Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. Buzzclaw

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    'fraid so

    As an aside, I'm just now noticing Kaen's knee/Raiden's thigh connectors are off-center, I wonder how much that affects stability depending on orientation during combination
     
  2. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Not at all, the legs are just slightly different
     
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    And here I was trying to double dip on these...still kind of wish I did when the first 2 hit pulse sale I believe. I got the mpg06 box and have to say it's pretty nice.
     
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    My fix to the shoulders incessantly popping out of place
     

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    You have to adjust Shouki arms, they're too low
     
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    Finally had time to transform Kaen and my suspicion was correct, he is my favorite of the set (odd proportions notwithstanding).

    My final ranking is:
    1. Kaen
    2. Getsuei
    3. Shouki
    4. Yukikaze
    5. Seizan/Suiken
    He is the only one of the Trainbots that can actually fit on the train tracks he came with.

    Paint and sculpted details in train mode are great as usual.

    He has some issues though. Some of the tabs (the one that keeps the two halves of his left leg together) and loose joints (the ankle joint on the left foot)

    Also some of the other parts don’t stay together and/or lock into place. For example the panels folding out on the chest or the guard rails on the left food.

    In many regards Kaen (and MPG Raiden as a whole) feels like someone’s first transforming robot design. Like someone is still learning the trade made this, which is odd. I would have assumed for the first MP combiner (and a prestigious one like Raiden) you would bring your A-game

    The Masterpiece line as a whole is widely inconsistent so maybe I should have expected as much.

    Compared to my favorite MP (MP-44) it feels they have nothing in common besides the paint.
     
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  7. mx-01 archon

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    Not just that, but the connector "braces" aren't slotted into place. The hooks are there for a reason.
     
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    Is any 3P company like DNA going to do a Kit for Raiden, or will it only be of the 3d-print variety?
     
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    We barely get any kits for MP figures anymore. CHUG is just more popular now, so I would assume no.
     
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    An add on kit for this is probably easy money, may actually be one of those times they don't pass.
     
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    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Too niche for something like DNA I feel
     
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    They've done MPM before, so I wouldn't put MPG past them. Though that was Optimus. For a character like Raiden, it would be a stretch. I'm sure Ginrai gets one
     
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    The optimus mpm kit was more than half of what I paid for Optimus:lol 
     
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    That's DNA for you
     
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    Japanese name for RID2001 Ultra Magnus
     
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    I don't think they were asking who that is, but saying long leg Yuki looked like him cause of the legs
     
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    Ah

    Yeah, I can see that lol

    Magnus’ legs always weirded me out
     
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    Pcsolyar is right of course, and technically Ultra Magnus is the American name for God Magnus, but I digress.

    It is interesting that Raiden had such a long lead time before Shouki was even released yet I agree that he feels very much like someone's first project.
     
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    I looked for a Yukikaze review thread and didn't see one, so I guess I'll ask here.

    I'm just now getting around to combining everyone, and Yukikaze's leg mode is giving me issues. I was following along Emgo's review and once I was done it seemed like the Raiden knee joint was permanently bent. I didn't think much of it at the time but then I did Getsuei and his was obviously not bent, with the top of the thigh pretty parallel with the floor. After messing with him for a while I determined that the reason Yuki's knee was always bent was you had to bend the robot mode knees a little for the inner of the train sides to tab into them. Bending those meant bending the part the Raiden leg is attached to and thus it can never really be straight.

    But I checked the instructions and I didn't see any other mention of tabbing this panel in. If you don't, the leg can straighten out, however if you do that the outer side panels can't seem to fit over the inner ones. So I'm a little confused. Either the Raiden leg is together and always bent or not and I can't get the panels to fit over one another.

    Edit: Actually, wotafa does the same thing where he tabs those panels and the leg never straightens out. Maybe that is just how it is.
     
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    Kaen alternative color scheme? ;) 
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