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3P Masterpiece appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by jream, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. tadhgoc

    tadhgoc Well-Known Member

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    Fans Toys teased them ages ago.
     
  2. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    Just a silhouette which means nothing IMO.
     
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  3. ph4zed

    ph4zed Sarcasticon

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    Binary forms are so passe.

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  4. Bugste81

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  5. Bugste81

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  6. pilot00

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  7. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    I love this guy. Can't wait for TE to see who the grand champ is.

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  8. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    Jah Bless 3P.

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  9. Sixo

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    It won’t be everyone’s choice, but for my money Unite Warriors Devastator does the job amazingly well.

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    Yes it’s the larger second version. Still no leader-1 in the size yet
     
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  11. tadhgoc

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    They’ve a good place holder for me till something better comes along.
     
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    I'm actually really happy with them. The combined mode is epic, and spot on to the cartoon. I wish the individual guys had articulated hands, but otherwise I love them.
     
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  13. Bugste81

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    That's an unpopular opinion around these parts but I am 100% in agreement. I still wish that CW Devy's 18" size had been the standard for MP instead of Constructor's 20" size.
     
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  15. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    I feel the same way, just wish I got the UW version as well....
     
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    There's a reissue coming this month I think.
     
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  18. Necrobot

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    Great poses here Mr. Bugste!!! I keep considering the use of monofilament lines to suspend figures in the air for "mid-air" shots but don't quite have the courage to make the attempt.

    In other news, what is up with the Masterpiece Appreciation thread?!

    One of the posters said some very disparaging things about KO Megatron...

    "Flatter finish, weird face," are two direct quotes.

    As an owner of the THF Dynastron (a type of KO Megatron), I see nothing here that warrants such remarks.

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    And I will speak ill of figures I spent my hard earned, through silver and blood, toil and trouble, money on.

    For example... DX9 Chigurh. In my opinion... Chigurh is not a fun figure to transform... and the figure is pretty damn ugly with hollow arms and stick thin thighs. He makes for an awful space shuttle, but a rather decent locomotive. That said... he was affordable, and he gets the job done. If another version of Astrotrain was released that didn't break the bank too much, and had a better looking bot-mode and shuttle-mode... I would likely purchase the figure and make the upgrade.

    My DacaToys Kronos is a floppy mess too...


    Now I ask the entirety of the community... without quoting "Handsome Boy Modelling School"... what do you see when staring at this face?!?

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    Is this a "weird face"?! Is the finish on this figure "flat"?! Of course people can say all kinds of things on the boards... even things they don't necessarily believe.

    But really... there is a level of tribalism on the Masterpiece Appreciation thread that is almost visceral.

    On page 2992 on the Masterpiece Appreciation thread, one community member said...

    "I loathe the fact that it's hard to distinguish between real and fake anymore. Not just as an official-only collector, but because the fakes can be passed off as real to the uninitiated and spoil the experience."

    While I understand everyone is entitled to an opinion... once again I ask the community...

    Isn't it a great thing that there are affordable options for those of us who might want a specific figure for our collection?

    If Takara's figures were more affordable... I wouldn't even consider a KO alternative.

    And I understand that there are rules... But you know what... sometimes we need to reconsider the rules and ask "Are these policies really necessary?! Do they still make sense in the year 2019?"

    I mean really... people are posting pictures of unrelated dinosaurs on the same thread... page 2991 if I recall correctly.

    I am not sure why the Masterpiece Appreciation thread is so strangely elitist. Takara moles maybe?! I don't know... But, I won't be posting there ever again.

    I will stay in my lane... on the 3P/MP thread... it's safer that way... with much more variety!!

    Cheers!!
     
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  19. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Thanks for the heads up buddy. Now I just got sell stuff to come up with the cash...
     
  20. Necrobot

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    Well said!! I and I agree!!
     
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