I think paint apps might be returning
|12-11-2012, 03:33 AM||#11|
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3/5 of Wave 3 is still all old stuff that was all included in the budgets and designs for Optimus, Jazz, and Shockwave. 1/5 is a very repaintable mold that needs no remolds to be sold again as different characters.
I'm just trying to point out that nothing has actually changed, paint apps aren't making a miraculous return and figure quality isn't going up again because Starscream doesn't suck, it only appears that way due to hasbro's repaint/remold strategy to cut figure costs.
|12-11-2012, 04:03 AM||#12|
Release the Kraken!!!!!!!
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Yeah, to Valkysas you should listen. I don't wanna be a Negatron, but that's something very common when it comes to repaints/retools. It's simple. They've already spent the dough on design, engineering and mold-casting. Now (when doing a repaint of an already made mold) they can splurge a little on paint. Look at any repaint from the recent movie lines or even any other part of the CHUG lines... 9 times out of 10, the repaints have much nicer and more detailed deco's than the original release.Wanted Items
|12-11-2012, 07:05 AM||#13|
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BLITZWING ARM FIX
This all the way.
15 minute job to fix your blitzwing arms so they lock in how they should from the factory.
NEED: GODGINRAI-POWERMASTER APEX red wing and black blaster
|12-11-2012, 08:00 AM||#14|
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I really like Air Raid and Kickback's color schemes. And I think they did well with the paint work.
|12-11-2012, 09:19 AM||#15|
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I just got Starscream, Kickback and Magnus and they are really painted well. Magnus looks 100x better than optimus. Starscream and Kickback feel like they're from a different line alltogether. solid figures. I hope it's a trend but I'm doubtfulFeedback: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/junkio...ossman328.html
|12-11-2012, 09:21 AM||#16|
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I got Starscream last week, he feels like a return to the good old days after Jazz, Onslaught, etc.
|12-11-2012, 09:32 AM||#17|
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I noticed this too. I thought starscreams legs were going to be that grey plastic, but then I saw a review for him and his legs are silver!
|12-11-2012, 09:33 AM||#18|
Boy of Meat
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It's fairly common for a redeco to have more paint. Just look at Wheeljack and Dead End.
|12-11-2012, 04:31 PM||#19|
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I'm just gonna cross my fingers and enjoy Wave 3 when I get my hands on them.
But I am shocked that they're actually bringing back DETAIL.
Did anyone remember that Beast Optimus Prime? Makes me doubt that paint apps is a returning trend...
|12-11-2012, 05:02 PM||#20|
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Plus, the generations line has been known for having better paint applications.