Which should I go with? Zeta Armageddon or Unique Toys Ragnaros?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Calabask, Sep 26, 2019.

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Which should I go with? Zeta Armageddon or Unique Toys Ragnaros?

  1. Zeta Toys Armageddon

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  2. Unique Toys Ragnaros

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  3. Turnip

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  4. Make up your own damn mind!

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  1. Calabask

    Calabask Waspinator Cultist

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    What's the general opinion. Sort of also want to go with MMC's Ocular Max Bruticus. Let me know the pros and cons!
     
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  2. franpincho

    franpincho Hater = Fan

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    Wait for better options (Likely, FT)
     
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    I owned both and i sold my UT to buy the Zeta ones. As i always display them in combiner form, size and looks wise Zeta is better for my taste.
     
  4. Mr H

    Mr H Old bot from Iacon...

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    Zeta for combined, Unique Toys or MMC/OX for individual bots.
     
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    I’m leaning toward a hybrid: Oc Max arms, Zeta Onslaught, and UT for the calves. Gonna need a metric buttload of adapter pieces though...
     
  6. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    What exactly are you looking for? G1 cartoon accurate Combaticons? Then go with MMC's. MMC has a pretty strong track record and their Vortex came out pretty great, the main thing working against it is that the combined mode will only be 18" (well, there's going to be people who are pretty insistent that the lack of partsforming is a strike against them, but I'm reserving judgement until I see the finished Bruticus).

    Or do you want the biggest Bruticus possible, accuracy be damned? Then go with Zeta. You'll get a 20" Bruticus to stand with Constructor, Zeta's Superion, or whichever Menasor you think is winning that fight. Just know that, except for maybe their Onslaught, Zeta's Combaticons are pretty awful on their own and not even a little cartoon accurate. Swindle and Vortex don't even have the right alt mode.

    There really isn't much reason to go UT's anymore. While I liked their Brawl and Swindle their Onslaught was just OK, and their Blast Off and Vortex were pretty bad. The got less cartoon accurate with each release, they used some questionable materials, and the tolerances on the last two were so bad they couldn't even hold their weapons.
     
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    If it is stand alone, and you don't mind waiting I'd sat go MMC. It is really looking impressive in all 3 modes.

    If you are worried about how it scales with others you will have to look at individual cases.

    If you don't want to wait and want 3 real nice modes and probably a discount off the original price, go with Ragnaros.

    If you want to make Bruticus and forgetaboutit, you might want Zeta.
     
  8. Tigerkaiser

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    Second this statement. I have the Bruticon version of Zeta, so it's a more G1 accurate colour scheme. Yes, I acknowledge that Vortex/Swindle don't have cartoon matching alt-modes. That for me isn't an issue as I have him on my desk in Bruticus mode 24/7 and he looks brilliant.
     
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  9. RyanCharlie

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    With Zeta's combined mode size and MMCs perfect bot modes nobody should ever buy the UT set again.
     
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    Really? That Swindle alt mode looks like ass.
     
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    Zeta for combined mode. FT is an unproven company in regards to combined mode, but will probably end up making the best looking bot mode combaticons. Zeta is the reigning defending combiner king champs currently.
     
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    Well I said bot mode. But my point stands, the UT set is trash.
     
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    fans keep mentioning FT Bruticus, why? Did i miss an announcement?

    Screw Bruticus (my favorite combiner), i am saving all my money for FT Aerialbots, then maybe FT Stunticons!!!

    But if i was in for one of the existing / announced Bruticus, it would be Ocular Max, cause out of the 3, they got the more medium/average level / look for all of Bot / Alt / Combined, vs just 1 or 2 modes ok. If i didnt care for individual bot/alt modes, then Zeta...but i do!!!
     
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    No, we're just assuming that since FT is moving so fast with their first two combiners that more will likely follow very soon.
     
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    Here's my take, and I own both the UT and Zeta sets, plus have Impetus (Vortex) from the MMC set.

    UT:
    Pros - Pretty good individual limb bots
    Cons - Small stunted looking combined mode, poor QC (shredding ratchets and poorly toleranced tabs), Kalecgos (Onslaught) seems a bit CHUG-ish compared to the rest of the team.

    Zeta:
    Pros - Combined mode looks amazing and imposing, looks great with other MP's, great QC, great value.
    Cons - Individual limb bots are a little too big for my taste and very kibble heavy in bot mode, Racket (Swindle) and Whirlblade (Vortex) alt modes while very nice and "real world" are completely wrong for a G1 MP display.

    MMC Impetus:
    Pros - both bot and alt modes are on point, the fully integrated combiner hand is impressive.
    Cons - fear that the overall combined mode is going to feel very small compared to what other companies are doing.
     
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    What are you looking for primarily? Fun transformation? Impressive shelf presence? Great botmodes?
     
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    Everyone take a drink.
     
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  18. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Why? I mean, I'm pouring the Johnnie Walker, but I feel like I'm missing something.
     
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    Drink every time someone uses the words "piece of shit" or "trash", or talks about throwing out TF that are "garbage".
     
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  20. boomerdave

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    I'd be a closet alcoholic by now if we were really playing that game based on the comments I see here. :p 
     
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