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Old 07-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Mega-Prime 316's METROPLEX

Hey guys!
I was sitting around looking at my collection awhile ago and was wishing that the G1 Metroplex that I had was not such a brick figure. We all know that it has virtually no articulation what so ever. Then I looked at my Cybertron Metroplex. He had some pretty good articulation, but didn't really look very much like the G1 version at all. So I got to thinking what would a figure look like if I blended these 2 base figures into one.

Primarily it would need to be G1-esque, and still keep the 3 transformations. The base mode, the mobile land assault mode, and of course Metroplex robot mode! So after looking and planning, I found one of each of the Metroplex, one on Ebay the other on kijiji. Both were missing parts, but once I started blending them together, I was able to exchange some "left over" parts and mod them into the missing parts. For example the shin guards are the outter halves of the G1 shoulders.

I also thought that I should try to make Metroplex's little buddies aswell. So I took Cybertron Clocker and repainted him into Scammper and I found an old Hotwheels tank and repainted it into Slammer. I didn't find a good sub for Sixgun.

So anyway enough rambling. Here are some pics I took!
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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Re: Mega-Prime 316's METROPLEX

I like it. I have often wished that my Metroplex (and the rest of my G1 brickbots) had decent articulation. Kudos to you for tackling this project.

I particularly like the explanation of the process. Brief, but give us enough info as to what parts went into it. I enjoy finding out how things were done, almost as much as admiring the finished product.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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This just looks so good. With Metroplex getting some attention in Fall of Cybertron, I really want Hasbro to release a new toy for him.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #4
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Looks pretty damn fine

great work
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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Re: Mega-Prime 316's METROPLEX

If that was a retail release at TRU, I'd kick over an old lady and her grand kid just to get to it first.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #6
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Re: Mega-Prime 316's METROPLEX

The new proportions are great...would love to see it pictured next to other large bots!

Is Trypty-baby next?
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #7
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Re: Mega-Prime 316's METROPLEX

Dude! He's huge! Great work, bud!
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:36 PM   #8
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Re: Mega-Prime 316's METROPLEX

The proportions are vastly improved, and it looks fine in all three modes. Wonderful stuff.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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Daaaaaaaaaamn! Love it
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
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Re: Mega-Prime 316's METROPLEX

Thanks guys for the kind words!

Someone asked me for a parts list, so here is a brief list..
G1 Metroplex, Cybertron Metroplex, Energon Megatron's shoulder cannons, Cybertron Optimus Prime's backpack Cannon, KO Gundam guns, Reprolables Metroplex upgrade sticker set, various paint, screws, and magnets. I think thats about it.
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