Perfect Effect Xerxes(Dark Leonidas repaint)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by SPuNx, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. RonG

    RonG Prime among Primes

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Posts:
    322
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +18
    I never experienced any issues with my 1st run Leonidas and I still love it, but even without the promise of tighter joints, Xerxes looks great and I may have to double-dip on this mold :) 
     
  2. mtl79

    mtl79 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Posts:
    2,049
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +509
    That's been a recurring theme as of late... I can't trust youtube reviews... I'll probably be better off waiting for in-hand reviews from people here before deciding...
     
  3. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    40,971
    News Credits:
    496
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NC, US
    Likes:
    +57,416
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Old):
  4. 0ursisthefury

    0ursisthefury Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2015
    Posts:
    1,131
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +246
    Is that spear an accessory he comes with?
     
  5. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    40,971
    News Credits:
    496
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NC, US
    Likes:
    +57,416
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Old):
    The PE-10X Shadow Bat is a freebie from RobotKingdom. It's a separate accessory.
     
  6. PostwarOcean

    PostwarOcean Newb

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Posts:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    Likes:
    +60
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube (Old):
    good lawd that looks good
     
  7. 0ursisthefury

    0ursisthefury Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2015
    Posts:
    1,131
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +246
    Thanks, would love to find one for Leonidas
     
  8. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    40,971
    News Credits:
    496
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NC, US
    Likes:
    +57,416
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Old):
  9. redrum2581

    redrum2581 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Posts:
    9,190
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +11,635
    Ebay:
    I so can't wait to get this guy, I think PE and or Takomy should do a cross zoids/transformers, some are easy character crossovers, Megatron/Berzerker Fury, all the dinobots would look cooler than their bayforms,
     
  10. Scyla

    Scyla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Posts:
    933
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +463
    Looks really good. Hopefully PerfectEffect made him more sturdy. I'm still bummed they ditched the swords and sheaths.

    I'm hoping they will do a (black) Big Convoy in the same style.
     
  11. Recon734

    Recon734 Mnemosurgeon

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Posts:
    2,520
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    England, UK
    Likes:
    +9,123
    I just want a reissue of Leonidas in the original colour scheme and the supposed better quality.
     
  12. timcrook

    timcrook Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2015
    Posts:
    1,365
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +920
    [​IMG]

    What do the words in this picture say? Are all the shown ball joints replaced by diecast? Is the tail whip now metal too? It doesn't show the ball joint that allows the ab crunch. That was a problem area when the torso comes apart and when you try to reattach, it can break the ball joint shaft on the original version.

    Edit: I dont like the question mark on the poster lol
     
  13. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher When yer featherin' it, brother TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Posts:
    13,701
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Location:
    Falcon Carwarsh
    Likes:
    +18,675
    Given almost every one of those highlighted joints is a location that someone had either come broken in the box or break during transformation on Leo, it would seem pretty clear they are showing they strengthened all these parts that were problematic on the first figure.

    The question mark next to the exclamation point is a form of emphasis, like, "What?!" :) 
     
  14. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher When yer featherin' it, brother TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Posts:
    13,701
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Location:
    Falcon Carwarsh
    Likes:
    +18,675
  15. OriginalFire

    OriginalFire Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Posts:
    7,463
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +2,901
    So, would it be advisable to avoid the first figure until there is a re-release
     
  16. RonG

    RonG Prime among Primes

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Posts:
    322
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +18
    it's a kind of "lottery".. some had problems with Leonidas right off the bat, others just mishandled him, and others had no problem whatsoever (luckily I'm in the 3rd group :)  )

    But it's a beauty :)  very original and ambitious in its design and visual aesthetic
     
  17. Nemesis251

    Nemesis251 Wakanda Forever!!!

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Posts:
    6,851
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,237
  18. Grievlocke

    Grievlocke Omni Armory

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Posts:
    1,027
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Burning Waste
    Likes:
    +2,153
    Yami no chikara de shinka!?

    "By the power of Darkness, Transform!?"

    That's what my brother translated it to.
     
  19. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    40,971
    News Credits:
    496
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    NC, US
    Likes:
    +57,416
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Old):
    Ah yes, the one in the previous pics were that of King Bat, which uses the Purple parts.

    From RK

     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  20. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    27,297
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +22,456
    Darn I really want the purple one. Looks really good, but at the same time, 50 plus for an accessory feels excessive.