Peaugh Reviews: DOTM Deluxe Barricade

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    it reminds me of those old cartoons where some one would get an anvil thrown on them and then they would wal away with just legs and arms lol
     
  3. PORTER

    PORTER energon is just mtn dew

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    can you extend the hips to make him a little taller?
    i see pins on the joints connecting the hips on the lower crotch.
     
  4. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    That doesn't extend them, that let's them move behind and together for vehicle mode.
     
  5. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Isn't the 'midget' look accurate to the movie? He always had a bit of a stumpy design.
     
  6. Peaugh

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    Yeah, I just don't remember it looking this bad though.
     
  7. Ra88

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    It is in this promotional art:

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    And it looks like the arms are more of a problem. They're the best and most accurate yet, but they don't seem like they're bulky enough, which the HA and TF1 deluxe did manage.

    EDIT: Another problem is that his chest sticks out waaay too far. If it was closer to the head he would still look stumpy, but at least muscled. But the way it is now makes him look more like he had one to many donuts.
     
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    Maybe that's it. Something's just really OFF about the figure.
     
  9. megatroptimus

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    I still like it. Cool transformation, I like what they did to the arms.
     
  10. savio-prime

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    It'd be nice if the doors could rotate 180' instead of just open up. Hmmm possible ball joint mod, if I get him.
     
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    I agree. It doesn't look perfect, but the pros out weight the cons for me.
     
  12. AndreyOfDoom

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    Why?

    This is the first barricade toy who has "POLICE" on his doors written the right way in Bot mode. The first deluxe and HA needed the doors to rotate 180 so "POLICE" would be oriented the same way as in the movie.

    So if you flip his doors 180 then you will be making the toy less accurate while doing a random mod that won't really change anything.
     
  13. Gilgamesh

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    I don't know, I like squat transformers like Hailstorm. This may be my first barricade toy if i can't get the HA version.
     
  14. einis

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    I was looking foward to this figure...but those legs look so off to me
     
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    Nice review! I dunno, aside from how tiny he is, I still really like him. Obviously battle blade Bee is going to tower over him, but how well does he pair up with DotM Bee?
     
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    Don't really mind the squat torso, as I'm pretty sure it's actually somewhat accurate to the movie model. I'll probably be picking him up.
     
  17. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    Your video actually makes me like this figure a lot more, despite your critiques. The transformation looks fun and it looks like a nice step up over the previous Deluxe. It certainly won't replace HA Barricade as my favorite, but he's one of my favorite movie Decepticons so I'll be adding this figure to my collection. Thanks for the review!
     
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    good review, excellent job of making me really not want a figure I had been looking forward to. Really don't get how they couldn't give him a full abdomen. Guess I'm skipping him then, unless I really have nothing else to buy and I really need something new to fidget with. Don't think I'm gonna have that problem though, with all the good looking movie 'cons coming out.
     
  19. Peaugh

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    Glad to hear it. Like I said in the review, there *is* some really neat stuff going on with him, and his car mode is excellent. I'm just not a fan of his bot mode.
     
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    That, and probably also the fact that his legs look too short and small in proportion to his chest.
     

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