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Hey, did you guys know I'm a huge transformers fan as well as a Sonic fan?  Did you also know that I love seeing action figures of female characters, especially from franchises dominated by male characters?  Alright now that all of that is out of the way I'm noticing that there are more female characters coming out in the transformers toyline now than in the previous decade, and that is awesome!  I think a combination of the popularity of Arcee in Transformers Prime combined with the fan made transformer Windblade has encouraged Hasbro to give the fairer sex more exposure in arguably the most popular action figure line in existence.  Before Christmas we will be getting brand new Arcee and Chromia toys, and we already got a new female transformer announced for the upcoming Robots In Disguise cartoon, Strongarm (who is already super popular on tumblr from what I've seen.)  I'm old enough to remember when female transformers were either half-hearted repaints of male characters (like the first Blackarachnia) or were designed with simple engineering to save money (like Thunderblast.)  Even a couple years ago nearly all the female transformers available at retail were either Arcee or Arcee repaints, and remember how crap Airachnid was?  She was the only other female character that wasn't an Arcee repaint and she makes Thunderblast look like a freaking Masterpiece figure!  If I were a betting man I'd be willing to say that the next female transformer we may see is Nautica because of her prominence in the comic (also I think her alt mode might be a submarine, which is pretty rare and it would be awesome to see.)  I don't really have anything too declarative to say here but I just think this is a cool direction one of my favorite toylines is taking.
Well, it's happened, with 95% of the work on Flareup done all I have to do is paint her front wheel and add her faction symbols...but I still can't for the life of me find a clean image OF those faction symbols!  Check them out on Ginrai here: www.tfw2005.com/transformers-n… that winged emblem goes on the side of her bike and the smaller one on his shoulder goes on her collar, yet a picture of those symbols NOT as part of a toy photo apparently does not exist!  It's really irritating, did they JUST invent this faction or something for the symbol to not be part of the zeitgeist yet?  So one more time I plead to anyone who reads this to help me find them, or if you're good at vector drawing maybe try and reproduce them based on the toy photos, I bet there are TONS of other people looking for this for one reason or another.  Perhaps if any of you are part of a transformers custom community or something you can ask around the appropriate message boards?  please?  for me?
I'm working on a figure of Flareup but I came up on a problem, her faction is the Cybertronian Knights, and I can't for the life of me find a clean image of that faction symbol ANYWHERE.  I've looked on the TF wiki, and searched all over google and any place I could think of but the only images I can find are from pictures of the toy itself.  Here are the two images I need : www.seibertron.com/transformer… which goes on the side of her bike mode, and www.seibertron.com/transformer… which is on her collar, though in that picture it is over-saturated.  So if anyone knows where they can find a clean image of those faction symbols let me know so I can complete the figure.
Hey, did you guys know I'm a huge transformers fan as well as a Sonic fan?  Did you also know that I love seeing action figures of female characters, especially from franchises dominated by male characters?  Alright now that all of that is out of the way I'm noticing that there are more female characters coming out in the transformers toyline now than in the previous decade, and that is awesome!  I think a combination of the popularity of Arcee in Transformers Prime combined with the fan made transformer Windblade has encouraged Hasbro to give the fairer sex more exposure in arguably the most popular action figure line in existence.  Before Christmas we will be getting brand new Arcee and Chromia toys, and we already got a new female transformer announced for the upcoming Robots In Disguise cartoon, Strongarm (who is already super popular on tumblr from what I've seen.)  I'm old enough to remember when female transformers were either half-hearted repaints of male characters (like the first Blackarachnia) or were designed with simple engineering to save money (like Thunderblast.)  Even a couple years ago nearly all the female transformers available at retail were either Arcee or Arcee repaints, and remember how crap Airachnid was?  She was the only other female character that wasn't an Arcee repaint and she makes Thunderblast look like a freaking Masterpiece figure!  If I were a betting man I'd be willing to say that the next female transformer we may see is Nautica because of her prominence in the comic (also I think her alt mode might be a submarine, which is pretty rare and it would be awesome to see.)  I don't really have anything too declarative to say here but I just think this is a cool direction one of my favorite toylines is taking.

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XxGamerBoi42xX Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Is it just me or is YouTube's comments thing messed up right now? Not on the videos, but on the actual channels themselves.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah, the youtube comment system has been borked ever since they linked it to google plus, problems abound like not getting notified of personal messages or channel comments, getting alerted to comments meant for other people, and comments getting cut off in the preview section, forcing you to go to the actual video page to read them...
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pixelthefox Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a quick question what kind of clay do you use for your figures?

I'm thinking about making my own customs but I'm not so sure how it works ;w;

Any advise on it would help~ ;u;
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use aves apoxie sculpt, I have an entire playlist on my youtube channel dedicated to tutorials and step by step progress.
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TopazJade Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Just finished my thingo for your contest.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
noted, thank you
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TopazJade Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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MagicPencil101 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
oh my god... this boom line is such a dissapointing line of toys. i mean Jazwares took long to make their figures but at least they got the job right! I mean cmon, barely any articulation were put into these figures. its good that u gave gimmicks but the figure isnt up to standard. If this is how the line continues, i wont buy any of these figures,No, I disagree! 
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The lines are very different, but I can't really say for sure if one is better or worse than the other.  It's true that the Boom toys from Tomy have much less articulation, but they are more durable, easier to stand, and have little gimmick things that kids always like.  The Boom line may lack collector appeal, but think of it in terms of some of the stuff Hasbro puts out.  For example, Transformers has it's main line of deluxes and voyagers and stuff that older fans and collectors love, while it has those one step changers, attack gimmick dudes, and even the "shampoo bottle" figures for kids.  The same is true for Marvel superhero figures, with the collector friendly Legends and Universe figures and the kid friendly Titan Heroes and smaller figures that come with a launching missile or vehicle pack in to compensate for the basic 5 points of articulation.  Even Star Wars has its highly detailed and articulated black series compared to the usual "kenner" type figures...Well I can actually come up with a few more examples but I hope I made my point.
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MagicPencil101 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
the 5 inch sonic i thought was a chance for them to step up. the sculpt is definately a step up, but not more articulation andd if they did the kids would have that sondic they like but with the posability like jazwares which makes for cool displays
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a 7 inch figure, not a 5 inch, so it's bigger than the 5 inch but smaller than the super posers.  Also yes, the lack of articulation at that scale combined with a weak and pointless gimmick is what made me skip the toy all together.  However I am not going to judge Tomy just yet, the games and cartoon haven't even been released yet.  I'm going to give them a little credit and assume they're being smart, waiting to see if they appeal to older audiences BEFORE creating the more expensive to produce collector friendly merchandise.
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SonicFull Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
This may feel like a video request because it kind of is, what do you think of the superhero smashers technology, because I'm thinking for my order set when I eventually will do it, I'm going to wait until after I actually moved so that way you have a proper mailing address that doesn't seem weird, for my figures that I'm thinking of ordering from you eventually, and partially because also I'm really tempted to do my work myself with little tutorial videos of certain figures that I want to look really nice. So yes I will be probably sending you the challenging part, that will make you want to pull your hair out, but be thankful that I'm not asking you for any yellow figures, and for a another toy reviewer I am not going to ask you for any orange plastic(watch half the battle to get that reference.) Oh yeah I would like you to do a review of the superhero's  smashers, from Hasbro, either Marvel or the new Transformers line, be a comparison against the equestrian girls figures. Already you can tell I'm not going to request sunset shimmer. Just be thankful on that because I know she would probably be the most pain in the butt to do, feel free to try it out yourself though.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well I think the Superhero Mashers are a good toyline in themselves, sort of baby's first kitbashing kit, but I'm not like most toy reviewers online.  I live in an apartment, and I have to buy all the toys myself.  I don't have the money or space to keep all those things around.  So when I do a review, it's going to be of a toy I legitimately plan on owning and/or a series I'm collecting.  But I'm not getting what your comment means, are you going to ask me to customize a superhero masher figure?  Why would you want to compare a superhero masher to an Equestria girl anyway?  The toys have nothing in common except for the fact that they're both made by hasbro.
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SonicFull Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I am planning on asking you for something, on customizing said figures, but like I said I am planning on waiting until I get certain things lined up.
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Hedgebathog Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hey how are you
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