craggy wrote:Requiem Prime wrote:Now we're complaining about PARTS being knocked off? Seriously? It's not even parts in itself, it's about parts that transform the same way. It's called using a "similar transformation scheme". If the engineering works, why is it a crime to if they don't re-invent the wheel? And it only punctuates how HasTak totally could make this guy in budget.
yup. There are only so many ways to make a car or tank shaped thing become a humanoid robot shaped thing. Hell most of the cars in G1 had one of maybe 3 different transformation styles.
I know, right? Why do the other 3rd Party companies even bother doing their own original designs? Shit, why does HasTak bother doing any new molds at this point when they can just copy their vast résumé of past designs? Just copying shit and charging out the ass for it = win!
While admittedly this guy looks cool...it's beyond weak that it's just a souped-up KO. I mean, if they want to pass on the savings of not having all those R&D costs and this fig is only $25 like a KO seeker...so be it, but part of what makes these 3rd Party figs worth the exorbitant price is the amazing design and engineering these no-name people are pulling off and in limited quantities. Count me in the minority that's glad I don't give two craps about the Wreckers and don't find this a must have.
*To be fair, we don't yet know the price of this figure...but I fully expect it to be in the $60-80 range (or even $100+ like their Arcee.) If it proves to be $25-30, then I'll happily retract my rant.