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?

  1. Yes

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  2. Maybe

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  3. No

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  1. OstOgBajer

    OstOgBajer Well-Known Member

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    I've sold off my CD figures so I can afford other MP bots. I am seriously second guessing my decision. Anyone want to donate to the 'Ostogbajer needs back into the CD line fund?' In return you'll receive a hefty helping of good feels for helping out an internet rando with a silly hobby ;) 

    Hopefully I'll have a new job soon with a sizable raise. I'm coming back for you Maketoys!!!
     
  2. Cheem The Rup

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    Chug Super and God Ginrai(s) :thumb 

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  3. IanAdams

    IanAdams Secret Octopus

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    I used a round file, but tightly rolled sandpaper would work, as would shaving with a hobby knife.
     
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  4. servatusprime

    servatusprime Chug Chuga Choo Choo

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    Ok I'll venture into heresy..... I wonder if Yes Model will get their hands on this. Not saying I would buy it. Just curious....
     
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  5. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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  6. Alienmorph

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    It looks absolutely fantastic... I'm probably gonna buy Erebus instead tho, because I don't wanna diminish my Striker Manus putting him near his bigger brother, and because I try not to have two versions of the same character from the same series. Still kinda hoping in a big badass Ultra Magnus retool, I must admit... after all they already plan to retool Striker into that Mad Max-esque UM we saw in the comics...

    But one way or another I WILL get a version of this mold... Crossdimensions has started with a bang, and I wanna keep supporting it and see it continueing as long as possible.
     
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  7. OptionZero

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    Where have they said Mad max magnus will be a striker retool?
     
  8. IanAdams

    IanAdams Secret Octopus

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    Nowhere. It's a popular theory because Striker has some articulation and slots that don't make sense yet.
     
  9. Alienmorph

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    That, and the concept art of it has body proportions very very similar to Striker's.

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  10. servatusprime

    servatusprime Chug Chuga Choo Choo

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    Also if you look at the comic the back of mad max Magnus has the same grill plate as striker. That's an interesting detail to draw. I think Magnus will be striker with a bunch of armor kibble. Just from the art, it's hard to imagine the armor becoming anything practical
     
  11. Mr.Deflok

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    To get the official to look good you'd need to get all the PE upgrades, and by that time you've probably already spent more than you would than this set costs.

    Looking forward to seeing Thunder Manus in alt-mode with the armour in tow.
     
  12. CybertronianFan

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    Love this art. Love the fact that it appears as if Magnus had cannibalize parts from other cybertronians to make himself whole.

    Keeping with the Cross Dimension story where things look apocalyptically bleak for the autobots, and that Magnus had to jury rig himself back to whole, I'd kill to see one of the characters having to mish-mash his processor using the "brain" or "spark" of two different cybertronians into one. Kind of like a botched mind meld where the personalities of both surfacing.
     
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    Chainlink The Annihilator

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    Holy shit, Thunder Manus is gorgeous. With that combined mode, any and all hesitation has been erased. Consider this bought.
     
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  14. kukuburd

    kukuburd Eh?

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    When are preorders opening?? I can't wait anymore. I need this NOW
     
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  15. OptionZero

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    TF Con is this weekend, probably right after that
     
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    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Truth.
    But, I'm passing this in favor of Ginrai + PE because the cab size is too small for my liking.
     
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  17. Mr.Deflok

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    Fair enough, their cab is brilliant. Wouldn't mind it as a standalone tbh.
     
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    And even then, its still got elbows right under its armpits, making that joint mostly useless.
     
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  19. Alienmorph

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    Hell, maybe it's not even really Magnus, but more like an Autobot-X kind of character made of dead warriors pieces, that just look more Magnus/Prime-like due to the need to use the Striker Manus mold and design as a base for the figure.

    There's also the possibility that the Stiker Manus "weird pegs and bits" have nothing to do with possible retool, and that it's foreshadowing for an Armada-like combine mode with the Jeftire equivalent also foreshadowed in the comics.
     
  20. lbock

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    I think if you get the Takara figures and all of the necessary PE upgrade kits, you'd have to spend $300 and it still wouldn't look as good or be as posable as this figure. But the truck cab would be bigger.....
     
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