Newage H7 - McCoy and H8 - Miller (Legends Ironhide and Ratchet)

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  1. Mad Prime

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    If you jumped into Newage in the beginning, which I didn't, their release schedule isn't that demanding. Every 3 to 4 weeks a new figure I think. Or is it less?

    The problem I have is that after I started I wanted some DX9 WiP figures to accompany the Newage ones. And then I had to get the repaints. Should have started sooner, it is never soon enough to start using drugs kids!

    Disclaimer: I'm not taking in account all the other stuff you have to collect, just looking at Newage.
     
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    I think I'd lean more to Sideburn/Speedbreaker being a Hot Rod repaint or perhaps they deserve a toy of their own - you never know there may be a market for Tiny Car-Bros.

    I have the medium size Transforming Mach Alert I think it was either Kabaya or Takara made and he's quite nice (just needed some decals really) & the medium size Optimus and The trains they did they are all a bit on the big side for Legends collectors - but they work as a proof of concept and I think there was a low end underscale KO of Mach Alert too or some sort of even smaller kit - I've not seen that for many years though.

    But I think Optimus collectors might not mind if the 3rd parties just made a bunch of different Optimus toys from multiple eras rather than simply farm G1 as they do. Same with Mini-Beast Wars - I fully intend to support that. It's something to consider anyway once they have done the usual suspects - the minicombiners might be a harder sell since there is so many cheap KO Mini-G1 ones already. I'm not sure you'd want Hulkie even small though - it might be possible to shrink him even more and still have it work perhaps.
     
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    No
     
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    From the waist up, they look fantastic. From the waist down, they seem a bit off and awkward to me. I think I'm the only one who's not convinced by these two.
     
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    Same here - they look to have short thigh syndrome, and only side to side ankle articulation. But hey, their prowl and jazz are two of my all time favourite toys so I can forgive them an ‘off’ release.
     
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    You're not alone. I've been cautiously optimistic of them. I don't know that they'll be the best size, and the lower halves look so stiff and static - like those Evergreen figures with no knees from last year.

    I'm holding out for reviews and in hand reactions to these two.
     
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    I looked up pictures from the animation models, and these are definitely the most toon accurate so far. But, I also think that maybe the legs just don't translate well into toy form. I think I just prefer the proportions on the HS mold. Strong and stocky, plus the added detail makes the surfaces look more interesting, rather than the plain, clean toon look.
     
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    I've already sold my Hot Soldiers IH and Ratchet in expectation of getting these guys. The panels on the arms, the removeable van roofs bothered me, and their alt modes were way too big for the new standards. The legs seem fine on the NA to me.. nice and sleek, toon proportioned, don't have the unpainted fake back windshield on the shin that the HS have.
     
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    I'm only interested in how the robot mode scales, so the alt mode doesn't concern me. Also, my collection is legends +, so these were never really an option for me. I was only considering them if MFT upscaled them, but even then I think the HS just look cooler.
     
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    Some NA IH and Rachet teaser
     
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    NA_NEWAGE



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    they are the best legend ones that are out so far no doubt. but that bottom half of the bot from the waist down looks like shit to me.
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    So tiny and so accurate!

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    Hell yeah Marvel head for Ratchet! I think their waists look a little odd but not enough to put me off of getting them. Now do I wait and see if they do clear window versions later like they're doing with the toy version of Jazz or do I just buy them now?
     
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    First time Newage is doing swappable head or hands, would have expected the head be a new remold.

    The hips look like the one on Jazz. I don't mind, still think they are the best legend vans.

    Would like a better picture of them with Optimus Prime or one of the carbots.
     
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    Almost perfect. Those legs on Ratchet though....... They could surely have covered those pins up or coloured the ends of them? :confused: 
     
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    @antapp yeap, NA have just confirm that they will paint the pins in white for Ratchet and red for Ironhide.
     
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