MMC Ocular Max Saltus (MP Springer)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by o1dpain1ess, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Dek

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    Saltus's joints are ridiculously tight and strong.
     
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  2. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's a "your mileage will vary" deal. I've had some of his joints get floppy but fixing them is as easy as tightening a screw.
     
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  3. divinecomedy

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    Get this if you like a robot that's well articulated.

    Do NOT get this if you are looking for toon accurate alt modes because they are totally inaccurate. Not saying they are bad alt modes, but they are not no matter what people are trying to say ... inaccurate. And yes that includes the copter mode.

    Also get this if you like flipping back and forth among all the modes.

    Knees are not ratcheted. That's not your mileage might vary thing, so certain poses might be problematic.

    Edit: Copter mode is probably 50% accurate.
     
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  4. ProwlSpringer2020

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    I thought the copter mode was pretty close. Is it that far off?
     
  5. divinecomedy

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    The front part is close enough but the back part is totally off. So perhaps 50/50 is more accurate?
     
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    What seller has the best price on Saltus now?
     
  7. Dangard Ace

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    It's no worse then any of the other MP Springers currently out there. XTB Virtus might beat them all but so far it's vaporware.
     
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  8. ChromeMagnus

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    Wow. 6 MP scaled options for 1 character. I think that's a record.
     
  9. divinecomedy

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    It's worse than the FansToys one in my opinion. The later looks like a Cybertronian helicopter. This one looks like a bot that turns into a helicopter just because of how visible the legs are.
     
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    If we're going by the cartoon looks IMO:

    Bot mode: MMC
    Copter: FansToys
    Car: They are both shit compared to the cartoon.
     
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  11. divinecomedy

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    I think we can agree on that, except the car mode on the FT one is closer to the cartoon. It's still shit, but closer in look. The MMC one is definitely the more functional car.

    I like and have both for different reasons.
     
  12. ProwlSpringer2020

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    Which one do you consider your main for display? I think Saltus is my main (I have Saltus and Apache), but I put him with FT Kup and Arcee. As well as Takara Hot Rod.
     
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    For bot mode, it's Saltus. But the copter mode on FT is so gorgeous I have him displayed as well.
     
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    FT wins in copter mode, but falls short in bot mode. The panel on his chest is an eyesore for me, plus the colours seem off. Car mode though...

    I'll be blunt: I've always thought Springers car mode looked awful, and the FT one does it no favours with that weird, elongated look. I like Saltus' car mode because it actually looks like a bloody car (or buggy) yet still keeps the aesthetic intact. I know some people strive for toon accuracy, but this is one liberty I am glad MMC took.
     
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    My feelings exactly.
    MMC Saltus might not be the most copy-accurate to that original shoddy animation, but it offers *convincing* alt modes instead, and to me that is actually an improvement.
     
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    Yeah I think so. Pretty shocking.
     
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    [QUOTE="I'll be blunt: I've always thought Springers car mode looked awful, and the FT one does it no favours with that weird, elongated look. I like Saltus' car mode because it actually looks like a bloody car (or buggy) yet still keeps the aesthetic intact. I know some people strive for toon accuracy, but this is one liberty I am glad MMC took.[/QUOTE]

    thats exacltly my feelings about the car mode, it looked like rubbish on the cartoon and toys that resemble it even remotely look awful too. MMC seem to be the only ones to try and make it look good and it works, Saltus car mode looks great. the helicopter mode is lacking, the tail section looks so tiny to me
     
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  18. Chaddicus

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    Copter is pretty stubby
     
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  20. ProwlSpringer2020

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    That was pretty awesome!! Thanks for sharing