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#1 Echowarrior

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:43 PM

Much to my surprise, the Nato-Bot Roadbuster Upgrade parts are back on the market.

http://www.shapeways...hops/thebotshop

Unfortunately, you have to paint them yourself (and I assume that assembly will be required) and the price is a might steep, but hey, for those of us who missed out the first time, this is a good opportunity, yes?
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:45 PM

I wonder if the end result will produce a sharper product. Cause the original is not up to par with third party standards.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:17 PM

Cool for those that missed it but as far as I'm concerned Universe Roadbuster isn't up to par with homage standards.

(...still want that scheme on Cyb.Def Red Alert.)

Edited by MrBlud, 19 November 2011 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:22 PM

nah dude CD Red Alert is reserved for Dreader Pirate Cannonball

yeah and those prices are crazy ... and why do I need to by individual parts this time?

Edited by Destron D-69, 19 November 2011 - 11:23 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:40 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Nov 19 2011, 10:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool for those that missed it but as far as I'm concerned Universe Roadbuster isn't up to par with homage standards.

(...still want that scheme on Cyb.Def Red Alert.)

...so it could look less like a proper homage to the character?

I mean, it would look cool. I'm not disputing that. I just don't see where it gets us any closer to geewunnyness than what we currently have. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:47 PM

Do you want the list? icon-arcee.gif

Hulking Ultra body instead of a dainty deluxe.

A weapon at least as tall as he is instead of some dinky shoulder cannons and a pocketknife.

Less humanoid face.

It wouldn't be perfect no but it'd be a damn sight closer then what we have.

Edited by MrBlud, 19 November 2011 - 11:49 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:25 AM

While the idea of Roadbuster being able to pound the THE HAMMER on enemies is nice, I don't really feel it

Sure Cyb. Def. Red Alert is big and all, but... He's really only got two weapons: His multitool, and his giant missile. Hotshot, on the other hand, is full of missiles and has a shank. I can see Roadbuster shanking some poor Decepticon

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:49 AM

I still want a Roadbuster head for Roadbuster Ultra Magnus.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Nov 19 2011, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you want the list? icon-arcee.gif

Hulking Ultra body instead of a dainty deluxe.

A weapon at least as tall as he is instead of some dinky shoulder cannons and a pocketknife.

Less humanoid face.

It wouldn't be perfect no but it'd be a damn sight closer then what we have.

I'll give you the size.

The "weapon at least as tall as he is" is an enormous shoulder-mounted ICBM. It's not like we're talking about a kickass rifle here.

The face is arguable IMO, since it's still a face (albeit recessed into a helmet) and Roadbuster colors would actually serve to make it more apparent.

Don't get me wrong, if they made it and it looked good I'd probably boot the Universe version in a heartbeat... but I'm not seeing where it's so much better that I actively want it. Outside of the size, I'm seeing a lateral shift here.

Edited by Lukeblast, 20 November 2011 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:17 AM

anyone have any suggestions regarding paint and colors? ive never painted model thingies but i kinds really want this =]

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:54 AM

Even just 6 months ago I'd have been delighted by this, but Renderform is planning to release a Universe Roadbuster upgrade kit including a new head, guns and chest piece, most likely for cheaper and in far better quality, so I'll be waiting for that instead.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:05 AM

I'm already more interested in that T B, a new Chest would go that tiny bit farther for me to not look at it and say... "oh hi pumpkin patch Hotshot."

did they ever give out the design for the new piece?
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 21 2011, 04:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm already more interested in that T B, a new Chest would go that tiny bit farther for me to not look at it and say... "oh hi pumpkin patch Hotshot."

did they ever give out the design for the new piece?


Nope, just the new head concepts.

I'm assuming he's a bit busy with the large number of orders for the Goldbug heads, convention exclusives and those clear weapons sets.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:19 AM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ Nov 21 2011, 02:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even just 6 months ago I'd have been delighted by this, but Renderform is planning to release a Universe Roadbuster upgrade kit including a new head, guns and chest piece, most likely for cheaper and in far better quality, so I'll be waiting for that instead.


Really? Where are the designs?
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