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Gareth Infinity 2008-07-25 12:29 AM

I'm yet to take either of them out of the package, but, here at an Ohio Target

Universe Prowl (first sighting)
Animated Activators Starscream (finally caved in)

Oh, and once I can track down my brother and borrow his camera, I'm going to start a thread to show off about the G1 Shockwave I just got for free. I am terrible.

Detective Barricade 2008-07-25 01:35 AM

From a Walmart in Cobourg: Universe Sunstreaker and Prowl, Animated Leader Bulkhead! Bulkhead is full of TOTAL OWNAGE!!1!1 (sorry, I had to get that line out...;))

Treadshot A1 2008-07-25 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by TFVanguard (Post 619277)
Energon Inferno came in today, which will fill in for Classics Inferno, so far as I'm concerned. :) I'll probably scour the Energon figures for all their blatant homages as my next run...

Battle Ravage, Arcee, Cliffjumper (if only for his name), Prowl (ditto)...

I just won a Slugfest Off you know where. Actually, i didn't want to win it. But i had nothing to do and bidded. 50c above the other bidder's Max, was sure i would lose, but i woke up to an invoice...:down:

secretcode 2008-07-25 09:23 PM

Newest Acquistions:
Universe Prowl
Universe Sunstreaker
Universe Tankor
McDonalds Bumblebee
McDonalds Ratchet
McDonalds Optimus Prime
McDonalds Megatron
McDonalds Starscream
(Nope. No Lugnut)

Vincent 2008-07-25 09:40 PM

Animated Prowl.

Double Movie BB pack.

another tf fan 2008-07-26 01:01 AM

Got Universe Sunstreaker, Prowl and Tankor. All At Port Angeles, WA Wal-Mart.

Got Animated Leader Megatron at Sequim, WA Wal-Mart.

Bought the Godson activators Starscream and Bulkhead. Bulkhead sucks balls, but Activators Starscream rivals Voyager Starscream in Awesomness.

Catalyst Dragon 2008-07-26 05:40 AM

Universe Prowl
Animated Prowl
Animated Bumblebee

All at Wal-mart, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

numbat 2008-07-26 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Vincent (Post 619291)
^Awesome, isn't it? =)

I have 2 worries. Have you managed to fold the nozzles completely in robot-mode? It just feels like it should stick more to the back.

Also, I worry that tail-fin thing (the thing on his chest) might break.

The booster thing is a non-issue. The trouble is, Henkei Astrotrain has far tighter joints than Classics Astrotrain, and it takes a little more to get them there. When the boosters are vertical / parallel , there should be a slight gap between the shuttle wings and Astrotrain's back. With Classics, that hinge just shifts, but you need to align it properly with Henkei it seems (at least with mine). I've attached a couple of photos showing this alignment.

As to the tail / chestpiece, it is a little frightening in both of the releases, but seems to be fairly sturdy plastic. I guess we all just need to be careful with our Astrotrains!

Oh - the Henkei instructions miss the same subtle transformation step as the Hasbro ones - when in train mode, rotate the shuttle tail before splitting it. That way, the 'V' faces point forward and looks streamlined, and less like kibble.

You can see this on Classics Astrotrain below.

http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/review...train_alt2.jpg

Sunstreaker2 2008-07-26 05:53 PM

I almost got Activators BB last night, does that count?

Vincent 2008-07-27 01:20 AM

@numbat: oooh, thanks. I was wondering why the tail fin could spin hah.

And I'll need to try out that nozzle thing, but not now! I'm trying to figure out if I actually transformed Animated Prowl correctly or not :lol:

Also, one more acquisition today. I was in the airport finally leaving Malaysia and going back home, and passed by the toy store, and found UNIVERSE toys! I had to choose between Sunstreaker or Prowl (Tankor looks bad to me) and went with Prowl since he's a more familiar character.

Haven't opened him yet, though.

secretcode 2008-07-27 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Vincent (Post 619556)
Also, one more acquisition today. I was in the airport finally leaving Malaysia and going back home, and passed by the toy store, and found UNIVERSE toys! I had to choose between Sunstreaker or Prowl (Tankor looks bad to me) and went with Prowl since he's a more familiar character.

Haven't opened him yet, though.

Don't tell Treadshot. For the love of God. DO NOT TELL HIM.

Vincent 2008-07-27 04:41 AM

What why?

OK, I just finished transforming Universe Prowl, and I have to admit I'm rather disappointed. The legs look weak, and the arms just hang there. I like the alternator-like transformation (reminds me of Alt.Smokescreen) but that doesn't compensate for the bad head mould and the stupid neck.

=/

Treadshot A1 2008-07-27 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by secretcode (Post 619557)
Don't tell Treadshot. For the love of God. DO NOT TELL HIM.

Did you really think i would just skip this thread or something? :lol:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vincent (Post 619579)
What why?

OK, I just finished transforming Universe Prowl, and I have to admit I'm rather disappointed. The legs look weak, and the arms just hang there. I like the alternator-like transformation (reminds me of Alt.Smokescreen) but that doesn't compensate for the bad head mould and the stupid neck.

=/

I think what he means is that since i'm fine with the way Tankor looks, he's worried this thread will turn into another argument. He just forgot one thing: CLIFFJUMPER IS NOT AROUND, SO WE HAVE NO ONE TO START AN ARGUMENT. :D

Either that, or it's because i am the only one who happens to live in a place that doesn't have Fr*****' Universe yet!

I agree with basically everything you said bout Prowl, though i'm only going off photos. Teh 2 BFG's aught to compensate. :up:

Detective Barricade 2008-07-27 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vincent (Post 619579)
What why?

OK, I just finished transforming Universe Prowl, and I have to admit I'm rather disappointed. The legs look weak, and the arms just hang there. I like the alternator-like transformation (reminds me of Alt.Smokescreen) but that doesn't compensate for the bad head mould and the stupid neck.

=/

I actually like Prowl.:\ I don't mind his shoulders out like they are, and I don't really notice the neck so much. I prefer to bring the roof up so the windshield is sticking up behind his head to help compensate. But his shoulder cannons really should have been painted.:nonono: And his legs seem quite sturdy to me... But different strokes for different folks, I guess...:)

numbat 2008-07-27 09:20 PM

I picked up Universe / Classics Sunstreaker today, at Argos, in Hamilton, Scotland, UK. He came in US packaging as well!

(A bit steep at 12.99GBP though - may as well import if that's the new standard Deluxe price over here!)

Vincent 2008-07-27 10:36 PM

Anybody got both Prowl and Sunstreaker? Which is better?

To be honest the mould on both of those toys don't impress me as much as the ones in Classics 1 did.

secretcode 2008-07-27 11:39 PM

Sunstreaker is best by far, IMO. No goofy looking neck, no terrible proportions and lanky arms.

burnitall 2008-07-28 12:32 AM

Animated deluxes- Jazz, Snarl, and Soundwave. At the local Wal mart.

Detective Barricade 2008-07-28 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Vincent (Post 619708)
Anybody got both Prowl and Sunstreaker? Which is better?

To be honest the mould on both of those toys don't impress me as much as the ones in Classics 1 did.

Both are great, but Sunstreaker pulls out ahead. He's a little easier to line up his parts for vehicle or robot, he's got good proportions, and seems more natural than Prowl. Mind you, the only Classics figure I picked up when it was in stores was Jetfire. (who is excellent)

Sunstreaker2 2008-07-28 09:28 PM

It's not a Transformer, but I got the Transformers Cybertron boxset.


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