Mechanical Alliance SX-01 Thunder Warrior (Bumblebee Movie Blitzwing)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by gtf316, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. realwhz

    realwhz Well-Known Member

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    Based on BMB past experiences, this is what customers will get. They won’t be able to change anything unless the production would get significantly delayed, which didn’t happen unfortunately.
     
  2. Atomic Tofu

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    i'll let u guys review this ;)  blitzwing is 0 on the radar for me....unless i get a finished copy for review ;) 
     
  3. Illiterate Scholar

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    Yeah, I don't buy the pre-production stuff, to be honest. I think the final product will have paint that rubs off and panels that won't stay tabbed.
     
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  4. XaxisGuy

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    After looking at Zeta’s jet mode, BMB one looks bad. Proportions look too off
     
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  5. williammmw

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    After seeing the Zeta review and the comparison, I'm sticking with SX. The reviewer quoted that Zeta had more die-cast parts and the tabs are better. However, material wise, both Zeta and SX are more or less the same grade of quality
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    I was thinking the same thing. Zeta is better in Jet mode, the materials seems better and the transformation is more simple, but... The proportions on Sx are better. Zeta is too tall and it's look stretched.
     
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  7. williammmw

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    Jet mode I find it more or less the same, but in terms of accuracy and details, SX is better than Zeta in jet mode
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  8. XaxisGuy

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    Look how flat the canopy or cockpit is on the CGI. If they made the cockpit equally flat on Zeta, they could’ve fixed the problem of the cockpit covering his face.
     
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    Can you post the link of this review?
     
  10. Whatifsin

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    Which one is zeta which one is mechanical alliance and which one is 3A in these pictures?
     
  11. gtf316

    gtf316 Nuked in the face.

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    Zeta-left, 3A-middle, Mechanical Alliance-right
     
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  12. williammmw

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    To each of their own. Different people different perspective. I couldn't see too much of a difference between the 2 jet mode
    It's a live stream. Usually it will be available for replay after a day or 2 via bilili
     
  13. williammmw

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    The OP yet to update the findings on tabs and quality. I'm liking what I'm seeing so far
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  14. Rijie78

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    Yep, no regrets over sticking with MA rather than the Zeta version. Zeta version looks good, but more like "a toy" than the MA one, which has that "ThreeA-but-it-transforms" vibe, which is the ideal for me with these 3rd party BB Movie toys. If it had the little bit of extra height like the Zeta it would be perfect, but close enough.

    This will do the job nicely until such time as someone has a go at a version that trumps both. I'm paid up on this so just waiting for the shipping notice now; TC BB is in transit, so hopefully this won't be too many weeks after.

    Not been much to be pleased about recently what with the covid and the brexit shitfest, so minor joys like this make a difference :) 
     
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    I think the reason Zeta doesn’t have the 3a feel is because of the lack of weathering and some paint. Hopefully that will be fixed in the final product tho
     
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    Just paid this guy off from ShowZ. Still gonna get Zeta's as well, I wanna compare them in hand before deciding which one to display. Might even try kitbashing them together, might be beyond my skill though.
     
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    Pictorial review by one of the famous Baidu user who always give detailed review with comparison. His comment is overall the product has exceeded his expectation (where he has lower expectation due to tabbing issue shown in video review). The tabs on the leg are very secure and the tabs holding the wing panel are very tight. Wings are on ball joint and not flimsy.
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    The height is 28cm
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    He mentioned that once this tab is tabbed in, it hold the panels securely.
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    This tab is very tight and strong enough to hold the back panel. The ball joint in his unit is very tight and made of nylon. Quality wise he quoted that is far better than those used in Iron Factory product.
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    Comparison with DLX where the cockpit is more slanted on SX and it won't blocked the face.
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    His final verdict is the material on this product is very good and can withstand during transformation. Some parts are using nylon with good quality. The only die-cast part is in the foot. Tightness on the Ratchet joints are comfortable and the whole figure is not flimsy. What he like the most the headsculpt but too bad it couldnt be put on DLX as the ball joint on SX is larger. In terms of stability, the product is too heavy but once u adjust the leg, it can stand firmly. This I personally thinks that Zeta has a better stability
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    Not sure if it has been mentioned or not, but does he fully transform with the mask on? I saw a video of him transforming and having to put on the facemask as a seperate step. I just really hate the weird mouth-look they gave him and if I'm ever getting this, I would want that piece on permanently.
     
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    You can transform him with the mask on.
     
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  20. DaveTheCave

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    Damn I'm having such a hard time choosing between these. Someone needs to do a video comparison of both and their pros and cons compared to each other.