Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor

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

  1. John TheDestroyer

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    Not sure what's risky about it. The worst 3Ps have got to a point where most people would be content with their releases if there's no better option, and the best 3Ps are on par or better than what Takara puts out.
     
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    It's risky because it's addictive, and expensive: they're generally cheaper than official ones, but there are so many 3p products...

    Quality wise, if you are on these boards, you're safe. You can easily know if a product has got issues. For example, nobody broke their Meteor.

    And, unlike official products, with 3p it's relatively easy to get replacement parts.
     
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    Surprized this figure didnt make it to the top 10..I guess most already have mp-11 and didnt wanna go through the trouble of selling it to get this one
     
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    It's in my top 10 :) 

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    I got a great Hasbro edition of MP Starscream. But just like emgo316's review, it's showing it's age, while Meteor looks like it would match the quality of MP36 Megatron.
     
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    So a few people are modding the wings and legs - anyone thinking about making nipple fans to fit in the chest? Not having those is fine by me but it's never bad to have options, and some people really wanted them. You could probably copy the design from MP-11 and upsize it a smidge until it fits snugly. I have no idea how to do those sorts of things though. I'm just thinking out loud.

    Honestly, the leading 3P makers are on par with TT and in some cases ahead these days. Though of course it varies from bot to bot - I recommend watching a lot of reviews to get an idea. But QC is mostly really good (personally I've had worse luck with some official moulds), and there's always return policies if anything goes seriously wrong.

    Don't let your dreams be...

    Oh wait, wrong meme.
     
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    Ugh don’t start with Meteor he’s a lot better than mp11 but VERY disappointing in many other ways...I broke down and bought him after accidentally converting my source points (alcohol may have been a factor) and when he arrived I was disappointed immediately. He’s grown on me a bit but if you’re looking for a “1st 3rd party toy” I’d find one that REALLY hits it out of the box. Maketoys half-ass everything...
     
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    *in Cobra Commander voice* Yessssssssss
     
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    Which version of CC is that?

    I would have loved to see an animated TF/Joe crossover series or movie from MP/Sunbow.
     
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  12. pg52282

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    It's the Classic CC from the Retaliation Movie line. THE best version of him. IMO
    http://www.yojoe.com/action/13/cobracommander53.shtml

    I wished for that for a long time. Shame it never happened. The only crossovers close to that were the God-awful Marvel Joe & Transformers Comics and some from the early '00s
     
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    Ahh ok. I have that figure. It comes in a carded package with Dwayne Johnson with his mouth open as Roadblock on the cover. My only gripe is that the chrome face plate is prone to fingerprint smudges. Otherwise it is the best representation of the ARAH classic CC toy ever.

    The closest thing we ever got to a Sunbow produced crossover were the Season 3 Transformers episodes "Killing Jar" (about 2 minutes of it) and "Only Human".
     
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    I've kind of accepted that I will get Meteor eventually. I'm sure once I get my KO MP Megs in (that I feel safe actually playing with) I will want a Starscream that fits the aesthetic better, both in terms of appearance and dynamism on the shelf. If I see it go on sale for $90 or so I'm all over it. But for now I'm content with my MP-3, Wal-Mart MP-3, iGear, MP-11, and TRU MP-11. :) 

    There are really only two things holding this mold back from perfection (I don't care about the hollow wing backs): the angle of the intakes in 'bot mode, which both Takara and ToyWorld did better and would have been an EASY fix, and the lack of molded shin detail (the blue part that's painted on), which their Conehead prototype -- which has the part molded -- really emphasized to me. Those two nitpicks would bother me WAY less if the figure overall weren't so close to being a perfect representation of the show model. I'm also not a huge fan of the hands, the face sculpt (and color scheme), or the head size which I think is just a touch too small.
     
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    Take the CC head from the CC/Shipwreck 50th pack and it's perfect. My Ultimate Commander came with a scratch on his chrome.
     
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    I wonder how well the CC would scale with the oversized Takara MP11 Starscream.
     
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    That's a bit harsh, I'd rate Meteor at least 85% of an ass.
     
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    I think he'll scale much better than the MP-11 & Meteor
     
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    If MT does this, I'm in for the set. The shin bits being unmolded paint bothers the shit out of me, way more than any of the other issues because they're right on the front of the figure. If I saw a Meteor that looked like this [the pics with the shin add-ons] I would buy it on sight.
     
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