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Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:24 am

Here's a new thread to talk about Gigawatt, Ectotron, Maverick, X-Panse, and whatever else comes out!
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:50 am

Hmm, just how controversial would the General Lee car from Dukes of Hazard be as a Transformer?
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Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:54 am

My Gigawatt & Ectotron arrived today. Gigawatt is awesome. I was actually surprised it was a deluxe. For some stupid reason, my brain thought it would be bigger & out of scale which makes zero sense.

Ectotron is not worth $60 imho. I'm glad I only paid $40+. It's a nice Transformer, but the value isn't there.

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Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:06 am

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I should've hinged his wrist down a bit to make the watch gazing not look so stiff.

Also, all the reviews I saw of him, his windows were completely clear, showing off the engineering inside, which everyone complained about. I LOVE this smoky translucence. It hides the interior well!

His head sits a little low, and Mr. Fusion doesn't want to stay plugged on to anything. Not sure how to fix the latter (not that bothered by no-neck to do something about it).

Also, does anyone who also has this have a suggestion for a stand for hover mode? There's some great 5mm holes on his underside, I'm just worried about stand integrity. All the Figuarts ones I have with the jointed arms & small bases would never support his weight.

Even less interested in Maverick than I was before watching reviews, but I hope we get more.

I know it'll never happen, but I'd kill for Hasbro & Mattel to team up (don't Mattel have the rights for the rest of the Top Gun merch, though?) to give us a green/red/yellow Ford Explorer that turns into a T-Rex...

...or with Playmates to do a Turtle Van...

How about a Supernatural Impala that turns into a Hellhound? There is way too little SPN merch out there.
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:09 am

Kitt from Knight Rider would be aweome. I'd want a David Hasselhoff pack in.
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:42 am

A-Team van, KITT, Mystery Machine, General Lee, would all be welcome.

But I still am kinda surprised there aren’t more GIJoe Transformers. I’d love to see a HISS or a Sky Hawk, or an AWE Striker.
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:05 pm

Ro-El wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:50 am
Hmm, just how controversial would the General Lee car from Dukes of Hazard be as a Transformer?
The real controversy is which side you put him on, good or bad?

How about Star Wars TFs that turn into robots instead of ass-stupid variants of the SW characters?
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Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:07 pm

Some things I've read on other boards:

There's a persistent rumor that a Jurassic Park crossover is in the works, using the upcoming Kingdom Megatron mold with some retooling and complete recoloring.

The Turtles van is reportedly off the table entirely as Hasbro and Playmates couldn't come to terms. KITT is also a no-go but no reason given; if any, there's probably not enough perceived interest in the property to commit to a figure. I'd assume it's the same way with the other, older figures a lot of us are wishing for (A-Team van, Patridge Family bus, the General Lee, etc).
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:08 pm

AdrienVeidt wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:05 pm
Ro-El wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:50 am
Hmm, just how controversial would the General Lee car from Dukes of Hazard be as a Transformer?
The real controversy is which side you put him on, good or bad?
No controversy, all you have to do is look to the theme song as to where General Lee would belong:

Just two good ol' boys,
Never meaning no harm
Beats all you never saw,
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day they were born

Straightenin' the curves,
Flattenin' the hills
Someday the mountain might get 'em
Bur the law never will

Makin' their way
The only way they know how
That's just a little bit more than the law will allow

I'm a good ol' boy
My mama loves me
But she don't understand
They keep showing my hands
And not my face on TV
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:54 pm

Deceptincels it is, then.

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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:56 pm

Saw Ectotron at Target this morning, but at 60 bucks I passed.
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:59 am

Guardianmonkey wrote:
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There's a persistent rumor that a Jurassic Park crossover is in the works, using the upcoming Kingdom Megatron mold with some retooling and complete recoloring.
Aww, while Megs has a great Rex mode, I don't want a JP T-Rex that turns into a robot.

I want a JP SUV that turns into a robot or robot T-Rex. :|
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Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:42 am

I want both.

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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:40 am

I opened the Gigawatt I ordered from target.com today. It's really nice. I love that as the Delorean, it has features like the opening doors and the pivoting hover-wheels. However, the rear driver side wheel won't return to a flush position, perpendicular with the road. It bounces back to a crooked angle. The rear passenger wheel doesn't have this problem. And I didn't notice if it was like this when I removed it from the package. Anyone else encounter this?
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Re: Transformers Crossovers

Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:52 am

I initially had some issues hinging them, since they're basically on two hinges, and only the immediate wheel hinge should be moved for hover mode, while the second hinge just makes things difficult.

I had to flip the base & arm upside down, so the smaller peg is in a smaller hole it's really not meant to be in, and the larger peg that's supposed to go into the base is in one of Gig's 5mm holes:

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We'll see how long it holds. Couldn't think of anything better, as all my stands are either the same or less versatile than these.

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