Maketoys MTRM-13 Skycrow (G1 Skywarp)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Sportimus

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    Good, GOOOOOOOOOOD! At last my cartoon accurate trio will be complete!

    Only 1 nitpick: I wish Skywarp's hands were purple, not black. Would KFC hands work for this mold? No big deal either way. I'm happy.
     
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    Finally! After seeing all the positive reviews for Meteor, I just went in on all three.
     
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    Looking very good! But unlike Starscream the two characters just aren't that important to me to make me want to replace the versions I already have. Still, these are by far the best looking MP seekers. Well done, MT!
     
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    • Happy to see these are becoming a reality.
    • Sad the hands aren't purple.
    • Embarrassed that I care about hand color.
     
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    The wings, however, I cannot forgive.
     
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    He was my only Seeker and I remember putting his purple gloves on after turning him into a robot. Still he's clearly Skywarp and either black or purple hands look good.
    I'd complain if his hands were green or something as that would look odd.

    I'm with you with the shade of colour and the out in May thing though :) 
     
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    Yep that's a bummer. Skaywarp doesn't have a lot of purple on him so every bit is important.
    The good news is that KFC Seeker hands DO work, you just need to file or Dremel the peg hole in the hand a little larger. The mushroom pegs on Meteors wrist are bigger than MP-11. Thanks to @songrobin for figuring it out. The hands are a little big but still work great. Personally I may even experiment with KFC's solid purple Shockwave hands as well .
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    Also glad to see they used a lighter colour on the faces!!! Makes a huge difference.
     
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    All they need to do is make the horizontal tail fins black and the hands purple. I'm hoping this is just a test shot and the final product will be corrected.

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    The KFC hand mod for these guys isn't too tough. I did it with just a $1 file set I found at Wal-mart, and I'll be doing it twice more when these guys hit in May.
     
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    I was googling images from the animation since these are suppose to be toon accurate and, even though I struggled to find images of him in alt mode, the horizontal wings were purple in all the stills I found. The hands though. Not sure what's going on. Still gonna order him and their Thundercracker but yea...purple hands would have been nice.
     
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    Judging by the use of a gray nosecone clip on their Thundercracker, I’m going to assume that the hands will be purple as well as the hinges being colored properly on the final copies. Cannot wait to retire the MP11s.
     
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    I’m really curious if MakeToys will release Sunstorm and Acidstorm too. Currently I have the full set of Takara Seekers and Coneheads. I would love to replace them all with the MakeToys version.
     
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    They can milk this mold and give us Ghost Starscream, Sunstorm, and Acidstorm if they wanted to. I’m so excited I’m finally going to get SW and TC!
     
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    Which is a bummer in this case. Sometimes things can be TOO cartoon accurate.
     
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    I'm a G1 toy aesthetic, personally. I'm already doing the shin vents and boob fans so I wonder...how hard would it be to remove the rear fins and paint them? My Meteor is packed away so I can't look myself. At the moment anyhow.

    Still doesn't fix the hands but they don't bother me enough, right now, to take a dremel to a set of KFC hands.
     
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    Generally, I also favor the G1 toy aesthetic. But the rear fins bug me. The jet mode would simply look a lot better with the black fins in both modes. And, as seen in robot mode in the animation, there are no purple fins at the bottom of his feet. With the purple fins, they give themselves away. I'd rather they lean toward the robot mode illusion by using black fins. I hate nitpicking, but here I am. :lol 

    Here's a comparison of what I mean:

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    Man I kinda want to just get this guy alone for his pretty colors.
     

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