Devastator toy (And game) component size/scale inconsistency

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  1. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    anyone notice that even though Hasbro couldn't make a Devastator with individual robot modes there still are other problems? And that Devastator in the game is actually greatly exaggerated in terms of size?

    1. Devastators toy is really out of scale with himself. Look at the Mixmaster component compared to the others that form the limbs. They are really out of scale. Longhaul is incredibly small (Look at the door on his cab, then look at the doors on Mixmaster's and Scavenger's cab) along with Rampage, Hightower and scrapper. The back legs should be just as big as the front legs. The Devastator toy can walk on all fours but it looks as though his head can't look up, so when you do display him he is looking straight at the ground.

    2. Devastator's game model. The model, unlike the toy, is in scale with itself, but it is overall exaggerated in size. To support this claim, take a look at scrapper in the trailer (Seen to the right when Sam and Mikaela are jumping to the rooftop) now look at the scrapper component that makes up game-devastators arm. It's the size of a 4 story building. Plus Mixmaster, who forms the head, is a cement mixer which isn't much bigger than Prime's truck mode, but in the official game trailer Prime jumps up to face Devastator and Devastator looks like he could swallow him whole.

    It's just really bothering me. C'mon Hasbro, I can understand the engineering problems with Devastator's robot modes but to have Devastator completely innacurate looking? I think I made my final judgement. Looks like I just saved $100 bucks that I can spend on Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders. The game I can forgive, because even though he's bigger in the game I'm still getting it because it's bad ass looking.
     
  2. Eastsider4eva

    Eastsider4eva Well-Known Member

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    well for 1.............its a toy i dont know why ur taking it so seriouslly........and if they made it to scale it would be massive.

    2) the game version does seem alot bigger then the movie version.

    To be honest who really cares about this version of devestator michael bay has done such a shit job of it.
     
  3. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Scale problems??? In Transformers??!?!!!

    NEVER!

    But yeah, I do agree with you there. I guess they have to scale up the other limbs just make Devy look more symetrical or something.
     
  4. ROTF Sideswipe

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    Well, I guess I saved a hundred bucks. I'll still be getting the game though.
     
  5. Eastsider4eva

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    i bet activision have made a better story for the game then the whole damn movie.
    yeah im gonna buy the game the day it comes out as for the movie think il just watch it on the net for free no way im giving my money up for garbage from bay ever again.
     
  6. Capovin

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    wow, you act like he raped your childhood
     
  7. shroobmaster

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    yeah bloody hell its in no way at all even in the slightest way as bad as people say it is.. but each to their own i guess
     
  10. al91176

    al91176 Decepticon

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    Yeah I did notice in the game trailer how huge his head looked compared to Prime. Also, if you watched the game footage online from another thread on this site his mouth also opens really big when he activates the grinder vortex. But I'm happy I'm one of the people who really likes how his movie version looks. I can't wait to see him on screen. I just wish they had released more pictures and art of him.
     
  11. Baird

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    I too noticed scale issues in the screenshots from the game. One of the forearms looked enormous compared to a regular Decepticon next to it, way larger than it should have been.
     
  12. iamamachine

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    The had to do some size magic to make the Devastator toy look like a gorilla : large head, arms that reach the floor and short legs. Scavenger is also double sized bec. Overload is missing in the Supreme Devastator toy. Just forget about the Supreme Devastator ugly gorilla Voltron toy.
     
  13. Tyrannosaur

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    Legends I can forgive because of their small size. I might get Devastator on clearence or get it fo X-mas I don't know.
     
  14. Jeremy.B

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    Man you guys are harsh on Movie devvy. Personally, I don't understand. WTH, you want him exactly like G1? That would not be impressive. The movie verse is different, sure, but I swear if this forum (Movie) hasn't turned into the biggest whine fest :lol 

    I am going to enjoy the movie for what it is.
     
  15. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    The problem isn't G1 it's the toy for Devastator.
    Trust me, I am ANTI-GEEWUNNER just look at my posting history lol. The movies counts as a series just like Beastwars is a series in the franchise and the Unicron Trilogy. Every cartoon, every generation is it's own saga. They all have the same plot (Autobots VS Decepticons) Characters may change their look but are still the same Prime and Megatron we grew up on.

    Back on topic with the Devastator toy.

    I love the movie Devastator. It captures the power and ferocity the same way It did for the G1 cartoon. I love the look. Just a massive juggernaught of massive size and strength. But the toy has more to be desired. I'm mad at Hasbro because even though I understand the reasons behind not having individual bot modes (Cost is the problem) they still kinda failed to make Devastator as accurate looking the the CGI model as possible. Just look at Game-Devastator, like I said overexaggerated-in-size (I actually don't really mind, makes for a greater boss battle!) but still an exact replica of his movie counterpart and vice-versa.
     
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    We interupt this post to inform you that there will be no more discussion about scale inconsistency in relation to any Transformers media, collectibles or action figures. The penalty for such discussion is severe bitch slapping, followed by forced viewing of G1 episodes Carnage in C Minor and B.O.T.

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    Wow... that was weird. What'd I miss?
     
  17. Seth Buzzard

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    So true, there is no way to collect TFs without having stuff out of scale.

    BUT, the Mixmaster toy is so massive because he's packed with all the electronics (lights, sounds, batteries). Why Longhull is so small? Who knows, it's just part of that scale issue that seems unavoidable with TFs.

    Dev being bigger in the game: At Botcon Archer said Devastator isn't necessarily always made up of the same number of Constructicons and can be as few as 5 and as many as 10. So it's logical to think a 10 Con Dev will be much bigger.
     
  18. cnic

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    There have always been scale issues with the toys for as long as they have been making them. All the complaining about this is futile and redundant.The writers, directors, producers, or even the toy manufactuers can not please every single person that is a fan or a collector. We, as fans and collectors need to learn to embrace this change and deal with it, not bitch about it. That seems to be what goes on all of the time around here. Transformers was the first really big thing I got into as a kid, and yes I'm an old school G1 fan, but every time they were re-invented in a new series I learned to embrace it and not bitch about it. The bots in Animated were so far from being the bots that I grew up on, but I watched it and gave it a chance because it was still plain and simple.....it was TRANSFORMERS..... no matter how different they looked, sounded or acted!
     
  19. Methos

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    I don't recall anyone working on the game saying that there wouldn't be any mass shifting.

    Not like Bay and his mass shifting lie.
     
  20. Shelfwarmercon

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    ...so?
     

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