cost to build real life metroplex

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  1. matrixprime

    matrixprime Just a guy who likes toys

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    Hahahahah, 6 million?

    What a crock of shit. He would at least be the cost of constructing several small city blocks and their adjoining roads.

    Then you'd need to consider his weaponry, his twin shoulder mounted MASER (Megalaser?) cannons alone would be many millions each, let alone the cost of Sixgun, who would be many more times the cost of the MASER.

    Then you have his ancillaries, Scamper (a Bugatti Veyron is a £1000,000 easy) and Slammer (a tank is over £4000,000) plus factoring in mechanisms for transformations I think you'd be looking at closer to £60,000,000 to build yourself a Metroplex.

    $6000,000 lulz.
     
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  3. Chopperface

    Chopperface Chadwick Forever

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    And the cost of importing Energon.
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    6 million won't even cover a single metropolitan building, let alone a fucking city of space-age metals utilizing technology years beyond what exists on earth. You're talking trillions of dollars and decades of development.

    All they've done here is figure out how much the land he'd sit on in portland would cost.
     
  5. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    edit: double post.
     
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  6. Cast

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    If you went closer to what seems metroplexs actual size, given he can store what a small tank and large car in one side of his chest, would make, what size of a city block maybe, of course he'd be better built, add on cost of weapons... na still would come to way more than they've listed.
     
  7. nobleboivin

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    trillions and trillions of dollars and probably a few centuries to a millennia worth of development.
     
  8. Dragonzzilla

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    Building Metroplex would cost a lot of money. Like, all of it.
     
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    With inflation, 6 million won't even cover a single human-sized cyborg OSI agent anymore.
     
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    LOL. The article is bizarre because it looks like they're comparing the bayverse bumblebee against Titan Metroplex if he were scaled up. Their calculations put metroplex at 192 feet tall, or about 45% shorter than the new Godzilla.

    LOL.

    Off the top of my head, I think metroplex was once stated to be 800 feet tall. Of course, the cartoon scale was all over the place.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Someone tell Dr. Evil that 6 million isn't really that much money.
     
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    Maybe for a transforming toe, not for the whole Metroplex.
     
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    Agreed. Roughly $6 Million just for the land itself.. What about the SEVERAL MILES of space required to hide existence from everyone? (Kind of hard to hide his "Space cruiser" mode lifting off and flying around)

    Also, didn't the '86 movie claim Autobot City was located in Alaska? Alaska would make everything a Hell of a lot easier. Having more open, untouched land (Hell, they had a forest fire the size of Texas a few years ago); I've heard residents are essentially paid to live there via tax incentives (would be financially easier).
     
  14. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    $6,000,000? the dude is delusional and did not due the proper research to get the proper scale comparison.

    6 mill might cover the finger or thumb they have aboard the lost light.
     
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    i know some guys from outta town they say they do for 200 bucks
     
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    The article was edited. It says 6 billion dollars now.
     
  17. Aernaroth

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    Cool, did they change their dumb-as-hell reasoning or did they just try to pull that number out of their ass to look like less of a pack of economic numbskulls?
     
  18. Cast

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    I just remember that south park episode where they sent a whale to the moon, same answer works here.
     
  19. LegendAntihero

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    In order to build a transforming city, it would cost more than the America's national debt