Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Paladin, Jul 13, 2020.
Correctly. The transformation process is also similar
If anyone else wants to feel even sadder about how great this figure could've been, check out this guy's repaint:
Well, my Maverick's been paid for. I can't wait to get him.
Amazing how good an F-14 looks, when it's colored like an F-14.
That was what I was hoping for. Well they've decided to repaint/remold Ectotron into a version that I much prefer over the previous one, so I hope Maverick gets a similar treatment.
lol agree. i do think they panel lines are too dark or molded too wide but that anything resembling that would a made maverick like way way better. i need to find someone that can take a stock maverick and do that for me. i haven't the skill or the time.
Mine arrived today in the unmarked Budget Rental Truck Fed Ex uses for extended delivery. Wish the box shipped in was larger as there was minor packaging damage. Not that it phased me in opening.
Have to say with the transformations done, it gives me some pretty big Macross vibes. Hope its a sign of all that related bs with Jetfire being resolved & perhaps an issue of something official again as a G1. Could also lead to some serious Seeker battle mashups too.
Received mine today. I think the paint job looks a lot better in person than it does in the photos. The joints are really tight and it feels high quality to me overall. I was also surprised the guns transformed, missed that in the pre-release photos.
Looking forward to adding the X-Men crossover to this team.
Thats what Ive been saying he is much better in person,
Really? Because the plastic looks almost translucent in photos. He makes Giga and Ecto look like MPs-- even under the same lighting in the same shot-- and I thought even they looked cheap in person.
Yes really, and its Nylon plastic, Nylon is stronger but more translucent, when its thinner and Btw, He looks great in natural light, Not bright studio lights or light boxes
I absolutely hate Nylon plastic. Just got this figure. Fantastic design, but terrible materials. So super poseable in the arms with decent leg articulation. In most poses he has to use his vertical stabilizer as a support heel, but that is ok.
Me too, this design is a great update to for Hooligan especially.
You know that? I understand that you suspect that, but hmmm...
How fun is this figure? Hella fun. He arm articulation and super poseable wrists allow for great interactions with his guns.
I am a big Macross fans so I really enjoy this design.
Got mine last week. He's by far the weakest of the three so far. But he looks much nicer in person and the joints are good and tight on mine. He's got a fun transformation too.
I like him.
Wish the packaging between these was all consistent. Ectotron and Gigawatt come in that retro G1 Packaging but the two jets get packaging themed to the other part of the crossover. It's probably a licensing thing. But oh well.
Can't wait for X-panse though.
So what y’all are saying is, I judged a book by its cover and made a mistake not buying it
Mine arrived Sunday (of all days). Shipping box looked like it'd be run over, tossed in the air fifty feet, then run over again just to be sure. Inner box completely mangled beyond recognition. Didn't get a chance to open it yet, but it looks like nothing major has busted off the toy itself. If I were keeping this in the box I'd be SUPER pissed. As it is I'm a little annoyed. As I had planned on painting him anyway, whatever so long as he's intact.
That assessment would be correct.
In your lighting this is the best I've seen this figure look. It looks more grey than tan and the dirt looks nice.
Sunlight my friend. Sunlight from the west facing window in the evening
And bedroom/game room lighting
Maverick arrived over the weekend and I was initially not impressed. Did some panel lining and detailing today and am much happier with it - although I still don't think that it's worth $60 as it is out of the box. If I wasn't such a big fan of the Tomcat, I probably would have passed after seeing the bland final paint job (or lack of). After a little work though, I'm glad I got it.
So we all agree this dude's a pretool for a G1 toy accurate Jetfire...right? Like, Takara has an agreement in the barrel and in the next 6 months or so is going to reveal the reason this mold was available for Paramount to do the Top Gun crossover.
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