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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
    Supplying your future store Childhood with goodies.

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro orbital frame in the zone of the endersRegistered User regular
    The second set of Piranacons are up on Hasbro Pulse

    The previous set are no longer available

    I slightly regret not preordering them, but I think that's more the FOMO gnawing at my brain. I mean they seem cool, but just not worth the price or space, and I'm happy with the Terrorcons as my group of monster misfits

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I'll post pics when I get them all so you can live vicariously through me. Either that or fuel your fear of missing out.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    I’m hoping that the full set shows up online at some point without playing the whole “preorder or miss out” bullshit.

    If it doesn't I’ll just get the BBTS exclusive gen 1 rerelease

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    WOO!!! HE'S HERE!!! HE'S HERE!!! I'm a bit bummed that his right hand is a bit loose holding the gun, but I tend to swap gun hands so that's not that terrible for me. The special effects are really awesome and I love the new faces. Already replaced his neutral one with the smiling face (because Bluestreak is always happy). What is funny is that some joints are a bit looser than my Hasbro original, and his right hand holds the gun a bit loose (like I read about the problem with the Prowl/Bluestreak hands holding the gun). I love the paint on him, it really looks like the cartoon now. I love it!!! Of course I'm biased towards Bluestreak since he was my first G1 toy long, long ago.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited September 16
    So, the PotP Predacons:
    • Designs are very reminiscent of the original set, which honestly doesn't bother me all that much.
    • Most of the transformations (especially for robot/alt mode) aren't terrible. Somewhat intuitive.
    • ...Except Predaking, there's a few fiddly things in there (waist/upper torso connection says "sup").
    • All the extra parts for the transformation store away in both robot and animal modes, which I highly appreciate.
    • Predaking's legs feel too long. It's like, somebody promised it'd be 18" tall and by god they're going to make it 18" tall.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Did you put the stickers on it? Those things alone took me a hour or so trying to get them perfect.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Honestly no, I’ve never been good about the decals in the past and now I’m too set in my ways

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Predaking was my first one I decided to put them on. I still have Trypticon and Fortress Maximus that are "naked" and I think I'll leave them that way.

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    Do yourself a favor and get the shockwave labs back filler for Predaking.

    Skip the DNA set, as the figure won't be able to hold the sword.

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    Cross posting because I'm a proud daddy.

    About six months ago I got my annual bonus at work. I talked to my wife about wanting a bigger project to work on over the next year, and she looked at some model kits with me. She really liked the look of the Strike Rouge, so we came up with the plan for me to get the PG Strike Rouge + Skygrasper set and paint them her in color selection. She wanted purple and gold.

    To start with, I wanted a test bed for my paint scheme. I already own the PG Skygrasper + Aile Strike Pack set as I wanted the Aile for my PG Astray Red Frame, so I had a backup in case things went wrong. So, I started with this. We talked about the color scheme and decided on a very light purple to replace the white/pink parts, a very dark royal purple for the darker parts, and an intermediate purple that I didn't use on this kit.

    It pleases me to present to you the Skygrasper Royale.

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    Here's the original color scheme for reference.
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    All feedback is welcome.

    Next up is painting the Aile pack, then the Strike Rouge.

    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    That's fucking awesome, great job on the paint!

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    So after passing on the pre-order for Nightbird I weakened seeing that she was up for sale when the release date came. The black and purple coloring really caught my eye and I'm glad I decided to pick one up. The purple plastic is really awesome next to the painted black plastic. Her head is sort of weird since her face mask actually makes it hard to rotate the head and it flips up really easily. The front of the hip piece is a small piece of painted black plastic that actually fell off when I was transforming her back to robot mode (I was wondering where this black thong looking piece came from till I realized where it fell off from). Other than that she is really neat and glad I bought one so wanted to share photos for those who passed on her. I have to go drag out Chromia to see the similarities.
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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    edited September 21
    Finally got around to opening my MP44 Optimus and taking some pics

    Appearance wise is good mostly. The battle damaged head is spot on, but I feel the default looks off. Namely the faceplate being too large. I wish Takara had just cleaned up the battle damaged head instead of what we got with he default.

    The right hip ratchet for outward movement is wonky and rarely works. I tried tightening the screw a bit, which helped, but I'm probably going to have to do some surgery when I have time.

    The figure can pull off some great poses due to its articulation. Sadly the feet aren't wide enough to easily stand on one leg, although it is possible with the right balance. Also the makeshift stand isn't strong enough to support his weight. Spend forever trying to do the rider kick pose because it kept flopping about.

    The humans had tiny magnets on their feet which stick to parts of the trailer. The limbs like to fall off easily though. Very easily.

    The bottom section is the trailer is pretty great in that you can slide it out to store most of the accessories. No room to store Starscream's head, shoulder pylons and the extra stand attachment, so I combined to make Starscream into...something. :P It's actually surprising how well these 3 pieces fit together.

    Getting the side panels aligned properly in cab mode is a real bitch due to the red square tab next to the hands to fit in the square hole. Just got to try raise it up to align before pushing in.

    Also I didn't forget to take pics of the Optimus and Sideswipe wearing the jetpack. I was just lazy and couldn't be bothered.

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    Bow before your Superior. Bow before your Master! Bow before COMBAT DECK!

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    The annoying tab
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    Default
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    Battle damaged
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    Such Muscular shoulders!
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    And now what you've all waited for...HARDCORE NUDITY! :lol:
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    Feeling Cheeky
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    Megatron's worst fear
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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited September 21
    Nice! Glad yours isn't defective in the box! Plus looks like your paint is perfect as well. Plus now I don't have to try and rush some photos of the rest of the goodies that came with Prime (I have not had any time to sit down and take them all out yet). I saw someone stuff Starscream's head into the cockpit of the combat deck (it oddly fits in there). Have you tried putting his gun on the side of the backpack yet? Or the sounds? I have yet to get another LR44 battery to try out the sounds, but I so want to hear Peter Cullen's voice coming out of him.

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Nice! Glad yours isn't defective in the box! Plus looks like your paint is perfect as well. Plus now I don't have to try and rush some photos of the rest of the goodies that came with Prime (I have not had any time to sit down and take them all out yet). I saw someone stuff Starscream's head into the cockpit of the combat deck (it oddly fits in there). Have you tried putting his gun on the side of the backpack yet? Or the sounds? I have yet to get another LR44 battery to try out the sounds, but I so want to hear Peter Cullen's voice coming out of him.

    I did try to stick Starscreams head in the cockpit, but gave up after the first attempt.
    There is a bit of paint scratches but not sure if I did that myself while trying to pose him on the stand.

    The only defect I would say is the right hip ratchet, but after seeing a video online I think I may need to do surgery on the knee ratchet, as the plastic can get warped and is better off gluing the joint.



    Also I probably won’t use the sounds as I don’t like leaving batteries in toys.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited September 22
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    Tossing in my "toys to never open" pile. I talked about the original toy in this thread before, but Ice Man was one of my favorites as a kid. This packaging is emulating the old school 90's toys from Toy Biz. I think the toy itself is just ok, he looks fine but the reason I liked the original the most was... He was fully translucent blue 'ice'. This toy is semi-transparent, but hardly noticably so.

    The main thing is the little ice-board, which again the old toy did better because you could fill it with ice to freeze his feet in an actual ice block and slide him around. So I give it a solid 7/10, mostly boosted by my fucking crippling addiction to nostalgia.

    Original toy in here↓
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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    There were a handful of such X-Men toys I always wanted as a 90s Kid: this Iceman, Sauron, the blue-and-yellow suit Wolverine with the springy claws, the tan-and-brown suit Wolverine with the retractable claws.

    Never got any of them, though.

  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    I had that Brown Wolverine (not trying to flex, it's just good memories)

    I'm only now realizing as an adult I was kinda spoiled until a certain age

    There was also a cool Nightcrawler with a bendy tail. Sadly that tail broke off eventually from me constantly playing with it. Also, Logan's claws eventually fell out. Toy Biz's quality control wasn't that great, but then again I played with those toys everyday for years, making them fight my Power Rangers.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, how could I forget Nightcrawler!

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