Bombusbee / Devil Savior Movie Devastator

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Operative294, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. R02 challenger

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    It's a very cool figure! The problem is how much money we have and how much we want to reward an engineering coming in part from rotm toys.
    Sun of the empire review minute 7.15... :eek: 
     
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    Other than transformations I think he does a good job. He could definetly be better, but I wouldn't say he's bad.
     
  3. eliot

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    Could be alot worse......, benscollectables
     
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    It’s quite clear that Devastator mode is absolutely the priority here so I’d imagine all of the other mode-inaccuracies and compromises will make sense once the whole thing is combined.

    What’s the issue here; that the design takes cues from the ROTF figure, that the reviewer popped the leg out or that it’s an open swivel joint?
    I’m not a fan of that type of open joint but it does cut on parts count which seems to be very high. Additionally, using previously successful designs for inspiration while also integrating a whole new mode seems totally fair and there’s more than enough new engineering from what I can tell.

    I do imagine however that this team is kicking themselves for not waiting until the SS figures were released as they’ve clearly been working on these since before SS Devy was even announced to have gotten as far along as they have.

    On the issue of price I’d actually deem these to all be very reasonable. So if you think the projected total for the full set ($489.95 combined at Show Z prices for the 5 announced- estimate $200 for the next two releases [one double pack] so it could all come in at under $700) is a ludicrous amount to pay, I’d say- take 8 recently released, well articulated 3P figures of equivalent size and quality of paint, add their combined total, account for the fact that they don’t combine into a giant, hungry, alien, hoover bulldog and then reevaluate.

    $700 is always gonna be a huge amount of money, especially for a big toy but, for what this ‘big toy’ is comprised of, I don’t think it’s unreasonable.
     
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    That's pretty sick
     
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  7. Operative294

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    Everyone is a shit reviewer till you try it yourself.
     
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    This thing looks crazy impressive. I couldn't care less about accuracy to these messes of design that you barely see on screen. Giant detailed garbage monster bot? I'm in.
     
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    I prefer long haul ss design.
     
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    I would not jump the gun on that ruling, given that Devil Savior's Devastator's proportions appear to be wonky as all get out. His legs seem to be far smaller than they should be.

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    Although that concept art is my personal favorite depiction of Devastator's proportions, it wasn't how he turned out in the movie at all. I do believe the legs were more squat in the final film (and thicker than in the concept art).
     
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    Looks like Devil Saviour is a bit closer to the film. f25f2157af9858128e472190686cb356.jpg
     
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    From combine mode to vehicle then cannon mode.
     
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    If they sacrifice a mode so heavily, what's the point in having it transform. Just make a super articulated, and more stable limbed figure. People would buy it. And could shoot themselves in the, smaller than should be, foot due to said shortcuts.

    The tiny scavenger wheels and longhaul lego technic poles all down his shoulders and arm. For the higher price tag, isn't really good enough.

    Fancy paint doesn't make it better.

    It's almost like they got to a point and then did a hasbro and said "that will do". Maybe they decided to start finalising and stop devolving once the ss one was announced. Maybe if they had continued working on it, it might have been better.

    At $700....,probably nearer £900 to get to the UK,shortcuts should be non existent.
     
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    [QUOTE="eliot, post: 17522664, member: 122530”]Fancy paint doesn't make it better.[/QUOTE]
    Except it does trick a LOT of people. Some people think toyworld is the most amazing company in the world just because they throw buckets of paint at their figures.

    I’d much prefer a well proportioned and well molded figure over a well painted one. I can do that myself but I can’t remold or reengineer a figure. Just my opinion but I agree with you.
     
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    These are really quite cool regardless of accuracy, but they are way just way too expensive next to the usual $80-$125 combiner part to dip in on without having reviews and final copies of all the members. I'll be keeping this on my radar until that day.
     
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    Might pick up split with christmas money just to check on of these out