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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:31 pm

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KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:But if you want an example... I was told that Robot Masters were slightly smaller than those later seen in the CHUG lines.


None of the molds used for Robot Masters were used again for Classics. For instance, despite popular belief outside of the fandom, RM Convoy is not the same mold as Classics Deluxe Prime, though they share similar traits. Same goes for the Seekers.

Since you say not to care about scale, better get used to the idea of 1:32, as I don't see any upscaling being done any time soon with any mold. :) Look no further than the sponsors and retoolings, plus the exclusivity and the weak Yen for the price hike.

Just remember that I am discussing price not preference, because my preference is going to have me own one regardless of size and price. ;)


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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby KNM2012 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:50 pm

Anyways... Jez, everything I own is MISB/MOSC and will be submitted to AFA. So even if tradition changes or not, they will be sealed away and displayed.

Also, Planet Iacon states that they were told it will be the same size. But I had the trolling issue, and that slowed down any chances of me saying that any sooner. Am I okay with that? I own pieces that say Ultla Magnus and Dai Atras. ;)

Plus also, I found out that the extra price is due to content. Super GT supplied them the teams who want to be added, so their royalties may be a small boost. But my money is more on the additional stuff. :-?
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby El Duque » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:05 am

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Toys"R"Us Japan have posted new prototype images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Super GT figures GT-01 Optimus Prime and GT-02 Star Saber. Each is remold of their previous Alternity Convoy fiigure, and features various racing sponsor logos and a race queen mini figure. These images give us a good look at each figure in both modes, including their remolded weapons. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby datguy86 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:31 am

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Neat figures. Part of me hopes the race queens are available separately.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Doubledealer93 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:49 am

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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby hinomars19 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:54 am

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Doubledealer93 wrote:is it bad that i want toys of the girls more than the TFs? because there molds are wayyyyy over used.


I don't think it's bad, in fact I'm happy to see there is someone on this site that isn't defeated by a little plastic girl ;) (I wonder how many of our female fandom have been repulsed by 'MP' Spike? :-? )
Still, quips aside, they are going to be the most unique thing in the box. It is such a shame how spammed the alternity molds have been-but-I do appreciate a lot of the work that's gone into retooling and re-molding for these releases, even Prime has a new (or at least tweaked) head, which shows thay are not being THAT lazy. I wanna know if the visors flip down.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby datguy86 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:57 am

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Doubledealer93 wrote:is it bad that i want toys of the girls more than the TFs? because there molds are wayyyyy over used.


The molds look solid, but yeah - the Race Queens on their own would definitely be welcome addition to the shelf.

So no, it is not bad. They are adorable.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Manterax Prime » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:13 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:is it bad that i want toys of the girls more than the TFs? because there molds are wayyyyy over used.


You're not the only one who wants the girls more. I do as well.

Also, after seeing Prime's head in the new pics, I actually like it. Star Saber's head needs some work though. And his weapon, WTF?
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:16 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:is it bad that i want toys of the girls more than the TFs? because there molds are wayyyyy over used.


I want those race queen figs too. It lends a sense of scale to the TF's. Plus, the girls are pretty cute.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:23 pm

Is it too much to speculate we might be getting vinyl race queens, I mean they sure are pushing those images, even with just prototype images they still want us to see the girls, maybe part of the price increase will be small vinyl race queens?

why would they go through so much effort for just a small art character?
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:48 pm

And what sucks for me is the fact that I was ready to preorder Star Saber. Now I cannot on account that the only member (of the two; not mentioning the other) I respect not only ignored everything I said, but made it sound like I wanted it to be a certain scale size. All I said is that this is a collaboration piece, which has them be supplied with what they need... And everything else is what their partner wants. I only used the size as a speculation, and now am forced to fight the fact that I now this as a recycled Alternity line - Not Star Saber with a Nissan-based Super GT racing alt-mode. :BANG_HEAD:

Doubledealer93 wrote:is it bad that i want toys of the girls more than the TFs? because there molds are wayyyyy over used.


It's a new mold. Currently, the transformation sequence appears to be the same, but the mold is completely redone. (Which is why I was speculating that they may have considered re-sizing it as well.) But what is ironic is that Impul does do aftermarket parts for Nissan, and also has some funky looking cars (with one I kinda like). :lol:

But honestly? Seeing how they are not Kiss Players,it is not bad to want the Racing Queen figures more. ;)
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Burn » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:52 pm

Calsonic sure does have some nice ... ahem ... colours ... yes ...
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:56 pm

RodimalToyota wrote:Is it too much to speculate we might be getting vinyl race queens, I mean they sure are pushing those images, even with just prototype images they still want us to see the girls, maybe part of the price increase will be small vinyl race queens?

why would they go through so much effort for just a small art character?


^ THIS! :michaelbay:

I am 100% certain that atop of the pricing tied to the content is the case here. Because it makes perfect sense to have the added content (not on the car) be what increases the price. Especially if they do decide to include a figure that is their Racing Queen partner. :ic$:

So good job with that speculation, RT! ;)^
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:15 pm

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Not certain if those are meant to be their actual names.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:38 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:Calsonic sure does have some nice ... ahem ... colours ... yes ...
Not certain if those are meant to be their actual names.

Ditto. But it is interesting to find that he likes the French owned Super GT racing team's "queen." :P
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Burn » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:51 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:Calsonic sure does have some nice ... ahem ... colours ... yes ...
Not certain if those are meant to be their actual names.

Call her Bob and she'll still have nice .. ahem ... colours.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:58 pm

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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Downbeat » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:01 pm

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Ugh. Those race queens are creepy as heck.

I like the remolding on these figures a fair amount, even if i'm not a huge fan of the visors.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Poyguimogul » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:05 pm

Star Sabers head is... so 2009.. and by that I mean.. EPIC FAIL! :BOOM:
Head Robots / Venksta / or another 3rd party could remedy this.. I hope..
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Burn » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:28 pm

So ahhh ... think TT will move on from race cars to drag cars complete with their own Drag Queens?
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:50 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:What's up with Star Saber's sword? Can he hold it right? That might be a deal breaker for me

He's going to have a sword? I thought they only showed a funky gun. 8) Which I found out was the sword. #-o

Burn wrote:So ahhh ... think TT will move on from race cars to drag cars complete with their own Drag Queens?


I don't know. Will these "Drag Queens" be "more than meets the eye"? ;)
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:45 pm

Oh boy, reading comprehension fail...

It's right on the page..

Each is remold of their previous Alternity Convoy fiigure, and features various racing sponsor logos and a race queen mini figure. These images give us a good look at each figure in both modes, including their remolded weapons. Images mirrored below.


So there's part of the price increase.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:32 pm

RodimalToyota wrote:Oh boy, reading comprehension fail...

It's right on the page..

Each is remold of their previous Alternity Convoy fiigure, and features various racing sponsor logos and a race queen mini figure. These images give us a good look at each figure in both modes, including their remolded weapons. Images mirrored below.


So there's part of the price increase.


Seriously, you guys. This was what I was trying to say was due to the price increase... Not the size. :lol: So thanks, RT, for making me feel sane again. ;)^

And now, I need to determine if I still want to buy Star Saber... Or take my chances by playing the "Generation One Waiting Game." :-?
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:56 am

KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
And now, I need to determine if I still want to buy Star Saber... Or take my chances by playing the "Generation One Waiting Game." :-?


Buy it! ;)^
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Postby Hotrodimust » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:55 am

Easy pass for me the original was a great looking figure IMO but he could not stand up straight for sh#t and by the pics of him slightly leaning forward he looks to have the same issue.
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