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Old 2007-06-25, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Movie Toys: Please Measure Them!

I've picked up a few movie toys and have measured them against their real-life counterparts to figure out the scale of the toys. So far I have:

Voyager Blacket: 1/110
Voyager Ironhide: 1/40
Leader-class Optimus: 1/26 or 1/25 (can't find exact specs on the 2006 379 extended hood variant, but it seems to only add 8" to the overall length in previous models, so I did the math for both versions). 1:27 or 1:29, depending the width of the truck (two standard widths; can't be confirmed either way).

I've got Starscream as well, but have not done the math with him yet.

I would like to include the scale of the toys with each review because, well, because I think it's neat.

If you have any movie toys, please measure their length as precisely as you can and post it here. I can do the rest.
 
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Old 2007-07-02, 12:56 AM   #2
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Great topic!
I have all the deluxe, voyager and leaders from the movie.
Let me know what dimensions you need to be measured. Length, width and height only is fine?
Which of the real vehicles do you already have measurements of?
 

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Old 2007-07-02, 01:05 AM   #3
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I've measured Blackout, Starscream, and the big Prime.

I just need the length in inches of the vehicle modes. I can do the rest
 
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Old 2007-07-02, 02:50 AM   #4
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what I meant was, what real vehicles you have measurements of.
 

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Old 2007-07-02, 02:54 AM   #5
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bonecrusher 5''1/4 (not counting the place where the arm connects)

brawl 4''1/2 (not counting the thingys on the front, and the black tanks
on the back)

barricade 5''1/4 (add 1/4 if you want to count the front bumper)

The autobots are in robot mode, I'll post measurements later.
 

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Old 2007-07-02, 05:55 PM   #6
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From wikipedia:

Bonecrusher: "This toy is 14.5 centimeters long in vehicle mode. With a real Buffalo vehicle measuring 820 centimeters it is about 1/57 scale."

MH-53 Pave Low (Blackout):
# Length: 88 ft (28 m)
# Rotor diameter: 72 ft (21.9 m)
# Height: 25 ft (7.6 m)

Barricade: "This toy is 15 centimeters long in car mode, so it has a scale of about 1/32."

F-22 Raptor (Starscream):
# Length: 62 ft 1 in (18.90 m)
# Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
# Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)

M1 Abrams (Brawl/Devastator)
Length 9.76 m (32.02 ft) (gun forward)
Width 3.66 m (12 ft)
Height 2.44 m (8.0 ft)
 

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Old 2007-07-02, 06:08 PM   #7
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More from wikipedia:

Peterbilt 379 (Optimus Prime): "Available in standard (119" BBC) and long hood (127" BBC) lengths."

Bumblebee (70s): "This toy is 14 centimeters long in vehicle mode." "The vehicle mode of the character Bumblebee in the 2007 film, Transformers, is a Camaro in both 1974 model year and fifth-generation variants."

Jazz: "This toy is 14 centimeters long in vehicle mode. With a real Solstice measuring 399 centimeters long this toy is about 1/28 scale."

Ironhide: "A modified GMC TopKick C4500 is featured in the film Transformers as the vehicle mode of the Autobot Ironhide."

Ratchet: "A highly detailed Voyager class toy, this toy is 17.5 centimeters long in truck mode, while a real Hummer H2 is 482 centimeters long. This makes the toy about 1/28 scale."
 

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Old 2007-07-02, 06:24 PM   #8
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I encourage anyone to verify this by taking their own toy measurements, and by doing their own research on the real vehicle lenghts. But here it goes:

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Leader Optimus Prime: 1/25 (standard) or 1/26 (extended)
Voyager Ironhide: 1/40
Voyager Ratchet: 1/28
Deluxe 70's Bumblebee: 1/36
Deluxe 2008 Bumblebee: ?
Deluxe Jazz: 1/28

Leader Megatron: ?
Voyager Starscream: 1/90
Voyager Blackout: 1/110
Deluxe Brawl: 1/85
Deluxe Barricade: 1/32
Deluxe Bonecrusher: 1/57

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EDIT: Does anyone know how long the Concept Camaro is, and how long the 2008 Bumblebee toy is? Also, if anyone knows how tall Megatron is supposed to be in the movie, or the dimensions of his jet mode, I can measure Leader-Class Megs when I get home.
 

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Old 2007-07-02, 06:32 PM   #9
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Looks like Ironhide should have been made a Leader-class, or at least an Ultra. He is completely off-scaled with the rest of the autobots.
 

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Old 2007-07-02, 08:07 PM   #10
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Voyager Starscream is 8.25 inches against the 745" of a real Raptor, working out to about 1/90.

A 1974 Camaro, accord to this site about camaros, is 195.4 inches long. Bumblebee is 5 1/2 inches, so that works out to about 1/36.

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Looks like Ironhide should have been made a Leader-class, or at least an Ultra. He is completely off-scaled with the rest of the autobots.
Yes. After looking up all the real vehicles measurements, Ironhide should really be about the same size as Prime.

A GMC Topkick is a huge pickup truck.
 
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Old 2007-07-02, 08:21 PM   #11
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thans, i'll edit above.
 

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Old 2007-07-16, 09:36 PM   #12
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As ever, my reviews have pretty accurate measurements for both alternate and robot modes. Let me know if I ever forget any or if they aren't accurate enough, and I'll get my good logger-tape out!

LOC Bumblebee and LOC Barricade should be up (don't listen to the thread title - the reviews are written! But the title was changed by saysadie and I am not able to alter it to reflect the fact the reviews are now written and posted! If any mod out there has the time, would be appreciated! Cheers!)
 


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Old 2007-07-18, 01:48 AM   #13
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Wreckage is 1/55, and also pretty neat.
 
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Old 2007-07-24, 01:10 AM   #14
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Deluxe Scorponok is 1/40.

The mini-Scorponok, using Blackout's scale, is 1/110 and 1 1/8 inch long from nose to base of tail. That gives a real length of 123 inches, which works out to roughly the size of a car, which matches up to what's seen in the desert attack scene, so it's realible enough to apply to the deluxe. The same dimension on the deluxe version is 3 1/8, which works out to 1/40.
 
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Old 2007-08-01, 12:52 PM   #15
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Movie Dreadwing: 6.25 inches

Movie Deluxe Arcee: 6 inches
 
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Old 2007-08-03, 08:44 AM   #16
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Anybody has a clue on the scale of Voyager Optimus Prime? Thanks
 

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Old 2007-08-18, 12:21 PM   #17
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Megatron is a little awkward. I don't think there are alternate mode measurements. I believe the robot mode is supposed to be around 35'. But using that will not give an accurate scale, compared with Leader Prime. The transformations are not at all the same as the film - therefore, I think the robot modes for most of the toys will actually be a different scale in comparison to the alternate mode. Am I likely right here?

Trouble is, I'd make Leader Megs around 1:43 in robot mode, and Prime ~ 1:37. Am I being stupid?
 


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Old 2007-08-18, 02:27 PM   #18
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I used 1/29 for Prime and 1/46 for megs on my comparison pics:

http://biron.usc.edu/~jcarvalh/scale1.jpg
http://biron.usc.edu/~jcarvalh/scale2.jpg
http://tfarchive.com/community/showt...threadid=39614
 

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Old 2007-08-28, 01:10 AM   #19
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Concept Bumblebee is about 1/36, according to the specs in here:
http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z10830/default.aspx

EDIT: Which is weird, since Classic Bbee is also said to be 1/36, however Concept Bbee sems to be a lot bigger. (i.e., larger scale)
 

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Old 2007-09-04, 01:35 AM   #20
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Leader class Brawl is 1/36. M1 Abrams is 12 feet wide, toy is 4 inches wide.
 
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