Kingdom Galvatron first look

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by xd Accrocate, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. Urizen123

    Urizen123 I toast, therefore I am.

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    Well said! Keep in mind though, it's important to consider the nature of the comparison.

    Regarding intricacy - yes, clearly you're setting yourself up for disappointment if you hold factors like engineering and parts count to the same standard as third party figures that aren't subject to the same budgetary, etc constraints as official mainline figures, and are - in some cases - multiple times the price! Zero disagreement there.

    That said, we have seen numerous examples of mainline figures that do a remarkable job of capturing the spirit of the character. A recent, prominent example is SS86 Hot Rod. Those figures demonstrate that it is possible to faithfully evoke a character, while simultaneously meeting the criteria that mainline figures are subject to.

    With this in mind, I want to clarify the post I made earlier in the thread where I made a comparison with Newage's H23 Darius and Fans Toys Sovereign. Those comparisons were made on a purely aesthetic level in terms of how I felt those figures captured the spirit of the character more successfully than Kingdom Galvatron - not (see above) in terms of intricacy (engineering, parts count etc). The latter is, of course, a totally unrealistic standard to hold a mainline figure to.

    Ultimately, I've made peace with the direction they took with this Galvatron's design. Continuing the third party comparison, there's one vital area where I'm absolutely certain this figure will excel massively over Darius and Sovereign - and that's as a fun transforming robot toy. There's no doubt in my mind that this will be an awesome figure, in that particular regard.

    :D 

    EDIT: Holy cannon mode batman

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  2. Gumblor Gimbles

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    My thoughts exactly. That's what makes me want this.

    EDIT: looks like we got our first look at the Matrix.
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    Those mad bastards, they found a way to make the robot mode almost entirely purple, while they made the cannon a very good amount of grey.
     
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    Extra cool since the block is painted and it is just the sort of attachment that would have scraped it off.

    Sorry kids, Daddy loves this Galvatron more than he loves you
     
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  5. giga-galvatron

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    MINE!!!


    I simply can’t wait for this to get into my hands. I want it!!!!
     
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    The robot mode looks weird to me, weird proportions or maybe is just the fact that those clear images were a like renders......BUT that cannon mode....damn man it looks incredible.

    As with other figures, no judging until in hand images/review.:popcorn 
     
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  8. HotRodDidNothingWrong

    HotRodDidNothingWrong Still salty about TLK Hot Rod

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    After the initial reveal and leaving this thread for a few days, the purple “battle damage” has grown on me. Still would’ve preferred it without, but it bothers me less. Was never a deal breaker though. That cannon mode is great though. It’s what I’ve been waiting for from a mainline Galvatron.

    Now I don’t regret not backing Unicron a few years back since I wasn’t in a position to do so, but they might have me hooked if they decide to do a rerun down the line. Galvatron is going to need his creator...
     
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    Looks like a 3d image with the glasses off
     
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  12. Dmharper80

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    Can we add all the photos to the front post? It's damn near impossible to see the updated pics as they leak
     
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    This guy looks amazing. Just release him already!! LOL
     
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    They sure did! I have to give them credit when it's due, and it's due.

    Oh, I believe I will. He looks great! (Bet he feels like good plastic should. He's got that "You can use me as a defensive weapon if you chuck me at someone" look.)
    I'm so glad to hear the word definitive. It's long overdue for Hasbro and Takara.

    And on a personal note, I wanted to thank you for responding to me and being kind in those responses. I know you and I have verbally tangled a time or two in the past and I was a complete dick to you. It was uncalled for and unwarranted on my part and I'd like to apologize to you for my past behavior in those negative experiences. I'm sorry, Phamduc.

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    Yay!

    Oooh!

    Seems like they're trying to replicate (to some degree) the magic DX9 pulled off with Tyrant, but in affordable CHUG form. Good on ya, Has/Tak, keep up the good work!
     
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    That's a properly beefy space cannon-mount-tank thing. Really hoping that Galvatron's bot mode looks better in future pics now.
     
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    He looks great! But I'm disappointed to hear he's a full-sized leader. I guess they want him to scale with Commander Class Rodimus rather than Siege Megatron.
     
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