Kingdom Tigatron First Look!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Q Prime, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    It’s really not. It’s just an economic reality. The system of set size classes in North America that has been so successful for Hasbro and retailers for the last couple of decades means that budgets are tightly set in advance. They can’t just throw in extra parts and still charge the same. I’d rather have his current level of articulation than a gut gun for a figure missing knees and elbows.
     
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  2. Oniconvoy

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    It looks absolutely fine, to me. The ridges add some needed detail to otherwise flat boring areas. The MP did it very well, and so does this one. This is one of the most accurate head sculpts in Kingdom.
     
  3. Alph

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    You're literally just saying "they chose not to, so they didn't".

    I mean yeah, I get it, the decision came from higher up on the totem pole than whoever it was that physically designed Cheetor, but I can still dislike it.
     
  4. pegasusprime

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    i think they could have done the same as with hot rod ad effect pieces , and add the 2 guns cheetor have a terrible luck with mass retail generations figures first the universe version then this one
     
  5. ScorponokIsHere

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    If they weren't there, he'd look less like Tigatron. Those ridges are on the hinge apparatus that, on the toy, helps flip the head around for the mutant mask face, and on the cartoon's CGI model they're just there. (albeit green)
     
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    I can sleep a little better knowing he's a female tiger
     
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  7. Sammael

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    That's not how molds work.
     
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    Bluetigatron I'm a transformers fan, duh

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    This thing isn't up for preorder anywhere, is it? Or am i blind and missed it?
     
  10. Trevor Belmont

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    He almost has the CGI transformation if the crotch flipped up
     
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  11. Bluetigatron

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    Not yet, hes part of kingdom wave 4
     
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  12. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Would like the Worlds Collide set, please.

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    Now show me Slammer, dammit!
     
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    Thanks. Much appreciated. :)  I eagerly await completing my season-one Maximal cast. :D 
     
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    Not only that, but even if they did want to do it and somehow could, that would push Cheetor past his $20 budget. And since the next price point is $30, I doubt people going to agree to pay that. You can't just throw in parts from other molds and expect to stick to the same budget.
     
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  15. Alph

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    The world wouldn't have ended if they'd charged an extra five bucks for Netflix Cheetor. Or add some effects parts and make it 30.

    Not to mention the fact that the company set its own budget in the first place.

    If the CEO of Hasbro walked in and said "Cheetor has to have his gun", it would've gotten done somehow.
     
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    I think this is the most cartoon accurate figure in kingdom we got in terms of BW.
     
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    They can't charge an extra anything. Outside of exclusive release situations, they only sell figures within their established price points which they've worked out with retailers. They're not going to renegotiate a price point for a single figure within a size class, that's not how retail works in America.

    Aside from that, they're still not going to pull two molds and waste all that plastic to make Tigatron's gun just to put it with another figure.
     
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  18. Foster

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    I mean, could have they treated Cheetor like they did SS86 Hot Rod and sold him in the voyager class with both guns, enhanced engineering, and blast effects? It's not a bad idea, especially with one of the a-list Beast Wars characters. Maybe it happens in the future!
     
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  19. Fenrys

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    Then people would complain about spending $30 for Cheetor when the larger Tigatron that has mostly the same engineering base is also $30.
     
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    So if Brian Goldner had really had his heart set on including Cheetor's gun with Cheetor (or at least Netflix Cheetor), there would be absolutely no way for him to have made it happen? Forces beyond the control of even the highest levels of the company have all come together to render it completely impossible?

    I don't know, I think it's more likely they just didn't care enough.