First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype

First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 1:46am CST

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If you've got a thing for translucent Transformers, then let the nosebleeds commence. Third party Mastercollectors have updated their blog with their newest prototype, a crystal version of Nova Commander. The Transformer is also known as Nova Prime - originating from Don Figueroa's work in IDW's first few Transformers comics. Unfortunately the only thing that isn't clear is whether or not Mastercollectors have any intentions of mass producing this figure. Check out a few pictures of Nova Commander here...

First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype
First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype

...while the rest, including a link to an auction for the figure, can be seen at Mastercollector's blog here.

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This article was last modified on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 2:52am CST

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Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036479)
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 13th, 2010 @ 1:52am CST
It's invisible!
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036481)
Posted by Exic on January 13th, 2010 @ 2:06am CST
Wow.. Looks unique
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036482)
Posted by guardianprime on January 13th, 2010 @ 2:08am CST
*(nose) BLEEDS EVERYWHERE*

dear god! that thing is bloody glorious. the only downside is that i can hardly tell where and what it is cause it blends in so well.....


but it sure is pretty.... and awesome.... pretty awesome... yeah... wow
*pulls out a tissue and wipes blood off nose*
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036491)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on January 13th, 2010 @ 2:38am CST
I don't often get nosebleeds but I can say one of my devy balls just exploded
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036501)
Posted by Nickolai on January 13th, 2010 @ 3:18am CST
Looks beautiful, but isn't being 100% translucent plastic bad for the toy?
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036509)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 13th, 2010 @ 3:43am CST
they should make it out of real crystal
how pretty would that be
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036519)
Posted by lowman_x on January 13th, 2010 @ 4:50am CST
Sweet merciful crap!! :shock:

If they made this in a coloured version I would seriously consider paying the exhorbitant amount to get it imported to Australia.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036526)
Posted by Stockade on January 13th, 2010 @ 5:55am CST
I like it, but a colored version would be BOUGHT and OWNED!!
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036528)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 13th, 2010 @ 6:03am CST
To me it doesn't make any sense as to why they did a crystal version of something they won't produce. However, that being said I love crystal figures. This one, I have to admit, it very well done.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036540)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 13th, 2010 @ 7:27am CST
Honestly, if this mold isn't made in color, clear, or even clear color, then this is the biggest dick tease the fandom has ever experienced.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036542)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 13th, 2010 @ 7:33am CST
Prime Evil wrote:Honestly, if this mold isn't made in color, clear, or even clear color, then this is the biggest dick tease the fandom has ever experienced.


Yea, they need to release the mold for sale, or we need to stop giving them free advertising.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036559)
Posted by Mkall on January 13th, 2010 @ 8:35am CST
STOP TEASING US ALREADY!
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036571)
Posted by Convotron on January 13th, 2010 @ 9:35am CST
Down_Shift wrote:To me it doesn't make any sense as to why they did a crystal version of something they won't produce. However, that being said I love crystal figures. This one, I have to admit, it very well done.


Part of the reason is stated in MC's blog post:

This was used to test material - strength, ridigity, stress test etc and it came out pretty well. As with all types of resin, we had to balance between strength, flexibility and thus had to tinker with the mix ratio of the resin / pigments and the harderer. We also used a different rubber chemical mix for the wheels, to see which was a better fit for future rubberized products.

There are some design changes compared to the two earlier prototypes - primarily more screws, some joint changes. It was a challenge to get Crystal Nova bubble free,but using our internal test processes, this prototype came out quite well.


So it basically looks like it's just a test for clear resin casting as well as other design points. Clear plastic formulas have a higher level of inherent brittleness than other plastic formulas as I understand it so maybe clear resin has a similar issue. Maybe MC wanted to see if they could work out the brittleness issue.

Secondly, this prototype, like the first, is being auctioned to help finance their company so a second prototype made out of clear resin is sure to attract attention for the company and build hype for the auction.

Also, if MC ever mass produces this figure for sale then all the work being done now will lay the foundation for a base mold design.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036581)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 13th, 2010 @ 9:51am CST
cool but like many of these may be to high for me
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036587)
Posted by Absolute Zero on January 13th, 2010 @ 10:01am CST
It's cool, but would be made of win in color.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036594)
Posted by dragons on January 13th, 2010 @ 10:24am CST
im getting eriateated by these prototype images if there not planning on making figures for us to buy stop giving us pictures they do awsome job it would be surperb if the make enough money to mass produce this guy but its kinad erritating showing us prototype images of what there selling whe theres no more look forward to to buy in he future.........ok now im not making sense i lost i forogt what is was talking.

great work good luck to guys n making money off your prototype be big winner if you make enough money mass produce this figure for us to buy
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036606)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 13th, 2010 @ 11:27am CST
Counterpunch wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:Honestly, if this mold isn't made in color, clear, or even clear color, then this is the biggest dick tease the fandom has ever experienced.


Yea, they need to release the mold for sale, or we need to stop giving them free advertising.

This.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036618)
Posted by Talous on January 13th, 2010 @ 11:58am CST
Very pretty but I can barely tell what I'm looking at.
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036667)
Posted by JediJerseyJoe on January 13th, 2010 @ 3:24pm CST
DevastaTTor wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:Honestly, if this mold isn't made in color, clear, or even clear color, then this is the biggest dick tease the fandom has ever experienced.


Yea, they need to release the mold for sale, or we need to stop giving them free advertising.

This.



Agreed!

and let me add.

PAY-THE-HELL-ATTENTION hassssbro!

this THIS THIS is what we want to buy. for god sakes, your a billion dollar company you're telling me you can't make things like this?! but some random people in china can!!?
Re: First Look at Crystal Nova Commander Prototype (1036678)
Posted by Blurrz on January 13th, 2010 @ 3:42pm CST
DevastaTTor wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:Honestly, if this mold isn't made in color, clear, or even clear color, then this is the biggest dick tease the fandom has ever experienced.


Yea, they need to release the mold for sale, or we need to stop giving them free advertising.

This.


Then tell me this.. why do magazines like Maxim, FHM and Playboy thrive? What Mastercollector's is doing is much like what the magazines put on their spread. Instead of women that we can't ever get, it's a toy.

I don't see any problem with me posting this.. it's nice to see something like once in awhile.


JediJerseyJoe wrote:this THIS THIS is what we want to buy. for god sakes, your a billion dollar company you're telling me you can't make things like this?! but some random people in china can!!?


You're downplaying all the work that Hasbro has done for Transformers. Hasbro produces over a hundred new molds every year. The team from Mastercollectors still haven't even put even put this together properly. On the topic of Hasbro making this toy, there's too much politics involved for Hasbro to start churning out IDW based Transformers.

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