MakeToys Type-61 Green Giant Reviews

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by Kuma Style, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Kuma Style

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  2. Transbot90210

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    Commenting before reading because I know your pics rock it hard.

    Thank you for my afternoon delight.



    I am SOOOO happy I bought this guy and have him coming in from Captured Prey. I lived vicariously though others during Yellow Giant and soon I will have this beast in my collection.

    I am also very happy about the RED eyes being consistent thoughout the whole team. And that new head is too SAW puppet dude for me, I do like the other head in the last picture though.
     
  3. daimchoc

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    Thanks Teej! :thumbs2: 
     
  4. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    YES!!...
     
  5. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Is it just me or does the green version have more "personality"? Great job as always TJD!
     
  6. CankleBreaker

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    Very nice photos! I REALLY like the alt/vehicle modes of these figures. Reminds me a lot of my G1 figures I had growing up.
     
  7. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Nice pics, but that new head is embarassingly terrible...still. I find it strange so many are using it now after the initial reaction was 99% in agreement that it was horrendous. Don't like the individual modes either. This thing would be the easiest pass ever if not for pics like the last one. That looks good.
     
  8. Gilgamesh

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    Might be a case of "looks better in hand". Or maybe it really grows on you. Or maybe people who hated that head were more vocal than those who like it, so 99% agreement doesn't make too much sense.

    I'm not too keen on that head I must say, but it isn't awful either. At least they give you the choice, I might end up using it anyway. I love everything about this Giant, from the vehicles to de individual 'bots. I love how dynamic they are, as opposed to the Hercbots "Energon/Cybetron" stiffness (although many people just love that aspect)

    Can't watch the video at work, but I'll be playing this as soon as I get home!
     
  9. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    Heck yes it is...it's so hard to find the pics of him with that head on as "AWESOME!"...it just looks horrifically awful...SO derpy!...I have no idea how in hand that will change...

    and it is really weird that, IIRC, almost every new pic of GG posted has that craptastic head in place...

    *shrugs*

    If I didn't think that I might resell GG some day, I'd sell that turd head before I even have it in hand
     
  10. Transbot90210

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    To TJ- You mentioned at the beginning of the review that Green Giant comes with the "Screwdriver" bits. I saw the image on the box but I didn't see it in the tray or the review.

    May you please confirm if those bits come with the set?

    Thanx.
     
  11. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    They're attached to Long Haul and store on the back of Devy.
     
  12. Transbot90210

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    OK, I see them in the Alt mode pic. Thanx :) 
     
  13. MegaMoonMan

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    In hand, the new head doesn't bug me much. I thought it would but it doesn't.
     
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    Fvckin sick! Can't wait to get mine!
     
  15. Kuma Style

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    @Transbot - Thanks, and yea it comes with the screwdriver weapons.

    @Daim - Np at all man

    @Gilga - Thanks.

    @Cankle - Thanks!

    @kibble - Different people have different preferences.

    New head isn't bad to me at all, personally. Just don't like it as much as the original head. It's alright, but just doesn't scream Devy to me.
     
  16. hXcpunk23

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    Excellent pics & vid, TJ! Can't wait for mine to arrive from Captured Prey! Your pics always bring these suckers to life.
     
  17. Kuma Style

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    Thank you, brother.

    I'll get some Comparison pics to Herc, Yellow giant, etc. etc. up tonight.
     
  18. newmanium

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    I agree, the face is not as bothersome as I expected.


    Great review. I am surprised by how much I enjoy the individual bot modes, even the weakest of bots like scavenger and bonecrusher. I was not impressed by early photos.

    May I ask what "Kuma" refers to? Also, is make pronounced like "mock"?
     
  19. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    - I agree on the face.

    - Thank you, and I agree. They are a very simplistic but charismatic aesthetic in the bot mode. I'm not the biggest fan of the "tread brothers", but

    - For the Kuma question, this is from the "About" section of my site: Kuma Style Designs

    edit: Are there any pictures you guys WANT to see taken?
     
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  20. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    Since I no longer own a stock Herc, I won't be able to make that comparison when I get GG...so I'd love to see the compareos...specifically with and without the rage set...

    I'm thinking in stock configurations, I might just prefer GG (though never yellow Giant, he can eat a d!ck :D )...in stock form, all the purple on Herc really turns me off...its why I think a lot of fellas are starting to prefer GG over Herc...that and GGs superior green color...but then on GG, he's got A LOT of empty voids, and the missing wheels from Mixers wheel wells...those things really turn me off...

    So yeah, anyway, some side by sides in the same poses would be nice...

    Thanks TJ!
     

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