Fans Hobby MB-17 Armada Megatron

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  1. OriginalFire

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    So from looking at pics on Google, both Overlord and Jetfire can combine with Armada Prime. Am I right?
     
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    This has potential, however the way the tank treads attach to the arms looks so weird. They should look like should pads not so much an extended backpack, so im cautiously optimistic. That said Id love a Sideways and Starscream. 
     
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    Correct.
     
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    From these pics, not too sold on the tank mode.
    That\'ll probably change when we get final colors pics.
     
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    Please put the treads on the shoulders.....
     
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    Yeah, I could go for a MegaZarak repaint.
     
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    All I've wanted for years is a good G2 Megatron in comic colors, and when Fans Hobby teased him on their Facebook page a couple of years ago, I was thrilled to finally be able to get a MP version of him on my shelf.

    Now however, as time goes on, I'm starting to realize that even IF Fans Hobby finally gets around to making him, it won't be what I want, as they're famous for putting their own spin on character designs, and what I want is an accurate looking and transforming G2 Megatron, and that may not happen with this company.
     
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    I think I'm in the minority on the tank treads, I don't think the departure is that significant. I have to imagine it's due to the transformation.
     
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    What did Megatron say to Optimus?

    "Armada 'ya!"
     
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    OMG... I was not expecting to wake up to this. This had been my number 1 dream figure for like the longest time and Armada Megatron is one of my favorite Transformers ever! I can’t believe this is really happening right now! FUCK YES!!!! THANK YOU FANSHOBBY!
     
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    I don't think it's so much so that it's for transformation as it is they probably just think having those massive shoulder treads move around when his arms move looks weird and breaks his silhouette. I actually think the same thing, so I don't mind this change. Even in the anime, although the treads would move when his arms moved, they would only move a little, like they were shoulderpads attached to the torso. It'll probably help give his arms clearance to move around when he has Tidal Wave's Dark Fleet armor jetpack too. His alt-mode may not be an H-tank anymore, but now he's basically a huge, walking H in robot mode, and I like that image.
     
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    Unicron Trilogy was my childhood, so seeing this makes me happy 'w'. Now I hope they do Overload and Jetfire for Optimus and Tidalwave for Megatron and pretty much the rest of the cast too.
     
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    He's too skinny, and with the original design having a simple transformation the tank treads on the shoulders are convoluted. They could easily be designed to be on the shoulder and articulate. And as mentioned the tank is completely wrong:

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    If they want to do their own interpretation of characters that's fine, but my desire for 3P Armada figures that's accurate to the show - like many G1 figures are, remains a dream.
     
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    The torso needs to be bulked up... a LOT. His arms and thighs too.

    I don't mind the shoulderpads not articulating with the arms, I remember it being like that in the show as well.

    In general I'm VERY happy they're doing this and hoping for a friggin huge Tidal Wave.
     
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    I am just going to throw my two cents at this and say some things ....
    That was my absolute favourite toy back when armada aired on TV so I am more than happy that this is happening but ... And that is a big BUT(T)
    This design at least in my humble opinion needs slot of changing

    First and most importantly not bulk he looks too skinny

    Second that is more a personal preference than anything else I would like him to be bigger in comparison to Optimus ... Still smaler than Optimus super mode but closer to that than to normal mode

    Third the shoulder tracks nan be disconnected from his shoulder but they definitely have to be on top of them and not behind I think that is one of the most important design elements of the original
     
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    TIDAL WAVE WHEN!!!!???
     
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    Not final design. May change something, that's good to hear to me
     
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    Anybody else noticed they made sure to show the included Leader 1 early? Maybe they got tired of everybody asking about Sparkplug, lol.
     
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    Guilty haha
     
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    It may not be perfect and it could definitely use improvements such as the treats on the shoulders but It’s still way better looking than that 2015 leader class at least. I think we can all agree on that.
     
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