Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by MrDipnSlip, May 9, 2020.
This does put a smile on my face
I'm not sure I'm ready to go all in on an MP Armada collection. I'm in for Prime, but I guess I'll have to see more on this.
Prime has his two partners already confirmed as well, so you can count on Tidal Wave, which these two alone just set in stone a third of the cast. If you go that far, may as well go the distance and go all in! If ya sticking to just Prime, hey. More power to you. I, however, am gonna wait for their Minerva to see how well they handle smaller figures where Sideways or Wheeljack may end up scale wise.
Side note: how trigger happy is FH on Diecast? They ever use it? Sparingly? Titanium levels?
Yeah, it's a matter of space. As in, I'm already running out.
FH is pretty sparing diecast. They make chunky plastic toys that are fun to play with.
Their bots don't need diecast in my opinion, since they generally don't have fragile parts that will break during transformation.
May help with center of gravity for balance
Yes I concur, but most companies, like FT, only use diecast as a gimmick because people believe this BS: "heavy = better quality".
While heavy =/= better all the time, I think there's something to be said about sturdier and denser materials or more dense construction, as opposed to hollow torsos and whatnot.
Always wanted Megatron as a kid, my cousin had the bigger collection but his parents made him throw out his stuff (instead of just giving it to me lol).
All I had to remember his collection from were the Leader-1 and Incinerator Minicons.
I hope they make it to Blurr and Wheeljack too, they were my favorite carbots.
You will be surprised that most "hollow materials" hold together a lot better than the solid ones, it's a common misconception most people have and so did I before I was an engineer.
The key is how you distribute the material around, not the mass nor hollow spaces. It is counterintuitive at first, but that's how it works.
Yes I suppose I should've been clearer, but I think we understand what we're trying to say? It's a false connection but earlier stuff.was sturdier.and heavier, but the latter was what most latched on to
Diecast sometimes is not necessarily anyway better. Sometimes a figure will randomly add in diecast to give the impression of more sturdier quality. I do concur the usage of diecast on some hinge or parts or internal structure that might prone to breakage during transformation, otherwise a good quality plastic doesn't mean it is inferior. Power Baser is one of the figure which set it right
Hence me initially asking if they were Titanium about it. I just wasnt sure what to expect from them is all.
Always wanted an Armada Megatron with full articulation. Can't wait to see more.
Same thing with both the Armada and Cybertron Optimuses, make a repaint (In this case, Galvatron) and I’ll definitely consider it
I really liked this mold for megs mhen I had him in my younger days. It was an imposing figure but suffered from no knees. I'd rather all the minicon-activated gimmicks be manual if it meant giving him knees.
I recall the Lukis bros. (from Unicron.com) even designed ratcheted knees for the guy back when they were producing their own upgrade kits, but it never saw light of day. I'm surprised no one on shapeways (that I've seen) has come out with an alternative yet.
I'd like to see where this one goes, would like to have the horns be removable and please please give the guy some knees, lol.
Yeah, I wonder what's going on. They did tease the G2 Megatron. I hope they get to it and I'm sure they will. These guys are good at remolds
I'm curious as to why this is a particular want of yours
Ohhh, Maybe we can get a redo on that Shit-tier Sideswipe.
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