Studio Series '86 Appreciation Thread

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  1. Alucard77

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    I don't care what people say, you show people these pictures 10 years ago and told them that is the future MP line, or from a third party company, people would be throwing their money at this.
     
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    I know I would be. Especially if you showed me these 15 or so years ago right around when the Classics line was first announced in 2005/2006. I remember at the time, it was up in the air if we would even see anymore Classics after the 2006 Classics line ended and before TFU 2.0 started.
     
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    New SS86 Grimlock add-on kit announced.
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    But it's made by Matrix Workshop.
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    No clear window. Odd choice of gold sword. I'm assuming the chunk piece is for the dino back. Of course, these are renders and the final will look nowhere near as good, have the usual white pegs, and in typical MW fashion...probably not fit.
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    I really was unsure I wanted SS Jazz but after I saw the decals that Toy Hax put out for him I changed my mind. The decals take it to the next level. I also like how Toy Hax is also including spare hood decals in case there is some decal damage due to tight clearances around that area during transformation.

    Labels & Stickers for Transformers SS 86 Deluxe Jazz - Toyhax
     
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    SS86 Blurr and since he didn't come with a shield, I used Soundbarrier instead. The duo looks good together.

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    I've been collecting the retro joes and motu line on the side.

    The joes have by far been the hardest to come by. Wtf! Its a miracle when they do show up in retail and you beat the scalpers.
     
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    That big lump looks off. Don't really see it as a viable thing. I'm also permanently opposed to the sword. He can't hold it properly, so mine will never wield one.

    If they did feet fillers and maybe figure out wrist covers I'd be interested. As it is, that set looks absolutely unnecessary.
     
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    Gave this dude some new legs.
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    I was thinking the same thing about the wrist fillers. Them and dino teeth are my number one wants.
     
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    I made my own teeth. Pretty easy, actually.
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    Just cut styrene to shape and glued them in place.
     
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    Looks very nice! Sadly, I am not crafty in the slightest. My attempt would end in something like plastic vampire teeth, if I was lucky enough I might bloody them and myself with the exacto knife in the process.
     
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    Feet fillers I see someone doing down the line and should be straight-forward. Wrist covers on the other hand, I really don't see a simple add-on happening unless the hand is also replaced with a slightly smaller one and the cover panels will likely not be flush.

    Yes, he needs front dentures and screw hole fillers.
     
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    A removable filler piece would be the simple add on. It would work, just not be the most elegant solution. The elegant solution would be an entire hinged panel that covered the whole inner part of his forearm. Of course this would make his forearm a little bit thicker and require a longer screw near the elbow joint in addition to paint matching.
     
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    Yeah, if you're not too concerned about partsforming, a wrist filler would be easy. I'd prefer one that transforms with him, but that seems like a hard thing to easily do. Then again, I was surprised by the ingenuity in the Sunstreaker and Wheeljack kits--they managed to cover the gaps in the legs effectively while still transforming with the figure.
     
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    Bingo. Good eye.
     
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    Finally found Scourge; specifically, one Scourge, sitting among five Hot Rods. You love to see an army builder get shortpacked, don't you folks.

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    Anyway, having sampled the whole line, my official position on Studio Series 86 is that the existence of the line is comically dumb, like devoting a whole toyline to the phrase, "a-ha but technically," but Scourge, Grimlock, and Cyclonus are so good I don't particularly care.

    (Aide whispers in my ear) Right, yes. Cyclonus was in Kingdom. (shakes head slightly, sighs) Come on man.
     
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    Shortpacked, yes. Sweeps also incoming.
     
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    Despite breaking a tab on the first transform (arm pipes), and some fussy shoulders, Hot Rod is very much a great figure.
     
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