Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor

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

  1. chuckcjc

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    I am absolutely loving my copy, except for the super dark face, which is a bad trend they started with MP-11. Shows face was a more light purple metallic.
     
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    I feel the same as well. I am sticking with my Mp3 and will be looking to some of those Yes or KBBs it seems.
     
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    On the contrary, I think he fits like a glove from Magnus onwards. That's when the 'toon shift occurred in my eyes and this is so painfully 'toon it's glorious.
     
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    Except this looks almost cheap in pics to me, more like a Hasbro leader figure as I mentioned. But maybe in hand he is better. Pics don't make me want him though with his non-translucent canopy and small head as two dislikes. Again, each to their own and enjoy if he is your cup of tea!
     
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    'in pics, to you'.

    The two videos so far, who have it in hand state the opposite. I get it, you don't like it but basing an opinion on quality via a couple of pics on a forum without holding it is odd. your money though :) 
     
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    I'm starting to like this guy more and more, especially the face. The only thing that keeps me from placing my order is stability. The first reviewer said that Hollow Meteor has to lean slightly forward in order to stand properly. Even Paik during his review had his fingers constantly on the legs/feet to prevent him from falling over. This could really be an issue..
     
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    I doubt it's a big issue.

    There are so many fears and concerns that get built up every time a figure is about to be released, that usually are nothing but nitpicks once the figure is released.
     
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    Jealous of you guys that picked up an early copy at TFCON this past weekend. BAGH!
     
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    This is what I thought at first when standing mine. To be sure, he doesn’t stand like a figure with a huge flat foot, but I found that if I swivel one leg at the thigh ever so slightly (so slight you can’t really tell), he’s pretty rock solid.
     
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    You really wouldn’t be able to add much at all as the clip from the nose cone side could get stressed. Your thought on the nail polish (or future polish) would probably be the only option. That being said, it’s only an issue during transformation as it holds just fine in both modes.
     
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    Just a note for those not getting the Masterpiece feel from this...

    Aesthetically, ok, that’s going to be preference. If you love MP11, then I guess why bother looking at this. If you love the toon look of the last couple of years, this is your Starscream until something else comes out. I guess there’s a chance Takara could surprise us, but Skywarp and Starscream were reissued recently. If they bring out a new one, expect it to look pretty much like this HM as this is their current direction. HM oozes toon love and he looks great on the MP shelf. He actually makes my MP11 SW and TC look like crap IMHO. Again, if you love MP11, you are set already.

    Quality seems to be a big concern here in the comments. It isn’t a concern. The plastic quality is fantastic and the Diecast is in all the right places (see paik’s review, it’s really detailed). Stability is all about getting to know the figure and his weight. You don’t have to lean him forward but I personally just turn a leg slightly to get him really solid. This is due to the fantastic job of them cleaning up the legs. As for the MP ‘feel’, he absolutely positively feels MP. He has good heft and when he’s all tabbed together properly, feels incredibly solid, especially when you consider the extreme poseability this figure brings. He really makes MP11 feel like a cheap bargain toy.

    All That being said, of you were waiting on seekers and prefer MP11, I highly recommend the Yes model seekers over the official. They are MUCH more stable and feel much better. Just watch out for SS if you don’t like the Walscream deco as YM used this for him. SW and TC are exactly like Takara colors.
     
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    As someone who doesn't really care for the full-toon aesthetic I don't actually disagree with you. But, it's not like Meteor doesn't look like Starscream, the way the original MP-03 Greenscream does. In fact, aside from the small head, I think Meteor has better proportions than MP-11.

    And ultimately, I'm willing to trade a little aesthetics for greater articulation. While I respect people who feel MP-11 looks like a better fit, I personally feel Meteor's more dynamic poses will make more of a difference.
     
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    By the way, the canopy is "sort of" translucent. Translucent plastic over silver painted plastic.

    Not for everyone but I understand where they come from...
     
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    Any pics with MP and 3P carbots?
     
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    I am all in on this as the new seeker mold for my collection. Cannot wait for pics of TC and SW to surface.
     
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    The head does a lot better job than early pics suggested...I do have to give them that as one that was put off initially. Whether they changed anything or the early pics were just not doing it justice, I dunno. Probably still wouldn't give it any awards, but it's at least not a 'butterface'.
     
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    Yup- I specifically said "in pics" as a caveat on my opinion to be sure it was clear. We can't all hold a figure before purchasing so pics matter to most of us. It's most certainly not odd to base an opinion on how something looks and make a decision based upon pics. ;)  That said, I'll check out the video reviews now too.
     
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    You mean like how ratchet and ironies look like shit, and shockwave looks like shit?

    This thing would have looked far better with some minor detailing like mp10 had and better back and something done to fix the butt flap. Also bigger and better looking head.
     
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    They dont look like shit tho.
     
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    I never make a decision based on pics alone but maybe I'm just weird. I get opinions of those who have it in hand, look at multiple videos to hear ratchets etc and if it all looks good I'll buy it and see if I like it in hand. If it's shit even after all that I'll move it on but that's only ever happened once, MMC Terraegis, so I'll not change my ways :) 
     
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