Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. Adam Haberman

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    After debating whether I should go with this or Moon Studio...MP wins. The train and robot mode just hit me in a better place haha. Looking forward to seeing a better, full image of the combiner!
     
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  2. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Kind of impressive they got a chunky bot out of such a slim train.
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  4. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Looks like the chest wing can store inside the train.
    Interview is about how they decided on Raiden and the steps go get it done.
    And Tomytec is developing 1/144 pre-colored kits to display with the trainbots, I would guess the bottom left picture as an example.
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  5. Adam Haberman

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    ^And those images only solidified my choice...I love how such a slender vehicle explodes into a solid looking chunk of figure!
     
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    Haven’t figured out the transformation yet but it would be awesome if the human figures can remain seated when Shouki is in robot mode.
     
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    I don't believe they can - I think they'd be smooshed up against his back. I guess that's also why the seats are removable accessories?
     
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  8. Shin Densetsu

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    Thanks, wasn’t aware
     
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  9. mx-01 archon

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    It also sounds like that's where the chest wing stores, so you choose between either the cockpit gimmick, or an inclusive transformation.

    I knew the chest wing had to do something, though, because of how it's obviously jointed.
     
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    Are those trains the guys are holding in their hands actually the bot in vehicle mode, or something else?
     
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  11. mx-01 archon

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    If not actually Shouki, then a model in the same scale.
     
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    It sounds like, going by a post in this thread, that one of the trains being held is Shouki in his alt mode and the other train is a model train in the same scale from a line(?) that Tomix will be releasing along side the Trainbots.
     
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    Tomix is TakaraTomy's scale model line.
     
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    Don't think it mentions who is holding what, but pretty safe assumption that Shouki is one of the trains in hand. Also mentions Ono had to go back to adjust the robot size to fit with other masterpieces. I kind of have a better understanding now of how combined mode ends up so small seeing the in-hand picture of the train mode ?.
    Definitely CHUG.
     
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    Do I need to post a pic of an HO-scale bullet train in my hand, for comparison to the article pic? :p 
     
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    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Honestly, yes. I doubt I'm not the only one who has no familiarity with model trains. Them holding them in the picture was the first size relation I could establish.
     
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    I can do better when it's daylight, but for now this should suffice:
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    "HO-scale bullet train power car compared to hand of 6ft American male"

    (technically a French TGV and not a Japanese Shinkansen, but closest I have in HO scale). 28m vs 25m long.
     
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    See, I was gonna say, clearly someone needs to get HQ models of all of Raiden's components and just, pile them all on top of each other in a vaguely super-robot-esque form. Clearly only this can end the scale discussions
     
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    That's almost impossible, due to the real locomotives being built to different gauges. They are incompatible with each other to such a degree that even dedicated model railroaders don't really have a common, good solution. (it only works in a cartoon!)
     
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    The interview was a bit of bummer for the lack of combiner informations, but now we can say for certain:

    1) MPG subline is created to have a constant pipeline of components for the same combiner without interruptions
    2) Raiden components are created to appeal the train model market, and maybe create a new transformers fanbase
    3) Masterpiece scale is still a priority, the only exception we ever had is Ultramagnus, and Takara pointed at it.
     
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