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Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013

Transformers News: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013

Saturday, July 27th, 2013 11:17PM CDT

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Here is a nice little surprise coming out of summer Wonder Festival 2013 where a gigantic Scorponok prototype is on display. These pictures come to us via the amiami facebook page. Not a whole lot is known about this figure at this time but it appears to be a non transforming licensed product made by Sentinel standing as tall as Fort Max. Check out the pictures of this behemoth below.

Gigantic Licensed Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013

Gigantic Licensed Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013

Gigantic Licensed Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013
Credit(s): amiami facebook
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Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507106)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 27th, 2013 @ 11:27pm CDT
"GIGANTIC ACTION!"...MASTER?

Those big wastes of space non-transforming Prime figures may have started a halfway decent trend, but I'd still rather own a Mega/Black-Zarak knock-off than an official mega-mega-mega-mega-mega-SCF Scorpinok, even if he is big enough to face Fort Max eye-to-eye, and does look awesome.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507107)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 27th, 2013 @ 11:33pm CDT
Oddly proportioned for a non-transforming figure.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507112)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 27th, 2013 @ 11:54pm CDT
Aaawwwww man non-transforming...d#ck move!!! :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507118)
Posted by Megazarak on July 28th, 2013 @ 12:08am CDT
That is... quite cool. I'd be interested in getting this guy if the price is right. He would definitely be a really nice centerpiece. I wouldn't mind if he was a model, it would probably help lower the price from what I'm assuming is going to be a lot.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507121)
Posted by FortMacs on July 28th, 2013 @ 12:42am CDT
I hate transformers that don't transform. so easy pass for me.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507183)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 28th, 2013 @ 6:37am CDT
man i hope it transforms. the botmode is sick as hell
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507189)
Posted by RhA on July 28th, 2013 @ 7:04am CDT
The coming pricetag is guaranteed to scare me away for good.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507198)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on July 28th, 2013 @ 7:50am CDT
Non Transforming Transformers suck
They shouldn't be branded Transformers, but Non-Transforming Toys, if you ask me.

though it looks awesome, I think its more of a statue than a toy?

a shame we don't get mon infos on this
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507269)
Posted by alternator77 on July 28th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CDT
come on Hasbro give us a titan class of this guy...you know you want to :D
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1507290)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2013 @ 3:29pm CDT
Is it based off the Sunbow or the Toei character model?
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1563966)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 9th, 2014 @ 1:23pm CDT
Wow. That thing looks awesome. A bit of a shame it doesn't transform, but even so, if he's decently poseable he'll be great. I love those proportions- looks like Scorponok if he were done by Gainax.

In any case, G1 Scorponok had some pretty lame alt modes anyway (Scorpion mode was basically a big black with some spindly limbs attached), and if not transforming gives him decent poseability and dynamic proportions, I'm in (or would if I had the budget). Who knows, maybe he's to scale with the Revoltech Transformers?
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594032)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:16am CDT
This image of Sentinel's Gigantic Action Scorponok comes to us via the @YamadaxTakahiro twitter feed. Also, what is the first question that usually comes up when a new Scorponok hits the scene? That's right, when will we get Black Zarak? You can see the Black Zarak version standing next to Scorponok on display at Wonder Festival.

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Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594037)
Posted by K2vox on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:51am CDT
Are these supposed to be like, pity-treats for the masses because they don't want to take the time to engineer ones that will actually transform? I'm so confused. On a different note: BEST ACTION MASTERS EVAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594038)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:54am CDT
transformers with no transformation... lame... looking good, but dissapointing :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594039)
Posted by RhA on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:35am CDT
K2vox wrote:Are these supposed to be like, pity-treats for the masses because they don't want to take the time to engineer ones that will actually transform? I'm so confused. On a different note: BEST ACTION MASTERS EVAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594040)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:38am CDT
so what are these 500 a piece?
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594042)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:49am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:so what are these 500 a piece?


have to be cheaper than Metroplex... Metroplex has triple transformation. >:oP
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594044)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:33am CDT
Best Scorponok EVER.........now only if it transformed. I don't understand why you wouldn't engineer that. This thing is so close to the G1 figure and it's the simplest of transformations.
They're also asking WAAAY too much money for this thing.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594046)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2014 @ 4:14am CDT
The real question is, do they transform? If yes, my wallet gonna hurt. If not, but why?

EDIT:
Actually read the thread this time. So,
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Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594047)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2014 @ 4:17am CDT
The downside to making a BlackZarak version of this is that, though this Scorponok is big enough to fight Fort Max, this BlackZarak is now too big to fight God Ginrai.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594051)
Posted by Poyguimogul on July 27th, 2014 @ 4:49am CDT
Ginrai was wearing Apex Armor and riding Grand Maximus when he fought Zarak so...
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594052)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2014 @ 4:54am CDT
Poyguimogul wrote:Ginrai was wearing Apex Armor
I did say God Ginrai, did I not?

Poyguimogul wrote:and riding Grand Maximus
Not in every fight between God Ginrai and BlackZarak. Certainly not in the final episode battle, which was arguably their most famous fight.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594063)
Posted by DMSL on July 27th, 2014 @ 6:29am CDT
You call it a Transformer, but it doesn't transform.

That is just completely pointless.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594076)
Posted by Blackstreak on July 27th, 2014 @ 8:20am CDT
The first question that comes to my mind isn't about Black Zarak. But rather, does this Scorponok transform? Well...

Does it? :-?

But I can see that question has already been answered so I won't be wasting my money on either of these statues.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594080)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 27th, 2014 @ 8:28am CDT
To be fair, it's not only enormous but also highly articulated and very "anime" proportioned. Getting that thing to transform whilst also remaining fully articulated and keeping those sweet, sweet proportions would be nigh-on impossible (at least without driving the price up super high). Also there might be some licensing thing that stops them making a transforming version.

Regardless, that thing is beautiful. I want one!
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594118)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 27th, 2014 @ 11:08am CDT
Impossible? All you have to do to transform Scorponok is extend the bug legs out. Put his arms up over his head, fold his legs back on themselves at the knee and then plug in the stinger. Done.
There is actually only one thing that "transforms" on G1 Scorp and that's the lower kegs and the stinger. It's soooo easy and simple that it could be easily pulled off with this "super articulated" figure.

I agree that it's a totally super awesome looking Scorponok though. I desperately want it but won't pay that price for it and I would always harbor resentment towards it because it doesn't transform when it so easily could be possible if following the G1 design. Which they slavishly followed with this action figure.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594154)
Posted by xyl360 on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
I was seriously considering getting this Scorponok back when I first saw the prototype/test shot, but now that there are at least 2 transforming 3rd party options upcoming, I'll be getting one or both of them instead. Sorry Takara, I love you, but this isn't quite good enough. Maybe if the model were more extreme I could excuse the lack of alt modes, but it isn't. They mainly just stripped off the bits necessary for its alt modes (bug legs and stinger/tail) and called it a day.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594155)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:05pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I was seriously considering getting this Scorponok back when I first saw the prototype/test shot, but now that there are at least 2 transforming 3rd party options upcoming, I'll be getting one or both of them instead. Sorry Takara, I love you, but this isn't quite good enough. Maybe if the model were more extreme I could excuse the lack of alt modes, but it isn't. They mainly just stripped off the bits necessary for its alt modes (bug legs and stinger/tail) and called it a day.



Exaaaaactly...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594156)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:19pm CDT
You guys do realize it's not TakaraTomy making this right? Licensees don't necessarily have the know-how of making a proper transforming toy.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594201)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:58pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:Impossible? All you have to do to transform Scorponok is extend the bug legs out. Put his arms up over his head, fold his legs back on themselves at the knee and then plug in the stinger. Done.
There is actually only one thing that "transforms" on G1 Scorp and that's the lower kegs and the stinger. It's soooo easy and simple that it could be easily pulled off with this "super articulated" figure.
Delta Mgnus might have been referring to it being able to also transform into its City Mode in addition to the much less complex Scorpion Mode.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594206)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 27th, 2014 @ 4:07pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:Impossible? All you have to do to transform Scorponok is extend the bug legs out. Put his arms up over his head, fold his legs back on themselves at the knee and then plug in the stinger. Done.
There is actually only one thing that "transforms" on G1 Scorp and that's the lower kegs and the stinger. It's soooo easy and simple that it could be easily pulled off with this "super articulated" figure.
Delta Mgnus might have been referring to it being able to also transform into its City Mode in addition to the much less complex Scorpion Mode.


Yeah, that. One of the big problems with getting it to transform, I think, is the extremely nice, stylized animesque proportions- almost all the components are tapered, exaggerated or deformed in such a way that it looks awesome (like Dreamwave except not awful) but that it would make folding the thing up rather difficult- the thing wouldn't fit flush together without lots of folding panels, ugly hinges and obvious breaks in the sculpt (or worse, partsforming). It's intended to be a really nice, faithful depiction of his robot mode as it appeared in the cartoon/anime, rather than an update on the original toy. A bit like the Trasformers Revoltechs and the like.

Also, AFAIK, Sentinel doesn't really do transforming figures.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594284)
Posted by Emerje on July 27th, 2014 @ 10:56pm CDT
The problem is with Takara Tomy, they aren't about to let another company make an actual Transformer figure, even if they are nice enough to properly buy a license. Sure, they can make all the transforming pens, ball caps, and candy toys they want, but no making figures better than they can. Closest we've come is that transforming exo suit by CM's Company, but they went under.

I'd love to have this Scorponok, but US$500 is way to much for me.

Emerje
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594293)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 28th, 2014 @ 12:41am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:Impossible? All you have to do to transform Scorponok is extend the bug legs out. Put his arms up over his head, fold his legs back on themselves at the knee and then plug in the stinger. Done.
There is actually only one thing that "transforms" on G1 Scorp and that's the lower kegs and the stinger. It's soooo easy and simple that it could be easily pulled off with this "super articulated" figure.
Delta Mgnus might have been referring to it being able to also transform into its City Mode in addition to the much less complex Scorpion Mode.


Yeah, that. One of the big problems with getting it to transform, I think, is the extremely nice, stylized animesque proportions- almost all the components are tapered, exaggerated or deformed in such a way that it looks awesome (like Dreamwave except not awful) but that it would make folding the thing up rather difficult- the thing wouldn't fit flush together without lots of folding panels, ugly hinges and obvious breaks in the sculpt (or worse, partsforming). It's intended to be a really nice, faithful depiction of his robot mode as it appeared in the cartoon/anime, rather than an update on the original toy. A bit like the Trasformers Revoltechs and the like.

Also, AFAIK, Sentinel doesn't really do transforming figures.


Yeah. I see where your coming from. That pesky city mode. Forgot all about it to be honest.
I wonder why it's so expensive though. Sure it's a specialized and highly stylized figure but it doesn't transform. I also know it's a massive figure from a 3rd party.....MASSSIVE. It's unprecedented in those regards but i can't help but think it would be better for sales at a 300 dollar price tag instead of the rumored 5 bills asking price. I don't know if that number has actually been confirmed yet.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594349)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 28th, 2014 @ 8:21am CDT
Thanks to AmiAmi we have official images of the Sentinel Megazarak (Scorponok)and Black Zarak that we just saw at the Wonder Festival here. Standing at about two feet tall, these "Gigantic Action" non-transforming figures are scaled with the Generation 1 Fortress Maximus toy. Megazarak is due to be released in late October of this year and black Zarak will be released in late November, both come with a pricetag of 48,600 yen. We've mirrored the images below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


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Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594358)
Posted by mblase75 on July 28th, 2014 @ 9:08am CDT
Still can't figure out what I'd want with a non-transforming Transformers toy.

But then, there's more than one kind of collector out there.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594370)
Posted by It Is Him on July 28th, 2014 @ 9:41am CDT
I have no idea how I'm going to afford scorponok without risking my marriage
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594376)
Posted by joevill on July 28th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
Pretty sweet, pretty big, pretty expensive... my thoughts in that exact order!
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594405)
Posted by Rated X on July 28th, 2014 @ 11:38am CDT
Im still trying to get why they couldnt have made this a transforming mold ? Hollowout the legs so they fold in, flip the arms up, rotate the cannons, tail flips out from behind, remove the head, and a scorpion head attaches in its place. How hard could it be ? I can understand no city mode, but no scorpion mode is plain stupid.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594407)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 28th, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Rated X wrote:Im still trying to get why they couldnt have made this a transforming mold ? Hollowout the legs so they fold in, flip the arms up, rotate the cannons, tail flips out from behind, remove the head, and a scorpion head attaches in its place. How hard could it be ? I can understand no city mode, but no scorpion mode is plain stupid.


Because they are not Takara and it's not what they do.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594416)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
Yeah, it's not that their incapable of making these transform into Scorpion Modes. It's the bureaucracy on of it all that legally prohibits them from doing so.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594439)
Posted by K2vox on July 28th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
Next week on Springer: When plastic prices collide with rent! :BOOM:
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594482)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:11pm CDT
Oh if it only transformed... For around $500 you get a gigantic poseable figure that looks cool but does not transform.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594484)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:18pm CDT
Useless. 2x the price of Fortmax and won't transform......hard core if you've got the dough but aren't they "Transformers" :HEADHURTS:
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594485)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:22pm CDT
double post
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594495)
Posted by Rated X on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:40pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, it's not that their incapable of making these transform into Scorpion Modes. It's the bureaucracy on of it all that legally prohibits them from doing so.

Its stuff like this that spawned the existance of 3rd parties in the first place. I could easily see an up and coming company buy one just to reverse mold it and retool it to transform...

And they'll sell it like 200 bucks less and ill buy one.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594497)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
There's also the possibility that maybe they just didn't want to make it transform, instead wanting to make a giant articulated action figure, one that's never been done before.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594511)
Posted by Rated X on July 28th, 2014 @ 7:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:There's also the possibility that maybe they just didn't want to make it transform, instead wanting to make a giant articulated action figure, one that's never been done before.

True, but those figures are going to take up alot of real estate in warehouses if they didnt read the fans correctly. BBTS changed their system so you cant tell how many of one item they have in stock. But when you could, I remember a lot of items over $500 they would only keep 10 or less in stock. I dont see the retailers taking risk with this in great numbers. Just my opinion.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594513)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CDT
Well, folks, all I can say is, if both were vastly more affordable than they are now, I'd buy both in a heartbeat. the price is the only thing keeping me from going after either of them.
Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594523)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on July 28th, 2014 @ 9:02pm CDT
I do not buy Transformers that do not...Transform.
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Re: Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok on Display at Wonderfest 2013 (1594531)
Posted by shajaki on July 28th, 2014 @ 9:29pm CDT
i dont have the scorn for non transforming transformers that most have. and he does look awesome. amazingly awesome.

BUT.

five hundred bucks? seriously? hes the same size as fort max and generations metroplex, they transform, and cost half that. and im betting when those two 3rd party scorponoks hit the market, these things will be even more redundant.

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