GCreation Sixshot

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. luckyman76

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    Literally every single mode is better than every other version out there. This evokes the hell out of his ninja identity. Cannot wait to see color prototype and what the overall size is. Aside from the bot being close to perfect, the car looks like a cool futuristic car and not a mess, the gun much more realized instead of an afterthought, and especially the same with the tank mode. I hate cartoon plain bots but I have never liked this level of detailing and this one went even farther but it is so good that it works perfectly for the figure and further sells each mode by doing such a great job of camouflaging the other modes. IDW was the perfect choice for this one. Toon just could not do Sixshot justice. To me this has a similar effect like MMC decision to go IDW on Overlord in the sense that it just brings a whole extra level of class to the figure.
     
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    "every other version out there" - there aren't very many IDW Sixshots out there to compare it with. Hexatron (and its Clonedroid KO) I think are the only one in a similar size?

    He looks really big, chunky, blocky proportioned limbs, etc. Compared with their Optimus Prime from the same line, the OP figure looks more lithe and ninja-like in that regard.

    And of course he's IDW - their entire line is IDW. :) 

    Same reason MMC's Overlord is IDW inspired - that's their thing. MMC doesn't do G1 style or MP figures except in their Ocular Max line. GCreation doesn't do G1 at all so far. So there really wasn't a specific decision to make for this particular figure to be IDW vs another design aesthetic - it was foregone because that's what they're already doing.
     
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    I can't speak for the other poster, but I ended up getting their Optimus, and while he looks phenominal, I don't think I'd ever try to transform him. Manipulating certain parts of him (mainly his shoulders because some parts are too tight) is a chore, because you want to make sure that you have a good hold on him and that you don't put any excessive torque on the wrong places. He basically feels more like a model and less like a toy you can mess around with, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just something you should know prior to purchase, so you know what to expect. Straight out of the box, his right antenna was broken and the other one was stressed (the shorter ones were fine), and he has stress marks in the usual places other people have pointed out.
    Sixshot is ultimately going to be more complex, and I'm guessing it's a figure that you would want to transform more than most figures, so I would hope they make it more toy-like and less like a model than Optimus.
     
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    I know about GC and MMCs IDW lines but many people are not collecting IDW vs some other incarnation. They are just collecting because they like the figure. I think my wording attached too much to the company instead of the definitive MP version of the character which was my intention. I know about Hexatron, it was not MP but I believe this one is close in size. I was referring to Hydra and Hanzo.

    You are correct that a ninja normally is more nimble looking but because the figure has that many modes you cannot make him lithe and hide what you need to as well as retain a durable figure. Nightbird and Arcee fill that role. He is like a rubik's cube with a lot of articulation and transformation features so he is always going to be somewhat blocky because of physics. In the canon this is a big robot with strength. Its his versatility, swords, knives, and shuriken that most provides his ninja persona. Instead of lithe I would say it is blocky and bloated vs chiseled, sculpted, defined. Hydra and Hanzo are far worse in this regard (car mode for example) and it is the detailing and innovation in the GCreation design that does break up a lot of the blockiness.
     
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    Dang that robot mode looks awesome.
     
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    WHA!? That's not at all what I expected from the car mode. Although the car mode wheels were covered by his robot mode leg in the first reveal pic, I assumed the front wheels would be right behind the intakes on the front sides, not so far back that it looks absolutely stupid. I see that there are little wheels hidden under the front end, but I still think it looks awful.
    I was so hyped for this figure...Count me out.

    I know I've said it before, but thanks to the G1 toy's instructions showing car mode transformation wrong some people think his wheels are supposed to be way far back. The guys that did the G1 instructions apparently missed that the shoulders have a swivel joint to get the wheels in place to make a decent practical car mode. That mistake affected how Terminus Hexatron's car mode came out (though still passable enough), but they got it right with the new Hasbro Sixshot and looks like Hydra will get it right.
    This is a damn shame...

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    I'm really curious the scale of this one compared to their optimus
     
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    Uh, I had no idea. Learned something new.
     
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    Was this in the TFcon panel? Don't remember it...guess it would've been too difficult to send some photos for a presentation all us 3P collectors were hyped for :rolleyes: 

    DX9 Sixshot is roughly up to Carnifex's shoulders, so this is a BIG figure :)  20045600_1788237651468087_256864248638308366_o.jpg 20139683_1788237638134755_3002667641390708760_n.jpg
     

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    I remember them saying on their Facebook page a while back that Sixshot would be less complex to transform than ultra maxmas. So maybe it'll be a more solid figure overall. Looks great so far!
     
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    I'm not a big Sixshot fan, but this bot mode looks awesome and it will help fill out my IDW shelves.
     
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    He looks amazing next to Carnifex!
     
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    Well, I found my chug sixshot to replace hexatron
     
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    Yeah, I really wanted a Sixshot without a goofed up car mode, but everyone took that instruction error and ran with it. Plus I'm not feeling the jet mode either- too stubby. Oh well.
     
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    I don't know, this prototype doesn't impress me nearly as much as that digital render we saw earlier. It looks to me like he lost a bit of slenderness; an attribute I was hoping GC would maintain in their line.
     
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    Damn, might have to kick my Hexatron to the curb for this guy, looking good.
     
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    Looks at the Facebook site and does a double take.. Gah!! That's some serious finger articulation right there as it reminds me of the Aliens handscupt in some way (shudders).

    Like @aurance and @Unicron9, the car and jet mode does not look too appealing to me, otherwise count me in for the time being.

    Edit: Stupid me.. Didn't look a the first page for the colours in the CGI render. I'm sure that the colours will transfer well on the test shot (when released).
     
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    That looks good. Glad it's not super skinny like their Optimus figure. I'm actually interested in it now.
     
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    Pretty sure it's MP sized, just IDW in design rather than G1. Nothing CHUG about it as far as I can tell.
     
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    1) I said he's MY Chug sixshot, i can put him in any damn collection i want

    2) are we really doing the size v scale thing? MP size is not MP scale, most simply because there are a million fucking continuities. In IDW, he's a fucking giant; in masterforce, he's ultra magnus, in g1 toy he's double optimus' height
    Outside of the G1 cars relative to optimus, the notion of scale is pretty hilarious to me, you can basically justify any "scale" variation you want depending on the day of the week and the weather outside

    3) in design aesthetic this speaks to my CHUG sensibilities, which are primarily Fansproject/Maketoys animesque in proportions and detailing and it fits that language TO ME

    4) I want my sixshot at near overlord size, and my CHUG overlord is MMC Carnifex. this is

    hexatron was WAY too busy on the surface, the hips to narrow, and the legs are a clusterfuck. This seems better sorted, although we'll have to see how the quality is

    hell, hexatron and overlord aren't even that close in aesthetic to me. Overlord has armor flaps to cover the hip joints
     

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