You know for how much we talk about the 3P scene fading out, there sure is a lot of cool shit on the way...Old thread >>8893256
>>8903799>tfw my third party buzzsaw broke after three daysare ebay bootlegs always this bad?
>>8903799I wonder what other fan art will get made into toys.
>>8903820Do you mean the MP Soundwave tapes or the MMC Buzzsaw?
So the fem tarn is exclusive to some site?
>>8903804Tarn would see her as competition for Megatron's attention and probably murder her first chance he got.
>>8903878I won't make a 100% assumption since I know there are...individuals, let's say...but I have a feeling he means MP Soundwave KO cassettes.
>>8903878>>8903944the masterpiece soundwave tapes
God I wish they would reissue this arcee color way
>>8904115Was a TFcon exclusive sadly so little to no chance of that. Hoping Eris is a timed exclusive for PSX.
>>8904148>>8904115I shelled out a scalper fee for her, and the orange face lost a bit of paint from the tip of the nose the first time i transformed her back and forth.but yeah, a great color scheme.
>>8904115I’m sticking to my theory that Eris: Kultur is another Alex Kubalsky design (same as Azalea) until someone confirms otherwise
>>8903799>Megatron if he wore the super crowndiamonds
>>8904306I honestly do want more female transformers but it brings out the dumb idiots every time it seems.
>>8904306I genuinely hope you choke on your own tongue.
>>8904115More interested in the potential recolors/retools than female Tarn herself. Aside from Esmeral, I'm not sure what I'm expecting though
>>8904368fuckem. those dumb idiots squeal because good shit makes their brains hurt. let them cry. More female bots!
>>8904439esmeral would go well with their deathsaurus if they could hurry the hell up with that one. been waiting far too long
>>8904444>>8904368but I'm 100% for it anons, I'm just saying she looks like Megratron if she wore that super crown from super mario that turns toadette into peachette.
>>8904454you're an idiot
>>8904454Not even the same color scheme dumbass. Come on, that meme was just shitty rule63 anyway.
>>8904454This is the superior opinion. Everyone else is just showing their age.
>>8904447Not complaining about Eris or (especially) Optus Pexus because they're cool releases, it's annoying to see brand new announcements make it into production while he's stuck as an uncoloured prototype. At least stop being weirdly silent about the guy, MMC>>8904454Please go back to wherever you usually post
>>8904454Ever heard of tarn?
>>8904543>Upon further inspection, it's the Hasbro-version Soundwave
>>8904543>dat fucking dead eye>>8904547kek
>>8904543>MS still hasn't upscaled their legends Megatron to Masterpiece scale like they did with PrimeWhat the fuck is wrong with that company? They could literally be the first to ever do a good MP Megs and their just leaving that money on the table by not doing so. Same basic transformation scheme but with take advantage of the extra space with some extra engineering to further clean things up and you're done. Fucking do it already you assholes.
>>8904323Remember Bowsette? That but Megatron.
>>8904994No anon, fem megatron is this one. For chrissake that figure doesn't even have a gunmetal color scheme.
>>8905016It occurs to me that with MMC doing a Defensor they're going to have all the molds they need to do Megatronian repaints
>>8905022Not enough thigh
>>8905026okay but if they unveil hotspot and he has femboi proportions I'll know who they're really making the mold for
>>8905027Nah, they're not going to do fembots, geewunnersnhate femmes beyond arcee (with as huge a rack and hips as possible)
>You sent a payment of $953.62 HKD to Funniology LimitedSo I never actually ordered anything from PSX before, they have the weirdest business name after this one pawn shop I bought retro games from that showed up as "Most Wanted Jew" on my bank account (shortened from "Most Wanted - Jewelry and Pawn)That's like something I would come up with for a throwaway account.
https://www.weibo.com/5996546577/K9ux2sxWXMS added a bonus purple backpack-cover to Shockwave. Can't tell if they fixed the dead-eye or if it's just the lighting.
>>8905074probably just the lighting, light piping never works on heads that small, they must have a laser pointed at it off camera or something. I'm gonna end up painting it when I get it if it bothers me.Neat backpack though, I hope they do something like what the MP does and let you use it as a stand for the gun.
>>8904621Based and Witchpilled.
>>8904439Yeah I hate that these companies just take the color schemes of other characters and slap it on these interesting designs, get creative with it!
I didn't know what it was that bothered me about XTB Defensor until I saw this.
>>8905216What did they do? Shink everything above the waist by 20%?But if you do that the precious scale will be ruined!
>>8905087>MAGIC HENSHIN girls are filthy biofems in suitscringe as fuck,already canceled my PO I want FEMBOTS, not disgusting meat
>>8905333You're gay anon.
>>8905087I can always load weibo links just fine, but my friend always get the re-direct. What's the way around this?
>>8905087>https://weibo.com/tv/show/1034:4621867307434072How is this 3P related?
>>8905416Don't use it on a phone, they want you to use the app and will annoy the shit out of you if they smell you browsing from a phone, it's like Faceburger. You may have to use a VPN, Weibo is the sister-service to Wechat after all and didn't some countries ban it? idk. Or just give up, set up a Wechat account, use their app, praise Xi, stuff like that.
>>8905437Sweet art reference.
>>8905437What a weird Bane homage.
>>8905439>>8905438>>8905437This works far better than it has any right to.
>>8905439Ah, a mobile sewing machine.
>>8905333>>8905351I like gynoids, thanks. With big shiny tiddies and hips and long chromium legs. These are just skinny little boy looking kids-bots,and worse, they have a meat core. More Nicee, less loli.
Any good Devcon or Autobot X releases yet?
>>8905580Subjective, But Devcon has a botcon figure from the Generations Scourge mold, personally I think the face looks weird.
>>8905580Devon may be getting a offical toy from the new scourge mold, give it a few weeks as it stand only a stolen photo has been seen
>>8905580Also autobot x got a non transforming kinda poseable figure a year or so called x-frank
>>8905703Nobodies said anything about a Devcon coming out, Clampdown was in that picture too, don't think he was spoke of either. I think I'll wait for a official announcement.
>>8905580XTB has an Autobot X somewhere in their planned future, but like >>8905709 said, there is currently Blue Lobster's "Frank" as an option.
>>8904115Her hips are one of the most interesting parts to me based on what we’ve seen so far. Since they’re mounted at a 45 degree angle instead of the standard “T” shape, there’s a whole cluster of hip/thigh swivels to let her legs pose properly. I wonder if that was purely an aesthetic choice for robot mode or if it has more to do with the transformation engineering.
>>8905847You can also see the hips/thighs doing a fair amount of work in this pic
>>8905859>>8905847Man I wish she wasn't just blatantly fem tarn.
>>8905879This is exactly why I’m happy to be completely detached from the fiction—I just see a unique and premium looking figure with a nice color scheme
>>8905925Yeah that would help, I just can't help but see it as a fangirl of a fanboy.
>>8905847>>8905859Those types of hips are usually shit for standard "human" figures but they work very well here.
>>8905448It does, helps that Straxus was a bit generic in his detailing, so a new chest and head pretty much gets him there.>>8905429On the off chance you're serious, it's a storyboard animatic for Firebird's Magic Henshin Girls anime, in (late) promotion of the same toyline. Which, as independent converting robot toys, is in the 3P circle despite not being Hasbro derived.
>>8905437Cool box art but it should have been Blaster
>>8906070Yeah him Scrounge or Megatron would have been more apt.
>>8905055Yeah, it's probably a scam.
>>8906110PSX is MMC's retailer no? Anons said it has been fine
>>8905016God, I hope we get figures of these characters that actually look like Sakamoto's art one day.
>>8904115I'd settle for re-issuing femmetarn because I missed out on the two day preorder window
>>8905087Here's a gif, for if Weibo won't cooperate or you just don't want to go there.
>>8906185She better have pure white skin in her normal form too.
>>8906209That would be a bit strange. Also Iceberg has colored her human form, so we know she doesn't
Vote for repaints:>Esmeral>Megatronia>Blackarachnia>Tarantulus>Armada Megatron>Bludgeon>Other
>>8905847I'm really surprised just how much I've ended up liking her, hopefully the unique hips will be great for more limber posing.>>8905940Tarn fanboying over Megatron will never not be hilarious to me.
>>8906129You really want those awful dead-eyed :D faces?
>>8906409Would be better than the official attempts at that.
>>8906412Why are good faces on fembots so difficult to do? This shit is ridiculous.
>>8906427Hasbro in general has a lot of trouble with female head sculpts. Just go look at some of their nightmare marvel legends sculpts.
>>8905074>>8905076looks to be shopped or something. Thankfully it looks like its easy to gain access to the inside of the head to paint the eye. Don't know why they just didn't include a painted one or a brighter color.
And here's the type of female y'all go nuts for. (See, BigFireBird magic Hension for reference.)
>>8906663>>8906668What the fuck are you on about
any news on that triple changer shatter?
Always that one dude who tries to "own the lolicons" and goes way off the deep end immediately.
>>8905940Personally I just like to imagine it's just Nautica's evil alter-ego.
>>8906723I still think MMC will make a proper Reformatted Nautica one day, they know how badly people want it
>>8906774Yeah, it'll probably be difficult though, since it's a pretty well-known thing at this point that there is litterally no way to get Nautica's cannonical altmode out of her canonical robot mode, even putting scale aside the parts just aren't there.But I definitely still hope it will happen, difficult-to-adapt character design or no Hasbro's Blurr repaint official figure was a fucking travesty.
>>8906671Nah, this is just y'all when it comes to any fembots that have human faces, y'all are neckbeards.
>>8904454I am literally begging you to kill yourself.
>>8906723For some reason that Tarn head doesn't work on that body...it's too Tarn-y or too big or something I think.
>>8903799She'll make a good wife for my Gigatron.
>>8906839That's not actually Tarn's head, it's Nautica wearing Tarn's mask.
Has any company floated the idea of doing a Stardrive? Cause I saw that there were decent prototypes of the triplechangers from Bumblebee
>>8907139I don't think so. Not many people even remember Stardrive existed, which is honestly kinda a shame because I liked her design and she was one of like three (arguably four) main girl robots that IDW made that didn't blow.
is there a link to where i can preorder this fem tarn?
>>8907139>>8907157I’m one of those people who didn’t know Stardrive existed. After looking her up it seems like MMC could make it work if they bulked up their Chromedome mold to a thicc enough degree
I'd take third parties stealing fanart fembots and just doing those as real toys.
>>8906924Actually it's Deathsaurus' wife
>>8907157Always thought the idea of her getting a mold would be $$$$. The decos we get: Starknight; Regular Cybertronian; & Dire Wraith retool.
>>8907178Is there a generally accepted color scheme for Esmeral? I might photoshop Eris into her but image results are all over the map>>8907160Planet Steel Express exclusive, but it’s already sold out
>>8907189>image results are all over the mapIncluding this color scheme, which is basically the same as Eris/Tarn as it is
>>8905087>>8906185Man that key insertion sure seems more sexual than I remember it being...
Well fuck. I just found out about Eris and she's already sold out.
>>8907283>>8907207Yeah, I'm bummed on it too. I'm just going to hope that they'll see it was successful enough to make another run p'raps a little later on.
>>8907260Now that I watch that back, that was blatantly meant to reference magical girl transformations, wasn't it?
>>8904543Why does legends megatron destroy the MP (I still think despotron is the best mp scaled megatron)
>>8907315It's good if you want a Legends class Megatron, but it's no Masterpiece.
>>8907318I miss maketoys
>>8907318>it's no Masterpiece.I don't know I'd be pretty fucking happy with it even if they just did a 1:1 upscale of it
>>8907330I'm glad Takara made a proper MP Megatron. I bought the Combiner Wars figure because I assumed they never would.
>>8907336>buy CW Megatron as a stand in for gun Megatron>end up just wanting a CW Megatron MP instead
>>8907344I really hope they make a Megatron figure that turns into an artillery piece someday. It always seemed like a perfect middle ground between the original gun and the modern tank.
>>8907348I'm sad that whoever did that Hearts of Steel stuff never got to Guido's Cannon Megatron.
>>8907344They should just make it canon that him and shockwave turn into big fuck off artillery turrets. It would solve all this, is megatron a tank or a tiny pistol nonsense
>>8907348It is kinda weird too considering that's literally what Galvatron was, just with a future/sci-fi aesthetic.
>>8907359SPG would be another option to give him a bit more mobility in his altmode instead of being a purely static cannon. Though most of those look pretty close to tanks to an untrained eye.
>>8907297Probably, I think I recall hearing that pic related was actually specifically patterned after Sailor Moon’s transformation or something
>>8907379I think galvatron should be a SPG because it would feel like more of an upgrade going from a completely stationary megatron alt to getting some wheels>>8907348They could make it so him and shockwave could still used as guns for combiners. Just imagine devastator or menasor duel wielding handcanons
>>8907385If there's any character that I'd expect to be a magical girl, it would be Windblade honestly, though her 'normal' form in RID honestly didn't seem mundane enough compared to her normal design. Though I have to wonder what she turned into before she got her wings. One of those jet-powered land speed record cars maybe?>>8907386Galvatron's cannon does actually have treads on it... not that he ever used them.Artillery Megatron could also give him some terrifying battlefield presence, it's one thing to have him basically be a demigod in single combat, but when he can drop an antimatter bomb on you from over the horizon before you even know he's there...
>>8907139What the fuck is a star drive? Sounds like some sci-fi shit.
>>8907418One of the few properly original (instead of characterized randos) from the IDW comics. Also one of the only main girl characters they did who was actually good. Also starred in the only good in-continuity crossover IDW did with TF. People posted her design a bit back, it's alright but I preferred her color scheme when she was a Space Knight.
>>8905847How much will she be
>>8907433She's 830 hong kong dollers which works out to like 106usd according to google
>>8907433>>8907436A lot cause she already sold out
>>8907358You never know. MMC might revisit HoS if they actually plan to follow through on Opus Loco or whatever the hell it was called.
https://www.weibo.com/1794554412/K9yls3Zcamore in-hand pics
>>8903799Where do I buy her
>>8907330I have this guy, he's amazing.
>>8907189how the fuck does a preorder sell out?
>>8907717Because it's already produced and is shipping next month I guess. I think they are testing the waters with her and the line by only producing the amount they would bring to a convention to see if there was actual interest
>>8907717This is always one of the worst lessons for a new collector to learn. Companies don't use pre-orders to gauge how many of an item they should make, like you'd believe. They just decide how many they want to make and then make you pre-order them to secure one. So if you aren't constantly checking news and pre-order reveals and rumor forums for info every day, you're likely to miss the slim pre-order windows companies offer. I've had to stay up for 2 days straight refreshing a website just to secure a pre-order, and sometimes even that doesn't help. It sucks and I know it doesn't seem fair, but that's how it is.
>>8905925Just can't get over how shit the tank mode is
https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7277967603There are reports of sellers in China mixing up Mechanical Alliance Dark Commander with AOYI's. The former's quality is said to be worse.
That's one clean ass back
>>8907788thats not a pre-order, thats a reservation.>>8907793the wording needs to change.If i pre-order something, im assuming the product is not yet being manufactured, and its just a way for the manufacturer to scope interest.If the interest is low, theres only going to be the preorders, and no actual quantity produced for resale.Ive been collecting transformers for a bunch now, and so far most companies seem to use preorders in a way that makes sense, MMC especially.But apparently thats not universal, and i dont understand why that is.Surely you would make more money if you just accepted every preorder you got in a set amount of time, instead of just saying "we are only making x amount of this".
>>8907893how the hell are those legs "all built in?"
>>8907893More like "no ass"
>>8907893Bruticus was even cleaner, you have to be very efficient with your parts when you're making everything built in.>>8907899Built into Hotspot, doesn't necessarily have to be built into Groove and Streetwise.
>>8907893Class act, looking forward to picking up some MMC again. Their Assaultus looks awesome too, almost makes me sad to not buy Cons. Shame they pretty much said they won't be doing Aerialbots as I reckon they could really do them justice.
>>8907793I think the issue is people assume preorders for luxury toys are like those for mass produced low cost electronic entertainment. Toys need to have each individual part molded, cast, cut out, cleaned, assembled, and sometimes painted, tampographed, or chromed. This all has to be done by an underpaid, overworked, essentially-slave somewhere in Asia by hand. A movie or Game (assuming you want a physical copy) just needs to be pressed on a disk, put in a case, have a cover printed and inserted, then shipped, all of which can be done rapidly by a machine anywhere in the world. The logistics of creating each product are so radically different and the profit margins so dissimilar that we really should adopt different terms for them. I think toys should have "reservations" or "allocations" unless they are made to order like P-Bandai or some other made-to-order service. Would make the difference much more clear to people so they can temper their expectations.
>>8907992P-Bandai isn't made to order
>>8907517Like juuuuuust about everything in my collection, I don't have attachment (or even actual experienced knowledge) about this character. But I can see myself getting him because he just looks so damn good.
>>8908009For something like the DBZ android repaints, yes those were not. They were just convention exclusives that couldn't be sold at conventions for obvious reasons.But nearly all the P-Bandai exclusive characters are essentially made to order, with Cooler being the recent one.
>>8907913oh thats interesting.
>>8907992I think MMC could have avoided some saltiness if they were more transparent about how many copies they produced for the first run. I collect a lot of limited press vinyl records on Bandcamp and they almost tell you “edition of 300” or whatever—then once it’s running low you’ll see “only 38 remaining” or whatever.People wrongly assumed they had more time to think about it, which is on them, but the bitterness could have been mitigated.>t. guy who preordered Eris immediately and has nothing to be sad about
>>8908123They recently increased the price which indicates it might be unexclusive at some point or it was just testing the waters at the time and they'll produce more later.
>>8908123But people aren't saying they chose to sleep on it. They're saying they didnt know it existed at all until it was already gone. The toy was revealed as soon as it was up for order.
>>8908142and on top of that, being revealed on April Fools, i wouldnt put it past a lot of people just assuming it was a joke, and never looking more into it.
>>8908150>>8908142Then that's on them for not keeping up with the news, theres always the latecomers tax and if you dont like paying more hunt the deals at a con or you know cry more
>>8907548Yeah but where can I buy her when she gets back in stock
Eris Kultur is just keeping up the long standing tradition of PSX exclusive preorders being fucked in some way that makes people mad
>>8908173I've never had a single problem with MMC products even Titanika was shelf warming for awhile.This one sold out in 3 days.
>>8908163"Not keeping up with the news" for something that was dropped out of nowhere and sold out instantly? Lol ok.Keep sucking that chink cock though. I'm sure they'll thank you for the white knight act any time now.
>>8908171She won't come back. That's the thing.
>>8908163i hope MMC sees this.
>>8908150If you actually think a company would produce a figure like this to completion as an April Fools joke you deserve to miss out.
>>8908247People are used to gag figure announcements like this, sort of. Like I said in the first place they usually keep it to 3D renders, not actual finished products. If it looks like something that's actually been made it's probably real. They also put up legitimate pre orders on their website too, you don't do that for jokes.
>>8908188MMC never said that.
>>8908309In fact, MMC has this exact history when it came to Vos.
>>8908334they didnt say they would and there is zero indication they'll reissue her. Unless otherwise stated she is gone for good.
>>8908184I barely collect Transformers, but I even knew of this on April 1st. It's on you for not being informed. If someone like me, who barely keeps up with toy news managed to get 3. Well that's all on you friend.
>>8908184Took like a full day and a half to sell out, that's pretty fast but that's not as fast as something like some fanstoys crap.
>>8908371They changed the price from 100 to 130 recently.Its pretty obvious they'll reissue with a brand new price for demand.
>>8908376You didn't buy shit it was only 2 per account.
>>8908370Ok... but that’s just a 3D render (not a physical product), and they didn’t post preorders or accept actual payment from people.
>>8908376Why would you go online just to tell lies?
>>8908123>>8908394Comparing these two photos, you can see that her torso can be extended/collapsed a fair amount. So she can either have a skeletal midsection or a more conventional hourglass figure. Neat.
>>8908309>They also put up legitimate pre orders on their website too>>8908394> they didn’t post preorders or accept actual payment from people.If someone assumed that the image was an april fools joke, why would they look far enough to find out there were legit pre-orders open? I think that's anon's point, if someone figures it's just a joke, they're just going to brush it off without really looking into it. They're not going to know there are pre-orders open, especially when it's exclusive to one site.
>>8908383No actually, I dont plan to resell.>>8908403I want to watch the world burn.
>>8908491One site that nobody has ever heard of
>>8908510But you didn't even buy one its 2 per account.Stop lying.
>>8907895I see that you're new to this. Please understand that these terms have been this way for decades and as a collector you have to learn the lingo and fit in otherwise we're going to call you retarded and tell you that you should go back.>>8908123I'm still convinced considering she sold out faster than most of their TFCon exclusives, that she's gonna get a rerun. Only MMC exclusives I've ever even had the ability to purchase period is because Ages 3+'s physical store gets a small stock of 10 or so units every time a con goes down that's only sold in store. Still salty I decided against getting that Death's Head remould of their Lockdown.
>>8908526I’ve never bought from Planet Steel Express before this figure either, but they’ve been including bonus accessories with MMC figures for years and are one of the regular 3P sellers.Short of knowing that, just Google “is [website name] legit” like you would for any e-retailer you’re unsure of. Ultimately with any collecting hobby you’ll get burned a few times and become more savvy as you go - if it wasn’t this particular figure it would be some other one.
>>8908526PSX is the biggest seller in asia, the fuck are you talking about? If you don't live in Europe or NA they're the best place to buy from and have had exclusive parts and things for MMC and other companies for years.>>8908491MMC's normal april fools are blatantly fake renders that nobody would want and generally look like shit. This was clearly a drop of 20+ photos from all of their social media accounts of a completed figure with a link to the preorder page. You actually can't expect people to spoonfeed you like this. Sometimes things are limited run and exclusive because the company needs to gauge interest, get over it or pick another hobby.
>>8908572>If you don't live in Europe or NA they're the best place to buy fromIf you dont live in Europe or NA then you dont belong on this site
Imagine simping for a bunch of knockoff toy making chinks. What personality disorder would lead someone to do such a thing?
>>8908584I just got into the thread but I'm going to guess you're upset since you didn't get your waifubot.
>>8908584I don't know what's your disorder for being such a giant pussy that you forgot to take your pills to turn you into a tranny?
So all it takes to derail one of the best threads on this board is a cumbot, huh?
>>8908602This is going to be a reoccurring thing now.I like fembots and all, but it brings out stupid waifufags who get pissed off at every little thing not going their way.
>>8908595English site. This place is not for you.
>>8908620I would say not making something available for sale and completely botching the release is a pretty big thing actually
>>8908558>considering she sold out faster than most of their TFCon exclusivesTheir pharaoh Sphinx from 2019 and Batman from last year were all allocated within half a day or less.
>>8908620It's just instances like this where the shitposter(s) are so blatantly obvious outsiders. Like you have guys who willingly ask how to get into 3p stuff that get helped and then you have guys like these who missed out on a toy that they are only interested in because it has a vague approximation of tits and shit up the thread as a result.Makes me feel even worse for still being hopeful that Firebird will make a Nightbird remould of their Arcee.
>>8908539Did you not get your Waifubot? Don't worry, you can pay a scalper for one im sure.
>>8908632Transfags get upset and have a tantrum when they can't have something, Big surprise.
>>8908626>sell out every single unit within a day of a figure to test the waters and gauge interest>not available for sale>botched releaseJust get over it and buy it secondary or wait for the inevitable reprint.>>8908629True, I just forgot about both of those because they were so hideous, especially compared to the Ratbat from 2019. I don't even like that mould at all but I still bought him because he looked so damn clean.
>>8908626You are just mad you were not invited to the party.
>>8908633My order is secured I bought it the moment they showed it on the 1st.Hows it going being delusional?
>>8908650Ooooh I'm seething at you right now, you cant even imagine the level of seethe.
>>8908602Personally I would say it's hard to call this correlation or causation. There's always the late comers (myself included) to similar exclusive releases that talk about being late comers here.It's similarly exacerbated when (basically for FansToys in particular) figures that are not actual exclusives still have limited per-site allocations. And even when placing restrictions to only 1 or 2 pieces (TCP did 3 with Apache's most recent re-run), those are filled up reallllllllly quick.What I think has changed is the general climate of the boards, since the language and lingo cross-pollinates all over. There's certainly an unhealthy amount of negativity towards one thing or another on the site, and it just breeds replies in kind.
>>8908632Here's the thing: the reason this thread has such a bad reputation is this kind of extreme defensiveness from people here on behalf of these soulless companies. The idea that people should be thankful that they got fucked out of a chance for something they want is absolutely deranged. I get it. You've invested a lot of your identity in these companies due to spending a lot of money on them, but they don't give a fuck about you. They aren't going to reward you. You're exactly like the Hastards who have mental breakdowns and demand that criticism be shut down when people call MPs shit.
>>8908539I have fat fingers ok, and am also a phoneposter
>>8908602This general has always had kind of a bad problem with falling for bait and feeding trolls their precious (you)s, don't know why really.
>>8908667You could say, Transfags are the Trannys of the toy world. You know, small percent making everyone else look bad.
>>8908664Yeah it really is just a board culture shift with all the buzzwords and no actual discussion. See the 10 posts or so above with zero substance and just shitflinging for no reason whatsoever.>>8908667This thread has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and most helpful on this board, the hell are you on about? Nobody here exclusively buys any one company or even buys 3p. The reason these threads are so friendly is because everyone here got over brand loyalty and will only buy things that make them happy. Like you're getting this upset and calling other people shills because YOU didn't get to spend money.>>8908672TFG yes, but I really don't see it here that often.
>>8908681>This thread has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and most helpful on this board, the hell are you on about? Do you not use any other threads? It most definitely does not.
I'm just surprised that people weren't aware about exclusives and short-run orders. That's pretty commonplace for all figures and toys no? Especially for 3P
>>8908686I certainly do and they're typically worse than these threads.Well except today of course since the cumbrains are losing their minds over not getting something that hasn't been deconfirmed for a restock.
>>8908693It certainly is, especially for Planet Steel Express.I missed a Mirage order because I was a dumbass that missed preorders. Like no shit MMC fucked up here but it's happened before and it will probably happen again. Learn to roll with the punches, that's the nature of 3P.
>>8908693This is why I assume this shitfuck today is completely based on one or two idiots who don't come here. Gives me the same vibes as /v/tards coming in when the nintendo figmas came out.>>8908695This too. Normally MMC doesn't reprint variations on their figures since they're just single part remoulds on an already done figure, but this is kind of an extreme exception. Not a single part on her is reused, it's a 100% fresh mould. I severely doubt she won't get a reprint.
>>8908707Well especially for Eris too who is a 3p transforming figure that is a female reimagining of a comic-original character that only has one officially made figure which is the high-end Flametoys one. The fact that she exists at all is insane when you think about it
>>8908702Hey I doubt it considering you haven't went to cry to them for comfort.
>>8908702That's cool you should go back there.>>8908716I just thought it was a pleasant surprise after they showed off that art a few months back and teased the idea of a new line of experimental takes and new characters. I have no interest in her because of those gorilla hands and already owning their Tarn but if this means more weird shit instead of just the same MP-alikes again, I'm down.
>>8907139I doubt anyone wants to do her, she's just a bit too obscure to risk. There's a big difference between her and the popular villains from the popular Bumblebee movie.
>>8908724I'm with you there, weird shit seems like an untapped market. The only other similar sort of thing I can think of are those upcoming(?) Beast Wars vehicle figures, with Waspinator and Tarantulas
>>8908731Yeah it feels like a return to the early 2010s where it was obscure comic designs and stuff to fill CHUG shelves instead of slavish sunbow accurate stuff. Glad the overall quality of the toys has improved massively since then but it was nice seeing more interesting and unique takes. Personally hoping MMC makes their own gigantic bruiser type guy. Their Helex and Tesarus are some of my favourite figures they've ever made and are still poseable despite the bulk and I'd love to see them make something like that but Autobot.
>>8908729There's more to a community than sharing fap material anon.
>>8908741More MMC brusisers would be top, making their own would be interesting but the dream for me would be IDW style Trailbreaker/Trailcutter. Such a sweet design that gets no love
>>8908639>I don't even like that mould at all but I still bought him because he looked so damn cleanI guess I can say I'm "lucky" enough that he's the only one of the mold I have, but I agree for liking his cleanliness, as well as his overall look. That's also the reason I would have wanted the Batman reskin; but I pretty much knew ahead of time I was going to miss that one since he went live while I was at work. And even knowing that I could have tried the shirked duties for a moment to slip in an order, it just didn't sit right with me. I held a bit of hope that there would still be slots by the time I got home, but wasn't surprised when there weren't.>>8908681>Yeah it really is just a board culture shiftGlad to know I'm not alone in thinking this way.>>8908686>Do you not use any other threads?Obviously not him, but aside from being in BST for a couple years, and a very short time in the VERY slow Modular Robot threads, I haven't. And content to keep it that way.>>8908707>I missed a Mirage orderWhich of the baker's dozen that they've done of him was it? I was bummed not getting the pharaoh, but I think the G2 I was able to get is neat in his own regard.
This thread is why I ordered 2 Eris. Gautenteed to make it all back and then some.
>>8908786>>8908729If you want a sexy robot then don't go around using buzzwords like an idiot
>>8908788Hell yeah fellow scalper bro, got a friend to order 2 as well for me.
>>8908788>>8908802Best of luck scalper fronds. The roobs will pay for it. Either for cooming or reviews, but they will pay indeed.
>>8908724>I just thought it was a pleasant surprise after they showed off that art a few months back and teased the idea of a new line of experimental takes and new charactersI knew the latter part about the new line being at least a concept idea for them, but I personally can't recall specifically seeing the art for this character shown off. Her suddenly showing up on the 1st was the...first...that I had.>>8908731>weird shit seems like an untapped marketThis is part of what I like about TFC's ST line that they've been doing. Even if it's only 4 variants of Prime (the last isn't released yet last I recall), and 1 known version of Megs. Perhaps it would be more accurate calling it a half-step, since they are clear & defined known characters, but it still is a new take on them.>>8908741>stuff to fill CHUG shelvesI can't personally attest to hearing it from the horse's mouth, but I know what has been repeated the most is that costs:margins for that size aren't wildly variant from at least doing MP, if not legends as well; and that it just comes down to matters of trying to keep business be in business.
>>8908802Nice. I don't know what these guys r talking about, there had been buzz about a new line w a fem Tarn for a couple months. It literally takes 0 energy to look into.
And just since I'm already here, and don't want risk a risk asking over in /tfg/, should I try my hand at getting an actual TT MP-13, or just say fuck it and get a KO version? Because who's to say how soon FT would turn their own Soundwave into a production priority.
>>8908753For me I want them to take another swing at Guzzle, make the gigantic beefcake one from Sins. I really don't care for the baby version they put out with Brawn, and I especially am not fond of the idea of paying an extra $60 for a figure I don't want and can't resell.>>8908782Yeah for me the Death's Head was a choice between him and Carnifex when there was one of each in stock, hard decision but considering how good Carnifex is, I'm fine with it. And yeah, it's blatantly clear how the shitposters have shifted. Used to be autism regarding brand loyalty and now it's just retards spamming buzzwords like >>8908786 this retard.>>8908823Art is this one. Also yeah I get it that there's a better ratio for profit when doing MPs but god damn I am just sick of them. My only real interests now are what MMC and Planet-X are putting out. Still holding out hope for a 3p FoC Bruticus in current year.
>>8908897>My only real interests now are what MMC and Planet-X are putting out. Still holding out hope for a 3p FoC Bruticus in current yearI've got my order in for PX's IDW Grimlock, though I'll admit I do entertain the thought for their black Vulcan repaint as well; despite having Fireblast & G2 colors already. I know there's a number of people calling him Shattered Glass, but that there have been others saying that it either isn't, or isn't quite.As for Bruticus, without trying to be pessimistic about it, I think the closest we'll have is the...Lone Wolf? Before & After?...Onslaught that was made.
>>8908009>>8908026Yeah, P-Bandai runs order windows during which you can order the figure, then the order time closes and they produce what they need to fill the orders.>>8907895Wouldn't really change much. Companies can't do unlimited production runs, so the stock has to cap somewhere, preorders just make sure you get one when it ships out.
>>8908996they dont have to.just have a timed preorder period, take all the preorders that get done during it, and add 10% that get sold to retailers.
>>8908969I remember wanting that thing so badly when it came out because it so massively improved FoC Bruticus, but the limb bots were all still suck a fucking mess and you outright had to disassemble the arms to make them transform so it was still a hard pass. I just don't get how it's the most recognizable and fun design from the games and nobody has made a real attempt to make it work. Like we have a fucking WfC Trypticon that turns into the Nemesis but no decent Brawl.I do still want to know what happened to that Grimlock though. It's clearly a Sark design and MMC showed it off years ago, it disappears and then suddenly reappears as a PX figure with mild improvements. Almost gives me hope for MMC's Thunderblast since it got shown off around the same time, least since G-Creation's one just evaporated.
>>8909012>It's clearly a Sark design and MMC showed it off years ago, it disappears and then suddenly reappears as a PX figure with mild improvementsI'll admit that I hadn't considered drawing a connection between the two of them, but can certainly acknowledge now similarities between them; strikingly so. Probably the reason for that being knowing that MMC's was something trying to be a thing lodged back in my head, but PX actually being put front and center.A tangentially similar situation, and also being between PX and MMC, is with Deathsaurus. The one from PX, as well as the parts to alter his appearance, have actually released; and more than once at that. Or at the very least if it hasn't already yet released, the 2nd (or 3rd?) run is in the pipeline to happen. Meanwhile MMC has shown off updated details on one of their two versions, but still in prototype grey and not in any colors. So the wait continues there. For the record I have both PX releases, as well as their Star Saber (I find him to be just fine, don't >> me).
>>8909071>>8909012(continues)It also is a shame that perhaps what could be thought of as one of the more interesting takes on the cast in the last just-over-a-decade in terms of looks coincided with a time that a more affordable access to the needed resources wasn't there. Of course that's not to dismiss the fact that certainly afterwards price points got god fucking damn ridiculous, but just specifically in this case that the figures were just simply made with overall less material, which really to their detriment.
>>8909003Would probably get confusing with various stores needing to all close orders at the same time or risk getting more orders than the factory could handle. Bandai makes it work because they take and ship the orders, but otherwise it's much easier to just make like 4000 pieces, and let the distributors split the stock up from there.>>8909012Thunderwing. Thunderblast is the Cybertron titty boat.I think MMC dropped or delayed Grimlock because there were too many Grimlocks on the market. Poking MMC Grimlock's thread suggests he was postponed specifically to avoid having to compete with PX Grimlock and that the two are and always have been entirely different molds.
>>8909071I've been waiting for that Deathsaurus to put on the shelf next to my TFC Breastforce for what, 4 years now? Wouldn't drive me so fucking apeshit if they wouldn't keep releasing things with no announcement or build like how they delayed the desired DJD members to put out the loli grandma. Like jesus christ how hard is it to just put him out when in the last year you dropped Star Convoy, a Pax and now this girl-Tarn, all with no prototype images or hype build?>>8909098Right, it doesn't help how many Thunder__ characters there are, and that he's been thrown in a fucking box for the last decade. I still would kill for this thing to release, especially now that we have access to actually very good Drones to display with him. Plus Garatron is basically impossible to even find secondhand. Literally never seen him for sale after he disappeared and he was still missing the Pretender gimmick that the MMC one was/is supposed to have. I just assumed cancelled now as MMC have shown that they'll cancel anything if someone else is working on it, especially after they cancelled that amazing Fortmax.
Do y'all think that helicopter Waspinator makes it more or less likely that we'll get a seeker/jet Waspinator at some point? Ever since I saw the BotCon Waspinator I've thought a 3P seeker Waspinator with really nicely painted yellow/black wings would be excellent.
>>8909158Apparently they are redeveloping that Fort Max/Supermax a bit?But yeah, I completely agree with you in regards to Deathsaurus. If he is still shown as a gray prototype by Q3, I'll just reconsider getting the Planet X one or something instead. When is the next convention or whatever? There's definitely no TFCon here in Toronto either this year, maybe the USA one?
>>8909309It pisses me off specifically because I want the classic styled version that comes with both Breast Partners, meanwhile the PX one you need to hunt down and get ahold a fucking upgrade kit to have the same. Like is Victory so cursed to never get good toys actually released or without some huge corners cut?
>>8909268The fact that we're getting a Waspinator is something enough. I don't really expect anything more>>8909404I'm glad I just really like Deathsaurus in general, I don't need him on my non-existent Victory shelf so I don't mind whether it's stylized or not.The fact that Takara never made an official MP is just stupid, though.
>>8909210I knew that when they showed him black & purple it was going to make me fold. The only defense I had against it was the order slots for him being closed out fairly quickly...Only to re-open again some few days later. It's also those colors that makes me lick my lips at Flame Toys' Megatron, but using his $400 price tag as the leash on a stake to hold me back.>>8909309>Apparently they are redeveloping that Fort Max/Supermax a bit?I wasn't in on the initial backing for him, but maybe I'll change my mind if they bring the idea back again. If there was ever a product that suffered from a lack of wide & clear information made available, he's certainly the poster child.
>>8907899They pulled a Maketoys by having the silver skeletal calve rail and black defensor feet fold into Hotspot's robot legs. It's in the CAD video of the transformation. Steetwise apparently has a bunch of panels that fold out to make a thicc combiner leg.
>>8909452I dont mind that.Cool to see that they managed to come up with a different transformation for this compared to the last one.
>>8909268>hurr durr Waspinator jet because Starscream>when his flight always created an iconic nonstop noise that almost drowned out everything around him
>>8909511You know I honestly hadn't thought of that, that makes sense.I just like over-the-top paintjobs on jets and I thought this might be our best opportunity.
>>8909210Tempted by purple, but I never had that figure and I don't need a tarn cosplaying sixshot.
>>8909561I actually double dipped and preordered both.
>>8909538I won't fault the Botcon set too hard, in truth, because the MW mold with a little paint has a very Waspinator style head. You could do the same with the tow truck mold as Tarantulas.
>>8909564If I had less stuff I was after, I probably would too.
you can't even tell the difference can you?
Stupid sexy Tarn(s)
>>8909639So Kups Alt mode is actually a slipper, this is now my canon.
can I just bring up how MMC Bruticus's boxes are just the worst most impossible to neatly stack boxes ever>Blastoff, Vortex, Brawl and Swindle all have progressively smaller boxes that are just the wrong shapes and don't match each other at all (Blastoff and Vortex look close but they're barely different enough to make it a problem)>Onslaught's fucking 7 foot long box>The addon kit that's just a flat rectangleThere's just no pretty way of stacking these on my box wall
>>8909646Who could six tarn be? a member of the 6 ninja clan that subscribed to Tarns system of conduct, and took on his color scheme to honor him?Or maybe someone put Tarns spark and brain into Sixshot's body.
>>8909646I like how filled out the recolor of fuuma looks in those colors
>>8909655So was High Moon Studios Optimus Prime.
>>8904454>megatron >she >supercrown WHAT WAHT WHAT what the fuck are you smoking ? this hurt to read im so confused this has to be bait
>>8909665The real fun of a box wall is playing Tetris and hope that shit doesn't fall over.>>8909693Yes anon he's a retard, quit giving him replies.
>>8909665Part of the process of prepping my room for painting (which has happened) and new floor installation (starts in 7 days) was boxing up my boxes. And while there are a number that are so, I did choose at that point to purge those particular ones out. When the time comes to bit by bit unpack things again (after planning the logistics for new bookcase + floating shelf placement), I'll do further thinning.
>>8909875>>8909665Also, if MMC's Onslaught box is sized at 7 feet, then what does that make Zeta's?
>>8909687Highmoon actually modeled Optimus off a fist on wheels, which I respect.
oh lawd he shmooovin
Barely any of the partsforming combiners actually go the extra mile on articulation and MMC is just in the corner doing their thing even with the self imposed all-in-one limitation. I just don't get it.
>>8909957>manages to have an ab crunch better than the full body kibble combiners and shoulder swivels>has no kibbleTHEY CAN'T KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT
>>8909957>>8910006Looks good in digital form, we'll see if the joints are built with the tolerances to handle that. Pretty damn impressive so far, though.
>>8904115>Shoulders wider then hipsCan someone please why femformers always have these tranny designs?
>>8910113>Why femformers always have these tranny designs?>IDW inspired design
>>8910113Because Transformers can look like anything, and sometimes that means not just a barbie doll with a backpack.
>>8909210Just my tracking notice for him. Cant wait. Also hoping they fixed the tread issue.
>>8906185Holy fucking based. Big Firebird is making a modern Kiss Players. (Transformers x coomer animu)
>>8910113Needing to transform into bulky vehicles, wanting to make them look like they're wearing armor, etc. Even Japan has done it, look at Hyper Roll here. It's not as extreme as fem-Tarn, but her shoulders are still a bit wider than her hips.
>>8910219eBay, seller is mascotzone
>>8907260>>8906209I wish they do a dark skin with yellow armor version. Fuck you, Hasbro, I'll get a Sari one way or the other.
>>8910113The shoulders aren't wide, the arms are just big
>>8910766>not putting the ball on the blue versionWhen I get mine I'm literally never taking it off him
>>8910788If they're teasing an MP scale version of their prime mold with that MP44 there then I'm fucking ready for it
>>8908142It was revealed months ago, this was first color shots, and the finished toy is in them, so it's pretty clear that aside from the date, "ready for buying" was the situation.
>>8910788Newage please make more autocars my family is starving
>>8908628Transformers were never american, the characters were created in a rush, and rough, if the cast did as good a job with robots, that would have had the impact, but no, you got five japanese toylines spliced into a toy story world.You know what american transformers are? 86-87.
>>8903799Got my NA SG Megs, it's pretty cool but the elbows are a bit weird, like they pop out a bit and become very loose.It's easy to pop them back it but it was weird, also those arm treads get in the way a bit.
>>8910777wet t-shirt Galvatron...SEXY!
>>8910983>made in chinaThat's just called Modern Day American slavery.Well for now at least.
https://www.weibo.com/6001111152/K9QquqTH5They are just shitposting, aren't they.
Anyone fancy trading Commotus or Carnifex for Lady Eris?I fucking went to sleep instead of preordering and now I MAD
>>8910769Here you go.>>8910789NA isn't teasing anything, it's not their account.
>>8911268(Google translated) comments talking about "Flying Tiger," who I'm guessing is supposed to be Tracks?
>>8911328飞天虎 is Menasor's Chinese name. It's about their previous shitpost https://weibo.com/6001111152/K4WWownPn
>>8910788I've never gotten any newage stuff, how are they compared to Iron Factory?
>>8911342They're definitely going to be better on a pure tolerances level, but they are tiiiiiiiny.>>8911334I will say, for the Bumblebee post, it's a very, very well chosen image.
>>8911348Shame about the size. I was wanting the G2 Jazz they made but it does look too tiny.
>>8911362Easy solution to that would be travel back in time enough to pick up a copy of the one Maketoys did.
>>8911007Where'd you pre order?
>>8911328I want a third party hooligan.
>>8911342New age are to iron factory what MP is to Siege.
Please tell me there's a 3rd party galaxy force convoy coming soon, bros
>>8911784There is this one by TnR. Last update was after Chinese New Year in Feb.https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7239789100There won't be much news since TnR ghosted themselves off the Internet after their Jazz. That baidu board's moderator had to personally seek them out in the WuTang Mountains for those pics.
>>8911398Overpriced, break easy and overall not as fun?
>>8911342>>8911398Eh that analogy doesn’t really track.NA is all Sunbow G1 (but with some increasingly fun repaints/retools), intricate and creative transformations, great articulation, great tolerances, great paint.IF is a mix of IDW-ish and original designs, alt modes tend to be de-prioritized but that depends on the figure, transformations are generally simpler, great articulation, tolerances can be too tight, great paint.
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>>8908669hi Robert D