Animated Dirge

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Spoon, May 12, 2009.

  1. Spoon

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    Surprised there hasn't been a review...

    JET MODE!!!
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    So, solid little mode. Pretty sleek. One flaw...

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    But you know what?

    I'll let it pass for the size class.

    ROBOT MODE

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    There he is, with the typical Starscream smirk. Nice paint scheme.

    Despite an annoyingly limited knee joint, he is still capable of some great poses...

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    But, alas, a QC issue. His left shoulderpad pops off with the slightest pressure.

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    But despite these flaws, he is a great, fun figure. Buy him now.
     
  2. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Damn, he looks A LOT better then when the first images surfaced. The yellow blends better than I expected, and the black bits look nice. I will pick him up along with Thundercracker sometime soon.

    I wish all of the clones were activators size. It would be easier and cheaper to get them all.
     
  3. Spoon

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    ^^ Agreed on all accounts.
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I hate you, I wish I could find him :( 
     
  5. Spoon

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    Aheheh.

    There was actually a bit of a surplus of him.
     
  6. Hantage

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    Cool!
     
  7. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    If anyone still needs one I have an extra one available, otherwise I'm taking him back to target.
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    where do you live? I'm interested depending on cost to me...
     
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    That QC issue with the easily popped off shoulder pad must be on yours only, mine has shoulder pads that are really hard to take off. Odd.

    Anyways, i love how he has black Decepticon symbols, I thought that was neat.
     
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    Looks better than I was expecting. I've always liked the Activators seeker sculpt far, far better than the Voyager class one.
     
  11. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    I live in good old california, of the usa. Hope that helps.
     
  12. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Pass, easy.

    Now his wave buddy? That's a different story. :D 
     
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    I haven't been able to find him.
     
  14. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    Robot Mode: Dirge is a repaint of Activator Starscream, so I’ll keep this relatively brief. The Activator version of Starscream & Co. is, apart from the size, actually the somewhat more screen-accurate version. The arm cannons are a lot more faithful and there are no strange flaps hanging off his back. Articulation is pretty good, too, and there is really very little bad to be said about this figure, whichever of the Seekers it is used to represent.

    Dirge comes in the traditional blue and beige colours of G1 Dirge, though without a cone head this time. Like all Activators he has an auto-transformation gimmick that makes the robot spring up from his vehicle mode at the touch of a trigger. So all in all, a very nice figure with no real flaws.

    Alternate Mode: Naturally Dirge transforms into the same futuristic harrier jet as Starscream and all his other clones. Here the Activator fares a tad worse than the Voyager class version, as the jet looks a bit blunt (short nose) and you can clearly see the robot mode arms under the wings. Otherwise, though, still a nice-looking jet with a working landing gear and nice detailing. A fully sufficient vehicle mode for Dirge.

    Remarks: Dirge is a toy-only character, as he never appeared in either the Animated TV series or the IDW comic books. His only in-media appearance was in the Allspark Almanac II, where it was revealed that Swindle swiped Starscream's cloning technology and created to clones of his own to serve as bodyguards. There was Thrust (representing Starscream's envy) and Dirge (representing Starscream's greed). Well, at least Dirge still got a toy. Thrust remains the only Animated Starscream clone who got neither a cartoon appearance nor a toy. He's got much to be envious about, thus.

    The Activator Seeker mold is a pretty good toy. Given that the Activator line was aimed at a younger audience than the bigger figures (much like today’s Cyberverse line) the figure fully accomplishes what it set out to do. Sadly you can’t assemble Starscream’s full clone squadron in scale, as neither the Voyager nor the Activator class got all the clones (and Thrust was left out entirely), but still: if you want to build your own clone army, you won’t get past the Animated Activators. Recommended to all Animated fans.

    Rating: B
     
  15. Pravus Prime

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    Until Cyberverse Commander Dreadwing came out, the Activator Seeker was my favorite for Gerwalk mode.
     

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