Cybertron Downshift Question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Sound Blaster, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    I don't have this guy (yet)

    But how long is he??

    Are they the same size as the alternators?
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Cybertron Downshift's a Deluxe class, he's at least half the size of an Alternator. Don't let that throw you, though - he's a decent toy.
     
  3. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    Cool Thanks Sol
     
  4. Gort

    Gort Klaatu barada nikto TFW2005 Supporter

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    I agree, Downshift is a great toy. He is one of my favorites from Cybertron.
     
  5. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    He's around the size of Classics Hot Rod. He might be a little bigger.
     
  6. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Downshift is Awesome get him if you can.
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  7. thor20

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    He's awesome. He should be Wheeljack but Hasbro screwed that one up.
     
  8. drsyn

    drsyn Classics Big member

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    Nah man, he just has a Head that resembles the Wheeljack from Generation 1.

    As Wheeljack in the Unicron Trilogy stories was a traitor who joined the Decepticons.
     
  9. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Cybertron Downshift is a lot of fun! I purchased him based solely on his alt mode, but he's got a great bot mode as well. Don't hesitate to purchase this one if you find it!
     
  10. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Cybertron Downshift is one of my favorites, buy him!!
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Here's some comparisons. Sorry about the pics, they were taken in the attic

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  12. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    In recent memory he as been one of my favorite toys.
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

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    I guess I'll sing the minority and say Downshift is... well, kinda mediocre. He's not bad, but he doesn't have the best poseablity, he's really blocky and the chest is sometime's trouble. I like the Alt mode, and the head and guns rock. I wouldn't go out of my way to get him, but if you can nab one at retail or cheaper, you can't go wrong.
     
  14. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    More like the concept guys thought that Wheeljack sounded like Carjack and so decided to try and find a different name for a similar character.

    In addition, there's nothing saying YOU can't call him Wheeljack.
     
  15. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    man, you have NO idea how easy it is to fix his poseability. Remove one screw from his waist, and then cut a groove on the back (won't detract from look at all) and bam, waist twist! there's also a mod to let the head fully clear so it can rotate also that's really easy to do.
     
  16. Rewind

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    Downshift is easily one of my favorite TFs ever. His alt mode is just downright awesome and there needs to be more old cars turned into TFs. The bot mode may be a bit blocky, but the overall aesthetics are great and the blockiness just works for him. The transformation is simple yet really fun and the bot mode is posable enough, especially after the mods that Redline mentioned.

    Also he fits in REALLY well with the classics line and adds some much needed green. :) 
     
  17. SPLIT LIP

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    It still doesn't give him rotating thighs or biceps. I will have to try that waist mod, though.
     
  18. REDLINE

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    he's not a masterpiece dude. *L* his engineering is two lines old now. besides, that still leaves him with a lot of articulation points.
     
  19. SPLIT LIP

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    BW Cheetor is 5 lines old and has better articulation. In fact, compared to most figures around his release he doesn't have much for articulation. I'm not saying he's bad, but he can't do a lot of everyday poses or extreme battle stances.
     
  20. Altercron

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    Eh...Beast Wars generally isn't a fair comparison. The designers were ball joint happy back then. Those have a tendency to get loose after awhile. It seems to me (and this is just my observation) that Hasbro has heard our cry for better posability like we had in BW, and has tried to replicate it using more swivel and hinge joints. You'll notice few Classics figs have more than 4 or 5 ball joints, and those are almost always head/neck, shoulder, and hip.

    I realize that this has nothing to do with Downshift, but I thought I'd throw that out there.
     

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