UniqueToys Mania King (Galvatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    My only issue is that we don't have an appropriately scaled Cyclonus and Scourge to display with him :(  MMC Cyclonus does not fit at all, aesthetically, CW is just bad, and Universe mold (which I'm using) is too small.
     
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    Exactly. I wish we could black-mail a KO company to make an upsized to voyager of that Universal/BiS mold.
     
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  3. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    I just got the kfc tempest but he’s too small too.
     
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  4. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Just get the CW one. It's the only decent option.
     
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    Looking back at Mania King again,yes he has flaws,but hes just imposing on the shelf next to the rest of my season 3 Decepticons.
     
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  6. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Yes, he's one hell of an evil looking figure
     
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  7. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    He kinda plays second fiddle now for me since Rioter Despotron arrived. He’s the second in command with Overlord scheming
     
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    Well, since this has already been Necro'd before I got here...just gonna say:

    Things like THIS is why i cant talk to any of you about CHUG/MP debate...how any of you feel justified calling this guy "chug" is beyond me...he has a FRIKKIN L.E.D. for cryin' out loud!

    And dont talk to me about "scale" because back when this guy was NEW, he was bigger than any deluxe chug released yet so far.

    But, now that there have been bigger, shinier bots released, I guess he just "becomes" chug, retroactively, by comparison...?

    Yup, and now I have a headache.
     
  9. Zeke1

    Zeke1 Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot of people consider something chug if it isn't 100% accurate to source material. Be that G1, Armada, IDW, etc.
     
  10. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    My Mania King does NOT have an LED brother. That was only the second release.
     
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    Eh? Mine definitely does NOT have an LED.

    Yes, bigger than a Deluxe, because he's Voyager-sized. Like Classics Optimus and Megatron. Like Titans Return Galvatron. Like Reveal the Shield Galvatron should have been.

    He's similar in size to Hegemon (a tad shorter, actually). I don't think anyone's arguing that Hegemon isn't CHUG, so I'm not sure what the issue you're having with Mania King being CHUG is?

    I don't think there's anything retroactive about it. Mania King is and always has been a Voyager-sized Galvatron for CHUG collections. You sure you're not thinking of DX9's Tyrant? That was pretty much the de facto MP Galvatron until Sovereign came along.

    Anyway... is anyone looking for a copy? I'm getting out of CHUGs (sorry Rasmotron), so I'm selling my fully-Reprolabeld dark purple Mania King for $50 shipped if you're in the lower 48 of the USA.
     
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  12. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I agree with everything you said there. :thumb 
     
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    I love my Mania King, he's definitely CHUG.
     
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    I just sold mine but it had an LED in the fusion cannon. It was the anime color version. Maybe that's the difference.
     
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    Yes, that was the second release. It had the LED.
     
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    This guy is chug and always has been! 03617D10-F886-4125-B6F8-5C7155EFDB0D.jpeg My version one doesn’t give a fuck about led lights or toon accuracy! The second Rioter Despotron lets his guard down it’s on!
     
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  17. Rasmotron

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    Okay, you guys really need to nail down what you think the definition of "Masterpiece" is.
    To quote Mikeszekely, above:
    "You sure you're not thinking of DX9's Tyrant? That was pretty much the de facto MP Galvatron until Sovereign came along."

    So, you're all saying that a toy that "begins" its life span as a "MP" can somehow become "NOT MP" at a later point in time?

    Idiocy. Assuming you use the word the same way I do, "Masterpiece" is a STATIC reflection of the of the quality of the toy, NOT a "comparison" by which a toy might sometimes be 'considered' a MP, and sometimes it might not (given the above example, Tyrant "IS a MP" compared to Mania King, but "NOT a MP" when compare to Sovereign. Re-Donc-U-Lous.
    And no, I dont think just because Hasblo puts a sticker on something, that is what defines a "Masterpiece" toy. First MP Megs, anyone? Or the first seeker mold? Or even something like MP Star Saber, who was beautiful to look at, gimmicks worked well, but the QC was SO shitty that this toy didnt become a "MP" until you bought the replacement joint ratchet set and fixed him.

    Oh, and FYI, Tyrant IS my masterpiece Galvatron...I LOVE his feet and I'll tell you why:
    Think of the flash-forward scene in the first Terminator movie, where the "nekkid" T-800 is stalking across the battlefield, and the movie shows a close up of it's robotic foot coming down on a human skull and, actuating the pistons in it's feet, it crushes the skull underfoot.
    THIS is what I imagine Tyrant doing...to, say, Titans Return Hot Scrod (see the picture posted by someone above, but instead of Mania King, it's Tyrant.
    <Crush>
    Not my problem the rest of you "adults" seem to have lost your ability to travel to The Land of Make Believe. Oh, and also, LED's and electronics DO make for a more "highbrow" toy (no pun intended), ergo I consider them to be higher quality and thus more likely to fall into the category of what is a "Masterpiece" toy. And calling something that is otherwise an extrememly high quality toy a "de facto" anything is just insulting...implying that be a placeholder until...something better comes along?
    Wow.
    Allow me to refresh your memory...There was like a six-month window after Tyrant was released for purchase and when the reveal for Soveriegn came out...which means, at the time, no one had any indication that there would even be another Galvatron.
    So for you to post-hoc refer to him as "de facto" (implying that you KNEW there would be an upcoming replacement) makes you look like a monday-morning QB poser.
     
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  18. mcart

    mcart Lighter shade of dork

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    Erm, you do realize you're not in the tyrant thread here, right? Just thought I'd point it out as that seems to be why you're seeing inconsistency here in what is mp style and what isn't.
     
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  19. Zawicki

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    Ignore him. Not worth the time nor effort. They're toys.
     
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    mcart Lighter shade of dork

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    You're right, actually wasn't arguing with him though, genuinely trying to stear him in the right direction.

    Anyway, one day I will probably try to get a mania king, no Hasbro Galvatron fits right on my Chug shelf.
     
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