Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby william-james88 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:12 pm

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Emerje wrote:
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ZeroWolf wrote:I'm down for MP Silverbolt.


Un/Fortunately, I don't think HasTak has interest in any MP Silverbolt, G1, Fuzor or Eagle.

I'd call it unfortunately. Not that I would say they're on the same level, but people did say the same thing about Lio Convoy. Never know, they might throw us a bone someday.

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The difference is, Silverbolt isn't a Convoy. Not forgetting a large part of the design team at HasTak and the fanbase, do have a fetish for all things that share that aesthetic. A shared stance with 3P also. They barely touch Beast Era as it is, but if it isn't a Megatron or Optimus, they're not interested either.

As for a potential MP Transmetal line, the scale of a Season Two cast, relative to their Season One counterparts, would be too cost prohibitive EG TM Megatron is at least twice his Season One size and Rampage towers over that.


I just think it's about popularity. In Japan, season 1 of Beast Wars is by far the most popular, and the most iconic (as can be seen in the legends verse) so that's what we are getting.
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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:55 am

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Yeah, unfortunately, Seasons 2 and 3 tanked in Japan. The Transmetals flopped over there.
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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:00 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, unfortunately, Seasons 2 and 3 tanked in Japan. The Transmetals flopped over there.



Indeed. No doubt that is the reality behind the mandate. Personally I think all the Transmetal designs are infinitely superior to their Season One counterparts. In particular, Megatron, Rattrap and Tarantulas. Now would I like to see the TM's make it into the MP line? Yes. I'd love to see Rampage and Depthcharge, albeit significantly less top-heavy. Plus - the wish list - I'd really want to see TM Terrorsaur, Waspinator, Airazor and Rhinox stand beside their prior counterparts. No doubt a show bible did exist to upscale those characters for Season Two.

But I can live with a complete set for at least one series.

As I have previously hoped for though, (barring redecos of these molds) should the line end with Season One, I'd love a nod to these guys in MP form.

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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:24 pm

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Tigatron looks really dang good! He's a bit too big for my Beast shelf, and I'm not that invested in him Pre-Tigerhawk, but he's really sweet.
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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby william-james88 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:35 pm

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Tigatron looks really dang good! He's a bit too big for my Beast shelf, and I'm not that invested in him Pre-Tigerhawk, but he's really sweet.


Which of the 5 mins of on screen presence got you invested in Tigerhawk?

AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Indeed. No doubt that is the reality behind the mandate. Personally I think all the Transmetal designs are infinitely superior to their Season One counterparts. In particular, Megatron, Rattrap and Tarantulas. Now would I like to see the TM's make it into the MP line? Yes.


I wouldn't. The transmetal line was really special by being the very first time ever in Transformers history where the toys and the on screen models were a match. The appeal of an MP is to have something we never had before, a perfect representation of the character, but we have all that here. To me, an MP might even mess things up by over complicating the brilliance of the initial toy designs.

The only toy out of the bunch which I feel needs a redo is Tigerhawk, since it was the only one that wasn't show accurate. But he only had 5 mins of screen time in an unpopular show so... we'll see.
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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:46 pm

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william-james88 wrote:The only toy out of the bunch which I feel needs a redo is Tigerhawk, since it was the only one that wasn't show accurate. But he only had 5 mins of screen time in an unpopular show so... we'll see.


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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:07 pm

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william-james88 wrote:I wouldn't. The transmetal line was really special by being the very first time ever in Transformers history where the toys and the on screen models were a match. The appeal of an MP is to have something we never had before, a perfect representation of the character, but we have all that here. To me, an MP might even mess things up by over complicating the brilliance of the initial toy designs.

The only toy out of the bunch which I feel needs a redo is Tigerhawk, since it was the only one that wasn't show accurate. But he only had 5 mins of screen time in an unpopular show so... we'll see.


Indeed. That accuracy was the strength of the Transmetal line. Only Rattrap and Rampage would need minor tweaks to be show accurate. Yet much like the Fuzors, the ones I'd be most interested in seeing in the MP line, were not in the show.

Silverbolt and Quickstrike were both the worst characters in Beast Wars and the least interesting Fuzor designs. I'd love to see a fully realised Air Hammer, Sky Shadow or Injector. Much like the rest of the non-show base line. Or even the two Gestalts.
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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Discussion

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:49 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Tigatron looks really dang good! He's a bit too big for my Beast shelf, and I'm not that invested in him Pre-Tigerhawk, but he's really sweet.

Which of the 5 mins of on screen presence got you invested in Tigerhawk?

All of them, there was not a single thing i disliked about Tigerhawk and his screentime
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william-james88 wrote:The only toy out of the bunch which I feel needs a redo is Tigerhawk, since it was the only one that wasn't show accurate. But he only had 5 mins of screen time in an unpopular show so... we'll see.


Know the possibility is slightly heightened by his redeco potential.

this would be awesome too
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Silverbolt and Quickstrike were both the worst characters in Beast Wars and the least interesting Fuzor designs. I'd love to see a fully realised Air Hammer, Sky Shadow or Injector. Much like the rest of the non-show base line. Or even the two Gestalts.

On the Silverbolt angle I strongly disagree, he is one of my favorite Beast Wars characters.

with Lio Convoy, and with Raiden coming, i am hopeful for a MP Magnaboss
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