HFTD Highbrow

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Slipstreamer 8, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Slipstreamer 8

    Slipstreamer 8 Well-Known Member

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    If u owned him do u like and would u like him being seen repainted ?
     
  2. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    In colors that don't look horrible? Sure I guess.
     
  3. MPrime10

    MPrime10 Boomsticks.

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    This with a new headsculpt.
     
  4. indie

    indie Guns! More guns!

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    i don't buy repaints unless i missed the original figure. So, no. Besides, his colors are realistic.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    black with teal racing stripes!
     
  6. THEdeathsHEAD

    THEdeathsHEAD Lockdown's #1 Fan

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    FINALLY someone pointed that out!
     
  7. Slipstreamer 8

    Slipstreamer 8 Well-Known Member

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    wonder why the machine guns are in front of the propellars
     
  8. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

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    Because then the machine guns won't shoot the propellers off? Or so the propellers won't chop up the bullets to be utterly useless? Or both?

    I mean, what would you EXPECT to happen if you fired bullets straight into giant propellers? Although accurate in colors, Highbrow is FAR from being an accurate P-38. Aside from the absolutely useless placement of the machine guns, the toy's cockpit in alt. mode litterally can NOT see over the front of the plane unless the entire thing flew straight while the body was at some weird angle to the ground, plus as you can see in the picture of a real P-38 the cockpit does NOT sit in the middle of the "square" formed from the rear portion of the plane. His side wings are also far too small and the "nose" of the plane is all wrong on the toy.
     
  9. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    Nice alt mode, but one of the worst bot modes I have ever seen.
     
  10. MidnightBliss

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    The only thing I dislike about the bot mode is the hips. Those are some child bearing hips
     
  11. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    Meh, it's alright but nothing special. A nice paint job and a different head sculpt might get me to buy the mold again though.
     
  12. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    That's about how I feel. He's a pretty forgettable toy... by no means awful, but also nothing special either. I'd be curious about what a new deco and/or head would do for him, but I doubt it would be enough to get me to buy another version.

    Kind of a pity - the transformation was pretty neat.
     
  13. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    I wouldn't mind a repaint as long as it got a new head sculpt. Its a fun toy.
     
  14. indie

    indie Guns! More guns!

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    Many WW2 era planes actually had machine guns shooting through their propellers. There was sync mechanism allows it. You're absolutely right about the cockpit placement though.
     
  15. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    He does have a retool coming, although it's Asia-exclusive:
    [​IMG]

    I have and adore Highbrow, but I won't buy any repaints. His charm is how distinct he is (in both modes, to boot); getting multiples just takes away from that.
     
  16. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    ...That reminds me I have yet to open mine.
     
  17. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    The only reason I passed on him was because of his head sculpt. I don't know why, I just can't stand it.
     
  18. Optimus1138

    Optimus1138 Minecraft Addict

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    I never saw him in stores, but I thought he looked kind of cool. Even though it wouldn't be historically accurate, I'd like a repaint like this:

    [​IMG]

    To go with it, I'd like a repaint of RTS Lugnut like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    He is getting a repaint in Asia as "Power Dive", and he also has a brand new head. Power Dive was green with some mauve, so I guess that will be the colors the repaint uses too!
     
  20. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Not the biggest fan of his head, but like the rest of him lots and lots.
     

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