Moon Studio Radiatron (Raiden)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Onslaught24, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. BIOMEC

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    You are being too generous with Raiden, only the alt modes are excellent, everything else is just really bad...
     
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    They designed the MPG Raiden with the Takara fanboys in mind, and as a result Takara employees will be enjoying a bumper XMas season this year. It's one thing for Takara to design and sell the MPG Raiden, but it takes a whole new level of delusion to convince oneself that the combiner is worth buying.

    MPG has really put the word MP in the Gutter.
     
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    The altmodes themselves, maybe, but in certain cases they don't seem to work with the rails they come with.
     
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    Anybody got a pic of both combined modes side by side?
     
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    Look back a few pages
     
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    I can’t even say “at least they tried”.
     
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    I think scaling is most important and that is why I bought Raiden bc I collect the Generation and Studio scale. This set fits more in with studio series and combiner wars sets than with MP bc it is around 14 in. The Moon Studios fits more with MP bc it is 20 in. If you are still collecting MP then Raidiatron is the way to go. If you stopped collecting MP and are now collecting Legacy, Studio Series, Combiner wars, Generations, and Titans Return then go with Raiden bc Raidiatron would be way out of scale with the rest of your collection.
     
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    It also depends on what mode you care about because radiatron's individual bot modes are way too oversized, while Raiden's individuals are scaled to MP. Just over Carbot size.

    Owning both, Raiden is the better toy. Its better to handle, it doesn't fight you, the transformations are straightforward, and the combined mode isn't I possible to put together (an exaggeration, but I don't want to seperate Kaen and shouki ever again, and the armbots are just too much). Raiden knows what it is and what it wants to be. Radiatron said "combined mode only, fuck literally everything else"

    On a second note, if MPG isn't your tastes, that's perfectly understandable and fine by me. Radiatron is the way to go if you want to maximize tooning in combined mode. But I think the majority of the absolute hate fest on takara for this release here is unwarranted. There's a difference between not liking it, and assuming everything takara releases is meant to cater towards you.
     
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    I too love using a video where the reviewer didn't even try to combine the crew properly. The video fills me with unprecedented anger because everyone who watched this video and this video alone believes it's representative of the final product, when the guy didn't even try to transform it. One panel untabbed due to his meat-handedness and gave up for the rest of the video.
     
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    I'm not even concerned about the mistransformation, I know what to expect with BSF at this point, it is close enough to be representative about it's full height and that height next to Rodimus Prime is simply unacceptable.
     
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    Looks like we made the world's only MPG fan angry.
     
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    I'd be curious to see the actual numbers of how many of each Trainbot set has been sold. I'd imagine Radiatron wasn't produced to the same quantities as Raiden. I know some fans of either set are trying to disparage the competition but I'd be curious to find out the true facts as to numbers sold. I wouldn't be surprised if Raiden sold more units than Radiatron overall. Not that it really matters, both sets offer their own takes on the Trainbots and both offer their own pros and cons.
     
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    I think what may solve the problem of Raiden’s lack of poseability would be an upgrade kit. Look forward to a third party vendor who will sell these just like they do for Fortress Mazimus.
     
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    This set looks gorgeous. I won’t be able to buy anything till after this year, unless I found someone looking to trade one(doubtful based on what I have for trades) but regardless eventually I’ll have a set. Moon Studios did a great job on the sculpt work, and combined mode really pops. The detail on the combiner hands is a nice touch too.
     
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    What a freakin’ joke, Takara.
     
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    The problem with Raiden is that it really does not look like a $750 toy at all. Maybe it's easier to swallow the pill when they're separated but the combined mode really does fail in all aspects. Multiple reviewers mentioned how disappointing it was and how it doesn't move or hold itself well.
     
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    I am done with takara
     
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    Same. For everything but beast wars. Hopefully Rhinox is good. *fingers crossed*
     
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    Random thought: Moon Studio wrapped up their Trainbots team back in summer of 2022.

    Is anyone surprised that MS has not done any type of repaint on this combiner team?

    I'm super happy with my Radiatron, and I believe it was mainly well received by collectors. Not sure what kind of repaint that could be done, but I'd be on board if MS decided to produce it.
     
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