a quick suggestion explorer or flameburst

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  1. Blitzwing2008

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    i really want 1 of these guys but dont know which is the better buy i dont have rotf bruticus but as a standalone figure which of the 2 is better? Thanks for the suggestions
     
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    what are your criteria? It helps if we know.

    What's priority? availability? Cost? style? homage? Do accessories matter to you?

    If accessories matter, Explorer comes with more stuff to play with, like a transformable shotgun. Its also got the better head.
     
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    i value play ability but i dont know which is more available and i do like extras but nothing too over the top for storage reason and a history of loosing pieces and it helps to know which is cheaper
     
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    "Explorer" is the best Blast Off figure that we'll ever see in our entire lives.

    "Flameblast" is some guy, I guess?
     
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    Explorer = G1 Blast Off
    Flameblast = Micromaster Fireshot (robot) + G2 Blast-Off + Battle Gunner

    It's a toss up. I like the colors on Flamebast but I agree the head grows on you. Price may also be a factor as Explorer is now usually either sold out or sold only with Munitioner. Some people may have bought the Explorer just to use the add-on with Flameblast so check the junkion to see if anybody is just selling Explorere+sword. Good luck!
     
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    Even ignoring the known character vs. nobody issue, I think explorer's colors look better overall.
     
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    First off the transformation and posabiliy of this mold is AWESOME! That alone is reason to pick one of these up.

    Stand alone, figure vs figure, I say it's an easy win for Explorer. His headsculpt is superior as is his color scheme. I do like Flameblast's colors too, but not a fan of his head. I also like Explorer's sword/cleaver better too. If the unmanned drone altmode is a deal breaker though, just go for FB IMHO.

    If you add in the extras that come with Explorer in the FP Crossfire set, it really is a no brainer, tons of extra goodies.
     
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    as a stand alone? I say go for the white one. He looks really cool.
     
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    explorer, the headsculpt is perfect,
     
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    I know almost nothing about the toys or characters themselves, but Blast Off looks better aesthetically. The other one just looks "meh" and doesn't really look worth purchasing for that price to me, and I don't like the colors.
     

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