>>10412451What a happy looking little dork.
https://weibo.com/2352651453/MFHYV9H6zanother repaint of ramjet/cosmos and they aren't even out yet.
>>10412451Another transformers spam thread? Really goanon?
https://weibo.com/2352651453/MFHVC12VCEVA and APE versions of micro OP
>>10412841Actually calling the black repaint Pathfinder? Gutsy.
>>10412845Not really, it's a generic word you can't trademark.
>>10412451Decided that it was time to plunk down for MS Brawl and Cang Landmini...Now to play the waiting game.
>>10412843Are you really surprised at this point?
Another bunch of pics of CANG mini-munkkyhttps://weibo.com/7269915751/MFJ6uFI3U
>>10412867I’ve got all 3 mini cangsThey are really good
>>10412841We need a silver repaint like a classic UFO
>>10413257>classic ufoNo more, I already want them all but if more get released it’s ogre for me >>10412841I love them >>10412851Honestly least favorite, I want him to do a magnus so bad, like the 3d designs were shown last year (?) and it looks sooo cool
>>10413089I bet this ends up looking better than the big one because it won't end up as busy because of the simplified designs.
Anybody else watched this transformation video of FT Blaster? The legs are an absolute shit show.https://youtu.be/wod3ElC1LcE
>>10414174It’s certainly interesting it but the DF is so absurdly better engineered.
Everyone is having fun with MS Brawl but me because I opted to go with the gray foot.
KFC is still the best MP Blaster & it's been a decade nearly.
>>10410924>>10410925>>10410927>>10410949>>10410951>>10410957>>10410961>>10410962>>10410966>>10410969>>10410973>>10410976Well sheeeit. I could nitpick the jet mode, but Hastak's released plenty of figures with ugly jet modes that didn't have to form a third mode. Overall, that's damn impressive for a real-world triple changer.
>>10414133Possibly. They did change some of the colors on the full-sized one to improve the look. I think it needed a larger torso too, but I'm impressed that the feet also had beast and bot modes.
>>10414282Is that the metallic one?
>>10414306Yep, far left is metallic Transistor. Normal red is far right.
>>10414314I side with you then, that does look really nice.
>>10414282How's that MFT one? I've been eyeing him for some time.
>>10414282jesus christ capitalism was a mistake
>>10414282I got the SG variant, and I had to set him aside because his waist swivel has basically zero friction to it, so all he does is twist.
US pricing makes it impossible to win bids on ebay without hitting chinese retail lmao
>>10414360>Comes on a toy board>Hates capitalismsupreme intelligence>>10414282I still think the DS one is the best, I know a lot of people like heaps of greebles, but I'm more a fan of simplistic and clean lookI also like goofy looking bots like gears
>>10414508DS Blaster is probably one of my favorite toys because of how articulate he is. I just wish DS pushed out a Soundwave to match it.
>>10414632I like the FT version of soundwave, got the KO and he's very nice, I also have all the DS seekers, which while looking amazing in both modes is a bit complex in transformation, and that new MP Blitzwing is made by the DS designer which I have on the way
>>10414360Retard>>10414508See pic rel
>>10414282No, it's shit. DS is the best one by far. Too bad the plastic will probably change color with time like TE-01.
I think I need to start asking you guys for recommendations, or at least get advice on how to find out what's out there that's not in active production.I collect fembots (mostly), and found out about the Perfect Effect RC practically outta nowhere. I knew about PE from their Aranea figure... of which I have the KO Magic Power version.I managed to snag this one for $60 AUD total off eBay after spotting it there by chance, and honestly, I think it's pretty nice at that price.Not without its flaws, the plastic would be pretty easy to flex out of shape and it's not exactly easy to transform but it's a welcome addition to my under-served fembot collection.
The KO Magic Power Blackwidow for quick comparison.The Magic Power one is better and worse in a few ways. The plastic is sturdier and more resilient, but the tolerances are all over the place and the weapons are difficult to plug into place when they're not in-hand.It's a shame that the original Aranea is impossible to get and the KO has an inflated price, its design is really nice.
Apparently this still exists (KFC Raijin)
>>10415047I doubt that.KFC only exists as a brand for the Junkions now.
I caved into FOMO and bought the chairguy+gundude set along with the IF Tarn reissue.
>>10415041>>10415044If you care about beast wars there's a spider Arcee and TM2 blackarachnia by transarts (but her spider legs can be broken easily but there's ways to minimize the risk) and an animu blackarachnia by bingo toys who did that windblade I'm keeping my eye on
a video of the stegohttps://video.weibo.com/show?fid=1034:4899808532693083
>>10415106I was also tempted but since the two other members are gonna be purple like Tarn won't these two stick out like a sore thumb? The blue one kinda blends but the red on will look out of place. In the 1st release everyone had their colors so it looked ok but here only these two have different colors.>>10415122It looks horrible what the hell is that snout in dino mode? He looks like he's in pain, the head in robot mode looks generic as hell looks like those countless chinese gundam ripoffs.Also was it so hard to give him those 2 side cannons in Dino mode since he even have the holes for them? Have 3 dinobots come with 2 guns and the other 2 come with 2 swords not everyone needs to have a sword and a gun.My only hope is that the legends scale is more accurate to the concept art.
>>10415193>won't these two stick out like a sore thumb?My plan is to bench the chairguy (hehe) and use the new cannon filler for the combined mode. And yeah the blue rifle shouldn't look too off. Speaking of the cannon filler, it is molded in a slightly lighter shade of black compared to the old version's combiner parts.
Legends is the hot shit apparently because it’s now getting a G1 scaled Predaking before MP.
>>10415539well people are getting poorer anon
>>10414508>>10414855>Im such a radical 80s rock and roll badass, I just lobe buying the same fucking character again and again!
>>10414282Do any of them have the cooler toy head?
>>10415568You don't buy every one made by every company unless you are a maniac of that character. Just whatever appeals to your tastes.
>>10415539Which company?>>10415567I don't think it's the only reason, it is far easier to get space for a Legends collection than a MP one. Only combiners and bigger bots take more space while keeping the scale rather than every bot being at the size of a legends combiner and MP combiners being around the size of a toddler.
>>10415639The source didn’t say but it looks like the company that will make legends trainbots.Which I also don’t know the name of.
>>10415630Fanstoys but it’s white instead of yellow
>>10415539>>10415639>>10415655It's by A17/GW Studio, that one IronFactory customizer that released this non-transforming OP and some 3D printed kits. I don't think they've confirmed the Predaking for mass production yet. Even if it is a mass release, they still have an IDW Starsaber and Legends Fortress on the way so it might be an IF-length wait.>>10415655>company that will make legends trainbots.No that's SY-something. They are making that 45cm metroplex
>>10415539I don't buy Legends but damn I want a good Divebomb ;w;I love my Cang but I would like something more accurate too
>>10415539Isn't this the Legends Predacons that's made by a single guy and the only way to get it is through a middle-man in China?
>>10415639That's still a matter of money anon.
>>10414282Geewun Blaster has always been one of the ugliest characters to me and I really appreciate KFC's stylized take, but hell fucking no is a KFC figure better than anything. Shit feels like it's made out of plastic cups.
>>10415681Ah crap I remember those guys I wanted that Optimus, their star saber and their customized IF drift into Hot Rod but unless you know how to deal with Taobao and other china only sites you can't get this, I wasn't able to find it on Aliexpress and they don't deal with Bombusbee or Showz.A pity if they relaunched that optimus and those other ones in Showz or other stores it would be an instabuy.>>10415752Yes and no, if you lack the space then yes, however some people like myself have the space but prefer not having them occupying too much space, also a legends class figure is far easier to handle than a MP, some MP are so big they are physically demanding when transforming, legends scale even if they have a complicated engineering are easier to transform. Just today I transformed my G creation wrath and that shit requires full attention to transform it and I still didn't managed to transform it right while I have some legend figure in my desk that I transform mid work.The reason I have the Gcreation Wrath is because he serves well as a legends movie Grimlock alongside AoE Optimus and Trumpeter Bumblebee next to MS Optimus, Newage Bumblebee and MK Grimlock, they look pretty funny looking at each other versions of themselves.
>>10415120Thank you for the recommendation anon. The TransArt Blackwidow isn't my kind of thing, but I am excited that their Transmetals are well received.I am also keeping an eye on that BingoToys Blackarachnid, looks like it'll be fun and weird.I've got an order for those Legends scale Iron Factory Wing Guard on the way, which I'm pretty keen on.Still, not a whole lot of 3P fembots outside of Arcee. I've got the APC Night Countess and MMC's Eris Kultur, but I'm always on the lookout for more fembots.
I've been seeing a lot of hype about this CHUG-scaled MMC Feral Rex KO lately. Has anybody here experienced it for themselves?
>>10416190You could branch out to /mrg/ and maybe shinkis if you don't need them to transform.
>>10416402The transforming aspect is pretty core to my collection, although toyline loyalty isn't really a priority for me.There's some room in my collection for non-humanoid transforming figures as well, so I've got both of those Number-57 motorbike kits which are pretty fun for what they are, and they were quite enjoyable to put together.I dabbled very briefly in the Transformers model kits to see if non-transforming figures work for me but they don't quite fit what I'm after in a hands-on experience in a way that I don't really know how to articulate.
>>10416418Some Korean and Chinese cartoons have transforming fembots but they are mostly bright pink and 10" huge
>>10416402>and maybe shinkis
>>10416426A very recent """transforming""" fembot by our old friend JinJiang.
>>10416426Oh yeah, there's that pink & purple fem-jet that rivals Eris Kultur in height. It makes me laugh that the cheapest toy in my collection is also the tallest.It's an garbage toy by pretty much every measure and the transformation feels unpleasant given the shoddiness of the plastic, but I love it nonetheless because it's cute and adorably awful. The die-cast wings are heavy and make it surprisingly nice to hold, I've currently got that resting on a flight stand in jet mode since the jet looks pretty sweet.Thanks for showing me that image, I'll have to do a reverse image search and start looking into it.>>10416433I had a good laugh at that anon, thanks!
I need to surf through aliexpress listings more often.Just found out about this pink Slash KO and I actually really want one.
>>10415041Do you have APC's Airachnid yet?
>>10416472Indeed I do, it's a lovely toy and was the first Transformers purchase I made as an adult. It's actually what got me back into collecting Transformers as the stuff from my childhood was thrown out not long after my parents broke up years ago.I unfortunately got a bit heavy-handed on the transformation so one of the back panels is now bent out of shape and misaligned. Doesn't bother me too much since it doesn't affect her robot mode and she looks amazing in that form.
>>10416478Think you're all caught up with non-hastak fembots that are not Arcees. Maybe Scifigure Nebula.
>>10416426hell yeah i picked the downscaled KO of this one apparently called 'lucy'
>>10416489This simplified 7" one? It's official too. Maybe I should pick this up too.
>>10416484I regret not ordering one when they first came out. The price she's at now makes me hesitate since I think her small parts would not gel well with my dumb, imprecise hands.>>10416489There's a cute little pink car bot named Lucy sold by a few sellers on Ali as well. I'm going to pick one up.>>10416492Hot damn. I am going to have to try and find one of those, it looks pretty great.I wasn't expecting to be ordering a bunch of hot-pink bots tonight, it's been a very fun evening.
>>10416494Yeah Lucy has many forms, Miniforce is close to a decade old now.
>>10416503I had no idea before today that Miniforce existed. Looks like a show I would have really enjoyed had it been a thing back when I was a kid.
>>10416436That design could be so good if they gave it better articulation, but no, we have a robot lost in metal kibble clashing against itself.
>>10416492it's a modern year voyager downscale, very basic compared to the real thingbut i like it a little smaller, i'm going to put her with my gigantion bots
Is anyone else glad to finally finish this set?
>>10417273I'm more keen on the next Headmaster, and perhaps a Targetmaster re-release.
Do I want NewAge Powerglide
>>10416391The Beast modes suffer from the simplification, but for what Alixpress charges for it, it's an amazing set. It's misassembled color-wise in a lot of spots between the individual bots, but nothing you can't fix with just a screwdriver.
>>10412851yeah but it makes the actual infringement harder to hide. they can't own the name pathfinder, but they can own the appearance of the character.
>>10414301yeah that is the most acceptable kibble on a jet ever. it looks like an elaborate air intake.
>>10416448they should also make a deliberately misassembled version that gives it the hulking kaiju mode
>>10416391Calling it "CHUG" scale isn't quite right. Moreso than the original sure, but all of them are Voyagers, about the same size as Legacy Voyagers.
looks unhealthy https://weibo.com/2269679042/N0fK3dCVG
>>10417832Truly, he is the piss lord
>>10417685Agreed, I'm really impressed. I hope it looks good once it's in colored plastic and/or painted.
Newage finally comes out with their Toon Devastator box set
>>10418303Will it be painted?
>>10418320I doubt it'll be painted any more than the original release, it just comes with the leg upgrades for three of the Constructicons and the trumpets
>>10414508>heaps of greeblesThere ain't that fucking many, you just want it to look like a budget cartoon that was too broke to draw any of the original toy details on.>>10414990Tooners need to be marched to guillotines>>10415630KFC includes it as an alternate, but it doesn't seem to fit inside the body when in boombox mode>>10416391Better quality plastic than you'd expect for a cheap KO but some of the pegs are disturbingly tight.
>>10418361So what does the real world version of his boombox look like?
>>10418668Not him but it seems to be a stereotypical boombox that's not based on one specific thing.That said FT's Blaster Alt-Mode is arguably more accurate that XTB's and the one winning move is because it has an asymmetrical cassette dock like the G1 toy.
>>10418715>XTB?Also I thought the goal was toon accuracy, not toy accuracy
>>10418303Do people like this one over magic square?
>>10418734XTB and KFC are the same company with stupid branding decisions.>Also I thought the goal was toon accuracy, not toy accuracySometimes the toon gets it right to the toy more than people would notice. From what I see, both the toon and toy have the same cassette dock shift.
>>10418742I didn't buy NA because they tried to sell me three sets of mediocre bots on top of the suit which has its own fee.The boxset evens out the price and it even has the new parts, but the individual bots still don't really match up to MS, especially Hook. Combined mode edges out MS, which is interesting because the suit has built in shoulders but its range is not much better than MS. NA is better but it's not by much and that's baffling to me.
>>10418361It's OK to like greebles anon, no one is judging you
>>10418830I judge you. It just looks that way because they are trying to make the Star Wars conceal that the models trick on things that are not the size of interstellar ships.
>>10418833I don't like them anon, I was just telling him it's ok to like things a certain wayhow many vehicles do you know with greebles on them
>>10418742I like it over the MS one
>>10418803I've seen people complain that the shoulder bots keep untabbing when posing>>10418861can I ask why?or is it you just prefer the way it looks, I can't get over the fact that it has less transforming than Menasor
>>10418886I don't care for the transforming gimmick I just want a toy of cool robot design and NA delivers it better for me in a scale I like
>>10418893>I don't care for the transforming gimmickWeird, I don't understand why people that don't care for transforming collect transformersthere are plenty of non transforming bots out there
>>10418940I 100% agree (transforming is what makes Transformers cool and fun!), but some people have become attached to the characters (for whatever reason) and the transforming aspect is less important to them than the design.
>>10418940Well when a Gundam transforms, it looks like a folded up robot.
What I wish someone did, is either soundwave or blaster, but as WORKING CLOCK RADIOS.I wanna have knobs and buttons that do shit and have working speakers, we don't need a cassette tape reader, just a cheap fm or am/fm radio and some speakers, make the articulation have stops if you need so nobody can twist the limbs too far for the wiring inside, just fucking make them into working audio units so I can have a lil working boombox that becomes a robot who isn't a clunky 1908's toy that dwarfs all my other bots while being underdetailed.
>>10418950That was costed out in the transition to Transformers.
>>10418947Right but there are model kits and figurines of transformers that don't transform that they can collectthat's kind of what action masters and RED is
>>10418954Action Masters and RED fail at the "look like the character and have material issues.
>>10418954I don't understand why RED is so shitty when their whole existence is to look good. I did enjoy action masters as a kid, but of course there were plenty of transforming gimmicks outside of the figures.
They have a proto but full-tits is still missinghttps://weibo.com/7498687608/N0ghA0V3g
>>10419105is that just titans return Trypticon downsized
>>10419114yes downsized and lavender-scented.
Some teaser pics of TA TM2 Cheetor.https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxXNlR_GoeW122AQlGljLNJVnkOQOzgCxKhttps://www.youtube.com/post/Ugkxagud8kz3UFQTlmzonIc4r0ORM9r9KReL
>>10418950Device Label is probably your closest bet
>>10419215That's not what I want, having one that acts as a storage drive unit isn't the same as not needing to connect shit to the boombox to hear music from it.I wouod have thought some third party would give it a go, even if only to make soundwave say voice lines, it would allow a cheap radio to be soldered in if there was already some level of soundboard and speaker integration.
>>10418951I'm aware of that, this isn't the Hasbro thread, this is third party, why have not a single third party company gone for the idea of working speakers and sounds for the radio/boombox toys?
>>10418964Red is for kids and folks that want the characters from the shows without having to puzzle out a transformation, especially for kids too young, and for the office workers who 'are too old for the kids toys' but want a figure of their father or friends.
>>10419217The Soundwave one is an MP3 player.
>>10418361>Tooners need to be marched to guillotinesKeep seething fag.
>>10418742People who prefer looks prefer MS.People who prefer quality prefer NA.
>>10419310To expand on that, I was looking for a legend devy because all my combiners and larger figures are legend scale where as everything else is MPI personally think the the NA just looks like a figurine with tacked on botsI'm wondering if I should just wait for another alternative
>>10419231Still doesn't play music without plugging into headphones or an external speaker.
>>10419314Not excess you dumb shit conservatard, religion, that is why, rather than consider reality, they want to cling to fantasy because their emotions are important not what reality is.
>>10419315>>10419309 is saying that you are part of the People and you should buy both.
You can tell chinks and shitzoids love 3P figures because of how late in the night y’all post
>>10419325How many are sponsored by showzeestore the best store for trans toys, though?
What is going on ittWhere’s all the hostility coming from?
>>10419368All because the chinese won't make a nigga his hyper-specific boombox transformer.
>>10419310MS stuff almost always looks better but the quality is meh (soft plastic, rough texture, meh colors, mold flash everywhere, unremovable shiny/oily stains on mate finish and more). NA figures usually look a little funny/weird/dated but they feel great in hands (solid plastic, strong colors, durable paint, great tolerances, great finish, etc.).
>>10419115>>10419114Hopefully darker than the original, I read a lot of people complaining about the grey plastic shade.
I hate little robots.
>>10419510Is that made out of not-LEGO? Is New Age for fucking real?
>>10419510Wouldn't it have just been easier to buy the ARK on clearance
>>10419510>the jet burner in the middle can rotatebut why?
>>10419533Try reading the text on the picture again and then share with the class what you've learned.
>>10419537fuck, I must be tired
>>10419533Looks like it opens and closes the gate.
>>10419510Why notLego if your line ihas nothing to do with building toys?
>>10419158It's not as good as I was expecting
>>10419572...what were you expecting? This is better than almost all of their figures so far aside from some cartoon inaccurate paint going on. People were horny for TM Megatron and they left out like a ton of paint apps. This is a major step up imo.
As a teen, I had a Deluxe Universe Starscream.I... "lost" him, so I bought a new unopened one last year.I noticed that his legs were different. They're made of regular plastic, while I remember the one I had were die-cast, I think.Does that mean it was a knock-off? It's kinda bothering me.
>>10419729This one? They never had diecast. There are KOs that replicate this packaging, Acidrain and the JP Henkei releases and they never had diecast either.
>>10419737I don't know if it was die-cast or what, but I DO remember the legs were different from the rest of his body.Do you have him?
>>10419219You can buy a better radio.
>>10419759I have the KO of Universe white ver (pic) and the grey Classics version but they are both in storage. If there is any part that's a different material, it would be the thighs made out of Nylon. If you're thinking of the lower legs then you must be misremembering something because they are ABS like the rest of the toy.
KFC's Transistor still beats them all & its sad.
>>10420006KFC's articulation is too much of a brick for my liking.Newage is probably going to blow the shit out of all of them once the toydeco is put out.
>>10419759>>10419737Wasn't there like three or four starscreams out of this mold that all had wildly different color layouts? That may be what the issue is
Is there a good 3p Rathcet/Ironhide with the battle sled/station?
>>10418940>>10418954Neither of those options have what I'm looking for. Also as bizarre as it might sound I like the way transforming toys look even if I rarely transform them because all the panels and depth and parts make it feel more three dimensional and "real" than a nontransforming figure where it's obvious it can't transform. Just as an example, a lot of non-Transforming versions of Daizyujin/the 1993 Power Rangers Megazord often make the Sabertooth Tiger's legs into just a facade or the tail of the triceratops far more flat without the detail of the tail gun being separate.
>>10420286Hot Soldiers Mini Ambulance.
>>10420006I got UniqueToys Soundmixer.It's dated sure, but I still like it more than Kingdom/Legacy Blaster. If only it had more tapes.
>>10420445anything bigger and actually available?
are transcraft beetle tc-01 and tc-02 the same figure?
>>10412451https://tieba.baidu.com/p/8410499740This OP is saying that the reissue bee is not Nylon all-over so the paint won't peel.
>>10420472The same OP also can't seem to transform it properly.
>>10420449Nothing larger has it aside from the takara MP that comes with a dummy one. You could maybe find some 3D printed kit for the Earthrise mold but
>>10420497is that just for that colour variation?
>>10420473Is it that the person taking the phots is inept and can't transform the figure properly? Or is it that the figure can't be transformed properly because MS didn't account for paint in the original design so nothing tabs together and just pops out? Either way the face still looks like shit so who even cares.
https://weibo.com/2352651453/N0penqShScan't unsee doc doing a missionary position.
>Jinbao Sixshot>Voyager CHUG scale>Not an OSKO as previously thought, entirely new mold>Actually good quality>Only $20-$40How?
>>10419913Not after a high quality hi-fi radio you audiophile asshat, I just want the novelty of a boombox transformer with a real radio signal.
>>10420506It could be the paint but it might also be how MS' square and dovetail tabs don't work with ABS plastic.
>>10420536I'm hype to see this line continue, trypticon was a fantastic little toy
>>10420578>audiophile asshatUnironically those are the only people that would make a thing like that because everyone else has phones.
>>10420605As long as you keep it out of beast box threads there won't be any issues.
>>10420536>tiny omega supremeHe’s just going to take all of my money isn’t he?
>>10420564Why hasn't a 3rd party company repainted him into the Ninja from Jdecker yet though
>>10420564It's a strange paradox of quality.The mold's great, it has strong ratchets, poses great, but the plastic feels like early-3P grade, it's not particularly dense, and some of the alt modes are a bit iffy. To be fair that last one is pretty symptomatic of all Sixshot figures, I've never seen a one 3P or otherwise that really did the alt modes well.Bottom line, it's still a pretty great figure, was good enough to get me to sell my TR Sixshot after getting it, which was always a case of settling anyway.
>>10420646>some of the alt modes are a bit iffyMate, it’s sixshot, do you know of any that don’t have iffy modes
>>10420632The golden period for ez Brave repaints like KFC's Captain Shark is over after Sunrise/Bandai's raids in China. It's probably safer and easier if they obtain the license and make a brand new mold for Shadowmaru under some new company.
>>10420666No, I don't, I even said as such in my post.At one point I wanted a third party Sixshot, but I couldn't figure out which one to get because I couldn't keep any of them straight, had no idea if any of them did certain alt modes better than others.
>>10420691That's why you buy 6 versions of him each displayed in their optimum modes.
>>10420691>>10420694I wanted to buy the MMC one since I kept finding it on sale, but everybody I asked advised against it, saying it was too antiquated to be considered good at that point.
>>10420691what about the fanstoys oneI think most of the modes in that is probably as good as you can find
>>10420742I don't collect MP-style stuff, at least not normally.
>>10419575It's just nitpicks but I don't like how shiny the fur is compared to the gunmetal parts, so it kind of clashes to me. Maybe it'll be better in person though. I liked the toy robot head more than the show model too but that's the shows fault.
>>10420757Understandable desu. TransArt is basically known for fucking something up almost on purpose.TM Primal: His gun holster is really...terrible. Barely holds the gun at all. For me personally they sent 2 of the same face in robot mode. I've heard that the robot feet pegs for the surfboard are delicate too. Mine hasn't broken though.TM1 Cheetor: Backpack tabs in, but not to anything that looks intentional. It's by friction on some slippery vacuumized metal plastic. Robot hands are also engineered extremely weird.Ravage: Rubber hands and accessories just fall out. It's like the plastic of the arms hate the pegs of the hands. They're long too so it makes almost no sense.TM Megatron: I love/hate this figure because the mold itself is beautiful and the paint they used is great. But, they missed a ton of detail that is in the show and it's weird because they're usually detail oriented. The light up eyes sucked, they left the chrome bits off the shoulders and thighs, they did little to no painting of his helmet or face pieces, the 'skates' are extremely fragile, the die cast of the feet dig into the leg paint no matter how careful you are, the robot arms are almost too weak for the weapon. I ended up painting mine a bit and am trying to find a decent way to 3d print the extra missing detail pieces.Rattrap: They for whatever reason released a second version with better colors for the neon orange bits. The Beast mode hind legs are extremely hard to move without ripping off the wheels. I've seen people snap off the arm on the figure too. I also had to fill some of the ball joints with plastic to pad it out because he was loose after like 2 transformations. Ottherwise great looking figure.TM2 BlackArachnia: This one I thought was going to be a winner even with the backpack removal which doesn't really bother me, BUT...there is no wrist swivel, her joints are tough, there is tons of reports of breakage of the spider legs.
>>10420751You could pretend he's just ginormous.
>>10420789Isn't he supposed to be?I'm content with my Jinbao one now anyway.
>>10420790Yeah, i believe he was a big boy in the cartoon (never watched the Japanese series), and even the toy was quite large for its time.
>>10420632>>10420676Brave redecoes never catch on because there was no main Brave figures to pair up with. And now that there are a few, they scale entirely different from TFs
KFC is putting out more tapes apparently. Would be good for legends but if it was $20 instead of $40.
>>10421051It's been 40 dollars for a two pack. This guy can't be 40 on his own.I've been sticking to official, but if Hasbro won't do cassettes, these have been pretty great
>>10421051>>10421055Oh shit. Whoops. I was thinking of the DW made WfC compatable cassette packs.
>>10420473I have the first run of MS Bee and that's pretty normal. It's really finicky getting everything squished up right into the proper position if you want all the gaps to close up.You can get it, it's just a bitch.
What's the best Optimal Optimus? TransArt or KO upscaled Beast Gorira
>>10421206Transart is better for your MP show accurate BW shelf, but Gorira is a more dynamic sculpt with more interesting engineering. They're both great toys for different reasons. It depends on what you want from your OpOp figure.
How to talk to short people: Incorrect.
>>10421238I planned on buying a Primal Prime to go with Ancestrod and Transart Blackarachnia for a Wreckers display. Since Ancestrod is a stylized tiger its not like show accuracy matters to me but the 4th party Primal Prime isnt out yet. Transart would match Arcee and Transmetal Tigatron so Im torn. Also I hope Transart go back and do Apelinq and Packrat.
>>10421261>I hope Transart go back and do Apelinq and Packrat
>>10421278That's a Lucky Draw repaint not Apelinq. I think the Transart one was a lottery draw too?
>>10421289Oh wow, I didn't know that existed.
>>10421278>>10421289Take me back to 1998, when I was 3 years old and my parents bought me Transmetal Optimus Primal...I still remember how the square on his back with the Maximals symbol changed colors with heatToday, the only maximals and primes I deal with are those in commutative algebra
>>10421292Look up all the lucky draw and kids coloring contest transformers sometimes there's so much gold chrome and repaints you probably never saw before. Shit there was a big lucky draw toy archive and its not working anymore...
>>10419158this shit looks so cool, i cant wait, just looking at it makes me feel giddy, that head especially does it for mei hope/worry they might do a toy leaning version with more purple chrome, if they do id have to upgrade to thatthe paint seems slightly mid in areas but mangmotion said it wasnt final and things like the spots would change
>>10421385the size of this lad
>>10421387Dayum, did he really upsize that much in the cartoon?
>>10421429yeah, but I wouldn't really worry about scale too much in BW
>>10421432Looks like they overdid it a bit, but yeah, scale doesn't need to be perfect.
>>10421435I don't think so, he's hunched over in that piche's nearly the same height as Dinobot
>>10421437I think the TM1 form was a bit undersized compared to what it should have been. But honestly, I never loved the TMII form for Cheetor. A new Rampage, Depth Charge, or Tigerhawk on the other hand...
>>10421442Took my exact same sentimentI really want Depth Charge and Rampage, especially because I don't think there has ever been a good Rampage
>>10421442All 3 of those were teased in a picture they put outy
>>10421242Of course it's incorrect, they're not oriented right.
>>10421460>>10421485These pics and a silverbolt have all been teased by TA; and given their commitment so far I think we'll have most of Season 2-3 within 5 years.Transart is definitely not perfect as a company, but I respect the hell out of them for sticking to their lane. Way too many companies lose track of plans and it becomes hard to commit to purchases if you can't plan a display around them. I don't collect Legends myself but I think part of the reason they got so poplar is that New Age and Magic Square set out to do the 84-85 lineup in Legends and has proven to do so in a short amount of time. Where as people still have empty spaces where they planned certain MP G1s from takara and 3P to go.
>>10421510Silverbolt and Rampage probably being my most anticipated. Crazy that in 25 years we've only gotten two beast era Silverbolt molds.
>>10421510>>10421512If we get a Universe Razorclaw I'd be so happy.
>>10420624Why though when it's entirely relevant?
Not got the OSKO but the original Beast Gorira is great & I would recommend it even if you just want a cool looking robot.
Looking to get some kind of third party Prime but have no idea where to start.Something as close as possible to the RoTF Prime that I'm trying to upgrade from, in screen accuracy and scale. Ideally a tiny bit smaller to scale better with SS stuff (but I don't want the SS Prime, chest looks weird)
Is the X transbot figure worth the price?
>>10421989*CliffjumperForgot a word
>>10421989Yeah, just be careful when transforming it, some of the tabs around the windshield/canopy break off pretty easily.
>>10421960Black apple Prime with the oversized upgrade head is the best Movie Optimus ever made. They were no longer being produced, but it seems like there was a stealth reissue because ebay has them for decent prices now and ShowZ raffled 3-4 a few months ago. Second option is black mamba Prime who while decent, is still a big downgrade from BA
>>10421960Wei Jiang-BlackApple Thunder Leader is ridiculously good. The only downside is it's autistically accurate, so you'd probably be transforming it once and never again like MP G1 Megatron.
>>10422524he looks amazing
>>10422878Clean back too. Just note that he doesn't come with his face ripping claws, though he does come with the Matrix of Leadership and a faceplate-less face.
https://weibo.com/2352651453/N0SU2qgPbFully transformable Testicular-Galvatron. New headsculpt. Will be sold together with their new Galvatron repaint.
>>10423166>weibo link for one fucking imageWhy do you people keep doing this?
>>10423514So the thought of it would keep you up at night.
>>10423166This is god tier work
>>10423166What episode is this from and why is Galvatron like that
>>10423596Headmasters, galvatrons ultimate planhttps://youtu.be/ETf2eIDRDoM
Maketoys Ramjet finally arrived. Just need Thrust to arrive & the trio is finally complete.
>>10423907Not a big fan of theseAt least not for that price
>>10424144Same, I picked up the Thundercracker version for $80 and felt like I paid $20 too much.
>>10424289I got all the DS seekers and they are great, something about these just look really off to me
>>10424774Maketoys Seeker mold looks like shit, thats why.
Is anyone in on this guy?
>>10425729Silver is so much more plain in concept but I think this is pretty fantastic looking regardless.
>>10424894Easily the best jet mode and transformation out of any of the offerings. DS and the Takara strong arm you into a toon display (like mp 36 and acoustic wave from fans toys) owning both maketoys and the ds, if the was actually able to be transformed without ruining the paint and being a frustrating nightmare and wasn’t completely matte throwing off my shelf it might be worth considering but for now it remains a gift for people who don’t transform their figures.
>>10425792I don’t think the transformation is a problemIt’s just a few qc issues on my thundercracker that I have problems with
>>10425792Not disagreeing, just think the robot mode looks god awful even if you don't want Sunbow. I never understood the appeal of him, as well as other figures like their Despotron. But yeah, fuck ever transforming the DS. I still have my old (KO) MP Starscream if I want to stare at a jet
>>10424894I agree but it's a cheaper option compared to Takara, it fits better with non full toon display and it won't discolor in 2-3 years like the DS probably will.
>>10426253>and it won't discolor in 2-3 years like the DS probably will.What's the theory behind it
>>10425729For the price showz has yeah I'm down
>>10425907>I never understood the appeal of him, as well as other figures like their DespotronMore dynamic, anime esque proportions which fit more with the earlier masterpiece figures
>>10426342DS = TE = IT. IT Meg and TE Prime both suffer from super early yellowing, Meg on the joints and Prime on various blue parts.
>>10426686Do any of the other Primes recolors suffer from yellowing?Hell even Mirage is probably old enough by now to suffer from yellowing.
>>10426759Don't know about the other Primes, nobody ever talks about them, but yeah, Mirage also has yellowing (greening?) blue parts.
>>10422927Is this guy a RoTF Leader Optimus on steroids, or is his transformation fundamentally different?
>>10426888Based off the Movie Masterpiece Optimus Prime, a mold from 2017. He comes with a couple of modified parts to make him and the transformation extra accurate
>>10426924Laso worth noting that his wheels do in fact transform by enlarging themselves to show those white stripes. Chinese magic that they've worked on since they did Hound.
>>10426924God damn the one on the right feels like the true successor to the original 2009 Leader.Fuck the ROTF leader was so fucking ahead of its time. Nothing can compare just due to circumstances of the era.
>>10426929I still own the original Buster Prime variant. Now that I have Thunder Leader, looking at the old one makes from his glass case makes me think "man, the ROTF mold looks so easy now."
>>10425729>>10425735I'm all in on cool shit like this. I just don't know which one to fucking get.
So this apparently is a thing, or potential thing.
>>10427094Not to be confused with PlanetX that already did this, of course.
>>10427094Hell of an Epic Coomer toy
>>10427096...because it goes even further beyond.
>>10427096>>10427099...what? I kinda love it.
>>10427094>>10427096Meh.>>10427099A triple changer? Now I'm interested.
>>10427099Absolutely fucking bizarre, but now I really want a transformer that turn into an MP40
The IF Win Guard trio arrived for me this morning.Gotta say, they're fun little figures to have in hand, and I was surprised just how tiny they were.The jet mode looks awful from the underside but they make great little robots thanks to their pretty robust articulation.
>>10427376Bro why you focused on (me) not the fembots?
A17 giving IF even more repaint ideas....https://weibo.com/2449726501/N0ZkTyxdQ
https://weibo.com/7498687608/N1keiCMTqFulltilt confirmedThey sneaked in some dianauts in the base mode pic along with that mini-HISS tank from that one GI Joe Micro line, wonder if they are KOing that too.
>>10427632This pic probably means that the TR Headmaster gimmick is ommited idk.
>>10412451Just got back into Beast Wars after a literal 20 year hiatus. maximum comfy nostalgia.can someone give me a quick rundown on the state if Beast Wars toys of the last 20 years? Are they making new Beast Wars toys? I had almost all of the Beast Wars, it was probably my favorite toy line growing up aside from legos and its a huge part of my childhood. i never really fucked with transformers outside of beast wars btw, i have nothing against it though i think its cool
>>10427659There's the BW Masterpiece scale for toon accuracy started by Takara several years back and it's mostly supplemented on the 3P side by TransArt toys >>10420775 >>10421289 >>10421385Hasbro started doing brand new molds of old BW in their main lines starting in Kingdom like 3 years ago. They've also launched reissues of the old Kenner molds around the same time. Not much 3P adjacent to these beside 3D printed addons, best if you go ask the other gay thread.
I know this is a long shot but i'm hoping someone can help me. A while back i saw a picture in this thread that I believe was Lio Convoy (I don't know much about transformers) He was on one knee and holding a big weapon, maybe an axe? I want to say it didn't transform, but i could be wrong about that. Does anyone have any idea what figure that could have been?
>>10428042can you MS paint it
>>10428042I have a girl version of that I think its called the cannon something
>>10427376I thought they were just repaints but it looks like they added a thigh-swivel over the original Slipstream mold
>>10428042>>10428060"Big Convoy fires the Matrix Buster at Unicron."
>>10428052>>10428042It was Lio convoy (with the big lion head on his shoulder) in this pose basically, but instead of a sword it was big axe i think. Or maybe a spear
check it out prime, i finally got that starscream toy everyone's chasing!
>>10428429PLEASE MEGATRON, I'LL TRADE YOU EVERYTHING I HAVE
>>10428226Uhhh check the flametoys model kit of leo prime or perfect effect leonidas, oh or iron factory leo convoy
>>10428226Could it have been this one?
>>10428115I never owned the IF Slipstream, but it looks like it is a small retooling.Thigh swivels are a welcome addition to any figures articulation (particularly at this scale), so it's a welcome refinement.I feel like a further enhancement with wrist swivels/ball joints and a waist swivel wold make it practically perfect but at this scale both of those would be difficult to achieve.I'm not complaining though, and if IF came out with more repaints I'd be very tempted to pick them up.
>>10412451Finally got my naval commander. He has some fine trousers
>>10428509I will say, that cape adds some nice pizazz to the figure.
>>10428823All my fanshobby primes
>>10428937Oops forgot the pic
>>10429009You lost, friend?
>>10429022it's a script bot
>>10429022>>10429028No, it's some assmad schizo faggot who's trying to get this /vg/ thread moved to /trash/
You'll have to forgive me for being too lazy to figure out which /tfg/ is the active one right now, but I just got SS Snarl and I had no idea the original toy had such an outrageous dumpy.
>>10428916Same, the official figure could use one.
where the fuck is my monkey crotch cang toys
I'm thinking of buying a well-articulated Thundercracker. I'm considering the masterpiece mold(s) at the moment, but do you guys have a better recommendation? Preferably either G1 or IDW-inspired. I once considered getting the WFC PlanetX one, but It's a bit too skinny for me.
>>10429551I think the Deformation Space seekers are the best looking ones you'll find, however the transformation process is highly annoying for some people
>>10429551I like the V3 MP, it's really well articulated if you can get past the lack of a waist swivel. It's for sure the most expensive option though (and it doesn't come with the stupid stand, takara is too stingy with their proprietary stands)
>>10430236I was honestly gonna settle on that SS KO.But now I don't have to.
>>10430258I was a no hoper so I got the OSKO of the MP.I never got around to getting that OSKO of Starscream but I'll see about trying to get this since Ironhide is one of my favourite designs.
weird question but does anyone have a lead on where to get the iron man or iron patriot KO's of T30 jetfire? they're long dried up on aliexpress and sirtoys
>>10430290sirtoys is gone.
>>10416426Hello Carbot doesn't follow that trend for its female characters. Laranja, Greenfarm and Nighthopper are just a few examples. If they weren't voiced by female VAs you would never know their gender.
>>10430236Sexy and bulky. Now I wish my autism could let go of that GMG logo
>>10430657Get a knife or black paint, unless they choose to allow the letter to detach and be replaced by a 'spare' which fixes it.
>>10430292Sirtoys closed? Fuuuuck glad I got my downscaled CW Devy when I did
>>10430236>>10430238>>10430239>>10430241wait this cant be..... black apple-sama?
>>10430236>>10430238>>10430239>>10430241Wait. Weren't the cannons supposed to be parts of the transformation on the original prototype?
Magic Square has gone back into full on "fuck you" mode
>>10431788The cartoon version lacks the painted face that a lot of people wanted. MS's solution was to make you buy "Toy" Swindle for that face.Neither of them still have the smiling faces.
>>10431788>>10431791I thought the only difference is the combiner partsWho said the face sculpt would be different?
>>10431806Magic Square at the last second :^)
Retard that bought TNR Commander of Stars here. Still mad about.Still waiting for replacement fingers from Bombusbee.
>>10431791Isn't that correct? Swindle's face is only slightly lighter than his helmet in the show.
>>10431824Has the problem been fixed or will the new hands fall apart?
>>10432063Nothing is fixed, the figure only got one (flawed) run.
>>10431788>>10431791>selling them individually>not including a simple extra headThis is some NA jewery.
>>10433135Is going koomastyle going to say that this is a KO too?
https://weibo.com/5996546577/N1XCTul5uWhat a weird mold to reissue/repaint. Are they not touching the Movie Decepticons?
Right is the finalized colors for mass release. https://weibo.com/6476829781/N1WZTuLIS
>>10433150>>10433152Who the fuck asked for this
>>10433152What even is this deco?
>>10433581Maybe it's to match with toy galvatron?
>>10433581The closest match I could find skimming around TFwiki's Cyclonus toys and repaints was Ferak, but it's probably not it (that or the deco is just really lazy)
>>10431714After Optimus Prime's ion canons, I'm happier that this isn't the case.
So that pink KO slash arrived today, it's ostensibly pretty crappy even at its AUD $36 price point.It's missing a bunch of paint apps present in the promo images, and the paint it does have has worn off in places.The plastic is also in pretty bad shape; mould lines, uncleaned flash and sprue nubs in various places. It desperately needs going-over with a hobby knife and some sanding pads.So the question from here, any advice or guides on how to fully disassemble/reassemble or to paint transformers figures? Because outside of those issues it's actually kinda fun having a pink dinobot in my collection I just wish it was a little nicer.
>>10434275>its AUD $36 price point.wtf? Do you mean $3.6?
The Iron Factory Seekers have awfully feminine bodies and makes me feel funny.
Just got a shipping notification for this bad boy, not normally a fan of the g1 toon mps but soundwave is my favourite character, the toy parts look great and it was only $170 on showzOnce i took the chance and ordered my first product from showz i dont know how i ever put up with the insane upcharges on domestic stores, i still check for sales but the price gouging is insane, $250 on tfsource for this dudeAnyway, any one here have this guy? What should i expect, what should i be careful of? My first fanstoys purchase
I don’t remember Jet Pants being so thicc in the last panel show
>>10434636Some things aren’t tabbed in correctly out of the box. Any reviewer should tell you how to tab it in properly or your toy is gonna be loose.The tapes turned out badly in the first run but maybe not this time.That’s kinda it.
>>10434841God i cant wait for this, armada jetfire is my fave jetfire design, i doubt ill use it much as pants, i just cant wait to have the bot>>10434846Cool thanks
>>10434862Very neat little figure, dont even collect mps but i kinda want him just cuz he seems unique and fun
>>10434636get this https://iacon3dlabs.com/product/acoustic-wave-chest-insert-toon-version/It adds so much more life to him.