Maketoys Guardia (Defensor)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by GreenScream, May 30, 2014.

  1. PostwarOcean

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    Maybe not Shattered Glass, but I would love an all green version of Vulcan. I would get another one of just him, I think he is the best in the set. I've even been kicking the idea around of just getting a second Vulcan just to have him in bot form.
     
  2. CybertronianFan

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    David, why not have this streetwise painted to the color you're desiring?

    Also not shattered glass, but I'd kill for MT to retool Vulcan into a Fire Convoy, it's practically screaming it. :lol 
     
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  3. David Hingtgen

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    Painting a TF lasts about 1 transformation before it chips off at the joints. And with MT's well-known "zero-clearance" transformations, it'd be even worse.

    It is never a viable option for anything that will be transformed more than once or twice after painting.
     
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  4. CybertronianFan

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    I hear ya. Here's hoping they actually do it one day
     
  5. Darcemeus

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    Whew well this was tough but fun to do, now I just gotta add Gumball to the other side and then pick up Katana and Himed. :lol 
     

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    I skipped Guardia, but the first company that gives me a G2 Defensor or a Guardcity gets my money immediately
     
  7. xueyue2

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    G2 Defensor's color scheme is so awful.... I don't know why people would want it.

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  8. ph4zed

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    They probably wanted to torture color-blind children.
     
  9. LazyAza

    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    I disagree.

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    I love the intensely strong contrast he has between his blacks, dark blues, vibrant reds and neon oranges n teals. He's everything I want in a garish g2 deco.
     
  10. OptionZero

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    Yet, still garish
     
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    Dope digibash.
    Idk if it would carry over well tho.
    Always thought G2 defensor had the weakest colorway
     
  12. xueyue2

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    Very similar to Tibetan clothing ( not in a good way)
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  13. rubadubspawn

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    Regarding a box set release, why my do people care?

    If you want this combiner why not just buy each of the figures now? They are all pretty readily available.

    Whats the point of waiting for a box set? Apologies if I'm not getting it.
     
  14. Nemesis251

    Nemesis251 Wakanda Forever!!!

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    I don't think many would buy a G2 repaint outright but I think if MT made these repaints...

    Groove = Road Rocket
    First Aid = G2 or Sireen
    Streetwise = G2
    Blades = G2 or Fly-up
    Hot Spot = Fire Convoy

    They could pass for a Guard City or G2 Defensor
     
  15. Nemesis251

    Nemesis251 Wakanda Forever!!!

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    Nostalgia of the old G1 box sets and they did them for Giant and Quantron
     
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    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    See you guys keep saying garish as a negative, keep saying this or that looks like this or whatever and I'm just sitting over here like yes? and your point is?

    Because I thought it was pretty clear by now anyone who wants g2 defensor in any form is very very obviously aware of what he looks like, is fully aware of how harsh and extreme the palette is and that any good sense of traditional color design has been thrown right out the window. And that's exactly why I want it. I want it because its beautifully ugly. The ugliness is exactly what makes it appealing to me.

    Some of my most highly desired figures are modern representations of late g1 and g2 era stuff that all just looks fucking weird as heck. Whether its Hooligan with his tiger stripes, the massive green, pink and bronze Skyquake, the pink, white, gold, blue and red Thunderclash, the Aquaspeeders and Stortroopers in their neon pinks and greens or the Laserrods with their goofy hotrod alts or the rolled around in a crayon box bruticus, menasor and defensor. I want them all for the same reason.

    Because they say FUCK YOU to traditional "realistic" / "normal" color palettes and designs and I love how nuts they get with color.
     
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    Maketoys is going to be extremely discerning when it comes to MTC releases

    why would they do a release of guardia thats going to sell far, far worse than the original? Might be some wierdos who want it for whatever g2 or nutjob color scheme fetish, but surelty its not worth the effort/expense

    maybe as a con exclusive for $600 just to milk that tinyass segment
     
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    I would say that a pastel blue fire engine is far crazier than anything in the G2 set, especially if we consider that a huge motorcycle for a leg on either one is pretty much a wash no matter the color...
     
  19. robh

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    If you are meticulous enough about sanding those tight clearances, and you put on a clear coat, joints can last just fine. It's not going to hold up to the constant handling of a 5 year old, but if you don't ham fist them, they are fine.
     
  20. CybertronianFan

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    I'm finally getting around to picking up this set. Luckily, I've been able to buy 3 of the 5 for decent prices. Now I am missing just Hi-Med and Katana :thumb . Still wished MakeToys kept the trend of boxsets going for the MtCombiner series as it added much appeal, but c'est la vide. I can't say I am too crazy about the G2 deco (most of those look like they were design when someone was tripping on acid or something :lol ).
     
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