Unique Toys R05 Desperado (MP DotM Megatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by xueyue2, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. silverej

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    By this logic Starscream would be Jetfire's height. To me it's pointless to base the bot mode height on the alt mode so I just eyeball their heights based on what looks great to me.
     
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  2. NemesisJazz

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    This guy is on PO at Showz. I wonder if they will lower the price
     
  3. Khelthorn

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    It's been on preorder for a couple of months now. I threw the dollar at it because I like the tan version and want to get it. I hope it's a little cheaper but I'm not expecting it. I'm also wondering if it's accurate on the listing that it might be available by next month.
     
  4. BIOMEC

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    A Blackbird is much larger than a Raptor. The Raptor is big, but a great portion of its size is its wings, the jet could compress into something closer to the size of Starscream's robot mode. Either way Starscream is still bigger than Optimus too
     
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    While I also believe that a raptor could compress into Starscreams size, however the problem is of the Cockpit. It shrinks to such a small size on his robot that it would look ridiculous at the correct size. This is also prevalent in the scene where starscream takes of the other raptors in the 2007 movie, hes like 50 - 60 feet tall in that scene as they made hime to scale with the other raptors.
     
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    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Maybe the cockpit warps and shrink a bit or it's just partially visible in robot mode, either way I don't think the cockpit looks too out of place size wise

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    I saw the scene with the F22s again and Starscream size looks fine to me, maybe even smaller than the jets when he transformed. Obviously the sizes changed a lot, but for the most part they tried to be "consistent"
     
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    IMG_20240520_172434_046.jpg some posing from megs showing his range
     
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  8. Ironman

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    How does this compare to Mackron? Sorry if this has been asked before.
     
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    Since the in hand images of NewAges came out, this poor guy has been getting alot of hate in that thread. While I am getting NA and keeping my desperado, I think the hate is unwarranted for him. As he is still a great figure and while his truck mode suffers a little bit, it allows for a quite fun transformation that only took me about 25 min after not touching him for almost a year. So with all the hype around NA I have brought Desperdo back to my desk and figured I'd share a few shots of him:
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    "Such heroic nonsense!"
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    Bargaining (I dont have a Carly figure)
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    Truck mode:
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  10. Vale

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    Yeah he’s still very peak I’m not planning to sell mine I will have both newage and ut
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    You look at his shoulder connections the wrong way and they will untab. On one hand it's great because you think you have this great superpower, "look the Force is Strong in me!!", on the other hand it encapsulates UT's attitude towards this figure. They had every chance to fix that particular problem with every repaint and they chose not to.
     
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    Mine have always tabbed in secure and i have never had a problem throughout posing and many others have also reported as such. I just make sure I press them together tightly and they hold. Im sorry your copy had that issue. Also im pretty sure they only ever repainted this guy once for the desert color.
     
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    Same I never had that issue with mine
     
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    Don't be sorry for me since I don't own the figure and have no need to cope. Do say your sorry to people like Emgo though since his copy does have that issue,
    or Bobby Skullface,
    , heck quite a few people here have complained about the issue (there's a search button you can use towards the top of this page).
     
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    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Ah yes Bobby, the king of tabbing things in properly.
     
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    As much as I enjoy his collection critique series the guy has no business review bayformers - he hamfists his way through the transformation, breaks pieces off and just ends by saying the design is terrible anyway XD
     
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  17. Furb

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    yeah, clearly you know what you're talking about

    this is also the kind of stuff that created unnecessary shit talk about AAT Mackron, cause 2 reviewers were kinda unhappy about it and everyone is saying it's the worst figure in history.

    I owned Mackron, no issues at all and I've transformed it A LOT
     
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    1, theres no cope here. I bought desperado for a whopping $120 dollars and have never regretted my purchase, again once I have duel in hand I can compare the transformations but a fun transformation gives a figure some nice points. I have always thought the UT paint was lacking on desperado, but thats why I bought the unpainted one, and even give UT props for offering it at a cheaper price. Others are entitled to their opinion and thats the major point that NA achieved was the weathering effect.

    2, I have had duel on preorder since his announcement 3 years ago as I have an altmode and robot display and my intention from the beginning was UT for bot, NA for truck as from the beginning people saw whos had the best truck. Its not like UT hid theirs away until release and then boom, surprised every one with a shitty trailer. Both UT and NA had unpainted prototype images of their figures out at about the same time. Everybody who didnt like UT truck had a clear choice and plenty of time to decide to not buy it.

    3, If you dont own the figure, dont speak on everybodys opinion. You can also use the search feature above and find many people who have said their shoulders stay tabbed in, or to tab them in all the way, you have to push really hard and then they dont come out. If I tab them in with a little push like Emgo did then mine come apart too. But if I tab them in will just a little extra force, I can shake the figure from his arm and it wont come undone. And BSF, as much as I enjoy his reviews for the comedy, he sucks at transformations and anything other than G1 he doesnt give an extra 5 seconds of leeway if something comes undone.

    Exactly, I never bought AAT version and while I do think the transformation looks terrible, I have never handled one to compare and have never insulted someone for enjoying the figure. AAT did a phenomenal job on the paint and truck and I can appreciate that, but ultimately if you enjoy the figure, you win. I quite enjoyed Devil savior even though he was plagued with just about every problem Mackron was.
     
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  19. mlgpapalouie

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    that figure 100% deserved being shittalked but pretty much only for how goofy the bot mode looks
     
  20. Pitor

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    Wait what? I mean did you really get him for 120$ or did you use all of your ShowZ points or something to get the price down?