Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. BombSquad

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    Yeah for storage in train mode I leave the crest not pushed in all the way, or else it bumps into part of the inner structure of the train panels.
     
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    Just saw Raiden on display in a local toy store. Dear god he’s gigantic! Really hope that any future MP combiners won’t be any taller than this. They’d be so unwieldy. Pictures really don’t do his size justice.
     
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    Not sure if serious...
     
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    lord ginrai actually lives in Japan. They don't tend to have space for 18" action figures over there.
     
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    No, I know. But even if you own any larger MP or Leader class figures, I wouldn't consider Raiden gigantic.
     
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    I dunno, he's got a decent amount of mass relative to his height. He's stocky and thick. And he's really dense feeling, heavier than you'd initially suspect for his size.
     
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    :lol 
     
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    Definitely GIGANTIC!

    Transformers "Raiden" Project
     
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  9. lord ginrai

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    Totally serious. He has a ton of mass. Very wide.
    To me, yeah. Honestly, all the figures in those images look pretty huge (except for the Voyager Optimus). I can’t even begin to imagine how massive that 3rd party Raiden must be in real life.
     
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    As you should be allowed to think! I have one Titan sized toy and I see it as too much if I'm being honest. Raiden seems to be a good size. I think the only other toys I have that are bigger are MP-4, MP Skyfire, and Titan Black Zarack
     
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    I saw one of the 3p ones in leg mode at a convention and I was floored by how big it was. I'm shocked that people have space for 3p MP combiners, especially if they also have titans and other large toys.
     
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    Honestly yea, I was originally happy with Zeta's scale of combiners when I got their bruticus, but now that I got Raiden in hand, I honestly hope combiners could be a bit smaller... Raiden's a good size to play with and considering that optimus is pretty much the tallest bot on my shelf, Raiden being taller than him satisfies me. I am collecting the FT Combiners, but I honestly have no idea where to put them. Feel like they look goofy with how massive they are - I'm not sure where to put a 3 year-old sized robot in my condo...
     
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    I still think 15-16inches is optimum, big enough to be big, but not a waste of space in combined mode.
     
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    I don’t have my Skyfire in hand yet but I imagine that’d be a good size for combiners to top out at. Still fine with them scaling guys like the Constructicons to Starscream in robot mode and then let the size of Devastator fall where it may. If I want combiners so big they can hold Autobots in their hands I’ll just use the minifigures that Skyfire comes with.
     
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    Exactly! These are toys after all and most people only have so much space, and can pay so much. If they did a whole pack of those mini figures like the ones that came with Skyfire, I'd buy it in an instant. Scale gets annoying and most importantly, impossible at some point. We all gotta use our imaginations at some point right?
     
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    It's once you go into the 17+ inch range for combiners that things are really starting to look ridiculous. I remember years ago I saw that OSKO of Warbotron Bruticus at a convention and I was shocked. Like why would you dedicate so much space in your house to giant toys? At this size, it just looks silly to me.

    More generally speaking, I'm not a fan of the use of linear scaling for bigger characters when translating models of a 2D cartoon to a real world toy, as it seemingly disregards the actual physics; i.e. the exponential increase in size and volume and our sensual perception/experience of that increase. Like take a 20cm figure - MP of character X - and suppose another character (of similar stature) is 25% bigger in the cartoon. If you translate that scale to a toy - so 25cm - you are looking at double the volume ánd weight. You don't get that sense from a cartoon.

    Ofcourse my bias here goes to one side as I generally prefer smaller MP's. So I am really happy with the (slightly smaller) robot size Takara went for with the Trainbots. For altmode there wasn't any other option to begin with ofcourse (just think how long Shouki's train mode would have been had Takara gone with O scale..). Hoping Takara sticks to a manageable size for the limb bots for future MPG combiners. I am stoked for the rumored Predaking but I have no interest in owning seeker-sized Predacons.

    Makes me think of Maketoys' Pandinus. Earthrise Scorponok is significantly larger but Pandinus, with his enormous footprint, feels just as big (not the best comparison to be fair; Pandinus is a big wild citybot whereas ER Scorponok is a giant manbot).
     
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    POTP Predacons should be correct size to go, of course MPG Predaking will be shorter, because these Predacons have humongous combiner kibbles
     
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    Some of these posts read like the old “3.5 inches is the perfect size for a phone screen” copium from back when iPhones were being outclassed by bigger Android phones.

    Most of my big combiners have been no more difficult to play with than any other figure. You pose them by manipulating them like any other figure. A well designed figure will have solid joints and good balance and, if anything, a bigger figure should be easier to mess around with than a smaller one unless you have tiny little doll hands and the grip of an infant.
     
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    Off topic but I miss being able to use a single hand for my phone, now my thumb only reaches 50% of the screen
     
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