Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by xd Accrocate, Mar 15, 2021.
Kinda cool that his guns are tiny versions of his ship
Mustache or riots.
He looks awesome! I love that he comes with tiny versions of his ship as guns. I also really like battle damage on these figures and I'm glad to see it return here. Honestly it kinda looks like he just emerged from an energon bath or something.
I actually past on that version of Gears because it just doesn't look at all like Gears IMO! But I Love! Love! Love my MFT MS-16 Rocke! (AKA G1 Toon Accurate Gears). Only thing that is missing from that figure is modern ankle tilt (Which I honestly don't even really care about for that particular figure). That figure is so perfect, and that head sculpt is spot on! Hasbro would have a very hard time replacing that figure, but I would definitely be blown away if they did.
As for Kingdom Huffer the jury is still out, excellent modern articulation, but the head sculpt doesn't exactly scream Huffer to me. But the MFT MS-02 Engineer got the toon accurate head sculpt perfect IMO. I'm actually even thinking about looking into putting the MFT Huffer head on the Kingdom body. But I'm still not sure, may just roll with the MFT.
IMO the scale seems fairly accurate but...not for the combiners. They’re like smaller in the chart, while they are bigger in the cartoon?
For example, Bruticus (Starscream’s brigade) was way bigger in the toon - Starscream could stand on his shoulder, while the former was “crushing” Megatron in one of his hands?
In another episode, the combiners (Key to Vector Sigma) were towering over the other TFs...like Bruticus did.
The only time the combiners’ size were all over the place was in season 3. Example, 5 faces of darkness and return of Optimus Prime.
*Drats...I suddenly feel like some G1 nutter...that’s what I get from watching repeated episodes with my kids and nephews! X)
Yeah I agree Hasbro definitely needs to leave that paint slop alone (Now printed on paint slop). If people want their figures to look fucked up they can do it themselves.
I think it's hard to please all fans. When I was reading posts on the previous versions of the Grimlock toys (whether it is hasbro or 3p made); you do occasionally get people complaining about Grimlock not having a "gold/yellow" neck. My guess would be Hasbro tries to please those people. On a side note, I read it somewhere that people are complaining about Grimlocks arms being proportionally too long (bot mode) but that is probably Hasbro tries to respond to the fans who complained about the shoulders being set too high (again with the previous Hasbro and 3p made versions). Isn't it great that the current 86 design more or less agrees with the transformation sequence as the toon? Or you prefer to have a totally different transformation compare to the toon? As for the hollow wrist; it is clear that Hasbro don't see that kind of complain as an issue. I don't buy a lot of Masterpiece figures; only buy the characters that I like. I have the mp21 bumblebee and its forearms are hollow out also without any kind of official covers... If Hasbro can do it on their masterpiece then I'm sure that they don't mind doing the same on their main line stuff.
Damn! Yours does look a lot better!
Galvatron looks... okay, though the upper torso looks a bit over-bulked perhaps.
I like it, but for the life of me, I just do not understand why toys consistently choose the worst shade of Galvatron's purple. Sure depending on the cartoon, he had many different shades, but the best one was the one he sported in the movie, and really only FansToys got it right, on the second go.
Simpler transformation isn't necessarily a bad thing, SS86GM's transformation is pretty decent. Regardless, Masterpiece still blows SS86 out of the water in terms of quality and I can't compare the two without seeing the SS86 as something a third party KO company would have made back at the time MPGM was released.
It can be argued that MP21-BB's hollow wrist syndrome is at least justifiable because there's no space for the flaps in such a tightly-compacted transformation for such a tiny figure that has half his hand bulge out when folded in. Hollow wrist syndrome just becomes an obvious penny-pinching technique when it's applied to figures like SS86 Grimlock who clearly has a lot of open space where a wrist panel could have gone into, let alone other figures such as Siege/Netflix Soundwave, Earthrise Grapple/Kingdom Inferno, and so on. You know, the ones that now have third party upgrade kits just to cover for Hasblow's recent addiction for hollow bits.
P.S. Let's not forget Hoist and Trailbreaker, whose hands don't even swivel into their wrists and they STILL get hollow wrists!
Oh snap, that's awesome. I had assumed it might as well have been 100% hollow within, but now I'm now a bit baffled as to why the inner part would be moulded as such when it clearly isn't meant to be seen. Future redeco with bits cast in transparent plastic, perhaps? Most likely for a 'vintage G1 toy deco' edition I suppose.
Question. Did Galvatron II/ Marvel Galvatron ever lead Scourge and Cyclonus. I want to group the three together on my shelf. If there is going to be a G1 toy color repaint, IMO the purple version would work best with Scourge and Cyclonus.
I blame the many unofficial ripoffs (that people euphemistically call third-party) for that. Certain folks here are so used to unrealistic standards that they demand them from a regular release toy too.
Hasbro keeps getting better and better at this. Galvatron looks amazing.
This. So much this.
The last time we got grimlock and Galvatron , those are atrocious. Now that the mainline has improved so much and almost at MP level at much more affordable price , the fandom piss on it just because "not high quality enough". What quality , when some of you still say TR is much better than this?
I mean that’s not really Hasbro’s fault. I understand that you might not like the fact that Galvatron has the two ships but you really can’t use the fact that you bought an unofficial figure as a reason to be upset that Hasbro included something similar in their official toy. It’s not like they pay attention to every single third party figure and use that to decide what figures to make
If I recall correctly, Galvatron’s appearances were limited to:
1. US comics
i. movie adaptation
ii. Alternate reality. Comics Galvatron came from alternate reality where Unicron won. Interestingly, Rodimus is mentioned as the “strongest” of the Primes? I believe this is the first instance where its implied there is a lineage of Primes in the original G1 comics.
From there “our” Unicron (different from the animated movie) plucks the above version (didn’t take his minions) to do his work. This Galvatron then interacts with the TFs in the original US G1 comics.
Galvatron’s other appearance is a cartoon adaption from “The Big Broadcast if 200X” (?) from season 3.
2. UK Comics
After being thrown out by Rodimus (in the movie), this Galvatron never took a lava bath (unlike in season 3). Instead he does a “time jump” to present day earth.
This Galvatron is insanely powerful and the UK comics made him one of the major antagonists in the series. At one stage, Ultra Magnus has a mental breakdown (of sorts) after experiencing multiple defeats against him.
Oh yeah, both US and UK Galvatron uses the toy colours. Hope that helps!
I missed this earlier, and I just want to say that I need this ASAP. Really hope the actual figure lives up to this.
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