Kingdom Dinobot, Airazor, Earth mode Ultra Magnus Official Pics Revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by T-Hybrid, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Duke spino

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    I agree. But id prefer if they restocked the old one personally. But knowing they'll not do that, a retool of hotspot, and 4 others would be fine but they'll probably never do it, cause for some reason they seem unwilling to do primes besides rodimus and optimus
     
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    Yes. I’m often mixed up with my Nova Nexus Nemesis.

    Corrected.

    Thanks.
     
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    Lightpiping.
    I am even more thrilled for this figure now.
     
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    Cyclonus looks like a must buy.
     
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    Finally preordered Dinobot,Airrazor,and Ractonite. :D  Took a while to get the money for them but better later then never.
     
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    They are right for you. Your preference would not be mine in this one respect, but it's cool. I just would've thought, if you liked the Diaclone version, you might get something out of the white inner botmode of the figure. I do. But I get it, we all have our own personal expectations and requirements, and what's hugely important to one fan, is trivial to another.

    It looks so much better in person than in pictures. The blue really pops. It's not a shared mold with Optimus, but definitely some shared DNA. I think they compliment each other nicely. I'm really intrigued that they've managed to do so many variations on this theme and always seem to find ways to keep it fresh.

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    I'm hoping I'll feel similarly about the Kingdom version. There's no way it's quite as bad as the pictures make it look.

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    It's too bad about the altmode, but what can you do.
     
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  8. G1Prowl

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    Then it's a non-starter for me. End of discussion. If there isn't a nekkid Magnus/Optimus straight up repaint with no remolding situation, then I'm not on board. I can be patient and wait.
     
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    The reality of that engineering setup is that it's not as easy as you might think it would be. Adding the armour overtop Optimus' frame tends to create a certain number of proportional issues. That was already evidenced with the Siege rendition of the character. While the base robot proportions were fairly good (a bit chunky in the torso, but that aside), and matched up similarly to his counterpart Optimus. But then, with the armour layered over that, you suddenly had issues like his super thick forearms and stumpy thighs, and a rather squat torso. That's because the armour layering is only really able to build outwards. It can't reasonably expand him in the vertical axis as well. The alternate is that you give him room to grow, with an uncomfortably lanky Optimus body to work with, which no-one really wants either.

    There are possible engineering solutions around that, like building telescoping joint connections that provide the clearances to stretch him out. But that requires more parts, and now you've got an Optimus Prime figure that's probably over-budget for where he needs to be, for the sake of Magnus. Maybe 10 years ago they could've made do with that, but not in this era where cost margins are razor thin, and engineering potential is capped by hard cost ceilings.
     
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    I'm calling it right now: there's gonna be an upgrade kit for those limp wrists on Dinobot's beast mode. Love him otherwise though. As in, I love his robot mode.
     
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    /\ TFW you think you snagged a limited qty. item only to hit 'next step' on checkout and see it's no longer available.
     
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    That Raptor mode is still atrocious, but the robot mode... Ain't too shabby.

    Airazor's also looking pretty good. I dig the bird mode's wing articulation especially!
     
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  14. ziltama

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    Big Arse Core Magnus will always live on in our hearts.

    My kid likes dinos a lot but is passing on Dinobot. Not digging that dino alt mode, more specifically, the bot mode kibble underneath.
     
  15. T-Hybrid

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    The articulation on Airazor's wings is *chef's kiss.*

    I would have liked to see just an extra joint on Dinobot's dino arms...but I'll have to get it in hand to see if that's to support the transformation/bot.
     
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    I'm of the mind that Dinobot should have been a small leader class to give him a bit more budget to work with.

    That said, that's a pretty damn good figure of him for the voyager price point.

    Hope the Grimlock repaint rumors are true.
     
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    Oh I'm not buying it. I was just making a little joke to show someone's expression given the scenario I captioned. :D 
     
  18. T-Hybrid

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    But then they'd have to bump one of the Leaders to make room in the release cycle and I'm guessing they needed Prime and Magnus in there for budget reasons.

    Plus, Dinobot at Voyager makes him easier to find at retail. Also gives them a dinosaur at every price point. Kids are going to love this guy.

    Oh, also...
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    Is that faux a Velociraptor head I spy on the chest...? Jesus. Dinobot could use some more paint apps on the legs, that’s kind of a lot of orange plastic in one area. And if the inside of his spinning tail weapon was painted that same blue, he would be great. And maybe his robot head is a bit too big but I’ll have to see for sure once we get HQ in-hand pics.

    EDIT: I’m dumb, Airrazor’s wings in robot mode are just fine
     
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    This Dinobot might as well be a RED series figure with that alt mode. The missing teeth make him look like he has a meth problem, the limp wrists suggest an...effeminate touch. I suspect this Dinobot has done some things for money. A part of me kinda likes the dino mode though...probably nostalgia for the derpy original figure.
     
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