X-Transbots MX Series Berserkars / Monolith (Stunticons/Menasor)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Sensation

    Sensation Well-Known Member

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    So the trailer does come with a nice Menasor head. Not that strange dark face we see in some of the pictures.
    Menasor's faces are the main reason i got the accessory pack. Oh well, still nice to have some extra options.

    And if there has to be a height difference, I've always seen Menasor as the smallest. So it's ok.
    It would be a bit weird though if FT Superion is bigger than Zeta Bruticus, since I've always pictured Bruticus as the biggest one. We'll see...
     
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  2. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    This is after all, the XTB thread...
     
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  3. octobotimus

    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    That to. I’d assume if you’re in here you’d know what it looks like :p 
     
  4. xueyue2

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    More like wishful thinking. As I said, holding the body and one leg (roughly1/4 of trailer?) didn't drop doesn't mean the hip joints can hold the upper body, because it has 1/2 trailer + 3 robots.
     
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  5. rendsora

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    Nope. They're optional.
     
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  6. mx-01 archon

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    And? He's got two legs, so double the strength/weight resistance.

    Again, since XTB have shown the combined form in poses other than standing rigidly straight, there's some sign that the hips are tensioned well enough.
     
  7. pilot00

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    I wouldnt call it a 'sign'. I wouldnt call it anything to be honest. And thats not me been trying to be negative here. It doesnt matter if the thing can hold a pose out of the box as much, as how it lasts after lets say 20 transformation attempts and/or position shifting.

    For me at least thats the concern. I have no doubts that out of the box it will stand just fine.
     
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    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    As I said before, it remains to be seen how well the toy holds up long-term.

    I'm just saying that lack of ratchets isn't a reason to automatically freak-out, and that certain engineering constraints mean that they're not always feasible, and in some cases, even detrimental to a toy's functionality.
     
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  9. pilot00

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    True that.
     
  10. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I didn't realize there was a price-hike on the FT figures, since I haven't been following that set's development at all. If we're going with the low-end values (which means that XTB's cost goes way down as well, with Crackup's early-bird price being a factor), then we're still only at parity between the sets because FT hasn't announced their Menasor torso yet. That's still most certainly going to come in at ~$200 as well, especially if they also plan to include additional accessories like the car turrets.
     
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  11. stprime

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    Will there be a toy add on kit but with parts for the regular release like this one with the guns?
     
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  12. mx-01 archon

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    Nothing announced yet. It's possible they could trim that back a bit, maybe just adding the guns with the trailer and call it done, since the toy version wouldn't need the car shells.
     
  13. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster No relation to the Autobot, ironically. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, especially since Dead End will be coming with all the combiner parts. Because of that and the FT price hike as of late, I fully expect him to be, and I will honestly be surprised if he isn't, $300+.
     
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    I think it looks fantastic and I'm glad for anyone that is in on it. Easily the best looking menasor we've seen and I think will be hard to beat. Menasor was always the dull G1 combiner so anyone looking for thrills would have always been disappointed.

    Sure it's not the cheapest anymore but it still isn't the most expensive, fanstoys will take that gong no doubt.
     
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    With the price that Thomas shot up to I can't even imagine. That and their final superion figure are going to be flipped so hard and that's just the retailers lol
     
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    Let me get this straight.....

    You literally see something in front of your very eyes but you call it wishful thinking?

    Righto. Like I said before, we'll see if that's a fluke or if things are actually OK in a few weeks.
     
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  17. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    I ain't got any skin in this game, thank fuhk...but if I did, I'd choose the no base mode option for $150, Alex! I mean, I'm sure there are people out there that prefer having a base mode, all things equal...but I can't imagine there are more than 4 people that felt a base mode was worth an extra $100-150.
     
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  18. toretilo

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    Those look shells to me. No doubt they're gonna make you buy all the stuff.

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  19. pilot00

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    Yep, and so are most likely the 'bot detail' in front, probably tabbing in to that peg that the legs have. Especially since they seem misaligned to the knee.
     
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  20. ILoveLuci4

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    Got to Ben's Collectibles' video last night. I was able to not yell at the television; a feat since I hope to never watch one of his videos again.

    I somehow got this guy and P4L confused. Weird.

    Anyhow, the DX9 Menasor looks quite nice to me, but I'm not changing at this point.
    I'll probably just get the trailer, hope for the best and check off "Menasor/Stunticons" from my (imaginary) checklist
     
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