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Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:39 pm
by ganon578
SS72 Starscream (from the Bumblebee movie): I liked the Blitwing figure and expected this to be very similar, but it really wasn't. It's fun in its own right and looks pretty nifty too. The alt mode reminds me of the T-16 Skyhopper Luke's playing with in ANH... it's very swooshable.

Soundwave w/ Ravage & Laserbeak (Earthrise? WFC? Netflix?) from Walmart in the Netflix box. I already have the trio in their Siege forms, but this group looked nice and clean in the package and I've been hankering for something new(ish). I like him quite a bit, even though he's nearly a cut-and-paste from the Siege one. Hasbro even kept the skids built into his forearms, which now serve no purpose. Nice bit of re-engineering to make him into a 'proper' cassette deck, which is tight and boxy. The red visor in bot mode is awesome too.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:10 pm
by StoneCold Skywarp
DX9 Montana, DX9 Kukinski, DX9 Giuliano & DX9 Henry
or
Breakdown, Dead End, Dragstrip & Wildrider

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:29 pm
by Skyquake87
Siege Netflix Deep Cover
Blue version of a figure I picked up barely a month ago. Love this mold, it's awesome. Not bored of it yet, despite owning it three times over already. Has the Siege battle damage going on, which is alright. Not sure about the 'scratches' on the windscreen, but whatever. Paint apps are clean and crisp and it's just another tidy reuse of the mold. Love it.

Generation 2 Silverbolt, Fireflight, Skydive and Air Raid
Already own a G2 Silverbolt and Air Raid, but saw these and thought it's be nice to have the others to do a Superion. Nice that these all have die cast metal parts. Strange the same wasn't afforded the G2 Combaticons, but whatever. Have to say, having red, white and blue limbs compliments the muted red and blue Silverbolt got for his G2 outing. God knows why they thought Gold for Slingshot would be a good colour match. Maybe it was to match the silver Sky Dive has going on. Nice to have a Superion again (I got rid of the CW version ages ago). Can't say I'm a huge fan of the colours Hasbro used for the G2 versions of the Aerialbots. The small robots look decent, but Silverbolt does look a bit... bootleg, which is a shame.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:33 am
by Clay
ganon578 wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:39 pm
SS72 Starscream (from the Bumblebee movie): I liked the Blitwing figure and expected this to be very similar, but it really wasn't. It's fun in its own right and looks pretty nifty too. The alt mode reminds me of the T-16 Skyhopper Luke's playing with in ANH... it's very swooshable.
Yeah, it's like a skiff, isn't it? Is that the right word? I don't know if that's the right word. I mean the boat with the big extensions on either side and another one down into the water. I wanna call it a space-skiff, but that may not be right.

But yeah, there's something fun about leaning into a problem like the whole robot hanging under the jet instead of trying conceal it away. It's different.
Skyquake87 wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:40 pm

I'll be interested to see what you make of Predaking. He's equally compromised, but somehow the five man menagerie carries it off. I think it helps that the originals are unrefined chunky lads, and so is the fancy modern update.
Predaking showed up today! I like it on first pass, but give me a week or so to settle on it and give you a reasonable opinion.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 6:03 am
by HeavyArms
G1 Cosmos, Powerglide, Seaspray, Warpath, Chase, Freeway, Rollbar, Searchlight, Wideload, Slugfest and Overkill - Bought these from a man from the TCCA B/S/T Facebook page who was open to me paying these off over time .

G1 Goldbug and Movie Longarm - Bought from a seller on eBay.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 3:34 pm
by Skyquake87
Generations Selects Bug Bite
Nifty repaint of Siege Cliffjumper with Netflix Bumblebee's head. Shame the Beetle alt-mode is absent, but otherwise a great looking figure. I miss the mad 'rad' tattoos of the BotCon version, but it seems ToyHax do a label sheet for that, so might have to see if I can get one. Can't say I'm that mad about the Mercenary sigil. It's a bit crap and also spoilt Exhaust.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 6:04 am
by HeavyArms
Armada Blurr with Incinerator, Hoist with Refute, Cyclonus with Crumplezone, Skywarp with Thunderclash and Thundercracker as well as Energon Snowcat, Demolisher, Prowl and Starscream - I won all of these during a Action Figures Industries auction.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:17 pm
by Warcry
Kingdom Airazor: Really impressed by this one. There's great articulation on display in both modes, and a great transformation with no unsightly kibble. I was really surprised by how smoothly the limbs folded up for bird mode. And since the alt-mode is a bird and not a car, Hasbro wasn't able to ruin it with ugly pop-on wheels or by making half of the thing out of painted clear plastic! No fake parts either, and no engineering lifted from previous figures...absolutely no corners were cut here. They even managed to make the show model's kinda wonky head design look good! Really solid work all around.

This isn't saying much since the competition is hardly fierce, but this is the best female Transformer toy they've made in ages. Maybe forever? It certainly puts the POTP, Siege and Earthrise efforts to shame, and Kingdom Blackarachnia really can't compete either.

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:42 pm
by ganon578
Clay wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:33 am
Yeah, it's like a skiff, isn't it? Is that the right word? I don't know if that's the right word. I mean the boat with the big extensions on either side and another one down into the water. I wanna call it a space-skiff, but that may not be right.

But yeah, there's something fun about leaning into a problem like the whole robot hanging under the jet instead of trying conceal it away. It's different.
I think skiff is right. It seems to fit the mode too! I agree that they really went into it without having to deal with chunks of robot along the way, like some weird sense of design freedom.

The other day I grabbed Kingdom Core Class Megatron & Starscream. They're too small to replace my Voyager sized ones on the shelf, but they're quite well done and fantastic as desk bots. I like the range of articulation they have for the size class, and they have a surprising amount of detail. They're like suped up versions of the cheapo ones you can get from Family Dollar!