3P Recommendations Please

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by TheIronBot, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. TheIronBot

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    Alright pals, I've been away from collecting for about 2 or 3 years now. I need a bit of updating. What 3rd party options are best for the following characters....

    Optimus Prime
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Hound
    Jazz
    Prowl
    Jetfire
    Brawn
    Soundwave
     
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  2. Knight Prime

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    You should start a new thread for this
     
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  3. TheIronBot

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    Sounds G
     
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    Optimus Prime = Magic Square looks phenomenal!! Might want to check with @Bugste81 for some photos of his Magic Square Light of Freedom or Liberty or something.

    I went with Transform Element... so far, no complaints!
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    Megatron... maybe Maketoys Despotron or XTB Apollyon? I think @Bugste81 has some pictures of Apollyon if I'm not mistaken.

    I went with a KO of MP36 by ToyHouseFactory.
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    Starscream = Maketoys Meteor... sorry, I do not own the figure, but I read some great things.

    I still have my old MP3s, original Greenish one, and the Hasbro one... and a KO of MP11 by KuBianBao
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    Hound = FansToys Willis
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    Jazz = FansToys is releasing one in the future...

    Everyone loves Maketoys Downbeat... but I went with TR-01 Hova
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    Prowl... For G1, I know of no 3P Prowl... anyone else?

    Skyfire = FansToys Phoenix... @Destructimis Prime would be the one most able to share that image.

    I have an old DacaToys Kronos.
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    Brawn... you can wait for FansToys to release theirs... or maybe find BadCube's Brawny
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    Soundwave... it appears after maybe a decade, the FansToys version is on the horizon. It's looking like it might be worth the wait.

    I have an official Soundblaster, and a KO Soundwave from ToyHouseFactory...
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    Anyone I missed?
     
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    You've gotten a lot of MP-style options. Here are a couple "standard" size.
    Optimus - I love Perfect Effect's Jetpower Revive. It's an awesome blend of G1/G2 and movie design. ANd the trailer becomes flight armor.

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    Megatron - TOyworld Hegemon. It's a very good gunrobo Megatron, includes the stock and silencer, which can form an approximation of the cannon G1 Megatron came with. And he has an awesome sword.

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    Optimus Prime - Iron Factory
    Megatron - Iron Factory
    Starscream - Iron Factory
    Hound - Iron Factory
    Jazz - New Age
    Prowl - Iron Factory
    Jetfire - Iron Factory
    Brawn - New Age
    Soundwave - Hot Soldiers
     
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    Optimus Prime - MP-44 KO or TE-01
    Megatron - MP-36 KO/ either Toy House Factory or Infinite Transformation
    Starscream - MTRM-11 Howling Meteor
    Hound - FT-15 orrrrrr an eventual MP-47 KO OFFICIAL IS NO GO
    Jazz - FT-48
    Prowl - MP-16+
    Jetfire - FT-10 Phoenix or Siege Jetfire
    Brawn - FT-42 Hunk
    Soundwave - FT-02 Acoustic Wave
     
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    There's going to be a magic square soundwave, a newage, and a iron factory. All legends, all probably good. The fanstoys one is coming, but the legends are the most likely for all the variants.for optimus and megatron, I suggest criss dimensions, if you can find them a bit old and yet they're still gems from what I've heard.
     
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    What I have in Masterpiece scale:

    Optimus Prime - Magic Square MS-01 Light of Freedom, picked this over TE-01 because it has ab crunch, but you can't go wrong with either. MS-01X has metallic paint if you prefer that.
    Megatron - Infinite Transformations IT-01 Emperor of Destruction, picked this over others because it comes with a second fusion cannon with some Frank Welker voice clips, and a cover to hide the gaps in the robot mode's back.
    Starscream - none, on the lookout for a reasonably priced MakeToys MTRM-11 Howling Meteor, otherwise one of the KOs as they come with the crown and cape.
    Hound - none caught my fancy for their pricing, might end up just getting a cheap Aoyi Mech H6002-9 (KO oversized Siege Hound) as a stand in.
    Jazz - Generation Toys GT-04 J4ZZ, because I dig the IDW style and goes well with Rebel below. Considering PO for Fans Toys FT-48 for G1.
    Prowl - GCreations GDW-02 Rebel, because I dig the IDW style and goes well with J4ZZ above. Considering getting a Takara MP Prowl (or the KO) for G1.
    Jetfire- Fans Toys FT-10 Phoenix, the best Jetfire in my collection and the only one that is MP scale.
    Brawn - Final Victory FV-02 Hummer, got it with the rest of the Final Victory bots on a clearance.
    Soundwave - Toyhouse Factory THF-01 Sonicwave, because the version I got came with all the tapes included, and a filler to hide the boombox mode's gap in the back.
     
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    Optimus Prime
    TE 01-for the most toon accurate movie prime
    MS-01 light of freedom for toon accurate, bulkier and toon looking prime.
    Mp44 KO

    Megatron
    IT-Emperor of destruction is the best ko mp megatron out there. Better paint and better joints.

    Starscream
    maketoys howling meteor- wonderful articulation and solid bot mode with a not so good looking starscream head sculpt but still way better than official.

    Hound
    fanstoys hound(forgot his 3p name) - better than the official. more solid and a better head sculpt.

    Jazz
    maketoys jazz- wonderful figure and articulation
    although you could wait for fanstoys which looks fantastic.

    Prowl
    go official. there's no 3p version of him.

    Jetfire
    ft phoenix- wonderful sculpt and one of the best jetfire sculpts I've seen. Excellent from the head and shoulders but then you get to the waist. It has one of the worst waist articulations I've seen in a figure almost non existent. The waist can move t h a t much from side to side. XTB, magic square and TE if you're reading this, please make a jetfire.


    Brawn
    wait for FT

    Soundwave
    official is a great option though their latest reruns suck.
    you can go with robot hero pony for a good soundwave KO
    or....you can wait for fanstoys.