[Not TF] Huben Zhongzhao - 5 National Military Deformation

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  1. Zentropy

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    So the tank is essentially a panel- and parts-former? It's not awful, but I'm disappointed at how it's basically just a robot hiding under a box. Some of the design elements (forearms, chest, pelvis) have a strange Aquaman vibe to them that seem discordant with the alt mode. It's a strange aesthetic.

    I applaud the faux patina, though. Too bad WFC couldn't duplicate wear like that. Most of the Siege figures look like victims of paint spilled in a wind tunnel.
     
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    ShowZ called in my preorder balance for this...it must be releasing soon.
     
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    looks great for what it is. $60 for a large leader class sized figure, simple tranformation. OK to good articulation. Pretty nice finish and paint work. original figure design looks good.
     
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    Oh...this looks interesting....
     
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    The transformation of this figure really remind me of the Warbotron Brawl, very similar.
     
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    At ShowZ, the decription says the Dragon space station will be the following size:
    Space Station Mode Size: 49*41*46cm / 19.29*16.14*18.11"
    Dragon Mode Size: 106*10*16cm / 41.73*3.94*6.30"

    I think this might be the first ever TF over 1 meter long... could double as a another planet ring around HasLab unicron.
     
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  8. Zentropy

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    I don't see much similarity, other than they are both tanks. I don't particularly like Warbotron Heavy Noisy, but at least it doesn't hide behind all of those panels. Literally the entire back of this robot from head to heel gets covered by a giant hinged panel that unfolds from the backpack. Then the ends of the tank also are closed off with more panels panels. Turn over Heavy Noisy and you see the bottom of a tank. Turn over this figure and you see a robot hiding under a box.

    Literally, this is just a couple of steps more inventive than ER Arcee.
     
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    So basically u are saying Warbrtron Heavy Noisy (Brawl) transformation is even better than this one.... man, I already thought that is simple enough.
     
  10. Zentropy

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    Well, yeah… I guess. But I don’t necessarily equate “complex” with “good”. I just think a transformation that legitimately utilizes elements of the alt mode to create the robot body is better than one that just folds it up into panels to reveal a robot body. I call those “panel-formers”, and I think they’re the result of a lazy design tactic.
     
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    Got a link to the ShowZ Page?
     
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    ShowZ is showing this as being 'IN STOCK', but I havent recieved any kind of shipping notification...even though its paid off!!!
     
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    Not a bad figure. I guess I could gripe about the articulation, but this isn't masterpiece and the price doesn't seem all that crazy.
     
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    Finally got my shipping notice from ShowZ.
     
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    Is there any of these on ebay, just asking as I have a voucher.
     
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    Do we have other images of the second tank guy? apparently he's on the back of Mountain lion's box
     

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    Huh. Didn't know we were getting two tanks! Looking forward to seeing the other one now!
     
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    Actually 3 tanks.
     

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    These look amazing!
     
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    Oh yeah, the greyed out big guy is a tank too! I was only planning on getting the tank and the rocket launcher vehicle but obviously I'll need to keep an eye out now!
     
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