52TOYS - BeastBox InfinityBox BeastDrive FigLite

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Robogeek28, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. thedicemaster

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    probably from not manually undoing the tab on the tip of the fin when folding up the wings while going from jet to shark mode.
     
  2. Ragnarok Flames

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    is there a specific way to build the boxes from LuckyCat? i just got my megazord from them and i dont think there is a section of the instructions for it. and yeah, obviously its just a box but like still.
     
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    theres a QR code on the bag that has a link to the instructions. it is VERY tough to do
     
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    i think thats one of my major issues with these companies. 52 and Luckycat just do not have good instructions for the amount of complexity in their robots.

    also i really dig the "base" robot without all of the MMPR stuff attached.
     
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  5. Mister D

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    You can rightfully argue that you shouldn't have to do it but there's usually helpful videos available on YouTube.
     
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    Oh yeah. Those YouTube videos have saved me a ton of frustration to be sure.
     
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    Email sent on Aug 11 and it should be here next week. Located in Singapore so not exactly too far away from them.

    Only on Weibo but it has been cleared out together with NA/MS/DrWu very very recently.

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    Have not touched the LC crates since Devy set A. They confuse me so much! I don't even know where or how to flip the lid open! :lol 
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  8. Ragnarok Flames

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    How much do western fans miss by not having access to weibo?
     
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    Any idea when the Lucky Cat Megazord will hit the e-tailers? I have a pre-order with The Chosen Prime that was originally expected in June. I know logistics are complicated, but Iā€™m getting kinda antsy.
     
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    It might be too early to ask, but are there plans for a repaint of BB-52 Downspiral? I love the mold, but not a big fan of the colors. I mean, it seems inevitable that it will happen, but I'm hoping it's sooner rather than later. Sorry if this has been mentioned already.
     
  11. edgecrusher

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    I don't think we've missed much, just paid more for things.
     
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    Pretty much everything's redecoed at least once. It's just a matter of whether it'll be relatively soon or take another year or two.
     
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    From a quick glance at my collection they haven't done recolors or Lava(the horse) or Desert Assauly Squad (Meerkats). The horse is kinda remolded from the Bull so maybe that counts and maybe the DAS are still too new, IDK. They've also never redone the BB combiner teams in new colors, though I do expect elite recolors of the space AMTS team if they continue megabox in any way.
     
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    Hard to say if Downspiral will get a repaint or a redco. It's such a good figure I wouldn't mind either. I'm looking at my spreadsheet and I'm not sure if there is any rhyme or reason, but I'll list the figures that haven't gotten a repaint. I am being flexible here because several of these have either retools or are retools themselves, but here are the individually numbered releases that don't have direct repaints.

    BB-21 Pantera
    BB-27 Toxichorn
    BB-32 Demon Dart
    BB-32 Blazing Spear
    BB-36 Nightcrawler
    BB-43 Lava
    BB-45 Stratosphere
    BB-46 AcidGhost
    BB-48 Desert Assault Squad
    BB-49 Nocturne
    BB-50 Kite-Moss
    BB-52 Downspiral
    BB-54 Ironblood / Loyalheart
    BB-55 Sigma
    BB-56 Bullet
    BB-57 Shovelhead
    BB-58 MortalCoil
    BB-59 A B C Orbital, Halo, Unreal

    edit: not sure if BB-34 / BB-34ME (the monkey team combiner) counts or not

    I may have missed some or added some that have repaints coming by mistake. I almost added BB-37 Vaporwave, but IIRC, that one has a repaint in the works.
     
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    Those are both recent enough releases, I'm sure they'll eventually get some. It's only a matter of time. Also the monkey combiner team doesn't really count since the team is repainted to complete the combiner, minus the new faces. The dog combiner's repaint is at Botcon this year.
     
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    That's a good list. I think we can all agree that every mold will get repurposed somehow, at some point or another. And I'm not touching that whole can of worms with Megaboxes, but this largely holds true with that line as well (although I'm somewhat curious if the lunar explorer AMTS will get the treatment... thoughts?).

    Here are a couple of my own thoughts:

    1. Every toymaker factors in the amount of R&D required to create a new mold ā€“ which I would argue is much, much more prevalent on 52Toys machine cubes than any other transforming line ā€“ and wants to get as much mileage out of it as possible to offset that cost. Which is where they get clever with interesting paint jobs, themes and retools.

    2. Certain molds like Toxicorn, Nightcrawler, Havok/Stratosphere, etc. etc. where there are slight retools probably satisfies the "repurpose impetus" well enough for 52Toys, as a business (I'm sure sales vs. production costs, etc. factors in, but I'm not going to pretend that I understand how they measure their profitability targets). What I'm saying is, sales (volume and speed) are influencers on how much/often they'll keep dipping in the pool for any given figure design.

    With that in mind - in my opinion, retools also count as "repaints"... so I personally do not anticipate alternate color schemes for most, if any of those. I do expect we'll see a unicorn retool of Lava though, sooner or later. And where the hell is that deer?? :D 
     
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    i'm glad they gave us the original colours on the boar instead of this, as it's really not for me. however, i do like the new "warthog" head sculpt. perhaps they'll do a non-exclusive release with the same head with colours i'd prefer more in the future.
     
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    At Botcon IMG_9050.jpeg IMG_9051.jpeg IMG_9054.jpeg IMG_9056.jpeg IMG_9055.jpeg
     
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    I was at that mall today lol.

    But I didn't want to pay for tickets, so I had to miss it lol.

    Just a funny coincidence since I went there so my siblings could go to the amusement park