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

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

  1. Stygian360

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    Thank you! You can clearly see unpainted diecast on large swaths of the figure (esp. the chest), but reminding people that this is not the final figure is probably helpful.
     
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    April? ROFL. It's like next week.
     
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    It's gotten to the point where there are so many 3P versions of some characters that I sometimes have trouble remembering what the real name is. It sucks.
     
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    But also 3 weeks after that. I do think may is probably a bit more realistic though, unless stores are flying stock in.
     
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    30 days, there is, in April.
     
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    Just got the notification from BBTS. Allegedly both are "April".

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    Ditto
     
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    Wouldn't matter. ibot didn't say anything about these two. He only confirmed Seaspray in May.
     
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    Hence why I said "you don't have to like it". And from what I've seen, people are mostly complaining about "awkward poses" that are simply the result of the photographer showing off the range of articulation and a shitty paint job even though it has zero paint...because it's a prototype...

    My point was, you may not like it, but don't shit on the photographer for doing his job and if you're going to complain, have a reason. Otherwise it's unnecessary negativity, especially since Black Convoy specified in his news post that it's a prototype.
     
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    The switch on deadends chest also turns the bathroom lights on.
     
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    People here shit on Hasbro official photography all the time. It sucks.
     
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    Indeed, just noticed he did say "hopefully" in April for Overheat / Deathwish.

    But lets concentrate on what is really important here, and that is : "arkose g2 and G1 both in April . now in painting progress."
     
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    Hopefully usually means, not really. I am guessing these guys will be June. Hei I'd like to be wrong since I want these to be available for the next eBay Flash Sale.
     
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    It's actually a dimmer switch for his givingafuck functions.
     
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    I mean, FT's looks nice, and assuming they don't screw up the articulation, it would be a nice bot, but it's the wrong size. It's out of scale in botmode with the rest of the Transformers that are sized to turn into Earth cars. So it really doesn't work at all in an MP collection except in combined mode or, barely, in alt mode.

    Stunticons in G1 were tiny toys and normally same-sized bots as Autobot cars in the cartoon, iirc. Making them larger than Autobot cars is going to the opposite end of the size spectrum with no good precedent and also renders them awkwardly out of scale in botmode when near other MP carbots.

    I can see FT making the Aerialbots similar in size to Decepticon Seekers since they are similar type of Transformers that turn into fighter jets. That makes sense, even though the G1 toys were smaller-sized. That's improving on the scale to gain consistency. What FT's done with their Stunticons is force the scale of carbots to be inconsistent with other carbots. It's strange and it's kind of a shame because they might be pretty nice bots otherwise. And i get that it would be rare for a collector to display Stunticons next to Autobot carbots, but it would at least be possible when they are scaled correctly, which XTB's are. For some, simply knowing that FT has scaled them so strangely is enough to turn them away. It's the knowledge that they wouldn't look right side by side with Autobot carbots even if they aren't often placed next to them.
     
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    Naturally, as they're unpainted plastic and the red arms are painted parts. And you don't want paint on high touch areas like hands, so it's probably as close as they can get it.

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    Most of the comments wouldn't qualify for that description. And it's nothing personal. After all, we don't even know who took the photos. But that person did their job ineffectively to pose it so awkwardly so it would follow that people commenting on that are perfectly within reason. if you're going to release shots to the public as marketing material for your product, you should at least try to make it look good. Technically, that's on both the photog and keith for approving the release of those shots. All seems perfectly within line. No one has been personally attacked considering we don't even know who took the photos that make Gravestone look so awkward and broken-sculpted in those action poses. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Meh, I still think it was done just to show off the articulation of Motormaster. I will reserve judgement until I see a finished MM because I don't believe they would shit the bed on him after doing such an awesome job on the four cars. If they do...well, I bought him to face off against Superion on a shelf anyways so I'll see the cars I love and not Motormaster.
     
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