New City Commander painted prototype pics + FansProject.com

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  1. SMOG

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    See... THAT would be a brilliant alternative to adding them to the design.

    Simply incorporating attachment ports where you can plug the old G1 launchers in would please fans without making more work for them really. All they need is to add holes to the arms of the right size. :) 

    zmog
     
  2. Synthetic Breed

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    GODDAMN I am fucking pumped to get this shit in the mail!!!!!!!!!!! So happy I preordered that!
     
  3. dragon_lord

    dragon_lord great dragon god

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    I don't know, but I think is only to store them
     
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    And there was much rejoicing.

    Preorder FTW.
     
  5. eyeballkid

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    I want this, but I cannot justify the price.

    I swear that Transformers is the only toy line that has to rely on independent developers for the cool stuff we had back in the 80's...i.e trailers..

    Don't get me started on that Botcon seeker bullshit...
     
  6. Bahamut Prime

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    Looks promising!
     
  7. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I agree, man. If all else fails, I'll drill my own with my dremel. But I do think it would garner them some more interest (and praise) if they added something like that.
     
  8. Josh

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    so sexy lookin

    and man

    who's the guy behind the artwork they have done??? cuz that is seriously some awesome lookin stuff
     
  9. Cast

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    I was actually going to try and bash some that would fit on his shoulders in robot mode and replace the gun on his roof in truck mode to make him look a little diffrent to prime as well.
     
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    Chucked full of energony goodness! Missle Launchers would make it go from 97%awesome to 100% in no time flat.
     
  11. Rodentus prime

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    Nice - Why the hell can't hasbro come up with cool stuff like this?.
     
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    Wow thats cool, I just hope its not mad expensive.
     
  13. Johnator

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    Glad I preordered. This looks amazing.
     
  14. nkelsch

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    Trailers don't sell well. Magnus is a lazy repaint opposed to a core character. Classics 1.0 was a filler line expected to exist and wasn't given much effort. This kit looks complicated for younger kids and probably wouldn't be as cool if it had to follow safety guidelines.

    Not everything makes sense for retail release.
     
  15. beigoma

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    Thanks for the info Razerwire.
     
  16. DeathStorm

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    Quality...check, large appeal...check, reasonable price...you think $76 for some plastic add-ons is reasonable? That's 4-5 times what the toy itself cost. On top of that it looks like he can't even hold the gun!

    It does look great and I'm not knocking those who buy one of these, but I can't find any justification to charge that much.
     
  17. nkelsch

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    ehhhhhh... 76$ is cheap for a low run metal injection molded piece or for a hand-cast resin piece of this many parts. And since I don't know which this is (assuming metal injection due to 2000 units) it seems very reasonable to me. He is not arbitrarily picking a price and making 900% profit. It costs a good chunk of that 76$ to actually produce these. Plastic is cheap, molds are expensive. Cost goes down as production number goes up.

    You are thinking in the mindset of retail plastic 50,000+ run figures. If this was one of those, then yes it is expensive. If you get into resin models or collector figures that are low-run this is very reasonable. Especially if the quality is the same as the cliffjumper kit which was pretty good.

    Their target audience understands the prices and that is why they have successfully hit a spot in the market where previous people tried to sell things at 600$+.
     
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    I'm so glad I preordered this. I think 3 things could make this better:
    1. UM has missile launchers on the side of his shoulders like has been mentioned.
    2. The middle of the trailer was open like his G1 trailer instead of being "filled in" like it is now.
    3. UM has a gun that looks like his G1 gun instead of the one they show now that is so big his arm has to be propped up to hold it.
     
  19. Soundwave2

    Soundwave2 Excitement! My Style!!!

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    Are these people known to make high quality stuff? They're not the same people who made the coronation set, are they?
     
  20. sixshot2K

    sixshot2K Soundwave is #1!

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    Nowe I really want him!!!!!!!!
     

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