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Thread: The Random Transformers Thoughts Thread

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    I've paid $339 for Siege Omega Supreme (via Mighty Ape); this will make this toy the single most expensive Transformer that I've ever paid for, eclipsing my current $300 max record. Although I've already paid for this pre-order I'm not technically counting it until I've received the toy - but yeah, looks like I'm setting a new personal record for the single most expensive toy in my collection. Sweet Cheeses.

    I've also cleared shelf space for Siege Jetfire.

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    Porsche are making a new version of the 935, the car that Jazz transforms into in G1. It would be perfect for some type of new Alternators-style Jazz based on it.

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    Woke up this morning at around 4am, and found the last two episodes of Transformers Cyberverse playing on channel 99 (so it was too late to post up news about it being repeated). I guess since it was such a short season, it was worth repeating again soon (usually repeats aren't done for at least a year later). With Rescue Bots and RID also playing at the moment, I think that would be a first to have three different Transformers cartoons running at the same time on (free to air) TV here in Australia.

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    Continued from the Greenlight toy review thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Maruten View Post
    I'll be happy to see the end of these wretched stick-thin molds.
    I hear you. They should release a CHUG Strika and consider other female Transformers that don't all look like buxom models. After all, most male Transformers don't look like beefcakes. Most Transformers are fairly androgynous in appearance because they usually follow the Japanese mecha aesthetic, which itself was inspired by samurai armour... and armour is gender neutral. Unlike fantasy armour where women wear moulded breastplates (huh?) or usually an insufficient amount of armour, real life armour worn by women is identical to armour worn by men. Female motorcycle riders, police officers, soldiers etc. don't wear a distinctly different "feminine" style of armour from their male counterparts. Female warriors in real life such as Tomoe Gozen, Joan of Arc or the Scythia Kurgans (real life Amazonians!) never wore distinctly feminine armour. There's no reason why we can't have more future female Transformers that just look androgynous like almost every other Transformer does. I quite like how some of the Cyberverse Seekers are female without much significant change to their overall appearance.

    I felt that there was a wasted opportunity when they released Generations Nightbeat but never bothered repainting him as Minerva.

    This would make perfect sense since the G1 Nightbeat and Minerva toys are exactly the same mould! If they ever make a new CHUG Nightbeat I would really hope that they'd release a Minerva repaint too (note: the Minerva pictured above is a custom).

    And there are other similar characters that they could do the same for, e.g.
    * Airazor (f) and Airazar (m)
    * Override (f) and Nitro Convoy (m)
    * If they ever do the eHobby Gobots as CHUGs then Cosmos could be repainted as Pathfinder and Gears as Smallfoot
    * Any Bumblebee toy could be repainted as a Glyph
    * If they ever did a CHUG G2 Gobot Bumblebee then he could be repainted as Nightracer
    * Any Seeker mould could be made into a female Seeker (e.g. Slipstream) or be reassigned as female (e.g. Novastar etc.). We don't need a repaint/retool of a "female" mould like Legends Slipstream, any standard Seeker mould would suffice (e.g. Siege Starscream)

    Aww man, if they ever repainted the Siege Starscream mould as the three Rainmakers...

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    For a mainline Transformer in 2019, I found Siege Springer surprisingly complex. I still prefer a bit less complex, but it was a nice surprise to see Hasbro is still capable of spending some money on TF design and build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    I hear you. They should release a CHUG Strika and consider other female Transformers that don't all look like buxom models.
    Exactly right. Elita 1 got to rock a bulkier mold, we need more of that kind of thing, more Strongarm - just let female characters be different shapes. Which they sometimes do, they're just working these current molds pretty hard.

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