Alternity Nissan Fairlady Z Megatron in two colors and Masterpiece Grimlock

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Post by Clay » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:55 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:How will the waiter mode work then? Flip out bow tie? Or is it a fancy way of saying he comes with a couple of bits of cloth?
It's the inset image in the scan. It looks like he just holds a little tray with drinks on it. Enlarged for you pleasure:
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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:00 pm

Is there going to be an MP-9 version - 10% more expensive, but it comes without the cap and tray? Because I'd be more interested in that.


Reckon there's any chance of someone doing a custom bandana and Big Grim shoulder panel? That'd ****ing rock.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:00 pm

Halfshell wrote:Going by the images, it's a fancy way of saying he comes with a plastic "tray and glasses" accessory.

Oh yes, my eyes must have been distracted by the overt attempt to remove the watermark...

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Post by Ackula » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:27 pm

Halfshell wrote:IT SHOULD HAVE A CROWN.
Indeed. That would have made me more giddy than a ...waiter mode. I'm not sure how to feel about this one yet, I'm going to reserve my judgement till I hear/see more about it. There is no way in hell I'll ever afford it anyway, so I can just be a spectator this time ;)
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Post by Denyer » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:42 pm

Clay wrote:Grimlock is... lacking? One would hope that, given the size this thing will supposedly be at the suggested price, that they would take the opportunity to make the dinosaur mode articulate (tail and all). Doesn't seem to be the case from the thumbnail picture, though.
Clay wrote: from the one photo so far it doesn't really seem all that superior to the Animated toy. |
Mmm.

Though I don't mind the dino gait. It's the robot proportions that seem a bit off.

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Post by Transformer Kamen » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:57 pm

From Tformers.com. Prototype images of MP-08 Grimlock, Mickey Prime, Alternity Megatrion, and various other Henkei redecoes.

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Post by Halfshell » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:10 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:My main reservations are whether it'll be too large (almost certainly) and Takara's Heath Robinson approach to engineering.
Maybe, in this instance, it'll be deliberately ridiculous to transform, thus forcing most people to leave it in dinosaur mode... making it even more season 3 of the cartoon accurate?
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Post by ganon578 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:06 pm

Nevermore wrote:Hot Shot will most certainly be "Armada Series".
Ah. Never had any of the Armada line. I might just have to see what he looks like when he's out. Plus he comes with a mini-con, so that's a big bonus for a $10 TF.

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Post by Nevermore » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:11 pm

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Offering: Binaltech Hound, Swindle, Ravage (Corvette), Skids.
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Post by Nevermore » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:45 pm

More control drawings for Grimlock in Dengeki Hobby Magazine.
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... -pics.html
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Post by Nevermore » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:18 pm

New prototype pics.
http://www.zonahobby.com/ita/referenze_ ... sp?id=1739

ZOMG! He comes with a crown! Marvel comics homage!

Photos of the "waiter mode" too.
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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:40 pm

The crown has sold me (and no doubt others as well). If he could just come with a letter answering pen as well...

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Post by Nevermore » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:40 pm

High resolution photos:
http://maruzen-toy.com/TF-008/
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Post by Tetsuro » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:23 pm

He'd better come with an apron to go with the drink tray. Otherwise I'll have to steal one from my sisters' Barbies.

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Post by Halfshell » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:08 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:No recolour value, see?
Bastards will probably release the bloody thing in turquoise to homage G2 (they've already got references to the original cartoon and comic).

"Anime" variant will probably follow down the line. Probably just after everybody's given up hope of a grey one and caved.

Oh, like any of you believe for a second they wouldn't.

I'm stunned they haven't released a monotone grey version of Megatron with grid paintwork as a "mid-reformatting" variant. But then now I've mentioned it...

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Post by Tetsuro » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:10 pm

Halfshell wrote:I'm stunned they haven't released a monotone grey version of Megatron with grid paintwork as a "mid-reformatting" variant. But then now I've mentioned it...
You bastard, watch it! Takara has spies everywhere!

I mentioned a potential e-hobby repaint of Omega Supreme as a Guardian Robot way back when Sky Lynx was announced, and look what happened...

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Post by Denyer » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:51 pm

The high-res pics do look better. Will depend on price, final size, final colours, etc.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:05 pm

Those shoulder joints are awful...

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Post by Treadshot A1 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:18 am

Tetsuro wrote:You bastard, watch it! Takara has spies everywhere!

I mentioned a potential e-hobby repaint of Omega Supreme as a Guardian Robot way back when Sky Lynx was announced, and look what happened...
Next thing i know, someone will recolour the CLA minicon dinobots ito magmatron...

I think i'll buy this guy just for the crown, really. And the Masterpiece sized sword.
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Post by glazios » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:21 am

Methinks they are aware that this mold is NOT what we were expecting/wanting, therefore they are attempting to pad it out with pointless accessories/homages. Which, IF I decide to go out of my way to get this, will all be going straight in the bin. IF I buy it, and given the insane pricetag that's a pretty monstrous if, I'm geting it for the figure, not a small collection of needless wastes of plastic. In fact, I might just recycle them.

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