Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by MrDipnSlip, May 9, 2020.
Only if it’s rushed for Chinese New Year.
So far, not hearing an problems with their latest release Nite Walker/Nightbeat (admittedly, just a remold of their Athena/Minerva).
Hopefully, Armada Prime was just a one time fluke, maybe due to rushing for the Chinese New Year.
Considering their reissues shortly before Naval Commander and their Nightbeat after didn’t have the same issues and Naval Commander’s replacement parts are extremely sturdy, I think it’s like TT’s Hound and an outlier for their releases.
cool his head is actually somewhat hidden! that always bothered me about the original.
Except that the second run of Primes has its own myriad of issues.
looking at him again with the original sitting next to me. the turret and barrel are extremely large on both. so it looks right to me.
Some yes, but it's not the entire run like the first batch was.
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Looking great so far...
But minor quibbles
I'll miss the "knife in the palm" gimmick of the original toy, but I understand that would be complicated without sacrificing hand articulation.
And maybe could have gotten away with a single crotch/hip piece instead of skirt flaps? Don't know if they're totally needed (course, I've never really liked the skirt-flap method going ALL the way back to MP-01)
I do like the "treads separate from the shoulders" look.
Wonder if he has the little slide up faceplate (never watched Armada, was that just a toy thing)?
Good to see that the shoulder treads are actually over the shoulders properly now. Hoping that turret can actually lock in place, since it looks like it's just propped up on a side skirt in the shot where the barrel is side mounted.
Given he never used it in robot mode in the show or game, (maybe in the DW comic but I don't think so) I'm inclined to believe it's not for robot mode but just to hide the face in tank mode.
Yeah it was just a means to hid the face in tank mode in all forms of Armada media with nothing to do in robot mode. And seeing as most of his head besides part of the horns are already hidden in tank mode (a good change I will add) I doubt it will be included.
He looks decent.
My personal issue with Fanshobby is that they don't get the charm from the originals right, the sculpt and detail leaves to be desired.
Also this Megatron was based on a Pat Lee drawing...(though i think that was a good decision so Megatron could have a better shoulder articulation)
The drawing had the tank treads at the back, while here they're still on top of his shoulders, just separate pieces so they can not move or move like in the cartoon.
Plus I think he captures Armada Megatron pretty well, but it's like an MP-10 situation like Naval Commander. Not 1:1 from the cartoon like recent MP's but in hand they very much are Armada Optimus and Megatron.
The difference they've done here with Megatron is that they've made his abdomen and thighs more blocky compared to the original. That and the face they chose for this showcase isn't the best (even less so in just grey) as we know he will come with different faces.
if this is a success, will they do others?
Starscream & Hot Shot both badly need updates.
I think they've teased Jetfire and Overload.
I want a combiner-sized Tidal Wave
Stop! I need some blood in my brain right now. It's all rushing to other parts of my body in excitement.
An MP Armada Starscream would be amazing.
I definitely want the combiner partners (jetfire, tidal wave, etc) too.
The articulation on this thing is outstanding.
Really good catch. The extreme ankle rockers and well-articulated arms give this guy a lot of personality!
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