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Transformers News: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 10:50AM CDT

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It appears CM's Corp will continue to produce human Transformers characters in their Guttu Kuru series. Autobase Aichi has posted the teaser image mirrored below that is on display at Summer Wonder Festival 2012, which looks to be Spike and Daniel from the original animated Transformers: The Movie in their exo suits.

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Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1405360)
Posted by craggy on July 29th, 2012 @ 11:02am CDT
oooh! Ideally they'd be in Classics scale, maybe the size of a Cyberverse guy or PE Frumbzy, but have CM Corp's previous Ginrai and Minelba not been more along the lines of a normal action figure size?
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1405378)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 29th, 2012 @ 12:06pm CDT
craggy wrote:oooh! Ideally they'd be in Classics scale, maybe the size of a Cyberverse guy or PE Frumbzy, but have CM Corp's previous Ginrai and Minelba not been more along the lines of a normal action figure size?
These'll likely be in scale with Minerva and Ginrai, being about the height of today's Voyager class figures.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1405406)
Posted by Seibertron on July 29th, 2012 @ 2:02pm CDT
This is an awesome idea. Just wish all of these had been 3.75" scale instead ... would look much better alongside the Transformers. One day!
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1405408)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 29th, 2012 @ 2:05pm CDT
At least there's the SCF figure of Daniel.

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Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1405436)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 29th, 2012 @ 3:38pm CDT
We also got those Impossible Toys Exo-Suit Spike and Daniel figures, which are pretty much in scale, though the transformation of these larger figures will doubtlessly shame their ability to simply bend over until it almost looks like a vehicle.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1405477)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 29th, 2012 @ 5:28pm CDT
I've got my Minelba in my Classics display, so a Spike and Daniel produced by these guys would go there, too. I have been waiting for years for good human toys, and this is right up my alley! :D

Now a Karly? A Chip, a Marissa, please oh please?! :ic$:
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1405509)
Posted by Blurrz on July 29th, 2012 @ 7:44pm CDT
That's actually pretty cool.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506671)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 26th, 2013 @ 6:35am CDT
Looks like CM's Corp will have a prototype of their new Excel Suit with Spike and Daniel figures at this year's Wonder Festival. This announcement came with a very pixelated image of the prototype. Hopefully we will have a better image when Wonder Festival takes place July 28. Until then, enjoy this pixelated image.

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Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506709)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 26th, 2013 @ 9:05am CDT
Oh, I had completely forgot about these guys! Dammit, an actual Spike and Daniel. G1 humans is always awesome for me. :D
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506723)
Posted by SoundwaveLVL14 on July 26th, 2013 @ 10:00am CDT
I wonder if they will have the same transformations as they did in the movie.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506730)
Posted by ScottyP on July 26th, 2013 @ 10:14am CDT
Glad to see these back from the dead!
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506732)
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 26th, 2013 @ 10:20am CDT
So.... 3rd Party no, but CM Corp is the exception? Or is this news because it's licensed merch? :???:

I'm always surprised when I see non-HasTak fig announcements on here! :roll:
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506739)
Posted by Mkall on July 26th, 2013 @ 10:58am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:So.... 3rd Party no, but CM Corp is the exception? Or is this news because it's licensed merch? :???:

They're licensed.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506769)
Posted by ScottyP on July 26th, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:So.... 3rd Party no, but CM Corp is the exception? Or is this news because it's licensed merch? :???:

I'm always surprised when I see non-HasTak fig announcements on here! :roll:


The Guttu Kuru figures are official Transformers products, just not made by Takara. Same concept as getting news about the Fall of Cybertron videogame or various apparel.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506786)
Posted by rockman_fan on July 26th, 2013 @ 3:27pm CDT
mmm mmm. dat resolution
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1506982)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 27th, 2013 @ 12:24pm CDT
When these go up for preorder, I'm getting them. Hopefully more humans will be made.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507221)
Posted by El Duque on July 28th, 2013 @ 10:27am CDT
Autoboase Aichi has posted a trio of prototype images of CM's Corp's upcoming Guttu Kuru Excel Suit Spike and Daniel figures. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507223)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 28th, 2013 @ 10:38am CDT
IMPOSSIBLE!...Toys did those nice in-scale ones that couldn't do anything but "transform" by bending over. This treatment of the exo-suit, on the other hand, is long overdue and beautiful. I can't wait to do spreadsheets with it!
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507229)
Posted by Bouncy X on July 28th, 2013 @ 10:57am CDT
the suit itself looks cool and all but why is it so huge compared to Spike and Daniel? it seems almost as big as Bumblebee was compared to Spike on the show and movie when the suit in the movie was just a little bulkier than a human.

but it looks good so i'll give them that. lol
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507232)
Posted by joevill on July 28th, 2013 @ 11:02am CDT
Hmmmm.... looks promising.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507442)
Posted by Mykltron on July 29th, 2013 @ 5:00am CDT
Bouncy X wrote:the suit itself looks cool and all but why is it so huge compared to Spike and Daniel? it seems almost as big as Bumblebee was compared to Spike on the show and movie when the suit in the movie was just a little bulkier than a human.


Are you seriously expecting accurate scale in the G1 cartoon?

The thing is definitely too big though.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507450)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 29th, 2013 @ 7:10am CDT
Yea it's really nice, but far too big, this thing is almost as large as the Seeker mold. But I still kinda want it for my MP collection.

Question, do you think the human figures have articulation or are they just statues? Cos they don't seem to have joints, and yet in the suite they seem to be able to move their neck (arms seem to be separate pieces though.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507536)
Posted by T-Macksimus on July 29th, 2013 @ 12:17pm CDT
WOW! Really?? Folks want full articulation AND posable figures that fit inside that DON'T look cheap and crappy, expect it to perform ALL the functions of its 1986 movie iteration, want it to be AFFORDABLE and STILL be in scale????
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: #-o


GOOD...F****NG...LUCK!!

Pick one or two and be happy that you even have one of these things AT ALL! You will NEVER get all of them together.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507613)
Posted by ScottyP on July 29th, 2013 @ 4:35pm CDT
I have Minerva on the way. Assuming I like her, I'm in for these dudes. Had to test the waters with something!
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1507673)
Posted by Stormrider on July 29th, 2013 @ 8:34pm CDT
the exo-suits are larger than I remember in the movies.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510263)
Posted by El Duque on August 8th, 2013 @ 8:21am CDT
CM's Corp have posted a trio of new images of their upcoming Excel Suit Spike and Daniel figures. This set of images gives us our first full look at the suit in it's alt mode. Check out the images below.

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Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510269)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 8th, 2013 @ 8:37am CDT
Almost 30 years.......... :APPLAUSE:
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510271)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 8th, 2013 @ 8:38am CDT
Almost 30 years.......... :APPLAUSE:

ISP brain fart...............sorry for the double post.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510272)
Posted by RhA on August 8th, 2013 @ 8:49am CDT
The worst example of a human in the series gets a toy.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510274)
Posted by REMINATOR on August 8th, 2013 @ 8:57am CDT
It looks very awesome. However, I am force to pass because it's too big, wouldn't know where to place him. Even with MP figures, Excel suit is still too big. Scale it down to MP Rodimus waist and will capture my interest.
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Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510277)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on August 8th, 2013 @ 9:23am CDT
Well well,,,, it looks nice, but I'm sure these will not be in scale with other Transformers,,, the suit looks too big, I hope is not a voyager size, deluxe size will also be out of scale.

I already have a Transforming Exo-Suit Set of Spike & Danie made by impossible toys, imo this set represent a better scale when displayed with other Transformers.

:KREMZEEK:
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510285)
Posted by ScottyP on August 8th, 2013 @ 9:42am CDT
It transforms? Ok, bought. Nice.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510290)
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2013 @ 9:55am CDT
I think this looks awesome. I don't understand the "out-of-scale" comments when the last items made by this company were extremely out-of-scale but still very nice items. It's a specialty piece, it's not meant to be in-scale necessary but the fact that you get a more-or-less in-scale Daniel and Spike to Masterpiece Rodimus is really nice.

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Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510304)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2013 @ 10:40am CDT
RhA wrote:The worst example of a human in the series gets a toy.
If Kicker of all people can get (three!) toys of his own, well...
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510306)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 8th, 2013 @ 10:42am CDT
RhA wrote:The worst example of a human in the series gets a toy.

On the bright side, you get to decapitate him for the "suite wearing" mode.

Now that we have better pics of the human figures, I now understand how it works, you rip off the heads and shoulders (check the crack lines) and then put them under the dome of the suite.
Keeping that in mind, just makes the size of the suite that much more perplexing, I would have understood the need to make it so large if it actually had to have space inside of it for the figures, but it doesn't, you only put the head in the dome. They could have made this scale to the MP line and Spike and Daniel could still have retained the size they have now.

This way it just looks odd, even on it's own, since in the movie it was much smaller (speaking in terms of human to suite ratio).

Still would have liked Spike and Daniel to have a bit of articulation.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510350)
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2013 @ 1:10pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Still would have liked Spike and Daniel to have a bit of articulation.


This! I will never understand how this brand has gone on for almost 30 years yet it seems so difficult to get a set of articulated humans. I would be fine with 3.75" figures in scale with G.I. Joes, Marvel Universe and Star Wars figures. As for scale, that'd be close enough so long as the humans are in scale with each other (i.e. Daniel should be smaller than Carly, Spike and Sparkplug. Archeville! Augie Cahnay! Kremzeek! Skuxxoid! Sleezardo! Bosch! Lord Gyconi! Slizardo! It seems like this should have been a convention set or a speciality shop set by now. This series or exclusive set could also feature the various Quintessons, B.O.T., the Unicron Trilogy kids/people, the RID people and T.A.I., the Beast Wars Cavemen, the VOK, Masterforce humans and Pretenders, the Animated humans and of course the TFP RID humans. Toss in parts for each set like some build-a-figure such as CHAOS, TORQ, Autobot Spike, Six-Gun or something along those lines and you've got yourself some nice collectibles. Heck, include various weapons packs, an extra Metroplex gun, chase Matrixes (sp?), Autoscout, Energon cubes, raw Energon crystals, an Allspark, Vector Sigma, etc would also be really nice to help these human based sets appeal to a larger crowd.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510365)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 8th, 2013 @ 2:22pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Still would have liked Spike and Daniel to have a bit of articulation.


This! I will never understand how this brand has gone on for almost 30 years yet it seems so difficult to get a set of articulated humans. I would be fine with 3.75" figures in scale with G.I. Joes, Marvel Universe and Star Wars figures. As for scale, that'd be close enough so long as the humans are in scale with each other (i.e. Daniel should be smaller than Carly, Spike and Sparkplug. Archeville! Augie Cahnay! Kremzeek! Skuxxoid! Sleezardo! Bosch! Lord Gyconi! Slizardo! It seems like this should have been a convention set or a speciality shop set by now. This series or exclusive set could also feature the various Quintessons, B.O.T., the Unicron Trilogy kids/people, the RID people and T.A.I., the Beast Wars Cavemen, the VOK, Masterforce humans and Pretenders, the Animated humans and of course the TFP RID humans. Toss in parts for each set like some build-a-figure such as CHAOS, TORQ, Autobot Spike, Six-Gun or something along those lines and you've got yourself some nice collectibles. Heck, include various weapons packs, an extra Metroplex gun, chase Matrixes (sp?), Autoscout, Energon cubes, raw Energon crystals, an Allspark, Vector Sigma, etc would also be really nice to help these human based sets appeal to a larger crowd.


That's the thing, How will they sell? Noone really knows who these people are besides hardcore fans of the series. Seems like to big a risk to make them anything but exclusives, and then you'll have people bitching when they can't get one and don't want to pay "scalper" prices and having to pay 50 bucks for one figure. Has/Tak can never win lol
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510366)
Posted by Blurrz on August 8th, 2013 @ 2:29pm CDT
That's um.. quite the colorful CM Corps article we get linked to.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510368)
Posted by njb902 on August 8th, 2013 @ 2:44pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Still would have liked Spike and Daniel to have a bit of articulation.


This! I will never understand how this brand has gone on for almost 30 years yet it seems so difficult to get a set of articulated humans. I would be fine with 3.75" figures in scale with G.I. Joes, Marvel Universe and Star Wars figures. As for scale, that'd be close enough so long as the humans are in scale with each other (i.e. Daniel should be smaller than Carly, Spike and Sparkplug. Archeville! Augie Cahnay! Kremzeek! Skuxxoid! Sleezardo! Bosch! Lord Gyconi! Slizardo! It seems like this should have been a convention set or a speciality shop set by now. This series or exclusive set could also feature the various Quintessons, B.O.T., the Unicron Trilogy kids/people, the RID people and T.A.I., the Beast Wars Cavemen, the VOK, Masterforce humans and Pretenders, the Animated humans and of course the TFP RID humans. Toss in parts for each set like some build-a-figure such as CHAOS, TORQ, Autobot Spike, Six-Gun or something along those lines and you've got yourself some nice collectibles. Heck, include various weapons packs, an extra Metroplex gun, chase Matrixes (sp?), Autoscout, Energon cubes, raw Energon crystals, an Allspark, Vector Sigma, etc would also be really nice to help these human based sets appeal to a larger crowd.


You forgot Cobra Commander/Snake :P
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510373)
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2013 @ 2:53pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:That's the thing, How will they sell? Noone really knows who these people are besides hardcore fans of the series. Seems like to big a risk to make them anything but exclusives, and then you'll have people bitching when they can't get one and don't want to pay "scalper" prices and having to pay 50 bucks for one figure. Has/Tak can never win lol


The build-a-figure or accessories would have to be things that collectors couldn't live without. Imagine a proper build-a-figure Six-Gun for Generations Metroplex or something along those lines. It couldn't just be a human figure pack ... there'd have to be things for the Transformers as well that you just had to have. If they could figure out how to do an actual build-a-figure Transformer toy for Jhiaxus, Scrounge, Rung, or some other character that fans would drool over, then you'd have a real winning set. Surely there'd be a market for something well thought out like this. I just find it hard to believe that the Transformers brand has to solely be about transforming robots especially with hard they push the humans in the cartoon series to us.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510374)
Posted by njb902 on August 8th, 2013 @ 2:58pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:That's the thing, How will they sell? Noone really knows who these people are besides hardcore fans of the series. Seems like to big a risk to make them anything but exclusives, and then you'll have people bitching when they can't get one and don't want to pay "scalper" prices and having to pay 50 bucks for one figure. Has/Tak can never win lol


The build-a-figure or accessories would have to be things that collectors couldn't live without. Imagine a proper build-a-figure Six-Gun for Generations Metroplex or something along those lines. It couldn't just be a human figure pack ... there'd have to be things for the Transformers as well that you just had to have. If they could figure out how to do an actual build-a-figure Transformer toy for Jhiaxus, Scrounge, Rung, or some other character that fans would drool over, then you'd have a real winning set. Surely there'd be a market for something well thought out like this. I just find it hard to believe that the Transformers brand has to solely be about transforming robots especially with hard they push the humans in the cartoon series to us.


Wouldn't it be interesting to have a build a transformer toys shop or website? With 3d printing could hasbro make it work?
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510392)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on August 8th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Still would have liked Spike and Daniel to have a bit of articulation.


This! I will never understand how this brand has gone on for almost 30 years yet it seems so difficult to get a set of articulated humans. I would be fine with 3.75" figures in scale with G.I. Joes, Marvel Universe and Star Wars figures. As for scale, that'd be close enough so long as the humans are in scale with each other (i.e. Daniel should be smaller than Carly, Spike and Sparkplug. Archeville! Augie Cahnay! Kremzeek! Skuxxoid! Sleezardo! Bosch! Lord Gyconi! Slizardo! It seems like this should have been a convention set or a speciality shop set by now. This series or exclusive set could also feature the various Quintessons, B.O.T., the Unicron Trilogy kids/people, the RID people and T.A.I., the Beast Wars Cavemen, the VOK, Masterforce humans and Pretenders, the Animated humans and of course the TFP RID humans. Toss in parts for each set like some build-a-figure such as CHAOS, TORQ, Autobot Spike, Six-Gun or something along those lines and you've got yourself some nice collectibles. Heck, include various weapons packs, an extra Metroplex gun, chase Matrixes (sp?), Autoscout, Energon cubes, raw Energon crystals, an Allspark, Vector Sigma, etc would also be really nice to help these human based sets appeal to a larger crowd.

This, a thousand times. The G1 humans at least are some of my favorite characters. There'd be a market for them!
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510400)
Posted by joeformer on August 8th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CDT
WOW Ive been wanting this since I saw it in the movie. Heres your chance dr wu workshop. Make a spike and Daniel the same size as the partners set (spike and sparkplug). Then make exosuits they can fit into. They would fit perfect with the classics and generations line. Why did they make these so big? Its very frustrating waiting so long for the products you want. :HEADHURTS:
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510406)
Posted by RhA on August 8th, 2013 @ 4:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:The worst example of a human in the series gets a toy.
If Kicker of all people can get (three!) toys of his own, well...

I knew Kicker would come up and yes, he is terrible. But he's no 'Danno'. Close call, 'though.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510461)
Posted by Metrosuplex on August 8th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:That's the thing, How will they sell? Noone really knows who these people are besides hardcore fans of the series. Seems like to big a risk to make them anything but exclusives, and then you'll have people bitching when they can't get one and don't want to pay "scalper" prices and having to pay 50 bucks for one figure. Has/Tak can never win lol


3rd Parties to the rescue! :roll: Seriously, this "there isn't a market for it" argument (by yourself/Hasbro) seems contradictory when a 3rd Party comes along and makes the damn product(s). So either 3rd Parties are losing their shirts on these projects (and Hasbro is correctly sitting it out), or MAYBE... just MAYBE there IS a market for these figures. I think Hasbro should take a bigger interest in these requests, and figure out how the 3rd Parties can serve these niches, but they can't. #-o

njb902 wrote:Wouldn't it be interesting to have a build a transformer toys shop or website? With 3d printing could hasbro make it work?


3D printing is right around the corner, so I'm very curious as to how it will change the game. But my guess? Hasbro will NOT adopt the new consumer model, and the various 3D prints we'll be sharing will be fan-made. I see a large distribution network of fan-designed heads and other parts, culminating in intricate TF redesigns. Now, whether or not we can print the pieces and assemble the toys correctly (and on the same quality level as a Hasbro/Takara product) is another question. But it's going to be an interesting future. 3D printing is going to be HUGE with consumers in general! With TFs? =P~ =P~ =P~
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510561)
Posted by Mykltron on August 9th, 2013 @ 4:06am CDT
RhA wrote:The worst example of a human in the series gets a toy.


So you can enact all your Dan-dying fantasies.
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510577)
Posted by RhA on August 9th, 2013 @ 6:08am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
RhA wrote:The worst example of a human in the series gets a toy.


So you can enact all your Dan-dying fantasies.


:lol: Sold!
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510633)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 9th, 2013 @ 10:32am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:That's the thing, How will they sell? Noone really knows who these people are besides hardcore fans of the series. Seems like to big a risk to make them anything but exclusives, and then you'll have people bitching when they can't get one and don't want to pay "scalper" prices and having to pay 50 bucks for one figure. Has/Tak can never win lol


3rd Parties to the rescue! :roll: Seriously, this "there isn't a market for it" argument (by yourself/Hasbro) seems contradictory when a 3rd Party comes along and makes the damn product(s). So either 3rd Parties are losing their shirts on these projects (and Hasbro is correctly sitting it out), or MAYBE... just MAYBE there IS a market for these figures. I think Hasbro should take a bigger interest in these requests, and figure out how the 3rd Parties can serve these niches, but they can't. #-o


What third party products are you talking about? We're talking about 3 and 3 quarter inch articulated human figures. Which third party made these? Impossible toys? their human figures are overpriced crap and they're not articulated and they're like 1.5 inches tall. and also they're out of business. I'm not saying there is no market for it. I'm just saying the market might be too small for Hasbro to create it for mass retail. Therefor if Hasbro are to give us what we want (articulated humans) they'll have to make small runs of them and make them exclusives.

Seibertron wrote:The build-a-figure or accessories would have to be things that collectors couldn't live without. Imagine a proper build-a-figure Six-Gun for Generations Metroplex or something along those lines. It couldn't just be a human figure pack ... there'd have to be things for the Transformers as well that you just had to have. If they could figure out how to do an actual build-a-figure Transformer toy for Jhiaxus, Scrounge, Rung, or some other character that fans would drool over, then you'd have a real winning set. Surely there'd be a market for something well thought out like this. I just find it hard to believe that the Transformers brand has to solely be about transforming robots especially with hard they push the humans in the cartoon series to us.


Hey that sounds awesome to me and I'm sure everyone on this site. But what you said build a figure do you mean something like the microns from the Takara AM line? I don't see that working for US retail... Maybe Takara will do it :grin:
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1510637)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2013 @ 10:41am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Hey that sounds awesome to me and I'm sure everyone on this site. But what you said build a figure do you mean something like the microns from the Takara AM line? I don't see that working for US retail... Maybe Takara will do it :grin:
No, not model kit style. "Build-a-figure" means like how the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Transmutate toy was done, with one body part coming with each main figure:
  • Head - Waspinator
  • Torso - Cheetor
  • Waist & right leg - Rhinox
  • Left leg - Tarantulas
  • Right arm - Rattrap
  • Left arm - Dinobot
Re: CM's Corp Excel Suit Spike and Daniel Guttu Kuru Figures (1529383)
Posted by El Duque on November 12th, 2013 @ 11:53am CST
It's been a while since we've had any updates on the CM's Corp Excel Suite Spike and Daniel figures, but thanks to TAGhobbywe have a new full color image of the set. This image also reveals a previously unseen items from the Transformers: Headmasters cartoon series. A prototype of Grand Galvatron! A wild scheme Galavatron cooked up in which he would incorporate the Earth and most of the Decepticon forces into a planet sized body for himself. Luckily for everyone his plan never came to fruition, but it looks like we can look forward to a toy version. Also hanging from the stand is the giant Master Sword floppy disk that Fortress Maximus handed over the Decepticons.

Check out the image mirrored below.


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