FANS HOBBY MB-15 Naval Commander (Armada Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by blitzjoans, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. TJBacon

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    I'm just praying they get to Overload at this point. I can understand going to Armada Megatron before Jetfire, but to do Energon Optimus before Jetfire too? Makes me think there'll be an Energon Megatron beforehand too. Then who's to say they don't do Cybertron Optimus and Megatron?

    Then following that it's likely there'll be Tidal Wave before Overload.
     
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    I messaged them on Facebook and had parts in maybe a week after I gave them all the info they asked for.
     
  3. daddytron

    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

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    I reached out to them about a replacement for one of the super mode hand covers on September 12 and got the replacement on September 23rd. So they were very fast in my instance.
     
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    I got tracking now
     
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    Well turns out I couldn’t have been any more wrong with this statement after their Overload announcement…
     
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    I think the general consensus of Overload first was so Jetfire can be engineered for the full weight from the get go
     
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    Doing Overload first makes sense, in hindsight. Like you said the weight is one thing, plus with Overload first you have more playability with him being vehicle transport for when Jetfire arrives.
     
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    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    At the downside of being a non-character with even less screen time in robot mode than G1 Skids
     
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    Grabbed some minicons for my Naval Commander so he's not going to be alone waiting for Meg Tyranno :D 
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    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    You can tell they were definitely focusing on the super mode, it’s the best mode in my opinion. The truck mode is nice when it’s all put together but he poses like an action figure when he’s all combined up it’s really good. It’ll be even better when we can get Magna Jet Convoy all put together.

    I’m hoping Overload can attach to Primes base mode like the original toy, it’d really add to the “tower” and make it a lot more interesting. It’d be cool if they had a seat for Rollout to sit in so it’s like a giant turret of some kind of you don’t want Optimus standing behind it.
     
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    He was Jetfire's second in command in the IDW Armada comics as well, got more screen time there!
     
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    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    Dreamwave not IDW, but news to me. Havent read them, havent found where to do so legally
     
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    Yeah Dreamwave, my bad. Overload is actually in the Energon run as well.
     
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    I don't think you can. IDW were planning on reprinting some Dreamwave stuff but once they found out about the Royalties issues (ie, that several writers and artists never actually got paid for their work) I think they realised that it was far too messy a thing to touch.
     
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    Personally, I'd love an IDW Armada comic.
     
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    I'd love an Armada comic, I don't know if I want IDW to do it, they've been very hit or miss for me
     
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    Well yeah with the right creative team, but IDW has been very open to new ideas and radically different takes on the franchise, which is what Armada needs. It was the first total reboot.
     
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    At least they reprinted War Within…mostly.
     
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    Do you keep the back skirt disconnected?
     
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    I haven't modified him :)  This is how he looks from the back
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