Unique Toys Ragnaros (Combaticons/Bruticus)

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  1. Ragnar454

    Ragnar454 Well-Known Member

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    That depends on your preference for combined height and g1 appearance or not.

    UT combined height is around 17.1” with a g1 toon look for the bots.

    Zeta combined mode is constructor height with a mixed bag of influences, big chunky bots, and different alt modes.

    I like Ut for the bot modes, but don’t like how he looks next to constructor. I like Zeta for combined mode since it looks great with constructor, but don’t like the bot modes.

    So if you have 15”-18” combiners and like g1 toon, then Ut would fit well. If you want a monster combined mode with weak bot modes then zeta would fit well.

    It’s a hard choice since neither set does it “all”.
     
  2. zfarsh

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    I think i will need that Blast Off as a standalone...
     
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    Kalecgos, does his problems extend to combined mode? What’s the total average cost for all 5?
     
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    Gamerlingual Officially licensed OS KO of Scourgatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    $400 or more. I can afford it, but for some reason thought he was $300
     
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    edgecrusher Retro Active TFW2005 Supporter

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    Kalecgos's problems are breakage issues when manipulating or transforming him, so yes, they could be an issue when putting him into combined mode.
     
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    Hmm and for the combined price seems like a risky venture. Prolly not for me then as I like to transform my figures frequently. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    It's the waist ratchet that is guaranteed to break, and some of the hip/knee joints are pretty trashy too from some of the reports we've seen.
    Zeta's is cheaper, for better or for worse.
    Maybe buy one of each and see what you prefer? Both companies have Brawl out, so you could start with that (or Swindle, since Zeta's is meant to be out by the end of the month).
     
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    Finally, updates!

    I am not as wowed with these as I was with Brawl and Swindle (those are radiating so much character!) , but still pretty decent.
     
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    Hmm, they look good, but it seems that weird two-tone brown/grey-brown is sticking around on Blast Off. Can't say I like that one bit. Mould looks good though, and Vortex looks pretty sharp, but the vehicle mode feels quite off.
    Seems like they've mixed translucent windows with painted windows. Like I said before, either or works, but the mixture is what kills the look of a figure's alt mode... Though looking again, it seems ALL the windows on the cockpit are translucent, just not down the sides.
    Those crotch plates are mighty unfortunate though. Even Zeta managed to give them left and right flaps, and theirs are arguably more simple and cheaper figures...
     
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    Would have liked the same brown throughout for blast off for nicer alt mode, but otherwise loving the bot mode. It reminds me more of s3 than s2 though (I prefer s2).

    I am digging vortex too, alot, but I will only do blast off on a flash sale if I can... maybe I get mmc too? Or maybe I should get this UT vortex...

    Anyway, all 4 limbs look great, and torso / leader looks like crap.
     
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  12. pezley

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    Eugh... they seem to be getting away from the toon the more this set goes on. It's now about as toon accurate as toyworlds so what would make you choose these ?
     
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    They're not bad, but I definitely don't like them nearly as much as their Swindle & Brawl. Those 2 look like they jumped out of the cartoon, Onslaught too even, these 2...ehhh... It's like a mix of 'toon and their own personal touch/vision.

    Speaking of which, still waiting on my Swindle from TFDirect, it's been a little over 2 weeks now(was shipped Mar 27th), no tracking update. They said packages were directed elsewhere due to something happening, but sheesh.
     
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    The two tone on Blast off is toon accurate. I don’t understand you people.
     

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    After the issues with Kalecgos, I've pretty much lost interest in this.
     
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    What issues to be aware of ? Mine has a broken waist tab but it doesn't impact anything at all. Holds strong in all modes
     
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    Some quick comparisons with Zetas and Sunbows :thumb 

    vortex01.png vortex02.png vortex03.png blastoff01.jpg blastoff02.png blastoff03.png
     
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    Yeah I think ppl are forgetting Blast Off has alot of purple on his shuttle mode on screen. This is incredibly screen accurate. It's a shame he connects backwards though, his roof section should be the shoulder point Not the belly section.

    Would be good to see the arm modes alongside Zeta as I think the perfect set aesthetically would be UT Swindle, Brawl and Vortex with Zeta Blast Off (painted more purple) and Onslaught.
     
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    I think people are ok with the purple, it’s the beige on the back quarter of the shuttle that looks weird.

    I would assume UT arm bots alt modes are smaller than zetas. So it would look off to mix and match them. There brawl is a lot smaller than zetas.
     
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    I'm still sticking with this set as my definitive Combaticon set. They have the best Swindle that's been made so far, and I like all the figures in this set, though Blastoff's wrist/robot hand connection looks a bit weak. :eek: 
    Anyway, I'm going to be slowly completely my TFM Havoc set as well as this set in the coming months, or year, however long it takes. :p 
     
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