MMC 2018 April Fools - R+++ Ultio Senator

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by bullettrain, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. lordcryotek

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    After I did some looking at this render, I think that--with a lot of remolding--I could almost see this mold becoming a seeker mold. Looking at the transformation, the chest-piece sits at the right place that if it were remolded it could function as the seeker cockpit/chest piece without cheating. Obviously a stretch, but I do look forward to what else they are doing with Aero Alpha, I have no attachment to the character so a remold like Ratbat would be really cool.
     
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    Do so! Do so!

    One can never have too many Ratbats.
     
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  3. Ceric Neesh

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    Except Firestar and Velocity don't share much with Nautica, though their robot modes are superficially similar. Meanwhile, the only problem with turning this mold into Nautica is figuring out what to do with the parts that become scabbards currently; everything else is really well-suited already to using this transformation (It'd be more of an engineering share than a remold, similar to some of the Hasbro Combiner Wars figures, but it's still way less work to do to give us a Nautica).

    A much more interesting engineering reuse would be the Rodimus design into Velocity and Stardrive; by moving the rear wheels to the shoulders, and giving them a new lower leg design to have the wheel as part of the foot instead of the shin, you could get both of them out of it, easily. Even better if they could figure out how to give them *different* robot mode shoulders by, idk, having the wheel rotate on a hinge and giving Stardrive an extra filler piece for the shoulder itself. Or just two shoulder designs on otherwise identical figures. Firestar really needs a mold of her own; she's got an intended vehicle mode from what Alex has said, though we've never seen it, but she's nearly as tall as Megatron, and at least a head taller than Rodimus.
     
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    I'd be down for this
     
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    I hope the hint in this one isn't the mold, but the name. I'd love to see a certain pre one-eyed senator.

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  6. GrimLocke

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    Outside Dai Atlas and Crosscut, the mold could give us a bunch of senators, @theestampede, though I’d really only be in for Ratbat and probably Shockwave.

    I would enjoy Ratbat’s head being more bat like, too.
     
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    In the context of MMC remolds, isn't that all you really need?

    I mean, you could turn Alpha into a passable Nautica based on the vehicle mode. Or they could make a super accurate Nautica, and use her as the basis for a bunch of other IDW characters.
     
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    I'm eh on a senator ratbat, rather have MMC give me a Roller so that I can Getaway.
     
  9. LazyAza

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    I honestly don't know why this "aero would work for nautica" idea persists so much when Nautica needs to look like this:

    nauticaalt.png

    And literally every single aspect of Aero's robot design is different. You'd basically have to scrap 95% of the toy to make it work for Nautica.

    Ideally Nautica should get her own toy and she can then be used for others. That's the best way to tackle her. Plenty of great fembot designs her toy could work for.
     
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    Mp Impactor inster buy for me sod Rabat
     
  11. Scyla

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    I already have Aero Alpha and Ater Beta so I'm not really need a third one. That purple color is really tempting though... :( 
     
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    I'd like both please. I've been craving a nice big G1 Ratbat for a while now. Make it so!!
     
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    So then we can get a repaint/retool into Scourge, right?
    ... Right?
     
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    Beats me. I'd wait and see if Ratbat happens first before worrying about anything else.
     
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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but someone posted Ratbat in another thread and got me thinking...

    If Ratbat would happen, I’d LOVE to see him repainted as Serpentor!! I love the character and I love the colors of the GI Joe figure and club toy.
     
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  16. lordcryotek

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    As much as I'd prefer something along that line, I personally think this was a hint at a Ratbat cassette for their Ocular Max series.
     
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    The helmet and color scheme are interesting, but the bat and snake motifs are kind of dissonant.
     
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    DAMN he looks fucking good. Glad I didn't get the other versions of this mold, that really does look way better to me.
     
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    I thought this was nautica n was about to lose my shit on mmc for yet another mold reuse then i failed to realise it was senator ratbat. Not bad but again with the drift mold