Today we’re thrilled to pass along some new images of a highly anticipated toy for Generations/Classics collectors! Thanks to a post originating on the Facebook page of Transformers Colombia, we have in-box images of Generations Leader Jetfire! Jetfire is part of the Generations line celebrating 30 years of the Transformers brand. With in-box images we can only assume ordering information will be around the corner.
Check out the images after the jump and let the TFW community know what you think!
I want one now!
Wow! Can't wait to get this, he looks so awesome!
I Need that Toy. Favorite character in G1
I am not sure if this has been addressed already here, but does anyone know if the two large guns are going to be included still, or is it only one now? I remember the photos from Toyfair had Jetfire holding two of them.
I can deal with $45. Sixty bucks plus shipping from RK is a little bananas for a US release.
Well, the AOE leaders that showed up at Target have a price tag of $44.99
Yeah. I'm curious what the msrp is for this scale at this point. I'm totally fine with paying a little extra to guarantee that I get one, but I'm not about to get gouged.
Bring on the US online store preorders
They shouldn't have to delay it. They already said it's not getting released till later in the year.
I hope this comes out soon and Hasbro doesn't make a dick move like delay it just like Ratrap & Tankor
I think you're confusing stuff here.
Hollowness in plastic toy production is normal, yes. Looking at my current shelf of Transformers here there's not a single one that doesn't have it. Making parts hollow and strengthening them with inner 'ribs' makes for sturdier parts, rather than fully covered panels with nothing inside (like BH Prime's forearms). That's not the issue here.
I tend to view every single Transformer toy on its own, with its own set of rules. Some toys have great sculpts and get away with much more missing paint apps than others. Some toys are smaller but indefinitely better than the bigger ones I own. Some toys have fake transformations but end up with better looking robot modes than 'real' transformations. In short: what applies to one toy does not automatically apply to all others, for me it's highly subjective.
I love some toys that are hollow as shit and hated by many, but I feel they're doing other things better than this Jetfire
This is not about there being hollow parts, it's about how and where and how much it's applied, adding up to all the other ways where this toy is cost-cutting and simplified, while being given artificial value by adding random chrome.
I still don't see why there needs to be a glaring hollowed out grid in the wings right above his head in robot mode, instantly making this figure look like nothing but a toy (haha, irony). Why in robot mode he looks extremely top heavy with all his junk towering above his head, while his feet look small in comparison. Why they had to go as far as completely cutting out the plastic on his forearms, making it look awful for anyone who prefers not to have his guns plugged in there like the cartoon. Why they had to do another round of paint-cuts making this figure even whiter (could do with some red on his feet, the lack of continuous stripe on his chest is not that bad). Why they had to go and add red chrome on big random parts, when chrome flakes and has a shade that's darker than the regular red (and destroys another area of the toy that originally had red AND black). How the arms connect to the chest in a pretty simplistic way that's not even molded to look like it connects properly.
ANY ONE (or two) of the things I see as faults would be perfectly fine to me – but not all of them at once. Especially on a Leader class toy, which shouldn't have the same size or budget related problems as deluxes – especially now that they've cut electronics and thus don't have to work a transformation around batteries sound boxes.
Mind you, I'm not angry – I'm worried. Because despite Hasbro PR talk how they're not letting collector fans down, they're still continuing with cost-cutting measures every year.
I'm not usually one to piss on Hasbro, and I love collecting Classics/Generations – and despite what one may think now, I don't see them as high-grade collectables. I see them as fun little figures and I'm actually very tolerant and like(d) most TF product that has come out over the years – and I also agree that the toys shouldn't be too hard, thus support the simplification up to a point.
Still, this keeps going on and on, and I'm worried what the next step will be.
Sorry you feel anyone who has not gone through six months of manufacturing process engineering has no idea what he's talking about – I don't think my/the opinion is that uninformed, to be honest.
I think it's great that a Leader Jetfire is coming out. Many people collecting now probably missed out on the previous Classics release, and this one is at a 'better' size too! Like I said in an earlier post, I fully understand people who just don't agree with the flaws I see – and that's ok. Like I said: highly subjective, and I don't claim to speak the one and only truth.
I can easily see this being picked up by many people..and you know what? I might bump into it in stores and determine it looks better in person. Maybe I'm totally off and it turns out he actually has an extremely delicate paintjob using two different shades of white, and just pops in real life. Stuff like that happens all the time, but still: the worry is there for me, because already on images it looks like it's closer to a Beast Hunters Ultimate Predaking than a HFTD Leader Starscream, just to name both a very simplified/cost-cut figure and an absolutely stunning one.
This is the last I'll say about this figure. In short: every time this figure pops up again, I find another thing about it that lessens my interest – but I still do have interest. I'd love to buy a Leader Jetfire. Or a Leader Megatron.
That's the one. I'm not a Joe guy so I forgot the name, I just knew it was a F-14 Tomcat.
Well… GI Joe Skystriker…
The repaint I really want out of this is the GI Joe Night Boomer: Black fuselage, dark green wings, and blaze orange weaponry with some glow in the dark paint apps/stickers.
He might be used for an SDCC exclusive… basing that guess on the pattern of Hasbro using the 'big ticket' item of the year as an exclusive… though, actually Jetfire isn't the 'big ticket' item this year… it's the main item of the Generations line. So Hasbro's 'big' SDCC exclusive may be from a movie mold and not be a version of Jetfire. The 'big ' SDCC exclusive from the last movie year was that big movie Prime w/trailer afterall. Or perhaps there will be one of each!
Or perhaps it'll get painted like the GI Joe Tomcat.
… scroll past what you don't want to read and thus you don't have to post your differing opinion to it? Hey, you could always take your own advice as well!
What scale is that Valkyrie? 1/55 or 1/60? I'd kill for an affordable Valkyrie to repaint as Jetfire. Emphasis on affordable. Holy shit, are the ones I've found expensive. And I'm still buying this new, hollow, chrome laden Hasbro version.
I'd like to make a prediction now. Jetfire will be the Metroplex of 2014. BBTS will have a advanced stock on hand at Botcon with a pre-order for an Aug. release and the mold will be used as a SDCC exclusive. An evil/dark Skyfire/Jetfire thing.
I don't think the people complaining about "hollowness" on this thread would even really care one wit about what you're talking about regarding manufacturing process engineering.
They just see hollow plastic figure == crap.
You can try to sugarcoat that crap, but it'll just be sugarcoated crap to them.
btw, just coz…
Looks good for an action figure… but I don't think it would display with MP's. I like the metallic red though.