First for TIDALWAVE
>>10435317I'm sorry, the combined body is stupid. It just looks like three blocks stacked on top of each other
currently enjoying one of my FansToys G2 dinos
>>10435977He doesn't seem to be enjoying it at all, given the look on his face.
>>10435982yeah he is stuck on an aerialbot vs stunticon shelf because his big ass doesnt fit anywhere else lol
>>10435440>It just looks like three blocks stacked on top of each otherIf only you knew how that TRULY looks like...
>>10435317I think I need a Naval Commander now.I've never been a stickler for animation accuracy with G1 and that rings true for this as well.
def going to try and squeeze in another G2 dinobot now, since FT will take another 2 years or more to fill out their combiner roster
>>10435317Still buying the superior Hasbro
>>10436058kek weak bait
>>10436058I'm still undecided between the two. FH's base mode seems unstable and Hastak's base mode is just a dude doing the splits.
>>10436058I think it does a lot right but the trailer is so fucking gimped that I really don’t feel like Prime is complete until we see Jetfire.Which is basically the same opinion I had with FH’s version.
>>10436042...how did Dragstrip turn orange?
>>10436218Not him but that's just how he is under specific lighting.
>>10436218ah yes what other anon stated; just my cabinet's current low lighting
anyways here's G2 FansToys Scoria, gotta label him up with a waterslide decal but the faction symbol holder looks kinda small...
>>10435333Oh yeah, that looks really nice, im gonna wait till i get him in hand before committing to upgrades but bookmarked this for later, thanks>>10436083As much as i love fanshobby normally, their armada optimus was really lacking for me, i had been putting off buying it as well to wait and see how the hastak one looked, but the hastak one is also a flop for me, so im just gonna commit to fanshobby, i already have their megatron and i love him and jetfire looks great too, so might as well get the optimus that can fit with them
>>10436287I wish that his green was darker, like what they did with Skullcruncher. Also, that his hands/wrists were designed better to account for the sword's hilt.
>>10436297yeah perhaps, I'm fine with this christmas tree color though, the figure itself is pretty hefty and the detail really stands out in hand. Can't wait to get him on the shelf
>>10436290Fanshobby is likely the first company that will actually finish a set of the unicron trilogy primes with combining auxiliary characters. For that alone I am all in with with them already owning naval command and meg tyranno. There customer service is also fantastic. My naval commander split in half at the hips became I pulled too hard in the hips and they sent me basically an entire new core prime.
Man when the F is FansToys going to finish even one combiner jesus christ I'm going to drop dead before they are done
>>10436352They probably know that Chinese collectors have been taping their Stunticons onto XTB's bodysuit.
>>10436364>XTB's bodysuit.Or was it DX9's? Either one of those. Just tape 'em on.
>>10436352I remember when it was 2019 and I thought, hey, by 2021 I'll have Menasor and Superion! I even set aside about a grand to complete them(still do)
>>10436403 yeha i have the dosh saves for completion, it's just irritating to have waited this long. fuck ive had two kids during this wait. i dont even collect much anymore outside of cheaper things like mythic legions of random classified favorites, overall my collecting has nearly stopped. on top of all that I only buy FT that I really like, maybe unique MMC figs
>>10436403Honestly I’m waiting for the day FT Deadend comes out so that I can I can buy a DX9 version for like $40 on eBay.I keep them in vehicle mode too often to care about how off it might be in robot mode anyway.
>>10436452ill buy xrb for vehicle mode to display, sure
>>10436504>xtbi hate phoneposting
>>10436058I'm just waiting for someone to unfuck some things an upgrade kit. That's probably the best we'll get at this point.
Man, if only the NA version was more greebly.https://tieba.baidu.com/p/8387344923
>>10437312What are those ugly ass things?
>>10437370It's just silly how they can't have the figure transform no matter how simple it is.
>>10437359Hasbro Core Class figures.
>>10437656>>10437359They are the Power of the Primes combiner Dinobots. They're fucking shite.
Who the fuck is Modfans? This Roller looks neat
>>10438048I get FansProject vibes from it myself.
>>10438048Black Mamba I think
Magic Square throwing their Toy Swindle with Cartoon Swindle at the same time.An end to their reign of shitty releasing practices? The world may never know.
>>10437403They're for people who want to appreciate the robot mode only without compromises being made for transformation. Transformable figures exist for people like you and non-transformable figures exist for people who want robots. It's silly that you people feel like you're making some groundbreaking observation whenever you try to point this out when the figure never set out to actually transform. >inb4 but they are called transformers!Yes. And the characters from transformers have become much more than the gimmicks of their toys. I have a transformable Optimus and I also want a dedicated robot mode optimus. Both transformable and non-transformable figures have their purpose.
>>10438375What’s the problem here?Are people just angry they didn’t wait or something?
>>10438610The toy deco has preferable paint apps while the g1 cartoon doesn't. Both of them can pass as g1 cartoon because the supposed toy deco is more or less for a different colored Bruticus foot which people don't want because it's not cartoon colored.
>>10438620I still can’t see where the problem lies, also wasn’t the other one IDW colours?Because the toy is completely different designThis just seems like people preordered before they should have
>>10438631From what I understand, it's really just the Bruticus that's IDW/toy inspired because of the Onslaught body and feet. People want cartoon Bruticus, but people also find the Swindle with the IDW foot to have better paint apps mostly because the face is more accurate to the cartoon model sheet.
>>10438653>because the face is more accurate to the cartoon model sheet.which episodes?
>>10438660This image right here.
>>10438442Chill, buddy. That's some immense butthurt you have there.
>>10438675Did I trigger your sub 90 IQ chimpanzee brain? Go back to sucking on hasbro's yellowing teets.
>>10438663yeah, that's my point though, he more often looked like my pic in the cartoon
>>10438442>They're for people who want to appreciate the robot mode only without compromises being made for transformationSounds like action figure cope to me
>>10438716How is that cope, he literally said some people want action figures in a long winded way
>>10438720Wholesome 1/12 action figure goodness
>>10438720It makes some sense for truckman OP, but munkeyman OP is literally just a monkey standing up, wearing a vest and covid-compliant mask. Threezero can't even replicate that for a premium statue, it's like they are some sort of <90 IQ chimpazee.
https://tieba.baidu.com/p/8431768246possible NA repaints
>>10438737Who's the left colour supposed to be?
>>10438747Erm, there's three figures on the left, you're gonna have to be a BIT more specific in what Transformer you're referring to here. Remember that for your next pose, otherwise, kindly refrain from posting such vague comments in the future.
>>10436058You HAVE to be trollingI'll right off you are
>>10438766Hasbro has a better head that is accurate to the original>But a heckin three d printed upgrade kit!Don't care, $90
>>10438757You absolute retard, there are two figures on the right, two in the middle and two on the left. One of which is inferno so we are very clearly talking about brown hound. You should refrain from making such dumb fuck comments if you are incapable of understanding even basic context clues.
>>10436058The problem I have with the hasbro one is the combined mode looks like he has little arms holding bigger arms
>>10438797>Did Minicon Port for Hot Shot>Entirely throw it away immediatelyCringe
>>10438797The problem with naval commander is looks like shit whereas this is perfect
>>10438804No, they both have issuesI literally just pointed one out
>>10438807>No the heckin hasblow looks like baby arm cringe where as the naval commander is one helluva chunky boy with epic kino proportions like a real badass would enjoy
https://tieba.baidu.com/p/8432076027Poor Black Apple man has to put out a legal statement saying the Ironhide has nothing to do with him.
>>10438789Soooomeone's a little too butthurt over me rightfully pointing out the error of his comment? This is a forum. Treat it as such and format your posts accordingly.
>>10438834So it’s you is it, the asshole that’s shitting up all transformers threads and making constant new threadsHe dreams daily of being a janny
>>10438809>>10438834This is an Image Host Site, Not a fucking forumUnironically kill yourself with this pedantic shittery you spew constantlyImagine unironically typing and saying half the shit you do. fuck off back to whatever shithole you crawled out of you pissy faggot
>>10438837>>10438842Imagine treating this hobby like you're one helluva rock and roll badass.
>>10438852Imagine dreaming about becoming a janny
>>10438873I remember someone mentioning this thing is "divorce grade" and I'm still giggling over it.
>>10438889I believe it was Divorce Scale, seeing as we're talking about Transformers and not Gundam
>>10438925Class, scale is still gundam
>3 Hound repaints including the Jurassic Park Jeep>EX Inferno + Grapple>Bulkhead
>>10439002Who's the left colour supposed to be?
>>10439000>legend class>mp classWhat are you talking about>>10439004Anon who asked this earlier, found out it’s a recolour called detritus
I'm getting extremely frustrated with Acoustic Wave. I'm two hours into the transformation and have no clue what to do. I've followed multiple videos but every time I get here to the end, the buttons are way too far out so that the white can't clip into the legs, and the extending leg panels are way too far to be able to clip into the area beside the arms. It's like there's a step missing somewhere but I can't figure out what.
>>10439002>Possibly the only version of NA's Inferno that fixed the shitty bits being visible behind the transparent windshield is a Bulkhead remold.
>>10439040Dude what?This shit is simple as fuck, not sure how you’re having issues
>>10439079Forgot to add btw, I’m pretty sure you’ve got his hips back to front thereDetach that little crotch piece underneath and spin the hips and do the same you did before to get to that part
>>10438837This post just induced a heavy sigh. Is this really what you want this forum to devolve into? Want some advice? Work on yourself and when you're of stable mind, come back once you've learned some basic posting etiquette and can engage in proper discourse accordingly. I'm telling, not asking, thanks.
>>10439137>I dream of janny
>>10439002It's images like this that makes me glad that NA doesn't waste their paint solely on G1 cartoon.
What do you guys recommend for Autobot/Decepticon insignia decals? I got the MFT Dinobots set and would like to get some for them. If anybody here knows how to safely remove MFT Grimlock's clear chest plate so a decal can be applied to the sculpted place for it, I'd be grateful for advice.
>>10439330Whoops, forgot my pic. Essentially looking to do this for Grimlock.
>>10438797i dont see it
>>10439095>>10439095"spin the hips" where and which way?As for why I'm having difficulties, you can see it in the pic. The flaps that clip in beside the button panel is about an mm too far out to fit underneath the panels they're supposed to go under, while the panels that fold down into the arms to form the bottom and rear corners of the cassette mode are a full 2 millimeters too far out. It's an incredibly unintuitive and sloppy transformation. I really liked the robot mode but this transformation has put this figure below the MP; the MP might break itself but at least it can transform.
>>10439331I don't own it, but looking at the picture it's probably just a friction fit. you could probably work it out by wedging something underneath the edges If you have any sort of spudger like a credit card or something.As for stickers, personally I just use Toyhax stickers, although I find the transparent outlines on their stickers to be more obvious than millions of ebay decals you can find, which are also an option.
>>10439326Here’s the thing anonThese aren’t official transformersWe use “scale” as the size term
>>10439142Learn to properly engage in discussion and discourse before you enter a general thread, you... Actual troglodyte.
>>10440253Athena is that you?
>>10440253Clearly you need to take your own advice or at least learn what discourse meansBecause the only one not engaging in it is youAlso you will never be a janny
>>10439342I do, looks like the elbow joints are little hands
>>10440535No, the OP turns into shirt-arms not boot-legs.
>>10440535>muh bootlegLmao, no one thinks the fanshobby one looks great, that jetfire though looks pretty perfect
Stop replying to Athena you faggots
Someone's going to have to start pointing out what's wrong with fans hobby armada prime, or I'm just going to assume you're all crazy.
>>10440456Uhhhh.... You clearly need to be off the internet for a while. Calm down.
>>10441343Nothing at allHe's just stylized and some don't like it. It's the current target for the schizo anon and the "nice bootleg" anon
>>10441343It’s mostly to do with proportions and head sculptAlso non combined prime looks completely wrong to me
>>10441351>He's just stylized and some don't like it.To be fair, Armada doesn't exactly need that stylization because it has a distinct style all its own. I can see how people could be really disappointed by that when UT stuff doesn't see a ton of love so it kinda hurts to get an updated figure that just inexplicably doesn't match the style. If this was something like FlameToys where the over the top Yamaguchi-esque style was half the point of the line, that would be one thing but it's not.As a side note: I'm not that big on UT designs but I also had to point out that they just don't really fit into FH's wheelhouse. The stylization that is there looks really fucking off and it's clear FH just isn't very good at replicating those designs. They should have stuck to late G1 and G2. They were much better at that.
>>10438757>>10438834>>10439137>>10440253>>10441346>I'm so glad you could join us, newcomer. As you can see when you read the etiquette rules, malicious slanders are not allowed on this message board. Also, if you want your posts to be taken seriously, I highly recommend that you include a handle name with your next posting. These rules help us all get along. Thanks, newcomer.
>>10441859I read it in his voice. Nice.
>>10441847What parts are stylised? Other than the shoulder pattern, I'm just not seeing it.
>>10441847Optimus is a flop for me, core is too lanky and the combined mode is goofy, but megatron is one of the favourite things i own, overload looks cool and armada jetfire is my favourite jetfire design so im looking forward to thatIts a shame that they flubbed optimus as he now brings down the rest somewhat but im still happy theyre doing this line
>>10442377More like Floptumus
>>10438048IDK but I like they places they are going.
Holy shit, nobody warned me this dude is huge. I was not expecting this thing to be over 10 inches tall.It's a very nice figure, I was just expecting something... shorter and more manageable. It's going to take a bit of shuffling around to fit him in somewhere.
>>10442977>Holy shit, nobody warned me this dude is hugeSuppose maybe I should have, but you also didn't ask.
>>10442993The fault is definitely on me for this one, I could have (and should have) checked showz for the height. Nothing about the promotional image for PF-01 indicates that it's a big hands-on figure.Size aside, it feels really nice in the hand which means a great deal. The plastic quality and matte surface finish makes me less worried about stressing the plastic by being a bit heavy-handed.The die-cast feet parts are also a pleasant touch, but I am a bit of a nostalgic sucker for die-cast in toys.As an aside, I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I definitely like the smaller figures over the larger ones. When it comes to the physical catharsis that comes from posting and transforming the toys, I'm enjoying the ones that are just a handful in size.
TransArt Arcee is out soon and I'm so excited. It's my first TransArt toy. I love Transmetals to death but I can't collect much MP and I know if I bought regular characters I'd become a completionist. But for Arcee I won't need too, since she's a special Botcon toy. I only really want Tigatron and Primal Prime and they all look so heroic together.
Has anyone used it on a pussy yet?
>>10443023Ok nevermin Showz doesn't accept paypal anymore so I have to cancel her fuck this kung fu spider girlless earthhttps://showzstore.com/
Just went and grabbed the IF fem-Starscream to compare, she doesn't even come up to Red Falcon's knees.
>>10443043>>10443046face looks creepy
>>10443048Yeah, if I had one criticism it would be that the head options leave a bit to be desired.They're designed quite closely to the T-Beast design that was... not so much as stolen but very clearly referenced during design.I feel it needs something a bit more retro styled, or I need to do what a few others have done and take paint to the faces to make them more pronounced. Apparently painting in the teeth makes a huge difference, and I figure a little panel-lining might be in order too.
>>10443025Since when? I just ordered some stuff earlier this month with no problems.
>>10443118It's just a technical issue they're currently going through as of yesterday I thinkThey want it resolved soon apparently
>>10443067>>10443046>>10443043Wait what he's a bird?! Post bird mode pls
Can anyone give me advice on which MP grapple figures are decent? (i havent got any third party figs yet) the two i was looking at mainly were maketoys wrestle & x-transbots Da Vinci, are either of them decent? is there any others i should try find instead?
>>10443192if you like the look, go with XTB, it's one of their best moulds
>>10443192Between the two, I would recommend the XTB offering. Maketoys is OK, and you'd probably be able to get one for much less, but I would say he's showing his age.If you want I could take a bot mode comparison between the two, though with XTB it would be the green one.
>>10443205>If you want I could take a bot mode comparison between the two, though with XTB it would be the green one.if you could that would be awesome. theres not many size comparisons on any of the reviews i found, at least not with multiple third party versions compared.I dont know if this changes things or not but the best prices i could find (adjusted to usd for simplicity):Wrestle: $57 (new with bonus parts)Da Vinci $120
>>10443156He's a bit more bird-mech than bird-bot if that makes sense. I'm not sure if I'm handling it right, but I think it's worth calling out it feels a bit wider and has a bigger butt than its promotional images portray.I also don't know if this is an issue with this one, or if it's inherent to the design, but the bird legs at the ball joint don't seem to be capable of holding his weight so he needs the included flight stand. It is a very nice flight stand though, and flight stand support be it general or figure specific is a feature I appreciate in a figure.There's some neat parts to the transformation, linear sliding components are a standout part of it, particularly as that allows his arms to compress quite a bit. I wish the wings were a little more articulated, I had to untab the bottom to be able to bend the outer portions forward, but I'm also a bit spoiled by my recent Airazor purchases when it comes to wing poseability.
>>10443192I would go with XTB. Owned Maketoys version years ago & it was good but now its quite outdated. XTB's is great, well proportioned, great alt mode & fits well with an MP10 style display.
Man, all these years later and Despotron is still a fantastic toy.
>>10443409The Maketoys Seeker mold too. Still one of the best Seekers of any scale we've ever gotten, at least IMO.
>>10443409>that hand vs head sizejesus
>>10443192Dont forget to look into the mmc one as well.He can be found for dirt cheap like the maketoys, but is league's better in my opinion
>>10443421Trick of perspective, his head and hands are a lot more in proportion in person.
do you guys keep boxes for MP/3P shit? i did until i found bedbug corpses a few weeks ago and a live one in a threezero box. i hate to get rid of the packaging for expensive ass action figures but jesus christ, besides bedbugs fucking roaches and silverfish like to live in/off of the cardboard and glue. this experience has made me anxious as hell worrying about having to burn everything i own but i'm trying to be as rational as possible.
>>10443421Hrrm. Do I really really need to provide a much leaded photography lesson? That would imply that you lacked the understanding of basic fundamentals, such as perspective. Clearly the hands in that picture are closer to the lens than the head. You... do know that, right...? I mean, look at the image again. Unless we exist in only a 2-dimensional plane all of a sudden. */s* To me, this just shows that you've outed yourself as a dimwitted, reactionary fool. I think you need to check yourself.
>>10443535Sounds to me wherever you are buying off is dodgy>>10443553Haven’t you been banned yet?
>>1044358090% of my stuff is first-hand from showz or threezero, which is extra shitty. i'm just going to have to leave every new package in the summer heat for a few days from now on i guess. bedbugs are ridiculous tho, these things are apparently super easy to spread and super hard to kill so i don't know how literally everyone hasn't gotten them by now.
>>10443608Can’t say I’ve had anything like that from them
>>10443535>>10443608Im never buying second hand toys ever again.
What was the name of that scaled up Grimlock Newage knockoff? I hope they do his G2 colors.
>>10443409I would buy the fuck outta a KO of this that scales him down so the gun more is accurately sized
Are there any reissues or anything similar to devestators orange recolor? I know there are currently yellow, black and white reissues availble but I would love to get orange to complete the set
>>10443192Any reason why you're not considering the MP? It's one of the best toon-era MPs.
>>10443535depends. For things like rare exclusives or figures where they're the only product I own of a certain company, I generally make a point of keeping the boxes as I personally find it increases the value. For all the rest of my collection I tend to do this thing where I just have one "master" box saved that I keep all the accessories and instructions in, depending on the toylines or the brand or the set.Like for example I have the box for my MMC batman just for it, I keep all my MMC combaticons in the upgrade set box, and most of my general MMC stuff gets kept in my Carnifex box. I don't really have any strict rules I just play it by ear really (actually I accidentally discarded all the boxes to my Zeta Raiden when I meant to keep one as a master box. oops)
>>10444118>>10444121There was at point an orange variant of the ToyWorld set, but I couldn't say how readily available it still is or not.
So is Maketoys dead or alive? Is this thing really getting a re-issue?
>>10444633Best word is that it's not official. If it is actually coming out (which is not known), it's KO.
>>10443438>Dont forget to look into the mmc one as well.>He can be found for dirt cheap like the maketoys, but is league's better in my opinionThanks, I didnt know about that one. I cant find any for sale that cost less than XTB DaVinci currently, but i'll keep an eye out for cheaper ones.
>>10444655It's their factory gone rogue, the previous halfpriced Thunder Manus and Erebus are the same situation.
>>10443888MHZ is OS with a wheelie figMK is 1:1
>>10444633They just released the two coneheads they had left so yes, in a way.You people need to remember a lot of 3Ps aren't day to day operations in an office and more side projects for engineers and makers workin in other companies.
Newage Hound is such a small boy
>>10444794I would feel so much more compelled to get Newage figures if they didn't just do tooner stuff
>>10443192I actually have a maketoys grapple with toyhax stickers im looking to let go send me an email if you are interested. Its a great mold but as I want an mp grapple, inferno and artfire im having all 3 being different molds. (Xtransbots, MMC and the Takara)
>>10444655I wish someone would do a ko downscale of this and chromedome to fit mainline, their chromedome is the best out there by a mile but it doesnt fit the size of my collection
>>10445357Looks like not much of an ankle tilt
>>10445037Their toy decos are so damn good I wish they could do a separate line of From the ground up toy/hybrid styled figures. Like their recent EX Optimus had awesome paint but the Toon chest and abs kind of conflicted with the look too much. I know there is a company doing a toy sized Warpath but it still seems pretty Toon leaning.
>>10444794Something about him I just find kinda ugly
>>10444794The face is somehow more detailed than the big one
>>10445473Magic Square wasn’t the best at faces or painting faces.I would say they didn’t get serious about faces until their Jetfire.