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: I'd consider buying that. I mean, visually, it's cool. It's just....does it need to be a small child?
Aug 21, 2019 12:17:18 GMT -5
iacon45: Wonder if Haslab Unicron fails, if they might try to a more scaled down release.
Aug 20, 2019 21:53:22 GMT -5
iacon45: I'm about to give up on the rainmaker set. Can't afford it now if it was available though.
Aug 20, 2019 21:35:37 GMT -5
iacon45: I was about to give up on Siege Micromasters but decided to pick up the Off Road team pack since they were a favorite back in the day. Weapon mode aside, these two restored my faith a bit. Both feel solid and don't have random parts popping off.
Aug 20, 2019 12:50:13 GMT -5
iacon45: Speaking of the Skywarp set, I need to take out the three Battlemasters before I toss the box.
Aug 19, 2019 18:42:44 GMT -5
iacon45: At least it's not SS Shatter bad.
Aug 19, 2019 18:40:49 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: And got my Skywarp. Mine's chest is staying on pretty well, so I guess it's a toss-up
Aug 19, 2019 18:15:03 GMT -5
iacon45: Just got a processing soon email on Hightower from BBTS. Glad I made that back up pre-order a few months ago.
Aug 19, 2019 17:21:16 GMT -5
iacon45: Wonder how many are disappointed they dont combine
Aug 19, 2019 16:46:21 GMT -5