Welcome to another new feature here on MattBooker.info, called 20% Cooler. This category is for anything that at least has potential to be awesome, and ways for it to be better. That could range from movies and tv shows to something like today’s subject.
And in case you missed the title, go back and read it.
Got it now?
Okay, so today’s subject is Fansproject X-1 Code (Chromedome.)
Why yes, I did just have you read the title and then I told you anyway. Next time, pay more attention.
Alright, so by now you’re probably in one of two camps about FP Chromedome. It seems opinions are as polarized on this release as whether Optimus is a truck or a monkey (Why not both? TF5 could be Michael Bay’s attempt at Beast Wars.). Either you think it looks like crap, or you really like it.
Or you’re in the middle or you don’t care. I guess that’s not exactly polarized, but a Milktoast Milly makes for less interesting posts.
And yet… I don’t actually care about FP Chromedome.
I think it looks like an okay design, and the transformation does some really cool stuff. I even don’t mind the headmaster not having balljoints, as the head transformation makes up for it and its got more poseability than the G1 version.
My problem with it?
It very, very brown. And off-white.
That’s just not very exciting for a futuristic sports car. It’s like Hasbro took a look at the 70’s and thought, “How is wood paneling going to look in the future?”
And of course FP needed to make it resemble the G1 version. It would be dumb of them not too. In fact, I actually think they did a good job of improving the looks when they updated it, with more white on the robot to keep it from being so brown.
But I know people that are huge fans of Chromedome, and they don’t like the FP version.
Not brown enough.
Yup. It doesn’t look enough like the G1 version for them.
So what’s my suggestion for making FP Chromedome 20% Cooler?
That image is courtesy of Uranus: Secret Toys Garden. Well, sort of. I got the image from the TFW news post that I linked to earlier, which showed the gallery posted from some sort of Asian site. I made sure to put their logo in there for the credit, and I hope they don’t mind me using it, but it’s hard to ask them when they don’t seem to have a website and I don’t seem to speak whatever Asian language and\or dialect that the original link is posted in.
Is that FP Code digibash actually 20% Cooler?
Depends on how much brown you want on your futuristic sports car.
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