Maketoys Pandinus (Scorponok)

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  1. Zula

    Zula Well-Known Member

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    Pre-orders are now up:

    BBTS: MCB-003 Pandinus
    TFSource: Make Toys - City Bot Series - MCB03 - Pandinus
    The Chosen Prime: Make Toys MCB-03 PANDINUS
    Toy Dojo: MakeToys CityBot Series MCB-03 Pandinus

    Hi.
    I just saw this on the Maketoys Website

    Citybot Series MCB-03 – Pandinus

    A Scorponok homage.

    Known/confirmed features:
    - Three modes: Robot, 'Scorpion', Refininery/Base
    - Height of Robot Mode: 36cm
    - The head is a triple changer: Head, Robot and Scorpion
    - The Scorpion claws in robot mode can be moved to expose normal hands that can hold his rifle. (Shown in concept art, but not on prototypes, confirmed on a recent A3U video)
    - Accesories: Rifle/Grenade launcher, Shield

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    Updates:
    Update (22/06/15) - Added prototype pics from Radio Free Cybertron via Agabyss via Diamchoc
    Update (02/08/14) - Added Digibashes form UnexpectedPanda - Updated concept art
    Update (29/07/14) - Info from Ages 3 & Up Youtube video.Update (14/07/14): Some pictures from TFCON 2014 (Thanks to Daimchoc)
    Update (15/01/14) Added clear Prototype pics
    Update: Some clearer preview scetches courtesy of Hardreturn
    Update: Just added some images form Maketoy's website.





    Previews:

    From Ages 3 & Up:
    Third Party Prototype Discussion (Fansproject / Pandimus)

    Prototype images and concept art:

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    Robot Mode:
    Colour Sketches:
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    Prototype:
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    Back Shot
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    'Scorpion' Mode:

    Prototype

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    Base
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    Digibashes

    (C/O: UnexpectedPanda - Based on colour concept art

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    Prototype shots
    From Radio Free Cybertron via Agabyss

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    A closer shot of the head:

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    A closer shot of the tail:

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  2. Bruticon

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  3. dwong1207

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    Nice find...I was expecting a transforming panda :p 
     
  4. General Tekno

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    Well, I guess Utopia's a must then.

    (mirrors the image so you can see the sketch better)
     

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    Most definitely IS an homage:

    So guess Scorpinok's the next one SEVERAL versions done by various 3rd Parties... So far it's MT and PE going at it... let's see if TFC or some of the others don't give it a go too...
     
  6. Zula

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    Actually, I thought the same thing when I first saw the name.

    My Significant Other is nuts about pandas. It would have the perfect gift that we could have shared...:tongue: 
     
  7. hardreturn

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    MCB-03? What's MCB-02? Metrotitan, I guess.

    This looks okay, but maybe a bit bulky... like a FOC Scorponok
     
  9. AmonDemon112

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    So thats four Scorponoks coming out!!!
    1) Maketoys Pandinus
    2) PE Deathstalker
    3) Botcon
    4) Non-transforming 'Gigantic Action' Scorponok that scales with g1 Fortress Maximus and Titan Metroplex

    Wow!
     
  10. OptionZero

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    PE and MT are hardly competing.

    PE is shooting at an IDW/comic style character that's independent of "city bot" history.

    MT is going for . . . a g1 toon/toy citybot.

    They'll look great together
     
  11. hardreturn

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    Pandinus is a genus of large scorpions belonging to the family Scorpionidae. It contains one of the most popular pet scorpions, the emperor scorpion.
     
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    Catan was right!
     
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    01 was their upgrade set for yoth Omega, 02 is Utopia.

    04 is going to be Trypticon but I wouldn't expect to see anything of him for some time.
     
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    this is going to be sweet
     
  16. Heat Guy

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    Now that is interesting looking, love when companies take that sort of liberty and not just make if a replica and make it their own.
     
  17. C310 Ginrai

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    Instead of spending on Botcon Scorpinok, I think will put that money on this instead. hopefully it won't break the bank to badly...
     
  18. redrum2581

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    what I always found interesting is that scorpnok's head is a human size person for a city bot ok I see he just becomes the face of the head behind the visor or something like that I guess this could be interesting, what's crazy is the g1 toy is half the size of his nemesis fortress maximus
     
  19. AutobotSoldier

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    Man that scorpion mode is sick
     
  20. reluttr

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    Ehh, the pinchers dont look scorpion enough for my tastes, they look more like construction shovel tips. Also tiny scorpion head is tiny.

    Its kinda a shame they could not work out a way to make them larger in alt mode but just the tips act as the robot mode hands. Basically like Energon Scorponok... just better. XD