Today we are going to take a look at something a little different, the Extreme Sets Headquarters Pop Up. This is a huge cardboard based diorama loosely based on The Nemesis from Generation 1. It features purple panels and lots of monitors and interface switches, perfectly giving you a base for your Decepticons to hang out in. Either on your shelf as a backdrop, or for use in your TF photography!
For those that don’t know, Extreme Sets have been putting out cardboard diorama displays for wrestling figures for a while now. They allowed folks to easily, and cheaply, create ring and crowd environments, locker rooms and props. They’ve recently got into the non-wrestling game, and their offerings are on fire right now. The first wave consists of the Deranged Alleyway, Sewer, Sector 9 (alien techy), and Dojo environments. Wave 2 consists of “The Building”, Subway Terminal, Abandoned House, and the Control Center (seen here). You can check out pictorial reviews for the non-Transformers ones over on The Toyark.
This is their second entry into the Transformers world, and we are excited to show it off. You can see the first offering based on The Ark here. We’ve done up a set of pics showing what it can do. Check it out after the break!
And, if you are interested, the fine folks at Extreme-Sets.com have given us a coupon code for a discount on your orders. Enter code TOYARK at checkout and get 10% off your order!
If you’d like to see detailed thoughts on the product overall, I’d suggest reading our review of the first set over on Toyark.com. That covers functionality and build quality, etc.
In relation to this set in particular – it’s great. The color and graphics are G1 enough to work for any classics or MP based setup. It’s pushing the limits for Masterpiece height wise – as a display piece, completely fine. But for taller MP, photography wise at any upward angle you’ll be seeing the top of the boards. It would be awesome in the future if they did a 2 story panel like their recently released “The Building”, as that would extend up and give you that tall interior the MP’s need.
Bottom line – it’s a fun set and worth it for anyone with the room to set it up! Check some key pics below, full set after that!
*Please note – some images have been enhanced to make it look like certain parts are glowing. This is not a feature of the set, just done in Photoshop to show what can be done for pics with a little effort.
Disclaimer – Extreme Sets provided this set for review purposes.