iGear MW-09 Tubes & MW-01B Manatee

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by kmoua7, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. kmoua7

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    So that's it? That's Pipes? Our dreams of an upscaled Rager are crushed?

    :( 
     
  3. TFao

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    So Tubes is just a straight repaint of Rager... No new headsculpt?

    On a related note, even though it is now undersized by the other iGear MWs (and often requested by the fandom to be upsized accordingly), this Rager mold is a pretty damn sweet money maker for them.

    I mean how many repaints have there been so far? And, to me at least, all of them look pretty great too.


    I was thinking the same...
     
  4. Matty

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    The price makes it so much easier to pass on.
     
  5. Raiju

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    Not sure who that green/black Spray is supposed to be. As for blue Rager, I'm somewhat disappointed that's all we get for Pipes. And $40 for a near Legends class figure is pretty redonkulous. That's like Con exclusive pricing.
     
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    Yeah, $40 each of those is a big fat NO.
     
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    Easy Pass!
     
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    I so hope those are just mock up images. Definite pass on both until proven otherwise.
     
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    Cool repaint! New nice figure :) 
     
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    He's supposed to be RTS Deep Dive.
     
  11. Formerfan

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    If Not-Pipes is indeed not getting a unique headsculpt, that may mean that they're saving it for the larger scale version 2. I could see them doing that to give people more incentive to buy another Not-Pipes. This could be their last attempt to get more return on investment for this small mold. Plus some people prefer the small size.

    I'm thinking that Spray redeco might be a reference to the old GI Joe hovercraft, "the Whale".
     
  12. kmoua7

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    I also assume they are gonna do another Pipes since they wouldn't really limit Pipes to just 500. I don't understand why his designation would be MW-09 as if it's a new mold and not a limited redeco name like MW-02T or something. Of course that's just BBTS' listing so it may not be official.
     
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    i want to see the finished product. the computer images are not always accurate with the paint/color... and $40?!? not due till feb, i put in a preorder for pipes... it is starting to bug me the rager mold is so small compared to all the other minibots though.
     
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    What a disappointment! Not even a new head sculpt for Pipes? :( 
    Hopefully they'll do a proper one since this one is 'limited edition'.
     
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    When in doubt, throw in a preorder just I case. Which is exactly what I did.
     
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    According to Dillinger's Facebook page, Manatee is an homage to "The Whale" from GI Joe? I'm not a Joe guy so I have no idea what that is?
     
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    Agreed. Either way, these two are complete and total passes as far as I'm concerned. It's very odd for Pipes to just be a recolour; iGear has shown some willingness to treat the later minibots as separate characters, and Pipes was far from just a blue Huffer. If anything he was probably the most radically different looking of the redeco'd G1 minibots. I fully expect a new, upscaled mold to come along once this version has made enough money :rolleyes: 
     
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    If they make a bigger Rager, I hope it inspires Perfect Effect to make a bigger Reflector.
     
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    I haven't even bough Rager or Spray yet based on their small size. They are pretty much a pass for me, so re-colors are the same. Having said that, I'm totally happy with the new scale for Brawn and Cosmos. They fit in perfectly with the classics line.

    Dex
     
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    Like a lot of people are saying...pass because of the price.