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Turd party thread: War of the Dino-nots.

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TFcon is happening so we'll probably get many new reveals over the weekend going by the influx of new shit last year. Hopefully we can keep it confined to one thread. In recent news, the Predaking War has nothing on the Dinobot war. As of yesterday we know of about 8 different companies making their own versions of the Dinobots. Pic related is fansproject, who continue their trend of including little robot weapons/riders in their new lines.
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Whoops wrong photo. This one isn't shrunk.
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Also more function X figures. I think it's Hardhead, Apeface, Highbrow.
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>>4280754
>8 different companies
which ones? teasers available?
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>>4280768
Woah where can you purchase/pre-order this?
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>>4280772

For MP Scale:
>Fanstoys-Larger than MP Grimlock scale. Already have Secoria out.
>gigapower-Larger than MP Grimlock scale/Current MP scales Pic related.
>Bullfire-Masterpiece Grimlock scale

Voyager scale
>Planet X-FOC styled Dinobots. They already have their swoop out.
>Fansproject-mecha style
>Mechaform- updated G1 with articulation

Teasers Only
-Igear
-Toyworld
-Justitoys Hybrid style scale

That's actually 9. I think I'm even missing a few. You could technically count TFC's Starcats Dino combiner for being super similar to Dinobots. So that's 10.

>>4280776
Anywhere that sells third party. Preorders should have went up for FP's stuff I think.
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I bought an unwanted Igear Tfcon Erector/Shafter from ebay for $10. I hope there isn't some weird bootleg I'm unaware of.
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Mecha form was the other new dinobot set that game out of the blue. Though they seem to be going for the look of what an articulated G1 toy, they also look a tad shit.

>>4280892

I don't think they've ever been KO'd since it's normally Igear who knocks off other third party companies. Probably someone offloading extras or something since this "MP" Shafter is the new hotness this year.
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>>4281087

ergh.
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>>4280770
If Mindwipe is X-4, who is X-5?
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>>4281091
>that face
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>>4281125
Leave the past in the past
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I don't know what to think of these things. Just look at that head.

>>4281118

If it isn't the Virus repaint I don't know. When Function X was revealed there was a skullcruncher and Mirvana render so maybe one of those two.
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>>4280768
Fansprojects look best to me but that price tag is a bit steep.
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>>4281157
$100 for a voyager seems to more or less the norm these days. He comes with a little targetmaster too so thats cool
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>>4281163
Yeah, it looks great, decent size, nicely detailed, just don't know if I can swing that much for figures who really wont fit in with anything besides like THS Convoy.
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>>4281118
Likely Skullcruncher
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So what are all the major third party developments coming down the pipe?

All dem dinobots
Maketoys Citybot series
Maketoys Quantron/Computron
FP Function X series Headmasters
TFC finishing Ares and starting Defensor
MMC finishing Feral Rex and starting fembot series

Anything else?
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>>4280754
His little buddy is actually named DERPAN.
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>>4280786
>-Justitoys Hybrid style scale
Aren't Justitoys dead?
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Oh shit someone got a hold of one.
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Apparently the first one is on sale at TFcon in exclusive color schemes and with the exclusive rider who doesn't turn into a weapon. Dat articulation doe.
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I just realized these guys are basically the diaclone dudes.
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>>4281625

I also forgot my image.
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I'm pretty sure that's an ab crunch.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gINAKMd8XLY

Review time. Warning: Peaugh and Vangelus tag teaming.
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>>4281632
I think it's bending forward at the waist actually.
But that should do it well regardless.
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>>4281508
Maketoys is also doing Defensor
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>>4281642
And now here's Vangelus' review featuring Peaugh to complete the loop.

http://vangelus.ca/video/youtube/vangelus-reviews/236-fansproject-ler-01-columpio-d-exclusive-version/
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>>4280786
Justitoys never teased HS scaled Dinobots, they teased MP ones which they're releasing using the GP name. iGear's won't happen. MF won't happen or maybe just the first one. The correct list is more like:

Meant for MP:
>FansToys
>Giga Power

Meant for Classics
>Bullsfire (I know it's supposed to fit with MP Grimlock but MP Grimlock doesn't fit with the current MP line but does with Classics)
>FansProject
>Toyworld (teaser only)

Meant for FOC
>Planet X

6 to choose from (maybe 5 if TW drops them) but "only" two choices for MP, three for Classics and one for FOC. It's not really worse than the Predaking war when you put things into perspective.
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>>4281620
>>4281632
Damn, I hope the retail ver looks as good as the TFCON ver.
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>I don't need it

>I don't need it

>I don't need it
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>>4281826

I hate Chrome plastic, so the con version is an easy pass.
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>>4281845
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>>4281852
Eh, Chrome isn't bad when done tastefully like this. Plus I like the little Micro man vs the Target master. Only down side I see to the chrome is for completionist who'll want all five dinos. One chromed figure won't mesh with the rest.
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>>4281861

Is there any place to pick this up at? Or has no retailor whatsoever posted this item?
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Stuff like this makes TFCon seem more entertaining compared to Botcon.
If nothing more than it being for fans.
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>>4281869
No retailer has posted him yet. He just happened to pop up unexpected so its unknown if they will. You best bet will be to get a bro to pick one up for you. Other wise it'll be evil bay.....
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>>4281871
finally, a 3rd party product that's cheaper than what it's homaging
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>>4280754
I'm actually just now starting to become interested in buying third party formers, does anyone have a comprehensible list of all the ones out there and maybe some recommendations for which are the best?

I saw this one, I can't remember which dood it was, but he was black with neon orange and dark purple detailings - that looked uber sick but I just didn't have the stomach to look at toys I couldn't afford at the time... Anyone know which one that was? I remember him having a hugeass sword if that helps.

Have some random concept art I found.
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Jesus christ Maketoys. Just look at this burly fucker.


>>4281886
huehuehue
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>>4282011
Jesus fuck. That will knock you out and fuck your wallet.
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>>4282011
Good. I was worried their Scorponok was going to be too tempting to pass up. Wallet saved.
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From MMC. I think I like their fembot mold better as Elita. Also Nova Prime is just chilling back there with his iron man armor trailer.

>>4281908

There isn't a big list o' third party. Best you can do is browse the catalogs of sites that sell them just to see which ones you like and what you don't like. "The best" will ultimately be what you prefer aside from the obvious build quality and Q/C issues. The biggest players are Fansproject, Maketoys, TFC, MMC, Fanstoys, Toyworld, and Perfect Effect. There are many, many more.

Pretty sure what you saw was Maketoys Chaos Paladin, which is meant to be a Power Core Combiner Fallen.
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>>4281871
I like when I brought up the fact that TFCon is better than Botcon, Walky and Cheets jumped all over me.

I don't go around calling people corporate shills all the time just because they like Hasbro products, but those two really push it.
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More Maketoys Protectobots. Already looking 100x better than TFC here.
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>>4282035
I've never been to both so I really have no input on them.
Botcon has been tainted for me from reports of Pete being a dick and most of the panels will be at SDCC and have more new stuff.

TFCon is more laid back, fan focused and not some money hungry machine like Botcons been made into.

Just my view on them.
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>>4282036

Larger pic.
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>>4282039
>Botcon has been tainted for me from reports of Pete being a dick
Pete's never been a dick that I heard? It's usually all Brian.

>most of the panels will be at SDCC and have more new stuff.
Yeah, that really does suck. I understand it and all, SDCC is WAY bigger and had more people.

But, you know, kinda helps just make Botcon even more pointless if we have to wait for a non-TF convention to get all our good news.

>TFCon is more laid back, fan focused and not some money hungry machine like Botcons been made into.
Ditto. It feels more like a "convention" like the old Botcons.
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>>4282047
>Brian
That's it. I dunno why I got them confused, prolly cause I've never met them.
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>>4282053
Brian Savage is honestly less a dick outside of Botcon than he is in it.

Mind you, that's because he no longer really interacts with people there. he just goes to make some announcements, and then leaves. Far better than his terrible business practices in regards to the website and all.


>from fangery
Wow, what a Caltcha!
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>>4282011
Looks pretty good. Will probably cost like $300 too.
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>>4281886
It's fansproject's TFCon exclusive.
It is actually more expensive.
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>>4282036
>>4282042
So Guardia scramble city's? Thats pretty cool

Just watched Vangelus' review of Columpio and it looks like a pretty solid figure. Only part that worries me are the ball jointed hips getting loose quickly.

Also, when the fuck is pic related coming out Maketoys?
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Not sure if I like these colors. Almost all of the MMC fembot molds look like they're missing a shitton of paint. But dat head.

>>4282135

He looks next in line for release in a similar fashion that Hyper Novae was.
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>MMC will continue their fembot series with a Strika, who will be a new mold. They are also teasing there may be a Jhiaxus planned...

Best news so far. Other things of note is some new company making an MP-10 sized Megatron and another fucking Menasor.
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>>4282320
Source(s)?
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>>4282320
>BM getting 3rd party toys before the US BW series

I mean it has precedence in some of the first 3rd party stuff being BW, but that's still kinda surprising.
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>>4282358
> some of the first 3rd party stuff being BM

fixed
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>>4282356
TFW coverage. Here's the list so far:

Third Party Panel highlights copypasta. Big players first:

>Gigapower
- "Snarl" Design is being revised
- Slag art shown
>Shapeshift
- Legends sized Ironhide, Starscream (WFC)
>Microblaze
- FOC Bruticus
>TFC
- Protectobots coming 2015
- Abominus tease?
- Possible Headmaster
>Perfect Effect
- Leonidas (lion, Leo Convoy)
- Scorponok (treads, "Sphere of Destiny," forearm shield from tail
- Weapon kits for Bludgeon/Megatron/overlord tanks
- Black Zarak
>Mech Ideas
- Want to do more Animated. Online fiction.
>MMC
- Felisaber shown
- Azalea molds on display
- Commotus (DJD inspired toys)
- Vos
- Anarchus
- Torture chair alt mode
- Strika fembot (new mold)
- Jhiaxus tease
- Feral Rex upgrade kit (new claws)
>Before and After
- Pounce and Wingspan
>FansProjectCore
- Dia Battles update (Trianix Alpha)
- Three core figures, three alt modes combine into one robot with drivers (bigger than Steelcore)
- FansProject
- Function X
- X5 Skullcruncher (has gears in mouth)
- "Hardhead" with toy and cartoon face
- "Apeface"
- CAD videos shown of Fx Figures transformations
- Lost Exo Realm (Dinobots)
- Diaclone colored Columpio
- Swoop with blue toon colors
- New Optimus Prime (prototype might be on hand)
- MakeToys
- Shattered Glass inspired G2 Prime (Battle Tanker core bot)
- Nemesis Battle Tanker
- Protectobots up next for MakeToys
- Scorponok (massive!)
- MTMTE Tailgate

Also picture dump incoming.
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>>4282371

>BMOG
- Chainbill Splatterpus and Featherbligjt, Dino squad
- ROB the robot. Made out of NES accessories
>Atomic Robot (new company)
- Bludgeon/Banzaitron/yoketron (first product)
> X2 Toys
- FastLane/Cloudraker
- Panther Targetmaster
- Impactor and Voltron teased
>Echo TF
- Trailbreaker/Hoist upgrade kit - new feet and trailer (ankle tilts)
- Upgrade kit for FansProject Intimidator
- Upgrade kit for "Dragstip" seeing mass release
- Bold Forms (new group)
- Megatron (size of MP-10) Gun alt mode
- Cartoon accurate. 29 CM, stock/scope included, released this fall
- Menasor shown
>KFC
- Scorponok colored cassettes
- Double Punch, Black Zarak, Quickstrike cassettes
- Citizen Stack (Diaclone colore with removable faceplate, Nemesis version w/ black and teal)
-Add on hands for MP-10
- Sharkticons
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>>4282377

Some MT Protectobots.
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http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2014-3rd-party-panel-part-1-180694/

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2014-3rd-party-panel-part-2-180695/
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I don't think I've seen this one before.
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>>4282381
>>4282385

this shit is getting samey
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>>4282377
>- ROB the robot. Made out of NES accessories

What.

You have my attention.
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>>4282371
>- New Optimus Prime (prototype might be on hand)
Interesting.
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>>4282414

I'm guessing it's this thing. It looks like shit.
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ok who the hell is this.
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>>4282416
Holy shit, it does.
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>>4282417
IDW guy, Deadlocks former captain.
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>>4282421
Really? That giant tank guy? Dem fucking tread legs.

>>4282419
It looks like it's a redo of the classics mold sort of like what Maketoys did with the Laser Prime, only with some other powermaster addon attached to it. The base figure might not look as bad but holy hell that armor looks piss poor.
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Ok this looks a tiny bit familiar. I don't care who he is. This is on my radar.
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>>4282425
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Turmoil
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MT's city mode for Scorps. I like it.
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>>4282430
Neat.

DJD guys are a thing. MMC is going balls in back to comic figures.
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>>4282431

I am surprised at how cool Hulking Monster Scorponok actually is. Shame it will be around 400 bucks.
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You know, if you wanted a guy that turned into a chair.
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>>4282431
I like it better than the scorpion mode. BUt I`ve never been a fan of Scorpinok`s alt mode
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Holy shit this is obscure.
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>>4282437
I know these are comic guys I`ve never heard of but I can`t resist wacky alt modes so this is a definite maybe

>>4282442
Wow, really?
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>these alt modes
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>>4282437
DJD coming?

That's either amazing or insane.
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He's pretty big to.
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>>4282454

Wait I missed it the first time around but is that a scope on Steelcore's gun?

>>4282446
Also are these the robot modes or something else?
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Haha time for Skullcruncher. Those mouth grinders.

>>4282459

Nevermind those are Pounce and Wingspan.
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Function X is honestly some of the coolest shit I've seen in the last few years of transformers. I'm so happy there are going to be more.
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>>4282474
I have all three so far, and to know that they're going to to 8 (at least) pleases me
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>>4282442
Who is it supposed to be?
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Oh jesus what did they do to this? I thought they were making Zoids, like a Liger zero that transformed into A Lio Convoy.
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>>4282474

I love the designs overall, but I just can't get onboard because the hip articulation is so POINTLESSLY restricted. Is there one good reason that there's only a few degrees of sideways articulation on these things?
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>>4282483

Yeah I'm sad, looks like total shit. I was really looking forward to this one but that lion mode is a joke.

Any more photos of this guy and his various alt modes?
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>>4282488
Quickswitch?
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>>4282488
I found this but that's it.

>>4282484

None aside from not wanting to go and add those joints. It's certainly possible on all 3. They are so close to perfect if they gave more of a damn about the articulation, but are still worth it because the transformations are god tier.
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I really am tempted to see about buying Colombo. Dude looks fun.
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You can ditch the claws for little arms.

I'm going to be fucking broke with these city bots, but goddamn is that a display piece.
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>>4282500

That Decepticon faction shaped tail tip is intense.
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Some other company is making Cyberverse sized FOC. Now that I think about it they'll go great with the city formers.
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>accurate weapons
>accurate alt modes
>look better than the deluxe mold
>well articulated
>cyberverse size

They pressed all the buttons. Goddammit.
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>>4282505
That thing is seriously scary looking.
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>>4282500
Looks better than Metroplex. They added way too much detail to that fucker.

Scorpnok doesn't feel as cluttered (they should try dropping those spikes on the tail, since they look like they'd snap easily).
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>>4282508
If they make a few other I'd be down for them.

This mother fucker just looks scary.
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I don't know if these things are needed. But I really want to see protos of them.

>>4282510

That's just the cad render though. Look at the proto and tell me that isn't overdetailed.

>>4282377
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I love it, but it's just too god damn big for me to ever consider. Wish they'd sell alternate downsized versions of these things, voyager sized would be perfect.
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>>4282510
This guy is way more crazily detailed than Metroplex. The difference is he's more stylized instead of the traditional boxy robot so that the details compliment it better.
Seriously Scorpinok looks like a mess from the knees down. A really cool mess.
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This really looks like Cassy's work. All the parallel lines and the spikes remind me of MMC's Sixshot. But I'm a sucker for Samurai robots. If these aren't shit I'm picking at least one up. New company though.
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A friend to go with Swerve.
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>>4282506
>>4282508

Hello gateway drug to 3rd party.
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>>4282521

Perfect Effect has you covered for Voyager sized one.
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Looking nice. What's in his hands though?
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>>4282548
I think the fingertips are just red.
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Ok, this caught my eye, more 3rd Party Gobots, and Crasher to boot!

Also, is DX9 a new name for Unique Toys? Their slide had UT's Not-CyKill there.
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>>4282528
I will be picking this guy up for sure to go with my Cogwheel. Nice.
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>>4282483
>>4282488
What's wrong with it? I think it looks cool.

>>4282505
>>4282515
Ffffffuuuck. I don't care if it bankrupts me, I NEED this in my life.
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>>4282569
Certain ones, you'll find out why later.

>>4282571
You mean my sponsor? I just got a payment from them and picked up multiple legends sets. I'm guessing you tried linking something from 4chan herd and got laughed off the face of the net again eh? Sorry, try harder next time son.
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>>4282505

>Dat Decepticon logo

God fucking damn it, I've told myself on holding off on Maketoy's Metroplex but this, this is perfection.

Now if they make a Trypitcon
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>>4282377
Can never have. Will always want.
>>4282390
I think this is the first Bike-former I've liked in a long time, hot damn.
>>4282416
So FP is making their own Powermaster Prime? Looks pretty rad if it doesn't require an included figure.
>>4282417
Thought that guy looked pretty bland in the comics, but dat alt mode is great. Might pick him up.
>>4282432
>>4282437
I don't really care for the DJD, so I can pass on these
>>4282442
>>4282446
>Diaclone combiner
Sold
>>4282470
>>4282474
I need to get into Function X. Not-Chromedome doesn't look that great, and I can skip Smart Robin since I'm gonna get the Hasbro version, but Quadruple U looks pretty neat
>>4282520
Not really feeling these until we see protos, and even then I'll probably only get the Banzaitron one. Don't really care for Dai-Atlas and I already have ROTF Bludgeon. Though I understand wanting to milk a mold for all it's worth.

Also this thread is reminding me what the heck is keeping my B&A Six Sigma so long. I don't even have a Metroplex yet and I'm loving the way he looks
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>>4282442
>>4282446
>>4282479
He's based on Diabattles. One of the Diaclone toys that Hasbro didn't use. I think it looks absolutely fantastic.
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>>4282612

That's awesome. I wish the colors were bolder, though. Some third party companies have this tendency to use really desaturated primary colors.
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>>4282609
Not-Chromedome's a fun figure, actually. Transformation's snazzy, and the arms aren't horrible, though they're obviously limited.
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>>4282609
The thing about FX is that you get the most enjoyment out of them, if you really like transformation engineering. Jiizai is a genius at that. Smart Robin is one of the best ones so far. The transformation is a thing of beauty.
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>>4281642
Vangelus ruins everything.
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>>4282609
Six Sigma is the only 3rd party design I actually like. Shame his alt-modes are so lame.
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>this fucking con
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>>4282417
Turmoil from IDW
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>>4282506
>>4282508

>Favorite size class
>Designs I really like

Oh man, if these are $44 like that other legends two pack I might get this
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>>4282669
I know what you mean. And all these smaller bots coming out makes the citybots all the more tempting.
>>
One guy on ebay had three TFCON Columpios that are going for over $200 right now....
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>>4282682

And what of the Mushroom Kingdom bots? I would look myself but I don't think my heart could take it.
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>>4282669

There is also the mini Blaster set with Steeljaw and the Miniature Slammer and Sixgun. Between these three companies. Add in some fitting Cyberverse and the City bots and things are going to get fun.
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>>4282687
Haven't seen them pop up yet.
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shit this guy is massive.
>>
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>>4282709
>>4282714
I'd like to see some shots of their city modes next to each other. I'm sure those are proper gigantic
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>>4282690
>mini Blaster set with Steeljaw and the Miniature Slammer and Sixgun

Oh god, those look so good. I hope they're reasonably priced....
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>>4282544

Meh, it's not Scorponok I care about, just Maketoys' design in particular. It's absolutely fucking masterful, but about 3 to 4 times larger than I would ever want — both for the price and my personal preferences.

Furrow and Rotor really intrigue me, ugly hip joints notwithstanding.
>>
Ugh I hope TFC shows their hot spot, as I'm not digging maketoys style of combiners they look too small for my display.

Pretty much the best looking hot spot seals the deal for which protectobot I'll collect.
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>>4282841
RobotKingdom had TFC's Hot Spot at BotCon. didn't take any pics though.
I remember thinking it was neat.
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>>4282841
Here's a close up of MT hotspot. TFC is showing off theirs in alt mode ATM.
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>>4282858

Looks like First Aid
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>>4282858

That's First aid.


>>4282841

MT Hotspot only has a wireframe render here:

>>4282036
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>>4282036
Who is that in the lower left? It looked like a scramble city'd Guardia at first but the entire torso is different.
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>>4282011
>>4282377
>>4282500
>>4282505
>>4282515
>>4282709
>>4282714
GUYS
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS
GUYS
SERIOUSLY
MY FUCKING WALLET
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>>4282931
Take deep breaths, it will be ok.
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>>4282932
You can't take deep breaths when that Scorponok comes up and smacks you in the gut and takes your wallet.
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>>4282931
Are you the guy from the other TF thread that I redirected her? If so, I'm kinda sorry
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>>4282483
I love Galeon's design, and I realize this is homaging thatdesign, but it just looks off somehow...
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>>4282949
I AM
NO REGRETS

that head sculpt is GOAT
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>>4282395
What do you mean "getting"?
>>
Who is best to get MMC stuff through?
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>>4282483
If don't buy it, I'm only hurting the chances of more 3rd party BW. On the other hand, it isn't the Liger Zero alt mode I'd have really loved.
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>>4282969
Same as anything.
Captured prey
Tfsource
Bbts
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>>4282971
Thank you, I wasn't sure.
>>
No info on the Cog coming from X2 Toys? I'm surprisingly excited for that little fuck
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>>4282920
Isn't that their Hot Spot?
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>>4282970
I'm disappointed too but >>4282959 has a point, its obviously Galeon.
So long as robot mode isn't too bad.

>>4282984
....I am very dumb.
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>All these announcements
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>>4282962
I know right? it's soo good!

Kinda interesting how both Maketoys and Perfect Effect are homaging Energon Scorponok with those cheek vents, as I'm quite sure he didn't have them in G1
I'm not complaining though, I did think Energon Scorp was pretty cool as a kid
>>
>>4282971
Alright, what's a good Asia based store that stocks Fansproject and Maketoys products? Robotkingdom seems to have had a fight with those two...
>>
This 3rd party thing has exploded hasn't it? I didn't realise they had the capacity to put out so many figures.
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>>4283175
Last year or two has been pretty crazy.

When did all of this start? City Commader, right?
And then things took off with Hercules.
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>>4283155
>I did think Energon Scorp was pretty cool as a kid

mandatory "fuck I'm getting old" post

>>4283175
It's a bunch of different companies doing this, though the quantity is pretty astounding even factoring that in. 3rd party used to be an addendum to Hasbro/Takara stuff, now it's just about a replacement. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Classics style 84/85 Autobots that Classics already covered, like Prowl or Trailbreaker, in the next year or so. A lot of people were disappointed with the classics versions of those, and while MPs exist/are inevitable, a lot of people's focus remains the Classics style line.

Anyways,a major reason for this expansion is that most 3rd parties are Chinese, and they fucking love transformers. The G1 toon was one of the first major western cartoons to air over there, and it caused a pokemon-level sensation.
>>
>>4283180
There's been 3rd parties here-and there since the mid-90's, but most of those were garage kits only for sale in Japan, or accessories for existing figures. But yeah, Fansproject was the first major mass producer, though it was the classics cliffjumper upgrade set that was their first release.
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>>4283185
There was that Cliffjumper upgrade, but I cited City Commander because that was the one that turned everyone's heads.
It was the must have item of 2010(?) and a large part of the reason the UM and Skywarp set is too dang expensive.
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>>4283171

Action Robo for FP and MT. Also MMC's own store Planet Steel Express. Both reliable.

>>4283180
Before that there were some garage kits and some licenced stuff in Japan. Then a few accessory pieces like the Vector Sigma Key and the Golden Disks, the unicron.com stands, that sort of thing. Fansproject really kicked it off with City Commander though that wasn't their first product. Colossus sent things into high gear as a combiner upgrade and full fledged replacement figures. Defender is pretty much garbage compared to what they're putting out today but that was the first standalone that got people thinking. A full combiner set with TFC's Hercules got the combiner trend going. Now we have companies popping up all over the place. Some doing radically different things to carve out their own niche, and some stepping all over each other's toes.

I don't think there is any other toy series with such a huge unofficial third party backing.
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Function X time. Now with the power of weebums.

Hardhead looks like you can fold up the guns and switch between toy and cartoon head.
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>>4283248
>hard.webm
Look! Look everybody! The Future made it to /toy/!
>>
What happened to those Fansproject Warbugs from the con years ago?
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>>4283248
Oh shit I actually just noticed he completely hides the windshield in his chest.

Apeface is doing some intense origami to make it beefy enough for an ape mode. Those arms and legs fill out the body instead of clogging it up with kibble in both the jet and robot modes. And that fucking head swap is brilliant.
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Youtube keeps shitting out on me, but the blank spot sort of covers up the propeller/tank repositioning and an optional visor. Otherwise he looks a little unexciting and the alt mode is ok. Dat leg transformation doe.

sause vids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8JFolcpE5U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dqHiSjoAOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foPKo1pDQz0
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>>4283263
Not really much of an ape mode, more of a jrpg orc/goblin if anything. Vehicle and robot mode don't seem to suffer because of it so whatever
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>>4283248
>>4283263
>>4283272

Damn dude. Function X is setting a new precedent in transformation.

Where does Hardhead's cockpit come from?
Apeface's ape self is pretty underwhelming, bot and jet modes look good and unhampered though.
Highbrow is just wow.
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>>4283263
I haven't been too interested in the Function-X line due to their price and kinda lackluster articulation.

The line does seem to be taking heed to criticisms as most of these look like they have better shoulder movement. Apeface looks awesome and I can forgive if he doesn't have the best range since he looks like a fun triple changer. Can't wait for their eventual Snapdragon
>>
>>4283311

Honestly, having every one of these in hand, all of the articulation issues are easily forgive, because they're so frickin fun to transform. It's a fantastic line.
>>
I know these are old shit by now, but does anyone have a recommendation for or against getting one? I own zero classics-styled seekers.
>>
>>4283333
I haven't heard anything bad except that the headsculpts are you like it or you hate it. They look fairly cool at least but apparently there are even more Starscreams coming from some other group.

Nice that Igear actually released something this decade though.
>>
>>4283333
I say get it. I'm not one to judge people's collections, but if you're going to get Seekers, get possibly the most stylish Seekers out currently.
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>>4283248
>>4283263
>>4283272
These are just tremendous, and how they turned Apeface; one of the most kibblicious G1 toys, into such a cleancut, suave motherfucker is beyond me

Good job, Fansproject
>>
>>4282523
Kinda wish he had less detail, like, maybe more like the 3d model but not EXACTLY the same
And maybe there's a bit too much grey on his torso

With that said though I'm still seriously thinking about getting him, he'd be the most expensive toy I own, but the stylization wins me over pretty hardcore

Have Make Toys said anything about his head transforming into a dude? you'd think we'd have seen that by now, for the price this'll probably go for, it better transform into a dude...
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>>4282425
Oh my~
>>
>>4283439

Now all we need is Annapuna and Unipuma -
>>
>>4283248
>>4283263
>>4283272
>>4283281
>>4283426
Jizai is a goddamn genius of transformation engineering.
>>
>>4283336
What other Starscreans are coming out soon?

I mainly just dig Decepticons with (somewhat) realistic aircraft modes. If there's something else coming with a solid jet mode I might hold off.
>>
>>4283602
As far as I know, just the mini FoC Starscream.
>>
>>4282515
I'm gonna fuck that thing.
>>
>>4282891
>>4282911
Fuck the wheels on the shoulders threw me off. Anyway new pic. He's pretty big.
>>
>>4284276
>>
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>>4284278
Who's the plane guy? Maketoys not-Strafe?
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>>4282548
Fuck. I'm torn between this and not-Computron. What do you recommend /toy/?
>>
>>4284498
Why not both? Not-Defensor won't be out til next year.
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Somebody in one of the other TF threads that got deleted posted something about a third party Plesiosaur Dinobot but I don't remember what what the figure name or the company was. Does anybody have the image or any more info on the company making it?
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>>4284630

Mechaform Paddle. From the makers of of these...attempts.

>>4281087
>>4281091
>>4281141

Fansproject might have one since they have a 6th dinobot in the line but that is an unknown.

>>4284302
yes
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>>4281087
His gun just looks like a longer version of Optimus' Ion Cannon
His original gun is similar but not THAT similar
>>4284278
>>4284282
How come the Protextobots are so much bigger?
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>>4284661
oh ick... yeah, I was a bit afraid of that since I remembered a similar aesthetic there. Well then, guess I can safely scratch that off my list of wants. Thanks though, dude.
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>>4284708
>>4284661
oh jesus... yeah that's actually kinda charming in alt mode. Not great by any means, but kinda charming. The bot mode though... just... WOW. That's a whole new level of shit.
>>
>>4281091
Does he have a fucking handlebar stache? WAT?
>>
>>4284504
Because I can only justify buying one or the other. Even one year a part my finances are too tight for getting both.
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>>4282384
This thing is really weird. I'm not entirely sure who they're aiming this weapon voltron combiner thing at. The first one turns into a pretty crappy gun, that compromises the lion mode quite a bit. I can't really imagine anyone is going to be very interested in this.

>>4282483
What makes this so strange, is the fact that the original concept art was based on Don's cybertronian Lio Convoy. That was the big draw for most people. Why they decided to change it so drastically is beyond me.
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>>4283473
This is from Metal Slug.
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>>4281508

Some company is doing an Impactor. God. Hopefully.
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>>4282031
>Elita

Thank Christ. She's always seemed under appreciated in the fandom to me. Her first appearance was as the bot Optimus trusted to lead the resistance on Cybertron against a superior Decepticon enemy. She should be regarded as some kind of grand wizard badass.
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>>4284715
Its a shame because the concept of the design is really good

Also, what the fuck captcha
>>
>>4282142

Who is that meant to be?
>>
>>4284715
Just wait for FT or GP to retool their Sludge, I'm sure it'll look good.
>>
>>4284797
Which ripped off Dominion: Tank Police.
>>
>>4281091
>>4281132
>>4284661
I still can't believe people are actually planning to sell these.
>>
>>4282470
>>4282474
Can't wait to see him in color

>>4281616
>>4281620
>>4281630
>>4281632
Jesus goddamn christ that looks really good. If all their dinobots look that nice they may have to take all my money
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>>4284909
They have some colored renders and so far, so good. The colors are very basic shades so they're a bit unimpressive but we know from looking at the final shots of the retail release of Sludge that the actual colors will be much nicer. The important part is that the molds themselves look good. There's also the Slag prototype >>4282371 posted and it looks great. I just preordered Sludge today so it looks like I've resigned myself to getting them all. At least, all of the core Dinobots. We'll have to see just what LER-05 turns out to be before I decide to get him or not.
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>>4284880
"Ripped off" doesn't mean what you think it means but even if it did >>4283473 still wouldn't make sense anyway.
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>>4284893
They won't. Even if they tried to sell them, no retailer would work with them, there are way too many better Dinobots coming out.
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>>4284943
I dunno, I'd like some Masamune Shirow references too. Though the obvious joke with Annapuma/Unipuma is Breastforce.
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>>4284956
Thinking of it, a 3rd party line of Transformers using alt modes from various franchises could be nice. A Metal Slug that turns into a fat military robot, an Ingram that turns into a police truck, an R-Type ship that turns into a japanese style mech... I would totally buy that.
>>
>>4284939
Sludge is really tempting-- where would be a good place to preorder?
Definitely waiting for Snarl. Too bad he's slated for last, behind mystery dino.
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>>4284960
BBTS
>>
>>4284939
That looks like a Brave Fighbird sword/shield
>>
>>4284959
I'm so tired that I want a Tachikoma Blackarachnia.
But then that would be more 'what if Glyph was a spiderbot', I think.
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>>4284966
>I'm so tired that I want a Tachikoma Blackarachnia.
I can see it. With a huge booty.
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