New Masterpiece Skyfire In The Works?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Starfire22, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. octobotimus

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    And they complain that people are comparing skyfire to other figures. That right there is a real blocking out prototype. Litirely made of blocks and spheres.
     
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    Post a positive reaction = nobody comments to object
    Post any other reaction = IT'S A BLOCK PROTOTYPE YOU IDIOTS, YOU CAN'T COMPARE IT?! WHY COMPARE IT AT ALL AT THIS STAGE?!! FOOLS!!!!!! PS KO 3P SUX ANYWAY LOL

    Welcome to TFW :) 
     
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    Bear in mind that Skids isn't really... known... in the cartoon, really? He appeared in only two episode, while Jetfire appeared in more. I'm more amazed this is actually a thing, both because of the size, and because of the copyright issues.

    And I GENUINELY hope that Raiden is affordable... at the very most, a tiny bit above Titan price. Unrealistic, I know, but I doubt HasTak's making a CHUG one any time after these.
     
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    Newer figures are compared to older figures of the same character regardless of 3rd party status. See Kingdom Rhinox for example.

    I guess you just notice it more with 3rd party figures because you have a bias against them.
     
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    It's a takara thread. Don't expect much other than hive mind mentality.
     
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    I own FT Phoenix and now that this is confirmed I'm selling it immediately. It will most likely pay for this easily so it won't cost me anything to switch. Actually Phoenix will pay for a Bandai DX VF-1J with Armor set. :D 

    For those asking why bother when Siege Jetfire exists, my son has Siege Jetfire and it is a very fun figure and amazing for CHUG, but it is nowhere near the esthetics of an MP and does not match a TT MP collection.

    As for the price, TT seems to be lowering their prices a bit and simplifying their designs. Also Skyfire will most likely not be as difficult to assemble as MP-44. I'm expecting this to cost less than MP-44. Probably more like Beast Wars Megatron price. Maybe even less. People are still not getting that figure height is not the only thing that dictates the price. As we are seeing in the CHUG lines, part count and assembly complexity seem to affect prices far more than size. The MP-52 based seekers ended up being less expensive than I expected so I'm hopeful that the price of Skyfire won't be crazy high.
     
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    EXACTLY my thoughts.
     
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    Personally, my one hang up about the idea of a Takara Skyfire was that I thought it'd be too small. I knew it'd most likely be super toon accurate, which is exactly what I want (and why I still cry over the existence of MP Arcee, because regardless of what people have convinced themselves of, she's not remotely toon accurate), but I love Phoenix's size too much to let go.

    But if it ends up actually being the size of this prototype, I'm down for this for sure.
     
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    I thought it would be bit taller tbh.

    I wonder if the reason it's shown with MP-10 is because this is actually quite old (certainly pre-MP44 having final design). I'd expect there to be long lead times on official MPs. It'll be interesting to see how it looks when there's a more final prototype; tho given the sort of prices MPs now are, I don't think I'll be buying one even if it's astounding.
     
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    Shouki is exciting, though I hope they’re farther along than this image would indicate.

    they can keep sky fire though. The WFC one is excellent enough. And honestly, skyfire is such a bland character that I just can’t care, especially at the price it’s going to sell for.
     
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    Phoenix's value is going to go down the drain.
     
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    To be fair, that's not just a takara thread thing, that's an any thread thing.
     
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    I'm no MP collector, so excuse my ignorance. Based on the comparisson pic, this thing isn't going to be much bigger than Siege Jetfire, right?
     
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    looking interesting so far.
     
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    True. I just see more consistently in Takara threads. But yeah, a lot of threads do have it....
     
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    Aight time to buy siege Jetfire
     
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    If something has fans/people opposed to it, they will be toxic. Every time. That's just the rules of the internet. And real life. And probably whatever higher plane of existence there is out there. And definitely whatever lower plane there is.
     
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    How dare people compare a thing to a comparable thing that I don't personally like?
     
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    Yup, I have absolutely been lambasted and called names multiple times within an official thread for saying I liked an official product, without mentioning any other product or company.

    On topic, I guess we can remove the question mark from.the title, right mods? :D 
     
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    Exactly. Siege Jetfire is far more detailed and would stand out like a sore thumb among all those flat, negative space panels emulating the cartoon... :D 
     
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