MMC R-52 Acinonyx (TransTech Cheetor) & Symphony (Rosanna)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Oniconvoy, Jul 28, 2023.

  1. Shaddowtoa

    Shaddowtoa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2022
    Posts:
    336
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +1,085
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    What a disappointment. From what was teased years ago, which was a way more extensive remold, I expected better. The fact that it's not in Transtech Cheetor's colors is one thing, but the fact that this is the laziest remold with only the wrist blades and the head is just the nail in the coffin for me. I hope those who are excited about it are able to get one, but this may be the easiest pass in a long time for me. Between that and the total lack of feedback on Eris : Alternative face problem for months, I'm losing hope in MMC to be honest.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. BWIguanusfan2

    BWIguanusfan2 BWII enjoyer and Triceradon's strongest warrior

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2021
    Posts:
    2,141
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,493
    YouTube (Legacy):
    This is freaking hype! You could even say ultra gear!
     
  3. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Posts:
    12,642
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Likes:
    +10,231
    I think I’m in the minority here but I quite like these.

    Not sure if I like them quite enough to buy them, but will be tempted when they come out. :) 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Posts:
    3,408
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +2,704
    Glad I didn't go for the original. I'll probably grab this set.
     
  5. Tigatron01

    Tigatron01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2020
    Posts:
    836
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Michigan,
    Likes:
    +1,681
    Really? Well that's good news
     
  6. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Board Certified Fans Trollar

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    30,413
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +30,759
    All I see is Chromedome cosplaying.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2019
    Posts:
    11,709
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    The Damned Flatlands. (I need mountains!)
    Likes:
    +22,349
    That’s because it is largely a re-color rather than a re-sculpt. In my opinion the pieces that were given new molds (aside from the head) minimally impact the appearance, yet this is a design with a skeleton that could accept very different-looking parts and still work. I’m not sure I would have bothered, but then I’m not a Beastie fan to begin with, nor do I particularly like the spindly alt mode. I feel that the best thing about Mnemo is the head sculpt and color scheme, which are the very things changed to make Acinonyx.
     
  8. godotislate

    godotislate S-Secret Police?!

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Posts:
    4,600
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +12,312
    Apparently the set is R-52. Sina Visitor System

    Screenshot 2023-08-23 at 17-06-32 @鋼鐵星PSX 的个人主页 - 微博.png

    They've tried to simulate loops using clear transparent plastic for the wheel hubs, but yeah, not quite the same.

    It didn't. The TFCon exclusive sculpt is the TFTM head. Jesslyn posted renders here about a year or more ago of a bunch of head designs she did for ReMix Motif/Pitch, and one of them was a Rosanna head. But she also said that none of those sculpts were guaranteed to be used. OX has never shown off the Rosanna head in plastic.

    My guess is that the brown(-ish) Reformatted figures (Dicamus, Ebrius/Gravus, Mnemo) are among the least successful in sales.

    Just sayin' (again), Mnemo would make a fine DJW Beast Machines Thrust...

    I don't recall MMC ever mentioning that TT Cheetor was going to be significantly retooled from Mnemo. Apparently those are future figures, if they happen.

    ETA I guess PSX weibo has a couple images the other don't.

    005E9kJugy1hh7i0ygmlwj31900u0n1o.jpg

    005E9kJugy1hh7i0yehenj30u012t77h.jpg

    ETA 2 Apparently the threads were merged. Yay!
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2023
    • Like Like x 6
  9. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    28,294
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Washington
    Likes:
    +87,561
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    I would be way more interested in a real transtech cheetor attempt than just this. That whole design's philosophy was being sleek while this just looks super blocky and clunky looking by comparison. Those shoulders especially.

    I get it's just a convention repaint and that limits things, but I seriously wish a new mold was done by someone.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2023
    • Like Like x 2
  10. LazyAza

    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Posts:
    16,283
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Australia
    Likes:
    +18,669
    Twitter:
    Yes when rick and I have referred to mnemo retools in the past we were not referring to Acinonyx here since he's not a retool but a much simpler side recolor with a couple of new aesthetic pieces.

    The real mnemo retools are still being worked on. don't know which of the four will see reality ultimately. Eager to see what becomes of them next year.
     
    • Like Like x 10
  11. madpanda

    madpanda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2015
    Posts:
    1,579
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +1,758
    I'm a fan of the BW original Cheetor, but not familiar with this Transtech, is that face sculpt accurate? Doesn't look like Cheetor at all, and I watched up to the first few eps of Beast Machines.
     
  12. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Posts:
    3,408
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +2,704
    I'm hanging out for a Mnemo into IDW Blurr retool.
     
  13. Mercutio

    Mercutio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Posts:
    5,389
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +16,830
    Good to know! Will look forward to seeing in-hand photos then, presumably at the convention this weekend. :) 
    FOUR!! ...One of them has to be Blurr, right? This guy would look so sleek in sky blue.
    I was thinking Animated Blurr... but a reimagined mix of elements from both could be cool!
    It's extremely accurate. The most accurate part of the figure!

    CBA2A5D0-5943-49C8-8790-8D87A950EE0D.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 3
  14. Curium

    Curium Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Posts:
    11,887
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +13,230
    Transtech was going to be the sequel to Beast Machines, but Hasbro ultimately decided to bring over the Japanese Car Robots and then go into the Unicron Trilogy instead. Mercutio already replied with the concept sketches, you can see it lists the face as a battle mask, so it makes sense to not look like the unmasked Cheetor.

    [​IMG]

    You are right. I knew the name changed (at least public perception if not in reality) away from Rewind and somehow I got it into my head it was due to them using it on the figure they were close to releasing (Steeljaw). Then when the figure actually came out, no matter how many dozens of times I opened the Steeljaw thread I never paid any attention whatsoever to the MMC name and always just thought of him as Steeljaw so the flaw in my understanding of it was never corrected.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2023
    • Like Like x 1
  15. rodimusea

    rodimusea Aspiring Primus

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Posts:
    693
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +181
    Bring in on!
     
  16. Max Rawhide

    Max Rawhide Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' ... uh, never mind

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Posts:
    7,874
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +7,888
    Bit disappointed. I skipped the original release because I never liked this design for Chromedome. From the start I've been hoping for an Animated Blurr or a Transtech Cheetor.

    Still would've preferred Blurr, but at least a Transtech Cheetor. Except...not really, because the colours are wrong. Especially the blue is jarring. Not sure if I'm going to try to get it (assuming PSX will also sell it) in hopes that any of the four remoulds @LazyAza mentioned become reality -- and not knowing what those are and always having hoped for a Transtech Cheetor, makes clear that I really don't like the blue.


    Yep, that looks much better to me. Not just more accurate, but the brown works better with the yellow.

    I think you're probably right in that MMC went for the more familiar BW season 1 colours. Maybe it's more correct to see this as a pre-BW Cheetor instead of a Transtech Cheetor. Personally, I've always imagined pre-BW Cheetor as similar to Hot Rod and this body shape is Transtech, so it can't really be pre-BW.


    On the desperately hopefully side, if we get this Cheetor then maybe there's still a tiny chance that the Primal Prime from Helex is still perhaps possible.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2023
    • Like Like x 2
  17. KveTar

    KveTar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Posts:
    973
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Belarus
    Likes:
    +1,818
    Pre-BW Cheetor is Bumblebee.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Posts:
    35,612
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +45,489
    I don't recall the Draxhall Jump design sketches ever being in full colour. Was the comic colour palette perhaps inspired by Cheetor's Universe colour scheme?
     
  19. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2019
    Posts:
    11,709
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    The Damned Flatlands. (I need mountains!)
    Likes:
    +22,349
    Animated Blurr would have been much more interesting to me. However, that would require extensive retooling in order to work, and I think MMC was aiming for a relatively simple repaint-and-headsculpt makeover on this one.

    Blurr would have needed a filler for that huge gap up front, and the larger rear wheels would need to somehow be integrated into the feet instead of the smaller ones— or else they would need to be made smaller and narrower, and maybe pushed into a backpack. My biggest gripes against Mnemo’s basic design are the enormous dragster tires hanging off his upper arms and the “wheels on sticks” in vehicle mode. Neither of those work well for Blurr (or, for that matter, TT Cheetor).
     
  20. Requiem Prime

    Requiem Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Posts:
    3,394
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +3,271
    With his proportions I feel it's a hair too much yellow.

    I wonder how'd he'd look with BM green accents and purple spots. Using Mnemo, I'm kinda getting a marriage of TT and BM as a vehicle (which might've been an inspiration for TT now that I think about it)
     
    • Like Like x 2