Amazing sculpt? Check. One of Fanstoys’ best, in fact.
Great alt mode? Check, not that I can get it to all tab in correctly, but still.
Horrendous, soul-crushing, enjoyment-sapping transformation? Check. Fanstoys, why u do this?
Standing this side by side with XTB Eligos there’s no doubt that Quietus’ bot mode obliterates it. But had the XTB had a decent transformation, I’d had definitely stuck with it (for the same reason I ended up going for Open & Play’s Big Spring over Apache).
Alas, Eligos is pretty grim too, so Fanstoys wins. But it’s a hollow victory.
I have never been shy of criticising XTB. While the fandom celebrated releases such as Eligos and even the woeful V2 Ollie, I have often been left bemoaning the poor materials and lackluster execution. And while stuff like Paean showed signs of improvement, it wasn’t until Klaatu that I really thought XTB were finally delivering on the long-promised improvement.
Child, dog and robots. Probably the photo that best captures my life.
Will this be the last official MP-10? Well, no, because we have whatever that Ghostbusters model is on the way. Could be my last, though, what with the new MP Prime in the pipeline. If this is it for me and MP-10, then this Takara Golden Lagoon Limited Edition is a great send off. Deliciously absurd.
In a career writing about video games, the act of scribbling out ‘Spiderman’ with a red pen and scrawling ‘Spider DASH Man’ in the margins is an act I’ve performed countless times.
In other news, the photo mode in MARVEL’S SPIDER DASH MAN on PS4 is just as much fun as it was in Horizon Zero Dawn.
Looks like I was wrong and there actually is a god.
If someone said to me “right, you can get any TV series you want made, your choice, what’ll it be?” it would be precisely this.