Newage XM-2 Duel (DOTM Megatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by williammmw, Dec 18, 2021.

  1. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    He might be the most posable out of the 3 we have
     
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  2. gtf316

    gtf316 Nuked in the face.

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    Loving the transformation.

    I had been wondering...

    "Is the truck cab gonna be in his legs or in his chest?"

    It turns out, it's both
     
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    The transformation steps look so simple. I really love how easy it is to tab and untab the pieces. Everything just seem to tab in perfectly without so much force. 3 years in the making
     
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  4. Rakuen_Nox

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    It looks incredible, love how so many big solid pieces rotate around and hide out the way!

    The tanker accordioning down into the “spine” of the robot is fantastic engineering.
     
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  5. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Will have to see if that’s the cast irl. A lot of reviews tend to make things look rather easy to untab and then it’s a nightmare to do it in person. I’m sure it will be since mista was smooth, but still can’t say for certain yet.
     
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  6. Vale

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    wow very impressive love how the knees hold half of the cab of the truck transforming looks fairly simple as well looking forward to this release
     
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    This will be a buy for me. An accurate looking robot and vehicle mode with storage for igor and weapons! Complex and superb engineering but hopefully fun transformation.
    Now waiting for some articulation reviews but my guess is it wont be less than ut desperado
     
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    Jimramen20 Phantastic

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    I think I’m sold, the legs just like with mists seem to be the most involved part. But judging by the video there shouldn’t be any clearance issues
     
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  9. XBurner071

    XBurner071 Burn Baby Burn!

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    Just waiting for my local retailer to have a P.O of this guy
     
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  10. daimchoc

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  11. Prime135

    Prime135 Friend of Arcee

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    So…..how tall is he?
     
  12. Vale

    Vale Well-Known Member

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    why is there another part for the articulation showcase? I'm assuming its for articulation
     
  13. mlgpapalouie

    mlgpapalouie The King of Bad Luck

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    idk about simpler than Desperado but this certainly seems on paper like a smoother transformation. hopefully this is well toleranced because things like the chest assembly and the legs flopping around will probably make or break the fun factor
     
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  14. daimchoc

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    P1 - comparison
    P2 - Robot to Truck
    P3 - Truck to Robot
     
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  15. Rakuen_Nox

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    About so big EE7C94A8-D730-4A85-9A56-AF529220B234.png
     
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  16. MattST

    MattST I'm too irresponsible with £££

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    Ok so, I've had a thought. I preordered this on ShowZ anticipating I shall get it. He has a cleaner lorry mode and the cloak appears to look like it can hold its shape.

    However I have no idea how much he's gonna cost. I do have the battle damaged version of the UT desperado with an upgraded head, which cost me waaaaay too much (I got desperado for £180 on ShowZ + £60 for the head, so £240 total. I hate myself lol). As much as I love desperado, I just HATE that I cannot touch his arms without the shoulders untabbing, or in lorry mode where the die cast pieces on the back just never stay tabbed. Also im scared I will break the spikes off the lorry mode some point.

    I will sell off Desperado if Duel:
    Has solid tabs in the shoulders that do not just randomly un tab if I breathe on them
    The transformation isn't likely to injure me or scare me with flexing parts
    He costs under £200
    He's equal to or larger than Desperado in height and closer to Tank Mega Commander's height.

    Im 90% sure Dino Model Shop will have an upgrade head for this guy with LEDs which I would get for this. The head sculpt already looks great but I think it would do well with that upgraded head if it's anything like the Desperado one, and if it transforms.
     
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    Shoulders are definitely solid, judging by the transformation the head assembly secures the shoulders in place. Alongside those small hinges
     
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  18. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Board Certified Fans Trollar

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    That transformation reminds me of FT's Roadking a little bit, and if it looks "easy" it's obviously been heavily edited with cuts all over the place. The key IMHO will be tolerance because you can see that parts will be flopping all over the place during the transformation, which is par for the course given the alt mode, but I think this is the kind of transformation where you wish you have three hands.
     
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  19. Megamenasortimus Prime

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    Much as I love UT I’ve cancelled and jumped ship to this. The paint here is miles ahead. Transformation is cool and the inclusions like the wired cover/hood elevate this figure highly. Also, forgot he comes with upgrade parts for Soundwave so nice bonus there.

    Do we know if they have to come off for transformation?
     
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  20. MV Steve

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    Doesn't have a functional 5th wheel....... total fail!:p  Seriously it looks great, looking forward to this more now.
     
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