Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by bny888, Jan 6, 2010.
I've been thinking it would be great if Hasbro/Takara would make diecast versions, ala Alternity.
Aside from the desire to say "cool story, bro," all I can say is "no." The figures are already overpriced, I dread to think what some diecast would add to the cost.
Definitely not. I don't mind Die Cast on the old smaller G1 toys but with the complex transformations on the HA line I don't want to be scratching up all the paint. Alternity BB and CJ aren't that hard to transform and I still have scratches all over them from a couple transformations.
My Alternity CJ already has some small scrapes .
same price, hells ya...........
if they add crome and better details..hells--> ya witha higher price..hells ya
Also I have only had the Convoy Alternity (for one day at that) and wasn't the only die cast in his spine any way?
No. Diecast metal would probably push the price to over $50.
paint would constantly scrape off during transformations.
adding die cast to them would be a grave mistake
I can't think of any advantage to die cast. It's typically made from cheap, zinc-based alloys (affectionately known as 'pot metal'), and prone to deformation and breakage. Not to mention it's famously bad for holding paint.
Nahhh. Die cast construction - it's a lost art.
Honestly the toys just have to look good and hold together, and I don't care what material pulls that off. I also think the HA figures are some of the most overpriced TF toys, costing almost as much as a leader and not really being larger then a voyager. Adding medal would probably kick that up even more.
No, I would not. The diecast would do nothing to improve them, and all it would do is drive the price up, and make the figures heavier than they need to be, which would then, most likely, affect their posability.
Nope. Die-cast is a lost art. The Titanium Figures proved that modern TF's shouldn't be metal. BT was nice with the metal as long as you didn't transform them a lot.
There's always a way to compensate for heavier parts that some of the Titaniums just didn't do. Everything has be reinforced better, but then that's where the price just starts snowballing.
All I had in mind when I read the thread title was die-cast Epps. Which I don't want.
I adore diecast in TFs, but I think something like HA figures, which are meant to be played with a lot, don't particularly benefit from it.
Same price, yeah sure!
Higher price - Hell no.
Definitely not. Between the extra weight making the figures unstable, paint chipping off the metal easily and the added cost, I can see absolutely no benefit to using die cast parts.
Er, no. Diecast HA figures will be far more costly than what the regular HA figures cost now.
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