Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Jul 20, 2012.
By way of Shogo Hasui, a look at a plastic colors test shot of Sideswipe.
It looks great but seems to basically be an $85 Binaltech. Going by the current state of BT molds will we see this out of China for $15?
Actually~ it's a testshot for plastic color check~ a development stage pretty closed to final production.
Looks great. The waist looks a bit dodgy though.
Thanks for the clarification, I'll update the main post.
Looks awesome. I love that big blocky chest.
He reminds me an awful lot of BT Lambor.
Oh man i got excited to see the magnus pic then realized its just g1 magnus armor bashed to mp10.
Wow, the MP line has gone from amazing to average if this is any indication. I hope this is not a result of trying to make them more mainstream because of pricing. Most MP collectors have no problem ponying up the cash for amazing G1 representations. We don't need them to cheap out on MP's to entice a purchase.
The figure looks great.
Metal mold?? It may mean it is fully die cast,yipee
So far so good, they've done a great job of capturing the character's look IMO.
It's not that i'm against having an MP Sideswipe.....but everytime l look at it......there seems to be something cost effective about it.
I think he meant mold made of metal, rather than mold for metal.
Although some small metal parts aren't out of the question.
Your kidding right?
Besides, a figure entirely made of diecast? That thing would fall under its own weight and not be play friendly at all.....cringe at the thought of a an entire transformer made of diecast. I wish they would stop with the diecast parts all together and put the budget saved toward more moving parts or more detail or heck, even a slight scale up!
Yes, it is a mold made of metal. All molds are made of metal since they need to withstand the heat of molten liquid plastic being poured into them.
I'll be waiting for Red if I do bite. The big chest better fits his character model.
I haven't laughed so much in such a long time.
Transformers fans are cheap, i'm sorry, we as a fandom, are some of the cheapest bastards you will ever see. you realize how much BITCHING there is from pricing for mp-09 and mp-10. people want a masterpiece level transformer for 10 bucks, hell look at all the folks bitching about 15 dollar deluxes.
people are STILL bitching at the price of lambor/sideswipe here, and if you compare him to other high end japanese robot toys, his price is a steal!
This fandom just makes me shake my head sometimes
In Japanese we say "金型(Kanagata - metal mold)", but actually it just means "Mold" in English.
Look past the lack of detailing and it looks fucking fantastic to me. Roll on the rest of the '84 line up.
Sorry to say but i still prefer figures come with lots of die cast parts, just like what they did to MP01,all the Binaltech figures,that is what make Masterpiece line or Binaltech line so special in the 1st place.
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