Magic Square Bruticus

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by magicube, Jan 9, 2023.

  1. ICEPnguin

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    Painted window bot, transparent combined leg not a fan of it either and gonna do a head swap lol
     
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    mlgpapalouie The King of Bad Luck

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    yeah tbh people who buy doubles for bot/combined displays are winning here lol
     
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    Scored a triple today
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    I wish the "IDW Version" had the painted windshield, as I fully expect the paint on the clear one to chip off eventually.

    I imagine that if TF's were real physical entities, Swindle (and other TF's) could make their 'softer' glass parts more dense, and less prone to breakage at will via some chemical reaction or nanotechnology, or...?
     
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  5. lord ginrai

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    Wow, Munitioner IDW version already shipped from ShowZ. They're pumping these guys out fast!
     
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    Huub G1 - Magic Square nerd

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    Crazy, my toon copy hasn't even left China, also from ShowZ.
     
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    Yeah pretty nuts. I placed the order only a few hours before getting the notification. Definitely wasn’t expecting that.
     
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    Showz shipped my IDW Swindle now too!
     
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    Sold my toon Brawl and have both he and Swindle in """IDW""" edition on the way
     
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    BBB for the win!!!
    Edit: wow hes a skinny leg. We need those "calves" asap. The back end is rather confusing. So many parts twisting, turning, flipping and then 1 tight slider and 1 floppy one. The absolute worst on my figure though is the little pegs on the inside sides where you have to align the peg and 2 triangular shaped tabs. 20230531_160955.jpg

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    Putting aside the toon/idw debacle, Brawl is sttill pretty n8ce
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    yeah, I skipped MS Devy for it's really panel-ly complexity, from what I saw on Youtube. NA has more intuitive, slightly easier transforms, but even figures like their Powerglide has really annoying panel flipping feet. That said, I have both Brawl and Swindle on the way, just couldn't resist, given NA might take years getting to these guys. We'll see how I like them and go from there. Didn't mind MS Mirage, Hound and Jazz transformations toooo much..
     
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    The “IDW” versions of Brawl and Swindle are now in stock at Showz and I couldn’t resist. Ordered both!
     
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    That is exactly why MS still got my money in the end as annoyed as I am with them over this.
     
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    Good lord Magic Square lives up to their name. The way each part goes together and even when you realize you did something wrong and correct it and it suddenly folds into place.

    I was initially having some issues transforming Swindle from how the arms/shoulders collapsed inside and how the waist would collapse for the jeep mode. I had the shoulders too far back and just pushing hem back in enough caused everythign to suddenly fold in and lock up. Wow.

    No issues on my Swindle as the only nitpick is the face. Unlike Brawl every bit of him has good tight joints.
     
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    Got Swindle in today and MAN, that is probably the most unnecessarily overcomplex transformation of any toy in my entire collection. Pretty sure it's more complex than my masterpiece Swindle (the Ocular Max one). Now as it happens I actually like complex transformations and didn't hate this as a result, but I think a lot of people might. Gonna be interesting to see what the consensus is on this one.

    Oh and yeah the face is annoying, I'm tempted to get the IDW version as well mainly for the face, but I realise I'd be a fool getting suckered into MS's game if I did so!
     
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    Ooo I'm excited! I love the complex MS transformations!
     
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    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    Looking at Swindle's and Hound's alts side by side is a tad disappointing. Hound's alt looks more detailed and refined.
     
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    Just got mine (Swindle) in today. I'm a little annoyed about the face as I would have preferred grey, but I don't want the clear windshield. Also as previously mentioned in the thread, the face is easily swappable and they could have included both.

    That being said, holy hell does this guy spark joy. What MS is able to do today versus just a few years ago is nothing short of incredible.
     
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