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Post by Hound » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:41 pm

Meh. It doesn't look like Lio Convoy to me, it barely looks like a convoy.

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Post by Warcry » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:13 pm

I thought these came out years ago! Or am I thinking of a different Monstructor?

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Post by Clay » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:18 pm

Warcry wrote:I thought these came out years ago! Or am I thinking of a different Monstructor?
Dinoking version came first.

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Post by Hound » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:36 pm

Did they even finish the shells for the Dinoking version? I'd heard at the time that that was a concern.

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Post by Clay » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:36 pm

Yeah, they made the full set. The shells are more expensive than the robots, though.

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Post by Denyer » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:34 pm

Being FP could be a while longer than June. Defo interested if I can justify it on release, although TBH what I really want is a good updated Slog shell. Already got the Dinoking equivalent of the inner robot.

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Post by Clay » Tue May 08, 2018 10:51 pm

That didn't take long...

Add-on kit for Studio Series Grimlock.

Two hands! Bendy tail! Flail and maul! If they get the colors right, should be a nice set.

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Post by Clay » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:14 pm

Sooooooooo maaaaaany third party toys in the pipeline...

The nemesis Seacons actually look pretty nice in those colors.

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Post by Warcry » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:33 pm

I just can't fathom how there's a big enough market for this much product. A couple years ago I thought for sure the market was over-saturated and we would have seen a contraction by now, but it just keeps growing. There's a million awesome things in there and it's awesome to see that much product but I don't know how people even keep track of it all.

I love that we're sloooowly starting to see some more 3P Beast Wars stuff.

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Post by Denyer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:41 pm

Can only assume it's mostly for domestic (Chinese) markets.

A lot of it seems to have gone very cartoon-oriented. Great to see the ingenuity of designs, love big slide decks like this, but I think the thing I like most out of that lot is New Age Gremlin (Goldbug) and having the gold MP Bee with a Renderform head plus the larger TW (?) OS KO for a different scale display ticks things fairly well.

Will probably make that the thing I look for at TFN. Pre-orders or deposits are in on the smattering of other specific items that this year's likely to see released.

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Re: Third Party Toys News

Post by Hussar_303 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:20 pm

Yeah, the hobby in Western Europe and in the USA has reached its maximal level, but Japanese otaku never get enough of anything, and China's starting to have a sizeable middle class... That happens to encompass many nerds who started to have disposable income.
And even if 0.01% of the Chinese people are interested in Transformer toys, it still means that there's a market with 150 000 potential customers. So, yeah, these things sell like hot cakes, mostly to Asians.

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Re: Third Party Toys News

Post by Clay » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:22 pm

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Maketoys are reissuing their Guardia/Defensor set later this year!

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Re: Third Party Toys News

Post by Clay » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:23 pm

New third-party ROTF Devastator and I'm already fawning.

Apparently it's supposed to be about 50cm/20inches fully combined. Looks like Mixmaster's cab turns inside-out to make Devastator's head, which is accurate. Can't even begin to imagine how it works.

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