Generation Toy GT-8 Guardian (Defensor/Protectobots)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. PostwarOcean

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    I kind of figured they would be spread out, Gravity Builder took about a year to finally come out. Also, there were some issues with a few of the bots in that set, hence Megasorry. I'm stil wondering what happpened with Foo Fighter, I'm wondering if this guy will be a little behind the rest, or at the very least, the last in the set.
     
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    I think they prefer to do it that way. Gives time for flaws to be revealed, which they take a pretty active role in fixing and releasing replacement parts with the upcoming members of the set. Plus they usually include a build-a-bot bonus with the sprues spread out amongst the members as a bonus for collecting the set.
     
  3. BIOMEC

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    I finally had the time to put Havoc together... What a piece of art!!!! So beautiful... And yes he is STABLE and can keep dynamic poses as well... I have no doubts that this combiner will be as awesome as Havoc, or even better!

    I hope they use more ratchets and locking points for the combiner though... GT /TFM love to design the combiner hips with a "not so efficient" locking mechanism instead of a heavy duty ratchet (like Poseidon). Although this new system on Guardian looks promising!
     
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    I am now SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I never bit the bullet for MakeToys Guardia...so many chances too...But DAMN GT knows how to make an amazing looking bot!! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: 
     
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    While yes, he does look a little weird while next to everyone in alt mode, since it looks like a bike for giants...His bot mode is amazing and the overall look of him is a thing of beauty. Also I probably won't have him in alt mode 90% of the time.
     
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    Very cool looking.
     
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    Damn that looks so good!
     
  10. BIOMEC

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    Well... Another 2 sets I will have to buy I guess... :D 
     
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    They said on their Weibo page this is not the final production product, just production sample. Final product may be different, in particular, a lot of comments about the Chinese markings, people suggested changing it to something else.
     
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    Not fond of the Kanji (or Katakana) characters on the sides of the vehicle, but it's not a deal breaker. Otherwise... thumbs up.
     
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    Aah, really? Man, I love the letters! Reminds me of chug Drift.

    Either way, this is looking really good.
     
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    I don't care what they go with on the side of the car mode, as it'll still look awesome.
     
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    I don't really have a spot for this in my collection, but that's sure a nice-looking toy.
     
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    Dammit GT, just take my money.

    I'm definitely getting Streetwise.
     
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    That looks sick. I say keep the kanji characters.
     
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    That's good to hear, although I'm more bothered by the lame GT shield. I want something that looks like real police deco.

    No real complaints otherwise, except maybe that he could use some red accents on his head. Fantastic-looking car, fantastic-looking bot

    (And before David says anything, no, he's not gray, and yes, he's very Prowlish... But that's IDW-accurate. I'll find some pics later.)

    Not katakana. That's a phonetic alphabet used by the Japanese for sounding/spelling non-Japanese words with Japanese syllables.

    I'll let kanji slide, since kanji is the name they use for the Chinese characters they use in their writing. In that case, it would simple read as "keisatsu," which means "police."

    Given that GT is Chinese, though (and the Chinese for Chinese characters is 汉字, or hanzi, by the way), it's probably meant to be 警察 (jingcha).
     
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  19. servatusprime

    servatusprime Chug Chuga Choo Choo

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    Holy moly that looks good
     
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    This guy is beautiful. Not getting Defensor but might get Streetwise as standalone. Maybe call him Autorooper ;) 
     

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