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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby warzon3 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:48 pm

Wow, just got this today.... Totally amazing!!!!!

I think the new rage head is really really growing on me, actually I think I would like buy another and paint the forehead silver so it looks even more G1 than the original head.

I wonder if they would ever sell them separately?
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby DevastaTTor » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:43 am

Just shipped my loot with green Giant. Can't wait to get him!!!

However, it's too bad he won't have a permanent home for another 4-5 months while our home is being built. :-(
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:20 am

Anyone receive orders from TFSource yet?
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:53 am

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Slowly making my way through the set. They're great stuff. I really like these over Hercules. By a large margin at that.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mkall » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:06 am

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Flux Convoy wrote:Slowly making my way through the set. They're great stuff. I really like these over Hercules. By a large margin at that.
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Me too. When I get back, I'm probably going to look into selling my Herc set. I'll get the SG version of them I think, but that's for their robot modes and not the Gestalt.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:11 am

Really too bad I'm so sentimentally attached to the G1 Devastator... the yellow on the G2 version really "pops" in that comparison video.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Doctor McGrath » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:40 pm

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Flux Convoy wrote:Slowly making my way through the set. They're great stuff. I really like these over Hercules. By a large margin at that.
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Me too. When I get back, I'm probably going to look into selling my Herc set. I'll get the SG version of them I think, but that's for their robot modes and not the Gestalt.


Your posts make me really pumped. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:26 am

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Okay, so having digested the set, Scrapper is crap. It's a real shame too because he looks great. Nearly the entire upper portion of his body articulation is completely hampered by bits of unnecessarily complicated transformation. He's the only figure in the set I kind of despise. Long Haul has some complicate stuff as well but none of it really affects any of his modes poorly. So five out of six isn't shabby. Giant himself is gorgeous in hand. Very satisfied with that purchase. I can not wait to see their Computron.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby DevastaTTor » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:46 am

Flux Convoy wrote:Okay, so having digested the set, Scrapper is crap. It's a real shame too because he looks great. Nearly the entire upper portion of his body articulation is completely hampered by bits of unnecessarily complicated transformation. He's the only figure in the set I kind of despise. Long Haul has some complicate stuff as well but none of it really affects any of his modes poorly. So five out of six isn't shabby. Giant himself is gorgeous in hand. Very satisfied with that purchase. I can not wait to see their Computron.

I have the yellow set with Scrapper and, while I don't think he's crap, the way him arms lock-or are supposed to-does make posing him needlessly frustrating and challenging. Does look great when you finally achieve that "just right" look though.

My green set arrives tomorrow. Going to have to lock myself in my office to play with everything when it arrives. :grin:
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby paul053 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:11 pm

Got mine last Saturday from BBTS. Took me awhile to put everying in to 1 and then separated them to each individuals in vehicle mode. I'm now enjoying them individually and so far only thoroughly played Excavator (Scavenger) and Bulldozer (Bonescusher). They are both awesome.

Haven't touched Wheel Loader (Scrapper) but I can see his difficult part.

Also here is my suggestion. While I was trying to put the weapons on vehicle mode, don't put the screw drivers on the dump truck as described in the instruction. Mine is way too tight. So when I put them in, I have troubles pull them out. The spaces are very limited for my fingers to grab them and I don't have very thick fingers. After a lot of tries, they were eventually out but that also cause some stress marks on the handle part. Then I just figured out it could be easier to push them out from the other side but you also need to find something that is firm enough since it is very tight. Does any body has any easier solution?
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby warzon3 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:34 pm

So I'm embarrassed to say this, but already broke a piece. I was able to fix it though rather easily, it was really my own fault for trying to force something, but....

On the last page of instructions it says Devastator's waist panel pops out, it is mad tight though and I wound up breaking the one thin plastic piece where the hinge and pin is on Longhaul's front waist. I fixed it with some strong epoxy and it seems as good as new, I just have a small crack line, but no biggie since it is barely noticeable. Still transforms fine and I don't have to baby it either.

I guess I just wanted to say if that waist panel won't come out for other people, don't force it, its not worth it. It took me prying it open with a knife (after I fixed it). I'm just not going to bother with it. It poses fine with out the waist panel popped open.

So my set still works and looks great for the most part, but it is no longer pristine. eh that's life I guess...

There is a lot of things on Dumptruck that I'm afraid are going to break eventually though...Like when you click the roof in place or the long plastic ball joints on his arms, I feel like its a matter of time before something happens? Love the poses you can do with him though.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:15 am

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warzon3 wrote:So I'm embarrassed to say this, but already broke a piece. I was able to fix it though rather easily, it was really my own fault for trying to force something, but....

On the last page of instructions it says Devastator's waist panel pops out, it is mad tight though and I wound up breaking the one thin plastic piece where the hinge and pin is on Longhaul's front waist. I fixed it with some strong epoxy and it seems as good as new, I just have a small crack line, but no biggie since it is barely noticeable. Still transforms fine and I don't have to baby it either.

I guess I just wanted to say if that waist panel won't come out for other people, don't force it, its not worth it. It took me prying it open with a knife (after I fixed it). I'm just not going to bother with it. It poses fine with out the waist panel popped open.

So my set still works and looks great for the most part, but it is no longer pristine. eh that's life I guess...

There is a lot of things on Dumptruck that I'm afraid are going to break eventually though...Like when you click the roof in place or the long plastic ball joints on his arms, I feel like its a matter of time before something happens? Love the poses you can do with him though.


I wouldn't worry about Long Haul (I refuse to use that "Not-" crap. I just call them what they really are.) The yellow set was basically a prototype. A short run figure set. There are fixes on the green Giant due to feedback and corrections on the yellow. The yellow Long Haul had corrected arms come with Mixmaster and Scavenger. I'd say it's safe to assume that the corrected arms/ball joint units come standard on the green release.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Mekatron » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:20 am

"Delayed to September" at TFSource. :sad:
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:28 am

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"Delayed to September" at TFSource. :sad:


Must be the free shipping they're offering on him
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby paul053 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:37 am

Does anybody notice the "cover" on top of Mixmaster's head can be flipped down to reveal two molded and painted missiles? Just found out last night.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Motorthing » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:27 am

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby craggy » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:06 am

mooncake623 wrote:
Postby Mekatron » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:20 am

"Delayed to September" at TFSource. :sad:


Must be the free shipping they're offering on him

no free shipping to the UK. But still a smidgen cheaper than ordering from Kapow...however, if they get it in stock quicker...
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:44 pm

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paul053 wrote:Does anybody notice the "cover" on top of Mixmaster's head can be flipped down to reveal two molded and painted missiles? Just found out last night.


Indeed. I love the Easter eggs on this set. There's a few.
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby daimchoc » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:10 pm

paul053 wrote:Does anybody notice the "cover" on top of Mixmaster's head can be flipped down to reveal two molded and painted missiles? Just found out last night.


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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby DevastaTTor » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:19 am

Got my set and finally had a chance to mess with it yesterday. Build and paint quality are awesome for these figures-no surprises there. The gestalt was a little fiddly at first but once I got him squared up and messed with him a bit, I must say that I'm VERY impressed. Not many faults and lots to like!

And lastly, I'm liking the rage head. It's not perfect and I expect better from other third parties, but it's a nice add-on and alternative to the standard head.

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Stormrider » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:06 pm

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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby RodimalToyota » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:44 pm

Anyone wanna be a doll and measure Giant from Feet to the top of the head?
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Kibble » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:42 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:Anyone wanna be a doll and measure Giant from Feet to the top of the head?


I don't have him, but I'll put my educated guess in at ~11".
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Re: Maketoys Green Giant (Type 61)

Postby Andrius » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Kibble wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Anyone wanna be a doll and measure Giant from Feet to the top of the head?


I don't have him, but I'll put my educated guess in at ~11".


Good guess. 11 inches to the head, 12.5 to the tip of the shoulder.
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