ZetaToys Armageddon/Bruticon (Combaticons/Bruticus)

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

  1. Teletran-1

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    Haven't they included both heads in all the releases after the first one? Maaaan, I want both heads AND both chests, come on Zeta!

    Edit: Thanks, I grabbed it even though the shipping was stupid to Canada. I wanna paint the eyes so this'll give me a second chance if it gets sloppy.
     
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    I'm not entirely sure, but so far Zeta's been hush hush on that info. Thankfully now just in case I have a sort of contingency plan. The chest though would be a kick in the nuts, really like that older chest.
     
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    I think I'm gonna chance it that it comes with it in this upcoming reissue. The latest metallic Superitron came with both heads and the metal chest with all parts and pieces packed nicely in baggies for each bot. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that they will do the same for Bruticon, they have no reason not to. I'm rootin' for you Zeta!
     
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    Holy hell been waiting for the next release, almost bought the last iteration. So glad I waited, but damn I missed the $399, got preorder in at $419. Guess that’s better than $520 at my NA retailers though. Also picked up the toon head from TCP, thanks for the “Heads” up. Eh EH!

    Also, been holding back from these combiners as I see QC is a crap shoot, but then look at my FT bots ($120-$215 a bot) and said F it, for $400 I’ll take my chances…
     
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    I asked Showz about the toon head, he said he thinks both heads will be included with the new version. Hopefully he's right.
     
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    26_Mirage Heroic Stunticon

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    Is there anywhere to get Blitzkrieg separately anymore? BBTS had him for a while at a very reasonable $130ish...but sadly no more.

    ...need the combiner parts for a custom I’ve been wanting to do.

    seems like they’re only selling full sets anymore.
     
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    You could try contacting Show-Z, I asked them to see if they could find me one, and they had it in about a week. This was about a year and a half ago.

    Jason
     
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    26_Mirage Heroic Stunticon

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    I’ll have to give them a try...however, it’s been on the market for so long now...who knows...
    Thanks for the idea... :) 
     
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  9. Mike Witwicky

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    $420 for a set this big and heavy with free shipping is still a good deal. Not to mention is looks fantastic in gestalt mode. I'm not a fan of how the individual bots look so I'm still holding out hope for an official offering from Takara or an unofficial one from Fans Toys.
     
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    You're a more patient guy than I.

    FT can't seem to finish a 5 piece combiner and their track record isn't great on large heavy figures that combine anyways. An official MP Bruticus anytime in the next 5 to 10 years would be a total curveball of a release.

    I guess it doesn't matter if he's not a character you're that bothered about tbf.
     
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    I think XTB is the most likely to be the next ones to do the combaticons, so that's the best bet for us getting a set anytime soon that's accurate in all modes and not too small in combined mode. Although, who knows, they might do the Aerialbots next to go with their Stunticons.
     
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    I am holding out hope for an FT release, Zeta/MMC will be my stand ins until then.

    Yeah, I couldn't hold my breath anymore... Not getting any younger...

    I am not an XTB fan, most items I feel do not fit the look I am going for but prove me wrong! No, please prove me wrong XTB...
     
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    XTB fan here, I have their Menasor next to Bruticon and it doesn't hold a candle in combined mode.

    I will wait first and see how they Guardia turns out and verify that they have learned something before. The bot and alt modes are great for sure, but as a combiner Zeta just blows it away at so many levels:

    -Presence
    -Sculpt
    -Stability
    -Price

    I rather have a Zeta Menasor than another XTB combiner.
     
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    Patience...and worrying about funds, lol.

    I love Bruticus and FT has no track record, reliable or not, whatsoever when it comes to combiners but I just want to have one best representation of each character in the collection.
     
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    Got the Armageddon head, it even has its own little foam pack to sit in. I’m guessing the current head is painted much more metallically. Definitely needs paint for the eyes.

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

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    Never tried, so went with solid thick layer thinned with future (to help level it). If I did it again I'd probably spray multiple coats and it'd be suitable enough to allow me to stop at the optimal point for the lights to show through. I very much doubt they'd show through what's there currently
     
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    I have two copies of the OG Blitzkrieg (one in combined mode, one in robot mode to go with UT swindle and MMC Vortex, Brawl and Blast-Off)... I'd be happy to trade an old Blitzkrieg and his pants for new ones. The recolored chest/pants wasn't enough for me but the RETOOLED chest probably IS.

    If I do end up getting this set, I'll be putting my OG version on the market.
     
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    For a 5 piece combiner, like I said, sure. However their Omega combines and it's ropey as hell. Back lean from the leg connections and a backpack that is the polar opposite of secure.

    I hope for all you guys that are pumping significant funds into their Aerialbots and Stunticons that there's not a hint of lean and that Silverbolt/Motormaster aren't as loose when connected.