Zeta Toys BB movie Blitzwing

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by octobotimus, Aug 9, 2019.

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  1. Manoleitor

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    Hello, do you know if it is going to have the white part of the back of the jet mode??? I didn't think that he would end up with that ugly part but I'm watching reviews of Thunder Warrior and It seems like nobody cares, for me is really ugly.
     

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  2. XaxisGuy

    XaxisGuy Paleo Idiot

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    Zeta went with ThreeZero colors instead of movie colors and that white part ends up in the bot mode shins so yeah, it will be white in jet mode.
     
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  3. VIPERTOYS

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    Between Zeta and BMB,
    Which of the two would you recommend me, if I put as a priority among my preferences:

    - the accuracy and realism of jet mode

    - the completism of the range of alternative weapons / accessories

    ?
     
  4. Easterburn

    Easterburn I breath and lives Transformers

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    - Zeta has a sculpted cockpit while the wings are slightly not accurate to the movie design.
    But the USAF logo is wrong instead it's UFOAF. Can't speak about miscolored tail part tho because BMB has the same problem.

    - Zeta and BMB have the same amount of weapons (well because they're the same character duh)
    but Zeta comes with a stand that can store the weapons. Also, he comes with tiny missiles on his arm that Bumblebee used to blew him up.

    I apologize in advance if there's a mistake.
     
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  5. Towelcoat

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    I think they have pretty much the same accessories, correct me if I'm wrong though.
    Zeta jet mode is FAR more proportionally accurate than BMB and can open the cockpit for display. Also includes a display stand. Zeta does have that silly UFOAF marking though, compared to BMB's USAF if that bothers you.
     
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  6. Easterburn

    Easterburn I breath and lives Transformers

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    Oh yeah I just realized Zeta comes with more missiles, a middle fuel tank, and a bigger fuel tank(?)

    Zeta version
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    BMB Version
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  7. VIPERTOYS

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    Thank you for the informations.
    At this point I think I'll go with Zeta one
     
  8. Snaku

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    Looks like Zeta has more missiles as well. Those four Sidewinders on the underside of the body while BMB only has the four AMRAAMs on the wings. Also Zeta's AMRAAMs look nicer.

    [Edit] Oh wait, you mentioned the extra missiles. Sorry, got caught up looking at the pics and skipped right over your text.
     
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  9. Max Rawhide

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    What's the scale of the altmode?

    Because if it's anywhere around 1:48 you can use model kit decals to fix the wonky Zeta decals.
     
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  10. David Hingtgen

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    The front half and the back half are completely different scales.
     
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  11. ghostyurei

    ghostyurei Please hurry.

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    After reading reviews on the MA version I've placed my pre-order on baba for this one. I end up painting every single thing I get these days, so wonky decals notwithstanding not having to strip a bunch of weathering is a plus, and I want something that spent a little more time in development. Hoping it comes in around $120 and is later in the year when I have the money.o_O 
     
  12. OCProwl

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    Show-Z's price is $150, and they have been fairly competitive with baba, so I wouldn't expect this to be $120.
     
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  13. Snaku

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    Hm. I don't know the length of the jet mode but the robot mode is about 12". 1/48 for a Phantom would be 9.5" and the jet is probably a little shorter than the robot so it might work. Though, as @David Hingtgen notes, the scale is kind of all over the place so you can probably fudge the decal scale without detracting from the figure very much.
     
  14. octobotimus

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    Not to mention they keep preorder prices while baba plays “how much extra shipping cost can I get outa these guys”
     
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  15. ghostyurei

    ghostyurei Please hurry.

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    Yeah, it’s almost enough to make me go through the headache of taobao, but I’ve had good experiences with baba and my pre-order for TC-02 (which desperately needs an appropriately sized sparring buddy).
     
  16. Peacefather

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    Apparently the jet modes are about 40 cm long which makes it somewhere between 1:40 and 1:45.
     
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  17. Max Rawhide

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    And it's very off putting.

    Without knowing the scale I was tempted, because it looked big enough to fit with my alt collection (I want jets that are around 1:48), but everytime I see the jet it just looks wrong. Front looks good, but then you get to the back...:( 

    But still, this shouldn't impact the ability to use model kit decals.
     
  18. Hawkwave

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    You know I was asked to pay this off at the beginning of February from my taobao seller. Which usually means the figure is inbound. I wonder if zeta delayed shipping it to get the wings in the first batch. I am also hoping they might be doing a more rigorous QC check to prevent what other companies are going through with the rush before CNY.

    BTW its retail price is $123 in China. No way its going to be $120 from any retailer shipping it to the states or other countries.
     
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  19. Illiterate Scholar

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    Been wondering about this figure the other day as well.

    The first impressions of the pre-production toy were fairly good. Hopefully they took the constructive criticism from the early Chinese reviews to heart.
     
  20. MrLemming

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    Ugh, I decided not to wait once I found the ThreeZero deluxe Blitzwing for less than $200 since Zeta’s Flash is still in preorder...

    The problem now is I’m worrying my Aoyi Mech OS SS Prime isn’t going to look good enough next to him...