DEFORMATION SPACE DS-001 SEEKERS (G1 MP Starscream, Thundercracker & Skywarp)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by williammmw, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. crdavismusic

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    Selling my Thundercracker and Skywarp (with add on kits) if anyone's interested. Located in Canada but will ship to USA.
     
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    Why no coneheads? Seriously, are people just not interested in the coneheads?
     
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    I think the issue with the coneheads is that they are technically three different molds thanks to their wings so would require different runs and swapping of some of the molds, whereas Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp are just straight recolors of the exact same mold.
     
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  4. Max Rawhide

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    Because DS doesn't exist anymore?

    The designer is still active though so maybe he will design Coneheads in the future. But honestly, Coneheads shouldn't be remoulds of the core seekers, but their own mould.

    And for me, absolutely, I want Coneheads. More interested in Coneheads than TC and SW. And good Coneheads just don't exist. But I'm hoping FT will make them, because I think what they'd do would be closer to what I want.
     
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  5. Honesty

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    These guys are still my definitive seekers. And as I always say, transformer_78’s add-on’s for them are an absolute must.

    Was thrilled to sell off my Official MP-52.

    Them not making the Coneheads when DS was still DS/a thing, was a tragedy. Luckily I still have my official ones (and hell, the iGear ones even!). They look fantastic in alt mode and that’s how they’re displayed.


    They’ll have to do until another third party takes a crack at them again one day. Don’t think I’d be interested in anything Takara would put out.
     
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    Yeah I really wish that DS had taken a crack at the coneheads. Make toys was close but not quite, they messed up by doing show accurate molds in toy colors. I passed on the Takara versions, and if they did new ones they would probably be based on the V3 seeker mold which I intensely dislike. It’s way too small and aesthetically I actually prefer MP 11. The toy world coneheads were legitimately pretty awesome, if you’re into toy version masterpieces those are the way to go, but ultimately I sold them because they just didn’t fit into the rest of my collection. I had the iGear trio but sold them when I bought the KO Takara coneheads. So right now I just have the KOs as placeholders (which is fine, because they’re easy to transform, so when I replace them I will just turn them into jets forever). I think it’s funny that my main line coneheads are significantly more show accurate than my MP versions though.
     
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  7. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    You'll love'em, worth every penny.
     
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  8. Honesty

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    Holy Christ. $68 for these guys is just insane. What a friggin’ value.
     
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    Main line has come a long way, some of the recent stuff are nearly on par with older MPs aesthetically, but their prices are also near older MPs as well.
     
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    Yeah. Weird how that one worked out.
     
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    Never got these guys, but ended up pre-ordering two of them so that I can use them for future customizations! Now to see if the Kaiyu Model back fillers ever get re-released or I'll just have to eventually track them down. I'm sure worse comes to worse, someone's printed their own 3D set...
     
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    Fantastic! Thanks for the heads-up.
    Managed to get him preordered for £36 due to my points.
     
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    Oh I hope the other 2 release as well
     
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    Now I need to find the upgrades. Anyone seen any on stock?
     
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    Which upgrades are you looking for in particular? The backplates/add-on’s? You probably won’t find them anywhere, anymore. Outside of eBay maybe.

    Though if I recall and to be fair, Thundercracker’s and Skywarp’s backplates came free with them. I think (it’s been a while). Starscream’s was the only one you had to purchase… again, I think.

    So, that being said, perhaps the reissue will just come with it in the package.

    Now, for other upgrades, like the cockpit filler pieces, lower canopy replacement piece, etc, you’re going to want to hit up @transformer_78
     
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  16. SquishyOH

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    ShowZ is only one with pre-orders? Nothing at Bombusbee or TF Safari. Only other place that still has DF Seekers is AliExpress (and likely Taobao).

    I'm pretty sure ShowZ is just getting one of two cases of the first Starscream run from the same place AliExpress sellers are sourcing their figures. Deformation Space got raided by the police and the designer is now building Star Toys on his own. I don't see any other old figures showing up and AliExpress is everyone's best bet to pick up the other 2 or the back fillers if you can still find any. Wouldn't call this a "reissue" or else all the other retailers would have pre-orders up as well. Unless I missed something in the ShowZ thread confirming a new run (the question has been asked and AbbytheCat skipped it).
     
  17. octobotimus

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    They were not raided. Deformation space is Black mamba, and black mamba continues to release figures at a regular pace under new names as usual.
     
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    You're correct and I shouldn't keep lumping in Black Mamba with Weijiang. From the ShowZ thread, it was Weijiang getting raided that put the fear of god into Black Mamba for a little while and they liquidated their Transform Element and Deformation Space merchandise. Super low prices on their Seekers and Blaster when it happened.

    The end result is understood to be the designer leaving Black Mamba and starting Star Toys with a different factory. So far none of the old Deformation Space or Transform Element items have received a reissue (like the clear Speedstar that went up for pre-order). Maybe Star Toys is also Black Mamba? I don't think anyone has ever gotten a retailer to make that connection.

    I'm all for Deformation Space coming back to give us Coneheads, but this recent pre-order for more DS Starscreams seems to be limited to one retailer and is does not yet appear to be the second coming of Deformation Space.
     
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    also not fully true

    the fact that they acquired (stole) the CAD files for MPM-13 and announced the KO before the official one was even released, made them a target
     
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  20. Abigail Barajas

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    I dont remember, are the MP 52 faces compatible with this figure?