DX9 Mini - Ginrai/Powermaster Optimus Prime

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  1. @l3x

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    I can get behind this sentiment. More Transformers toys needs necks, it’s odd how most of the time it’s just a head floating directly on top of the shoulders
     
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    I suspect it also might be a case where, unlike on the original toy, the head on this version doesn’t partsform, so they needed to make it smaller to fit.
     
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    :-o credit card debt credit card debt credit card debt 
     
  4. Not prime

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    That will put a hole in ya wallet. Looks expensive.
     
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    if this works like ms menasor with the trailer engineering then i might just bite. definitely gonna cost a pretty penny, but a figure with a transforming trailer that turns into power armor is just too good a concept to pass up :eek: 
    then later on i'll have to buy myself an IF menasor, too. the hole in my wallet gets bigger by the day :( 
     
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  6. AndreyOfDoom

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    Wow I completely forgot it did that or I didn’t even know it opened like that.

    I recall now wedging the head there between the legs during transformation and not by opening the ramp.
     
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  7. TM2 Dinobot

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    Check my math on this. Maybe I'm off, but no one gets PMOP the way he looks in my mind.

    What we're getting vs what i want.

    upload_2024-4-16_16-49-39.png pmop.jpg
     
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  8. Prime of Shadows

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    I think he’ll look way better in color, but I must admit his proportions are a bit off. The MPG nails him a lot better. But as this is still very good, and currently the only Legends Super Ginrai at a reasonable size, I’m all in.
     
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    It's funny how opposite I am. In context of the MPG, this is what we're getting vs what I want:

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    That's really interesting actually. I think my preference was informed by the round boi humpty dumpty PMOP toy. What makes you want him lean and lanky?
     
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  11. divinecomedy

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    Nah, the Takara one looks perfect as it is, the only bad thing about it is the truck mode, where the arms stick out like sore thumbs.
     
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    He’s probably going off the Masterforce anime. Ginrai was very lanky in the show.
     
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  13. TaurusOxford

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    Cause that's how he's typically portrayed in the Masterforce anime, especially in the opening and his original combination sequence:

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    Not that the second one doesn't look good, but I honestly prefer the MPG we got. He looks like a "super mode" combo, with very super robot proportions and a monolithic stature. The tall lower legs and big brick of a torso really make the robot feel huge. The second just looks like a regular guy, which is what DX9 reminds me of, which is perfectly valid but not my preferred style.

    I'll admit though that I'm heavily influenced by the PMOP toy and how much of a towering beast he was compared to most TF toys.

    I'm still holding on to the irrational and unprecedented hope that the arms collapse in alt mode and they just didn't show it for some inexplicable reason.
     
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  15. TaurusOxford

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    That's fine. I simply have no attachment or nostalgia for (J)G1 toys cause I never had any as a kid (Beast Wars was my "G1"). But I do love me some dynamic Brave-esque super robot designs and anime-Super Ginrai hits a lot of those notes for me, and given how toon-centric MP has been for the last while I was expecting this to get the same treatment.
     
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    Anime Ginrai's torso always looked pretty goofy to me tbh, I think it's the contrast of the super lean frame giving him a thin waist followed by the truck cab jutting out as just a big ass cube for his pecs. Definitely more a fan of the og toy and the marvel depictions of PMOP proportionally.
     
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  17. Hobart Paving

    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    No-one's getting PMOP from a Super Ginrai toy at all...

    For me...


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    I'd say your only hope for anything resembling that would be Flametoys.
     
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    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    Yeah, nine years later the EX Goshin is unlikely to ever be released... Fans Hobby and Iron Factory have my God Ginrai needs covered, to be honest, it's a couple of nice Super Ginrai I'm looking for*. :) 


    *A non-compromised Godbomber would be nice, too, but that's unlikely to ever happen with one that transforms.
     
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    Takara, like Hasbro, doesn't need a reason inexplicable or not (if it could collapse the arms). They simply transform figures wrong for promotional images on a regular basis.
     
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