Mastermind Creations Oberon - Beast Machines Obsidian

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  1. godotislate

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    Yeah, I really like the colors on Titanika. I just wish Oberon weren't blue, because, well he's based on a character called Obsidian after all, so it stands to reason he should be charcoal/black. Plus, Turben is also blue, so it would've been nice to have had more color diversity between the characters in this mold.
     
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    Perhaps, yeah. I don't think I'd mind a darker primary color now that I look at his CGI model. Still, I'm happy with what we got.

    Side note: I really hope these guys will lead to the other three BM Vehicons. I think someone suggested a Tankor from the inevitable MMC Tesarus. I could dig that.
     
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    So I can give you a little inside baseball on that.

    The package and solicitation pics were all done…like a long time ago with an earlier version of the mold.

    You can see that version had a door on the bottom of the cockpit to hide the front guns. that made flipping the cockpit down impossible.

    skip ahead to now and that door was removed and you have 2 chest options.
     
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    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    Oooh that's interesting. I do personally prefer the folded down chest option myself.
     
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    ya, you can see it here on the turben model (as well as the colour differences and paint changes). i prefer the 2 chest options.

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    I don't usually pay too much attention to third party toys due to their unofficial nature and their expensiveness.

    Having said that...Peaugh's review of Turben is seriously making me consider making an exception...



    Also...

    Is the Turben on the right some kind of prototype figure?
     
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    it's an early test shot, yes.
     
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    The great GUNNER炮手 did it again: what a custom masterpiece, look :bowdown: 

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    After seeing how well Oberon and titanika turned out, I'd love to see mmc's take on Tankor, Jetstorm, Thrust, and the Diagnostic Drone.
     
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    I am puzzled why MMC hasn't released these in the colours they were intended for these molds. It seems common sense to do Beast Machines recolours. I have bought some Vehicon Reprolabels in anticipation of it.
     
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    I'm in the camp that wants Tesarus repainted into Tankor. That would be so insanely awesome, you don't even know.
    I think MMC also has an Armada figure in the works? I'm hoping for Sideways, which could be retooled into Thrust. Maybe?
    As for Jetstorm, so long as it's not the Jaegertron mold, I'm good.

    Regardless, I just need my Vehicons. Titanika and Oberon need some folks to boss around.
     
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    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    They never were intended to be in those colors is why they didn't get them. That said Titanika does look gorgeous and I think Oberon managed to really have a deco that worked well for him.

    At least with Titanika in particular you can see how her design pulls far more from her Animated specific Strika incarnation. I think Oberon was green originally because his original toy was and then got revised to be more like the shows colors.
     
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    Yes, I was alluding to the fact that they are, first and foremost, Beast Machines characters, so using their BM colours seems more logical, with alternate colours following later.

    I'm sure these "correct" colours will come out later on. They would be silly not to.
     
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    Gotta admit, Oberon's color scheme looks a lot more attractive than I expected. The colors work great together, and that metallic red is very nice.
     
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    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    They most likely won't. MMC doesn't really do that kind of thing. The one exception being Hexatron Continuum but then that was like 3 or 4 years after the regular released and only happened because of how popular hex was. It would take a hell of a raging fan demand to get these molds re-released in new colors I think.
     
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    I like Beast Machines just fine, but I doubt there are enough other devoted fans of the show or these characters in particular for MMC to support another release.

    Cassy Sark's shown he's a bit of an Animated fan, having designed the Techno Toon Titans, Jaegertron, the unmade Zealot, and upcoming Bulkhead, etc., so it's possible he just had a preference for the Animated version of Strika, and that's what MMC ended up going with.

    Oberon seems to be based on the colors of the Botcon toy from a few years ago, for whatever reason.
     
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    Well, I will admit, some third-party company went and did a Masterpiece-esque take on Starscream from Cybertron/Galaxy Force and that kind of got me into wanting to see third-party versions of characters from the Unicron Trilogy, like maybe a version of Armada!Optimus Prime modeled after the Super-Con figure who didn't combine with his trailer? (File:Supercon ArmadaPrime.jpg - Transformers Wiki)

    EDIT: Hey, about that collection of Not-Obsidian and Not-Strika photos in the previous page, how come Oberon has an Autobot symbol? There wasn't a time when Obsidian was an Autobot, was there? At best, he was a former Autobot in some alternate universes, right?
     
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    He was an autobot in both the Botcon set and the original Beast Machines cartoon.
     
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