Shooter Masters Test-Shot Images Posted!

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  1. Sidecutter

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    MSC's Facebook page has been updated with brand new pics of the first test shots of their upcoming Shooter Masters!

    MasterShooter Collectibles

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    We will have these actual test shots on display, as well, at the Captured Prey Third Party Party. If you would like more details on that please see the thread in the Conventions forum.
     
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  2. ORIO

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    So excited for these!
     
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  3. bkz

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    I can't wait for these to drop already.
     
  4. Kuma Style

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    Oh wow! The posability on these is awesome!
     
  5. Dinodigger97

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    Looks good so far.:) 
     
  6. Computer5

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    I like how it looks like the backpack seems removable
     
  7. deaculpa

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    nice. ill be interested in these if theyre reasonably priced.
    (famous last words).
     
  8. Runamuck

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    These all look great. After seeing these pictures here, what would an accurate estimate of when they'll be released be? Anyone know? I have pre-orders at BBTS that say 2nd Quarter...but that's an accurate window there.
     
  9. Billzilla

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    They've already announced the price! Capturedprey has the four main ones (Hot Rod, Blurr, Kup and Scourge) for preorder for $40 and you get either a free mastershooter megatron or browning thrown in. Honestly not a bad deal. The other four come in two separate two-packs for $23 each. Not sure about shipping, but I believe captured prey ships from the US, and these guys can't be very heavy or big, so I can't imagine shipping will be too crazy.

    I was on the fence about these, but they look better every time new shots come out. I think I'll probably at least grab the four-pack.
     
  10. Sidecutter

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    The reason we all have them listed as second quarter right now is because that's about as accurate as it can be. There's a lot of factors that go into the timeframe, including the schedule of the factory, the need for any revisions requiring new test shots be sent to the designer and changes made (and obviously every round of this adds another couple weeks at best), and how long it takes to handle packaging after the figures are finished.

    MSC also wants to make sure these are the best they can possibly be, they're being very careful to take into account the lessons they learned the last time out (which were nothing major, but they don't want even those tiny concerns this time).
     
  11. Runamuck

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    Good prices, but payment up front deters me. :/ I will stick to BBTS orders, I guess.
     
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    Oh yeah...it's all good. I wasn't complaining about the time. I was just wondering, after seeing what stage they're at right now with these, if anyone could give a rough, closer estimate. But yeah, I realize there are a lot of factors involved.
     
  13. caretaker27

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    Thease do look better than the renders and the previously released pics, but I do have one complaint. They made everyone except for night stick. I know we have plenty of has/tak repaints to choose from, but it just doesn't match the posability of the MSC versions. I am sure some wouldn't want to buy nightstick again, but I wish I had the option in order to have a full set of shooter masters that match up completely.
     
  14. Snoopy Magnus

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    shipping for these guys from captured prey was about $5+. captured prey is quickly becoming one of my favorite tf web stores. their prices so far are really good. can't wait for them to offer artfire. but still, paying upfront does kinda hurt their preorder options.
     
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    Both stores each have their own exclusives too. BBTS has two three packs of the 3rd party equivalent to the G1 large Target masters and Captured Prey has Targetmasters for Quake and Spinister.

    Have all of these on preorder between both stores :) 
     
  16. Insane Galvatron

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    Not just removable, but can be held by the little robots to give them weapons as well!
     
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    These things make those overpriced repaint United Takara Microns look stupid.
     
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    An idea for the 3rd parties....

    Masterpiece scale targetmasters

    just putting it out there.....
     
  19. WuLongTi

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    I gotta say, compared with the stuff that Fakebusker83 does on shapeways... I'm really not very impressed with these.

    That dude DESERVES to be front paged when he comes out with stuff just as much as any 3rd party manufacturer.

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  20. Insane Galvatron

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    His stuff is nice, but in all fairness, you can print some crazy stuff that couldn't even be thought about mass producing. Steel molds have more limitations than Shapeways printing.
     

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