Transformers Third Party
During the collapse, I took the time to open a few third party MPs: FansToys Parkour/Cliffjumper, FansToys Thomas/Astrotrain (toy colors), and Star Toy Commander/Blitzwing. The latter two finally completed my season 1 & 2 Decepticon display. Really, Blitzwing was the last component, but I had to upgrade my old ToyWorld Astrotrain, which was too small. I couldn't figure out how to transform either Astrotrain or Blitzwing from their robot modes into either of their alt modes. Got close on the shuttle and tank, but gave up. Will have to watch a video or something. Blitzwing didn't even come with instructions. Anyway, it's very satisfying to see the complete group on my shelf. Will try to get a photo up soon.
OH! I did not realize the 3rd party Omnibot Overdrive is out already at TFSource
I finally caved on my no 3rd parties rule for existing characters and ordered the FT Jazz with the full racing livery as Rise of the Beasts has come and gone and there's still no goddamn word from Takara of them doing an MP Jazz. If they could get a license from them to do Mirage as a 911 then surely you'd think they'd get the classic 70s Jazz model too but nada, zip, zilch, ziparoonio. Well sod 'em, life's too short to hang around, plus I adore the full racing decals way more anyway.
Does anyone know of a better head for the upcoming Antagony?
Finally got around to transforming my Magic square 2.0 (EX) Prime to vehicle mode. half of it was easy but the other was difficult. some parts didnt align correctly but i think that normal with TF toys. the chest glass pieces are very delicate. vehicle mode looks cool but i think i prefer robot mode better. i expected the truck to be bigger but i guess not. ill post pics later
3 1/4" tall --- 7 1/2" length
Ok, i got a hard question for the expert - transformers heads.
As per the pics above, does any one know, whats the scale of the Masterpiece line in truck mode?
It goes from being 9.5" inches in robot mode to 3.4" inches in truck mode, thats crazy.
Eyeballing the vehicle mode I'd guesstimate 48th scale. Can't say if that pans out for bot mode.
Magic square just took out a new version now. (they sure are milking it) its the "MS-02TC" Toy color version (G1)
legs are silver/metallic and the red is like a Candy apple red with hi-gloss and some stickers. i like it. the version i got which is the MS-02EX doesnt have the stripe when in truck mode and of course i do like the stupid stripe 😆 😆 😆 im so petty. this new one does have the stripes on both modes, son of bit*h!
Got my FansToys Variator (Gears) today. He looks so good! I hope the picture works...
Edit: Success...apologies for my lesser quality camera. I'm cheap! 🤣