Transformers Kingdom Wave 3 New Stock Images - The Ark, Rodimus Prime, Galvatron And More

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  1. Gee Won 1984

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    So Takara Rhinox is tan like the cartoon, and Hasbro version is grey like a real Rhino. I'll just get the grey to avoid the extra cost and hassle of getting Takara's version.
     
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    Compare that with the wheels of a deluxe from 2001:
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    Ngl, I'm a tad surprised (but not really) that some are lukewarm on the last of the Kingdom figs. I personally feel spoiled, considering Hastak doesn't make much on these compared to their other brands probably.

    But anyway, beast wars was my jam growing up and I always got time for a gay robot. I can hardly wait!

    Rhinox looks killer :D 
     
  4. Gee Won 1984

    Gee Won 1984 My hyper-fuel may be a little too hyper

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    Boy Hasbro and Takara aren't even trying to hide the stamped numbers on their Transformers anymore. Tracks stamped number is right there on the front of the leg. SMH
     
  5. DarkAxalonSyde

    DarkAxalonSyde Advocate for orignality in Transformers.

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    The curvature of the fake jaw looks more natural from a neutral angle. I don't know if I (or anyone else) ever mentioned this, but all the images from above made the angles look slightly too sharp and combined with the mechanical detailing to make the jaw look too artificial.
     
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    Gee Won 1984 My hyper-fuel may be a little too hyper

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    Oooo, rubber tires, I like those. That's why they stopped making them, they learned people like me like rubber tires.
     
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    This is nice and all, but it certainly isn't as good as thrilling 30 Rhinox. They should've just reissued that and spent the mold money on inferno.
     
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    Does Has/Tak have some kind of phobia about going "full cartoon" with Rhinox? Both the T30 mold and this are some curious mix of cartoon and '96 toy details. Kingdom Rhinox leans a bit more into the cartoon design with that wide fake jaw on the chest, but the robot head looks even less screen-accurate than the T30 toy. Are they possibly afraid that making a fully screen-accurate Rhinox head plays into some kind of stereotype for metallic green-skinned individuals?
     
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    Rhinox looks like a great figure, except those pathetic guns. Looks like he's selling electric fans.
     
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    Rhinox looks great as a bot and beast mode but the shoulder blades on the back looks unfinished.
     
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    Without having this in hand I’m having a hard time seeing how this is an improvement over the T30 mold.
     
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    Seeing more pics, I get why they went with the feux chest rather than the rhino jaw. Folding that down would have left it way narrower, while Rhinox's front took ip almost his entire front on the show.

    It's another design decision made in the name of show-accuracy.

    One improvement is that it's available at retail price to people who weren't buying Transformers seven years ago.

    Admittedly I haven't followed the T30 secondary market, but I'm guessing a complete Rhinox is going for more than $30. Not that the casual toy buyer is hunting eBay for their kids newest toys.
     
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    Well I just sold my used copy for $40 shipped but I’m sure some people are charging more.
     
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    Why would it be?

    Thrilling 30 Rhinox was incredibly floppy and unstable, I'll take this new one over that personally

    None of the Kingdom BW figures are "full cartoon"

    Not every new iteration of a character needs to be an improvement
     
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    Takara and Hasbro no longer make different figures. The figures are exactly the same. If you see different colours, blame it on lighting and the photographer.
     
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    Need? I suppose not but redoing a figure in the same class that isn’t better in at least one way would be something new I think.
     
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    Kigdom Rhinox's head sculpt does look a lot better to me in these newer pictures. I see he's sporting a thick bottom lip just like the show model.

    Aesthetically it's slim pickings as to what Kingdom Rhinox does better than the T30 figure. I expect the main advantage it will have is the build quality and stability.
     
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  19. Fenrys

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    This is the first Rhinox figure to replicate the wide jaw chest of the cartoon. There's one thing this one does "better"
     
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    yeah this one probably won’t fall over just trying to stand and need the knees bent backward
     
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