X-Transbots Aegis (Trailbreaker) and Paean (Hoist)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    My guess is before next year. This seemed like a fairly sudden release and I don’t think they’re gonna wait long for him.
     
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    Yeah it was really quick, and BBTS has a preorder listed for this month.
     
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  3. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Hold the fucking telegraph.

    It’s already announced? With pictures?
     
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    This is sure to be an unpopular opinion, but was it too much to ask that v2 Paean get the same hands that v2 Aegis received?

    Hmm...

    XTB Paean v2
    XTB Gravestone
    Gamestop TMNT 90s movie wave 2 Figures
    FT-42 Hunk

    The next 5 months are going to be awesome for my collection, but murder on my wallet.
     
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  5. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    I expect him to have them. I think XTB want to go for more of an MP fit in focus. That explains the newer features like the hands being static and having rounded sculpts, along with the new range of faces.
     
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    I don’t remember any announcement other than a vague comment about paean coming sometime from ibot or something. I didn’t see anything official here, just bumped into it at BBTS. Don’t think anyone else has it for preorder so maybe it’s old stock of the first run?
     
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    Those images are definitely from the first run because they're the same ones that ShowZ has on their site for v1 of Paean.
     
  8. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Announced pretty much. Pics, no. That's v1 shown.
     
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    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Yeah thought so. Also that’s totally not gonna release then.
     
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    I was wondering that as well, the blue windows definitely help the figures color to pop more, especially if they are a darker, single color figure. Bens review has the v1 and v2 and v1 looks like stealth mode or something
     
  11. deathsheadII

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    said it before and will say it again don't pay attention to bbts pre orders they will put pre orders up for anything with no communication from company's saying they are going to reissue something this has probably been for pre order for a couple of years all they do is change the month ... very shady business practice and they get away with it and must make a fair bit of cash doing it

    heres a really good example of that , i have been watching the pre orders for the upgrade parts for v1 constructor for about a year and have even messaged them about it and they told me when i messaged them that they were due that month which was a lie!!! they have changed the month every month for the last year , they are dodgy as fuck

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    I . was. So .happy to finally get ahold of this guy.
    Im so glad my patiencr paid off , a toon version of MP figure ive been waiting for so long.
    What can i say more.
    Aside from some limited articulation , he fit on the sjelf like glove.
    I WANT MORE OF THOSE NEW HANDS. Those hands would be tremendous help to upgrade my Meteor !!! @ibot 20191114_132732.jpg 20191114_155226.jpg 20191114_155752.jpg
     
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    If it is dropping this month why are they using pics from the v1 version of Paean?
    Master X MX-IX Paean
     
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    Exactly. The only place TB has those white parts is in the single animation model reference pic that the toon itself doesn't follow. All the actual eps show TB with silver parts instead of white. I'll just stick to my v1 or wait and see if XTB releases the v2 with silver parts. Those white parts just look terribly off IMO.
     
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    Hmmm... the white parts don't looks as bad as I thought. Mine just arrived in Los Angeles yesterday and should be in my hands in the next few days. Maybe I won't need to trade mine away anyways?
     
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    it's pearlish white
     
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    They are a very nice silvery white in person. Very similar to Inferno and Grapple's "white".

    If it was pure white, I don't think I would have liked it, but it's very nice in hand. Pictures really don't do it justice.
     
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    Unfortunately, some of like to photograph our figures so anything that pictures "don't do justice" is still a failing in my book. Still, I think his pearlescent accessories photograph alright and I am a big fan of pearlescent finishes. I don't think pearl really suits Trailbreaker - he's definitely more of a silver kind of guy - but it still looks decent. The pearl finish shows up pretty well in this pic.

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    The white doesn't look to bad in person. I think a lot of the previous pics made it look odd because of the color of the light hitting it. I tried to capture how it looks in person by altering with filters. I'm loving this a lot more than the other version I have of this guy. MMC I think it was? Yeah, this one is far superior even though it has issues. I would say that the primary issues I have with it are that one of the headlights seems to fall out, the backpack is kinda fiddly to get those pegs in, and the front of the truck has a difficult time tabbing into the front. The shoulders seem to be okay for me? I'm not sure. The hand with the attachment piece was a little difficult to slot into place. I had to push really hard. Overall, this is not a bad figure though, it holds better than the other, and I really love the look of it! At first I wasn't sure about the black being not totally black, but I'm okay with it. It makes me feel really good inside lol.
     
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    Fair enough. I suppose I should have said, "it looks better in hand than most pictures appear to show it". However I disagree about the failing part, since that could be the photographer, not the product.

    Your picture above showcases it very well, though.
     
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