toys that look a hekkuvva lot better than these. And poor Megatron - that face looks all gormless and simpering. A far fall for the leader of the Decepticons. Small, hollow, flimsy - all perfectly cruel and perfectly accurate descriptions. I skipped out on pretty much the entire Cyberverse line because the figures looked too child-like for my taste. But at least they had some that appear to have been decently engineered, and they seemed to give proper respect to Megatron. But I see little evidence of that so far for Earthspark. I hope the kids like 'em - but I sure don't.


I think we should at least compare apples to apples. If you say a warrior class toy looks cheap compared to a legacy deluxe, well no shit sherlock, it's a cheaper toy. Regardless if its made for kids, we arent comparing the same thing.

However, comparing this deluxe megatron to a legacy deluxe (which I think you are doing) is fair game. The RID warrior class toys were great examples of toys made just for kids that were on par with toys of similar price points in the Generations line. And many, myself included, argued that they were the better product on the shelf at the time. I mean you had deluxe CW Deadend on the shelf at the same time as Warrior Class Thunderhoof and Fracture. Those were some of the best toys that year. So yeah, a deluxe Megatron should not be cheap, it should be as good a toy as a deluxe from Legacy or Studio Series. I personally really loved deluxe Cyberverse Bumblebee, Slag, Optimus, Arcee and Soundwave. All those toys were on par with similarly priced toys of other lines.

As for cheaper toys, like the one steps, I have 0 problems since they are a perfect stepstone drug for the harder stuff later, and some are very well made for the age group. And they are sold at a cheaper price point.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148637)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on November 4th, 2022 @ 2:02pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:As for cheaper toys, like the one steps, I have 0 problems since they are a perfect stepstone drug for the harder stuff later, and some are very well made for the age group. And they are sold at a cheaper price point.


admitting the worst, eh? One step chanhers dont need to be majic, I have and like repugnus, but when you look at a figure like Cyberverse one step bumblebee (the one made new for cyberverse), you know they could do better with the budget.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148639)
Posted by william-james88 on November 4th, 2022 @ 2:13pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:As for cheaper toys, like the one steps, I have 0 problems since they are a perfect stepstone drug for the harder stuff later, and some are very well made for the age group. And they are sold at a cheaper price point.


admitting the worst, eh? One step chanhers dont need to be majic, I have and like repugnus, but when you look at a figure like Cyberverse one step bumblebee (the one made new for cyberverse), you know they could do better with the budget.


Firstly, I was making a play on words.

Also, one step bumblebee is great, it's a fun design that works really well for younger kids (like 2 years old). My kid loves that toy and it got him into more transformers toys. They could add more paint if that's what you are getting at, but in terms of transformation design, they really hit a sweet spot for young kids.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148640)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 4th, 2022 @ 2:30pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Also, one step bumblebee is great, it's a fun design that works really well for younger kids (like 2 years old). My kid loves that toy and it got him into more transformers toys. They could add more paint if that's what you are getting at, but in terms of transformation design, they really hit a sweet spot for young kids.


Optimus Prime move forward, point to his Autobot army then said in a dramatic tone:
"Megatron must be stopped. No matter the cost!."
The Autobots cheer!
Then Optimus cry:
"AUTOBOTS, TRANSFO...."
Silence.
"Hum. AUTOBOTS, MARCH!"

-- A child playing with Transformers, but with complex 3P and Masterpieces instead of the easy 1-steps, 3-steps, and Warrior class toys.
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148643)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on November 4th, 2022 @ 3:33pm CDT
...
I don't wan't to restate my still valid point
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148644)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 4th, 2022 @ 3:39pm CDT
RodimusPrimeUkraine1 wrote:...
I don't wan't to restate my still valid point


At that point, you'll need a parachute to get off that sky-high horse you're riding.

>:oP
Re: We Now Know all 7 Earthspark Deluxes Needed to Build the Mandroid BAF Figure (2148646)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on November 4th, 2022 @ 3:47pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:you'll need a parachute to get off that sky-high horse you're riding.

Yes, it is a beautiful horse :saint:

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