Fansproject CA-13 Diesel/M3 Video Reviews

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Video Reviews' started by Peaugh, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. megatroptimus

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    But that's what the original Menasor was my friend (in the cartoon).
     
  2. Alucard77

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    Eh, I have seen the screen shots, but I have seen others where he wasn't.

    This is not a G1 figure though. It is a re imagining.

    But like I said, for the money, I am looking for a bit more then City Commander meets Colossus.
     
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    nice review peaugh. I like him. very cool transformation.
     
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    I didn't realize this until the 2nd time I saw the video, but the upper torso of M3 isn't just Diesel's rotated 180 front-to-back. It's also rotated 90 degrees top-to-bottom. Diesel's back ends up as the "bottom" of M3's "torso upper half" while his chest is the collarbone area of M3. (correspondingly, Diesel's collarbone area make up M3's abs)
     
  5. Peaugh

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    Yeah, the way M3's head reveals and then the whole torso moves around for combined mode is one of my favorite paeta of that transformation.
     
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    Yep, cool as hell isn't it? Very clever way to completely alter the look of the torso.
     
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    Peaugh now that you had him for awhile would you mind making a list of things to watch out for breakage? You mentioned them once or twice but, i think, it would be nice if we could have them concisely in one place. For example i saw the front wheels are loose and, beyond a point, they don't move any more. How is that part? Did it feel fragile? Thx
     
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    Peaugh, thanks for the detailed review, as always.

    I decided to pass on this set much earlier this year and every piece that has come out has validated that decision. If I did end up buying this set it would absolutely stay in combined mode all the time, as I think that's the best looking part of the entire team. None of the individual bots/modes "wow" me, and the fiddly transformation means I would for all practical purposes, just not transform him.

    I really think you would like MT Giant. The combiner parts are all integrated into each individual figure so there's none of the City Commander style parts-forming. Even the combiner hands are hidden well as trailers which hitch on a couple of the individual vehicles. As far as combiners go I only have that and FP Colossus, which I acquired first. As much as I dig the aesthetic for Colossus, I was really impressed with the engineering of MT Giant. Just one more reason I am really excited to see what MT's Quantron will bring.
     
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    Thank you for the video. Kept me from chewing my arm off till mine arrives.
     
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    Reimagining or not, when I handle Intimidator it feels like the Menasor from G1 that I've always wanted as a kid.

    I have a feeling that for those who initially pass on Intimidator some will end up regretting it and pay insane aftermarket prices later the same way FP's Colossus turned out.
     
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    spppppt, reviews go up there ^
     
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    Darn it, I wanted to be the first to do a comparison shot of M3 with actual G1 Menasor! :p 
     
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    Just going to chime in to let everyone know---this is the most detailed transformation guide so far, well-lit and zoomed in--you can really see exactly what pegs and tabs go where.
     
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    Thanks bro...glad I could help.
     
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    Sorry man. First thing I did cause I figured people maybe curious.
     
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    FansProject Not Menasor / M3 / Intimidator Combine Mode Transformation

    Finally putting all the pieces together on camera and showing every step of the combine mode of FansProject Not Menasor.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNZ2h66Ditg
     
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