Perfect Effect Combiner Wars Superion Upgrade Kits

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Javier, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. charsdc2

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    Looks nice, but expensive! :( 
     
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    Good lawd yes! Now if only they'd thrown in a new Slingshot
     
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    Eh, I don't know about this. The hands and feet are nice but unless they're able to be implemented in the figures individually like weapons I don't think I will be picking this up.
     
  4. Fort Max

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    No way, I rather liked the hand and feet in the same piece for Hasbro there. More flexible that way. The guns are nice but this "hobby" is getting expensive enough. Can we please get some 3rd parties making unique and interesting items again? How about a Metalhawk? Or some updated Micromaster patrols? Something unique.
     
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    You say that like it's one or the other. 3p companies, like every other company in the world, needs to make money. You do that by offering a product that people want. There were many comments, on multiple sites, that Combiner Wars hands/feet looked like crap. Add that to the "Tradition" of 3p making Hasbro combiners better with add ons, this product was pretty much guaranteed to happen.

    If a 3p company could see a Metalhawk selling enough to justify its existence, someone would do it.
     
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    Hell yes! Better hands and feet. Makes me super happy to see this stuff!
     
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    Well, those look great so far.
     
  9. KnightHawkke

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    If these companies, especially ones that can afford it, are afraid to even step out on a limb anymore, they need to just shove off. I will give Fans Project a pass because they at least made Steelcore, something fully unique and new.. And I'm pretty sure it made them cash..

    Metalhawk for example is a G1 GPS syndrome victim that is basically an endangered species! If there is no money in that there's problems.

    5 of them releasing dinobots all at once was simply embarrassing..
     
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    11 companies made or are making Dinobots!
    TFC, KFC, Toyworld, Planet X, FansToys, Gigapower, Mechaform, Justitoys, Bullsfire, GCreation and FansProject.

    Plus Play With This Too is making Pretender Grimlock, does that count as 12 companies, if it's only making one of them? At least PWTToo is making some obscure guys like Stranglehold, Bloodbath, Pheonix and even some original characters.
     
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    Well when they're all dinoboted out they'll suddenly be a lot more variety in the 3p market.
     
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    That's all it needed. Some better feet and what an improvement.
     
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    Well played PE back to the good old 3rd party days.
     
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    I like the hands and feet but the guns are ridiculous. hope they could offer it without the weapons.
     
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    but the feet and hands ARE the guns
     
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    This is exactly what I was hoping for.
     
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    100x better execution with gun hands and gun feet. Loving the Gatling gun motif, but more impressed with how they got the hands to look. I'm wondering if there is some tilt on the feet or if it rests better naturally.

    If I do pick up a combiner war set I'll be sure to pick up one of these to go with them. Right now Superion is the only one that looks decent enough but he's down a member and Alpha Bravo's kibble sucks.
     
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    Oh, hell I started blocking them out of my mind after what I thought was 5 or 6.. FFS..
     
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    This looks like it will be a good upgrade kit. I may buy it depending on the price. It does make me laugh at that video the Hasbro designers released talking about how they put so much time and effort into making these new combiner toys. A little more effort would have gone a long way as evidenced by this upgrade kit. It is because of these third party guys I am even considering buying that abomination Hasbro will release called Menasor. That design is so terrible, it looks like a sixth grader came up with it. However, I am confident that a third party will come along and make the Menasor look wonderful. Here's keeping my fingers crossed.