Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Javier, Jul 18, 2015.
So is the Deadlock repaint a remold of this guy.
Deadlock is a repaint of Drift, not a repaint or remold of Wing.
Beta is still a remold of Alpha, but apparently they've been more differentiated in the new designs than they were in the old designs. There are fewer parts that are actually shared.
And whatever MMC calls Deadlock is likely a straight repaint of Beta.
They both have the same central tooling where the legs fold up at the front, the arms fold up in to the shoulders and the torso sits behind the cockpit with the front hood area being the butt flap and the two scabbards.
So it's not so much one being a retool of the other as it is two designs using the same basic tooling and then their externals being altered to suit their alt modes. So most of the limb parts are different save for the internals and the thighs and forearms which are shared between the Wing and Drift molds.
Drift and Deadlock in particular are the same exact mold but with a different head and chest plate between them.
Its just confusing because in the slides titles they have this guy as Aero Alpha recolor (Deadlock inspired) and I know that Deadlock is who Drift was before he became an Autobot,,and perhaps, they should call is something else. The figure is also re-tooled a bit so I thought that they were gonna make Deadlock from this guy, but I guess not. Thanks for the clarification. I think I kinda get it, Like if its Deadlock then it should be almost a straight up repaint of Beta right?
Deadlock is using the Drift version of the mold as it is vastly more appropriate given Drift n Dead are the same exact character. Think of it like how IronFactory handled him, they did the same exact thing mmc is doing. Same basic mold with different head n chest that references the same comic designs mmc is:
Any update on when this will be available?
A good guess is sometime in October.
I just want a speed racer style version. Heck, do a good retool and if drift has the more appropriate shape, make a retool of him as Racer X's shooting star and I will be desperate to get one of each.
Some time between September and October.
man, I don't even follow the IDW stuff regularly and I still love the looks of this thing.
MMC's hitting it out of the park this year.
Aero Alpha and Stray Beta
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Loving how the red head crest looks on him, it's such a simple detail, but it's improved the overall look of the figure so much.
I see the boss didn't go for changing the cockpit surround color from gray to red. :/
Mhm he didn't see the point of it when I asked him about it and I ended up agreeing. I think its one of those things that'll look just fine in hand.
Did also double check with him this week and all copies of Aero will indeed still be coming with the new red crest head and the original all white head. I also made sure the cheek details were accurate so the white one retains its yellow cheek accents while the red crest has red cheek accents.
And he's still on schedule for October so yay.
can you be any more specific about WHEN in October?
I need to do some number-crunching...
Toy releases never have exact dates. They have window estimates and shipping notices. But never release dates. Maybe he'll be out next week, maybe he won't be out till the last week of october, maybe he'll be finished in october but not ship till november. Who knows. All I know is right now he's on schedule for october still but any number of factors could determine how that pans out as with any toy release.
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