Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum


Go Back   Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum > Deep Space Tracking Station > Ring Around the Moon

Notices

SPONSORED BY
&

Reply Bookmark and Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26-11-2006, 12:29 PM   #21
TonyB
Forum Supporter
 
TonyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire UK.
Posts: 5,272
Default

I would not describe it as awful, but it could definately be improved upon.

The base/plinth is round and has a diameter of around 8 inches or there abouts and is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in depth, the edges are embelished, and has what looks like a small ish round pin/handle, I assume that is for pulling open the CD storage part of the base. The MFM is standing over a building that it has just 'heat rayed' the building has an hole on the roof with an explosion coming out of it, there is a crowd of people running out of the building, in what looks to be IIRC around 1/44th scale or maybe a bit smaller than that, as the figures are really quite small, the MFM stands maybe 10 to 12 inches high.

The explosion does not look particulary good and I think that that is part of the problem, it makes it look a little bit 'tacky' more like a vinyl toy type of thing, (something like Applause would release), if you get my meaning, rather than a really nice collectable.

As I said in my previous post, the Comet MFM when finished looks a far better propostiton, bear in mind that the Comet MFM is just a shade over 12 inches and is in approx 1/100th 1/96th scale so the nearest scale for figures would be 15mm, which is what I used on the three WotW diorams's that I built.

I suppose it will all come down to price, however with what I have seen so far I will definately not be getting one, especially given that this is for supposedly discerning customers, obviously people with far more money than sense.
TonyB is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2006, 06:58 PM   #22
Eagle
Commander Ret.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7,723
Default

*
Indeed, it sounds tacky...
Eagle is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2006, 07:09 PM   #23
Eagle
Commander Ret.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7,723
Default

*
OMFG - it's worse than tacky; check this out:

http://www.thewaroftheworlds.com/mes...essageID=18041



Eagle is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2006, 07:25 PM   #24
Eagle
Commander Ret.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7,723
Default

*
Lol. This has to be the crappest thing I've seen in my entire life.

Eagle is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2006, 07:58 PM   #25
w8cmp
Science Officer
 
w8cmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Romford, London, England
Posts: 5,523
Default

So what are they proposing to charge for this thing...?
w8cmp is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 26-11-2006, 08:18 PM   #26
JericoEagle1
Medical Technician
 
JericoEagle1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Yelm, Washington
Posts: 188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle
OMFG - it's worse than tacky; check this out:

http://www.thewaroftheworlds.com/mes...essageID=18041



And to think I once really liked that album..
JericoEagle1 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2006, 09:31 PM   #27
DX-SFX
Chief Medical Officer
 
DX-SFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9,094
Default

Quote:
".. of a superior quality threshold".
Quote:
".... affordable to the discerning collector"
DX-SFX is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2006, 10:50 PM   #28
preHEstoric
Astrophysics Technician
 
preHEstoric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cheshire, UK
Posts: 473
Default

War of Worlds meets Lillyput!
preHEstoric is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2006, 11:41 PM   #29
Eagle
Commander Ret.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7,723
Default

*
War of the Worlds meets Sesame Street!
Eagle is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2006, 06:40 AM   #30
Liberator
Eagle Pilot
 
Liberator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 541
Default

Yep, despite me not being too much in JW warmachine that really is tacky. Sorry the dream has turned into a nightmare. the other Warmachine on the other site that Commander said that it wasn't would have been the better choice - I actually liked that version.
Liberator is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 27-11-2006, 12:05 PM   #31
TonyB
Forum Supporter
 
TonyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire UK.
Posts: 5,272
Default

I really ought to have taken a picture of the completed Comet kit, the finish on that was lovely, although the base was missing the Thunderchild for some reason, that kit is by FAR superior to the collectable, and IMHO that is what they should have been aiming for, a good quality finisdhed model not what they have actually produced.

As the Commander mentioned, it appears again to be a complete lack of market research and understanding, them telling us what they think we want, rather than asking us the customer what we actually want.

Oh well if it costs them sales its their own bloody fault, although I saw no mention of likely price with piece on display, so I await that bit of news with some expectation, mind you that will just be to see how wrong they get that as well.
TonyB is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2006, 12:17 PM   #32
w8cmp
Science Officer
 
w8cmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Romford, London, England
Posts: 5,523
Default

Looks like a mass-produced bit of tat...detail was non-existent. Designed for casting quickly with little or no additional detail assembly required...a big disappointment.

I think collectors are very discerning, and on a model of this sort of size, expect to see all the detail which is evident in the original album paintings.

The position of the legs - all three completely vertical - also looked wrong...there's no 'action' here, no menacing feel to the machine...just static, standing over a poor representation of a 'heat rayed' house...

Not something I'll be purchasing...though I'm looking forward to the Comet offering.

How many people here had Comet's original Martian tripod which he brought out many many years ago now...? Mine's in pieces right now after having taken a nosedive off a high shelf some years ago...but not beyond repair.

Chris
w8cmp is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2006, 01:25 PM   #33
MangaMax
Eagle Pilot
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kent, England
Posts: 710
Default

Got one when it first came out.
And, boy, was it a bastige to get to stand up
MangaMax is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2006, 05:02 PM   #34
Eagle
Commander Ret.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7,723
Default

*
There's new pics up on that thread but I'm still not buying it...
Eagle is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2006, 07:52 PM   #35
CR
Science Officer
 
CR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: wandering the universe
Posts: 5,472
Default

OMG! An eight-year-old child could do work at least that well, and probably better with a little coaching! What a disappointment.
If this thing were a mass-produced (and inexpensive) toy, I could accept the quality level, but as a collectible piece, no way!

By the way, PreHEstoric, I think even the Lilliput collectibles are better detailed than this thing!
CR is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 28-11-2006, 06:40 PM   #36
fireflashfive
Eagle Pilot
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 559
Default

Jeff Wayne licensed this piece of tat? Shame on him! This looks like another missed oppurtunity!

Doug.
fireflashfive is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2007, 02:56 PM   #37
Stu73
Communications Officer
 
Stu73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 1,381
Default

hate to be the odd one out, but I dont really like these models, as they seem to be sculpted on the newer 'digital' fighting machine for the live show/animation. The original paintings by geoff taylor and mike trim (i.e. the real ones) had a slightly different 'eye' shape and various other slight differences. The more up to date model just doesn't look as good in my honest

but like clint says, 'opinions are like ....'
Stu73 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2007, 11:30 AM   #38
Stu73
Communications Officer
 
Stu73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 1,381
Default

Eagle's comments on the WOTW board regarding this 'thing' are really funny.

So totally blunt and honest. I was near peeing my self with laughter. Basically because they're so true! Well done commander! hehe
Stu73 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site and contents are copyright Bernard Walsh 2010 all rights reserved, no reproduction of material in any form without written permission email: Bernie.walsh@mac.com