After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:18 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Thinking outside the box here... How about TIDAL WAVE!
Though I'd prefer a Supreme class, I'd be fine with this.


Why Supreme?
For show-accurate sizing.

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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby RAcast » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:20 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Thinking outside the box here... How about TIDAL WAVE!
Though I'd prefer a Supreme class, I'd be fine with this.


Why Supreme?
For show-accurate sizing.

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You -do- realize that Armada Tidal Wave has about as definite a scale as G1 Astro Train, right? :lol:
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Zeedust » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:37 pm

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RAcast wrote:You -do- realize that Armada Tidal Wave has about as definite a scale as G1 Astro Train, right? :lol:


I seem to remember him shrinking between Armada and Energon, now that you mention it...

That said, I think Tidal Wave is a character that should be reused. He makes a nice Big Decepticon Bruiser. In the hands of more talented writers than Armada actually got, he could be pretty menacing.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:44 pm

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RAcast wrote:You -do- realize that Armada Tidal Wave has about as definite a scale as G1 Astro Train, right? :lol:
Good thing there's an official scale guide to abide by to prevent fluctuating sizes from happening to the toys. ;)
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby craggy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:27 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:You -do- realize that Armada Tidal Wave has about as definite a scale as G1 Astro Train, right? :lol:
Good thing there's an official scale guide to abide by to prevent fluctuating sizes from happening to the toys. ;)

yeah, my Classics Bumblebee and Classics (deluxe) Optimus Prime standing next to each other really look like they've been designed with nothing but the official scale guide in place.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:34 pm

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RAcast wrote:You -do- realize that Armada Tidal Wave has about as definite a scale as G1 Astro Train, right? :lol:
Good thing there's an official scale guide to abide by to prevent fluctuating sizes from happening to the toys. ;)

yeah, my Classics Bumblebee and Classics (deluxe) Optimus Prime standing next to each other really look like they've been designed with nothing but the official scale guide in place.
What official scale guide did any of the Classics characters have? :roll:

You apparently know of some Classics cartoon that had animation models with some semblance of scale with each other that the toys were tied in with that we don't know about based on your comment.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Valandar » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:05 am

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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby craggy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:44 am

Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:You -do- realize that Armada Tidal Wave has about as definite a scale as G1 Astro Train, right? :lol:
Good thing there's an official scale guide to abide by to prevent fluctuating sizes from happening to the toys. ;)

yeah, my Classics Bumblebee and Classics (deluxe) Optimus Prime standing next to each other really look like they've been designed with nothing but the official scale guide in place.
What official scale guide did any of the Classics characters have? :roll:

You apparently know of some Classics cartoon that had animation models with some semblance of scale with each other that the toys were tied in with that we don't know about based on your comment.

I know as much about a Classics cartoon as you seem to about a Generations continuity that features Tidal Wave.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:38 pm

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craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:You -do- realize that Armada Tidal Wave has about as definite a scale as G1 Astro Train, right? :lol:
Good thing there's an official scale guide to abide by to prevent fluctuating sizes from happening to the toys. ;)

yeah, my Classics Bumblebee and Classics (deluxe) Optimus Prime standing next to each other really look like they've been designed with nothing but the official scale guide in place.
What official scale guide did any of the Classics characters have? :roll:

You apparently know of some Classics cartoon that had animation models with some semblance of scale with each other that the toys were tied in with that we don't know about based on your comment.

I know as much about a Classics cartoon as you seem to about a Generations continuity that features Tidal Wave.
There's a Generations continuity? :P
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

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Postby Zeedust » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:59 pm

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Why does Grandus keep coming up? Is there something special about him?
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:06 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Why does Grandus keep coming up? Is there something special about him?
He's a huge guy. Appearance-wise, at least.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Zeedust » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:13 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Why does Grandus keep coming up? Is there something special about him?
He's a huge guy. Appearance-wise, at least.


I know, but he's such an obscure character who, to my knowledge, was never really that important... and seems to be pretty uninspiring, design-wise. I guess I just don't see the appeal.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:24 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Why does Grandus keep coming up? Is there something special about him?
He's a huge guy. Appearance-wise, at least.


I know, but he's such an obscure character who, to my knowledge, was never really that important... and seems to be pretty uninspiring, design-wise. I guess I just don't see the appeal.
Obscure characters generate attention.

I mean, people seem to want a Metrotitan redeco from the Metroplex toy, yet he's about as obscure as Grandus.

Also, remember the United EX toys and fiction? The schtick of those were how each toy represented a specific character given a codename to hide their identities, with their bios revealing clues as to they were, which tended to be obscure characters that piqued the fandom's intrigue. :-B
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:25 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Why does Grandus keep coming up? Is there something special about him?
He's a huge guy. Appearance-wise, at least.


Not to mention he is "boxy brick" personified, in every sense of the word:

1) Transform to vehicle mode: lay him down (That's it. Even Broadside has several more steps than that.)
2) Transform to base mode: open up his front, toes to chest (Seriously, that's it!)
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Zeedust » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:40 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:
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Nemesis Primal wrote:Why does Grandus keep coming up? Is there something special about him?
He's a huge guy. Appearance-wise, at least.


I know, but he's such an obscure character who, to my knowledge, was never really that important... and seems to be pretty uninspiring, design-wise. I guess I just don't see the appeal.
Obscure characters generate attention.

I mean, people seem to want a Metrotitan redeco from the Metroplex toy, yet he's about as obscure as Grandus.


To be fair, Metrotitan would be an easy way to get a giant Decepticon. And people are accustomed to the Transformers toylies reusing molds, so a redeco of Metroplex, a mold that probably took serious investment to make, doesn't seem out of the question, and the hope that the redeco will be Metrotitan seems to follow from that assumption in at least some cases.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Valandar » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:26 pm

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Honestly? I started it as a joke. And last page I popped it up because it looked like things were getting a little heated.

As I said before, I'd rather see Scorponok than Trypticon, because as a kid Trypt always disappointed me. "There's the base mode, there's the dinosaur mode, where's the robot mode?"
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby ScottyP » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:52 am

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Not to mention he is "boxy brick" personified, in every sense of the word:

1) Transform to vehicle mode: lay him down (That's it. Even Broadside has several more steps than that.)


Not quite - you have to swing his feet around, lay him down, and then partsform one platform. Very involved! :HEADHURTS:

Grandus is a charmer though. An expensive, awesome charmer.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Azmodeus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:11 am

Trypticon for sure.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Windsweeper » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:05 pm

I'd be happy with any of the following:

Astrotrain

Broadside

Tidal Wave

Cyclonus (Noone else remembers his tech specs? "A huge emotionless air warrior"? He was Galvatron's ship in TF:TM? He could be repainted as an Armada drone.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby Windsweeper » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:06 pm

I'd be happy with any of the following:

Astrotrain

Broadside

Tidal Wave

Cyclonus (Noone else remembers his tech specs? "A huge emotionless air warrior"? He was Galvatron's ship in TF:TM? He could be repainted as an Armada drone.
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Re: After the Metroplex mold, who should be the next new mold Titan class figure?

Postby xyl360 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:32 am

Trypticon, though I'd actually rather Planet X do a true WfC version to go with the Omega Supreme they did.

I wouldn't be opposed to Scorponok either, and I'd totally lose it if they did a Black Zarak (obviously with the gold plastic replaced with modern, non-crumbly gold plastic).
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