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

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

  1. gaseous clay

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    Lookie what came in today from toydojo:
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    As an obsessive person, I can't help but closely follow tracking for my packages. So even though it said Saturday delivery, I was skeptical since it had reached the distribution center here in Georgia around 330am and there were no scans after that. I went to lunch annoyed resigning myself to a Monday delivery. So imagine my surprise when it showed up!

    Owel, glad I get to tinker around with this this afternoon:
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    Interestingly enough, while not the peach cream of the original, its also not the white of Spoiler either: (though its hard to tell from this pic)
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    I guess its more of a cream than a peaches and cream?

    Also people here be like:
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    (anyone know who the originator of this pic is, I like to give credit where credit is due)
     
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  2. Thingfromthevoid

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    The 'youth' version looks to be a better moulding, makes the original look rounded on the edges and panel lines... almost as if it's melted slightly o_O 
    And the black looks to be crisper and more defined too.

    In summary, the 'new' Crackup makes the 'old' Crackup look like a KO of itself :p 
     
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  3. gaseous clay

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    Interesting, when taking a picture of the cars' backsides, I noticed the youth version was taller:
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    Sure enough, I checked, and it looks like the youth version has bigger tires:
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    I think the only thing I dislike is it appear his hip ratchets appear to be wider, as he can't get in the same stance as his XTB brethren:
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    Without the bigger tires, his chest will more easily get scratched because of lack of clearance.
     
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    dang it! these youth versions have so much more "pop" to them, guess I am just going to have to say screw it and buy the youth versions and put the 2 originals that I already have in the box for now. I don't have the space to do multiples of any set so I guess I have some decisions to make, lol.
     
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  6. Ichibaru

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    I didn't mimic the stance... instead, here's a photo of them in a police line up, standing straight up. I also tried to keep the camera angle relative straight instead angling upwards or downwards.

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    Definitely bugs me. The whole point of these is to try to get things as accurate as they can. It's not going to stop me from buying it, but it's a "so close, why not do it?". The 3 sets of purple on his thights are how Motormaster looks (all the other 3p options got it right).

    And yeah, we were discussing it earlier, we know those are obviously used to peg into one another (or something), but it could still at least be painted purple, or have a purple piece that fits around it. I don't want to have to buy a kit for it (not that I think anyone would make it anyways).

    The tab at least actually looks separate too. Don't know if they could even be just made in purple (but not translucent obviously, we all know how translucent isn't the best for tabbing heh).
     
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    It was the one in the middle Officer! I'm sure of it! He even looks like a criminal, see his little beady eyes o_O 
     
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    I'd like the original with the crisp moulding of the toy version... but then what would I do with my original original if I bought a new original?
     
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    Are people forgetting that things farther back are smaller.... as in, motormaster should not be smaller because he is closer, he should be way larger. The perspective argument falls flat there.
     
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    Ppl are talking about the cars stood behind him.....
     
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    @Starganderfish Here's the replicated pose as well with MP-44 and RK...
    @MysticFortune Yeah, I agree that the scale seems to be off...

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    I have just the the toy version and it feels and looks better than the vartoon version. I think the blue metallic plastic they used is better.

    Be cool if they will release a white version with the same metallic blue plastic! Would be awesome
     
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    Yeah, I figured that was the case. Its weird they didn't make them that big from the beginning, since the wheel wells definitely support the larger tires.

    Oh, I think people are fully aware of that- like yeah, if the other Stunticons were in front of him then it could be easily blamed on perspective since you could put MM far enough back to make his guys look bigger. I was trying to see if there was any way to manipulate the picture and somehow make the team look bigger even though MM was in the front. Which there wasn't- you can make a pic where you could technically draw a line through his upper chest and their necks, but it would be obvious it was from some sort of weird angle.

    One last youth Breakdown pic:
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    Yeah, and what confuses me is some people make it seem as if standing them farther back made them look bigger next to MM, even tho that’s not how it works. But hey,
    keep the mocking messages comin, enjoy reading em.
     
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    Thanks for the pics! I've really been contemplating going in on the Toy variations.. oh so tempting
     
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    For me Motormaster should be always a little taller than Optimus for including also his trailer but if at the end Gravestone is as tall as MP Optimus there is absolutely no problem.
     
  19. Blazing Mewtwo

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    Imagine mp10 as MM
    Gonna look so gooooooddddd 9A10EAE3-ABF0-4BDD-A6C9-1213F8BF8EDA.jpeg BDB341B6-2320-45A5-87DB-968C4005EB4E.jpeg D7AC6F5A-9A5A-4DE2-BA7A-32B3053D63D9.jpeg 4674B882-85FF-4F81-8A5C-675BD2EFB25B.jpeg 62F9976F-2711-48B4-A7FC-30D3E318B381.jpeg 4EBE217C-EF4A-4F37-A386-48DCA95E2E5E.jpeg 4885E0B1-8DE0-4F15-866D-73BF329DCF74.jpeg AF2B11F5-2F75-48E9-AF1C-854E7509FA07.jpeg
     
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    Mocking? I'm just pointing out the odd arrangement in the positioning. You think that's mocking then that's your problem.

    Moving on. @edgecrusher, don't keep us hanging much longer with the toy Dragstrip pics!!
     
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