Transformers "Raiden" Project

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by chchchch, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. IronSites

    IronSites Obviously A Definitely Well-Known Member

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    Looks good!

    Now... I've never watched Headmasters (though I do own the boxset and plan on watching after finishing my G1 rewatch) and I've never been a MP collector... but I sure do love trains.

    If they aren't too expensive, I'll have to pick these guys up.
     
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  2. PoweredConvoy

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    I think this is going back to the argument as to why Starscream's chest center was made out of all translucent plastic and not both opaque and translucent plastics. I'm sure it's mostly due to maintaining the integrity of the area.

    A lot of Autobot cars have a good portion of translucent plastic in their bodies. So Shouki having some shouldn't give us too much worry.
     
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  3. G.B. Blackrock

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    N-scale trains aren't the same as Transforming robots. That's not to say it would be impossible to make clear window inserts as you describe. I'm sure it IS possible. But I have serious doubts whenever anyone tries to make a cost analogy like this that the reality would be anything like as inexpensive as is assumed.
     
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  4. Arie

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    Thus far I've never doubled up. If I want to display a figure in a certain mode, I'll transform it. But for the first time now I'm thinking of doubling up. One of each for either robot or vehicle mode, like I do now, and then one of each to keep combined into Raiden. But it depends on the price. I'm currently expecting them to cost 150 USD each, which will be too expensive for double dipping for me.
     
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  5. Vanessa

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    Getting more excited for Raiden! Watch out Devy, your nemesis is coming! 
     
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  6. goldenboy1on1

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    That doesn't look like a masterpiece figure...
     
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    I am fine with the hybrid approach. I am never a fan of designing something awkward just to say it's cartoon or toy accurate. A lot of odd cartoon choices are because the toy had limited 80's engineering and the toon was trying to represent the toy.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing more.
     
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    Still on the hype train, everything looks good! I’m excited.
     
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  10. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    All of these leaks are making me kind of nervous now,last time they had issues like that with the factories QC equally sucked.
     
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    That's exactly what I've been worried about. I've already got myself excited for these guys, so I'm really hoping they turn out good.
     
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  12. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    Very anxious to see more on these.

    And still no MP Beast Wars leaks.
     
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  13. gambitprime

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    Shouki looks very cool !
     
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    No, it doesn't, mostly because it's entirely unfinished, but I also suspect that the MP qualities of these guys are going to be more vehicle mode based and be closer to something like Skids than say MP-44 Optimus.
     
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    His name is Rail Racer and he has three components.
     
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    Train mode looks very cool, but the legs look really bad. Hopefully the final version will look better.
     
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  17. Hoffman

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    Not usually clear though, as it had different properties than colored plastic.
     
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    im just as nervous about those large clear plastic sections as anyone else here , and MAN do i hope that they opt for solid sections with clear backing inserts, but at the very least it doesnt look like they are load bearing pieces, just train shell.
     
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  19. Nova Maximus

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    Yes but most MP's use clear plastic, just Takara's colour matching with paint.

    Like how MP-52's entire faux cockpit is clear plastic, or how a huge chunk of Skids is clear plastic.
     
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  20. Hoffman

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    That's not the point. The person I quoted was suggesting that the clear plastic was not indicative of the final product, since test shots use random colors. But clear plastic and solid plastic are not interchangeable, even from a molding perspective since they have different properties.
     
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