Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. Foster

    Foster Haslab Victory Saber Backer #3 Veteran

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    I hope the wait between these isn't going to be too long! I'd like to see them commit to an every 60 days or so schedule.
     
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  2. robot1point0

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    Im getting this for sure usually I dont like japanese only transformers characters ( reason I didnt get victory saber ) but I am a sucker for trainsformers
     
  3. PloverNutter

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    By combined mode they mean all six bots combined to make Raiden. Even the show had the kibble hanging off the back, they just drew it as a big compressed panel to try to make it less noticeable.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    This is the first combining/triple changing MP figure so you can't expect it to be absolutely kibble free, especially when both the original toy and the animation models weren't. I am sure that this is the best Takara could do engineering-wise without making the figure out of the T-1000 liquid metal.
     
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  4. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    You can decide for yourself, but he’s pretty accurate
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  5. shogun221

    shogun221 timewaster extraordinaire

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    I see no reason to get excited about this. Takara could barely get Starscream 2.0 to stand on its own. A significant portion of their new figures end up with critical breakage. They're just not operating at a level where they can produce a functional MP Combiner. Happy to be proven wrong, but right now my money is on this being a disaster that breaks, falls apart and can't support its own weight.
     
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  6. Dann86

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    Its been put up as 18,000Yen so like £120/$160 so if all 6 are that price it will be one expensive combiner.
     
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  7. Soundwave2

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    Pretty cool how they referenced some of these images for the promo shots.
     
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  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Just speculation. Nobody has seen Takaratomy's combined Raiden mode yet.
     
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  9. gbm

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    Wow, I'd say so!
     
  10. franpincho

    franpincho NOT a FT Only collector

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    I’ll gladly buy the first ever TT MP Combiner. This looks great, and I’m sure the AJP PO is around the corner.
     
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  11. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Oof yeah, forget the bit of rail, ship him with a rubber mat to stand on lol.
     
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  12. XBurner071

    XBurner071 Burn Baby Burn!

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    Shouki looks really good to me. Now i'm really scared of when TT will announce the price for this guy and the rest of the trainbots.
     
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  13. Gamerlingual

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  14. firmpulse

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    God that looks INCREDIBLE.
     
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    And I meant this individual bot. I was not referring to the combined mode, I specifically said the issues were with the individual robot mode. And those issues are not excused by the combined mode because here we see all of Shouki’s contributions to combined mode, none of which utilize that kibble in a meaningful way.

    Who said anything about kibble-free? MP sunstreaker for example has very tasteful kibble even though there’s a lot of it. It, you know, transforms.

    Sorry, which previous masterpieces were made of liquid metal? Takara has a long history of making cleaner robots than this, and many weren’t called masterpieces either. If this is the best Takara can do, they must have completely changed their staff and production model between this figure and their last.
     
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    At least it doesn't looks like it will be completely painted on the bottom of the feet based on the leaked prototype pictures. Right now it appears only the blue stripes will be so there is a better chance Takara would use more durable paint. If it is completely painted then that thing is never going to touch its feet on the ground.
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  17. mx-01 archon

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    Just different constraints.

    Combiners with as many moving parts as the "Sunbow" MPs is a very bad idea.

    Shouki here is as clean as he needs to be.
     
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    Why does his head look like prowl\'s head?
     
  19. Gamerlingual

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    I’m glad he can be ordered on Amazon JP since he won’t be a mall exclusive. Thinking 13,000 yen might be the lowest he will go.
     
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  20. TenScaryMonkeys

    TenScaryMonkeys Can You Believe How Great These Pants Look?

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    Yeah. This. Even if he’s the priciest one due to being the chest, no way are the others going to be anything approximating “affordable.” I love it, but it’s not for me at $850-$1000 for the set. Godspeed, Raiden. May you find a happy shelf to live upon elsewhere.
     
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