Mech Ideas Apex & Geminus - Third Party Unofficial Topspin and Twin Twist

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Sol Fury, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. koonfasa

    koonfasa Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they'll oversize them...
     
  2. ichnach

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    I'm not sure that is true. Mechideas needed someone to distribute their animated line and MMC's site carried them. That doesn't mean they are a sub company.
     
  3. Thundershot

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    From what has been said around here, MMC was helping them out...

    However, I think those Animated figures took them down and out. Too bad. I'd have loved to see more figures in the Demolition Crue series.
     
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  4. Crim

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    Separate group but they had some people in common, from what I've read at least.

    I would LOVE to get a set of these guys though. Maybe a slight remould to give them thigh swivels? Whatever, still want them but not at current after market prices (like, a $100 per figure?!? Nope).
     
  5. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    The Animated two-pack is still on BBTS at a discount. If it's true that MMC was aiding them in distribution, too bad MMC doesn't just do a limited run and then retire the molds.
     
  6. Rev

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    These guys are going for $100 a figure? I don't think I paid that for both of them a few years ago.
     
  7. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    And I haven't seen them for a decent price in the Junkion section either...or on eBay. These things went up in value.
     
  8. Rev

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    This thread made me grab them and play with them for the first time in forever.
     
  9. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    Well, I may have them lined up from a fellow board member. Still, for those unable to get them, a second run would be nice. It's weird how they basically doubled in value in after markets.
     
  10. Splendic

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    People want what they can't have.
     
  11. DarekSilver

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    They were like 75usd for the set when they came out, and the company who made them have gone out of business.

    I don't think they will ever drop in price and I doubt we will ever see another "official" rub
     
  12. SMOG

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    Did Mech Ideas actually "go out of business"?

    I was under the impression that they were just a side-project made by some people who were already working for other 3P companies (I think some people from MMC were involved IIRC).

    It is a shame that they never followed up though...

    zmog
     
  13. Robogeek28

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    That and the fact they were really nice figures.
     
  14. Splendic

    Splendic bleep blorp

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    True, true.

    If they were shit figs, the scarcity would have little impact but for completists.

    Glad I picked up a set back in their day.
     
  15. Aseop

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    Yes they are a great set to have, I was glad I got them when they first came out. One of my best purchases.
     
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    I managed to pick them up loose from a second-hand shop for $30 CAD apiece. However, there's a problem.

    The Hip joints on both of them (the friction joints, not the pinned ones) are really loose, and I can't figure out how to remove the mushroom pegs to tighten them. There are a couple of nubs that hold each one in, and I'm worried about breaking the pegs. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  17. Formerfan

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    On one of the latest "Transmissions" podcasts, they revealed that their Hasbro insider leaked that a Top Spin figure is in development. So official ones are no longer so unlikely.
     
  18. Tfan12

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    yeah hasbro made.....meh
     
  19. Ceerad

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    I've got a bonus Geminus head available if anybody is interested
     
  20. chip1123

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    Was it a CW Top Spin, or a MP Top Spin? I doubt we'll ever see an MP one, but I would be pretty happy if they made it. Though that would then make me mad we still haven't gotten an MP Jazz!