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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 Tigertrack » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:29 pm

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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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I am excited for this. I just ask for solid constrution.
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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

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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 Anonymous. » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:40 pm

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

Weapon: Twin Sonic Cannons
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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