X-Transbots Locke (MP Kup)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. octobotimus

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    Which in the 3p world pretty much means a June release for quintessons and December release on Kup :p 
     
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    Or maybe June 2021
     
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  3. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    I know it's probably an early test shot, and things like the lighting could be affecting things but that paint on Locke looks way too metallic for me based just off that. I get that 3P like to go with metallic paint because "premium", but for me 3P should complement and fit in with the official line, which uses mainly gloss, pearl and matte paints but rarely metallic these days. If this does turn out as shiny metallic as it looks it'll stick out like a sore thumb next to the official Hot Rod and Magnus figures. Still, glad there's finally some updates on Locke.
     
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  4. TigerBlade

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    Yeah. Not a fan of that metallic look, I hope they aren't following FT in that respect as Kup isn't gonna be stood with Sovereign and Quietus in most displays. He'd look much better matching the current Autobot lineups ppl have.

    On the plus side I love the cleaner chest (no ugly ass chest split) and he looks to have better proportions than FT. Do we know the size yet?

    Edit - I'm kinda liking this for my Headmasters shelf but I've got a feeling it's gonna be too small.
     
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    Thanks
    These both are testing colors so fans can know what's generally it looks like. Yup I agree with gloss painted like our Aegis toon version.

    We will see soon.
     
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    Maybe you can have both glossy and metallic looks? I think there be enough people to buy both.
     
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  7. King Nergil

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    If he's taller than Koot I'm very interested.
     
  8. stinkyshawn

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    minus that metallic paint...look good.... it has a CYGAR!!!!
     
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    Brilliant looking sculpt. Horrible looking paint. Sorry, please don't go down the fanstoys everything has to be metallic path.
     
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    Alright, looking a bit closer and doing some comparisons to FT Koot and to the character model, it’s not as bad as I first thought. It does some thing’s a bit better - I think XTB did a better job with the arms (elbows and shoulder area in particular).
    They both did a pretty good job with the legs.

    I think FT did the torso a little better, especially the sides where the arms connect to the body - Kup has kind of a rounded socket type shape there that XTB struggles with.

    XTB really messed up the head for me though. Kup has a rounded scalp, not a Frankenstein flat top. And his face shouldn’t be sunk in to the helmet like that. XTB have that whole Roman legionaries helmet thing going with the big cheek guards blocking the sides of the head.
    And of course they’re both struggling desperately with Kup’s torso - he’s too thick and chunky around the chest. He’s an old man, and should be looking like he’s wasted away just a little.

    But if XTB can do a decent job with the paint (a little less spearmint than FT and capture more of that grey green tone) this may be okay. I’d love a better head of course but unless FT announce another run in the next 6 months...

    D35CF5E3-EB0E-4740-BB5B-67E8084E9735.jpeg BEE688D4-CB67-4381-8919-CE4F5AC1B17C.jpeg Kup.jpg
     
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    I don't know if the width of the chest cause that awkwardness in the shoulders area, but it seems really off...
    Maybe the lack of articulation in the neck shown in that screenshot contributes to the feeling of "I'm too drunk to stand straight and I'm barely holding the weapon".

    In spite of that, I really hope they could overcome this awkwardness to become a great figure
     
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    I don't think xtb will over throw ft koot… but mayb the price will as ft wont be reissusing koot any time in the nxt 5 yrs
     
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    Matte paintjob , a more polish facesculpt , thicker thighs and various tweak will soon make FT koot obsolete , even Koot is my favorite Kup so far. You guys can do it @ibot .
     
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    Looks a bit stiff and the colour makes him very one-dimensional.
     
  16. deathsheadII

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    that paint is horrible and needs more pictures with it posed different , just looks awkard in these pictures
     
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    The more I look at these photos the more I think this is a handpainted test shot. After having Gravestone in hand I'm very confident they'll do good with the paint here on the final product.
     
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    Thank You,
    The paint on Aegis V2 was so well done and received.
    Hope to see that on this version of Kup.
    I love the direction X-Transbots has been going and what they have been giving us.

    Keep them coming.
     
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    I'd be down for a shinier paint for a flashback from "Chaos". But definitely looking for an old, (toon) beat up Shitpiece. Not über weathered, more like 'this old-timer's got some stories about petro-rabbits'.
     
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    Cup looks nice. I hope it gets a translucent window.