TakaraTomy Staff interview from Generations 2009 vol.1 Translation

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SydneyY, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. influence82

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    What does SL mean? Is it "Steam Locomotive"? How did it appear in the article?

    They already did. The Toys R Us Exclusive released last year on 03-12-2008. See http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ored-tru-limited-skyglide-micron-morning.html
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  2. Foster

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    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Good stuff.
     
  4. REDLINE

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    but that's a minicon, way too small. :p 
     
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    I see what you mean by that point. For example that EVERY bot must have a cyber key etc, but I also think that there are mandates that say "thats a great figure. How about you go back and give it electronics? We dont have enough electronics right now in this line", etc.

    I also think he means that ANY design idea that comes before the implementation of making a figure that transforms easily from one aesthetically appealing form to another (and posable) form hinders that design; including gimmicks.

    Cheetor's gimmick takes up too much space. You can see that they could have just used the classic "animal forelegs become arms" with little or degradation to the beast mode and we would have gotten longer, better bot mode arms out of it.

    There was no need for the "barking" action gimmick.
     
  6. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    Okay, so after looking at the Galvatron figure, I see little legs inside the back end, which becomes his backpack. These can be rotated down in vehicle mode for feet, I suppose? But they're backwards feet. Was this third mode finished and just not described in the instructions or anywhere else? Or is only half of it there? Can anyone figure out how to transform the existing figure into a third "walker-tank" mode? I do really like this figure despite his flaws and out like to see what this third mode is all about.