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adrienveidt
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HeadMasters are the single-greatest concept to have ever existed in toydom.  It's just so damned ridiculous you have to adore it.  "Oh, ho; there's the call to battle!  Time to rip my fucking head off!"  Every action figure from every toyline should be a HeadMaster.


   
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I just rewatched the 86 movie. I forgot how weird it was. The story pacing was odd. And it felt like just a long 80s animated music video. The animation was still pretty good considering. It wasn't anything super amazing by today's standards, but it wasn't terrible like some old shows. I was especially surprised that they swore a couple times. And that they killed off basically everyone people liked. But I read that it was a lead up to the new time period and new team, and they basically were making an hour and a half long toy commercial for their new stuff coming out. The Dinobots had more screen time then I remembered too. But it was like 30 years ago when I saw it last so my memory of it wasn't great. And I like how Snarl was actually only in it when they did screw ups in the animation. Like he wasn't supposed to be there, but the animators forgot what they were doing and added him in a couple blink and you'll miss it scenes. Also, Hasbro really doesn't have an excuse on the weapon front, by not giving the SS Dinobots both swords and guns. There was basically 1 shot through the whole movie where they were in robot mode to begin with, and only 2 of them had guns, Swoop and Grimlock. So there's no excuse to add the other weapons besides cost cutting. I didn't even see Grimlocks gun on his back in dino mode. They didn't draw it.

It did however give me a better appreciation for Hot Rod and Kup. Also Leonard Nimoy being Galvatron was fantastic.

I also remember something, maybe it was back on the old boards before they died, about everyone liking and wanting Coronation Starscream. But uhh, that whole scene with him like that, Coronation and all, was like 5 minutes tops. And he got fried after he got crowned anyway lol. That wouldn't be on my short list for figures from the movie. I may have to try and track down that Rodimus Prime now if he's not super expensive though.

 

There are some great interviews out there that discuss how that movie was made and how some of the decisions were made.

Still the best Transformers movie released to date.

 


   
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Any word on Swoop yet? He should be coming out in a couple months I thought, but I haven't seen anything on him.


   
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With Comic Colors Grimlock coming and having the extra swords there goes the absolutely fantastic make up Hasbro could have done idea. I mean it was right there for them. Make Swoop, he’s Voyager size essentially with wings that make him bigger. Incorporate the four swords into missile attachments and bam all the Dinobots have swords. But no. Buy it 3rd party or buy another Grimlock Hasbro says. Sheesh! 

I bet with recolored Grimlock coming out we don’t see Swoop till end of year.

Sheesh. Welcome to Hasbro I guess if you’re new. It is nice for a Grimlock offering again for those that missed him. Same for Shockwave. That severed Optimus head is a great big tease. It was also a traumatic visual for me as a kid. It didn’t quite hit me robots can be disassembled and reassembled. I just saw Prime’s head on a pike essentially.

I’m thrilled to see Gears coming. Wonder when the reinforcements two pack with the much promised Hound will come? Spring. April probably as everything is scheduled for April it seems.

Thwipp!


   
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He's shown up in the Target system, so he is coming.


   
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sepster
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Leaked listings for Studio Series show SS86 Bonecrusher, Mixmaster, Scavenger, and Scrapper (and also Perceptor), so it looks like the Constructicons are the next combiner! Really hoping they come out as nicely and as faithful to G1 as the Stunticons did.


   
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Leaks show both Megatron and Galvatron will be getting Leader-Class releases:

2025 Additional Studio Series Listings Found: 86 Leader Megatron & Galvatron - Transformers News - TFW2005

How will they tackle Megatron?


   
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I think Megatron's robot mode will look even more like the animation model, but it's still going to turn into a tank. Maybe he'll include a small gun version of himself as an accessory. I can't imagine any other way of doing it besides making him a non-transforming robot, which the line ain't about.


   
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Tank ALT Mode with a gun accessory is what I was thinking too.


   
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