Got 3 movie real gears today!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Paradigm-Shift Prime, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    These 3 guys came in today from BC with hong kong customs stuff still on the box it was shipped in

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    My opinions on them:

    Longview: my favorite of the 3, his alt mode is bricky because it is flat and sort of small for a viewfinder and not really functional, but it looks cool. The transformation is really cool and will probably be one of the better of this series. The robot mode is also quite nice and articulatable, he sort of has a cheezy robocop type look though. I think he's pretty solid, an 8.5/10 for what it is.

    Power up: He's ok, the dpad and the buttons press down, the purple corners don't look that great, overall look is pretty good but a movie still would be better than cybertron jetfire on the screen. Transformation is standard, not bad, I don't like the the feature of the head popping up by pulling the shoulders out though, seems like it would wear out quick. Bot mode is ok, nothing great. 7/10.

    Speed dial: Not really a big fan of him, I wasn't from the pics either. Don't like the face or the back kibble of bot mode, transformation is actually pretty cool, phone mode is ok but basic and feels weird with how light it is. 6.5/10
     
  2. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    At first I thought they were neat, but the more I see them, the less I feel the need to buy them. Still happy for you though!
     
  3. Banshee

    Banshee MvC2 online! woot!

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    Will only be getting the cell phone bot. He's got the most realistic alt mode of the 3.

    The other ones look meh.
     
  4. thoughtcrime

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    These look great! I'm looking forward to these more then the actual movie cast. Can't wait to get them. I've been wanting them to revisit the Microchange idea since vehicles returned.
     
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    gah! i hate you mister long user name :( 
     
  6. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Ditto.

    Over recent years my taste has been spoiled by the quality of Cybertron. The more I see of these, the more I get the Armada vibe from them, a vibe I usually avoid.
     
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    Ceerad Well-Known Member

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    I'll defend these little guys.
    I have a Spyshot (digital camera) of my own.
    This little guy is great.
    Interesting Transformation.
    Lots of articulation.
    Funky head design.
    The only down side to these guys is the dumb Cybertron screenshots.
    Maybe there will be movie screenshots for the actual release.
     
  8. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    these look cool! (imo)
     
  9. Katamari Prime

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    I'll wait unitl I see one in person before I make a call on them.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    I'm totally jealous. I hope these little guys start showing up soon...especially since Targets are clearing out the TF shelves already...
     
  11. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking.
    And as for release date I assume these will be out either in early may with the protoforms or early june with most everything else.
     
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    i think that these things are so overrated, and pieces of junk. you couldnt give these to me for free
     
  13. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I can't wait to get them all!
     
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    I know Speed Dail looks realistic, but you can't actually make a call on it.

    (Don't be embarassed, I tried it too!)
     
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    Now on the want list. Nice pics.
     
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    DanLyons Vintage Lurker

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    I picked up X23 Zoom along with a Jazz FAB a little while ago and am anxiously awaiting the rest of the line and already hoping for a wave 2!
     
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    Doubtful. These can be purchase in-package (like the Power Up I have) from Ebay and the screenshots are the same.

    Also, the fact that these are already slipping out in the package makes me think they may be released fairly soon. They're obviously ready to go, and there is nothing at all on the packages that references the movie, so there's no reason they'd need to wait for the movie toys to release these. In fact, I think this line would be perfect to "get people ready" for the oncoming TF juggernaut.
     
  18. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    Longview looks every bit as good as the other's do crappy!
     
  19. Ktulu

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    Longview is definitely the coolest. Hmm, maybe I'll grab these after all.
     

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