X-Transbots MX-III Eligos (Cyclonus)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by jamester, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Devastator21

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  2. rubadubspawn

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    Great MP Cyclonus.

    Best currently available .

    Some are saying ft will be better but it's not out and has the benefit of hindsight so would expect it to be better
     
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    Plus “some” will say that no matter what.
     
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    Oh hey Rub, I was actually looking for ChromeMagnus’ thoughts as he’s been a frequent contributor to this thread without owning it until now.

    I actually got my Eligos from you last year and I think he’s pretty great!
     
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  5. ChromeMagnus

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    The heft was pretty decent. Like many others I noticed the loose left knee joint. I didn't mess too much with it because it was already late at night. It's a shame the chest, lower legs and back areas don't have the nice metallic sparkle paint finish like Sovereign and Andras. The colored plastic doesn't look and feel as cheap and light as MP-29 Shockwave like I suspected. The fingers felt scary loose. I wish XTB would do their fully articulated hands the way FansToys does theirs. I went into it without the highest of expectations plus I got it below market. We'll see how it holds up once I try to transform it later.
    I don't really do placeholders like that but this will have to do until PF/FT drops their MP Cyclonus.
     
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    This is probably the one aspect of Eligos that I find disappointing.
     
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    Looks nice enough but it a pretty grim experience in-hand in my personal opinion.
     
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    This. I tried to like Eligos but I just couldn't. It felt a little cheap in hand. Waiting for PF Quietus.
     
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    I was pleasantly surprised with mine. I was afraid to transform it, but glad I nutted up and gave it a shot. I thought the transformation was one of the best I've experienced with XTB and MY COPY didn't have any of the issues that have been reported. The only issue with mine is the accent parts are white rather than the very light pink I wish it was.
     
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    Funny, I got a light pink one- and I wish mine was white. This cheap XTB place holder is being flipped as soon as PF Quietus is released.
     
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  11. ChromeMagnus

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    I think a good number of people feel the same way. I just hope the PF version has plenty of die cast. Gotta have that heft.
     
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    @MpCollector81 - Cheap? I didn't think he was that cheap - like $130 or $140?

    For me personally, he was worth the price I paid way back when and still is. I would totally expect FT's version to be better since they've had time to probably tweak their version and learn from the mistakes (whatever they are) that Eligos made - BUT, I'm still pretty happy with how Eligos looks on my shelf behind Soverign and flanked by Andras.

    Solid bot in my book - but respect if others think he is just a placeholder...
     
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    I got it for around $90 shipped- there was no way I was paying $130+ for this. While I can appreciate some of Eligos design elements the overall feeling was lukewarm when I got him.

    A long time ago I refused to get into the habit of placeholders, and its something that I've now done twice. Once with Reximus for my FT bots (and hes still too awesome to let go) and now with the Pink Space Bunny Warriror... err um... Cyclonus. XTB has always been a mixed bag for me. Even the figures I've anticipated owning (like Andras) come with a sense of wanting just a little something more...

    The only XTB/KFC product I've been thoroughly satisfied with was Wreck-Gar and it was priced appropriately.
     
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    I like mine quite a bit. The only way I’d trade up is for a version with similarly good aesthetics but a transformation I’m not afraid of. I got halfway and decided it wasn’t worth the anxiety.
     
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    I love mine and have transformed him a fair few times.

    I don't do placeholders intentionally but if something seems a lot better I'm happy to trade up.

    So far I've only done so with Meteor over MP11.

    Should FT/PF be better than Eligos, I'd happily pick it up. Something about the design looks a bit off to me so far though.
     
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    My new stop motion animated review of Eligos/Cyclonus is up!
     
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    It's "good", but the knees and some tolerances issues are annoying at best...

    But If you pick up a good copy you will be happy with him.
     
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    Hell no! After knowing how good the KFC hands are, I can't accept anything less like the FT hands. Eligos hands are not the best, but KFC / XTB next releases have well designed hands.

    Yeah that is a shame, Sovereign looks good with that shiny paint! But I don't care too much because paint is not in my priorities!

    Who knows... I will get Quietus, but Eligos is not going anywhere! Besides, I bet Quietus will not have as many ratchets as this one (even if some of them don't work properly)!
     
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    Great review. Can't wait to see you do FT Soar or Koot next.
     
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    You may be waiting a long time. Soar had his shot and I don't see me picking up Koot anytime. I like the look of Koot, but he's nowhere on my list.
     
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