Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby Goofateer » 09 Apr 2010 20:33

Time to toss in my 2 cents.

Generally we get 1 large vehicle, 1 small vehicle, a 2 pack, and a 3 pack. The vehicles may or may not come with a figure. Either the 2 pack or the 3 pack will be either identical troop builders, OR different character with identical bodies, but different heads or arms.

We will not see a RoboSkull. They Miiiiigggghhhtt use the name RoboSkull, but we won't see a real RoboSkull. Savage would not drop the cash to retool a vehicle that large, that can't really be used for anything else.

There will be a Red Shadow vehicle, with a driver. Almost certainly an existing Joe vehicle repainted red, with a Red Shadow vehicle name slapped on it. Most likely the Shadowtrak since that was the only other Red Shadow vehicle that wasn't based on a Hasbro mold.

If that's the case I'd expect the vehicle driver to be Red Vulture. But rather than just a glove variation, I'd bet on inverted colors: black suit, with red details . . . Which would look awesome.

I'm not expecting to see Baron Ironblood. Unless they release another Mech as an Escape Armor, and have him pilot that. Could happen, they have already done 2 Mech's, I could see them doing a 3rd. Especially since it would make sense here.

If Ironblood with an Escape Armor Mech doesn't happen, then I'd expect a small Z-Force vehicle. Master Collector LOVES to reuses things when they can. They just came out with the Land Adventurer 6 wheeled ATV. Would not be surprised to see the 6 Wheeled ATV in Z-Force colors.

The box art shows a bunker in the background. The image happens to match the Star Wars Endor Bunker. So a repainted Endor Bunker is probably going to be the free attendee gift.

The 2 pack is often a troop builder. Not much left to troop build with the Shadow's some I guessing 2 basic Z-Force troopers. Possibly with 2 different heads. They are using the 30th anniversary molds already, so the heads from those would fit the bill.

The 3 pack is usually 3 unique characters, and often "good guys" to balance out the 15 figure "bad guy" boxed set. We've already seen Doc. I'm thinking the Mine Sweeper, OR Radio Operator, but not both. The last figure would be the Commander using exactly the same mold as Black Major, which would probably explain why Black Major doesn't have black hair.

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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby Dark Horse » 09 Apr 2010 21:36

They could do a red SNAKE armour rerelease pretty easily.
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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby Sundance » 09 Apr 2010 21:44

i would be totally unsurprised if they did a red FANG repaint...
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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby paul463 » 09 Apr 2010 23:13

Goofateer wrote:Time to toss in my 2 cents.

Generally we get 1 large vehicle, 1 small vehicle, a 2 pack, and a 3 pack. The vehicles may or may not come with a figure. Either the 2 pack or the 3 pack will be either identical troop builders, OR different character with identical bodies, but different heads or arms.

We will not see a RoboSkull. They Miiiiigggghhhtt use the name RoboSkull, but we won't see a real RoboSkull. Savage would not drop the cash to retool a vehicle that large, that can't really be used for anything else.

There will be a Red Shadow vehicle, with a driver. Almost certainly an existing Joe vehicle repainted red, with a Red Shadow vehicle name slapped on it. Most likely the Shadowtrak since that was the only other Red Shadow vehicle that wasn't based on a Hasbro mold.

If that's the case I'd expect the vehicle driver to be Red Vulture. But rather than just a glove variation, I'd bet on inverted colors: black suit, with red details . . . Which would look awesome.

I'm not expecting to see Baron Ironblood. Unless they release another Mech as an Escape Armor, and have him pilot that. Could happen, they have already done 2 Mech's, I could see them doing a 3rd. Especially since it would make sense here.

If Ironblood with an Escape Armor Mech doesn't happen, then I'd expect a small Z-Force vehicle. Master Collector LOVES to reuses things when they can. They just came out with the Land Adventurer 6 wheeled ATV. Would not be surprised to see the 6 Wheeled ATV in Z-Force colors.

The box art shows a bunker in the background. The image happens to match the Star Wars Endor Bunker. So a repainted Endor Bunker is probably going to be the free attendee gift.

The 2 pack is often a troop builder. Not much left to troop build with the Shadow's some I guessing 2 basic Z-Force troopers. Possibly with 2 different heads. They are using the 30th anniversary molds already, so the heads from those would fit the bill.

The 3 pack is usually 3 unique characters, and often "good guys" to balance out the 15 figure "bad guy" boxed set. We've already seen Doc. I'm thinking the Mine Sweeper, OR Radio Operator, but not both. The last figure would be the Commander using exactly the same mold as Black Major, which would probably explain why Black Major doesn't have black hair.

Roger


lot of good points here Roger and what you have suggested makes a lot of sense (appart from the red vulture uniform not sure how that would look). Here's hoping!
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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby Goofateer » 10 Apr 2010 04:34

paul463 wrote:(appart from the red vulture uniform not sure how that would look). Here's hoping!



Well it's crude example, but something like this:

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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby The Baron » 10 Apr 2010 04:57

I hate to seem picky, but wouldn't that be Black Vulture?
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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby jamarmiller » 10 Apr 2010 07:57

Goofateer wrote:
paul463 wrote:(appart from the red vulture uniform not sure how that would look). Here's hoping!



Well it's crude example, but something like this:

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its BLACK SHADOW FROM RED DAWN!!!!
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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby Goofateer » 10 Apr 2010 19:48

The Baron wrote:I hate to seem picky, but wouldn't that be Black Vulture?


Well he'd have red trim like Black Major does. Just coudln't figure out a way to invert the colors. Still, I think it would look pretty cool. Even if it does end up being called "Black Vulture," or "Black Shadow."

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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby Thundershot » 10 Apr 2010 20:00

Goofateer wrote:Image



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Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Postby Shogi » 10 Apr 2010 22:17

I had forgotten about the endor bunker in the picture, I think you're probably right on about it being the free item

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