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The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby Samsonator » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:34 pm

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Weapon: Sword of Fury
First and foremost, my apologies if there's already a thread floating around like this, but after scanning 34 pages of posts pertaining to the words "construct" and "bots" and not turning up anything, I decided to make one.

So, Construct-Bots!
With these turning up in stores now, Who's picked 'em up? What are your thoughts on them?

I'm actually fiddling with my first one right now, Scout-Class Ironhide. The robot mode is actually pretty alright, quite big, too, I'd say he's about as tall as maybe a small Voyager. (having just moved my entire collection to my new place, but not having moved myself there just yet, I don't really have one for size comparison)He makes a pretty clean robot with very little in the way, the only real kibble being the wheels that just sorta hang off his arms. He's also quite hollow, being a frame of what essentially looks like several pipes, with some armour parts slapped on top to fill him out a little. Still, the robot mode scores points with me for being a nice tall robot with decent posing capabilities, and a pretty decent headsculpt to boot.

The initial building of the skeleton is fun, as it shows how you could really make just about anyone out of it, it's only once you start slapping the armour pieces on that you start to see the character.
The ball joints are all rubberized, so they're nice and stiff and will hold together pretty well, the swivel joints are all octagonal clips and pegs, so they only get a few comfortable looking positions out of them, but it's easier to keep posed than, say, a Bionicle.
The red on the armour (of mine at least) looks a little washed out and kinda cheap, but that's what I get for buying the red guy, I guess.

Transforming is pretty simple once you figure out where all the bits go, and it actually pegs together, much to my surprise. The only bit of partsforming required is transferring the Autobot emblem piece from the center of the chest, to the front of the vehicle, personally I think I'm just gonna leave it there, since his chest looks fine without the logo. It's a fun little process, that's a damn sight better than rebuilding a Kre-O set from the ground up.
That said however, the vehicle mode is quite a letdown, as I was sure it was going to be. It just looks like some kinda Dune Buggy that sorta stopped trying towards the rear section. Not too keen on how it looks...

Still, for a first outing, the line shows a lot of promise, as far as I'm concerned, it will be interesting to see what they can come up with down the line, should it continue. So far, I like it, and plan to pick up a few more, to try out the mix and match customizing the line was designed for.

So, anyone else? Share some stories! Tell us the good, the bad, and even the ugly. Post a pic or two (or three, or four, etc.) Show us some mix and match customizations. I want to hear what other people think about this line, and maybe convince some other people to give it a shot like I just did.

Well, that's it for me, until my phone charges enough to use the camera and take a few shots of this guy... If anyone else has anything they wanna share, you know what to do!
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby FortMacs » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:05 am

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I really want to pick them up. and I really like the concept. but there is just to many other things that are out or coming out soon im putting my money towards.

maybe if there is a lull in buying what I want ill pick some up.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:36 am

Motto: "Feel free to die when you've had enough."
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
I've got Ironhide and Starscream and plan to get more. As soon as I get enough I'm going to take a shot at making a combiner. I hope the line does well because the sky's the limit with these. I'd love to see a build a figure system where you can design your own bot and order the pieces in the colors you want to make it.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Motto: "Feel free to die when you've had enough."
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
I picked up Soundwave and took a shot at making the obligatory boom box mode.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby RAcast » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:03 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
Weapon: Rocket Launcher
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I picked up Soundwave and took a shot at making the obligatory boom box mode.
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:lol:
I was wondering how long that would take, well done by the way.

I've only picked up Ironhide myself, and I quite like him. I'd say the first post is pretty much word-for-word of my opinion, though I suppose I've warmed up to the vehicle mode a bit better by reversing the wheels (such that they sit nearly touching, it deals with that empty space well, and looks good with the back end thinning out, I think).

I definitely don't plan to pick up any elites...seriously, $5 more for maybe four more pieces? Not worth it. [-( The only one I'd consider so far would be Shockwave, as he looks quite nice.

The Scouts are great though, I think you really get your money's worth for $10. I'll probably snag scout TC going forward.

While I probably won't be picking it up, the Bulkhead and friends one looks interesting as well.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:28 pm

Motto: "Feel free to die when you've had enough."
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Well here it is, my Construct Bots combiner.
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It's pretty flimsy though, the joints aren't strong enough to hold the weight very well. So all it can do is stand straight, but I think it looks pretty awesome. It was pretty easy to make, I just used some of Wheeljack's parts to hold everything together. I'll eventually work on making it sturdy and getting a more coherent team together.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby TulioDude » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:43 pm

Motto: "Never doubt the awesomess."
Weapon: Energo-Sword
Evil_the_Nub wrote:Well here it is, my Construct Bots combiner.
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It's pretty flimsy though, the joints aren't strong enough to hold the weight very well. So all it can do is stand straight, but I think it looks pretty awesome. It was pretty easy to make, I just used some of Wheeljack's parts to hold everything together. I'll eventually work on making it sturdy and getting a more coherent team together.

For a first attempt it looks cool.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:44 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
I did two Contructbots MOC (or slight modding if you prefer).

Here's ULTIMATE IRONHIDE.

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Here's Rolling Spaceship Optimus Prime.
Haters gonna hate.

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The way Constructbots are designed, it's kinda impossible to create a different transforming scheme. I find that it's more effetive to make spaceships than cars. Still, I love the fact that I managed to easely put some Lego wheels on Hironhide to make him look like a REAL dunebuggy.

Now, waiting for more sets to come out for more customisation options.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby TulioDude » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:20 pm

Motto: "Never doubt the awesomess."
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Hasbro been posting pics of fan-made ones in Facebook

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They look pretty rad.
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby RAcast » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:30 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
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Care to post a link to the page? Also, does that bumblebee-thing in the first shot transform into anything besides a wall of weapons? XD
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby TulioDude » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:42 pm

Motto: "Never doubt the awesomess."
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Re: The Construct-Bots Thread

Postby RAcast » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:54 pm

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