MMC Ocular Max Saltus (MP Springer)

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  1. nacho

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    I like the look of this one, hands down more than FT's. Apache's feet (i.e. wedges that appear crudely attached to the bottom of rectangular stumps) are absolutely unforgivable and ruin an otherwise good looking figure, IMO.

    I'm definitely going to get XTB's version, and in the event that I end up with more than one springer, this will likely be the other purchase.
     
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    I'm not crazy about FT's either (mostly because of both alt modes), but are Saltus' feet really that different from Apache's? They look very similar to me.
     
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    Saltus' feet are not as good as XTB's, but MMC does a slightly better job than FT of bringing the sides of the lower leg down to cover a bit... as opposed to FT's "oh shit, I guess we need to stick on some feet" appearance.

    I need the feet to look like they came out of the leg and are nicely integrated into the design... and not look like boat paddles that were attached as an afterthought.

    EDIT: Maybe this pic will explain better... springer feet.jpg
     
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    :lol 

    When folks holler about animation accuracy, especially when it comes to season 3 autobots I'm like:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I get what you're saying now. MMC's do look a little better than FT, but it's marginal to me. XTB's just blows the other two away with regard to the specific issue you're pointing out.
     
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    Lodril Poet of Destruction

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    I know, right? That's like THE Springer episode! The first thing I did when I got MMC's LeoDux was to pose him with Springer riding him into battle. It baffles me that every MMC Springer doesn't come with that thing.
     
  8. nacho

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    I totally agree. XTB is definitely my first choice of the designs we've seen so far. But there is a lot to like about Saltus, as I think MMC has done an admirable job. If this were the only option out there, I'd likely be ok with that. And if XTB doesn't get out of the render-phase, this will probably be my go-to choice.
     
  9. mweeuser

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    That LOL is classic! And appropriate.

     
  10. deaculpa

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    sup with the weird trident weapon?

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's that thing from that one episode where Springer rode Razorclaw. You know...because they thought an animation accurate accessory would be a good thing to go with for a figure that is supposed to be in the "Studio Ox" line.
     
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    It's kind of a misconception that the Ocular Max line is intended to use Studio Ox as their only inspiration. IIRC, the original intent of the line is really to pull in elements of Ox and G1 to come up with something that just looks good (in theory). This guy is way more toon inspired than Ox inspired (in bot mode, anyway). Not sure what else they could have given him except for that missile thing from the movie they and others are giving him.
     
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    He's getting that too!
    Apparently loading an ineffectual cannon is what Springer is best remembered for. I'd have packed him with the tiny human version from "Only Human" myself.
     
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    The chopper mode looked okay... the "tank" is kind of the old "hey this technically counts as a third mode" bunch of nonsense though :p 
     
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    How do you know that's not the Studio Ox version of that spear that existed for one episode???
     
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    I'll be sticking with FT but I'll reach out to MMC to see if I can get the trident spear.
     
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    Threw some colors on the latest photo
    mmc-saltus-2.jpg

    EDIT:
    Still think this one has the best proportions of all the not-Springers
    mmc-saltus-comparison.jpg

    EDIT 2:
    Sloppy shoop of more toon accurate proportions
    mmc-saltus-fixed.jpg
     
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  19. hellex

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    All the Springers make some sacrifices. This one I think throws the copter mode under the bus, and the vehicle mode isn't quite accurate, but I do like the bot mode.
     
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    Looks CHUG. Is this MP sale?
     

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