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Old February 15 2014, 01:54 AM   #4321
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Coverage of Toy Fair begins tomorrow. I'm so stoked. The collecting sites are going to light up like a forest of Christmas trees and I can't wait for all the feedback.
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Old February 15 2014, 03:45 AM   #4322
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First pics of Windblade, the transformer designed from an online fan poll asking what the fans wanted. Apparently the results were a red, female jetformer. Good chance of a Slipstream remold from this toy. Also the first pics of the rumored LEADER class Jetfire. Can't wait for Megatron.

Edit: Apparently the Generations Legends line (Shrapnel/Swerve/Tailgate/Cosmos) was cancelled.
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Old February 15 2014, 04:10 AM   #4323
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I'm not saying this as a criticism, but Windblade looks to me like something that should be battling the Power Rangers.

Here's a short and sweet Crossover update. Seriously guys, I need a title and am open to suggestions:


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Old February 15 2014, 07:53 AM   #4324
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Oh boy...they're not going to like what comes next!


Also @OdoWan Nightwing does indeed looked tweaked/altered. I don't know why. It's different from the first one that was showed, that one is supposed to come out in May, this might be a variant for some reason. Hopefully we'll get an explanation on the weekend.
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Old February 15 2014, 07:56 AM   #4325
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First pics of Windblade, the transformer designed from an online fan poll asking what the fans wanted. Apparently the results were a red, female jetformer. Good chance of a Slipstream remold from this toy. Also the first pics of the rumored LEADER class Jetfire. Can't wait for Megatron.

Edit: Apparently the Generations Legends line (Shrapnel/Swerve/Tailgate/Cosmos) was cancelled.
man, i can't believe that line was canceled. i was so looking forward to getting Swerve and Cosmos.

as for Windblade...i have no problem with the character. sure, a robot geisha is dumb...but its not the most absurd thing in TF history. i think the toy looks cool.
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Old February 15 2014, 09:33 AM   #4326
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The Back to the Future ReAction figures have been revealed:









I've been waiting forever for BTTF figures, and when we finally get some they're just crappy looking retro-style ones.

ETA: And here's the Buffy and Mal Reynolds figures:



Interestingly it looks more like Kristy Swanson's Buffy than SMG's.



I'm sorry, but that face is the complete opposite of badass.

More Firefly figures and others in the line can be seen here.

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Old February 15 2014, 09:55 AM   #4327
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Wow...those are kind of underwhelming, but I guess since they're waiting for final approval these are prototypes, I hope so because the likenesses aren't there including with the BTTF figures.
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Old February 15 2014, 10:48 AM   #4328
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Am I to understand that Hasbro is going to release Gen 1 Soundwave with the cassettes???

I bought Gen 1 Starscream a couple of years ago and was disappointed they didn't release other Gen 1 Transformers.

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Old February 15 2014, 03:03 PM   #4329
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Buffy looks like Anna Nicole Smith.

I really don't get these. Why do people want to pay modern prices for intentionally shitty action figures? These are awful! If you saw a company putting these out unironically, you would be furious! Toy sculpting has come ridiculously far in the decades since figures like this were made. When does pandering to misplaced nostalgia hit its breaking point? How can someone be nostalgic for action figures of shows that didn't exist when action figures were this terrible? It's as if toy companies have realized "Oh, we can make the cheapest, crappiest figures possible, but we'll still sell a bunch of them if we call them retro." I guess at least these are at least new figures, which makes them a step up from Playmates re-releasing the same god-damn twenty-five year old Ninja Turtles figures and charging $14.99 for them.
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Old February 15 2014, 03:25 PM   #4330
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Buffy looks like Anna Nicole Smith.

I really don't get these. Why do people want to pay modern prices for intentionally shitty action figures? These are awful! If you saw a company putting these out unironically, you would be furious! Toy sculpting has come ridiculously far in the decades since figures like this were made.
I actually think they were better in the decade these figures would have been made (I'm thinking of lines like The Black Hole, Battlestar Galactica, the Gil Gerard Buck Rogers, etc).

The bodies for these new ReAction figures are okay as far as retro goes, but the heads seem a bit too large to me.
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Old February 15 2014, 04:04 PM   #4331
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Am I to understand that Hasbro is going to release Gen 1 Soundwave with the cassettes???

I bought Gen 1 Starscream a couple of years ago and was disappointed they didn't release other Gen 1 Transformers.
No the Masterpiece Soundwave is going to be re-released.
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Old February 15 2014, 05:49 PM   #4332
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Bif Bang Pow! is making 3.75" The Big Bang Theory action figures.

link with pics

The image quality isn't too good, but from what I can see the likenesses look OK. We'll get a better look once the Toy Fair starts.
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Old February 15 2014, 07:44 PM   #4333
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I don't expect much from those retro movie and TV action figures because they're supposed to mimic the limited articulation and sculpting of action figures that were released in the seventies and eighties (and in some cases the nineties), so they don't bother me. For what they are they're fun and nice and I get what the company's doing here. The George McFly has a nice resemblance to Crispin Glover, at least in the eyes and eyebrows.

Had these been in stores when I was about ten or eleven years old I'd probably have gone wild for some of 'em. I know I and at least one other guy on this board wouldn't mind seeing a Jewel Staite figure from Firefly. Even if she's a little plastic train wreck with only a faint resemblance to the real Jewel at least she'd have a figure.
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Old February 15 2014, 08:02 PM   #4334
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Hasbro just announced deluxe figures for the 6" Black Series! First out of the gate are a Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt! Rock on!

Also announced for wave four of the 6" figures are Chewbacca, Episode II Clone Trooper, ROTJ Vader (with two piece removable helmet), Jedi Luke (with interchangeable open or closed shirt flap) and a new Sandtrooper variant (probably just different pauldron color, but no pics yet.)
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Old February 15 2014, 08:05 PM   #4335
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Sweet! I'd actually heard about these being possibilities a few months back thanks to the guys on the collecting sites, but it's great to know they're actually confirmed and not just strong rumors.

They also just confirmed a 6" Black Series Vader with removable helmet (ROTJ), Chewbacca and a Jedi Luke in his black outfit.
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