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nacho

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Agreed. I've never been tempted to go for the FT or HasTak version of Hound. I love my dark green toy-colored gundog. He's so chonky!

I don't have FT Jazz preordered, but I suspect I'll pick him up if I can. I have Downbeat and Hova... and both have strengths, but at this point, it's probably a safe assumption that the FT version will best them.

In general, I'm still averse to replacing figures I'm happy with... but when it comes to '84 carbots, I don't mind owning mutables unless I feel one is perfect (see Gundog).

I bought one of the trailbreakers... one of the earlier ones, but to be honest, I can't even tell you which one. They all look the same. :LOL:
 

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nacho

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That's funny. I put a deposit on him this morning at ShowZ. He looks impressive.

When I die, I think my family will just bury the optimus prime collection with me rather than trying to sort them all out. I think this will be my 6th "MP Prime", not counting the knocked-up and down versions. I keep saying I won't upgrade, but they just keep getting better.
 

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Also, I got tired of waiting for the reissues of FT Astrotrain and pulled the trigger on one of the high quality KOs for just over $100. Seems like a deal if the figure doesn't suck.

I'm surprised this seems to be the first FT figure to get KO'd. You'd think half of them would have gotten the chinese treatment by now given what many of the out-of-stock figures go for these days.
 

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Holy moly!

 
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The crazy thing is I probably would consider breaking the bank for a 1/18-1/16 scale Optimus Prime. (Even without trailers)

But my scale OCD allows me to pass on anything I won’t be happy with down the line.
 

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I'm guessing you guys are already aware, but just in case you aren't, I ran across this:

 

nacho

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I got Pangu Prime in the mail today from ShowZ. He's 18" of pure Magic Square goodness. Very solid and stable.

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EDIT: According to Eddie, I got very lucky, as a great number of these have arrived to anxious customers with one arm being completely broken off. Eddie compiled a fix for his and showed people how, but as you can imagine, lots of people are still very unhappy, especially the ones with no tools or fixing skills. Couple that with CNY where no one on the continent is answering emails, and Pangu is taking a lot of heat. But mine is great. I love him. I'll be putting KU 1:18 MP Sideswipe with him soon enough.
 
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nacho

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18”? That’s ginormous!!! Looks awesome, and very true to the cartoon.
He's a knocked-up 4th party figure based on Magic Square's second attempt at an MP Prime. I use the original v1 Magic Square as my display Prime, but I have v2 as well. V2 is definitely more toony and takes a lot of cues from MP-44. But both MS versions are better than MP-10 and MP-44, IMO.
 
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nacho

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I broke down and preordered a secondary release of Deformation Space Starscream. He's so incredibly toony, and he makes all my MP-03-based seekers look seriously dated. I'll end up being bummed if they don't do re-releases on Thundercracker and Skywarp too. But he looks great, and at ShowZ, he's $69 in the door. Seems criminal to get a figure that good that cheap.