Classic Astrotrain and Bumblebee

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  1. chazparks

    chazparks Well-Known Member

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    Is there any reason why Astrotrain's train mode looks more like a monorail than a train?

    Is there any reason Bumblebee isn't to scale?
     
  2. lobes

    lobes You okay, Bumblebee?

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    no and no........i think that covers it...lol

    bumblebee is kinda to scale as he is smaller than the other deluxes but since when have tf toys been to scale?
     
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    I'm actually satisfied with both toys...especially Astrotrain's as it looks more modern. Bumblee? He's at least the smaller than Hot Rod and Grimlock.
     
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    Since when do monorails have wheels on both sides of the train?

    I think you meant bullet train.
     
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    1 They want Astrotrain to look more modernized

    2 They believe fans like it when Bumblebee is smaller than the other characters because it's nostalgic

    3 Since when does scale matter? Jets arent smaller than semi-trucks and guns aren't larger than space shuttles, last I checked ;) 
     
  6. chazparks

    chazparks Well-Known Member

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    1880's style train looks better for a classic Astrotrain. If they wanted a new style for Astrotrain then they shouldn't use the word classic.



    If it was for nostalgic reasons then Bumblebee would had been just a little taller than a minicon not the size of Rodimus classic. He was a minicar in the G1 toy line.



    True there is no mass shifting on the figures but there is still a scale between the characters within robot mode to preserve.
     
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    True there is no match shifting on the figures but there is still a scale between the characters within robot move to preserve.[/QUOTE]

    This may be true to an extent, but a scale like G1 had is fairly hard to do with just 2 size classes to work in.
     
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    1. Space shuttles weren't around in 1880.
    2. This isn't G1. It's just HOMAGES to G1. Megatron isn't a Walther P38. BB isn't a Volkswagen.
    3. I dunno even know what you said, so I have no arguement.
     
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    I was gonna use the "and Grimlock's legs arent his tail anymore" angle but looks like you got it covered

    Seriously, do you WANT Bumblebee to be the size of a mini-con? I mean really, you get a really nice toy and all you're worried about is the size? Can't people just live with good things anymore?
     
  10. chazparks

    chazparks Well-Known Member

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    Which is one of the reasons I decided to pass on Megatron for now. I might change my mind at some point though.


    I haven't got the classic Grimlock yet but he looks like he could be on the same shelf with my G1 collection.


    No, I rather him be taller than a mini-con but smaller than what he is.

    At least, we live in a world where if we don't like a toy we don't have to buy it.
     
  11. Cobalt Agent

    Cobalt Agent My dick kills dinosaurs

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    *coughsupremecheetorcough* :p 
     
  12. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Megatron works realy well as a rollplay toy in alt mode. I like to go around the house shooting at stuff with him a lot more than I thought I would.
     
  13. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Hey, were'll a kids at heart. You just have to find a thing that will make that spirit spark again.
     
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    well good for you!
     
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    I thought Bumblee was perfect1

    HE is a realistic scale to the toon IMO as eh is shorter then Rodimus and Jetfire makes him look tiny!

    The classics line renewed my faith in TF toys. I missed out on the reissue goodness as I didn't have the cash to splurge at the time. The classics have made me want to collect again. I really wish I hadn't left all my TF toys in the UK =/
     

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