Kingdom Galvatron first look

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  1. Wh33ls

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    No. Everyone! You're all looking at it wrong.

    This isn't Galvatron!
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    This is clearly a repaint and remold of the SDF-1.
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    The similarities are uncanny!
     
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  2. SPLIT LIP

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    But Phamduc didn't say "shoulder stacks," he said the shoulders can rotate up. I assume by shoulders he means shoulders.
     
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    He said the shoulders rotate up, which is different than shoulder stacks flip into place.
     
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    I figured he mean the shoulder stacks which I edited in my picture, since the shoulders look fine I didn't see why he'd mention them. We'll have to wait for him to clarify.
     
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    Yeah, there seems to be a disconnect between what constituted shoulders and shoulder stacks.

    what I would call the stacks can rotate down and look right.
    and that will look better.

    Time will tell with the shoulders themselves. I can be patient.
     
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    @Phamduc Sorry to be a bother, but is there any way for the torso to compress slightly? Galvatron's always been a meaty guy, but never so much that his torso was wider than it was tall you know besides that one time he envisioned himself as an inflation fanatic's wet dream cause that's what's been throwing me off on him looks wise more than the low shoulders.
     
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  7. Phamduc

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    No. That photo is correct. 2 side panels tab securely onto the cannon head which store inside robot torso. He looks better when looking straight to him.
     
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    Well that's disappointing, here's hoping you're right and it'll look better in any other angle. Thanks for the response though.
     
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    Are his shoulders supposed to be as low as they are in the photos? Or do they sit/look higher up in person
     
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    There’s going to be a toy-colored Galvatron in Selects this year.
     
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    Perhaps, but SS86 Grimlock is basically the Be all end all Grimlock, such that no new versions need to be made. That toy can just be released with deco tweaks and different accessories until the end of time.

    This suggests to me that, up until recently, HasTak has had trouble making definitive versions of characters. It could be that was more of a mindset thing than a tech thing, but they do seem willing now to make characters as close to perfect as possible.
     
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    Wow, he looks really good.
     
     
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    Shoulders definitely look off.
    Don't know why the Revenges aren't purple. Clearly they have plenty of purple plastic on hand.
    While I appreciate giving us a nicer pic than normal leaked photos, that background doesn't help me visualize the toy. The color isn't a strong enough contrast to the figure making it a bit hard for me to really see the silhouette. Would really like to see him without the guns in his hands as well.
     
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    It could also be that due to the fact they have done grimlock so SO many times, even had a masterpiece, they perfected the formula, while compared to ones like galvatron or other bots who got less figures they are almost perfect but have yet to fully perfect the formula. But we will see later on.
     
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    The more I look at this, the more I love it.

    This, a Rodimus with an actual functional trailer (something I've appreciated about this entire new lineup since Earthrise, frankly - functional G1-like trailers for major characters,) and the rumored Wreck-Gar, are all I've needed in life and I'm so happy lol.
     
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    Ah, battle damage...the gift that just won't #### off.
     
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    Siiiiigh. I'm probably gonna melt another toy trying to clean that f*cking battle damage.
     
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    I have a suspicion that certain figures were designed en masse, and with a certain aesthetic in mind ([email protected] damage). Most of these made it to "Seige", while others were then shoehorned into other lines. Later, Hasbro realised that such poorly-applied paint wasn't popular and were able to release subsequently designed figures without it. However, as figures like Galvatron were already "in the oven" sotospeak, there was nothing they could do.

    Kudos for your imaginative use of language. If only the minority of foul-fingered typists at this site could share your restraint and mature tone. Personally, I like to use the opposite of a "near cough" (or a "near king") for the same purpose... ;) 

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    While I agree with the 'no new versions need to be made' mindset that Hasbro is easily adopting in regards to Grimlock, I disagree that SS86 Grimlock is the be-all-end-all, given that he's ultimately a copy of the Masterpiece Grimlock with a simpler transformation, loss of design aesthetics (opaque dino neck vs. transparent dino neck with inner mechanisms) and addition of 'cost-saving' flaws (hollow wrist syndrome).
     
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    SS86 Grimlock's neck is smoky transparent plastic and has the inner mechanisms molded on the inner piece underneath; painting over it with gold was pretty much just a stylistic choice to look more like the cartoon. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw like, a Diaclone or G2 redeco, anything more toy-style, where they left the neck unpainted transparent and properly painted the mechanisms underneath.
    EDIT: image taken from ziltama:
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