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
Credit(s): @YamadaxTakahiro Twitter
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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?

EDIT:
Actually read the thread this time. So,
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

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