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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant and Computron?

Postby Court Jester » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:55 am

Wooooooo00000000000OOOOOOOoootT!


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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant and Computron?

Postby xyl360 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:01 am

City Commander wrote:Though even TFC Computron will be shorter than my custom Superion. I guess that makes sense, Superion is a warrior combiner after all, Computron...not so much.

How do you figure? Has TFC made any claims or shown any prototypes to determine what the actual size will be?

All I'm aware of so far are the sketches and the color references (red and white) on one of their pages (FB I think?).
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:11 am

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Updated to include the information on Green Giant being confirmed as a six pack!
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby Mkall » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:15 am

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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant and Computron?

Postby Shadowstream » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:19 am

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Screwdriver hands, huh? Sounds fun.

And Computron? Y'know I give credit to maketoy for putting out a smaller, and somewhat more affordable Devy design for those of us who weren't willing to shill out $80-$90 per single figure from TFC. Now though it seems that may very well be their shtick, putting out something that someone else is already doing. The fact that I don't even like Computron doesn't help either.

Additional note: Looking at their main site I can see that the color changes entailed by the green version of Giant seem to be solely constrained to swapping the yellow for green, and not changing the visors of those who got lumped with blue ones. nvm, you can see for yourself.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant and Computron?

Postby Midnight_Fox » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:39 am

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Shadowstream wrote:And Computron? Y'know I give credit to maketoy for putting out a smaller, and somewhat more affordable Devy design for those of us who weren't willing to shill out $80-$90 per single figure from TFC. Now though it seems that may very well be their shtick, putting out something that someone else is already doing. The fact that I don't even like Computron doesn't help either.


This assumes that Maketoy are waiting until TFC makes announcements and aren't deciding and developing the same character choices simultaneously as coincidence.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:56 pm

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It looks like MT have been working on their Computron a lot longer than TFC, TFC only has a few character sketches, while MT have a silhouette of a computer render of a combined robot.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant and Computron?

Postby kirbenvost » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:56 pm

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Duuuuude, that's badass. 8)
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby TransformersEmporium » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:51 pm

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:BOT: Ughh, I'm still holding out for the Green version.. Gotta be G1, though I have to admit I really do like the yellow version. "And I'm looking forward to some actual Pics of Computron, About Time We got some love for the Autobot Combiners!!" Woo Hoo!! :CON:
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant and Computron?

Postby Court Jester » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:33 pm

kirbenvost wrote:Duuuuude, that's badass. 8)


Dude. And "Cement Mixer" has yet to be shown in full range.

I'm sure there's a few more "oh dayum" moments left in the project - hopefully MakeToys has a grand finale up their sleeve. They've delivered on execution as far as stills show.

The continuity between FansProject and MakeToys design style is undeniable. It's a style in which I'm thoroughly invested. I really was tempted by its competitor. But there's something to be said about detail (or textures). It's really not how much, but context: where is the viewers attention drawn - how do you accentuate that attention and, concurrently, disperse it. It's a style I could be over-analytic about, but I'll just quit, and buy the damn thing.

It's really been a long road for these artists (from concept). I cannot wait for convention season. The 3P reveals are going to be out of this world.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby zodconvoy » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:18 pm

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Computron is nice and all but I'd rather they did the preMovie combiners first. Protectobots and Stunticons in the same scale as Giant and Crosssfire Superion and Bruticus are a must! Computron, Abomonus, even Predaking all take a backseat to them!
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby combiner711 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:52 pm

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Hmmmm?Maketoys also making computron?! Now those conspiracy theories on the other TF websites seems logical now,TFC and Maketoys are the same banana :lol: :lol: anyway, make all the combiners and you can screw my wallet :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant and Computron?

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:38 am

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kirbenvost wrote:lol, screwdriver bits? :lol: I wonder if these are the rumored 'bonus parts' that are supposed to come with the yellow version only. If they are, I'm not too worried about missing out on them.

I was thinking the same thing. From what we've seen of Giant so far there isn't anything MakeToys could get away with not including in the green boxset. I'd like to know how much cheaper that version will be, if any. I'd prefer the yellow version but ultimately price will be the deciding factor.

I'm glad to see the Autbot combiners getting some 3rd party treatment and the Technobots are a great place to start. I know it can be frustrating that two 3rd parties are potentially tackling the same project, but if the alternative is two 3rd parties taking on different projects simultaneously then I'll take the option which doesn't tag-team my wallet.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby Court Jester » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:44 am

I was looking at "Mobile Crane" and finally saw how the connection ports are implemented. They're under the hinged panels (one of the panels has HK 915 painted on it).

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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby AutobotCliffjumper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:58 am

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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby Court Jester » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:06 am

Shouldn't be long for Green Giant to show up for preoder at BBTS. The Yellow set is now sold out there.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby Stormrider » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:23 pm

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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby trence5 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:08 pm

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Does anyone have any news on their non-Fallen-over figure yet?
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby GetRightRobot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:11 pm

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trence5 wrote:Does anyone have any news on their non-Fallen-over figure yet?



AHAHA ZOMBIE THREAD!

No, I haven't heard anything, and I'm a little confused about their upcoming schedule.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby zodconvoy » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:09 pm

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GetRightRobot wrote:
trence5 wrote:Does anyone have any news on their non-Fallen-over figure yet?



AHAHA ZOMBIE THREAD!

No, I haven't heard anything, and I'm a little confused about their upcoming schedule.


It's hardly a zombie thread after only one week, especially when new members will occasionally post in threads that haven't been seen in several years because it came up in a Google search.
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby GetRightRobot » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:09 pm

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zodconvoy wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:
trence5 wrote:Does anyone have any news on their non-Fallen-over figure yet?



AHAHA ZOMBIE THREAD!

No, I haven't heard anything, and I'm a little confused about their upcoming schedule.


It's hardly a zombie thread after only one week, especially when new members will occasionally post in threads that haven't been seen in several years because it came up in a Google search.


Critique critique critique. It was a joke. I should have added a smiley face. It seems people aren't quite as fast to offer a counterpoint when they see a smiley face.

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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby xyl360 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:26 pm

GetRightRobot wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:
trence5 wrote:Does anyone have any news on their non-Fallen-over figure yet?



AHAHA ZOMBIE THREAD!

No, I haven't heard anything, and I'm a little confused about their upcoming schedule.


It's hardly a zombie thread after only one week, especially when new members will occasionally post in threads that haven't been seen in several years because it came up in a Google search.


Critique critique critique. It was a joke. I should have added a smiley face. It seems people aren't quite as fast to offer a counterpoint when they see a smiley face.

:D

Actually, I would argue that the use of :) smiley faces :D, especially when correcting someone ;) can often be taken as sarcasm, insiting even further 'counterpoints' :P.

[I am TOTALLY kidding, I just couldn't help myself :lol: ]
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Re: Maketoys Update - Giant weapons, Green Giant, and Computron?

Postby trence5 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:40 pm

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zodconvoy wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:
trence5 wrote:Does anyone have any news on their non-Fallen-over figure yet?



AHAHA ZOMBIE THREAD!

No, I haven't heard anything, and I'm a little confused about their upcoming schedule.


It's hardly a zombie thread after only one week, especially when new members will occasionally post in threads that haven't been seen in several years because it came up in a Google search.
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