Generations Thunderwing Pictorial Review

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  1. Red leader

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    Overall a super figure probably more so if you are familiar with the Marvel UK comics.

    Nice articulation and styling along with a good transformation make Thunderwing a must have from the wave 5 figures, his only downside which doesnt really bother me is his size ( really should have been a voyager )

    Enjoy the pics and yes I didnt detach the drone as its a bit daft, totally would have kicked ass it had transformed though.

    Cheers

    Andy :) 
     

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  2. MidnightBliss

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    Looks good. He is sitting in my POL from BBTS. Just need to wait for everything else to come in.
     
  3. slugslinger2004

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    Thanks for the pics! Thunderwing looks better and better.
     
  4. Crossfire-034

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    Looks good. I'll definitely pick him up if he shows up here.
     
  5. Deceptigtar

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    just got this guy as well and he is realy cool.

    i wouldnt put it past fans projects or someone to make a transforming drone nosecone.

    i can see it happening.
     
  6. Rotorstorm

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    Cmon Andy, wheres the matrix pic?
     
  7. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    How's this?

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  8. amethysted

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    Looks good. Thanks for the pics...

    I'll buy this one, but I'm sure gonna buy Dark Shadow and part swap...

    Do the wing tips rotate any further up? or out...

    And does the nose cone come off?
     
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    Looks like the guns have clip weapon posts, too...

    Missles?
     
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    1. That's as far up as the wing tips go.

    2. Yes, the nosecone comes off (it becomes a drone).

    Wow, good catch! I don't have access to a camera at this moment, but I just tested and the missiles on the side of the guns are, in fact, c-clip weapon hardpoints.

    EDIT: Here are pics:

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  11. silenth

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    I'm thinking of modding the small minicon plane that came with tidal wave to fit into thunderwing.

    Any mini con recommendations to replace thunderwing's drone?
     
  12. Gilgamesh

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    How about Vector Prime's minicon Safeguard?
     
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    Just picked one up today. Great figure. I'm not emotionally tied to the character, but I actually like the simplistic look/transformation. The guns and drone offer a lot of value too.

    Whereas Terradive has a satisfyingly complex transformation, Thunderwing has a satisfyingly simple transformation. Easy alt, east bot! Perfect for fiddling with.
     
  15. Gligamesh51

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    I love mine! And I didn't realize the 3mm clip weapons work with his launchers!

    The only gripes I have is that he has no thigh swivel which can limit his leg posability. Also the black cannons on his shoulder make some arm movement difficult, but since they are rubber they can bend so he can raise his arms up.

    But the TC really fails to mention how awesome his light pipping is! Its just as bright as classics Inferno! Even in a little light, his eyes still light up, angle him right and they glow with intensity!
     
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    Try giving his legs a good twist. I think you will be pleasantly surprised :) .

    This is my only gripe with the toy. I wish there was more clearance for those things...

    This! I'm a sucker for light piping (as long as it works), and Thunderwing's is almost on par with Cyclonus's in terms of quality. This is especially impressive given how the nosecone is almost blocking it.
     
  17. Chaos Muffin

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    Did'nt know about the drone until opening him up. Pretty cool.
    Only thing that bugs me is the spandex pants on the thighs, but no biggie.
     
  18. Shin Densetsu

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    Red Leader or anyone else who has this figure, can you take pics of the jet mode with wings spread out, as they are in robot mode? Wasn't sure if this could be done, but if so, it could look cool.
     
  19. Galva-Cannon

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    Nice review Red Leader. :thumbs2: 

    I love how they managed to make his alternate mode look extremely reminiscent of his G1 alternate mode, while at the same time adding contemporary jet fighter details. They've F-22ified it, with the sawtooth panel lines, the jet intakes and even the "exhaust" detail between the tailfins and on his feet mimmick the shapes on the F-22/YF-23 kind of jets. Even the stubby little outer wings have molded ailerons. You can move the tailfins to be canted outwards like a stealth jet as well, and if you remove the drone, it changes the look again to be more "realistic". You sort of have the choice of more G1, or more pseudo-realistic jet.

    I just think little details like that are cool. It must be fun to design these things.
     
  20. syStigmatic

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    this thread has made me want this figure

    how long until they usually make the repaints hinted in instructions? It didn't take long for hailstorm and darkmount.. but I would really like a dark version of this..
     

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