Minor/Repaint: Alternators Laserbeak - need advice

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  1. MegaMoonMan

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    So I happened upon this while hunting at TRU today:

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    A MMPR transforming Alternators scale (or close) car-to-bird? Oh yes, this is going to be Laserbeak.

    I need some help, however - first off, the head SUCKS.

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    No articulation, and too big. Any ideas what would make a good replacement Laserbeak-ish head?

    After the head, what else do you think should be changed? The wings could use a swivel in them - that way they would be a lot more poseable and could lay flat against the body. I'm thinking maybe get rid of the wing feathers too, and go with a more mechanical looking wing.

    And how about the color scheme?
     

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  2. Sage o' G-fruit

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    I saw that at the Disney Epcot Japan thing.

    I think there's another too, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  3. big hank

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    Nice find! Maybe some other PR bird bot may have a better detailed head, I don't know. Possibly a Zoid, you could snag one off the 'Bay most likely. Looks like a great little project, my man! Keep us up to speed!:thumbs2: 
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    There's a panther one (alt Ravage is FAR superior), and an elephant one coming as well. The elephant looks the coolest, actually - but who could he be?
     
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    There are a lot of potential head donors if you start looking at Zoids... ditto other Power Rangers lines I would think .

    Zoids Buster Eagle would likely be my first choice, and looks to be probably about the right size.

    zmog
     
  6. Slimaximus

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    Turn it to a Rhino Ramhorn
     
  7. megatronkicksas

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    alt mode pics?
     
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    I am so doing this modification myself when I get my hands on one of those things.

    As for a more Laserbeakish head, try the Hurricane Hawk Zoid head, it's a close match to Laserbeak's head, just gotta repaint it:

    Amazon.com: Zoids Neo Blox NBZ 03 Hurricane Hawk Model Kit 1/72 Scale: Toys & Games

    And as for colors, the red and Black make a good base for Laserbeak's colors. What I'd do, however, is slap some sort of deco on the hood/chest ala Animated Soundwave's cassette motif, and maybe give the figure gold trim to make it like G1 Laserbeak.
     
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    I picked up one of these today at a local TRU. I won't be bashing this one for a while though I think I want to wait and see how other Rads start on this. Before I get into it, but at least I got one.
     
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    Interesting...do you have a picture of the box it came in?
     
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    Here is a pic of both of them Eagle & Tiger. I didn't have my camera handy lost my battery for it earlier today. But I was able to find these on the Power Rangers toy site (Toybiz.com).
     

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    how expensive are these?
     
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    No idea how much they are but the Elephant is a Blue Toyota Tundra and it actually looks pretty sweet
     
  14. MegaMoonMan

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    $20 - kind of a ripoff when compared to alternator quality. Actually the quality isn't bad, but alts go that extra mile with rubber tires, interiors, etc.

    I think I may need to scratchbuild a new head - none of the mentioned heads look quite right to me. Basically I want an upsized, bulked-up G1 head with articulation. I may be able to mod the existing head to work.
     
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    Yeah, you could use the existing head has a starting point for the neck, and then add a large ball joint at the top where you'd attach the more G1 head. Considering how bulky and blocky G1 Laserbeak's head was, I doubt you'd have much trouble making an articulated one. Don't froget his ruby crystal powered lasers, though.
     
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    I'd like to get these, but they didn't look all that cool. I've not seen em personally (TRU is quite a drive from me), and I might sing a different tune if that were the case. It sorta seems to me that one might would be better off just reshelling their own model kit and going that route, but I dunno. I really can't comment any more than that without having the toys in my hands.

    I'm anxious to see what will be done with these. Again, I might sing a different tune. Perhaps I should rap? Screaming works, too.
     
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    Saw these at my local Fred Meyer for 15.99 I think. I thought they were more like deluxe size than alt size, maybe somewhere in the middle. They are definitely based off licensed cars but the car modes look like cheap KOs IMO. They are from Power Rnagers RPM line.

    Good luck on your custom though
     
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    I almost picked the two up yesterday but decided that there were other things that were higher on the priority list.

    Although I am curious about the Tundra that will be an elephant though.
     
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    Wait, the elephant is a Tundra? If the head can be swapped out, and the figure is decent I'm gonna make one nice Steeljaw from that.
     
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    If you go to the bandai.com site and go under power rangers you can see it un the vehicle assortment thats where I got my look at it
     

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