MP-60 Ginrai / MPG-09 Super Ginrai

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Onilink, Mar 28, 2024.

  1. Kamen Rider Decade

    Kamen Rider Decade A Passing-Through Kamen Rider...

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    Ohhh, this is perfectly understandable. Despite the stability issues (especially when fully combined as God Ginrai), much of which stems from Takara's dumb design decisions with the feet and ankles, the LGEX God Ginrai...well, looks like it's now gonna be my definitive CHUG Ginrai/PMOP instead of The King of Fighters outright (unless we get a better/proper one).

    Okay, this looks great. Vehicle mode with the trailer sucks - those forearms DID NOT sit up that high in the anime, with the Takara G1 toy, OR the Hasbro G1 PMOP toy. Accurate base mode, though...watch your snacks, LGEX, MP60/MPG9 is bum rushin' you like Pac-Man!!:D :D :D 

    I don't think that's unpopular at all. Hell, I don't even HAVE any of the upgrades, and I love my LGEX God Ginrai set. (Those stability issues suck, though) And the way he sizes up with MP24 is exactly why I've said for years that Hasbro could've just imported MP24, replaced all the diecast with plastic (akin to how Bandai America handled the Megazord adaptations of the Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger mecha for Power Rangers Ninja Storm), ditched the chrome for paint, and just called it a Leader class... especially since Takara used the HftD Leader class Starscream as MPM1 and I think the Battle Ops Bumblebee as MPM2.
     
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  2. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    I feel like a simple solution to this is just have the outside of the forearms split down the middle and fold down over the biceps on a double hinge.
     
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    Maybe there’s not enough room for both the fist and the bicep.
     
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    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    There should be enough to at least lower it a bit, maybe not eliminate the length issue but a balled-up fist should still leave room for a most of the bicep to fit.
     
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    I don’t know how to fit something in there and keep it stable.
     
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    Possible, but I can see them prioritizing strong elbow joints for God Ginrai.
     
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    My guess at size comparison...

    If MP-60 is really exactly 40 cm in alt mode, then I make the cab just about 15 cm (6") long. Then we can show that with MP-44 who is 20 cm (8") long...

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    So yeah he's a bit small. And no matter the excuses, those trailer arms look shit! Other than that, looks great and I'll be ordering!! :) 
     
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  8. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    I suppose, though my idea wouldn't really compromise that as far as I can tell. Even then, he doesn't really have anything heavy to hold so not like it'll need insanely strong ratchets or overly large thick plastic there.
     
  9. Teletran-1

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    I need to see truck mode next to a carbot, is he gonna look like Huffer? I'm still 80% in, I wanna see the alternate heads.
     
  10. IronEnder17

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    Yeah It just needs to slide enough not all the way
     
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    Hey, does anyone know what the heck this thing I circled in is going to be?

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    They look like...eyes?
     
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    I assume they're toy-color eyes for the super head, blown up in size so you can see them. I could be wrong though.
     
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    For Super Ginrai mode, it's probably fine. I'm mainly concerned about God Ginrai's gauntlets.
     
  14. Rob

    Rob Fanatic Films Supporter: Optimus Prime reborn!!!

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    Eyes. I'm curious what the grey thing directly to the right is.
     
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    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    What exactly would make it so unstable? TFs have had telescoping and “zig zag” hinges for collapsing limbs for decades. It wouldn’t affect the elbow itself.

    If a CW Deluxe can fold the lower leg over the thigh surely a Masterpiece can apply the same method, or something equivalent.
     
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    CW Deluxes didn't have ratchet joints in their legs. Getting a ratchet joint inside the limb, having the limb collapse, and having it securely lock together to hold the God Ginrai gauntlets can be somewhat difficult.
     
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  17. Rob

    Rob Fanatic Films Supporter: Optimus Prime reborn!!!

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    So I feel for your frustration, I was initially saddened by the small cab, but at this point it is what it is and I accepted it. And you may have to do the same, or walk away from this figure there is not really much else to do.

    Not to mention the giant guns
     
  18. Dek

    Dek Y R U Reading This?

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    Wait, does this thing come with a matrix?

    God, I hope not. Not every Prime needs a matrix.

    (Yes, I know he's really Ginrai, but he'll always be Powermaster Prime to me.)
     
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  19. BethCyra

    BethCyra I NEED MP BiG CONVOY (Rumored)

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    Please no?

    I was wanting to get him partly because he is a leader who doesn’t rely on the damn mcguffin.
     
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    Folks out here acting like a compressing arm is some insurmountable engineering challenge and not a problem that has been solved, in multiple ways, by both third parties and Takara themselves.
     
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