Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by NOCV, Mar 5, 2021.
I'm not saying they haven't put the work in.
Starting to think the same. There's definitely some good stuff here, but it seems like a mixed bag overall IMO.
So, I don't think the New Age version is arbitrarily bad by any means. Just not for me. Those bot modes are extremely G1 cartoon accurate and a lot of folks like that. I just don't think it's for me in this case.
Is Mixmaster's left leg not attached to his left thigh in this photo?
But their wheels don't phase from black to green, how could you say that's cartoon accurate?
Yeah, I know what NA's going for. It's just that it works better in some places (Scrapper, Bonecrusher, Scavenger) than others (Longhaul, MM) in this set IMO. At least based on the pics so far. (Though I don't see new pics changing my impression of some things, like LH's tiny head.)
Guess I need to sell all my New Age bots now
The MS Constructicons actually do that. While the blue text may indicate you don't care, it's kind of impressive that they included additional engineering just to achieve that subtle cartoon effect that most people don't even notice.
Devastator keeps looking ace, while the Constructicons don't carry the same wow factor to me. I doubt I'll go for a double display configuration, here.
Well, only critiscism i have so far is that they probably could be bigger. It seems devy is going to look quite slim next to the rest of newage. If each of the bots was a touch bigger it wouldn't hurt and devy himself could be a touch stockier. It's nice to see a longhaul that doesnt have a super wide chest but now his chest seems tiny compared to the others, they didnt really need to encase it on devy..
It's not huge gripes just observations. Hopefully the combined mode will stand up really well and be pose-able etc, although forward arm movement with that chest piece is a thing.
The individual bots look ok to me (don't know if it would be $75-$100 per duo worth to me), but Devastator is totally not my thing, way too lanky, he obviously skipped a couple of days in the gym, including leg day.
I still like the color way, but it looks a little flat somehow for NA standards. Could be lighting etc. Ofcourse.
Curious how the single bot design/transformation will be.
Wow I wouldn't have thought NA would beat MS to the full team reveal. Those bot modes look great! Definitely the most Marvel/Sunbow accurate Hook I've seen. Devastator looks a bit oddly proportioned but that is a part of the character... Overall I really like what I'm seeing here. Looks like more double-dipping for me! Magic Square for the Season 1 and 2 shelf, this one for Season 3+ shelf.
...Just don't tell my spouse!
Waiting for the pre-orders to go up. Planning to get the pre-orders locked in for all of these and all of the MS ones and then figure out what's what later when reviews happen.
Don't want to pay 40 dollars for each bot that is for sure. Sort it out newage..
I do not like that they're selling them in pairs.
damn… now i would want a hockey goalie stick accessory for him.
Gotta say, the more I look at these guys, the more I feel I already own them in the dx9 versions, minus the tilty ankles. Vehicle modes don’t seem too different either, certainly not more real world or impressive.
MS promises a better combined mode, probably not as nice plastic or finish. Hmf.
Individual bots look great. Still bummed on those purple hip skirt connections for Devy. I’m sure in hand it won’t bother me as much but would it really have been that hard to add another piece of green plastic for all the hip skirts to connect to?
That’s so funny, I was thinking the same thing.
In all seriousness I just sold a ton of NA stuff. I've decided, baring a few exceptions, I'm only getting 1 of each mold. Hopefully it'll help keep things reasonable.
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