Hasbro TRU Masterpiece Thundercracker Pictorial Review

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  1. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few pics of TC, albeit on my crappy phone camera. You'll notice in the pic with the green circle, there was a stress mark on that tab straight out of the package. It connects the arm to the wing in plane mode. Might want to be careful. I figured everybody knows the scale of this mold, so there aren't any of those pics. Also, if you can't make it out, he has what amounts to an arm tatto on each bicep that has a picture of G1 Reflector, and the words "Say Cheese." Pretty neat touch. The sidewinder missiles are included, but I don't think there's anywhere to store them in jet mode, as his null ray blasters are now permanently mounted to his arm. The two face gimmick is absent, but the instructions still refer to it, as they're the same for the old MP Seeker figs. They also don't refer to the new heels, which are a FANTASTIC addition. I finally have a seeker that can stand on his own!

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  2. lazerface

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    That looks cool. I want one now.
     
  3. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Absolutely gorgeous. I love all the little decals like the Reflector and the seeker holding Soundwave.
     
  4. AnAutobot1985

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    Def will be picking this up. I am not buying much from Hasbro lately but an MP Thundercracker at that price is a no brainer. Gonna have to call TRU on a regular basis til I find one.

    The paint apps make for some nice touches.
     
  5. Not the guy

    Not the guy Well-Known Member

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    That's epic in all sorts of ways!
     
  6. Incepticon

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    Well that's a shame. I really hoped all that gawdy alt mode decal nonsense would be optional stickers. Definitely skipping it now and will be holding my breath that A) Takara even does their own version, and B) if they do, that they don't destroy the mold with this same kind of nonsensical deco.
     
  7. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Thanks for the review.

    For those new to this mold, the tab on the arm is à potential weak spot unfortunately.
     
  8. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the only other version I have is the walmart Skywarp. I was hoping I didn't make a fool of myself and mistransform something in the pics.
     
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    Transbot90210 Banned

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    Want.
     
  10. Robogeek28

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    Yeah, I need this guy. *sigh*
     
  11. ex dtw2003

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    I'm actually not sure what to think about this guy - epic blue/ugly tats throws me all kinds of off.
     
  12. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    hope the uk hurries up and gets these , will look great with my mp11 and mp11s! all we need now in this mold is skywarp :D 
     
  13. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout The Immortal Colasour TFW2005 Supporter

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    I dig it. If possible, can you put up pics of the tailfin decos and a better shot of whatever is written on the cockpit piece under the "Dragon" pilot label?

    Well, there are two things you could do with this figure without having to wait for the Takara version:

    1. Rubbing Alcohol. This usually does the trick in removing Hasbro paint apps, although not a good idea if the deco being rubbed off is also on paint covering a completely different colored piece (I.E. Tailfins), since the alcohol will take everything.

    2. Reprolabels. It's almost a guarantee that they'll make a set for this guy that removes the extra decos.
     
  14. Crossfire-034

    Crossfire-034 Insensitive jerk

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    ^ I was just going to say that.

    If anything, my biggest complaint is the Refelctor image... it seems very out of place.
     
  15. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Yeah, I was thinking about the rubbing alcohol. only problem is that it will take off the black as well.

    However, you can remove a majority of those painted apps with no issues. It's just the ones that have paint under them that will be a problem.
     
  16. ex dtw2003

    ex dtw2003 Well-Known Member

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    The sonic Boom app doesn't really bug me that much - actually kinda like it to be honest.

    The nose cone and shoulder apps bug me way more. I'm debating just getting rid of those.
     
  17. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    What's the chances they will re-release Skywarp and Starscream using this mold. :lol 
     
  18. Fallout

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    those decals are very neat.
     
  19. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Yeah, reflector should have been the accessory.
     
  20. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Definitely getting him.
     

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