Transform Element Mirage

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by oku, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    This figure sucks. I just finally got Sphinx a few months ago and this looks a bit better in bot mode to me. So now I have to come in here and make you all believe that this isn’t as good as Sphinx. Because isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? :p 
     
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  2. tk7261

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    Just seeing the color test shot. WOW! It looks amazing! Exactly how I had hoped he would be. So good!!
     
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    [Looks skeptically at GR1ML0CK].... "Are you from the future?"... [I ask]? Because there is absolutely no way on God's green earth you could possibly know this without an in-hand sample.
     
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    The Happenin Rhinoceros TEAM MONKEY PANTS FOREVER

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    [Looks skeptically at Stygian360] Are you seriously trying to take a single line from a tongue-in-cheek comment out of context to start a fight for some reason?
     
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  5. GAUGE

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    any transforming toy that can successfully hide all the wheels, engines etc. is a work of pure Sorcery and Genius.

    I can't wait to see how this pulls off the magic.

    There's is no other mirage that looks as close to the toon model as this one.

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  6. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Has a faux butt-flap. That partsforms.

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    So far so good. I agree with people saying the silver is a bit out of place on such a toon focused figure. It's only a hand painted prototype so there's obviously much that could change before the final release. My only two worries would be:
    1. TE01 used silver for the fuel tanks, smokestacks, grills etc, so it could point to the silver being retained on this to keep in continuity with their own figures.
    2. TE01 was largely unpainted, and I hope the same won't apply with Mirage here. Ideally this will be fully painted to fit with the official releases.
    Nonetheless this still looks really promising, and with no sign of an official in sight, and the MMC a little too "Hasui era" looking (for me), this will more than likely be the one to fill the Mirage shaped hole in my collection.
     
  7. GR1ML0CK

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    In his defense, he didn’t read past the part where I just got Spinx lol.
     
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    The Happenin Rhinoceros TEAM MONKEY PANTS FOREVER

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    Not much of a defense... :cool: 
     
  9. Meister61

    Meister61 Starscreams Ghost

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    If you're going for toon accuracy this pretty much it.
     
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    Happy for a those that have an option for Mirage now that will be more to their liking.
     
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    skywarp-2 Master of Teleportation

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    Looks good, except he needs a bigger bulge lol
     
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    What? Why would you even say something so ridiculous? :p 
     
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    TE is crushing it!  Can\'t wait!
     
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    2 things I would change to make it more toon accurate:

    -Round out the top of the black shoulders. To me his shoulder look a bit too broad.
    -Taper in the helmet leading to the neck. Right now he has a bell bottom helmet.

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    Huge fan of TE01 here. Their Mirage looks good, but not interesting enough for me to replace MMC Sphinx. I wish they would have tried designing a character that has only really bad interpretations or none at all. Still waiting for the first company to give us Runamuck & Runabout, Goldbug, Blitzwing or a good Cliffjumper.
     
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    would love to see there take on a perceptor since fans toys seem to not want to reissue there own.
     
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  18. silith210518

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    Let's be honest, I'm glad fanstoys won't. It sucks. But it's a fantastic figure for a lot of these up and coming companies to make waves with.

    I'm definitely grabbing this as my mirage. Transform element are nailing the G1 toon look with this and TE-01!
     
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  19. Destruktiw

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    Mirage looks great and this could be my first transformer ever. I hope they will continue s1 characters. Jazz and Sideswipe would be nice.
     
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    Agreed, especially the helmet- would prefer it be a bit less pharaoh and slighly more race helmet. Also appears the slant / horizontal lines on the sides should start lower down the face based on this line art (is this 'the' model sheet?), but that varies between scenes in the cartoon. Maybe TE can include both versions..? :) 
     
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