Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. Sinestro00

    Sinestro00 S’goden, s’doodis

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    I still need to combine mine. I finally got around to opening the boxed set box, but haven’t messed with Kaen yet. I simply like the train and bot modes better than the combiner.

    I’m surprised that all of those fabled 3P groups that make accessories weren’t champing at the bit to make some hips/thighs for this guy. We should have seen something by now.
     
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  2. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    The demand isn't there. I assume less than 100 people would buy such a thing.
     
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  3. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed

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    I’m still enjoying the box display. I finally transformed Hoist. At this rate Raiden will get combined sometime in the fall.
     
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    I started to finally combine Raiden then Toyhax announced sets for the Trainbots. I really like some of the toy detail so I'm probably gonna wait all 6 sets out before putting them together. Back on the shelf they go
     
  5. Sinestro00

    Sinestro00 S’goden, s’doodis

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    I find it hard to believe that all of these:

    https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Sear...der=Relevance&o=4&Department=7399&Company=617

    have sold like gangbusters, yet they were still made. Maybe the set for POTP Predaking, but even then, the upgrade set is more than the original figs (as is most everything listed). I have no idea who any of the other sets are for.
     
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    I agree about the desire for an upgrade kit. I thought everyone who owned Raiden was hoping for one? I'm not even usually an upgrade kit buyer-i only have the Hasbro menasor one.
    I'd like:
    1 Slide-in thigh extenders
    2 Waist extender like the one Takara is trying to rinse people for with mpg 07
    3 Head without light piping- the dead greenish eyes are actually my biggest disappointment with the OE product. Plus a better clip connector for Shoukis legs in combined mode
    4 Simpler guns for the ankles.
     
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    I just want a clean torso and ankle cannons. The one we saw is a start, but if your doing a new torso, go ahead and give him a proper waist, itll help an alleviate some of tgat bacl heaviness
     
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    I want a lower torso, waist and thighs to replace Kaen and give Raiden a better, cleaner silhouette.
    If they can incorporate Kaen, great but I think it would be easier and structurally sound if you leave Kaen out of the equation.

    Oh, and smaller foot guns.
     
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    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Those are for more common cheaper toys. You're talking about a 500 dollar price difference here
     
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    DNA did the upgrade kit for mpm-12 Prime which isn't that far from MPG-06s price point :p  I think it's quite possible.
     
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    It isn't impossible but I don't see matching the popularity or lack of popularity of Raiden elsewhere. It's a super Japanese type of thing, whereas the live action characters are really popular in America and China.
     
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    Isnt Victory Saber also super Japanese?
     
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    Yeah but with more exposure in recent years he's not only popular in Japan. And the Haslab was cheaper and had more broad appeal being a CHUG set vs MPG Raiden's price and audience. Victory Saber was much more likey to get upgrade kits.
     
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    Yes bit that's an easier, official set to do which doesn't have a 600 dollar price wall, with a proper wider release in multiple territories manufactured by the biggest toymaker on earth. And a much more major character than Raiden ever was.
     
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    @Throway just fell to their knees in a Walmart
     
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    I don't live in the US, but I am happy to be wrong here!
     
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    I was also pretty certain they weren't going to do anything, but also happy to be wrong!