ROTF Hoist

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  1. ORIO

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    My first review! First, let me apologize for my crappy cell phone pics. I just got this guy yesterday and was pretty excited to see how he would look with my classics/universe figures.

    A review for Longarm is here http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-feedback/138285-tftm-07-deluxe-longarm.html

    so I won't go into too much detail about the figure. But from what you can see (or rather make out from my pics) he looks damn fine with Classics/Universe figures in vehicle mode and not as much as in robot mode. I used his fellow Season 2 Autobots to demonstrate this. Well, at least thats my opinion. For now he's a great place holder :) 

    Enjoy. Pic requests welcome and I'll do my best to try and get some better lighting!
     

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  2. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    My main problem with Hoist is he's just too green. Robot mode could use a little more paint detail, especially around the diamondplate chest and midsection. Even just painting that little orb in the abdomen would help.

    Otherwise, pretty nifty.
     
  3. Lumpy

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    i think he looks awesome...and he'll definitely be in one of the mid rows of my display, so no one will ever see those funky movie feet...just the upper torso that looks good...
     
  4. mitchsantona

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    Is he available in a single package or just that two pack?
     
  5. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Just the two pack sadly
     
  6. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    I like him... now. When first out of the package he is entirely too green, as you said. But I took the gray "breast" pieces, forearm guards and shoulder pieces (around his neck) from Longarm and VWA-LA! Looks much better. Also silver sharpied his hands to break up all the (way to light) gray of his arms. May do some detailing to his torso area to break that up a bit too.

    But the addition of the 3 sets of darker gray pieces, from Longarm, replacing the green ones, makes enough of an improvement IMHO.
     
  7. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Pics?
     
  8. Epsilon Prime

    Epsilon Prime ^ Just call me E

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    If you don't like the lower part of his shins, you can fold them down, bringing the feet up and making him shorter. However, he is much more stable if he doesn't have weak thighs.
    Also, his light-piping rivals that of Jazz and Smokescreen :D 
     
  9. Lumpy

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    i want to see pics too...
     
  10. Shadow25

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    I really want Hoist, but I don't care at all for Mixmaster...

    ...anyone want to split?
     
  11. Dinobot Snarl

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    I saw him today, not so special.... very very green
     
  12. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    yeah, that's the same thing i'm looking for...might've found someone who wants mixmaster, maybe you can find someone too...i know ORIO did...but he found someone locally...
     
  13. Shadow25

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    And the sad part is that I love Mixmaster. I love his figure, but I really have no use for a second with a very "out-there" color scheme. It's hardly as if he could be "re-purposed" like some of my other repaints, either.
     
  14. jametron

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    Well, I can't seem to take really nice, clear pics and I don't have a great place to do it. But here's some anyway...

    The metal-gray parts of the truck bed are from Longarm
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    And in these shots you can see the same pieces... on his shoulders and his forearms, in addition to the 2 metal-gray pieces on his chest, also from Longarm. ALL of these pieces were originally green as well. An EXTREMELY SUBTLE different shade of green. It was too much IMHO.
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    He could use a bit more orange IMHO, maybe on his arms... just some accents, but regardless I think it looks pretty good.
     
  15. Lumpy

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    how does longarm look with the green pieces?
     
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    Definitely a cool repaint.
     
  17. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Don't know, didn't put him back together... He was destined to become spare parts anyway, as he was partially broken.

    But, I imagine the green wouldn't go too well with his scheme of blue, black and white.

    Oh, and I had to replace 2 of the pieces that form his knees as one was broken right out of the package. My figure was given 2 left knee pieces and when the figure was positioned to fit in the box the one in the right leg nearly broke. And it couldn't transform correctly anyway so it had to go. Which is fine because I had Longarms parts, so now he has black knees instead of green ones (circled in yellow below), so no biggie!
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    Haven't heard anyone else mention this, and as he wouldn't be able to transform properly, I'm sure it would have been mentioned by others already... so at least it's not a running problem.
     
  18. Depthcharge

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    Love him. Colors work well I think and he's a great homage on a great sculpt. Sadly, mine has very loose joints which makes him kind of a bummer in the posing and displaying department. I mentioned it in the other thread but my Mixmaster also seemed to suffer from bad part fitting.
     
  19. War Bearer

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    Me too. I got loose joints on my hoist.
     
  20. Powersa

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    great paint job
     

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