Maketoys Cross Dimensions Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by TUVCK, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. theosteve

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    what do you mean about straying into IDW territory and MMC?
     
  2. Chainlink

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    Most likely renumbered. Maketoys seems to be in some difficult times, so I imagine Shockwave and the MP Seeker repaints are an attempt to make a quick buck and hopefully fund future projects.
     
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    Anyone know where I can get replacement hands?
     
  4. SWAGE66

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    Basically, I don't think trying to get anyone to replace an MMC version with a CD type figure would be a good choice. Radically different or a character they have ignored, sure. But CD in general is pretty far off of what MMC has done.

    Anyway. Thinking about that Shockwave, and how beefy he might be with the arm weaponry...

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    I think the size of this mold gets overlooked. Tall and strong, and a Shockwave with arm attachments will look even more substantial and menacing. Can't wait!
     
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    I'd easily replace a bunch of my MMC figures with Maketoys versions
     
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  6. Megatron118

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    I think Rioter Despotron is a better figure than MMC Tyrantron. Tyrantron just doesn’t have the correct MTMTE Megatron proportions; his arms are too long, or his legs are too short. Also his calves are way too chunky and not angular/sleek, and his feet are too short too. It just doesn’t nail the design the way I had hoped.
    But Rioter on the other hand has great proportions. And if you remove one of the silver cylinders from his back, and use the gray chest piece instead of purple, you can get a pretty good approximation of MTMTE Megatron. So I think in certain cases, you can swap them. But there’s way more MMC Reformatted figures than CD, so the options are limited.

    Also didn’t somebody swap Rioter’s head with Tyrantron’s? I remember it looked amazing, and I always wanted to do it, but I’d need his head first. Anyone got pics of that?
     
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    @Megatron118 I'll have some tomorrow. Damn. Never thought of that lol
     
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    Dope. Yeah I remember it looking very nice. The head is slightly oversized (for TFs anyway, it was correct proportionally for humans I recall), but it still looked great and further enhanced the makeshift IDW look I mentioned above.
    Not that Rioter’s stock head is bad, it’s actually a great headsculpt. But Milne’s head design is better imo
     
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    Oof. Maybe not. Rioter will absolutely not let his nugget pop off. And that's not an easy replacement to find lol.
     
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    Screenshot_20201028-001146~2.png

    But I did find a pic, at least lol
     
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    Yeah, that! So imagine the figure but with the non-miner head on it. That’d look so awesome
     
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    I'm gonna try again tomorrow, that pic has me stoked. And I have multiple Tyrantron heads to slap on there. Hopefully if I pop it off, the MMC one fits the ball peg nice.
     
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    Bad news. None of the MMC heads will fit on the ball peg from Rioter. Could probably sand it down - but the helmet is so wide, you only get about 5 degrees of rotation before the helmet hits the collar and stops it.

    The silver helmet is kind of glaring against the grey. I would go with the grey helmet (the Dread head miiiiiight go on but you will get no head rotation at all) and paint over the yellow stripes, or the black, red, and yellow and just match the grey. I won't be doing that, but damn, it's tempting. The lack of rotation after modding kinda kills it for me - but if that doesn't bother someone else, I would absolutely understand lol. That face sculpt and helmet would look perfect on this, I just can't bring myself to do all that.
     
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    Damn, that’s a bummer. Well, my post from yesterday holds true that even with the stock head, it’s still a pretty good MTMTE Megatron stand in! Thanks for actually checking though
     
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    No problem. The Dread head actually is the best match overall, it just doesn't fit the damn thing any which way lol.
     
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    Does anyone have any info on when CD Shockwave will be up for pre order or a release date?
     
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    Been skimming through ShowZStore until I saw this. Estimated release date is 2nd Quarter 2021.
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    I'd love this to happen but most likely this is a mistake since MT also called their Shockwave "MTCD-06" :( 
     
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  18. Chainlink

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    That picture's in color. I don't recall getting a color image of Galcatron? It's been a while, so I can't be sure.
     
  19. SWAGE66

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    It's just an old render on an old listing. MT wouldn't have put that slide up for TfCon if Galv was coming first with the same code designation, or they would have released a correction by now.
     
  20. Chainlink

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    The listing on ShowZ for Galvatron also says he's 27cm and MP scale. Surely that can't be right. He's not that big, is he?