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

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by godotislate, May 16, 2015.

  1. Magna Jet Convoy

    Magna Jet Convoy Well-Known Member

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    @LazyAza stated a little while back there would be some good stuff at the 'con next month. Hence me opening the tin of worms about the dates. I'm looking forward to seeing what MMC will unveil/reveal/announce in just a few weeks time.
     
  2. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Board Certified Fans Trollar

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    Next month we will see more PO announcements, but where is Toy Medicus?
     
  3. Rabbit16

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    Unfortunately I don't have the tools or experience so I have been a little hesitant to attempt this so far. How difficult is it to do this?
     
  4. yuthura

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    Not difficult per se; if you have a not-too-heavy hammer and a long but very thin nail or other pin you can get by, even without specialized tools. I do recommend doing a practice run on an older or broken figure, just in case.

    Given the construction of his legs, even asking for a replacement part will likely result in parts that also need pin replacement of sorts. The alternative would be asking for a full replacement figure, though I don't know if your retailer will (be able to) indulge.

    Regardless, flipping and repinning yourself will be faster, and is a good skill to have with this hobby anyway.

    In either case, good luck!
     
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  5. shiin

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    Finally received my Ignis from TCP and he is glorious.

    Two questions regarding combined mode:
    Any good filler to prevent the second leg from folding in while we wait for Groove? I added some cardboard as stabilizer, but that only works so so.

    when I bend Medicus in arm mode, the white tabs on his legs tend to pop out. Anything I am doing wrong/any lock mechanism I’m missing?
     
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  6. yuthura

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    A second Streetwise... :p 

    Nope, it's one of the very few flaws with this set. Keep hold of those white tabs whilst you move the combiner elbow.
     
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  7. Furb

    Furb Rotary & Engineering Specialist

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    the best way is to play with the individual bots
     
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  8. Astaraen

    Astaraen 1st mate abord the skyship Weatherlight.

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    Have him stand on one leg
     
  9. Swindlerfan

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    Someone might make a 3d printed Rook leg at this rate.
     
  10. Scyla

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    Why not repaint/remold Streetwise as Strongarm?
    Would be a good match colorwise to Rook and we already know Streetwise can be Defensors right leg.
     
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    Because Strong-arm is a police truck not a police car
     
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  12. Sy-Rein

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    I wouldn't mind a G2 repaint of Streetwise. A black police car might look good as the other leg.

    But really, I want the G1 set of Protectobots, so Groove will always be part of the team on my shelf.

    Rook worked for me with the Combiner Wars. I'm more forgiving when it comes to the Generations type lines but this combiner (MMC's) is full on G1 to me, so the original team is where it's at (for me).
     
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    I'm still waiting on BBTS for him. I haven't seen anyone else mention getting him at BBTS, so I don't know if they really haven't gotten him in yet or if I just missed their first shipment. Oh well, I'm not too worried about it. This isn't the ideal time to have another $200 come out of my account for toys. However, with the next two bots, the last one epecially, I'll be more and more anxious to get them, so I won't be ordering any more from BBTS and will use BBB or Showz or someone like that.
     
  14. godotislate

    godotislate S-Secret Police?!

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    Yeah, and Strongarm's body doesn't look much like Streetwise, either.

    I think if there were a Strongarm combiner bot, a la @LazyAza's IF idea, she could be done as a modern Ford Explorer-based Interceptor. And maybe she could share a mold with an IDW-ish Trailbreaker, because they have similar wheels in shoulders. Ideally, she'd be an arm-bot, because of her name and all. And Ultrabee.

    WHITE_cc_2024FOS380017_01_1280_YZ.jpg 456px-Trailbreaker-Alex_Milne-MTMTE.jpg 493px-UltraBee.jpg

    (Though I guess after all that, she doesn't fit at all with a G1 Defensor. Heh.)
     
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  15. BulletSponge

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    Got mine from TCP on Saturday and Furbs parts today!

    The only issue I have are those fiddly mirrors on the front of the cab. One is warped pretty bad.
     
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    idk that a Strongarm would work great cause it seems to me that you would have to make it so G1 to fit with the set that it would start to lose the appeal of being Strongarm. seems like a really niche novelty thing
     
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    Rook as a design is relatively straightforward even if he was limited to being a copy of the Deluxe toy.
     
  18. C0NMann

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    Didn’t read through the thread so please dont correct me if someone already posted this. Was transforming to combiner mode on hot spot and the feet require too much pressure when pushing out and will snap off, just a quick psa
     
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    1. Strongarm is a truck and much beefier than Streetwise
    2. It’d be criminal not to make a character called Strongarm the arm.

    What i think would be cool would be an entire combiner of substitute Protectobots: Strongarm, Rook, Ratchet, Pyro/Inferno, and some copter. Whirl? Alpha Bravo? RB Blades?
     
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    "Welcome everybot to our weekly meeting. My name is Strongarm, and I am a leg."
     
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