Newage XM-2 Duel (DOTM Megatron)

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

  1. divinecomedy

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    Careful with a statement like this, the UT Desperacope brigade will say it's just your copy.
     
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    bruh who cares if parts are hidden or not in alt mode are you gonna hang your figure from the ceiling or something
     
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    I agree with octobotimus about mangmotion not displaying ut desperado properly. I own desperado and his articulation range is pretty good. Also the shoulders of ut need to be very good pressed with all the chickenstrength you have. Mine never came loose after that. Also his aft feet can be properly adjusted just like his toes, maybe not as much as NA. Yes overal NA is looking to be better in alot of aspects but desperado is definitely not a bad figure.
     
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    Tell this to MPM Starscream or Ratchet ;) .
    In case of this one I couldn't care less as long as it stays under the truck.
     
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    yeah there were a couple kinda funny things like the heels, leaving the shoulders untabbed (into the chest not the pegs everyone complained about) and then pretending they’re worse despite having the exact same range, NA’s outward hip movement being better having pretty much no impact cause neither of them can move their leg very far up anyways

    i think my conclusion is still NA has the better alt mode, UT has the better bot mode. this isn’t a character i’d pose very far beyond just standing there and i don’t like how the lower half of NA’s bot mode looks, especially the thighs and the cut for the ankles. i do think NA did the arms much better, but chest and head are a tossup for me
     
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    eVac Z Cybertron and all of its figures belong to ME!

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    Say, is this "Desperacope brigade" with us in the room right now?
     
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    I agree that he was not fair to desperado. The shoulders appear to have been sturdier on the desert deco, and the foot has more articulation than was showcased. Also mine was able to stand straight up aswell...
     
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    Ratchet is mostly fine, he just REALLY needed a panel that could flip down and hide his smiling noggin, it’s just so hilariously prominent XD

    Starscream often suffers from a chunky belly in plane mode. I’d be fine if it was just the underside of the jet but the mpm misses out details on the intakes, the landing gear is an afterthought, the afterburners are hidden behind his hips and even looking directly down on the plane he’s got collar kibble in between the wings.
     
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  10. BIOMEC

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    :rolleyes: ...
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    eVac Z Cybertron and all of its figures belong to ME!

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    I know, I know. I just couldn't resist with that comment :lol 
     
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    I honestly really hate MPM Ratchet for some reason. It has way too much kibble, the rubber parts broke on mine easily, the transformation is unfun, the painted parts are chipping, and I don't like the proportions at all. I honestly think I prefer MPM Ironhide over Ratchet, flaws and all.
     
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  13. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    You admitted you don’t even own the figure and still went to the UT thread to complain how the shoulders don’t tab in…
     
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    I just want to make the point Ut failed on him
    Well it’s just my personal standard for tf toys. At least try to hide the head in alt mode. And UT did quite well with most of their designs. To bad they were lazy on this one.
     
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    Well if they’re not hidden well then the alt mode looks like shit.
    take MPM Starscream, ratchet, Studio series Jetfire. Great alt modes that just have lots of visible robot junk underneath it.

    in the case of MPM Bonecrusher, the visible robot feet aren’t bad tbh and fit in well. In blackouts case, extra panels were put on to cover up the robot mode

    so yeah, we care if the alt mode looks good lol
     
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  16. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    I would say there’s a significant difference between expecting a clean underside for a jet, and a clean underside for a ground vehicle. Since ground vehicles don’t fly, it literally doesn’t matter what’s under them.
     
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    MattST Aka Tornadimus Prime

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    That’s true, but if it’s visible from the sides or front when wheels on the ground, that’s kibble in my opinion
     
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  18. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    I see, well that’s going to be rather tough for you to find a figure that doesn’t do that. I’m pretty sure 99% of vehicle TF’s have some sort of kibble hanging off the bottom. Even newages truck here has robot parts under the trailer nearly dragging on the floor.

    Kinda just part of these being transformable unfortunately.
     
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    I guess it’s to what extent really. Like with MPM ratchet, front on the head is very visible. But with NA Megatron it hides it super well. Though I agree I am worried about parts fouling
     
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    I am more forgiving with ground vehicles like cars or trucks (less with tanks) and not so much with vehicles that fly (planes and helicopters)
     
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