Takara-Tomy Diaclone Reboot

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Transmorph633, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. 80sforged

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    I am going with the idea that the Warruders are ruled by a giant AI. The enslaved marine life could be de-evolved descendants of its creators that the AI decided would make it more useful to its self preservation. Though it would be interesting that their original form was humanoid so the Warudaroids are almost a mockery of what they were.

    I was going with the idea that humanity is having more and more of its own management being handled by AI. So the Warruders are almost like a potential outcome for humanity if their dependence on AI goes too far.
     
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    If it’s a primitive marine life form, how did it build the android body? Does it have fingers? How did they develop electronics underwater? Too many questions.

    I’m gonna just pretend they are an advanced species that transferred their brains to robot bodies instead


    I like this too
     
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    i like where you're going but how about this?

    an alien race builds the technology and an AI to help make their planet more efficient....but like in all sci fi stories the AI become self aware and begins to take over introducing the hive mind aspect into the biomech suits that override individuality and independent thought. the biomech suits NEED a life form to activate it's higher functions so the AI needs the biological population of the planet alive. the AI also begins to move it's reach to other planets to spread it's influence and efficiency across the galaxy so it assimilates other species to make it's army grow. it uses primitive life for the smaller suits and because of the size and complexity of the larger suits it has to use more humanoid species (so there's where your love story can work) that could handle it. higher brain functions for the larger suits and lower for the smaller ones. think of the humans in the matrix being batteries for the machines.

    could change the dynamic of how the diaclone forces deal with things once they find out an AI is dr eggmaning alien species into the suits and not just a hostile alien race.
     
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    Perhaps a not so noticeable caste system (hard to distinguish visually outside the suits), the simple lifeforms in the basic powersuits, and higher, perhaps still humanoid/cyborgs for the larger suits. Gigantor might need the simpler forms as more neural relays while more developed beings, now its starting to sound more like an Legio Titanica titan crew.
     
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    Warudaroid, I choose you!
     
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    Damn, Soldier is looking really nice. I backed out of my preorders though.


    I'm getting rid of everything at this point. Down to the last few pieces. All Waruder. Prices are pretty low by now so if you're looking for Waruder Suits, Raptorheads, or Gigantor himself, let me know.
     
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    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    That is an extremely nasty looking weapon. :eek: 
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    Sent you a PM JShimko.
     
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    Dachande Pleasure Toast Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Same.;) 
     
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    Also still available under $100 at Robot Kingdom - DIACLONE DA-58 WARUDAROS . Available Now!

    Out of interest, does it cost more to ship to the US from HK vs JP?
     
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    Thanks, yup it''s just a little more from Hong Kong than the deal Amazon.co.jp gets from dhl express, although it has gone up as of late.
     
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    I can't tell you how happy I am that the official Takara Diaclone Reboot fiction is finally receiving some attention in this thread. The difference between a mildly popular toy line and a phenomenon is the story line that drives it.

    With that said I've read the fiction completely on the website and I believe the website translation specifically states a crustacean (like) marine species was the "biological processor" in the Waruder human sized battle suits. Here is the kicker for those interested ..

    the Waruder human sized units with HANDS are the intelligence /strategy / leadership units. The Waruder field soldiers have the same battle suits (?) with the same biological processors (?) in the form of crustacean like life forms and yet perform different tasks with one requiring higher level cognitive abilities and the other only needing claws for battle and basic vehicle control manipulation.

    That distinction between troopers creates a whole hosts of potential original Waruder species origin stories.

    I use the word "original" because , according to the original fiction, the Waruder also use mercenary /conscripted forces from worlds they have conquered which hasn't been brought up here.
     
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    From 2018...

     
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    Double centaurs....

    still trying to trick out a decent looking multi-tentacled bottom

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    Play value limited only by your imagination, i hope we get more Waruder types the size of Soldier and above IMG_20201105_153652_186.jpg 20201104_123800.jpg 20201104_133254.jpg 20201105_162029.jpg 20201105_162422.jpg 20201105_163154.jpg 20201105_163442.jpg 20201104_135906.jpg 20201105_161153.jpg 20201105_161321.jpg 20201105_160816.jpg
     
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    Anyone here heard of the table top game Dropzone Commander? The description of the Waruder forces has hints of the Scourge faction in that universe:

    The Scourge are best described as a jellyfish-like species with fragile, boneless bodies comprised of a central mass and a myriad of tentacles. They are unable to move freely outside of liquid in gravity beyond 0.5G, suggesting an aquatic natural environment. Scourge communication is entirely silent leading to theories ranging from telepathy to ultrasound as to how they communicate. It is also theorized that the parasitic aspects of their species did not appear until late in their evolution, as Scourge beyond the larval stage of their lifespan are unable to manifest such abilities.


    Possession
    Scourge larvae have the ability to integrate themselves with the nervous systems of other creatures, taking control of the victims body in the process. It is reported to take up to several months for full integration with a human host, an experience that is understood to be incredibly painful for the victim. It is believed that Scourge hosts retain full awareness whilst possessed, leading to a long life of constant pain and eventual insanity.

    Shortly after integration, Scourge hosts lose the ability to produce pigments, essentially becoming an albino. In addition, the host begins to sweat profusely and constantly resulting in extreme dehydration. The resulting thirst is such that many Scourge take to drinking the blood of the fallen, both friend and foe alike.

    Possession of a host gives the Scourge access to all of its abilities, immunities, and memories of its victim. This knowledge allows the Scourge to utilize the technology and infrastructure of the host species for their own ends. This ability to possess, adapt, and repurpose makes the Scourge the apex predator of the galaxy.

    The Scourge parasite can extend the lifespan of its host for several centuries although as the parasite ages its grip on its host's body begins to falter. Scourge "Aged Ones" are known to twitch and spasm erratically as the tortured consciousness of the host begins to manifest. Eventually, the Scourge dies, often before the host itself,
    thus leaving an insane, screaming, convulsing, pain-wracked albino behind.

    They are basically a more grim dark version of the bad guys from the Animorphs book series if anyone remembers those.
     
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    These T30 Metroplex repaints look pretty good! They strengthen my intense desire for an official Takara Tomy release, whenever they do get around to making one, I hope it is of a similar size to Metroplex no matter the cost. Screenshot_20201107-163410_Facebook.jpg
     
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    All the Waruder stuff has sold. Found a pair of stragglers in a moving box, though. DA-09 and DA-28. $35 each if anyone wants em, and then I'm officially out!



    It's been a fun ride. It'll be interesting to see thoughts on Vmax when it comes out, but I won't miss the cost!
     
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