Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Dec 1, 2011.
Jazz should be MP-40 because he was always playing those "bottom 40" hits on his stereo system.
I'm anticipating about an inch, however, that doesn't mean they aren't for saaaay omega supreme' rocket mode... Imagine an omega supreme between 18 and 20 inches (a little over twice the height of mp-10, and appropriate if he's going to be the same height as a hypothetical Devastator) who's arms could form a rocket for these little mini-figs to ride in!
I've always felt city-bot characters should get their own scale, separate from the scale established by MP-10. It's the only way to get them into the MP line. They just need to figure out who to start with, and that figure will set the new scale. Maybe make Omega Supreme the height of MP-10, so Metroplex is the height of Magnus or Star Saber, or even bigger?
Hmm, BBTS lists the OP mini-figure as 1.5" tall. I don't think a 4.5" tall Omega will satisfy anyone.
I count omega as more of a gestault than a citybot though, his primary nemesis was Devastator after all.
Dammit. Don't give me a reason to track down these die cast figures.
Ehhh... No doubt they would technically get their own scale, according to the cartoon anyway, but I think they should still be substantially larger than MP-10, for display purposes.
As long as they more or less kept the same ratio the old G1 toys had - maybe a touch larger - I think most people would be satisfied. they have to *look* bigger in relation to the other bots; sure, if you got out your ruler and calculator, they'd still be way out of scale, but for the purposes of a shelf collection, it'd be acceptable.
Think of it like the USS Flagg, in the old GI Joe line. Scale-wise, it's TINY, but it still works for most people, because it's substantially larger than the rest of the vehicles.
An Omega Supreme the same size as MP-10 would be a bad idea, I think... I can't speak for collectors on the whole, but for my part, I would almost certainly pass.
Every time someone brings up MP city bots I always think back to the Masterpiece contest that gave us Star Saber. Fortress Maximus was one of the options and I always wondered how they would have scaled him if he won.
I also wonder if they would have went with Cerebros or Fortress for the head.
Cerebros, due to the Japanese Headmasters cartoon.
I believe he's about the same size range as Ironhide-Optimus, so that'd give you a good idea of the likely size... No doubt he'd be huge, but still potentially doable.
That's funny, I never considered Omega to be a gestalt, but I guess he is. Separate parts forming a whole. I've always lumped him in with the other city-bots because he was a "defense base" in G1.
I was just spitballing with making Omega Supreme MP-10 size. I don't know, it seems to me like in the cartoon, Metroplex and Trypticon were always bigger than Omega. So if Omega was bigger than MP-10, then Metroplex would be even bigger than him, and we'd be getting to the point where the size becomes a problem for Takara to make an affordable toy that can actually fit on a shelf.
City-bots are definitely a conundrum, at any proposed scale, which is why I think they're an extreme longshot, at least by Takara. Fans Toys is planning an Omega, so we'll see where that scales.
Ok, seeing how we are on the Omega supreme talk here, I just want to say this. IF they make an omega, they need to make it probably close to what ever that toy world not Devesator figure. I say this because omega and devastator have almost always been drawn in similar height, and they're known to be arch enemies. Just sayin
Yeah, well... Takara's not going to care what size a third party anything is.
On a similar note, though - since Takara will obviously not do EVERY combiner or citybot or whatever we want - I would like to see them tackle one of them to establish the larger scale and size, so that third party options will follow suit. I assume the most likely candidates are Devastator and Omega Supreme... Possibly Menasor if they want to do more carbots, or Bruticus since Hasui mentioned him as a favourite.
I'm not holding my breath, though.
If they were to do a MP Omega Supreme, I'd expect them to scale him to UW Devastator.
There won't be an official MP Omega Supreme. Might get a Generations one, though, if these other 2" tall figures are selling well enough.
Still waiting for Megatron......
2" is two inches, isn't it... oops.
Eh, I knew what you meant.
This discussion makes me miss Robot Heroes.
MP39, Grain of Salt or Believe it?
For now, I'd go with a massive grain of salt. Well, at least as massive as a grain of salt can be.
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