ZetaToys Armageddon/Bruticon (Combaticons/Bruticus)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by teron, May 2, 2016.

  1. Adam Kakal

    Adam Kakal Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if this has been asked before but which shockwave figure looks best for Zeta's bruticus to hold in his hand ?
     
  2. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    KO Bridgwatcher is about the right scale. But the tab on the legs, which becomes the handle, gets in the way of holding it. It's a balancing act and could benefit from behind shaved off. I haven't done it though

    Low quality photo as it's zoomed in. But hopefully you get the idea
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  3. Adam Kakal

    Adam Kakal Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, will check it out.
     
  4. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Is that the Pocket Toys 1:1 KO or the Mech Fans Toys OS KO?
     
  5. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Mech Fans Toys OS KO. If it was the original, it might fit better in the hands but would probably look too small. Bots and Bits did a video of these two Shockwaves and had them in a Zeta arm with the fist. Towards the end of the videos I think. If you can find that vid, you can see the scale of the original
     
  6. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Cheers, I'll try to source that video.

    I genuinely put MP29+ weapon (of itself) in his hand for shits and giggles, and it's one of those times that you get the idea but it doesn't quite make sense (it's so tiny).

    Been debating whether to look at what's out there that'd cover that particular itch, so this points me in the right direction
     
  7. Predakwon

    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    I want to like MMC's more but man, this one looks like a true brut!
     
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  8. Jakedc1997

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    Got mine on Blackfriday from tfsource. So happy I did, my wallet isn't but hey I finally have a Bruticus I actually like.
     
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    Finally got around to replacing my Jinbao Warbotron KO with this guy-- and boy, what a difference. The stock eyes were poorly done (in my opinion) as they were very dim and they only flash with a voice chip, rather than staying lit. I replaced the entire assembly with a pair of SMD5050 eyes and also a 5mm pink LED in its gun for good measure. Lastly, I cleaned up the arm kibble of the Vortex arm and gave him his proper 4-blade toon look. Overall, I am super happy with this set and can't wait for the v2 boxset of Superion to replace the cheap KO shelf-warmer I have!

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  10. DinobotSludge

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    Has anyone on the boards tried to make a fitted T shaped filler part for the Brawl figures back of the shin when in combined mode yet? As I find that to be the ugliest part on this set.
     
  11. davidsix

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    Vortex does look nice and clean now with the arm kibble cleaned up, how did you get only the 4 blades on?, did you have to custom it to make it work with 4 blades?
     
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    Yes it's a custom, but it can be done by anyone with a dremel, drill, and some pins/nails/screws. Each blade is tightly snug-fit onto its pin holding it in place, but they are still removable. Hope these images explain it.

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    Thank you @songrobin always sharing your creativity with the rest of the TF community. I am alway amazed at the stuff you come up with! :bowdown: :rock 
     
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    I've never had this happen with a 3rd party product before, but I ordered the boxed set from ShowZStore on 11/11. I _finally_ got it in hand yesterday.

    Upon transforming Blast Off, I realized they mistakingly put two of the same panel on the bottom. It doesn't sit flush. And it can't transform properly.

    I'm not sure who to contact or where to go from here. It's incredibly frustrating

    What do I do?!
     

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    Contact ShowZ first.
     
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  16. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Send a photo to showz as well as a picture of the box that has the unique product serial number. I've always had to do that for any Zeta issues
     
  17. songrobin

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    Just installed a motor into this guy! Feel free to check out the full video on my page.
    Have a happy new year everyone!

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  18. blurr95

    blurr95 Team Monkey Pants

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    I am going to be getting the Bruticon set here soon, and I was wondering about the upgraded knee joints. I like the pant suit from armegeddon better since it is blue, I like the toy look. If I got a Blitzkrieg figure, how hard would it be to switch the upgraded knee joint pieces between the two. I am assuming that the upgrade is internal in the knee joint, to me it looks the same on the outside.

    Thanks Jason
     
  19. Treadshot 2.0

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    If you're willing to swap Blitzkriegs and pants, I have an extra you can have... I'd prefer the Bruticon blitzkrieg deco and although I plan to keep the blue pants, the grey would be a nice option
     
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  20. blurr95

    blurr95 Team Monkey Pants

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    I will think about it, thank you. Do you know how feasible it would be to swap the upgrade parts between the 2. I haven't got Bruticon yet either, so still in the planning stages, maybe in the next week or 2.

    Jason