X-Transbots Klaatu (MP Cosmos)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Wheeljoker

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    He is that good. I had the regular and metallic versions and got out of MP collecting and sold of my entire collection. But I ordered the metallic again because he was one of my favorite bots in my entire collection.
     
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    There have been very few XTB toys I wouldn't replace on my main display with FT or other companies who do the same characters, but Klaatu is a mainstay. He's one of the best 3P MP scale minibots overall, and 3P MP representation of any character in general. I am confident you will enjoy.
     
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    I am in the same exact boat. When i started my g1 collection a few months ago, i didn't have any interest in minibots since i don't care for chibi vehicles. But i can make an exception for an UFO, especially if it comes with this many recommendations.
     
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    Klaatu is already incoming at retailers jumping ahead of Ratchet and Ironhide (and the Nissan Van Wars raging between FT and XTB). The way Klaatu has made this sudden jump makes me think that FT is finally going to announce their version of Cosmos at TFCon Toronto in July (or at the other, other TF Con in November). Keith was swift to do a third run of Ultra Magnus this month to screw with FT Margh.
     
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    Could be that, or after years of fans asking for it (and years of aftermarket pricing) XTB has the time and resources to do a re-issue, give fans what they've been asking for, and put a delightful MP bot back on the market. Klaatu is pretty universally praised in the collecting community.
     
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    I would think of it as something came up with Ironhide/Ratchet which pushed them back so they just did something else that could be run anytime to fill the gap in the schedule.
     
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    Got my invoice from ShowZ...hopefully will be in hand early July! My first...super excited. My TW version's ankles suck and he keeps falling over!
     
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    Amazing that XTB of all companies made the best Cosmos MP. I say this as a bit of an Xtransbots hater who doesn't collect MP anymore, but this toy is perfect. Just amazing.
     
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    For the reissue all of the retailers web sites have these pictures that show this silver part (circled) showing when it is supposed to be flipped over so it’s green for his bot mode feet. Did they make a change and you can’t flip it over anymore or is it a simple mis-transformation? It would really suck if you can’t do that anymore because it is a cool feature.

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    That part got really scratched up on mine because it was so tight, maybe they just fixed it a bit, better paint or tolerances?
     
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    With something like that I figure when in doubt assume the photographer either forgot or didn't know. Then if you are wrong apologize later.
     
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    Heres a review from Peaugh explaining the silver panels...see 11:35 and he explains the options

     
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    He's mistransformed in those pics. There's a little hinge that flips out for the piece to rotate.
    See my pics from this post X-Transbots Klaatu (MP Cosmos)
    That way you can have a larger Autobots badge in the alt mode ^_^

    Also! Friendly reminder for new owners!
    If you push down on his head in Alt mode and THEN push the release button, it's way easier to get the head to pop up. Otherwise I've used the included screwdriver to do it.
    Credit to mrspringly for that helpful tip
     
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    I had the metalllic version and I scrached mine up during the first transformation. It could be the paint still needed time to cure but I'm sure that I was not being careful. Once you figure out where the contact points are, you can avoid having those panels scratched up. XTB actually send me replacement parts but that was more than 4 years ago.
     
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    Go for the blue it's l 1000001314.jpg ovely
     
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    Agreed. As perfect as Klaatu is, Barada in blue is even better
     
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    Payment request from Omegalock
     
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    I recieved my shipping notice from ShowZ. looking forward to this little bot!!
     
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