AM-12 Breakdown Pictoral Review

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  1. ManicD

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    I couldn't find a thread for Breakdown yet, and he definitely deserves one, so, let's get things started. This is my first review and also first post here, so bear with me.

    Starting off with Vehicle Mode:
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    Pretty Straightforward. He's a big hummer-esque SUV- possibly an Armet Balkan.
    quick view from the back
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    I painted mine instead of using his stickers, but presumably someone else will post pics in the future. As a general rule of thumb though, if it's not on his face and it's not the original plastic, I painted it.

    Transforming him is fairly simple, but can be kind of tricky due to how complex his shoulder jointing is, and how stiff his elbows might be. I realize I probably should've shown how to turn him into the SUV since he arrives in robot mode, but I've lost my primary light source now.

    You start by flipping the back of the vehicle up
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    Pop the sides out of their tabs at the back
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    And then unfold the legs out
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    Fold out his feet, and the big side panel folds behind the lower leg
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    It'll look like this on the inside of the leg
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    Rotate his waist so that the front is facing away from the vehicle-back
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    Pop the front windows apart and then do the same to the front bumper
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    Swing those sides forward
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    Fold the grill down
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    Flip his arms around
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    There's actually some circuitry detailing inside his chest. Almost done!
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    Fold his back up; there's a little slot it pegs into.
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    Slide the chest apart
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    And fold all that down to finish!
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    Some general pics

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    I did use stickers on his Rhino-hammer. Stickers might not be the best-looking option for a finished TF figure, but they are very fun to apply.
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    You can put the hammer in his hand like so....
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    Or you can flip his arm back around and peg it into the other end, which looks much more show-accurate
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    Breakdown also scales excellently with Knockout (in vehicle mode as well, but I forgot to take a picture)

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    And then takes it a step further by scaling well with the entire TFP Decepticon crew, if you are using FE Starscream.

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    Granted, I don't have Airachnid or Dead End, but for your core team, you're pretty much set.

    Overall, I heartily recommend him. He really needs to see a stateside release and is up there with the First edition figures in terms of overall appearance and engineering. Some of his posability is a bit hampered due to his arm kibble, and mine's hip joints are a bit loose, but I'm really happy with him.
    Hope you enjoyed!
     
  2. Maniac23

    Maniac23 resident Tim

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    Really cannot wait to et this guy in hand, unfortunately that won't be until early August :( 
     
  3. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Great review there :thumb  and you painted your figure, which I will be doing the same soon.
    :thumb  :thumb 
     
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    If you have Cyberverse legion breakdown, can you post a pic of how it looks with his weapon on voyagers breakdown's shoulder peg hole? Thanks.
     
  5. ManicD

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    Unfortunately, while I do have legion Breakdown, I have no idea where his weapon has gotten to. Hopefully someone else will be able to supply this, sorry!
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    I would love to see this guy next to FE Bulkhead. Such a great looking toy. Shame I probably will pass.
     
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    The peg on the Cyberverse weapon is not big enough.
     
  8. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Rethink your heroes TFW2005 Supporter

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    This toy looks great, can't wait to get mine.
     
  9. Starscream Gaga

    Starscream Gaga Protoformed This Way

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    Great review! I really wish somebody would post pictures of him without the stickers though...
     
  10. ManicD

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    If no one posts this over the weekend, I have a friend with an FE Bulkhead that I can borrow for this, so I'll try to get you a shot!

    This one is stickerless, but I do get what you mean. I only took a few shots of him before I began painting and only one came out well, so here's that:
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  11. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    I hope Peaugh is okay with me posting a picture from his review on Breakdown, but here's Breakdown with FE Bulkhead.

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  12. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    C'mon SDCC....show me a Hasbro version.
     
  13. Wars

    Wars Regular At Swerve's™

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    Can't wait for this guy to come out here! He looks amazing! :D 
     
  14. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    You're working on two broad presumptions.

    1) Hasbro release it at all.

    2) It won't be 'til at least Voyager wave 5...if 1) happens........and you know what happens to Transformers after Wave 4 in this part of the world.
     
  15. LigerPrime

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    He does look good but the stickers kill it for me. IMO they look so kiddish unlike the G1 ones. Are there any stickers that involve the face?
     
  16. das_hermit

    das_hermit Decepticons forever!

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    Just an FYI, his alt-mode seems to be an armored truck. Movie Payload had a similar altmode.

    Nice paint work btw.:thumbs2: 
     
  17. ex dtw2003

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    Looks great.

    I'll grab him if/when he releases stateside.
     
  18. ManicD

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    Nope, his face is just about the only thing that's painted when you get him. I think that's been standard for the whole AM line, so don't worry about having sticker-faces.
     
  19. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    looks like him to me. Cool!
     
  20. tb-1599

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    as long as you give proper credit I dont think he will mind.

    On another note I hope somebody comes out with a replacement head where he has the eye patch
     

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