MFT MS-28 Thunderbolt (Blitzwing)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by VelsR, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. ManelFigures

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    Now on Aliexpress I can't find him cheaper than 32€ from different sellers, shipping included to spain. ShowZ has the same price.

    But, yes, months later it will be 6€~10€ less cheaper like every MFT figure.
     
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    I see on showz waiting for release. I've been paid since april. Is that the status for others?
     
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    Yes. But the product is “incoming” so it should ship within the next week.
     
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    Weibo scouts! Find us the transformation video!
     
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    Hahaha, I was coming here to say the same. :lol 
     
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    Hopefully that new springer will have better leg articulation than the first one mine can barely hold still
     
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    Ah, nice new pics.

    Blitzwing seems to be a particularly hard one to pull off; nothing seems to get the cartoon look right, and plenty of toys end up being quite poor in at least one mode.

    This is much more so with Blitzwing than with other triple-changers - is it the two particular alt-modes, or something else, that makes it so hard?
     
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    I believe this is the first time for me that a bot has a better looking back than front :D 

    That said, somehow it looks like the bot mode picture and the alt-mode pictures are two different versions of the same toy. The alt-mode ones being the most recent revision.

    The alt-modes looks really nice. Really reminds me of the G1-toy. I do hope the plane mode is able to land and stand naturally.
     
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    I think this Blitzwing hits the comic/toon drawings fairly well, it's the jet mode that suffers in comparison to the real world jet it's trying to be, but the g1 toy got it just as wrong too. It's the difficulty of turning a box into a nice jet without too much clutter. That said, I feel like this guy is more successful in its jet mode than their MFT Octane is with his plane mode.

    I made this for kicks, ran into a lot of the same challenges. I was trying to match the toy with a slightly more modern look. I wouldn't mind trying again with a more realistic jet mode.
     
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    I think it should- if you look at the top of the turret it has fake wheels molded on there, which looking at the side pic of the plane, seem to be spread out enough to support the plane. I am curious how the plane mode will look against various legends seekers.
     
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    Was not expecting the head to swing to the side and tuck under the treads. That's different.

    That tank turret is awesome.
     
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    Not sure if transformation is really complicated, or he just made it seem like it is.
     
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    I don't think it's complicated. But like their Octane, it's a little finicky.
     
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    I didn't find their Octane that bad tbh, quite intuitive actually.
    Can't wait to get Blitzwing in to finish the trio.
     
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    Octane isn't bad, but he's far from great. Especially his arms and legs in both modes are really wonky when it comes to rotating and tabbing. From first look at Blitzwing, he seems more solid to me.
     
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    Love both vehicle modes, bot mode suffers in the too plain/cartoon accurate tendency we have today, but hopefully posing and/or maybe some paint can break it up. Also that hinge that flips the front skirt is ugly as well.;...

    Either way I want it, way better than the bizarre alt modes from IF one (plus it was tiny).
     
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    This one looks kinda big unfortunately, bigger than even their Astrotrain, which isn't what I would have chosen. Oh well.