Studio Series '86 Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barry, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. LoneDragon

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    It might be the extra crispy repaint with a crown
     
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    A new Blitzwing is rumored for next year. I forget if it's SS86 or Evolution though.
     
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    I would be okay if SS86 Starscream was a Leader figure that came with crumbled feet, and a crown molded to Galvatron’s foot in addition to the other rumored accessories. Except the throne, not thrilled about that idea adding to the cost unless it’s from the packaging.
     
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    I know I've said this a hundred times, but that background makes any figure look amazing.
     
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    Thanks! It really does make 'em 'pop', doesn't it?

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    Further to my recent post, the Nonnef upgrade kit for Grimlock did arrive yesterday!

    I was a bit nervous about unscrewing parts of the figure to fit bits but it turned out to be a very easy pleasant process. One of the arm panels seems to loosen a bit too much every time I move it (I’m not really a fan of using a loose screw as a hinge either. Wondering about the wear over time, but I don’t transform my figures that often) but it’s close enough. Colours don’t quite match (but they rarely do with these kits), but they don’t look bad. I am tempted to paint all his teeth silver, and maybe the end of his tail and T-Rex arms while I’m at it (I.e. the white bits) but I’m a bit nervous about making a mess of it. Advice appreciated. Acrylic silver paint? Chrome? I’m guessing brush or pen would be best to use over spray unless I plan to do some disassembly.

    The most awkward part for me was connecting the sword bits together. It seemed to take so much pressure.... then I realised I had the blade in the wrong way round. Yes, I ended up making a hash of the item that should have been most easy to assemble.

    Sword looks great in his hand, and clears the claws nicely.

    Chest plate was as I hoped. I went for tinted, and it got the tone just right to allow the Autobot sigil to be easily seen.

    Overall very pleased with the purchase. I do wish the bits arrived free of their frames and the lumps etc arrived filed down. (Even the chest piece, that arrived free had a small lump at the bottom edge.) I know it’s more for manufacturer to do but we do pay quite a bit for these kits. I made the mistake of using sandpaper (I should have just trimmed it with a knife) and ended up scuffing parts that didn’t need it along with what did. Thankfully those edge sections are mainly hidden. Not that big a deal, and I’ll admit I enjoy the assembly aspect of these kits.
     
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    "Ba-weep-gra-na-weep-ninny-bong?"
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    Me 1986: I hate this character
    Me 35 years later: I still hate this character!
     
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    the hot rod toy for this line might be one of my top 10 transformers ever
     
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    Evolution?
     
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    Name of the 2022 line it seems
     
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    Grimlocks: the original, the new and one in between.
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    Let me fix that for ya, buddy.
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    I get by with what I have. Sorry
     
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    I was kidding. Just watched Breakfast Club again for the 15th or so time and the Judd Nelson walking away scene is always enjoyable.
     
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