Alternators Camshaft

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  1. Superquad7

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    Hey guys, After finding Alternators Camshaft at Wal*Mart Wednesday night, I was asked to give some feedback for Alternators Camshaft. If you're looking for a thought-provoking, in-depth review, you'll probably want to go somewhere else. I have posted a few quick snapshots of Alt Camshaft below.

    Vehicle mode: If you have Binaltech Prowl blue, there is really nothing new here other than the paint scheme (and the right hand/left hand steering wheel of course!). If you've only got an Alt Prowl to compare/contrast to, there are a few more notable differences. One of the major differences that I really like is the black in place of the baby blue. The baby blue on Alt Prowl doesn't bug me as much as it has some others, but I'd think most of us would agree that even a darker gray would have been cooler. Camshaft delievers in this department. The addition of chrome to the wheels is a subtle, but major plus as well (though I know a "police car" maybe wouldn't have chrome wheels, but anways . . .). Also, the license plate reads "CAMSHFT," which is consistent with the name on the box, contrary to the plans to make this repaint "Bluestreak." Despite some speculation, the gray has the subtle sparkle effect similar to Tracks. But here we go with my major gripe. The plastic used to mold [mine] has all KINDS of swirls and spots in it. Depending on the angle, it looks like someone 1:24 scale took a hammer to him.

    Robot mode: I REALLY like this color scheme. Pretty much reminscent of the Diaclone blue Bluestreak . . . except the chevron shoulder paint apps are on the back of the arms. One of my favorite things about this repaint is the head. I always felt the Prowl head looked like a cheap knockoff. Camshaft delievers here. The blue blight stick is pretty cool as well. I think the Autobot symbol on the leg is a bit weird, but that's not a huge issue for me. Also, the left door is hard to stay on. The door and the plastic swirls may just be on my mold, but I've only seen this one.

    Well, I hope my feedback gives you guys just a little more insight into this mold!

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    Enjoy!
     
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    how flimsy are the mirrors??
     
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    I'm not trying em to find out! My Alt Prowl's are superglued back on . . .
     
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    So I guess there will be a lot of arm swapping out there? I wonder if people will be swapping the legs also, since this is the Prowl mold after all.
     
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    If you look at your Prowl, the arms' elbow joint only allows for full articulation one way. Swapping the arms will allow some arm articulation (as the forearms are able to rotate due to the elbow joint), but the back of the arms stops movement from allowing the arm to rotate that way. Also, I'd assume transformation would be hindered a small amount as well (note the tabs on the front of the arms).
     
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    What is this Prowl arm swap? Pics?
     
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    i wanna see the arm swap too!
     
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    Just following the example HTS and TCC set Thursday morning :D 

    I really wished those photos would have illustrated what I was talking about concerning the swirls and such in the plastic. Oh well, at least photos are up. :) 
     
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    you know what? I think they have the shevrons (shoulders) pointing backwards on purpose. to hide them cause he is NOT Prowl. I will leave mine as they are.
     
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    Question: Today I saw a Camshaft at Walmart and I almost bought it, but when I examined it I noticed a mold imperfection at the part where the hood reaches the windshield in the middle. (Top-middle edge of the chest in robot mode) The plastic is bent here. If you look closely at SS's pics, you can also see the imperfection, albeit not as extreme as the one I saw in the store. Is this common with Camshaft?
     
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    Very disappointing. The blue plastic feels cheaper than ususal, and the doors that pop off on Prowl simply falls off Camshaft with a hard look. His robot mode looks extremely plain, making the arm screw up that much worse. I'd say skip him unless you have yet to find a Prowl.
     
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    just picked him up today and he really isnt that bad. I rather like him...as bluestreak. He was clearly intended to be him as the shevrons look exactly like G1 bluestreaks arm stickers. I like him though, except for that funny spot in the middle of the hood. What's up with that? both of the ones I picked up are like that.
     

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