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Post by Skyquake87 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:10 pm

Warcry wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 4:28 am
The number of folks you see on other sites pining for an "Earth-mode" retool kind of baffles me, though. It already looks like an Earth car so unless they're going to make him a licensed Countach, how would it be any different?
You'll be pleased to know one is showing up as an Amazon exclusive with a repaint of Kingdom Airrazor as Skywarp from BWII (part of the Japanese Magnaboss combiner). As an Amazon exclusive that (for once!) is available on Amazon UK, I've pre-ordered it. Got to be honest, the retooling they've done makes Sideswipe's alt-mode look a bit long and baggy in the rear. I'll report back once it's in hand. In October. Score one for fans unfulfilled imaginations, I guess.

Speaking of repaints, I bought

Siege Netflix Hotlink with Heatstroke & Heartburn
Now here's a fancy repaint done right. I binned Redwing to ebay and bought this guy with the proceeds, as I do quite like the Tetrajet mode. It's not great, but I think it's grown on me. Like moss. Either way, I appreciate what the designers were trying to do, even if they gave up in the end and just had the wings cover up a scrunched up robot lad. Hard to beat Skywarp's colours, but somehow Hotlink manages it, despite using the same black/ purple palette. He just looks incredible. The two Battlemasters are fine, and it's nice to have them again included with a larger figure - as they should be. The toothpaste colour they've chosen for the wee robots is definitely a choice and they only have an eye colour to tell them apart. Couple of blast effects for those easily impressed by such accessories round out the package.

Chinese KO Computron giftset
These are so naughty, but f**ked if I can be arsed paying vintage prices for slightly underwhelming combiners. Plastics are really nice and better than those used on some of Hasbro's legit reisssues (hello The Seacons and all the Platinum Reissues). Left off most of the stickers as Hasbro back in the day thought it'd be a good idea to place these over parts that scrap over them or in places that require repeat handling. I love the Technobots, but there are design choices here that spoil them. Lightspeed has one giant foot, Nosecone's arms are weird, Strafe's alt mode is a heap of nothing and Scattershot has a third mode looks like a dog's penis. The combined mode is a bit unattractive in places - Scattershot's massive legs just angled up out of the way and Lightspeed making for a bit of a rubbishy limb (ditto Nosecone, to be fair) but there's a charm to the chunky designs and Afterburner is just mega. Also came with a cheeky bootleg of the old Generations book that catalogued all of 1980s line (including the European and Japanese entries) plus Generation 2 and the concept designs/ animation model sheets.

Gobots Crasher
Here decked out in white and sponsored by Dunlop tyres and Rothmans cigarettes. Remember kids - don't smoke, or you'll end up like the Gobots. Dead and forgotten.

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Post by Tantrum » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:38 pm

Skyquake87 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:10 pm
The two Battlemasters are fine, and it's nice to have them again included with a larger figure - as they should be. The toothpaste colour they've chosen for the wee robots is definitely a choice and they only have an eye colour to tell them apart. Couple of blast effects for those easily impressed by such accessories round out the package.
Those Battlemasters are the color of the flamethrower Hotlink wielded in his 3 seconds of screentime. That's also why the blast effects are orange.

I recently picked up:
G1 Jetfire - used from a comic shop for US$100. What little red armor he has is in such bad shape that it's fair to say he doesn't have any. Other than that, he's in pretty good shape. Stickers are still pristine. The spring loaded landing gear still works great. There's some slight discoloration on the back, but no worse than modern figures that don't quite match paint colors to unpainted plastic. He even has his gun. The only real flaw, which I didn't notice until I got him home, is that the pint connecting the tail fin section to the back is gone, and replaced with a much looser pin.

Earthrise Doubledealer - from the same comic shop for US$35. He appears to me MISB, with all the ties in place. But, one of his stabilizers is rattling around in there. Not opened yet.

Kingdom Megatron - regular retail, also not opened yet.

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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:25 pm

Cang Toys Land Bull (aka MP Tantrum)

He's a big bulky boy that becomes a bulky bull and then a big bulky shin. Fairly certain I could kill a man with it.

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Post by Clay » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:22 am

I got a movie MP Starscream in the mail the other day. I will call him King Dorito.

If you're old like me and still have the 2010 leader Starscream, it's broadly similar to that. The biggest difference is using the volume inside the jet to store those little engines that end up on the robot's back instead of batteries for the electronics, and of course a higher part-count and general increase in fiddli-ness in favor of accuracy. Well, accuracy for the robot, anyway. The jet mode seems to have more robot underneath than the old one, although it's not as bad as it looks in pictures.

I was pleased that it came with both the missile launcher and the buzzsaw weapons in one release instead of the studio series scheme of only having one accessory per deco. I can keep the HFTD Starscream as the ROTF/DOTM tattoo version (that's alotta acronyms!) as they're basically the same size anyway.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:30 am

Optimus Prime t-shirt - From Big W.

Beast Machines Blast Punch Optimus Primal and Megatron - Was able to win these on eBay fairly cheaply, which is good because they fairly easy to transform.

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