FansProject XFire-01 Superion Appendage Add-On Kit Reviews

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by EvaleSuperion, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. EvaleSuperion

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    Hi guys, my first review :) 

    Pros:
    Overall the aesthetics of the figure is GREAT! Highly Recommended.

    Cons:
    The pose-ability is very limited to its weak joints.

    The joints flop like no other, so good luck doing anything with his arms up.
    I am referring to the Superion's joints themselves, perhaps with nail polish it can be fixed.

    The playability of the figure in combiner mode is at a minimum too due to the poor connection of the limbs (again, referring to the Hasbro product).
    Unless you plan on pretending you are blasting Superon's limbs off, this is a epic fail.

    Suggestions:

    Improvements could be made for the painting job as it came in all gray.
    Radicons can perhaps make the limbs (Hasbro toy) attach better.

    Here are my gradings
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    Overall look: A, Mass production doesn't get any better than this unless you go MASTERPIECE!
    Fan Project's product: A, Would have been A+ if they didn't use plain gray
    Hasbro's products: C-, The connections of the limbs seriously suck, not to mention paint scrapes off
    Playability: D, If you play with it, it will fall apart
    Poseability: C-, Again, connection points are weak on Hasbro's part so it tends to go with gravity
    Overall Grade: B, The coolness factor since it is a combiner and overall look saves this project

    Final Comments:
    I would strongly recommend this figure to all adult collectors since most of us just use it for displaying purposes ONLY, it looks AWESOME!

    Would I buy it again for $50? Answer: YES!

    Would I buy it for anything besides the purpose of displaying? NO!

    Thanks for reading my first review!

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  2. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    looks nice, cant decide if Im gonna get it or not though

    question: Why do you have the fin pointed forward on the left arm?
     
  3. EvaleSuperion

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    oops mistransformation, just need to flip it around :) 
     
  4. BraveMax

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    Do the fists store anywhere on the jets when they're all in vehicle mode?
     
  5. EvaleSuperion

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    Hi!

    No the fists and the visors do not store anywhere in vehicle mode
     
  6. mugen_prime

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    Ummm.. according to the instructions you show there, it looks like the fists store inside the feet while in vehicle mode? And I'm sure the visor can stay on his face, therefore no need to store it. Can't wait til mine shows up cos it looks AWESOME!!
     
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    Cool!

    Can we see some pics of the individual bots and jets with the pieces connected please?
     
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    Is the floppyness due to the toys them selves or is that a floor due to the add on kit?
     
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    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Looking forward to mine arriving, and glad I just pose 'em :D 
     
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    I'm confused, What joints? are you talking about the leg joints on the aerial bots not holding the weight of the add ons? Break out the nail polish i guess
     
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    I still think this is what Hasbro should have done from the beginning. The "Energon Limbs" are less than worthless.
     
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    i got this myself yesterday.. wanted to post some pics here, but i see u've done a better job, with two sets.. i like it, and it sure looks better.. but its still not very easy to pose in various ways, is it? i dunno, i still found it hard, coz i mean.. theyre still combined in the same way, and it wasnt all that easy.. i still havent given it much time though, maybe i'll try taking some more pics in different poses
     
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    Looks fantastic. Would make my Energon Superion Maximus look great. I'm just not sure I can willingly give $50.00 for that. I'm not saying it's not worth it. I just can't justify it for myself.
     
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    I feel the same way.
     
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    Nice! can't wait for mine to arrive this week. btw the floppyness of the leg-joints of the two Aerialbiots (whice becomes Superion hands) can easily be remedied w/either nail polish or superglue.

    I just did it on mine in anticipation for the set. now it feels real tight & not floppy at all.
     
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    If you think the limbs are worthless then you're not trying hard enough.
     
  17. BraveMax

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    Wow - totally missed that. Thought those were a side piece or something... Good eye!
     
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    Nice pics
     
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    What other purpose is there?
     
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    Comic making?

    Giving to kids?

    Fiddling with?
     

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