Hasbro's @markclonus rings in the new year with a look at the newest Weaponizer, Scraphook. The Transformers Legacy Evolution new comer is the first a whole new series of part-formers. Mark's report fills us in on a whole lot of Junkion going on. Read on for the behind the scenes look at Legacy Evolution Scraphook.
The idea that just kept coming up when we were going to kick off the new year in Generations, was combining the fantastic success of the weaponizer build program that started in WFC and merging it with the junkion ability that was showcased in the 86 animated movie. No brainer right!!
The ability to be able to fuse together not only robot peices but extend that cool capability to the vehicle modes is certainly an amazing Evolution- Fusion ahem…An Evo-Fusion thats worthy of being the special feature for this amazing Generations toyline! The team discussed so many possibilities and ideas before reaching out to the magnificent @marcelomatere and the dynamic @artguy101 for some sweet concepts of our new junkion characters.
After many conversations with our team and our amazing partners at Takara Tomy we got approvals from our leadership team and we were off and running! Special shout out goes to Ejima san for figuring out how we can transform these guys without partsforming them, that was a huge ask from me and I think it really set these guys apart from the other weaponizers, fossilizers, etc.
Check out some of the images that were used to get this idea off the ground and into the hands of our great fans! The capabilities here for customizing and building are endless! So much fun to be had, and so many beatdowns to decepticreeps with this new junkion cadet whose elbow hook drop and his junkpile driver move is unstoppable.
But the question really is, how did this guy lose an eye!?!?
I cant wait for all of you to see the rest of the crew and for all of you to get this guy in hand for a play session. Also, make sure you notice all of the asymmetrical parts on this guy, somthing that doesn’t happen very often in TF and there are some definite cool sculpt details added to go along with this rusted, spiked, post apocalyptic style. The junk is alive!!!! Muhhhahahahhahah!
Maybe I was expecting something else, but I was not expecting a super light-duty truck hahaha. Still, he does look good.
It's so nice to have internet back again after two weeks. Hurricanes suck.
I loved the Weaponizers/Modulators/Fossilizers but always wished that their parts were designed to have more meaningful combinations with each other, themselves or standard bots. I'm currently still trying to make a combined Powerdasher that I like as the three just aren't fully designed to work together in a useful way. Scraphook looks like his parts might be designed to do just that though as he has a bunch of extra ports that can be used up to and including in the center of the wheels as the tire is what spins and not the rim. I mean, the main artwork for the year seems to implicate that they have meaningful combinations in any event and I hope that holds true.
However, he's not using the torso when combined with Needlenose so who knows. Maybe it's just that Needlenose doesn't have any other useful ports for combination. There's pegs on the wings he didn't use and the port on the back when you take out the tail fin but the jet kibble would interfere when using that port. These early reviewers have little imagination as it is so I'll just have to wait until I get them in hand myself to see how good these Junkions really are.
Regardless I'll be getting three of each like normal. So long as I can afford to get extras that is. Hasbro is killing it lately.
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