Toon Accurate Dinobots

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Korgunaard, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Starganderfish

    Starganderfish Well-Known Member

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    MFT's dinos definitely are not MP scale - they're basically Deluxes.
    Most of MFT's stuff is classed as Legends + (ie: slightly larger than other Legends scale figures) and these are made in that same scale.
    Side by side comparison with the original DX9 figures (photo thanks to @CVprowl)
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    They are way too small for an in-scale MP collection on their own, but honestly, I may consider using them for alt mode display next to FT's Dibots
    I display both alt and bot modes in my MP collection, but for some characters, I actually use smaller and cheaper figures for the alt mode display.
    ie: I custom painted some G1 Insecticon toys (KO's of course) in nice glossy toon paint jobs and they are surprisingly toon accurate, and all three cost about half of one of FT's bugs.
    I have a set of the JinBao OS KO's of the Aerial bots which with a little paint will make pretty toon accurate jet modes
    I'm contemplating picking up a Siege Jet/Skyfire to clean and paint up for a Skyfire alt mode

    And earlier in the year I picked up a KO set of G1 Dinobot's which I was going to paint up into toon paint jobs for alt modes next to my FT Dibots. But even with a proper toon paint job, they aren't quite up to snuff toon accuracy wise.
    MFT also did these in a toon paint job, and they might actually make better alt mode Dino's. The 5 x FT Dibots are glorious but massive and expensive. Having both bot and alt modes would take up a crazy amount of space, and cost a fortune. Using toon painted MFT DIno's standing next to their larger FT Bot mode compatriot's is a possible solution.
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    Ah, sorry. My mistake
     
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    As much as I want them I can't see Takara giving us a complete cast of Dinobots, at least not for another 30 years with their current rate of releases. I can picture a Grimlock v2 as he's the leader, and a big enough character outright, but even that could be a long way off. I wonder if Fanstoys would ever revisit the dinobots (or any of their other early releases) to fit with the cartoon direction that the official line has taken and that they themselves now follow. Their dinobots, Shockwave, Perceptor etc all seem like good figures (though I've never owned them) but I wonder if they'd be willing to do what Takara have done and revisit characters as time goes on.
     
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    I would be curious to see TTs effort on Grimlock V2, specially what choices they make for the alt mode.
     
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  5. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron Heavy Metal Flamewar

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    What?
     
  6. Tonyshotz

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    No way! The only way ill ever buy another set of mp dinos is if they have their own ai and can transform themselves on command!
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    I'm not really a fan of the yellow and white instead of the gold and silver chromed pieces. The matte finish takes away from the "robot"-ness of the metallic finishes.
     
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    I would love this. I thought the same thing. And I looked up custom painted toon color MP Grimlock pictures so many times. I would love all the dinobots to be done in a style like that.
     
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    If Takara decided to do Cartoon accurate Dinobots, sure. If a third party company did...maybe. There are so many other figures I would like to see in Masterpiece form, that it would be a tough sell for me to double dip on Dinobots again.
     
  10. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    If Fanstoys re-released their Dinobots with white and yellow instead of all that chrome I'd be there in an instant.

    In fact I'd double up for the Movie shelf and sell my current set so....

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    Tbf I've considered doing it myself, I did give Soar a white pair of wings instead of his silver set and thy looked good just gonna be more time consuming to de-chrome the rest to paint.
     
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  11. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    And three years ago I'd have been right there with ya. :) 
     
  12. Turnman

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    I think a Takara MP Grimlock 2.0 in the current slavish toon look would kickstart if not a new set of 3P Dino's, at least toon repaints of the current ones.

    Takara, you're our only hope!!
     
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