Reveal the Shield: Deep Dive

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  1. exclusacon

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    Let me start off this is my first feedback thread. So bear with me here, I'm here to learn so any suggestions is great. Thanks. Note all pics are taken on my droid phone.

    I order Deep Dive from Hasbrotoyshop. They offered free shipping, so why not. I like not so common alt-modes. So I was sold on it, when Seaspray was released. Deep Dive is repaint.
    Initally, I thought he was suppose to a Decepticon, but apparently he mutual,kinda,sorta,maybe....

    Deep Dive is in robot mode when he in package, but I don't have that pic (rookie mistake)
    Here is the back of the box art...we see it a million times...
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    Side art....
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    Bio (which is confusing, I will get into it later)
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    Stats:
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    Bot-mode:
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    Side Shot:
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    I prefer the feets like this, so I know it isn't transform "right"
    I understand some people don't like kibbles, but hardly has any..

    Back-shot:
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    I like scuba diver look, works well with alt mode and bot mode

    More bot pics:
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    His "spears launchers, becomes pistols.
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    Little close up. I really dig the colors. He suppose to be a swamp hovercraft. Seaspray was too "pretty" in colors to be taken seriously as a swamp vehicle.
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    Now this where its confusing. If you the bio, it states, he want to be far away from Decepticons AND Autobots. His Shield is Autobot. Maybe he went AWOL...
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    Alt-Mode: Swamp Hovercraft
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    Overall I like mold and I like the colors better on Deep Dive. 2 things bother me, 1: thought he was a Decepticon, 2: confusing reveal the shield. One of the few repaints the owned the original, imo. Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    Thanks for the pics! While I enjoy the mold I was really hoping for a con repaint. For a bit there the repaints of some figures would change factions but not this time. Damn.
     
  3. xanthax

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    I like this guys colors. They really make a good swampin' boat look. His bio is interesting. I was suprised to see he was an autobot.

    Can't wait to get mine from HTS. This mold is quite awesome and has a nice, fun transformation.
     
  4. exclusacon

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    Thanks...
    It sucks that there isn't that many Cons out here...I found it odd that a repaint of an autobot would be an autobot....the breacher repaint,bodyblock, will be an autobot too?...
     
  5. Quixote_Prime

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    How close are his colors to the GI Joe Killerwhale. He looks great!
     
  6. exclusacon

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    I would say close, they only thing different Deep Dive has red on him, but with some joes sticker you got a good crossover here.
    Thanks for giving me the idea
     
  7. Feralstorm

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    If not for the Autobot symbol on the side of the box (or on RTS packaging in general) there might have been a little curiosity until that sticker got rubbed. Sure, no one expected any surprises from Jazz or Optimus Prime, but Deep Dive was somewhat of an unknown for a little while.
     
  8. exclusacon

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    Yeah it does defeat the purpose of the rubsign when its on the box....
     
  9. ErechOveraker

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    Had not seen any pics of this repaint before now, it's actually quite tempting. The rubsign looks pretty dumb on the chest there for me though, or at least crooked application like on my Tracks ruins it.

    Good review, thanks!
     
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    Looks really nice, but I was also hoping he'd be a Decepticon. Nice pictures!
     
  11. exclusacon

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    Thanks...

    Reprolabels can make him CON....
     
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    He's going with my Decepticons along with Bodyblock...Nemesis Prime's Faction. Luckily I can just swap the rub symbol, and not have to worry about removing a tampo.

    Heck....probably don't even need to remove the symbol...just don't rub it. :D 
     
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    If nothing else, I suppose he could be Shattered Glass Seaspray, since the rub symbol isn't in any particular color.

    Hrrm. Now that makes me kinda want him. I didn't before. :lol 
     
  14. Gingerchris

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    I got Seaspray for Christmas and don't buy repaints so this isn't on my shopping list, but I prefer this colouration to Seaspray's even though normally I'm always in preference of G1 colourings on homage molds.
     
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    Nice review, glad you took as many shots as you did! Wish you had the original seaspray for a side by side comparison, but I'm sure others will follow up with that. I myself am looking forward to Deep Dive, I really dig those colors for that mold.

    I do agree that his bio and allegiance are out of sync, but hey, thats why stickers can be pulled off!
     
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    Nice pics! I'm thinking if I grab him he will get re-purposed as a con.
     
  17. Shin Densetsu

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    To be honest I think he looks better than Sea Spray. I wasn't sold on this mold until I bought Sea Spray. It's a great figure and this is a good repaint. Bio is funny....like what the hell is this guy? If you don't have a version of this mold yet I'd pick this up, looks really cool.
     
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    Just got this guy in. Lovin the deco much more than Seaspray's. He got this badass look goin on with those colors.
     
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    Echoing Skylock sentiments, yes he looks totally badass in these colors. Just got him in today. I was so excited I didn't even flip his heels down or his rear shoulder panels back. :eek:  Just yanked him out of the box, and started snapping pics.

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    Out of all honestly, and I can't reinforce this any more, this IS definitely a repaint to get, even if you have Seaspray already. For me it helps since I love the mold. It's great as Seaspray and fantastic as Deep Dive. Definitely going with my Decepticons. Love it.
     
  20. Quixote_Prime

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    For the record, this guy doesn't float. Our eldest son gave it a whirl today while I was at work -- not sure how he got a hold of the toy... He was rather disappointed since every single Playmobil toy that is nautical can float, even the animals.

    EDIT: come to think of it does any tf toy float? I don't have the mold that was made into Botcon Banzai-tron but that doesn't look like it floats.
     

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