Mastermind Creations Spartan AKA Impactor

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This isn't really optional is it?
 

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85$ happily spent on a Voyager-sized figure.

Only wish I had picked up the Topspin/Twin Twist 3P when it was um... well not scalped to death on eBay. Will have to wait on Generations Jumpstarters to complete the Wreckers display.

Best First wrote:I didn't like it. They don't have mums, or dads, or children. And they turn into stuff. And they don't eat Monster Munch or watch Xena: Warrior Princess. Or do one big poo in the morning and another one in the afternoon. I bet they weren't even excited by and then subsequently disappointed by Star Wars Prequels. Or have a glass full of spare change near their beds. That they don't have.

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I'm salivating over this. Literally. It's Ramadan. I would serve him up with some served chianti and fava bean. Minus the chianti. SLUUURRRRRRPPPPPPPPP

"But the Costa story featuring Starscream? Fantastic! This guy is "The One", I just know it, just from these few pages. "--Yaya, who is never wrong.

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Weird dude. Weird.
 

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Now Transfans is all sticky.

Best First wrote:I didn't like it. They don't have mums, or dads, or children. And they turn into stuff. And they don't eat Monster Munch or watch Xena: Warrior Princess. Or do one big poo in the morning and another one in the afternoon. I bet they weren't even excited by and then subsequently disappointed by Star Wars Prequels. Or have a glass full of spare change near their beds. That they don't have.

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Stickier.

Its not like we clean.

Also: ordered.
 

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So, this finally came out. Any thoughts?

snarl wrote:Just... really... what the **** have [IDW] been taking for the last 2 years?

Brendocon wrote:Yaya's money.

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FedEx needs to move faster

Best First wrote:I didn't like it. They don't have mums, or dads, or children. And they turn into stuff. And they don't eat Monster Munch or watch Xena: Warrior Princess. Or do one big poo in the morning and another one in the afternoon. I bet they weren't even excited by and then subsequently disappointed by Star Wars Prequels. Or have a glass full of spare change near their beds. That they don't have.

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K, thoughts.

Glad that I ordered and paid for this before the current round of financial trouble. I mean, I probably wouldn't have a shortfall of finances if I didn't buy too many Transformers, but still... like BF said not really optional.

Absolutely magnificent. Has a harpoon and a drill and an actual hand hand. Looks ripped from the pages of LSotW. Transformation is the usual stupid-complex third party process, but, and this is important for me, there's only one tiny bit of partsforming with his cannon. Other than that, you can take one robot and turn it into one car. Warden, my only foray into INSANELY expensive 3Ps, was all partsforming. (I'm glad Warden has a good home at BF's now because he would have eventually lost pieces at my place.)

Only complaint is that Spartan Impactor is actually a bit taller than Generations Springer, which is not quite comic-accurate, and his colors are actually quite muted and opaque next to said Springer, who is bright green. I would have liked working treads, but that probably would have upped the already insane price by 35$ at least.

For anyone trying to complete the Wreckers, the third party Topspin/Twin Twist (Mech Ideas Apex & Geminus) has been spotted on eBay lately, usually at 130$ or above. I've had some luck getting a better price from Facebook groups--I got a TFCC Chromedome for cheap earlier this year off a guy on Facebook.

Best First wrote:I didn't like it. They don't have mums, or dads, or children. And they turn into stuff. And they don't eat Monster Munch or watch Xena: Warrior Princess. Or do one big poo in the morning and another one in the afternoon. I bet they weren't even excited by and then subsequently disappointed by Star Wars Prequels. Or have a glass full of spare change near their beds. That they don't have.

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I wouldn't say that 3P stuff is insanely expensive. Over here there's very little price difference between 3P and Masterpiece. Admittedly Spartan isn't designed to fit in with the Masterpiece range, but hopefully you know what I mean, and it relies on the assumption that you don't regard MPs as insanely expensive, which would be a fair thing to do tbh.

Anyway, I've had mine for about two and a half hours and he hasn't died once, so that's not very Impactory at all.

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Brendocon wrote:Anyway, I've had mine for about two and a half hours and he hasn't died once, so that's not very Impactory at all.

Sounds like you need to put more Xaaron into his immediate environment.

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Brendocon wrote:I wouldn't say that 3P stuff is insanely expensive. Over here there's very little price difference between 3P and Masterpiece. Admittedly Spartan isn't designed to fit in with the Masterpiece range, but hopefully you know what I mean, and it relies on the assumption that you don't regard MPs as insanely expensive, which would be a fair thing to do tbh.

Anyway, I've had mine for about two and a half hours and he hasn't died once, so that's not very Impactory at all.


So most of the MPs these days are about Spartan's size, correct? I don't buy MP sized stuff.

Also, apparently his tank mode is a video game homage, I am told?

Best First wrote:I didn't like it. They don't have mums, or dads, or children. And they turn into stuff. And they don't eat Monster Munch or watch Xena: Warrior Princess. Or do one big poo in the morning and another one in the afternoon. I bet they weren't even excited by and then subsequently disappointed by Star Wars Prequels. Or have a glass full of spare change near their beds. That they don't have.

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I've got this **** - he's ******* amazing.

I also got the jumpstarters off eBay, after I saw Spencer's and got jel. They're at my click and collect waiting...

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Sorry to drive you to bankruptcy with the jel.

Warden is apparently coming back into print. Maybe there's a chance for the Mech Ideas jumpstarters to show up again as well.

Best First wrote:I didn't like it. They don't have mums, or dads, or children. And they turn into stuff. And they don't eat Monster Munch or watch Xena: Warrior Princess. Or do one big poo in the morning and another one in the afternoon. I bet they weren't even excited by and then subsequently disappointed by Star Wars Prequels. Or have a glass full of spare change near their beds. That they don't have.

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