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CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images

Transformers News: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images

Monday, June 25th, 2012 9:53AM CDT

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Our old friend Alfes 2010 has updated his toy blog with images of Minelba from CM's Corp. The figure comes with multiple faces and hands, two hair styles, helmet, display stand, and removable Transtector face. CM's Corp will also be releasing Ginrai in this style.

We've mirrored some of his images below, full galleries can be found at the following:

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Credit(s): Alfes 2010
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Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393752)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2012 @ 9:58am CDT
She's taller than I expected.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393755)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:06am CDT
As someone who collects Japanese articulated figures, she did not come out very well at all. :/
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393767)
Posted by Rated X on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:25am CDT
So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393768)
Posted by El Duque on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:26am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:As someone who collects Japanese articulated figures, she did not come out very well at all. :/


I don't know a lot about these types of figures, what are the problems?
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393773)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:33am CDT
Rated X wrote:So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???


Will you actually stay to read the answer? In short, they requested it, and made a deal with TakaraTomy. They can, because it's an area TakaraTomy lacks experience in.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393775)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:38am CDT
Those pics of her without a face are just...wrong :shock:
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393778)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:44am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:As someone who collects Japanese articulated figures, she did not come out very well at all. :/


I don't know a lot about these types of figures, what are the problems?


Thick paint, exposed screws, flashing on the molded plastic, blob hair, misaligned tampograph, flesh tone on face differs from other body parts (neck), and some weak overall articulation.

Compare to a figure costing half or less than half: (thumbnail used b/c this thread is about Minerva, just click it)
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Uesugi Kenshin Blush by ME_Counterpunch, on Flickr
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393779)
Posted by El Duque on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:44am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Those pics of her without a face are just...wrong :shock:


Looks like she got on Movie Universe Optimus Prime's bad side.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393783)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:As someone who collects Japanese articulated figures, she did not come out very well at all. :/


I don't know a lot about these types of figures, what are the problems?


I collect them myself and I don't see much wrong with her, from these pics it looks like she does what she's supposed to do.

RiddlerJ wrote:Those pics of her without a face are just...wrong :shock:


You get used to it... kinda. :oops:
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393788)
Posted by Va'al on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:53am CDT
El Duque wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Those pics of her without a face are just...wrong :shock:


Looks like she got on Movie Universe Optimus Prime's bad side.


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I actually like how they've incorporated all the elements of her Headmaster self, even though it's not a transforming figure.

I still can't get over manga/anime style faces though.
(Plus, I don't collect figures apart from TFs!)
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393794)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:57am CDT
Rated X wrote:So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???


Happens all the time actually, just cause third party dudes don't do it doesn't mean it ain't a common practice. :oops:
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393845)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2012 @ 12:31pm CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Rated X wrote:So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???


Happens all the time actually, just cause third party dudes don't do it doesn't mean it ain't a common practice. :oops:
Yeah, X, who do you think makes all those official non-main toyline Transformers products? For example, the Revoltech figures are made by Kaiyodo, who, like CM Corp, acquired the license by Takara.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393914)
Posted by Blurrz on June 25th, 2012 @ 2:42pm CDT
Bleh, Figmas are better and cheaper. $100+ for this is just a tad too much.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393996)
Posted by Rated X on June 25th, 2012 @ 4:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Rated X wrote:So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???


Happens all the time actually, just cause third party dudes don't do it doesn't mean it ain't a common practice. :oops:
Yeah, X, who do you think makes all those official non-main toyline Transformers products? For example, the Revoltech figures are made by Kaiyodo, who, like CM Corp, acquired the license by Takara.



So either a Takara/Tomy license is very expensive or they are very selective about who they conduct business with. Which would you guess ???
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1393999)
Posted by El Duque on June 25th, 2012 @ 4:56pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Rated X wrote:So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???


Happens all the time actually, just cause third party dudes don't do it doesn't mean it ain't a common practice. :oops:
Yeah, X, who do you think makes all those official non-main toyline Transformers products? For example, the Revoltech figures are made by Kaiyodo, who, like CM Corp, acquired the license by Takara.



So either a Takara/Tomy license is very expensive or they are very selective about who they conduct business with. Which would you guess ???


Probably a bit of both.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394002)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 25th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Rated X wrote:So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???


Happens all the time actually, just cause third party dudes don't do it doesn't mean it ain't a common practice. :oops:
Yeah, X, who do you think makes all those official non-main toyline Transformers products? For example, the Revoltech figures are made by Kaiyodo, who, like CM Corp, acquired the license by Takara.



So either a Takara/Tomy license is very expensive or they are very selective about who they conduct business with. Which would you guess ???


A bit of both. TakaraTomy gets a share of the profits made, that's something. Also, licenses are usually given to companies in fields TakaraTomy isn't that active and/or specialised in. So, companies that made full transforming robot figures can't count on one.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394018)
Posted by Seibertron on June 25th, 2012 @ 5:37pm CDT
I'm really looking forward to having this figure alongside my original G1 Minerva figure. I would have preferred it to have been smaller ... like a 3.75" figure, but I'll gladly take one of these. Guess the SCF figures would be more in scale anyway to G1 Minerva.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394040)
Posted by Trikeboy on June 25th, 2012 @ 6:45pm CDT
Hmm, not too sure about this. I recently got into Figmas and compared to them this seriously lacks detail and articulation. Also, why is her head so large? It is like 1.5 times larger than it should be. Maybe it's the bad shiny plastic hair because it doesn't look as bad with the helmet. For $100 I would expect better.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394046)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 25th, 2012 @ 6:57pm CDT
Usually CMs figs come out great.......for actual female figures. That battle armor/exo suit of Minerva kind of, well, removes her cuteness unless they also plan to release a civilian version of her.

As what party made her, 1st,2nd , should that matter? Its an official product. Like the ones CMs released.....the Dai Atlas static figs.

@Blurrz

Yeah! figmas are waaaaaaaaay cuter, and cheaper.But sturdier? More or less the same in quality and strength.

A nice looking female android figure imho would be............surprise, surprise, Bandai's Soul of Chogokin line. Their Miku Hatsune and Aegis all came out great? (With a working rocket punch to boot) (The Miku version was co produced by Goodsmile so the figma component was probably incorporated into it).

I can't wait for mine to arrive (another 20 days of waiting :sad: )
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394065)
Posted by Rated X on June 25th, 2012 @ 8:36pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Rated X wrote:So CM Corp is basically a "2nd Party" company ?

In other words, it's an outside company that somehow managed to obtain a Takara license ? How does a company obtain this rare status ???


Happens all the time actually, just cause third party dudes don't do it doesn't mean it ain't a common practice. :oops:
Yeah, X, who do you think makes all those official non-main toyline Transformers products? For example, the Revoltech figures are made by Kaiyodo, who, like CM Corp, acquired the license by Takara.



So either a Takara/Tomy license is very expensive or they are very selective about who they conduct business with. Which would you guess ???


A bit of both. TakaraTomy gets a share of the profits made, that's something. Also, licenses are usually given to companies in fields TakaraTomy isn't that active and/or specialised in. So, companies that made full transforming robot figures can't count on one.



Im not exactly sure I believe Takara couldnt make non-transformable figures. Now if Takara cant handle something that simple, It's "officially" time for them to throw in the towel. I think Takara's selective choice of business partners is more personal than profit. I dont sea much sense in that kind of sillyness. But hey, some things will never change.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394071)
Posted by michael alex kawa on June 25th, 2012 @ 8:47pm CDT
All I can say is this ,I am a big fan of Minerva :BOT: :x ,and I have been wanting this figure .I have it ordered and I can't wait for it to come =P~ .But I do have to agree with the ones that brought up the quality and price :ic$: .Since I love :grin: female characters ,I have many figures from Japan ,and this one really does not stand up to them .I have an awesome Asuka from Evangelion the Revoltech series,that is half the price of Minerva ,that ...well is more detailed . I could go on ,but it has been said already .Was she overpriced ....yes :sad: ,do I care ...well it is her price ,what can I do ,not buy her I guess . :-( But I still really like her so that is that . :DANCE:If you are not a big fan ,then I say don't get her ,if you are ,and are happy with the look of the figure ,GO FOR IT !!! That is all .
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394085)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 25th, 2012 @ 9:26pm CDT
Tomy Takara not only makes TFs. To think otherwise shows a complete ignorance of the company. Google their website and you will see all sort of products they have under their sleeves. >:oP

@ Michael

Nice collage of Marrisa..........so kawaii it makes me want to eat her. :x
And you put the words right out of my mouth. Don't like her, don't get her and quit trolling the topic.

As for her being overpriced, CMs "Cute Figure" series is price ranged that way, they're taller than your figma/revoltech figs.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394200)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 26th, 2012 @ 7:06am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Tomy Takara not only makes TFs. To think otherwise shows a complete ignorance of the company. Google their website and you will see all sort of products they have under their sleeves. >:oP


Basically they're Hasbro's Japanese counterpart in all aspects :P I know for certain however, TakaraTomy does not do high-end collectable figures in the same vein as S.H. Figuarts, S.I.C., etc., which leads to this Minerva.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394205)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 26th, 2012 @ 7:18am CDT
Not poseable ones, except for their Microman line. That's for sure. Daiki Kougyo, a subsidiary of theirs do high end static anime figures (pardon the pun with "do") :lol:
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394230)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on June 26th, 2012 @ 8:24am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Tomy Takara not only makes TFs. To think otherwise shows a complete ignorance of the company. Google their website and you will see all sort of products they have under their sleeves. >:oP


Basically they're Hasbro's Japanese counterpart in all aspects :P I know for certain however, TakaraTomy does not do high-end collectable figures in the same vein as S.H. Figuarts, S.I.C., etc., which leads to this Minerva.


Which reminds me, did Bandai do anything Transformers related after those earphones they released in 2010?
Seriously, there's so much they can do with this license! I'd kill for some Transformers Soul of Chogokin or Super Robot Chogokin. :-(
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394236)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 26th, 2012 @ 8:40am CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Tomy Takara not only makes TFs. To think otherwise shows a complete ignorance of the company. Google their website and you will see all sort of products they have under their sleeves. >:oP


Basically they're Hasbro's Japanese counterpart in all aspects :P I know for certain however, TakaraTomy does not do high-end collectable figures in the same vein as S.H. Figuarts, S.I.C., etc., which leads to this Minerva.


Which reminds me, did Bandai do anything Transformers related after those earphones they released in 2010?
Seriously, there's so much they can do with this license! I'd kill for some Transformers Soul of Chogokin or Super Robot Chogokin. :-(


The only thing remotely Transformer-related that Bandai has done is Super Robot Chogokin versions of GaoGaiGar, ChouRyuJin and Big Volfogg from King of Braves GaoGaiGar.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394251)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 26th, 2012 @ 9:05am CDT
The fore father of TF Headmasters was Jeeg. Also a Takara product. An updated Jeeg was also released in the SOC line.

Also forgot, Bandai also re-issued several times the updated 1/55 Takatoku version of what we now know as Jetfire.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394430)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on June 26th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Tomy Takara not only makes TFs. To think otherwise shows a complete ignorance of the company. Google their website and you will see all sort of products they have under their sleeves. >:oP


Basically they're Hasbro's Japanese counterpart in all aspects :P I know for certain however, TakaraTomy does not do high-end collectable figures in the same vein as S.H. Figuarts, S.I.C., etc., which leads to this Minerva.


Which reminds me, did Bandai do anything Transformers related after those earphones they released in 2010?
Seriously, there's so much they can do with this license! I'd kill for some Transformers Soul of Chogokin or Super Robot Chogokin. :-(


The only thing remotely Transformer-related that Bandai has done is Super Robot Chogokin versions of GaoGaiGar, ChouRyuJin and Big Volfogg from King of Braves GaoGaiGar.


Yeah those are the only SRCs I have as of right now, they're all just so good, it'd be really awesome if they did Transformers ones. :oops:
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394446)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 26th, 2012 @ 4:06pm CDT
Well, my BBTS pre-order for her processed and I clicked 'ship'. Let's see how she is in a week or so.
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394450)
Posted by Seibertron on June 26th, 2012 @ 4:14pm CDT
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Well, my BBTS pre-order for her processed and I clicked 'ship'. Let's see how she is in a week or so.


Same here. Looking forward to it!
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1394662)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 27th, 2012 @ 5:37am CDT
@ Ryan

I can't wait for you to post her pics + the G1 Minerva figure you own :APPLAUSE:
Re: CM's Corp Gutto Kuru Collection Minelba In-Hand Images (1396956)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 4th, 2012 @ 9:37am CDT
Okay, I got her. She's... not bad. Looks good, nice articulation. Joints feel a bit... off. Not sure how to describe it. The pegs for the hands are a bit short for my taste, but they hold the hands all right. I wish she came with a weapon, but otherwise not bad at all.
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