X-transbots Ratchet and Ironhide

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Quippy, Oct 21, 2023.

  1. Gshell

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    I guess Icon labs or a 3d printer person could make swapable windshield like they did for FT Soundwave and Blaster. Depending on how its designed.
     
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    Some of design choice are questionable, hope xtb listen. On the other hand I've always wanted a black Ironhide...
     
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    I dunno. Windshield doesnt really bother me. That large gap below the windshield is pretty bad though.
     
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    Here is ss86 face, you don't need to think, can just see it.
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    And regarding to the helmet being too long, there is a thing called focal length.
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    “Ron, you ARE the father!!”
     
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    I really wish companies would do more stuff like this instead of faux parts, if only because half the time it looks crap like this. Optional parts is really the way I'd rather go. But whatever. It's just something else I won't buy. Problem is, I really am looking for a better Ironhide from 3P companies. And just being honest, the upper chest area for MP Ironhide is not a problem for me at all--it's all kinds of other things. So a 3PMP Ironhide that didn't fake it and got the rest of the body built better could really win me over.

    Ah well. Not this time.
     
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    Initially I was thinking no need to replace but damn! Chalk & cheese
     
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    I'm in it for toy deco Ratchet and black Ironhide.
    Honestly, I'm willing to give many of these flaws a pass if we get those two and the toy detailing are tampos.
     
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    first pics I saw of this the chest was the first thing I focused on. all I see are panel lines and holes where there shouldn't be any. it instantly degrades the look of the figure. if the sole reasoning for that mistake is to hide the wipers in bot mode then they traded one small point for a whole host of larger issues.
     
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    I’ve just noticed that on this picture there is no gap under the windscreen. I figure it’s either due to camera angle or that middle stomach section actually moves up to close the gap and that’s been missed on the majority of the other pictures?
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    That does look much better but I think it's a photo shopped image of the one on the right. You can even see some red filler work and the resolution is poor
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    God I hope it isn’t photoshop, that would be so disingenuous :( 
     
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    Looking at the bumper pieces and how the body line keeps alignment through both images, it has to be some editing, imo anyway. Also, in the clearer image, I don't see how the hinge could move or have room for an extra panel, so I think an image that someone was playing around with got released with the actual figure pics.
     
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    Totally agree. It’s not bad in and of itself, certainly better than the official one, but I’ll wait to see what FansToys or Magic Square does.
     
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    I love it for two reasons : smaller nappy (diaper for non Brits) and no wheel cheeks!
     
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    Bumpergate is officially happening.

    At first I thought this could just be a matter of mistransformation but there's just no way the closed gap picture isn't shopped. There are just too many little things that don't add up. Not only is there just not enough material on the top of that center piece to fill the gap but the hinges at the top are different too. I will say though that they need to close that gap for real. It's the one major thing about this figure I don't like.

    Anyway, here's the full-res image of that picture below.
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    I'd be happy if the two rectangle peg holes get removed completely on the chest.
     
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    The main reason for the false chest is because when MP Ironhide came out there was a realization that the real van's front couldn't match the character without major changes. The OSKO removed the bumper but it still didn't match to Ironhide's squared chest. The various Legends versions simplify the van's front to achieve this look with vehicle mode parts.
     
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  19. Max Rawhide

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    Probably has to do with the difference between the front of the vehicle and Ironhide his chest.

    The animation model gives Ironhide a very square, very blocky chest. But the front of the actual Nissan Vanette isn't a square, but tapers inwards toward the roof. With the MP they used the front of the vehicle and as a result Ironhide his chest looks wrong. Not this incredibly blocky torso indicative of the tough Autobot, but more like a beer belly.
     
  20. neurotictim

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    I'm not a huge fan of the outdated TT Ironhide/Ratchet, but from these images I'm not feeling the need to PO this guy to replace them. That's subject to change when more pics from more angles show up. Honest to god, if XTB upgraded the head sculpt to age him up a bit and had a snap-on (I know, partsforming gasp!) chest piece to cover that hinge and a one-piece windshield, I'd be first in line for him though.

    Edit: It just occurred to me that, of all companies, XTB missed an opportunity here for naming conventions. I'd like to see MMXLVII-Arnhide or (if that hits too close to home) Arn Side, something clever. "Ron" is just... meh after "Fast & Fury," and "Big Load."
     
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