Mastermind Creations Reformatted R-45 Mnemo

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  1. col

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    Milne’s work leveled up big time once he started MTMTE. I think he followed Roche’s example of making the characters more expressive and then perfected it.

    Seeing that TR Chromedome reminds me that I'll have to figure out another use for that version of him. Now I wish I'd gotten the Takara version with the cartoon accurate head.
     
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    Same man, the Drift is cool but where’s the love for the MTMTE design?
     
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    Oh Domey <3
     
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    I sure hope we get a getaway,pharma,rung and nautica from MMC to help us complete are mtmte/lost light shelves.
     
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  5. godotislate

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    It occurs to me that the pinhead issue could be resolved by adding an alternate larger head that's a Headmaster.

    I get that IDW fans may find that apocryphal. But hey, it makes a bigger head possible and adds a G1 callback to appeal to the Asian audience. I assume it'd bump up the pricepoint, but it might be easier than redoing the chest. But again, I'm not an expert. :) 
     
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    Good point. I could see them making him a headmaster just to try and appeal to a broader audience.
     
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    Maybe if they did an alternate head that was a headmaster, not fully replacing it. That way you’ve got the character enthusiasm appealed with the normal head, then you’ve got toy critics satisfied with a nicer head.
     
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    It's gonna be teased right after you finally start on your custom
     
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    Chromey with his captains.

    IMG_20191103_081318.jpg IMG_20191103_081238.jpg IMG_20191103_081202.jpg IMG_20191103_081114.jpg
     
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    G1 gets everything honestly, company's shoe horn g1 in to everything so for once please dont give in. If you make this a headmaster it is complete crap because idw fans want a idw domey not a half g1/idw hybrid. If you want to add a headmaster head as a option fine but leave this original head alone if g1 wants a chromedome headmaster get the maketoys version.
     
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    Yeah, no headmasters, but there's still something off about that head. Other than that he looks good.
     
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    This is what I was suggesting, as a way to alleviate the concerns of those who think the head is too small. The idea would be the two smaller transforming heads, and an additional larger Headmaster head. That a Headmaster might help sell more units to the Asian marketplace which is largely indifferent to IDW would be a bonus consideration. And again, I'm not a toy designer or engineer, so I don't know whether such a thing is even feasible or desirable or budgetable at that size and head shape.

    After seeing the latest pics from @Venksta, I do sympathize somewhat with the people who want a larger head. I think his head is fine, but it is on the small side, and ideally would be ~ 10-15% larger in the linear dimensions. It's especially pronounced next to Tyrantron, who has a much larger head, and Calidus, whose head seems about the same size (if not a smidge larger), but who isn't as broad in the shoulders as Mnemo is. I do regret using the term "pinhead issue" previously, because that comes off insulting, and I don't mean to denigrate the efforts of the MMC crew.
     
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    No headmasters. Kind of impossible to do with the ball joint being where it is and the neck being a tooled part of the chest block.

    Larger head probably also won't happen because there's only so much space inside the body and Domey's ears are not helping.
     

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    ...i consider myself an IDW fan and appreciate IDW-styled figures which incorporate bonus homages to the original toys; they're my favorites...if it's done right, it doesn't compromise the IDW designs at all and can be easily ignored if one chooses to do so...
     
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    Ok that's cool for "you" but I would say the majority would rather have a idw figure that is as true to the source as possible, sorry but adding g1 stuff gets away from that but thats just my opinion of course.
     
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    Looks like black joints instead of red and silver ones like on a retail release.
     
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    Glad to know why. Thanks for sharing. I can see why that’d be hard.
     
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    Its a testshot, I looted from the MMC prototype/testshot vault. :) 
     
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