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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby o.supreme » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:03 pm

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MadProject wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but so far while in the other titan class toys you could clearly see a range of updates for premium versions, I can't see those in Trypticon.


It's no big loss, but I think some people were hoping for Gigastorm-type release.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby MadProject » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:34 pm

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MadProject wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but so far while in the other titan class toys you could clearly see a range of updates for premium versions, I can't see those in Trypticon.


It's no big loss, but I think some people were hoping for Gigastorm-type release.



Ah you're right. There's still that possibility.
We'll see.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby dragons » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:49 pm

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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:40 pm

I caved last night and just ordered him from bbts.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Stuartmaximus » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:08 am

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you'll either cave in & get him, wait for the Hastak Legends one

or

wait til Fanstoys does a Masterpiece one ;)^
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby RodimalToyota » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:21 pm

Nabbed one of these today at a ToysRus in Arizona. Already got him out and the hips aren't as bad as
Have been reported. Easy to pose, worst QC is the clear chest piece won't stay up, especially with Necro attached
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby nycPrime » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:34 pm

Interesting to get a report of the hips not being as bad as reported. I wonder as this figure becomes more available if we'll get more folks not experiencing the hip issue.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Cr33per » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:52 pm

I broke down and bought the Hasbro one. Should be here in a week or two.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Stuartmaximus » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:14 am

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nycPrime wrote:Interesting to get a report of the hips not being as bad as reported. I wonder as this figure becomes more available if we'll get more folks not experiencing the hip issue.


maybe not? according to this guys review that just went up + he seems to have his own solution in fixing the problem(well....kinda)
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby RiddlerJ » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:49 pm

Okay so I got Trypticon...

The hips - The springs were as long as they appeared in the photos of people who had an issue. I didn't bother to see if they caused problems and went to work modifying them right out of the box. Fixing them was easier than I had thought. I was able to take apart the hip, snip the spring, and reassemble it. I didn't have to shave the + piece inside the hip and didn't add cardboard, although I did tape off the ends of the snipped spring with electrical tape. The hips seem to work fine so far. They're slightly loose, but he stands fine.

The chest piece and the tail piece are fine on mine. Both have stayed clipped in place so far.

The stickers - Yikes! So most of his stickers are small fiddly things, so if you enjoy model building you may like this. I probably won't attach most of the stickers because I don't have a steady enough hand to keep them looking horrible and crooked. In my opinion, he really doesn't even need that many stickers anyway, particularly in dino mode. He's pretty colorful and has a detailed sculpt. You may want to attach a few in city mode to give him more flair.

Sadly, it's all not good news. There is a misassembly in one of the hips. The ratchet that allows the legs to point away slightly isn't lined up right so one leg can't sit flush against the body. It's mostly bothersome in ship mode because the whole side platform pops up slightly as a result. I can't even fix it because one of the screws in the piece is deeply recessed and stripped, so I can't take the piece apart. I'm trying to decide if I should go through the aggravation of getting a replacement leg or not.

Overall, if it wasn't for that last issue I'd be pretty happy with Trypty. I really wish Hasbro would stop using ratchet joints unless absolutely necessary, since they keep screwing them up.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:57 pm

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Hasbro's Metroplex required an arm assembly...? Maybe Takara will do the same for Trypticon and have the legs ready to go in the box just as they did for Metroplex. :-? :VEHI:
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby RiddlerJ » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:08 pm

The legs are apart from the figure in the Hasbro box. In fact, they attach to the figure on a sliding piece so you can slide them off and on easily.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Lore Keeper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:43 pm

I got my Trypticon from the local Toys R Us yesterday (in Deptford, NJ for anyone in the area). I performed a functional test of the hip joints by rotating both of them in each direction several full cycles. I opened them up and found no sign of wear or warping on the plastic. I recommend holding the legs right at the top and applying slight counter torque when rotating them. If you feel a lot of resistance, back the leg against the previous tooth and give a quick flick of the wrist forward. It should clear the next tooth with little strain.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Lore Keeper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:48 pm

As for other issues, my copy does mildly suffer from previously mentioned problems. The left leg does indeed point outward a little instead of resting flush against the body. His clear chest panel also doesn't tend to stay flush. It doesn't pop open entirely, but the right edge of it sags a bit under the weight of Full-Tilt unless it's pressed in in a very precise manner.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Qwan » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:30 pm

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RiddlerJ wrote:There is a misassembly in one of the hips. The ratchet that allows the legs to point away slightly isn't lined up right so one leg can't sit flush against the body. It's mostly bothersome in ship mode because the whole side platform pops up slightly as a result. I can't even fix it because one of the screws in the piece is deeply recessed and stripped, so I can't take the piece apart. I'm trying to decide if I should go through the aggravation of getting a replacement leg or not.

Y'know, I keep forgetting to mention this! My copy has that too (definitely the second one at least; I'm pretty sure the first one did too, but I can't remember for certain). Guess it's just another hip-based ratchet issue to add to the list. :roll:

It's absolutely not too big of a deal - it's a very slight issue in spaceship mode, and I keep the dino's hips splayed outward anyway so I don't notice it at all there - but it does mean that one of the sides of his base-mode (the part composed of Tryp's opened-up leg) is getting tilted backward somewhat dramatically. I guess I might risk opening the mechanism and taking a look at some point (I'd theorize you're right, Riddler, that one of the gears is just misaligned during assembly or something), but to be honest I can't really be bothered, so if someone else wants to find out how to do it first, that'd be great! :lol:
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Insurgent » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:25 am

I got to have a little play with this guy yesterday. And you know what? I was wrong. In hand, this guy is amazing. Insane level of sculpting. Full tilt is a fun little deluxe, although he does need something to break up the purple. Trypticon base mode is awesome, ship mode looks canny decent and can be picked up wthout flopping like Max and dino mode is just so lovable. Maybe in a few years when his price drops, i may pick him up.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby mordhelm » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:07 am

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Amidst all the negative news we were getting surrounding Titans Return and the Trypticon hip ratchet issue, I thought it would be time for some positive news.

Before release, the biggest complaint people had regarding Trypticon (aside from wanting a more IDW-esque or Aligned universe style) was his size. Only 18", he would be tiny compared to the behemoth that is Metroplex. Well, That 18" number is definitely with a wink and a nudge. I took some pictures for scale, and let me tell you, Trypticon is big. He is chunky, and can definitely throw his weight around against the other city-bot Titans. So without further interruption, take a look at this pics:

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So here are the points I noticed:

1. With both bots standing fully straight, Metroplex and Trypticon are nearly eye-to-eye. Lots of people were worried they would not be compatible in terms of size, I can say this is not the case. Very much the same weight-class. What helps the "eye-to-eye" measurement for Trypticon is that his eyes are at the top of his head, while Metroplex's are at the midpoint of his head.

2. Let's talk girth, bulkiness, whatever you want to call it. It's really hard to quantify in pictures, but he looks big. Weight wise, he feels the same as Metroplex, without Full Tilt, take that how you will. But, Trypticon is all torso, which is a good thing for the type of bot he is.

3. Poor Devastator, just by the second picture alone you can tell he is sorely outclassed. In every metric (height, width, weight) he seems to be a distant 3rd. Trypticon is in a different league along with Metroplex and Fort Max.

4. Actual height measurements. As a Recap, we know that, when standing fully straight, Metroplex is 24" tall right? Well, no. 24" is to the top of the Shoulder Tower. He is 23" to the top of the Ear Pipe, and approximately 22" to the top of the helmet. And everyone's favorite Space T-Rex? 20.75" to the top of his head. 21.5" with the Horn-cannon out, and 23" to the top of his cannons. For those keeping track, he is also over 26" Tail to Nose (not including the extendable ramp).

5. So is Space T-Rex smaller than Metro/Max? Yes, but negligibly so. 1.25" separates him from Metroplex. Still well in scale with one another. And, if that's not good enough for some, all it would take is to beg a 3rd Party to make legs that are a little bit longer. It might make the figure cost double, but if that extra 1.25" is that important, he is still going to be the best Trypticon you will own.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Randomhero » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:53 am

Mine is at the post now and I can't wait to get off and pick him up this afternoon. The height nonsense to me is exactly that, nonsense. I don't mind him being a little shorter. He's a giant robot dinosaur! He's vicious! I'm not gonna go up to a tiger and say "I can fight that because I'm taller" no, it's got claws and teeth and crap.

Complaining isn't gonna make him grow 5-6 inches and yeah, their will be half a dozen add on kits that will make him look like he's wearing go-go boots and high heels for $40 but I'm good with how he is already.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby YoungPrime » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:51 am

Wanting Tryp to be taller than Metroplex isn't a deal breaker but it isn't "Nonsense" either.

Here's hoping that 3P will resolve the height and the hip issue at a reasonable price.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:35 pm

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Nope. Doesn't count. It might work if Trypticon was a meerkat instead of a t-rex, but even then they don't fight standing upright.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Optimum Supreme » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:40 pm

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Randomhero wrote:Mine is at the post now and I can't wait to get off and pick him up this afternoon. The height nonsense to me is exactly that, nonsense. I don't mind him being a little shorter. He's a giant robot dinosaur! He's vicious! I'm not gonna go up to a tiger and say "I can fight that because I'm taller" no, it's got claws and teeth and crap.

Complaining isn't gonna make him grow 5-6 inches and yeah, their will be half a dozen add on kits that will make him look like he's wearing go-go boots and high heels for $40 but I'm good with how he is already.



I'm 6'2" no way would I mess with even a 5' T-Rex, :lol:

How did the g1 figs compare, incidentally? Metroplex was shockingly small for a cityformer back in the day. More in Ultra Magnus' range IIRC. But I never had Trypticon. And Devvy's always been presented as much bigger in fiction than the toy scale would have him. >:oP
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby mordhelm » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:45 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:Nope. Doesn't count. It might work if Trypticon was a meerkat instead of a t-rex, but even then they don't fight standing upright.


That's fine, but what person fights standing straight up? That is a horribly unbalanced position for any biped for fighting.

Remember, Trypticon was also an homage to Godzilla as well, who DID stand straight up.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Optimum Supreme » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:46 pm

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Should be the TF Generations advertising slogan for TRU in the United States :lol:


At mine, they get neither, at least post Metroplex.
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby Optimum Supreme » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:50 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:Nope. Doesn't count. It might work if Trypticon was a meerkat instead of a t-rex, but even then they don't fight standing upright.


"Classic" T-rexes are always upright. Not like these newfangeled "scientifically correct" t-rexes that won't even drag their tails on the ground or whatever... pffft. :roll: :P ;)
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon Thread

Postby dragons » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:53 pm

Never saw picture comparison with three but I may have saw comparison in size in video by emgo
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