Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Ricochet, Feb 12, 2008.
Now those look good! I wonder why they did not do an Orion Pax or Kup?
The Powerglide would be worth the c-note, if it wasn't unbuilt/unpainted. I'm a klutz when it comes to putting models together...
Didn't the Wheelie and Cyclonus kits require the additional purchase of ball joints to assemble the figure? Since I can't read the jizai toys website, does this figure require the same?
These are nice, Wish they were available at walmart for $14.99-$19.99 because thats all they are worth. $100.00 dollars worth? For powerglide? No way? These are a must pass.
These look good, and it shows the engineering is there to make faithful toon representations of some of our fav. G1 characters. The price doesnt bother me but I'm not good at putting stuff together and even worse at painting.
those dudes are incredible!
You try to hand-produce a work of art like this for less. Obviously it wasn't intended for you anyways.
If custom painted toys can go for $200, this could easily sell for $300 and more. $100 is a fair price for such an awesome piece of art.
Ok, ok - how do you go about ordering one? Just wait for them on Ebay?
Or do you have to go to the WonderCon or whatever it is?
How come two guys in a workhop in Japan can make these, and a mega -orp lik Hasbro can only turn out the pile of shit they do in Classics 2.0.
One word: designers.
The designers at Hasbro aren't interested in making faithful reproductions of your favourite G1 characters. I know, I talked to a bunch of them at Botcon. Every time I mentioned something to do with G1 they'd say 'but wouldn't it be better if we designed new versions?' That's ll they are interested in. They didn't go to design school and learn how to make cool stuff just so they could reverse engineer your favourite G1 bots. They're not fans.
The guys who make these are.
WHoever runs Hasbro, employ these dudes now and fire your design team!
Or just let them work on the movie shit, it's mean firing people for the sake of it.
So...Wheelie's actually popular in Japan? That's some serious culture shock.
God help me... I want Wheelie.
in japanese garage-kit event, there is "当日版権(one-day copyright)" system. when a dealer want to sell copyrighted property stuff at the event, they have to get "one-day copyright" from official company through application. so their products will be legal for a day, and probably that's why they don't accept mail-order.
about extra parts for assembling:
for wheelie, it required some extra parts(some polycap joints, a set of ball joint, etc). and Powerglide will need them too. it's easy to buy them in japanese hobby shop, but maybe difficult to find in overseas... too bad
about product size:
for Wheelie, look here.
for Powerglide, no idea right now. probably they will shoot some comparison pics after production is complete.
they are using colored material for casting. so basically you don't need paint work. of course, detailed paint work make them look better.
info has updated, said that this time ALL extra parts will be included in the kit, so it's no need to buy extra joint parts.
Takara needs to hire this guy.
Yes he is. he's called "便器様(Mr. Lavatory)" in japanese fandom, because his toy looks like japanese-style lavatory.
Powerglide iz awsum!
I love Powerglide, but not really a fan of Wheelie (the character). However, I'd buy both at those prices if those extra pieces where included. Hopefully if these are made available to those outside Japan they'll throw in the extra pieces one would need, even if at an extra cost.
Not the best comparison pics, but on Powerglides page they show his vehicle mode next to G1 Wheelie and a Robotmasters Prime HERE
He looks to be the perfect size.
At some point I would like to own this Powerglide, Wheelie and Cyclonus.
I want that cyclonus!
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