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Feral Rex R-02 Talon Aerial Assaulter Preorders Up

Posted on 01-20-2013 at 06:18 PM by ORIO under Sponsor News
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News reaches us today from TFW2005 sponsors informing us that Mastermind Creation's first release for their unofficial Predaking figure is up for preorder. R-02 Talon the Aerial Assaulter, a homage to G1 Divebomb, is available to lock in on Bigbadtoystore and TFSource. These preorders also confirm the projects new name. Formerly known as Ferocicus and the Ferocicons, Mastermind has changed the name to the Feralcons with the combined form being Feral Rex! As a bonus, you can take advantage of a special "Early Bird" Preorder Discount! You can save $20 off MSRP when you order on or before January 25. Pricing will revert back to MSRP on January 26th.

UPDATE: preorders now up on Captured Prey!

Lock in your preorders at the links above and head over to the 3rd party forum to discuss.
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thelastson82
Sick!
divinecomedy
Looks so much better than the silhouette. These things can't come out soon enough.
Astronut
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Sick!
Sweet!
DJW107PRIME
Wow.
Cast
Well the race was already over for me but this just makes me feel even better about picking MMC.
Robogeek28
Wow, that looks sick!
primetime77
holy crap. i'm sold! MMC feroricons...here i come!
Calabask
....MMC. Well played. I have but one thing to say.

Transbot90210
Holy crap, MMC is just taking 3P toy making to a whole 'notha level.

My heart goes out a little to that other group but then again MMC announced this a long time ago. After Cyclops, Hexatron and the HoS Seekers, was there any doubt that these would be spectacular?

Keep up with those reveals MMC. The only thing stopping me from owning this is that you haven't released it yet.
Scaleface
Sorry, too spikey and neo-movie for me. I'm enjoying the look of the other Predacons more. Maybe just the G1-fan in me.
mapatel
Me wants...but tbh they had me hook line and sinker with the tantrum reveal.
The Crow
WOW just WOW! Love it, can't wait to preorder these guys!
Un_Chakal
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
Sorry, too spikey and neo-movie for me. I'm enjoying the look of the other Predacons more. Maybe just the G1-fan in me.
I do agree with the uber spikeyness thing. I think seeing it in color will help. These guys seem to be my first choice still though.
KnightSaberAmi
Me likey, me want in G1 and Cybertron Cryo Scourge colors.
RRavage
You guys....have'nt seen anything yet!
Jonny Napalm
He looks like a living melee weapon. This is a good thing.
SCPrime
looks great but bird head seems a bit small although maybe more realistic compared t a real bird. people complaining about spikes I don't see it. you got "spikes" at the robot knees which is the bird mode talons. you got similiar things at the hands which is cool because it serves as melee knuckle claws which is fitting for the figure other than that I don't see other spikes.
Transbot90210
I can see how the UT version will appeal to G1 loyalists but for everyone else, how can you compare the two?






The only thing I like better on the UT version is the bird head but all other points go to MMC. MMC is like the only 3P company that actually has curves on their figures (which I adore) vs a series of straight lines that create a curved piece.
CyclonuS_ZerO
Niiiiiiiiiiiiice. Definitely glad to go with MMC on this one.
Astronut
I don't want G1, I want what the 80s versions could have been if they had today's engineering and weren't aimed at kids. So MMC wins this one by miles.
archieboy
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
I can see how the UT version will appeal to G1 loyalists but for everyone else, how can you compare the two?

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The only thing I like better on the UT version is the bird head but all other points go to MMC. MMC is like the only 3P company that actually has curves on their figures (which I adore) vs a series of straight lines that create a curved piece.
I consider myself a G1 loyalist, but come on! Although I do see how MMC decided to skip the bot-head-in-the-beast-head thing, which is a decision I'm behind with 100%. This makes MMC's Divebomb a proper bird of prey and not some humanoid with a bird head and wings from three decades ago.
StayingInTheBox
That thing looks flawless. Wow that's sick.
SCPrime
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
I can see how the UT version will appeal to G1 loyalists but for everyone else, how can you compare the two?

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http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r...psdeb53f9c.jpg


The only thing I like better on the UT version is the bird head but all other points go to MMC. MMC is like the only 3P company that actually has curves on their figures (which I adore) vs a series of straight lines that create a curved piece.
yeah putting it side to side like that there is no comparison. UT looks like an unfinished, early prototype compared to MMC. I may get UT version to keep in Predaking mode cuz that mode looks real nice. MMC combined may look nice too but the individual mode is so nice that it seems like a crime not to display it as such. Or maybe I will just get 2 MMCs and display one in combined and one in individual.
CVprowl
this is why i show up at tfw2005 everyday. thanks for the pics. i made my decision on these long ago.
Predaking
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yeah putting it side to side like that there is no comparison. UT looks like an unfinished, early prototype compared to MMC. I may get UT version to keep in Predaking mode cuz that mode looks real nice. MMC combined may look nice too but the individual mode is so nice that it seems like a crime not to display it as such. Or maybe I will just get 2 MMCs and display one in combined and one in individual.
I may end up getting two of MMC instead of one from each company so I can display it in combined form and individual bot/alt mode. I can't wait to display this side by side with G1 Predaking with CrazyDevy add-on parts.
Chaosbringer
The eagle has a tiny microscopic head

Love the swords but where's his twin blaster rifles?

Rest is all good and cool
kaos
i will be getting both UT and MMC vers but this this is sick!!!!!!!!!!!
Grimwing
Looks cool. But my wallet already belongs to hexatron. Part of what makes this work is divebomb does not need to transform very much. So its a ton of uninterupted sculpted detailing.

Pointy and boxy.
eriku
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
Sorry, too spikey and neo-movie for me. I'm enjoying the look of the other Predacons more. Maybe just the G1-fan in me.
Ditto. Not hating this one, but I prefer the other. We're way too lucky to have two companies making very different Predakings. Great time to be a TF fan. Well, great time to be a 3rd Party TF fan at least.
deaculpa
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Me wants...but tbh they had me hook line and sinker with the tantrum reveal.
This.
Got dayum. No prices yet?!
Hothouse Prime
Are those ankle tilts???

SOLD!!!
CZ Hazard
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Are those ankle tilts???

SOLD!!!
I agree with this sentiment. In this day and age ankle tilts should be on every high-end figure, glad to see this figure doesn't disappoint.
deaculpa
^ @ ankle tilts.
I do prefer the bot head inside the bird head, was iconic to me.
SCPrime
initially I thought bird head was too small but maybe it was more realistic cuz I thought real hawk's head is that small too relative to its body. but looking at pics of real hawks the head is pretty large. G1 and UT hawk head seems more the size of real hawk heads and yeah MMC hawk head is too small.
Theprimeoflegen
MMC knocked it out of the park !!!
Iro the Dude
I was originally gonna go for UT'S Predacons due to the fact that they were gonna be scaled more towardds Giant and Collosus, but their Divebomb alone is $100. Now, MMC has been really great, price-wise. Cyclops was huge and only $160, and Hexatron - a complete six-changer - is $135. That's insane (and in a good way), so I can't imagine MMC's Predacons costing more than UT's, and they really do have the better product. So, I suppose, I'm in the MMC boat.
Scyla
That's very nice and all but...

...WHERE IS WARPER?!?!?!?
mx-01 archon
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
Sorry, too spikey and neo-movie for me. I'm enjoying the look of the other Predacons more. Maybe just the G1-fan in me.
I have a question for you: what spikes?

He's got ridges at best, most of them taken straight from the G1 toy (like the beams on the tail)

My one complaint is that the beast head is stupidly small. I also think they probably could have stowed the swords as another set of wing feathers, rather than the backpack mount. But otherwise, the toy looks pretty ace.
Zambot
Here is a higher-res version.

While I really love MMC's, I think GogDog hit on something in the most recent WTF@TFW, that many have also sighted here. He too was mentioning (On MMC Sixshot) the the overly "spikey" and sometimes over "rendered" detail. There is no place for the eye to rest, just detail everywhere.

I think this is far superior engineering, but would love to see a middle ground between UT and MMC. Haha, spoiled.

It's like Jim Lee(Scott Williams inks) vs. Alex Toth. Both are cool, but one gets a little busy, over rendered. As a kid, loved Lee (and Image), but as an adult I can see the beauty and economy in Alex Toth.

From art school: LESS is MORE!!!

deaculpa
Detail tends to disappear in color models. Or rather I should say that detail is overtly apparent in the grey-scale runs/renders. This is my Predaking. I bet this bitch won't even fit on one detolf shelf.
Blitz.
so far so good... very very goood
Jehsee
Sexy BEAST!!

I agree, the details seem a bit much... but since we're on the "comic book" metaphore... I compare this to lineart, which can often look way too busy by itself. Once colored I'm sure it will all come together and take a lot of the focus off all the little details.
kaos
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Originally Posted by SCPrime View Post
initially I thought bird head was too small but maybe it was more realistic cuz I thought real hawk's head is that small too relative to its body. but looking at pics of real hawks the head is pretty large. G1 and UT hawk head seems more the size of real hawk heads and yeah MMC hawk head is too small.
pretty sure dive bombs a turkey vulture, hence the small head compared to wing span...
deaculpa
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pretty sure dive bombs a turkey vulture, hence the small head compared to wing span...
Oh no. Here it comes....
Bull!
Buffalo!
American buffalo!
Buffafalo!
Zambot
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
Sorry, too spikey and neo-movie for me. I'm enjoying the look of the other Predacons more. Maybe just the G1-fan in me.
No need to be sorry, While I think MMC engineering is far superior, holy cow that is detail run amuck. I like both UT and MMC but would love to see MMC mute or pull back on some of the extraneous detail. Those thighs are getting into Generations/United Frenzy Rumble territory! Haha.

Bountyan
I wish they'd just give us a price already.
Zambot
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Originally Posted by deaculpa View Post
Oh no. Here it comes....
Bull!
Buffalo!
American buffalo!
Buffafalo!
Ahahahahaha!
Giga Leo
Seeing those side by side pics of both interpretations of Divebomb just reinforce exactly why I'm getting both of these bad boys. One to slam together and have as my displayed Predaking, the other to keep as my individual bots. Worked pretty well with Hercules and Giant.
SCPrime
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pretty sure dive bombs a turkey vulture, hence the small head compared to wing span...
well if u want to get technical g1 divebomb refers to alt mode as an eagle. some references call it a falcon. unless u are specifically saying MMCs version is a turkey vulture then in which case the bird head is not overly small.

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