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MMC's Ferocicons - Feral Rex (Predaking) is here!

Postby Mkall » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:48 am

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He was announced at TFCon 2012 and will see release after their Hexatron. Here are the release images:
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The pictures aren't all that detailed, so thanks to Bountyan @ TFW who enhanced them
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Prototypes:
Tantrum:
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Divebomb
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Finally just recently we were given the approximate scale of the figures from CenoKibble @ TFW, who is a member of MMC.
The figures are all around Voyager size, except Razorclaw who is larger to form a big torso. It was a fine balancing act all round, as the animation model and logic behind a combiner dictates that not-Razorclaw has to be substantially bigger than the others, but then that throws out his alt. mode, which on the original toys is in scale without the others. I can say this took a LOT of work to get a good compromise.

Final scale on combined Ferocicus is about the same height as Hercules.

Sixth member is not what people think, but is a lot of fun, giving way to an optional, more balanced transformation.


And more details about pricing and dimensions:

Gestalt is 32cm tall from feet to head, excluding shoulders, backpack cannons etc...

All 5 figures will all be discounted 15%-20% for pre-orders

Pricing is based on the pack–in content and design of the figures: e.g. the leg members will have more parts, and Razorclaw is bigger.


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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:57 am

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Nice!! But what's this talk of a Sixth member? :???:
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:59 am

I have no sentimental attachment to Predaking at all, but this guy is looking sharp. At least from what the shadowy renders show.

Herc scale seems right for Predaking, but I don't think I'd want ALL combiners at this size.

The 6th member doesn't seem to be integral to the combiner, so I wonder how it'll turn out.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby craggy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:24 am

I'm potentially interested. Alt modes all look very samey though (apart from Divebomb, of course) but maybe the colours will help distinguish them a bit from each other.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby DevastaTTor » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:09 am

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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby NOS » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:20 am

Animal feets on Rampage and Razorclaw kind of scare me. Looks thin and possibly brittle. Once product images start to surface I'll start mulling over a possible purchase, but I don't think It'll convince me this is the Predaking for my collection, sadly.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:48 am

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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby necr0blivion » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:30 pm

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Inquiring me wants to know:

1. Will this be released as a set or individual members?
2. When is this expected to ship (or start shipping in case of individual releases)?
3. Are we seeing the "sixth member" in the picture of gestalt mode?
4. Swords for individuals and gestalt?
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby craggy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:02 pm

necr0blivion wrote:Inquiring me wants to know:

1. Will this be released as a set or individual members?
2. When is this expected to ship (or start shipping in case of individual releases)?
3. Are we seeing the "sixth member" in the picture of gestalt mode?
4. Swords for individuals and gestalt?

Wouldn't mind knowing that lot myself. Although the Infinity Warfare upgrade set for the original/reissue Predacons might work fine if there aren't any individual weapons. Then again, at Voyager size, and likely $100 a pop each, I'd like to think they could work in some weaponry for the individual bots.

Also, anyone who knows me will know that I'm hoping for Autobot/Maximal repaints of these guys, just so I can get a Stampede figure.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby DJrasmo » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:03 pm

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Great...another company ruining another Gestalt team by having to toss in an another arbitrary "6th guy'...WHY WHY WHY?

The constructicons were the only team to actually have 6 members...all scramble city teams had FIVE. Ever since the Uranus debate started, apparently all the 3P'ers think this is some kind of cool bandwagon to jump on, as if they just ignore what we really want and just say "as long as we put out something 'close enough', we can really do whatever we want and they will buy it".

As far as I am concerned, companies added random, unnecessary 6th members to our beloved Gestalt teams is just like Bayverse making the Ninja Turtles coming from outer space...the "sodomizing of our childhood nostlagia"..or whatever that guy said in that interview that one time.

6 team members is NOT the aerialbots, or the Predacons...any more than a cheap blue repaint of some japanese space cat bots is Defensor.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:10 pm

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Hold on a second guys;

Sixth member is not what people think, but is a lot of fun, giving way to an optional, more balanced transformation.


Just a poor choice of words, or maybe the Ferocicons can combine without number 6 but it'll look better with it, similar to TFC's Rage of Hercules set? It's not ideal regardless of the situation, but it's true that the Predacons were always going to be a tough team to do seeing as they're a five member combiner of pretty much equal sizes. I have to admit that I think I'd be OK with an extra figure if it meant the original five were nearly the same size.

As a kid I had six episodes of Transformers on VHS, and the Predacons featured in three of them so they're a pretty prominent team for me. MMC will really have to screw this up for me back away from this set.

Also interesting to hear the choice of size compared to other companies. It's turning into Tekken Tag Tournament: 3rd Party Edition: FansProject & MakeToys .vs. TFC & MMC.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby MGrotusque » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:45 am

These look fantastic. I'm kinda irked about some folks busting these 3rd party companies' chops for introducing a sixth member too the teams like their collector sensibilities have been disrespected in some egregious form or fashion.
It's not like you'd EVER see an "official" release of these Combiners as cool as these are and with so much attention to the G1 aesthetic and of which are in the "scale" that we all want.
Some seem to be focusing on such a non pertinent (at least i fell it is) detail too an otherwise joyous occasion in the TF world.

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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby DJrasmo » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:58 pm

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"It's not like you'd EVER see an "official" release of these Combiners as cool as these are and with so much attention to the G1 aesthetic"

Funny...this is EXACTLY what peeps used to opine about Devy back before Herc and Giant were even created as teaser images...and look what we got.

TFC knew we all wanted G1-esque aesthetics, big 'ol bots, decent-scaled alt modes, and a towering Gestalt...and we got it. Then people complained about his arm molds and whatnot, so they gave us Teh Rage. Maketoys did it a little better (read: not needing the additional add-on), to a slightly smaller scale for those who wanted their Devy in-line with their already existing FP Bruty/Supes.

Pretty much everyone wins...only problem was...Herc, Giant, or wallet suicide via both?

Now, though, they know we still want the same things, but are toying with us by giving us this new "6th-bot" ideology, and whats worse, passing it off like it is supposed to be the norm from here on(6th bot for Superion? Check. 6th bot for Predaking? Check.).

Whats worse, my prediction is another Herc/Giant scenario will come up, but with a worse outcome. Someone will do a "6th bot" Superion, and amidst all the complaining, another company will do a more accurate/slightly different Gestalt of the same team with the ACCEPTABLE 5 bots...and all the people who jumped on the train fearing just what this guy said (about never getting another option to add a stand-in for this team to their collection) are the ones getting screwed. Now they are stuck with an embarrassing, NOT-G1-accurate money sink and thinking "man, if only I had waited a while longer and not jumped all over this in desperation."

Think about it...would you buy a toy labelled Optimus Supreme (or some other trademark-infringement-avoiding name) if it wasnt even a semi-truck? Or it was a semi truck, but it was, like, orange and purple NO. Because thats NOT the character. Just like a team of SIX bots, who just happen to turn into airplanes, and just happen to gestalt together into a giant bot, are NOT the aerialbots.

If that's me getting my "collector sensbilities" in an uproar...than so be it. I will pay for what I find as suitable stand-ins for my collection, you do the same and we will all live happily ever after. :saint:
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:17 pm

I don't think the 6th member of the Predacons is a big deal. Just look at the teasers for a minute. There's no visible 6th member there. It's optional. Optional as in "I can leave it in the box or pretend it's a minicon drone" or soemthing.

Ditto TFC's Areialbots. It's been confirmed as Superion's chest shield. That ain't so bad, is it?
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Banjo-Tron » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:39 am

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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby DevastaTTor » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:15 am

I want to see more but I'm liking the idea of MMC taking this project on. They design figures with a lot of detail and crisp angles-I think that design philosophy will translate nicely in a modern update to Predaking!
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:42 am

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But I like what I'm seeing. Makes me feel a little better about not buying the reissue. Can't wait to see some better shots. As for the 6th member, whatever. I think it'll be just an accessory to make Razorclaw fit in better with the others, so that his individual size can stay relatively in scale with the others. And where's the sword?
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Mekatron » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:29 pm

I really don't get all the rage over the "optional" 6th member. I didn't watch the cartoons much as a kid... so maybe I'm just not as attached to the characters as some of you others are. I just owned a hell of a lot of the figures... because I thought they looked awesome and were fun to tinker with. I think Predaking & Piranacon were the only combiners I didn't own... but I always wanted them.

If these are awesome enough & I can afford them... I'll buy 'em. They could make him a headmaster for all I care... judging by the silhouette, there's plenty enough G1-goodness for me.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Stormrider » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:50 pm

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NOS wrote:Animal feets on Rampage and Razorclaw kind of scare me. Looks thin and possibly brittle. Once product images start to surface I'll start mulling over a possible purchase, but I don't think It'll convince me this is the Predaking for my collection, sadly.


I noticed that too. I am guessing it's just how the computer drafting tool is set up and it will be thicker (I hope) when it gets released.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Mkall » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:55 pm

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Here comes MMC's Rampage!

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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Mekatron » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:01 pm

Sooo Bad@$$. Thrilled, as I was not to fond of what I've seen of the other Predaking.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Mkall » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:05 pm

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Mekatron wrote:Sooo Bad@$$. Thrilled, as I was not to fond of what I've seen of the other Predaking.

Agreed. My thoughts of what I first saw of Unique Toys's version is that it's G1 with articulation - which is cool if you are a strict G1-er. I prefer MMC's because it appears that it's a reimaged figure with much more styling.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Mekatron » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:10 pm

Well... the other one is a ripoff of someone else's custom, which says a LOT about them in my mind. MMC seems to have a little more "original" talent then that and it really shows.

I love the snarl on the bot's face and that cannon on the back of the bull looks amazing! Can't stop drooling.
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:27 pm

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That does look good. It might come down to what is carried at BBTS. Oh, and price...
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Re: MMC's Ferocicons - Predaking is coming!

Postby Stormrider » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:41 pm

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oh man, this is going to be expensive.
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