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The newer action figures (and other toys) thread (NSF56k)

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I started to run out of display room so now I have to limit my buying, otherwise I would do exactly that. That also means that I'm going to pass on the Perceptor coming out and maybe Topspin. I have still not seen a Sixshot in the wild yet, and is Broadside coming out or did he already come out?

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    edited March 18
    Betsuni wrote: »
    I started to run out of display room so now I have to limit my buying, otherwise I would do exactly that. That also means that I'm going to pass on the Perceptor coming out and maybe Topspin. I have still not seen a Sixshot in the wild yet, and is Broadside coming out or did he already come out?

    apparently the sixshot has issues with the knees, havent seen one in person myself though.

    i intend to do a big purge myself at some point (i promise!), mostly movie stuff though. i tend to only have a single version of a character except soundwave so i don't have a ton of "duplicates"

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Schide wrote: »
    If you want a leader Optimus I'd wait for the exclusive set that includes a version that's closer to the Takara release.

    Honestly I haven't come across an Optimus yet I must have. The last one I bought was the TRU exclusive G1 rerelease from a few years ago and I still have him stored carefully in his box.

    The closest since then was the Binaltech/Alternators version.

  • SchideSchide Yeoh! Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Schide wrote: »
    If you want a leader Optimus I'd wait for the exclusive set that includes a version that's closer to the Takara release.

    Honestly I haven't come across an Optimus yet I must have. The last one I bought was the TRU exclusive G1 rerelease from a few years ago and I still have him stored carefully in his box.

    The closest since then was the Binaltech/Alternators version.

    Oh, I meant specifically the Titans Return Powermaster figure. I just think the Takara version looks way better, plus it combines with the Apex Armor Takara release, so I'd just try to get that version over the regular Hasbro one.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    So after posting I went and played with Inferno. That is the most fun Transformer I have played with in a while. Didn't take out the instructions so it took me a while to get him into robot mode but there were lots of little details that were nice. For example they made it so most of the parts either tab into other parts or fold out of the way to be nice and flat. Now I am really curious to see how Grapple transforms after seeing the difference in spots. Plus there is a lot of articulation allowing lots of posing ability. I have other Maps but never took them out till now. Now I'm tempted to take them all out to play with. They really are nice compared to the other TFs I have taken out and so worth the money in my mind.

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Interesting theory, assuming you have proofRegistered User regular
    edited March 19
    Glad you like Inferno. He really is great and comes with some great accessories. I personally love his water effect the most.

    If you end up getting Grapple, I should warn you transforming his back and back legs are a little more involved. You'll need to untab the crane from the back of the vehicle, which was hard for me initially because it looked almost seamless.

    Also, post pics!

    I also paid for my DX Chogokin Sv-262Hs Draken III, so I can't worry about cancelling that anymore. At least it looks cool. I'm going to ship it with SOC Daizyujin and figma Celty next month.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited March 19
    I've decided the only part I'm iffy on with the new Headmaster mechanics is the tiny head being used as the connection point, I think it's only a matter of time before one of them gets decapitated.

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    I've decided the only part I'm iffy on with the new Headmaster mechanics is the tiny head being used as the connection point, I think it's only a matter of time before one of them gets decapitated.

    i tend to never detach the head so i am hoping that will prolong the longevity, but that's a concern of mine as well

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited March 19
    @Heatwave I'll have to figure out some photos for my Inferno (and I might pull out my Ironhide and Bluestreak while I'm at it).

    So after I talk about my space being limited I went out today and added Kickback, Fangry, and Breakaway (since Chromedome looks nice in white). Part of me says to keep Breakaway in his box since he's only one per case, but the kid in me says take it out to display. Kickback really looks like a perfect update to the G1 version with his clear chest compared to the Bombshell who just is painted on. Never saw the Shrapnel (or whatever they call him these days) so can't comment on him.

    Also saw tons of Triggerhappys on the pegs and even two Gnaws. Didn't pick up the Gnaws since I think he's still ugly looking in robot form. Saw both Leader and Voyager Optimus Primes as well but didn't get either since I'm not happy they didn't make the one Optimus into a true Powermaster instead of a Headmaster. I was hoping to find a Sixshot out in the wild, but guess I'll have to wait a bit. Also noticed that Broadside showed up in Canada so it is about a month out till I see him here (I'm hoping at least).

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    So I finally opened TR Astro-train.

    I appreciate that they paid attention to getting the color scheme and robot mode looking like the G1 version. I also appreciated the detail work on the transformations.

    The train and shuttle modes, though, are shrug-worthy as far as design goes.

    Betsuni
  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    To those folks who have both MP Inferno and Grapple: I'm curious, which one do you like more? Let's say I were to buy only one, because I have a hard time justifying buying two toys that are 90% the same; which one would you recommend? I don't have any attachment to either character, so the only factor for me is which one has the more interesting/involved transformation.

    All things being equal, my favorite color is orange, and I already have a red MP (Ratchet), so I guess Grapple would win the tie.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I think the only person to have both is @Heatwave . Well the only one to admit post to have both. I'm leaning towards getting both since they seem to have different transformations even though they are similar.

    Before these two I only wanted one of any "twin" in the MP size. Well I wanted to, but I do have a Prowl and Bluestreak because I never thought TRU would bring out Bluestreak after seeing Prowl in the stores. Since they did bring out Bluestreak I had to have him (he was my first Transformer long ago) and I bought a Silverstreak from BBTS since they had it on sale for the price that I couldn't pass up (and he actually has the correct shoulder weapons which annoyed me with their decision to sell the shoulder launchers as an exclusive).

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Interesting theory, assuming you have proofRegistered User regular
    edited March 21
    I do have both and I personally like Inferno more because I've always wanted the character, he's a big red firetruck and has a water effect part that looks cool while posing. Plus he can hold Red Alert with the replaceable chest piece.

    However, Grapple is also very cool. The dark grey thighs with orange cylinders look awesome and make thighs look more distinguishable compared to Inferno. Plus he comes with a cool model of the Solar Power Tower. He also comes with a notably different transformation in the crane, back torso, and back of the lower legs, compared to Inferno. Also the arm molds are reverse (right arm nozzle on Inferno, left on Grapple.)

    At the end of the day if you're only going to get one then I suggest basing your pick on either the colour scheme or accessories you like the best.

    Edit: The boxes around the heads are also different btw. Also I'll take a couple side by side comparison shots of the two figures

    Pics!

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    And while I'm at it here's a another pic of Usain TriggerBolt

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Thanks for the side-by-sides, @Heatwave! I gotta re-watch some transformation videos again to see how their back transformations compare.

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    Hey folks, I accidentally broke the red eye part of my son's Legacy Dragonzord. Does anyone know a site that might have tips on how to fix it, like a forum or something? All my googling reveals is review sites and store listings.

    I pushed the face back up into the head a bit too hard, i guess, and the rod holding the red eye piece popped out, and it's like...impossible to put back in.

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 39 Registered User regular
    Do you have pictures Elbasunu?

    My first thought is to shave the rod down a bit and glue it back into place using a model glue, but I never had a Dragonzord so I don't know if that's a possibility or if it would detract from the toys transformation.
    You might try asking in the Gunpla thread in SE++, lots of giant robot love there, not just Gundam.
    Maybe also the painting thread in Critical Failures. Lots of people working with tiny fiddly bits there (who also love giant robots), they may be able to provide some advice on repairs.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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