War for Cybertron: KINGDOM Appreciation thread.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Purple Heart, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Qabiri

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    Really happy with this one. Tolerances not as good as the first Galvatron (can’t even use the shoulder cannon port effectively, really loose), but the colors definitely pop. G1 rifle fits perfectly. This is going to be the one I fiddle/play with. Can’t wait to have the full trio
     
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    Well, I survived the pre-Black Friday thunderdome:rolleyes:  received_611805843579082.jpeg
    Wave 3 cores and voyager are on shelves here, still waiting for the deluxes and Galvatron, if they show up at all.
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    And yeah, Kingdom Rhinox has kicked my teeth in and made me eat every last word, he's actually pretty damn good. Not sure whether to be mad or happy about that:D 
     
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  3. Riddler87

    Riddler87 Everything's a puzzle

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    I know exactly how you feel when it comes to Rhinox.
     
  4. DarkAxalonSyde

    DarkAxalonSyde Advocate for orignality in Transformers.

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    Recently, wave 3 has finally been turning up at Aussie retailers that sell Deluxes for under $40, so I finally picked up a Scorponok last week. Robot mode is OK, but I absolutely love his beast mode. It's even better in-person than in my mediocre-quality pics. The textures and colouring are great. I really love the grey, greyish purple and red combo.

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    Then, just a couple of days ago, I found wave 4, so I had to pick up Waspinator. Despite some QC issues (namely that his waist doesn't like staying tabbed together), I really like this figure. It's colours look much better in-hand than they tend to on camera and despite the wasp legs being a bit annoying in robot mode, the increased articulation really makes it at least an equal of the T30 figure.

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    It's taken waaaay longer than it should have, but now I finally have more than one lacky for Megatron. I absolutely love how they look together. Although they never seem to get along in beast mode, for some reason. Must be something about their nature.

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    Later that day, I picked up a Wingerfinger, since it was on special. I do like it more than I thought I would, especially when wedging the combiner head into it's toros, to help fill it out. It could do with more weathering, but I like the ninja look more than I expected to. It is weird, when the other Fossilizers were knight-themed, but it's still cool.

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    Got home and then I found a package with some figures I'd ordered, including Tricranius. Pretty amazing timing. Wasn't sure if I'd find his lava-themed colours awesome or garish. Turns out, I find them awesome, though, as with the others, it looks better in-hand than on camera, especially with my meh camera phone pics.

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    After waiting quite some time for more Kingdom figures to show up, I got the lackluster Ark in the middle of the year and that was it, until now. Getting a set of Maximals with so few Predacons and then having the Ark as my final impression really left a sour taste in my mouth, in regards to Kingdom. I'm so happy to finally wash it away. Although that package wasn't all good news. A Classified Snake Eyes I'd ordered had an accessory missing: Namely, his knife. The place for it in the plastic tray, next to his sword and scabbard, isn't even there.

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    Not Blitzwing Kicking Back!

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    Now that the year and Kingdom are drawing to a close, I’d like to appreciate the real MVP of Kingdom: the packaging! It was so nice not having to wrestle figures out of a damnable plastic tray, releasing plastic crackling sonic shockwaves in all directions! Once or twice with Kingdom I had to casually rip the cardboard backer open for a particularly large back piece - simple and easy!

    Thinking back on getting Earthrise Snapdragon out of the box….
    SO walked in, hands firmly over ears. “What are you doing?!?!”
    Me, wreathed in visual distortions from shockwaves, clothes shredded, “I’m trying to get my action figure out of the box!!!!”
    SO: “I think you’re tearing a hole in the space-time continuum!!!”
    Me: “I know!!! But I can’t stop - I don’t have the guns out yet!!!!”
     
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    this... The Packaging is Epic
     
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  9. Prime77

    Prime77 Until next time…

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    “You belong to me now.”
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    I'm sorry, but nothing is going to convince me that Kingdom isn't the greastest line of all time:) 
     
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    One wave left... Come to me...
     
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    Airazor has been a pleasant surprise. A figure I didn't know I needed. Just plain fun.

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    "The New Leaders Are Here!"
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    Does the Jurassic Park version have the classic toy JP stamp on it anywhere?
     
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    I think this is it. I'll add Galvatron to my list of characters for whom I don't need an update.[​IMG]
     
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    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    Blasphemy it may be, but I think I like this design even more than Dinobot. And I like Dinobot a lot. IMG_20211121_095036.jpg IMG_20211121_094807.jpg
     
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    I just received Selects Galvatron today. With how much I adore the original Kingdom scheme, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this one in hand.
    Man, I was pleasantly surprised by just how good it is. While I like the uniform colors of the original, the layout on the Selects version is striking.
    I think this one will be THE Galvatron on my shelf, and I'll keep the original in alt mode.
     
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  19. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Nope.
     
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    Soundwave is indeed superior, I hope mini Hot Rod is as good! received_3246346305622219.jpeg received_3028911860717360.jpeg received_311808964144552.jpeg received_423334099388159.jpeg PicsArt_11-21-03.53.19.jpg
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