Interview with Shoji Kawamori and more information from Japanese magazines

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nevermore, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Good gawd, that grey Starscream in the first picture? TOTAL HOTNESS! If I buy him, he will be turned that color or somewhat lighter. So beautiful in grey, so fugly in green.

    It's nice to see an admission of why Kiss Players was created. And I'll leave it at that.
     
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    I have to say it: "Shoji was also insistent about Starscream's color."

    Let the lynching being!
     
  4. Deefuzz

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    YAY for creepy older Japanese dudes buying plastic figurines of little girls! Because of you we have KISS play!
     
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    I think he would have been able to incorporate the red vents if he would have let the stripe continue there...Oh well.
     
  6. Bryan

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    Samurai wearing two swords----such a perfect explanation for the hip kibble. Now I want an explanation for why Starscream needs to look like a samurai wearing two swords.
    I haven't received mine yet, so I'm still hoping the fandom is colorblind and that it's really grey...
     
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    It's not. Saw it in person multiple times over at Botcon. And seeign it in person didn't change my opinion on how bad the colors look together.
     
  8. SydneyY

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    Yeah it's doing well, I hear. At least Loliconvoy sold well. Bought by faithful TF fans who gritted their teeth and endured the embarrasment for a new mold TF, not by some bishojo figure otakus.
    Doesn't matter at all for TakTom as long as they make profit.
     
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    Green is Gray now, eh? When the hell did this happen?
     
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    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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    It depends on the lighting conditions. Under fluorescent light, it's bluish grey but it's greenish under halogen/orange lighting.
     
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    The only people who collect anything "porn" related with Transformers are apparently KISS collectors, the overweight fans who clamor for an Arcee toy, or people who try to build (and sell) their own female toys.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    the latter upped you to 2nd most hated person in the fandom, while the former upped you to the 1st.

    i'm actually keen to see whats the next thing takatomy will be experimenting with their marketing. by keen, i mean, dread.
     
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    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    So, let's see... Mr. Macross was solely responsible for all the changes done to the original design. Guess that gets all the "Don't hate on Shoji" guys off my back. I've never really hated on the guy, but I've always said that he had more of a hand in what happened than people want to admit. And, yeah, Takara-Tomy may have given him free range, but he's still the corrupting party. I've seen the thing in person and, while I can deal with the design changes that he made (though I think saying that he looks like a samurai warrior wearing two swords is a load of horse shit...) I just can't except the color scheme. Sure it's recognizable, but it makes a nice looking figure look... really really bad... I won't pay $100 for something like that. I'll wait for the Hasbro release in actual colors thanks... even if I have to wait for the next anniversary celebration.

    Kiss Play doing well? Damn. Creepy perverted old Japanese businessmen... because of you we have a horrible mar on the Transformers legacy! And I though Machine Wars Prime and Beast Machines were as horrid as it would get...
     
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    You know, I actually don't mind that too terribly much. At least, not compared to the color choice. Besides, I've got plenty of actual Samurai swords of the correct scale to where I could probably fashion some nice holders out of the hip kibble. Oh, this gives me all sorts of evil ideas and plans. DAMN THIS ARTICLE! AN ACTUAL REASON TO BUY IT DESPITE HATING THE COLORS!

    Well, if I can get past how horrible that neck/chest area looks.
     
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    Thanks for the info. And thanks to Kawamori-san for the pitiful excuses.
     
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    So we get hip kibble so Starscream could be a Samurai Warrior? That's okay I guess. It would have been much cooler if they actually held swords for Screamer to use.:duel 
     
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    That would have been pretty cool. I would accept that kibble much better if it actually had a purpose.
     
  18. cowboy

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    Oh common you guys.. GROW UP!!! everything is changing fast in this world. If you don't like something that is out there... DONT BUY! and if you don't like the color that you see, go and REPAINT. That's all and it is that easy. Kawamori was asked to design it and it's a fact that he came out with a Starscream that is selling like HOT CAKES everywhere. if you can't take it, then go back to your corner and stay there until you feel there is another deisgn that you like. If you don't like it, instead of making some stupid noise here, go Design something that would sell out. Try it and see what part of the world that would crash down your ideas. Think of that for a change.

    http://members9.tsukaeru.net/ty1_toys/toys/MP_03a.htm

    It's a good work overall and I'm sure Takara has to answer about the color that the company has picked.
     
  19. Tenebrouser

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    Well, the interview pretty much confirms that this isn't a Masterpiece figure. Optimus Prime is a Masterpiece figure. It looks like the figure in the cartoon we all grew up with and wanted. I think that's all the fandom ever wanted for Starscream.

    Instead, we get this green-gay, samurai sword-bearing, pink-chested, white-striped jalopy that's entirely over-priced for its size. What a shame.

    At least the Classics Starscream designers "got it."
     
  20. McBradders

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    ...good lord. I mean... ok, well, guess that explains their boneheaded schemes. If they're selling well then I guess that's justification enough, still aint buying anything they're putting out for the foreseeable future.
     

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