MMC R-29 Aero Alpha (IDW Wing)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Javier, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. mapatel

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    Dai Atlus is almost twice their size so he needs a mold of his own. A matching star saber from the comics would be grand too
     
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  2. Honesty

    Honesty honestly, Honesty!

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    Whatever reasoning you need to buy IDW products ... and I mean that with the upmost respect.

    You guys keep on helping buying, and we get more and more IDW stuff.

    It's a win-win situation for everyone :D 
     
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  3. LazyAza

    LazyAza MMC Schmuck

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    Lol no Dai has a very different design, much thicker torso and massive wings in the comic:

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    We'd certainly need an entirely new mold for him and to make him somewhere between PE Gorira and Carn sized imo.
     
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    For what it's worth I VASTLY prefer the all-white and would be pretty disappointed in the switch from a customer standpoint.
    A) The first official product photos had the white helmet and I associate it with that overall first impression "wow factor"
    B) This figure is releasing alongside MMC Reformatted Tyrantron, who comes with enough swappable parts to look like two separate figures. Withholding one alternate part for Alpha feels incredibly stingy by comparison. Even Calidus comes with an extra head, and it's just a minuscule difference in facial expression.
     
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  5. happygoldfish

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    So glad I'm not the only one.
    This. The gorgeous all white look from when the comic first debuted is what really sold me, I was so excited that MMC had decided to go that way with it rather than the crummy looking red helm version.
    Almost tempted to ask if I could just buy the white head separately but I doubt that would be allowed. And I do completely understand the whole *PRODUCT SUBJECT TO CHANGE* thing but I mean it's still got the white version up on all the sale sites even. I asked a few other people who have him preordered and they didn't even know the helm had changed and were surprised and somewhat disappointed (well one didn't care so that's probably a good thing for him). But yeah it's gonna be super fun when he starts shipping out and people discover this, hah.
     
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    The solution is simple, just include both white and red. I prefer the red.
     
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  7. openchallenge

    openchallenge Plastic based

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    Ok, I've seen that art in the thread for Fans project Dai-Z. I guess I interpreted the perspective wrong and thought the IDW character was a bit smaller. I see now those are some big bots in the background, thanks.
     
  8. LazyAza

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    You get a better sense of the size difference between him and Wing n Drift in these shots where he's talking to Drift:

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    He absolutely towers over them. Big big guy. I think ideally he'd be bout a head shorter than our Carnifex but I'd be happy with slightly above Hexatron size too. As long as he's decently big lol.
     
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    Well in all fairness I'm pretty sure the first official picks of this were of a completely different design and mould?
    Admittedly that was before orders went up. But lots of companies make quite major changes to figures throughout the design process. It's almost standard procedure for companies like FansToys and XTB/KFC to change right up to coloured prototype or later.
     
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    Yeah, something in the $160 range. It would be interesting to see a Carnifex quality head sculpt of that. He looks pretty characterful in that art.

    Apologies to anyone following the thread, didn't mean to sidetrack. :) 
     
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    I think about Hexatron size or just slightly larger would be right on the money for Dai Atlas.
    Here's a small picture with Cyclonus and Whirl. With those two and Wing being Voyager scale you can get a really good idea of Dai Atlas's bulk and height.

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    Update on head status. Boss says white head will still happen and be included as a first release bonus.
     
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    You guys are so awesome, thank you so much! And a big thanks to your boss too, please let him know this is amazing and very much appreciated. Is this only for PSX or for all retailers?
     
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    He didn't specify psx so I would assume all copies of wave1. Guess I'll have to ask him to clarify just to be sure. :lol 
     
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    Hopefully all. Exclusives are annoying af. Very cool to see an alt head option!
     
  16. LazyAza

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    Just got a confirmation, every copy of wave 1 Aero will include both the new painted red cranium head and a second copy of the same head minus the red paint.
     
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    Again thank you guys so much, this is great news and I'm so excited to get this guy :D 
     
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    Back up on bbts

    Edit: never mind, gone again
     
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    And this slide now states that red crest head is actually a bonus with first batch, while unpainted is standard.
     

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    Sure does, which is the complete opposite we decided to do prior to that slide being made so either the slide isn't correct or it's changed. Either way it really does not mater at all as both will be included regardless.
     
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