HEXATRON up for preorder!

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. nobudius

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    This dude reminds me of Zoids moreso than Transformers. The comparison to Ruffles is pretty dead on. Some people prefer Pringles.
     
  2. ninjaslacker

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    So is it confirmed that Greatshot and Shadow will be done too?
     
  3. dominusveritas

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    As close to confirmed as can be I think. They posted up the pictures and there's not a whole lot of remolding they need to do. Still...I wouldn't hold my breath until colored protos show up. Hexatron took almost forever to release.
     
  4. SMOG

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    This. Nicely put.

    Don't get me wrong... this is still an impressive piece. But the repetitive and superficial detailing approach is a bit problematic.

    zmog
     
  5. mx-01 archon

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    Which is why I love how the WFC-esque Tron-lines are applied in TJ Duckett's sample, and I'm very much hoping they remain in the production piece.

    The overkill of superficial detail is subdued a lot by some of the darker colours on him, especially on the boots where a bulk of that detail is located. And then the bright Tron-lines downplay it more by drawing attention away from them.

    It's a little distracting looking on the prototypes, and on the harsh-edged lines of the renders, but the production version so far looks pretty darned good.
     
  6. Predakign2000

    Predakign2000 All Hail Unicron!!!

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    That's awesome! I made the same crack about MMC's Divebomb in the Predaking board a few weeks ago! Then I found Hex's board, but I didn't want to repeat the same joke! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who saw it!

    I preordered Divebomb but decided to cancel Hex until I saw some real reviews. Unlike Lay's, you CAN eat just one Ruffles.

    Eagerly awaiting someone to repeat my Bionicle crack next...
     
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    On the plus side, they're perfect for dipping.
     
  11. Liminality

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    Looking at Hexatron actually made me appreciate my vintage Sixshot even more.

    Its simple aesthetic even without much articulation is just so perfect.
     
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    :rolleyes2  :rolleyes2  :rolleyes2 

    I think it's always a tough balance for a 3rd party artists, wanting to walk the line between the familiar charm of a favourite design, and giving it its own spin and aesthetic, so it stands on its own and can be called more of an interpretation than just an imitation. I think that works in many cases...

    ...this time, I think I'm missing the oldschool vibe. I'm not sure why, but some little things like the exhaust pipes on the forearms, and the spikier forms don't do it for me, and the ridge pattern just reoccurs too much over the whole figure. Upper legs, lower legs, wings, swords, guns... less would have been more. The white guns especially distract me. Reminds me of an old building toy I had as a kid.

    Oh, hey... this stuff:
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    (well that brings back memories... nostalgic appeal of Hexatron... growing.... ) :) 

    zmog
     
  13. TheGame2K5

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    Or maybe most people dont have a big issue with the "details" unlike other threads so there is less back and forth complaining. Also its possible the character isnt as popular as you think. As others have said really there hasnt been any news in awhile until the video review and a lot of comments are being posted there instead of here. There also is the fact that there have been lots of random threads on this project, not one megathread. This one only began after preorders went up. Had they left every inch of him smooth plastic people would bitch about that. Perhaps this is just there "style" they are going for to look different than other 3rd parties.
     
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    i was wondering if anyone knows when sixshot will be released? which is a better company to preorder from captured prey or big bad toy store?
     
  15. Dark Skull

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    I pre-ordered mine from Captured Prey. However, TFSource's page says delayed til late May.
     
  16. Calabask

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    In May he will be getting released. As for which is better? Each is equally outstanding. If you don't mind sinking the money now, I'd suggest preordering with Sidecutter and help out our friendly fan run store. But if you're not sure of your finances or whatever, I'd say go with BBTS as you don't need to pay until it's released.
     
  17. LazyAza

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    MMC confirmed last month he was delayed till late may. I'd recommend captured prey personally. Much nicer prices in general.
     
  18. masishadow

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    I think cenokibble said that they are shooting for late may.

    capturedprey has a loyalty discount (3%) after hitting $1,000 while BBTS has its pile of loot. Both are reputable/have great customer service. I'd rather support capturedprey, as Sidecutter is willing to stock third party items that other stores don't want to/are afraid to carry, like Hegemon, Maketoys Chaos/Paladin, Fanstoys Quakewave, and generally has the lowest US prices around. Sidecutter also has a very active board presence, which is a plus.