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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Maketoys MCB-001 Armageddon Add On Kit - Pictorial Review

First of all, for a brief history of the character, please go to the link below:-

Planet X Genesis Pictorial Review


This review is a courtesy of X2OToys, thank you! Moving on..

Back in 2013, Hasbro released Platinum Edition Year of the Snake (YOS) Omega Supreme, a redeco/retool of Energon Omega Supreme based on War For Cybertron version of Omega Supreme. Despite having a new head and a massive, articulated claw arm, he is still seen far away from being the 'perfect' Omega Supreme by the fans.

Enter Maketoys! In the same year, Maketoys announces their new project, MCB-001 Armageddon Add On Kit to enhance the look of YOS Omega Supreme.
 



In Package


On the front, there's a silhouette of what looks like an Omega Supreme with Armageddon Add On Kit in robot mode and city mode. Notice that it's not exactly YOS Omega Supreme but it does somehow look better...


At the back, there are a few images showing the details and features of the kit.

In Package View


Armageddon comes with an instruction manual showing how to assemble the kit in robot and city modes. There's no technical spec/biocard included in this set unlike most 3rd party releases.

Armageddon Add On Kit

There are a few components in the add on kit which frankly, I don't know what they're called, haha. Quality-wise, the plastics feel very solid and the detailing is awesome.



Robot Mode

I'll do things differently this time, starting with the robot mode first.



Impressive! That's one word to describe him. Attaching all the parts takes almost no effort at all, with every connector pegs firmly into Omega Supreme.




The new blaster arm attaches easily on Omega's left hand. However, the green part at the end of Omega's hand needs to be detached and attached to his left foot. Sorry as mine is missing the green part and I can't demonstrate the assembly. The example can be seen below:-

Pic Credit : Maketoys


The attachment on the side of the legs are done using the connector ports that were also used to attach Energon Optimus Prime drones.

Back View


The back pack consists of most of the parts of the add on kit. All the parts are connected securely to each other and pegged inside of Omega Supreme. The back panels from YOS Omega Supreme are reattached at the back of the add on.




Due to the increase in the weight especially on Omega Supreme's back, the leg attachments can also act as stabilizers.



There's an LED installed at the tip of the blaster hand, controlled by an on/off switch, which is better than how Planet X did theirs before.


Standard Supreme Class Size


Base Mode

Next up, we have the base mode which also includes a launch platform.



Assembling the base mode took quite some time and a lot of referring to the manual. However, after you're familiar with it, things become a lot easy. The connection between parts are strong and they hold up nicely.


In my opinion, the base mode is way better than the robot mode. In this mode, you can clearly see how great the detailing and design of the kit, looking more like part of Omega Supreme than an add on.

Blaster Arm attached to Omega Supreme's claw
Overall, the kit is nicely done with paint scheme that matches Omega Supreme's paint job to the latter.








Aside from the LED in the blaster arm, there are two more installed in the leg attachments that act as spotlights in base form. However, I'm not sure whether it's just mine or not but there seems to be a wire exposed on both of the attachments.

Size Comparison with Henkei Convoy













The kit really takes me by surprise. 3rd Party companies trying to use YOS Omega Supreme as a base for an add on is expected; however Maketoys did really well on the execution, especially the base mode.


This is the 2nd Omega Supreme that fits the neo-classics lineup, and while Genesis might appeal more to those who favor game accurate version of Omega Supreme, Maketoys add on converts YOS Omega Supreme into a hybrid style of the character. The improvement of the kit gives in both mode are significant enough in making YOS (for me personally) at least bearable and not just another 'redeco'.


4 comments:

  1. really great addon, way better and cheaper than genesis

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    1. haha, depends on your preference. After experiencing both, I think both products are great in their own way.

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  2. i would buy it but for an original energon mold, i prefer its face and that his head is actually a headmaster,, though i prefer this version's right arm better anyway, i know the LED piece is supposed to be plugged on the right arm for the base mode but why not leave it on its left arm for a more ROCKET look while in base mode?

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    1. well they do rerelease this for CHURGs series so Headmaster won't make sense i guess. and due to the design of the left body side, plugging the add on to the left arm would make one hell of a weird rocket, haha

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