Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. Eddielai2016

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    Combining Raiden.....is not very fun.

    I don't think I've ever handled such a fiddly combiner. I get that it is an all-in-one, but man it is so hard to do anything other than a brick-standing mode. Anything else requires the stand.


    This set shines in train mode.

    Individual bots are cool.

    Combined mode is a bonus.

    Not so very excited for future combiners done this way. I mean, I'm not hating, I can see how clever these things are.
     
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  5. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed

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    I sent them an email two days ago asking about this and I have not heard anything :-(
     
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    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

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    I only have four of them so far (1-3, 6) and they’re a pain to transform as it is… I’m dreading combining them. Not even sure if I will :lol 
     
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    Thanks for telling me! I was about to do that myself
     
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    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed

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    Once I hear something I will post in this thread.
     
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    Transforming them is fun IMO, very fun, and clever.

    Combining them is not bad per see, is just the fact that it is so gd fiddly.
     
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    Agreed. I genuinely love transforming Shouki, Getsuei, and Suiken (so I guess seizan too but I don't have him yet.) The only one I don't love is Yukikaze but even he's not awful. Shouki and Getsuei especially though, they are super, super fun.
     
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    I’ve only gone from train to robot and back on the four I have, and none of them were fun to me. Part of it was the instructions being terrible.. maybe now that I know what I’m getting into, it won’t be so bad the next time.
     
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    Actually same. It was over 48 hours ago I sent them an email asking about it. Still no response.
     
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    Raiden surgery.

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    The Giftbox is nicely done, hope they continue to do them
     
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    Eeeee finally I can complete this display!

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    Kaen is finally here!

    With a random Voyager:
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    General thoughts:
    - I don't mind Kaen's robot mode size at all, I think he's a good size in both train and robot mode.
    - As a solo bot Kaen is really fun. His hip ratchets feel wonderful.
    - I had all the other Trainbots in train mode and transformed all of them to combined mode. It was mostly an enjoyable experience, much better than expected. The arm-bots were the quickest, then Getsuei. Shouki takes a lot longer since he needs to go almost all the way to robot mode first. Yukikaze, however, took the longest (more on that later).
    - The fully combined Raiden looks good in person, much better than photos can convey. You're blasted by an overload of finely sculpted detail. His proportions are good too and will get even better with the waist extender.
    - Kaen's kibble in the combined Raiden looks much better than I feared. I especially like the gun pods.
    - While he stands fine and is generally stable, articulating Raiden requires care and support, ideally even the stand (which can be removed once articulation is complete).
    - The one stand-out miserable experience is Yukikaze, from his robot mode legs to the ridiculous panel origami needed for the leg mode to him being the cause of most of Raiden slips and falls (yes his hips are angled correctly). His only positive points are his good looks in train and robot mode. If there was another option for the left leg (as in, another mold) I would sell Yukikaze.
    - The one thing that would help a lot more in combined mode is more tabbing points to secure the various parts and panels of the individual bots.

    All the train modes are excellent obviously, some of the best-realized alt-modes in all of Transformers history.

    In terms of individual robot modes (including transformation between train and robot mode), I would rank them:
    1. Kaen
    2. Shouki
    3. Suiken
    4. Seizan
    5. Getsuei (I really like his robot mode, it's just that his transformation feels like I'm going to break him at times)
    6. Yukikaze

    In terms of overall experience, including the combined form, I would rank them:
    1. Shouki
    2. Suiken
    3. Seizan
    4. Kaen (his combined form really needs better tabs and more stability overall)
    5. Getsuei
    6. Yukikaze
     
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    I know people think they are going to try and cram all combiners into 12-inches, but I don't see it. There's a certain fiddlyness to Raiden, that if it's no need for it, there's no need to copy and the limited range and articulation. Interested to see how they go about Predaking? according to rumors, but I'm betting there's be some noticable differences in those areas on Predaking.
     
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  20. Datsun87

    Datsun87 Doomed shuttle casualty

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    Mad jealous at that stable Midnight Express.
     
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