OpenPlay notSpringer (MP scaled)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Weezie, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. IgTerminals

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    Nah, the face is crap. Also it doesn't sit right as stock: bring the sides of the brows in a little and it then pushes fully in, removing that sunken eye look.
    The most annoying thing is that Open Play showed a good face sculpt on their original render. The production face is very poor even compared to the render.
     
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    To be honest never even saw your post, but look at most online reviews it is a sticking point for most. Also because of my job I have a chance to talk to lots of toy and Transformers collector in person and the face comes up all the time as bad or not toon correct. If you had some reason for modding it do you and have fun. My post was more for the people out who did not buy the toy and just bitch about it. I believe the post right above this prove there are people who just hate the face of this toy. Dont know if they got the toy or not but I believe "Nah, the face is crap" is not just looking for a better option.
     
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    I think you're taking this the wrong way. Almost everyone here is praising this toy for what it is. It has an intuitive and fun transformation, looks great in all 3 modes, seems to be pretty durable, and was purchased for less than half of a car bot. However, the face looks absolutely nothing like Springer or any incarnation of Springer. I've owned all 4 MP versions and I still think Big Spring has the worst face (even worse than UT's monkey face). I ultimately sold my UT Allen just because of the face. I loved the chunk of the bot and the proportions, but man that face is bad. Apache looks great but isn't a fun bot so I sold that as well. I'm left with MMC which looks great in bot mode and is fun to mess with and Big Spring, which is a home run other than the bad face. I think most here would just love for someone to step up and do a new face for this guy and are suprised it hasn't been done yet. I'm in that same boat...but I'll still enjoy Big Spring for what it is and I have no desire to get ride of it anytime soon.
     
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    I've thought about picking up MMC's, as I really like the bot mode and car mode on it, but the helicopter just looks off to me. AFAIK Springer's tail boom should extend from the bottom of the copter, like on an Apache or Cobra, while Saltus' extends from the top like many of Bell's non-military copters. If Virtus ever comes out I'll take a look at it, but for now I'm still content with Big Spring.
     
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    Guess I should have been more clear that my take about the hate was not in this tread but online reviews and in the real world. Also should have been more clear about my hate for the Transformers G1 cartoons in general so I do not care that it does not look any preconceived notion. Guess that is why I dont hate the face and to me the Fantoys and the MMC faces are not that much better. I also own those 2 also and would say the MMC is the best overall one, Fantoys one is like all their stuff not much fun to play with and poses the worst of the 3. Did not take it the wrong way, just kinda loud and rant about my point of view. No hate or hurt feeling too old to let a online forum upset me.
     
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    The face sucks, figure good... Its virtually unanimous.
     
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    In a world where official MPs are ridiculously priced, and QC issues are increasing, I miss Open and Play. Their Galvatron and Springer are probably the best pound for pound figures I have. Look good, durable, playable.
     
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    Yes! Also why for the most part I’m a big dx9 fan. Somehow I seem to forget how much I enjoy their work each time a choice comes up but always seem to go back to them in the end. I like to transform and play with my MPs too so I’ll gladly sacrifice a bit of looks for playability. Open play springer was my biggest bang for the buck until I got Capone.
     
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    Too bad both company have so so QC control but I do agree that both great the mess around with. Try the G2 Primes from Hobbyfan they are great to play around with.
     
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    Only Springer I own. Heavily modded mine, see page 98. FT and MMC weren't even in contention, Big Spring is the best option for me. My complaint about the face is not that it's not toon accurate or whatever. It's that it is a poor sculpt, flat, lifeless and ill-defined, and doesn't actually fit in the helmet properly. As I said, Openplays own preview renders had a much better face. The production face is just poor work.
     
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    Big Spring was a ridiculously good figure for the price. Except for that awful face, of course. But despite how much I liked him, I had to swap him out for MMC's version in the end. As my movie collection filled up with FT bots, he ended up looking... Cheap. I still have him though, he's a great figure to play around with. Unlike those aforementioned FT figures.

    It's a damn shame Open & Play are no longer around; we need more budget MP options.
     
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    As requested.
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    Also painted the under angle of the chest dark green, to give a more Sunbow model accurate angle to his chest section.

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    Very nice face sculpt. Huge improvement.
     
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    Thank you dude. :) 
     
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    Looks great.. If you can cast that face, I'm sure you'll have buyers... Like me
     
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    He really is a well engineered figure. They did a great job getting all 3 modes right. If he had paint and of course a better face sculpt he’d be perfect.
     
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    If they'd used some paint, done a better face sculpt and just generally upped the quality a couple of notches, I swear this guy would be the best MP Springer out there.
    Ironic, given Big Spring was always a budget figure.
     
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    I'm not even really collecting this scale anymore but I just liked Springer enough that I decided to hop on it for as cheap as it was. My only gripe with it is still the face. I have aspirations to fix it some day. I had sat down with some design software once thinking maybe I'd learn to design a new face for him. But that didn't get very far at all. It's still something I'd like to try although if anyone ever posts a better one on Shapeways I'd probably abandon it and just buy one. LOL

    I just don't have room for piles of Bots this size but I still wish OpenPlay would do some more S3 figures at the same price point and quality. I'd probably end up biting on them if they did despite my intentions. Especially if they learned to do better face sculpts. I just don't get where they were going with that one.
     
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