review: TAW-01 the another war sword

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  1. tootsmendozer

    tootsmendozer hairy giant

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    **god fire convoy pics added page two** it turned up yesterday but i could only get it today heh.
    so here it is i shall do a shor pictoral review, if you have any requests please ask and i will try to do them.

    ok here a pic of all the pieces lined up and i shall go one to explain about each one.
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    ok to start with his smaller sword.
    its a good sword and it all holds together well, the plastic is all really nice and sturdy, the only gripe i have is the hinge on the latch to hold the blade in place is very weak, but once clipped together it all holds well so its kind of a redundent gripe.
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    theres that lil hinge i was talking about.
    ok next is his back pack. again it all holds together nicely and stays on well, the cannon joints are a little weak but there still ok.
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    one cool thing is when the swords in combined mode you can still have prime wear the back pack almost like a little jump booster
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    next his arm shields, these are cool the two arm brackets that hold the shields on are the onyl things that you have to put aside in big sword mode, heres how they clip on
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    and then you just peg the shield to that heh
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    now a few shots of him with all his gear
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    as you can see the cannons flip forward for a firing pose heh i liked that.

    now the real thing we all wanna see!
    BIG SWORD!

    I was surprised by how well this all holds together, saying that when it comes to take it all apart again some times it does feel like you might break the thinner shield parts so ya gotta be careful!
    first you gotta assemble the handle
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    then the two blade halves, ive only shown one just use your imagination to view the other half, its the same bit but with no top blade
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    then clip the two together!
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    seeing how it holds together with such small points it feels really solid and not bendy at all.
    over all i love this sword, i didnt really get it for the split up parts, i wanted the giant sword and by god it doesnt leave me wanting, it makes prime look like the bad ass leader he is.
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    the only problem with this item i must admit is the price, for what it is it is a bit much but i loves it any way.

    sorry this is a bit weak it is my first review heh.

    tata for now
     
  2. JAYSCREAM

    JAYSCREAM CACHOW!

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    think it would suit magnus better imo. but it does look smart with the shields. cast it in red and its a total winner for nemesis prime.

    + good review, thank you.:thumbs2: 
     
  3. tootsmendozer

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    well there is the magnus version and the nemisis version heh i just liked it in the clear blue, plus mine is alot darker than my pictures make it look, i am tempted to get teh red one mind
     
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    good review, how strong are the handle bits when all of them are pegged together?
     
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    very very sturdy, i was surprised. and they hold together well to, some times its a bit hard to get them to come apart, not impossible ya just have to tug a bit, oh another gripe is that its a bit loose in his hand but its not a deal breaker
     
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    Man that thing looks pretty sweet but the freakin $70 price tag is beyond ridiculous. I can see maybe $35-$45 being that it's a third party but even then I don't think I'd bite. Here's to hoping it ends up on super clearance somewhere in 6 months or so for $25.

    I wonder if it's because the clear plastic is more expensive. If that's the case maybe they can do one with all solid plastic for less

    Thanks for the review though :thumb 
     
  7. tootsmendozer

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    hows the plastic quality on this?
    durable and tough, or does it feel like itll break?
     
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    now the question every one has been wanting answered...

    HOW does it look on super fire convoy?

    :p 

    :lol 
     
  10. tootsmendozer

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    ill take pics of that in a bit i have him heh.

    erm the plastic quality uis good but the plastic on teh shields is kinda thin so it does feel liek it might break when you have to pry it apart
     
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    Thanks for the review toots bro (& Doc brown too for his pixs). those really are nice looking swords but the only stumbling block that prevents me from getting one is just the price.

    Btw looking forward to pixs of it w/God Fire Convoy (if any) :wink: .
     
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    heres the god fire convoy pics, i must admit i didnt realise how bad ass he would look with it, as you can see my god fire convoy is a little beat up, hes missing some tires (any one who would be able to point me in teh right direction to replacing the tires would be owed a debt).
    but yeah god fire convoy with his god sword
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    AWESOME! :rock 
     
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    those godfire pics really make me want this. effing price is still too high though
     
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    its not bad to order from RobotKingdom...postage comes out to $36.00 for 3 swords. the total for 3 swords is $186.00 compare to the prices in BBTS $70 a piece = $210.00 + shipping

    but for one sword is $65.77 shipped to USA..postage is $15.77
    you save $5.00 + shipping

     
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    All these pics are not helping me not want it.
     
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    Been on the fence for this, considering getting the Nemmy version since he's the only guy so far that I don't have a fan trailer for (I know Nemmy-colored versions of the other trailers do exist but I'm holding out for a RiD Scourge-esque tanker). Nice thorough review, tells me everything about this that all the other photos so far didn't. Edging closer to going ahead and getting one. But yeah, maybe I should wait for them to drop in price a little.
     
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    is there any way to mount the cannons to the commander armor in trailer mode?

    If you could do that, you could make a pretty damn good Apex Armor/Godbomber trailer!
     
  20. NGW

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    I thought the question everyone wanted answered was "What is with the horrible grammar in naming this thing?"

    Seriously, that's always bugged me about this. "The Another War"...the hell?

    Anyways, nice review.
     

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