Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by teron, May 2, 2016.
Most etailers are saying October or December
I have a weird feeling the Zeta will release swindle next because brawl is ZA-04, so swindle should be ZA-03 if I’m thinking straight, or there might be another possibility that Zeta cannot count and the think 3 is after 4.
Brawl's had a targeted release date for awhile now while Swindle hasn't had anything. I think that's enough to assume who's next. The numbering isn't so much a chronological thing in some combiners.
When I talked to my supplier, he said the latest he heard was October for Brawl, November for Onslaught, nothing on Swindle.
Although this might be slightly unrelated, but how do you think MMC Bruticus would fair against Zeta on stability, looks, and poseability. I’m quite certain that Zeta will probably beat MMC in stability as it has the partsforming waist. Also, since MMC’s has the feet shoved into Brawl and Swindle, I wonder if there is enough space for strong and stable knees and ankles on him. Personally, I think the Zeta Bruticus does look better than MMC’s, but I’m currently only basing it on MMC’s sketches. In poseability, I would also think Zeta’s is more poseable than MMC’s because of the partsforming waist, but MMC’s might have more arm movement. What do you guys think?
Personally, I'm going with UT for bot mode and Zeta for combined mode. Having Gravity Builder and Havoc has shown me one thing, combined mode without waist parts forming is a shitty, unstable mess. I like to pose my figures every now and then, but I don't have the patience to pose it, stabilize, then clean it up over and over. The jury is still out on how MMC is going to fair in combine mode. We'll have to wait and see. And if it's good, I'll have 3 MP scaled Bruticus eating up real estate.
Mmc and mp scale combiners. Fuck no.
Brawl is 03.
I guess they changed his number, because before, according to robot kingdom, he was ZA-04
I'm concerned. Ocular Max has had its problems, and integrated combiners aren't usually done for the simple reason that they don't work well. Even hips don't work well, which is why ToyWorld/Zeta decided to make them separate (for the better, from what I've seen).
I think that Unique Toys and Zeta Toys will both ultimately have better offerings than MMC's. I'm even considering picking up the Zeta bots just for the large vehicles (particularly Brawl and Blast-Off) even though I think the robots are kibbly messes (plus I really like their head sculpts and colours). This is just my opinion based on what little we've seen of the OX Bruticus and what little MMC has put out under Ocular Max, but I think you'll be better off with either of the two current offerings.
Also, side-note: my apologies for that video the other day. It turns out the thumbnail was clickbait, and I don't read Chinese. When I finally had some time to watch the video... Well, it was kinda fun (even if most of it was filmed vertically, which is obviously a cardinal sin), but I didn't even see Swindle in the video... So that was a waste of everyone's time. Sorry about that.
Got my Take-Off and Whirlblade yesterday (AWESOME figures btw) and noticed something interesting. Take-Off's serial code is in the range of numbers that Zeta said are not authorized to be sold to US people while my Whirlblade's code IS valid even though I bought both straight from China through Taobao. Just thought that was interesting.
Oh yeah and the pin installation was super easy for the rotors, even for someone who's never punched a pin in his life. To whoever suggested using a credit card/gift card, thank you so much!!
Or some needle nose pliers, even easier.
Couldn't find mine so I used the next best thing. lol. In all honesty, I probably would have scratched or broken something if I used pliers because of how clumsy I am. The gift card trick was much easier for me.
I kinda wish that the center head crest on Bruticus was taller than his antennae.
Broke down and ordered Blastoff and Vortex, the price finally drew me in. That and the nice looking combined mode. Looking forward to messing around with them, any major QC issues I need to be on the lookout for?
I can only speak for my copy of Take Off... But here is a list:
- Very sturdy
- Thick plastic
- Very tight tolerances
I'm really liking the unique toys in robot mode, especially swindle. He's just perfect.
I still am picking up the zeta version, who knows why though. Lol. I am hoping they look and perform well in combined mode. I don't really display I'm alt mode and I'm not a big fan of the kibble bots. I wonder if they will try to clean up the rest of the bots to come or if it's already a done deal.
It's weird since the TW constructor bots were reasonably clean. Would have thought zeta would have had similar design.
I think for the Combaticons Zeta went in a very 'perfect altmode' direction. When fully transformed, Take Off has NO visible robot bits at all. It's by far the best space shuttle altmode I've ever seen. Whirlblade is similar... aside from the hole underneath where the combiner peg comes out of in arm mode, the vehicle has no real indications of being a robot.
If you look at Constructor and SkyTerror, it's the opposite... they focused more on the bot modes.
Yea, that is a model. It shows you how real the Zeta alt modes are. I love these bots so far. I just wish whirlwind fit in box after blades applied.
I would actually buy a box with inserts for storage if there was one.
Man, I am LOVING these guys!
God, now I'm stuck between this and the Warbotron. It's tough. Haha
Do yall think uproar or the 2 jets of superion will release first?
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