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Kuma Style

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  1. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    Honestly, the "Bomber" Megatron is a favorite of mine (particularly because of the colors... Black with "tron" paneling is just something that seems to always look good no matter what it's on) as well but I do have a strong preference towards his Tank iterations as well (My favorite was actually the "Galvatron" coloring of Armada Megatron.) Overall, I think I'll take any version of Megatron that isn't a gun.
  2. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    In terms of the amount of variants, I'm not sure. This is the one I'm most familiar with as I started around the "dark cybertron" series and remember him getting this upgrade around them. And yea, Cybertronian alts are a bit give-and-take. I think that this is one of the nicer ones, for sure. The current Optimus (shown in that pic with rebel) has a really clean alt. mode as well for being Cybertronian, but honestly it's just a step outside of being a sleek earth mode, if that. And yea, I've been very impressed with how well-versed the conversation is here on non-macross items. It's awesome, and I really, and truly appreciate you (and others) being welcoming. It's also nice to be able to have fairly direct conversations without 50 "any updates" spam posts in between. It's a very nice vibe. In case you didn't get a chance to check out the gallery, here's Pinchar with the tail in the other configuration. I was just home on break from work and didn't have time to search through my site for it.
  3. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    Whether or not someone likes what IDW is doing with the designs is subjective; you either do or you don't. However as a product this is an AWESOME aesthetic license and a damned dun and poseable toy to play with. I understand the general theory on Cybertronian alt. modes but Prowl's in particular is very blatantly a vehicle and doesn't show any robot "kibble" at all. If it were just a standalone "space car" the aesthetic of it is strong enough to be sold as such. I think a lot of my gravitation towards Cybertronian stuff is that it's more "mecha" looking than necessarily Transformers and I'm a mecha collector first and foremost. Natural bias for sure. I'm give or take on IDW stuff but Prowl's design is one that I absolutely love compared to honestly not giving a flying deuce about the G1 iteration. I definitely understand that it's not for everyone. I honestly agree with everything you said and can see your perspective very well, @M'Kyuun! I really appreciate the way that most of you guys here relay thoughts. It's extremely well-written and refreshing. On my review of Pinchar I have pics of different configuations of the backpack/tail and yes he can certainly do the G1-styled look.
  4. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    Yea man! Trying to knock it out ASAP! And I don't know if it's specifically FOR Thunder Eberus but they're doing a GodBomber on its own which also turns into the armor parts and they showed it combined with Eberus so it'll definitely have an armor option. --------------------------------------------------------- The Review for GCreation's GDW-02 Rebel is up: http://kumastyledesigns.com/gcreation-rebel-review/ Honestly, the review goes into detail but I absolutely love the robot mode. The transformation and alt. aren't as hot for me, but once you get it there, the alt. is fun too. Here are a few pics from the gallery:
  5. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    Thanks for helping there, Scyla and yea it's the Fansproject Pinchar. Honestly, it's a decently looking line but it feels like it took until this last release for them to finally get things right with all of the q.c. niggles that the line had to that point. It's really unfortunate. Striker Manus came in yesterday and I really can't want to open it.
  6. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    I keep going to purchase these but then I just can't. Hoping something pushes me over the edge before they're sold out! ... MakeToys' Thunder Manus is out for delivery today... label me hyped!
  7. Acid Rain - new 1:18 mecha toy line.

    B2Five Wave 2A Review up: http://kumastyledesigns.com/b2five-wave-2a-review/ I honestly like this wave and get in-depth in the review but I'm pretty "over" strongholds at this point and am more excited for the using the additional parts for the combination aspects than anything. Here are some pics from the galla portion:
  8. Bandai Gobots/Machine Robo Series Toy Thread

    It's ok; TBH I'm more in it for the DX stuff than anything as it is. I'm just glad to hear that overall the line is fairly solid because it makes it worth checking more of them out.
  9. Bandai Gobots/Machine Robo Series Toy Thread

    Was just answering your question in general which is yes, it is available at retailers although it's unfortunate that it's not available at the retailers of your choosing. I have 0 familiarity with Gobots but since I don't remember it at all from Machine Robo I'd go with Gobots if either. You've just given me an excuse to rewatch Revenge of Chronos, though. ------------------------------------------------------------ Tough Trailer looks damned good. Hoping the build quality is up-to-snuff. ------------------------------------------------------------ Asking across boards; for those of you who've invested into the smaller-scaled line, how are they quality wise? I opened Battle and Shuttle and both are a floppy mess. Trying to get a general consensus before investing into more of them.
  10. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    I hope its's the former. I'm really at a point to where I could stand to stop buying outside of non-G1 stuff. Collecting too many other lines at this point.
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