Legacy Straxus

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Pixelmaster, Nov 23, 2023.

  1. Q Prime

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    Most of it probably is, but there are a few bits which are unfortunately on painted parts, namely the shoulders and the cannon barrel.
     
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  2. Currywurst

    Currywurst Heaven And Hell 2001 nostalgic ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Could still work without taking off too much paint.
    I managed to clean up my Siege Springer and Apeface considerably. The biggest problem IMO are areas that aren't smooth.
     
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  3. Fafnir72

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    If you are patient enough. See SS 86 Grimlock getting a comic treatment? But then again, that's an upper level/class evergreen legacy character.
     
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    Looks pretty great.
     
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    Hope they make a scrounge to go with him
     
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    Just asking, what is this "comic shading" stuff everyone's talking about? It's quite visible on Grimlock and Shockwave, but I don't see it on Straxus.
     
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    Just enough remoulding to make him distinct, Straxus looking great.
     
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  10. Q Prime

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    Black on his legs, hands, forearms, shoulders, head, chest, cannon ring and cannon barrel, plus some light blue/white dots on his upper torso.
     
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    Not sure what criticisms could possibly be levied against this figure, besides maybe the eye colour or maybe that new thighs with the arrows could have been nice

    I wonder what happened to this design of Straxus
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  12. TF Hot Rod

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    Scrapped.
     
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    I expect everyone who wants a non-comic version of Straxus (at least in this deco) will be disappointed. It seems like they went pretty light on the comic apps so as to make him fit with the general aesthetic.
     
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    I wonder if that design is based on a cancelled toy. All the other Legacy box art portraits come from toys, after all.

    Perhaps there’s a full CAD file for that awful alternate Straxus somewhere? Maybe it became Trashmaster? I’d love to see a full look at the design either way since that art “looks” fake / like AI despite us knowing it’s real.
     
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    Honestly I don't think they did, he's got a fairly similar shading distribution to Grimlock.

    I could see them doing a second-appearance Straxus later down the line, with the gold chest piece, blue forearms and silver biceps sans comic shading to get that design out there and get a second go out of the retooling.
     
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    I'd be very surprised if Hasbro has enough faith in Straxus to be able to sell him twice at a leader price point.
     
  17. Q Prime

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    Will likely depend on how this one sells, so if he's popular enough we might see another one in two years time.
     
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    I was against it because I wanted a “proper” Marvel Straxus first. Now that we’re actually getting him, this guy is welcome, too.
     
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    Pretty sure it was concept art for the scrapped Legacy show.
     
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    See those black stripes on his shins, forearms and cannon barrel? That's it.
     
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