NEWAGE NA INSECTICONS

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by gundam8864, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Oh nice. That answers that!
     
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    Is this 3 inches head to foot or wings/mandibles to foot?

    NA is a smaller scale right? 3 inches head to foot seems way too tall for them?
     
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  3. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Too Colorful

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    My thoughts exactly! :thumb  But I would say a clear-chested version is inevitable. The one thing I'm burned on (with Newage) is how Jazz keeps getting better versions, AFTER I bought the first version! :lol  They'll sell, like, 10 different versions of these. Heck, I might as well wait for an all-clear version! :D 
    I get where you're coming from, bro, but... wow, that was HARSH! :eek:  Maybe you had a bad day and needed to vent a little? :) 

    Just realize when you include words like "butt hurt" and just go off like that, you're likely to make a big fight and mess up someone else's day.
     
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  4. nemesisJon

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    They’re the same size as Bumblebee. So they’re small.
     
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    He needed a /s or blue text. Pretty sure he was joking and making fun of the others complaining
     
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  6. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    6 cm = 2.36 inches. I'm guessing head to toe.

    I'll be getting this set. Awesome! :cool: 
     
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  7. lilcarus

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    yeah, they will most likely be the same size as MS beachcomber in everyway.
     
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  8. Avon

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    Yeah, at this scale I find that hi def photos can sometimes skew my perceptions, compared to how they ‘feel’ in hand.

    They’re not necessarily that high on my want list, but it would be cool to see a gnaw (as a three pack, or maybe with other quint drone types) or the firecons as a similar set by newage.
     
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  9. Rated X

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    Ummm....no.
    Glass just isnt cool unless you can see through it. The cartoon is what it is...1980s. But 2019 toys can do better. Im into toon accuracy to a reasonable limit. I cant stand that cell shade crap.
     
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    I'd counter that the only reason the original toys had see-through plastic was because of the cockpits from the previous Japanese toyline. Since the TRANSFORMERS Insecticons don't have pilots, from a character standpoint, there is no reason for them to have transparent plastic.
     
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    It could even be that the Diaclone colours release mentioned above will be the one that has a transparent part.
     
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  12. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Haha yeah, it was supposed to be a bit of a joke - sorry if it came off as a bit OTT!! It’s just that the official Masterpiece threads have been having this same debate for years with regards to slavish toon accuracy, so it’s a point I’ve seen made dozens of times before - rather than retread the same points I thought I’d have a little fun with it!

    Yeah exactly! Also - and I think this needs to be said - as a huge fan of the G1 cartoon (the second most important and influential TF media ever, after the Michael Bay movies) - I will definitely defend it when I see people ragging on it. This was a show animated to tight budgets and even tighter deadlines, where the animation studios had to keep track of hundreds of different character models. That the show looks as great as it did is an absolute miracle, and I wholeheartedly applaud the craft and handiwork involved. I especially hate seeing the word ‘lazy’ being applied to it, when the show was nothing of the sort.

    To be fair, if a surface was supposed to be glassy or reflective, the animators would quite often put in highlights to give it that effect (for example, Prime’s cab windows). Given that the insecticons consistently lacked that effect, I think it’s fair to say that it was a deliberate choice to make the chests solid, rather than glassy - as they obviously did with the clear parts for the Dinobots, too. So technically it might not even be a mistake - more a conscious choice.
     
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    True but for me the reason is it looks cool.

    Purple Bombshell and transparent chests and I'm in.
     
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    Oh man, I have the Prime Wars trio but these guys would make ace army builders or just to accompany my other Newage boys....
     
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    My wife is scared of bugs. These guys are going to be fun...
     
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    Just pre-ordered these badboys from @ShowZStore... look so cool. :) 
     
  17. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    If we discount the two mega-rare Taobao giveaway figures they did, I’m a Newage completionist, so will probably end up with all three sets of Insecticons.

    I wonder though - when they do the set with a grey-chested Bombshell, will the Kickback and Shrapnel in that set be identical to those in the ‘main’ set?

    It makes no difference to me at all (if any characters can justify having duplicates, it’s the Insecticons), just wondering out loud, really.
     
  18. Mad Prime

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    3 sets of Newage Insecticons, the Generations Insecticons and the Planet X ones...I think I have a case of investation...need a Newage Zap Em van
     
  19. NOCV

    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    Ya know, I checked all their posts and comment replies, and didn't see this anywhere from them. Can you link or screenshot it?
    You need them Fans Project ones too!
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    I should actually transform these some time..
     
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  20. Rated X

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    That I know, but that doesnt make the yellow look any less horrible. Look how bad it looks on some of the 3rd party seekers cockpits when they try to pull off an exaggerated cartoony look.
     
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