X-Transbots MX Series Berserkars / Monolith (Stunticons/Menasor)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I was wondering why it does—-based on the video reviews, it creates a large plate with a post and screw in the middle of the spoiler’s underside that you see in car mode——but why rotate it at all? If it was fixed in place, it’d definitely have better aesthetics in car mode. The flipped spoiler effect is subtle in bot mode and very hard to see from front or sides. I’d much rather have a real-life accurate spoiler in car mode, that didn’t flip and still looks fine in bot mode.
     
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    I was going to reply to some posts, but I'm pretty much just repeating myself at this point. All anyone really needs to know is if you're mostly cool with this set at whatever the cost or content with a single Stunticon at a great price...awesome, enjoy the hell out of it! If the price matters to you and your decision, though, and you'd be disappointed with only owning a single Stunticon (or going through the hassle of selling it,) it would be more than wise to sit back and see how this plays out, because a sub $300 MP combiner, as it turns out, is indeed too good to be true.
     
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    looks good to me (reverse spoiler and all lol)....but is it the lighting or is the hood glossier than the other exterior car panels?

    at $40, i almost want to buy two! hope they other limb bots are relatively well priced too (i mean 40 is way good and likely to undercut any KO attempts but i mean i think this thing seems like it'd be worth 60 at least but i REALLY hope it won't be $80 or a badcubely overpriced 90)
     
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    It's for accuracy in bot mode. I guess in the transformation scheme, without the rotation, it would end up upside down in bot mode, so they went the extra mile for something that would only be viewed from the back, which I can respect, though question as well, whether it was necessary.
     
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    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    That's good to know. I've purposely not watched any videos on this guy.
     
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    The 15th is tomorrow!
     
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    And I bet you, US retailers will not have them tomorrow!!!
     
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    Not sure why there's any confusion. Releasing them from the factory on the 15th != overseas retailers releasing them to outbound shipments to customers on the 15th. The only buyers who will get them on the 15th will be locals in China.

    There's a minimum 1-2 weeks between those events for north america, unless the 3P company produced them ahead of time and staged them at retailers for a specific release date (like TFCon) which is not a normal practice and typically only happens for things like convention exclusives.
     
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    Nobody said they would. Kieth said they were shipping out around the 15th.
     
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    In China it IS the 15th!
     
  12. Meister61

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    I don't.
     
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    If those pics Daimchoc posted are what they look like in hand, Im so in. That looks off white close to G1 and not cream colored. Im really excited about this set. He was one of two stunticons I had and actually the first one I got.
     
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    good luck for you to find figure 40 $!
    ahead lol
     
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    I was responding to the previous poster. He's acting as if 15th means anything in terms of US retailers.
     
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    I was going to say it's because the red is painted and the beige isn't, or that it's due to the curves and angles of the hood versus the rest of the car... but then I looked closer at the photo and you may be right. There does seem to be a much higher gloss finish on some parts than on others - particularly the bonnet. Will have to wait to see in hand to know whether its real, an effect of lighhting & photography, or maybe they haven't finished gloss coating...
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    XTB shiny plastic. Nothing unusual there. And yes, it's likely the lighting from the sloping front.
     
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    Tfs express in UK have confirmed they've received notification from the factory that it will be released by 18th not 15th so a slight delay.
     
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    ILoveLuci4 I probably hate you, too

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    Besides the pervy pelvic thrust, this is looking great. Now get here!!
     
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