Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor

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

  1. Bainreese

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    It must have something to do with the mold. It’s not as if they are going to go through all this incredible effort to make these guys and then leave that because they suddenly got ‘lazy’.

    The same piece is discolored on Skywarp as well.
     
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    Maybe, if they can't get purple hands in time for release, they could do an accessory pack? Coronation gear, purple hands, mini Reflector, better head sculpts, flight stands, etc.?

    Probably won't happen...but just a thought.
     
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    Agreed.
    The way I was able to justify moving into MP/3P figures was that I would only get one “definitive” version of any given character (as opposed to the many different mainline HasTak versions I’d collected since 2001).

    But then I got Power Baser (in addition to MP-10), so there went that justification. ;) 
     
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    Thought I’d mess around with Meteor and YesModel Skywarp to decide if I really need an upgrade to Skywarp and Thundercracker. Took some comparison pics! Still sort of undecided but leaning towards “needs replacing”.

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    Even if I get all the MT seekers/coneheads, there's no way I'm getting rid of my Yes Model versions. Especially since the first run of YM doesn't have the ugly new tampos. The MT versions are good but there's just some things that YM gets right, especially in alt mode. Over time the YM versions will be harder to find if I get rid of them now.
     
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    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    I plan to have the YM versions in jet mode on a shelf in the den and the MT versions in robot mode on my main Decepticon shelf...I never really get rid of any of my toys....too lazy :D 
     
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    This is my idea to fix the buttflap that Meteor has to make it better. 20180416_172608.jpg 20180416_172556.jpg
     
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    I just got Meteor in the mail today. I'm really not impressed with the enginering. Maketoys just can not make a fun transformation! I thought the same about their Downbeat. Sure it looks great in both modes but it shouldn't be such a pain getting between them.
     
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    I mean, to each their own, but I thought it's far easier than MP-11.
     
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    I think 11 is easier
     
  12. mikeszekely

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    Well, like I said, to each their own.

    Then again, I also think Downbeat's pretty easy (the legs do half the work for you!) and I don't think Sunsurge is half as bad as he was made out to be. Personally, I think FansToys is the king of pain-in-the-ass transformations, but everyone seems to love them.
     
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    Oh. I thought XTB was the king
     
  14. mikeszekely

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    I've heard stories, especially about Apollyon, but I only own three XTB figures- Paean, Andras, and Klaatu. Paean is a little fiddly going to truck mode, just getting everything tabbed just right, but is pretty straightforward. Klaatu is easy. And Andras would be easy except his feet are a pain.
     
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    Their QC is improving, right?
     
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    I guess? I mean, again, I've heard all kinds of horror stories about XTB/KFC, but I haven't really had any problems with the few figures I own from them. The thumb on my Andras broke, but I got replacement parts. The KFC hands are just a poor design- too many ball joints on too-thin stalks. Nothing broke on Paean, but I had every finger but the pinky fall off his hand when I transformed him (they all popped back on). No issues with Klaatu.
     
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    I heard only good about Klaatu
     
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    Awesome
     
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    I have the Kotobukiya SD figures and I'm afraid the heads are HEAPS bigger than an MP head. You can see in the photo's below the Megatron and Optimus SD's compared with other figures. WAY too big for this. They're even a smidgeon too large for MPP figures. It's a fun idea though.
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