MMC / Ocular Max Maximas Pro (Hot Spot / Defensor)

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  1. mlgpapalouie

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    still a vast improvement on Assaultus’ built in feet imo
     
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    Those feet were way too small. Im considering getting the upgrade feet for the mmc Bruticus.
     
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    upgrade feet are infinitely better looking
     
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    Feel like that 2nd pic is how they would combine now a days instead of the torso bot jumping onto the legs
     
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    this was my creation
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    should have popped up his collar for more mass shifting
     
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    There's so much mass, I wonder if it's possible to recreate that well known OX picture of Optimus and Rodimus shaking hands, only with Defensor and a human being? :lolol 
     
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    Natural physique vs enhanced


    OP and HS.jpg
     
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    I think the only way it would have potentially worked is if they took a queue from MP Optimus Primal, with the light-piped strip on the back of his head (for use with the mutant mask). You'd still have problems with red eyes vs blue eyes, though. White LEDs are too strong. It'd probably still wind up looking pretty white-ish (and blinding) in both forms, rather than fully red or blue.
     
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    has anyone posted a pic of the 3 released so far with First Aid brandishing a fireball cannon in combined mode? Can't say I've seen one so far and would be interested in seeing it, especially in a cool, dynamic pose?
     
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    Possible maybe to use an RGB LED and a sensor to detect whether the helmet was on or not, but that seems excessively complicated.
    Unfortunately cool, dynamic poses aren't gonna happen until we get Groove to stiffen up that other leg, or a second Streetwise. There's no locking mechanism on the armature joints, and standing Defensor right now is just hoping it doesn't decide to fold.
     
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    Toy-colors means HotSpot and Defensor both have red eyes, so less of an issue. (though I am personally hoping there's also an Ox-style head with blue eyes option, for toy-color Defensor)

    (an Ox-style chestplate with a nice big flat spot for an insignia would be nice, too)
     
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    I've never really managed to take a good 'hero landing' pic, but I'll put this one forward.

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    If Defensor is looking a little confused, then it's because First-Aid has been a team player since Blades defected to the Rescue Bots.
     
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    Honest question: Do people really miss eye light up eye features? It's cool for approximately 10 seconds and then usually you have to deal with things like non-painted eyes for the rest of the time you own the thing. It would be one thing if you choose to display the light up feature at time intervals or it wasn't battery dependent, but very few things have that sort of solution.
     
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    It’s good for photo shoots, and it’s possible to make it look good when they’re off.
     
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    yeah i literally never use them lol
     
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    I think XTB Menasor set the standard for how combiner LED eyes should be done. Have great metallic paint for the eyes, but still have the light up option. But if you could only choose one, I would take painted eyes over light up eyes that look dead.
     
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    Tbh, I never use them. I can see the appeal, but getting batteries and then installing them is usually a pain and it tends to be a 'use once and never again' going with me.

    They make more sense as part of a lights and sound thing for stuff aimed at younger markets
     
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    I thought I remembered reading MMC saying way back that they were looking at doing light-up eyes and working fire engine lights in alt mode. (TBF, it could've been some poster's wishful thinking or misinterpretation of the teaser video.) I don't mind that the final product doesn't have either, but I would've been much more excited by fire engine lights than light-up eyes if they'd done them.
     
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