ROTF Leader Jetfire Pictorial review

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Itchy? Wrecthed? Rusty?

    MY ASS!

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    Here he is, ROTF Leader Class Jetfire! As is apparent, his alt mode is an SR-71.

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    A HUGE SR-71:

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    18 inches (46cm) long and 10 inches (26cm) wide at the wings in jet mode. There's a button on the tail of the plane that makes a quick fly-by noise. There's also a button UNDER the panel that turns into the combined mode mega-gun that makes a clanking noise. Maybe to simulate his old self as he walks in robot mode (it's not really accessible in jet mode) if you remove that panel.

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    He DOES have the undercarriage-is-a-robot syndrome, but it really isn't as bad as it seems.

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    Transformation is fun, way more complex than the Universe Silverbolt everyone was fearing. The panels with JTFR on them are on posts with ball joints at each end and like to pop off, but other than than a fairly fun, stable transformation to robot mode. When you snap the front of his chest onto his back, you hear the standard transformation sound:

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    Pretty nice figure, a lot of detail gets lost in the solid plastic, a few more paint aps would have been nice, but over all a fairly solid figure with loads of personality. Pushing down the lever on his chest causes him to say "Jetfire's my name." with a Scottish accent. Weird.

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    You can have him stand in a straighter pose, but I love how the best way to balance his weight is to have him hunched over a bit. He looks a look more natural that way. Also, here's a quick look from behind and above, just to get an idea of how the panels really do kind of fold and compress to form his back:

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    Just neat all around. Here's a look at all three leaders together (with their mini selves!)

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    And of course, everyone wants to see the combined mode!

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    The shoulder kibble can be moved around to a pretty decent degree to personal liking. I'm still fiddling with mine.

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    And here's a shot of him next to Leader Megatron, to give you an idea of the HUGE!

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    Video review for Jetfire is here:
    YouTube - ROTF Leader Class Jetfire!!!

    And combined mode is here:
    YouTube - ROTF Leader Optimus/Jetfire Combo!



    And now: FUN WITH KIBBLE!!!

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    And for those wondering, this is the configuration I currently display him in:

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    I know they're not technically facing the proper direction, but folding those shoulder bits in half REALLY helps the look.
     
  2. oku

    oku Well-Known Member

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    reminds me Master Roshi lol
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Man, he looks awesome. They really pulled off the old man-crotchety look real well!
     
  4. ZEGR

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    does op have any leg poseability in the combined mode?
     
  5. PopCulturePooka

    PopCulturePooka Longest running avatar

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    The combined mode looks weak.
     
  6. rikkuluverx2

    rikkuluverx2 scout

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    awwww yeaaaah >:D 

    -rikkuluverx2
     
  7. mugen_prime

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    I don't know.... the kibble on the jet mode really bothers me.... ESPECIALLY the fact that the jet "engines" that make up part of his legs just sit there underneath completely separate from where the engines are actually supposed to be. His whole torso looks very brick-ish as well... very flat and bulky. The combined mode doesn't look too great either. Definitely looks like the combined mode takes away all leg articulation. The only things that almost make me like him, is the sheer size of his alt mode, and the top half of the jet mode looks pretty decent. On the other hand, considering the massive size of his alt mode.... couldn't they have done MUCH better at hiding all that kibble? I'm still very much on the fence with this guy. I want to like him, but there's a lot that bothers me. Brings back memories of the horrible Armada combinations.
     
  8. mx-01 archon

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    The 'bot mode looks great given the proper posture. He looked off before when we saw him posed in the standard way, but now, with the lean and the hunch, he looks surprisingly accurate, even if there's a bit more untransformed kibble than preferable.

    Still think they could have done something with those engine nacelles, but it's a minor quibble in the end.
     
  9. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Holy huge jet mode Batman!
     
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    I can deal with jet undercarrige, especially when the actual jet is detailed so well. The turbine thighs sitting at an angle are a little odd, though.

    I like his robot mode. Gonna need LOTS of paint.

    I'll pick him up, see what I can do with him. He certainly looks decent enough to buy.
     
  11. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    Looks cool. I don't get the weird voice clip, but it looks like a very decent representation of the character. I might get it on account of the hugeness of the alt mode. :lol 
     
  12. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Enngh...I don't know....
     
  13. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Well, if I wasn't sold before, I am now.. I love the scottish accent.
     
  14. ghostwave

    ghostwave Lets make BISCUITS!!

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    Do primes swords still flip out in combined mode?
     
  15. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Wow, I might get Jetfire before Prime. Sold.
     
  16. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    hes just so HUGE!!!!!!!!!!! in alt mode. and then is robot mode is pretty small-thats just AWESOME
     
  17. Tell_Story

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    Thanks Peaugh!

    I saw the picture on Twitter first of Prime in his combined mode and I just said to myself 'Wow! That looks great!' I am sold on all the leaders, but I think that you really did a good job displaying Power up Optimus Prime. I like the way you positioned th shoulder pads. Good Job! Good Job!
     
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    I wonder how big Starscream alt mode will be now... If he is the fourth leader I mean
     
  19. Bumblejazz

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    Not liking this one too much...
     
  20. ElekTriC

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    so movie prime fits twice in jetfire's alt mode?
     

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