Best 3rd Party vs Best Takara Masterpiece

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  1. code3collector

    code3collector Well-Known Member

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    I'm a fan of both Takara and 3rd Party masterpieces. I'm curious to hear who you would stack up against MP line's best and if you would rank any above the top three MP figures. Great figures like PE Warden and MMC Terminus Hexatron are not to be considered as they are not in the MP scale/aesthetic. Let's keep it to the top 3 from each and just a general impression rather than focussing on G1 toon accuracy, amount of diecast, paint job, transformation, etc.

    Top MPs
    1. Soundwave
    2. Optimus Prime
    3. Ultra-Magnus

    Top 3rd Party
    1. FT Willis
    2. MMC Sphinx
    3. FT Sever

    However close, I don't think any of my listed 3rd party figures breaks my top 3 overall.
     
  2. Megatronus27

    Megatronus27 Well-Known Member

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    MP-12
    MP-10
    MP-13

    FT-Stomp
    FT-Grenadier
    OX-Jaguar

    FT-Sever will make the list once the nee head is available. Probably knocking off Jaguar (as much as I love that cat).
     
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  3. dedguy

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    Take this with a grain of salt as I only own 5 official MPs and 5 third party.

    Official
    1. MP-13B Soundblaster
    2. MP-09B Black Rodimus
    3. MP-12G G2 Lambor

    Third Party
    1. XTB Andras (Scourge)
    2. MMC Backdraft (Inferno)
    3. MMC Jaguar (Ravage/Jaguar)

    Overall?
    1. XTB Andras
    2. MP-13B Soundblaster
    3. MMC Backdraft

    Those lists will likely change a lot with some of the currently incoming stuff at the start of next year or the end of this year.
     
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  4. Jazz303

    Jazz303 @cybertronwarriors on Instagram

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    Takara Best (molds)
    - Sideswipe mold
    - Prowl mold
    - Wheeljack / Magnus molds

    Best 3P (characters/lines)
    - MakeToys GunDog (hopefully Downbeat)
    - Generation Toys J4ZZ
    - FansToys Dinobots & Insecticons

    Best 3P line
    -MMC Reformatted
     
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  5. engrpedro

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    For those that I own, for me:

    Best TT
    1. MP10 OP
    2. MP Soundwave
    3. MP Ironhide/Ratchet

    Best 3P
    1. FT Stomp
    2. KFC Blaster
    3. TW Constructor

    Best 3P Line: FT Dibots
     
  6. Detroa

    Detroa Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'd say:

    >Officials
    MP-10
    MP-12
    MP-29

    >3Ps
    FT Willis
    FT Sever
    MMC Sphinx
     
  7. Pho'ptimus Prime

    Pho'ptimus Prime Mancave Spelunker TFW2005 Supporter

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    At the moment, for what I have:

    Top TT:

    1. MP-10
    2. Ultra Magnus
    3. Ironhide/Ratchet

    Top 3P:

    1. FT Stomp-X
    2. MT Despotron
    3. MT Cupola
     
  8. King Nergil

    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

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    TT:
    1. MP Soundwave
    2. MP Wheeljack
    3. MP Rumble

    3P:
    1. FT Stomp (Soar, Sever)
    2. MMC Sphinx
    3. KFC Crash Hog
     
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  9. Starganderfish

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    Hmmn
    Official
    1. MP Optimus Prime - Perfect representation of the most iconic Transformer ever. Anyone looking at it will recognise him, even if they're not a fan.
    2. MP Soundwave - Logically their can be no other choice. "Soundwave superior, all others inferior"
    3. MP Laserbeak - he's just awesome for such a little guy

    3P
    1. KFC Blaster - controversial I know but an amazing figure that's several years old and still pairs so well with MP Soundwave
    2. KFC Crash Hog - again controversial but such an amazing take on a figure we may never get from Takara. Love that moustache
    3. ToyWorld Devastator - sure it's six figures but they stay in combined mode so I count them as one. So much presence and will look amazing with FT Omega

    Runners up - FT Dinos
     
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  10. TFXProtector

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    These are ones I personally own. Won't speculate on those I don't.

    Best official:
    1.) Ultra Magnus
    2.) Ironhide
    3.) Optimus Prime (MP-10 mold)

    Best 3rd party:
    1.) DX9 Mightron
    2.) BadCube SunSurge
    3.) UT Allen

    Honorable mentions:
    MP Laserwave
    MP Lamborghini mold (any variation)
    DX9 Tyrant
    XT Andras/Bane/Wrath/Curse
     
  11. The New Guy

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    Official:
    1. MP-10 Optimus
    2. Laserbeak
    3. Hot Rod
    Honourable mentions to Laserwave, Prowl and Sideswipe.

    3rd Party:
    1. DX9 Gewalt
    2. Gigapower Grassor
    3. DX9 Carry
     
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  12. TylerB

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    1) Mp 33
    2) Mp 10
    3) Mp 27

    1) FT 7
    2) FT 6
    3) MMC Sphinx
     
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    Best 3 TT
    MP 10
    MP 22
    MP 24

    Best 3 3P
    Stomp
    M01 Commander
    Carnifex

    Wardog, Reximus, Sunsurge, Tyrant, Buzzing, Allen and so many more
     
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  14. Líder Optimus

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    Takara:

    Mp Prime
    Mp Magnus
    Mp Soundwave

    3rd Party:

    Ft Stomp
    Ox Sphinx
    Cubex Engineer
     
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    My list

    Takara:
    MP-10 Optimus Prime
    MP-22 Ultra Magnus
    MP-13 Soundwave

    3P:
    MMC Sphinx
    Fanstoys Scoria
    Maketoys Cupola

    Honorable Mentions: DX9 Mightron, Unique Toys Provider, Maketoys Ironwill and Takara Star Saber w/ KFC Simba
     
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    Funny, as I was just having this discussion in my own head yesterday while rearranging shelves. It's apple and oranges in most cases for me (unless you are comparing similar type figures) . In general, I prefer all my carbots to be official TT releases. I will pick up 3P versions of the carbots as fill-ins in some cases. Having said that, there are some figures I just doubt we will see better versions of as official releases (FT Dibots, the unreleased FT Phoenix, etc.)

    My picks:

    My Top Official:
    1)Prowl
    2)Sideswipe
    3)Wheeljack
    4)Prime


    My Top 3P:
    1)Stomp
    2)Soar
    3)Andras
    4)Sunsurge



    It's kind of difficult to compare the two lists, as we essentially have carbots vs much larger figures. Of the 3P carbots I own (SS, FT Hound, MMC Mirage, BC Trailbreaker), Official wins hands down (Sunsurge car mode being the one exception).

    There also is a hard-to-quantify "feeling" I get when opening an official release. FT's releases come close to that feeling, but not quite there, yet. A good example of that was this past weekend as I opened/transformed/displayed MP Inferno. There is a character I really could not care less about. I would never have dreampt of buying a 3P version of him because of that. However, all the pack-ins, the feeling of "durability/quality", etc. just really had me glad that I spent the money.
     
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  17. SWAGE66

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    Official:

    Optimus
    Wheeljack
    Soundwave

    3P:

    Maketoys Despotron
    Fanstoys Grenadier
    Maketoys Gundog


    MMC Sphinx almost made it, and MP Laserwave was close too.
     
  18. robh

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    TT
    Optimus
    Soundwave
    Prowl

    3P
    FT Stomp
    KFC Transistor
    Backdraft (and I don't like inferno)


    Stomp is the best toy I own, period.
     
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