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CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby El Duque » Sat May 12, 2012 10:33 am

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Courtesy of TFW2005's Sidecutter (aka Captured Prey) a third-party (possibly CHMS) cage for Ravage. You know, to reenact that scene from G1's MTMTE pilot story arc. Price would be approx 40.00, ouch!


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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby DevastaTTor » Sat May 12, 2012 11:51 am

Actually kind of cool. Not $40 dollars cool but would be neat to display Ravage captured with my Autobots.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby El Duque » Sat May 12, 2012 11:55 am

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DevastaTTor wrote:Actually kind of cool. Not $40 dollars cool but would be neat to display Ravage captured with my Autobots.


I kind of like it too, but I could make my own out of styrene way cheaper.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

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El Duque wrote:
DevastaTTor wrote:Actually kind of cool. Not $40 dollars cool but would be neat to display Ravage captured with my Autobots.


I kind of like it too, but I could make my own out of styrene way cheaper.


Indeed. the little key is a nice touch but not a $40 nice touchj..
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby zodconvoy » Mon May 14, 2012 8:06 pm

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See this right here? This is that line crossing crap that makes me think the 3rd party should have a bouncer on the door. :BLACKEYE: This is the sh!t that Ryan says isn't worth cluttering the front page with. Serious consideration should be given to what even possessed them to make this thing.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby xyl360 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:43 pm

zodconvoy wrote:See this right here? This is that line crossing crap that makes me think the 3rd party should have a bouncer on the door. :BLACKEYE: This is the sh!t that Ryan says isn't worth cluttering the front page with. Serious consideration should be given to what even possessed them to make this thing.

Actually, I think stuff like this is just fine. It doesn't even remotely infringe on anything and enhances an existing figure.

But that's just my opinion. Personally, it was all the Maketoy Devy and TFC Devy news items every 5 minutes that were getting on my nerves. There were WAY too many of those, every time a new image was posted or anything.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon May 14, 2012 10:03 pm

This is pretty irrelevant.

I mean, between this and the Unicron eyeball from Dr, Wu, I think we've hit the rock bottom of what 3rd party makers can offer.

I mean, let's take stock of soem props we've got.

- Beast Wars Golden Disks
- The Allspark (both movie and animated)
- Vector Sigma
- Varius weapons ranging from simple single-piece guns, to light up weapons, to ones that can split apart into one huge ass sword.
- A coronation set for Starscream (classics and MP)

and we have the other side of the spectrum...

- a cage
- Unicron's eyeball
- a plastic box that vaguely simulates his becoming invisible (Gear of War set #1 for those keeping score)

Compared to what we've seen before this definatelty falls into the lame category.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Burn » Mon May 14, 2012 10:08 pm

I'm more impressed with the number of pictures taken to showcase ... a cage.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby zodconvoy » Mon May 14, 2012 11:09 pm

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xyl360 wrote:Actually, I think stuff like this is just fine. It doesn't even remotely infringe on anything and enhances an existing figure.


I was referring to the unnecessary crap cluttering the news feed. It's very hard to say that this is an enhancement to an existing figure though. Unless Ravage has a safeword like "banana".
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Dead Metal » Tue May 15, 2012 12:05 am

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:This is pretty irrelevant.

I mean, between this and the Unicron eyeball from Dr, Wu, I think we've hit the rock bottom of what 3rd party makers can offer.

I mean, let's take stock of soem props we've got.

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- The Allspark (both movie and animated)
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- Varius weapons ranging from simple single-piece guns, to light up weapons, to ones that can split apart into one huge ass sword.
- A coronation set for Starscream (classics and MP)

and we have the other side of the spectrum...

- a cage
- Unicron's eyeball
- a plastic box that vaguely simulates his becoming invisible (Gear of War set #1 for those keeping score)

Compared to what we've seen before this definatelty falls into the lame category.

The Mirage invisibility box was a free extra in the Gear of War box, nobody knew it existed before opening the box, so I wouldn't say it should count.


But yea this is pretty pointless, especially for this price. The price does say CHMS, but the fact that it's not a KO of an existing figure tells me otherwise.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue May 15, 2012 7:38 am

Dead Metal wrote:The Mirage invisibility box was a free extra in the Gear of War box, nobody knew it existed before opening the box, so I wouldn't say it should count.

Well, the GoW box does show Mirage doing his invisibility thing and it's really not "free" since I really doubt it was free to make; whatever cost went into it's production went towards the price of the whole.

It's just that nobody cared about it or talked about it. And even TFC seemed to recognize it as the weakest part of the set since there wasn't any promotion of it. But it was in the set, so it counts.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Dead Metal » Tue May 15, 2012 9:55 am

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:The Mirage invisibility box was a free extra in the Gear of War box, nobody knew it existed before opening the box, so I wouldn't say it should count.

Well, the GoW box does show Mirage doing his invisibility thing and it's really not "free" since I really doubt it was free to make; whatever cost went into it's production went towards the price of the whole.

It's just that nobody cared about it or talked about it. And even TFC seemed to recognize it as the weakest part of the set since there wasn't any promotion of it. But it was in the set, so it counts.

Yea free was a stupid choice of words, but it doesn't change that it was never advertised and came as a surprise since everybody bought the set for the Missile launchers, the Inferno gun thing and the cassette.
And even if it did count, that was part of a larger set with stuff for multiple figures, while this would come on it's own.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue May 15, 2012 10:59 am

Dead Metal wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:The Mirage invisibility box was a free extra in the Gear of War box, nobody knew it existed before opening the box, so I wouldn't say it should count.

Well, the GoW box does show Mirage doing his invisibility thing and it's really not "free" since I really doubt it was free to make; whatever cost went into it's production went towards the price of the whole.

It's just that nobody cared about it or talked about it. And even TFC seemed to recognize it as the weakest part of the set since there wasn't any promotion of it. But it was in the set, so it counts.

Yea free was a stupid choice of words, but it doesn't change that it was never advertised and came as a surprise since everybody bought the set for the Missile launchers, the Inferno gun thing and the cassette.
And even if it did count, that was part of a larger set with stuff for multiple figures, while this would come on it's own.

We'll have to agree to disagree.

As I see it, it's a product made to support a figure, like all the other props. And it fails miserably, and is probably even worse than this cage. The GoW set is decent enough, but that aspect of it falls flat on it's face.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Dead Metal » Tue May 15, 2012 12:12 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:The Mirage invisibility box was a free extra in the Gear of War box, nobody knew it existed before opening the box, so I wouldn't say it should count.

Well, the GoW box does show Mirage doing his invisibility thing and it's really not "free" since I really doubt it was free to make; whatever cost went into it's production went towards the price of the whole.

It's just that nobody cared about it or talked about it. And even TFC seemed to recognize it as the weakest part of the set since there wasn't any promotion of it. But it was in the set, so it counts.

Yea free was a stupid choice of words, but it doesn't change that it was never advertised and came as a surprise since everybody bought the set for the Missile launchers, the Inferno gun thing and the cassette.
And even if it did count, that was part of a larger set with stuff for multiple figures, while this would come on it's own.

We'll have to agree to disagree.

As I see it, it's a product made to support a figure, like all the other props. And it fails miserably, and is probably even worse than this cage. The GoW set is decent enough, but that aspect of it falls flat on it's face.

Fair enough.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby xyl360 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:32 pm

I could easily see people purchasing this. It's a great idea for a display. Heck, that's the reason those Ark sets sold so well (and are in HIGH demand now from what I hear).

This may not be as central of an item to TF history as the inside of the Ark, but it's still something we all remember from the only episode of G1 where Ravage ever speaks (when he is played back through Soundwave in tape form after being allowed to escape).
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:30 pm

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Well, this is... 40 bucks for a cage.

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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Kibble » Tue May 15, 2012 10:11 pm

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zodconvoy wrote:See this right here? This is that line crossing crap that makes me think the 3rd party should have a bouncer on the door. :BLACKEYE: This is the sh!t that Ryan says isn't worth cluttering the front page with. Serious consideration should be given to what even possessed them to make this thing.


I actually think this is kinda neat...until you look at the price tag, then it becomes a fukkin' joke. To me, that's the problem with the amount of 3rd Party product, the costs are just too ridiculous. I understand the costs have got to be higher, but at the same time, I don't think these guys need to get rich doing it. Do it for the love of the hobby, cover your costs, and maybe even enough to buy a few more figs for your collection. Of course once the retailers get them and automatically double the price, that doesn't help matters any either...
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby xyl360 » Wed May 16, 2012 6:36 am

Kibble wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:See this right here? This is that line crossing crap that makes me think the 3rd party should have a bouncer on the door. :BLACKEYE: This is the sh!t that Ryan says isn't worth cluttering the front page with. Serious consideration should be given to what even possessed them to make this thing.


I actually think this is kinda neat...until you look at the price tag, then it becomes a fukkin' joke. To me, that's the problem with the amount of 3rd Party product, the costs are just too ridiculous. I understand the costs have got to be higher, but at the same time, I don't think these guys need to get rich doing it. Do it for the love of the hobby, cover your costs, and maybe even enough to buy a few more figs for your collection. Of course once the retailers get them and automatically double the price, that doesn't help matters any either...

Agreed. I think nifty, unique items like this are awesome and great for displays and enhancing legit Has/Tak products (as opposed to attempting to one-up or replace them).

I also agree on the price issue. Come on CHMS, it's a frickin' little cage and a teeny tiny key. That is NOT worth $40. Price=FAIL big time.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby craggy » Wed May 16, 2012 7:04 am

I think it's a pretty cool idea, but way over priced. If there was a props set for the same sort of price, with this cage, maybe some other random bits and pieces (like the Dr Wu eyeball, or maybe a Metroplex Transforming cog, a Psychoprobe, Quintesson Journal, that sort of pointless stuff) then maybe, maybe it'd be worth it to some people.

I'd be more inclined to buy more weapon packs though, the GOW and iGear Kup and Perceptor guns case looked pretty cool.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Kibble » Wed May 16, 2012 7:18 am

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BTW, it sounds like the key isn't even included...
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Dead Metal » Wed May 16, 2012 8:00 am

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Kibble wrote:BTW, it sounds like the key isn't even included...

Oh it is, if you buy the limited Collectors Toy of the Year edition for 150 dollars.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby xyl360 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:10 am

BBTS has the preorder up for this now (under the "XTransbots" brand, which we all know is CHMS):

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:17 am

Took 'em a while, didn't it?
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby xyl360 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:25 am

Gauntlet101010 wrote:Took 'em a while, didn't it?

Indeed. I suspect they were going to scrap the project until they found out about MP Ravage, which might generate more sales for them for this rather specialty item.
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Re: CHMS Ravage Cage

Postby Rated X » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:52 am

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I would rather see CHMS focus on what they do best: doing repaints Hasbro wont do.

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