MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review

MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 3:56pm CST

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A comprehensive pictorial review of MakeToys Giant Series: Excavator and Bulldozer has been posted on ACToys. Better than TFC Toys Exgraver and Neck Breaker? Enjoy the images mirrored below.

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Credit(s): Daimchoc, ACToys


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Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339634)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 28th, 2012 @ 4:22pm CST
These 2 look awesome and are displayed perfect showing off all the detail and engineering that went into Giant. I can't wait to see the next 2 figs. If Roprolabels is smart they will make some form of yellow pattern decals to go over the MTC print. They're not eye sore's really but it would be great to see them go away. :P :VEHI:
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339635)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 28th, 2012 @ 4:25pm CST
Id'e still like it (A Little) Better, if it were green.
(Repaint :PRAY: )
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339637)
Posted by Delicon on January 28th, 2012 @ 4:27pm CST
Am I the only one who is less than impressed with all this 3rd party Devastator stuff? Even if it was regular retail, not sure I'd be rushing out the door to grab it.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339638)
Posted by El Duque on January 28th, 2012 @ 4:28pm CST
BeastProwl wrote:Id'e still like it (A Little) Better, if it were green.
(Repaint :PRAY: )


The green version is happening.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339642)
Posted by El Duque on January 28th, 2012 @ 4:44pm CST
Delicon wrote:Am I the only one who is less than impressed with all this 3rd party Devastator stuff? Even if it was regular retail, not sure I'd be rushing out the door to grab it.


Considering this is the alternative, yes.

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Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339644)
Posted by AutobotCliffjumper on January 28th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CST
I can't wait for the Green Version, once that comes out, it'll be as good as bought. :grin:
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339645)
Posted by stangatron on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:02pm CST
just not feeling this set. Hurc i feel is a better set, these seem very cheep to me. like scrapper's head is just awful. every time is see them I'm less impressed, who knows maybe the final color version will change my mind.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339646)
Posted by donnie_707 on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:03pm CST
^ yeesh that thing is hideous el duque. yea...lets keep the 3rd party devys coming eh :D
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339647)
Posted by Mkall on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:04pm CST
I'd really like these two, but I'm not going to go out of my way to get them. If they were green on the other hand...
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339649)
Posted by donnie_707 on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:05pm CST
^ yeesh that thing is hideous el duque. yea...lets keep the 3rd party devys coming eh :D
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339653)
Posted by El Duque on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:14pm CST
donnie_707 wrote:^ yeesh that thing is hideous el duque. yea...lets keep the 3rd party devys coming eh :D


Agreed, but let's give Devy a break. Let's move on to the other G1 combiners, can't wait to see what FansProject has in store for us with their Stunticons!

What's really frustrating about these is there's nothing special about them in terms of engineering. I just completed Hercules earlier this week, and while he's an amazing figure all the designs are rather simple. Has/Tak could have pumped these things out no problem at $20.00 a pop, but for some reason they continue to feed us the "modern combiners are too complicated" line. Better come up with a better excuse guys, these prove otherwise.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339655)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:21pm CST
Looking sweet. I had lost interest in them, but these better pics make me like them again. The posing is still kinda daft; I'm sure they would look way better if they weren't posed kinda stupidly compared to how much more you can get out of their articulation. Now to go to the hospital, as I will need to sell some blood.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339657)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:32pm CST
El Duque wrote:Can't wait to see what FansProject has in store for us with their Stunticons!


Wait, Fansproject Stunticons? when were these announced?! :shock:
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339659)
Posted by El Duque on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:39pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
El Duque wrote:Can't wait to see what FansProject has in store for us with their Stunticons!


Wait, Fansproject Stunticons? when were these announced?! :shock:


It hasn't been announced, but it's heavily rumored.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339664)
Posted by Scaleface on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:50pm CST
I'll buy the first one to do a Shattered Glass recolor.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339665)
Posted by craggy on January 28th, 2012 @ 5:53pm CST
not bad at all. kinda wish I could get a good look at each of them, as I've ideas on a custom I'd like to use one as the base for. (or possibly more likely, get someone else to use the base for, and I'd pay them, depending on the level of work needed) but need to see if any are really suitable.

Bodes well for the green Giant. ho ho ho.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339694)
Posted by rpetras on January 28th, 2012 @ 7:26pm CST
That back kibble is pretty bad.
Not as bad as I thought it might be, but still pretty bad.

The arm kibble on Scrapper always was a deal breaker for me.
I just find it lazy design.
If Hercules didn't exist, it might be another story, but it does, so ....

Other than that the bot modes are pretty nice.

I actually like the yellow. Not enough to pay $120+ for the pair.
If these were a retail release, I'd buy a yellow set.

I've always said it this set isn't bad, it just pales in comparison IMO to Herc.
Herc was worth the price tag, these are not.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339706)
Posted by DTR69 on January 28th, 2012 @ 8:09pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Delicon wrote:Am I the only one who is less than impressed with all this 3rd party Devastator stuff? Even if it was regular retail, not sure I'd be rushing out the door to grab it.


Considering this is the alternative, yes.

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What I don't get is that people actual;ly bought this, and I know everyone is entitled to there own opinion, but seriously this is where I throw that notion out the window, I don't respect anyone who defends designs like this, it's patronising, and there's not even the G2 aspect of it's so hideous it's kool, i used to collect thos eporrly designed hooker cards in phone box's, I'm a graphic designer and the way they were designed brakes all the rules, and the fcat that the girl in the pic was probaly not the girl who's being advertised was one of those unbeleivable things of it shouldn't work but it does. G2 is patronising becuase of the way they thought bright colours and graphics plastered all over over advertising the toy would fool kids into buying an old toy repoackaged.
It took me a while to appreciate why people liked G2 but understanding that it wa sfo rthe reasons I hate them makes me understand the fondness people have for them. To me shattered glass is todays G2, it's a dumb idea and a forced story to recolour toys, and an over complicate dway of doing it, all it is making the goodies the baddies, but what made me hat eit was one little thing, why does shattered glass optimus prime have physical shattered glass. As I'm a designer and am trained to think conceptualy and sometimes what seems a good idea at the time actually isn't. When I see soemthing like that it makes me doubt the credibility of there designers they have and the whole thought process behind it. Fansproject on the other hand have a really good team, the way they put there own spin on things is really of a high standard, there city commander head sculpt is amazing, it's not G1 accurate but that would of been easy, they have modernised it in there own style, the G1 head sculpt wouldn't of suited the overall design aswell as the one they did, you have to give them props. This is what make sme hate Hasbro so much, that combiner is a true monster and it's up to Fansproject to make ther esuperion and bruticus worth buying.
I'm not against Transformers with designs that break the norm, look at early G1, shockwave with 1 eye and a gun for a hand, but it was done on a mature way and not for a crazy funky effect, look at todays minicons with one eyes, they almost look like pirates or cyborgs from B movies.
Back on topic these 2 yellow devastator figures look really good, and I like the whole figure combined especially the outline, he looks more beefy than the other 3rd part offering, but the green one has some great features, I like the way the forearms are made from the actual figure rather than add ons, and the design is different enough to make both worth having. Why do hasbro think that something like this would be less appealing than what they have given us, and why do they take amazing designs like Unicron and give him see through parts like a flashing gay hand. Alternators prove they can produce complicated figures that hold up well, so larger figures will hold up eve beter, they sell big figures all the time so this would sell. MO prime sold well, so much so they reissued him, so G1 style can make money, and there offkey interpretations are just good for warming shelves.
What makes the situation worse is that a this sort of figure is a no brainer, hasbro should of done this ages ago, in fact a new g1 shockwave and Galvatron are going to make big moiney for who ever gets there first, the same goes with a dinobot range, it's so obvious it can make anyone with any sense go mad. And those people who bought hasbros devastator you are the people that fuekl hasbro's silly way of thinking, and the more you buy these stupid designs the more they will make.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339707)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 28th, 2012 @ 8:11pm CST
make a predaking please.
Re: MakeToys Giant Series Excavator and Bulldozer Pictorial Review (1339713)
Posted by Rated X on January 28th, 2012 @ 8:40pm CST
I think im gonna pass on the figures, but I do want to try that Japanese "Fire" beer !!! ;)

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