GDO Laserbeak - good Classics update or not?

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GDO Laserbeak - good Classics update or not?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Indifferent

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  1. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    I have to admit that when I first saw pictures of GDO Laserbeak, I wasn't terribly impressed. I didn't have the original toy from HftD, so I knew nothing about the mold, and I didn't particularly like that his alt mode was an actual bipedal robot. I decided to pass on him and not give it another thought.

    Well, I was in TRU yesterday, and spied him on the pegs. I took him down and had a good look at him, and while I had the initial geewun "NOT A BIRD!!!" moment, I had to admit that having him in hand made him look much more appealing to me. So I took the chance, bought him, and after playing around with him for a bit - I really do like him. I think he's a pretty good classics update to Laserbeak, and if you want you can approximate a bird mode with the "Battle Mode" I suppose. I mean, if I can accept that Frenzy and Rumble are two mini-tanks, why can't Laserbeak have an updated mode?

    Any thoughts on this guy from the peanut gallery?
     
  2. vm-01

    vm-01 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not terribly impressed either. But to be honest if I didn't already own Skystalker I would buy him in an instant.
     
  3. Bountyan

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    As a Classics update I don't think he works. Other than the colors he doesn't remind me much about Laserbeak. Also movie toys almost never work as Classics to me because of the look.
     
  4. Powersa

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    Paint jobs wins.
     
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    The alt mode is pretty close to what Laserbeak looked like on Cybertron in the first episode of the old cartoon, but other than that, it doesn't really work IMO.
     
  6. sh002

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    Not compared to my G1 Laserbeak. Still works fine in my classics collection.
     
  7. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    You can fan-mode a bird mode out of that mold with a little creativity, but no, its not a good classics update to Laserbeak. His alt-mode is a little indicative of his Cybertronian appearance in MTMTE #1 but aside of the colors, it really stops there.

    But I like this mold, and I like troop-building it on account of its drone-like appearance.
     
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    s_cren Banned

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    yeah i bought but im returning it im not seeing laserbeak in that mold at all
     
  9. dwong1207

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    The only Asia mold that works for me is Hot Spot, but I'm waiting for a 3p to remake the protectobots. Don't want another remold.
     
  10. Matty

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    The deco is really nice, but it doesn't feel like Lazerbeak to me. I still think cassettes are ideal.
     
  11. Starscream Gaga

    Starscream Gaga Protoformed This Way

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    I don't like it. Good colours but having a Laserbeak with no beak seems... Wrong.
     
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    Booster x-10 from the first movie real gear line is my classic Laserbeak.
     
  13. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    I wouldn't even call it laserbeak. It's more like skystalker with a new paintjob.
     
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    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    He feels like the Pre Earth mode (cybertronian) on the pilot episode, thats about it.
     
  15. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    As a Classics update, no. As a general update or alternate version of Laserbeak, yes.
     
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    i just looked this up im going to have to get this looks like a good classics update to me they should have just did a repaint of this as laserbeak
     
  17. The Dark Seeker

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    You took the words right out of my mouth. Laserbeak has always been to me a cassette in alt mode and a bird in robot form. I guess one can say, if anything, him being a plane of some sorts in alt mode serves as a "bird" :D 
     
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    same goes for dead end and brawl not good classics updates plus i already have the fansprject brustics brawl and fansproject is coming out with there on stunticons so im returning those as well
     
  19. LadyStarscream

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    I like the colors and I already love that mold, I have both previous incarnations (skystalker and sunspot) I would pick this guy up in an instant if I could find the whole wave but I would keep him with my movie verse scouts as I don't think he is a good enough representation of laserbeak.
     
  20. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    This. Great toy, bad Laserbeak, really pretty cool.

    I mean, he shares exactly... zero modes with G1 Laserbeak. I like him, and could even consider him a future-version of Laserbeak or something (a Beast-era Laserbeak, for example), but even that's a stretch. Considering him a Classics G1 Laserbeak is even worse.
     

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