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Old 2017-02-18, 11:28 PM   #41
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Old 2017-03-14, 06:54 PM   #42
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I've been pretty happy with the line so far. I just picked up Hot Rod this week and I do have one complaint though. I'm not really a fan of the way most of the cars (Hot Rod, Breakaway, Chromedome) don't really try to incorporate their guns into their vehicle modes.

I guess this complaint could also be made with Combiner Wars, but for some reason, it didn't bother me as much as it does with the cars in the Titans Return line.
 
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Old 2017-03-14, 08:07 PM   #43
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Anyone else really like Kup or is it just me? Seen a fair few negative or meh comments online but I think it captures and updates the original toy really well.
 
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Old 2017-03-14, 08:16 PM   #44
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I've been pretty happy with the line so far. I just picked up Hot Rod this week and I do have one complaint though. I'm not really a fan of the way most of the cars (Hot Rod, Breakaway, Chromedome) don't really try to incorporate their guns into their vehicle modes.
I think Hot Rod is fine, since his guns were designed to mount on his engine block like his Targetmaster partner used to do back in the day. It's a little awkward but it pushes the right nostalgic buttons for me, at least, since I grew up with TM Hot Rod. But in general you're right. The car-bots in the last few waves have done very little to hide or integrate their weapons. Most of them ruin the car-mode look if they're attached.

I think that might be because the weapons have been so substantial lately, though. It's a lot easier to hide the tiny little pistol that Universe Sunstreaker came with than it is CW Streetwise's shotgun or TR Hot Rod's giant rifles.

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Anyone else really like Kup or is it just me? Seen a fair few negative or meh comments online but I think it captures and updates the original toy really well.
If Kup had grey arms all the way down like the toy, it'd look great. As-is there's too much teal for my liking, at least in pics. I like that they attempted the toy look (having grown up with a TM Kup alongside that Hot Rod) but I don't think they quite pulled it off.
 
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Old 2017-03-14, 10:49 PM   #45
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Considering where they end up on the alt-mode, it seems fair enough. Also gives the robot mode more definition whereas the original was a cab with limbs projecting out from the sides. The way that TR figures flatten cockpits etc is pretty impressive.
 
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Old 2017-03-15, 05:00 PM   #46
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I like Sargent Kup from the Generations line a lot better than what I've seen of the Titans Return Kup. I think the TR Kup would make for a solid Crosshairs retool though.
 
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Old 2017-06-25, 09:25 PM   #47
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Quick and dirty Siren from Getaway without any consideration for alt-mode:


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Old 2017-06-25, 10:47 PM   #48
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Works for me! The transformation is even pretty close.

The all-blue chest really highlights the torso's IDW Chromedome shape the way neither of the official figures managed, too.
 
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Old 2017-06-26, 02:06 AM   #49
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I like it! Actually, I think that mold works a lot better for Siren or even Nightbeat than it does for Breakaway.
 

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Old 2017-06-26, 05:32 AM   #50
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Just what i was thinking
 
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Old 2017-08-11, 12:56 AM   #51
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I found the voyager Optimus Prime and the headmaster Repugnus and Shuffler a little while back. I like the little guys! They're cute! And Shuffler has a decent weapon mode as well.

I picked up the Prime because I had a passing interest in the Black Convoy version Takara put out and wanted to know the mold first, and... well. Money saved! He's a bit like Broadside in that he has only two modes. He does not have a third, airplane mode. Only the two. Only. Two.

But really, the basic problem with this mold is the same problem with the deluxe Octane from a few years ago. Instead of letting the wings just run the length of the truck mode (say, underneath it?) so that they can be better proportioned to the plane, they made the wings fold up inside the truck, leaving them comically small.
 
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