Jetfire's too big! He looks totally out of scale there! Who designed this Commander Class, don't they even care?! Some characters shrink, ohers hugely expand, I'd need to use the dinning table, just for him to land!
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
He isn't really out of scale, Shockers. Think about the size of the original toy compared to the others. In cartoon terms, on the Sunbow scale chart, Prowl comes up to about level with the middle of his thighs, which looks to be about the same here. He might be a *bit* big, but this figure is pretty much in scale in both toy and toon forms.
It's actually hard to find a decent scale picture of skyfire. Because he's so big he's always in the frame at odd angles.
I don't mind him being that big you know. Jetfire has always been big, so it works. Blaster in comparison has a huge toy but has always been depicted at Voyager height in fiction, which makes his TR Leader figure feel awkward. Jetfire can get away with it. He was the original air support for the Autobots, the transport ship. He's got to be big.
This is another of those "What do you mean its too big? No. Not at all. Who said that? Its a total coincidence that its Masterpiece scale. Who could have predicted that? Not us, thats for sure. Goodbye"
I've never been a big fan of Jetfire. That toy does look nice though, and is one I could see me getting down the line, even if its not a "must buy" for me. They've done a cracking job with it, and the faction swapping is a really nice touch. I'll be intrigued to see if they've got any other plans for this new price point (Armada Tidal Wave mentioned above would be a good fit).
Although Tidal Wave might be a good fit by himself, I don't see him being a decent fit with a potential Armada Megatron.
In fact I'm struggling to see many TFs that might work in the Commander size. Scorponok, yes, perfect for the original toy's big robot but smaller than Fort Max. Star Saber, maybe. Deathsaurus? Op & Magnus with Trailers .... possibly. Some of the non standard combiners, like Road Caeser (yes Ian, it exits)
On one hand, I feel it's too big for Scorp because the leaders were scaled down. On the other hand, it does put him at a decent size against TR PMOP (the only "match up" that counts)
Potential commander class releases: • Tidalwave (i think is a better Titan, because it still works well, and that class is running dry of characters) • Skylynx • Sludge • Magnaboss • Tripredacus • Gigastorm- sure, could repaint Titan Tryp, but the dude wasn't that big. They could do kaiju/battleship/robot. • Railracer • Build King • Cybertron Menasor • Cybertron Metroplex • Energon Optimus • Armada Optimus • sky Garry • Galaxy Shuttle • BM Tankor- The character is the size of a small to medium full sized TF, so that puts him in scale with deluxe-voyager BW/BM updates, and most of the original line. • Optimal Optimus, for the same reason, but they already crossed that off with a class almost as big.
I think most of those characters are too obscure for them to risk making an expensive toy out of.
After Jetfire I think the obvious ones are Scorponok and Star Saber. After that I could see Thunderwing or even a Fortress Maximus re-do, but more likely than either we would get another version of Optimus, Ultra Magnus or Megatron.