The ones on display were hot-glued, but not resin prototypes - you can see production-mold-level plastic and assembly and cavities - I think it was a test-shot that was hand-painted.BWprowl wrote:Weren't the ones on display resin prototypes that had been painted and (badly) hot-glued together? There's a high probability they simply weren't assembled right at the time, they looked pretty derpy in the pics I saw. The 'official' pics, despite also being of prototypes, looked a lot better.
I forgot about that G1 car-accessory thing.And wasn't Geewun Menasor's chestplate formed from a little car-thing? Turning that into its own Legends figure AND making it an homage to a Micromaster is pretty nifty, in my opinion.
That Beast Hunters line didn't fare well though, all of it ended up liquidating or on clearance.Believe me, I know I'm dreaming when I ask for anything related to the Pretender Monsters. On the other hand, we just got a subline full of monsters in Beast Hunters half a year ago, so maybe it's not that long a shot. Though they'd probably take another stab at Abominus before they did Monstructor.
Yeah, like the Energon limbs, that's a good example, that was so annoying back in the day but it probably sold extra limbs.I know that was done a fair bit with the Enercombiners, since they had similarly-staggered, hard-to-find-'em-all release schedule. Them promoting the scrambling aspect so heavily might tie into this (despite that being one reason I tend to dislike Scramble City-style Combiners; what makes Menasor a distinct entity unto himself if all he 'really' is is Motormaster in a third mode with four random limbs slapped on?). Like a lot of people we've already seen, I'm probably just going in for solid cases on this.
I am pretty sure the way they described the combiners made them not swappable around a central character a la the Power Core Combiners, they pointed to Superion from RID which isn't just Silverbolt with 4 other guys but a new gestalt character.
Vehicle mode looks very similar to me.It doesn't look too much like EnerPrime to me, proportions aside (and hell, I liked the proportions on Fatimus more than this thing).
So it's not hinted at, it's just random chatter.There's a reason I said 'supposedly hinted', I was getting this stuff third-hand through message board posts. Swear I saw something about it on TFW or something though, might check when I get home. Stands to reason that they have to repaint these new molds as 'something' though, and Optimus is 1/5 of the way there already. Though the new-guy SUV and helicopter hint to me that Hasbro might be hedging their bets at reusing some molds to fill out future Combaticon and Protectobot lineups.
This wasn't something that came up in the panel or in public during the breakfast, perhaps they said it during a private conversation or it was taken out of context, I dunno. Maybe it'll happen, but in public there wasn't anything I saw that even remotely hinted at it.Shockwave wrote:It was reported over on TFW by someone who was there that one of the designers made a remark referrencing the G1 Episode "Masquerade", which in turn now leads us to speculate on an Autobot version of Menasor. I honestly wouldn't put it past them, especially after they recolored Bruticus into the Wreckers.