DAM Rodan: The Suit

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Goji » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:16 pm

A "futuristic version"? :eh:

The resemblance is minimal, at best.

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Destroyer » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:30 pm

Goji wrote:A "futuristic version"?


A more modern version of the 56 design is what I really meant.
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Smuggers » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:41 pm

I don't really see any resemblance other than, you know, it's Rodan.
The FW suit has completely different wings, the eyes are a different colour and it's red.
It also looks kind of stiff, but that's probably because it's not really moving when the suit is actually used.
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Goji » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:46 pm

How does Rodan '93 look like a man in a suit when it wasn't even a suit?

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Goji » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:11 pm

Nah. Twas directed at the guy you quoted.

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby eabaker » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:13 pm

Goji wrote:Nah. Twas directed at the guy you quoted.


I'm pretty sure that was a typographical error, since he made two directly contradictory statements about the 90s suit, one of which made perfect sense, and the other of which was perfect nonsense. I'll wager the intent was to say that the 04 design looked like a man in a suit, not the 93 design.
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Goji » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:16 pm

Yeah, that must have been what happened.

Well, at least I hope it is.

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:53 pm

GodzillaRangerPrime wrote:The 60s and 90s design have that more humanoid man in a suit look.

The 90s one looks more naturally proportioned



Whoops, I meant

The 60s and GFW designs have that more humanoid man in a suit look.

The 90s one looks more naturally proportioned


xD

But I prefer the 50s suit the best

The FW design is a bit too "stylized"
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Postby GodzillaSpawn » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:45 pm

To me, he's never looked better than his first appearance.

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby demoylition » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:01 pm

GodzillaSpawn wrote:To me, he's never looked better than his first appearance.

I like fire rodan just a bit more than the original
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:10 pm

To me

Rodan>GTTH-DAM Rodan>Final Wars Rodan>Fire Rodan

I like fire Rodan, but it looks too..........not weird or interesting?
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby GodzillaSpawn » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:30 pm

demoylition wrote:
GodzillaSpawn wrote:To me, he's never looked better than his first appearance.

I like fire rodan just a bit more than the original


I think Fire Rodan is the weakest design.

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby junkerde » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:43 pm

GodzillaSpawn wrote:
demoylition wrote:
GodzillaSpawn wrote:To me, he's never looked better than his first appearance.

I like fire rodan just a bit more than the original


I think Fire Rodan is the weakest design.

And quite small. Remember getting my SH Monsterarts 90's Godzilla then took a look at the rodan SH. Since all of them were movie height, alot of people were saying how small the toy was. hardly worth $60, didn't get the toy.
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm

FW Rodan is my least favourite. The orange color does not suit him well. And the neck. That horrible, horrible neck.

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:25 pm

I thinks he looks pretty cool, but if you're more for a more "realistic" look, meh, he's too stylized.
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I very much consider TFA to be half-assed. What a generic film which only fed on nostalgia, it brought nothing new to the table.


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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:31 pm

I also don't really like how the arms of the actor control the wings. The showa suits had string controlled wings... which worked a lot better, IMO. And the thicker bodies of the 60's suits at least hid the thick neck. The FW Rodan doesn't have that. The neck is too thick, the legs are too big, the arm-wings look weird, the color sucks. Even the chest plates look kinda off.

He looks good in motion, during his attack on NYC, but the suit itself is ugly.
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby eabaker » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:57 pm

I don't like the eyes on any of the FW suits, Rodan inclusive.

My ranking of the Rodan designs would probably go:

56 > 93 > 64-68 > 04
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Goji » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:07 pm

I keep seeing people judging the "DaisensoRodan" ('65) only on it's appearance in DAM ('68), which is how it looked after sitting in storage for over three years.

I personally really liked the look of the suit in MONSTER ZERO, but it was definitely looking kinda of rough in DAM (though, IMO, not quite as deteriorated as people claim it to be) The "banana beak" never bothered me, and the wings were much larger and more powerful looking compared to the more 'papery' looking ones on the '64 suit.

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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby Arbok » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:29 pm

eabaker wrote:I don't like the eyes on any of the FW suits, Rodan inclusive.

My ranking of the Rodan designs would probably go:

56 > 93 > 64-68 > 04


Concur with this ranking. Can't really beat the original, but the Heisei Rodan, design wise, was a hit with me. My only problem with it was the execution rather than the intent behind it.
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Re: DAM Rodan: The Suit

Postby eabaker » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:31 pm

Arbok wrote:
eabaker wrote:I don't like the eyes on any of the FW suits, Rodan inclusive.

My ranking of the Rodan designs would probably go:

56 > 93 > 64-68 > 04


Concur with this ranking. Can't really beat the original, but the Heisei Rodan, design wise, was a hit with me. My only problem with it was the execution rather than the intent behind it.


Yeah, it's definitely too wooden in practice, but in stills I think it's pretty awesome.
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