DOTM Deluxe Laserbeak

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  1. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    Here is the pictorial review for Dark of the Moon deluxe Laserbeak.

    So some may like this and some may not. It is definitely different. But I have enjoyed playing with this little guy and look at that cute little face of terror!

    From early pictures a lot have already written off this "Shelf-warmer" but going back and looking at stills from the trailer, which you can see on the side of his head the eyes bulging out as well as stills from the new game with his huge red eyes.

    Laserbeak, unlike his buddy Ravage this time around has a more, legitimate alt. mode. His alt. mode is a helicopter type hovering craft, sorry don't know the technical term but some have linked him to a similar GI Joe vehicle.

    It is unknown at the moment whether or not in the movie or game Laserbeak will actually have an alt.mode and be used. Ravage sort of did if you take a look at the story boards from the special edition dvd, it is the same as the legend class Ravage alt. mode. but was not in the film.

    In alt. mode his wings can rotate 360 and up and down. Legs can move back and forth and positioned how you desire in alt. mode but I prefer them with the feet down and not up so it hides them more. They too can rotate 360.

    In alt. mode Laserbeak has 7 mech-tech ports. Top of the wings, bottom of the wings, top of the cockpit and under his feet.
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    He has 2 mech-tech guns that look the similar to each other. One of the guns has a gimic when you push the lever in it spins the gun around from a turret to a more cybertronian type gun tip. This does not lock into place.
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    However, you can combine the two, similar to deluxe Starscream, which makes a BFG and will lock the gun in place.
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    In robot mode, all you do is rotate the wings out from the vents in the wings, pull the feet down and out, put the tail out, pull his bottom half down to bring the neck and head down and that is about it. Very simple transformation.

    In robot mode he looses 1 mech-tech port, due to the cockpit folding down underneath his body.

    The tail is connected with 3 ball joints and the head and neck are connected with 4 ball joints for some more flexibility, movement and posing.
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    The tail can be transformed in 2 different ways, kind of what ever you think looks good.
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    The heels on his feet are also the same size as a mech-tech post. So depending if we get a leader class Megatron, or once we get the new Soundwave, he may have some connectivity with them. I already tried with voyager Megs and his arm can not support the weight, but since leader SS has the ports for his launcher that are the same size, he can hold him. He can also hold his mech-tech guns.
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    That's about it. Hope you enjoyed and maybe help give you a different perspective on this odd little fellow.

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    More pics this time with Voyager Highbows gattling guns:
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  2. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    You know I'm......I'm really warming up to him....
     
  3. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I am enjoying this.
     
  4. Liege Prime

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    I don't know why but all the earlier pics I've seen of him seem to have indicated the wrong head for his dragon mode. Could have just been me, but I thought that painted on cockpit for his alt mode was also the head for the dragon mode. Well, I'm glad I'm wrong, and thank you for making a review that clearifies that for me. Still, not so sure I like him enough to get him.
     
  5. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I might shell out to get him....hes better looking than I thought.
     
  6. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't get the hate. He's cool!

    Thanks, Deceptigtar!
     
  7. tehKOREANdude

    tehKOREANdude inimitable, original

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    i wonder if they'll make a cooler legends toy ala ravage
     
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    It's amazing how some good quality pics and an in-depth description can make a toy look so much better. I'll definitely be picking this guy up.
     
  9. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    still atrocious imo, but I like his guns. If he has a cool connectivity feature with soundwave I'll grab him, otherwise this one is a complete pass
     
  10. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Hope they give him an amazing repaint.

    The only detail I really dislike about him is the gigantic eyeballs, but then again that somehow makes him more "vulture-y".
     
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    He looks pretty busy. Not as bad as I thought but still a pass. not feelin the eyes either. Thanks D!
     
  12. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    I'm not feeling the figure. He's cool and all but not what I'm looking for. Those friggen sexy guns are another story entirely. If anyone wants the figure and not the guns. You have my user name and a PM to send. Seriously. That is how you do a gimmick so right.
     
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    I'm still not feeling it. Maybe after more reviews from different people it might change.
     
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  14. einis

    einis Want some candy?

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    ^agree
     
  15. Shin Densetsu

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    S6 Dragonhawk homage FTW! Damn, even down to the bird head markings on the sides of the cockpit!

    Wish this thing either had more paint or different colors, looks cheap but different colors and paint could bring out the detail of the mold. Don't like the head of the bird mode, looks a bit much for me, otherwise I may pick this up.
     
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    Yuck. I'm getting that shelf warmer vibe as well.
     
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    Gun Terror Chicken. I hope someone make a remold head.
    A hawk head could make it more aerodynamic.
     
  18. fathi_haziq

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    The vehicle mode seems to be a homage to the G.I. Joes Sigma 6's Dragonhawk:
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    I quite like the design of Laserbeak. It has a "Giant Claw" vibe to it. Might pick one up when it hits retail.
     
  19. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    These pics make him look a whole lot better, but there is still something about the paintjob/scheme that I am not feeling. I don't know if it is too plain or how bright the red is. Im sure I will get him, but here's hoping for either/both a legends version or repaint that isn't so confusing to me.

    Thanks for the review and gang of pictures.
     
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    He looks like a Pokémon.

    I like his face so much, bought
     

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