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

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

  1. G1Dan

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    Looks glorious! Need him in my hands asap. I like the fact his face is matt rather than shiny as it should photograph easier. While i'm at it, keep an eye on my insta @danielgreen07 as i'll be photographing the shit out of this guy.
     
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    So I thought of another thing that XTB has in its favor over DX9 when it comes to the Stunticons aside from the fact that they have better/more responsive customer service and that they've already released renders of the rest of the team (which look fantastic imo and if anything Crackup looks like the worst of the lot though YMMV):

    Maybe you need to get these guys just to have similar sized combiner bots to match up with your Generation Toy Protectobots.

    I know, I know, originally it's supposed to be Aerialbots vs. Stunticons and Protectobots vs. Combaticons, but if you're going with the Zeta Combaticons crew, those dudes are huge, just like their Aeriabots are huge and FT's Aerialbots will be huge. Meanwhile all the GT limbs are going to be carbot sized, basically, around 6 to 7 inches. Their Defensor will only be 15 inches.

    Even though XTB's Menasor will still be 19 or 20 inches, at least bot for bot they can stand relatively eye to eye with the GT Protectobot crew, assuming you are interested in the GT Protectobot crew. (What other options are out there?)

    Otherwise we'll have to wait for some OS knockoff of the Protectobots, right?

    Anyway, that's my nerdy epiphany of the day. Troll away!
     
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    Wow. He really looks good. Definitely worth the $40.
     
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    I gotta admit, the more in-hand shots I see of this guy the less the colour bugs me. Give me my copy and let me love it already :D 
     
  5. Treadshot 2.0

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    So judging by the review videos this guy is cheaper AND better-built than DX9's. Can't wait! I preordered two. One shall become a robot, one shall remain in the box until it's time to become one of Menasor's calves
     
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  6. JoeHavok

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    After seeing a few reviews I have to say that I wish the beige on Crackup was a little lighter. But, I can still live with it. Maybe we’ll get lucky and IBOT will release a recolor Of Crackup in an off white down the road. Then I would probably double dip.
     
  7. ILoveLuci4

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    "Reviews"? I'm off to YouTube!
     
  8. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Thinking the same. The Stunticons are so good looking in all 3 modes, I NEED that cartoon Menasor stood with Constructor and cartoon modded Armageddon. Double dipping to have the team in a separate side display flipping between robot and glorious 80s supercars is getting harder to resist.

    I know it's each to their own but as a BIG Stunticon fan I can't understand how ppl can not like the colour. It's quintessential G1 Breakdown.
     
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    See, I'm not a hardcore G1er. I came in later, and while I've seen much of G1 I don't have the same connection to it that some do. Seeing crackup and Montana next to each other the gleaming white looks so much nicer to my eye it makes up for the slight discrepancy in accuracy. Don't get me wrong, I like the xtransbots figure more, but that's why I prefer the white of Montana
     
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    Yep, white is more elegant and real life to me, and just slightly inaccurate. Though I'm choosing Crackup anyway, looks wonderful.
     
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    I guess? I mean the GT Protectobots aren't even remotely G1 in alt mode and even their bot modes are highly stylised and far more detailed than XTB's hyper toon stylings, but I guess they're kinda cool looking. I think their First Aid is the closestto G1 accurate.
    Ironically, the modernised styling of GT's effort would actuallly match better with teh slightly updated take that DX9 is doing, but then you lose the bot scaling that is the reason for you matching them up.
    Personally I'm happy enough to wait for a proper G1 Defensor - Superion, Bruticus and Menasor will tide me over for a while.
    But I'm glad it works for you!!

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    Would love to see a defensor made by XTB, fanstoys or UT.
     
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    I lean towards white too, but I think the off white in some pics looks good. The problem is some pics he looks beige and that is not accurate. I don’t know if it’s the difference is in test shot vs production or lighting, but I guess I have to roll the dice and hope my shelf lighting makes him look accurate.

    What might also help is painting the white parts on the chest a tint or two lighter than the body, instead of the bright white. Those colors being so different throws off the accuracy too.
     
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    Thinking about painting the tru white silver.
     
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    I definitely prefer the white to the cream too but my biggest issue with XTB compared to DX9 is his back. I think DX9’s is just so much cleaner and more stylish. Even having the hood around the arms doesn’t bother me because it makes them look more rounded and less boxy. To me that is a feature rather than a bug.
     
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    XTB please consider more faces for your bots!

    These guys are bullies and aggressors, so we need an angry or evil smirk face. Stop with all the neutral faces.
     
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  17. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    I think white looks sharper than cream, or whatever color he is...but if we're talking what looks better, I think black looks a helluva lot cooler than white. I still wouldn't want a black Breakdown, though, even though it would look badass.
     
  18. Skrunklemin

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    And go ahead and stop with the Blaster face altogether :) 
     
  19. WyldeBill

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    He come w some sort of addl face. None of the reviews show it clearly.
     
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    It's important to remember... this one does come with another face. However, the more faces/accessories the higher the price (shakes finger at Takara and their MP line as evidence of price creep). Definitely something to think about as the triple constraint is always in play with retail products.
     

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