MMC Ocular Max Saltus (MP Springer)

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  1. CaptainButtocks

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    I prefer the size of Saltus' gun as well, looks good when he holds it folded up toward the shoulder!

    Love the trident too - can see him telling Thor you could use it to kill three huddled together vampires....
     
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  2. Ra88

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    I will say that the longer I have him in hand, the more he's growing on me. I keep picking him up to mess with him. He's just so dynamic and fun to pose, even with the balancing issues. Also the staff weapon might be one of my favorite accessories ever. It's just such a badass thing. Still find myself wishing he looked better (the darker green ab piece being more narrow would have helped a lot), but yeah. Quickly changing my mind on him.
     
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  3. Digger

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    The trident is just super cool. Springer is just the pure action hero man. He’s got it all.
     
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    The more refined and enjoyable transformation is what puts Saltus ahead of Apache for me right off the bat. The shoulder articulation is also better on Saltus. Not to mention Apached comes with NOTHING in terms of optional faces or accessories. Just his gun and sword/copter blades. FT did not even include any adaptors for weapon storage. NOTHING! And FT costs more. I despise transforming Apache not because its hard, but because I just don't find it enjoyable. The car mode isn't even worth it anyway. Saltus has a fat car mode, but at least it looks like something to me. Copter mode is nice and robot mode is the best looking of the 3. My only nitpick with Saltus are the fingers. They should've made them like FT's did with Apache's fingers. Otherwise, I find Saltus to be more appealing for the reasons I mentioned earlier. I think the color choices are nicer as well. Better shades of greens on Saltus.

    I DO firmly believe that FT Apache is a very good figure. But I also think Saltus edges him out even from purely objective standpoints like a smoother and more intuitive transformation, more options (accessories), the ability to position the shoulder bits in different angles to suit your preference, a cockpit that opens up to reveal an actual cockpit and not a silver screw (FT), the way the elbows are engineered, wrist tilts, quality materials, excellent engineering and overall design, and value per dollar. No triple changer is ever going to be perfect. FT & MMC have come the closest I think. If MMC added ratcheted knees and individually articulated fingers, this would've been even better than it already is. That said, I think MMC has a real winner here! Sadly, I fear Saltus will also be an underrated figure as well. I hope I'm wrong on that, though.

    If Bobby had transformed the feet properly, would that have improved ankle tilt?
     
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  5. LazyAza

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    The ankle tilt isn't bad at all regardless of if the toes are properly extended or not though? I'm confused as to what he could possibly have had a problem with regarding them.
     
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    Yeah, that trident is super cool.
     
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    Always thought Springer looked chunky but after Bobby's review I can't unsee his entire chest as one big block lol. Though, any slight crunch or swivel in posing seems to eliminate such concerns.
     
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  8. Haydenite

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    I didn't even write that, lol !!
    How wierd is that !!
     
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  9. Digger

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    That’s not objective but I do get what you’re saying.
    They just didn’t really bend far when he moved them.
     
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    How far did he move them? Because this is how far they can go:

    saltustilt.jpg

    Which is pretty damn fucking good imo and a very standard and acceptable amount of tilt for an mp. I can't see why someone would cite this tilt range as a negative.
     
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  11. Digger

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    I can’t remember but that does look good.
     
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    I agree that they are really good based on your picture. Here are a couple of screen shot pics I took of Bobby's video. It does seem like he did not fully extend the feet out and the ankles are not as far as they can go:

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    Uuurrrggghhh. My Saltus arrived today. Was unpacking him and assembling the bits. Picked up the middle, three pronged section of the trident and explicitly thought to myself
    “Oh, this thing is thin. Probably fragile. I better be careful with it.”
    I then proceeded to snap the peg off the bottom of it when plugging into the staff. I’m such an idiot.
    I’ve emailed MMC Customer Support asking if I can buy a replacement.
    Apart from that he looks pretty cool though.
     
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  14. Digger

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    Best of luck on getting the replacement. If it somehow breaks again you could just glue the staff together since you won’t take it apart again.
     
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    That’ll be my backup plan. Honestly I’m unlikely to ever display him with the spear so it’s not the end of the world. Just frustrating.
     
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    Fair.
     
  17. Ghilz

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    Very photogenic IMG_20190515_092901489.jpg
     
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    need some pics with him, Azalea and Shitpiece.
     
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    MMC Customer Support has been very good to me in the past. I accidentally snapped Azalea's arm off at the elbow while transforming her for the first time. I sent them an email and they responded in less than a day saying they'll send me a replacement part. I only had to pay five bucks for shipping and her new arm arrived two weeks later.
     
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