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MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 10:30PM CST

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At long last third-party toy company MakeToys has fully revealed their Devastator homage MT-03 Giant. They have updated their website with unblurred images of all six team members in robot and vehicle mode as well as some new images of their combined form. The only thing that isn't fully on display is the combined robot's face. Check out the images mirrored below.



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Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310609)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:39pm CST
That Long Haul figure looks horrid but the rest are pretty decent.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310615)
Posted by dinogeist on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:46pm CST
WOW This thing looks so much like the 1985 individual constructicons/Devestator.

this giant is a work of art. Each individual giant constructicon tries really hard to mimic the designs of the 1985 individual constructicons.
the giant devestator mode really does a great job of trying to mimic the 1985 devestator designs. perfect job,another great 3rd party toy.

Deluxe scale for each giant constructicon means their in 1984-1986 cartoon/movie size scale.

I Think the giant devestator mode is leader sized. which puts in in scale with the energon 5-in-1 combiners gestalts.

I really Hate the "Hercules". Because I'm all about scale & exact updated homages. having each individual hercules constructicon be voyager size makes them over-sized & have no original 1985 cartoon nor 1985 toy scale.

I don't like the hercules individual robot modes. because they look nothing like the 1985 constructicons robot modes. at best they look like something similar to the CR/RID 4 constructicon bots or various other constructicon bots from the years 2001 thru 2011.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310616)
Posted by Mkall on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:46pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:That Long Haul figure looks horrid but the rest are pretty decent.

Really? I thought he was the coolest looking of the bunch. Also it seems this Dev will have a visor, which will make some people happy.

I can't wait.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310617)
Posted by necr0blivion on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:46pm CST
Sweet pics, but there's some "kibble" hanging out in the nether regions!

Now for color pictures, CAT yellow and G1 green.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310619)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:49pm CST
Mkall wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:That Long Haul figure looks horrid but the rest are pretty decent.

Really? I thought he was the coolest looking of the bunch. Also it seems this Dev will have a visor, which will make some people happy.

I can't wait.


It looks like he has to pop a squat.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310621)
Posted by IAmThePeej on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:52pm CST
That really looks good so far, I can't wait to see it in color. Also, it looks like Devastator's head is there, just look at the crane that forms his shoulders (I forget its name). In vehicle mode, you can clearly see what looks like Devy's "helmet", so more than likely the crane's head is up when combined with the rest and the "helmet" goes on top. The head just looks pushed back.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310622)
Posted by El Duque on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:54pm CST
I had always planned on getting both Hercules and Giant, but up until now I had favored Hercules. These images combined with TFC's QC issue have changed my mind. Still getting both, but I'm really diggin Giant!
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310626)
Posted by tmk9883 on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:58pm CST
All things being equal, TFC looks better. Unless this thing is way cheaper, I dont see why you would pick it.

That and his dangly bits are all hanging out.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310627)
Posted by dinogeist on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:00pm CST
necr0blivion wrote:Sweet pics, but there's some "kibble" hanging out in the nether regions!


My guess,this was done on purpose to make a joke about the ROTF movie devestator scene.

most likely the "nether regions kibble" on giant can be adjusted to not be in the nether regions area. the crane can most likely adjust to another non-nether region area on the giant toy.

tmk9883 wrote:All things being equal, TFC looks better. Unless this thing is way cheaper, I dont see why you would pick it.


Because some,like myself favor the more exact updatted homage & the more appropiate size scaled version. TFC Hercules loses on both accounts. TFC Hercules is too over sized in the individual voyager sized constructicons & supreme sized Devestator. TFC Hercules individual robot modes & devestator mode look less like the 1985 invididual constructicons/devestator than giant does.

Having a huge TFC Hercules devestator that is supreme sized might seem cool. but it's over sized & some prefer perfect size scaled TF toys. G-1 Combiners were not shown as supreme sized toys in the 1980's. the supreme size scale should only be reserved for planet formers or city formers.

the 1985 individual constructicons toys were basic or legends sized. the 1985 constructicons on the cartoon were shown as deluxe scale. as they were in similar scale to the average medium autobots like jazz,prowl,ironhide,wheeljack.

The TFC Hercules individual constructicons robot modes don't even try to mimic the 1985 individual constructicons robot modes.

At the very least Giant's individual constructicons are in proper deluxe size scale cartoon 1984-1986 media size scale. the giant devestator appears to be leader sized. which put's him around 9.5 to 10 inches tall. the original 1985 devestator toy was aroound 8 inches tall,so another 1.5 or 2 inches isn't that big of a addition.

Giant's individual constructicons robots modes do try their best to mimic the 1985 constructicons toy/cartoon designs.

Giant's devestator mode looks more like the 1985 Devesator toy/cartoon designs. and TFC Hercules looks less like the 1985 Devestator toy/cartoon designs.

I'm sick & tired of radical updates that look next to nothing like the original toy. I hate over sized or under-sized updated homage new molds.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310628)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:04pm CST
Mkall wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:That Long Haul figure looks horrid but the rest are pretty decent.


Really? I thought he was the coolest looking of the bunch. Also it seems this Dev will have a visor, which will make some people happy.

I can't wait.


Long Haul was the first one that I did a double-take on. He's interesting.

It's odd how six gangly looking bots can form such a beefy combiner.

Scrapper looks to be on-point nicely.
Bonecrusher is kind of off from what I would have hoped for.
Scavenger is on the other side of my last point, he is surprisingly awesome.
Mixmaster is looking to be on-point as well. He looks creepy. Good.
Hook isn't too special. If the crane arm works for Grapple, it works here.
Long Haul...well, he robot mode sucked in G1. Go look at it (though, all these guys had mostly crap robot modes in G1). This is a solid update. :)
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310629)
Posted by El Duque on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:08pm CST
tmk9883 wrote:All things being equal, TFC looks better. Unless this thing is way cheaper, I dont see why you would pick it.

That and his dangly bits are all hanging out.


QC is becoming an issue with Hercules, both figures have design flaws. To their credit they stepped up and took care of the excavator arm issue on Exgraver, but they've yet to say what they plan on doing about Heavy Labor's stripped hip ratchets.

I also like how Giant retains more of the G1 design elements in combined mode.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310630)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:09pm CST
I'm already locked in on Hercules with no regrets, but I might get this one too, funds permitting. It's also a very impressive update. I'll be even more impressed if they go for Energon style connector points too.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310635)
Posted by rpetras on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:17pm CST
Not bad, but my earliest thoughts have not been changed by these images.

I don't like the individual bot modes.
Scrapper is really good, maybe even having a slight advantage in my book to the Herc version, but Hook, Longhaul and Scavenger are unacceptable to me. The arm kibble on Scavenger and Hook were the deal breakers.

I also don't like that the Devy forearms are separate pieces. Neat idea making them trailers, though.

Don't get me wrong, had Herc not been available, or not come out first, I would be very happy with Giant. It is, overall a very nice piece of work, but to me this is the lesser of the two offerings.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310637)
Posted by CrazyCogs on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:20pm CST
hahaha I thought it was funny about the hook kibble in his nether regions too. :lol: And I love how Long Haul looks. They all are kind of skinny and then he's like this bruiser guy. I wish that some of the edges were softer though, they all look like they were just freshly cut out of a computer program and they didn't want to soften any edges. :-? I mean, I get that they're robots, but I dunno. I like how it looks though a lot. :APPLAUSE:
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310638)
Posted by MGrotusque on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:23pm CST
Ooooohh....very nice. I like all those bots modes. Scrapper is my fave though. All the alt modes look quite smashing as well.

Also, and not meaning to take away from Giants spotlight here, but i wonder if anyone is going to do a nice Autobot combiner like Hercules or Giant one of these days. But I'd much rather see somebody make an Abominus first THEN do an Autobot combiner.

Computron please.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310646)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:41pm CST
Mkall wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:That Long Haul figure looks horrid but the rest are pretty decent.

Really? I thought he was the coolest looking of the bunch. Also it seems this Dev will have a visor, which will make some people happy.

I can't wait.


I agree Mkall. I love his stockiness makes him look like a badass. I love how the individual robot modes all have character. Very very impressed.

El Duque wrote:
tmk9883 wrote:All things being equal, TFC looks better. Unless this thing is way cheaper, I dont see why you would pick it.

That and his dangly bits are all hanging out.


QC is becoming an issue with Hercules, both figures have design flaws. To their credit they stepped up and took care of the excavator arm issue on Exgraver, but they've yet to say what they plan on doing about Heavy Labor's stripped hip ratchets.

I also like how Giant retains more of the G1 design elements in combined mode.


This x100.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310658)
Posted by First-Aid on November 10th, 2011 @ 12:29am CST
Two questions: 1, what is the size of this guy in relation to original Devastator and Hercules? 2, what do they plan on charging for this guy?

It's a good effort. I already planned on getting Hercules (got Ex and HL already) and prefer him at this point for the simple fact that everything is built in to the vehicle modes (the trailers kinda annoy me on Giant's bits) and I am also of the opinion that BIG is GOOD. Or, as Grimlock would say, much more gooder. My other beef seems to be the head being hidden by so much of the shoulders. The head may look great but if you can't see it then what's it good for...
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310659)
Posted by Trikeboy on November 10th, 2011 @ 12:32am CST
I looks like I'm in the minority here because I'm underwhelmed by Giant. It has a great combined mode, don't get me wrong but I must say I'm not a fan of the individual bots. They look too small to me in both modes. How many times have you seen a dump truck or any of the alt modes used to make Giant the same size as a car driving down the road? Hercules is actually a lot more accuarate in terms of scale in my opinion. People have complained about quality on Hercules but mine have been fine. In Robot mode, they stand just a litte over the deluxe sized it is true but not much. To be fair, if it were a reality with no mass shifting, the Constructicons would have been larger than most of the Decepticons.


Incorporating the combiner parts as trailors just looks wrong to me (as it did on G1 Devy). Also, Giant makes no attempt to hide the combiner head attached to Hook, its sitting out right next to the cab. His own head can clearly be seen at the back too. I haven't seen many cranes with a large robot head attached to it.

Giant:
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Hercules:
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Longhaul looks too Movieverse for my liking but could be good for a kitbash into the Fallen. At first glance my first thought was Stockade:

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So, yeah, I'm not regretting going with Hercules as my 3rd Party Devestator. If the cost of Giant isn't too high, I might consider getting one to repaint ala Shattered Glass though.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310660)
Posted by El Duque on November 10th, 2011 @ 12:34am CST
First-Aid wrote:Two questions: 1, what is the size of this guy in relation to original Devastator and Hercules? 2, what do they plan on charging for this guy?

It's a good effort. I already planned on getting Hercules (got Ex and HL already) and prefer him at this point for the simple fact that everything is built in to the vehicle modes (the trailers kinda annoy me on Giant's bits) and I am also of the opinion that BIG is GOOD. Or, as Grimlock would say, much more gooder. My other beef seems to be the head being hidden by so much of the shoulders. The head may look great but if you can't see it then what's it good for...


Giant is approximately the same size as Bruticus with the FansProject upgrades, I believe the price is about $300.00.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310669)
Posted by Slip►Stream on November 10th, 2011 @ 1:07am CST
I'm probably getting both but still favor TFC's by a large margin.
All currently existing combiners are too small IMO, I want combiners to look huge and menacing like Herc's is gonna be.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310680)
Posted by Random on November 10th, 2011 @ 1:56am CST
Any idea when this things gonna be available for preorder?
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310695)
Posted by I want to be prime on November 10th, 2011 @ 3:11am CST
This all looks very nice and in a perfect world I'd snap it up in a heart beat, but this thing is going to cost a fortune, lets says each figure costs £14.99 times that by 6 = £89.99 now times that by two as its a third party product and your looking at £179.88 maybe more.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310703)
Posted by funklizard on November 10th, 2011 @ 3:57am CST
I like it.

Hercules was tempting; but ultimately it didn't win me over. For Voyager class sized components, they don't seem to have particularly inspired transformations. Scavenger's Exgraver's cab is a separate piece? C'mon.

Hercules does have size going for it. That counts for something, for sure. But I think MakeToys has really nailed the aesthetic. Giant does a better job of capturing the "modernized G1" feel of the Hasbro Classics lines.

I look forward to seeing the finished product; I suspect this will be hard for me to pass up.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310716)
Posted by Mykltron on November 10th, 2011 @ 5:12am CST
I was unimpressed by all of the robot modes for Hercules but these ones I like, although Longhaul is far from G1 but the others make up for it.

I want to be prime wrote:This all looks very nice and in a perfect world I'd snap it up in a heart beat, but this thing is going to cost a fortune, lets says each figure costs £14.99 times that by 6 = £89.99 now times that by two as its a third party product and your looking at £179.88 maybe more.


Your estimate seems rather conservative. I think you should have multiplied the figure by three.

El Duque wrote:Giant is approximately the same size as Bruticus with the FansProject upgrades, I believe the price is about $300.00.


Where did you get that number from? I may be able to afford it.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310724)
Posted by xyl360 on November 10th, 2011 @ 5:36am CST
Wow, I'm glad I went with Hercules. These things look horrible in my opinion, and the scale is way too small. My classics-verse consists of voyagers, not scouts or deluxes and Devastator always towered over the non-combining TF's by quite a lot, which this one certainly won't.

To each his own though, we all have our tastes, but this offering is one that I'll be passing on. Herc is certainly more costly, but well worth the money for me. The thing I like about Classics/Generations etc. is that they DON'T look exactly like their G1 counterparts, they only homage them, which Hercules does for the Constructicons, this one is too close to G1 for me, and if I wanted that, I'd just find an oversized KO Devistator for a fraction of the price of this thing.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310732)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on November 10th, 2011 @ 6:12am CST
Trikeboy wrote:Incorporating the combiner parts as trailors just looks wrong to me (as it did on G1 Devy). Also, Giant makes no attempt to hide the combiner head attached to Hook, its sitting out right next to the cab. His own head can clearly be seen at the back too. I haven't seen many cranes with a large robot head attached to it.


Exgraver's combiner hand attached to his back just doesn't work as hiding it IMO.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310736)
Posted by DevastaTTor on November 10th, 2011 @ 6:31am CST
Looks great, can't wait for these but...... WHERE THE HECK ARE THE PREORDERS FOR THEM!
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310738)
Posted by Brakethrough on November 10th, 2011 @ 6:35am CST
I for one LOVE the way Long Haul looks. It really pushes the idea that everyone else on the team is a genius architect or chemist or whatever, and he's there to do the heavy lifting. I can already hear him complaining!
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310751)
Posted by Down_Shift on November 10th, 2011 @ 6:56am CST
They all look a million times better then TFCs Hercules. Well, except for Longhaul... he looks Energon fat.


I'll be getting these bastards for sure!
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310770)
Posted by Requiem Prime on November 10th, 2011 @ 7:50am CST
Sweet! All I ask is a price, a preorder, and a good profile of Giant's head sculpt.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310775)
Posted by Flux Convoy on November 10th, 2011 @ 8:05am CST
Requiem Prime wrote:Sweet! All I ask is a price, a preorder, and a good profile of Giant's head sculpt.

They're still taking feedback on the head sculpt, it's still in progress.

Still looking good. I was kinda worried the bots were gonna be just random Constructicons who happened to make up Giant. I'm happy to see I was wrong and that the homages are there. The updates are interesting. I'm still down.
:BOT:
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310786)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on November 10th, 2011 @ 8:46am CST
I (not so) patiently await pre-orders.

Price be damned, I WILL own this.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310803)
Posted by Tigertrack on November 10th, 2011 @ 9:35am CST
I'm more impressed than previously. Their DEv was always top notch looking, but seeing the bot modes more clearly now, I find that many of them are more accurate looking in individual bot mode than the TFC versions seem to be. The heads are very spot on, except Bonecrusher, I believe.

Of course, that's for 5/6 of them. Long Haul is an interesting enigma. He's good looking enough, but I do really, really, really like my TFC Long Haul (Heavy Labor) a lot. Neither version does him very similarly to the original, which I find a little disappointing. Using the dumpbed as the arms is okay, but seems like there is a lot of potential for it to be legs.

Anyway, I will need to get this version of them all as well. The Scavenger, Scrapper, and Mixmaster being the main reasons to buy. And of course, the ultimate combined mode.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310820)
Posted by Baneblade on November 10th, 2011 @ 10:16am CST
Well I am now officially impressed with the maketoy giant. That's on my wishlist

Still not 100% on the front of mixmasters grille but we can't have everything....can we?
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310826)
Posted by Rated X on November 10th, 2011 @ 10:32am CST
OK TFC did screw up on the scale, the visor, and the stupid tube guns. But honestly, the Maketoy versions are not as much G1 in robot mode as the TFC versions. Granted, Maketoy got a few things right that TFC left out. But the same thing goes the other way around. One thing I really dislike on the Maketoy versions is having Scavenger and Hook’s alt mode tool hanging from his arm instead of on his back. When Hasbro did it with the Inferno/Grapple mode it was OK because I hold Hasbro to lower standards. But when it comes to 3rd party companies, I don’t expect a lot of radical non G1 changes. This is why I just don’t get the Maketoy Long Haul. They kind of tried to look like the cartoon for the rest of the figures so why did they hit in the left field with Long Haul ? Well if this figure is cheap enough, I may buy it in G2 colors.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310827)
Posted by TheTigerKing84 on November 10th, 2011 @ 10:37am CST
Not bad. I want to see it next to the TFC and others.Some complain about scale or not being faithful to G1, but in the show Devastators height varied like crazy. In one episode he was twice Megatron's height in another his foot alone was larger than most of the autobots. And Transformation wise G1 Bumblebee and Motormaster gave me headaches. In vehicle mode the cab rivaled Optimus but in Robot mode they were the same basic height and the cab was just his feet?Probably the main reason you haven't seen a Menasor update in a while. MotorMaster's trailer should become a base with stunticon weapons (like the TFX-4 Protector armor)and then form the Main body of Menasor to be logically sound. Some say TFC DEV is too big. Combiners should be big And tower and the more articulated the better. Some say the G1 homage is to removed or evoled but thats the way it goes. If i want G1 accurate i'll either get Masterpieces or Actual G1 figures.Classics/generations does it fine for me. The giant is pretty nice but whats the cost?how is it sold? Piece by piece or boxset? After the Fansproject Bruticus (love it but a few issues with stuff on robotmode Onslaught and vehicle Vortex and feel of Explorer and Munitioner chest.)May consider both these guy we'll see.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310833)
Posted by Trikeboy on November 10th, 2011 @ 10:44am CST
amcgrath929 wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Incorporating the combiner parts as trailors just looks wrong to me (as it did on G1 Devy). Also, Giant makes no attempt to hide the combiner head attached to Hook, its sitting out right next to the cab. His own head can clearly be seen at the back too. I haven't seen many cranes with a large robot head attached to it.


Exgraver's combiner hand attached to his back just doesn't work as hiding it IMO.


Very true, a large purple hand on his back in robot mode looks stupid and it is my only complaint about the fig. It does however incorporate very well in vehicle mode. It doesn't look like a hand when seen from behind. Giant Hook has a large head on display in vehicle mode and by the looks of things the Devy head will be kissing Hooks ass in robot mode. Dr. Crank wins IMO.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310847)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 10th, 2011 @ 11:09am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:Sweet! All I ask is a price, a preorder, and a good profile of Giant's head sculpt.

They're still taking feedback on the head sculpt, it's still in progress.

Still looking good. I was kinda worried the bots were gonna be just random Constructicons who happened to make up Giant. I'm happy to see I was wrong and that the homages are there. The updates are interesting. I'm still down.
:BOT:
Midnight_Fox wrote:I (not so) patiently await pre-orders.

Price be damned, I WILL own this.


To hell with price to hell with kibble this thing beats out Hercules's ass no question...Giant wins! Giant will get owned by this fan and others...'nuff said!! :VEHI:
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310850)
Posted by DMSL on November 10th, 2011 @ 11:11am CST
The combined mode isn't bad but the individual robots i'm not digging (get it?). The robot modes look odd and very basic and the vehicle modes are also plain and the combiner parts don't blend in. I'll stick with TFC's Devy.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310858)
Posted by lucas maximus on November 10th, 2011 @ 11:23am CST
to those complaining about scavenger and hook having their tools on their arms: what sense did it ever make for them to be on their backs? this is a clear step up and if you can't see that, well.....i won't be mean.
long haul looks like a fantastic update. i don't see the problem here. he looks a little different but as others mention: these are homages not exact remakes. plus they'd probably get their asses sued if they were.
giant gets the win for me if not just for affordability alone. i'm not rich and with my wages i'm not that dedicated to transformers to get hercules. 'nuff said.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310863)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 10th, 2011 @ 11:36am CST
Tidalwavex wrote:I'm sick & tired of radical updates that look next to nothing like the original toy.


I wouldn't say TFC's Constructicons look nothing like the originals. It's pretty obvious who they are meant to be. With the exception of Mixmaster and Hook (which both look superb, minus the abundance of head on Hook), I'd say MakeToy's Constructicons are no more G1 accurate than TFC's.

I'm not a huge fan of the kibble: the previously mentioned heads, Long Haul seeming to have an engine on the back of his bucket, and where do the trailers go when they transform to robot mode? Plus, each figure's unique equipment seems quite small.

On the flip-side, the transformations look extraordinary and posability is highly impressive: look at Giant's ankle!!!

I can't see any reason why one set of 3rd party Constructicons would be better than the other (except for the fact that we've actually got orders for Hercules ;) ) I think it simply comes down to personal preference and available funds. Really wish I could get both.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310887)
Posted by craggy on November 10th, 2011 @ 12:53pm CST
Sodan-1 wrote: Long Haul seeming to have an engine on the back of his bucket

That looks like Devy's chest wing thing to me, actually.

Plus, each figure's unique equipment seems quite small.

now there's no need to get personal!
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310917)
Posted by Kibble on November 10th, 2011 @ 1:41pm CST
El Duque wrote:Giant is approximately the same size as Bruticus with the FansProject upgrades, I believe the price is about $300.00.

I've seen this number thrown around a couple times and I hope it comes to be as I think I could swing for both at this price, but I'm not holding my breath.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310921)
Posted by El Duque on November 10th, 2011 @ 1:50pm CST
Kibble wrote:
El Duque wrote:Giant is approximately the same size as Bruticus with the FansProject upgrades, I believe the price is about $300.00.

I've seen this number thrown around a couple times and I hope it comes to be as I think I could swing for both at this price, but I'm not holding my breath.


Yeah, to be honest I can't even remember where I first heard that quote, but it's been circulating for a while now. I believe they are also supposed to be releasing these in two packs for about 100 a set.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310929)
Posted by Blurrz on November 10th, 2011 @ 2:08pm CST
Can't wait for the G2 =3.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310942)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 10th, 2011 @ 2:25pm CST
I need to start saving.

I was looking at this on my cellphone earlier and I was going to complain about a number of things, the trailers, the visible combiner kibble, the small-ish head.

But honestly, seeing it now on a big screen. Who gives a crap? This looks amazing! I love how different and full of personality each separate bot looks. And the combined mode looks totally badass as well. This will look amazing on my classics shelf alongside Bruticus, facing off (unfairly) against Superion.

I complain about price and being broke all the time, but I just have to make it work. I've done so with FP in the past, I need to continue with Maketoys.
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310944)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 10th, 2011 @ 2:31pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:I need to start saving.

I was looking at this on my cellphone earlier and I was going to complain about a number of things, the trailers, the visible combiner kibble, the small-ish head.

But honestly, seeing it now on a big screen. Who gives a crap? This looks amazing! I love how different and full of personality each separate bot looks. And the combined mode looks totally badass as well. This will look amazing on my classics shelf alongside Bruticus, facing off (unfairly) against Superion.

I complain about price and being broke all the time, but I just have to make it work. I've done so with FP in the past, I need to continue with Maketoys.
lucas maximus wrote:to those complaining about scavenger and hook having their tools on their arms: what sense did it ever make for them to be on their backs? this is a clear step up and if you can't see that, well.....i won't be mean.
long haul looks like a fantastic update. i don't see the problem here. he looks a little different but as others mention: these are homages not exact remakes. plus they'd probably get their asses sued if they were.
giant gets the win for me if not just for affordability alone. i'm not rich and with my wages i'm not that dedicated to transformers to get hercules. 'nuff said.


;)^ :VEHI:
Re: MakeToys MT-03 Giant Fully Revealed (1310966)
Posted by Gurgintius Maximus on November 10th, 2011 @ 3:23pm CST
Sodan-1 wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:I'm sick & tired of radical updates that look next to nothing like the original toy.


I wouldn't say TFC's Constructicons look nothing like the originals. It's pretty obvious who they are meant to be. With the exception of Mixmaster and Hook (which both look superb, minus the abundance of head on Hook), I'd say MakeToy's Constructicons are no more G1 accurate than TFC's...................................I can't see any reason why one set of 3rd party Constructicons would be better than the other (except for the fact that we've actually got orders for Hercules ;) ) I think it simply comes down to personal preference and available funds. Really wish I could get both.


I was going to comment on this dudes' argument that some how this looks more g1 accurate but this other dude said it bout right.

As far as any devastator being too big, I just can't get my head around that statement.

What QC issues are you talking about? The one scoop issue that they fixed right away? Both mine have been great so far. sturdy and well made.

Admittedly, I am already in for Hercules but this one looks fine too. Need to see some color.
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Posted by Heavy B on November 10th, 2011 @ 3:58pm CST
I think I want to cry...
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Posted by Midnight_Fox on November 10th, 2011 @ 4:00pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Kibble wrote:
El Duque wrote:Giant is approximately the same size as Bruticus with the FansProject upgrades, I believe the price is about $300.00.

I've seen this number thrown around a couple times and I hope it comes to be as I think I could swing for both at this price, but I'm not holding my breath.


Yeah, to be honest I can't even remember where I first heard that quote, but it's been circulating for a while now. I believe they are also supposed to be releasing these in two packs for about 100 a set.


I think it was stated at the Con in Canada, although I thought they said Approx. $130 per set. Although, IIRC, I think they said only the G2 Yellow would be in the 2 pack variety with G1 Green as a full set with less accessories/

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