What do you want in a third party Piranacon?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ORIO, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. ORIO

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    With all the fuss over the sixth member of Uranos, I began thinking about what a 3rd party Piranacon would be like.

    Would you like it to be slavish to G1 with the sixth member that turns into a target master? Or would it be interesting to see a new take where the sixth member becomes a torso instead?

    I think I'd personally prefer the latter. Mostly because I'd worry about the weight of having one figure hold the other in combined mode.

    This could also be a really cool way to include six members in a God Neptune repaint.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. David Hingtgen

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    Gotta be a targetmaster---it wasn't just one limb that had a gun mode, all 5 did, so it's a huge part of the team.

    Also, my main request---highly articulated lobster-legs on Nautilator, so they can be folded out of the way. He just doesn't work well as a gun or arm because of them, they really get in the way. (canonically, he should mainly be a gun or arm, leg is the last choice for him---but it's about the only practical option)
     
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    I'd be really interested to see if they can pull off the flexibility of the original. Each limb could transform into the gun and I thought that was genius.

    If they can't pull it off convincingly then I'd prefer just making the 6th guy a gun option and not all six.
     
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    I'd want more creature-accurate alt modes, meaning no sharks and fishes with extra arms and legs, no walking manta rays and squids!
     
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    Not if it gets in the way of others in development
     
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    Can't agree there. "land sharks" and the like were crazy awesome. (or just awesome in their craziness)
     
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    Street Shark Transformers or GTFO

    Seriously though, I never thought about the Seacons in a third party sense. I think they would translate very well into third party designs and they would be pretty open to interpretation on design choices. These guys or the Terrorcons I would love to see FP or MT do.
     
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    In all honesty I'd rather have Monstructor before this. The idea of third-party pretenders seems really cool, and some potential to play with newer ideas.
     
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    This is all I want out of a third party Piranacon. God Neptune's color scheme is the best.
     
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    If these third party guys are going to be making toys based on characters and ideas that we want, then they'd better do then right instead of changing things if they want our money, which is typically alot.
     
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    Reasonable prices.
     
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    Sorry, for me it's G1 or GTFO. I owned pants the very same shade of bright teal. :)  (hey, it was the late 80's, everyone did)

    I'd be fine with this---just so long as SOMEONE can become the gun. A "dedicated" gun would be fine--especially since Overbite is the best gun by far, and he has the unique color scheme among all of them---he really should be the de facto gun. If eliminating his leg/arm mode helps him be a better gun, then by all means do it.
     
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    after the toys are created and released. Do a repaint a few months later. with Beastwars and Rid inspired characters. Love to see Skybyte as the shark.
     
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    I thought about that. Making each member a quad-changer essentially could be difficult and expensive to make. That's why I thought making the sixth guy a torso could be interesting.

    Didn't think about that. I agree!
     
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    I'd want a 3rd party Piranacon to be instantly recognizable, so no new members or total overhauls for me. Alt modes and colours don't need to be slavishly replicated, but I'd like the general appearance of the combined mode to be very similar to the original.
    Tentakils alt mode always looked silly to me, and could do with an update. :thumb 

    I think I would accept more liberties with Piranacon than with other gestalts.
    I really couldn't care less about the individual gun modes for the limbs though.
     
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    -six targetmaster members
    -more articulation/detail on the single members
    -better proportion/articulation on the gestalt form
    -bigger/higher footplates..I hate all the flat combiner footplates
    -hughe chromed sword
    -scramble power
    -retrostyle giftsetbox

    ->:p 
     
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    Totally agree with ya there!

    Honestly I don't think making them all targetmasters would work, I'd be happy with just one. or none. Better alt modes would be my priority!
     
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    In a potential 3P Pirahnacon I'd like all limbs to be targetmasters with believable gun modes and have good alt mode limb articulation.
     
  19. cylor

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    Same for me. I'd like to see a Monstructor gestalt done in the style of TFC's PCC WWII combiner, although the fact there are six members could be an issue. However, Monstructor's toy was tiny, so it's relatively small size wouldn't be an issue for me. I'd also ditch the pretenders gimmicks, I'd settle for a bot mode influenced by the outer shells' aesthetics, à la Generations Skullgrin.
     
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    I'd prefer God Neptune, if only because Scylla makes me laugh

    Monstructor would be the better choice, but I could skip the pretender shells. Do it up like IDW Monstructor instead
     

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