UniqueToys Mania King (Galvatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Energon_Skywarp

    Energon_Skywarp Well-Known Member

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    So..... if I were to happen to see one of these for about half the price of a new one, I should definitely scoop this up?

    I'm a huge Galvatron fan. I even dig the Titans Return version, but always want more.....
     
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  2. TM2 Dinobot

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    Yes. Great mold, especially at half price.
     
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    Yes, Absolutely get it. The transformation scheme is one of the best of any transformers in my view.

    I would suggest though you get the "Anime Color" one or whatever its called. I have both, and its by far the better one. The first release I keep in alt mode.
     
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    STRAKER454 Police Box Traveler

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    Yeah I still have mine in my collection despite that Titans Return one and the Legends recolor. It still wasn't quite there. So far I don't think anyone has made a GHUG type Galvatron that is better.
     
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    Mania King is still the most tragic figure I've ever seen. It's sooooooo good...and the curling hands just kill it dead. Such a small stupid thing on such an amazing design.

    Most tragic.
     
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    Yeah that always bugged me...but I can still overlook it because the rest of the figure is so good and they fit the character AND I still haven't found a better Voyager scaled figure, lol. If some 3rd party company wants to KO the Titans Return figure and keep it Voyager scale, not like that oversized KO that was done, and remove the Headmaster gimmick, I'd consider it.
     
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    I also have both, but I don't agree with this, at least not entirely. The anime color version is more accurate but the original version is actually more bold and Pops way more. the original version also has better box art, for what it's worth. That's not the crap on the anime version, just to say that you should get either version if you can find them cheap. It's a way better combiner Wars scale Galvatron than the actual toy we got
     
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    I have the first release. At first the white on the cannon did annoy me but then got the repro labels and he looks just fine to me. And yeah, @Treadshot 2.0 I've come to like that "darker" purple more now.

    @STRAKER454 yep, that Headmaster gimmick killed the titans return on for me. It took Vensta and shapeways to fix that.
     
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    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    yea i have both mania king and TR galvatron, gonna one day sell of TR as im not a fan of it even with a different face, shapeways side cannon, and detailing. though I did give mania king articulated hands, but they don't stay in for alt mode.
     
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    Well I went ahead and grabbed him, and I am not disappointed at all.

    Fantastic figure, feels solid, and easy to pose.

    But now I wish I had the original colors too. This is the "vintage" colored version.
     
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    I have both versions and only need one, so I'd be willing to sell the OG version to you
     
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    Did you get it from Transformerland?
     
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    PM me!

    No. He popped up in my local toy store and I couldn't pass it up!
     
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    He’s not perfect and I wish he was a bit taller but he’s probably the best Galvatron outside of the Masterpiece scale.
     
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    Since we're lovin on this figure, a couple of bad photos here of the custom paint job I got from Spoonman:

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    Can someone link me to pages here or other threads that tell how to mod the wrists?
     
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    There's no real guide for the mod. I just built something up out of putty and some junker figure to hold the 3p hands for one of the mp datsuns.
     
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    I'd love to see a pic with Kingdom Cyclonus and Studio Series Scourge with him.

    not sure if I should post in the main toy forum being that he's not a Hasbro product.
     
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  19. mikeszekely

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    Haven't sourced an early Scourge yet, but I should have Cyclonus late this week or early next. I'll grab a picture with Mania King then.
     
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    Forgot about this guy. He was a good figure for his time. Its hard to believe some some of the Legends figures are now looking just as good as this guy did, but I am glad we have options.
     
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