Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

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Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Post by Denyer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:58 pm

Think this is the best I've seen to date (TR Perceptor and TR Swoop);

http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthrea ... n?p=575748

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The chest keeps it simple enough.

The same guy used a Revoltech Megatron (presumably a KO) which if the head was switched isn't a bad fit either.

Can't find a cheap Percy right now and I don't know the non-homage lines (i.e. Unicron Trilogy etc) well enough to recall figures from those that might make a decent alternative.

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Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Post by Clay » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:39 pm

Looking at the scan, his proportions/blocking seem roughly based on Optimus'. If you had a good way to smooth out the chest windows, maybe a Prime figure would be a good start?

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Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Post by Denyer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:41 pm

Mmm, might work if it wasn't one of the iconic recognisable ones I suppose -- Megatron's the more obvious choice (and the Siege one is mostly bland enough) but both tend to have 'heroic' proportions with the chest/shoulders and be voyager or up in terms of size.

I think I'm just talking myself into waiting for a loose Percy since I've already got a Swoop head.

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Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Post by Warcry » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:43 am

Honestly, wih the way Hasbro is going there's probably going to be an official option before we know it...

I know the original character model was Megatron with the serial numbers filed off, but TBH the first time I met the character (in the late run of the US Marvel book) my first thought was "Why is Kup yellow?" So I might go with a TR Kup with a different TR head (Swoop or maybe Misfire's or Doublecross's?) That Perceptor custom is pretty damned close, though. AND it has a clunky tank mode to never turn into!

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Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Post by Denyer » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:55 am

Could happen, couldn't it? I mean they did Rung -- albeit as a targetmaster. Can't see Xaaron fitting into Earthrise but Hasbro isn't wedded to consistency, they're doing micromaster bases and citybot deluxe partners.

Swoop has the considerable selling point that he's spare, like having Loudmouth to make something out of the disappointing Getaway.

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Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Post by Warcry » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:47 am

Rung, Impactor, Rack'n'Ruin, Macaddam...lots of comic-original characters are getting love recently. Straxus was a long time ago now but it's probably safe to say that Xaaron is the most prominent one left without a toy. Though I guess some youngsters would say Tarn or Pharma (and I'd be happy to see those guys too).

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