Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by banjoted, Jul 7, 2015.
Rumor has it they became Gigapower.
Now, what ever happened to Gigapower? Excellent question.
Where'd you get those parts... Like the feet on prime and apollyon?
You don't have it quite right, LOL. The rumor was that gigapower actually created Cloud 9 to do quakeblast because they were getting back at fanstoys in some way (given that quakeblast is a re-shell / slight re-engineering of Quakewave). Gigapower is still doing Dinobots as far as I know.
I print them in my studio. The Prime feet are my design, but the Apollyon feet are from a different designer. The Prime feet are from a clip on G1 leg panel set I designed a long time ago. I got ridiculed for it here on TFW though at the time, but whatever.
I like them, might be a tad big, but it's got a good look. They'd pop better with a little dab of paint
They are. They just released a weathered version of their Slag that looks really good. Has a new head sculpt too.
Okay... I'm putting decepticon symbols on mine... Can i see where everyone put theirs as I'm really torn on where and how many to apply...
Right above the chest panel thingy is the best spot. Well, in my opinion anyway. I tried some smaller logos on the forearms once, but it really didn't work. Apologies for crap picture, by the way.
I do have an extra clear hand, considerIng painting it silver...
I bought one of these recently. When I tried to transform it, I get to swinging out the gun handle and it just will not go. Feels like it's going to snap. Any suggestions?
I suggest you don't. He's known to break there. The white block isn't curved properly and they snap, so take care with proper pressure as you turn the panel.
Always nice to see another macrossworld veteran (especially one that got out of the hobby for the same reason...)
Everyone I've talked to as well as with mine it takes quite a bit of force. Hold as close as possible to the pivot between the white piece and calf panel and slowly apply pressure. It will eventually go.
I don't think I've heard of anyone's breaking there to be honest. Can you link this reported breakage?
There is not even a hint of movement. I'll leave it.
Your figure, your call man.
For sure. As much of a fan as I am of all things Macross/Robotech, I started feeling like their collecting community was more about who has the most expensive stuff and can afford to keep up with the high dollar items, so it got old after a while. No hate towards that scene though, just not my deal. =)
It takes a leap of faith but I've never had an issue on mine and I've yet to read of anyone else breaking theirs.
Make that 3. Valks are waaaay too rich for my blood these days.
I've read about it in this very discussion forum... Or one about issues with it, but I am sure it was here. But your advice on the transformation is sound
You can make that 4, I only kept my yamato 1/48 vf-1s with strike armor parts because I love Roy fokker and one extra to make a custom jetfire. I was I in some fan groups, but they're extremely fanatical. If you say Rick, or veritech or anything related to harmony gold/robotech they kick you out. They all know that robotech was the gateway into the fandom for most, but because harmony gold is a real shady company they disowned robotech. It's a little silly. I get not supporting a company with new material, but to disown something you loved as a result? It's dumb
It's your call man. Personally it was and still is sketchy for me the 1st time going and also with his Translucent gun tip arm breaking is also another sketchy area to be cautious about. Just remember 1 thing,if something goes wrong:Goodluck finding parts.
And to all the Macross talk,I'm a total noob for the figures/toys. I also get all mixed up with the proper terms from Robotech/Macross. Luckily the folks in both Macross & Robotech threads here have been very helpful and none are A-Holes about it like some you mentioned in Macross World. @ the end of the day,we all just love the same Series. To bad HG doesn't like to play with others though.
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