Transformers "Raiden" Project

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

  1. Stepper

    Stepper Well-Known Member

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    As much as MPG Raiden being consider to some as poorly made product but i must give TakaraTomy thumbs up for giving us a Masterpiece combiner.
     
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  2. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Emgo isn't a special golden boy, nor do I think he handles things with particular care. Just average. Watch Wotafa if you want the gentle considerate handling of a toy.
     
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  3. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    The problem is that people weren’t acknowledging both the flaws of the product and the reviewer, they were just calling the reviewer an idiot.
     
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  4. Onilink

    Onilink That's my secret, captain, my head always hurts

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    Honestly some of the sentence on Emgo are too much harsh, it's not Bobby Skullface and i consider him a very valid rewiever.
    It's true that the product has some flaws. Instructions are lacunous, you have to know a lot of things to keep the model stable.
    It's also true that the review was uneducated. These information are in the circuit from too much time to be ignored.

    And then there are people in facebook groups without father acceptance that have the visceral needs to bash the model after 6 month of the end of the project so the owner of the group can pat pat their heads.

    Sigh.
     
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  5. Datsun87

    Datsun87 Doomed shuttle casualty

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    The mental image of a FB group owner exchanging head pats for MPG Raiden bashing is a lot funnier than it has any right to be.
     
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  6. Buzzclaw

    Buzzclaw Combatibot

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    I am sure both the Japanese company that made these toys and the literal who e-celeb that reviewed appreciate their defenders in this thread.
     
  7. Datsun87

    Datsun87 Doomed shuttle casualty

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    I'm not a Japanese toy company, but if a foreigner wanted to give me almost a grand to film themselves calling the bonus feature of my train set dumb, I'd happily take the money.
     
  8. oku

    oku Chill.

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    The flaws boiled down to two things

    1. It's not stable:

    There's already proof that it can be stable if certain steps are followed. You can blame the instructions for missing a few steps. But people rarely read the instructions anyway especially it's not in English.

    2. I don't like how it looks:

    Sure. It's subjective. By that logic, everything under the sun is flawed.
     
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  9. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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  10. GizmoTron

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    I don't know, man, my thinking is if you really have to follow certain "not even officially printed in the instruction manual" special steps in order to achieve some pretty basic stuff like combination and stability, then that's a pretty significant flaw that I would expect to be pointed out in a review and to dock points. Cause to me that's amateur hour, and subjective opinion or not, I think Takara is supposed to be better than that.
     
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  11. Onilink

    Onilink That's my secret, captain, my head always hurts

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    The same Moon Studios, right?
     
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    Dont know if it was secret, I think tge stuff with Yukikaze was from the final Raiden instructions versus the Yukikaze instructions. Everything else was plenty self- explanatory.
     
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  13. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Yeah there's so many common mistransformations. A lot of reviewers are obviously doing it from memory and it shows.
     
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    I still haven't combined the Trainbots into Raiden. They've all been displayed in robot mode individually since I got them. I still feel some disappointment by the combined form, and I guess it's keeping me from combining Raiden. Seeing some of the photos being posted here helps with getting rid of that feeling. I've seen quite a lot of wrong transformations, kind of like with Arcee, and that leads to negative reviews too, which doesn't help getting rid of that feeling.
     
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    Finally got my Kaen today :) 
    The box is bigger than what I expected haha.
    Personally, I will wait to combine them until I get Ginnouh and Yamabuki, so I can have the optional combination and the extension piece. But on a first impresion, they are beautifull together!!!
    I love this set and I'm very happy I got it :) 

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    Hope someone can make a suit for Raiden like Zeta Superion or NA Devastator etc 
    Just put 01&06 in the suit the original crotch joint from 06 can be the new stoop joint
    and remake the shoulder  & knee joint on the suit 
    I think it will be much easier to play with all the parts stable & fixed
    The MPG Raiden is not that bad , just not friendly to play 
     
     
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  17. Onilink

    Onilink That's my secret, captain, my head always hurts

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    Basically the meme is the reality
     
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    I could have won in the qc lottery but I simply followed wotafa's video and never had an issue with a single piece falling off or the combiner being unstable.
    Bah, I'll say MS has more issues with his side guns detaching o_O 

    Sure I encountered some qc issues regarding tabs breaking off or the infamous Yukikaze knees, I dislike Raiden's limited articulation but he's great in terms of stability or solidity.
     
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    Just imagine TakaraTomy produce their MP Raiden same size as Moon Studio's Raiden, that will be so cool.
     
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    Crazy. Next thing you're gonna tell me is TFW2005 is ran by actual people with their own feelings and opinions, too.
     
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