Transformers Nezha toys leaked

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Fc203, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. primalxconvoy

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    Many Japanese deities and myths originate from Buddhism, so Indian, Chinese and other similar folklore has been assimilated into Japanese culture ( Japanese mythology - Wikipedia). I wouldn't say Chinese culture has been (culturally) "appropriated", but rather that it's been assimilated. It's similar to how "Noah's Ark" (in the Christian Bible) seems to have been "appropriated" from other cultures ( Genesis flood narrative - Wikipedia )

    Regardless, "Inuyasha" was based on Japanese folklore and was set in ancient Japan.

    However, it seemed that the writer used a Chinese mystical spring, plus associated mythology, as part of her previous work in "Ranma 1/2".

    (Source: - Inuyasha - Wikipedia )

    Aaaand blocked and reported for racism.
     
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    What, no Winnie the Pooh transformer?
     
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    This actually looks surprisingly cool to me.

    Also, I find all the ideological angst re: China and Transformers ironic both because as others have pointed out, the box says made in Vietnam, and because last year 67% of Hasbro's products came from China. One may say, "But not Transformers," but that's just selective/token outrage then. If people really care about this issue as they claim to, they shouldn't want to be giving the company doing the thing they're lamenting - as a whole - any money. Not just certain products. Hasbro is Hasbro is Hasbro. If you're benefiting their bottom line, in any form, you're benefiting their practices. (And reaping happiness/benefit in your own life from said practices.)

    Of course, it's not actually about being ethical consumers (if you wanted to do that, at least in the way being implied by many here, there are a whole host of countries you'd have to stop doing business with, China just one among them, and a litany of consumer products you likely use every day that you'd also have to give up,) it's about a momentarily visible narrative and selective outrage.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm 100% for trying to be a more ethical consumer and limiting support for businesses and products that do things you disagree with, cause suffering, or profit from regimes you find morally reprehensible. I'm just saying, the list of what those products would entail is a lot longer than this one product, or even just Hasbro and China. (To say nothing of the fact that a partnership with China was at the heart of the entire movie franchise that has been responsible for the lion's share of the financial reinvigoration of the brand and everyone has seemed totally fine with that.)

    It feels performative, token, and selective. And I say that despite actually agreeing with the issues being something we should be more mindful of when buying things.

    Anyway back on topic... I like others hope this heralds the coming of more "master" figures lol.
     
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  4. octobotimus

    octobotimus The figure’s back matters

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    I realised, so I deleted my shameful display.
     
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    Still waiting for Wukong that’s a 72-changer .
     
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    Don’t understand the skin tone, but I dig it otherwise.

    I want that. More Wukong please
     
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    The flesh tones on him are weird, I might pick it up if the show is decent, and it's available on Pulse. This would make a decent Shelf-mate for the Ghostbuster Crossover's

    But I don't see how they could release the show outside of the East, this is a sequel series to a 2003 Nezha series, with Transformer guest. Can it be done Yes, looks at Hasbro's Unicron Trilogy Dubs, No.
     
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    I really thought it was a girl.
     
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    Have they said if they will make this available outside of China? Seems like Pulse would be a perfect place to offer it.

    Or offer a repaint of the robot and make a different kid figure if they want to leave this as exclusive to China. No sense in not getting more $$ to cover the mold cost.

    Totally do a whole bunch of kid figures and alter the robot head. Do Its A Small World robot style. Model the kid after different countries' outfits. Make collectors go nuts trying to get a whole world's worth of repaints/variations. :D 
     
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    No kids; But Hasbro does have multiple IP's that could be given Crossover Opportunities, piloting Transtectors.

    Bring on the rebirth of Human Alliance.
     
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    This could be repurposed into Headmaster Goshuta. Hmm.....
     
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    Looks good and high quality. Nice to see the windows are actually opaque and not painted black.
     
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    When Sideswipe came out for the size compare, I thought "that toy is a lot smaller than I thought.", but then I realized that was MASTERPIECE Sideswipe that was on-screen, and not SIEGE Sideswipe. :) 
     
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    I swear flesh coloured faces/hands/feet on Transformers will never not be weird or funny to me.
     
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    Google Nezha if you are interested. He even got a movie about him this year.
     
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    I\'d probably be really into this figure if it wasn\'t for the skin tone paint apps. It just feels really off for a TF... If it was protoform gray or honestly any other sort of colour, would probably seem like a way more interesting figure especially since it has some cool little details! 
     
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    i want to se him next to the generations idw bumblebee or nightbeat mold. im pretty sure hes based off that which is a great mold with some good repaints. anyone have onfo on how to order him if you dont live in china?
     
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    This gateskeeper video made me pull a hair out every time I heard a proper "British" pronunciation.
    Im waiting for the Falun Gong practitioner toy with removable organs.
     
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    IgnikaMarcus Waiting for bite in sales thread.

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