Fans Hobby MB-03A/B The Red Dragon (BW Transmetal 2 Megatron)

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  1. Maz

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    Megatron's waiting till the last minute to put up his Christmas lights.
     
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    ...he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice, yessss...
     
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    Swerve's World has a comparison/review video. It's in Cantonese but you get the idea from the side-by-side shots and demonstrations (eg, additional tab on the wing):

     
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    Nice!

    So does this video confirm the "single face option" for the MB-03B?
     
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    Yes, Swerve specifically said that B only has this one face, while A has two others (3 in total).

    1:58 - Head: "This version only has one face. A has two others, total of 3."
    2:10 - Shoulder: "Small writings/details"
    2:17 - Chest: "Paint differences"
    2:27 - Legs: "Additional details in gold"
    2:36 - Spine: "More gold paint"
    2:43 - Wings: "Reversed from the original which had solid red blending into transparent yellow, this version has transparent red blending into solid yellow"
    4:45 - the jerk test: "the original wings are much more floppy and loose..."
    5:25 - the secret: "...this is because there is an additional tab/slot on the new version to secure the wings"
    5:45 - pulls out both wings to demonstrate them by themselves
    7:14 - "everything seems to be stronger and more secure on the newer version"
    7:55 - wing color differences again: "from red to orange to transparent yellow on the original. the newer one is transparent red to solid gold"
    8:32 - the flame breath accessories are much better painted on the newer version
    9:22 - "The new flames are in exchange for two less faces, but I feel the flames are worth it."
    10:25 - new and old flames fixed on the mouths for comparison
    11:00 - compare the neck strength with the old MB-03
    12:00 Conclusion: if you had never bought MB-03A, there is no reason for you to hunt for it. the MB-03B is much stronger
    12:52 - MB-03 original has the tab/slot on the wing but it can't connect fully, whereas on MB-03B the connection has been reworked much better
     
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    That's really kind of a petty move to retain exclusivity/reduce cost.
    Two parts that are already on the sprue, with one paint application...
     
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    in exchange though b comes with flame effects that arent included with a
     
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    I'd rather have the faces by far.
     
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    tell ya what, ill sell ya my spare faces :p  im only using the neutral face anyway, or ill trade for the flame effects
     
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    Deal!
    PM sent.
     
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    Not gonna' lie, I'm wishing mine had the additional faces. Since I keep mine in robot mode, the effect parts don't do as much for me.
     
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    And so this goes on the to buy list!
     
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    Ben's review
     
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    So when is this guy(B) to be released? Their store says mid-January. It's mid-January.

    Obviously, reviewers already have him. The rest of us are just supposed to wait, I guess?
     
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    I am going to review this first this week, but mine is for sale if anyone is interested.

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    Hey Everyone, Red Dragon is now in stock and ready to ship!!!

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    Some beast mode pics:

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    My full review and gallery is now linked in my sig, just after these images :) 

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