3rd Party Face Sculpts - Best and Worst Companies

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by deaculpa, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. catch22

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    Worst: That new Skyfire company...yikes. That is one terrible face. FansToys will probably get a lot votes in this category, but I wonder if that has less to do with the faces actually being that bad and more to do with them being such a popular company, as well as often putting out a figure that is 95% perfect save for the not-so-great faces they tend to do. To put it more succinctly: the faces aren't that bad, they just get a lot of attention.

    Best: X-transbots. The face on Apollyon is incredible, and so far Scourge and Cyclonus look great.

    edit: given the responses in this thread so far, a new company will pop up called "Fans Heads" and will just sell replacement heads for FansToys figures.
     
  2. Rodentus prime

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    I think that people have gone a bit overboard on the 'FT heads are a pile of shit' bandwagon - While they may not look enough like the cartoon at times I think they look fine.
     
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    Yeah, they aren't great but OK.

    Best - iGear - Kup heads
    worst - iGear - Minibits, specialist default heads.
    (probably same guy that did Stack and a load of others)
     
  4. Rodentus prime

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    I'd love to know who did that igear kup headsculpt - it really is the dogs danglies.
     
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    Best:
    XTB, Cubex, FP

    Worst:
    Fanstoys, MT
     
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    Best: XTB by far. 539 Designs is an amazing talent from what I've seen.

    I'm not really concerned with who is making the worst stuff out there.
     
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    I think the Soar head sculpt (non-smirking) is what nails it as a figure

    Sort of wrong thread (and way late( but am I alone in being a little underwhelmed by the Soundwave (TT / MP) headsculpt? I'm mean, he's great, but around 90% for me, when there should have been NO wiggle room. But then I'm picky
     
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    Am I the only one that thinks Apollyon's face is terrible? I got mine in a week ago from my BBTS Loot, and now that I see him, I'm selling him just because of his face.

    For me, best faces is on a case by case, but I think Perfect Effect nails down the essence of characters. Warden and the upcoming Leonidas are amazing.
     
  9. deaculpa

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    ^not third party, but I agree. This is almost the sole place I can say FT had a really good looking head. I was sad not to see that materialize.

    Interesting point, I was really only thinking of heads with" faces", as opposed to the mask. But there are indeed a lot of those that are pretty distinct.
     
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    ^ This!

    FT Sever is an amazing figure, I like it more than I even thought I would. Only thing that holds it back from figure of the imo, is the terrible face.
     
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    Ft is garbage, at least their sludge is looking good. Also that new 3p Jazz is horrible in all sorts of ways, face sculpt, body proportions etc.
     
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    I love Fansprojects, but the faces on Protector, Defendor and City Commander where sub par.

    Love the work by Unique Toys on their Terrorcons.
     
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    Impactor1106 WRECKER

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    This!!!!