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Postby Autobot032 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:09 pm

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Metal Earth is one of the newest Hasbro licensees and they have brought their product line for display at Toy Fair 2015. These are 3D models that you put together! As of right now, the roster of releases includes:

Bumblebee
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Megatron
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Optimus Prime
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And last, but not least, Soundwave
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And the Toy Fair Display
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These are currently available for preorder on BBTS right now. They're priced at $11.99 each and due to be released in April.

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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Burn » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:12 pm

Fascinating, if only the Australian dollar hadn't taken a nose dive I'd grab these.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Madeus Prime » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:35 pm

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Okay, so are these things articulated? Transformable? Or are they just static and you see what you get?
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby DMSL » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:40 pm

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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Burn » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:43 pm

Madeus Prime wrote:Okay, so are these things articulated? Transformable? Or are they just static and you see what you get?

I'm guessing some articulation, but definitely not transformable.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:52 pm

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They're metal panel model kits
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:53 pm

I did a Titanic model from this or some other similar company. It was an interesting, time-consuming experience. I wouldn't mind getting Soundwave at some point, both because he's the coolest and seemingly easiest of the lot.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Burn » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:59 pm

SW's SilverHammer wrote:They're metal panel model kits
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Do they just clip together?
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Ultra Markus » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:02 pm

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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Optimizzy » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:14 pm

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Um, those are cool kits and for 11.99 for a neat display piece? yeah, I'll bite.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:15 pm

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Burn wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:They're metal panel model kits
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Do they just clip together?

They bend, fold and tab together. I've wanted to get one, but they kinda look scary in that i could screw up horrifically with even a minor misstep.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby ScottyP » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:47 pm

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Non articulated. Designs shown here we were told are 'not final'. The display cases are also being offered for sale as kits and are quite neat!
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Burn » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:55 pm

SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Burn wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:They're metal panel model kits
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Do they just clip together?

They bend, fold and tab together. I've wanted to get one, but they kinda look scary in that i could screw up horrifically with even a minor misstep.
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So close to biting the bullet just to see what they're like. Definitely different and not something I've seen before.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Moosey » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:04 pm

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Burn wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:They're metal panel model kits
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Do they just clip together?

They bend, fold and tab together. I've wanted to get one, but they kinda look scary in that i could screw up horrifically with even a minor misstep.
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Yeah, don't buy these things. I purchased the r2d2 kit and I think the millennium falcon ones a couple of months ago, and the tabs broke IMMEDIATELY halfway through like the second step. Definitely not worth buying.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Burn » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:05 pm

ThatOneMoose wrote:Yeah, don't buy these things. I purchased the r2d2 kit and I think the millennium falcon ones a couple of months ago, and the tabs broke IMMEDIATELY halfway through like the second step. Definitely not worth buying.

hmmmm that's one negative. Anyone else have experience with these things?

Given the dollar conversion and postage I don't want to be shelling out nearly $40 (rough guess) on something that might break easily.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Zeedust » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:47 pm

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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:51 pm

I don't recall anything breaking on me when I was building the Titanic kit, but they are very involved with lots of teeny bits you have to carefully fiddle with.


Nemesis Primal wrote:Do some Beast Wars guys or something and maybe I'll think about it. Until then, easy pass.

Given you have to bend and twist metal, I think it best they stick with very blocky forms.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby alternator77 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:14 pm

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ive always seen these things in the store and thought to my self "when are they going to do some transformers?" my wish has been granted and ill be buying these as long as they keep making them. :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby CrankyOldTruck » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:38 pm

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YES!!! I'm snatching up this entire line. So stoked that Metal Earth is attempting this.

All right, for you nay-sayers and those who are insanely curious:
These are NOT for the following - 1) Small children. Aw hell, I wouldn't give something like these to anyone under 15 to be honest 2)People with no patience. If you have no patience, you WILL screw these up. 3) Folks with no hand/eye coordination or a delicate touch. See point # 2 for the end result of such circumstances. And 4) which goes along with #3 actually, people with no grasp whatsoever of basic metal work. This **** is not paper, it does not react like paper or cardboard so if you are expecting it to then all previous points will come into play and your hopes for completion will come crashing down on you and you will screw this up.

Since I happen to meet or exceed all requirements and love these little mini statues and have all appropriate tools to work them (which I suppose should have been Point #5), I'll be snatching this stuff up!
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Zeedust » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:07 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Do some Beast Wars guys or something and maybe I'll think about it. Until then, easy pass.

Given you have to bend and twist metal, I think it best they stick with very blocky forms.

A fair point (though Optimal Optimus might be blocky enough to work), but let me rephrase: It'd be nice if they did some of these for those of us who have an attachment to something else rather than G1. I'm sure there's a handful that would work. Tankor comes to mind. RiD (2001) Ultra Magnus might work too, but that's probably irrelevant because he's not the "real" Magnus.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Valandar » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:14 am

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Nemesis Primal wrote:
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Nemesis Primal wrote:Do some Beast Wars guys or something and maybe I'll think about it. Until then, easy pass.

Given you have to bend and twist metal, I think it best they stick with very blocky forms.

A fair point (though Optimal Optimus might be blocky enough to work), but let me rephrase: It'd be nice if they did some of these for those of us who have an attachment to something else rather than G1. I'm sure there's a handful that would work. Tankor comes to mind. RiD (2001) Ultra Magnus might work too, but that's probably irrelevant because he's not the "real" Magnus.

As long as it's something OTHER than Beast Wars. The show was good, but I HATED the entire toy line. RID, Unicron Trilogy, Animated, Prime? Fine by me. Beast Wars / Beast Machines? BLECCHHH.
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Burn » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:17 am

CrankyOldTruck wrote:YES!!! I'm snatching up this entire line. So stoked that Metal Earth is attempting this.

All right, for you nay-sayers and those who are insanely curious:
These are NOT for the following - 1) Small children. Aw hell, I wouldn't give something like these to anyone under 15 to be honest 2)People with no patience. If you have no patience, you WILL screw these up. 3) Folks with no hand/eye coordination or a delicate touch. See point # 2 for the end result of such circumstances. And 4) which goes along with #3 actually, people with no grasp whatsoever of basic metal work. This **** is not paper, it does not react like paper or cardboard so if you are expecting it to then all previous points will come into play and your hopes for completion will come crashing down on you and you will screw this up.

Since I happen to meet or exceed all requirements and love these little mini statues and have all appropriate tools to work them (which I suppose should have been Point #5), I'll be snatching this stuff up!

1 - Definitely over 15
2 - I think I'd have enough patience for it.
3 - OKay this might be a bit questionable for me. :lol:
4 - I don't know if I could say I have the basics or not
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Re: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers G1 Metal Earth 3D Models Unveiled

Postby Burn » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:20 am

Nemesis Primal wrote:
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Nemesis Primal wrote:Do some Beast Wars guys or something and maybe I'll think about it. Until then, easy pass.

Given you have to bend and twist metal, I think it best they stick with very blocky forms.

A fair point (though Optimal Optimus might be blocky enough to work), but let me rephrase: It'd be nice if they did some of these for those of us who have an attachment to something else rather than G1. I'm sure there's a handful that would work. Tankor comes to mind. RiD (2001) Ultra Magnus might work too, but that's probably irrelevant because he's not the "real" Magnus.

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