OpenPlay notSpringer (MP scaled)

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

  1. IgTerminals

    IgTerminals Force Chip - Ignition!

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    Very easy to do. Unscrew the three screws on the inside of each shin, take the panel off (it's seperate to the knee joint so you don't even have to muck around with that), pull the feet off the post and swap them over. You obviously need to swap them so the ankle pivot works the correct way. Put him back together and you're done. Doesn't affect transformation.
     
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  2. reluttr

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    So I broke down and modified the stock face. It was all going so well until it came to the mouth... I think I somehow ended up with the smiling emoji meme. :/

    What do you guys think? :thumbs2: or :thumbdown 
     

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  3. fearthehoss75

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    Yeah looks like a meme
     
  4. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Still better than stock by a mile. Nice work.
     
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    It looks like an anime character:D 
     
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    So I went back to the sculpting block and turned meme-er into a slightly better confident face. XD

    spring2.jpg
     
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  7. SMB73

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    Has anyone yet made or offers adapters that helps him hold his weapons better? While I've very happy with the figure itself, it's mildly irritating to work with round handles that don't work in a square-shaped fist.
     
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    wow. finally got around to transforming this guy. that is one fun transformation. too bad the face sucks, but he definitely is good enough as my mp springer. his car mode was also surprisingly good.
     
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  9. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Probably the most movie accurate car of all the options. He’s a real good toy. Shame that company either moved on or went under.
     
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    I've held out hope that maybe we'd get a new head/face for this one eventually but losing hope on that! I'm concentrating more on Legends scale these days so no interest in buying one of the other available Springer figures at this scale, but I'd still like to upgrade his face. I thought about trying to sculpt one myself but I think that will go hilariously wrong. Sigh!
     
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    Yeah Open Play showed so much promise, I was really hoping they'd do more things in this vein. Get better headsculpts, work on a few tolerances and you've got a strong company with a unique niche in the MP market.

    Fingers crossed they eventually turn up again?
     
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    Yeah, I was wondering why we haven't seen any more from Open Play since their Galvatron. Do we know for certain what happened?
     
  13. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    All I know is that Spence was selling the Open and Play Galvatron and the OS Combiner War re-shell (Jiu Jiang?) Superion at TFCon DC 2017. Spence has been involved in some disputes of some nature and maybe Open and Play were affected just like the Unrustables Purple release, and the MaaS toys Tetra jets.
     
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    See if FT still has any heads for Apache left. I hit dalianjj up for one a while ago. It fits without modification and is miles and miles better. The paint vs unpainted plastic finishes doesn't really bother me and it not very obvious.
    (I haven't actually transformed him with it but I am pretty sure it shouldn't be an issue) .

    big spring apache headed.jpeg
     
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  15. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    The MMC Springer comes with an extra head that needs minimal space-filling to fit on there as well
     
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    Quick question for anyone still paying attention to this thread.. .

    I finally decided that I need an MP scale Springer in my life and it's going to be Big Spring but I am seeing wildly varying prices for him and was wondering if there are KOs' of him on the market?

    Prices I'm currently seeing are:

    Ali Express - £44 shipped

    Ebay Chinese seller - £53 shipped

    Ebay UK seller - £93 shipped

    Fairly certain that the first one is too good to be true and the last one is too expensive but I figured I'd check with you guys before I make any decisions.

    Many thanks in advance :) 
     
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    When I bought mine from Netclow on eBay a couple of years ago I think it was around 65-70 USD.
    Who is the Chinese eBay seller you're looking to buy from?
     
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    +1 to this
     
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    At a glance, they seem legit. Been around since 2013 and only one negative feedback.
    I don't buy off of eBay as much as I used to, because even some of the sellers who've seemed great in the past have turned scammer overnight.
    I still check China Ebay Seller Check - New-comers READ FIRST POST!! before I buy anything from overseas, but even then, nothing is a guarantee.

    I know clothing.2009 still has him for around the same price as toyclub89, and clothing.2009 is still on the good sellers list.
    New Openplay Toy Transformers Big Spring MP Springer Figure In Stock | eBay

    I'd say it's worth the price of ~53 GBP. It might be safer to go with the seller in the UK, but they have it vastly overpriced.
     
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