Heavy/Scratch: Remolding the MPM Prime (Alien Attack)

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  1. Applejacktimus

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    I will do sexual favors for you if you can make all of the Leader's add-ons compatible with MPM.
     
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  2. Seth Sunthay

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    (Just to clear: AlienAttack will make some work too in the redesign, they are going to use these sketches and 3d files to help themselves, they won't use this exactly as i'm designing it)
     
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    Will do once I have the individual parts refined :) 
     
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    I have been weighing up incorporating headache rack extensions into my designs. The may be a way of hiding them under the blur back panels on my design, but it could add 5mm to the back back. However, having that extra space would solve other design issues I am having.

    Also, I've got a few shoulder idea sketched up, and some ideas forming for the torso :) 
     
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    So how much of this is going to incorporate fake parts or is everything still coming from the truck?
     
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    Gotta make sure the shoulders lock in properly as well
     
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    Will you be releasing it? And if so, at the current size? I like the size its at, just not the approach. Also, any way to use the ACTUAL doors for the chest, rather than going the leader class route with the doors becoming the shoulder pads? Or at least going the leader class route and using some faux parts like it does?
     
  8. Seth Sunthay

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    Alien Attack will make this, we are just helping them.


    And i actually know some tricks to make the shoulders, the correct place of arms, the headlights, etc, wihout using fake parts.
     
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    Freaking love you right now. Just gonna throw that out there.
     
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  10. tonysandlin

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    I was actually thinking...it would be nice to finally see a Prime with all 10 wheels. Do you think it would be possible to do that and have the extra wheels form around the ones that go on the hips?
     
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    Please tell me the price will be less than MPM
     
  12. Seth Sunthay

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    We don't know, this figure is going to be made by AlienAttack.
     
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    Ehh it's a nice idea but I really think there are other aspects about the figure that take priority over that. Plus the CGI model cheats—the extra tires just disappear somewhere.
     
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    To clarify... is this going to be a "completely new" figure, or is it an add-on/fix kit? I was assuming the latter.

    Either way, I have high expectations. Alien Attack's current work is pretty awesome, so I'm trusting they can do great here.
     
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    Apparently they surround the tires on the legs. The split in the tires is actually the other set on top of them. You can see the full tire intact under the splits. If they are shooting for all those other changes, I don't see why this couldn't be looked at
     
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    Idk, that seems overly complicated for even this size figure. I'm not an engineer, but fairly creative, and dont really see a way for the inner tires to collapse into the outer ones. Beside, I was kind of under the impression that the outer tires just split and expended, not really swallowed the others up. I SUPPOSE that if the outer wheel could be hollow and expend to cover the other, but that would require a lot of very small parts that would be very easy to break, I'd imagine. I'm honestly not bothered by the lack of those missing wheels, as they aren't seen in vehicle mode anyhow. I'd rather they focused on the more obvious problems of the design.
     
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    Well improvements being the way of KO TFs anymore, I would assume it will have a lesser price tag. It's a pretty sweet figure by the looks but it's all on end result I guess
     
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    You can have 8 wheels, but then you need the space for them in truck mode and the internal wheel would be a really fragile piece.
    Also the pin's production and the whole assembly would result a bit complex.
     
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    This is almost exactly what I had pictured except it would split in 4 sections instead of 6 for more durability. The pin could push through the leg to lock the tires in place as well. Though, I'd imagine it would take some reengineering or thinning of the thighs to allow the extra set of wheels to fit in alt mode. Additionally, they could be stationary and just a hair smaller than the outside wheels to allow enough clearance for those to still roll.

    I know this is extremely unlikely and there are other priorities, but this would make this toy very unique
     
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    A bigger head!!


    ...Oh, that's sound bad XD
     
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