Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Jigga, Jul 28, 2012.
I am waiting for Abominus... But only Hunn Gurr has been released in the game so far
Do the CG models come from Hasbro or is it the game developers' idea to borrow from Rex? I wonder if this is gonna be the design Hasbro goes for?
i too would be interested in this for nero rex
Funny that this thread was bumped today. I actually reassembled Rex this afternoon for the first time in months. As dated as he is as a combiner, this piece is such a classic.
Some one asked for skipped leg day razorclaw
Wow. Everything from the sword to the wings is clearly copied. I guess Hasbro got the last laugh on that one.
My favorite part? A lot of fans think that Fanstoys products are the best and Takara could take a lesson from them. Takara's response? There's only one third party worth copying, and that Mastermind Creations.
These designs were from the Earth Wars game, and they're a year or two old now. As mentioned above, the toy likely won't look much like them.
A-ha, found my old post in this thread:
Doesn't change my point, MMC is who Takara goes to for design ideas/theft.
How would we know that before we've seen the toys? The game designs weren't done by Takara.
Someone in their art department probably just googled "Predaking" then looked up pictures and thought the MMC design was the coolest.
I really like tantrums in game color on the EW's game as opposed to MMC's choice . Granted back when this was released , there color palate was fine . Now I wish they would revisit Tantrum and give him a more " gamer " color . ( clearly wishful thinking ) .
Takara has zero involvement with the Earth Wars game designs. And as others have said the game designs are old and the chances of Hasbros set looking like them is incredibly low.
Nonetheless I think its bad ass that the EW guys may have deliberately referenced Rex because they think he's cool. I doubt they even cared about him being an unofficial toy. It's only really hasbro and takara that have strict policies I suspect on acknowledging unlicensed product in any official capacity.
I like that who ever was on the team for that game knew enough about transformers to even be aware of feral rex's existence
Maybe the individual robots (they look good), because fortunately the combine mode looks more "proportionate" than the toy they based their design on...
Another explanation is that Feral Rex is the most popular Predaking among the fans...
Kinda. I would say the feet on the EW design are woefully undersized relative to the legs and all the additional details and colors they added seemingly for the sole purpose of making the design look less like feralrex have resulted in a much more messy and inconsistent look for their Predaking overall. It reminds me of TFC's approach with Ares in some respects as well.
Really would be nice to finally see a modern predaking that is either its own thing or manages to have a more balanced set of body parts overall while being true to g1 without being too slavish to g1.
But I don't think habsro is going to deliver on that so best to wait and see if zeta or ut or dx9 some other team gives us a lovely 20 inch set to stand eye to eye with constructor.
Is this the one you guys mean?
Cannons--rev2 by echotransformer on Shapeways
I ordered it, and am very pleased with it. While they make the cannons a little oversized on Leo Dux in robot and lion mode, they look absolutely gorgeous in combined mode!!!
Yea those are it! But it looks like he hasn't created a color set for the Nero Rex. Ah well. I do have the one for Feral Rex, so I'm good on that one. However, I guess I could get the white one and paint it grey, since light grey seems to be the color for the cannons on Nero Rex.
Where does the middle sword come from?
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