Takara Beast Wars Again - Show accurate repaint VS sets

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  1. Brookside

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    Which third party company was that? That's something I may look into.
     
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    Well I think I just found my favorite Dinobot figure. This is excellent stuff right here.

    I passed on Kingdom as a whole, even though I’m a huge Beast Wars fan since childhood, but I knew I couldn’t buy the entire cast again, I care about my kid-era figures and the Generations-ones that brought me back to loving Transformers too much to replace them.

    But Dinobot is my absolute favorite Transformers character and the Kingdom figure looks so cool, so I was waiting until the day someone painted this mold well, and here we are. Man does it look good. Man does it articulate. The Generations figures I love so much feel like bricks next to this guy. And he is such a nice size; he inevitably took center stage among his fellow Maximals from all throughout time. My nice Telemocha Dinobot I bought on this very board from the amazing @archieboy (almost 10 years ago now :eek: ) is still there, in beast mode, but now I also have this "Beast Wars Again", my definitive Dinobot, screaming "Let the battle be joined!"

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    I got my Terrorsaur/Rattrap pack yesterday and my Dinobot/Tarantulas is out for delivery. Only one I’m missing is the one with Tigatron and Blackarachnia because MU canceled my order… and Inferno and Airazor are preordered.
     
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    Got my Rattrap/Terrorsaur set today and did some popswaps. Looks plenty good enough for me but I was already pretty pleased with the two pack release. Lower arms, lower legs, feet and weapon got the switcheroo. Need to paint the tail on RT too.
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    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Got both the Cheetor and the Tigatron sets today. Ill post later about the preds but i wanted to focus on the Maximals for now

    My favorite Kingdom Deluxe and Voyager in the best paint job either mold has gotten! I'm surprised I haven't seen more pictures of the two cats together. I adore the paint jobs on these. This is exactly how I wanted to customize these two, but lacked the skill to do.

    I'm adoring this line. Rattrap is on the way, and I really need Dinobot to be up somewhere. Rhinox will be had eventually. Here are pics 1000001439.jpg 1000001440.jpg 1000001442.jpg 1000001441.jpg
     
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    My terrorsaur/rattrap set came today and I got a bonus! 20240205_174103.jpg
     
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    I bought mine second hand and it's a delight. Slowly coming to the conclusion that I do need to divest myself of the many mainline I've picked up though
     
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    Guess I'm gonna end up buying every version of this mold.
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    My Terrorsaur vs Rattrap and Black Arachnia vs Tigatron sets arrived.

    Rattrap has much better colors than the Kingdom release, richer "fur" gray and "metal" brown, and the little extra paint apps help too. The metallic paint applied to the balls on the hips and wrists are a nice touch in particular. I think the buck teeth are more visible here due to the richer/darker base colors too. Kingdom Rattrap really does look sun bleached in comparison.

    I was worried that Tigatron's metallic green/blue paint vs the green/blue plastic contrast would be jarring as it appeared in photos. It does look much better in person. There's still a visible contrast but what I think sells it is just the extra details on the head and the more vibrant white colors. There's seriously a good noggin on the base figure and the little extra dolling up here helps. I definitely prefer this more clean and vibrant tiger mode with all the extra stripe detail too.

    Black Arachnia pops much better in both modes. Really like that the beast mode eyes now match those on the bot mode pelvic plate.

    And then there's Terrorsaur...... This is going to be a debate for the ages. Is it better than the Amazon exclusive? Umm, in bot mode, yeah? All the visible gray bot parts(upper arms, shoulders, thighs) are definitely more accurate to the show. I kind of see what they were trying for with the black parts, but it doesn't quite work. Those parts would have really been better off red. The Amazon version definitely has the better beast mode because it's *all* red whereas this has too much of those gray and black parts peaking out. Although I will say this has the better beast mode head because of the extra coloring on the back of the head and the inside painted beak mouth. Whereas all these other Kingdom figures are various levels of inferior to these new VS repaints, this one is kind of a wash and I can see people preferring the Amazon figure and it holding value.

    Lastly, just might be my copies, but the tolerances on these VS figures are mostly better than my Kingdom figures. Terrorsaur especially where the wings aren't popping off left and right and the feet aren't near as loose.
     
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    Do you suppose Amazon Japan is gonna get Airazor/Inferno back in stock? I missed that one.
     
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    I'm holding out hope that at the last minute they changed Airazor to be more cartoon accurate, but I'll probably have to wait for the MP. :( 
     
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