6" Titanium Thundercracker

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  1. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I just bought him along with Jetfire and he looks so awesome I HAD to open him first. I've longed for a Cybertronian style seeker jet for so long and let me tell you, this guy fits the bill!

    Now when you first open him, you might not notice that his arms are not fully transformed. At first I thought I would be stuck with E. Wingsaber arm movement, but I looked at the instructions and saw that the arms needed to be slid down further to allow for the full range of arm rotation the figure has. REMEMBER TO FIX HIS ARMS AFTER YOU OPEN HIM! They need to be slid down. I didn't notice this at first. Articulation on TC is great....and the joints are tight! YAY! TC can turn his head, rotate the arms up and down, bend his elbows, rotate his fists, bend and rotate his knees , kick his legs, tap his feet, the works! The lower legs below the knee, the chest, the upper arms, and the nose portion of the jet are all diecast, but thankfully TC sports plenty of ratcheting joints to handle the weight.

    Transformation to Jet mode is fairly straightforward. The jet-mode holds together nice and tightly and is very sleek, with great paint applications and nice detailing including fold out landing gear. Definitely a great homage to the Cybertronian jets you saw on the first episode of G1 shooting lasers at Bumblebee. My only complaint about the jet mode is when you look from the rear it looks too hollow and TC's head and fists are too visible. But otherwise TC is very slick!

    TC has vast improvements over the quality of the last 6" releases and I definitely hope this trend continues with newer releases. TC is definitely reccomended by me! :rock 
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Awesome! Glad to hear that Hasbro have upped the ante, design-wise, with these new releases. That's extremely encouraging. I liked the others, so hopefully these will be every bit as good.
    Any paint chipping issues?
     
  3. Gears

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    Well when you transform him you do have to line up the halfs of the canopy together and it's one diecast part lining up against and over another diecast part and I was kind of leary, but I did the transformation and can report no paintloss here.:thumb  Also I have to emphasise how nice and tightly the Jet mode lines up, much better than my Prime and Megatron did. Very, very sleek in jet-mode.:thumb 
     
  4. Nerd Bomber

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    Glad to hear that the quality has been improved from the first wave of misfits.
     
  5. drsyn

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    I can't wait to get my hands on this one. The only things that puzzle me...

    Why doesn't he have full-size shoulder towers? Why is everything that should be black gray instead?
     
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    can the shoulders move out farther than they do in remy's pics?
     
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    Picked him up the other day, beats the all awesome Prime's ass.
     
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    Thudercracker PWNS, and now I can't wait to get the Starscream and the inevitable Skywarp repaint. Hopefully Scourge and Rodimus Prime will continue this trend in QC.

    This is how the Titanium figures SHOULD be done - ratcheting joints and good articulation. These features alone even make WW Prime look like a floppy POS.

    BTW Titanium Jetfire isn't bad either - not as much articulation, and the backpack tends to pop off when you try to move his right shoulder upwards, but overall pretty slick.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Found TC at lunch and he is a 100% improvement over wave one. Looking forward to opening Jetfire tonight.
     
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    TC and Jetfire are head and sholders above the other 2 in quality! Found them today in ohio! Awsome pair!
     
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    TC is a good buy! The pait is very well appied and it looks great! His joints are tight... almost too tight! Higly recommended!
     
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    Mmk so I got TC today and wow. Truly makes OP look like a complete waste of $15. Everything is tight, the paint is well applied, the ratchets make eveything stay in place, it is stable, etc, etc.

    I'm VERY pleased with this figure. After the disappointment that was Optimus Prime (I didn't even bother with Megatron), Thundercracker has redeemed the Titaniums.

    I give it a solid "A"
     
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    Yes, this second wave of Titaniums is much better. TC's out of the box paint condition was great. Not all the chipping that we saw with Prime.
     
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    Logos up, hoes down!
     
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    Best of the 4 by far.
     
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    The similarities to Cybertron/GF Starscream are quite striking. The transformation even appears to be very similar... though I can't quite see how the upper arms work just yet.

    I want this guy. I had a passing interest in the 6" guys... Prime, mainly... not Megs after the horrible reviews... Jetfire looks cool... but this guy... I'm going to have to hunt this one down. I want this guy as much as (but not in the same way as) a teenaged girl wants the captain of the high school football team.

    Yeah, I been drinkin' tonight.
     
  20. Acidophilus

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    Just got Thundercracker and Jetfire last evening. If you can get only one, it sould be Thundercracker.
     

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