OpenPlay notSpringer (MP scaled)

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

  1. Destructimis Prime

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    I kind of like that face on him as is. He does look like a fun figure.
     
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    Which Ultra Magnus is that?
     
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    Looks like Generations.
     
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    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    KFC citizen stack, I think?
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Mmm, I might actually have to wait for a reissue. Surprisingly hard to find this guy on ebay from a non-obvious-scam seller.
     
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    Transformers Openplay Big Spring Springer in Stock | eBay
     
  9. rob_charb

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    Pretty sure that's CW/Legends Magnus. The forearm cuts under the hands and feet are a dead give-away.
     
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    Interestingly, even though I was one of the people who got on Bobby skull-face's case after his review of this guy, this is one of the few purchases I've made that I regret. Not because it's a bad toy, but because all of the things that bothered him bother me too, even though I'm not the kind of guy who issuper into paint and premium finish. There's something that's just not quite up to Snuff enough about this figure. From the big unnecessary seam down the middle of the chest to the lazy and wrong colored face, there's just enough off about it to drag down all the good things such as the great poseability, relatively fun and easy transformation, and awesome price. Once Unique toys Allen arrived, I took Big Spring out of my main Masterpiece display and never looked back. Once xtransbot's version drops, I don't think I will have a reason to continue to own Big Spring at all.

    And to clarify, by no means am I saying this is a bad toy or not worth purchasing. It is in fact an excellent toy, particularly for the price. It just has no chance of actually being my permanent Springer
     
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    Ah oops, I thought I was in the FT Springer thread for a minute there :p 

    Am still thinking about getting OP's version though.
     
  12. Splendic

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    I appreciate that you know what you like, but I'll give a counterpoint.

    Personally, I just opened a Big Spring that I got on sale for $60, and am blown away. It's like 90-95% of everything I'd want out of an MP Springer...

    Love the looks in bot mode; face doesn't look bad except from a complete side profile, has tons of posability, the right colors, solid build, great transformation... I even like how compact he gets in alt modes.

    I mean, I'm sure Apache will look and feel much more premium in hand, but my collection lives behind glass 99.999% of their lives, and unlike the last few FT figures I bought, I actually want to transform this guy back and forth some more.

    Unless XTB's is absolutely perfect (assuming it's ever finished), or Takara works some modern MP magic on a Springer themselves, Big Spring is my guy.

    I'd definitely recommend him at $60-$70.
     
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    Hmm, I'm not a fan of what you did with the shoulders, but if you reattach those parts and cut the little L-shaped pieces of those parts you took off, you can actually fold them down like you do for helicopter mode and they should clear the wheels perfectly fine. That'll fill out the shoulders better too, in my opinion.
     
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  14. toretilo

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    I think I don't want to have these yellow parts hanging in front of the shoulders, and covering the green holes. I don't like that you can see the wheels in the shoulders now, but I prefer the shape of the yellow shoulder covers much more without these parts. I like it even in car mode.
     
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    Has anyone discovered a substitute for the hands yet? I'd love to have some articulated fingers for Big Spring.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not a fan of the yellow pieces missing, either.

    Looks kind of ugly, and incomplete, to be honest.

    Face mod looks GREAT, though.
     
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    Finally nabbed this guy off a fellow board member.

    Love him. Shaved his cheeks down a bit and the back a lot to push the face back. Drew in some seam lines with a pencil.

    "I've got better things to do tonight than die."

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    Looks good. I just can’t see how anyone could justify buying Apache with this guy out. FT got so much wrong, that this guy gets right. To each their own I guess, but no regrets here for going O&P
     
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    I do like the bomb accessory but the ab tabbing issue and the face, especially the face, is too much of a deal breaker. I'm quite happy with my FT version, especially since I got it below market.