Machine Boy (Meng Badi) teases Sky Lynx

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  1. Scaleface

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    Machine Boy (aka Meng Badi) have teased an outline that looks strangely familiar.

    According to Google Translate "A dream deformed animal, it has a variety of deformed posture." Now I know "deform" is usually a translation of "transform" from Chinese. So we have a dream animal with with muliple transforms.

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    For those unaware Machine Boy is the company who made TF KOs and low end original transforming robots in the past that have been edging around the outskirts of the third party TF market. Here is a picture of their offering from last year's "Alteration Man" line.

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    If you have ever seen a KO with the words "Alteration Man", "Machine Boy", M-Boy" or "Meng Badi" on it, it's one of their old products. They seem to have a knack for insane random names like "Detonation Mountain Tiger", who is KO Alternators Swindle.
     
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    that's quite the leap from those Alteration Man bots to a Skylinx fig! Interesting
     
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    Silhouette seems a bit goofy looking and their ko roots don't give me much confidence. Still I could sure go for a sky lynx.
     
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    Anybody ever buy one of their existing figures from that line? Is quality ok or are the figures decent?
     
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    Theose Springer-like bots look nice.
     
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    Note that the robot modes pictured are the stylized CG character art, and not pictures of the actual toys.

    There's a review of "Springer" in the pictorial reviews forum, and the actual toy doesn't look that good, with a very spindly robot mode.
     
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    Can someone lighten the photo if possible?
     
  8. Scaleface

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    I own Green Ghost. It's okay, some of the tabs pop out occasionally. Only negatives in the design are that it's has skinny legs and a lack of surface detail, but I'd hope they would put more effort into this one, as it's not intended for Chinese kids, but they are actually looking at the 3PTF market.
     
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    Is it fair to say I'd rather have an unofficial Skylynx from an official 3rd party company? At least one with a better track record.
     
  11. Scaleface

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    Just noticed in the group Alteration Man photo. They seem to have three faction symbols. Green Ghost, Thor, Steel Teeth, Knight Night and The Mechanic are all the same faction. I know the boxes for those toys seem to have stories or bios on the back, but they are in Chinese. I wonder if they could get translated.

    True, the more the merrier, but I'm willing to see what these guys make. Maybe Sky Lynx will be the next Predaking, and this will lead to 4 other companies announcing a Sky Lynx? It's happened before.

    What makes me hopeful is that a company like this knows how to mass produce things. That not-Springer they make sells in stores in China for about $6-7! I wonder what they could do with a good mold targeted to collectors.
     
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    Interesting, looks like a project worth keeping an eye on at the very least.
     
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    I'd be willing to give these guys a shot, but I wanna see more pics. Kinda wish they'd just show us that instead of just this teaser.
     
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    I do believe l'll be keeping an eye out for more info on this...Sky Lynx has always been a favorite...he was one of the last G1 figures left in my collection when l transitioned to Classics...

    ^^ This, a translation has me interested and would be appreciated...
     
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    I like their work (and their price points!!), and I LOVE Skylynx....but not feeling that silhouette...the proportions aren't what I'd want.

    BUUUUUT if this comes out at the sweet spot of build quality, materials quality, and price that their other products have, hell yes, I'll be signing up.
     
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    Just like UT, I'm willing to give any company a shot. Don't mind showing support.
     
  17. Scaleface

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    I was able to translate the symbols for the tech spec numbers. They are basically the standard "Strength, intelligence, etc" but not in the usual order. Green Ghost translates to:

    ST05 IN05 SP08 EN09

    RN04 CO09 FB06 SK05

    I still have no idea about the box text though.
     

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    I really want a Sky-Lynx and am happy to see somebody thinking of the character but I have no idea who this company is. I'll wait and see. Definitely need a review to make any opinions either way.
     
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    Whoop love Sky Lynxs. I'm sure they'll give it a good bash. I bought one of their KO alternators a few years back and honestly I wasn't impressed with the quality at all. Hopefully they'll have improved.
     
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