Cang Toys Thunderking Combiner (Predaking)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Starganderfish, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Prime time 101

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  2. MagnusLabel

    MagnusLabel My hovercraft is full of eels.

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    I think Razorclaw being lean is due to Monkey Pants? So Cang Toys can choose not to make Razorclaw too large comparing to other members.
     
  3. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    I don't think people are complaining about his lower body. It's the upper body that looks too small.
     
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  4. RebelM

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    I think it needs comparison next to the others before the full condemnation- we don't know if he's taller, wider, skinnier etc than them. (I appreciate your comment he looks skinny within himself which won't magically change stood next to the others).

    The above is most likely why they kept the cannons on him in bot mode to pad him out.
     
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  5. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    You’re absolutely right— this can’t legally be [named] “Razorclaw”. However, when a 3P deliberately creates what is an obvious homage to existing characters, then in doing so they are targeting collectors with a strong interest in those characters. Perhaps you know so little about the inspiration material that you “have no idea what Razorclaw’s head looks like”, but the vast majority potential buyers of this figure do. And Cang Toys knows they do, or else they would have chosen to create a completely original combiner set with no ties to existing product. They are trying to balance creativity with recognizability, but in the end they want— they need— these to be accepted as those G1 characters. Otherwise, they won’t be as successful. Nostalgia is part of the business strategy.

    So again, I think there’s plenty of room for creative expression in this character while adhering to the essence of the inspiration material. I think you can toss one deviant into a combiner team and people will still buy it, but not the leader. CT can go wild with the gorilla and no one will care, but the lion will be held to stricter expectations. None of the dissenters here are begging for G1 accuracy— they just want the figure to represent the essence of the character that it is intended to emulate.
     
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    This Landbull is really photogenic

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    The only thing I think is a design flaw are the clawed feet. That just seems lazy. The rest is hard to judge until we see some color to indicate solid body panels vs the armor vs the mane.
     
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    I'm having a very difficult time picturing this skinny dork or that weird looking lion thing with its unsatisfying mane as PREDAKING'S CHEST.
     
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    Whew! i thought you were talking about me, until I realized you said skinny dork.
     
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    Got my rampage today! PXL_20210508_214106956.PORTRAIT.jpg
     
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    I didn't get my divebomb today! Starting to get pissed
     
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    Same! Time to put some shock oil on him!
     
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    Is this supposed to be able to flip out or just a modification?
     
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    Just got my test-shot of RazorClaw in
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    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    1. Wrong scale. Please consult the holy scale chart.
    2. Not GeeWun enough.

    Fail!!!
     
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    Yeah but does he have an un-wanted base mode?
     
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    Not enough sharp edges.
     
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  19. Kevin Iaquinto

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    It seems pretty useful, imo
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  20. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

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    Just did a Razorclaw bash cause I was bored.

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    Quite possibly one of if not the most involved and harder bashes i've done yet.

    Thanks to @Zentropy for his edit from earlier, without using that as an aid, I probably wouldn't have gotten as far as I did, haha.

    Can't wait for this absolute beast!
     
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