MetaGate G04 Air King (Beast Wars Terrosaur)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by williammmw, Jul 14, 2022.

  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    A custom mix of Mr Color Metal Red, Clear Red, and Black.
     
  2. G1Wheeljack

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    Got mine in today, has anyone found a better way to transform the beast mode neck? Because other than that I'm very happy with this. Good build quality and paint, transformation aside from the beast mode neck and robot mode head is good. Excited to see what this company does next, I think they teased a Bludgeon and I'd love that.
     
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  3. BWfan86

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    Just got bbts notification re: air king

    is there always such a delay for these 3P figures? Seems like a lot of people got theirs from overseas already?
     
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    The delay depends on the company, this is only Metagate's 2nd release so not much history to judge on. If someone remembers with Haiku we would have a sample size of two, but could still change easily even if they are the same.
     
  5. BWfan86

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    I meant a delay in getting these to the typical online US retailers (BBTS, TFSource, etc)

    usually the retailer or the 3P company?
     
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    This is a case of both, the 3P company and retailer in question both affect it. I THINK one factor is whether they air ship it in or have it come over on a ship.

    I just remembered you asked about BBTS specifically in your initial question. I don't shop with them, but in the threads I follow they tend to be late often, but there are occasional cases where they are first. I have no idea on threads I don't follow though.
     
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    Omgosh I gotta have this. Where can this be purchased from?
     
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    Jobby's review:

     
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    That was a pretty damn good impression by Jobby.
     
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    I finally figured how to always get the ends of the foot to tab into the wings in alt mode. It has to do with the angle you fold the wings down. It's really easy when transforming to have the wing bits extend too far for the foot-wing to tab in properly. You need to angle the body hinge of the wings slightly down, and then bend the middle wing hinges back up slightly to shorten the wingspan a bit. That lets the foot tab into the wings perfectly on mine.

    I could take a swing at making a visual guide. Is anyone else having this issue?
     
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    It would be nice to have a visual guide!
     
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    Does this figure come with a manual or trading card? Mine didnt anything
     
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    good question- mine is still pending arrival. A review video I showed a manual- can anyone else confirm?
     
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    Mine came with a manual, but no card.
     
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    Well this is just pure art! C8B8E28A-03C0-4D7E-A6F4-B2AF8E59154D.jpeg 376762B8-4216-4835-A8F2-71FA35A02A48.jpeg 2484EA4F-2B5D-4CB5-B395-3CC2B7D416B8.jpeg
     
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    Who needs a flight stand when he can just.. stand?
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    I liked how the eyes looked here so tried it myself. For anyone who wants an easier way to do this here's what I did since I'm not a great painter and don't have super fine tipped brushes:

    Paint the entire eye black and wait for it to dry. Dont worry about going outside the lines. Now take a toothpick and clean up around the eye where you painted outside of it. Use multiple toothpicks.

    Use a toothpick to scrape away where you want the red iris, rounding it and making it as big as you want. It reveals the red underneath and is very forgiving.

    Now use the tip of a toothpick to place the yellow pupil. You can scrape it away and try again if you're careful without having to repaint anything.

    It's pretty fast to do and very forgiving. I think it's worth it since it makes the faces more interesting.
     
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    Any word on getting a Fractyl repaint?