Reveal the Shield Strafe Pictorial Review

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  1. Red leader

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    RTS Strafe - when I first saw it I hated it, got it in hand and I really like him. It sucks it doesnt have a new head sculpt and its got about as much in common with the G1 technobot as I do with Bubbles the chimp but get past that and its a good toy.

    Nice articulation, spring out daggers and great alt mode make him a worthy purchase if not essential :) 



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  2. Jarodimus

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    So, a 98% DNA match, then? :D 

    I'm somewhat tempted by this guy. They made the head look as different as possible, but I'd obviously much prefer a nice blocky white head with a red face. (Paging Venksta!) That's twice now we've gotten a Strafe update with a pretty unsuitable head.
     
  3. Shin Densetsu

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    I think this would have been better in blue and black, as a G2 Cyberjets Air Raid homage.
     
  4. Red leader

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    Cheeky git! :) 
     
  5. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    I like the color scheme, and the autobot symbol on the wings. I don't get many repaints, but I really want this one.
     
  6. xanthax

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    Oh god that looks terrible with Sunspot humping his back.
     
  7. Charsiupao

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    Are there any pics of Sunspot embedded in his torso?
     
  8. nemisispringer

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    Hate to be the science nerd here but thats actually an about acurate dna percentage match between chimps and humans in general.

    You also share %50 of your genes with a banana lol i love that random fact
     
  9. Wollstone

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    A worthy, if not essential purchase as Mindwipe. :wink: 
     
  10. Anguirus

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    Why do people keep sticking Sunspot on him? Cause they both have white + a warm color?

    I think the alt mode works for Strafe, but the bot mode sure doesn't...needed new weapons and a head. I would like to see more Technobot and Protectobot homages, as I really like those color schemes (though the combiners themselves are not my favorites), but I need them to work a liiiiiittle better than this.
     
  11. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    a really nice deco (i think the giant autobot emblem on the wings is a little on the nose...) but i jsut can't get that mold as a 'bot, it's just way too EEEEvil.

    and, is it just me or are the RTS 'cons SPECTACULARLY outnumbered? ;) 
     
  12. Jarodimus

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    Exactly.

    In retrospect, I guess I assumed that was common knowledge. I was most certainly NOT calling you a chimp, Red leader! :redface2: 
     
  13. StInG286

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    I must be blind cause I can't see a giant autobot symbol on his wings in any of the pics can't see a symbol period
     
  14. Ashstar

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    Ahah! You are not alone friend, for I missed that the first time around too. Try looking at both wing tips :wink: 

    Edit: just notice Red's pics didn't show the ginormous symbol, try this image from the resource section:

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  15. StInG286

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    Oh for the love of.......
     
  16. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    So, have we seen Strafe in package yet?
    I mean... maybe the big autobot symbol on his wings is a ruse, and he's actually a decepticon in disguise 8D


    Or maybe Sunspot forgot his faction.
     
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    I'm conflicted between getting this or Mindwipe (which is for cheap) to pose with Highbrow( red/ & blue/green -or- night and day). Someone help me decide!!! Highbrow + Sea Spray (sea(+scout) and sky) vs Lugnut + Mindwipe and a big dent in the wallet, or just Highbrow and Strafe.


    I don't get why people say this mold is a pass with those colors, it just makes me think it's more badass. As if Starscream (not the actual one) did a heel face turn. The orange knives makes him look like a daylight assassin, haha
     
  18. StInG286

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    He is packaged in robot mode form the pics I have seen so the symbol would be even less apparent then

    I have Mindwipe and he is actually one of my favorites, he is especially a good mould if you are one for not wanting too much I beleive the term is robot kibble showing only thing I have against him if anything would be the cybertronian tattoos but that is not a real big issue as they could be removed with some ease and patience(something I lack :p )

    I also have Seaspray who is another of my favorite voyager's, another with no robot kibble really visible. So i recommend him also. Downside with him though is figuring out where he can go as Mindwipe sort fits in with the movie figures easily, where as Seaspray is a mixed bag he has movie asthetics too him but he kind of also has a sort of generations/universe look too him.

    Then I guess the same could be said for Highbrow and Lugnut really lol

    I myself prefer Mindwipe's colour scheme but that is a personal preference, it is down to how much you want to spend and which ones look better too you really. Sorry if that isn't much help lol
     
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    I like it. Kind of hope they make more homages of the Technobots.
     
  20. PropaneProphet

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    Well I'm just weighing my options at the moment, I like putting them on the self for contrasts (Highbrow being day and Mindwipe for night) or complement (sea from Sea Spray and air for Highbrow). So yeah...

    But based on that Highbrow retains most colors to the copter he represents I may go for mindwipe.
     

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