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ganon578
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Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Post by ganon578 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:08 pm

Earthrise Snapdragon, Prowl, Ironhide, and Runamuck

Snapdragon as a gift, the other 3 as pre-orders that came in the mail. Snapdragon is really fun, but nothing special. Easy to go between the 3 modes, and the Headmaster functionality is good. Overall very fun figure. Prowl is great! Easily replaces the Siege version on my shelf. Ironhide is meh. So much has been reused from Siege that he's a slight disappointment. He's still pretty good, but if Siege hadn't preceded it I would think more positively about it. Runamuck is good fun. I had the original as a kid, and it's great to get a newer version that isn't an exclusive. The only issue is the front wheels (not pinned) are a little rough so they don't roll well. I'm very happy with all four figures though!

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Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Post by Clay » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:12 pm

Prowl and Ironhide are a two-pack, yeah? Wasn't impressed with the look of Ironhide/Ratchet, but was happy to find Bluestreak at Walgreens about a month ago. I had thought it a remold of the Siege figure(s), but I can't actually find any parts in common between him and Barricade.

As for me, I picked up Airwave and a reissue Blaster yesterday. It's interesting that they managed to replicate both of Airwave's modes from the original and still get a distinct, squat, fun robot out of it, although I imagine the parts forming helps with that.

Wasn't intending to get Blaster, but then I remembered that I already have the Encore reissues of his cassettes, and $30 for complete, boxed G1 figures isn't bad (there's certainly better value there than in Prime's cab for $50!). I hadn't handled a Blaster in decades, so I was struck by just how many flat, smooth surfaces he has. And then back in the box he went, sitting on the shelf next to his cassettes.

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Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Post by ganon578 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:55 pm

Clay wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Prowl and Ironhide are a two-pack, yeah? Wasn't impressed with the look of Ironhide/Ratchet, but was happy to find Bluestreak at Walgreens about a month ago. I had thought it a remold of the Siege figure(s), but I can't actually find any parts in common between him and Barricade.
Yes they are. It's a shame Hasbro stuck them in an exclusive 2-pack, as I would have preferred to just get Prowl and stick with Siege Ironhide. Because of this, I'm also completely content to stick with Siege Ratchet and not get the 2-pack for the Earthrise version + a color variant of Arcee I have no interest in.

Prowl is amazingly similar to the Siege mold, but as you mentioned, entirely new.

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