GT-99DX ReBuilder with Golden Pistolhttps://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/155252All Built In Perfection Series PS-20R Assaultus Regenesis Box Set https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/225127Old Thread - >>10133998
>>10143795>Assaultus Regenesis Box SetIs this an official boxset or just BBTS packing them together as a set? I don't see it listed on PSX, Showz or Bombusbee.
>>10143823I think it's the latter, or a copied template, as TFSource's listing for this has a similar description. I'd prefer not to order this from either, hoping showz picks it up.
>>10143795>Golden PistolComical how much they screwed that pooch.
>>10143892kek they must mean gold under a sepia filter
>>10143892reminds me of the shade of gold plastic they used for super early bionicles, I kind of like it.
did that cube devesator ever come out
When are the second batch of Haiku shipping out?
>>10144287i wish his car mode had more red, to have more of the nippon aesthetic
>>10143795Man, if that thing wasn't so expensive I'd grab it, I love the G2 Bruticus colors so much..
>>10144309>ever come outwasn't only announced at the recent TF-con?
>>10144467This is what happens when you bring up one particular thing about a reviewer. You get people turning on them instantly. I posted the dudes vids no issues at all but someone talks shit about the music once and now it's going to become a common thing.
Are you upgrading to XTB Magnus /3pg/?
>>10144651>upgradingI've seen the transformationno thanks
Decided to bite the bullet, ordered Newage EX Prime and Megatron off eBay since that's the only place I could find both available together. Here's hoping all goes well til Dec 2nd - 8th.
>>10144651MP upgrades feel so lateral now. I'm not going to delude myself into thinking I'm ever going to make Ultra Magnus crouch.
I really want a MP size Hot Rodimus or Hot Rod to go with TransArt Arcee (assuming it ever happens, but they are doing Transmetal Tigatron) but Im pretty new to 3rd party stuff. Is the cheap KO MPs on ebay any good or is there perfect 3rd party version that would be better?
I've seen enough. Double Dagger is a better animator than Mangmotion.
>>10145070I keep hoping for this same thing. The last MP Rodimus Prime that I'm aware of was Carry, and that was like 7 years ago. I really just want to see an updated Sunbow Rodimus Prime.
>>10145070I’m hoping FT does a 2.0 version of him
>>10146367This one’s got some really anemic arms.
>>10146383Hopefully someone else will digibash these, because I don’t have the time right now.
>>10146361Christ, what a downgrade.
>decide I want to go back in on CT predaking>divebomb sold out everywheremaybe they'll reissue him again....
See these 3rd party dinobots really makes me wish someone was doing 3rd party zoids.
>>10146553>3rd party zoidswhy not just get zoids?
>>10146430I actually like the simplified designs, provided they're still planning on adding the big ass guns.
>>10146595yep, and I reckon the guns will come laterI despise that super spikey shit, it just creates so much visual noise
>>10146412still waiting on the other smollo versions
>>10146602>I despise that super spikey shitThey didn't get any less spikey, though. In fact, two of them got spikier.
Finally, what we've all been waiting for
>>10146648I assume you're being sarcastic. Look here. Look at all these pointy bits on the model that aren't in the concept art. Where the original design is mostly blocky details with a few sharp bits, the resulting model at a lot more sharp angles and points added. I feel like you're confusing the sketchy look of the concept art for the original designs being spikier than they actually are.
>>10146700do you know what visual noise means?
>>10146698Matching fake beast heads?
>>10146708You said it was the "super spikey shit" that created the visual noise you were complaining about. Don't just blab out words if they don't mean what you actually intend to say. Instead of calling them spikey, when they are objectively less spiky than the art, say they have too many small details, or are made of too many small individual parts. Communicate properly.
>>10146553Koto, Revoltech and now even Bandai have 3P Zoids
>>10146720*objectively less spiky than the models
Should I pull the trigger gents? Not sure if I really want it, but I like the color palette
>>10146359>>10146361>>10146365>>10146367>>10146373>>10146376>>10146383>>10146390All of these are shit. Why even hire a concept artist if you're just going to change every single aspect of the design for the worse. Fuck Cang toys
>>10146783No, get clear jelly boobs arcee instead>Or wait for someone to inevitably KO mooka in arcee colors
>>10146720Nah they will say anything to shit on it because it isn't G1. But on the other hand because it's still MP scaled they will continue monitoring its progress in case their FOMO eventually sets in, just like what happened with Thunderking.
cangtoys dino zoids soon?
>>10146881lmao i didn't read the thread
>>10146881Hard to say since Guangzhou is getting the lockdowns again, so everything in the Jiyi pipeline will likely be delayed.
>>10146884Still on pre-orderhttps://showzstore.com/cdl-cdl-00-ghost-arcee-clear-version_p4630.html
>>10146880>Nah they will say anything to shit on it because it isn't G1.That anon preferred the models to the concept art they weren't shitting on it.
>>10146553Why? Zoids don't transform
>>10146869That's funny. Looking forward to the rest.
>>10146866It is like they did zoids meets digimon artwork with heavy lines and gritty detail, and the actual product is completely fucking different. There is no way they followed their original artwork
I asked the other day, got a good answer, now can't find the post or archive. I want a Gravity Builder knockoff, same size as the originals and not simplified, can anyone tell me the brand name? They're hard to find.
>>10147083Daban made the 1:1 bootleg and, yes, it's hard to find now.
>>10146595Problem with the new designs isn't that they simplified them, but that they took out the more distinct heavy machinery aesthetic and shifted them more towards the same spikey Zoids/Gundam aesthetic they gave to Predaking. It makes them stand out less as a separate team with their own identity while still feeling like they could exist in the same world. I don't think anybody expected them to be as detailed as the concept art but we all did expect them to retain the same vibe. It's a damn shame because these things gave me some Yoji Shinkawa vibes which seemed really fitting for a fresh spin on the Dinobots.
>>10146965>there are 3rd party Zoids lookin transformers (Leonidas)>there are Zoids lookin Digimon (Rusttyrannomon)I want 3rd party Transformers x Digimon now
>>10146365>>10146373The downgrade here is tragic
Would anyone recommend Ancestrod as a forst 3p figure? I wish they made more of thede G1 to animal guys. I remember loving the doujinshi they took them from.
>>10147180Hmm, I'm not sure. I actually liked how the initial Predaking figures looked, and then once they were painted, and especially when they were in gestalt mode, it became far too busy looking. Maybe I'll feel the same once I see these painted.
>>10146359Don't see the appeal in these as they don't look anything like dinobots AND butchered the original concept designs, making them less interesting and fun.Just complete your fucking Hun-grr already
Is APC still planning to make more Prime figures or is it all repaints from now on?Thundertron when?
headstrong color shot
>>10147913>>10147916>>10147917With Thighrillia having just released, and seeing a number of combined photos, I sort of forgot that they haven't actually finished it yet.
>>10144287wow, neat to see someone make Drift with a decent transformation process. MMC Drift is much simpler, but definitely not fragile as long as your aren't pulling on the parts too hard.
>>10147563I'm gonna be perfectly honest here and say that I couldn't give a single fuck about the combined form A. for the reasons you already said about Predaking and B. I'm entirely over this "let's combine the Dinobots!" meme. Not one single iteration of the idea has worked or looked good yet and multiple people have tried. Not fucking every team needs to combine and the Dinobots have been fan favorites for so long without doing it. I understand the novelty if the idea but it's been done death by now and that novelty has worn off and behind confirmation it's a shit idea for them. Hell, the additional engineering and budgeting required to make it work is likely why they shifted to more "simple" aesthetics over the concept art and I don't thing the sacrifice was worth it. I'm also not looking forward to whatever OCs and drone animals they come up with to make the feet and hands respectively since I assume they'll pull similar moves as Predaking. Not gonna lie, the wolves are fucking ugly looking in both robot and alt modes and I don't expect them to do much better with whatever robots behind the feet here.
>>10148362I miss the only two combiners in beast wars, that is how its done, and with three transformers. This shit is too much
>>10147902Their Bulkhead isn't out yet. The one that came out a while back was by another company
>>10147913Edited to just show Headstrong.
>>10148468>>10148470Both the leg bots look great, I just don't like the rest
Nice. The arm fillers adds a tab to lock the altmode.
>>10148579>3D printed>painted overExpect those tabs to scrape on first use>color matching? What's that?
>>10148604>color matching? What's that?To be fair, it does add some contrast and visual interest.
I think they could have gone a bit further than just doing a reissue.At least they got the head-sculpt fixed.
micro OP getting a limited 500pc release in Toxitron colorshttps://weibo.com/2352651453/MfKBr8Umj
Magic Square Skyfire in color. I probably won’t double-dip as I’m happy with my Newage version, but it does seem like good competition.
>>10148842Some aspects of MS look better and some aspects of NA look better
>>10148362Yeah, Dinobot combiners to this point have been quite ugly, and there has to be some compromise on the individual figures when they have to pull off a third mode.>>10148397I'd love to see updated versions of Magnaboss and Tripredacus.
>>10148842I'm actually surprised how much smaller MS is. Everything they do is generally much larger.I might have to do some reconsideration for getting the NA one now.
>>10148732Is that a KO of the IF one?
>>10148468HEADSTRONGI'LL TAKE YOU ON
>>10148921Magic Square Sideswipe reissue. Now with silver paint and a new headsculpt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el2pQqvUrU4>as long as you surround your shit figure with other shit figures there's no need to upgrade!
>>10148732Wonder if they put the head on a ball joint this time.>>10148842>MS is smallerDid I cross over into a parallel world?
What are some aliexpress stores that sell both legends third party and KOs/fourth party figures?
>>10149133He's literally downgrading because he fucking hates G1 cartoon accuracy that's happened but the company drone inside of him keeps forcing himself to buy FT shit when's gone out to say that he dislikes that they've homogenized themself to Takara's cartoon accuracy like every other company.He's literally trying to justify to himself that once everything ends up being what he dislikes, it will ultimately look fine because at least its cohesive.
>>10149133>give his video a chance because it was posted as bait on /toy/>everything he says is wrong and retardedHow does he manage to be so consistent?
>>10149133> "there's only three reasons to buy toys">character >look>rarity?Not me over here buying any cool robot because I love the engineering and could give less of a shot about any of that.Also can he please move on from the "legacy drag strip has a child's proportions" talking point? Its fucking weird
>>10149338>legacy drag strip has a child's proportionsDo I want to know?
>>10148732I want them to re release Megatron and Prowl at least
>>10149338>>10149347What's seriously weird about that remark is that Legacy Dragstrip has both broad shoulders and a broad chest, which are usually the bare minimum requirements for heroic proportions, but every third party figure he showed had the same barrel torso Dragstrip had in the cartoon.If anything, the third party Dragstrips he showed had a child's proportions.How the fuck does he have a following?
>>10149347Oh anytime old booby skullfuck can bring it up and I mean *any* time he will bring up how he thinks this toy looks like it's has the proportions of a child.Like I don't care for the legacy stunticons, but like his complaint is just bizarre.A normal complaint is how the poor bot is unpainted from the waist down or the usual hasbro hollow bits
>>10149382If not for the cost-saving holes, shitty plastic, bad QC, and lack of paint, though Dragstrip being a yellow blob from the waist down is a paint saving excuse you'd have to drag Hasbro's dead body to abandon, Legacy Dragstrip is a pretty good figure to represent the character.They did design a good figure for once but sabotaged it every step up to it making it to shelves. It's baffling.
>>10147917The background was kind of obscuring some of his darker bits, so I edited it out.
>>10149372>>10149382Devil's advocate, he doens't mean the proportions of a child but the proportions of a child's toy.Honestly, I get it. I find the proportions of a lot of retail stuff lacking these days.
OK, I've finally decided on getting magic square's devastator over newage's. Which pair is the best just as standalones for now? I'll probably grab one set a month.
>>10149412Bro he described it as a kid wearing his fathers clothing, he thinks this toy specifically looks like a kid. He does not have this complaint with other hasbro toys. I would know because I hate watch this dipshits videos because I find him so spectacularly denseMy personal favorite video is when he live streamed himself drinking wine through a straw through a hole in the mask while having an existential crisis over a mediocre tfcon third party panel
>>10149426>existential crisis over a mediocre tfcon third party panelWait, why? what was wrong? does it have to do with his "Third party is over" thing that suspiciously is something he started saying once we got less 3P G1 MP figures and more Legends/original design/BW/UT MP figures?
>>10149418Arms>Torso>LegsThe G2 set is about 40 less than the individual bots so if you're into that, I'd do that.
>>10149418Just get the set with your fav/favs. They're all pretty solid bots. Be warned LH is a bit a chore to transform due to being way over engineered.
>>10149405I've got points with TCP. Should I use them on RC or wait and hope they knock some off the price for black friday. And hope he doesn't sell out.
>>10149431>>10149435OK yeah, I was thinking torso/hook because he's the only one I had as a kid, but the armbots were a close second. They all do look very good individually though, which is kinda what pushed me towards this set.>The G2 set is about 40 less than the individual bots so if you're into that, I'd do that.I wish I could vibe with the yellow because it's cheap enough overseas to just get all at once, but it doesn't do anything for me.
>check newage's devastator>it's an actual micromaster combiner?
I'm fairly certain that the red is entirely painted this time.
>>10149451It's a Legends scale figure, they're all Micromasters.I often wonder what a non-Legends scaled figure from Newage would be like, even Magic Square has an MP Optimus.
>>10150170Non-legends Newage would be DX9's stuff. A leaked Chinese chat even said that one of the DX9 Menasor designers got fired because he was caught moonlighting for NA.
>>10150176I've never owned anything by DX9, from the outside looking in they always seemed to be a very middling company.Didn't DX9 have its own line of Legends scale figures? I remember they didn't make a lot of waves in general.
>>10150180Yes DX9's War-In-Pocket line, and the lead designer is known to be NA's founder. The Chinese gossip says that he left DX9 being unhappy about their owner cancelling the WIP line. The owner felt that they wouldn't be able to compete the newly-formed Magic Square, by mostly ex-UT staff (DX9 and Unique Toys was bought by the same guy early on). That's supposedly where the grudge between NA and MS come from.
>>10150157that's cool, I was always saying the lambots held up the best out of all of MS' early stuff they just needed good head sculpts.
>>10146783For $55? Sure, why not? It's a good mold.https://showzstore.com/cdl-cdl-03-cat-arcee_p4048.html
Is this thing any good? Anyone here bought it?
>>10150503The YueZXIng one is about $20, but expect to drop pledge into the joints. Weijiang is best but it's hard as hell to find now. BHX is mid-ground but Scavenger sucks due to some oddness with the shovel.
>>10150506Its like you are speaking another language. I'm new to this and I dont know any brand.The guy I sent. Is it good? Would you recommend me buying it? If no. Can you send me a link so I can know what I'm looking for?
>>10150170I didn't mean it like that.It's not that they are like micromasters because they are small but that they combine by attaching them to half a complete and completely separate figure.I thought the Toyworld was ridiculous for having pants but the Newage Devastator is just the a half complete Devastator with a couple of Constructicon-shaped holes.
>>10150506dont pay attention to this knob.>>10150503>>10150514Yes. for the $20-$30 it is everywhere, its incredibly worth it.I bought mine in the summer around june. The only issue I had with mine was cleaning the flash (extra bits of plastic from where it was molded). But you dont really have to do that. I just cleaned it up because I figured for a $20, if I fucked something up, it wouldn't matter much.TL;DR Yes, get it. Its fucking awesome and all the figures are pretty posable.
>>10150514Anon's saying that's originally DX9's Hulkie and it has been KOed by no less than 3 companies in 3 sizes all with different modifications so it depends on what you want really.>>10150576The BHX one is less than $10 before shipping
>>10150576>dont pay attention to this knob.Get fucked. I stated facts, facts don't care about your bitch feelings. The 1:1 one is cheapest but has loose joints. The next one is slightly bigger & mostly better for the few dollars more it costs but Scavenger's scoop chest doesn't fit in right. Weijiang's is biggest & the best quality but has become rare. Swallow horse dewormer if you don't like it, closet homo.
>>10150197Man, how did the figure quality go up so much after the split off from their old companies? The DX9 and UT figures were like fucking Playskool toys compared to NA and MS stuff.
>>10150967Shut up, retard.
>>10148741I hope we get a MP toxitron from someone one day
SCALE! GLORIOUS SCALE!
Itty Bitty Minibots
Jesus he's massive.
>>10151403I'm probably skipping it since I don't collect MPs, but it's still impressive that they managed to survive covid and the drama with their Jazz.
>>10151403https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ptW6sTVtEI feel extremely confident in purchasing now that I know the articulation.
HasTak & IF go hand-in-hand
>>10148842Is there any word on accessories?
>>10151687IF Wheelie when?
>>10151586Man I am torn on this. I want it really bad as it's the only UT figure I think is worth getting but I don't think I have anywhere to put anything that huge anymore.
glad I held off on the NA offering.
Managed to get MMC's Stray Re-Edited for a decent price. I love this Drift
>>10152646I dont have a 3P megs but Stray is so much fun to pose
>>10147083Honestly just get one of the repaint sets, bbts usually has them on sale, I nabbed the in you pic for 300
>>10152596>>10152602Wrist tilts are underrated. It's why I waited for MS.
Magic Square giant autobot hologram (that comes with a free set of G2 Constructicons.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDMoKRhjfNo
Zeta's Legends scale Superion is releasing in a box set with metallic paint apps. https://weibo.com/2923350047/Mgbu8tlLEhttps://weibo.com/2923350047/Mgbv0bQ4C
CANG's mini preddys. https://weibo.com/7269915751/Mgbpo6tOP
>>10152929Feet can be used as a stand. They didn't show the feet mounted as cannons on >>10152928 so that's weird.
Magic Square's own pics.https://weibo.com/5996546577/MgddTwK0C
>>10152937Diaclone compatibility confirmed?
>>10152927>>10152928>>10152929Fucking finally, when are they due out? Divebomb came out like a damn year ago.
>>10152957I think CANG are working on the protos because they are stuck in the Chinese lockdowns.
>>10152937>>10152938>>10152939This honestly looks VERY good, I already have NA Firefox but I'm tempted. Seems much more clean in its design+finish than typical MS figures, which can look a bit cheap/rough around the edges.The transformation looks kind of interesting two, with back of the robot arms forming part of jet's front vents.
>>10153067>interesting *tooAlso nice to finally see confirmation that it has a decent ab crunch
>>10152646>>10152649I hate the mold's thin legs compare to the CHUG figure. Feels so unbalanced and funny looking.
>>10147482No. Despite looking cool pretty much anyone that has handled it says its disappointing and not a good release mostly due to tolerances and build. GTs Red Bull sideswipe is a safer bet.
>>10150170They did that DOTM Soundwave and it was awesome. Expensive at release, but slathered in paint and we'll built. Apparently they are still working on DOTM Megatron and may win that war since AT and UT went full retard in different directions.
Is Maketoys dead? I really want Galaxy Meteor and the after market is insane.
>>10153295They are barely alive. I'm not even sure if their own customer service even exists anymore.
>>10153125i like it :D
>>10153295Maketoys is basically a side project for a JP/Hong Kong set of toy designers who are currently working as Action Toys fulltime.
>>10153295I guess, haven't seen anything relevant in some time. Only one i wanted was Maestro. I was watching one on ebay and it got snatched up, god damn 300 dollars is insane but I want it.
>>10153495>left hipI swear to god I saw a reviewer with the same exact issue too. I had the same thing happen.The thing literally does now hold up well with time it seems.
>>10152596>>10152937mfw I've had the plain jane newage in the mail since before they even announced the painted versions, and this guy was just a grey proto.Goddamnit, he was a big boi and the price was right. And desu I'm not even sure if I'm liking MS more from these pics.
>>10153893If there's anything I've learned from this hobby is to wait for the companies to lay all their cards on the table. You knew NA was gonna re-release him in a spectrum of repaints and MS was coming.
>>10153915>you knew NA was gonna re-release him in a spectrum of repaintsThis one, absolutely. I just figured it'd be way more of a difference for the premium paintjob than like five bucks. The valk repaint was out of left field, though.
I'm glad that MS is putting out Soundwave again. Don't know if I want to jump on the cassette bots, but it seems like they stuffed all the important characters into a $30 package as opposed to the shit they did last time. Guess there's no Laserbeak with the Soundwave but I'll work with the NA one.The website is also selling a bunch of unsold product too. Has shit like Metallic Megatron, Cosmos, and the Coneheads for sale. They are also selling water decals so that's cool.Alright I'm done shilling now.
gallery of the big one alonehttps://weibo.com/7269915751/MgkhVmiy4
>>10154130>>10154133>>10154134Glad to know that it'll finally be done after all this time.
>>10154130>>10154133>>10154134Seeing this gives me hope for those terrible dinobots. People told them that those colors looked like shit and they switched it giving it a way better color scheme, now both the rhino and the robot mode look like they will kick your ass rather than looking like they are wearing some life saving jacket and Predaking looks badass rather than looking like he shat on his leg, even that strange yellow part in the horn is gone. The only downside is the color of the sword should have been all gold like razorclaw's axe instead of that orange that makes it look like a toy and contrasts a lot with the whole aesthetic of the figure but once the first one was out nothing you could do about it.Now I'm really looking forward for the legends one, just hope they still change those feets for a more clawed look to match the hands rather than keeping that 2 cannon look.
Magic Square site is doing a black friday sale, picked up Megatron
>>10153162Well Ishit already bought it because I missed your post and didn't expect a reply anymore. I actually watched some reviews last week and it didn't seem that bad but my memory is shit and that was a whole week ag9.Please see this guy's gif for me right now too: >>10153893What do you mean by tolerances? Is the Tiger Bumblebee any good too? Im going to save up for that black and gold sideswipe after this though. Is there such thing as a 3P fishing rod for big Rodimus toys and what's a good place for decals?
Bit bummed now. Ordered Newage EX Prime and Megatron off eBay, seller messaged me last night asking if he could refund me since they didn't have either in stock.Any other decent place I could look at for Newage stuff? Currently been scouring around ShowZStore and TFSource mainly, but I'm looking at Bombusbee and TFSafari now. They pretty good?
>>10155182I use Bombusbee. I can recommend it.
>>10152027Thanks anon, but I talked with TD and they hooked me up. Had one in their store.
Have you ever bought just ONE member of a third party combiner team?Pic related.
99% done with my movie slipstream. i think another coat of silver or white to lighten the face up and some jet mode striping is all i've got left. any critiques?
>>10154134thoughts on needing two wolves for feet, two crabs for hands, and a gorilla for the hips?
>>10155496Fansproject breakdown was actually the first third party toy I got ever, and I skipped the rest since he was pretty mediocre. >>10155512I'm 100% gonna get lil birb here and skip the rest of his team too. I fucking love legends scale flying animals.
>>10155496TFC's Divebomb, Tentakill, CutthroatI just think they're neat.jpg
>>10154192>People told them that those colors looked like shit and they switched it giving it a way better color scheme,Oh, is that what happened? I was wondering why it suddenly looked better to me.
>>10155527I'm cool with it, but then again, I'm fine with it not being a direct update to the G1 toys, and I'm also a poorfag who can't afford it, so...
>>10155527It's a more fun way of handling combiner kibble IMO
>>10155527I like the wolf dudes and monke just as much as the other dudes. I hate how Razorclaw looks so I don't care to buy the rest of the combiner outside of the two I already ownHope they give us a Primal repaint out of the gorilla because why the fuck not
>>1015413489% of this looks so good but that lion head is just wimpy.
>>10155527wolves just seemed like an unnecessary extra figure to drive up the prices. Crab hands were clever as were the munkey shorts.
>>10155527The feet and hands are a nifty way of handling the ever-present combiner kibble problem, and, honestly, five-member combiners are very hard to do without compromises. Either the torso guy has to be ridiculously huge compared to the rest of the team, or the combined form has to have small thighs. Just look at TFC Ares, the Razorclaw is much larger than the other members, and the combined form's thighs are still only about half as long as the shins.
>>10155514Should have sanded off the chin spike
>>10155174>what's a good place for decals?Toyhax is good I used them a few times but for decals for Jazz.
>>10152596why is he so big though? He dosen't scale with the other MS figures
Some fanstoys preorders went up a few days ago, is anyone else here gonna get Powerglide? The difference in size between the plane and robot mode that they got going on is pretty cool.
>>10156099How does he not scale?Dudes supposed to be like 1.5 times taller than Optimus
>>10156099Jetfire is generally supposed to be a big boy. He's one of, if not the tallest Autobots that isn't a combiner or titan.
>>10156171They went up and down far too quickly.
Video preview of Magic Square Meteorite:https://youtu.be/rIvBg1Cpe6Y
>>10156435Ages 3 an Up still has some pre-orders open if you wanted to get any of them.
>>10155583Fairly sure that's what happened, pretty much every place I saw complained about the color scheme even in chinese sites.
>>10156469Jetfire is one of those characters I honestly don't care much about but this feels like one of those figures I should probably get anyway
Got the Hades upgrade. Took like 3 hours to install everything, only genuinely difficult part was Killbison's disassembly since his turret really makes reaching screws difficult, and Jallguar's thighs are INCREDIBLY tight with the new joints. There are springs to upgrade the tightness of the combiner mode/Jallguar's hips, which work great. Was incredibly apprehensive as the rest of the combiner joints were all swapped from rachets to swivels, but they work. Honestly work too well. Over the years, because of really bad tolerances on the original figs, the posts that hold Jallguar and Leozack's arms into eachother in combiner mode snapped on me, and even if those were still intact, I don't think that the torso can handle the new shoulder tolerances. Like trying to rotate the shoulders causes the entire torso to pull itself apart, so you need to brace it as hard as possible. Also causes Hellbat to unpin himself since he was never stable in combined mode to begin with. Guyhawk can sorta keep himself together, but the wings just do their own thing. That all being said, the new knees and hips are perfect. Zero issues with stability, and even with the shitty integrated feet, he has no issues whatsoever hitting most any pose you want. The upgrade in that regard is fucking insane and I can't believe how much better it is. Can't wait to get D-Zef in to put next to him now. Just insane finally having this thing work after the individual bots sitting on my shelf for so many years. Don't think I've combined him since maybe 2019?
I would kill for a super articulated cell shaded animated prime. Either an MP or a improved KO would be great.>Are the Unicron and Prime 3p figs doing well?>Does anyone know how the popularity of each series compare to Animated?>Are there any Animated figures that you guys would want?
>>10156807Honestly I don't even like the animated look that much, but I'd kill for a good Soundwave. There's alot of neat designs in there that deserve something better. Hell a second good Lugnut of any variety would be fantastic.There's also the forever never-ever.
>>10156687So what your saying is it would not be a bad idea to buy the renewal set?
>>10156469more 3rd party needs to be voyager and deluxe sized, it;s just feels right
>>10157011Considering even with Victory Saber and Deathsaurus getting official figs, the chances of any Victory toys, let alone another Liokaiser getting made are close to zero, and you already have Hades? Yes. It would in fact be a fantastic idea and will net you a somewhat compromised but still fantastic looking combiner you can actually pose. Playing with him on and off today, the only real issue besides the joints (which are loosening up a bit) still being too tight for my pleasure, is that the hip skirt tends to bang into the plates on the bottom of the thighs.
>>10157170>let alone another Liokaiser getting made are close to zeroIF's making a Liokaiser though.
>>10157177Legends-scale stuff doesn't count.
>>10144651i actually got turned off and got the MP22 re-issuepast me would be so confused
>>10157177Different scale plus based on the renders, I assume that it's gonna be heavily partsforming.On that note though, does anyone have the rerelease of Saurus Ryu-Oh? I've been heavily considering it to augment my Victory shelf and have heard decent things. Zero desire to try to hunt down the Pretender shells so there's that. They just look really 6/10 as individual bots.
>>10156807>>10156850There are so many show only characters who deserve toys. We were going go get a combining Devastator with these 3 guys and Bulkhead. Any of them would make me happy really but Sari's cynertronian form is probably the one I want the most. Then these guys. And a massive sized Lugnet.
>>10157214>>10157228We've already discussed that here multiple times. Liokaiser, Star Saber and Deathsaurus are often shown to be the same height, which means the Haslab releases are really closer to Legends scale and since IF combiners are around 9"~10", it'll scale good with them.
>>10157247I am not a scale autist and even Victory scale is shady at best. Liokaiser balloons during his first appearance and then shrinks for his second. Like Star Saber is shown to be roughly Liokaiser's height one episode and then Victory Saber is shown to be that same size again later. That and I just don't care for the chunky aesthetic of IF's stuff and think it clashes horribly with anything that isn't itself.
>>10157258Your shit taste is your own problem, it doesn't change the fact that there's an alternative to Hades coming out. You also better not be >>10157228 either because FPJ's Dinoking is Legends scale-ish too.
>>10157258That is true. IF makes some nice designs but they definitely have that "this is a small figure" feel just from looking at them. Not quite super-deformed but in the ballpark.
>>10156807I think Mainland China skipped Animated as well, and HK followed the Japanese release which was cut short, so you probably have to wait for a Western 3P to do Animated. The only Western 3P that is still active is MMC though.
>>10157277Insanely aggressive response for an innocuous comment there, bud. And yes I am aware of the size of the bots, just that there's literally zero chances of anyone but Hastak making a Dinoking or Monstructor, and considering there's exactly 1 mould reuse to be had there, that's insanely low, so I'll take what I can get. I just never heard anything about it when it was coming out because everyone was reluctant to dip their toes in not knowing if the shells would get released.>>10157347I honestly kind of want to believe that DJW passing will ignite something in some of the designers still in the west. There's alot of love for the show, and it feels like now is the time, if there ever was one, because hastak has proved they have no intention of sticking to that aesthetic for any new animated characters.
>>10157366>ignite something in some of the designers still in the west.Nothing much you can gain setting Western designers on fire if they don't have the connections to Chinese factories. Unless if you're talking about 3D-prints, which you can DIY.
>>10157388There's always a chance new companies can boot up if they can speak the language, or people can sell designs or ideas to MMC. As for 3d prints, didn't someone make a 3d printed Devestator component a year or two ago? Swear I remember seeing something like that.
>>10157396This company showed a near finished dirtboss around 2017. Then there was a different guy who made a 3d printed scrapper last year
>>10157170Well thanks anon you helped push me over the edge and I got a renewal Hades coming from The Chosen Prime with $85 off Black Friday sale.
The best thing about Fanstoys releasing carbots is that it allows me to pick up the scraps nobody wants.Here's hoping to grabbing a Premium Maketoys Downbeat for less than $70 because I missed that one when it was around.
>>10157867god that devastator head looks so good you could easily pass it off as an official design, we were robbed
>>10158661>official designthere is no way an official design would look that good, why do you think we're in a 3rd party thread
>>10149347it has to do with the proportions of shin to leg, legs and arms to torso, lots of ppl salty at bobby for pointing it out but to quote him "if you like it you win"
update on the not-Primus shown by not-ZETATOYs https://tieba.baidu.com/p/8159016894
>>10158661Would have been a great sell too. You get everyone who wants a good bulkhead update AND people who want a devastator AND you could then rerelease bulkhead in proper neon constructicon green to get perfectionists/people not interested in bulkhead >>10158678He means that it captures the original art style, which it does very well, but yes Hasbro wants to avoid this style like the plague because it's obvious they can't replicate it and their hybrid style sucks.>Was there some mass exodus of designers circa 2016? There was definitely a big quality drop around then that they tried hiding by doing sunbow G1 but now that people are sick of it their new stuff definitely feels like they are struggling to adapt
>>10158946I know you love green robots but why are you green-texting everything?
>>10158533I wonder how he would work as legsI assume it’s scavenger? Judging by the two tone
>>10158966The note implies a parts forming trailer. The only way I could imagine it is that he is just the pants and the trailer forms the legs
>>10158973So is he Long Haul maybe?That could make more sense
>>10159030Kek, he’ll still collect themI don’t think anyone does minibots as good as them and that recent skullcruncher they made is awesome
>>10158946i am terrified to see what hasbro is going to do to the animated designs when they come to legacysays a lot they had to put the new WFC toys over in studio series
>>10159078>when they come to legacy>when
>>10159082Hasbro has actually acknowledged people were very unhappy about the G1-ified Prime designs, and that they plan to change their approach moving forward.
>>10159082dunno what you're talking about, that's clearly bulkhead's iconic prime design
>>10158946>Hasbro wants to avoid this style like the plague The animated space bridge was in the legacy poster. Easteregg or not who knows.
>>10158946>>Was there some mass exodus of designers circa 2016?Aaron Archer left around 2012, the rest of his crew were mostly gone by Combiner Wars, John Warden lead the Prime Wars era and was replaced by Lenny Panzica for like a year.There's definitely shifts in sensibilities(Archer specifically didn't want to just redo G1, Warden was all for it), but the budget cuts are the biggest issue. Archer hinted at leaving due to the budgets being slashed considerably. Granted Archer also liked gimmicks. There's definitely more efficient engineering and focus on articulation these days, the toys just aren't as impressive owing to size and less paint.
>>10159162>the toys just aren't as impressive owing to size and less paint.and more translucent plastic leading to decreased durability.
APC's Trailer for their OP.https://tieba.baidu.com/p/8161487938
>>10159210When is their next run of Arcee?
>>10159030A fucking Goslingbeat...
>>10158966>>10158985Apparently the official name was skipjack
Give me a release date on that Sovereign FT16m stateside, gents. Status still showing preorder on Showz.
>>10159460Lmao release dates are never accurate. Just gotta wait.
there any good mp scale shockwaves i got the takara one but the massive backpack and loose thighs kill the figure for me
>>10159491Cloud 9 and Fanstoys.You're not getting any of them for less than $150 unless your lucky.
>>10159030Let me guess before I watch. He hates how they're going for the cartoon look?
>speaking of FThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4R0TvcPGGQ
>>10159596I think I like him more than Maketoys version. But do I like him for $140? I don't think so.
>>10159500Neither are good imo. C9's hips can break and FT is looking outdated.
>>10158857>Accidentally tip over>Leg spikes snapAnxious
>>10159567It's one of the reasons.Really I think it's funny that he's gone from being known as the definitive G1-toon fanboy to what he is now.
>>10159647>the definitive G1-toon fanboyHe never was, He was always one of those 80's kids who wanted a more "mature" style. Basically the cartoon with more dynamic proportions and detailing.It really shows that Bobby is one of those adult collectors that only really came back after the Bay movies instead of before then. I don't think he ever really shook the feeling at being self conscious over toys, where as big fat nerds his same age who stuck around and have been collecting since the Web 1.0 days have no qualms about collecting toys. But Bobby spent so much time as a normie he's afraid of looking weird, which is why he postures so much and treats his collection like a model train set with dioramas and shit.Like Bobby is the kind of person Dreamwave was made for.
>>10159656Nail on the head. Except it was the people he hangs around with that changed his mindset. He started hanging around statue and HT collectors who's collections looked like expensive collectors pieces. That's what he wants now. When his friends come over he wants "oohs" and "ahhs".
>>10159567Kind ofIt was a long winded way of saying he wants the G1 look with more greebles
>>10157867Scrapper files are sold here for $15:https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/transformers-animated-scrapper
>>10159888The designer’s working on Mixmaster, but past development times indicate it might be quite awhile before they’re finally ready for release.
>>10159894>>10157867Dirtboss’s files, by a different designer are free:https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/transformers-animated-dirt-boss-figure
>>10159918That looks like actual dogshit
>>10159918And a 3rd designer posted free files for Rampage*:https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1djJq8gezdoBvoJVDbWtrgXtkky3w1Gpy?usp=sharinghttps://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/rampage-transformers-animated-neck-kit-rodewfd
>>10159932*Rampage is a Fan design by Diglaut/Grinwise who made a design for Devastator and 3 original constructicons. (And included transformation notes)They also did cybertronian and Beast-mode designs for a TFA Prediking and Predicons.They don’t have a deviantart account anymore, so it’s a bit hard to view their art except for dead-end Pintress save copies. I think some of their stuff might be posted on their Instagram “grinwise_” but I have browsed through it to check because even the 3rd party instagram viewer sites also suck.
>>10159086It is? It doesn't look like Prime or Animated other than the head.
>>10157867God this brings me back. I guess the new 3d printed one overrode the memories of this in my brain. Still looks fucking amazing. Sucks that the 3p scene is so driven by china nowadays that this thing has virtually zero chance to ever be made.
Grapple Verde.The Inferno mold looks great but it has to blow me away in hand for me to grab this guy.
>>10159960If I were a rich madman I'd absolutely bankroll some 3P Animated stuff... right after I do every Brave series robot
>>10159990>right after I do every Brave series robotI will never forgive KFC for botching the first and only attempt to make a Brave character in the current 3p era. Not even a single fucking Shadowmaru or Hiryu despite both of them having multiple available toys from multiple companies to be repainted from.
When the fuck is the second batch coming? November is almost over
>ordered kinglion off TCP during their black friday sale coupled with $50 coupon with points I had saved up>divebomb on the wayI hope I don't regret going back in on this.
>>10159974I just wish the plastic they used for the windows was darker, because having the underneath that visible looks bad.
Clearly you don't own an air fryer.
>>10160136who buys these clear versions? I don't get the appeal
>>10160163I said the same thing the other daythe same people that like translucent game consoles I think
>>10160169Translucent game consoles at least have the novelty of being able to see the inner workings of the console. You don't get that with TFs.
>>10160190NA uses better material
>>10160187mech toys always have the best implementation of clear plastic, it's just that transformers don't lend themselves to the look because there's never room to sculpt mechanical details.
>>10159995>>10159990At least we got a RG Gaoigaigar and Goldymarg. Yeah it's kits, but I did RG GGG and it's great.
>>10160237But everyone hates the clear shit on mecha too. Last like 3 gunpla threads on /toy/ and /m/ were bitching about Pbandai dropping a shitton of clear kits after the con reveals. No one wants that shit, ever.
>>10160163To be fair, NA has toned down the numbers they release for clear stuff, they aren't shelfwarming anymore like their early stuff. >>101602273Ps usually use polycarbonate because they don't need to worry about the BPA-spook.
>>10159995I'd be funny if they use one of the 3P Sixshots for Shadowmaru, but have it be licensed by Sunrise proper.
>>10160021I got mine from first batch, whoever put the QC sticker on the diecast hood without putting plastic underneath it can go eat a bag of dicks. Other than that my new favorite. Transformation is satisfying and we can just ignore the meme copter mode.
>>10160163I bought clear Starscream for obvious reasons but the rest? Not for me. I will say that they do look kind of neat but I would still rather have the normal/toy decos for everything. I'm not made of money and even legends class start to take up space after a while so they just aren't worth the novelty. My guess is that they're for the real die-hards with plenty of both. That or people who already have most of those characters in other scales and like to have a collection of entirely clear mini versions. Either way, the folks buying them just be the types to buy all of them, not just a few, which would explain why they find it worth the cost to keep making them.
>>10160462I hope the company didn't shut down or anything, I'm still waiting for mine
>>10160386The ones that are hated so much are the colored clear kits (every color is replaced with an equivalent clear color) because you can't make use of the clear parts, you can't really paint them to anything besides opaque, which defeats the point. Mechanical clear (full transparent outside, metallic inner frame) are fairly well liked, you can either leave the outside parts clear and paint the frame in metallics, or airbrush clear colors on the outside to make your own color scheme. A lot of veteran modelers really like mechanical clear because 90% of the time Gundam's have their skeleton covered with armor so you typically only paint the outside and ignore the inside, these kits completely inverse that.
>>10161086Also colored clear is typically put on kits that don't even have inner frames
Hello, /3pg/. I collect G1 and I don't own any third party TF's, but the Zeta seekers have really caught my attention because I can get them for roughly the same as complete vintage G1 bricks and much less than licensed MP's. How are the Zeta seekers viewed regarding quality?
>>10160542Probably affected by the lockdowns in Guangdong since October, like everything else in this thread.
>>10161155news says they're rioting over the lockdowns now
>>10159617What makes it better than Maketoys Downbeat?Downbeat's been one of my favorite figures ever since he was released, despite the legs being a real pain.
>>10161353Just the way it looks. Only thing really from what I can tell is that the articulation is slightly stiffer on FT.I plan to grab a Downbeat once FT puts theirs out actually. Hoping for a Premium grab but I might settle with the regular. Only reason why I want Downbeat is for the little extra articulation it has.
>>10161367I'd strongly recommend Downbeat, he's pretty great, even if his legs are really no fun to transform.
>>10161117They are fine quality wise - the sculpt, articulation, and hardware in them are all very dated compared to what is around now. I would suggest the deformation space seekers instead desu.
>>10161367I've got Downbeat. Trust me you won't be happy with him. The hard ratchets in his thighs makes it impossible to have him in a natural standing pose. He always seemed like a place holder for something better to come along.
>>10161422>makes it impossible to have him in a natural standing poseYeah that's not my goal here.
>>10161339Hole they're not stupid enough t9 be, know, or have family that are rioters then, otherwise they're going to the same organ harvesting plants they have running in their concentration camps.
>>10161471Anti-lockdown protests aren't anything new, though the recent video of them outright telling Winnie the Pooh to step down (without wearing any face coverings as an attempt to stay anonymous) is baffling though.There was also a random western woman at the protest lol>>10161405Also seconding the DS seekers, especially since you can get them dirt cheap if or whenever they're on sale. My main gripe with them is the lack of unique alt faces between them.
I'm glad they sorted out the "wings"
>>10161993>>10161996>>10161999So we got an arm, both legs, and the cock and balls?
>>10161993>>10161996reminds me alot of Wildforce GorillaZord/GaoMuscle
>>10161373>>10161422>>10161353>>10161437What do you think about toyworld/zeta toys? Or the tnr version
>>10148904It would be cool to see hyper realism in beast wars as an alernate line lf toys, just cloning old sets or mp clones.
>>10148904>I'd love to see updated versions of Magnaboss and Tripredacus.They were never in any media so I'm not sure what the fan demand for them is over in China but I would love them.
>>10162445Magnaboss and Tripredacus (Jointron) were in Beast Wars II. And if they make those versions it means we could get maracad and sombreros and guitars because Jointron was Mexican which would be amazing.
>>10160134Why does everyone forget he had purple windows?
>>10161993>>10161996Wait, even the Legends version is going to have gorillacock? I thought that'd be small enough it wouldn't need extra members, especially since no dogfeet or crabhands.
>>10162537It's not a bad way to make a combiner if you want all of the components to be roughly the same size. Anyway, they also have a scheme in China where you can get like 50% or something off the legends version if you buy its big counterpart, so the big monkey already hinted about the small monkey.
>>10162537It would be difficult to keep all the members the same relative size to each other and give the full Predaking similar proportions to the big version without either keeping the sixth member or adding combiner kibble pants.
>>10162511Probably based on the Legacy version.
>>10162537Proportions don't magically change when you shrink them down.
>>10149418I still wish they could have had his torso/hand parts transform into SOMETHING. It's awkward as fuck to pose them separated since there is just this disembodied torso hanging around I can't put anywhere.
>>10162507https://youtu.be/lPHcm1d2IkUhuh I never knew that, and he looks kinda cool animated as well
>>10162621If they cut out the hand and footbots, it was reasonable to assume they'd just use Razorclaw as the body as usual, since they've clearly had to alter things already.
Any update on Shigeru IDW prime? It looks really good, and doesn't have the GCreation problems
>>10162683Then that would mean adding shit to Razorclaw so he could do triple duty as wings, arm, and pants. Why would they do that when they already had the gorilla? They cut out the hand and foot bots because it's nigh-impossible to do them at such a small scale. They'd basically be triple-changing minicons.
>>10162683>it was reasonable to assume they'd just use Razorclaw as the body as usual,In what fucking world are the size of thighs and crotch comparable to removing transforming hands and feet into regular hands and feet?You're basically asking for the Torso and Legs to do double duty at a smaller scale just because.
>>10155496XTB toy colours Wildrider. No interest in the combined mode, and probably won't get any others, but he's really cool. Also wish I'd grabbed UT Swindle when I had the chance.
>>10162899Shit likes this makes me want to grab G2 XTB Dragstrip. If I can find one that is.Always thought that the variants of these guys were massively superior to the G1.
>>10155496Warbotron Swindle.A friend said he was the only member of the Warbotron Combaticons worth having. I don't know if he was right or not, but Swindle's pretty great.
>>10162596Wish someone would make a Legends Aerialbots with Alpha Bravo as Superion's pants.
Decided to try my luck again after my eBay order got cancelled. I had my eyes on this redeco of Newage Prime anyway, so I decided to snatch it up off of ShowZStore after getting paid. I hope this time there isn't any issues and it gets refunded like the EX Prime and Megatron.
OSKO of NA's Grimlock has been shipped.https://weibo.com/7755048002/MhgybfHZzhttps://weibo.com/7755048002/MhpDBorzg
>>10165095Lower leg panels are probably partsformed? idk.
>>10162507There's a disproportionately large amount of those crayfish KOs on taobao for some reason.
will this have QC issues?https://twitter.com/fans_hobby/status/1597500132215619584
How are the Zeta mini Aerialbots? I'm thinking of preordering the metallic set.
>>10165957The members are very outdated as robots.Jet modes are fine.Shit doesn't tab properly. This will get fixed going by their other combiners.So basically a $170 action figure. Great articulation.