BadCube's Claymore, Hypno, and Kickbutt (Masterpiece Style Insecticons)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by nellie131, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Lonewolf

    Lonewolf Well-Known Member

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    Finally finished my G1S1 Decepticons collection.
    Thank you @ShowZStore for the Evil Bug Corps reissue. I've been eyeing those 3 for such a long time.

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    Only 13 Autobots left to finish my collection.
     

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  2. StrangeAeons

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    i found these little guys waiting on my doorstep when i got up this morning :) 
    they're pretty cool! i have the MMC Malum Militia also and while i love the chrome on those figures, these ones can hold their weapons properly and the purple is much easier to tell apart from the black areas. also i prefer the slightly bulkier proportions on the Badcube ones.

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    IMG_20191124_223108.jpg IMG_20191124_223019.jpg Finally got mine..they are g1 style and very nicely done..applied deceptions stickers
     
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  5. cultofkraken

    cultofkraken Cybertronian Metalhead

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    I got mine yesterday and wow are these awesome. They’re fun figures, actually quite dynamic which was surprising and the silver looks really good. I’ll for sure post some images. I think I definitely need to replicate the scene with Megatron cheating them out of energon.
     
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    I got mine Saturday. These are exactly what I wanted at this size, for a little under $40 each. Everyone really bashed these guys when they were originally out, but I think that was due to FT making theirs 87.13% die cast, and everyone just went nuts over them. I never needed heavy, over-expensive versions of this group, and Badcube gets it just right. They're fun, poseable, easy enough transformations, and they look cool. Totally happy with what I got.
     
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    i think i will end up getting these myself
     
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    My son told me this morning that they are so light weight and has no die cast.. I said I don't need die cast, just want them to look g1 and are poseable. I said we can inject metals or magnets to make them heavier ..lol
     
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  9. StrangeAeons

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    ive wondered about doing that with figures, putting some weights in to make em heavier, but i also wondered if the toy could take the added weight
     
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  10. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    Had these for a time, they were okay but I don’t feel like any company has nailed mp insecticons yet.
     
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    Just added the toy deco set to my sale thread for those looking. Link in the sig.
     
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    Finally remembered to add the insignia to these guys IMG_20191212_234145.jpg
     
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  13. boomerdave

    boomerdave Owns three Ditka figures. O_o Moderator

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    I don't usually do extra's for alts or anything but I had to get a set of these guys to go in front of my bot mode versions. They're great figures and better than FT's in some ways. I really miss stuff like this from BC.

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    Transformed back to bot mode without instructions shapnel was easy, bombshell only got muddled with the head and finally kickback I almost gave up and went hunting for instructions but I finally figured his torso out lol IMG_20191213_011306.jpg
     
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    Insecticons in Blackarachnia's thrall, giving her a back and foot massage. I don't know Beast Wars at all so I'm treating her like Airachnid from TFP and, since she was able to control the Insecticons in that show, it gave me the idea to do the same with BA and the Badcube Insecticons.

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  16. Sylent

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    I finally got mine from baba's 12% off sale in mid-November. I like Shrapnel and Kickback, but Bombshell's legs are kind of weird and boxy. The energon cubes are cool, so that's a nice touch. I just wonder why Shrapnel has two alternate faces and Kickback doesn't have one.

    As a whole, I like them, but they don't really feel like MP quality, more like something from a CHUG 3rd party offering or something from Hasbro's Titans Returns or POTP lines. I got the set for $108 brand new and sealed, so I can't really complain... well, I can complain because it took more than a month. I usually get stuff from baba in two weeks or less.

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  17. Decepticon13

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    They're very nice figures, but I felt the same way regarding them looking more CHUG than MP. I sold mine on when I got the MMC set.
     
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  18. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    Wasn't this totally a thing with the Beast hunter Optimus Prime? I'm sure I recall a video of someone putting pennies into his legs to help with weight lol.
     
  19. Snaku

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    The collector's series solves the chug thing I think. Nicer finish plus the clear chest panels and the chrome go a long way toward making them look like higher quality figures. Some die cast too, which some people consider important but I don't really. It's just a shame they aren't reissuing that set.
     
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  20. kamifushou

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    I hot glued in a few box car derby tungsten weights (bought on Amazon) to mine and feel great. They can take the weight no problem
     
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