Manterax Prime wrote:And already people are throwing away their money on overpriced figures when they don't even know what they look like. They could be nice. They could be crap.
I'll be getting the Hasbro versions.
Preorders on BBTS don't cost anything. Final pics will be out before they ship so any of us who have already preordered it will have ample time to back out if we see fit.
I've never backed out on such a preorder that I can recall, just because my assumption about the paint scheme/plastic colors being more to my liking have not failed me yet, but certainly if the final product ends up looking like crap next to the Hasbro version, you better believe I'll cancel that Takara preorder and get the Hasbro release instead. It's just that this hasn't happened to me so far with any figure that I can recall.
As for all the talk about the molds being similar, the reason is simple:
The show model in the CGI series was based on the toy but with some artistic license taken
The new toy is based somewhat on the CGI series (and obviously the comic, although I'd argue that the comic is primarily based on the CGI series, especially given the head, chest and other details) but uses modern design and engineering starting from the POV that it should look close to the CGI
It's a chicken egg thing, but this one has a solution. Since the toy came first, everything that followed was based on it. Since many of us fans liked the way the character(s) looked in the show better, we got things like Telemocha and 10th anniversary which had more show accurate paint schemes but little to no retooling to make them look more show accurate. This toy fixes that by being a completely new molded figure designed from the beginning to emulate the CGI show/comics.