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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:23 pm

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Hmm. The faces on mine seem really tight in the helmets... I'd hate to break anything, I may just leave them how they are.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:12 am

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Paul053 mentioned in his review (below) that the faces were switchable. I'm not sure if he actually tried it, though.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:08 am

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kirbenvost wrote:I have a couple questions. Sorry if these have been answered already but I don't have time to read the whole thread right now.

What's the official storage for Bulldozer and Excavators' weapons in vehicle mode? I currently have them pegged onto their sides, but it doesn't seem quite right. I figured out every one else's (Dump Truck's is AWESOME), but the instruction book doesn't really go though weapon storage and I had to guess from pictures.


Pegged onto the sides is the official method. What you see is what you get. Does it in the yellow set, as well.

kirbenvost wrote:Also, what's with the rectangular pegs on the sides of the arms/generators? I'm guessing a couple of the weapons will peg there, but I'm not sure why. It would be super awesome if the weapons could form fuel tanks for the generators or something, but I doubt that's the case.


I'm assuming you're talking about the thin tabs on the sides. Those tabs fit into the thin slots on the sides of Mixmaster's drum. They form rocket packs for him. Also, there's a flip down visor on Mixmaster, it reveals rockets like the G1 toy.

The square pegs on the back of the generators (where Devastator's hands flip out), can take those pistons from Long Haul and become jackhammers. The gray handles swing out for the figures to use them as jackhammers. In Devastator mode, the hands can flip in and you can attach the pistons to his forearms, but turn the silver pieces around, one's a Philip's head screwdriver, the other's a flat head. He can use them as weapons.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:05 pm

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Thanks for the answers! I knew about the jackhammer thing and the rockets under the visor on Mixmaster, but the rocket packs are definitely news to me. I was wondering about those slots on the side of Mixmaster's drum.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:08 am

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kirbenvost wrote:Thanks for the answers! I knew about the jackhammer thing and the rockets under the visor on Mixmaster, but the rocket packs are definitely news to me. I was wondering about those slots on the side of Mixmaster's drum.


No prob. I can't remember if that tidbit was in the instructions (yellow's the prototype) or on a photo blog...

Also, Devastator's chest shield/Long Haul's exhaust pipes, also doubles as a handheld shield. Long Laul can't hold it, unfortunately. Mixmaster and the others can.

His rifle, the shield, the rocket packs and his visor? AWESOME looking robot of death.
Also, on Scrapper and Mixmaster, there's buttons. Those will extend their vehicle modes for Devastator. Gives the ankles a bit more range. (Makes him taller, too, of course.)

Mixmaster's are on the sides near the front of his drum. Scrapper's is singular and it's just below the silver piston. (Look closely, can't miss it.)
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:38 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Thanks for the answers! I knew about the jackhammer thing and the rockets under the visor on Mixmaster, but the rocket packs are definitely news to me. I was wondering about those slots on the side of Mixmaster's drum.


No prob. I can't remember if that tidbit was in the instructions (yellow's the prototype) or on a photo blog...

Also, Devastator's chest shield/Long Haul's exhaust pipes, also doubles as a handheld shield. Long Laul can't hold it, unfortunately. Mixmaster and the others can.

His rifle, the shield, the rocket packs and his visor? AWESOME looking robot of death.
Also, on Scrapper and Mixmaster, there's buttons. Those will extend their vehicle modes for Devastator. Gives the ankles a bit more range. (Makes him taller, too, of course.)

Mixmaster's are on the sides near the front of his drum. Scrapper's is singular and it's just below the silver piston. (Look closely, can't miss it.)


Nice, I should try that with Mixmaster. 8) I did notice the chest shield forms a hand shield, found that out while trying to figure out weapon storage. Long Haul can sort of hold it, but only at an angle because of his huge fists. I think the extending joints were already extended the way he came in the box, because I noticed Mixmaster's, but not Scrapper's... will have to investigate further. I still haven't had a chance to re-combine them!
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:56 am

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Just realised that I have been moaning about the lateness of Giant on the KO thread. so who knows what's going on? All I get from Kapow is that Maketoys are having 'issues', and no concrete information on when they will be getting their stock. Which sucks, obviously. I paid up front in full, too.

Does anyone have any more information regarding this?
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby RodimalToyota » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:56 pm

TFsource said on FBI that MT only shipped out a small batch this round.
I'm guessing Kapow just might have to deal with long customs delays, as TFsource had a 10
Day hold in their shipment.

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby kirbenvost » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:04 pm

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The place I got mine from (Metropolis Comics and Toys) said the delay was due to some QC issues Maketoys noticed in the set and they had to reopen them all to correct it before shipping to the retailer. On top of that they probably only have limited manufacturing capacity so they might be having trouble keeping up with demand.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:43 pm

What a drag... that had to cost them a pretty penny.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:22 am

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I actually feel sorry for Maketoys, they really aren't having much luck. I can wait for a great toy like this if I have to. Oh well, at least a bunch of opportunistic criminal a**holes haven't stolen their moulds and flooded the market with knockoffs... oh. #-o

seriously, I hope those guys get herpes.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:20 am

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I agree with your tiny, tiny lettering.

'Tis a bummer if I'll have to wait longer. (I preordered it a bit on the later side, so if TFSource only got in a small shipment recently, I'd not be surprised if I have to wait until their next shipment.) But on the plus side, since I had a few other big purchases recently, it will be more time to recover. Must keep that glass half full!
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:48 am

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Yotsuyasan wrote:I agree with your tiny, tiny lettering.

LOL. BTW was going to ask you, no reviews in September. WTF man? Have you run out of stuff to review or is that thing called 'real life' getting in the way :P

Personally, I'm really itching to review Giant, but will try to stay patient >:oP
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Yotsuyasan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:02 pm

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Banjo-Tron wrote:
Yotsuyasan wrote:I agree with your tiny, tiny lettering.

LOL. BTW was going to ask you, no reviews in September. WTF man? Have you run out of stuff to review or is that thing called 'real life' getting in the way :P

Personally, I'm really itching to review Giant, but will try to stay patient >:oP


Nice to know I was missed! Yeah, I feel bad about that. 'Twas a real life getting in the way thing. I was hoping to get a review up last weekend so that I could at least get one in September, but didn't quite get it finished. I at least took all of the photos I need for it, so hopefully I'll have it written sometime this week. To wet your appitite, I'm going G1 Prime! That will be followed (in no particular order) by Smallest Transforming Prime, Hybrid Series G1 Prime, and MP-04, then hopefully by the time I'm through all of those I'll have gotten my TRU MP-10. :)

Of course... When I checked my e-mail just now, I had one informing me that something had shipped... So, so much for recovery... but I suppose that is something else I've got to look forward to reviewing. :grin: I anticipate splitting it up into four articles when I get to it, three that are for pairs of the individual parts, and one final article looking at the combined mode and then offering final thoughts.

So... Alas, disapeared for a bit. But hopefully I'll be able to get things back on track, 'cause I certainly have a bunch of things (with a nice mix of oldies but goodies and exciting new stuff) to talk about!

And I shall also look forward to your thoughts on the big green guy, as well.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:36 am

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Yep, that's in the instruction boook. Are you pointing out the painted Fallen or it just looks cool?
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby daimchoc » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:42 am

kirbenvost wrote:Yep, that's in the instruction boook. Are you pointing out the painted Fallen or it just looks cool?



We've already known about the "Fallen" way back... It just looks cool.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:30 pm

Finally got my shipping notice from TFS! Can't wait. Hopefully by the end of the week here...
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby mongrel » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:33 pm

I just got mine a couple hours ago... EHRMAHGERD it's friggin amazing. Prepare your fingertips though if you plan to go through all the transformations for each figure, there are some tight fits. My index finger feels like I've been prying flat LEGO pieces apart all morning.

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:03 pm

Just got mine & holy crap are these guys big! I was expecting Explorer/Munitioner size and instead they're all about the same size as Warbot Defender, more or less (wide variety in size between the six).

Agreed about the tightness... have to use so much pressure on some of these joints it feels like they're about to snap... and THEN you have to use even more before they move (Crane's elbows were the toughest). The waist-extension on the mixer is a pain too... that little button is NOT very accessible.

Just got them all into their bot modes... tons of fun, though time consuming.

Kinda feels like Christmas 20 years ago...
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:21 pm

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They really are pretty big, aren't they? Almost the size of the new Voyagers. :lol:

It is a time-consuming and scary process transforming them for the first time, but it realy is fun and rewarding. Best 2 hours I've had recently!
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby TheForgottenTaxi » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:09 pm

Just got mine yesterday. It's so magnificent I can hardly stand it. The quality is higher than I expected, the engineering is great, and the whole set looks great in every mode.

It's sort of a shame this will forever be compared with Hercules. I don't have Herc, so I can't compare the two. But I think that in an alternate reality in which Hercules had never come out, fandom would have collectively fallen over itself to heap praise on MakeToys and declare it the new undisputed king of the 3rd party toymakers. I think this really sets a new standard.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:18 pm

TheForgottenTaxi wrote:Just got mine yesterday. It's so magnificent I can hardly stand it. The quality is higher than I expected, the engineering is great, and the whole set looks great in every mode.

It's sort of a shame this will forever be compared with Hercules. I don't have Herc, so I can't compare the two. But I think that in an alternate reality in which Hercules had never come out, fandom would have collectively fallen over itself to heap praise on MakeToys and declare it the new undisputed king of the 3rd party toymakers. I think this really sets a new standard.


I've had Hercules, and it's either you like the "classics" styled Hercules, that matches the more blocky designs of classics, or you like the more detailed "MP" style of Giant.

Other then that, they are two fraktastically amazing creations, the world will forever cave under their feet...


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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:30 pm

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I don't own Hercules but I've seen it in person and I MUCH prefer the look of Giant. Hercules is cool but almost more Unicron Trilogy to me. Giant goes a lot better with the Fansproject offerings, and while both companies aesthetics are maybe a little too modern compared to Hasbro's figures, I feel they look better overall.

In my mind Maketoys is still an offshoot of Fansproject anyway, so they can share the crown. >:oP

Oh, to those who may have not read all the way back in the thread, be VERY careful when inserting/removing the screwdriver handles from Long Haul's bucket. It's a really tight fit. I didn't break mine but I stressed one of the handles.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:01 pm

kirbenvost wrote:Oh, to those who may have not read all the way back in the thread, be VERY careful when inserting/removing the screwdriver handles from Long Haul's bucket. It's a really tight fit. I didn't break mine but I stressed one of the handles.


Had to pop mine out from the other side using a dull pencil. Learned my lesson from Thundershred's blades...
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