Is Energon Mirage/ Dreadwing worth getting?

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  1. AniProwl

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    Seeing how the BotCon repaint is tempting me to get one of his cheaper redeco's, I'm wondering if I should get it. However, he's pretty expensive on Ebay and I heard this mold has a fair amount of fragility. Is he still worth getting?
     
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    I have Mirage, and I think he's an excellent toy. Really good transformation, and very posable.
    The only really "fragile" thing about him is his mid-thigh swivels; they tend to pop out, but they just pop right back in again.
     
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    He's a nice toy - both bot and altmodes are well designed/engineered, and have lots of play value.
     
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    He's alright, not outstanding by any means but a solid toy for sure.
     
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    Awesome mold, easily one of my favorites. The transformation, I thought, was a bit hard the first time but once I got it down it's great. Makes a great leader of my Decepticon Navy, very menacing looking figure... GET.HIM.EITHER.ONE.JUST.DO.IT. (lol, highly recomended)
     
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    I can't say I was ever fond of all that crap hanging off his arse, but beyond that he's pretty nice.
     
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    He's definitely one of the better ones from the Energon line.
     
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    Wait, Energon Dreadwing is a boat?
     
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    I really like him. He is in the top 20 of all I own. I like the "Manga" look to him.
     
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    To be fair, the boat has wings.
     
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    I've got them both. They're nice molds, I personally like the sound effects, they're very posable, and they look great. However, the Transformation can be a pain, the arm "wings" can get in the way, and the hull bits can be annoying.

    Personally I prefer Dreadwing to Mirage for the more uniform colorscheme, and he was one of the first TF's to have those kind of "Tribal tattoo's" before those became far too common.
     
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    I'm curious, what more recent bots have tribal tats?
     
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    Botcon Bug Bite
    Universe Cosmos (Cybertronian writing, but it was acknowledged to have tribal markings as an influence)
    Cybertron Dark Crumplezone
    Cybertron Cannonball
    Movie Warpath
    Cybertron Override GTS*
    Cybertron Runamuck*
    Botcon Shattered Glass Blurr*
    ROTF Starscream(s)

    I'm sure I'm missing several others. Heck, depending on how tight you want to call it, Animated Battle Begins 2-pack Prime and Megatron could have tribal tats on them.

    *Not exactly tribal markings, but not that far off from them either; kind of a close enough.
     
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    i think nemesis leo breaker too :) 
     
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    Honestly, I'd say no. I have him & could care less about the mold. I'd love to just get rid of it if I could.
     
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    the energon ships... personally in my opinion, are ALL worth getting. the sharkticon, tidal wave, even omega supreme. too.

    so of course i think dreadwing is worth getting :) 

    ships, is something that transformers do not have much of. so just the mere fact of their rarity alter modes, to me makes them worth getting.
     
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    nemesis leo breaker
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    And I'll add Nemesis Breaker and Flamewar.
     
  20. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Gah! How garish do they look?! :lol 

    & when compared to the more subdued/easy-on-the-eyes paintjob of Dreadwing - Well, it's not that hard to decide... :wink: 
     

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