MakeToys MTRM-09 Howling Meteor (MakeToys unofficial Starscream)

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  1. The Smirker

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    What's weird enough is that maketoys cybertron starscream has the mp-11 hands and I remember it having all the fingers on one pin and having the index finger flex out as one solid piece, instead of having the mp-10 index finger articulation.
     
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    Yep, that's the big concern -- whether or not existing KFC hands will fit and look good, because it's unlikely they would make a set specifically for MT figures. We lucked out with Despotron.
     
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  3. Bnz Toy

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    price price price... c'mon MT show us your hand.
     
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    At this point I don't even care about the price... I just want a date!!!
     
  5. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    I'm with Bnz on price...at the right price, I'm all over a set of these. At the wrong price, while they look great, they're unnecessary. I want to know whether I should continue to care or not...
     
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    Almost love the complete figure, but the fact that the blue details on the legs are just flat paint and not sculpted is (to me) a bit of an eyesore to an otherwise perfect sculpt!
     
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    That area is actually slightly recessed in the sculpt. You can see it on the unpainted prototypes. Obviously YMMV as to whether that's good enough or not, but there is a sculpted border around that area rather than being entirely flat.
     
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    Indeed, i didnt pick up on that. Still its not a great detail of an otherwise visual flat surface. I think the paint will fill that area since its so shallow.

    But not a dealbreaker in any regard though.

    Didnt G1 Screamer have portusions there? Always seemed so to me.
     
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    Yep. I've got 2/3 Seekers in my collection right now, which cost me less than $200 (they're the Hasbro releases of MP-11 SS and TC). If these are priced well/low enough, I'm likely to go all-in on replacing them with MT's and grabbing their Skywarp. But if they're too pricey, I'll probably only consider whatever MT does with the Coneheads, and maybe pass entirely.

    I mean, with all the repaints and retools you can get out of a Seeker mold, they should be able to give this guy a very competitive price. Added to how many people probably already have a full set of Seekers (and even Coneheads), there should be proper incentive for MT to price them reasonably, if not lowly.

    Yeah, the 'toon was pretty inconsistent (as with everything), but all the official art has those blue bits protruding from the leg (flared at the bottom and tapering up to the top). Seems a lot of people have taken to calling them shin-thrusters or something.
     
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  10. ILoveLuci4

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    Amen.

    Yep. It has pretty much ruined MP Sunstreaker for me. It ruins a silhouette and changes the shapes of things when it's the same color as the nearby shapes.

    It's melting!!

    They do and it's not good.

    Yep, ype, and yep.

    WTF is with those deep grooves on the thigh and the holes on top of the feet?

    The figure has a lot going for him, but IMO he has a number of shortcomings, also. If they "fix" some of them and he's cheap, I may buy. If not, I won't.
     
  11. StrangePlanet

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    Depends on which G1 Screamer you mean;) 

    In the the toon, those bits were just flat, painted on. Any recessed sculpt on this one is a step up from that, but barely. No, it was the G1 toy that had those bits as neat sculpted parts, and that's what the MP-3 and MP-11 mold picked up on. As for the comics, I dunno.

    compareSS.jpg

    I'm not usually a fan of following along with the cartoon art when they were just simplifying things to make it easier to animate, deleting detail and such, and I do miss those bits. It's the only thing I don't like. Well, that and the intakes not angling forward. I wonder if they need to be flat for transformation or if I can glue on a sculpted part there....
     
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    Looks so good. I only have the Robot Hero oversized seekers currently. I think the MP-11 mold works a lot better at that OS scale plus all the improvements robot hero made to the mold. As far as regular MP scale I'm sold on the figure even with the head sculpt as it is. Although I do have my fingers crossed make toys updates the head before release or at least another 3rd party makes some better heads for him.
     
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    I agree it looks very good in robot mode. Has anyone confirmed if this is the same situation in jet mode? Just clear over a solid gold fill, or yellow clear over solid silver fill, and no cockpit?
     
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    Don't think we've seen colour alt mode pics but I would assume jet mode has the clear canopy over a cockpit? Otherwise not sure why you would bother with two layers of canopy in bot mode? If jet mode uses the same clear over gold gimmick then they'd be better just paInting the canopy straight gold and losing the bit underneath.
     
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    Wait, so I'm just realizing that the intakes on the shoulders don't flip forward, is that right?
     
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    Should I be worried that no photo of this guy so far shows a clear look at the face sculpt???
     
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    They certainly haven't shown that in any photos. And proto shots don't seem to show any hinge around that part. It's not a deal breaker for me but it seems to be an issue for others. Not sure whether it's possible for MT to adjust at this late stage, or as someone else said, some kind of aftermarket mod? Personally I'm more worried about the face sculpt, the too dark face paint and the extreme hollowness of the wings. But even then it blows Takara and Toyworlds efforts out of the water, and no-one else seems interested in doing MP Seekers, so I'll buy at least 3 Seekers and 3 Coneheads, even if MT change nothing. Captive audience and all that.
     
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    This is the best we've seen so far I think:
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  19. 2003 Megatron

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    Make that 2 of us. And fix the face. These I'm looking to replace that outdated Mp11 mold. But with my luck once I do, BAM! Takara comes with a new Seeker mold. Fml.
     
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    Even the most ardent Takara fanboys would have trouble defending Takara if they did that. At $200 a pop for each of the new Coneheads, and regular releases of Seekers, all in the last year or so, it's not like they aren't still squeezing every drop out of that mould. I imagine if they were going to make a new Seeker, they'd let the MP-11 mould go quiet for a couple years first.
     

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