Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Lady Slipstream, Nov 20, 2015.
LOVE this pic. I think Seaspray is my favourite thing to come out of tr (which is saying something).
seaspray could get away in alt mode too.
he's not a boat, he's a hovercraft.
Continuing yesterday's theme of dodgy but brilliant TR Voyagers
I feel like I'm never going to get the Alpha Trion I want. Perhaps I'm all the cliches of the hoary old G1'er that just wants things how he remembers them, but this guy just doesn't look a bit like any Alpha Trion I ever knew.
That said, as a toy it's got a shedload of nutty charm. A lion that turns into a spaceship and a barbarian looking robot? Yeah, I mean that is cool. Definitely. There is a certain blocky inelegance to him that makes him stand quite apart from the other TR Voyagers, with his chest almost being an oversized square shoved onto dinky little limbs, but he kinda gets away with it.
If I ever get around to owning one of these guys, it's going to be Alpha Trizer. It's colored like alpha trion and turns into a spaceship, but it looks more like an aged and wisened cheetor in robot mode and turns into a lion with a unicorn horn for some reason. All that said i'd rather have the Leo Prime from TT.
You change the head to any of those new titan master heads we got, and suddenly this will feel like an awesome toy! A broadsword wielding autobot warrior with a LION mode as well as a space cruiser! He is so fantastic!
Don't be let down because he doesn't look like Alpha Trion, make full use of TR's casual custom play pattern and make him The Bot of your Dreams!
For me I get more of a sage, old samurai vibe as opposed to barbarian. Maybe it's the beard and the crown on his head that kinda reminds me of a samurai helmet. He's one of the few Voyagers I think looks better with the the head pylons up. It kinda enhances that samurai vibe. I always liked this Voyager. Definitely one of the more out there aesthetics of the line, but I think he pulls it off.
Heres my current display with a heavy emphasis on Japanese g1
AIEEEEEEEE!!!! by Wes, on Flickr
Seaspray is adorable!
I love it !
Yeah he is ! <3
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Throwing this out there, nonnef.com is doing a weapon pack for the four clones!
This sounds like a job for Renderform! Nobody could do it better in my opinion.
Bout time! Also, I talked to a Shapeways designer, Sledgehammer, and he agreed into making unique weapons for each of the clones. Excellent designs if anyone is interested in going that route.
SledgeHammer's Workshop by TheSledgeHammer - Shapeways Shops
I'm pretty sure nonnef has done unique designs as well, or at least unique between the two pairs
And agreed, renderform is great, though expensive. For quickswitch I actually think dr wu would be a better choice since he already did sixshot and that upgrade was under $20
Oh believe me, I have utmost respect for his designs, but they tend to be a bit cheaper and simpler. I have bought many things from him (including most of his current upgrade kits) and have no complaints on any of them. I look forward to seeing what he has in store. The Shapeways designs I linked to are based on the G1 accessories though, and are quite detailed.
Yea the shapeways ones look pretty nice. I'm not above using shapeways, especially if nothing else is available (see the quickswitch helmet I commissioned) I just prefer the texture of molded plastics
I completely agree when it comes to parts that go on the figure directly, but I don't mind it for weapons. A good sanding and some extra paint makes for some decent weapons, and gives me a better variety. I really need to get around to posting pics of what I have done for my TR figures.
Yea, weapons I'm a bit less anal about the look, though I still need to find a good dark blue to paint my getaway gun
The thing is the deluxe one actually transforms, while the voyager one already has the parts on his back, and all you need to do is tuck the limbs under it.
Well seaspray probably could transform (being a hovercraft and all) but the "speed" is what he lacks
We really need a new Deathsarus...
This guy was not released in my country yet so I imported from US.
He's awesomely huge! Unfortunately the shipping price was even bigger.
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