Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by Red Snarl, Oct 19, 2009.
That's what she said.
My TFX-03 City Commander Upgrade has Arrived w/pics!!
So did you drop your preorder with BBTS, well I did so I could get it early and slightly cheaper from TFSource.
Very simple bag style so you can store it in your CC's box.
The instructions for how to use the upgrade kit. Note: Those who have the CC '08 set cannot store the gun in cannon mode!!
Besides the missiles, you get three faceplates to use. Why more than the other '09 City Commander set? Because when you remove the original faceplate from the '08 CC set, the faceplate will probably get slightly scuffed up because it's slightly wider then the ones that come with the upgrade kit. It was very difficult to remove the faceplate, and it won't go back in. However with the CC upgrade kit you get a newer version of the '08 CC faceplate, but the eyes are painted white. There is another faceplate like that of the Shadow Commander set, but painted white and gray, and the last one is the open mouth faceplate for a 'OMG' look on CC. The nicks removed the paint from the first faceplate, and they are red, so the original mold color is red but painted silver.
Ok, the missile launchers attach by notches that slide in the top part of the CC trailer for those who own the '08 CC set, like I have. I assume on the '09 set, they attach thru with the peg ends. Very slick engineering Fans Project!!! :APPLAUSE:
Now the gun.....
First, you cannot use the rifle mode when the armour is attached because the gun won't fit. So to change it to cannon mode you slide the bottom of the gun out, pull the back of the gun down, and flip it over and....
Now to the faceplates in action:
Here's views of CC '08 with upgrade gun attached to the leg with newer original faceplate on:
Now out for battle:
Impressed 100%. They could have even charged more, but the little add-on does a lot. The plastic is not cheap at all. Though the missiles feel loose a bit, they are sculpted well. I love the faceplate that resmbles the mask, a little weary of the open mouth plate, love the slightly retooled replacement. Also, the missiles will come out, but they don't launch or shoot out. There is no type of launcher spring in them at all. No biggie, let's hopr they do one for the Shadow Commander set too, maybe a new gun and different sword. I think they will. Thanks FP.
That looks bad-ass congrats dude.
Now you have a excuse to use the emoticon.
Mine just came last week too. Very nice addition at a reasonable price.
Very cool, I can't wait to get mine (although I have to wait until BBTS gets it in and then wait until I decide to ship my POL.)
Not to be a jerk, but this would probably be better suited to have been posted in the City Commander add on parts feedback thread.
Ugh, I need this set! I need more moneys to get this set! Christmas is far too far away.....
You can't swing $12 + shipping?
He's probably talking about the add-on set + the CC armor.
Ah. Once again Computron provides the most logical answer.
Your awesome man! Thanks for that info. Now pawn off my first one to my friend...
Was this already answered, if so just point me in the right direction. Is the reissued CC armor plus weapon add on set the exact same as the original release or is it the newer mold used for DIA commander and Shadow Commander which have a ball jointed head and holes to mount the missile launchers in vehicle mode?
Look at the post right before yours.
Awesome can't wait to get my add on weapons
in stock at Toy Arena. Hope they ship soon.
This set is amazing. I loved my City Commander before, but now with the launchers and gun he is truly complete and bad ass . I really like the new face with the faceplate engaged, I know Ultra Magnus has never really had one, but to me it makes sense if you are going to wear all this armor, you should protect your face. The launchers don't stay on that well in vehicle mode (I have the 08 version) but they should stay just fine if he is sitting on a display shelf.
Go buy it now.
Yeah, wondering when the heck BBTS is going to get their shipment of this in. I've had it preordered since it was announced though so I can afford to be patient.
Also, loving the extra faces. The faceplate one will be going on my DIA Commander though (because I've got him standing with Thunderclash as the never made Hyper Drive character).
For those trying to solve the issue of weapon storage for the new rifle, transform it into rifle mode (the mode meant for unarmoured Magnus), and stick it in one of the exposed fist holes on the roof.
just got mine today, well worth the wait and must have for all TF collectors.
Does this sat acually come with ne faces for City Commander?
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