Blast Effects Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Preach Starscream, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Curious if there's a market for the blast effects, mine are just sitting on a shelf and not getting used. Been thinking about selling them or tossing them honestly, though I do love the way they look in yalls pics
     
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  2. Preach Starscream

    Preach Starscream Well-Known Member

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    I'm always on the look out for more and varied blast effects. But I don't always want the figure they may come with. Or I just don't want to rebuy the same toy I already have, especially some of the bigger ones.

    If you're ever interested in selling, maybe we can work something out.
     
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  3. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    I'll try and snap a pic of the ones I have later today so you can see what I've got, I know I've got most of them including the ones from Tricranius
     
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  4. OptimusTarzan

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    Same. I need moar, especially the ones that came with weaponizers. Hit me up.
     
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  5. Preach Starscream

    Preach Starscream Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Let me know.
     
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  6. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Bandai 30 Minutes Missions Customize Effect sets are an alternative with slight modding only needed to fix the included 3 to 5mm tube adapters (1 regular tube and 1 right angle tube). File outer diameter with a precision file (use the included right angle 3mm bar to hold in place) until it fits snug into a TF port, otherwise, it will get stuck and break when removed. Test fit in a port that's open on both sides (like most hands), so if it does get stuck, you can push out the other side with an accessory peg. Of course, don't overdo and make it loose.

    The effect parts have 3mm pegs, so the adapter tube when fixed will then work as a TF blast effects port.

    Color choices are limited and repaint potential is limited if one wants to keep the clear look. So far, the only sets I've been able to recolor successfully are the yellow ones (test on the sprues first). Using Tamiya clear lacquer spray paints, able to turn the yellow sets into red (clear red spray paint), orange (clear orange spray paint), and green (clear blue spray paint).

    The 30MM Customize Weapons sets, though, are different and should be avoided. Some of the weapons stuff have 3mm pegs but not all. They're also quite flimsy when put together and not meant for typical toy play (unless you superglue them together). Granted, the Witchcraft Weapon set has nice fluorescent green clear parts that have 3mm and even a proper 5mm peg for the magic circles. The weapon sets do not come with adapter pieces or effects stand.

    Bandai makes other effects sets but would require heavy modding and custom made parts in order to work on TF figures. Currently working on that atm for their 2nd anime effects set.

    30 MM Customize Effect examples: Repainted a clear yellow set into clear red here.
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    Withcraft weapon set parts using adapter tubes from multiple customize effect sets.
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    Slash effects example on the included effects stand.
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    This particular slash effect can fit around various blades since it's two parts put together.
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    Below requires heavy modding and custom made parts:
    The Gundam Robot Spirit Effect Parts anime sets look very cool but require heavy modding to work.
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  7. Preach Starscream

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    Wow! That is some great stuff. And so colorful. Very cool.
     
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  8. quickshift

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    I went down a rabbit hole last year making my own blast effects from hot glue. Really enjoyed it and need to sit down make some more. 53E0A28A-B735-41ED-821A-00BF3F2311AE.jpeg BEA6D0E4-572B-4CD2-BE2B-F66DE3BADDB5.jpeg A7A49ADD-AB1A-4634-AF7B-5272DB36FDAD.jpeg CEAAECF5-E4C4-432F-AC6C-25113B59322C.jpeg A2685434-4DB9-4BAA-A2B1-24088435CF28.jpeg 53C68050-4FEE-4BD4-87FB-DB0EA5944829.jpeg 7A9947C8-A579-42C5-8800-E6B947A8A1C4.jpeg 7CA5D797-CF89-421F-A98C-AF3C3C06123B.jpeg
     
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  9. Ctrl_Z

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    Where are you getting them from?
     
  10. Dachande

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    I have a friend that doesn't collect them, so every time he gets a figure with effect pieces he gives them to me.
     
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    I'm still a bit surprised some 3rd party doesn't drop a $50 set of nicer blast effects. Add in some paint, make some big slash effects, etc.
     
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    ghostyurei Our race was a peaceful one once...

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    Believe it or not the ring is a blast effect! Just held very close to the lens…
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    I gotta say, that is some damn fine work. It almost looks like blown glass. Very nice.


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    That's hilarious! And Wario has always been my favorite Mario Kart character.


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    I wanna give a big, appreciative shoutout to Fenrys for his help in adding to my blast effects collection.

    That was my previous collection on the left, and now added with his contributions on the right.
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