MakeToys MTRM-09 Howling Meteor (MakeToys unofficial Starscream)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Shin Densetsu, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. GAUGE

    GAUGE Tin Foil Hats = Alternative Facts

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Posts:
    11,648
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Phx, AZ
    Likes:
    +1,733
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    (Found these in /toy on the 4chan)

    I know one of the photos was posted. not sure if the others were as I have not looked that far back, but here's more, and a nice back shot. (I'm just not feeling that butt flap.) I'm not quite sure who the person is holding it, but for a moment there, I thought it was Optibotimus. :lol 

    20017535_1311573278941466_2558703371818619196_o.jpg
    1500225569891.jpg
    1500254425366.jpg
    1500254928806.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
    • Like Like x 4
  2. GRAW

    GRAW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Posts:
    748
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +708
    This is the first time I found MT make ugly face.....
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. Starganderfish

    Starganderfish Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Posts:
    2,608
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Australia
    Likes:
    +1,945
    Nice. Needs a new face or at least a lighter colour on the face so we can see it and judge it properly.
    Really wish the underside of the wings wasn't hollow. That seems an odd choice?
    And I'm not thrilled at the clear canopy over the gold canopy - looks kind of strange. Would have preferred the outer clear canopy was just opaque gold. But that's a super easy fix win some gold paint, so no worry.
    Articulated hands would be nice but they look like fairly basic mushroom pegs so some of the KFC or maybe the FansStyle hands should work.
    All up I'm in for three Seekers and three Coneheads of this mould.
     
  4. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    28,943
    News Credits:
    415
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Location:
    US
    Likes:
    +10,734
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:

    Same pics already posted, just not sideways.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Transmetal

    Transmetal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Posts:
    5,180
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Likes:
    +661
    That looks vastly better than Takara's. Just needs some finishing touches as in colors/better face etc...........

    Would also be down with Coneheads as well, since my official ones are pretty floppy and were that way fresh out the package.
     
  6. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Posts:
    32,597
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Rotterdam NY
    Likes:
    +6,100
    I'm expecting a lot of repaints/remolds out of this guy.


    Hopefully that potential of a lot of characters from this mold will help keep the price down.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Orion2703

    Orion2703 Ultimate Hunter TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Posts:
    2,041
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    England
    Likes:
    +969
    Better than mp11, definitely.
    Better enough for me to start replacing them all, I really don't know at this point. Its going to come down to price on these.
    I'd also like to think they'll sort out the underside of the wings, cos thats looking like a low budget hasbro effort currently. It actually looks like there are panels missing.
     
  8. Nighthawkblack

    Nighthawkblack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2014
    Posts:
    2,866
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +740
    I like what you did there.:thumb 

    Can you please redo xtbs menasors face?
     
  9. OstOgBajer

    OstOgBajer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2017
    Posts:
    886
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1,567
    Can you please redo XTBs Menosar?

    :D  sorry, I had to!!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2016
    Posts:
    2,056
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +1,759
    Ebay:
    Given how many faces came with Despotron and Downbeat, I kind of suspect that this face is probably a quick and dirty one they whipped up for the painted prototype. It looks kind of unpolished that way. I'd bet that the retail toy will probably include a few different, more finely sculpted and detailed faces.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. murphytronus

    murphytronus Im not Shardimus

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Posts:
    1,862
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +74
    They had another face at the show... it was the face he makes when he gets blasted by galvatron with his mouth open right before he turns to dust
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Zawicki

    Zawicki Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Posts:
    258
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +181
    Hahahahahahahaha
     
  13. astrotrain1975

    astrotrain1975 Space Choo Choo 4 Life!

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Posts:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Deep Space
    Likes:
    +153
    That top smirking face is a must. It captures Starscream perfectly.
     
  14. stevej

    stevej Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Posts:
    2,566
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +1,470
    Reminds me of Mega-SCF Starscream which, alas, isn't my personal idea of a Masterpiece. Nice enough for those that want this though.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. windost

    windost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Posts:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Likes:
    +8
    Unfortunately butt flap can be seen from front side.

    Also back of head quite annoying.
     
  16. nomolos

    nomolos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Posts:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +244
    I wasnt upset about it. I just recognized it was wrong. Just like I recognize this is wrong.
    The key reason Dr wu and some others made replacement faces is because is was warranted and there was a large enough market. For despotron, it wouldn't have been because there are too many other options. If enough people buy this and want a replacement face someone will make one.
     
  17. tk7261

    tk7261 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Posts:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +61
    Man if they did it like this I would get it in a second. The current face just kills the whole figure for me. Great job though. This looks great! Do you think you could put this face on a shot of the whole figure?
     
  18. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Retro Active TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Posts:
    5,950
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    Slowing down
    Likes:
    +4,005
    Disappointed it doesn't have articulated fingers but seeing that reminded me that MakeToys generally doesn't do that, and we have to go aftermarket for that with their MTRM figures (Despotron for example happens to fit Eness MP-10B hands). Would be great if they stepped up their game a little and designed articulated fingers. A more posable figure that can't be as expressive with his hands as an MP-11 with KFC hands, is kind of a downer.
     
  19. The Smirker

    The Smirker Kintaro's other brother

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2016
    Posts:
    1,518
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Skull-11 ;)
    Likes:
    +816
    WAIT, YOU GOT TO HANDLE IT!!?? All I got was a chosen prime guy holding it.
     
  20. StrangePlanet

    StrangePlanet G1

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Posts:
    2,514
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +907
    Hey, color! Looks amazing. Very excited about this.

    And I love how they did the canopy. I have been wanting to paint the canopy yellow on my Walscream for a while. That part of him just disappears as a clear orange thing. I love how they did that here in gold, under clear. That's a very cool solution and it looks great.

    Headsculpt looks fine. Looking forward to seeing the alt faces they will make because how could you not??

    Yeah, but you know everyone will look at the price point on this and determine how many repaints they'll buy. If I have to install articulated hands like I have on official seekers, that seems appropriate. I just hope there will BE some add-on articulated hands down the road, or that a set of KFC's can be modded for use.

    Overall though, still looks great. Still super-psyched to get him.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017

Share This Page