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Unread 03-02-2012, 06:18 AM   #551
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Hey Nacho, did you ever pull the trigger on the iGear Thundercracker? I'm thinking about getting it and selling off my Takara one. Was curious as to the quality.
Yeah, I bought the three 'toon accurate repaints. I have SS & TC so far (SW isn't out yet), however I haven't actually opened them. I can only assume they are of similar quality to the coneheads, and that seemed to be no different than HasTak quality-wise. I am excited that they improved the legs quite a bit, and it seems like HasTak took a cue from them with the upcoming coronation MP-SS.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #552
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Are you getting that SS? The new HasTak one? I am passing on that one. It's nice, but too little, too late, and too damn pricy.

I may get the TC for the brighter colors. At worst I flip my MP-3 Starscream and Takara TC to cover costs. Both of those go for outrageous prices.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #553
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Pissed I missed out on the Takara TC.
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No, I'm not getting the new HasTak coronation one. It has the corrected tail-fin kibble, but it offers little that the igear one did not. I don't care about the coronation accessories. Plus, I'd already ordered the igear version, and it was much cheaper too. HasTak is too late, and too high.

For the life of me, I can't figure out how the billionth repaint of a $100 MP figure should be priced at $169.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #555
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Well, I got the coronation kit nearly 4 years ago if not longer, so that's a complete waste. I really don't know why I got it then, to be honest. Probably because I figured it'd be hard to find later.

I am glad I got those Binaltech Arming kits, though. Still wish I'd gotten about 4 more sets, but they were pricy 5 years ago when I got the damned things, so I stopped at the 4 sets I got. I still need at least 2, but 4 would be awesome to get ahold of.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #556
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I was late to the BT craze, so I'm not even familiar with the arming kits...
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Unread 03-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #557
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They're awesome. I got them so that Bluestreak and Smokescreen (and if I ever get around to it, the Prowl re-engineer of Red Alert, when I turn Prowl into Red Alert) had their dual shoulder mounts, but I also got a set or two (or still need an extra set, I can't remember) for Jazz, Wheeljack, and Hound.

All the arming kits are, is a reissue of the shoulder missile system that was released with the first Binaltech mold of the Subaru.

They look like this, if you're unfamiliar:
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Hmm, those do look nice. I hope we get that kind of stuff if they continue making MPs.

I have lots of BTs/Alts, but I don't know why. I'm not that fond of them.
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I got them to supplement the ranks of the Autobots and Decepticons for the MP series "leaders" (meaning Prime, Grimlock, Megs, etc., not the "leader" size class). I am fond of them, but they're already starting to get dated. It's more the car designs than anything, but articulation has improved immensely since then.

I will eventually thin out my collection, but I have 1x each of all the US releases, but I don't want all of them. I originally had most of them, but lost them in a fire, then had to replace them. I lucked out and got a full lot of all 27, plus I got a few more elsewhere, and it was not a bad price for all of them, to be honest. Like $1100 for all 27.

Some are way better than others, and a few are kind of bad. But I really dig them. What I can't get into, are the Classics. They still feel too much like toys, and I don't like the vehicle designs. It helps that the BT/Alt series was real, licensed vehicles, at a 1:24 scale for consistency's sake.
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Yeah, I see that, but they are so far removed from the nostalgic G1 appearances, they don't feel familiar or fun to me. Wheeljack is not a #$%&* Ford Mustang. Nor is Grimlock (WTF!). And the Z-cars became little punk rice-racer Subarus (who don't transform for shit... don't get me started on how horrid the alt modes are...). And the Lambo twins are Vipers... convertable vipers... Bottom line, if you removed the heads, you wouldn't automatically know who any of them are. Since most of my toy collecting is heavily nostalgia-based, Alts/BTs just don't scratch that itch.

The more I type, the more I wonder why I bought any of them. I suspect that one of these days, I'll cannibalize many of them for heads and weapons to make some killer MP-sized ActionMaster/Revoltech non-transforming highly-posable G1-looking figures. That's my long-term plan (i.e. in the next decade).
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Unread 03-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #561
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Grimlock being a Mustang was lame. Wheeljack would've been fine with me if his colors were right (red/green, not blue). For many of them, it was the deco that bugged me. The only reason I disliked Prowl was because he was supposed to share a mold with the other 2, and his alt mode would've been better for Red Alert, and vice versa.

Sure, there could've been better vehicles for the others, but with all the headaches of licensing, I'm surprised they got as good as they did. I wish that Jazz could have been a Porsche like the original proto, and that we could've gotten that sweet New Beetle Bumblebee. Especially considering that they went back on their "no war toys of our vehicles" with Transformers 2 having an Audi in it. Hypocritical fuckers.

The only ones I don't mind the deco changes are Mirage and Smokescreen. For some reason, I dug both of their new alt modes. Hpound, Mirage, Jazz, and Smokescreen are my favorites. Silverstreak's not half bad, either, as are many others. Towards the end, the repaints got lame, as did character selection, too.

It's still my favorite line after MP, though. By a long shot.
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Yeah, Hound and Mirage are the two that bug me the least. But the multitude of Mustangs, Subarus, Mazdas, etc just don't work for me. It feels like they barely tried. I'd rather they have done non-licensed fictional cars that resemble the originals, much like the current CHUGs. But the part the bothers me just as much as the car choices is the big chunky clunkiness of the bot modes. They have absolutely none of the sex-appeal of a MP figure. Those are sleek, iconic, and thoughtfully engineered. BTs are none of those things. Of course, BTs didn't carry a MP price tag either. They are apples and oranges in my book. I wouldn't feel right displaying BTs with my MPs. But that's just me.
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Any of you guys interested in this stuff?...it's what Wu sent me that I can't use as I don't have the figures this stuff upgrades OR I don't know what it is...it's yours if you cover shipping...


http://forums.fighting118th.com/albu...pictureid=1138
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Any of you guys interested in this stuff?...it's what Wu sent me that I can't use as I don't have the figures this stuff upgrades OR I don't know what it is...it's yours if you cover shipping...


http://forums.fighting118th.com/albu...pictureid=1138
Seriously?! Fuck yeah I'll take every bit of it!

That's a pair of G1 sized non-transforming Sharkticons, a classics ravage/hound accessory weapons set, some alternate faces for the 3rd party city commander, and an eye of metroplex piece (paying homage to an ep from the 3rd season of the toon).

I want them all! dibs, dibs, dibs!
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*mulls over the evilness of deleting Nacho's post and posting first...*

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You know, I saw your sext message earlier while I was driving, then forgot to look when I got home.

I'd take the Sharkticon if you were just givin' 'em away, or the Classics Hound/Ravage set, but I don't have any of the rest of the base stuff (like Metroplex or City Commander) to make use of it.

Plus, Nacho called dibs first, so...
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*mulls over the evilness of deleting Nacho's post and posting first...*

Oh hell, TF are gay
Just because you're not cool enough to be in the TF "in crowd"...

I had sent him a PM after I posted too. You can't stop my dib-ification!

I can see Eddie now, trying to decide if he should take his revenge for all my Ford comments... I take it all back! Fords are the bestest cars EVER! (please send me some toys...)
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This bad boy is up for pre-order:

http://www.robotkingdom.com/services...I=TW01&lang=us
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Seriously?! Fuck yeah I'll take every bit of it!

That's a pair of G1 sized non-transforming Sharkticons, a classics ravage/hound accessory weapons set, some alternate faces for the 3rd party city commander, and an eye of metroplex piece (paying homage to an ep from the 3rd season of the toon).

I want them all! dibs, dibs, dibs!
You knowing what it all was is good enough for me, as is the "dibs"

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You know, I saw your sext message earlier while I was driving, then forgot to look when I got home.

I'd take the Sharkticon if you were just givin' 'em away, or the Classics Hound/Ravage set, but I don't have any of the rest of the base stuff (like Metroplex or City Commander) to make use of it.

Plus, Nacho called dibs first, so...

You snooze you lose...I tipped you off and now you missed yer oppertunity...


nacho wins!!!
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I'm really struggling with not picking up that Megs...he's so dang cool looking...I'm almost to the scale be damned point...

Also trying to decide if I want to pick up igear SS or TC...
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Yeah, chimungmung has the best price on Not-Megs too, five bucks cheaper on the figure and another five cheaper on the shipping.

The igear thundercracker is worth it, period. Starscream was worth it to me since I had skipped the WM release and only have Greenscream. While I don't have him yet, I'd wager Skywarp is only worth it if you don't have any other version or want the tail-fin/leg fix. Being mostly black, they can't make him much more toon accurate than he already was... except maybe softening the purple trim a bit.
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If I had zero, I'd get the new Takara SS, get the TC from that iGear, and get the Wal-Mart Skywarp. Just so all 3 were slightly different in build.
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Maybe, but you're ignoring the litany of complaints about the build quality of the WM SW. I haven't opened mine, but I do recall quite a bit of moaning when it came out... and sat around. Plus, it would be alone in having the gimpy dangling tail-fin kibble. If I had none, I'd buy all three from igear and call it a day.
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