XTB Protectobots/Defensor

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by XBurner071, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Decepticon13

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    Hopefully that's an early render
     
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    He looks great. Just what I wanted! Looks like it’ll partsform the chest which I am totally down with.
     
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    Ooph... Yeah that is not looking great. I didn't like their Menosar early renders either, but love the look of the final product, so I hope that happens again here.
     
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    I love the look their going with it. Partsforming with the whole torso area. I hope i'm wrong but i'm seeing a lot of XTB Menasor especially in the shoulder joint, elbow joint and those arms. This might be a whole exoskeleton again.
     
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    Agree, this doesn't look great.
    I wish one day some company can make a Defensor looks as good as this
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    Both MT and CW with C++ looks much better than this version, too bad they are not MP scale.

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    XTB Defensor comparison.jpg

    Well, it's not a great looking bot but it is a very cartoon accurate bot. He's actually a little better proportioned than these screen-grabs I found.

    I also think Menasor looks a bit stupid especially with the cars on the backs of his legs, but what are you gonna do? Not all the G1 designs were great. The cartoon frequently looked a lot better than the toys themselves, but even then they aren't overly detailed or well proportioned. There is certainly room for another version, but for now this XTB prototype looks a lot like the cartoon he's based on. Is that a good thing or should he be re-imagined? Any more toon accurate will just look silly.

    Of course that motorcycle is what always bugs me the most. I don't know what the animators where thinking squishing it up that way, but XTB seem to have done something decent with it. Not sure if you'll get a real motorcycle alt mode if it needs to look like the cartoon in combined mode.
     
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    Wow. I didn't remember it looking so bad
     
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    This looks CLEEEAN.

    Seems like they're reusing a lot of the engineering from Monolith's trailer for Hot Spot. The transformation's a nightmare but gotta give XTB and 598 props for making a non-partsforming Menasor. I wonder how they've managed to hide Hot Spot's ladder on Defensor.

    EDIT: Did the Defensor toy have some base mode? I hope we can skip that and all the engineering concessions that need to be made to support a half-hearted base mode.
     
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    I don't like cartoon accurate to a fault. It was a very poorly animated show. I prefer a little more effort put into the proportions and details.
     
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    That's where I'm at too.
     
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    Ya know, I'm wondering if this is a non transforming skeleton? I'm not seeing anything to indicate an alt mode for the skeleton. And I'm ok with that.

    It looks like the arm bots split and attach just like the Menasor arm bots.

    As for a base mode, it was Hotspot that had the base mode. Here it is in all its glory.
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    God I hope they skip it.
     
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    Waist looks too thin compared to the cartoon model. I think the MMC one looks better than this, but that's too short.
     
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    Streetwise expected for May. What about Virtus tho?
     
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