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  1. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    Here is a quick review of the Toys R Us exclusive 3 pack of Voyager Prime, Voyager Shockwave and Deluxe Bumblee.

    Nothing new here really and I dont understand the inspiration behind these choices of characters packed together let a lone the paint apps, or lack there off.

    Ok I can see Prime and Shockwave, but still they really didnt interact that much other than Prime interacting his fist of steel through Shockwaves torso like butter.

    With that said, there have been no changes to the molds. Bumblebee has orange windows now which I realized I forgot to flip up in the pictures and orange eyes just as creepy as the Cyberfire Bumblebee. He has some small weathering on his forearms in robot mode and a little in the front of the car and some on the side doors in alt. mode. He also has a repainted mech-tech from Skids.
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    Prime is still a standard rearranging of the red, white and blue. Has some more translucent parts in truck mode with some weathering on the cab hood, side tanks, knee pads and forearms. He also has some brown Laserbeak mech-tech weapons, brown? Wow, really?! UGH!
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    Shockwave. A real big wtf. So much lack of paint. More than one shade of purple, no paint apps on the weapons except those 2 spots of red, no colored treads. It is almost an exact reverse of the original. Anything purple is now gray and vice a versa. Very little weathering on the feet, knees and arms. Such a huge let down. The purple on the head is fantastic and if the did this in that entire color, changed the eye to yellow and a translucent gun barrel would have been nice or at least a more fully painted great and weathered to match the movie more.
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    Final word: Is it worth it? Even with the coupons? No it is not IMO. If completest then fine, I got it for Shockwave as I like him but again, just and odd incoherent choice and paint schemes on all 3.
     
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    crap can a mod move this please to the other feedback thread, my bad.
     
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    thanks
     
  4. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    I said I wanted him, but now thanks to your pictures, I pass. Thanks for saving me money! :) 
     
  5. Napalm

    Napalm Sins Of The Manfish TFW2005 Supporter

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    What an absolute waste of plastic. They look like knock offs. Bad knock offs.
    No doubt they will be clogging up UK Toys R Us shelves this Christmas.
     
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    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Between the scorch marks and the orange glowing eyes, Bumblebee looks eerie... but the big, goofy clown feet ruin it.
    I kinda like the Shockwave deco, though I wish the purple was more consistent.
    Then there's Voyager Prime...

    I already got the original Shockwave (and only buy a mold once), and if I want an "evil" BB I'll get the Cyberfire one, and I have no interest in Voyager Prime, so I'll pass on this set.
     
  7. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    ...And they'll never go on sale. TrU sucks for exclusives being expensive.
     
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    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    I like those new colours on that Prime mold though. Makes the mold look OK.
     
  9. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Those things look even worse in person. I ran across this set over the weekend and thought it was just awful. It's like Hasbro isn't even trying anymore.
     
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    Thanks for the review. Absolute PASS!

    Hasbro WTF??? Complete waste of a repaint trio...

    We'll buy repaints if they look completly different, remolded head or different characters.

    NO MORE Optimus. NO MORE Bumblebee! Were good...
     

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