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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

http://www.e-hobby.c...rand/002/023/X/

Gives you a really good look at these guys and includes some additional photos not shown on TakaraTomy's site.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

Man, I think we were better off without the really good look at them. Yikes.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:44 PM

Those attachment points for the weapons look a bit distracting.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

The stickers look particularly awful on Cliffjumper.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Wow. Never been happier that I've canceled a pre-order. Those stickers are garbage.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

There's no way they won't make a micron booster pack, right?

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

Wow, they really had to cut corners to include those Mini-Cons. Cliffjuimper's ill-fitting stickers remind me of a Big Lots knockoff.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

I just can't understand this. They have actively worsened the appearance of the figures by actively cutting corners in order to create new add-on features as a universal gimmick that ISN'T PART OF THE FICTION. WHAT.

EDIT: Hang on - just read this somewhere else, hadn't realised it before - these Mini-Cons are coming unpainted and unassembled? Still on SPRUES?

Edited by Chris McFeely, 02 March 2012 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 2 2012, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just can't understand this. They have actively worsened the appearance of the figures by actively cutting corners in order to create new add-on features as a universal gimmick that ISN'T PART OF THE FICTION. WHAT.

EDIT: Hang on - just read this somewhere else, hadn't realised it before - these Mini-Cons are coming unpainted and unassembled? Still on SPRUES?

It's actually pretty easy to understand when you look at the price tag. These things cost about 1/3rd less than prior toys of the same size-class.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

1: Give PRID toys the mumps
2: ???
3: Profit!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Suddenly the US RID figures look positively covered in paint apps.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

Well, if the sudden reduction in mass, size, and complexity for the Prime line was actually a Takara initiative, I guess we know where Hasbro got this influx of profit to pay for 40 Generations toys...


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:55 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 2 2012, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT: Hang on - just read this somewhere else, hadn't realised it before - these Mini-Cons are coming unpainted and unassembled? Still on SPRUES?

I don't know about that first part, as all the pictures show them painted metallic colors - unless they're just cast in them instead.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:22 AM

Looks like they're cast in the same kind of pearlescent semi-metallic plastic as Japanese FE Bulkhead (and two of the most recent Arms Micron giveaways), with all the rest of their color coming from stickers and their clear plug-in symbol plates. I don't think they've even got painted faces.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:28 AM

Man, I can't wait for Tomy's Hot Shot. What a crazy-ass thing that'll be to experience. Once. And hopefully not again.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't released there or ends up some kind of exclusive.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

It is a shame what happened with this line...I have no one to give me the wheels I want anymore. Disappointing from TakaraTomy and I hope they get back into making premium figures sooner rather than later.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

i like them......

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:52 AM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Mar 3 2012, 07:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1: Give PRID toys the mumps
2: ???
3: Profit!

I'd really like to know what led them to think that step 1 would lead to step 3.

Well, I guess for Japanese kids, these won't have to "compete" with Hasbro's releases.

By the way, why did they have to put all those bumps there anyway? Couldn't they have simply put peg holes on the vehicle parts without making those ugly bumps? Would still look distracting, but not as bad.

Edited by Item42, 03 March 2012 - 03:52 AM.




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