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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:22 pm

I bet the Third Party Cy-Kill manufacturers nevr expected their toy to become so redundant so quickly. Not completely sold on Leader One, but kinda like the bike despite being more straightforward.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:37 pm

Yeh, they're using the anime-influenced models from Revenge of Cronos, which means they're a bit beefier. Very interested assuming the price is decent, would be hoping for Deluxe-sized max before the designs would get overstretched.

Nudge nudge wink wink choices there, mind - Eagle Robo (Leader-1) especially was a nobody in Japan and would be a random release among a first half-dozen figures unless they had half an eye on Gobots fans...

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Post by Rack 'n Ruin » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:42 pm

These look nice. Unfortunately my girlfriend would probably leave me if I started yet another collection. ;)

Reckon I'll have to stick to making my own Kreon Gobot homages, and gazing lovingly at these babies on t'internet.
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Post by Denyer » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:26 pm

Dunno, much prefer Salmoore to that Cy-kill design personally.

Leader 1 is possibly of interest but hopefully larger and colour pics won't be far behind.

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Post by Hound » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:33 pm

I want Turbo!
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Post by numbat » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:12 pm

Really like the anime aesthetic. I could be very tempted by some if they were small-ish and reasonably priced.

It's good that they've differentiated from the blockier Transformers aesthetic. Because of this I don't think the 3rd party Cy-kill is redundant, if you want him standing with your Transformers IDW-stylee.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:22 pm

I quite like the look of these :)

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Post by Clay » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:17 am

Leader-1 looks mighty nice.

And I would have commented on the seemingly odd choice of the drill-head robot if I hadn't have just spent 40 minutes reading about Revenge of Cronos on Cliffy's site... now I want a Monstrous again...

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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:41 am

Yeh, from perspective "Fitor" and "Screwhead" make the most sense. "Cy-Kill" and "Tank" have a fair place in a first wave for being the first two figures; "Leader-1" and "Turbo" shows that someone there's watched Gobots.

From the whole Machine Robo range Leader-1 is really an astonishingly bad choice for Guardian leader in terms of design, quality, etc. Turbo really would have been a much better choice. Not that giving the guy a special skill of a forcefield he could hide behind gave him much of a chance.

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Post by another tf fan » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:18 am

I love these things.

I will selectively buy them.
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Post by Tetsuro » Sat May 09, 2015 7:05 pm

Do we have so much as an estimated release date for these things yet?

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Post by Denyer » Sat May 09, 2015 8:35 pm

No info I can find more recent than Feb.

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Post by Scotimus Prime » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:17 pm

Here's an update!
more pics(including Turbo, Spay-C, Blackbird & Mixer can be found here, Turbo looks amazing btw)
http://news.toyark.com/2016/06/15/machi ... led-207565

some of those are on preorder on BBTS here
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ine%20robo

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Post by ganon578 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:01 pm

Nice. I would have gotten a Cy-Kill or Leader-1 since I had both as a kid, but I don't think I could bring myself to shell out $40-50 USD each for these.
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Post by numbat » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:18 pm

They look really great. Other than Kapow, is anyone else selling them in UK?

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Post by Ryan F » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:46 pm

Looks can be deceiving. I had the first four and sold them all on pretty quickly. The tank one was ok but the rest were pretty ropey: unnecessarily fiddly, floppy and cheap-feeling. The wings on Leader-1's legs project below his feet, making it hard for him to stand. You only need to look at Cy-Kill's shoulders for the wheels to fall off. I'd strongly advise watching video reviews of these guys first before spending your cash.
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Post by numbat » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:03 pm

Thanks Ryan - you've saved me some money.

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Post by Denyer » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:06 pm

Am prepared to put in a good word for Leader-1 / Eagle Robo as it's impressive how it packs down into alt mode -- only bit I'm less keen on is the head sculpt.

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Post by Clay » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:43 am

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