First up, I got Hasbro to send out the missing images for yesterday's reveal, so I've added those missing images to the SDCC Hasbro reveals article:
(it was missing several Victorion images, and G2 Blackjack robot mode, if you're curious)
Yeah, hopefully, but doesn't look likely to just be pre-production given the official images and all. And I agree, it's nice they gave each figure a unique head, but I still feel they could have done more for this fan built character. I mean, I wasn't expecting something original like Windblade, but seeing how extensive some of the remolds have been in Combiner Wars, I was hoping these figures would be a bit more unique beyond just new heads (and arms for the helicopters).
I studied them more, and they did do more. Stormclash and Skyburst have a new head and new forearms. Dustup and Jumpstream have new heads, new forearms, and new chests. Pyra Magna has a new head, new forearms, new chest, and a new combiner head. All have new accessories.
I will grant you that they could have done even more with the overall, but they were going for something less expensive obviously.
Yeah, I'd have to doubt it. So far whenever Hasbro has revealed a combiner for the line, it has been a whole team, save for Optimus (the first release) and Cyclonus which weren't meant to have a particular team. It's odd they'd reveal Scattorshot without his team if they intended to release the other Technobots.
Some folks are losing THEIR MINDS over this though.
Fins? I'm not sure what you're referring to. Looking at the images side-by-side, I don't see any differences between them. Which I again have to say is odd considering how extensive they've been with other remolds in the line.
My mistake, optical illusion, in these 2 images they look like fins:
http://news.tfw2005.com/wp-content/uplo ... rs-119.jpg
http://news.tfw2005.com/wp-content/uplo ... rs-123.jpg
See, that one's a camcorder, that one's a camera, that one's a phone, and they're doing "Speak no evil, See no evil, Hear no evil", get it?