Once again, much time has passed, and during that time, much news has happened in the realm of the brands that I try to keep up with. This time, there are 10 models to cover, 5 from Metal Earth (but I would hazard that there are at least 3 more implied) and 5 from Piececool.
And just because it shows how much time has passed, we’ll start with the Sneak Peeks from the Metal Earth Newsletters! I’ve got 3 sneak peaks here (plus listing photos for 2 of them), but in my defense, the first one was emailed out just hours after I posted my last news post, and the latest one just arrived at the end of last week. Anyways, we’ve got a US Mail Truck, The Blue Angels FA-18 Super Hornet, and a new and improved (not just colored) Megatron. If you look closely, there are quite a few design differences between this sneak peek Megatron and the classic one (most obvious being the face/head, but also the hands are bigger, the right-arm in a different position, the two cannons are much different, and the hip-thingies look nothing alike (to the old model).
Now for a nice surprise, shared with me by a fellow builder on Instagram, I get to share that there are two new Disney Parks / Droid Depot exclusives. First one is a colored version of the [now correctly named] Droideka. It looks to be quite similar to the original, just with color and a different base, but upon close examination, it looks to have a few minor cosmetic differences. It seems to be standing taller, and the arms are lowered more, and the spikes on the legs are more pronounced. The second is a model I know a lot of people have been wanting… a Battle Droid (and not just the head of one on Threepio).
Moving on to Piececool, we have 5 models, four more paper-crane inspired models (sold as a bundle of all 4, or a gift box with 2 of them and some aromatherapy stuff) and an incredibly intricate fan model.
And that’s it for this roundup! I plan on eventually updating the checklist, but I’ve been swamped by work and life and stuff and just don’t know when that will happen, so I don’t want to make any promises.
Hi There. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods and the new position is treating you kindly. And I also know you are a very busy man. But, As you tend to be the keeper upper of all the comings and goings of all things born of laser cut flat metal I thought I would take a moment to share some things I have noticed/discovered that you prolly have but possibly have not seen since you are rather busy. From the Droid depot models. The new slightly different (still 1 Sheet) D-0 model number is MMS454, and the brand nicky new (2.5 Sheet) Battle Droid is MMS456. Fascinations has also embarked on a, while not as large as the last, but, fairly sizey retirement party.
All in all I hope you had a blessed Christmas and New Years!!
Thanks Jeff! I’m working on catching up on other news, and will definitely add these details to the checklist when I get to that step. All I could visually see as a difference on D-0 was the base. I’m curious if you saw any other differences.
Sad to see models retire, but glad for the reason for it: need room for new models!