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MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby onewaydown » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:20 am

El Duque wrote:Lavenx.blogspot.com has posted an extensive pictorial review of the MMC KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops (HoS Shockwave) prototype that has been making the rounds.

Ah, so that's where the photos from the collage on Robot Kingdom came from.
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I was wondering when we'd get to see those pics full size. =) Looks slick and I can't wait to save up and nab him when it comes out.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Mkall » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:29 am

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Right arm kibble? No, that's a built-in shield.

I love it! I can't wait to have this monstrosity squaring off against Prime.

I hope they'll make more Autobots soon. Optimus is kind of outnumbered
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby worldsgreatest » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:52 am

Oh is it? I never read Hearts of Steel. That makes more sense, however I consider anything that limits articulation or posing like that to be kibble. Fair enough.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Tigertrack » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:28 am

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Drawing the line in the sand....

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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:16 pm

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This thing is insane. As in, insanely awesome. And uh, kind of insanely priced. Although considering what Takara charges for MPs nowadays, fairly appropriate. Just out of my league, though.

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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:41 pm

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tigertracks 24 wrote:Drawing the line in the sand....

"Not gon do it."

I'm heavily leaning that way too. I liked the first figure. He's only okay though with multiple construction issues. I can not justify buying multiple figures that come from a comic that was so terrible though. Sure they look okay to me but lines are having to be drawn in my collecting. I'm taking a hard look at third party stuff first. These guys are out for me.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby worldsgreatest » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:51 pm

But..what if they painted it black and stuck a Prime head on it??
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Tigertrack » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:59 pm

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worldsgreatest wrote:But..what if they painted it black and stuck a Prime head on it??


It's still 3rd party even though I love my black colored TF collection, I would pass.

Like Flux said, I must draw the line, and this "Shall not pass!"
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Mkall » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:10 pm

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tigertracks 24 wrote:Like Flux said, I must draw the line, and this "Shall not pass!"

I too drew a line, however I finally decided to nix the TF: Prime line for this and other 3rd party items.

I can always go back and collect the Prime line during the next Movie craze.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby El Duque » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:24 pm

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You know what my "line in the sand" is? Generations FOC Bruticus. Sorry Hasbro, but when third-party companies are outclassing you to the degree TFC has with Hercules and FansProject has with their Bruticus limbs that's a problem for me.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Tigertrack » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:29 pm

Motto: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
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El Duque wrote:You know what my "line in the sand" is? Generations FOC Bruticus. Sorry Hasbro, but when third-party companies are outclassing you to the degree TFC has with Hercules and FansProject has with their Bruticus limbs that's a problem for me.


Really, you're not going to even try FoC Bruticus?

I know there is 3rd party stuff that is much better than HASBRO's stuff, the price on this particularly is scaring me off.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Kibble » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:32 pm

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If this thing happens to get clearanced down to $100 or less, and not for similar reasons as Sonic Ron, I might jump back on board...but for now it's off the table. And without this one, I'll surely be skipping the subsequent releases. Kinda hoping it stays off the table, though. As cool as it looks, these just aren't necessary for my collection.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby El Duque » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:34 pm

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tigertracks 24 wrote:
El Duque wrote:You know what my "line in the sand" is? Generations FOC Bruticus. Sorry Hasbro, but when third-party companies are outclassing you to the degree TFC has with Hercules and FansProject has with their Bruticus limbs that's a problem for me.


Really, you're not going to even try FoC Bruticus?

I know there is 3rd party stuff that is much better than HASBRO's stuff, the price on this particularly is scaring me off.


Hell, I don't know. When I see them on the pegs I may change my mind. One thing I can say for sure though, if I buy them, they will be the only combiner team I have that are displayed as individuals and not combined. I can understand price being an issue for many fans when it comes to the third-party stuff, but just think, if Hasbro/Takara had made the TFC Hercules figures they would have only cost you about $20.00 a pop and there's no reason they couldn't make those. They're rather simplistic figures.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby synthetik » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:09 pm

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El Duque wrote:if Hasbro/Takara had made the TFC Hercules figures they would have only cost you about $20.00 a pop and there's no reason they couldn't make those. They're rather simplistic figures.


Exactly this. The only reason why the 3rd part stuff is so expensive is because they don't have the means to produce it as easily. I just don't understand the engineering behind hasbro's stuff, some of them seem to have been rushed during the process, just like fall of cybertron bruticus.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Stormrider » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Rated X » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:21 pm

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As good as it looks, I gotta ask why the ship has lights on the roof when the lightbulb had not even been invented yet ? They should have left the orange lights out and just had chest armor.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Mkall » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:09 am

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Rated X wrote:As good as it looks, I gotta ask why the ship has lights on the roof when the lightbulb had not even been invented yet ? They should have left the orange lights out and just had chest armor.

I suspect it has to do with the coal burner emiting light, but I can't say for sure.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:52 am

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"Air Screech" looks promising. Hoping my local hobby store decides to bring it in.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Rated X » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:03 am

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:As good as it looks, I gotta ask why the ship has lights on the roof when the lightbulb had not even been invented yet ? They should have left the orange lights out and just had chest armor.

I suspect it has to do with the coal burner emiting light, but I can't say for sure.



That would make sense I guess.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Midnight_Fox » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:41 am

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Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:As good as it looks, I gotta ask why the ship has lights on the roof when the lightbulb had not even been invented yet ? They should have left the orange lights out and just had chest armor.

I suspect it has to do with the coal burner emiting light, but I can't say for sure.



That would make sense I guess.


It may also be an artifact of the fact that Hearts of Steel as a story doesn't know itself when it takes place:

Mark Twain lived in San Francisco from 1964 to 1966, but he mentions having ONE daughter, which would place it somewhere between 1972(birth year of his first daughter) and 1974(birth of his second daughter).

In addition, John Henry's famous interactions with steam hammers(or more importantly, his race against them) occurs anywhere between 1969 and 1971.

The invention of the Lightbulb occurs in 1979, with a patent in 1980, so it's possible, too, that someone didn't fact check, especially since the "lights" are grills/vents on the actual original design:

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They also appear to be vents/grills and the right color of the production model, as opposed to the orange ones the prototype has.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Mkall » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:14 pm

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Gotta admit, that design is pretty much bang-on the concept art.

Hurry up and get here May!
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Blurrz » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:40 pm

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Cherry Bomb Toys is going to package Cyclops+KMX-01 at the Winter Toy Fair. Should be some solid savings.
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Re: MMC News: KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Pre-Orders & KM-05 Air Screech Teaser

Postby Mkall » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:58 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Cherry Bomb Toys is going to package Cyclops+KMX-01 at the Winter Toy Fair. Should be some solid savings.

Looks like I have to have a chat with the owner next time I'm in town.

which one is KMX-01? Is that the shattered glass Prime?
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