Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by aniline, May 16, 2012.
... that makes my nether region tingle.
Definitely not as good as Hercules but I don't thinks its as bad as all the complaints make it seem. IMO Superion was one of the more boring combiner designs so This being a little plain doesn't bother me. If another company put out a new head with the faceplate from the cartoon and G1 comic I'd be very excited though.
Wonder why they didn't attach the wings to the arm bots. Slingshots surely has some blue on it or something to make the left arm look a little less dull.
I love how TFC has apparently accepted that the forearms should be rotated so the backs of the plane modes should show to give the arms a better shape. Also they don't put those godawful bombs in the fists on the shins anymore. Of course, now you can see the hands sticking out in gestalt mode, but the bombs hanging there looked stupid as hell.
The hands sticking out on the leg bots is a big annoyance of mine---they could have them fold away on the arm-bots, but not on the leg-bots? Despite all 4 limbs having very similarly-transforming arms?
Yep, they made some design choices I very much don't understand. Overall though I do like it despite some flaws.
My reaction precisely.
I kinda wish more combiner figures used the basic energon ports.
for the price, i'm very underwhelmed. Go maketoys!
Its not as if maketoys are making their version of superion, named giant 62 or something just saying.
I sure would like to see a pic w/o that dumb a$$ gun...it adds even more mass to that right arm...some pics from the left side would be cool too showcasing the new limbs...and on the subject of the new limbs, have they shown color pics from many angles of the new bot and alt modes?
And deco wise, I really wish TFC would learn that less is more...
TFC - "how bout a dab of color here...and there...and there and here and there and there and there and there and there and here and there and there and there and there and here and there and there and there and there and there and there and here..."
Great pic! Have you done the Tekering mod? Could you add the Eagle wings into the chest plate like I do with Phantom's? It could make for a cool Bruticus.
And how tight are the limbs? I sold my FP long ago and don't have the recolor yet. I once used the energon bruticus on Uranos but the limbs fitted so tight that I could not move them.
No I won't be doing the tek mod since I will inevitably break my bb, I also don't own the tools required to do so. I'm waiting patiently to see either Meg's chest or holding out for TFC to reveal their own.
I did that combination more as a joke upon discovering how similar the connectors are. I didn't try turning them because they don't feel like they'll do so without potentially breaking or stressing the joints so they clip together fine but I wouldn't wanna test em since the shapes aren't an exact match just close enough they hold.
I bought a energon divebomb over this weekend on the cheap (2nd hand), and was toying around with it. Im enjoying how i can complement my uranos limb bots with divebomb's eagle alt mode while the latter can also transform into a double blade/bow weapon for tfc gestault sized figures. All it needs is a paint job to blend into Uranos' color scheme of reds, blacks and yellows.
Thank you! If I hadn't decided to phase out my CHUG's as MP versions come out I would eat this up. As it stands I think I'll have to make my own MP scale Superion. Big job.
Thanks again for the pic!
That's exactly what I'm doing and he looks just as good with MP's IMHO:
With a G1 chest shield it'll be perfect!
the paint work for the final two limbs are quite good, also with the comments made on the thighs of the combiner mode, I dont think it is as bad as some make it out to be even though some of you may disagree with me.
Besides if the thighs are too thick, it might be hard to put him in various poses. Once i am able to get hold of the new chestplate upgrade form Megs31, the whole combiner form is likely to look much better. He has made an awesome effort on that .
In total I would have paid around $550 for the whole set. after including FP Intimidator and Hexatron it will be close to $1,000 i have spent on 3rd party figures, but definitely worth the price tag if you are a serious transformers collector.
Just a little FYI on your mp superion. I think it can be done with the following base parts: 4 KO oversized Starsreams, 3 model jet kits, and ONE to-be-released titan class Metroplex.
Yup Im doing that, and you heard it here first .
now back to your regularly scheduled program
Uranos' size disproportion comes from the shin bots being too tall and the arm bots being too wide, not blackbird. I don't mind it that much myself but yeah he'd probably look better if they'd scaled all the bots better. Then again he'd probably look better if someone slapped whoever approved the Blackbird design in the face instead too but oh well too late now lol.
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