Mecha Form Sky Guardian (Skyfire)

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  1. DynaBoss

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    This is the official thread for SkyGuardian.

    SkyGuardian is an all new figure to be produced by MechaForm. The price is still being determined. SkyGuardian stands 25cm (10") from head to toe with a little more if you count the wings and backpack.

    **updated on 11th June**
    Hi, we have been working hard on SkyGuardian and are ready to show some more details of what is coming. I hope you guys like these new pictures and look forward to hearing some thoughts.

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  2. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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    'Popular red truck robot' :thumb 
     
  3. FoC Grimlock

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    Awwww...is skyfire smiling in those pictures??
     
  4. bradforj

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    Impressive renders. Hopefully the finished product is equally as good. Based on the actions of other 3rd party manufacturers, I'm guessing this will hit shelves in 2015.

    May I make a suggestion? Include a gimmick that allows a "badge" to be swapped on the chest. Those of us buying could put an Autobot sticker on one and a Decepticon sticker on the other. This would allow SkyGuardian to be displayed as a member of either faction, as seen in the G1 cartoon.
     
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  5. AUTOBOT215

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    This is very G1, so I will kindly pass off my money :) 
     
  6. mapatel

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    It really looks the part. Will be looking at this with keen interest.
     
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    Sweet!
     
  8. levyshahar

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    Cool idea
     
  9. masishadow

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    Thighs look a tad bit scrawny. Please include ankle tilts on the toy so we can get dynamic poses.
     
  10. Scaleface

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    I'd be a lot more interested if you offered an alternate head of the G1 Jetfire toy. I always preferred that head and gun.
     
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    I'd buy this
     
  12. rosewater

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    I'd like to see more before passing judgement. I'm super interested in a cartoon style Skyfire.
     
  13. Raiju

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    Make this at least Leader class in size and it's bought. Voyager is too small and there's already a viable Voyager Classics/Henkei Jetfire available (one that may see a re-release in the United line in the near future if rumors are true) so I don't understand the reasoning behind possibly making this a Voyager too.
     
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    If it's really that big then it isn't voyager class. Or even Ultra class.

    A faction switching gimmick is a great idea. Just a panel that flips around would do the trick. That head looks weird, though. It seems a little too long.

    There's a lot of people who want something like this. The Classics toy may still be good enough for me, but this is something to keep an eye on.
     
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    That size comparison really makes this about ultra-class, so this size is about right for classics. I mostly like what I see here, the jet mode captures G1 Skyfire in all his clunky flying-brick jet mode glory:lol . This is one of the toys I'll admit to wanting just because G1. That said, you need to resculpt that head. With the price this is likely to go for you need to really nail all the little things to get my money. I might even hold out for a Masterpiece version. With Fanstoys rumored to be working on one and a Takara one not out of the question, that's a lot of competition to beat for an obscure character.
     
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    Fix up the head and you're golden.
     
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    I was hoping this was MP scaled, oh well :( 
     
  18. RustyBarnacles

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    Looks great. If I collected classics instead of MP, I'd be all in.
     
  19. KFGatri

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    If the design allows it, a little cargo area in jet mode would be nice. Just enough space for a Legends figure or two, so he can fulfill his G1 role of "Air Taxi".
     
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    I like everything but the bright blue "glass". I would prefer translucent blue plastic canopies, but if paint is the only option, a darker, less saturated blue would be acceptable. I know it's accurate to the cartoon, but I think changing that blue would give it a more sophisticated, attractive look in line with other premium transformers.