Cybertron Longrack review w/ pics

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  1. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I just picked up Cybertron Longrack, a remold of Armada Hoist. I never picked up Armada Hoist so the mold is new to me. Vehicle mode is pretty cool. It is a construction type vehicle with a big digging crane. Longrack comes with a Cybertron Planet cyber key and you must insert the key to activate the use of his shovel. After the key is inserted, a button behind the shovel extends the shovel forward and back.

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    Robot mode is very interesting. He has a nice yellow and brown paint job, with red shovel and claw. The legs are primarily grey.

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    His head sculp is very nice. He looks almost as if he is a relative of Override.

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    The vehicle's shovel becomes his right arm and his left arm is a claw of sorts, with an elbow. The head can look up and turn. Again the cyber key activates the shovel's usage. He has knees, but swivels on the thighs or knees would have been a nice addition. His waist also swivels. Overall Longrack is a nice looking figure and I recommend him, especially if you don't have Armada hoist!
     
  2. Razerwire

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    Like Runabout, I like the head mold... Dunno about the rest though...
     
  3. Dragstrip85

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    Wow, that figure looks great. I might pick him along with Buzzsaw (definite). Makes me want to get Japanese Beast Wars Longrack as well.
     
  4. Feralstorm

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    Picked up Longrack, mostly out of curiosity more than anything. Personally, I prefer Armada Hoist.

    The cyber-key addition works similar to Armada (insert key/minicon to unlock the mechanical shovel arm movement), but Hoist's lock stays unlocked when you remove the Minicon, unless you manually reset it. I prefered that myself. Also the bigass chunk that you push to move the shovel is a lot more overdone and ugly on Longrack IMO.

    The headsculpt on Longrack is nice, but the more elaborate helmet design makes the head and face look much smaller and more disproportionate than Hoist's.

    My verdict: If you don't have Armada Hoist, or are a Longrack fan (for whatever reason) or a completist, it's a nice toy. Otherwise, it's barely worth getting IMO, as most of the changes hurt, rather than help it in my eyes.
     
  5. @l3x

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    ^ I think that thing on the right shoulder is bigger because it is supposed to resemble the giraffe head that BW Longrack had there.
     
  6. REACTOR

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    He's awsome.
    Can;t wait to find him.
    I personally think the chasis fits Longrack in general.
     
  7. Heat Guy

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    I'll get him but I think he needs ot come with a Gigalonia Force Chip IMO
     
  8. SydneyY

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    Nice :)  Though I am not a big fan of Hoist, Longrack looks great in bot mode. Must have for me.
     
  9. Star Sabre James

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    I like the look of it. The Head sculpt is awesome. Plus longrack appeared in Galaxy Force. If I ever find it I will get it.
     
  10. artiepants

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    well, it may be faint praise, but he's definately the best Armada deluxe mold... this no head sculpt s outstanding, possibly one of the best head sculpts ever IMO, and i love BWN Longrack, so he's a no-brainer for me...
     
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    Picked up Longrack today... His head kicks so much ass... All TF head molds should be this awesome... :rock 
     
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    i like this guy, i think he's the best figure out of all the gf vs packs.
     
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    I picked up Longrack last week.

    First thing's first I love the head sculpt.

    The rest of the mold is alright..I wasn't going to get the four Armada remolds but then I got to thinking...Armada Hoist wasn't a bad toy at all (mainly compared to the rest of the line), so I broke down and got it. The colors aren't bad on the mold (actually I like them equally to if not more than Hoist), and the Key feature works well even if it is a little pointless.

    All in all it's a nice repaint with a sweet rmolded head. I'll give it a B like I gave Hoist.
     
  14. Octane

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    Did anybody elses come with the Earth map?
     
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    They all should.
     
  16. kronos

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    This is the only one I need of teh Armada remolds!
     
  17. flywheels

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    I still prefer Longrack's BW Neo mold, but this fits the character well. IMO, the best of the 4 Armada retool/redeco molds.
     
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    great looking figure cant wait to find him
     
  19. Gen. Magnus

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    Of the four Armada remolds, he is the easiest to find as he gets left behind the most. I feel sorry for all of the poor bastards that are leaving Longrack, an awesome figure, and picking up the pile of garbage known as Runamuck. Poor, poor bastards.
     
  20. REDLINE

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    I got him just a few days ago, and thought I'd hate him and regret my purchase as I really only bought it cause its head was tight, and I was suffereing from TF withdrawals :lol  but ya know what? I like him, even with the blasted crane arm and uber-simple transformation scheme.

    Andy
     

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