Pictorial comparisons of Shanghai Attack and Showdown Demolishor

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  1. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    What one to get?

    One set has the twins for the same price as a voyager imported, but on the other hand is it better looking? Do you already have the twins? You decide.

    Me, I like the Takara better due to its overall uniform plastic colors.

    Also check out the arm mod at the end.

    Lets break them down shall we?

    Hasbro Shanghai Showdown version - As you can see this version has some added dirt effects for a dirtier look. Also you will see how the plastic pieces are all different shades of white, grey and some black which kind of breaks its overall appearance up a bit and not in a good way. The red is lighter than the first release and Takara version. Also the CON symbol is smaller.
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    Nice splatter effect:
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    But notice the several different colors alone on the shovel?
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    What's weird here is they painted dirt on the outside but not on the inside:
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    Takara Shanghai Attack version:
    This version you can see has a more uniform plastic color appearance. Has a similar dirt effect as the original release on the arms. The red on the head is the same as original as well and some other differences from the Hasbro version. The red stripes are scratched looking as well as the larger CON symbol.
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    Arm mod:
    If you want to get a little more articulation out of him and dont care about transforming him back to alt.mode, although you can but the shovel will be backwards, switch the arms. Right to left and left to right. Simple as that.
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  2. epicbeardman

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    Very cool
     
  3. marshall dusty

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    nice pics and review.
    i still haven't opened mine. it's still in my car lol

    i prefer the brown tracks over the black. or the black with mud effects would have been best.
     
  4. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    Thanks for the comparison!

    Ultimately I will go for the Hasbro one. Even though I think Takara's is better overall, it's not so much better that I want to spend the extra money for it.
     
  5. honkhet

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    i like the takara one better...
    btw thats a very convincing mod, i'll do it!
     
  6. MidnightBliss

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    Awesome. I love comparison pics. Thank you.
     
  7. artiepants

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    The takara one is beautiful, but i found that mold pretty lackluster...
     
  8. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    The mud is nice, but I think the Takara one is a much better looking figure..
     
  9. Mechafire

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    Nice. Thanks for the review. I may try to switch the tires with the original red Demolishor.
     
  10. Deceptigtar

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    nice idea. those dirt tires might look better with the red demo.
     

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