GDO Scouts up for pre-order at RK

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  1. johnchow604

    johnchow604 Well-Known Member

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    GDO Scouts case of 6 - Price : US$ 79.90 / Sealed of 6

    Pre-order, available week of 20 August 2012.

    * 55 in stock

    Sealed case of 6:
    2x TRA SCOUT SANDSTORM
    1x TRA SCOUT DEAD END
    2x TRA SCOUT LASERBREAK
    1x TRA SCOUT BRAWL


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  2. johnchow604

    johnchow604 Well-Known Member

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    I think Brawl looks the best but he doesn't look like Brawl.
     
  3. Sideways77

    Sideways77 oh shoogah

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    I think I'll get all but Sandstorm.

    The scouts are coming to the US, right?
     
  4. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Sandstorm looks bad. I dunno what I was on when I said that he looked great. I think I like Laserbeak and Brawl best out of all the scouts but still lackluster.
     
  5. Sideways77

    Sideways77 oh shoogah

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    Wildrider looks cool...
     
  6. Billzilla

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    Nice to see Laserbeak will be easy to come by.
     
  7. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    I'm okay with the case breakdown, I wanna pick up a few of those Laserbeaks.
     
  8. escutler

    escutler Decepticon Air Commander

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    Can anyone please tell me of which figures these are repaints? Thanks!

    Edit: I recognize that Brawl is a repaint of HFTD Breacher and I think Dead End is a repaint of RTS Windcharger, right?
     
  9. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    They all are. They're all redecos of scout figures originally released during Revenge of the Fallen. Laserbeak is a redeco of Sky Shadow, Dead End of Breakdown, Brawl of Breacher and Sandstorm of Dune Runner.
     
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    They should've done a Soundwave repaint of mindwipe to go with laserbeak.
     
  11. escutler

    escutler Decepticon Air Commander

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    Thanks, Maverick! Just what I needed. :) 
     
  12. Sideways77

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    So why is Dead End not called Wildrider again?
     
  13. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    Only Sandstorm is appealing to me ~ Brawl's a decent deco and that Mold is great, but he doesn't really fit as a 'Con to me (his head mold just looks 'heroic' to me), and the Sky Shadow and Breakdown molds are just way to0 movie-verse to try and fit into Classics... Sandstorm barely squeaks in, mostly because i like the deco and his proportions aren't too bad.
     
  14. Noideaforaname

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    Hasbro is pretty damn obsessed with the name "Dead End." RotF had no less than 3 of them, now we got a Prime and this Dead End.
    Wonder why they didn't go with Wildrider. When was the last time his name was used for a mass-release?

    Wish they went with a RatBat-inspired deco for the Skystalker mold. The robot mode is far more bat-like than bird, and the black is a bit redundant with Skystalker.
     
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    That's what I'm saying. This is an opportunity for Wildrider to get a toy, but it's just a WR-inspired Dead End.

    I'll just pretend it's WR. We're so close to finishing off the Stunticons. Just need Motormaster...
     
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    Kinda feel luke warm toward these but I do dig the Sandstorm.
     
  17. Scrapper6

    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

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    Personally...

    Sandstorm: Did we really need another repaint of this Scout? Even in Asia? Dune Runner was nice and all, I have him and the Crankstart repaint, still hoping to get the Beachcomber two-pack with Deadlift some day, but that mold isn't entirely the best of the RotF Scouts. He has really poor articulation, a much more simplistic transformation than most other Scouts of that era and I do not like how they made the head transformation/chest thing, something about it always seems to me that it should look different and better proportioned.

    Dead End: We've come full circle here, I really enjoy this mold quite a bit, however considering they only repainted him one other time, and Oil Pan's arms became so damn loosey goosey I'm a little concerned about potential mold degradation here. I'll have to wait for a fair number of reviews on this guy, detailing whether or not his arms are loose as all hell again, before I bite that bullet.

    Decepticon Brawl: I dig the mold to an extent, he just doesn't really scream Decepticon to me. Personally I would have preferred that Bodyblock repaint intended to go with RtS Deep Dive.

    Laserbeak: I love, love, love this mold. So much so that I'm still kicking myself over missing out on Sunstorm. I really hope there is no major mold degradation with this one, out of all of them this one is going to be mine. Not sure if I'll still call him Laserbeak though, might give him a unique new name to go with him.

    All-in-All it's kind of nice to see them bring back the Scout class, even if it is in limited numbers, and I'm really grateful that they didn't slap the Rumble/Frenzy mold in this because as they were originally only Asian Exclusives it would have been a real cheap shot to the gut.

    I look forward to seeing these figures in TRU Retail outlets and hope that the will sell well enough that we might see a return of the Scout Class in other forms.
     
  18. Soundwinder

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    It's Wildrider.

    I assume they don't like the name Wildrider anymore (it's quite unwieldy) and just kept a Dead End-ish bio for consistency. But the Tech Spec is identical to Wildrider which is enough for me to consider it Wildrider, but labelled as Dead End for retail purposes. To me it's as much Wildrider as RH Snarl was Slag.
     
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    Someone let me know when Laserbeak is available individually for order. I love the hell out of that mold.
     
  20. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    When you put it like that I suddenly like the figure. I guess the only bad one here is Sandstorm.
     

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