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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby joesaysso » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:12 pm

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Too little too late in my opinion. Thats a good looking figure for sure but my interest in movie figure dissipated somewhere during ROTF's run. The existence of this figure will not make it return.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:33 pm

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Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby Valandar » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:58 pm

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XDMan, I doubt they'll make any completely new molds for this at all. Maybe some minor retooling of molds, but naught else.
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Neat, but 'tain't worth it...

Postby Shockwave7 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:19 pm

I had this figure once (the movie leader class version). I sold it after a few months. Why? It just wasn't 'fun'. The pictures should offer you a few clues. Every pose - splay legged with the arms sticking nearly straight out. The figure has so much kibble stuffed into so many different spots that you have essentially zero poseability.

And while I appreciate a certain level of complexity to a transformation, you just didn't seem to get enough out of this mold to make it worth all the work. The tank mode was fine, but the bot mode... for as high a labor-intensive transformation, I expected all kinds of articulation and it just wasn't there. You can't even really stand it up with a regular straight-legged stance. You HAVE to have the legs spread out like you see in these photos.

People in the states - save your dough. The figure just isn't any fun.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby Dyn@mo » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:53 pm

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Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby MINDVVIPE » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:57 pm

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Dyn@mo wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.


Now that I take the time to have a closer look, I can totally understand why it might suck in bot mode. It looks like it suffers from a lot of the problems that plague the deluxe version. The alt mode is amazing tho.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:47 pm

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To each their own... I'll score one for sure.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby President-prime » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:44 pm

I own both the origi al version and the repainted yellowish version. Find it a very nice figure. Just not a big difference to spending a hundred on a few extra metallic silver paint and a new box. It's an impressive figure, in my opinion. Looks very menacing. I like robots with lots of nibbles.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:21 pm

Well I was interested, but not 190$ interested.
100$ maybe.

150, no.

190 Hell no.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby megatronus » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:43 pm

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MINDVVIPE wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.


Now that I take the time to have a closer look, I can totally understand why it might suck in bot mode. It looks like it suffers from a lot of the problems that plague the deluxe version. The alt mode is amazing tho.


Having acquired APS-01 at a decent price (and as a result having splurged on several after-market accessories to compound the glory), you know Brawl will be done up in similar style, and will be the definitive version of the mold.

That said, I can see where the design flaws dwell. But the alt mode is amazing, and I'm sure some creative posing will enable at least one foot to lie flat on the ground (or you can stand a few smaller guys in front of him to hide the hover-feet).

If he pops up at a decent price, I will definitely bite. I hope they catch Starscream next, as I missed the Movie Masterpiece version. Sure, I've got HFTD Leader 'Scream, but a premium version will cause me to:

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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:23 pm

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Know what? If the bot mode is so flawed and Brawl's only redeeming quality is his altmode, why not save big bucks and just buy a tank model?

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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby MINDVVIPE » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:17 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Know what? If the bot mode is so flawed and Brawl's only redeeming quality is his altmode, why not save big bucks and just buy a tank model?

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Haha, fair enough, the fact that it looks to be modelled after a Leopard mkII is just awesome on its own. Then add the fact that it transforms AND is Brawl makes it that much better... it'd be a great showpiece if you can get an awesome pose.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:39 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
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MINDVVIPE wrote:it'd be a great showpiece if you can get an awesome pose.


And based on the previous posts, you cant.

Still...

Lack of posability is just an excuse.
God Ginrai is my favorite TF ever and he's the king of bricks.

No, the real issue here is money. I will never pay a movie figure 200$. That much $ will be for Masterpeices only. [-(
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby Transformado » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:19 pm

Beautiful figure, I have the original 07’ leader class Brawl and I love it, highly detail but could benefit from better paint apps, poseability is not a big issue, I never saw him doing flips and summersaults in the movie in the first place. If this new APS comes out costing the same as APS-1 Striker Optimus Prime ($ 149 @ robotkingdom) I will definitely go for it. Is it true that these APS don’t come with batteries? One other question, what do you think will be APS-03?
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby Rushie » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:09 pm

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My money is on Leader Sentinel. Movie1 Megatron has been released as a Premium and so has HftD Starscream. A nice shiny red and lots of silver plastic and painted details.
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Re: TransformersAsia Teases APS-02 Brawl

Postby superchook6909 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:01 am

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Ok, I have the Leader Class Brawl and the Deluxe Brawl. Both are great figures, but what I am waiting for, is a Leader Class Blackout. Lets face it, Voyager Blackout was too small next to Leader Class Megatron.
Blackout was suppose to be bigger and taller than Megatron.
Enough with re-releasing Movie figures, unless it's something new.
As of yet, we haven't had a decent Ratchet figure.
Come on Takara, do a Leader Class Blackout, fully armed and posable.
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