X-Transbots Springer

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Qingtianzhu, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. ghostfossil

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    This thread turns to be rather calm and quiet now, surprisingly after the tons of official images being released.
    Guess since xtb has ft Apache beaten across all three modes, at least from the pure look wise, and all Ft believers have nothing to bash now.
     
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    Anyone buying virtus and willing to sell the human figure?
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    There's always QC... because FT never has qc issues.

    Or engineering...because FT never has over engineering.

    Be glad TT aren't involved, because they don't...oh, yeah...

    So all companies make odd choices and have spotty qc... what can people complain about with this again?
     
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    Looks close and looks incredible. Gonna be a bumper end to the year with XTB movie bots and Takara seekers. Glad I bailed on Apache at the height of his popularity because this is gonna look much more at home next to the likes of mp09.

    Still trying to figure out if they included that forearm blaster or not.

    So glad I bailed on post movie too. The price of Cerebros is ridiculous. For me tho it's more hypocrisy. Ppl will gladly pay that for a figure from FT with basic articulation + ab crunch but balk at an official Seeker that puts it to shame both aesthetically and in articulation.

    Ultimately I guess worth and beauty are in the eye of the beholder. Still, it's an odd one.
     
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    IMO Virtus has the ugliest chest all of them. Too short, too high and too much gray in the grill. His shoulder-parts are not bulky enough while his arms looks thinny to me.

    I got Apache for a discount price (150$) and I'm happy with him as my Springer. His legs doesn't looks perfect, but his build is great. He looks beasty next to the other Season 3 charachters.

    But everyone as he likes. We have a nice selection of Springer :) 
     
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    I’m not sure on this one. That’s a monster backpack.
    I have Open &Play, Unique Toys and MMC’s and they all have a much more compact bot mode than this.
    Heck, looking at Open & Play on my shelf he has no backpack at all! I’m still stunned by how good that figure is. If someone took that design and threw a couple of minor improvements on the surface detail and sculpt, it would blow away all the competition.
    I do like certain aspects of this one and the extras are great but the big back is a worry. I’m planning on retiring UT’s because it’s just a bit too bloated for me and doesn’t look quite right in any mode so I kind of want to replace him with another to display all modes. but I’m kind of torn between this and the repaint of Open & Play.

    I will say, XTB’s gets points for doubling down with an extra serve of crotch thrust though. I’m kind of curious from these new pics if you can even pose him without epic crotch action?
     
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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    You mustn't be that happy, you're perusing and posting in another versions thread :p 

    Either way if you're happy, you win. I personally think this guy looks alot closer to Takara's aesthetic, especially mp09, who he's gonna be stood with. Plus that tidy profit from Apache paid for a new Perceptor too. Win/win!
     
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    Nice ass!
     
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    Watch-out for this badboys. This would puncture.

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  11. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    This does look good - but so does MMC and FT.

    I think each does things better and worse than the others. I don't like the XTB chest as much as FT, and i don't think the shoulders are quite right either. However, i think poseability wise XTB looks miles ahead of FT, and comparable with MMC. And the XTB accessories are great, as are the face sculpts.

    Seing them all side by side, there really doesn't seem to be a "bad choice". None are perfect but they all have their good points. For me, nobody has made the definitive Springer yet. It's like they are all 7/10 if i had to rate them :confused: 

    Overall - if i didn't already have FT i'd be happy to drop my ££ on XTB (subject to QC) or the recent MMC re-issue and i'd be very happy with either purchase...but neither are a home run OMG I MUST OWN IT, so i'm sticking with what i have.

    Look forward to seeing some actual in hand video reviews for XTB.
     
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    Virtus does have a case of backpack-itus. Big Spring/AirWolf have zero backpack. Virtus is at least highly accurate to the G1 model (detail wise, not proportion wise).
    Springer G1 3rd party Back comparison Transformers.jpg
     
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    Pictures incite my curiosity but review videos usually decide on whether or not I buy anything.

    It looks okay in my opinion but I really like how compact my Saltus is and if I'm going to have a chest that doesn't have depth, the black on yellow and green looks more pleasing to me.

    And with the new Air Wolf Springer coming out, I have the perfect figure to just play around with and have no scruples Transforming it multiple times.

    I'm super happy for those who really enjoy the design though. We have a Springer for everyone and what better way to reward us with

    The best Transformers character EVER (blue not blue) :D 
     
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    got to be almost ready to go
    they didn't do the back of the shoulders green! another fail so back to the drawing board xtb! :lol 
     
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    Thanks for those back pics. I think in terms of size and detail, MMC’s back is closest to the toon. XTB is not only too thick but also too long. This is the first I’ve seen FT’s from the back and it’s not great.
     
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    Did they keep the size from 3 years ago?
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    Just to let you guys know where I come from with doing the Pantone color jobs!
    I REALLY try hard to get the toon colors right for "perfectly" colored figures for almost 2 years now!

    Working hard for you!
    Springer Pantone.jpg
     
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    Yeah this thing only beats Apache in vehicle mode. I was expecting it to beat the later in bot mode as well, but now that it's properly colored, I don't think there's a clear winner. The torso just looks overly long, and Apache's chest totally destroys Virtus' in terms of accuracy.
     
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    Awesome job! Yeah now it does have the best color tone of all, then plus the best three modes.
    Question remaining is we need the Quality! Fanstoys Quality!
     
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