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Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:37 pm

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The third-party news continues to roll out of TFcon 2012. A new company going by MECH iDEAS has revealed their plans to release updated versions of G1 Jumpstarters Topspin and Twintwist. Images courtesy of Jarodimus:

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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Mkall » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:46 pm

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I am greatly intrigued by this.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:28 pm

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I'm interested as Twintwist was my first ever Transformers figure, but these look a little bland. Unless they include the pullback feature then I'd rather they were a bit more adventurous witht the designs.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby rpetras » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:55 am

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Those look pretty nice, but I have a custom Twintwist & Topspin that I'm very happy with.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Motorthing » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:28 am

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Oh Lordy more members of the G1 cast I wont be able to turn down. Unlees the quality sucks. These guys ever made anything before?
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:28 am

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More additions for everyone's wrecker squads... I know I want them, well if their quality is decent and their price is not insane.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby STngAR » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:54 pm

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Love the head sculpt of Apex..... as others have said, just hope the quality is there. :MAXIMAL:
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:19 am

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I was contamplating getting FOC Jumpstarters, but these look good. Hope that they actually materialise.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Flux Convoy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:57 am

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More Wreckers is okay with me. Especially these guys. They haven't had any love since the original toys.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby robotmel » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:57 am

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Ooh these look pretty tidy!
With all the Wreckers love happening right now http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/the-wreckers-whats-your-neo-classics-line-up-t88096.php can we expect every 3rd party player and their Mum getting in on this one?

IGear have their Impactor homage on the cards and FansProject have their Broadside homage in prototype phase (almost).
Throw in a Warbot and a City Commander and we are well on our way to a 3rd party Wreckers line-up!

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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby robotmel » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:19 am

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Mech Ideas have designs on our Wrecker buddies but their website offers other goodies...

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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Flux Convoy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:20 am

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Looking good so far. Nice to see they scale properly.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby robotmel » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:29 am

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:-?
I tweeted them recently with reference to any prototype photos or potential release dates... nothing!

No reply at all. Not even sure they got any further than some concept art?

Disapointing if nothing comes of this because they do look pretty cool and very fitting as the homages they represent. :???:
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby daimchoc » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:42 am

robotmel wrote::-?
I tweeted them recently with reference to any prototype photos or potential release dates... nothing!

No reply at all. Not even sure they got any further than some concept art?

Disapointing if nothing comes of this because they do look pretty cool and very fitting as the homages they represent. :???:


Concept Art? The video shows the prototype... :grin:
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby robotmel » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:57 pm

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daimchoc wrote:Concept Art? The video shows the prototype... :grin:

:lol:
You know what, I didnt even see that video link!!! I was using my crap work computer which doesnt display video links, let alone Facebook, Twitter or YouTube cips! :-x

Just watch the video, gets interesting around 4m44s! looking good, bit thin in alt mode, like, low to the ground?

Come on Mech iDeas, get a move on!! :D
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Mkall » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:36 pm

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Glad to see these two are still in the works. THey look pretty cool thus far.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby craggy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:07 pm

look pretty nice, but they'll have to be really cheap to compete with other items where I like the look, and characters depicted better. Still, the heads are very cool, as is the hammer weapon.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby craggy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:41 am

daimchoc wrote:Pre-orders up on BBTS ($70 for a set).

That's a good price. I'll maybe get them. I do like that hammer situation.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Mkall » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:43 am

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Oh HELL yeah!
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:15 pm

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Releasing both figures at once + having a Takara-like price point = BRAVO! These are preordered!
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Arctorro » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:23 pm

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They look fantastic, but I've been more interested in collecting toys of characters that appeared in the show...

My collecting rules have been broken a few time in the last couple of months and I'm tempted to break them again #-o

I'm probably posting in the wrong place to be talked out of buying them :lol:
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby craggy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:42 pm

Arctorro wrote:They look fantastic, but I've been more interested in collecting toys of characters that appeared in the show...

My collecting rules have been broken a few time in the last couple of months and I'm tempted to break them again #-o

I'm probably posting in the wrong place to be talked out of buying them :lol:

not at all, if you think they won't fit in your collection, then don't get them. I personally think they look well worth the money, but they're certainly very similar. I can see how some might find them unnecessary.
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Re: Mech iDeas DC01 Apex and DC02 Geminus (aka Twintwist and Topspin)

Postby Arctorro » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:58 pm

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craggy wrote:
Arctorro wrote:They look fantastic, but I've been more interested in collecting toys of characters that appeared in the show...

My collecting rules have been broken a few time in the last couple of months and I'm tempted to break them again #-o

I'm probably posting in the wrong place to be talked out of buying them :lol:

not at all, if you think they won't fit in your collection, then don't get them. I personally think they look well worth the money, but they're certainly very similar. I can see how some might find them unnecessary.

It's not that they won't fit; in fact they could fit quite nicely. The price is another really good thing about them and lots of people buying this might just show other 3P companies that they should drop their prices a little.

I might end up pre-ordering and waiting to see how my finances work out closer to release.
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