As much as Revenge of the Fallen was a mess, one thing I absolutely do not regret is Cranky Old Man Jetfire. And this looks to be an amazingly better toy than the ones I passed up back in RotF. The others are also really nice, even if we haven't seen Mad Max Megatron clearly yet, so looking forward to these when they come out. They're the movie toys I wish came out with the actual movies.
Yeah, I won't lie. I haven't bought any of the Studio Series toys, due to lack of interest... But I want that Prime and Jetfire to combine together. I passed on the RotF Jetfire at the time, because I just didn't want to spend 45 minutes trying to transform him once and never touch him again. If this is streamlined and made better, I'm so down with it.
I'm still not planning on being anywhere near a completist on Studio Series but I am definitely loving the ones I have already picked up (except for maybe SS VW BB). It's nice to see good representations of this characters that are a bit more movie accurate without any gimmicky features mixed in like Mech Tech, AutoMorph, etc. SS DOTM Ratchet and SS Jazz are so much better than their previous movie line releases (and Ratchet actually has the lights on his shoulders).
As for the new reveals, I'm not completely certain I will be getting any of these. I'm still fine with my TLK Voyager Prime as my go to movie Prime but I admit the brighter colors and redone torso area do look so much better than the first Prime. Just wish they could do something with the smokestacks. The shortstacks on this type of truck mode just don't look right. I am intrigued by Bonecrusher, but being honest, I would love to see a SS repaint based on the 2007 Jungle Bonecrusher with the darker green coloring. Leader Jetfire is a maybe. I don't have any interest in the combining mode, but I still love the idea of a SR-71 Transformer and bot mode looks better and hopefully not as fiddley as the ROTF version. I remember getting frustrated trying to transform the ROTF version and panels kept being misaligned or would pop off all together.
One other figure that was shown but did not have any official pics revealed is that possible SS Leader Class Megatron based on the DOTM design. I'm still good with TLK Megatron as my go to movie Megatron but seeing the shotgun AND the fact he has a freaking cloth cloak is a great feature that might make it hard to say no to this release.
popular rumor at the moment suggests Studio Series Devastator might be the Titan-class release for 2020. And now we've seen approximately HALF of him...
Unless these SS individual Constructicons don't combine like the stand alone ROTF releases. Don't get me wrong, I'd love them if they did and they have done a good job with engineering certain things as of late, but seeing how complex these movie designs are already AND building in a combining feature without much sacrifice would be amazing.
Also saw the new SS Cogman rumor is true. I don't have the original TLK mold so I can't tell if its a reissue or new mold. The paint in robot mode doesn't look as complex as the TLK one though.
Ok, I stand corrected on the combining part. But I'm also trying to wrap my head around how much he is going to cost in the end. One deluxe and 2 Voyagers confirmed thus far and going by current MSRP prices, that's $80 for just these three and there are 8 parts to this guy. This is definitely going to be the most expensive Titan/Combiner to date. Might be for the best if they release this guy in parts vs. one big box set for $250 or at least.
Greatshot: Yeah, transplant from Arkansas, moved here for work. Recognized the hat, chatted football for a bit. Totally would have asked for her number if I wasn't at work, but hitting on customers is never a good look.
Sept 15, 2019 0:54:09 GMT -5