GigaPower HQ-05 Gaudenter (MP Swoop)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by unexpectedpanda, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. crazee928

    crazee928 Well-Known Member

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    pretty sure i never compared it to FT.

    ok.

    don’t get me wrong, i’m not trying to take anything away from giga. i was just comparing their level of complexity to other molds that have more parts and came out around the same timeframe or sooner.
     
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    Simplistic isn't exactly the word I'd use to describe Gigapower's engineering. More like "efficient". So far, their Gigasaurs are pretty much as complicated as they need to be, and no more. There's still lots of good stuff there, like how cleanly the dino legs condense and tuck away on Guttur and Graviter, and similarly Graviter's neck. They've also been good about letting their transformation designs close up most of the "gaps" that people like to complain about on MP-type toys. All the non-transformation engineering is also on point (QC variances aside), with sturdy but not overbearing joint work.

    I'm all for complex engineering when it's warranted, but 3Ps are very prone to making things needlessly so.
     
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  3. bokuatrf

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    I guess one can get impatient in the long wait between each dinobot. I'm also impatient. But I also think we need to consider the developments between each release to understand why the wait.

    Grassor took some time after Guttur, but also that between them, GP took some time to address the hip problems with Guttur, settle the "making good" to those with defects, and true to GP style, to address the feedback on Grassor and improve on the Grassor design.

    And it was the same with Gaudenter and Graviter too. Apparently GP came out and said that they had to redesign Gaudenter, and so Graviter was released before Gaudenter. And even Graviter looked very different from the initial sneak peeks, certainly much improved in design and color.

    So it's a matter of understanding that for GP, wait is inevitable. The GP strength is you get a company who takes their designs very seriously, bother to take in feedback and improve their designs, goes that extra bit to make good their defects, and the end product really smashes the competition. Flip side is just the wait, so...

    Well, 3 GP in, 2 more to go. Gaudenter should be anytime soon... soon... soon...
     
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    My solution to this waiting game was simple. I bought the FT versions (plus Reximus), and now am selling them off as the Gigapowers become availible. Bought FT Slag, Swoop and Snarl second hand, and MADE MONEY when I sold them back!


    Hadn't seen the previews to this guy yet. REALLY digging the toy-robot head sculpt!
     
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    I like this! Prefer the toon head also.
     
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  6. rob_charb

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    Black head with blue visor looks great to me.
     
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    Like the visor head very much. But hope for a G1 colour scheme.
     
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    Provide both head sculpts please!
     
  10. bokuatrf

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    Prototype on the left was the last sneak peek of Gaudenter. But it's supposed to have been reworked since. The next reveal should look quite different.

    IMG_20180517_170059.jpg
     
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    I hope it looks like the one on the right and the initial images they showed
     
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    I've always thought Giga would have given us both faces,
    but now I'm afraid we'll get the visor one with blue-toy Swoop, and the derpy one with red-toon Swoop...
    If that's the case, one reason more to buy the blue one for me,
    but let's hope I'm wrong :) 
     
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    Hard to say, so far metallic has been the toon version and chrome they toy. So they could convincingly do blue only in metallic and red only in chrome. Also, the metallic version always seems to get the extra accessories so it would most likely be included with the metallic version.
     
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    Except preorders are already up for blue chrome and red chrome. It seems they're willing to put out four versions of Swoop.
     
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    I still like this version, but prefer the slightly beefier presence of that illustration. Fits the others better. To me, anyway.
     
  16. rob_charb

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    Yeah, the beefcake version in the sketch looks much more in line with the other 3 released so far. Love it!
     
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    I’m anxiously waiting to preorder this. Swoop has always been my favorite Dinobot
     
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    Man the head is the only change I would need. I know this is borderline treason, but I wouldn’t mind if they copied the FT head.
     
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    Ugh I hate the FT head. It looks like its made out of Lego. The contours and organics are all wrong.
     
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    Was ordering up some GP Sludge parts and casually asked the GP customer service guy about Swoop’s availability. He said it’sgoing thru trial assembly as we speak and will be out by August. :peoples: :sly2: 

    Asked if he could send a pic and got ignored. Of course. :D 
     
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