Zeta Toys ZV-02 Core Star / 1Studio Cell (G1 Unicron)

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  1. Teletran-1

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    It felt tacked on to me. If it had some of that metallic in other places or a less reflective shiny silver I think it coulda worked. Honestly it might be a bit plain now, I'd like paint of some kind but it's kinda hard to tell in the packaging. His face is mostly white in the movie, maybe a pearlescent off-white or something
     
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    Hope it’s painted grey instead of just grey plastic. Don’t want it looking cheap.
     
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  3. joopsta

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    Looks better than the metallic silver to me.
     
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  4. Teletran-1

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    Yeah, I think almost any paint is better than bare plastic
     
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    It's less about de-metallizing and more about color preference and uniformity for me. I always thought of Unicron's face and hands of being white or off-white, and I like his color scheme that way. So far, the gray that Zeta's using isn't quite what I would ideally prefer, but it's closer to what I want than the silver was. Ultimately, I'd rather this thing have a pearlescent white paint like Teletran-1 said, but that's probably not in the cards.

    Still, I get that not everybody wants what I want. And I totally get being somewhat disappointed by the choice - your line of thinking is pretty similar to mine when I thought the face was going to be shiny silver.
     
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  6. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    I dunno. I have no problems with reduced paint. less chances of chipping. DX9 Gabriel for example is fine with minimal paint.
     
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    I think I've said this before but... come on, this is zeta. There will be repaints, translucent versions, golden ticket versions, weathered versions... :D 
     
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    That's Toyworld. Zeta just do toy, toon and metallic ;) 
     
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    let's go single head listings where ya at...o_O 
     
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    For this release in particular, I feel like less paint is better for me personally. It needs to be well painted in specific spots but given the amount of panel folding/rotating/stacking this thing has to do I feel like it will keep scratching to a minimum with less surface area painted. I should say that I'm the type of collector that likes to regularly transformer and move around my collection.
     
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    I like the white face more. I still hope they'll do another version with more accurate plastic colors. The blue they used is way too bright
     
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    That's the way I feel. I have lots of unpainted TF toys that look amazing. Painted detail is great, but I see no reason to paint entire panels that look just as good in colored plastic.
     
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    Paint vs plastic is cool and all, but what about faces? I have almost never seen a unpainted face actually work. They always look bland or have mushy details.
     
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    Do you have examples for mushy details on unpainted faces? I can't think of any at the moment. I don't disagree with the bland part, but paint doesn't guarantee a lack of mushy details for me. XTB Skids, TT Ironhide/Ratchet, TT Hot Rod, Badcube Brawny are the ones that immediately come to mind.
     
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    What pops to mind for me is XTB Eligos, looks so unfinished compared to Quietus

    eligos.jpg
     
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  16. Maglite

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    That's a pretty convincing example!
     
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    Yeah, paint all the way for me. Whether the face is silver or grey, I just hope it's painted and not bare plastic.
     
  18. octobotimus

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    Yeah that’s certainly one I remember. I also remember looking in the thread where people painted the face themselves and it did so much for the figure. It’s insane how much a difference paint makes on a face.
     

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  20. Mercutio

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    Heck yeah! Bring on Geisha Unicron, Destroyer of Worlds and Burner of Eyeballs.
     
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