Yet all of us begging for Titan Giant Purple Griffin go ignored.
There are dozens of us. DOZENS!
There are dozens of us. DOZENS!
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In the case of Metroplex and his fellow inhabitants of Gigantion (who were all construction engineers), they were all give Scottish accents in honor of Montgomery Scott, Chief Engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise on Star Trek.I was thinking of that when I saw the clip, too. Metroplex in Cybertron, Flynn in RPM, and in between those, Drew McIntyre debuted as "The Chosen One" of Vince McMahon in WWE.
I don't know what it was, but there was a surge of Scottish characters going on there for a bit, wasn't there?
The gimmicks requiring a key/mini-con/powermaster/whatever to activate can all go die in a fire as far as I'm concerned. But the axe head not separating really does feel like the biggest negative for this figure to me. I'm assuming there will be at least one kit created to add the axe blades and Drill Bit. That would be a point in favor of getting him eventually, except for the fact that would bump the overall price up even further. Which is just one more reason I'll be watching for clearance prices down the road.The Cyber Key gimmick of splitting the wheel into the axe-head doesn't seem like a big deal, though I can certainly understand given the $200 price that it feels like it should have everything. Missing the Minicon feels like a big mistake, though.
Easily the biggest draw for me. I have the original, and he's fine. But getting a properly huge Metroplex to go with the rest of the group would be pretty cool.And those who still have their original Cybertron/Galaxy Force toys will finally have a Metroplex that's as tall as he was on the show in relation to the other characters.
Just gonna ask, was that intentional?I do still want a Lost Light with no robot mode that instead goes full playset, with interlocking suites and chambers you can arrange in ship mode or in a giant hallway or whatever. And include a Core Class Ring and various MTMTE Easter eggs.
I'm really hoping those (kind of high-up on the legs) AIR Lock attachment points mean there's a base mode of some kind that we can't see right now since otherwise, this is very much "screen-accurate character" like many of the G1-based toys since Earthrise, just focused more on size accuracy this time around. =/ The original Cybertron Metroplex was cool, but compared to his line-mates he didn't really do much other than 'be tall'.I love the look of this Metroplex, but it's a other case of "let's just do the original again with ___". Except the original had knees, so here they gave it more size. The fact that the altmode is pretty much the same yoga pose with tacked-on thing cements it. Sure, wheel bucket excavators only look like so much to begin with, but take the opportunity to play with the design, make a more cohesive altmode, add a new base mode. Something.
He just got it Rong.Just gonna ask, was that intentional?
This just made me think of the irony of including the ramp connectors for Micromaster bases while leaving out the Minicon.I'm really hoping those (kind of high-up on the legs) AIR Lock attachment points mean there's a base mode of some kind that we can't see right now since otherwise, this is very much "screen-accurate character" like many of the G1-based toys since Earthrise, just focused more on size accuracy this time around. =/ The original Cybertron Metroplex was cool, but compared to his line-mates he didn't really do much other than 'be tall'.
And man... the AIR Lock points randomly coming back for this just makes me wish the current team did something more with that concept. Where's the return of the Micromaster city complex play pattern, HasTak? =P