>>4321596 I'm pretty sure it's an Armaurauder toy; a line of mechas designed by much loved Transformers artist Don Figueroa. He's well respected for being one of the first TF fan artists to make it big, and for designing his own TF toys looong before 3rd parties were a thing.
It's pretty cool that Sentinel is making this stuff. I'd never expect a whole new property like this to get such a good company behind it.
>>4321679 Let me sum it up for you, it's pretty much star ship troopers and blue gender. Except the mechs are the prevalent way to fight, when he designed this figure years ago, it was initially supposed to house gi Joe sized figures, and be fully cross compatible with later figures for part swapping.
It was projected to cost about 100 plus each, so they scrapped the bigger one and went for a smaller build. The projected cost was about 60 with a two inch pilot.
I'd love to pick it up, but I din'd want to pay 100 for the smaller version. Have we heard a price, or what size it will be?
>>4321584 There's 3 versions, 1 is OP's pic, 1 is the gunmetal posted, and a 3rd is a blank for customizing (which will be the rarest).
Comic didn't appeal too much to me, but I'm in it for the mech alone (delicious articulated fingers, missle pods and open cockpit galore). Also, the fact that a Singaporean was somehow involved in this got me interested in the first place
My only worry is that it's gonna be priced out of reach
>>4323022 I find that hard to swallow if ti's true. The guy who wanted to produce it said he wanted to keep the price down below 80 if he could, it's the whole reason he downscaled it. I wish he'd release barebones versions with less weaponry, no pilot, and no hangar.
>>4321695 >It was projected to cost about 100 plus each, so they scrapped the bigger one and went for a smaller build. The projected cost was about 60 with a two inch pilot. >I'd love to pick it up, but I din'd want to pay 100 for the smaller version. Have we heard a price, or what size it will be? I'm pretty sure this is gonna be $150~$200.
>>4321584 I love robots in general, but these just aren't appealing to me for some reason. I guess it makes sense, I never did like Figueroa's art/designs when he worked on Transformers. Guess the guy just isn't my cuppa tea.
>>4323162 Yeah,i'm not sure where he's getting the 60-80$ thing. I'll be looking forward to all the angry comments from casual fans when they realize a company that puts together 600+ pieces on a toy and QCs everything to shit charges upwards to 200$.
>>4323484 I'm getting it from back in the days when he first tried getting this off of the ground. He first showed it off on the hisstank forums during the height of the 25th anniversary line. Like I said, he intended it to be bigger, but it put itself out of the pricerange of his target demographic. His original intention was to promote a "collect em' all" type vibe. Picture Xevoz, but better made and less jarring to parts swap, and you have his toyline.
After talking about it for a year, he dropped off the face of the earth, only poping by to say the project wasn't dead once in a blue moon. He showed up again once MU hit it's peak on the toyark, posting updates and new prototypes. Then he disappeared again, only to show up now.
>>4325637 I'd say it's reasonable for their regular sized figure, not the downscaled one specifically to hit the lower price point. Fuck that, wasn't 3zero's samurai robot with pilot something like 200$? The bot was about a foot tall and the pilot was six inches? Somebody help me out on that.
How big is this thing anyway? 10 inches tall?
The goal post was moved quite the fuck off from where he'd pitched it originally, if it goes on heavy clearance, I'll definitely pick it up. Starting to get the feeling sentinel's products are severely overpriced, or at least Canti wasn't too badly over priced.
>>4325645 >I dont remember seeing the 100$ stuff but i do remember the free base comments. HE didn't like mentioning prices, but one of the earliest comments he made was back when he had to downscale the prototype. He said "we want to try keeping it under 100$, to do that, we had to downscale the figure, sorry joe fans!" Or something to that effect. It was the reason he was marketing to the hisstank in the first place. Back then I said 150$ was more than reasonable for a foot tall mech that housed a joe sized pilot.
Now that I see what similar companies can do for less, I think it's quite an absurdly high price for this. 3A, 3Zero, Hasbro, I'm sure there's more. They can offer larger products with similar or lower cost, I don't expect hasbro prices, in fact I'd expect double. But the MP prime was about 100$ was bigger, and came with more stuff.
I don't think I'd be as upset if I hadn't followed this guy since the beginning and trusted what he promised.
>>4325761 >I would rather pay more for a small product that packs a lot of articulation and features than a large product that is simply just large. But the articulation doesn't change, that shouldn't factor in. >Smaller things fit better on display shelves, too. I would not buy it if it were a foot tall. Where would I even put such a monstrosity? Because smaller things can be too small and make your display look like garbage when you pile twenty into one case because they all so easily fit. If you have a deltof, you should be able to easily put a foot tall figure in there, it's by no means a monstorsity, it's been a standard staple in scale for decades.
I'm saying if I'm paying this much, they should be producing the 1 foot tall one. If not, they should be charging less for the smaller one as promised, there's no added articulation, and no added benefit to being smaller. I'm paying larger scale price for a figure that's significantly smaller.
>>4325667 It depends a lot on the pose of the Getter too. The Getter at full height is roughly 17cms tall. But the pic is cropped off, so we can't tell if it's pulling off a dynamic pose with the guns, or standing tall.
I asked Valen about the scale before, and I THINK he mentioned that it was around 1/32 or something around that range.
anyway, here's one of T-Rex's guy (he handled engineering for it apparently) standing near it, and some early in hands pic of the prototype. Not sure if the prototype is the earlier larger version or the newer shrunken one. Probably the latter
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