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. Formerfan

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    I own and enjoy Apex and Geminus, but they're not exactly 3rd-party Masterpiece versions of these characters (which I would buy in a heartbeat). In fact, they're very comparable in look and feel to what Hasbro has been releasing in their deluxe class. So I see no reason to doubt that Hasbro's Top Spin and Twin Twist could be equal or better than the Mech Ideas versions. Personally, I hope they end up having bigger feet to better match the look of the G1 figures.
     
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    Definitely not MP, I'm pretty sure it was deluxe class.
     
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    As mentioned above, it wouldn't surprise me if Hasbro could do a Jumpstarter set that's about as good as the MI pair. My only (selfish, OCD completionist) thing there is, MI actually did the G2 versions and are Diaclone redecos away from checking off every version of the Jumpstarters, and I don't expect Hasbro to ever touch those. With Fun Pub heading out the door, that was probably the best outlet for something like those.

    So yeah Hasbro Jumpstarters could absolutely fit the bill for many people, but I doubt anything would hit that obscure niche I was hoping to see continue from MI with theirs.

    Given Takara drives the MP train, I kind of doubt Hasbro would unilaterally make one of their own that's a random non-cartoon G1 character.
     
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    Since there's been nothing said about this set getting rereleased I just went ahead and picked these guys up on Ebay. Thankfully they were listed for a lot less than they have been lately, but I'm sure that now that I've done it, info about reissues are sure to happen soon. :lol 
     
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    The price drop happened when Titan Returns Topspin turned out looking pretty good. I like Apex and Geminus though, and may grab them myself now that the price is more reasonable.
     
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    I've been watching Apex and Geminus for months, and this was the first time I've seen them under $100 for a long time.

    Thank you Hasbro. :lol 
     
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    One of the few times when I got the good end of the deal...purchased early in 2012...sold during highest demand a year or so ago... now they're making Takara versions!
     
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    This will be my 3rd time owning these molds. :lol 


    Now I need to keep an eye out for a decently priced Gauntlet.
     
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    I ordered one from Planet Steel Express yesterday. Surprised to see him on there!
     
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    Ugh, just weeks after I decide to sell off most of my stuff.:confused: 
     
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    AARGH.
     
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    If anybody is wanting these PM me an offer as I think im gonna swap them out for hasbro's

    complete but loose and has the extra face from the comic
     
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  14. Electro Rush

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    Even with the Hasbro ones out there I think I'm keeping these.
     
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    Funny, I've had mine up for sale forever, and no one's bitten. Guess I'll post here that I'm selling the pair.
     
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    Yup, I'm selling mine as well. :lol 
     
  17. Electro Rush

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    And now that I have the TR Top Spin... I'm selling these :lol