Mech Ideas War Gauntlet Exclusive available at Botcon

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Venksta, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. webz

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    Thanks. Figured it was something from idw... I really need to finish reading all those. Just barely started all hail megatron...
     
  2. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Ohhh you tease! Can't wait for that head kit to become available.
     
  3. RustyBarnacles

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    From what I gather, better paint job, and a dent in the head along with possibly some other details?
     
  4. Scaleface

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    No, it's okay, I'm happy with the original toy... that hasn't come out yet.
     
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    Looks good :thumb 
     
  6. Raiju

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    An exclusive? Sunova....
     
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    Looks good, put will pass.
     
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    While this looks extremely awesome & great, I can't exactly be happy with this. While we don't have proper pictures, it looks like this Ironfist might have been produced in colors that better match his comic appearance, rather than the actual production piece.

    That annoys me, since I'd have much preferred these colors. Rather than what I've seen of what I believe the is a test shot of Gauntlet.

    And since I'm not going to Botcon & already committed to a Gauntlet from Captured Prey, getting this version could prove very costly & inconvenient.

    No complaints against Venksta, but I admit I'm not happy with how Mech Ideas handled Gauntlet. I'd have preferred that they had hired Venksta to freelance on the Mach 5 project, and submit something like this to the factories.

    Not just be a Botcon Renderform exclusive. It just seems too awesome for enough people to enjoy that.
     
  9. Raiju

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    Yeah, it's SDCC FoC Bruticus vs. Hasbro retail Fruiticus all over again. Annoyed.
     
  10. Thundershot

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    So long as it's not a new character, I'm fine.

    Though I'm wondering if we'll see these two done up as exclusives someday like the other two were.
     
  11. Vexwing

    Vexwing You are being deceived.

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    I kind of expect this is just going to be the standard release with custom painted weathering/battle damage and the Renderform kit included. Venksta said that kit would be available later, and weathering is a pretty easy thing to do, it would probably be a fairly cheap job to commission from a customizer if you don't want to risk it yourself. I could be wrong, but I'm sure we'll know as soon as we get an update.

    Catching up on all of IDW is a daunting task, but do yourself a favor and check out Last Stand of the Wreckers. It's a stand alone story, and it's awesome. Plus you'll know who this guy is then.
     
  12. Venksta

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    I'll put it this way, in case you feel you are getting ripped off from pre-ordering the regular Gauntlet. If you already have the Wrecking Crue by Mech iDeas, the retail Gauntlet will look much better with them on display. The WAR Gauntlet looks too different due to its special paint job, to go with along side any other figure, unless you have some custom weathered figures in your collection. I've seen the final retail Gauntlet in person, and it looks great as is. WAR Gauntlet is more of a special stand alone piece.
     
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  13. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I dig the idea of paint-weathering as a convention variant - gonna try to snag one at the show!
     
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    Thanks, Venksta! This is exactly the comparison I was looking to find. I want do display retail Gauntlet with the Demolition Crue, so I'm glad I've already preordered him. I do have some friends going to Botcon, though, so I may have them pick up War Gauntlet for me so I can keep him on my desk.
     
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    Really hope there's still enough by Saturday... How many do you think will be made?
     
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    We'll since I was getting Gauntlet as a standalone figure, this doesn't make me me feel much better. I don't own the Demo Crüe (despite the praise), so if they match it doesn't do much for me.

    Any chance clearer pics will go up before the show? If this looks like a must have, maybe I could offer to mule the SDCC hair band set in trade, since I'll be there 3 out 4 days (Sat sold out).
     
  17. Venksta

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    We will post photos and pricing up this Thursday.
     
  18. KevinSig

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    Thanks!
     
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    this is something i definitely want to pick up.
     
  20. Rewind

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    I'm imagining a sort of 3A Ashley Wood style paintjob on this guy and I find that thought highly arousing.