Fansproject Stunticons / Menasor aka M3 / "Intimidator"

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by juise, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Molini

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    I own both this set and the recent TFM Havok, and while I do like this set I have to disagree that it hasn't been surpassed as far as stunticons go.

    TFM not only succeeds in being nearly accurate to the source material it was inspired by, in all modes, but it also achieved the arms better in combined mode.

    Seeing the Combiner Wars style leg elbows on Intimidator shows it's age, however, also allows him to slip into a CW display against their Superion.

    When you have the TFM Stunticons in alt mode, especially in comparison to the FP versions, it's really no contest.

    This is again not to be confused with me not liking the FP set. I still own it for a reason. And that reason is mostly because he goes with my UW Superion. He has, however, been dethroned as best Menasor IMO when comparing them in person.
     
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    Not too sure about the boldfaced. I mean, yes, I like FP's Stunticons A LOT and still remains my favorite Stunticons set, but there is no secret that TFM IDW Stunticons surpassed them (especially Motormaster). Source accuracy doesn't concern me. As long as (to me) they look good and employ modernization, I'm a happy camper (which is why I like Intimidator so much). However, TFM did an impressive job regarding design and engineering to the point that had TFM made their set the sizes of Intimidator, I would have gladly picked them up and probably sold off my Intimidator (I have limited display space, sadly).
     
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    In general I prefer the look of the FP versions to the TFM ones.

    FP's Motormaster has a very cool design but I do imagine the character as a chunky bastard so TFM captures that aspect better. I'm just not keen on TFM Motormaster's blocky arms and his legs are a mess.

    TFM's Dragstrip looks excellent though and I'm tempted to get him as a stand-alone.
     
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    I still love most of the set, but just dislike MM. Love playing with the limb bots!
     
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    I share a lot of the sentiment here that the TFM Havok is the better version.

    However, I love having Intimidator for my CHUG scale Menasor. Havok is a one-off figure and doesn't fit really with my collection. He's on display by himself. Well, with the clear Optimus mini puzzle that he came with.

    I despise with a passion M3's transformation. The epitome of over complicated 3rd party engineering.
     
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    This thread makes me sad that the only combiners being produced these days are MP-scale, because I miss collecting them.
     
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  7. Honesty

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    There is a ton of scout sized combiners, and voyager sized ones.

    There is only TW Constructor so far, which is MP sized.

    UT/DX9’s Abominus, TFC’s stuff, MMC’s Predaking, TFM Menasor, official Devy, etc.

    In the scout/deluxe scale you have all of CW’s stuff, MT’s stuff, UT/DX9 Predaking :) 
     
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    As far as TFM Menasor, I'd definitely consider him MP scale since the cars are all the size of MP Carbots/voyagers. For me, Carbots need to be Deluxes to fit with CHUG. (And for the record, my stance is that the combined mode is the sum of the parts. No size shifting involved).
     
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    Wholeheartedly agreed! I still think if MakeToys re-fired up their MtCombiner series, they'd make a killing. I mean, how many on these boards wouldn't go ape-nuts over a MT Bruticus and/or Superion (amongst others Gestalts as well)?

    I do not agree here. CW/TR stuff pales to MT's stuff. As much as I dislike to admit it, HasTak just doesn't do it for me anymore. I remember when I was excited to hear news about new stuff they released and eagerly scoured through the local brick 'n' motar stores in the search for them. Now, it barely phases me (even after the news about Toys 'R' Us closing down a lot of their physical stores). The only thing I was looking forward towards is TR Predaking (and I'm already put off by its Titan-class size).
     
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  10. Honesty

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    Any imagine you see of Prime and Megatron from the G1 series pretty much matches up with TW’s Constructor.

    TFM is about the same size as Warbotron Bruticus, TFC’s stuff etc. which are all voyager sized. Voyager sized bots made a voyager sized combiner.

    In the case of TFM, all car bots are voyager sized minus MM, which one would think being the size of MP-10 would have equaled a larger combiner.

    I agree sum of all parts should = combiner size. I don’t need it to be an extra 5 or 7 inches or something; but the small amount of help TW’s gets from its “parts forming” (which has been a part of this fandom since G1) is very welcome on a “MP sized” combiner.
     
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    True about TW Constructor. Figure's not my cup of tea, though (I personally find him atrocious looking and not a fan of partsforming).
    And in regards to Voyager car bots... I think for me it's mainly because I really don't have any car bots in voyager size at this point. I'd probably be more acclimated to it if I had more, but right now, they'd stick out like a sore thumb.

    I won't deny, TFM's looks gorgeous. But right now, I have no place for him. All personal preference.
     
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    Aesthetics and design matter a lot to me. TFM's Menasor isn't horrible, but to me it doesn't look nearly as good as the FP guys. TFM's gun looks....eh, it looks pretty dorky. I'm a gun guy in real life so guns looking good is actually pretty important for me. Dragstrip looks particularly bad in robot mode....though the alt mode is pretty ace. The Motormaster head...I have a problem with it like I do with the Hasbro Motormaster head....it looks pretty stupid and he looks like an infant throwing a temper tantrum. If I saw that in real life he'd lose any sense of intimidation. There's some more little things there but I'm not really going to laden this post with that.

    Looking at M3 as a whole there's a certain elegance to it that I love.
     
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    Dead End has the best alt mode of the FP Stunticons.

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    Yeah... I didn't know that. :(  Just where I was at the moment. I guess being the internet, if someone thinks I am being rude or mean, I explain myself, apologize and leave it alone rather than continuing the behavior. Regardless, apologies about the display. :oops: 

    Which Valkyrie is that?

    Finally, for those that may be interested - as a previous poster mentioned - this set is indeed up for sale, used, at TCP

    Fansproject IMTIMIDATOR (MIB)
     
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    Looks like the 1/60 Arcadia VF-1J Max version.
     
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    I was doing some research and comparisons, and maybe im missing something or something is wrong but this is what I found.
    TFM Havoc stands ~14"
    FP Intimidator stands ~12"

    One is considered to be MP Scale and the other not due to its individual bot modes. I haven't been able to find too many comparison pics, but what i did find is that Intimidator and Giant are pretty much on par with each other. Giant is not considered MP scale. so how does this work?
     
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    80's logic
     
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    MT’s and FP’s combiners are all scout sized, with a small voyager-ish middle guy usually. These are no way anywhere near MP size and look absolutely ridiculous next to MP’s. Some of them being bigger than the entire combined mode.

    Stuff like MMC’s, TFM Menasor, TFC stuff usually all consist of voyager sized bots with a large voyager, or MP-10’ish torso figure. Again, depending on the MP (like FT Skyfire, MP-10, Megatron) even these look somewhat silly next to them.

    Then you have Constructor, which looks the most normal next to MP figures. Depending on the scenes in the cartoon, it is usually a very good match/comparison. He can pick up and hold MP’s like Prime and Megatron.


    Now, whilst what I said about the sizes and stuff may be factual, it is completely up to the individual on how to display whatever they like. If you think M3 looks awesome with your MP’s or voyagers, then sweet. :) 
     
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    that being what it is... shouldn't figures that are bigger combine to a bigger combiner? maybe im just confused there. also.. no.. I have been collecting the 12" combiners (FT, MT) as big bots for my legends collection
     
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  20. Honesty

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    Right. Constructors bots are all a half a head/head shorter than MP-11 (as shown on the scale chart) and combine into a pretty big combined mode. They have a little help to make me slightly bigger, and he looks better for it.

    And the FP/MT stuff probably looks pretty good with legends figures :)  maybe slightly too big, but you can do the whole space magic mass shifting thing there haha