MP 50 Tigatron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Fc203, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Bob 121

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    People bought that? I swear whoever finalized that release came from an alternate dimension than the ones giving us Tigatron. These have to be at the other ends of the spectrum in terms of care put into a TF.
     
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  3. Keroshino

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    Question - Do you actually like the look of Tigatron, or just that the figure is a perfect representation of the animation ?
     
  5. Keroshino

    Keroshino Lovable Clod!

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    Yes! :D 
     
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  6. Reygn

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    Which one ?
     
  7. Keroshino

    Keroshino Lovable Clod!

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    i like it for both reasons...why chose one?
     
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    No, no flak at all.

    I and many others have been saying this since MP Shadow Panther was announced.

    I couldn’t bring myself to purchase Shadow Panther because he just doesn’t look ANYTHING like a panther, even by 90’s CGI standards.

    They could’ve easily waited for this Tigatron, gave him some slight tweaks and we’d have a far more accurate representation of a panther. The tiger alt mode lends itself into tweaking into a jaguar or leopard far better than the smaller, leaner cheetah alt mode does.

    Some people wanted to use the argument ‘Well it makes sense for MP Shadow Panther to be a repaint of MP Cheetor, because that’s all the original figure was’. To me, that argument holds no water. The original figures were just a ‘generic big cat’ (although technically a cheetah is not an ‘big cat’ at all) mould that could be easily repainted into whatever they wanted. There was little to no scientific accuracy there. If that’s the justification they want to use, then would they be okay with MP Tigatron just being a repaint of MP Cheetor?

    Another argument I saw presented in the Shadow Panther thread was that a panther is ‘any black cat, so a cheetah could technically be a panther’. This is simply not true. The cheetah is not a part of the Panthera genus, no matter what colour it is.


    TL;DR:

    They should’ve waited for this mould to turn into Shadow Panther. Hopefully they consider it.
     
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  9. Booster Gold

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    Provided he's not a QC nightmare I think we might have a contender for MP of the year right here. I see very little crisitsm and a whole heap of praise.
     
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    Day 1 preorder for me, for sure.

    I know I’ve been really down on the last two BW MPs in the Blackarachnia thread, but this one got me excited again.
     
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    Low bar for official MP this year. Choose from the following:
    1. an OP repaint
    2. Grandma Arcee.
    3. a figure that most probably will work like MP Cheetor. Sure there will be differences but there will be a lot of similarities as well.
     
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    At least, trying to judge patterns based on significant numbers. It was really only MP-10 that fell into a nice place like that (01 doesn't count. That was a default).

    That should've been readily apparent when Megatron 2.0 ended up as 36, and Optimus 3.0 as 44.

    If they ever get that high, then maybe 100 would wind up as something special, but we're nowhere near there, yet.
     
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    I hope the gut gun hinge won't break like it did out of nowhere on my Cheetor
     
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    I transformed Cheetor back for the 1st time past year to anticipate the big cat.

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    How does he stack up against CHUG figures ?
     
  16. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cheetor? He’s about a siege voyager in height
     
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    Nice; this means your homie can lead my figures into battle.
     
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    Can't wait to get Big Cat. Might need to invest in Little Cat too... After I get Megs.
     
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    Did the same thing with Shadow Panther.

    Do you remove the cheetah head on Cheetor to avoid messing up the whiskers, or is there a way to leave it on and not ruin them?
     
  20. Bob 121

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    Anyone else not like the fact that they kept the crossed arms that tab together on the back of the bot mode? That's pretty much my only gripe with Cheetor. I was just playing around with him about 2 weeks ago and was thinking that was the only thing I would do differently. Especially with Hound right next to him I was sure they could have shoved a bunch more panels and hinges in there to make it cleaner.

    Other than that this guy looks great. Way better than Arcee.