Animated Sentinel Prime Review

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Got him today along with Magnus. Very cool, pictures don't really do him justice, but I'll try!

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    As you can see, he's a blue and orange snow plow, per the show. He's a little on the smaller side for a deluxe vehicle, much like Jazz (and Magnus too, come to think of it, must be an Elite Guard thing. :lol ), but don't let that put you off.

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    One of the neat things I like is that the transformation joints also confer the ability to slant his plow to the side like a real snow plow. Intended or not, it's still pretty neat:

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    Transformation is neat and involved. Nothing crazy, since he IS a deluxe, but satisfying nonetheless.

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    He's taller than he looks in solo pics. The broad shoulders make him look squat, but he's actually slightly taller than Jazz. Definitely on par with your average deluxe:

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    No waist articulation, but his shoulders have more movement than you'd think:

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    Overall, I like him a lot, and definitely recommend picking him up. The pictures really don't do him justice, he's crazy awesome in person, and he used to be one of the ones I was pretty much buying for the character, thinking the toy itself wasn't all that great. Having him in hand definitely changed my mind on that!

    Video review is up:

     
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  2. Gouka

    Gouka Well-Known Member

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    Good review, definitely makes me want the figure a whole lot more now.
     
  3. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    as soon as i see him he will be mine!
     
  4. girafeswordsman

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    Does his small size compared to the other toys stand out? I have usually been a size accurate guy this line (I passed on Lugnut), but I kind of want him.
     
  5. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Not really. Like I said, he really isn't small. His proportions just make him seem that way.
     
  6. girafeswordsman

    girafeswordsman Well-Known Member

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    Then he's a buy. I was hoping I wouldn't have to pass him up.
     
  7. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    If news of a Voyager Sentinel Prime doesn't come out before I can get this guy, I shall get this guy. Then I shall laugh at his out-of-scaleness. Serves him right for being a dick.
     
  8. Icetron

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    I have mixed feelings about this figure. It's kinda weird to me, in some pics he looks so tiny but in other pics he looks normal. Due to the character, I will most likely not pick this up though. It's just that this figure isn't as bad as I originally though. :) 
     
  9. gonzo23

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    the sizing for animated is weird, but the figures are all awesome. I still cant get over the fact that lockdown is slightly taller than leader megs. definitely getting sentinel.
     
  10. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    How are you getting that to happen? Lockdown is shorter than Leader Megatron.

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  11. heshanj

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    yeah, i find the sizing good on most animated figures..lockdown is definitely shorter than leader megs...awesome review, btw...i was thinking of skipping this figure (coz i seem to be buying too many lately!) but he's not available here in singapore yet, so maybe when he is, i can afford to grab one of these :D  i hope so, it looks great
     
  12. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    Can you take a close up of his face? In all of the full figure shots it always looks like he has some goofy expression on his face. I'm pretty sure it's a trick of the camera and has something to do with the angle and such.
     
  13. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Sentinel is the one the few figures in this line I honestly cant decide whether I want to buy or not.
    His weapons, facial expression and legs look awful to me, but at the same time there is something in the back of my mind telling me that I'll end up buying it.

    Had he been in the £20 pricepoint he'd have been an easy pass, but at £10, Im very tempted.
     
  14. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Easy skip for me I guess I will not have a Sentinal to display with my collection cause this one looks like ****.
     
  15. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I'll pick up Sentinel if I see him warming shelves.
     
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    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    He's one of my favorite looking characters/Animated toys so far. Maybe it's because I'm a Tick fan. :p 
     
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    Scale is not an issue with me. Frankly, Scale has never been an issue. (That's why I have giant rodents hanging out with a giant shark and stuff)

    Sentinel looks cool. Not great, but I usually agree with Peaugh's outlooks on figures, so I will probably like this guy. hich sucks, because if he blew goats I wouldn't have to buy him. (trying to cut back. It's not going too well)
     
  18. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    Peaugh, can you snap a pic of him next to Voyager Prime without Prime's legs extended?

    I'm curious if you can fake scale that way or not.
     
  19. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Man, the comparison shot next to Jazz is really telling of how misleading this guy looks in photos. The height's definitely not that bad.
     
  20. T16skyhopp

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    scale in transformers is a privledge not a right. lol.

    im totally cool with stuff being out of scale, but it makes getting a big toy of the big guy a treat
     

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