MakeToys Cross Dimension Thunder Erebus (Nucleon Quest)

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  1. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    man I am super excited about this set. Hope it starts shipping soon.

    This is gonna be a fun month if MMC's Megatron is also still coming out.
     
  2. shogun221

    shogun221 timewaster extraordinaire

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    Who woulda thought Prime was a load-bearer?

    He looks good, although the small cab bot seems more appropriate to a legends-scale DX9 or Iron Factory collection rather than anything I currently own

    Have been thinking of nabbing something from this line though and the Strikers are looking more appealing than ever.
     
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    I think this and the other recent "power master prime" releases show how hard it is to make one that is perfectly proportioned in all modes

    HasKara and FansHobby have full size cabs that look more suitably sized for the trailer, but the combined modes to me each have overly bulky torsos

    Maketoys went with a much smaller cab and inner prime and the result is a flawless combined mode. The truck, however, looks odd with a cab so small. The overall size however probably enbables a better balanced and articulated combined mode
     
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    also don't forget he godbomber armor will add another inch, and this size will allow that mode to hold together and pose better
     
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  5. ShadowOfSilver

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    For anyone who is interested, I am currently working on an upgrade kit that will plug into the front of the cab mode to give it a more traditional trailer truck look (something lile movie prime but not quite). The two parts will split and plug onto mini Erebus' shoulders so he has an RID Scourge look to him. I'm just waiting to have a physical copy of Erebus so I can scale it correctly.
     
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    Picked one up early from TF Nation and love it - so dynamic and poseable, I'd highly recommend it.
     
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  7. Nemesis251

    Nemesis251 Wants 3rd Party Knock Out

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    So some were for sale there?
     
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    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    Trying to hold out for the red and blue but dang does he look pretty. Somebody hold me back!
     
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  9. Acteon

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    Yes, just a few ahead of the main launch - the chap behind the counter said it would be another 4 weeks before it was shipped.
     
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    Great. That puts it right on schedule with the Sept. release date.
     
  11. redrum2581

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    I thought it had an August release date
     
  12. Nemesis251

    Nemesis251 Wants 3rd Party Knock Out

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    Yeah late august. I just had Sept in mind.
     
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    I'm hoping him and 1000kills are within days off each other so I can ship my loot already
     
  14. hardreturn

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    which booth?
     
  15. Acteon

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    It was on the convention merchandise table - there were 3 figures, War Within Starscream, which is a couple of weeks away, Big Spring and this one. Not sure if there will be any more today but all 3 sold out on the Saturday.
     
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    I realize that by not painting the Accessories, that Maketoys is just trying to keep the price at a certain point. However, those weapons are absolutely screaming for some sort of color, and I would have gladly paid an extra $5 or $10 not to have to do it myself!
     
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    I agree, the other PMOPs have much more kibble than this figure. I'm ok with them sacrificing the size of the cab to make the bot mode better. I also love how they integrated the smaller gun into the larger one.

    I think this is probably the nicest looking of the PMOPs overall. Most of the companies seem to be making stand-ins for official figures. Maketoys is one of the few companies making figures that are significantly better than official. I realize that MP is a different market market than mainline, but it's nice to see a 3P doing their own thing rather than copying everyone else.
     
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  18. Chainlink

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    Definitely waiting on PMOP colors. The black scheme just looks kinda... Bland to me. I'd prefer the more vibrant Prime colors on this guy.

    That being said, the mold looks fantastic both aesthetically and functionally. I absolutely love well-articulated, beefy robots. Congratulations, Maketoys. You've convinced me to buy a figure of a character I had no interest in.
     
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    Regerer not picking this up at TFNation. I got to hold it and it was excellent. Aaah i wish i bought it.
     
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    Let's try this again - images weren't working from the imgur :( 

    Now that I'm home here are a few hi-res images and a comparison with TT Legends PM Prime.

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