DOWNSHIFT IS AWESOME! A salute with pics

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ops_was_a_truck, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I bought Cybertron Downshift today. Coolest toy in the Cybertron line, in my opinion. I am so psyched about this toy. Let's go down the checklist of awesomeness...

    -Very realistic car mode: Check.
    -Not too much vehicular & robot kibble: Double check.
    -Close to/in same scale size (roughly) with G1/Armada/Energon cars: Check.
    -Gimmicks don't take away from robot & vehicle design: Check. Thank goodness.
    -poseability: Check.
    -Homage many of us have wanted to see: BIG CHECK.
    -Playability, resiliency, kid-grabbing fun: Check.
    -Overall presentation of toy: :thumb 

    Excellent, excellent work, Hasbro. Coolest toy I've bought recently. He definitely trumps a good portion of the Alternators, too. Sooo cool!
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  2. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    My God I can't wait till it gets here!!
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Okay, he's going to the top of the list.
     
  4. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice! Great pics to show off the cool vehicle mode :thumb 
     
  5. Random Autobot

    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    Wait... who is he an homage to, exactly?
     
  6. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    He's Wheeljack. Those pictures don't really show his face, but he's got that unmistakable banded faceplate.

    I've been wanting this guy, since the first pictures surfaced. Now, if I could just to a store that has new stock. The only game in this town is wal-mart, and they're still full up on the wave with the Armada remolds. :puke2: 

    Wonder if this is what the G1 Neo line, will be like.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Can't wait for Downshift to get here. He's going to steal Armorhides spot as fav Cybertron Scout. Might get 2 since the mold is so cool. Would make a sweet kitbash.
    Congrats on getting him.
     
  8. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Thought he was a deluxe?
     
  9. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    Man he looks like a lowrider in alt mode. Give him some cool decals and he'll be all pimped out. I may get it if my bro doesn't.
     
  10. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    Downshift IS a Deluxe! Armorhide's spot is safe.
     
  11. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well I guess I'm getting him if he ever shows up. I've been trying to keep non-show bots to a minimum, but he looks worth it.

    It could be worse. My Target has peg space for 12 deluxes. We only had 9 out the other day and 7 of them were Red Alert. We have another case of nothing but Red, Override, Hot Shot, and Thundercracker in the back. I really want to 'accidentally' drop that case from the top of the ladders so we can get new stuff that will sell...
     
  12. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    What's the name of the fig on the right? Is that a kitbash or a TF that I don't know about?
     
  13. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    I was wondering the same thing, but was afraid to ask.
     
  14. Shin-Gouki

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    One for the few Cybertron figs I am getting
     
  15. Napjr

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    and to think thereĀ“s people who avoid those non show figures...

    cant wait to get him!
     
  16. Random Autobot

    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    So he's really just an homage in the face. The Energon downshift was more of an overall Wheeljack homage. Still, fantastic looking figure, makes me sad I'm not collecting Cybertron.
     
  17. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    The figure on the right is RID Grapple, a kitbash I just recently finished. I'm going to post a gallery here eventually...I need to finish his decals first.

    ...but I thought a shot of the two great Autobot engineers talking together would be awesome, so I put him into that shot.
     
  18. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Picked up CYB D'shift today... He's fraggle rockin' awesome!!!:rock 
     
  19. Gears

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    Yup, Downshift's cool.:thumb  Would be even cooler if the friggin neck TURNED though.
     
  20. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    His launchers can also clip to his shoulder a la G1 Wheeljack. Also, his feet have the same detailing as the Energon Downshift, which you may notice is a nod to G1 Wheeljack's feet.
     

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