MMC Ocular Max Saltus (MP Springer)

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  1. Dangard Ace

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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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    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.
     
  3. 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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  7. Digger

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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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    Copter is pretty stubby
     
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    That was pretty awesome!! Thanks for sharing
     
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    I would say that for me, Quietus T also very good, almost like Roadking and Spoiler, but a bit less articulation, but still very fun like those two.

    I agree, Maverick in between, but for me, not the transformation nor the paint which are good and very good, but the lack of articulation makes it in between. Also, for me, that part of getting all the tabbing done for jet mode takes a long time, and in the end, not everything is perfect, but man is the alt mode fantastic to hold, love that aspect much more than Pheonix (and the paint too) and even many of my older Macross Toys, and that is important to me (probably more incentive to keep him actually...)
     
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  13. Digger

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    Harrisloureiro always does great stop motion. Thanks for posting.
     
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    I hope Saltu get a remold with a G1 toy/cartoon inspired car mode. The other modes are fine.
     
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    Impossible without major rework. Even the XTB one makes some sacrifices in copter mode. The cartoon basically cheated like crazy.
     
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    I see. Well, who knows what MMC will do.
     
  17. Digger

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    I don’t think that’s gonna happen. The whole point was for the car to not look dumb. And MMC are pretty clear on what they choose to do vs what the collection market expects from them.
     
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    Yeah, it's not happening.
     
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    Yeah, Saltus' car mode actually looks cool.
     
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  20. MINDVVIPE

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    Word.
    I prefer a more rectangular car mode than a triangular 3-wheeler esque car mode, g1 source material be damned.
     
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