ROTF - Scout - Baron Ransack von Joy

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Biplane Mode
    This thing is really wide, thanks to the wingspan. There's also some neat sculpting that implies that the wings are a little patchwork.

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    It's really quite impressive. I love the airbrush-styled wing decos. There's even a cockpit! The weaponry is also neat. One side gets twin autocannons, and the other gets a really cute pair of tiny bombs.

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    There are a couple shortcomings- namely the lack of a tiny wheel on the tail of the plane, and the admittedly well-camoflaged arms under the lower wings.

    Transformation
    This is fairly simple, though the way the top wings transform is really cool. Aside from collapsing down using parts from the bottom wings, they also unclip from a frame that the rest of the lower wings then clips into. Also, the tailfin splits into the feet, which each transform in completely different ways.

    Robot Mode
    Check out his engine hat! It looks like it either has a miner lamp or a tiny trumpet on top. :lol 

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    Though he looks very junkpile, he's got very clearly defined physicality. And actually some very cool proportions.

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    Posability's decent. Balljointed hips and shoulders, a waist swivel, elbows and knees, and his ankles can swing forward and backward. ONE of them can also tilt sideways, but it's due to the transformation.

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    And he can flyyyyyyyyyyyyyy~!

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    Overall Thoughts

    This guy's got a great and sizable alt mode, and if you can dig his demented aesthetics then I think you'll enjoy the toy. He's got a lot of character and really looks movieverse in that he...well, looks like a biplane that bent itself into the shape of a robot. :D 

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    The Movieverse DeceptiScouts are in town. D:

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    LEGENDS OF RANSACK
     
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  2. AndreyOfDoom

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    Nice!
     
  3. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    I'm tempted to get 2 of these & repaint them into "Snoopy" and "Red Baron."
     
  4. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow -- awesome. Love how the placement and jointing of the weapons means he gets a wrist blaster.

    And, uh, forearm bombs.

    And flyyyyyyyyyy pose FTW!

    I never thought I'd say this, but when's the video review? :D 


    What, no G1 and G2 Ransack? Some "One True Fan" YOU are. :mad 
     
  5. G1Wheeljack

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    You've doomed this thread to be forever named "Baron Ransack von Joy".....:thumb 

    Looks better than I originally thought, I'll probably end up getting this as an impulse buy at the least. Can't wait for the video review.
     
  6. hupla

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    Are you going to do a video review?
     
  7. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    He really looks like a fun little figure. The scout/basic class are once again becoming very cool figures.

    This the best description of weaponry yet! :D 
     
  8. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Video Review, Vangelus? Please? with cherry on top?
     
  9. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Video Review will be a bit delayed as I want to finish the Hi Price of the Final Def first. D:
     
  10. 0R10N P4X

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    Me gusta este fantastico roboto.
     
  11. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    the paint deco on that thing is just freaking amazing, hes got more paint apps than most Leaders!
     
  12. marshall dusty

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    i'm digging his alt mode a lot. and his faction symbol is hot
     
  13. slugslinger2004

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    I really like his alt mode and his bot mode has a charm to it, but for some reason I don't know if I like Ransack enough to buy it. I'll just have to wait and see
     
  14. Sso02V

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    My inner plane nerd rages about the machineguns on the wing, but my transformers nerd cancels it out with an outcry of OMGBIPLANETRANSFORMER
     
  15. The Primes

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    Vangelus, this is an intervention. You need to fight your addiction with stolen Chinese toys. You can't let it control you!

    The fig itself looks really cool. I'll have to get it once it comes out.
     
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    Wee bit of trivia on that, some WWI biplanes didn't have tailwheels.
     
  17. Locke

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    This one is a clear winner for me. I'm hoping for multiple repaints as this line goes forward.
     
  18. Aaron

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  19. Pravus Prime

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    Ditto. So far, this is the only movie toy that I plan on buying.
     
  20. on_a_warpath

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    I need one of these, ASAP.
    Though it bugs me that the machineguns are in the wrong spot.
    Oh well, they look better in robot mode that way.
     

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