The 3rd Party Toy Picture thread

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lastmaximal

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Just stumbled upon the Dr. Wu line of tiny Transformers. I'd gotten a few Dr. Wu items in the past -- got their inaccurately-colored Slamdance by accident (translated listings are tricky) and had to repaint it, but I liked the outcome well enough -- and I still need to track down their Squawkbox, which has gotten pricey.

But these look so great that I'm very tempted to start the line. If they weren't so generally pricey, I might have given it a shot by now. (I'm not sure why I managed to resist the appeal of the Legend-adjacent scale ones like Magic Square and NewAge, which also do a good job, but not these as much.)
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(picture from Reddit, comparing Core class Starscream and Legacy Eject)

I think they're set to come out with a Hot Rod soon, and that may be my trial figure. IDK.
 

PrimalxConvoy

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Just stumbled upon the Dr. Wu line of tiny Transformers. I'd gotten a few Dr. Wu items in the past -- got their inaccurately-colored Slamdance by accident...
Slamdance was anime-coloured, which was annoying as I believe they were showing the toy-coloured version prior, so I want to recolour mine too...
 

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I have the Slamdance and Squakbox, and thought those were great. I generally don't buy much 3rd party stuff unless it's something that seems unlikely to be released by Hasbro at retail prices, but I'll admit to being tempted by those wonderfully tiny guys, too.
 

lastmaximal

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I think it's partly how impressively they managed to get articulated, accurate designs at that tiny scale, and partly the mental image of having a neat little display case of a bunch of them in that small unified robot mode scale. The latter was partly why I got sucked into QTFs as well.

But i have to keep reminding myself that at these prices it is reeeeally unfeasible right now. Short of someone suddenly letting a lot go for a song, I don't think I'll be able to put a collection of these together unless I... Drop the mainline. Or something.
 

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I've often said that if I would have known the staying power of legends scale when they came out, I probably would have switched to those. I would also probably be in a lot more debt as most of the awesome offerings at that scale were 3P figures.
 

PrimalxConvoy

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I've often said that if I would have known the staying power of legends scale when they came out, I probably would have switched to those. I would also probably be in a lot more debt as most of the awesome offerings at that scale were 3P figures.
Those companies really are making figures that Hasbro can't/won't make.
 

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There’s a company working on a $1200 4-foot Metroplex but it looks more like T30 Metroplex and somehow transforms less.

i guess there’s the Liketoys geewun 4 footer but I have zero confidence that ever gets made.
 


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