Planet X PX-04 Summanus (FOC Snarl)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. SmokePants

    SmokePants Well-Known Member

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    Well, I used the 5mm peg holes to figure out this guy's height and some of you aren't going to like it. He stands approximately 5.5" tall, which is the same height as Caelus. That IS game-accurate, but I'm sure many would have preferred him larger anyway.

    EDIT: Actually, Caelus is only about 5.25" to the top of his head (not counting his crest), so Snarl is a shade taller.
     
  2. Rexidus

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    Why anyone would be upset about the guy being game accurate at this point just would befuddle me. We're into their 4th release and they've attempted to be as game accurate as possible. Expecting otherwise is just setting yourself up for disappointment.
     
  3. Curium

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    That is brilliant!
     
  4. SmokePants

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    A lot of people didn't even play the game, so they wouldn't even know he was small or they did play the game and didn't notice that he was small, because that one control room where everyone is standing around is really the only opportunity to assess relative sizes and it's easy to miss.

    I don't mind the size, but if I were PX, I would have fudged the heights so they were all within normal human height variance of one another. It would have been better for business and I doubt many would have complained.
     
  5. Rexidus

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    Point but I'm LOVING the game accuracy of the heights.
     
  6. Bob 121

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    Doesn't really bother me too much for some reason.
     
  7. Exousia

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    I would have complained. I don't like my dinobots all being relatively the same size. The idea of a Swoop that's as tall as Sludge or Grimlock would drive me insane. The varying heights are one of the things I really like about the game designs, and one of the reasons I'm going with PX instead of FP or TW.

    I think it's to their advantage, at least in appearance if not financially, to have gone a different way.
     
  8. CybertronianFan

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    That Snarl .... I'm in ruv, R U V !!!! :D 

    All this makes me hope that Planet X continues working on many of the FoC/WfC characters that were not released previously by Has/Tak.
     
  9. Bob 121

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    Do we know if they plan on doing a Grimlock too? I'm embarrassed to have the Generations one in "dino" mode.
     
  10. SmokePants

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    I didn't say I would make them the same height. I said I'd make the variance more typical of the adult human population. If Grimlock is 7.5", I'd make Sludge 7.25", Slag 7", Snarl 6.75", and Swoop 6.5". I'd also have given them metallic gold paint. If those two things had been done differently, I believe PX would be in front of FP in the 3rd party Dinobot race.
     
  11. Bob 121

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    Yeah I'm also pretty upset they went with the bland brown plastic. I get why they did it, but I would've preferred something better.
     
  12. Curium

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    The most recent official comment that I've heard is that they are considering it based on how the others sell (among other possible factors)
     
  13. divinecomedy

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    I don't believe PX will ever be in front of FP no matter what. FP caters to a specific group of fans i.e. fans who love FP. I mean look at their Sludge with those dino legs on the side. If that had been any other company, people would complain like crazy, but because it's FP it's automatically "great engineering".

    Yeah metallic gold paint would have been nice, but as an engineer myself, I'd prefer good design with understandable trade offs (with decent looks obviously) anytime.
     
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    Well here's hoping they do. They have some damn good dino modes so far.
     
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    I'm glad I stayed with PX, and didn't turn to FP's Dinos :D 

    I hope they really finish the whole team, because that will be the first time I will own all of them, as a kid I only had Grimlock, Sludge and Slag (I still have all three), now I finally have a Swoop :) 
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. I think FP's Dino's are second worst looking ones, slightly better than mechaforms.
     
  17. Stygian360

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    Loving this and can't wait to add him to my growing PX collection!
     
  18. Tyconius

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    He should look a bit more beefy'er... Something is off...
     
  19. Felixman

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    I'm really hoping for those clear red back plates too. I'm fine with the other glow-details being painted in like on the other toys, to keep the parts count and assembly sane, but those vivid red plates are key to this version of Snarl. I'm not sure than any paint color would really be a good substitute given how many of them there are.
     
  20. Stygian360

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    Yes-Yes-Yes... so much this ----^