Mechanic Toy MS-27 Poisonous Fog (G1 Octane)

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  1. Grouch

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    The smaller size took me for surprise. I wonder if there is a scale down happening or if this is a one off?
     
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    That's possible, tho to me while it is smaller it feels more complex, so that might be the trade off. Astrotrain could be bigger because there weren't as many moving parts. In terms of length their vehicle modes are roughly the same
     
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    Octane in bot mode has those towering wings, which adds to his perceived height. I think if the heads were aligned with Astrotrain, Octane would have felt too big because of them. And yeah, the alt modes are roughly the same now, whereas I feel it would have been out of whack being 10% bigger, so [unless you wanted to reproduce the shuttle riding a 747 look] it wouldn’t have been as good as it is now. In my mind the scale looks great side by side.
     
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    i think this is just a random thing right now. i think octane was the smallest one out of all the triple changers.
     
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    He's good, I like him a bit more than AT believe it or not.

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    Quick size comparison, MM looks small when compared.
     
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    Astrotrain is massive compared to Octane, it's not just height also the bulk. Hope Blitzwing is also as massive as Astrotrain, than Octane can be placed in the middle. He also had the smallest part in the G1 cartoon so he can be a little bit smaller, the runt of the three.

    It has grown on me that the triple changers are taller than the rest of the Decepticons in my collection. In my Autobot collection the Dinobots are the tallest, wanted something like that for the Decepticons too.
     
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    My phase sixers are the dinobots of the Deception shelf.
     
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    Got IT today. Very cool TF
    Altmods are good, but may to be better.
    Pelvic joints can be turned down a little, which will give him about 0.5 cm in height DSC06229.JPG DSC06230.JPG DSC06232.JPG DSC06233.JPG
     
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    Additional to my previously post
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    It’s a nice figure. Looks like a mini version of KFCs masterpiece octane in bot mode.

    I just got into legends a little over a month ago, after getting a deal on Studio Cell/Unicron and wanting figures that would scale better to him. I’m enjoying the legends more than my MPs
     
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    I just got mine, first impressions:

    A) He’s much more impressive in hand then I expected, haven’t transformed him yet but his bot mode is quite good. Much better than the pics led me to believe.

    B) they’re definitely trying to fit in with Magic Square bots. Both in scale and design. He looks like he could fit right in with magic Square, better than he would with MFT’s offerings. He even has hands that are very similar to MS. Even though his height is “adjustable”, his proportions also scale much better with MS.

    A lot of people may hate it if this is the new trend, but I love it. While MS and NA are at each other’s throats, MFT can fill in the gaps that neither of them are doing.

    Quite a pleasant surprise from MFT.

    crappy pic: 397FE3C2-87C7-42EE-8E86-03B6580515A3.jpeg
     
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    Hint hint, Mechanic Studios.
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    I haven't tried it in plane mode yet, but I was very happy to find out I could store his gun in tanker mode by sliding it in sideways above his arms into the hollow part of the trailer. I'm a big fan of weapon storage.
     
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    You could always tab it into the side for a sorta attack mode:

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    You can also mount it like that under the wing in plane mode, though it does interfere a little with proper tabbing of the wing.
     
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    Been saying this from day 1, thank you MFT.
    That is why I would never drop them, they release figures nobody else is doing and too bad about the MS and NA battle.
    it doesn't make sense to me since they are not in the same scale and for those who do collect those 2 lines, think it is frustrating how they are planning the most costly releases so soon after each other.
    They are forcing some people to make a choice, instead of dropping a bomb when others are releasing small sets.
    MFT makes it easy, nobody has it !!!!!
     
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    Octane has always been one of my favorite for unknown reasons... I just love carrier planes, robots, and trucks... He's got it all! :D 

    I received mine from @SirToys (Here) and cant put it down, so fun to play with. Awesome figure! Here's a few picts of him with all the Octanes that exists, officials and 3rd party, i have them all! :) 
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    And here's a Video:
     
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    If you haven't already you should post the great pics in the comparison thread.
     
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    Transformed him last Sunday for the first, easy transformation.

    If I have two points to nitpick it would be:

    1. The smokestacks in bot mode, would like if those two could be hidden.
    2. The back of the plane doesn't tap in.

    Hope they release Blitzwing soon.
     
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