We'd known about Star Convoy before, but Super Megatron is a complete surprise, and the possibility of MAYBE a retooled Snaptrap to make a Generations Selects Seacons team would be kind of shocking. Moreso if all these are actually Generations Selects, then we might be getting all of these in the US rather than as Takara imports, which is a heck of a thing if we're gonna get all of Takara's weird retools with US releases going forward.
I saw your post yesterday that Star Convoy is up at Hasbro Pulse OM. Been thinking of pre-ordering it.
What is strange is that he is being marketed under the Generations Select name and still being offered by Takara/Tomy and not their LG-EX line. I saw the Hasbro Pulse listing has it listed as a Takara/Tomy release and is selling it at the usual Takara import price (which is not unexpected) but I admit I was kind of hoping he might have seen a more traditional US release as another possible retail exclusive like the recent Amazon POTP Nemesis Prime or the book releases at a more US retail price. Wouldn't have thought twice about pre-ordering this at $50.
My question is how they are going to release the rest of the seacons? Are they going to release them as future single releases over time or pull a CW Scattershot and release a full set later on with another Snap Trap.
There's also the matter of the sixth Seacon that would act as a Targetmaster. Wonder if they'd go so far as to include that functionality.
Back during Combiner Wars, where they had a Legend class guy be the weapon for a Combiner, it was kinda ideal. Make a normal Quintet, and then have a Legend class Nautilator. Now though? I have no idea.
That said, Cutthroat, Rippersnapper, Blot, Swinnertwin and Sludge would make easy retools into Sea Wing, Overbite, Tentakil, Nautilator and Skalor respectively. So I don't think they'll have the weapon option.
Optimal Megatron: Yeah, for me now it's just kind of acquiring different exclusives.
Oct 16, 2019 19:39:09 GMT -5
iacon45: This mold is better than it has any right to be.
Oct 16, 2019 18:38:02 GMT -5
iacon45: I'm actually fine with Prowl not having thw cannons ironically.
Oct 16, 2019 18:36:56 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Admittedly, I put his shoulder guns on Prowl
Oct 16, 2019 18:26:35 GMT -5
iacon45: And Bluestreak also has the 2 shoulder guns and rifle.
Oct 16, 2019 18:23:07 GMT -5
iacon45: Maybe he wants to audition for the DOTM Wreckers
Oct 16, 2019 18:22:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Smokescreen's the race car, and he has more guns than any other version of this mold.
Oct 16, 2019 17:03:06 GMT -5
iacon45: But if I had to buy another Weaponizer, it would probably be Cromar. The Sixgun mold has the most potential and I love the red and black color. Has a bit of a Gobot homage too.
Oct 12, 2019 14:36:49 GMT -5
iacon45: I only bought one of each of the original three Weaponizers. I never liked to troop build. Bad enough buying 3 Reflectors.
Oct 12, 2019 14:36:09 GMT -5
iacon45: That clear plastic on Mirage scares me. Bad enough the lower legs on the regular release are clear plastic also.
Oct 12, 2019 14:33:49 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: And frankly, Cog is a fun mold to toy with, but I don't need three of him
Oct 11, 2019 21:52:52 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: But I didn't really want Clear Mirage
Oct 11, 2019 21:52:36 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Yeah, the Powerdashers don't really do anything for me. I'd have bought them if I hadn't already doubled up on the originals
Oct 11, 2019 21:52:13 GMT -5
iacon45: I need to hold off buying TFs for a bit already as it is. The fact that one Powerdasher comes in a set I dont really care about is helping me not buy the other two.
Oct 11, 2019 21:03:03 GMT -5
iacon45: To be quite honest, I'm actually having second thoughts on Studio Devs. I'm already half way there and I mostly love the constructicons we already have. My favorite is actually Hightower because he is so unique. But Long Haul's issues have me worried
Oct 11, 2019 20:40:34 GMT -5
iacon45: Weight-wise mostly.
Oct 11, 2019 20:20:38 GMT -5
iacon45: Same here. The way he's going, I bet he's going to be pretty massive even for a Titan Class figure.
Oct 11, 2019 20:20:13 GMT -5