SDCC FoC Bruticus' Arms

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  1. wannabeGeorge

    wannabeGeorge Art Mercenary

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    Just thought I'd share. The "gorilla arms" are not the result of mistransformation - that's the way he's designed. However, you can collapse the arms for a better overall appearance (I think). Unfortunately, there's no good way to arrange Blast Off's Bruticus hand, but I'd guess a third party will produce an accessory to alleviate that problem.
     

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  2. data81

    data81 LIBERTY TATTOO SEATTLE

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    Looks x100 better in your pics than in those awful promos!

    Can't wait to get my hands on one!
     
  3. hoosierdaddy04

    hoosierdaddy04 The Lord of Diecast

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    Hmmm to bad Blastoff looks too off for me. Any chance one of the other limbs can replace him an look correct short???
     
  4. shamanking282

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    That looks way better! But wait, where is the hand? Also, can the elbow still bend?
     
  5. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Looks a bit better alright. Wait long enough and I'm sure a Radicon or two will develop a shapeways set to fix the shoulder gaps and add better hands on him.

    ...there any sign that HTS will be putting these up for sale soon? Already got the G2 Brut ordered, but I'd gladly resell it afterwards if I did get the SDCC version. (Why did Hasbro make the proper colors and exclusive... T_T)
     
  6. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    Blast Off looks goddam weird. But that looks so much better than the promo photos. Now This is actually gonna be awesome when I get it.
     
  7. wannabeGeorge

    wannabeGeorge Art Mercenary

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    Yeah, most of his arm articulation is sacrificed for better appearance. Basically, you're left with the rotating and tilting shoulder joints. But I don't consider that a big deal. In arm mode, Blast Off is only able to awkwardly bend side to side at the elbow. I really think they should've ditched the articulation and just made him look a little better. As it is this figure doesn't have great appearance or articulation.
     
  8. Not the guy

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    Forgive my ignorance but where's his other hand?
     
  9. Bountyan

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    The proportions would be so much better if

    A. The shoulder connectors didn't pop so much out of the damn body to the arm. It looks silly.
    B. The arms were higher up. Look at Fansproject Bruticus.
    C. The hands were bigger and were all just slightly open hands or fists instead of a karate chop hand and a fist. Again, it looks silly.
     
  10. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    These pics really do cement the fact that onslaught sure coulda used a voyager figure there
     
  11. wannabeGeorge

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    Yeah, I mentioned that in my first post. The hand is all folded up in what forms Blast Off's legs. There's no great way to get that hand to work ...
     
  12. kaos

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    wow 100x better...this/these molds have so much potential...if/when 3rd party gets a hold of this is gonna be WICKED!!!!..look n forward to getting mine..
     
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    I think that looks WAY better now. Was not digging the whole "power-core combiners" look the arms were giving. Can't wait to add the big brute to my collection!!
     
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    That looks a thousand times better, specifically Vortex's arm. As with a lot of people, I see a fair amount of modding potential for this guy.
     
  15. Pravus Prime

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    Funny how your pictures are far better then the displayed and photoshopped pictures. I'm looking forward to G2 Bruticus even more now.
     
  16. daddytron

    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

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    Based on the Ruination pics it seems that Bruticus will look much better with Blastoff as a leg.
     
  17. Acidophilus

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    I agree. The set looks, and is proportioned best with Blastoff, and Brawl as the legs, and Swindle, and Vortex as the arms.
     
  18. starscream-99

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    100% agreed. The stock photos didn't fully convince me. Now that I see these I want all the versions.
     
  19. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Looks better but I still hate the combined mode.
     
  20. jbz

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    have to agree. But damn that sucks to put them out of place. At least for me it would suck. Still glad I'm in on at least the G2 version :) 
     

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