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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:59 am

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Here's a question mind. Now that we've seen how the chest gimmick works, why is there pins in the ultra Megatron chest? They don't seem to be there to pin the chest to the rotating piece...
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:01 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:Here's a question mind. Now that we've seen how the chest gimmick works, why is there pins in the ultra Megatron chest? They don't seem to be there to pin the chest to the rotating piece...
Maybe the halves of the chestplate are pinned together.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:30 am

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Dang, that is pretty neat how they do Super Megatron's chest. Nicely done! He looks great!
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby The Lonely Cracker » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:10 am

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wow. thats an official promotional photo for arcee. does takara even care?
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby william-james88 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:26 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Aha, so that's how Super Megatron's chest works.

And speaking of chests, good gravy, Arcee's torso armor looks even lower than before!

it's due to that horrendous angle which makes her shoulder seem to be level with her neck.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Glarryg » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:29 am

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The Lonely Cracker wrote:wow. thats an official promotional photo for arcee. does takara even care?


I'm thinking that, just like the new MP Bumblebee, this Arcee is only meant to be viewed from a certain side. I have no idea which side that is, but apparently Takara hasn't figured it out either.

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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:46 am

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Megatron have a much nicer and neater chest than Arcee. ( ಠ ͜ʖಠ)
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby blackeyedprime » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:57 am

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I actually thought arcee was the earthrise version for a moment. Owch. Money saved and hopefully a third party will do her justice at some point before has/tak revisits her.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:01 am

There's already three 3rd party MPs to my knowledge. More if you don't want G1 accuracy.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby ScottyP » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:24 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:ALL the figures look great... Except poor MP Arcee.
Good lord, what a mess...
Totally agreed. That design ought to be shelved or seriously revised, the toy looks awful.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:35 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:ALL the figures look great... Except poor MP Arcee.
Good lord, what a mess...
Totally agreed. That design ought to be shelved or seriously revised, the toy looks awful.
It's sad that the Thrilling 30 mold from six years ago, despite being so fiddly, did right by her design so much better.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:36 am

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blackeyedprime wrote:I actually thought arcee was the earthrise version for a moment. Owch. Money saved and hopefully a third party will do her justice at some point before has/tak revisits her.


Me too, I told myself "ER Arcee is tolerable." Then I noticed that it was the MP. Oh dear...

Look like Ocular Max's Azalea is still the queen.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby AutobotAlvaron » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:39 am

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Arcee's bosom is WEIRD, why is it so low & misshapen? Maybe she's mistransformed, or she needs a bit of a lift. She was first seen in Transformers Movie in 1986, 34 years ago, so she's still very the young! :lol:
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:40 am

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Flat butt and droopy chest.

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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:41 am

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AutobotAlvaron wrote:Arcee's bosom is WEIRD, why is it so low & misshapen? Maybe she's mistransformed, or she needs a bit of a lift. She was first seen in Transformers Movie in 1986, 34 years ago, so she's still very the young! :lol:
It's not just the front of her chest, her sides need to be higher too, hence the white stripe lining up all the way around her torso.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Black Hat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:31 pm

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Arcee is...yeah, that is a big fat YIKES from me. Super Megatron though? All over it.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Rodimus Knight » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:49 pm

MP Arcee was a figure I was really looking forward too, but damn, it looks like she's wearing a cardboard box as a bra. A female figure from Japan, I was really expecting a little more femininity to her like they did with Blackarachnia.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:15 pm

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Rodimus Knight wrote:MP Arcee was a figure I was really looking forward too, but damn, it looks like she's wearing a cardboard box as a bra.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Emerje » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:23 pm

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That said, Arcee looks like when kids (or grown men) stick balloons under their shirt, but don't know how high to put them.

At least her face isn't as derpy as the first time we saw it. Her nose isn't just sticking out of her face, it looks like a nose, her mouth is slightly open and what we can see of her chin seems to be rounder.

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ZeroWolf wrote:Here's a question mind. Now that we've seen how the chest gimmick works, why is there pins in the ultra Megatron chest? They don't seem to be there to pin the chest to the rotating piece...
Maybe the halves of the chestplate are pinned together.

It's for moving whatever that black part is, the pins go into it on the sides. I thought that black part was what his head was connected to with a twist in it similar to RID2001 Ultra Magnus, but I guess it serves another purpose we can't see (probably connects the canon to the front of the spacecraft mode).

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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:49 pm

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Rodimus Knight wrote:MP Arcee was a figure I was really looking forward too, but damn, it looks like she's wearing a cardboard box as a bra.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:49 pm

Snapdragon's extreme leg positioning in bot mode makes my groin hurt.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Hellscream9999 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:02 pm

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TF-fan kev777 wrote:Snapdragon's extreme leg positioning in bot mode makes my groin hurt.

his legs are practicing safe social distancing
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:36 pm

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TF-fan kev777 wrote:Snapdragon's extreme leg positioning in bot mode makes my groin hurt.
Always a risk of doing action poses with blocky robots, especially blocky robots with big crotches. At least it's not the Patented Dreamwave Buckled Knees pose.

The magazine's black background is much more flattering to Snapdragon than the white from the Dengeki Hobby photos.
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:45 pm

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TF-fan kev777 wrote:Snapdragon's extreme leg positioning in bot mode makes my groin hurt.

his legs are practicing safe social distancing

Now he just needs titan master seats or pegs on each leg to complete the role
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Re: Figure King Magazine Scans (Takara Toys)

Postby Stormshot_Prime » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:14 pm

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We get it Japan, Super Megatron is amazing :lol: :lol:
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