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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:03 AM

It is finally here. The DAWN OF THE PREDACUS! Check out the near final sample for this fearsome Combiner Wars Predacon, available exclusively through BotCon! For more information visit BotCon.com

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:05 AM

Appropirately ugly head. Cool to see the tank's arm mode. The head and chest colors are a nice addition/contrast. If the arms had some accents like that it'd be pretty nice.

 

Hmmm.... the red feet may look a bit odd on Tarantulas and Ravage's bot and vehicle modes. 


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:06 AM

While some of the the mold choices don't wow me, that's still pretty nice.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:10 AM

Much better than most of his components.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:11 AM

I'm really digging the physical test shot colors of the whole team.

 

One thing to see a photoshop,another to see the actual plastic.

 

Hopefully we get indulged with robot mode pics shortly.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:11 AM

To be fair to FP that looks significantly better and more coherent than I thought it would, while the limbs still retain a reasonable degree of individuality.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:12 AM

Well, that thing will certainly never be combined if I get the set.




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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:16 AM

Looks awesome.  The head and deco on the chest make it look not at all like Superion and Betatron despite all 3 being mostly to significantly red.

 

The head looks fantastic!  The mockup looks to be swapping the arms hand / foot accessories for the legs, so that the legs have red feet instead of black and the arms have black hands instead of red.

 

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#9 LiamA

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:17 AM

Too much red.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:19 AM

neato

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:20 AM

Well damn, that just sold me...


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:20 AM

It looks nicer than I expected.  The red is broken up enough that the legs don't stick out, and the red feet help tie it together.  The head sculpt looks appropriately like a deformed, evil clown.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:23 AM

Ravage really looks awesome as a 95% all black leg, I must admit.

 

Nice that the blue, orange, and green detailing pulls Tarantulas into the overall deco of the combined form.

 

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:24 AM

The hands/feet don't seem to be 'final' since the red looks photoshopped and between the 4 hands and feet, it's 2 of Skydive's and 2 of Breakdown's. None of Rook's or Brawl's.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:24 AM

The hands must be whatever was available to show (unless they requested different combinations like we see with some UW stuff) as there are 2 Skydive and 2 Breakdown hands instead of 1 of each of those and 1 Rook and 1 Brawl hand.

 

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:26 AM

Wow, that looks awesome. Not $400 awesome, but whoever designed it did a nice job. I can't imagine I would ever uncombine him. Might pull off his Ravage leg to play with now and then. 



#18 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:27 AM

Too much red.

7.8/10?

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:32 AM


Not doing anything for me.

But I'm happy I don't like or want it in anyway.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:33 AM

I'm actually impressed. My main complaint about the Tripredacus Council limbs was that they were TOO red (at least, in the images). I don't really have that complaint about this combined mode. Even better, I find that it effectively hides the fact that it's using the Superion torso with the way it's all colored, and I'm not put off at all by the fact that the lower limbs are different colors from the torso and arms.

 

Good job, Fun Pub!