Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Smokie, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Takara are the ones that engineered the figure, so if people want to complain about Hasbro "ruining the gimmick" they should direct their attention in Takara's direction instead
     
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  2. RoadPigJohn

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    I have no doubt at all that this is going to surpass the 20k before the end of the pledge...

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  3. Kaynowa

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    You'll see the bigger robot who uses the same neck joint, so if Saber has none Star Saber has none. I get the want for a more fully realized gimmick, don't get me wrong, but I think if they had a choice between more dynamic display piece or a bunch of little moving parts for a gimmick that locks up articulation, the neck joint was the better priority imo. I think they might've been able to get away with the elevator if they didn't go with the ab articulation he looks to have, which I'd concede possible won't be anyone's priority but it's still neat to me
     
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  4. Rodimus Prime

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    Pfft, he has no power over me. I like not sleeping on the couch. :p 
     
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    I’m honestly really stoked that the Brain Master gimmick has been changed. Imo it has always been headmasters but somehow worse. Honestly if they had’ve just just gotten rid of the Brain Master altogether I’d’ve been fine with that. I much prefer head articulation for Saber.
    But, to each their own!
     
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  6. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    Honestly I was expecting the Brainmaster to just be a Titan Master with a helmet like the TR Leaders. I'm glad they did it differently but I wouldn't have been too upset if I was right
     
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    Especially on a $180 figure. Imagine if Mainframe didn't have any head articulation.
     
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  8. Kaynowa

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    I mean, Mainframe doesn't have the same head based gimmick as Saber so the comparison ain't quite right
     
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  9. malcontentman

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    I can't wait to see the official color images...

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  10. John TheDestroyer

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    I'm personally not a big fan of that. I would have preferred if they had gone the Kingdom Rodimus route. The thumb and palm forms a solid 5mm hole while the fingers have more articulation
     
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    Remember: if anything's wrong with the figure, it's Hasbro's fault, and if there's anything right with the figure, it's thanks only to TakaraTomy.
     
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  12. Kaynowa

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    Only if you buy the exact same toy through the expensive Takara import market rather than the local Hasbro ones though.
     
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    Why is it called a Brainmaster, it should be Facemaster
     
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  14. Kaynowa

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    Because Brainmaster sounds cooler and they make up more than just the face.
     
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    I think harkens back to those glory days when TT was more willing to tweak a design's engineering or work in more paint for a slightly higher price point. I still miss those days, and I hope the Premium is, or will lead to a return to that approach
     
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    how can Takara be the ones to "tweak" a design's engineering when they're the ones doing the engineering in the first place, and always have been
     
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    Conversely, the last time TT significantly tweaked a figure for their home market, we got Legends God Ginrai...

    [edit] Just realized I snagged the wrong quote...
     
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    Still regret not picking up that set before Mandarake suspended EMS. That and the TR Overlord retool, even though I have the Hasbro version, those two would've been perfect together.
     
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    VLEO is too short.
     
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  20. mx-01 archon

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    It was a neat set in theory, but lacking in follow through. When I look at God Ginrai, the thought that goes through my mind shouldn't be "rickety and unstable". And woof, that dorky wing placement.
     
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