Info on the upcoming Neo-G1 line...

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  1. Jochimus

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    For those out of the loop, Hasbro is revving up a new Generation One-based toyline consisting of classic characters with new molds (i.e. more articulate, more modern alt-modes and proportioned closer to their cartoon/comic counterparts) to pick up the ball when Cybertron ends. The lineup so far is scheduled as thus: http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=6442

    No images yet, except perhaps for this gallery of a prototype for a certain Decepticon Triplechanger :) :http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=album&album=5711&dispsize=800&start=0

    It's also been speculated that Megatron will once again be a gun, based on offerings displayed by Hasbro at this year's Botcon, but this time he's going to look like a sort of retro-looking revolver-type space weapon that will 'almost-but-not-quite' look like the real deal (Hasbro wouldn't allow any photos at that time since the line was still up in the air).

    But hopefully for me this means a 'toon-accurate G1 Jetfire.
     
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    prime w/o a trailer??? WTF AR THEY THINKING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! thats not right.. there screwingf us over like they did w/ 20th ann prime. atleast the jap ver came with a carboard trailer that u put 2gether.... our american ver didnt have that and for some reason they made his smoke staks shorter....
     
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    :confused:

    O.K....so the absence of Optimus Prime's trailer - something which served so little useful purpose in the original cartoon and the comic that it was only seen maybe once in the space of either - is automatically cause to whine and moan and complain?

    Have the Japanese version of 20th Anniversary Prime, by the way. The cardboard trailer is a piece of crap in almost every aspect, including its appearance. The WHEELS are friggin' cardboard.

    And the smokestacks were the first thing to break on the original toy when I got it for Christmas back in '84. It's not like they were meant to be particularly intimidating or had any real purpose, anyway.
     
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    Honestly, if it means a lower price I couldn't give a s*** if there's a trailer or not.

    I have an original G1 Optimus Prime and I never use the trailer for anything (I don't play with my toys). Same thing with my RiD Scourge. The trailers just end up taking closet space for me. Which is why, when I bought Masterpiece Convoy, I was so relieved he DIDN'T come with one.

    I'd much rather have an affordable Prime toy than one that's twice as expensive and comes with an accessory I'll never use.
     
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    I think the size classes and price points for each on this line are about the same as they are on the newer 'anime' lines (Armada, Energon, Cybertron, etc.).
     
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    I cant wait for Grimlock and Megatron. I want to see how articulated both of these toys are. If its anything like the 20th anniversary Prime then I will be happy. Screw the trailer its the first part of the toy that broke and the first piece I lost.
     
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    From what I've read there are going to be two Prime's the regular deluxe without the trailer and the voyager class pretty much the same figure with the trailer.
     
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    weird
     
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    How so?
     
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    Grimlock is going to be some vehicle...or so the rumors have been saying thus far
     
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    Not in this line...I haven't heard or read any such rumors and I am on several Transformers boards just about everyday.
     
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    This is great news. Of course, I will be poor after this.
     
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    Fantastic news!
     
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    Here are some really grainy B&W images of Optimus and Megatron - these are horrible pictures, I know, but...

    http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/tfclassics_optimusprime1.jpg
    http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/tfclassics_megatron1.jpg

    Optimus looks like a more modern semi-truck - gun's a little on the bulky side, but from what I can see, he don't look bad.

    Megatron - well, I think it goes without saying he was never going to really look like a REAL gun to begin with, but this look I kinda dig; he almost looks a bit like Robocop's gun.
     
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    As am I and that precise question came up on Seibertron.com...so yes in this line there is the potential for him to be a vehicle...I recently heard he may be close to his War Within version, though nothing is validated mind you.

    Furthermore this line...I just found out, is not Neo-G1. Its Transformers Classics. Re-envisionings of old characters apparently.
     
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    I'm on Tfans/Tformers, Tfw2005, Allspark, Seacon Swamp, Tfmaster, Transfandom, etc. and your are the first person I've seen to mention anything about him being a vehicle, but either way it's Grimlock so he will be mine...

    Anyway here are some pictures of Megatron and Prime from actionHQ.

    Megatron:

    http://www.action-hq.com/cgi-bin/action-hq/oth003358.html

    Prime:

    http://www.action-hq.com/cgi-bin/action-hq/oth003359.html
     
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    Well, actually it would make a bit more sense than having him transform into a T-Rex again...the whole idea of Dinobots was cool, but it kinda undermined that whole 'robots in disguise' thing even in 1984.

    Incidentally, I think Optimus has the best truck mode I've seen him in a long time here (not counting the Anniversary figure). And Megatron looks a little bit like Robocop's gun (or even Judge Dredd's), so they're both definite must-haves for me.
     
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    I'm on two of those...as I say it came up on Seibertron...however the one I post on Allspark.com I am The_Fortress_Maximus...so say hi :D :up: its nice to know a fello hypster on there.

    However this line is not Neo-G1 I have been informed, it's called classics...and from what I understand its a re-envisioning of old characters, so I think anything (more or less) goes.
     
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    From the pre-oreders on action-hq they are calling them Classics :up:
     
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    This has been reported on tformers and tfw2005
    http://www.tformers.com/article.php?sid=5922&mode=flat

     
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    Those are awesome!
     
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    Hot Rod Design Concept Drawings from tfw2005...

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    The artist Don posted this about the drawings...
     
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