Do you post TF symbols on your 3P's? If so, which do you go with.

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by 18inchcombiner, Dec 17, 2016.

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Do you use any stickers on your 3rd party bots?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. 18inchcombiner

    18inchcombiner Well-Known Member

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    The majority of us TF 3rd Party collectors may use autobot & decepticon symbols. But some may not, please share why.

    For those that do, show off your customs, official, overseas prints or domestic sheets. As well as picts of tatted up placed on your favorite TF's. It be cool to see how awesome they can look bc the stickers do make a difference adding detail to some otherwise bland molds.

    This is the 1st time I order Reprolabels for their 3P mp scale sets. I don't like their shipping option for US. 5-15 days ground with no tracking. I hear good things about them & like the cheap shipping price. But hard for me to trust someone that doesn't give you a tracking number when they ship out to you, especially outside US.
     
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  2. glinthos

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    Reprolabels usually sends their out in a regular letter envelope, so tracking or anything fancy.
     
  3. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    None, I prefer my figures to come with all paint and details tampoed on. I don't want stickers if at all possible and I don't even put faction symbols on my 3P figures.
    One big reason why is the stickers are the first thing to show wear or start to peel and look crummy, and i remember that from when i had TF toys as a kid. Now, with more expensive figures as a collector, I want to keep them looking pristine. Same reason I prefer matte silver to chrome. The less chrome the better, generally, since that is also a wear item.
     
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  4. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    Ocean dry transfer because
     
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    ReproLabels on white background. Thems me favorite.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    Yes, assuming there is a clear spot where the faction logo can go.
     
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  8. ph4zed

    ph4zed Sarcasticon

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    It's because they're Canadian, eh! They come delivered in a regular envelope with a nice sturdy insert to keep 'em from getting messed up. I don't think anyone would want to tack on tracking charges for such a thing. You can certainly email them and ask for it though... especially for their stages.
     
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    Usually clear backed dry rubs. They have the painted look but are more durable than waterslides.

    If the finish is the same colour as the insignia (i.e Shockwave's purple, Inferno's red) then I choose something that is either an outline or silver or white backed so it stands out. This is what I mean: (and these are stickers since I can't find any white outlines of dry rubs)

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  10. 18inchcombiner

    18inchcombiner Well-Known Member

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    Is that Shockblast? I didn't know he was that sparkly purple. And the face looks kind of like the official. Nice placing. We have to calculate the angles precisely when putting symbols on (because you cannot use a level) & I like when they blend in. I use my hands although I've seen people use plastic tweazers.
     
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    I don't know who Shockblast is. It is the official Takara MP, just painted with Testor's metallic paint, by Yaujta.
     
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    I probably would if I invested more time in finding quality stickers that fit my tastes. As it stands now, though, I just really hate the look of stickers and I especially don't like them on the premium finish of most 3P MP products.
     
  13. Hoffman

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    I used to, but now I can't be bothered.
     
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    I use them and it depends on the figure which I'll use. For Apollyon I got an ocean metal dry transfer. For Quakeblast I used um... I can't remember where I ordered it but I got a silver, a white, and a Chrome backed set of emblems for like a dollar each. I used the silver on qb but trimmed it a bit since it had very wide borders. I used the Autobot logo from that same set on my ko ironhide (didn't come out as good because it was just a smidgen too big and I didn't do as good a job trimming it).
    After applying the stickers, I give them a coating of future to protect them and make them glossy enough to look good on the glossy body of the figure.
     
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    I actually tend to prefer the mirror backed stickers, even for MP stuff. As a kid I mostly knew TF's via toys rather than animation and as I recall most of the G1 toys had mirror backed stickers I think? So maybe that's why.
     
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    I always put faction stickers on. Typically reprolabels white backed, clear backed or outline occasionally.
     
  17. 18inchcombiner

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    I hate it when sometimes you cannot see the clear back logos for shit. Especially on darker transformers like Quakewave grey or even official Laserwave. God the official sheet it comes with sucks so bad you don't even see the logos. TT was lazy with MP-29.
     
  18. HereticalHeresy

    HereticalHeresy Decepticon

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    I was okay with MP-29 as Shockwave has a lot of alternating symbols and such, so at least you could go with what you wanted.

    I am, however, annoyed with the new Megatron, because I really don't like how they just went with the cartoon logo for the Decepticons instead of the actual one. I wish that one had an alternate option.
     
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    Everyone gets a clear backed metallc waterslide unless as Ruizu says it wouldn't show due to the underlying colour, then it's silver backed.
    One exception was Sphinx, as I used a white backed on to cover up the writing.
     
  20. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    Not as fancy as all the dry rubs I see some people use but I always add a white backed faction logo from reprolabels

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