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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Arctorro » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:56 am

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That Bot wrote:Okay I'll admit. That is a sexy Headstrong. If their Divebomb wasn't a letdown, I'd seriously consider that. But I need to see MMC's offering.

Leg mode has great foot articulation, but other than that these look crap...

We've already seen two of MMC's Preds and they are both better, so it's a safe bet their Headstrong will be better as well. MMC's first release is cheaper atm and even if they were the same price it would still be a better deal because of the size difference.

I forgot we saw MMC's Tantrum, thanks for the reminder. And yes, MMC is a better value because right now their larger Divebomb is cheaper, and even at the same price, it's more toy for the same money. I'm definitely in the MMC camp but still curious to see how the final product turns out here. I looked at all the pics posted and I'm eager to see how it differentiates itself from the custom it resembles.

It will be nice to see how it turns out. I think what we've seen here so far is kinda plain as far as the individual bots are concerned (crap was probably too strong a word), but War Lord is looking like he might be reasonably good if it wasn't for those really bad shoulders and wrist spikes :BANG_HEAD:

Taking away everything else I mentioned before, these two issues make War Lord just another case of "close but not quite".
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Stormrider » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:04 pm

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Not very interested in these guys anymore. MMC please
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby rpetras » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:53 pm

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I don't hate these as far as their individual bot modes go.

I kind of like the blocky look to 'em.

Its the combined mode that really misses the mark.

I still prefer what we've seen from MMC overall, sorry guys.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:00 pm

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Agamemnon wrote:I don't think we are even close to having a Hercules-Giant near tie competition here. MMC just body slammed Unique Toys into next year.


I was just thinking this. Easy decision this time. Almost feel bad for UT.

Yeah, me to. Almost. :roll: This fandom has never really taken prisoners. It sucks that in the case of third parties that can mean the difference between staying in business and going under.

Unique Toys should've tried something a little smaller scale or more obscure as their first project. Even if MMC weren't also working on the Predacons, I don't think I'd have gone for this set. Headstrong's face doesn't even look that angry.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Autobot Genocide » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:43 am

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Yeah headstrongs robot head is very generic looking to me that face/head would be your average joe on cybertron were as mmc tantrums robot head is just full of character that snarl he's got is mint.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:53 pm

http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php ... d4d20af026

We have an interesting turn of events. Unique Toy's War Hawk is $60 at Chimungmung! I don't know if it was always $60 or if that's a mistake (or if BBTS' is a mistake), but if this is a permenant price drop it's definately a game changer.

It also ships out Feb 1st, apparently.

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I'm still with MMC, though. I think I can afford to shell out for what I feel is the better combiner. Gotta say, though ... the price here makes this very tempting.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Autobot Genocide » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:54 pm

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The only thing i like more about war hawk is his Sword i hope talon gets one.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Stormrider » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:39 pm

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Autobot Genocide wrote:The only thing i like more about war hawk is his Sword i hope talon gets one.


Doesn't Talon have two swords? And they attach to his alt mode backpack.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:38 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php?products_id=999&osCsid=afdd171626b3ed225d87cbd4d20af026

We have an interesting turn of events. Unique Toy's War Hawk is $60 at Chimungmung! I don't know if it was always $60 or if that's a mistake (or if BBTS' is a mistake), but if this is a permenant price drop it's definately a game changer.

It also ships out Feb 1st, apparently.

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I'm still with MMC, though. I think I can afford to shell out for what I feel is the better combiner. Gotta say, though ... the price here makes this very tempting.


That's a very good find, and a great price (even factoring in the shipping). If the rest of the figures stayed at this price point I believe more people would be on board. Still, it's hurting just start thinking about collecting MMC's version so maybe in a year when the dust settles I'll have to evaluate the pricing of the whole figure.

The only other retailer to come close to this price point is RobotKingdom, and they are saying it's available at the end of January (so next week): http://robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/ ... =us&CatID=
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:04 am

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Stormrider wrote:
Autobot Genocide wrote:The only thing i like more about war hawk is his Sword i hope talon gets one.


Doesn't Talon have two swords? And they attach to his alt mode backpack.


Yeah he has two half sized swords which look nice a was just thinking G1 and a new big sword with the 2 smaller ones would have been like the original toy only swopping blasters for swords.

If not i guess DR WU will be on it :lol:
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby That Bot » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:41 am

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That's a pretty cool box. It looks like, once you have all of them, you can display them side by side to make a full picture of Predaking.

But I'm still going with MMC.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby rpetras » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:36 am

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I like the bot modes these guys are making, they are pleasantly geewunny.
But the combined mode just keeps me away.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby daimchoc » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:37 am

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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:22 am

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BBTS still has it at full price, but I would expect a change this week. I wish that $60 was enough to get me to switch, but MMC's is just too beautiful at this time.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby daimchoc » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:57 am

Agamemnon wrote:BBTS still has it at full price, but I would expect a change this week. I wish that $60 was enough to get me to switch, but MMC's is just too beautiful at this time.



It's already down to $74.99 from $99.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:04 am

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Agamemnon wrote:BBTS still has it at full price, but I would expect a change this week. I wish that $60 was enough to get me to switch, but MMC's is just too beautiful at this time.



It's already down to $74.99 from $99.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


Oh, was that what it was originally? I think it's been at that price for a while. I'd still expect it to come down another $10 or $15 based on RK's price.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby necr0blivion » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:47 am

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Agamemnon wrote:BBTS still has it at full price, but I would expect a change this week. I wish that $60 was enough to get me to switch, but MMC's is just too beautiful at this time.



It's already down to $74.99 from $99.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


Oh, was that what it was originally? I think it's been at that price for a while. I'd still expect it to come down another $10 or $15 based on RK's price.


$60 is likely an Asian retailer price, I doubt North American retailers will get much lower than $74.99 because the extra shipping costs are accounted for. Just like the conversion for current Takara Generations Deluxes going for about $21 - 24 from an Asian retailer, but NA retailers sell them for about $35 - 37.

You can always buy from RK if the shipping rate would be better for you than ordering from NA.

Also, to answer your question - I believe the offered price was $94.99 ($5 discount of the suggested $99.99), but since I didn't preorder it I don't have any paper trail to follow. For me to open up to this line, the price needs to beat the pre-order prices of the MMC versions.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby daimchoc » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:03 am

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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Banjo-Tron » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:28 am

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It's a shame that this is competing with MMC. Hopefully, we will have a good scenario where there is a split between people buying this and MMC, as was the case with Hercules and Giant. These guys definately deserve success of the back of this work, but unfortunately they have lost me to MMC.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby daimchoc » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:56 am

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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby craggy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:01 pm

that looks pretty nice. very gewunny and a good fit next to Hot Rod there. Won't be getting it, but like Banjo, I'd like to see these guys continue, as this project suggests potential for this company.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:33 pm

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Wow that looks very basic and dinky (small) couldn't be having that my self =; .
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:44 pm

These guys just chose the wrong combiner. I think they could make a decent Defensor. Or even Trailbreaker or Hoist. All of tghose guys are on my list and I think reletively simple designs would be a strength for these guys.
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Re: War Lord - Beasticons

Postby Rated X » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:57 pm

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Theyre not bad, it's just MMC is better. They might sell better later on if they repaint them in a G2 or SG theme. A blue, purple and white repaint would make me consider owning 2 Predakings. I would put it on my G2 shelf but Im sure the SG fans would go crazy...
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