Previous thread at limits >>7695545The problem I have now is having one floating shelf for my Primes, and another set up with my MM releases...and neither one really has wiggle room to work with to get this guy in.
>>7699122Chinese fingers for scale.
Image of robot breasts
ugh, now I know why Hasbro is taking so long. wonder if the Cybertronian version would be better, would give an excuse to have different colors.
>>7699307>why Hasbro is taking so long.
>>7699318You know damn well I'm talking about studio series. Though it is funny how that toy has better proportions.
Is Weijiang's Rendsora (the battle damaged version) a decent stand-in for TLK Megatron if I am too poor and impatient to wait for UniqueToys' spectacular Megatron?
>>7699307>would give an excuse to have different colorsThe fact that every third party Prime mold gets Nemesis variants (and oftentimes Shattered Glass and/or Magnus too) regardless of whether or not Nemesis even exists in that design should tell you that they don't even need an excuse to just do the rest of the Seekers in that mold anyway.
>>7699172Are those Transmetal Megatron breasts?
>>7699445Yes, well, Transmetal 2.
>>7699172megamommy give transmilkies
>>7699456I really just want a 3P Arcee called Boobee or Titee or somethingIf only to laugh at the name and nothing else.
>>7699452Something that's out of my purview, so I had to take a guess at it.
>>7699459Put her official Chinese name "奶昔" into gtl
>>7699482What scale are they making him in? Legends? Mp?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkWJwBaONyg>>7699492That particular one I believe is MP.
>>7699456There's aspects of this figure I really like. If they ever make a version with a more robotic midriff and a toned down chest, I'd be interested
>>7699492Fuckhuge size, 30cmIF doing a legends stylized version of TM2Toyworld doing a legends version of TM1Pics of all in previous thread
>>7699495>no alt head
>>7699509You can have his fins in or out...that's the alternate.
>>7699456Definitely the best head they've shown.
Are there any new Blitzwings out since the KFC shitshow? How about just good recent triple changers in general?
>>7699118>>7699121>>7699122>>7699124Thanks for this anon!!But, are master made ditching transformers after this and going into their own mech line?
Reminder to book your flights to china RIGHT NOW
>>7699593Less trollish answer.
>>7699593More trollish answer
>>7699495>>7699503Pretty dope, it will complement the existing BW figs nicely
>>7699698I gotta say, dx9 handled the jet mode better hee but that tank looks great. Guess the jet mode had to make sacrifices
>>7699698Sweet, release date or any reviews yet?>>7699701I'll actually buy Dropkick if he turns into a helicopter and the muscle car, that'd be fucking sweet
>>7699708It looks like they just did a slaveish recreation of the G1 character models for the cartoon accuracy autists. From that perspective it actually looks really good IMO, all the modes seem on point.
>>7699708I think Fans Toys did a better job completely shifting the color palate from the jet to the tank. Almost entirely purple to entirely tan.
>>7699721*color paletteI'm stupid.
>>7699687Can't read moon rune, but is that the date for the figure releases? Or is this some sort of anime tie in?Really been looking forward to this take on a combiner. But I can't find anywhere to even pre order. Plus, I've only seen a few of the prototypes, and only sketches of the combined mode. Kind of has me a little nervous about whether or not these figures even get released.These, and big tit Arcee are really the only TF figures I'm looking to add to my collection in the foreseeable future.
>>7699456>painting the pistons
Happy to see Iron Factory moving in a new direction, also hoping that Iron Samurai Series will give us a Star Saber and maybe an Earth mode Drift.
>>7700034I'm guessing it's time to give up hope on IF (or anyone) doing a mtmte Whirl, right?
>>7699433yeah but they'd be able to bullshit the mold of the jet mode. Probably would be easier to design.
>>7700057Don't wanna give you false hope, but Whirl and Cyclonus both wield swords in IDW, right? It could happen.
Watofa review for PX Star Saber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkWJwBaONyg
>>7700105that face looks plain awful
>>7700079I would love an IF Whirl and Cyclonus so I could make them fight.
>>7700124It comes with an alternate face plate.
>>7700141It's the eye sculpt and the red plastic background. It might look better if the eyes were on a silver BG.
>>7700150Yeah the face should have been gray/silver. They def cheaped out on the paint there. I bet they'll be DLC with a better head and another sword for saber.
>>7700178They've said they have no plans for an extra package so it puts it out of the question.I'm on the fence for him. if ebay does a sale again, maybe I'll snag him.
>>7699469nicee gib milkees
>>7699462Its gonna have an extra head?
>>7700034Still kinda want Mirage. Though this fall is gonna be a MP nearly every month and Hot Toys releases. Demon Tank is a for sure purchase.
>dead primeMS sure are getting they're moneys worth out of the mold. Wish they'd do more MP. Would love a better Iron hide and Roddy Prime.
>>7700339Yeah same. I'm quite content with their main line being legends scale but when they come up with something good I'd like to see it in MP scale.Fingers eternally crossed to see that Megatron get an MP version.
>>7700339I would suck a thousand dicks for them to release their Trailbreaker in MP scale.
>>7699672Not that I'm aware of. The other thing they have somewhere in the pipes (which is what I was really hoping they'd show off) is a full set of Devastator.
>>7700339So why do they have two black Primes standing there? Are they different, or the same and the light is hitting them differently?
How many components of the non partsforming Bruticus are out. I think it was being made by MMC
>>7700378Vortex is starting to pop up.That's about it.
>>7700205Well Zeta and X2 both ended up offering new heads themselves, so I wouldn't entirely rule it out; but it does seem like the more unlikely scenario for sure. I just got my payment confirmation from TCP (I had $20 worth of points to throw at it), so I assume it'll be shipping in the next couple days.
>>7700378vortex hit china last week and I got a notice this morning from TCP that their stock arrives tomorrow. See last thread >>7695545 and the one before for pics.
>>77001057~8 cm? That's a head shorter than Legends.
>>7700369One's got gold chrome, the other has silver>>7700356Yeah that Trailbreaker is really good, I'd love to see it in MP.
>>7699721It’s not actually completely clear how well the colors shift between modes yet, since that’s just a speculative digibash.
>>7700057>Whirl as MMC>Megatron as your hopes for a MTMTE Whirl
>>7700384Post pictures when it arrives!
>>7700401I guess now that they have the Prime mold, they can't be stopped.>>7700452Certainly will. If it does end up actually shipping out tomorrow (which is the absolute best case scenario), it will probably get here either Wednesday or Thursday. Basically my hope is before this week's end.
>>7700411Well at least there's a kind of peace that comes when you finally give up on something ever being made.
>>7700034i am as well. one thing I've been hoping for for a long time is for 3Ps to produce original material as most of the designers clearly have talent that's constrained by Hasbro IP. I remember Vangelus talking about this along time ago in a review Steelcore.samurai stuff makes my peeper hard
>>7700526I wouldn't be surprised if 3P makers are just industry regulars who do it as a side gig for extra dosh. Theres no way so many skilled engineers and sculptors got together just to shart out unbranded Transformers.
>>7700520If your desperate enough for one, you could always acquire a Tomahawk and make one using this shapeways kit:https://www.shapeways.com/product/YY7ARJA6Z/https://www.shapeways.com/product/YLXUUMY86/
>>7700535that would make sense considering the guy who was doing work on FP F(x) and Maketoys' combiners also designed Takara's GoBot reboot stiff from a few years back. it's probably pretty common
>>7700564And don't forget that same dude is probably working with Newage now too. Jizai is fucking awesome.
>>7700548I've gotten close to buying that kit several times but I still can't get past Shapeway's plastic and the kit really doesn't look enough like the version I want anyway to justify the effort. I appreciate you linking it though, might take one more look.
>>7700689>buying brittle plastics
>>7700694Well I did admit I was desperate.
>>7700698>desperate for idw garbage
>>7700411Stormbringer Whirl was as close as IDWfags were ever gonna get
>>7700707>idw should get toysWrong
>>7700712Did a five year old draw this?
>>7700713But it did anyway. And they sold well.
>>7700714no five year olds lack fine motor skills
>>7700713true, they don't deserve them
>>7699496I agree, the smooth human boobies look out of place. >>7699462I like this version so much more, yes she look nothing like muh G1 Arcee, meaning her kibble doesn't look like an afterthought. >>7699904>Really been looking forward to this take on a combinerSame>Plus, I've only seen a few of the prototypes, and only sketches of the combined mode>Kind of has me a little nervous about whether or not these figures even get released.It's a new company anon...I'm not really much of 3rd party fag, but in other examples of even bigger companies, toys can take a year or more so to be released after being announced. Patience anon.
>>7699710>I'll actually buy Dropkick if he turns into a helicopter and the muscle car It's pretty much impossible, when you talking about real life vehicle designs being done into toys. I mean it's already impossible to fit a helicopter into a car and back and forth.
Image of chinese taxis
>>7700801>It's pretty much impossibleSounds more like a case of you having a limited imagination to me.
>>7700876I really want triple changers of these two
>>7700881>Ooh, baby...>>7700882>Okayyyy dem some nice digits!!!>>7700884>Baby's got some junk in the trunk!>>7700879>>7700888>>7700892>BARFFFThat headsculpt is disgusting. Whoever did this should be fired. Also, the altmode is ludicrously terrible, looks like a fridge on wheels.
>>7700897>That headsculpt is disgusting. Whoever did this should be fired. Also, the altmode is ludicrously terrible, looks like a fridge on wheels.It’s accurate to the source material.
>>7700876>boxy forms that aren't the actual real life vehicle modelsMissing the point why it's impossible. It's also the reason why they can't do a triple changing Drift. How are you gonna turn this jet into a Plymouth GTX, let alone the car into this jet?
>>7700881>>7700879>>7700888Someone please tell this is a unpainted prototype. It doesn’t even look like the picture here>>7700940
>>7701072This >>7700879 is painted. The rest are clearly prototypes.
>>7700876That's amazing. FUND IT!
TE shares in the same guilt.
>>7700870I don’t know why, but I love this deco
>>7701238Those shattered ass colors look awful
>>7700876>another jizz-ai 3d what-ifYawn
>>7701432I won't disagree with that.>Purple too dull, and overall too clean>Windows too dim>Accents are nicely done, but don't do much to add characterMy point was more on they're in the same boat as MS -- you have a mold? Do it a dozen times differently.
>>7701455I want to be hopeful and say that they're doing recolors to get some money going for their next project. But realistically they are probably just milking TE-01 while they are still working on those legends BW ones. Id really hoped they would do a bumblebee to put the 2.0 to shame and have a companion piece to go with their prime.
>>7701053>boxy forms that aren't the actual real life vehicle modelsYeah that’s because it’s just a quick concept that this designer threw together: https://twitter.com/las91214/status/1074392362426687489>they can't do a triple changing DriftHonestly, no one has really tried yet but they almost certainly could considering his copter mode is somewhat of a jumble of nothing to begin with.>How are you gonna turn this jet into a Plymouth GTX, let alone the car into this jet?Most likely by having one vehicle turn itself inside out to turn into the other, in a manner reminiscent to how Peru Kill (or one of the upcoming AoE OPs) transforms itself. Luckily both Shatter and Dropkick’s robot-modes are largely composed of large chunks of vehicle kibble, meaning there are a lot less robot-mode parts that need to hide inside both vehicle modes and less vehicle kibble to need to fold away in their robot-modes.
>>7701467I really can't fault them if they want to be in the legends market. Especially if they're going into an untapped part of the market with BW. MP market, while getting maybe a smidge saturated, is just overall a rabbit hole. Though if they did a Bee I think it could be nice, just hopefully not as complex as Prime is.
>>7700360We haven't seen that for a long long time though...
>>7700335Mirage is great Anon, and Hound is even better. Can't wait for IF to start touching some late era G1 stuff.
JUST got my Zeta Aerialbots and individually they are not that great. They should definitely been $30 cheaper each.
>>7701613Hush, I want to live in my fantasy world here, where it's simply been put on a brief hold because producing PMOP after Overlord makes the most sense.>>7701626Mirage as a figure is nice for sure, but I'm still just not quite on with that hood part of his transformation. Warpath and Hound are much better buys for sure.
>>7701634The hood transformation is easy.
>>7699904The date is for a toy show Firebird's going to attend, where they're going to show off the first colored samples of their Arcee and some other stuff.I don't think the bike girls are up anywhere yet, even Nicee's only up on ShowZ as far as I know.
>>7700409Oh, I didn't realize it was a digibash. Well, now I'm hoping the final product is colored that nicely.
>>7700876I admit this is really cool, but every mode looks like it was designed with the other modes taken into consideration. Compare that with the movie triple changers where the two alt-modes share no parts, and huge pieces just magically disappear in robot mode. Are movie triple changers doable? Probably, but I don't see how at least one of the alt-modes wouldn't end up really jacked up looking.
>>7700452Also meant to ask -- anyone that you'd be looking for pictures of him with? I have Ismenios (w/ kit) to use, of course, but if you wanted to see him with something else, I can see what I can do.
>get another email from TCP>see payment in header>think its the payment request for Vortex>3 day notification
>>7701922Well I got a 1 day notice for Kadmos 2 days ago. And then yesterday I got the "payment confirmed" email. But nothing on their FB indicates in stock status for it, so, I guess I'm waiting.
>>7701932Sites showing both of them in stock now instead of "arriving soon".
>>7701956As well as Neptune G2 and after however long it was announced ago, KFC Reflectron, it seems. Hopefully this means shipping happens tomorrow, because I don't see anything happening tonight. Still have hopes that I'll have Kadmos by Friday then.
>>7701970TCP ships super fast. If you've payed they'll ship it out tonight. Hope my payment request comes in so I can ship my stash (got deathsaurus dlc and MP18+ in it).
>>7701626>>7701634Already have Hound. Want their Sunstreaker but already have G2 Sideswipe and would rather not have two Sideswipes.
>>7701985The DLC kit is a lot of fun, but learn from my mistake and do it over a table or similar large flat surface -- the spring in the wing is gonna wanna go once you get the wing unscrewed. What I like the most about it is just how well done the colors are on it. Like >99% of my collection is, I have no attachment to him in either form, but this kit really makes him look good.Oh I know how quick TCP can be with their shipping, it's one of the reasons I'm relying on them these days (of course the largest reason is TFS is collecting tax now). I only say shipping tomorrow because at this time even if they get it printed and boxed, Post Office won't be likely to have it until tomorrow regardless. That's just what I think.
>>7702004I can see how that would be a conundrum to only want one out of a two pack. And he's the kind of pair that are "joined at the hip," so to say, and it might prove difficult trying to resell the one of them off separately.
>>7700034That Bludgeon is fucking dope
>>7702005>This email confirms that your order was Shipped. Contact us if you have any questions about your order. Click here to track your order. Thanks for using THE CHOSEN PRIME.
Also, I didn't see this posted, but just because TFS is charging me tax, maybe doesn't mean they're charging everybody.https://tfsource.com/customer-appreciation-sale/Going on from now through the 18th.
>>7699462>>7699456So are these both separate releases or the same one with alternate head included?They don't look any different aside from the head and the kibble configuration.
>>7702399Should be same release with swappable head piece, unless the company is being a real dick.
>>7702420They've mentioned previously that it will all be a single package, complete with different heads and kibble configurations and weapons.
>>7702486AKA: The Decepti-car
>>7702486MS, NA, and MFT all have so many "we're doing this guy too" announcements / prototypes out there now.
Transformation videos for upcoming Toyworld releases:>Red-Baron-screamhttps://m.bilibili.com/video/av63043215.html>The other type of Nazi-car Bumblebee https://m.bilibili.com/video/av63444325.html>Transmetal Megatronhttps://m.bilibili.com/video/av63135049.html
>>7702494MS still hasn't released a quarter of what they've shown off. I'm sure they'll get there eventually. I'm still waiting on those fucking Stunticons.
>>7702496As I'm sure many are.
>>7702228I missed Devil Stinger on Black Friday for $200, $250 is close enough that I jumped on it.
>>7702005Downloadable content kit? Are you 3D printing a file you paid for?
>>7700535>so many99% of the 3P products that are released come from like 6 designers you know.
>>7702600No I don't, you got a source on that?
>>7701741I agree if we're talking 25-35cm tall MP figures with individually articulated fingers that cost $200, but I'd happily buy a triple changer like >>7700876 at CHUG scale
>>7702615You can ask any 3P insider on TFW or something. They'll confirm.
>>7702486>>7702490>design-ruining crotch flapWell at least I don't have to debate whether to buy it, but oh my god I hate single crotch flaps like this so much
>>7702591Planet X released a set of pieces to alter the look of their Deathsaurus, unlike MMC that are doing 2 different figures entirely.
>>7702634Wouldn't it ruin the design more by breaking it up and not even doing the flap, and just making it a design on the legs?
>>7702638No? They could either make it into two pieces so they move with the legs or they could just not put the hips so fucking high up to begin with since on the original design, the hips started at the bottom of the flap, not the top.
>>7702495>This is the bastard who killed Snoopy.
>>7702769>This is the bastard who killed Snoopy.O perfidious deed! We shall weep and tear our hair; now start your engines and SLAY the brute
>>7702569I'd probably jump on that if I hadn't just dropped 200 bucks on Double Evil...
>>7702769So do we know how the fuck this guy is being released?
>>7702636So you downloaded them?
>>7702495Redstar Baronscream looks great!The Beast Wars theme music at the start of the Megatron review had me hyped, but there's something about the figure that just isn't doing it for me. I think it really could have used a little more upper body bulk in robot mode. I do like the way they deformed the lower leg for t-rex mode.
Should I buy FT Grinder? I feel like I should if I want more team leaders.
>>7703091Grinder is a really good bot, and without a doubt has the cleanest legs. Gigapower's Superator also just recently came out, so if you need something that's just massively bigger, there's that option too.
>>7703100Yeah but I saw that there is a build issue with Giga Power's Grimlock that makes me want to skip that.
>>7703122Then as long as his big dino head doesn't bother you, Grinder is more than a fine enough piece to pick up.
>>7703126Also I can buy that extra G1 head.
>>7703129I didn't bring it up since I didn't know if at this point it was readily available or not.
>>7703132I was checking that as well and I've already seen it in person during TFcon. I was tempted to get Grinder during that time but I went for Kronos instead.
>>7703139>but I went for Kronos insteadI don't have him (Constructor and Armageddon I do), but I don't think I can fault you there. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/26578 for el classico, or if you want to talk shop on the lovely G2 blue, I can hash that out as well.
>>7703152I already contacted a person in my area that is selling his. Apparently it's MISB so I'll try and see if he can lower the price for me. Being in Canada BBTS is a scam when it comes to shipping.
>>7703164>Being in CanadaThat's my fault then for making assumptions of shipping to the States. Beyond A3U, my knowledge of CA retailers is zero.
>>7703075It's neat for legends but TM1 Megs deserves a proper MP sized figure.
>>7703168Yeah I already checked their site and ask one of my friends that helps runs A3U and has his own store in Ontario and he's out of stock.
>>7703175>TM1 Megs deserves a proper MP sized figure.Yes please.
>>7703177Unrelated ones I could also recommend would be XTB Klaatu & Neptune, but I know that would make for dropping a whole lot down at once.
>>7703205I want Klaatu but I got MMC's Omne. I was the same anon a few threads back that was thinking of selling it.
>>7703212It would be a great thing if you were able to trade up for Klaatu, but I can only begin to imagine at how much of a loss you'd take at offloading Omne. I wanted him to be good because I thought he colors were a lot better, but now that I have Klaatu+ I'm not bothered by it so much (only his mismatched yellow legs really).
>>7703218Omne was actually more expensive than Klaatu when I got mine. Klaatu was $90 Canadian while Omne was $110 I believe was. I was checking around and for some reason people prefer Omne still and opened and displayed one sells for as much as an MISB when it was newly released. So I would barely lose anything if I sell mine now.
https://tfsource.com/customer-appreciation-sale/I've been testing the waters to sell of mine for some time, but kind of got chased out of the BST. And I certainly can't match to these prices.
>>7703257>$70 usd for IronwillDamn that's a pretty good deal.
>>7703264It really is. I had gotten mine direct from MT for full price...just shortly before they put it on their holiday sale...Either way, for either one I'd still recommend getting the upgrade kits that MT offers. They're "free" but $6 shipping for each of them, even if you order them together. Cupola's is certainly the more important of the two, but Iron Will's give it the head piece that allows the arms to peg into it.
>>7703288I got my Cupola during TFcon as well a few years ago when A3U were selling them with a special TFcon exclusive pricing. It was $120 Canadian at the time I think so I just had to jump onto that train. People literally were lining up their booth to get one.
>>7703308This would probably also be the best way to score Iron Will, but once again run into that pesky international shipping issue; which I can only begin to imagine what that would be like.
>>7702374So how many repaints/retools can wee expect for this guy?>Exhaust/Diaclone>Slicer>Downshift>Alternators/Binaltech
>>7703440Dunno, not on the horizon I think. It's the Jazz equivalent of the Sunstreaker mold.IF SideswipeEasy repaints/retools: Red Alert, G2Shared engineering: JazzIF SunstreakerEasy repaints/retools: Runabout, RunamuckShared engineering: Wheeljack.
>>7703440>>7703463>named Hexwrench>they don't actually include any wrenches with him>wrenches were even his weapon in Devastation for fucks sakeVery sad.
>>7703325Going back to the FT Grimlock. I found somebody local that is going to sell me his MISB for quite cheap. I guess he just wants it gone. Hopefully the deal pushes through since he lives 2 cities away so the problem is how were meeting up.
>>7703549Speaking of grimlock when are those new OS POTP G1 colored Dinobots coming out? do we have a date?
>>7703594just out in china
>>7703594I thought those were out. I'm not interested in those because I was stupid enough to buy the actual PoTP ones and spend another $100 just for the upgrade set. I could have just bought something else with the money spent on this.
>>7703257BST is filled with extreme autism. Granted there have been some scummy buyers and sellers from time to time. I feel your pain though, Transformers do not hold their value at all.
>>7703638>Transformers do not hold their value at allSome do. For 3p it's those decent ones that pops in once every now and then and pretty much anything Fanstoys. For officials it's the Japanese releases and Japanese G1 that tends to hold their value.
>>7703440IF adding in the alternate hands now really has me in love with them.
>>7703660You're right, I was saying just in general. Outside of Fanstoys, it comes down to specific examples and even then you're mostly just breaking even. Speaking of 3p, I got Gcreation Rebel in the other day and for the life of me I can't orient the arms to get into vehicle mode.
>>7703660Not my FansProject Lost Exo-Realm, that's for sure. At this point I'm considering just eating shipping costs and mail them to Thew for one of his multiple unboxings.
>>7703860The Fansproject Dinobots are fine sure they don't win any more awards because of how out of date they are but I guess they're still leagues better than POTP Dinobots if you want something Chug scale that will fit with the mainline stuff.
So XTB are going to release a ver 2.0 of their Trailbreaker>Aegis stands 8.6"/22CM tall in robot mode. This new version features:>More cartoon and anime accurate deco>Premium metallic paint>3 extra new MP3.0 style head>New posable hands with better shapes>Improved car shell printing >Improved transformation >Smoother rolling. >ab crunch and ab side crunch possibilities
>>7703940Yeah but how well do they compete with the PX Dinobots?
>>7702924After the mess of the build a figure part for Bulldog and the fact Bumblebee still isn't out; I don't see him being released any time soon.
>>7704075PX is for WoF crowd. PX are also MP scaled last time I checked it. FP is more on chug stuff because they're quite small.
>>7704073I like their Neptune enough where I won't brush this news aside, but Trailbreaker is a cursed MP bot.I expect something to go wrong.
>>7704115>Trailbreaker is a cursed MP botEh, I've got MMC Trailbreaker and he's alright. XTB would really have to wow me to switch him out.
>tfw just got my Peru Kill, Challenger, and La Hire as a comboHow the fuck did they do it? The bots are clean and the transformations are intuitive despite the fairly accurate approximations of the impossible robot designs. I don't even like the movies and I got suckered into the line for sheer novelty factor.
>>7704469Which one is your favorite overall?
>>7704080PX are also CHUG. I have their Fireblast Grimlock, and he's comparable in size to FP's.
>>7704512That is odd then. When I see PX stuff they are usually put against MP scales.
>>7704469Have you bought the original Movie MP Optimus? It was the same concept. MPM Optimus doesn't look like it transforms at all till you start transforming him.
>>7704563I made this quick and dirty.
>>7704573I really like the aesthetic of both Grimlock's, Severo has a really cool Classics vibe to him. Vulcan is certainly no slouch with his FoC chunks. How's Ismenios btw? I've been thinking of picking him up with Star Saber on the horizon.
>>7704594The main qualm I have for the LER line (aside from having to mention that Columpio's hips are hot garbage) is that the hands do the horrendous thing of failing to be useful. The weapon holding just always seems tenuous with them.Ismenios is really solid, in more ways than one. Just comparing him to Hephaestus there, PX has really developed a way to use heft. It's mostly in his legs, which is really helpful in keeping him planted well. The details he has are all done beautifully, and I find him to be just generally striking. He really is only saddled by one "flaw" so to say; the fact that his arms and his stock wings aren't mirrored pieces. It's not really anything inherently bad, but it might tickle the ol' 'tism if you've got it. The expansion pack wings however you don't have to worry about (and my phone can't begin to do justice for how good they really look on him).
>>7704500Not sure yet. La Hire is the best action figure and the strongest entry though but I have to hand it to Challenger and Peru kill have more flaws but give off a 'where the fuck did the car go' vibe better. I'm most impressed with how the windshields are swallowed by the torso mass in all three. With movie shit I'm so used to seeing Hasbro and Takara give up and shove the entire top of the car on the back of a figure.
>>7704573That is very interesting. I guess PX still would fall on the WFC crowd. The FP is still closer to the G1 albeit stylized.
>>7703660Combiner Wars figures have risen in value. And then theres Galaxy Convoy.
>>7704594Ismenios is really great. Big solid leader class dude for your CHUG collection or heavy and clean enough for an MP collection. I'm not a fan of IDW stuff but the IDW influence in Ismenios (the wings, headsculpt, and sword) are rather well done for a modern take on Deathsaurus.
Transform Element BB in color (CHUG scale I'm pretty sure, not MPM)
>>7704822I’m still debating if I want the expansion kit or not. I might just pass on it and go for the MMC version with the G1 wings and keep Ismenios as is.
Fansprojects Dinobots are around half price on tfsource. Any of them good?
>>7704822God, he has a fantastic headsculpt. The forearms and shins a bit too chunky for my liking but his beast mode looks so cool. That paintwork is crisp as fuck too, still unsure if I want him or the mmc one. I like the mmc bot mode for that "menacing rpg boss" look but the beast mode on it looks ridiculous to me. >>7704920>car roof parts appear to fold up to form bumblebee's bootsThats pretty neat
>>7703609is the upgrade any good? I bought slag and I really liked him then ended up getting the others because I expected they would be as good him which was a mistake. Now I need a way to make them not look like shit.
As >>7703940 said, "they're fine." They're severely dated at this point in materials and engineering. And as I pointed out >>7704612 Columpio basically has useless hips for standing properly. There supposedly was a time when FP could get you replacement parts, but I think I missed that boat. If you're interested and don't mind loose, I'm selling off my convention variants (the one with the Dianaut-like drivers) + the extra 6-pack of drivers in box.
>>7705211It's decent, a few tolerance issues here and there but it does polish up that turd of a combiner.
>>7705264So hyped for thicc Thunderclash
>>7705368Definitely what Thiccderclash has the most going for him is this (potential) color scheme.
>>7705191I wanted to try a fembot despite the shitty kibble but apparently the ankles just lock up and fucking snap one day. Idk if thry can get you new parts after that.
>>7704920Looks too small and too thick. It's a shame though because it'll probably be cheap and sturdy as fuck.
>>7702486>BusIn case anyone needs a reminder of the previously previewed alt-modes.
Lost Exo Realm DinoFemBots are on the TFSource sale, any reasons not to buy them?
>>7705496>>7705536I have comera and she is pretty lousy with all the kibble impeding articulation. Wish she had 5mm hands to hold other weapons. The tight ankles are manageable if you loosen them up. Its those fucking wrist connectors that suck ass. The plastic that connects to the strut that the dino claw plugs into is less than 1 mm thick and one broke on me during transit
>>7705521>>7705525What bothers me about this the most is how can see it's basically the train flipped inside out, with the wheel moldings visible.
>>7705561Good ol' Fans Hobby (aka Thicc Hobby). It's being remolded from their PMOP, but it definitely has its own kind of character coming through.
>>7705551I mean, it's legends class. There's only so much you can pack into that tiny space, especially for a triple changer, so the alt modes are going to be FAR from perfect. That's still a solid job, all things considered. I wouldn't accept anything like that out of a Voyager/MP though.
>>7705570I can't say I fully hold that against it, because of its size, but I just can't turn my eye from it either. Overall, I know a guy who's doing both MFT and NA, and right now I'm only doing IF.
>>7705584Cool. You get to save some money.
>>7705596That's the theory, at least. But it's not so much "saved" as in "allocated into other 3P."
>>7705570For perspective here are the other 3P triple-changers (the ones I recalled existing at least)I’d say Astrotrain is looking pretty comparatively good.
>>7704469Their AoE/TLK Megatron looks like it might be the best of the bunch. The robot mode doesn't look like it could possibly transform.
So is Zeta Toys Stepper worth the 40 bucks he's going for on BBTS? Or should I just go for Downbeat?
>>7705691Looking way better than blitzwing for sure nigga
>>7705939The best I could say would be look up reviews on Toy World's Jazz, and that's what you'll basically be getting. I don't have either, but I'd personally lean to Downbeat.
>>7705939I'd say Downbeat's a better figure, but Stepper is all right too. Just comes down to whether or not you think the Downbeat's price justifies the upgraded figure.
>>7704469I wish they would make an orange La Hire
>>7705979Blitzwing's one of IF's earlier figures, and on top of that, IDW altmodes.
Anyone think maketoys purple seeker will get funded. I’m torn between selling my 2 rainmakers for dirt cheap or holding onto them and putting in on the purple guy to complete the set so to speak
>>7706031And also filled with garbage QA problems
>>7706023Honestly I would buy the mold again with a traditional Rodimus head and paint scheme. The body design is comprehensible enough to pass as a sexy alternator or something.
how bad is kfc ditka? someone i know is offloading theirs for 30 bucks
>>7706302Shit I'd buy it for 30
Anon who ordered PX Star Saber here. Got him in today and I've tinkered with him a bit. Of course because of his size he's not immediately as heavy as Ismenios is, but he still has heft to him all the same. He's got this nice side-to-side torso action going for him that adds a little bit of dynamic flair. The sad part to him is that he has that same lack of mirrored parts that Ismenios has. As an example, the fins on the side of his head has a little divot on them. For the left side, it faces front, but for the right, it's on the back.Overall I'm trying to tell myself that this stops at the $140 I spent on him, and I don't have to go $400 more in the hole on Flame Toys.
>>7706392Any size idea how big Smol Saber is compared to Hasbro legends?
>>7705253>>7705254>>7705260>>7705264>>7705265NEED BRIGHTER COLORS.
>>7706521He's leader class.
How legit is Robotkingdom?They have suspiciously low prices for Flame Toys TFs and I'm kind of hesitant before dumping so many monies
>>7706664very legit but their shipping is very expensive.
>>7706664I bought from them twice over the years but like the other anon said the shipping from them is horrible.
The Big Fried Chicken booth is set up for tomorrow's event.
Remember to bring your ID or you'll be arrested by the Gong An/Chinese FBI.
>>7706667>>7706672It shows me 70 usd for FT SS for cheapest option which all things considered is quite OK since I live in eastern/central Europe, thanks for confirming that RK is okThough if anybody knows even cheaper shop now's the time to shareBut on topic of horrendous shipping cost- I found that on big orders(PG Gunpla, big tranformers etc) on Aliexpress it is either free or 100-150 usd, was wondering why that is
>>7706683100~150 USD is that trick they do to make the sale price look cheaper.Free is because the Mainland China MSRPs (if China versions exist) are 30~50% cheaper than International MSRPs, the chinese sellers have no issue absorbing the shipping, they still earn a profit selling at the international price.Btw RobotKingdom is special in that it's in HK, not the Mainland. They are using international MSRPs there and don't have the cheap chinese shipping, the postal rates are similar to that of Japan.
Remember 2 days ago when I said I wanted FT Grinder? Contacted a guy off the local community listings and I got him the next day. He gave me an MISB for super cheap that I couldn't say no to the price.
>>7706683The trick is to get shipping with their e-express service since that maxes out around $25-30. If you’re like me and toss your boxes, just get them to ship without the box. They do a pretty good job of packaging.
>>7706722How much did you pay?
>>7706722Nice score, Anon. Just don't forget to collapse the arms down when you're making them legs.
>>7706848$210 Canadian which is about $157 USD? I still need to get the extra head though but bababobo has it for like $25 Cad and free shipping so I'll just buy it next month when my budget is back up.>>7706862Thanks and you mean extend right? You collapse it for robot mode and extend it for dino.
>>7706869Forgot my pic. I forgot to collapse it in robot mode so he has gorilla arms here.
>>7706869>>7706870Yeah...that's the one I meant. I probably need to take a nap or something.
>>7706722Nice, my local scene sucks. Nothing but busted FABs for 30 bucks...
>>7706873Go take a nap.>>7706875I was just lucky the guy wanted it gone. I'm also lucky this got reissued. The other guys except for Sever and Grinder are twice their original price now.
>mfw every single Abominus upgrade kit is overpriced or terrible or both
>>7707013Even the dream thingy one?
>>7707013And that's why I still don't have a Hun-Gurr.
>>7706680>just want to buy toys>get organ harvested instead
>>7707030That's why I don't have a donor sticker on my DL.
>>7707030It's not like there's anything to buy at the Big Spicy Parrot booth...
>>7707026Hun-Gurrr is fine, really. But every upgrade kits manages to make a worse head than the default, or gives the combiner ugly sausage tube finger hands, or something that I just don't like.
>>7707013It’s not too bad if you use the screaming face. But yeah the kit and the base combiner are pretty shit.
Got my vortex today. Haven't transformed him but, fair word of warning. The extending rotor blade on mine were tight the box so be careful. I suggest using the small nub under each blade as leverage and pull slowly as its thin plastic. The part on the nose that lets down to plug the gun into is also super tight so I'm going to have to transform it first to loosen it up.
>>7707199That's such a nice copter mode goddamn
>>7707199How well done is the articulation, especially the feet?
>>7707013>>7707082I got the KO PE hands for it, they still use the PE Bruticus hand mold, no tube fingers, wish some one released just a chest shield option, like PE Computron kit. >>7707102The base combiner is fine, Hun-grr is the only one looking out of place, limbots are great.
>>7706678When will they actually release a toy?
>>7707199Looks amazing so far, I keep forgetting that the perfection series always come packaged in their alt modes.
>>7707199I dig the aspect of the extending blades. Zeta has its own charms, but all of his blades just end up being in the way at the end.
>>7706869Who did you get it off of? Hamiltonfag here.
>>7707673It was Kijiji and it was posted for $250 but I just asked him if he can give it to me for a decent price and dropped it to $210. He still has 1 up for grabs but I don't know if he's still willing to drop the price for that one.
>>7707664Yeah...There's no real way to make Vortex's blades look good folded up when combined.
>>7707265Not much in the feet unfortunately but everything else is good to go.
Here he is with MP+ Streak
The engineering for arm mode is down right impressive. Was a joy to transforms.
only real nitpick I have is the hand bare swirly plastic. Would have been nice if it was at least molded in gray.
Transformation to bot mode was equally pleasant. Though getting everything lined up correctly in the back for it to tuck into his body was tricky. Overall this is a solid start for MMC combaticons. One final word of caution. The screw on mines head was a tad too tight causing it to pop off the ball joint connected to the body. Loosening it a hair solved the problem.
>>7707917So whats the deal with the split wrist joint on the combiner hands? Is there some kind of weird mechanism or is it literally just a mushroom peg cut in half?
>>7707895Is it the greatest combiner arm in the history of combiner arms?
>>7708018No, that's Poseidon with Cyberjaw and Bigbite mistransformed so as to have shark/pirahna jaws for hands
>>7708015Weird mechanism. Think along the lines of MP dinobots we've gotten from FT and GP. With how they tuck away the dino bits into the legs.
>>7708025What about Thousandkills and his massive tentacles?>>7707905That is quite a difference between the two.>>7707890With all the other engineering going on for him, from robot to arm, I think I can be a bit forgiving about his feet, personally.
New for pre-order:https://www.thechosenprime.com/FHMB16LightningEagleNow in-stock:https://www.thechosenprime.com/OMRMX06FurorRMX07Riot(and this one I'm still hem-hawing about)
>>7708084I jumped on Riot and Furor yesterday. With the way things are looking right now with FT releasing their own Soundwave and Blaster, and MMC releasing Blaster's tapes, I think they'll all look amazing together when its all done.Still need to get MMC Ravage though, but hopefully it will come around again.
>>7708130At best I would say you could expect Jaguar to have another run next year, since they've already done one for this year (though I'm not sure how large it was).
>>7708042Ah. So I assume it's not a 360 rotation then? Does it at least offer a close to 180 degree rotation? I'm kind of picturing it working like the trailer hitch of Fanstoys Motormaster which is like a double slider (on each side)
>>7699462>>7699456Hopefully the pink color isn't final.
>>7708390its like kidney pink
>>7708390>>7708392>>7708411yeah....those colors are rough
>>7708390Apparently they say the colors are not final, but instead some issue with painting the prototype, and they will post a revised version later or something.
>>7708525Someone also edited together these,so taste the rainbow or what have you.
>>7708543Someone whip up a yellow and orange one of these to finish off the set.
>>7708411>all the junk is in the trunk>also exhaust jokesMy body is ready.
>>7708390>Two chestsI hope this means we get a solid plastic tit piece for when the rubber one dry rots. Also >Alternate headLiterally perfect, preordered yesterday.
>>7708559...That might be Windblade?
>>7708591Thats definitely Windblade, you can tell because of her funky hairclip thing at the top.
>>7708390I know it's not Arcee pink but I kinda like that colour.
>>7708535>>7708536My dick needs these.
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