Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Snaku, Mar 17, 2019.
But they are of almost the same scale. Not my photo
Soundwave, Optimus and the Dinobots seem cartoon scaled to the NA guys. At least I have been displaying them together.
if Miller here is the same height as the old DX9 Ratchet, then I don't think they started a whole new scale. they're probably following the "all hallowed Sunbow chart" in sizing their vanbots to their carbots, or for better scaling.
then again, i don't own any DX9 bots, just stating this from observation.
just checked the Sunbow chart, NA carbots, and HS vans are more inline with the chart. i guess NA is following the sizing shown in the cartoons.
Yeah, what whole new scale? DX9 and NewAge are basically just Sunbow scaling and the toys that DX9 have released work just fine with NA.
As seen in the show off your legends thread, got Riddick today from Uncle Billy's since I couldn't wait on the NA retailers:
Again, I don't think this is nearly as good as the Datsuns or Porsches, but its not bad. Like the pics of Ironhide and Ratchet didn't look all that great to me, but I thought the pics of the black deco looked good, and he is indeed in hand.
The transformation is pretty intuitive, even though he's an explosion of parts once you unlock the sides of the van. Hpnestly, I don't even know how I transformed him into bot mode, I'm usually an instructions or video guy, but since his limbs were all over the place, I just ran with it, and luckily, its pretty straightforward how everything folds up. Still, I'm not sure I have him transformed totally right, like does his front really not peg into his chest in any way?
Only other issue I had was that he does take a bit of adjusting to get him to balance right. I like him, just not enough to get the other decos like I did with the Datsuns and Porsches.
Are they deluxe size?
*looks at thread title, looks at Saberblade, looks at thread title, looks at Saberblade....
Newage has sold their soul to the devil.
That’s the only explanation for the engineering wizardry going on in these guys that is somehow both Masterpiece level complex while being incredibly intuitive and satisfying.
I feel bad for the eternal torment that awaits them, but appreciate their sacrifice if it means my enjoyment of these tiny gods.
Aww, you beat me to being the first reviewer to do an English language review of McCoy, @Tef! I won't be getting mine till tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll have my video uploaded this weekend. I'll give yours a watch once I'm done with work
I got the black one yesterday.
I was amazed by how airtight the alt mode is. I had to actually use the instructions to figure out where to start the transformation.
I was disappointed by how loose robot mode is. The 'clavicles' don't secure anywhere, neither does the front of the torso (save for a small tab at the belly button), and every mushroom peg is loose.
The foot articulation is not as hateable as I expected, but it is still not good. The figure is back-heavy, as I anticipated, and so needs some weight added in the front. I may glue a metal washer or two behind the windshield to address this, I just have to check if the space is there in alt mode.
I got blue eyes. Don't know that @ShowZStore is sending out the correct colored heads. Repainting isn't going to be fun on this tiny face.
Face sculpt is killer. Definitely my favorite New Age headsculpt, despite the figure's issues.
Paint is great. They even painted the visible pins in the legs that make Ratchet so ugly.
After some fixing up and painting, she'll be a great addition to my Decepticon ranks, but I am definitely waiting for MST's take on Ratchet and Ironhide.
Agree on all points. Those clavicles are "okay" on Ratchet, but all loosey-goosey on Ironhide. My Ratchet copy is tighter overall - the arms and the knee swivels are pretty tight. The knee swivels on Ironhide are loose to the point the boots can spin if you lightly poke them.
Overall, I'm happy with the Van Bros, but they are definitely my least favorite of all the NA releases thus far.
I have a probably dumb question... What are the hand attachments that come with Ratchet? I haven't technically watched the cartoons since I was a kid. Is it like a laser scalpel and a.... vacuum cleaner?
You know those cans of air people spray their keyboards out with?
No, I'm just facetious. It goes with the Nihilism.
You have to keep him flat footed on the surface he is standing on to actually get use of his heels which are on the outward edges of his foot. So if he is standing on his instep at all, then he effectively has no heel on that foot. The figure stands very well as long as you keep him flat footed.
The figure lies down really great as long as he isn't flat footed.
It isn't that complicated. You certainly don't need to put counterbalance in the windshield. Just learn how the heels work.
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