MMC Ocular Max Saltus (MP Springer)

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  1. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    need to see this standing straight and a better look at the vehicles , definitely some tweaking to the mold and looks like for the better
     
  2. o1dpain1ess

    o1dpain1ess Well-Known Member

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    from TFW:

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  3. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    yeah erm no , thought it might of looked better but no real change , my xtb springer pre order is safe
     
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  4. franpincho

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    I second the “Springer must be a difficult as fuck CHaracter to get just right”.

    No company’s version has got him right thus far, and mentioning XTB isn’t really fair, as that only exists as a render, and will likely require 1000 fixes out of the box to make it stand.

    Allen is decent, and the price made it a no brainer.

    I guess he’ll be fine until TT decides to do theirs.

    A shame really.
     
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  5. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    He's a chunky looking bugger. I like it. Do want to get a proper look at XTBs though.
     
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    metaphorge Decepticon

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    I'm a sucker for the functional cockpit.
     
  7. o1dpain1ess

    o1dpain1ess Well-Known Member

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    I'm honestly liking this rendition quite a bit. It's fairly clean especially the lower legs, an area that FT falls short on. Clearly we need to see actual paint and hopefully paint apps.. unlike their Trailbreaker. But proportions of the bot and sculpt look pretty solid. I only think XTB edges this out in that area. Alt modes are.. decent and serviceable for me. The copter is a tad stubby but still fairly close to the source. The car however deviates quite a bit. For me the car mode would be the least utilized for this character anyway, but I also oddly enjoy their take on it.

    Definitely not sold on this yet, I need to see how it cleans up and supposedly there are head sculpt revisions already in the works. For my tastes though, this and XTB are catching my eye the most, with FT looking solid and probably the best built.
     
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    Yet again another MP Springer wrong color face and thighs. Smh
    I like face sculpt just not the color. What's with the Aqua Man-ish trident weapon?
    Other than that it doesn't look bad.
    I wouldn't hold my breath on TT doing their MP version of Springer anytime soon.
     
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    In the pictures, the chest, thighs, and feet are unpainted diecast metal.
     
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  10. o1dpain1ess

    o1dpain1ess Well-Known Member

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    This is pretty clearly an unpainted test shot. No clue about the trident though either.
     
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    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    such a great character and so far NONE of these 3p companies are putting out a good looking version of him....i expected better from MMC
     
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    To be fair, he seems to be doing better than Cliffjumper and Arcee so far :p 

    Though I live in hope.
     
  14. Mormolyce

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    I sometimes wonder if 3Ps employ someone specifically to rewatch every episode of the G1 series looking for that one time the character picked up a coffee cup so that they can lovingly recreate it and delight us all.
     
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    I dunno, I personally dig this one. I already have Big Spring but hey, I'm down for another Springer (and a third, if TakaraTomy ever gets around to it). I think FansToys' Apache looks like ass, but I've liked Saltus since I first saw him. I'm just hoping it's not a hot mess like Ocular Max has built a reputation of being recently.
     
  16. RustyBarnacles

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    I think making the chest diecast was a mistake. Not only will a large part of diecast be painted, but it will be painted in green and yellow no less and have to match with the rest of the figure.

    3rd parties really seem to love their diecast lately.
     
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    This 7 days a week --^
     
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    I'm totally not surprised that Springer and Arcee are giving 3P companies fits.

    3rd Season Sunbow character models were *never* designed with transform-ability in mind.

    They were just colorful human forms with weird boxes sticking off of them in random ways, that "just transform in the following way: Hey, look over there! *runs off*"
     
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  19. TheGrognard

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    Lol nope. g1 Springer was a shit design and this character is one that I want to be totally redesigned. I owned the original toy and it's ugly as hell. If Maketoys Cross Dimension takes a look at it maybe that'll be Ok for my collection, but otherwise sticking with Generations. For those of you doing strictly Sunbow, good on you. Lots of choices. For me, this is hot garbage. And it's not MMC's (or FT's, or or or) fault. I blame the 80s.
     
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    I actually like the car mode on this one quite a bit. Not sure it's 100% G1 faithful, but Springer's car mode always looked a little weird at the back no matter who was producing him. But this one looks nice.
     
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