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The newer action figures (and other toys) thread (NSF56k)

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Wasn’t the war still going on on Cyberton? The story was just following Optimus/Megatron.

    Granted, it was so they could sell toys that transformed into Earth vehicles and electronics, but still.

    Heffling
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited October 3
    Honestly I can't remember now, but I think you might be right. Think Shockwave was commanding the Decpticons on Cybertron and they were winning, or at least had control of the space bridge.

    Edit:

    https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/10/03/nycc-2019-transformers-syfy-wire-reveal-panel-397523

    Oooh NYCC Reveal!!! They show what people are thinking is a prototype Zarak and Earth Mode Starscream. I'm not sure if I'll go for the Starscream, but drooling over a possible Scorponok. Although man, I want to get Omega Supreme... Bleh. Too many huge bots.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    One of the booths at NYCC has that ridiculous giant crowdfunding Unicron set up. Holy moly is he a big boy. Like I saw the video where he was being transformed, I saw him next to a human, but it's not the same as seeing him in person. Just the biggest of boys.

    Betsuni
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Delduwath wrote: »
    One of the booths at NYCC has that ridiculous giant crowdfunding Unicron set up. Holy moly is he a big boy. Like I saw the video where he was being transformed, I saw him next to a human, but it's not the same as seeing him in person. Just the biggest of boys.

    So you went and backed it right? Man, that is awesome you got to see it in person.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Images of Wheeljack, Cliffjumper, Hoist, Starscream (Earth), the Military Patrol and Soundbarrier are also up.

    Soundbarrier is a battlemaster that turns into a shield.. but really into a ramp for the new playset mechanic.

    https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/10/03/transformers-war-for-cybertron-earthrise-hoist-cliffjumper-wheeljack-ironworks-starscream-grapple-official-renders-and-hot-preoders-up-397830#more-397830

    Heatwave
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    i really like the earthrise stuff so far. the super weird detail and battle-damage stuff started to taper off in siege so the toys without it grew on me, but i am disappointed we didn't have more cybertronian things that didn't just look...well...as they did.

    unrelated but the storm collectibles stuff as always looks great. and there will be a warden it looks like from gears of war

  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I'm just bummed we didn't get Cybertronian Wheeljack or Bumblebee.

    Betsuni
  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Delduwath wrote: »
    One of the booths at NYCC has that ridiculous giant crowdfunding Unicron set up. Holy moly is he a big boy. Like I saw the video where he was being transformed, I saw him next to a human, but it's not the same as seeing him in person. Just the biggest of boys.

    So you went and backed it right? Man, that is awesome you got to see it in person.
    I am at what you might call an inflection point, where the lack of physical storage space, the grim realization that all material things are impermanent (see my post from some weeks ago about my old toys breaking down into fossil fuels), the re-evaluation of the value of things due to now having a kid, and just my own changing emotional landscape have caused me to nihilistically Marie Kondo my way through my collections. Of all things, not just toys. Currently, the idea of having to find space for something as large as a mid-sized dog makes me dry heave a little.

    But this toy is absolutely a really impressive and amazing achievement. I'm definitely glad I stumbled across it, and could appreciate the sheer magnitude of it.

    Betsuni
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Delduwath wrote: »
    One of the booths at NYCC has that ridiculous giant crowdfunding Unicron set up. Holy moly is he a big boy. Like I saw the video where he was being transformed, I saw him next to a human, but it's not the same as seeing him in person. Just the biggest of boys.

    So you went and backed it right? Man, that is awesome you got to see it in person.
    I am at what you might call an inflection point, where the lack of physical storage space, the grim realization that all material things are impermanent (see my post from some weeks ago about my old toys breaking down into fossil fuels), the re-evaluation of the value of things due to now having a kid, and just my own changing emotional landscape have caused me to nihilistically Marie Kondo my way through my collections. Of all things, not just toys. Currently, the idea of having to find space for something as large as a mid-sized dog makes me dry heave a little.

    But this toy is absolutely a really impressive and amazing achievement. I'm definitely glad I stumbled across it, and could appreciate the sheer magnitude of it.

    Ahhh, well that is always a good thing (the reevaluation of things) and self control. I am currently hitting that wall where I have to start either thinning my collection or stop buying new stuff. I am used to living in clutter so it doesn't bother me much, but when you get married you have to think of others. So yeah, thinking of others when I buy stuff is keeping me in check. In fact, I'm thinking of cancelling some of my pre-orders just because I want to save space for possible future stuff.

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    Optimus, Cliffjumper and Starscream look real good.

    Although I suspect Starscream might have hollow gaps in the forearms. Defintely seems to have them in the sides of his torso.

    Cliffjumpers looks a lot like the first MP Bumblebee. so that'd be cool if they were the same size.

    Wheeljack's arms look weird. The area of the forearms close to the elbows become thinner.

    Grapple looks cool except for the hollow arm, thighs and feet

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I was excited with Cliffjumper till I saw the real life version and the gaps have turned me off. I realize that it is a prototype version, but it bugged me. Funny you said Cliffjumper looks like the first version of MP G1 Bumblebee because I think the others also look similar as well. Prime, Starscream and Grapple look like cheaper MPs.

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    WingedWeasel
  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Unicron made his funding goal with a day to spare.

    BetsuniWingedWeasel
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Unicron made his funding goal with a day to spare.

    i mentioned this elsewhere but i'm glad it's getting made. it's really cool. not going to buy it, but still

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I know I promised photos of Transformers Barricade, but today I got my Amazon Japan order of Max's DX VF-1A. All I have to say is... I LOVE IT! Well ok, so I was slightly disappointed when I tried opening the box like the VF-31C and realizing that it opened like the Transformer Masterpieces instead. But once I got the trays out I fell in love with the VF-1 all over again. My wife laughed at me geeking out over all the paint details and the overall weight of it. I actually got it transformed by following the instructions and loved every second of it. Not sure if I got it 100% correct since the arms don't tab into anything for the shoulders. Also the joint where it attaches to the bar is confusing to me as well. But I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE EYE!!!! Oh my god, this is exactly like the painting on the front of my old Bandai VF-1A! That in itself is so worth it.

    Transforming the DX VF-1A reminded me of the original VF-1A with their positioning of legs and such, but there are so many new improvements to that original design that I appreciate. The articulation, little details like the heat shield not being a piece you have to put on, see-through plastic pieces (like the eye, lights, etc.), and even a detailed cockpit with HUD. Someone on the TFW2005 forums told me earlier that I wouldn't find this version a super improvement to the original VF-1A and they were right. As much as the DX-VF-1A is a shining addition to my toy collection it didn't blow my socks off completely. I can't place my finger on it, but to me the original Bandai VF-1A is still the all time awesome VF-1 Valkyrie design.

    My wife made a comment that I have to agree with. Standing the VF-1A next to the VF-31C shows how old the design is. The technological advances from then to now shows. The VF-31 is the current future of the Macross line while the VF-1 is the time machine taking me back to the 80s. I'm going to take both of them and find a place for them on my computer desk so I can fiddle with both of them.

    I took some quick photos of it to share. Later I'll take some better photos of the other modes and stuff it comes with.

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    Plus I still owe you all here photos of Barricade. Plus I got Bluestreak and picked up a Mirage as well that needs some photos.

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    So remember Big Firebird Arcee that caused a stir due to the concept art?

    Turns out it doesn't have exposed nipples. So that's postive.

    Still has ridiculous cleavage though

    Coloured prototype pics gallery link just in case
    I think aside from the boobs, it looks alright. It seems to have a decent amount of articulation and the car cleans up alright.

    It does however look to be a parts former based on the amount of detachable kibble.

    It's a shame though there doesn't seems to be any indication of swapable chest that isn't terrible.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Oddly yeah, that Arcee doesn't look nearly as bad as some of the figures I've seen searching for Transformers on Japanese sites. I'm guessing the nipple thing was just a way for the designers to get attention to the toy and never planned on them for the final toy. So the question of the day is are you going to get it?

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited October 8
    Did they seriously give her an alternate chestpiece with underboob

    edit: Oh, that's not underboob that's just how it slots in. Still though, I can't tell the difference between the pieces.

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro orbital frame in the zone of the endersRegistered User regular
    Managed to snag a Black Series normal Mandalorian and carbonized Second Sister

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    Betsuni
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Has anybody heard if Hasbro is only going the vintage line for the 3.75" figures? It seems like they no longer have the regular line.

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    edited October 8
    I probably won’t get that arcee due to the boobs. It just looks out of place

    Although if I pretend it’s not arcee and some other kind of humanoid character like from tekkaman blade or bubblegum crisis it might be become more appealing but I just can’t not see it as the robot formerly known as arcee 😂

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    Given the popularity of Frame Arm Girls and the like, I'm not surprised by the Firebird Arcee.

    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Heffling wrote: »
    Given the popularity of Frame Arm Girls and the like, I'm not surprised by the Firebird Arcee.

    I'm not falling for that trap and looking it up.

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Am I imagining things it was there a small led lit flower like the ones from the necroworld in IDW? I was googling around and couldn't find anything. I'm sure there are some fake flowers that could work as stand ins

  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    I have no idea what you're talking about WW.

    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I looked up those flowers since I never knew about them. Sorry, I can't help since I never seen those before.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Hey it's me, your old pal Movie Sonic - let me in. LEMME IN. Registered User regular
    https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/product/variationdetails/54487

    Just a heads up BBTS has TR Trypticons for $70.

    BetsuniWingedWeasel
  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Also, if you’ve been having trouble sourcing Ectotron (or a second one so you can keep one MIB), BBTS is getting a shipment.

    Betsuni
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Anyone know if the TFCC krok is any good? I was debating getting the Titans return version but I really am not a fan of the skullcruncher mold, not sure if the update to it with krok is any better

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