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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Valandar » Wed May 22, 2013 2:26 pm

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Nobody else is interested in what the figure's vehicle mode looks like without the camper top?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Mindmaster » Wed May 22, 2013 2:29 pm

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Valandar wrote:Nobody else is interested in what the figure's vehicle mode looks like without the camper top?


Take a look at Generations Hoist's vehicle mode. Mentally remove the crane. There you go.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby robotmel » Wed May 22, 2013 3:19 pm

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Valandar wrote:Nobody else is interested in what the figure's vehicle mode looks like without the camper top?

>:oP
Did you bother to look at the photos..?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed May 22, 2013 4:41 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:You know as modern day deluxes go, Trailcutter's looking like he might not be too badly sized.


Hopefully he will be taller than classics bumblebee.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby 1984forever » Thu May 23, 2013 4:23 pm

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robotmel wrote::-?
Thanks to the every resourceful (or light fingered) Ebay Seller of the recently highlighted DotM Soundwave/Soundblaster http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/anyone-have-any-info-on-this-cancelled-dotm-soundwave-repaint-of-soundblaster-t94121.php llena81822 has 'loose' versions of this Deluxe Class Generations Trailcutter for auction.
In the listing you will see loads of in-hand images of a miss-transformed Trailcutter!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformers-Deluxe-Class-IDW-Trailcutter-Loose-shown-/330924987435?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item4d0caa942b

Naughty, but nice! ;)
Some people must be desperate to get this guy early. $56 (so far) for a deluxe class toy that will be showing up at mass retail, think I'll wait for the one I ordered from BBTS ;)
Trailcutter won't be released until the very end of June in Asia. I live in America. It would take BBTS the first week into July to receive Trailcutter, then it would be another week before I got him In hand along with his other wave mates that I was "forced" to buy. This way I can save a few bucks and get Trailcutter 3 weeks earlier than everyone else in the U.S.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby warzon3 » Thu May 23, 2013 8:16 pm

Judging by the pics of him next to FOC Soundwave, it looks like he is going to be the same height as FOC Shockwave.....SMALL!
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Mindmaster » Thu May 23, 2013 8:29 pm

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warzon3 wrote:Judging by the pics of him next to FOC Soundwave, it looks like he is going to be the same height as FOC Shockwave.....SMALL!


1) It's a Deluxe: what do you expect?

2) Shockwave is a smidge taller than the Classics Seeker mild, itself several (centi/mili)meters taller than Bumblebee.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby RAcast » Thu May 23, 2013 8:37 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:
warzon3 wrote:Judging by the pics of him next to FOC Soundwave, it looks like he is going to be the same height as FOC Shockwave.....SMALL!


1) It's a Deluxe: what do you expect?

2) Shockwave is a smidge taller than the Classics Seeker mild, itself several (centi/mili)meters taller than Bumblebee.

Yeah, FoC Shockwave isn't lacking in height, it's just really, REALLY hollow and thin.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby warzon3 » Thu May 23, 2013 8:53 pm

When I think deluxe, I'm thinking deluxe Kup or Cyclonus as a nice size.

The deluxe Lambo Bros will tower over him like they do most deluxes....
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby RAcast » Thu May 23, 2013 9:08 pm

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warzon3 wrote:When I think deluxe, I'm thinking deluxe Kup or Cyclonus as a nice size.

The deluxe Lambo Bros will tower over him like they do most deluxes....

Kup is rather tall for a deluxe. Not by a huge amount, but noticeably so.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Delta Magnus » Fri May 24, 2013 11:03 am

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Gonna be honest, i don't get the hatred of small/hollow/light figures.

Small=more available shelf space, hollow+light=less likely to fall over (if it's things like the torso or arms, for example) and less likely to suffer damage if it falls. Seems like a no-brainer, no?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri May 24, 2013 11:16 am

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Delta Magnus wrote:Gonna be honest, i don't get the hatred of small/hollow/light figures.

Small=more available shelf space, hollow+light=less likely to fall over (if it's things like the torso or arms, for example) and less likely to suffer damage if it falls. Seems like a no-brainer, no?

It's because they don't scale well with the characters who got updates a few years ago.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Delta Magnus » Fri May 24, 2013 11:18 am

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Since when has scale been a priority in Transformers anyway?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby RAcast » Fri May 24, 2013 11:22 am

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Delta Magnus wrote:Gonna be honest, i don't get the hatred of small/hollow/light figures.

Small=more available shelf space, hollow+light=less likely to fall over (if it's things like the torso or arms, for example) and less likely to suffer damage if it falls. Seems like a no-brainer, no?

Suddenly drastically smaller + higher priced figures means less transformer for your money.

Hollow + light means cheaper and lower quality, which means shorter life expenctancy, and MORE likely to suffer damage because it's low quality.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri May 24, 2013 11:43 am

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Delta Magnus wrote:Since when has scale been a priority in Transformers anyway?

They had the excuse of amalgamating several different toylines and manufacturers in the '80s, they don't have that now. That's like asking why articulation matters, since a lot of the G1 figures didn't have any. Hell, why are we even debating this on the fangled internet when we have pagers and fax machines.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Delta Magnus » Fri May 24, 2013 11:46 am

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RAcast wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Gonna be honest, i don't get the hatred of small/hollow/light figures.

Small=more available shelf space, hollow+light=less likely to fall over (if it's things like the torso or arms, for example) and less likely to suffer damage if it falls. Seems like a no-brainer, no?

Suddenly drastically smaller + higher priced figures means less transformer for your money.

Hollow + light means cheaper and lower quality, which means shorter life expenctancy, and MORE likely to suffer damage because it's low quality.

Problem: hollow build=/=low quality plastic.

If the plastic is decent quality it will suffer less damage from a fall.

EXPLANATION:

The heavier an object, the more force and momentum it falls with. Thus a heavier object will receive a greater impact and have more stress put upon it from a fall than a lighter one. For example, compare Robot Damashii Unit 01 and Soul of Chogokin Unit 01. Suppose both fell onto a laminate floor from a shelf. Both are high-quality, expensive figures made from expensive, decent materials. However, the Robot Damashii is very light and made entirely from plastic, whilst the Soul of Chogokin is very heavy and contains die-cast parts. Whilst the Robot Damashii will probably receive minor damage, the Soul of Chogokin figure, being heavy and containing a lot of metal parts, will be put under a lot more stress upon impact. It will most likely snap a limb joint, chip paint, or shatter.

Likewise, if the same scenario was carried out with a Figma and a heavy PVC statue, a plastic Tyranid Carnifex and an old metal Tyranid Hive Tyrant, or Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime and G1 Optimus Prime, the heavier figure would invariably be worse for wear. I've dropped plastic Genestealers and they've not even been scratched, whereas just knocking over my Hive Tyrant can cause it to break apart.

Also, a heavy die-cast limb is more likely to wear out a joint than a light, hollow plastic one.

Light/hollow is the way forward. Like I say, there's a difference between a toy made with cheap crappy plastic, like a knockoff, and a toy made of decent quality plastic but a transformation scheme that leaves its torso largely empty/composed of folded up panels or whatever.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri May 24, 2013 12:06 pm

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All these years I've been coveting mahogany when I should have gone for plywood! Seriously, I had a mixture of lead, resin and plastic citadel miniatures for decades and never dropped them, i think you're overstating the likelihood of an adult collector to be dropping his figures all over the place. It's a pretty tenuous argument pal.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Delta Magnus » Fri May 24, 2013 12:16 pm

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You're talking to a 16-year-old with all the fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination of a drunken chimpanzee.

I can assure you that that alone, combined with my pathetically small and overcrowded shelves, gives me reason to consider these things. :lol:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri May 24, 2013 12:56 pm

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Delta Magnus wrote:You're talking to a 16-year-old with all the fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination of a drunken chimpanzee.

I can assure you that that alone, combined with my pathetically small and overcrowded shelves, gives me reason to consider these things. :lol:

LOL! :lol:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby 1984forever » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:03 pm

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I got Trailcutter in the mail today and he is depressing. The bot mode is okay, he's a little shorter than Ironhide. There are 2 notches on the hood where his shoulders are supposed to clip in, but they don't clip. Fortunately the shoulders are tight enough so that the arms are able to move around without dragging the shoulders out of place. The alt mode is scout size. Classics BB looks slightly bigger than him in vehicle form.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:29 am

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After seeing the video review (viewtopic.php?t=94773) I agree the vehicle mode is stupidly small, but he seems to scale well with other Autobots in robot mode. It will be more of a problem with Hoist IMO because I wanted to 'pose' him with Grapple, and the size difference will be pretty large. Still looking forward to getting this figure, and the shield configuration of the derpy gun looks pretty cool.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby robotmel » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:59 am

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84forever wrote:The alt mode is scout size. Classics BB looks slightly bigger than him in vehicle form.
:???:
Really!
After spoiling us recently(ish) with large figures such as Jazz and Tracks, this will look very small if all accounts are correct, if he only scales around scout size?

Did we ever see any comparison pictures of scale? :-?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Deluxe Class Trailcutter

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:04 am

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84forever wrote:The alt mode is scout size. Classics BB looks slightly bigger than him in vehicle form.
:???:
Really!
After spoiling us recently(ish) with large figures such as Jazz and Tracks, this will look very small if all accounts are correct, if he only scales around scout size?

Did we ever see any comparison pictures of scale? :-?

There are comparisons in the aforementioned video review. He severely condenses in vehicle mode but is a decentish height in robot mode.
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