The Masterpiece Appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Dean ML

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    Thanks for sharing, KO! I love hearing everyone's childhood memories and TF backstories! G1 Sideswipe and Skywarp would be enough to hook anybody - two of the coolest alt modes and color schemes in all of TF. I never had Sideswipe, but Skywarp was one of my firsts. That black, purple, and silver looked so dangerous and edgy! I might just take MP Skywarp off the shelf now to join me as my deskbot as I work today :) 

    Thanks, JF! Hot Rod's one of those figures whose color is really affected by the lighting, much like Shockwave's purple or Ultra Magnus' blue. I actually would like it a bit pinker, but like I've said, I'm very happy with what we got in the end :) 

    Thanks, brougham! Yeah, I was obsessed with TFs as a kid but even at the peek of my obsession their often verrry limited articulation was a definite disappointment and source of mild frustration. I've always loved putting figures in cool poses and in G1 we were lucky if a figure had more than one or two points of articulation. But now we've got TFs that look like the guys we loved watching on the show with ab crunches and forward shoulder articulation and knees and elbows that bend past 90 degrees? WTF?! So crazy.

    And definitely agree that Hot Rod's face sculpt is fantastic. One of the few things I'd change about the figure now if I could would be multiple faces. Yelling, smiling, a goggles face (instead of the flip down feature) and a ball joint head so he could cock it to the side. Speaking of MP-40, in the AKOM animation his chin piece was a darker grey than the rest of his face. I can't tell if that's in the MP, can you? Looks darker in some shots but not others...
     
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  2. Dean ML

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    So great seeing so much Shockwave appreciation lately! My second favorite Decepticon MP after Megatron for sure. He seems like one of those that got a real mixed reception upon release but I've seen a lot of owners who were lukewarm to him at first say he ended up one of their favorites.
     
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    I seriously doubt it. I've preordered, and I do hope so, but I think the chances are slim to nil. However, I've never cared for Megs alt mode (I'm ok with tank Megs - I even prefer it), so I won't transform him.
     
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    Rumble: Oh! I can't wait to get on the ride!!

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    Rumble: Yaaayyyy!!! It's starting.......

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    Rumble: GET ME OOFFF!!! SOUNDWAAAVVVEEE!!!!
     
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    In this photo his chin looks slightly darker - could be just the lighting though

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    Yeah, hard to tell but if that piece was grey and those little sections on the sides of his hips were white, the AKOM deco would be spot on. I love the coloring of the boots, though, what @Emperor Bruticus IV called out as the first cell shading effect in the line. Something I like that TT did in this stock photo is bend the leg where the thigh meets the knee. Looks a bit better, more natural, than when it's bent where the knee meets the lower leg.
     
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    Yes I noticed that knee bend! It does look good, although usually when I posed Hot Rod I went half and half with both knee joints. It's nice to have the option though. I'm looking forward to having MP-40 just to be able to mess around with this mould again (I feel like I hardly ever touched MP-28, so put off by the fear of chrome wear and the loose ab crunch - such a shame!).

    The cell shading is definitely nice, and I like how the rest of the boot is closer to black than MP-28's.

    I also really like the all-yellow spoiler on MP-40. I think it gets a lot of things right, now that I've had time to look at it. I'll be so tempted to paint Firebolt's face red when I get him I should really be buying two!
     
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    I has a question...What does AKOM mean?
     
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    Forgot about the Ark being calle Auntie.
     
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    Why do TT insist on posing this figure as terribly as fucking possible? That shot is so unflattering it baffles me.
     
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    Hey, at least he's transformed correctly! If it were a Hasbro picture, his arms wouldn't have been turned around and his spoiler would be pointing down!
     
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    He actually isn't, one of his orange shoulder flaps isn't down all the way.

    Like shit man, the weird angle of the pelvis and the awkwardly bent knee mak it look like someone who's never handled an action figure posed it.
     
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    Yeah. He really enjoys the fresh air as well!
     
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    Great shot...amazing scale with the little guys and Jetfire in the back.

    Where are the little guys (Spike and his dad) from?
     
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    While defending everyone heroically, little did Ironhide know that Optimus had already put in the order to have him replaced...by an oversized KO from the planet Weijiangatron.

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