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

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

  1. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    OMG this year is gonna be so expensive!

    Excellent looking MP Insecticons. Like with Brawny they've gone a little more toward the squat/dumpy side in terms of proportions, but they're so spot-on in all other respects I can't really complain!

    What do we reckon, about Brawny size?
     
  2. Slingshot

    Slingshot Back In the Game

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    So... they're trying to do this while Hasbro is releasing updated Insecticons for a cheaper price???
    Definite pass.
     
  3. TattooedRobot

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    I am in your camp on these. They are a definite buy for me. But considering what they did with Wardog's altmode I was hoping for a little more. The altmodes are just plain boring on these guys. The robotmode is fantastic though.
     
  4. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Oh yeah! This seems to be the year 3rd party is filling out my decepticon gaps.
     
  5. Shiro1

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    These are looking really promising. Like others have said, Bombshell is a bit iffy to me, but nothing terrible. My only real complaint is that their transformations look to be virtually identical to the g1 toys....not very inspired engineering.

    The holy scale chart has them as Bumblebee size, but I would personally prefer Brawny scale myself.
     
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    Bombshell's robot mode head looks a tad funky & off, but other than that these look great. Might pass on them, since with Apollyon & Spotter I've spent plenty on 3p Decepticons & really need to fill out my Autobot ranks a bit.
     
  7. malware5

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    I'm in, I've really been impressed with Bad Cube recently, they've really upped their game, they've been getting better and better with every single release.

    These look very good indeed.
     
  8. TattooedRobot

    TattooedRobot Too Much Horror Business TFW2005 Supporter

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    That over-priced FP insecticon set is awesome and you can get it for 130 it's really not that pricey and they are fun. Of course I love ChopShop so I may be biased.
     
  9. Mobb One

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    They should be around the size of their huffer.
     
  10. Sharkysharky

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    Toy purple on Bombshell please chaps ! Comics and toy beat cartoon 2-1 !
     
  11. Sixo

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    I would sneak a guess at Brawny size being the maximum, and Bumblebee minimum, maybe even somewhere inbetween. They do 'look' small, so I think possibly slightly smaller than Brawny, if I had to guess.

    Next question - is everyone going to buy just one set, or multiples? :D 
     
  12. Son of Carl

    Son of Carl ROCK BEATS EVERYTHING

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    I like their alt modes, I always liked how they look like vehicle/insect hybrids, not just insects. Just like Swoop, their animation models looked very much like the toys. Although I'm not sure that I like Kickback's front legs.
     
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    I'm the other way. These look so much nicer then hasbros rerelease. If rather pay a little more for something new that scales better for my collection
     
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    Yeah, in-between would actually be about right. Good call :) 

    My guess is this will be a $200 set...so probably won't be a lot of multiple set buyers. Certainly not me.
     
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    The only one that looks good is Kickback in alt mode. He also looks great in robot mode while the other two seem very blocky. Maybe they are toon accurate but I really don't care for them other than Kickback which probably will not be sold separately.
     
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    Like "Bob". I would love that.
     
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    These look great! Badcube really are spending all my money for me :) 
     
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    Love it. Really exciting news!
     
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    Thanks. I should also clarify that I personally will only be getting one set maximum - I think that will suffice! :D 

    Maybe it's just me, but I love their alt' modes. I actually think they may look even better in alt' mode than robot mode... particularly Bombshell.
     
  20. supervir2

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    I'm underwhelmed actually and not sure why. They're slightly less stylized than I hoped to see.