Mastermind Creations Titanika (Strika)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by LazyAza, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. dominusveritas

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    That could also be evidence that they produced more of Revolver than previous releases. Or evidence that people aren't very interested in Roadbuster. Or evidence that the economy has been rough. Or evidence that there is an oversaturation of 3P products in general, forcing choices that wouldn't otherwise be made.
     
  2. Lodril

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    Actually, that's not entirely true... he provided two pieces of evidence, which working jointly tend to undermine the idea that the sales suffered due to economic downturn or general oversaturation. If it were one of those more general scenarios, more figures would be in similar circumstances, and they are not. Other things are still selling out at that price point and higher.

    It is still possible that Roadbuster is particularly uninteresting, or that FP overproduced. The latter circumstance, however, indicates a miscalculation on their part, based upon prior sales. If that is the case, then it still means that Revolver is selling more poorly than they expected, so it still serves as evidence of the previous point. Of the alternative theories provided, we're left with the idea, then, that Roadbuster is particularly unpopular, in which case the original concept that making Strika look like Roadbuster doesn't seem like a great decision, given the oversaturation of Roadbusters, still seems to be supported, regardless of the reason why FP's version hasn't sold as well as FP expected.
     
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    I hope MMC makes this to nicely pair up with Strika. Not mention you can get a Skyquake and Depthcharge out of it.
     
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    Going to disagree here. Strika should not be that much smaller than Obsidian.

    I personally plan to get a Botcon Obsidian and pairing it with this Strika
     
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    I don't even know who Obsidian is :lol 

    Team Chaar FTW!

    I actually didn't get either Roadbuster because I was hoping somebody would make a big voyager/leader IDW styled one, so looks like my Roadbuster prayers may be answered.
     
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    Same. Everyone arguing over the viability of another Roadbuster hitting the market is overlooking the possibility that the current offerings are going Unpurchased because many of us have been holding off for exactly something like this. Revolver is a great figure, but outside of the color scheme and vehicle mode it just doesn't capture contemporary takes on the character; it's more Mugen Caliber drone than hulking Wrecker. And though Hasbro's offering was decent, I don't think many of us were satisfied with the smallish, hollow, under-articulated thing we ended up with.

    Personally, I think Titanika looks great. She might have been s pass for me, but if purchasing her helps get us that desired repaint later, then I'm all in.
     
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    Imagine DOTM Leadfoot redecoed in purple with a Strika head...
     
  8. Kilowog

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    Strika's lover in Beast Machines
     
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    They should reuse this mold for this character when they get the chance. The wheels are even in the right place for the legs already. I would buy it over a third Roadbuster toy.

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    As for another Roadbuster figure, I have never had any interest in the FP version, and was seriously underwhelmed by the Hasbro version. To be honest if I did get another my 1st choice would be an "MP" (such as it was for a non-toon character), but could be tempted by this depending on how the final looks.
     
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    I would totally be up for that!
     
  12. LazyAza

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    Edit: files removed since mmc posted renders.
     
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    that thing looks sick as hell. I really hope this does well so we can get a roadbuster version. I like my hasbro roadbuster but this just looks like a hulking beast
     
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    I can't contribute to this doing well but I will buy the Roadbuster version.
    Both Hasbro and FP Roadbusters are too small and don't look as good as this.
     
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    Im definitely sold on the Roadbuster when its released since he's my fav bot, but I'm still on the edge when it comes to Strika.
     
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    I think the design is AWESOME but color-wise she looks really kinda plain. Especially in alt mode
     
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    Listen to this guy for accurate coloring advice :p 
     
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    Hmmm…not enamored at all with the head. Maybe I will wait for a repaint/head remold.
     
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    Heck yeah, I would so buy that over another Roadbuster.