MMC OX Assaultus

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Devastator21, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Hougangkid

    Hougangkid Well-Known Member

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    Me too but I can't see Vortex & Blast Off being anything other than planes, which renders Blast Off's name redundant.
     
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  2. Digger

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    I mean anything can blast off relatively. It’s kinda ironic anyway. Since he’s sort of weird and forgotten by the group.
     
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    Yes, then he would be called "Tally-ho"!
     
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  4. Hougangkid

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    I prefer "Spin-Off".

    (See what I did there?)
     
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    I don't think "redundant" is the word you're looking for. Anachronic, or an artifact, maybe. "Redundant" means repetitive or reiterative.
     
  6. Hougangkid

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    Redundant means unnecessary, not repetitive. But it seems it is often mistaken as repetitive. Even Google searches for 'Redundant' explain the difference between the two.

    Anyway, I'm gonna stop here cos talking about semantics in a toy thread is redundant, and I don't wanna sound repetitive. ;) 
     
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  7. XXLMagnus

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    So hypothetical WWII line-up - Blast off and Vortex are the Flying Fortress and a Navy Corsair - forget which is which, then you have Swindle in his true Willys form (Hound repaint?), Brawl as a Sherman and Onslaught as some type of mobile artillery/anti-aircraft piece??
     
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  8. Autobot Hound

    Autobot Hound Combaticon

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    Sounds good to me.
    I love Blast Off as a space shuttle but have to say a version of him as a Flying Fortress/B-17 would be pretty amazing. And a well-done set of WWII Combaticons would be pretty much bought-on-sight for me.

    I have kind of adopted the headcanon some people have of Jet Blast Off's name being Take Off, which does fit a plane.

    There's no such thing as too many Combaticons! *looks over at my overflowing Combaticon shelves, coughs* Nope!
     
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  9. Hougangkid

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    Onslaught is a half-track:

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    Had a transform of Incursus into torso form. I absolutely love it. The creative interlocking is a smart and stable result that never feels too overloaded with its locking-ness. The waist swivel switch is really smart, even though I kinda wish that was the default waist swivel. But the leg locking and foot expansion is so neat. Every tap and hole has a purpose, and it definitely doesn’t make me worry about him relying on his normal robot knees. I can’t obviously get him standing but I tried our the joints and they’re also equally secure. Very keen to have the full set.
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  11. Autobot Hound

    Autobot Hound Combaticon

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    Actually I've seen pictures of folks who did get him to stand- with one leg! He's apparently really solid and the balance of one arm on one side and then the leg on the other seems to keep him fairly stable even as is now. Like you, can't wait for the whole set though. I hope we get not-Blast Off in June.
     
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  12. Delduwath

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    One leg on one side and one arm on the other will not work; he'll tip over. Leg and arm on the same side, though, will work - as long as he's standing perfectly straight. You can get away with posing him a bit, too, but you'll need to do some really exaggerated poses to get the balance right. In either case, I wouldn't leave him unsupported for more than a few moments - just long enough to take a photo, or lean back and enjoy the whole figure from a distance.
     
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  13. BIOMEC

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    When I get Onslaught, I will be able to put "Bruticus" together since I have two Swindles and Vortexs.
     
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  14. Autobot Hound

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    Ah, Ok, that makes sense.
    He does seem very stable even incomplete though, considering. (But yeah, I wouldn't leave him like that.)
     
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    Yeah you can only do it one side lol. He was just giving out cause of the poor weight distribution.
     
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    Sorry for the photo bombardment, will put Assaultus crew away for a bit now! Just very much enjoying the +Onslaught alt mode with teammates PicsArt_04-23-12.48.09.jpg PicsArt_04-23-12.19.59.jpg PicsArt_04-23-12.53.03.jpg PicsArt_04-23-01.21.35.jpg PicsArt_04-23-12.54.28.jpg
     
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    Thank you very much! I have a feeling that this set is going to get a permanent residency on my work desk after the summer:) 
     
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    The Combaticons always felt tailor-made for an 80s-style play set ....
     
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