Jiang Xing JX-Metalbeast-01 Winged Dragon (BW Transmetal 2 Megatron)

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  1. trey carter

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    Im not even trying to be a dick. I dont see what you see. Transmetal technology was meant to give the maximals and predacons techno organic forms. Plus megatron had a "human" face throughout beast wars.
     
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  2. Digger

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    What are you talking about?
     
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    I don\'t know much about Beast Wars but I love this figure! Both modes look fantastic but that dragon mode takes the cake. Beautiful, I look forward to seeing how the final product looks.
     
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    It does look like the lips are a bit too prominent, which makes it look a bit different from the cartoon. The detailing around the eyes - or rather the lack thereof - might be part of it too - BW Megs had a pretty distinctive eye-area design, and it's hard to see the eye/face detail on the pics we have so far.
    PE's version definitely has a nice robot mode face design, I have to admit. Their expressions are just great.

    According to the Facebook page, JX is willing to include a cartoon-accurate faceplate as well.

    Re. the translucent forehead, I can see pros and cons. It's less cartoon-accurate, but it also lets you see the forehead design which was another part of BW Megs iconic look. It's a bit like the tail not being attached to the head in robot mode IMO - it'd be cool if he could have his electric-claw-ponytail thing, but the trade-off in articulation and transformation design probably wouldn't be worth it.
     
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    Look at the cartoon. It just looks more bot-like then this head sculpt. They didnt look that human in my opinion.
     
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    I guess for some it looks like one of those generals from Dynasty Warriors.
     
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    Dragon mode is heads way better than the PE version.
     
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    das_hermit Decepticons forever!

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    A quick mea culpa/credit where credit is due - the dragon stomach is cartoon-accurate, I remembered it as being more toy-like with the sculpted detail. My bad, and yet more credit to JX for their eye for detail.
     
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    well I think PE dragon megatron is a different style so its meaningless to compare JIANG XING with PE. from my sight its logical to compare JIANG XING with TAT since they both made it based on the look from tv series. yet we dont have TAT so far, and the comparison awaits....
     
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    Yeah, agreed. This looks okay, even if the face feels off (Though that could be coz it's unpainted).

    That said I never was huge on the half organic, half mechanical thing the original design has, so I'm biased towards PE's cleaned up "fully mechanical" version.

    Also I'd say this isn't really show accurate either. The transluscent wings and helmet are clearly based on the toy. and in robot mode he has spikes over his knees while the TVShow has wheels for knees.
     
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    Oh dang. Great, just another Optimal Optimus to add to my list of Optimal Optimus' I eventually want to add to my collection, I bet. :banghead:  :lolol 
    Maybe it'll be a translucent red?
     
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    Need to see more but I worry about how fragile the wings look in those pics.
     
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    I know theyre going for accuracy, but i kinda hope they dont go for chrome. Just metallic red paint like the metallic paint PE used on gorira
     
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    I would be okay with a translucent red. IMHO, the translucent orange (on the other models foreheads) seems to stick out like a sore thumb.
     
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    His version of the new MP Megatron had the custom Lazerbeak. I hope we will get a bonus with this one. My hope is that it\'s the energon dragon mace like he had in the show. That thing was mental! I don\'t know what the alt would be, but knowing his(JX Jiangxing) past I\'d trust whatever interpretation he\'d come up with. Again, this is all speculation/fanboy dreaming.

    Can\'t wait!!
     
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    Me starting this digi earlier: Oh, this looks like fun!
    Hours later: Oh, dear God, it's all complicated curves! I haven't even made one mask yet!

    TM2MEGSWD.jpg
     
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    The figure is too barrel chested. I can't look past it. It's bothering me enough that I don't think I'll be getting this guy.
     
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    …What the heck are you talking about? What MP Megatron with a custom Lazerbeak? What Energon Dragon Mace? And what previous works have this company done?!
     
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    Ok on the Facebook page, the designer said they are looking to do 2 per year, and next year they might do Tigerhawk and Optimal Optimus. They are using @GALVATOM scale chart as specific reference. The unfortunate thing is they have an older version, which shows TM2 Megatron and Rampage at the same height(30cm). Maybe we should send him the updated one...

    Interesting to note, our feedback seems to have made him reconsider Optimal Optimus' size - He now says it will be 34-35cm (before he said 33-34cm).
     
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    Sounds great to me!!! :lol  And yeah, please send the guy an updated scale chart. I’m not on Facebook, so I can’t do it.
     
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