Ocular Max Hellion (Cliffjumper)

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  1. ahro23

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    Huh, I didn't expect PSX to pull the purchase link on Hellion already unless it actually sold out. It didn't sound like there was a ton of interest in this thread for it like with past exclusive repaints.
     
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    I definitely take advantage of those deals when I can but I was under the belief, maybe from a post, those discounts only really show up with a major holiday or end of a quarter? MMC stuff you can snag at a decent price but its a gamble to wait for everything to align in your favor.

    NA sellers actually can be better than China ones. The XTB Sweeps I found to be the case where I could find them from two US sellers cheaper than ebay with discounts factored in but most of those sellers their had them jacked up anyway so it was a lose:lose no matter what you had for a coupon. I don't know why those were so all over the place pricing wise but some times it pays to check where you most likely wouldn't otherwise.

    EDIT: The above is about the reissue of the XTB Sweeps and not the first time release.
     
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    I really like the frosted blue glass on this vs what XT did with theirs. It just looks cheap and that's a shame because (other than the backpack) it seems pretty well done in the body. The face on XT, as someone said, looks dead...not sure if getting it and opening the head to paint the eyes light blue would help or not. I really like this one too and can get past the waist...I think. The sculpt on the face isn't shouting "Cliffjumper" to me either here. I really don't want to buy both but I'm really on the fence along with some of you.
     
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  4. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    Yay, got this preordered :D 
     
  5. Big Bronze Rim

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    Yeah, I think that is the biggest hangup with this figure. TBH, I can see the waist from the front worse than I can see the XTB backpack. And if I really want, I can remove the backpack on XTB. I can't fix that tiny weird looking waist.
     
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    Imo Hellion does have a funky waist section, but from straight on he looks perfectly fine and well-proportioned. Both this and XTB have their drawbacks from more dynamic angles, but once they're both on the shelf it'll be a non-factor. For my tastes, I prefer the more streamlined backpack and design of MMC, just like their Cosmos too.

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    I like the smaller backpack, but not a fan of the chibi-fied alt mode.
     
  10. Tcmjuk87

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    Is it me or has he got Grumpy Cat face syndrome?
     
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  11. smkheidze

    smkheidze GEEEEE-WUNNER MOFO!

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    I still prefer the XTB version...I REALLY don't like his headsculpt and his odd proportions.
     
  12. DrCalligari

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    I think I'll stick with the Goth Jumper version.
     
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    I think XTB used the same dark blue plastic that is the bots chest for the eyes. Pretty sure that's giving it the dead eyes look in most pictures. I see a screw in the back of the head so if I can get those eyes out I'll probably paint them light blue to get rid of the TT MP-10 dead eyes look.
     
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    Cant decide between the two. I lean twards XTB. But I am thinking on pulling the triger on the black one here for my Diaclone shelf. And then wait for XTB to release their blue (if ever)......:confused: 
     
  15. boomerdave

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    Yeah same. I know its been said before but if we could just smash the two together and get the perfect CJ we'd be all set!
     
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  16. pilot00

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    Ι suppose for me it works...Kinda...I Dont want to have the same mold for repaints if I can help it.....I just cant decide on this matter.....
     
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    yep...I'll take XTB robot mode/alt mode with MMC's backpack.
     
  18. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Did he skip arm day? Seems they didn't learn from Aces.
     
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    This is exactly the Cliffjumper I've been waiting for. :) 

    I want penny racer, not real car. TFs are toys, not real! If you want real cars, go collect Hot Wheels or Matchbox or whatever.
     
  20. pilot00

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    Βy the same reasoning if you want toys go collect generations and not masterpiece style.....

    For ffs some people....I really want to know by what order of magnitude your preferences should be considered default.
     
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