Maketoys Thunder Manus (Powermaster Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Phoenix Blaze, Aug 21, 2016.

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Are you interested in getting this?

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  1. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Good points. I suppose that those that complained did so because we/they expect more details, features and/or accuracy from third party figures, especially for the price
    they command. One of the things that led to FP's downfall, IMO, was the lack of detail in the molds, the lack of articulation (possibly due to strange/unorthodox transformations) , unorthodox aesthetic (especially in the later molds) and deviation from the original look and feel of the (G1) figures.
     
  2. Requiem Prime

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    My interest was piqued, but never driven. Their Noir Striker sweetened the deal with a huge weapon set for him, Manus, and Despotron. This is the character you expect, with the upgrade kit you expect. It's a nice all in one considering what it took with HasTak (and Perfect Effect) to hit the same point. But it'll be awhile before I'm feeling like going there again.
     
  3. Mr.Deflok

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    Yeah, that's why I said that...
     
  4. stormflash

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    But the thing w/ fp was they always deviated from the g1 design.They never ever really stayed g1.Look at their insecticons for example.I'll be more terrified by them then the true g1 insecticons.In fact,shrapnel's(or is it bombshell's?) repeating of words will crack me the hell up

    But i do agree with the lack of articulation,unorthodox transformations and non-interesting(to me)/unusual design and aesthetics(thinking of the monsterbots)
     
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    I think lack of accuracy is a fair criticism of Galaxy Meteor because they presented it as a Masterpiece Cybertron Starscream. Cross Dimension isn't trying to be accurate, but I can understand why some of the inaccuracies would bother people, especially when these figures cost so much. Has Maketoys ever made a completely accurate figure? I guess their headmasters and their Jazz are pretty close.

    There were a lot of issues with Fansproject, not just their design. I think a big part was that the market just completely shifted away from them, but they also went off on too many tangents and never finished their lines. I'm still waiting for a freaking Snarl 4 years after Sludge. A lot of their figures have also not aged well at all and I'm not sure there is a market for those style figures anymore.
     
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  6. Mr.Deflok

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    Oh god yes.

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  7. LazyAza

    LazyAza MMC Schmuck

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    Holy shit
     
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  9. primalxconvoy

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    That's true and isn't bad, of course. However, look at City Commander and their Insecticons and then look at FP Browning....
     
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    This is the straw that broke this particular camel's back. That this set looks and plays so well already as seen with Thunder Erebus, but that it also come with the Godbomber armor already packed in make this a must have on my list.
     
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    Interesting, I didn't see the chrome thigh parts coming. Bods well with the chrome chest. As for that giant shoulder cannon, I'm sure I can trust MT to put that on a strong joint unlike takara and their floppy cannon. :rolleyes2 
     
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  13. servatusprime

    servatusprime Chug Chuga Choo Choo

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    I think I found my Christmas present!
     
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    HOLY SHIT THAT COMBINED MODE!!!

    That is why they didn't small cab - to get those proportions. Just fucking amazing

    The chrome chestplate is perfection

    Trailer looks good too


    They need to do this for erebus
     
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    Here's a colour version of this guy.
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    kukuburd Eh?

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    Erebus' inspiration never included it, so I don't see MT bothering with it. Otherwise they probably would have included a version of the armor with Erebus from the get-go.
     
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    I don't give a shit about the inspiration, I just want the damn armor because it looks sick
     
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    Just got the Thunder Erebus and thinking I might skip this because the God Bomober doesn't transform but HOT DAMN!!!

    My Christmas present as well.
     
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