Why do they always make the same characters at the same time?Previous >>9902286
>>9922696Simple answer is to take advantage of hype and strike while the iron is hot. Even if two companies aren't really competing because they offer a wildly different take on the character, it's still smart for them to release it while everyone has that character on the brain.That being said though, I don't know if you can really say these two are being done at the same time when IF has shown off their samurai Grimlock something like a fucking year ago now and NA only just showed theirs off a month or two ago and still won't actually release for a few more months still. IF finally nearing release is less bandwagoning and more of IF just being IF and taking forever to take something from render to release.
These guys don't look like they are intended to be the same character. Just different universe guys who are cut from the same archetype.
>>9922696These figures have very little in common visually in either mode. Plus what >>9922827 said about IF showing theirs off a long time ago while NA just dumps a char out like a month before it ships unless it's to fuck with MS. This is more of a happy accident than deliberate, I'd think, unless NA really thinks IF is a threat with it's entirely different design and scale for no reason.Really this shit only happens with NA/MS and FT/anyone who makes MP's. They do it to deliberately undermine each other.
the arms of my magic square optimus won't fold in. am I missing something?
>>9924377The wheel sections can be pulled down on a slider.
>>9924398really? They're not really budging and I'm afraid to break it
>>9924410Just pull 'em, it's nylon so it can take more abuse than you'd think. A good example is the back part, you have to flex it an alarming amount to clear the smokestacks.
>>9924410https://youtu.be/s0LkuPl53J8?t=29Timestamp should help to get an idea.
>>9922696Ordered Iron Factories offering but kinda wish he wasn't so armored up.
>>9924484>>9924497thanks I finally got it
>>9924497>>9924484is there a better way to put his trailer on? Those two tiny tabs are really hard to fit in
what's this little black nub for? Also why do I have a Starscream head?
>>9924637I don't have the trailer, only the Nemesis repaint which lacks it. But it did come with a hitch for the trailer, and the only way to get it stuck in the tabs is to plug it in one tab, then shift the untabbed panel until you can press the tab in it.>>9924775Starscream is standard accessories stuff because cartoon and I have no idea what that black nub is for. I'm guessing it's for the trailer connection.
>>9924858>I have no idea what that black nub is for. I'm guessing it's for the trailer connectionI thought so too but there isn't really anything to attach to
>>9924775Nub is for hooking IIRC maybe Roller or another character (Huffer?) to the trailer I think.Starscream head is literally for a "REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME STARSCREAM COSPLAYED AS PRIME?" episode remake.
>>9924983>Nub is for hooking IIRC maybe Roller or another character (Huffer?) to the trailer I think.the roller has a fold out nub for the trailer already though>Starscream head is literally for a "REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME STARSCREAM COSPLAYED AS PRIME?" episode remake.ah I see. dont think I'll ever replace his head with that though. The only thing its missing is the autobot logo, do any of you put a sticker there or anything?
>>9925013Yeah people tend to use stickers. Ebay and reprolabels/toyhax have them but keep in mind they sell stickers at many sizes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgkQy0yXDVAI can't fucking wait.
>>9925298I don't think I'm all that sold on the entire team but Berserk Fuhrer Grimlock is baller as fuck and while I know that Sludge is technically taking an extremely lazy way out with the neck and tail, it still works and looks cool as massive whip arms. It's almost a shame he has actual bot mode arms because they would look really unique and interesting and evoke shit like those older unconventional super robot villain designs, not to mention it would change the entire way his silhouette reads and really give off the hiking bruiser impression.
>>9925298but do they combine together?
>>9924484>it's nylon so it can take more abuse than you'd thinkI thought made in China stuff was supposed to be cheap and lower quality. How come they go for high quality for Transformers toys?
>>9925581Whatever racist, all toys are made in China and so many of the good stuff they make is exclusively sold there, its a crying shame we never get the entirety of what they make.
Some fans wanted a clear breastplate for 'toon Grimlock, NA has answered their call.https://weibo.com/6476829781/LDjXTdy8g
>>9925633Dino head is retooled too
>>9924775Yeah the nub is a little hitch attachment for Huffer to pull the trailer. 1.0 came with one too.
Honestly looking at Newage's Grimlock just makes me really excited to see whatever the fuck Magic Square is doing. For Newage to crank that thing out so blatantly unfinished just makes they think Magic Square has the be all end all Grimlock cooking behind the scenes.
>>9925632I mean that's cool and all but I want unreleased G2 Grimlock.
I actually want one of these fucking Grimlocks but I'm not spending another 60 for leg panels. I hope someone makes 3d prints of them.
>>9925587Nah, China is known for shit quality. It is a rarity most of these figures have good quality materials or QC. Thats why dozens upon dozens of 3P labels have died out, shit mats/build quality.
>>9926186>3P labels have died outBecause they moved onto making something else beyond transformers? Thats a weird way of putting it.
>>9926186So what was Hasbro's excuse when there toys were manufacured in China?
>>9926032>60You mean $100. Because thats what the other Dinobots are going to be too, and the leg panels are coming with the next Dinobot, not Grimlock.
>>9926194What excuse, Hasbro has had shit quality since forever.
>>9926194America of course, kicking everyone's ass left and right ensuring their products be safe in the hands of children.
>>9926201I'm not sure where you are getting your dinobots from but I can find the default version at $60.
>>9926252Why BBTS of course, the only major online retailer everyone on /toy/ should only use.
>>9926252Everywhere but chingchongchina, and also thats likely without figuring in shipping.
>>9926306Shipping? Doesn't your local retailer have curbside pickup?
>all the extra partsforming in Devastator ew
>>9926472IKR, why can't they do an all-built-in devy like what hasbro did more than a decade ago???
Why do I have to remove the smoke stacks, head, and hands in MS Ultra Magnus? The shoulder pieces could have easily had space for the smoke stacks and the hands fold in already. The head could have been a helmet too
>>9926519>MS Ultra MagnusWho?
>>9926499MMC shills btfo
>>9926519Magic Square was getting ass fucked by Newage at that release so they panic released Magnus.They learned since and now NA is doing the same shit every other release.
>>9926499why are you being facetious?
>>9926558will they do an upgraded version someday? I was going to get it but the pulling the head off is turning me off
>>9926566They release armor for the 2.0 right before announcing an Optimus 3.0
>>9926566Anon that was the upgraded version. Also I'm not even sure if the armor works with the new Optimus. You might have to find the original 1.0 Optimus to have it work
What are your guys opinion on this version of the Studio Cell Unicron? The colors are more washed out, but does it seems more movie accurate? Beggars can't be choosers so if I get this it's probably going to be this version.
>>9926638All the colors are equally the same to me.
>>9926685You're a saint, anon.
>>9926685The only one I don't like is the Pumpkin one.
I forget, do we consider these 3P?
>>9926867they can't transform thats for sure
>>9926867yeah they are licensed 3P
>>9926867Those kits are fucking garbage, the polycaps will disintegrate on you. I had that happen with optimus and megatron
>>9926877Twitter said they're good.
>>9926638I hope they fixed the tolerances on the wings and clips
>>9926877I also had this happen with their first Optimus, but my Thundercracker and Devastator are (currently) fine
>>9925635Whoopie...retooled head. Because that's far more important than getting leg coverings for any of those.
>>9926867They're actually real 3P products. What we usually refer to as 3P products actually aren't.
>>9926877Well shit, I really wanted the Rodimus kit.
>>9926877Poly caps are cheap and easy to replace, also some don't use them.
What site for buying 3P do y all recommend? I cant stand sirtoys and its actual shit layout
>>9928694ShowZStore all day, every day.
>>9928733They ALL gotta be sold out or masterpiece scale, huh? WTF is wrong with the market these days?
Mechanic toys churning out all those repaints before before NA does theirs.https://weibo.com/2352651453/LDsYmF61chttps://weibo.com/2352651453/LDt1PwKcC
>>9926867Yes, they're an actual third party producer, unlike most of what's discussed here
>>9929812What's discussed here then?
>>9929271What's the white/grey one supposed to be of?
>>9930149Dunno, sleeping/dead version maybe.>>9930108Mongolian origami effigies
>>9930131Bootlegs? What official molds are being copied in this thread?
god dang mongolians!https://weibo.com/7507512975/LDtmwfDzghttps://video.weibo.com/show?fid=1034:4794056753217550
>>9930108What get called "3P" toys here are independently-produced toys. They aren't third-party-produced Transformers product.It's not a thing to be overly pedantic about, but I thought it worthy of note in answer to >>9926867
>>9930185I'm not even a turtles guy and that's cool as fuck
>>9930185This looks awesome. I'm really not a fan of the Ninja Turtles as designs, but I'm kinda interested just on the transformation alone
star saber legend scale figure when?
>>9930597All of Japanese G1 is long overdue for figures. Surprised we didn't get one from IF at least, considering they did Dai Atlas and 4 versions of Drift already.
>>9930597A17 is working on an IDW one, but it's like the 4th item in their lineup https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7916071131?pn=1
>>9930634Drift isn't Japanese, he's just a fuckin weeb
Why are mangmotion videos so fucking cringe
>>9930647His first item is a non-transformable OP that's coming out soonhttps://tieba.baidu.com/p/7937769017
>>9930647is it a new company?
>>9930663New company, but the designer is that dude that makes all those IF customs
Size comparison I guess? I don't think this is scale accurate.I was supposed to have bought some lego train tracks by now for this but I kept forgetting to, oh well. I wonder how many tracks I'd even need to properly have them all linked up together at once.
>>9930648I know, but IF also does IDW stuff and Drift/Dai Atlas/Starsaber are all connected there. Also with this samurai line going on Starsaber should be a popping up soon, they've even got Liokaiser in the works.
>>9930666I love the yellow and red one in the middle.
>>9931097it was white and red when I bought it
>>9931125This is the third-party Transformers thread, not the Hasbro one.
this is the most autistic thing i've ever asked on this website or any other, but I'm trying to find a particular part or something similar to it and I can't for the life of me find it. The Bingo Toys shockwave figure (Wave Man) has this long slinky thing as a cable for the gun and I've been trying to find a replacement or something similar to it because it seems like the type of thing you'd be able to just buy but no such luck. I've tried looking up springs, coils, slinky, small, narrow, micro, every combination I can think of. Far as I know Bingo toys doesn't sell replacement parts so I can't get it there either. Has anyone seen anything similar to this? I think some other shockwaves use a similar part but most seem to use a ahrd rubber hose which is a different effect. Pic related looks like soft plastic but I assure you it's a tightly wound spring that's oddly loose which gives it a unique quality I'm trying to keep.
>>9931543Are you just looking for flexible extension springs?
>>9931976maybe? this one in particular seems kind of floppy which is the effect im trying to keep. a lot of the ones ive looked up just seem really stiff in comparison
>>9931984IIRC that should be determined by the wire diameter. If you go really fine for that then it will be 'looser'
>>9931543What happened to the original hose?I found thing on aliexpresshttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000850810914.htmlThis probably the closest thing I can think of for a replacement hose, I don't know what else you'd look for to find that particular kind of loose spring hose. The MP Shockwave uses the same kind of hose too.
Are they really going to make the hologram dude?https://weibo.com/5996546577/LDCnFFUC1
Some previews of the PLAN warship going up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T7gIePJcUEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdYNLt9u9Fg
>>9933185You know what fuck it I'd buy it.
>>9933212I wanna see Gustav
>>9933185Oh God the yellow version looks so good. If only it wasn't going to be like $300-400.
>>9934081Anon stop buying from Burgershops.
>>9934081>black arms>purple drum>"looks so good"Drug addict detected
>>9933185I wish the devastator wasn't partsforming though
>>9934105>what is shipping feesWhy would I pay $300 to chang and co for product+ship when I can pay $300 to american eagle joe for product+ship?>>9934109I'm sorry you have shit taste, anon. Black arms and purple drum look better and add more color separation to it.
>>9934116This is what the MP tards have gotten us, unfortunately. We're not allowed to have combiners anymore, just action figures with tab on parts.
>>9934121Hush, The Chosen Prime.
>>9934122MP is usually good with their engineering, they really dropped the ball here though
>>9934211All MP combiners are like this except for Moon Studio Raiden, which in turn had to fuck with the crotch bot's train mode to make it work.MMC appears to have it down for their scale at least but then again nobody wants to admit that Onslaught looks like fucking shit and needs DLC shoes to hide his baby feet.
>>9934167Sorry bro, but it's true. Several times I've ordered things and the shipping was enough to make it equal what I would've paid just ordering it domestic. Your retarded "hurr china pay less" doesn't work since COVID reality happened.
>>9934329Trying to hard.
>>9930666>>9930669I didn't realize how different the proportions between Takara and Moon Studio are
Part of Toyeasy's warship series, the Type 075https://weibo.com/5621159376/LDAXnmI4g
>>9936685It's the same amphibious assault ship that was in the spotlight lately for a weird screwed-on ski-ramp.https://weibo.com/5621159376/LD8tq64RRThey are like "special bonus, maybe?"
>>9936806holds hovercrafts, landing crafts and helicopters
>>9936811Okay that makes more sense.That boat didn't seem very amphibious to me.
>>9936816Grats on not being blind.
>>9926867I probably shoulda asked "do these go here, or in the official thread?"
>>9937374They go here by default because TFG wants nothing to do with them, but they don't get much talk here either. People here would rather spend thousands on $70 legends figure than one $300, largersize high end figure.
>>9937379>$300 for a non transforming model kit is a good dealare you retarded?
>>9930597Almost a decade ago, Robot Masters line.
>>9937394The $300 dollar ones aren't model kits, doofus. They're still overpriced, but get your facts straight.
>>9937403I bet they're fragile crap, and still can't transform! What a deal!
>>9937406It's almost like this is a thread for Chinese bootlegs or something
>>9937379Doesn't /tfg/ talk about? the RED line because it's poorfag bait
>>9937583Only to hate it, they tolerate super7 only for pretenders
>>9937596Yeah but don't they hate everything right now because it's all going to yellow
>>9937379Of course they would, because those Legends are higher quality than the 15lb shelf buster made of trash metal and so caked in paint just moving any joints shears the moving part off.
>>9937684they hate the ugly kid from that new show because it looks so fucking ugly
>>9937374The fact that jet power need three whole ass stand to not crumple into a pile is so fucking dumb. If the base toy cant hold the weight why make the armor so fucking big?Jazz looks cool but I dont care about jazzStarscream makes me feel bad for seeker collectors, may god have pitty on their walletsI'm interested in cyclonus but why would I buy him if there isnt a matching tailgate? Fuck that.I'm legit tempted to sell my flametoys peices, i think they're cool but their price just isnt worth it. Especially when you play with something like a threeA toy doing *similar* things for one third the price. Obviously not the same but fuck man the things all go in a detolf in the endAnyone want a $500 dollar prime?
>>9937706> why would I buy him if there isnt a matching tailgate? What does Cyclones have to do with tailgate? He’s Scourge’s partner. It’s like saying you won’t buy Bebop if they don’t make Slash
>>9937706>Draw me like one of your French robots
>>9937733Because anon is a idw homosexual and masturbates to the fanfiction of a 500 year old robot molesting a 1 year old robot.
>>9937738Oh that’s pretty lame, cyclonus is a cool enough design to stand on his own, really
>>9937738Now youre just being silly.
>>9937379>$300They're closer to $400 and upwards, actually. People don't talk about them here (aside from that one time Tarn got KO'd) because they're fucking rip-offs. Why spend 50k yen on a Rodimus that can't transform when I can buy 3 Cang Toys Predaking dudes or something instead?
>>9937394I'm not saying its a good or bad thing. Just that the reason we don't see discussion about it is similar to why MP doens't get much discussion here since 3P Legends exploded. To make things worse, Flametoys figures also tend to have giant footprints, more than MP figures, really. My StarSaber eats up most of a detolf and a significant part of my long shelf case. So even thought here's less of them, they take up a lot of room.
>>9937716I ask for what I think is fair, I'm not out to be kumail style and be a scalper. If someone wants the toy they can have it
>>9938077As someone who's owned drift through prime one *could* argue that it's about quality over quantity but at this point for the price of one flame toys peice I can get two to three other high end peices like a 3 A or a chogokin. They're just very nice toys that comand a premium that I think is added to them by being licensed and also the sentinel tax
>>9938077>why MP doens't get much discussion here since 3P Legends exploded.No, it's just that there aren't that many MP figures that are coming out nowadays. MP collectors got their Cyclonus fix years ago while Newage not-Quietus-btw just came out this year, for example.
>>9937733It's funny you mention that because Bebop had a direct hand in creating Slash in several continuities.
>>9938099There's still a few that come out a month and there's plenty of shitposters here who'll shit on MP collectors.
>>9938099I think the bigger reason is that FT is one of the only MP companies still actively making stuff, and the 5 minutes each figure is up for preorder makes even attempting to get ahold of them inhumanly irritating. The variety of 3p in general has shrunk horribly the last 3 or 4 years too. All we really have is 2 scales of sunbow MPs, IF doing their own thing, the new wave of chinese government sponsored propagandabots, and MMC doing the slowly shrinking pile of IDW picks. I realize this is mostly just me pining for CHUG shelf gap fillers, but man it is hard to be hype for much nowadays. Only thing I'm interested in right now besides shit I already have preordered is the Gustav.
>>9938188>There's still a few that come out a monthWhat's coming for this month that isn't a repaint? All I can think is the Transmetal Megatron atm>>9938198Fans Hobby, Planet X, and Transart (for BW) shouldn't be overlooked. You also have Jiyi Co. making the usual CHUG/MP stuff.>and MMC doing the slowly shrinking pile of IDW picksReformatted is DED, but apparently they're making an AE86 Drift and some kind of Windblade. Don't know whether or not they're gonna shit out yet another lazy IF-Eris retool
>>9938268I completely forgot about FH but PX can suck my dick until they finally make a Bruticus. I get they're one of the smaller companies, but fuck off and make it already. Nobody wants a fifth dinobot repaint except for that one G2 dude in these threads. So many untapped WFC/FOC characters untapped and that continues to drive me mad.
>>9938281I get your anger, but repaints are very little effort/cost for them. You're not gonna get Bruticus or any other character even if they didn't bother with these Dinobot repaints
So who's currently winning the Springer wars?
>>9938361XT really is the first to really nail Springer's alt modes.All the past versions end up too squat and boxy.
>>9938361Based only on those pictures I'd say X-transbots
>>9938374I agree, it's just a shame the robot mode looks like ass. It's the opposite problem I have with MMC's.
>>9938290I know but these moulds are like 3+ years old at this point MAKE WARPATH ALREADY.
>>9938361This is why XTB stays in business desu.they've gotten really good at the toon look.
>>9938424Don't worry, we hear you loud and clear. As soon as we get enough funding from the metallic Shockwave repaint, (as well as 3 more dinobot repaints), we'll get right on to Warpath. Promise :^)
>>9938387But XT's robot mode is also one of the best. It's the only one that got the damn shoulders right.
>>9938470I don't really like Springer's shoulders at an angle, I like them set straight like how MMC and Siege did them.
>>9938449I know you're shitposting but holy fuck I want a game Warpath figure so bad.
>>9938361Has anyone's XTB Springer broke yet? Still want the guy, just not satisfied with Saltus because I am shallow and I think XTB looks prettier.I worry about those fragile looking points though
>>9938567I've wanted him and an actually good Brawl since WfC. I understand that PX is the only company interested in doing game designs, and hasbro will never admit these ever exist again (if they're even allowed to after Activision lost distribution rights to it), but fuck off. So many good designs trapped, doomed to not be made into toys, or worse, trapped as FoC hastak releases.
>>9940303Doesnt feel cheap, limbs not loose, only 21 USD, happy
>>9938673They own all the rights still, its Activision being fuccbois that has blocked it from being republished, so why would Hastak want to?
>>9940513What are you talking about? Activision are the one's whose license expired.
>>9924377The wheels need to go down more. They should be flush with the bottom of the in er torso piece. They are tight so you have to pull really hard
>>9938364You're still not bored of this joke?
>>9938361Airwolf is a solid contender just by virtue of price alone (same for when it was Big Spring) but if money is no object, Apache has it hands down IMO.
The same guys doing those elaborate TMNT Mechas are apparently also doing ones which transform:https://mobile.twitter.com/Heat_Boys/status/1550409879306743808?cxt=HHwWgMCthcTklIQrAAAA
>>9941257(Note: I cut out some animation to makes these gifs loop better.)
>>9941257>>9941260appreciate u, gifs are always fun
>>9941260I wonder if all 4 will just be remolds which turn into the van or if they’re doing 4 different molds which turn into other turtle vehicles. I’ve always been fond of a lot of the 2005 series vehicles like the Drill.
>>9925632Fucking YES. This is what I've been dreaming of. Though if they did >>9925828 I would absolutely lose it. Newage is one of those goofy companies that would do some shit like this, right? Kinda like Hiya's Robert Cop?
>>9941266*Tunnler from the 2003 series
>>9925632Not even unironically this might become my favorite toy. I don't even give a shit about missing leg panels or whatever. It's a modern G2 Grimlock with gold chrome and the old sticker designs are now tampoed on. This is the peak, the ultimate toy in my book.
Beastbros, come get your juice. Transart is working on Silverbolt, Blackarachnia seems to be next. Tigerhawk, Tarantulas, and Quickstrike seem to be the only Season 2/3 characters they haven't shown plans for yet. At~3 figures a year or so we might get the whole S2/3 cast outside of Waspinator, Inferno, and Waspinator within 5 years.
>>9942208Call me when a good company does them, like NA, IF, or MS.
>>9942208Blackarachnia is supposedly end of the year. Wouldn't be surprised if they fast tracked her to beat that other company.
>>9942246For reference, this was future toy's
>>9942219Piss off legends sockpuppet
The panel-forming on that 055 Destroyer reminds me of Zeta's Cell and Trainbots, though there's less of it. Maybe they are really Zeta Toys being contracted, ShowZ did list them as ZT initially. Wonder what that means for future ZT projects if they are working on non-grey IPs now.
>>9942494Get fucked, no one wants shit figures.
Remember SND? The guys that made various kits for CW Not-Motormaster Optimus Prime? They are back with a brand new standalone Optimus Prime. https://weibo.com/1777476482/LEeyd87JQ
>>994392118cm in bot mode.
>>9930185It’s a shellformer.
>>9943921>>9943922>>9943924So basically just their kit re-invented then.
>>9943972After a diet
>>9943924>>9943922Hey good for them, always love another company showing back upI hope they make a nova version
>>9942246Will they include the chest armor piece the toy had but was dropped for the show model?
>>9944195No hints yet, but FWIW the bra is part of her spider-mode so they need to to complete the look, otherwise she just has two boobs at the back of her alt-mode.
>>9942523Keep telling yoyrself that
>>9944398Given Legends get releases non-stop, while other size classes are dead, and MP's only get whatever crumbs FT throws your way, I'd say it's pretty accurate, anon.
>>9944427Can't hear you over my BW MPs, anon. Kinda sad this thread is mostly dead except for when legends trolls want to pop out. These threads were at their most lively in the Classics scale days
Just pre-ordered this guy
I see this guy a lot on eBay but it's always the same screenshot. Is this a legit KO?
>>9944537Yeah but the tolerances are garbage and it seems prone to snapping at the waist.
>>9944543Lame. Guess I'll keep checking Mandarake for a legit one.
>>9944537It depends, the first release of this KO was pretty bad but the second and silver leg seems better. But the latest release seems prone to QC issues.My kid nephew has the Silverleg version and its survived being lugged around in a bookbag and played with for the last 7 months at least.
>>9943921I like this design, if the quality is good enough, I might want to pick this guy up.
>>9945663Yeah it is since this is the KO general.
>>9942246>>9942249>Transart has very stylized proportions>Future toys has more animation accurate proportions>Future toys head is more accurate but way too small/thin>Smaller head works for Transart's style but the head sculpt is terrible>Even if the head sculpt was perfectly accurate, the original design was still ugly>Transformations will no doubt be majority parts forming on bothHonestly Blackarachnia is one of the few characters that's better off being completely redesigned for a third party figure, something along the lines of Bingo toys Windblade or Nicee would work.>And then you get the added benefit of pushing the lewdness of the original design/gimmicks even further
>>9945916>Transformations will no doubt be majority parts forming on bothWhat makes you say that? TransArt actually looks like it's taking the Nicee approach where you don't need to remove anything but you can take pieces of the backpack off if you want. Hard to say about Future Toys but >>9942249 really looks like they blacked out quite a bit and aren't giving the full story of what the backpack looks like. You can tell something is there since the spider legs would have nothing to attach to otherwise.
>>9945810>KOGo beg your momwife to buy you a TR misfire, brown man
>>9946364Daughterwife and I don't know your third party language
Please for the love of fucking god, just give us a megatron in g1 style that turns into a tank. I don't give a shit about gun-atron. Shits not even canonMegatron is a tank.If not, give us more megatrons. Theres still not a single g1 megatron masterpiece.This fandom is filled with 0iq retards
>>9946454I'll take a b52 bomber megs
>>9946454>the love of fucking godYou fucked up, China is mostly atheist.
>>9946454I want to see Devastation 3Ps complete with cel shading style paint
>>9946460>>9946461I'm running for office, and will cause hasbro to sell off the rights to the transformers if they do not make tank-a- tron by the time i'm 25
I'm tired of the fucking paint chip. Stop putting your figures in a paint bath.I'm not buying fanstoys anymore
>>9946454>Theres still not a single g1 megatron masterpiece.I assume you meant to say "good g1 Megatron masterpiece". If so, I keep saying it but MS could fix that easily by just giving Doomsday the same upscale treatment they gave to their Prime. Or maybe it started as MP and got downscaled to legends... I forget. Either way, my point still stands. Doomsday scaled up and with some tweaks to add sculpted detail and engineering to further clean things up could easily be THE definitive and first GOOD G1 Megatron MP (also preferably with the red inner calves).
>>9946503Did you get the Toy Galvatron?
>>9946468So you want a CW Megatron with cel shading and a better bot mode.
Is there an actual market for the current Generations scale third-party figures or are the audience for those figures pretty much exclusively interested in the draw of those larger scales?I personally don't own any third-party figures and my collection is entirely the official toyline, I'd be much more interested in a figure if it kept roughly the same scale as what I have and could display it with without it being too out of place. I'm curious if there's any other anons who share my opinion or if I'm just autistic for thinking that.
>>9946469Well there’s your problem anon. 3P Companies aren’t catering to 18-25 year olds.you guys have no money. Masterpiece is targeted at nostalgic Gen x’ers. Legends too, except for IF. For your generation, there’s a handful of Armada through Prime releases.
>>9946663I think the desire for 3p gen scale figures died out due in part to the PWT just absolutely sucking shit as well as the IDW run that was primarily fueled it going to shit/ending. The former was because the trilogy was just all in all a super low effort and overall poor quality series of lines that made it not worth collecting much of and everything looked cheap and shitty against any existing gen scale collection. People wanted 3rd party to fill in the gaps and expand their official collections but when the official lines were so bad it drove people to stop collecting the scale in general, there wasn't much for 3p to fill in or add to anymore. The latter was a case of more lost interest since IDW designs were the big thing folks even wanted gen collections for. The IDW runs turning to shit killed a lot of interest in the characters and even the designs (not to mention Hasbro was pushing designs towards the toys for half of it) and then it ending altogether just cemented that since nobody saw a point anymore since they knew the next aesthetic was going to drastically shift. Price was also a factor most likely since gen scale 3p was starting to hit MP scale costs and folks jumped ship to MP since it got them more bang for their buck.Now that official is actually back up to being (mostly) decent quality, we may see 3p start taking interest in it again, but with that new aesthetic being G1ified everything, it may be a tougher sell since MP and legends scale were already doing that. If we were to see it happen, we'd absolutely need to have some new blood step up to the plate since the only companies known for touching gen scale either died out, shifted focus, or are still dead set in something specifically different. It's more likely the only gen scale love we'll see from 3p will be in the form of add-on kits. I'd even argue that SND is gonna have a tough time with this because its aesthetic sits well outside of both current and even previous gen scale.
>>9946663Yes, but i only got here a year ago
>>99466633P CHUG is pretty dead after the main companies doing those like Maketoys, Fansproject and Perfect Effect gone into hibernation to focus on their less legally-grey companies.>>9946717I think it was more due to how 3P CHUG was mostly there to fill in the gaps left by the official toyline in the first place. With Prime Wars and especially WFC focusing so much on completing the cast lists, there's not much demand for 3P CHUG stand-ins. Now that the checklists are fulfilled by HasTak themselves, CHUG 3Ps have mostly moved on to different kinds of gap-fillers.
Does anyone here own acoustic wave? Is he worth the money?
>>9946454>I don't give a shit about gun-atron. Shits not even canonThe entirety of G1 shows, cartoons, and figures disagrees with you, sperg.
>>9946837>toon-accurateYou can get an MP-13 KO for a lot less & it'll look like not garbage
>>9946941One would think I’d have learned my lesson about trying to compress multi-minute transformations into a single 4mb gif after Hasbro and the 3P Unicrons,However, this fails to factor in the fact that I am a certified dumbass.
>>9946663I genuinely think there is an audience. With new collectors starting with WFC and Legacy they're eventually going to start wanting nicer figures in that scale and with Legacy potentially leaning heavily into stuff like UT and Animated we could very well see companies cropping up to fill the holes Legacy wouldn't be able to fill (Armada Overload, Animated Sentinel, etc.)With how many people already buy upgrade kits for Hasbro figures (kits sometimes being more expensive than the figure itself) its pretty clear there's desire for nicer CHUG scale stuff.
>>9946835>With Prime Wars and especially WFC focusing so much on completing the cast listsThat's the thing though. Prime Wars may have been filling out checklists but Prime Wars was overall a fucking awful trilogy. Articulation got worse, partscounts and complexity dropped, quality of material tanked, and so many characters just wound up being cheap retools of other characters. It was just an overall garbage line. WFC picked up the pieces and has been a massive improvement but it filling gaps doesn't have much to do with things because 1. 3p CHUG was already as good as dead halfway through CW and 2. as said before, WFC is a drastic shift in aesthetic. CHUG was very IDW inspired/esque designs but WFC and now Legacy shifted things pretty hard towards a stricter G1 look, just with more detail. WFC/Legacy is filling checks but it's also effectively starting the list from scratch. Even for a line that's projected to run a total of 6 years, there's going to be gaps. The question is if any 3p company will be willing to predict what those gaps will be and hop back in. I still don't think it's likely but we'll have to wait and see. I think it's possible though due to the official line bringing interest back to the scale where it had originally flat lined.
>>9946835>Now that the checklists are fulfilled by HasTak themselves, CHUG 3Ps have mostly moved on to different kinds of gap-fillers.This, really the idea that people stopped buying Classics style figures because the official ones got too bad is stupid. That should mean there's a bunch of Classics figures being made if anythingTruth is most customers are willing to compromise on a mediocre figure over spending $90 for a niche character who's mostly known for being part of a combiner. There's a reason most Classics scale combiners ground to a haul after CW.After 18 years of G1 targeted nostalgia lines, the thing I've observed is that they're the most successful when they focus. Alternators was going well doing G1 cars but updated until they started doing stuff like Grimlock and ravage as cars. MP really took off when they decided on a scale and going for G1 inspired designs over a mix of updates and comic inspired ones. Classics was a shitshow in terms of selection and direction even if the toys were good, for three lines until PW mostly decided to update all the combiners, all the G1 headmasters, etc. That makes it harder for 3P to find stuff to update because the customer base that might buy a $80 Sureshot will be more inclined to buy a $22 retail one.
>>9946961I'm impressed that they got an idw prime to transform at this scale and it looks fun to engage with? Like I owned gcreations prime and fuck that stick based transformation. The robot couldn't move its arms without almost tearing them off. I think if this toy and future toys in this scale settle into the $60-$99 range I think they would fill a gap in the market. >$100+ for mp (let's be honest and say $150)>$35-$70 for legends>$60-$99 for nuchug
>>9946837Yes, he's the best Soundwave you can buy. The cassettes are shit though.
>>9946454The era where people wanted G1 style robot modes with modernized, realistic alt-modes is sadly over. The die-hard nostalgia crowd who treat their 80's childhood as a lifestyle has more buying power.
>>9947184Based, fuck inaccurate shit and redesigns.
>>9947214yeah, I'm against the cartoon as well
>>9943921This is a cute Optimus. I think I’ll give it a try.
>>9947184Which is a real shame, transformers are at their coolest when they actually look like robots with car parts instead of weird smooth box people. You can still evoke G1 without being slaves to the Sunbow art style.>Makes me wonder when the kids that grew up with classics/07/animated will be old enough to affect the 3P market.
>>9947214The toon look is shit, anon. I'm truly sorry to break it to you.
>/3pg/ is just now slower /tfg/I blame 2020.
>>9947277I am grown up, thank you. I want cool interpretations without slavish accuracy. Only spoiled 80's kids are entitled enough to want toys to look objectively worse so they can jack off to nostalgia.
>>99472773P market is affected by China most of all, so it'll never change. It'll only be G1 boomers and Bayshit, and nothing else, because thats what China got. It'll eventually die off when all the people who enjoyed those die off.
>>9947277I'd like an option at least, I'm 30, I grew up with BW but G1 is also important to me, but in my mind's eye G1 looks like all that art from 03-2010 or so that was modernized. The Dreamwave, early IDW/3H , guys like Dan Khanna, Don and early Guido Guidi.
>>9947377They are doing BW shit now so at least some of them are chasing American dollars.
>>9947384God white prime from that era is so fucking cool, I wish there was a toy that captures that vibe.
>>9947277I don’t need the Sunbow accuracy all the time, but I love that the “box man” toon aesthetic forced toy designers to figure out disappearing wheels and other vehicle kibble (such as MP-33’s ladder)
>>9947377I think its really more the US and Japanese audience. 3P when it was less international went for more redesigned stuff; look at the beginning and stuff like City Commander. And even now there's a push for experimental stuff like cang toys and that Aerialbots set. Now that the G1 MP toon market has mostly been satisfied and saturated, you start seeing less, but a bit more experimentation.
>>9947377>>9947427BW is the next most popular series in China after G1 and Bayformer, it's partly why hastak did it themselves. The real Western chasers are the oddball G2 repaints >>9925632
I just bought a knockoff because it lacked paint. take note 3p. all your paints will chip within a a few months of regular usage.I'm not buying painted figs anymore. the effect is minor at best, and figure ruining at worst. It also doubles the cost for no reason.
>>9947806>all your paints will chip within a a few months of regular usage.*Laughs in Newage*[spoilersdontworkhere]Except for the Magnus molds for some reason.[/spoilerdontworkhere]
>>9947548Those examples you gave are more to do with the makers. The Japanese are really anal about IP infringement to the point that their unlicensed 3P designers keep themselves anonymous. With all the stigma surrounding this, most of them have moved on to making original IPs instead.For CANG or rather the Jiyi Co. family, they went hard into making stylized, non-IP-fringing designs after that big Weijiang Drama. Things like JX's accurate BW stuff and Nicee are benched for CANG zoids and Mooka.
>>9947825dreamstar superion is Jiyi Co.
>>9947923ass too small
>>9947806Said it before and I'll say it again. Properly colored plastic > fully painted. Paint is for details, metallics/chromes, and parts that had to be cast in a certain color. If something looks cheap because it wasn't slathered in paint, it's because cheaper plastics were used and they should have used better plastics.
TFC Hades giftset and upgrade kit have been shipped.https://weibo.com/2188496750/LExeTiTphhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eDeViuB-0c
>>9946454>Theres still not a single g1 megatron masterpiece.You're retarded.
>>9947184>>9947277Could you stop bitching about "sunbow", "tooners" and everything ALL THE FREAKIN TIME already? You have THOUSANDS of overdetailed TF to choose from, that's way more than you'll ever be able to buy. Having figures accurate to the show is perfectly logical and normal and TF is litteraly the only licence with crybabies like you bitching about it. Nobody cares if you think the cartoon looks bad or boring or whatever, let people have what they want and just get over it.
Does anyone actually buy toys here?
>>9948212I got Magic Square Ratchet and it's probably the cleanest their plastic has been in a long time.Also his transformation is superb in an engineering sense but hot damn the alt mode didn't really need to turn out like it did.
>>9948202>You have THOUSANDS of overdetailed TF to choose fromOk, point me to them then, because right now, the 3p market is practically nothing but G1 toon aesthetic. Nobody is making detailed G1 style figures anymore and the only detailed figures aren't G1.
>>9948212Man that Armada Megatron looks awful.
She doesn't have the biggest butt in the world but that hip flaunting is a huge weakness of mine.I would want something a little more sturdy than a model kit though.
>>9948731just make your own? I hear 3D printers have great quality
>>9948758Are you that person who flips their shit every time a fembot is posted?
Holy shit it's Gilthor
>>9948947What in the holy fuck is this?
>>9930185Ew.That's too much greeble. Looks like those mugen candy toys.
>>9948947I thought it was Guilar
Also this guy.
>>9949018He kibbles, not for an Alt-mode, but merely because he can.
>>9949023can you assemble a barney from the kibble?
>>9948974They actually asked the creator what his name should be in English, and he said it's supposed to be Gilthor. Gil like the name, and Thor like the God.
>>9947507I can't believe we went from MP Inferno's clean as fuck back and disappearing ladder being a selling point, to whatever the fuck happened to cause Bumblebee V2's existence
>>9949650Shitty engineering happened, especially since NA Bumblebee isn't half the clusterfuck on the back the MP is.
>>9949018Kind of interested, but the small size of these dudes is a turn off and I'm already going to have three versions of BW Megatron anywayI'd probably paint him similar to that Classics? toy that was released long ago
>>9948966Quintessons stealing Optimus' and Megatrons specs and building a new body for the ghost of Starscream
>>9949650You say this, but i can't get ahold of one for under 150$. Bumblebee was a success
>>9947806Do you have to buy the autobot decal seperate?
How do i get mp-10 ko and light of freedom for an affordable price?
The Primes on the right in >>9947277 and >>9947384 are leagues better than the Evergreen design. For me the ideal Optimus design is picrel. He looks best with yellow eyes.
>>9950187What is that fucking head lmao
>>9950200>>9950201Looks like they learned to ignore the Twitter troons after all the cancelled Windblade preorders…
>>9950215Honestly the Arcee is rather modest compared to the original Windblade. It's just that FT did the preemptive butt nerf beforehand and didn't release promo pics until the mold was done.
>>9950215They never cared at all, they already said Hasbro told them to change the design because it didn't look enough like the character
>>9950224Shame, the original design with the Geisha bow wings looked vastly better.
>>9949848>Evergreen designThe sad thing is that not even the G1 design, detailed or no, is considered the evergreen design according to Hasbro. This shit right here is. This is their gold standard moving forward and what every new Prime design is meant to look to fit inspiration.That being said, my ideal Prime design is actually MP-10's aesthetic. I know, gorilla arms... But that's why I say aesthetic, because everything else about its design sensibilities is recognizable, classic, iconic, and will never age poorly, especially not compared to the corporate sterilized new age official evergreen design.
>>9950180That looks fucking awful and not really much like Jazz. The gray instead of black just causes it all to bleed together, the abs look like nothing Jazz has ever had, and they fit some reason changed the iconic blue on his hip skirts to white with red. At a glance, this makes me think more of that GT Cybertronian Prowl than any Jazz design that has ever existed.
>>9946933>>9946938>>9946941>>9946961>>9946965That panel-heavy transformation legit unnerves me, but after the disastrous Beelzeboss upgrade kit I just want a figure of that Optimus way too bad to pass this up.
>>9949848>>9947384>>9947277>Integrated wheels gives visual interest to his waist instead of being completely hidden or hanging off his butt >Gas tanks incorporated into the thigh instead of hanging off the shins untransformed >Actual knees breaking up the "two boxes" leg silhouette >Windows and grill angled >Japanese style long ears helmet>Mecha details added where appropriateIt's not perfect but I feel like it evolves the design with enough modern touches to seem interesting>>9950285Actually insane that a design that ugly is official in any way. The 2000s-2010 era was so interesting because they were always trying something new, and even if there was a series that you didn't like there was always something different around the corner. This sucks because not only is it a bad design, but this crap is going to be injected into every aspect of the brand for the foreseeable future. You can already see it with the new TV show and the half dozen mobile games that all look identical. >Who is running the art/design at Hasbro right now?
>>9950201Looks good and seeing this reminds me that A3U still didn't get Windblade in somehow, don't know what the hold up is
>legends scale Star SaberThe Haslab one is basically that, since he was always shown as a big guy, gestalt sized even.
>>9950796Looks pretty good. Very happy that the extremely niche category of "Coomer Transformers" has actual competition now. Hopefully this pushes big firebird to actually finish theirs (maybe without partsforming this time)
>>9950935loli line is dead and coomer line is deep in the shared Jiyi-factory queue. Their stuff licensed to Snail Shell is more hopeful, they just released Captain RapeyDog.
>>9950955I'm at a loss for words at how much they screwed up the loli line. They had a golden opportunity to pave the way for super unique, artist driven TFs and they blew it. Hopefully someone if not BFB tries again because the style is very cute
>>9950200Why commission a Hentai artist if your just going to completely change the proportions?
>>9950987Because they do good work regardless of how much they have to alter their work since they can have future output that is similar to what is out?
>>9950370Silhouette looks very much G1 toy which I love but those feet worry me. They were the clunkiest aspect of the G1 toys and really the only part that should have been tweaked.
>>9950935>Very happy that the extremely niche category of "Coomer Transformers" has actual competition now.I just wish we could get some to cater to those of us not into the female ones, maybe one day if the rest do well enough.
>>9951143If you want to have a male robot be attractive, you should emphasize things like muscles and power.
>>9951217Not for what I like, anon.
>>9951143I'd much prefer>>9951217 ultra muscular transformers sound a lot cooler and something we need more of, coomer styled or not
>>9951091>Turning good designs to shit is good work>Their past kits looked like shit so they need to make their new ones shit so they all fit inNice Hasbro cope
>>9950984I really wish they had done well, the cow girl and the fox would be great to have.
>>9951451>>9951453What about the toy head?
>>9951512I don't plan on using it, but I suppose that would be after /r9k/.
>>9951265I feel like Flame Toys is already doing a fine job of boring overly-bulky muscled Transformers with is KKK line, no? I want slutty male coomer Transformers.
>>9951736No, I want something bigger than this
>>9951235At that point there isn't much difference from a woman.
>>9951780The flavour comes from *knowing* there's a difference
>>9951326It's not even just iceberg either. There's so many cool original TF designers who's designs are screaming for 3P releases and they will never get made. The only company other than BigFirebird that tried that I can think of was Trojan studio and it sounds like they are already going under.
>>9951893That fox head scarf is a good use of beast mode kibble but I'm not sure about the fox leg dick
>>9951907If it makes you feel any better she probably has Fox leg ass too
>>9951893To be fair, fan designs can often venture into the "impossible without magic or heavy compromise" territory, like that fox girl in your pic.
>>9951780Anon we all like what we like.
>>9951915How could you forget Scorn? The dinobot that's *always* been there?
>>9951938I'm guessing it's from the bayformer movies?I know the chinese love that stuff
>>9951736>I want slutty male coomer Transformers.Just buy some polynains, anon.
>>9951912>Thinking that impossible designs have ever stopped 3P designersIf they had her completely invert herself like the beast wars MPs and maybe scale up the fox parts it would be possible, the real question is which company would be willing to pick up a project like this.
>>9922696opinions on pic related
>>9951962forgot to sayWorth it?
>>9951893>they are already going under.---for a 2nd time. They've already gone into limbo once due to covid last year. When they resurfaced this year with a new investor, it was a mere 1~2 days before all the lockdowns in Southern China happened in March.>>9951912Pretty much. Most of the fan or freelance work that get developed into toys are often by artists that would CAD and 3D-print their own designs, so they already come with a proof-of-concept when picked up. Artists like LAS, KT and tim_heada.
>>9951945Eh, not the same.
>>9951983Well then fund your own 3P company.
>>9951962It's one of FTs most praised toys and I can sorta see why despite not owning it.I would not pay the FT price tag and would grab a KO instead though.
>>9951893Hopefully if Trojan Horse ever actually releases this Waspinator, and he's good, they'll do more of theamazingspino's transformers, because he has some fucking SSS quality designs. Why they chose Waspinator for a first release though, I'll never know.
>>9952065They should have picked a fembot for their first release. Fucking guaranteed sales from coomers (such as myself).
>>9952052Is the KO of similar quality?
>>9952066>>9952065Spino has some amazing designs and waspinator definitely isn't one of them lol
>>9952066His fembots are great too
>>9952121Best menasor design?
>>9952118It's not even that I think the waspinator is a bad design, because it's not, I really like it. But I think they've made a poor choice risking their launch on BW characters rather than something safer like Prime or Megs or any of the traditionally popular characters.
>>9952123I fucking pray the line lives long enough to see at least one combiner come of it. I really like the way he remixed the bayverse devastator into a cohesive design. Also who's Bruticus' new leg in this meant to be? Seeing as how Swindle got moved to the head.
>>9951984I only said I hoped one day that some of the current companies would give it a go, no need to get all hostile about it.
>>9952141I don't mind the combined form standing straight but the old individuals were better because they (and a lot of rotf bots) had that beast machines style of having very alien forms of movement. Spider legs, jackhammers, tread feet, unicycle, roller skates etc which really helps to sells them as being infinitely complex alien robots and not just people >>9952140wasn't spino also working on transformers based on real licensed cars?
>>9952203>based on real licensed cars?Those are under Scifigure, another Jiyi Co customer so also deep in their queue, and they don't have prototypes shown thus far.
>>9952226If Jiyi is so successful why haven't they expanded their factories yet?
>>9952237I don't think their bloated backlog is due to the lack of manufacturing capability, they have about the same number clients as they did in 2021, with DST in and JX out. Rather their slow 2022 output is because they are mostly based in Guangzhou city which got hit really hard by their lockdowns in March. Even if they could expand, the most likely factories they can acquire are still in Guangzhou, all eggs in the same basket.
>>9952052To be fair, FT has since dropped the price to like half of their original MSRP when it launched, which I think is a lot more fair. I kinda regret not picking it up while it was still in stock after release. No way was I gonna pay $400 for it but after they fried it to like $250ish? Much more reasonable.
>>9952168I didn't mean it as hostile, anon. Go fund one. I'll buy a femboi robot with a big bulge [spoiler]and ball jointed robo cock[/spoiler]
>>9951962The face on the KO is a little soft but its still quite good. Especially for £90 I got it for.
>>9952203the bayshit designs for the constructicons are possibly the worst mecha designs in any medium ever created
>>9953302>the bayshit designs are possibly the worst mecha designs in any medium ever createdFixed that for you.
>>9953302>>9953335Because you G1 fans have such high standards for robot designs
>the sunbow fan is incapable of comprehending more than two panel lines
>can't like g1 toys because boomers >can't like bayverse toys because boomers said so>can't like beast wars toys because their toys are bound to explode>can't like IDW toys because SJWism>can't like UT because Fanshobby didn't make it like the cartoonsMight as fucking well call this place the Iron Factory general at this point.
>>9953214Looks pretty good, the purple and grey look a bit more dull though
>>9953341Yes, they do. Thats why they're enduring designs that even modern ones are based off of and take cues from all the time.Unlike Bayshit, which is such an eye bleedingly horrendous shitpile fuck of a mess. everyone wishes it would go away and is routinely ranked even lower than fucking Kiss Players, a series made for literal pedo's.
>>9953354Based.But really, enjoy what you want and don't fall for shitposting, anon.
God damn that was fast, Newage
>>9953725So....what's going to be wrong with her legs?
>>9953725It says right on the box, apparently, it does not lie.>>9953733I bet her entire back half will be hollow or some shit. $80 Ass Cheeks DLC to be packed with an Elita-1 redeco.
>>9953733>>9953762We already know the legs are gonna make the car mode look like crap. And apparently where the top of the thigh meets the hips will be slightly color-mismatched. But the only other thing that could go wrong with them is tolerance issues. Like maybe that joint in the shin gets really loose or something and makes her a wobbly mess.
>>9953936>And apparently where the top of the thigh meets the hips will be slightly color-mismatchedPaint vs plastic colors not quite matching I can get, but plastic vs plastic is a bit more baffling. Though I suppose it could come down to how dyes react to different chemical compositions.
>>9953354Ok fine, new thread >>9954013