Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Black Convoy, Oct 3, 2019.
Ah OK thanks. I still think they could improve the hands a good deal though.
That back puts TMNT to shame...
Honestly I think I subjectively don't think it's bad. He's had a big back more often in the show, and if we really want to be specific, no toy of Optimus that was designed to transform has ever matched the Reference Sheet, and even then he's gotten multiple, like the AKOM sheet.
Transform Element 01 sure gets pretty darn close though, and not just from the back. That figure is all around really close to animation accurate in both modes, albeit a little more detailed.
And as far as Unicron goes, we already saw that Zeta was able to pull off a pretty kibble free and screen accurate Unicron robot mode that still transforms directly into the planet using a lot of the actual robot mode surfaces as planet surfaces rather than hatching a big egg and wearing the shell. Of course the sacrifice there is that Zeta's planet mode wasn't nearly as great as Haslab's (and could end up looking even more inaccurate with the bot mode colors on the planet mode), but for me, bot mode is priority.
Also, considering accurate scale isn't going to happen anyway, I just want a Unicron figure to be big, which 19 inches (Zeta) still is.
And yes I know as of now Zeta's is still basically canceled. I'm just saying it shows something different and subjectively better can be done for a Unicron robot mode, making this one and it's price even less appealing to me.
So yeah, I still feel like that armadillo shell on Haslab Unicron and the other loads of kibble just ruins this bot mode so much that if someone were to give the figure to me, I'd sell it immediately because I'd way rather have $600+ to buy other stuff. I don't think I'd ever be able to proudly display Haslab Unicron in bot mode without the price and kibble punching me in the nuts, and I can't justify a great looking Unicron planet mode to display at that price either.
"Huge" isn't enough to make me jump up and down.
Transform Element gets the back, but actually does not match it on the lower half. It's missing parts to take liberties for a vehicle mode,which honestly feels just as in the same boat as MP-44 in terms of quality, removing the price tag factor everyone so gladly states. In terms of actual realism, MP-44's gaps match the truck more than even MP-10. The front is very realistic, but I can easily say that the Back is too chunky for a truck, even by Cab-over standards.
As for Zeta, I hear nobody's pre-orders have been cancelled.
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