Will someone do a 3rd party custom armor/booster for Classics/Henkei Jetfire?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by wingsaber86, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. wingsaber86

    wingsaber86 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, as all of you may know, Jetfire comes from Macross, so I was wondering if someone will produce an armor/booster that attch on him both in jet mode, as booster, and in robot mode, as an armor, a lot like city commander. You know, Classics Jetfire's mold has a lot of pegs, so it will be easy to create it, to give us some Armored Valkirie love ;) 
     
  2. mx-01 archon

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    I'd rather someone just make a whole new Jetfire that didn't suck.
     
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    Took the words right out of my mouth.
     
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    One that looked like the animation as that way any legal issues over the Valkyrie design wouldn't arise.

    I was reading in the Radicons thread the other day and anemis ( the guy who built the amazing Animated Omega Supreme ) hinted that he'd been approached by a 3rd party company in relation to his custom Skyfire.

    If that gets made by a 3rd party it wouldn't be cheap as it's BIG, but it would be a thing of beauty.
     
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    I'd be interested to see what this would look like, but for now I'm happy with Classics Jetfire. I can't say I have a strong attachment to the character, but I do prefer his IDW interpretation.
     
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    I like the Voyager Jetfire. The only thing its missing a bit is the articulation can be better nowadays... but its an excellent mold.
     
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    That's the biggest minus for me: ratchet joint overkill.
     
  8. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    It's not the ratchet joints that kill it, it's the entirely inappropriate use of articulation that kills it. The stubby "H" thighs make it look really awkward in any position, and without thigh swivels, make him look knock-kneed. Wrist swivels and forearm swivels, for almost no discernible purpose, but no bicep swivels. Goofy-looking wing arrangement.

    And then you add in the armour parts, which just make him look top-heavy and deformed.
     
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    While it could be kinda neat, I don't know how much good making it more G1 toy accurate does? If a 3rd Party was going to put forth the effort, I too would rather them just make a whole new show accurate figure
     
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    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    And I probably wouldn't bother to buy that, as the Skyfire show model looks kinda dumb.

    Pretty much a giant metal astronaut with a booster strapped to his back. A "characterful" design, that more stylized, would have fit in just fine with Animated, but looks incredibly out-of-place in G1.
     
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    I don't think this looks too bad:
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    I'd be fine with them 'Classics-ing' it up a bit, too, but I'm mostly saying they may as well do away with the fighter jet F-14 or whatever it is with Macross style boosters strapped on as that's not even what Skyfire was in the show. Why they kept that aspect in the Classics fig, I dunno.
     
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    Hell, the only complaint I have about my Classics Jetfire is size. If it were ultra or even leader class, it'd be damn near perfect imho.
     
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    I stand corrected.

    Giant metal astronaut with a stumpy torso :p .
     
  14. wingsaber86

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    With an armor, it would be Ultra Class :D 
     
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    I would settle for screen acurate boosters for him though. Im actually suprised this hasnt been done
     
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    Touche. :p 
     
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    i woudl be eternally grateful just for a add on set ofr classics skyfire especially if it gave him all the extra stuff the strictly macross figures have got to enjoy over the years
     
  18. mx-01 archon

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    Then go buy a Macross figure. Won't cost you any more than a 3rd Party toy would...
     
  19. DrTraveler

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    I've been waiting patiently for a quick conversion kit for Jetfire's rocket launchers to make them match up with his Stormbringer look.

    I don't get the hate for Classics Jetfire. Easily one of my favorite pieces from my collection. There is a third party G1 Skyfire coming though. Not at all interested as G1 Skyfire looked like crap.

    http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content/new-third-party-g1-skyfire-way-2524/
     
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    g1 jetfire works fine for me as classics jetfire in my collection
     

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