Ocular Max Back draft for 70 or MP Inferno?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Adam21, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Adam21

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    Tfsource has him on a one day Sale for 70. Should I jump on that or just wait for mp Inferno?
     
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    I jumped on it.
     
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    Depends on what you're looking for. The MPs have taken on a really bland, so called "cartoon accurate" style lately, which is just lazy in my opinion. If you want an MP version of the figure with detailing, I would go for Backdraft. Hope that helps.
     
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    Damn that's a tough one. I'm waiting for XTB's version and FT have put about $600 worth of stuff on sale that I desperately NEED so it's a pass for me. BUT reports are that this guy is pretty amazing and he certainly looks good in the video's I've seen. $70 is an amazing price.
    I guess the question is do you want a tall or a short Inferno? 'cause I'm pretty sure MMC's is a fair bit taller than Takara's. Do you mind the ladder on the back or do you want that hidden? Do you want a fairly realistic truck mode, or the toon accurate simplification of the official?
     
  5. Crom

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    For $70 it's a no-brainer, surely? That's KO prices...
     
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    Wait one year, and it will be MP Inferno for 70 bucks. But then again, Backdraft might be below 50 .....
     
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    Well worth it imo. One of my favorite figures from this past year, so much so that I jumped on the Girder sale. I may eventually check out an official mold, but the most recent photos of their Inferno have just emphasized how bland he looks to me.
     
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    If you don't mind doing a few simple fixes it's a great figure overall, but with some dubious design choices when it's comes to alt mode tabbing in.
     
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    Wow, he does look good. Getting impatient for XTB to put Dante up for pre-order. Gonna be mighty salty if Dante disappears and I miss out on this guy for $70.... NO, must be patient....
     
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    It's a fantastic figure. Very reminiscent of the original toy (a good balance between toon and toy, while TT is toon model sheet all the way), the altmode itself is worth this price...

    Die cast in the feet and loads of joints make it one of the most posable figures I own.

    My copy it's almost flawless, but there are some issues (it comes with replacement parts, even if you probably won't need them).
     
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    infernos.jpg

    In this pic their both good, in different ways.

    But the altmode, well... I have a winner. But I'm fond of real life cars etc so I'm a bit biased.
     
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    I'm all about toon accuracy (which is the main reason why mp hot rod was such a disappointment to me), so, for me, mp Inferno's where it's at. That being said, backdraft is HALF THE PRICE...... and looks pretty fantastic in its own right.

    What "minor fixes" does backdraft usually require?
     
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    MMC's version is an excellent figure and is almost half price of the official. That's a hell of a deal! If you like the look, do it. I wish I got it for that price, lol.
     
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    I knew the official was plain, but it looks really bland next to the third party ones. Wow!
     
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  16. David Hingtgen

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    No brainer. Get MMC's.

    Because THIS: [​IMG]

    Is not a fire truck. It's a pile of red LEGO bricks.
     
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    Backdraft all the way.
     
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    Pretty much. Backdraft only gets cheaper from here. 3P MP prices plummet after an official version comes out, regardless of the quality of the Takara version. The fact so many stores are desperately trying to unload the figure at low prices is proof of that.

    That being said, $70 is a decent price now and worth jumping on. I would have jumped on it and cancelled MP Inferno except I just got billed from HLJ this morning, so I'm locked into the MP version. I don't have the space for multiple versions of Transformers characters so I'll just admire this one from afar.
     
  19. Adam21

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    Based on your input, I added him to my stack.

    You guys are the worst lol!!
     
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  20. peddlerofwine

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    We're here for you, lol.