New pics of Galvatron upgrade

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by SwindlesShop, May 10, 2012.

  1. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    Robot kingdom posted it on their fb
     
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  3. Valkysas

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    I will never see the appeal of this set that requires you to kill your Megatron's leg articulation.
     
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    This looks pretty darn intresting. May consider getting it if the final product looks good to warrent it.
     
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    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Yeah, uh, no, it doesn't kill his leg articulation at all. I have the toy right in front of me, and using the chest as a crotch piece doesn't hinder leg articulation. Do you even own this toy?
     
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    Yes, I do.

    Position it the way they do in the first photo with the custom chest on it, with the old chest plate pushed all the way down in the position it goes for vehicle mode (under the upper body's lower ridge). Doing this completely prevents the legs from moving forward.

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    See where the purple upper leg edge goes over the silver chest plate here? That blocks it from moving forward. if you push really hard it'll eventually snap the chest plate up and out of the way, but that's probably going to do damage to the toy.

    If you position the old chest plate so it's not under the upper body ridge, or swing it forward first, sure. he can still move his legs forward. But they don't have it positioned like that in the photos. They have it positioned the way that blocks forward leg articulation. Since thats the only way they show it, that may be the way that it has to be for the chest part to fit. Even if it allows for it to be positioned in the looser position, it's still going to get in the way, which is bad.
     
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    looks intriguing...
     
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    See, I left it slightly popped out (as in, not locked under the ridge as it would be in alt mode), which preserves the leg articulation, as I figured that's how they would've done it.

    If the only way it works IS to legitimately nerf the leg articulation, then yeah, it's a no-buy, but I feel the way I did it will still work with the add on.
     
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    that looks like a complete piece of shit.
     
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    Well, hopefully you're right. But every photo of it with the new chest on has his legs completely straight, and the old chest piece pushed in all the way. Any time his legs are posed, the new chest plate isn't on, and he's showcasing the cannon instead.
     
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    I suppose we'll have to wait and see. It should be feasible, considering all I did was keep the chest popped out very slightly, as opposed to locking it in completely.

    It's not a bad looking add on; it'd be a shame if they totally sunk it right out of the gate by bricking the mold's legs.
     
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    ... Galvatron still ends up shorter than both Optimus and Rodimus in the Protector armor.
     
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    This is ok for those that want something along these lines, but it's honestly just casted Universe Galvatron parts (maybe even the KO), from the looks of it. You could literally have a handful of Radicons cast these for much less, I'm sure. But, to each his own. I did a custom Galvy from that mold & I didn't mod it all that much.

    Not knocking this, but it just feels really uninspired and underwhelming.......but much better than that old mock up we saw that looked like a 5 year old's kindergarten project.
     
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    So let me get this right... Instead of just replacing the default chest and having a snap on *or easy to glue on* "crown" piece, they decided it would be easier to make it all 1 giant option part that cant stow in vehicle mode and requires partsforming.

    Then to stow said option part in vehicle mode they went to the trouble of replicating the original wfc cannon, added a giant ugly tumor to the back, and after all that didn't bother to retool the cannon tip to look more like galvatrons.

    Could someone PLEASE fix this problem and just make a crown piece, new chest part, and new cannon tip and sell it on shapeways? Its really all the figure needs and it wouldn't require parts-forming, wouldn't hinder articulation, and would probably look better than this.
     
  20. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    do want. seems like a badass kit
     

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