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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:18 am

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:21 am

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Yotsuyasan wrote:
But as we all know, since when has Devistator ever worried about scale? :grin:


When the name didn't match? :grin:


I don't quite follow you, unless you're just making a very exagerated effort in pointing out my slight accidental misspelling of the name? Which doesn't seem very constructive, so I'd like to think there was some other point that I am missing...
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby daimchoc » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:50 am

When Devastator is not himself, then scale matters. :grin:
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:48 pm

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daimchoc wrote:When Devastator is not himself, then scale matters. :grin:


Sorry... Still not quite getting what it is you are trying to say.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:44 pm

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So I was taking photos of Masterpiece Optimus Prime (the MP-01/04 mold) for a review I'm working on when, in a complete disreguard for scale, Optimus decided to show that there were no hard feelings for the last photo I shared where Devastator was trying to rip him apart.

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See? Now they're friends! :lol:
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:56 am

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Huzzah! My Giant finally arrived yesterday. Very pleased with how well the whole combiner holds together. My one issue is with the way that the cabin half of hook gets pulled apart slightly by the weight of right arm. A minor gripe really. Overall I am very pleased!

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:11 am

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Banjo-Tron wrote:Huzzah! My Giant finally arrived yesterday. Very pleased with how well the whole combiner holds together. My one issue is with the way that the cabin half of hook gets pulled apart slightly by the weight of right arm. A minor gripe really. Overall I am very pleased!


Oooh, THS-02 does scale very nicely with him. I suspected he would, and would have used him myself in the earlier photo I shared, except then (a) Optimus wouldn't have scaled well with Jazz and Trailbreaker, and (b) my THS-02 is currently in truck mode, and I really didn't feel like transforming him. :P I may have to when I get around to writing my review of Giant... Of course, I do have a review of THS-02 planned before I get aroud to Giant, so the thought occurs to me that I can just leave him in bot-mode after I photograph him for that. Excellent!

In the meantime, here is Giant menasing a cheesecake my girlfriend baked yesterday.

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Why? Because it should taste devastatingly good! :grin:
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:27 am

I'm not on Term Giant as well. He's definately one awosme Non-Transformer! I don't think he's perfect, but he's damn close. He's going to sit on my desk for a while.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:54 pm

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Pretty much all of the photos people have been posting since getting this guy (myself included) have been of the combined mode. Well, I was finally curious to see how these guys looked, as seperate guys, with some of the other Classics 'Cons I had. Since before my Giant had arrived, I'd had many of my other guys in their alt mode... so I finally transformed some of them into robot mode so they could all pose together. And I thought I'd share the resulting photo with y'all.

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:16 pm

Shockingly... I'm slightly disappointed with the individual bots. They look great and all, but they're just a LOT bigger than what I was actually hoping for... they all just tower over every deluxe in my collection. I can't imagine if I had bought Herc. Haven't seen anyone else complain about their size, so maybe I'm the only one who sees this as an issue... it's a minor nitpick though & overall I'm beyond pleased with the set.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:24 pm

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Mekatron wrote:Shockingly... I'm slightly disappointed with the individual bots. They look great and all, but they're just a LOT bigger than what I was actually hoping for...


I am amused by your post, since a common complaint by (often pro-Hercules) people seems to be, "But Giant is so small!" And here you are saying that they're too big for you (although you do say it is only a minor nitpick).

I will agree that I was surprised at the size of these guys when I got them. Based on all of the people bitching about small size, I was expecting something much smaller, maybe closer to Scout size. So it was nice to find them to actually be the size of large Deluxes, and I have to agree that (in my opinion, at least) Hercules's individual bots would look much too large when put with other figures.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:29 pm

Just got Giant in the mail a few days ago and love him. He's not perfect - the forearms are way too small (the elbow joint is not int he right place) and his body is very thick and rectangular.

Still, he gets so very much right.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:30 am

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I'm in the middle of reviewing my Giant, and so far have reviewed 3 of the 6 individual figures, you can see the reviews (plus my site redesign, yay!) below.

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My general feeling is that some of the figures are unnecessarily 'gappy' - they almost feel stretched out. If they were slightly shorter as bots then perhaps they would look more cohesive. So I kind of agree that maybe they are a wee bit too tall. But, the general awesomeness of the set massively outweighs any niggles I have had thus far.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:08 pm

So how come no one is going nuts making upgrades for this thing like they did Herc?

A few things I think would be fun, though completely unnecessary:
-something to fill the gap in Wheel Loader's leg-mode
-cone-shaped drill arm attachment
-robotic brain for inside Giant's head
-better articulated hands
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:05 pm

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Mekatron wrote:So how come no one is going nuts making upgrades for this thing like they did Herc?


Because Giant is pretty awesome the way he is, and doesn't need a bunch of extra stuff to fix him? :P

I wouldn't be surprised to see a few things for Giant eventually... but my innitial comment is only partially tounge and cheek. Heck, TFC themselves had to make an upgrade kit to improve Herc.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:19 pm

I think Herc lent itself more to upgrades than Giant. Herc's face is easily removable and the joints are simpler. Plus, few were really satisfied with the head leading to a lot of people trying to fill the gap.

But I think some upgrades for Giant will come. I think most were waiting on big green to come in before thinking about it. I can see a rage face coming for Giant. Maybe some hands. I can see Crazy Devy doing a crazy and unnessasary "cartoon accurate" head in their own style because that seems to be their thing.

Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing head upgrades for both sets of teams to make them a bit more G1.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby craggy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Yotsuyasan wrote:
Mekatron wrote:Shockingly... I'm slightly disappointed with the individual bots. They look great and all, but they're just a LOT bigger than what I was actually hoping for...


I am amused by your post, since a common complaint by (often pro-Hercules) people seems to be, "But Giant is so small!" And here you are saying that they're too big for you (although you do say it is only a minor nitpick).

I will agree that I was surprised at the size of these guys when I got them. Based on all of the people bitching about small size, I was expecting something much smaller, maybe closer to Scout size. So it was nice to find them to actually be the size of large Deluxes, and I have to agree that (in my opinion, at least) Hercules's individual bots would look much too large when put with other figures.

that's actually somewhat encouraging for me. Do they retain their larger than average/current size when in vehicle mode?
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:54 am

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craggy wrote:That's actually somewhat encouraging for me. Do they retain their larger than average/current size when in vehicle mode?


Unless someone else beats me to it (which they are certainly welcome to) I'll try and get a shot this evening of them with some other Classics style vehicles. Perhaps a Seeker (as the most promanant contemparary Decepticon vehicle), an avarage Autobot car (any requests?) and Grappel, who as a Voyager will be larger, but will be a comparison with another construction vehicle.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:54 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, there you are."
Here's a few vehicle mode comparison photos. First, the cranes together with Hook and Grappel:

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Then the group of six with a trio of Seekers:

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Finally, the group of six with an assortment of six of Hasbro's Deluxe class figures with land-based alt modes:

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So I'd say, as vehicles, they're average Deluxe size, with some slight variation between them.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Motorthing » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:11 pm

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby NOS » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:40 am

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Not a preview of a recolor and not technically an update, however, I came across these pictures by accident and thought I would share them. For a Shattered Glass set of Constructicons I think they look better in Dinobot color / Omega Gestalt color than they do in Protectobot color.

Anyway, just thought I'd share my findings.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby daimchoc » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:44 am

That was done by customizer Encline - http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... ost8574508
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby NOS » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:20 am

Yeah, I know. That's where I found the pics, actually. I just stumbled on them, admired them, and figured I'd share them with this board if they hadn't seen them.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Rated X » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:09 am

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby craggy » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:58 am

loving the Dino/Omega colours. Would work well as a vehicle mode Lightning Strike Coalition.
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