Warbotron WB-03A Turbo Ejector (Afterburner)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by archieboy, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. OptimushedPrune

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    They're a bit bigger than an MP car.
     
  2. yoonakron

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    Yeah, he looks about Air Burst's height, which is slightly taller than an MP Prowl, I think.

    And maybe it's the black & white photo, but aside from the wheels on his back, he looks more like Nosecone to me. Probably the way his shins look in B&W or something.
     
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    Hrm. Yeah, same size as Air Burst, not sure why the price is ten bucks more then. He doesn't look as bad as Strafe in Arm mode. I /really/ do not like Strafe in arm mode. He looks like, an after thought almost. Afterburner looks a bit better, but not as good as Air Burst or Not-Vortex. Like the leg modes though and torso. I might still go for Maketoy's Computron though, I /really/ like the look of it.
     
  5. Electro Rush

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    July seems overly optimistic to me considering they're still somewhat late on the second Bruticus release. Seems more like they're trying to steal away a few sales from Maketoys.
     
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    We'll if they plan on the July release date then it'll be close to their 2nd WB01 tank.
     
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    That depends, Swindle is supposed to be out this month too. And Vortex and Onslaught next month, but if they keep to that schedule remains to be seen.
     
  8. Mr.Deflok

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    I get the same feels.

    Was kinda ambivalent to 03 but this looks amazing. That headsculpt!
     
  9. TigerBlade

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    Not even close as its the same size as Air Burst:

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    Still looks awesome though.
     
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    This is exactly how I feel about their Bruticus. I think it will be the first 3rd-party combiner that I don't display combined.
     
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    I like him, but like their Bruticus, I'm not a fan of the combined mode.
     
  12. reluttr

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    Hey they already got BBTS's money, they can take allll the time they want now. From their perspective, not mine...
     
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    wasn't really planning on double dipping but might have to make an exception to theses I already planned on buying Maketoys version. while the aesthetics aren't as nice Quantron (I love how detailed Quantron is) his size and the fact that I love the technobots makes this a must. Im pleased to see that Warbotron is keeping there costs low and quality high. makes easier for me to pull the trigger when it comes time to buy.
     
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    Bhaha, he seem to Blast Off. I think, they don't want to waste time on new design xD.
     
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    Really trying to compete with MT. Wouldn't surprise me if they were close to a July/August date. Like the G1 look of alt mode. Interested, but most likely sticking with MT.
     
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    I really want to want this figure but I don't know why Warbotron seem to want to kill two birds with one stone. Just take a look at this not-after burner, the dude drips and oozes G1 MP goodness and blockniess but then they do something random like split the tyre on the back of the robot, something which afterburner didn't have in the cartoon giving him a classics vibe.

    They seem to be trapped in two minds and are trying to appeal to everyone, which can be good and bad because when they do that they run the risk of appealing to no one. They should leave the classics stuff to maketoys as they seem to be balls deep in it already and lean more to the MP side of things as their aesthetics are more in line with them.

    Zambot and all you Photoshop wizards out there...get to work.
     
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    ...aaaand it's up on BBTS now.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if that shoulder tyre can be clipped back together to be completely G1 accurate.
     
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    can one of you techno types (see what I did there?) put up some comparisons for the other technotbots? I'd like to see them side by side.

    bucket
     
  20. Kraken

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    There's some on the first page of the Warbot Ron Compute Ron thread.