Carrying on with Platinum Edition and Robots in Disguise, we also have the official images of the Warrior class Bumblebee and Voyager class Grimlock pack. This set is shaping up to be really nice, with Bumblebee having a shiny gold finish, and Grimlock being a domestic release of the formerly Japan-only retool of Fall of Cybertron Grimlock.
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Anyone know when that RID Platinum set with Bee and Grimlock is suppose to hit Entertainment Earth? I see that its an exclusive there.
You miiight want to take a second look at Generations Windblade/Legends Windblade/Legends Slipstream mold because it totally has rotating VTOL engines on wings… Except thye're mounted with metal pins instead of plastic pegs.
It may be a very heavy retool of Generations WB mold, or a new mold using a similar transformation scheme, since arms already look very similar and shins look like they slide up the same way they do on a Generations mold.
My bet is a new mold only taking some clues with Gen Windblade.
Kitbash or 3D printing and some custom paint.
Aaand looks like my Generations WB is going to be scrapped. This one looks so much better…
Though I'd need to see her in Takara's paintjob to pick the version…
Still, Hasbro or Takara version, the Generations Windblade mold is very likely to be replaced.
And now I want Slipstream from this mold… Which will never happend since it's NuRiD sculpt and they did use this name for a Minicon. Awww… ;/
This Bisk figure is not a Warrior. It's a one-step changer. They're in a similar size with Warriors, but that's about it.
Well, now that you mention it…
Are you kidding me, all I can see is Thunder Clash. After reading the whole thread only two others saw this as well ?
No idea. Definitely not leader class, as Takara already did one that doubtably will get a release anywhere else but Japan.
How big is that Optimus? Leader class or is it bigger ?
I can't wait to get my hands on legion class Groundpounder!
I hope they make a warrior class version of him and make a legion class Headlock to go with him and I'll be happy!
I had a legit prophetic dream about that Platinum 2-pack with Bumblebee and Grimlock… I'm super happy!
As a collector of both Joes and TFs too, I always find it funny when I juxtapose all the pissing and moaning on TWF2005 in pretty much any hasbro product reveal against the people on hisstank saying "how spoiled/good TF fans have it"
I swear he needs more lovin, he may just be the only minicon I pick up simply because of his name
The plastic on the elbows with the ratcheting joints is clearly thicker. IDK if that has prevented all cases of exploding elbows yet or not, but Hasbro clearly saw that it was a problem and did something about it. The colors are pretty bad, but my girlfriend painted the orange parts gold with a Gundam marker and the figure looks great now. I really liked the green one until it exploded on me after a few months. I think it's worth grabbing if you already liked the mold, but were worried about the QC. Just keep in mind the paint is very bare.
Prime always gets a crap ton of repaints as well. AOE barely featured any Bees with the new camero having three or four decos (four counting TTs as separate) Evasion Mode Optimus had a crap ton. Bee did get MORE mold reuses for TFP but Optimus got several different molds and most importantly both Hasbro and Takara still used the voyager multiple times (granted one was Magnus). Each previous movie line also saw every Optimus mold get several uses. Bumblebee is NOT the only one constantly getting repainted; he's just always a deluxe so he's always up top on the pegs as opposed to lower on the shelves.
How is the gold armor one? does it have less issues?
The packaging seems to imply some kind of Mini-Con support, too. Gold Armor had fixed elbows, so I'd assume this one does. Guess, I'm buying ANOTHER RiD Grimlock (One exploded, replaced it with an untouched one for fear of exploding, then got Gold Armor and the Takara Voyager, too).
Maybe. Maybe they're just filling out wave space, such as when they re-released Motormaster and Onslaught a few waves later.
That's what I was thinking. Maybe they fixed Sideswipe's collar and Grimlock's elbows
The box that Grimlock's shown in here is a bit different from the original release, so maybe that has something to do with it?
Maybe they're re-releasing them? Perhaps Sideswipe will have better QC.
Doubt it though.
The Platinum set with Bumblebee and Grimlock looks interesting. Though knowing Hasbro, it'll probably go for about $70. If it goes for around $50 though, I might jump on it
Also, does anyone know why warriors Grimlock and Sideswipe were on display? Is there some kind of running change to them or something? Seems odd for them to display stuff that was released almost a year ago
Which is the first time in ages. Usually Bumblebee gets all the repaints.