Minor/Repaint: ActionMaster Moonracer

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  1. usernamedustin

    usernamedustin 3P Scourgatron KO. Has Die-Cast and Ankle-Tilts.

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    I really didn't like the alt-mode of PotP Moonracer and there was just way too much kibble in bot-mode. I don't know why they didn't incorporate more of the alt-mode into the bot-mode. The design is basically a shell-former with a GIANT backpack. I was never going to transform her into that "leg with wheels" alt-mode, so I started cutting and made ActionMaster Moonracer. I still have a little bit of finishing work to do, but I am pretty happy with the result so far. Jetpacks rule.

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    I’m not really a fan of actionmasters, but this is quite nice! Can it partially fold up into some sort of nondescript shape?
     
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    we waited for yeeeeaaarrrs for fembots n get blockkibblebots LOL sad to see lose altmode but she does look waaaaaay better LOL
    ive been planning playing round using the new fembots for parts n heads to update my versions
     

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  4. usernamedustin

    usernamedustin 3P Scourgatron KO. Has Die-Cast and Ankle-Tilts.

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    Sort of. I would have to figure out a different attachment method though so I could remove the backpack and tuck the head away. If you did it with the plan of getting some kind of alt-mode out of it, you could probably do something half decent.
     
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    Maybe you could use magnets for backpack?
     
  6. usernamedustin

    usernamedustin 3P Scourgatron KO. Has Die-Cast and Ankle-Tilts.

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    The PotP Moonracer and Novastar both have great headsculpts. Your Firestar will look awesome with the head upgrade.
     
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    Man, she does look SO much better...
    Firestar Head for Gen Kup/Swerve by AutobotQuaternion on Shapeways
     
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    This is nice and looks much better. Heck they still can't even do Arcee right without a ton of back kibble so I guess it's no surprise they can't manage the other girls yet.
     
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    Oh man, I've been wanting to do this myself but haven't found Moonracer yet, and have been waiting for someone in Radicons to do this for ages now, so I'm so glad someone finally did it!

    She definitely looks way better now. A shame about the clear plastic on the feet though. Must be a royal pain in the ass to cut...

    Such a shame the new G1 fembot mould turned out the way it did though.
    I beg to differ. Generations Arcee may not be perfect but for a modern Deluxe Class toy, she was done really well. I mean, you didn't really expect her to hide all that kibble with some Masterpiece-tier engineering, did you...? Being the first proper G1 Arcee we've ever got from Hasbro, it's darn impressive.
    Moonracer and Firestar, on the other hand, look like someone just gave up. The friggin' hands and arms just stick out the back. At least Arcee actually tries to look like Arcee in both modes, even if she basically ends up with a car on her back in robot mode.
     
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  10. usernamedustin

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    It wasn't too bad to cut the clear plastic. I did scuff the paint off the feet a bit more than I was hoping for, but oh well. I am going to do a little bit of sanding this weekend to smooth everything out and maybe touch up some paint, if I have the time. I might do it again with Firestar. I think I might even be able to give her an alt-mode with what I learned from cutting up Moonracer.
     
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    A good custom and a good showcase of how bad the Moonracer mold is. Any "Transformer" that can have its altmode cut off in its entirety is objectively a bad Transformer. Sidenote: the good version of this mold could've also been Sunjack and Wheelstreaker, if you needed another reason to hate the version of Moonracer that we got.
     
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    I actually liked BWN Break...
    You’re either confused or that’s just something I missed.
     
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    I'm not sure what's confusing you here: the name-mixes or the "good MR could've been them"? To explain the latter, though: the hood and front-wheels are her legs, the windows and interior are her torso. Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, and even Tracks are the same way.
     
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    The name mixes. I kind of wondered if it was an Energon style combiner of the two.
     
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    No, I just noticed that both names are each just two real words that could be easily swapped that way. Moonstar and Novaracer work the same way.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Nice! I like the hand as a jetpack.
     
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    Cool. This is the problem I have with most of these new figures. It doesn' leave a lot of room for customizing or modifying them with the little amount of details or the lack of plastic to cut and modify. You almost have to go action master on all of them just to make them work or just leave them as is and just do a straight repaint. Hasbro kind of took the fun out of trying to customize them by being so cheap on transformation and the lack of details. At least for me it did. Plus,I haven't had much luck at any of my local retailers keeping any decent figures in stock.
     

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