Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    Considering how the transformation works, I’m assuming the light in that image is photoshopped. I’m fairly certain TT would include the information on the product page if the figure indeed had a light up feature.

    I’d love to be wrong though, as working headlights on the train modes would be fucking awesome.
     
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  2. unexistance

    unexistance 60:1 scale human in Diaclone world

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    MPG seems more consistent in bot-mode height with mainline (WFC / SS) compared to actual MPs, which is why it's called MPG?
    Same reason MPM are not being put under MP directly, different philosophy & creative control most probably.

    Personally I'm calling the G as Generations, and Hasui actually heads the WFC / SS now.

    Still waiting for full combined mode to decide actually :D 
     
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  3. Arie

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    Shouki in robot mode is in scale with the other MPs. That's what all MPs are scaled with, with their individual robot modes.
     
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    What exactly do you mean by all this? Please explain what cross compatibility you’re referring to.
     
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    Display space might have been a real consideration, since I always hear that in Japan eal estate is at a premium. I'd love if people like @Gamerlingual and @lord ginrai could share some thoughts on how Japanese collectors would react to a line of 50cm combiners and if titan class figures are popular there.
    For Raiden (and the other combiners) if Takara manages to make it super articulated I'll be definitely much more interested, and I might end up splurging for an hypothetical Defensor or Computron.
     
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    Generations would be completely wrong since it specifically states the G is Gattai. So scale would be consistent in this series for combiners only. Master Piece Gattai.
     
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  7. Arie

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    Size and price have nothing to do with this being a MP or not. The whole design, full paint coverage, articulation and being in scale in individual robot mode is what makes this a MP.

    You can never have a properly scaled Shouki or Raiden. One or the other will always be too small or too big. But they shouldn't have stuck to HO train scale for the vehicle mode, then they would have had more material to work with and Raiden could have been taller. Still too small, but there isn't any combiner out there that can get everything in scale, because what happened in the cartoon, simply cannot happen in real life. There simply is no way to do this mass shifting in size when they combine. ;) 
     
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    Takara, take notes. They are CHUG.
     
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    I don't know what wacky-ass self-prescribed definitions people are using to call these "CHUG".

    Show-accurate robot scale and design, licensed alt-modes, and highly painted surfaces are all in the MP realm. The only thing that's off is the Combined mode. And hitting that accuracy, alongside the other two criteria, is a complete impossibility. Without heavy cheating, Combiners are a real "Robot accuracy; alt-mode accuracy; combined mode accuracy -- pick 2" scenario.
     
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    The original MP Seekers were not licensed, so MP-12 was the first licensed alt mode in the line.

    Show me a CHUG that is in MP scale for bot mode, without typical CHUG hollowed out waffle board thighs and other cost saving shortcuts, with multiple point hand articulation, fully painted, painstakingly accurate licensed alt mode, die cast parts, then I'll believe that claim.
     
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  11. lord ginrai

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    Okay, it's time to start the CHUG drinking game again. Any time anyone mentions CHUG, let's all take a shot! I'm already well on my way after reading this last page..

    While there are certainly fans that devote their entire house to their toy display, real space is indeed in short supply.
    Speaking for myself, I recently moved from a 215 square foot apartment to a 540 square feet one. This is considered quite large in Japan and is commonly used by families with 3+ members. The countryside has more space, but I imagine the majority of TT's target audience living in the bigger cities.

    I could totally see this being a factor in the decision to make Raiden the size he is.
     
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  12. jamarmiller

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    im so happy he is the size of UW/CW , hate the price, but wanted to give my kids this guy for a long time, they have the original but it sucks compared to the new stuff as well as being way smaller
     
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  13. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    Loving this style of promotion over the usual grey speckled backdrop.
     
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    CHUG is an interesting acronym for a drinking game. CHUG, CHUG, CHUG.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I think we tend to often forget that Takara makes product for the Japanese market which often has different preferences that us in the West.
     
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    I’d have probably gone for this if it were a Haslab project for all 6 in a box set purely out of curiosity. I’m just glad I’m not into trains because this will be very expensive.
     
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    No you can't you have to pay for the commander price and then 4 deluxes..
     
  18. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    So have we figure that the G only stands for Gattai, or all the Gs in the promo depending on the release? It would be nice to see them to use this as a springboard for Japanese only characters. In theory just about every JPG1 character combined with something or itself.
     
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    A titan price, all in all
     
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  20. Onilink

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    Eh, if they stick with this scale, i can see giant robots at UM height (Skyfire is not a giant, anyway)