Battle In Space Hot Rod & Cyclonus

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  1. Razerwire

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    I keep seeing these things around for $25.

    I already have the original Rodimus and Cyclonus from the first releases but I've been on the fence about the BiS pack.

    If you've bought them, what were your reasons? Did you already have the previous releases?

    In other words, I need some convincing! :D 
     
  2. jerminator

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    I bought the release for a more toon-accurate coloring of both characters, as well as a Hot Rod to differentiate from my now pernamently Protector-clad Rodimus. The metal Matrix and comic are nice bonuses.
     
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    I'm actually holding out until they go on clearance then I'm going to buy two. I want a Hot Rod sans Protector armor and Cyclonus' armada (to go with Universe Cyclonus).

    I'd have an extra Hot Rod though. I'll make a custom out of him probably.
     
  4. VenomKing

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    Tfsource has them on sale for $18. Though with shipping that doesn't really matter. It's a great set though.
     
  5. Razerwire

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    Yeah I can definitely merit the extra Hot Rod since mine is in the Protector armor as well.

    The extra Cyclonus, I'm not so sure about.
     
  6. jerminator

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    Look at it this way, you also get a nice, shiny targetmaster too.
     
  7. Razerwire

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    THAT is actually a big bonus.
     
  8. poisoncow

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    Seen these at K-Mart for less than $15 already
     
  9. VenomKing

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    Dude and a comic!
     
  10. Razerwire

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    Really. I might have to check out my local KMarts.
     
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    Damn. As of today mine still has them for $20. Gotta keep my eyes out then.
     
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    Yeah, K-Mart has a big toy sale going on right now.
     
  13. Razerwire

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    So the BiS Cyclonus is anime accurate and the first release is toy accurate in terms of color right?

    For some reason I never realized how different the color schemes were.
     
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    Pretty much.

    The other nice thing was getting it at the time qualified for the Hasbro Supercharge your gift card, so by getting it I got another Transformer and a speed star free.
     
  15. brr-icy

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    100% and the shoulders have been fixed on the BIS Cyclonus, they tab into the body a lot better than the universe one, in hand, he blows the universe one out of the water and relegates him to Armada and BIS taking over cyclonus
     
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    My main reason was having a Hot Rod. My classics one is wearing Protector so I wanted another for Sidearm. Cyclonus is an awesome figure so to me that was just a great bonus. The Matrix was cool too.
     
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    Considering what they want for repainted PCC minicons..YES!
     
  18. Razerwire

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    Huh. I should check my Cyclonus for the shoulder thing.
     
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    Personally I thought this set was a great buy, and I too already owned the original releases of both. I thought Cyclonus was worth it cos he was more show-accurate, and I could just use the first one as "and his Armada." I wasn't sure if I'd like Hot Rod or not, but after getting him in hand, I did find him more appealing than the Classics Rodimus (plus I used some reprolabels to top him off). And, as a free bonus, you get a cute comic and a die-cast Matrix. Unless you get one with terrible QC, it's a fantastic set.
     
  20. Razerwire

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    I heard something about the Hot Rod having faulty shoulders. Is that the predominant QC issue?
     

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