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Old 12-31-2010, 09:37 AM   #1
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Generations Kup



This is Kup in car mode, and I really like it. It's got the look of a classic pick-up truck, but redesigned for the modern world, sort of how the VW Beetle was redesigned, but... y'know... good.

The truck mode being so nice may be a problem to some who feel that Kup should be a more old-skool and beaten up looking car, but in this case I really think it works great.



Robot mode is 90% great, the transformation is extremely satisfying, especially the rotating body trick. It has all the posibility you'd expect from a modern Transformer, and it looks just weird, rickety and off-kilter enough to make Kup an believable older robot, especially in the legs where the gaps seem like a call-back to the Classics Ironhide, who is of course the OTHER old man robot.

Kup comes with a "shotgun" but... I think he needs more guns. I'll work on that.


Kups head is a terrifying glimpse into out inevitable spirals into old age and decreptitude.
I THINK the aimed for effect it "Grumpy, shouting Sergeant", but honestly I reckon "Severe Alzheimer's" is more accurate.

I can just imagine him wandering the shops looking for his childhood rabbit and shouting randomly.


Side by side Kup is slightly taller in Robot mode,

but in Car/Cant modes they're roughly the same size.




Here's War For Cybertron Megatron for scale comparison purposes.

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Old 12-31-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
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Kup, on the other hand, looks really good. Even with the grumpy-old-man head, he's instantly recognizable as Kup. How's the articulation in the feet? They look to be hinge joints at teh ankle rather than ball joints.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:06 AM   #3
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Kup, on the other hand, looks really good. Even with the grumpy-old-man head, he's instantly recognizable as Kup. How's the articulation in the feet? They look to be hinge joints at teh ankle rather than ball joints.
The ankle joins are good, they have an additional hidden hinge in the foot allowing left and right swivel, and the main hinge give back and forth.

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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From your photos, I think both figures would have
been greatly improved if they had been given each
other's eyes:





That having been said, I'm still looking forward to these.
Does Perceptor have any unofficial microscope mode or is
that too much to hope for?
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:35 AM   #5
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Nice review and pictures!

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Old 01-01-2011, 07:19 AM   #6
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No, there's no unofficial microscope mode to this one. People have tried, to no avail.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:35 AM   #7
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So, the most important question:

Light-piping on Kup? No? Perceptor? Yes?
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:26 AM   #8
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So, the most important question:

Light-piping on Kup? No? Perceptor? Yes?
Yes on Kup, Perceptor has it build it, but it doesn't weem to work.

Light-piping isn't a big deal for me, I'm just going to paint over the eyes anyway :/
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:04 PM   #9
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How is Kup's face really? is it sort of shouting an order or screaming in horror like in Spotlight Kup?

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http://images.wikia.com/transformers...sholograph.jpg
(i know, it's the wrong wiki but the proper one doesn't have this pic)


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Old 01-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #10
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He's definately not shouting commands, nor is he screaming, unless it's in utter confusion, vidmouse got it right, the problem is really in the eyes being SO big, he just looks like he's lost and should be drinking a tea in the local Co-Op's restaurant.

tonight I'm going to be touching his paint up some, hopefully a black wash on hs face will make him look better.
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