Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. Prime135

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    For the record, Raiden makes the most sense as a first combiner from an engineering perspective. The individual trainbots are already large, and parts form in animation, thus solving a huge (ba-dum-tsss) problem with combiners. They also have a non-traditional combination scheme ala Devastator, making it super easy to make all of them the same height. He’s also big and chunky with relatively simple individual transformations, eliminating possible stability problems.

    From a marketing perspective, a huge set of somewhat accurate trains at what will probably be pretty close to model scale nabs takara a massive market that wouldn’t normally look at their product. The last Japan only character they did (starsaber) was also one of the most publicized releases they ever had, and topped the toy sales on Amazon.jp for about a week.
     
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  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Talk about a friggin year end bombshell from Takaratomy, amIrite? :lol 
    6 individual Trainbots equals better survivability on our wallets and sanity...lol
     
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  3. giga-galvatron

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    Might have to pass. Kinda gave up on the MP collecting and focus on Chug. Was hoping for a new Raiden to go along with my other combiners. Maybe they will make a downsized version down the line
     
  4. jackisking

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    MP wise? It's why the seeker repaintes and cone heads ended up mall exclusives were not general releases like most people thought. Between $90-$120 after P.O. discount they could haves sold a ton of seeker repaints on the western market and chose not too.
     
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    considering hasbro has world wide rights to transformers outside of japan, i'd say that thats the reason. hell the only other collector i've met in the states is my roommate, and he collects only because of me. just because you dont interact with them in person doesnt mean they arent there
     
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  6. Hanzkaz

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    Damn. I was hoping it would be a CHUG Raiden. An MP version will destroy my TF budget.

    Still, as a Transformers fan, awesome news. (really mixed feelings on this one..:confused: )
     
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  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Needs a big train tracks/ Japanese old school train station model diaroma to scale with these bad boys. Sigh. For that extra playability...
     
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    Did they CONFIRM this is MP? It sounds to me like they displayed this next to other MP figures but didn’t actually confirm that Raiden will be MP. He may well be, but without confirmation, it’s still speculation.
     
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    Come on, Takara. If you make an MP, make sure that everything works before releasing. This is something I’ll get.
     
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    I will feel like aunty rosie when her godson joe low gifts her hermes birkin.
     
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    To counterpoint, the Leaderclass Starscream figure from RotF was repainted and put into the MPM line. It wasn't a Masterpiece release, but brought into the MP line anyway.
    Weird stuff happens.
    If this truly is an MP release, then that's cool for those wanting it. Huge milestone there.

    I do think a valid concern here will be the price. With how the more recent MP's have already priced some out of the line, paying around $200 to $300 six times over to complete a team most likely won't sit well with some.

    On a personal note, I'd rather they did Lio Victory and complete Victory Saber.
     
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    Well, almost every other combiner is being done in \"Masterpiece style\" by Third Party. It figures Takara would choose one everyone wants, but not enough people would be interested in to make their first MP Combiner.
     
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    If true, let's start betting on price. My bet is each member is $200-250 leaving the overall price at $1,200-$1,500 leaving em to be the most expensive combiner yet, leading to more arguments and TT apologists.
     
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    Happy for those who want this in MP, but I would much rather it be scaled to complement the pretty extensive headmasters cast in LG EX.
     
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    I think a lot of their recent troubles can be attributed to this myopic view they have regarding their "primary" market.
     
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    Neat. I'll take an MP. I'd LOVE a G1 reissue.

    Maybe even get a set for my twins since they love trains.

    Titan is the only no-no and unless it's really looks like the toon like LG Devy.
     
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    I'm down for an official MP Raiden! Just hope it will be a solid release!
     
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    its posts like this that contribute to an influx of posts from "apologists", theres no need to call people names for simply disagreeing with your viewpoint on price
     
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    Japanese love their trains


     
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    Wasn't expecting Raiden to (potentially) be an MP release. Maybe TakTom felt they weren't ready to tackle CHUG sized CW-compatible six-teamed combiners just yet?

    (I mean, we have Seacons, but the sixth member just ends up being a gun for the combined mode.)