War for Cybertron: Earthrise Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Purple Heart, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Patrickab7

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    I think I'd seen the larger Headmaster named as Megazarak.
     
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    Officially, the deluxe figure is Zarak, while the Titan Master is unnamed.
     
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    I notice some people aren't a fan of the way ER Optimus has such a leggy look to him, and I've seen it mostly attributed to the new hip design. But I was thinking about it and I wondered why the Siege Seekers didn't look quite so leggy with the same hip design. Well they have a lower crotch than Optimus does and I think it's as simple as that:lol 

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    So I did a little editing to Optimus and managed to come up with this. Well he definitely looks more dense and top heavy this way

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    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Didn't plan to buy more than 1 Slitherfang. However, was out Target hunting for Lego Mario starter sets (how do you not ship out enough of those compared to all the expansion sets?!) and picked up 3 more. People were getting more Rungs leaving excess Slitherfangs.
     
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    Too many Slitherfang’s, what’s a boy to do? D4C647AD-D33B-477E-BFA2-B690B600022F.jpeg

    Space Bridge Mode! As always, Reflector’s are first into the breach. F4016D18-52E1-4912-859D-C8C975179895.jpeg


    Yeah, I only wanted four of each Rampformer but I got carried away with Slitherfang. If he ever goes on clearance I’ll be grabbing them en masse. I can’t resist that delicious candy purple.
     
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    Hoist - "You know what I find funny? How in the cartoon all your inventions didn't work or would backfire and endanger the Autobots yet you still kept a job!"
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    Wheeljack - "Well I made this gunbot to replace the shit weapon Hasbro gave me!"

    Hoist - "But does it work?"
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    Wheeljack - "You tell me!"

    Hoist - "I've got to learn to keep my mouth shut!"
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    "You are but a mere mockery to my name."
     
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    Anyone have the Perfect Effect PC-14 Cannon and see how it scales with Scorponok?
     
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    Much to Prime's chagrin, Sky Lynx has found himself a new chew toy.

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    can anyone confirm that Pounce & Wingspan are exactly like the Takara versions in terms of deco?
     
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    So some things I noticed about Skylynx's shuttle, as a space buff.

    -The nose is a little too pointy and shape of the cockpit to the nose is wrong for the spade shuttle. This is more "Skylynx" character driven than anything else.

    -The details of the head are spot on for the shuttle. And I mean spot on. The detail is ridiculous. Some of it is stretched to conform tot he pointier nose, but it's dead on. The RCS thrusters are in the right position and mostly the right number. The airlock is there. The tiles are inspired. It was a really imaginative way to incorporate WFC- surface detail. The biggest missing thing is the three RCS thrusters on the top of the nose. There are two on Skylynx.

    -The top wing details are more or less right.

    - The aft fusalage (behind Skylynx's head" mixes actual details with imaginary ruones. The doors on the real shuttle are divided up into 5 segments. The raisted and sunken details are fictional. The gold strip is obviously not there. on the real shuttle, but a 1980s concept version of a passenger version of the Space Shuttle, with the orbiter payload bay converted to a cabin, basically looked like that (where the gold strip is is windows).

    - NASA written in the "worm" logo on the orbiter's payload bay door exactly where it is on Skylynx was a thing in the 1980s, but removed as they were progressive upgraded in the 1990s. Then new NASA director Daniel S Goldin hated that logo, and NASA shifted to exclusive use of the "Meatball" logo for 25 years). This year under a new Administrator, NASA had made a return to that logo though as an optional, secondary logo alongside the historic "Meatball". The SpaceX crew Demo-1 flight that is landing today sported it on the rocket. It's inclusion here seems part of a purposeful NASA push to reintroduce the logo into the public consciousness and hype the space program a little. Another reason is, is that it's the NASA logo that Generation X grew up with, and now that they're of the age where they're running things like NASA, they're going full Gee-Wun-er on America and making it new again. So really, it's kind of perfect it's on SKylynx.

    -The Orbital Maneuvering System (the bugles on the tail) on Skylynx are of a fictional design. The real ones are smooth. These ones are heavily molded with fictional sci-fi details.

    -The engines relative size, number and position is right. The "body flap" under the engine is more or less accurate too. That's an interesting inclusion because Space Shuttle toys usually omit the flat for molding ease. The flap is important because it protected the engines from re-entry heat and provided the orbiter with pitch control during re-entry..

    -The colors and details are inaccurate on the vertical stabilizer but the shape is right.

    - The sweep of wing and vertical stabilizer is basically correct.

    - The elevons on the trailing edge of the wing are correct in number and more or less correct in shape.

    Honestly, just holding him makes me upset such a magnificent vehicle as the Space Shuttle was retired. But unfortunately for true progress in space exploration, it wasn't a road to anywhere.
     
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    Oh one more thing. The "X-Boxes" used to represent payload in the payload bay (and also his neck) were used in NASA promotional materials in the 1980s to represent miscellaneous cargo being hauled to Space Station Freedom (the conceptual predecessor to the ISS). Back when payload was conceptual and less "grounded" in the types of things it actually ended up carrying as the 80s bore on and into the 1990s and 2000s. Skylynx's neck is also of a similar design.


    There's some really esoteric stuff going on with him.
     
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    Wow these two look good together IMG_20200802_090014342~2.jpg
     
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    About damn time I see someone fix Starscream to match the other 2 seekers! What paint did you use?
     
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    Thanks just some testors acrylic
     
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