Takara-Tomy Diaclone Reboot

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  1. Matrix Quest

    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    I was amazed when I ran across all these custom paint jobs. If I remember right, this was a contest that TakaraTomy held in Japan back when there weren't but a few toys available. I remember some truly beautiful ones.
     
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    I'm not sure I was aware of that particular factoid... though that feels true enough. Part of me is kind of surprised that the leg/thigh connectors for Dia Battles/Buffalo ended up left on the cutting room floor... Or I suppose just as curious... why Big Powered felt the need to 'redesign the wheel' when it came to it's leg connectors.

    I still feel VERS-ification of Dia Battles would be pretty straight forward, and open it up to a whole world of interconnectivity, that it currently just misses. Buffalo I'm afraid would probably need a wholly retooled set minus the arms/legs. At that point, I'd love them to homage vintage Buff's layout with the cockpit toes.
     
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  3. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    These were just concepts iirc, the white one was most requested by fans in Japan and was developed into Cosmo Battles.
     
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  4. RoadCaesar

    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

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    And one has to wonder what the higher TakTom design priority is: Vers-engineer Dia-Battles -OR- Gats Blocker homage?
     
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    Gats Battles and Dia Blocker!

    Part of me is still curious if Pod Grander is going to pop up... and if/where it will. I'd almost like to see a smaller gantry system geared towards the Tactical Mover line, since I don't think their Fort Chambers play too well with Pods. But that wouldn't necessarily stop them from 'peg boarding' a bunch of equipment with a central 'gear rack'.

    What's kind of interesting going back and really looking at Dia Battles lately... is you can see how easily it'd be to imagine that central cockpit as a VERS Bullet (V-Bullet?). You could potentially even leave the head as-is, or use the flip method that's been rather well perfected at this point.

    One thing that could be stopping an official update to GATS Blocker at the moment (maybe it'll be VERS Blocker) is probably trying to engineer the connection method. do they go the Transformers Legacy Motormaster route... do they just 'plug-in' like the old one? Dia Guardion is on the right track, but to get a much larger/involved transformation... might lead to some instability. Though I have faith in them figuring it out.
     
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    in the 1:60 Diaclone world, nobody can hear you snoring
     
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  7. Matrix Quest

    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    - "The Commander insisted we pull this Epsilon Manuever Suit out of storage. I have to agree that few of the newer units match its maneuverability and adaptability while fitting into smaller spaces."

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    Dia-Nauts recommission a Diaclone Manuever Suit Epsilon.
     
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    I don't need 6 of those for Calibuffalo. I don't need 6 of those...
     
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    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    It is more of a metallic blue...
     
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    Ah Epsilon... the only power suit to canonically be too good at it's job. Which is quite the humble brag coming from the Cosmo Marine Corp.

    Speaking of Cosmo Marines... would be really interesting if they took the DA-80 and DA-33 tooling and mashed them together into a CM BP. (Then IMS can continue to be in it's own lane).

    That Black/Blue Epsilon is going to be an absolute banger of a head swap with D-Buff.
     
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    Diabattles is the Guile's theme of Diaclone
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    I wouldn't mind a new set with the DA-88 weapons...
     
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    edit: we were sitting tight and ready to go, until...
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    I don't know, I think that's a pretty sweet vehicle. Breakup is a little wierd, but it's a rolling fortress made of a huge humanoid. It works in my eyes

    But I don't own the figure so I can't say much
     
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  15. RoadCaesar

    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

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    Funny you should say that:

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    DA-97 taking the slow boat from Japan to Big Bad Toy Store. *sigh*
     
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    Dunedain Winter is coming

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    At first i thought i was witnessing some Diaclone R and R, and the male and female pilots were playing an arcade game, on the left there, :p . Then i remembered you have a very strict, no nonsense Commander in that section, and video games are not an option.

    Seriously, nice shots, as always. Glad to see ya back and posting your nice inspiring pics again.
     
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    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

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    Always does. It's gonna be MURDER waiting for DA-99. It's already hell waiting for DA-98. Those are my last domestic pre-orders. I snagged DA-100 through AJP and the rest through AmiAmi. (I'm impatient.)

    Fun/Tragic Trivia: I picked up an extra DA-98 through Mandarake before BBTS even got DA-97.
     
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    Has the Diaclone site gone defunct? Dia-Guardion Zero hasn't appeared there as of yet despite its existence being well-known at this point.
     
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