BlueLobster X-Frank BL-01

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by foxracing, May 26, 2019.

  1. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    They don't move in either of the videos and there are no obvious joints. Also, we're not all in the US, so it's not $40 for me.
     
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    Most of us shop outside of the US or of our country of origin, so giving a US dollar price was like using the generic term for H2O.
     
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    DashCourageous Greetings Programs!

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  4. stevetdda01

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    I lol’d when he was testing the articulation and the arm came off! This thing is f*****g awful!
     
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  5. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    Yep, that's an even harder pass now...

    Not me, I always work in my local currency. The cheapest I can find this is £34.50, which is easily £10 more than I'm willing to spend based on what I've seen. At £20 it would have possibly been worth it as a PVC statue, but the quality still looks poor.
     
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  6. Grendel163

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    Too bad, I was looking forward to this. All the pre-orders stated "highly articulated". I didnt care if it doesnt transform. I just wanted something poseable. Oh well, thanks for the video review.
     
  7. boomerdave

    boomerdave Owns three Ditka figures. (Pssst...he's crazy) Moderator

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    I hope they do! I think it's spot on and I'm not ripping on this by any means. Still, I really want to be able to pose the legs and they look sorta locked in place in the stills and videos. It says highly articulated but if its just the arms and head, that's not "highly". Maybe they do move (legs, waist) and they just didn't show it well in that one video.
     
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  8. Mentasm

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    Guy tries it in the most recent video and they don't move. Also looks the same in the other one I've seen. Disappointing...
     
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  9. metalwar2010

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    Bummer. I thought this would be great to have until XTB/KFC's is out. Seems rushed just to beat them out and try to money grab before they lose sales to them.

    Seems slightly too big for MPs. Beyond that, I mean, the left arm can't even be turned without pushing that door or angling the arm awkwardly in. No feet/leg articulation? Common. This is 2019. Even the large PVC Devastator had more articulation than this, as well as Scorponoks, which were both released years prior. Bar was set guys. Just needed to meet or beat those.

    Otherwise, it looks good outside of those big down falls. Price is debatable if its worth it or not.
     
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  10. Zeke1

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    The only good thing I see coming out of this is that another 3rd party company will see the interest in this from fans and will make a better one.
     
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    It does look a little sad when he compares the parts to other MP figures and they're not even close to similar aesthetically.
     
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    Or size. Autobot Spike was supposed to be made out of spare parts, but most of the components in this figure are much larger than the corresponding part on an MP figure. I'm not asking for it to be exact, but somewhere in the same ballpark would be nice.
     
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    I think Autobot X would make a really good BAF figure. So, like, every toy in a certain line could include one bit of him. I think that would be neat.
     
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    The issue I have with this is that TF figures tend to be quite expensive. For those of us being selective about which characters we purchase, I don't want to have to drop $100 on a character I don't want just to get an arm for a minor curio.
     
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    Yeah fair.
     
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    The sculpt is fenomenal, the execution not so much... But I think I will get it if they discount the price
     
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    It looks okay, but it looks like it's made of PVC. The price isn't bad, and I actually like the part coming off in the video, he's like the original Junkion :drool: 

    Still, I'll wait to see XTB's offer
     
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    is this the X-Transbots one?
     
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    According to the previous posts in this thread, no.
     
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