TakaraTomy Masterpiece Dinobot

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  1. Seth Sunthay

    Seth Sunthay ElusoryMonk

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    Just to remember:

    -At the time of the development of beast wars, when Mainframe's designer created the models for the show, they were different in some bits to the original toys, some ones almost were too stylized, the best examples of this were dinobot and blackarachnia, this one who got her design after the guys from mainframe went to a strip club... (words from the tfwiki).
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    The animal parts changed their proportions completely enough to don't make sense.

    With dinobot, the raptor almost disappeared in the transformation secuence, yeah except for the legs and the head, everything was compressed in its chest and the only thing where is faithful to the toy is the the part of the tail.
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    The fact that Takara almost were able to create some robot wich is accurate in proportions with soome raptor where the robot parts almost fits in, wich was something impossible years ago, shows how compromissed is TT to create some of the most complex and blow minded designs ever.
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  2. supervir2

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    I think this will look ASTOUNDING in color. The beast mode threw me at first, but then I looked at stills and it is actually quite close and it was my memory distorting my expectations. I'm curious to see dino neck articulation and if the tail can go straight out rather than just down.

    This is some truly impressive stuff. I'm still curious how terrorsaur and blackarachnia will be handled, but one major hurdle has been cleared with some margin!
     
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  3. Z20

    Z20 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Airrazor.
     
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  4. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Macrodata Refinement - SVR'D Access

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    Yes, but instigating it when it hasn't began yet in a different thread serves no purpose but to perpetuate it.

    Especially considering Sunny has multiple figures on the 3P side while Dinobot... not so much.
     
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  5. Single Elegant Machine

    Single Elegant Machine Purity and order.

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    Seeing this gives me hope that Takara could tackle the BM Maximals some time in the future.
     
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  6. MaximusPrime2002

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    So I've been a little out of the loop with as fast as the discussion has been moving. We got any actual photos yet?
     
  7. TheCookiMonster

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    Only the render so far, no actual pics of the figure in hand.
     
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  8. darthsutius

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    Get in line - I need a Masterpiece Animorphs Tri-Rex first, thanks :p 

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  9. SPLIT LIP

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    URHRHRHRGH I want coloured pics so badly.

    These grey renders are burned into my brain.
     
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  10. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Macrodata Refinement - SVR'D Access

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    It's posts like this that I love. I knew of Animorphs, but not of this monstrosity. Thanks for posting!
     
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  11. Dinotrap

    Dinotrap BEAST WARS FOREVER!

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    Just under 4 hours till the panel, really hope they have a dinobot on hand :D 
     
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  12. Seth Sunthay

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    3* actually
     
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    Oh, there's a panel today? I thought there wasn't. Sweet!
     
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    I think we're in for a drawn out reveal with this one. Probably another 3 months before he shows up in colour or even as an unpainted prototype. From the previously provided translation it sounded as though TT are still refining both modes so these current scans could be viewed merely as a progress update.
    Of course I hope I'm completely wrong and he pops out at the upcoming panel along with Megatron or Rattrap to make me do a full on freak out dance! Then I can spend all tomorrow colouring in those protos! Who needs sunlight when you have Beast Wars MPs!
     
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  15. Verno

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    We don't know what the cut-off date was for submission to be included in the program, especially for an event of this size. Those CGI pics of Dinobot could be up to a couple of months old, in which case a design could have been finalised and a hard-copy prototype created in the time since!
     
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  16. Dinotrap

    Dinotrap BEAST WARS FOREVER!

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    I'll remain optimistic (again) and hope for the best, he doesnt even have to be coloured just as long as he's beside primal and cheetor in bot or beast mode
     
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    I noticed that. Can't imagine what's left to update. (unless it's just refining the likeness and not engineering updates) It's so fucking good already.

    EDIT: I think it is still in progress. The black and silver bands that wrap around the back of his head are... not really missing, but don't actually go across the back of his head, just sort of peaking out from the sides like the clipped through it. That has nothing to do with transformation, so my guess is there are final aesthetic tweaks left to be made.
     
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  18. Chopper Face

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    Ye there's that and also his thighs don't have the details that makes them look as though they're comprised of several cylinders overlapping each other. I'm sure there's a word to describe that effect but I can't think of it right now. Stacked? No...
    So maybe there are just little textures and touch-ups to finalise along with perfecting the face sculpts. Will the tube on his helmet be soft plastic/rubbery or sculpted? I always thought the flesh parts of Dinobot could have utilised a lizard-hide-like textured effect as, I think in the show, most preds actually had a more textured look than the flatter, smoothed out Maximals but the paint technique they're using now may not take so well to a non-flat surface. Either way not a biggy for me as the paint will no doubt perfectly recreate the show style regardless.
     
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  20. GALVATOM

    GALVATOM Better off Pred

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    Space for a battery pack or light piping possibly?
     
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