Transform Element TE-03 Speed Star (G1 Mirage)

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  1. oku

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  2. Alottamatteo

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    yes! Really hoping for more G1 from this designer/ TE.
     
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  3. todzilla85

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    Headsculpt is off otherwise it's almost just enough to dethrone mmc
     
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    Looks pretty good! I like the solid base of the feet, instead of the "heel" look of MMC's. The head does seems a little off but everything else is looking pretty damn sharp. Not entirely sure this is enough for me to swap out Sphinx, but if it's as solid as their Optimus then I will definitely check it out.
     
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  5. Daedelus

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    I didn't go for the Ocular Max Mirage, but this looks even better with its leaner proportions. Gonna keep an eye on this one!
     
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    Damn, that looks good, I have Mmc, but I never liked how the front wheels sank in alt mode.
     
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  7. Optimis prime

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    Wow. To the alt mode you go sphinx.
     
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  8. Zeke1

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    I'm happy with my Sphinx but it's always nice to see options.
    And I like how they moved the engine block to his back so that his knees only present the non-descript "blocks" instead.


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  9. Dangard Ace

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    Please tell me that there going to be a all transparent version. Hate that the only completely clear versions by MMC were contest prizes.
     
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  10. Clyde the Jackal

    Clyde the Jackal I'm not toon accurate

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    Oooh! Very interesting, I like it. Guess I'll be putting off getting a Mirage onto my shelf a little longer now.
    I do think the head looks just a bit narrow, but I already think I like this better than Sphinx.
     
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  11. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    Holy shit! Welp MMC, you just lost.
     
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  12. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Lost? They sold nine different versions of their mold. That’s winning mac.
     
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    Well it definitely fits in with the "toon to a fault" way the MP line is going. I'll hang onto my Sphinx.
     
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    I'd prefer more BW legends from them, but I've been wanting an MP Mirage and was too late for the toy Sphinx. Hopefully they'll do a toy deco with the toy head.
     
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  15. Teletran-1

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    Yeah the head seems a bit thin but looks pretty clean and awesome. I don’t have a mirage yet, so works for me. Hopefully they keep doing masterpiece characters
     
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    Please correct me if get wrong. As I remember, iron star is the distributor of MMC, right?
     
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    Well since I don't have an MP Mirage yet, if the price is right this may be the one.
     
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  18. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is cleaner than Sphinx and his shoulder rocket is nice and poseable. Sphinx is very well articulated. It still holds up to the likes of MP Megatron and Optimus V3 despite being an older figure.

    The foot movement of this guy looks limited and I want to see the alt mode. If they make a clear version available at regular retail, I'll be seriously tempted to switch.
     
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    Can't argue that, and I'll admit it's a bit preemptive on my part to say so. But, it certainly fits in with the more toon accuracy aesthetic in my opinion.
     
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  20. Mercutio

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    Man, it looks so much like a Takara figure!
     
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