Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way

Transformers News: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 9:08AM CDT

Category: Collectables
Posted by: Tyrannacon   Views: 15,111

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Imaginarium Art's Facebook posted some pictures of their upcoming Devastator statue with the tagline of "Rethink, Revamped, Redone!" Check it out below:

Transformers News: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way
Credit(s): Imaginarium Art's Facebook Page
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918452)
Posted by Kurona on October 26th, 2017 @ 9:21am CDT
I love looking at these things.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918454)
Posted by Galaxy_Prime on October 26th, 2017 @ 9:23am CDT
Wow. This is heavily influenced by Maketoys Giant. Which is fine by me. He's still probably my favorite 3P Devastator. (To be fair, I have not seen Toyworld in person and that looks very impressive as well.)
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918477)
Posted by thedistinctroom on October 26th, 2017 @ 10:29am CDT
Hilarious how it's essentially Giant Type-61. People always say Hasbro should just use the 3rd party molds to recoup lost income. And lo and behold... they finally did it. In yo face Maketoys.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918488)
Posted by Black Hat on October 26th, 2017 @ 12:51pm CDT
OK, it's basically Maketoys' Giant. Not that Maketoys probably cares, as the people who want a fully transformable, poseable, not-garbage Devastator are not necessarily going to be in the market for a farcically expensive enormous statue. Though given that it's a known fact that HasTak and 3Ps are actually covertly quite chummy, and IIRC MT's main designer has done contractual work for Takara before, I wouldn't be surprised if Maketoys themselves had a hand in this. Which wouldn't be a bad thing at all as their stuff is absurdly good. Seriously HasTak, swallow your pride and openly make them licensees.

Though I will say, if MT ISN'T happy about this, my rotten heart would be filled with glee if they took Imaginarium/Hastak to court and won. It might just very well signal the beginning of the end of the ridiculous US IP law system.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918489)
Posted by Black Hat on October 26th, 2017 @ 12:54pm CDT
thedistinctroom wrote:Hilarious how it's essentially Giant Type-61. People always say Hasbro should just use the 3rd party molds to recoup lost income. And lo and behold... they finally did it. In yo face Maketoys.

Actually, they didn't use the molds. They used the base design but the tooling is 100% original. If they HAD used the molds and reproduced Maketoys' Giant wholesale, then A: that would be seriously scummy of them, and B: it could land them in hot water.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918494)
Posted by Octobotimus on October 26th, 2017 @ 2:11pm CDT
there have been so many devastators official, 3rd party, statue, or whatever, that i honestly am starting to no longer care..... . to me this is just another devistator in the sea of 3rd parties and such.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918495)
Posted by Octobotimus on October 26th, 2017 @ 2:13pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:
thedistinctroom wrote:Hilarious how it's essentially Giant Type-61. People always say Hasbro should just use the 3rd party molds to recoup lost income. And lo and behold... they finally did it. In yo face Maketoys.

Actually, they didn't use the molds. They used the base design but the tooling is 100% original. If they HAD used the molds and reproduced Maketoys' Giant wholesale, then A: that would be seriously scummy of them, and B: it could land them in hot water.

also not sure how that would land em in hot water..... they own devastator. that would be like "you copied our design !" hasbro: "ya, and we copied a design you made of a character we made,and your design isn't even licensed"
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918497)
Posted by Black Hat on October 26th, 2017 @ 2:29pm CDT
Octobotimus wrote:
Black Hat wrote:
thedistinctroom wrote:Hilarious how it's essentially Giant Type-61. People always say Hasbro should just use the 3rd party molds to recoup lost income. And lo and behold... they finally did it. In yo face Maketoys.

Actually, they didn't use the molds. They used the base design but the tooling is 100% original. If they HAD used the molds and reproduced Maketoys' Giant wholesale, then A: that would be seriously scummy of them, and B: it could land them in hot water.

also not sure how that would land em in hot water..... they own devastator. that would be like "you copied our design !" hasbro: "ya, and we copied a design you made of a character we made,and your design isn't even licensed"

Three things here:
1: Maketoys, despite not creating the character of Devastator, DID create that specific design of Devastator, and engineered/tooled it themselves. Had Giant been a barely-altered KO of an existing figure then maybe, but at absolute best it would be morally dubious to profit off their work so directly.
2: Technically, their figure isn't Devastator, as HasTak/IP law apologists will harp on about endlessly. So when Hasbro says "You made an unlicensed Devastator!" they can quite rightfully reply "No, we made our own design called Giant". Whilst one might argue this is ethically unsound, if you're going to go down the "letter of the law above common sense" road then again, it all checks out. Though given that (at least IMO) trying to stamp out the 3P scene is equivalent to trying to stamp out people making and selling fanart (that is, incredibly scummy and not a good idea) then HasTak is STILL in the wrong.
3: Maketoys, like many 3P countries, operates out of China, and as such is basically immune from HasTak's lawyers. If they even tried to go after the 3P market, they'd not only most likely lose, but they'd probably lose exclusive rights to the Transformers brand. Whether or not you agree with that being a good thing is up to you, but I would just like to point out that the US copyright system is only in the ridiculous state it is today because a certain mouse-loving corporation refuses to allow a nearly hundred-year-old cartoon to go into the public domain.

Now I doubt that HasTak and Maketoys will come to blows because again, it's a known fact that HasTak and 3Ps are fairly chill with each other and have numerous "gentlemen's agreements" but if sparks DID fly it wouldn't be that cut and dried.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918506)
Posted by Octobotimus on October 26th, 2017 @ 4:03pm CDT
still, if they did happen to fall into hot water, i'm pretty sure the large toy company would win...... i mean if they REALLY wanted to they could probably sue most third party companies out of existence....
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918508)
Posted by Black Hat on October 26th, 2017 @ 4:08pm CDT
Octobotimus wrote:still, if they did happen to fall into hot water, i'm pretty sure the large toy company would win...... i mean if they REALLY wanted to they could probably sue most third party companies out of existence....

They could (maybe, this is China) but in the process they'd go bankrupt.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918556)
Posted by bacem on October 26th, 2017 @ 9:44pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:
3: Maketoys, like many 3P countries, operates out of China, and as such is basically immune from HasTak's lawyers. If they even tried to go after the 3P market, they'd not only most likely lose, but they'd probably lose exclusive rights to the Transformers brand. Whether or not you agree with that being a good thing is up to you, but I would just like to point out that the US copyright system is only in the ridiculous state it is today because a certain mouse-loving corporation refuses to allow a nearly hundred-year-old cartoon to go into the public domain.

Now I doubt that HasTak and Maketoys will come to blows because again, it's a known fact that HasTak and 3Ps are fairly chill with each other and have numerous "gentlemen's agreements" but if sparks DID fly it wouldn't be that cut and dried.


actually, maketoys is one of the very few 3p company that, while the product stamp itself said made in china, the company itself is located in japan. which means, whiel they are out of hasbro's reach, takara could actually pull something off. altough takara so far sees no reason to sue them, as they didn't hurt the official market that much. and as long as maketoys don't sue them for this giant-inspired devy, there's no reason for takara to make a move. and i don't think maketoys will do that either. they are not stupid to wake a sleeping tiger.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1918559)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 26th, 2017 @ 10:03pm CDT
I don't think Maketoys has a leg to stand on. I mean not only is Giant obviously inspired by Devy, but this statue shares no actual moulding with Giant. It just looks like him, same way Giant looks like Devy.

As someone who own Giant and pairs him with the official Combiner Wars stuff, I think it's cool that it's look inspired this.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1920304)
Posted by Qwan on November 6th, 2017 @ 8:02pm CST
Just under two weeks ago, Imaginarium Art shared a few images of their current project, a licensed Devastator statue first revealed in February this year. Now they're back again, with another image of the Constructicon combiner from their Facebook page!

While the original renders showed a vastly different design, and recent images of the revamped design only revealed his torso, right arm (Scavenger) and lower legs, this new picture gives us a much better look at everything from his waist up! There's also a hint of something being beaten up in the lower-right corner, though it's not yet clear what - or who - this poor punching-bag is.

What do you think about this new, more dynamic look at the statue? Will you be going all-in on this green giant, or staying away from the construction zone this time around? Share your thoughts below - and as always, don't forget to stay tuned to Seibertron.com for any updates on this or anything else Transformers!

[quote]Constructicons! merge for the kill![/quote]
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1920363)
Posted by Rated X on November 7th, 2017 @ 8:38am CST
Another stupid statue
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1920372)
Posted by Black Hat on November 7th, 2017 @ 10:00am CST
Qwan wrote:Just under two weeks ago, Imaginarium Art shared a few images of their current project, a licensed Devastator statue first revealed in February this year. Now they're back again, with another image of the Constructicon combiner from their Facebook page!

While the original renders showed a vastly different design, and recent images of the revamped design only revealed his torso, right arm (Scavenger) and lower legs, this new picture gives us a much better look at everything from his waist up! There's also a hint of something being beaten up in the lower-right corner, though it's not yet clear what - or who - this poor punching-bag is.

What do you think about this new, more dynamic look at the statue? Will you be going all-in on this green giant, or staying away from the construction zone this time around? Share your thoughts below - and as always, don't forget to stay tuned to Seibertron.com for any updates on this or anything else Transformers!

[quote]Constructicons! merge for the kill!

 [/quote]
Shame I have neither the money, space nor inclination to buy this because it looks amazing and it's based on my favourite Devastator design (Giant). But as is...nah.
Re: Imaginarium Art Devastator On the Way (1921861)
Posted by Va'al on November 15th, 2017 @ 5:21pm CST
After the last couple of images seen from Imaginarium Art and their latest endeavour in licensed Transformers statues (of a vaguely G1 style), we have another update concerning their Devastator project! We've seen his torso at least twice so far - latest was here - and it's now time to head for the feet, it seems, via their official Facebook page.

Along with Scrapper and Mixmaster in their leg modes and grey prototype colours, we also get to look at the base design, with parts of city demolished and askew under the might of the greatest Decepticon combiner. Take a look for yourselves, and let us know what you think of this high-end collectible statue. Does it have a place in you heart and house? Or is just too much?

Additionally, we also have a shot of the Coronation Throne made out of shells for the Shanghai Comic Con exclusive Starscream statue, as last seen here, and also included below. Check them both out!

[quote]Prepare to meet your doom! Nothing can withstand the might of Devastator![/quote]



Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers Generations Warpath DLX Class NEW SEALED - Time Remaining: 5 days 6 hours 36 minutes 33 seconds
Transformers Generations 30th Waspinator DLX Class NEW SEALED - Time Remaining: 3 days 10 hours 37 minutes 9 seconds
Transformers Generations 30th Trailcutter DLX Class NEW SEALED - Time Remaining: 1 day 13 hours 37 minutes 12 seconds
Transformers Reveal The Shield Megatron Legends Class NEW SEALED - Time Remaining: 1 day 14 hours 38 minutes 16 seconds
TRANSFORMERS ENERGON 2004 STEAMHAMMER CONSTUCTICON MAXIMUS MOC - Time Remaining: 5 days 1 hour 39 minutes 19 seconds
Transformers DX9 War in Pocket X33 Sonic Wizard Soundwave in Stock - Time Remaining: 6 days 40 minutes 57 seconds
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN VOYAGER CLASS ASTRO TRAIN FIGURE - Time Remaining: 8 days 5 hours 42 minutes 58 seconds
Transformers: Generation 1 #1 Foil_CGC 9.8 SS_Cullen (Optimus) Welker (Megatron) - Time Remaining: 3 days 13 hours 43 minutes 20 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #188 - Mutinous Intent
Twincast / Podcast #188:
"Mutinous Intent"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017