FWI-2 Battle Cannons and Arm Blades

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by Pavol Palat, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Pavol Palat

    Pavol Palat Palatinus

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    I got my FWI-2 Battle Cannons and Arm Blades few days ago and seeing there was no thread for the set, I thought I could start one.

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    The parts come in a simple and relatively big box. The back of the packaging counts as instructions how to clip the extra weapons on Ironhide. It even shows the rotating cannon feature!

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    Plastic quality is excellent. Pegs fit into Ironhide's attachment paint and between the parts nicely.

    Now, there is a number of things you can do with the extra weapons:
    Blades can be hand held, attached to the sides of the arms, attached to the back or combined to make a huge blade weapon similar to the one sentinel had.

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    Guns can be either hand held (which looks a bit off) or attached to arms to make leader Ironhie more movie accurate. The new guns help hide the arm kibble a lot, but only as long as you don't try to move his arms up. He looks best in his macho pose aiming at the ground.

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    Of course you can have his pop-up guns and the new guns deployed at the same time :) 
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    And here is one more shot with TFTM voyager Ironhide.
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    Overall I think the set was well worth buying (kudos to Robot Kingom yet again) as it improves the leader class figure's looks a lot. I wish the guns maybe had some paint on them, but that is just a minor nitpick. However, I find no good use for the blades (movie Ironhide with huge melee weapons?) and I would have rather paid a bit less for a set that would contain just the cannons.
    Also, even though it would have looked weird, I wish the guns could somehow be attached in vehicle form form stealth mode or something.
     
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  2. Red leader

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    looks great, really looking forward to getting mine this week
     
  3. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just ordered mine last night off ebay, I'll be getting them next week and taking some photos as well, I can't wait :D 
     
  4. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Can the weapons be attached in vehicle mode? I definitely want this set.
     
  5. snoopcow

    snoopcow Yaranaika?

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    the blades will look like flags if attached in vehicle mode though haha
     
  6. harrismonkey

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    I didn't even realize it had blades.

    Looks nicer than I expected. If I didn't already have a fantastic custom Leader Ironhide with really nice guns, I'd be all over this.
     
  7. fuzzyprime

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    eBay the only place to buy this kit?
     
  8. Surge

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    Is there gonna be a large supply of these? I'm still having a bit of a hard time adapting to Leader Ironhide's puny default "cannons".
     
  9. SG Roadbuster

    SG Roadbuster SG Wrecker

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    are the handles on the blade 5mm? can a regular deluxe figure hold them? can they be shoved into mechtech ports?

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  10. spidey5376

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    Wow.. This add on makes me want to get my own LC IH.. Thanks for the review bro.
     
  11. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Robotkingdom too

    Yes 5mm Peg, every Deluxe can hold it (maybe it's to heavy, but yes)

    No Mechtech-Support, Pegs are in the inner Sides of the Guns, only the Sword could be attached to the ports (looks silly)


     
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  12. Grimwing

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    I'm surprised you can still pop out the figures regular guns. That actually appeals more to me, to have the overload attack insanity. Kind of galaxy force esq. Kind of thought, like with city commander, to enjoy the base hasbro functions of the figure I'd have to have ironhide drop the cannons anyway. So I passed. But my interest has restored because it compliments this feature further. The mega cannons were just outside of the mechtech design teams budget and objectives.

    Currently I just give Ironhide two backfire human alliance guns. Walmart had them on clearance for $5 a piece so I grabbed some as weapons packs. Heavy Iron style like the video game. And they don't need to store in vehicle mode since they change into spyder bikes and backup troopers.

    The human alliance basics are the best thing to come from mechtech.
     
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    I ordered mine over the weekend. These blades made me want to purchase Leader Class Ironhide. So I ordered him as well. Can't wait for this!
     
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    nice... looking forward to this one..... its time to kick some ass.... whoop whoop....
     
  16. daimchoc

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    DOTM Leader Ironhide with fakebusker83's articulated hands and FWI-2 Weapons upgrade.

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  17. TacomaPrime

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    got mine on saturday from tfsource. I didn't do anything with the blades, but the guns look awesome!
    looking to get them painted so they look even more accurate.
     
  18. solsol28

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    whoa... were did you got that articulated hands bro?
     
  19. exomega255

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    this set is really nice, imo, better than their starscream set for plastic value at least. The blades are sharp... I love that. Also, these are better than HA figures as weapons. My Ironhide can't hold them straight out without adjustments, but these are light enough for him to pose with.
     
  20. Arkitect76

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    Got them last week....I was amazed at the quality....but i think ima give the blades to striker OP......vs. Sentinel...lol
     

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