Fans Hobby MB-06 Power Baser (Power Master OP)

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  1. hayabusa

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    Oh the fans hobby over lord is a big chunky bad azz beast
     
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    Adding a +1 vote to the other voices here. Fans Hobby’s planned Overlord is being designed to be a good match for the combined Power Baser + God Bomber combination. Much bigger than MMC’s version.
    I’m expecting it to be a year or so before I can have that matched pair on my shelf.

    This is a good idea. But I suspect this is intended to look good next to Gunfighter II, or Power Baser in his “core/base” mode. Unlikely that this will match Power Paser’s combined-with-trailer bot mode.


    I agree that these aren’t a perfect match. But they’ll do in a pinch. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Nearly enough to tempt me but I think the head needs to be a touch wider. I still really don't like that waist design either.
     
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    That's actually the problem for me. I only want PowerBaser not the mega super ultra extra combined one. Overlord is going to be significantly taller than PowerBaser alone. Also, once in combined mode, PB looks even less like Optimus with all the blue and white add ons. The combined version plus Overlord will really stand out in a collection of red and blue Optimi and silver grey Megatron's .
    At this stage thinking I'll wait for Tank Megs, maybe even see if they do a silver G1 repaint of him. Otherwise keep an eye out for other chunky Megatron's. Appreciate the replies from everyone. Still in for Optimus but probably skipping the rest of them.
     
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    Doesn't matter. I collect matched pairs that look good together . Placing a 26cm figure next to a 36cm one disrupts the flow of the collection. Primorion next to Apollyon is about the most extreme I will go. Besides I kind of get the feeling the intention with the show was really for Overlord to match off against the upgraded form while the standard Powermaster form was a match for the default Skorponok I think?
    I don't know, the whole Japanese continuity makes zero sense to me and is way over the top.
    I'll wait for a Megatron I can pair with this guy.
    Thanks anyways .
     
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    b-b-b-b-ut the scale of it all

    Primorion and Apollyon do look good beside each other when Primorion is all shrunk down at the thighs. Apollyon could use some boots though. However Mp-5 w/o the legs extended beside Primorion looks good too.

    Well I'm off topic.
    hoping Fans Hobby is going to move on the rest of these projects. Ready for them.
     
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  9. daimchoc

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    Then you're not lookin for Power Baser.... Gun Fighter II and FansHobby's Tank Megatron are likely what you'll be looking out for.
     
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    Damn, still nothing on the God Bomber add-on or Nemesis version PO? I’m starting to get antsy:lol 
     
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    They made it pretty clear on their FB page that they upsized the original Overlord design to match the size of their Godbomber, so yes, they would match well in the end. The original design they showcased had overlord being the same size as PMOP but when fans asked them to please reconsider the size, they decided to change the scale. If you follow their FB site, you will get the latest updates. They are very responsive to fans' recommendations, and seem to have made some good refinements to the Overlord design last I checked.
     
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    Ah, interesting, I didn't know that was one of the driving forces behind the design changes. Well, glad they did, because that new tank half is way better looking than their original design.
     
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    Hmmn, interesting. Not sure about the deco on that MB-04. Looks a bit "Hasbro" to me. I think it's the details on the shoulders, chest etc which are clearly meant to replicate the G2 sticker application. They do a really great job of replicating that look. I actually think the MB-01 deco in the grey and teal looks really stunning on that figure, but sadly doesn't fit my collection goals. The MB-04 look is kinda growing on me though...
    That's the thing with MB-06. It's a really nice looking, imposing figure that fit's into my collection really well because it has the traditional Optimus colouring red and blue, I just need to find a Megatron that will pose with him.
    At this stage, I'll pick up MB-06, and wait to see if FH gives us any more info on a G2 Megs Tank. Depending on size and deco for that, it can ether pair with MB-06 (if it's big enough) or I can maybe look at MB-04 if it's smaller. I'm thinking you're right though. A Tank Megatron is really an explicit pairing with that G2 Laser figure, so it would make sense for FH to scale them together

    As it stands, Gunfighter 2 is MP-10 height, Power Baser is significantly taller than that, and their Overlord/Double evil is going to be insanely huge!
    Thanks again to everyone for the advice and suggestions. My collecting goals for this portion of my collection are a little unorthodox, as I have a very specific look and feel in mind, and getting that becomes more important than established cannon and continuity. It's very different to my two other collections (G1 MP and Voyager IDW) where scale and cannon are paramount.

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    Sorry, that just struck me as funny. I mean, don't *all* TFs look a little "Hasbro?"

    This also seems funny to me. You want MB-06 because of the traditional red/blue deco, but you're also wanting to pair it with G2 Tank Megs who is lime green and bright purple?

    It's cool, man. We all have our thing. :) 
     
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    All good.
    Actually, I think most 3P stuff looks a lot more "Takara" than "Hasbro". Pretty much every product released by both companies has a dirt cheap basic release by Hasbro and then goes on to feature extra paint app's, metallics, gimmicks etc when Takara does it.
    Compare any item released by both and Takara almost inevitably has the nicer figure, better deco, more inviting packaging.
    A lot of Hasbro stuff just looks cheap to me. That's kind of what I meant, but it's actually in a good way, as they're using tampo's and clever design to replicate the original G2 sticker look. Funnily my first insticnt was meh, "not interested" but the more I look at it, the more appealing I find it.
    Yeah. not relly logical is it? Reality is I'd totally prefer a silver deco for the mould. My hope is that they produce a G2 tank Megs and it's popular enough that they do the obvious silver "pseudo-G1" repaint. If they only do the G2 colours, there's at leats a 50% chance I'd skip it altogether, because it wouldn't look great on the shelf.
    Yep, and my thing is not logical or sensible :p , it's all about the feels. I really dig the G1 deco for Prime and Megs, and when I saw all the great MPish versions coming out, I decided to start a seperate collectio for just those two. It feels good to look at that shelf and see them all standing together. Heck I ghate Bayformers but I even have several of them in the collection, just because.
     
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    What about the Wei Jiang Megatron?
     
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    Too big for Power Baser.
     
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    At first blush, this seems genius to me.

    Do we have head-to-toe measurements of each of these? Or comparison pics somewhere?
    I would have assumed (like @Deceptimatrix ) they'd be roughly equivalent.
     
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    Make of this what you will, but looks like pre-orders will open soon for a Dark/Black/Nemesis/Nucleon repaint of Power Baser. Maybe we'll get some shots of the final figure. Color me interested.
     
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