I want a Primax Toxitron toy
Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:51 PM
Originally I had no question about this; it was RtS Laser Prime all the way. And I would still love to see that. But in a thread on the TFCC forums, someone suggested DoTM Megatron, which I have to admit would be pretty fantastic too. It has the benefit of a tanker trailer, and Toxie is one of the very few Primax characters that the movie aesthetic would fit. There are multiple size options for Fun Pub to utilize, depending on how much they would want to invest in the project: Cyberverse Commander, Cyberverse Action Set, and Voyager. Of those, I would prefer the Voyager because Toxie should be as big and hulking as possible, and the shroud adds to the aura of hideousness. But Cyberverse is awesome, and the Action Set in particular would hearken to the original Laser Prime mold. In that respect, it's even more Toxitronny than the RtS mold.
What do you think? Which mold would you prefer, or do you even want another Toxie, having already gotten an Animated version?
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:09 PM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:10 PM
I'd prefer him to be made from RtS Optimus like some customs shown on these boards.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:15 PM
Ah, well then. I have no hope of Hasbro doing this (as obscure as they've gotten lately, I think Toxie is still beyond their pale), so RtS Laser Prime it is. Which gets back to the other question: Do you even want to see another Toxitron at all? I definitely do, but I don't know how many folks might be fully satisfied with the Animated toy.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:18 PM
So a RTS Prime, I feel, would be like half the toy. And the less interesting half of the toy at that.
Voyager Megatron would definitely be cool, but as has been said, Fun Pub couldn't do it.
(I do not want a RiD Scourge from RTS Prime either. As well-crafted as I've seen some customs, inevitably, the new transformation on RTS Prime ruins the Scourge homage.)
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:26 PM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:29 PM
I recall you saying that you didn't think Animated Toxie's drippy-gloop deco would match the RtS mold's realism, and I agree. But I do think a grungy "spray" paint-app, like he'd driven through toxic mud, would work quite well. The main benefit I see in the trailer is the idea that he's carrying the toxic waste – and in the Megatron molds, the tank becomes a cannon, which is perfect. But that's more of a luxury to me; the character-reference alone would be enough to make me buy it, trailer or no.
Edit: Oh, and yeah Nick, that's a great custom. Exactly the sort of thing I was picturing. It'll be awesome to see it with the "slime and an obnoxious name".
Edited by Jackpot, 14 August 2011 - 06:57 PM.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 02:45 PM
but i'd really prefer toxitron to be done with the original laser prime mold just for the trailer. i'd rather have the rts mold done up as scourge
Posted 14 August 2011 - 06:06 PM
Oh jive, son!
I made the grabby hands because I want it. I said I'd take any other head on that toy painted up as anyone else, but now I'm not sure if I can settle for anything short of that little pile of excellence you've created there. Well done.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:42 PM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:51 PM
If FunPub's going to make RtS G2 Prime into anything, I'd rather he was re-decoed as Laser Ultra Magnus, if anything. But that's me.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:03 AM
Also, mouthed version, so they can paint some goop dripping from it.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:53 AM
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:47 PM
Also, I realized I still need to throw his name on him, but imagine it accross his bumper. Unfortunately the molded detail on the tanker makes anything short of an actual lithograph impossible, but Toxitron will not be denied.