MMC Reformatted version of Megatron

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

  1. BluesLightPainting

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    This is probably a dumb question but I can't ever keep all the versions of characters in my head.
    What Soundwave and Starscream are these that scale with Tyrantron?
     
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    That's MP Soundwave and Maketoys Meteor with a resin MP-11 head. They don't scale with Tyrantron as well as it looks in that photo (they're both a little under a head taller than Tyrantron), I used some staging and posing tricks to make them look more like they were his size. I don't mind a bit of scale difference in my collection though, I just go with whatever option I feel is the best toy.
     
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    LazyAza MMC color go brrrr

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    Aren't hasbro's recent starscream and soundwave voyagers? been wondering how they might look with tyran but haven't gotten around to getting either myself.
     
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    Here's a comparison:
    Siege Starscream+Tyrantron.jpg
    Kind of the opposite problem of Tyrantron and Meteor, he's a fair bit too short. Also, while I have been loving Siege, Siege Starscream is probably my least favorite of them, mostly because of his iffy QC. My copy had one of the vent bars to his tetrajet canopy break off at random and it came with about half of his face paint missing. He's not bad, but he isn't as nearly as great as Siege Prime or Shockwave. I'd wait until you see him in stores to check to see if the face paint is applied right. I touched mine up, but I still want to get one that's perfect stock because I'm obsessive like that. But yeah, the search for a Starscream to pair with Tyrantron continues, hope this helped.
     
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    I can see this guy getting reissued like Tarn and others.
     
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    Hope they will re-release it again soon
     
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    That actually looks pretty good to me but yeah I expect the average person would prefer a Scream n Sound closer to 7 inches so they're only a head shorter than him. Shame we have no such thing in development atm since it seems the market has needed a nice set of traditional cons for ages and seemingly no one wants to make them. Almost like everyone's afraid the slightest bit of competition from hasbro might fuck the whole thing over I guess bah.
     
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    I think the best representation of Starscream to go with Tyrantron is the Planet X Mors. It isn't that much taller than the Siege version, but it's bulkier, so it fits in better for me.

    IMG_1778.jpg
     
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    It seems that MMC wants to focus on the MTMTE/LL characters more and I'm happy that they are, but I wish they would also create a few of the heavy hitters from the other books like Optimus Prime, Starscream, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave, etc. I have no idea what the demand is for those characters, but I would love to have an IDW display that hits all the highlights. It seems like GCreations and Generation Toy were going to do that, but I'm not sure how much success they had and whether they are continuing it.
     
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    This is my headcannon pre-earth Decepticons. Tyrantron, RiD2.0 Soundwave, and FoC Starscream.

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    Just received the Shapeways fusion cannon. I was fortunate enough that my copy fit with no modifications.


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    That looks good! Man, I wish some other company would do this character with a better alt-mode and a normal sized cannon.
     
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    Thanks man! I was in the same boat as far as waiting on another company to make this version of Megs, but when one popped up on eBay I couldn't resist getting him.
     
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    looks great. I have the same cannon, looks better if you spray it with hammered or glossy black spray paint
     
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    How tall is that Soundwave?
     
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    Ah okay thanks.
     
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    Those are my biggest MMC collection gaps right there. It's really frustrating to have a near-perfect IDW Megatron but few of the other characters that compliment him.
     
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    @theestampede , I've tried to contact you, but I don't know if you got my message.
    Your cannon is the best. Please send me a PM, I'd like to have a copy of it, but I live in Brazil so maybe you could help me out with it.
    Thank you kindly!

    Oh, and I'm new here, so I'm kind of a noob using all the tools, LOL
     
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    I got my replacement MTMTE head in from MMC today. My original had a slight scratch on his forehead, but this one is missing one of the grey paint apps on his head crest and two of them apparently ran and messed up the paint on the side of his head. So, uh, I wasted $10 for a replacement head that is objectively worse than my damaged original. Bummed for sure, but at least I still have the miner mode...still, I'm pretty let down.
     
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