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Mastershooter Collectibles Unofficial Targetmasters In Package Pics

Posted on 03-16-2013 at 01:41 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Good news fans of Targetmaster Transformers! 3rd Party group, Mastershooter Collectibles, has updated their Facebook page with in package pictures of their unofficial Targetmaster figures. These items have delayed several times, but according to Mastershooter, it was to insure the quality of the figures. Seen here in this photo are Bolt-Action, Minute-Bot, Shot-Piece and Broomstick (AKA that's Firebolt, Haywire, Recoil and Fracas for you newer fans!).

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Backstop
Nice I love them!
ORIO
I do too. I ended up cancelling the exclusive BBTS figures because i don't have any figures to pair them with. I still have my currento order for these and the set that includes Targetmaster guns for Spinister on hold at Captured Prey. Hopefully, the repaints won't take as long as these have.
TCJJ
They look.... okay. They're a bit on the short and stumpy side, and they don't look like vast improvements over the G1 Targetmasters. I mean, they look neat, but when you look at something like Universe Nightstick (with Cyclonus) or Fansproject's Steel (from Steelcore), they just seem to be better figures.
Zambot
Haha, nice puns. Fun stuff!
kmopotato
Their knees only go forward?
Noobicon
I like em stumpy
DJW107PRIME
they look good.
Jigga
Will buy these guys and keep them in gun mode. I feel the engineering is a bit behind the likes of the FPJ stuff.
Yobuster
ah finally. i've been wondering where these disappeared to. But i don't recall where i can roder?
bigpink
The Spinister and Quake sets aren't repaints. They are different molds in different colored plastics. They might be from other sets, but they are definitely not just painted over.
zebramatt
Don't know if some of y'all missed the other thread but these guys look way better than G1 Targetmasters and totally on a par with Steel to my eyes.



You can buy them from Captured Prey.
Sidecutter
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Originally Posted by kmopotato View Post
Their knees only go forward?
No, the knees bend both ways.
Ellamin
why do they have crucifixes as faction insignia?
kmopotato
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Originally Posted by Ellamin View Post
why do they have crucifixes as faction insignia?
Your wallet will die for their sins, so they were them in memory.
JoeHavok
I've had these on pre order since last year, and have been looking forward to them. Can't wait.
Arkvander
This is certainly welcome news.
Robogeek28
These guys look pretty neat, too bad I have nothing that they'll go with on my shelf.
Scaleface
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Originally Posted by Ellamin View Post
why do they have crucifixes as faction insignia?
Sadly the name "Godmaster" was already taken.
Scaleface


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bradforj
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Originally Posted by Ellamin View Post
why do they have crucifixes as faction insignia?
Just cover it with a faction symbol. I agree that it looks out of place.
Scantron
They took too long getting these out, as far as I'm concerned. Even as recently as a few months ago, I was excited and looking forward to both this core set and the two BBTS exclusives. But as time went on, delays continued to happen and other stuff came up for order, I started thinking about whether I actually wanted to drop $100 on these. I cancelled my order for the BBTS exclusive sets after deciding I didn't have, and likely never would have, partner figures for them. Then, I cancelled my orders for this core set after deciding that I was happy with the Targetmasters I already had for Rodimus (FP Sidearm) and Scourge (BiS Nightstick repaint). I was kind of tempted to re-up my core set order to get the guns for Blurr and Kup, but that's out the window since it turns out Blurr can't hold his correctly in either mode. And I'm not interested enough in these to bother getting just the single one for Kup.

I don't fault Master Shooter for making sure the quality was up to par on these. However, soliciting them too early gave too much opportunity for delays...which also gives opportunity for people to cool off and lose enthusiasm for purchasing them.
xZAOx
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Originally Posted by bradforj View Post
Just cover it with a faction symbol. I agree that it looks out of place.
Especially when one of them is a premature ejaculation joke. But yeah, I was planning on shaving it off with a small flat head screwdriver, but I think a faction symbol makes more sense .
Brunkion76
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Originally Posted by TCJJ View Post
They look.... okay. They're a bit on the short and stumpy side, and they don't look like vast improvements over the G1 Targetmasters. I mean, they look neat, but when you look at something like Universe Nightstick (with Cyclonus) or Fansproject's Steel (from Steelcore), they just seem to be better figures.
Nightstick has no knee articulation, these do. Not to mention balljointed heads, shoulders, hips and knees. These have more articulation that FP stuff as well.

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Originally Posted by kmopotato View Post
Their knees only go forward?
It looks like you can turn the legs 180 degrees for a perfectly functioning knee joint, they are on a balljoint, or as sidecutter mentioned, the knees bend both ways. Check out the resources page in the 3rd party section for these guys, it gives a good pic of the knee articulation.

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Originally Posted by Jigga View Post
Will buy these guys and keep them in gun mode. I feel the engineering is a bit behind the likes of the FPJ stuff.
These have more points of articulation than the FP stuff, which mostly features pinned joints and pivots instead of balljoints. If there is a point where they fall short of FP, i'd agree that it would be in the detailing, but only marginally.
Scaleface
Honestly I think they look perfect for aliens in suits of armor that turn into human sized cannons.

I just put in my preorder on Captured Prey, together with the free Brown King and a extra Arms Micron Megatron Cannon (the one I got from ebay was defective!) and some sample SG labels from their custom stickers.

I am hoping we see more recolors, like a reverse color version of Bolt-Action of Shattered Glass Rodimus, a reverse colored version of BrOOMstick for SG Scourge, and a reverse color version of Shot-Piece as ehobby Barrel Roller.

After that, just make some characters up! Heck, I'd buy a Rhoul Targetmaster for Generations Tracks, a Daniel Targetmaster for GDO Wheelie, or put some wheels on the side and make a Chip Chase Targetmaster for Prowl!
Brunkion76
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
After that, just make some characters up! Heck, I'd buy a Rhoul Targetmaster for Generations Tracks, a Daniel Targetmaster for GDO Wheelie, or put some wheels on the side and make a Chip Chase Targetmaster for Prowl!
Dude, very outside the box, I likey!
Scaleface
Just another thought - cash in on other popular third party Transformers. Make a blue and white (and white and blue) pair of Shooter Masters designed for Apex and Geminus (the not-Jumpstarters). Call them Wreck and Rule! Maybe remold one of their hands into a tiny hammer.
Scaleface
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Originally Posted by xZAOx View Post
Especially when one of them is a premature ejaculation joke. But yeah, I was planning on shaving it off with a small flat head screwdriver, but I think a faction symbol makes more sense .
I prefer to think of Minute-Bot is a Revolutionary War reference.
oxidative
These turned out really nice. If I see them on a table at CybCon, I'm going to have a very hard time saying "no"
Katamari Prime
Gave up on these long ago, taking too long, company has bad rep, nice if your getting it, but yeah.
BScorpinok75
Hope to have these in hand very soon.
kaos
i'll wait for reviews.. want them but not enough info + the long delay = not on my priority list..
Thundershot
With the exception of the BBTS exclusives, I paid for all of mine already via CP.

I want them all. Even though 8 of them don't have partners yet, other guys can use them until we get Classics versions of the others.
Rated X
About freakin time...
Arkvander
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
With the exception of the BBTS exclusives, I paid for all of mine already via CP.

I want them all. Even though 8 of them don't have partners yet, other guys can use them until we get Classics versions of the others.
QFT
pandaprime
nice in-package pics isn't going to help this 3P keep any customers with an epic delay to market! holy moley it's been a super duper long time!
DethPike
Lost interest. They took too damn long.
Backstop
I will still get then even if it has taken ages lol.
Scaleface
I don't get the "it took too long, now I'm not getting them"... did something ELSE come out in the meantime? I still need them today like I did 2 years ago. Arms Microns are nice, but they are not humanoid enough to be Targetmasters for my CHUG toys.
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
I don't get the "it took too long, now I'm not getting them"... did something ELSE come out in the meantime? I still need them today like I did 2 years ago. Arms Microns are nice, but they are not humanoid enough to be Targetmasters for my CHUG toys.
This.
It's not like another company has stepped up to the plate and took care of those Targetmasters.

People are going to kick themselves if we get a Classics Quake or Pointblank and the only partners are long sold out.
Scaleface
I planned to put them on the G1 toys anyways! They will fit.
Backstop
I dont mind the wait.
Scantron
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
I don't get the "it took too long, now I'm not getting them"... did something ELSE come out in the meantime?
Other Targetmasters? No. Other new stuff announced that has since become a bigger priority for spending the money on? Yes.
Backstop
These are priced cheap even with other things coming out they still dont break the bank for me.
Scaleface
Honestly I kept most of the figures they go to sealed in the package waiting until the Shooter Master partners come out. Once I get them I can fineally open Scourge, Kup, Blurr and Rodimus.

I do wish I had ordered the Spinister partners before. I picked one Botcon Spinister on ebay recently. Would have worked great together. I think they underestimated demand for them. Should make a second wave.
Scaleface
Well, since preorders sold out at some stores, I think enough people still want them.
Scaleface
I would like to see MSC homage some other toy lines in their next guns. Make a gun that looks like a Battle Android Trooper in robot form, or a Viper or Crimson Guard. How about Matt Trakker or Miles Mayhem? How about Silverhawks or Centurions guns?
Rated X
No new news yet ? Those in box pics were taken over a week ago.

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