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Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak

Transformers News: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and  Black Zarak

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 12:19AM CDT

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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.

Transformers News: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and  Black Zarak
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Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594038)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:54am CDT
transformers with no transformation... lame... looking good, but dissapointing :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594040)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 27th, 2014 @ 1:38am CDT
so what are these 500 a piece?
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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?

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Actually read the thread this time. So,
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Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594376)
Posted by joevill on July 28th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
Pretty sweet, pretty big, pretty expensive... my thoughts in that exact order!
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594439)
Posted by K2vox on July 28th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
Next week on Springer: When plastic prices collide with rent! :BOOM:
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594485)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:22pm CDT
double post
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594523)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on July 28th, 2014 @ 9:02pm CDT
I do not buy Transformers that do not...Transform.
[-(
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (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.
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594652)
Posted by william-james88 on July 29th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
It might be expensive but if anyone is still interested:

Preorders are up at Big Bad Toy Store for
Transformers Gigantic Megazarak (Scorponok) 22" Figure

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=scorponok
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594656)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 29th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
Wow, those new photos look amazing. Here's to hoping they make a Fort Max to go with him.
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594659)
Posted by ScottyP on July 29th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CDT
Wow, that price. Guess what I'm not getting? These. I will not be buying these action figures.
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594750)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 29th, 2014 @ 7:21pm CDT
If they were HALF that price, then maybe. But these things have nothing to offer me. There's little justification I'll accept for them being ginormous Action Masters. =; =; =;
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594789)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 29th, 2014 @ 10:01pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Wow, those new photos look amazing. Here's to hoping they make a Fort Max to go with him.
They already did. Back in 1987. :P

These are meant to go with the original G1 mold due to their size matching that of that toy. ;)
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1594995)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 30th, 2014 @ 1:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Wow, those new photos look amazing. Here's to hoping they make a Fort Max to go with him.
They already did. Back in 1987. :P

These are meant to go with the original G1 mold due to their size matching that of that toy. ;)


*SMACK*

What I meant was a fully-poseable "anime proportions" one- G1 Fort Max is great for his time (and goes well with this) but his articulation is nothing to write home about and he's a little...tubby.
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1595381)
Posted by Metroplex79 on July 31st, 2014 @ 12:27pm CDT
RSDADDIMUS2 wrote:I do not buy Transformers that do not...Transform.
[-(

So you don't have:

-G1 Action Masters
-PVCs - SCF/Heroes of Cybertron/MyClones
-Robot Heroes
-Attacktix
-statues (Hard Hero)
-busts (Hard Hero)
-Revoltech
-Robot Replicas
-Hero Mashers
-Kreons
-3" Titaniums
-BW 10th Anniversary Transmutate
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1615683)
Posted by Va'al on October 21st, 2014 @ 4:02pm CDT
Thanks to Twitter user lovekagari158, we get a nice long look at the gigantic, officially licensed, non-transforming, highly posable and just all-round fun guy Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok! We've mirrored the images below, showing off the size of this mammoth toy and how it compares to predecessors and various class sizes - check them out.

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Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1615686)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 21st, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
So, yeah. My birthday is in February guys! :grin: *hint hint*
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1615690)
Posted by Delta Magnus on October 21st, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
Holy smeg, he's HUGE! I love him!
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1615720)
Posted by cruizerdave on October 21st, 2014 @ 5:28pm CDT
Beautiful. Too bad there's no Transformation! :sad:
Re: Wonder Festival Shows off Sentinel Gigantic Action Scorponok and Black Zarak (1615723)
Posted by It Is Him on October 21st, 2014 @ 5:30pm CDT
It's happening! It's really arriving this year!

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