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

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

  1. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    Fanshobby aren’t like that, their figures are passion projects. Double Evil is a top example of this so I’d expect that they will stay faithful to the design. If you did want to paint it however usually Fanshobby use coloured plastic rather than paint as their toys are designed to be played with and look good on a shelf at the same time.

    I think one of those crystals that are translucent that lets the colour flow through like a prism would be the best choice. The Gundam teal you’ve mentioned would work too as would the LED.

    We know the super mode has LED in the head, I wonder if the core figure does? That would be amazing.
     
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  3. RoboW4rrior298

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    The Matrix looks like a hybrid design, I don’t think that it actually looks that bad personally. They’ve kept the overall shape which is nice
     
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    From where I'm sat it certainly looks like the matrix is solid, although the details are low so presumably they'll be painted on, but that does line up to the Armada Matrix.
     
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    It'd be cool if the matrix was die-cast
     
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    As far as I’m aware I don’t think Fanshobby use it, but since it’s such a small piece it would be really nice to give some weight.
     
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    I have Ginrai and I think his super mode feet are diecast, but that's about it. But wouldn't a diecast part have to be on a separate mold tray?
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    I have him in storage too I just couldn’t remember, it has been a while since I’ve handled him. You’re also right about the separate mold tray it would be a separate piece.
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    I’ve only just now realised how Gundam the proportions are, and I would love to receive this as a set to put together like one. It’d be a nightmare but cool.
     
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    A few of us will ask when FH posts these pics, they keep saying no though.
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    To be honest, it’d be unfair on those guys because you’d have an inconsistent standard and quality. Someone could make an absolute fail out of putting it together and then they would complain Fanshobby have bad products and QC.
     
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    It may not even be a good idea, depending on how the figure is constructed. Most Gunpla are easily snapped together with minimal toolwork, unlike Transformers with pins, screws, and rivets. If it needs special tools like rivet punches or clamps to hold powerful ratchet springs in place, or even soldering with the LED, etc. it'd be a really hard sell. Personally, I would find it fun, especially since it's make doing repaints infinitely easier, but I doubt there's enough people who like model kits who'd be in the market for this Prime. I guarantee at least 95% of the people who want it want it built and ready to play with in the box.
     
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    You are absolutely right about it being a bad idea. I ask for two reasons, 1 I really think it would be fun, and 2 I know the answer already is no. But I don't do it for every product to not pester them too much.
     
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    It’s not a bad idea though in general, I mean the IDW kits seem to sell. I just wouldn’t want it to become a main practice with 3rd party
     
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    I think GenerationToy and Warbotron had the right idea, with giving those Megatron and Optimus and Shockwave mini kits with their combiner teams
     
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    Ya they pretty are...I keep probing about a RID Optimus and they said its a good idea. I got my fingers crossed!
     
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    For some reason the thing that makes me most excited about the idea of an RID Prime is being able to recreate that scene where he gives Sky-Byte crushing poetic critique.
     
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    The market for Fanshobby is there, just look at the reaction to the Banana Force non transforming figure reveals and then the immediate reaction from the crowd once it was mentioned that they don’t transform.

    I know it’s selfish of me but I want Fanshobby to at least stick with the Unicron Trilogy for the time being, give me a good representation of 4 or 5 characters and I’ll be satisfied.
     
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