RotF/Universe/Classics 2.0 Superion

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  1. Falldown

    Falldown Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't look like anyone has made a thread for this set yet, so I thought I'd share some pictures and thoughts. Overall I've been really pleased with both Superion and Bruticus. Slingshot has been renamed Airazor in the set, but the other four Aerialbots retain their original names.

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    Silverbolt's alt-mode is vaguely similar to that of the Ultra-class version. The robot mode doesn't resemble the cartoon character very much (head isn't square, missing wings on the shoulders most notable) but I guess that's to be expected with a repaint.

    As has been mentioned elsewhere many Silverbolts have their knees assembled backwards. In the store I got my set from every set had them backwards. It's fairly easy to fix, but if you can I'd try and find a set with the knees the right way round to begin with.

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    Air Raid (dark grey) and Airazor (white) share the same mold. Transformation is simple, but both the plane and robot modes look quite nice. There's a little bit of robot mode kibble as the arms are pretty well just stuck on the bottom of the plane, but it could be a lot worse.

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    Fireflight (brown) and Skydive (grey/red) are very nice. For their size they have surprisingly little robot mode kibble in plane mode. I quite like the way the head becomes the turret on the underside of the plane.

    The names seem backwards to me. I'd've thought a mostly red alt-mode would better suit "Fireflight" but the packaging pretty clearly shows him to be the brown plane.

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    And here is Superion. You can arrange the arms and legs however you like. I find the Air Raid/Airazor mold to be a little wide and prefer to put both Fireflight and Skydive on the legs, but the arrangement is really up to you.

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    Finally a picture with Optimus Prime and Ultra-class Silverbolt to get an idea of scale.

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    Personally I prefer Bruticus to Superion, but I still think Superion is a good figure.
     
  2. Boy who screams

    Boy who screams Banned

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    Nice review, but a miss for me.
    I only like Fireflight and Skydive.
    Even then, why is Fireflight brown?
     
  3. zeroXII

    zeroXII metallicon

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    Nice! I got Bruticus myself, can't wait to nab this guy.

    btw, this was posted in the cool stuff thread, i think you should totally try this out:
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  4. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    That look so much better!
     
  5. Faxon

    Faxon Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me, or is Air raid a energon Starscream tribute more than an Air raid tribute?
     
  6. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    glad to see some liked the pictures I posted only wish those were actually mine

    and yes the one jet is a homage to Energon Starscream

    and im so glad somebody finally made a thread for him ive been waiting for some good detailed pics of em all though jrx did some but more are always good :p 
    ill definitely get him and Bruticus and hopefully they reissue Devastator cause I was stupid and didnt get him when he was on clearence :redface2: 

    but I think the worst things about that set is that they didnt modify Silverbolt to fix that chest peg from the looks of it, theres a pink plane..... , and they nubbed the plane noses of Air Raid & Airazor :banghead: 
     
  7. 0R10N P4X

    0R10N P4X Banned

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    How's the waist connector on Superion? Is it still the same tiny loose peg?
     
  8. Falldown

    Falldown Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Skydive is pink. It's more of a salmon pink than a bright pink. I'd certainly have prefered the pink to be grey, but I don't think it was too intrusive.

    It is tiny, but it seems to fit pretty tightly on mine.
     
  9. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    This is news post it!!!!
     
  10. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    Okay, how the heck did that person get Superion to look that good in that one picture?

    Where did that come from!? And how do I do it!?
     
  11. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    its pretty simple actually transform him normally and put the legs up like pictured and swing the arms down and seperate the chest part to give him a sort of elbow

    for the legs just dont attach the shield parts and there ya go

    im not sure where the sword came from though but I want one :p 

    and ive never seen anyone else pose him like that but ill have a pic like it later on this week
     
  12. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    Seriously, that should be the REAL form of the gestalt. Not with that clear plastic poop attached to them.
     
  13. simplygriff

    simplygriff µ - Elitist Dick

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    I will buy this set because of that picture. I was gonna pass before. Is there a way to do something like that with the Bruticus?
    -G
     
  14. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    That same guy did a nifty one with Bruticus as well. Check the 'Cool Stuff' thread, probably about 10 pages to the end.

    EDIT: Check page 16 of the Bruticus Feedback thread. It was posted there.
     
  15. simplygriff

    simplygriff µ - Elitist Dick

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    Thanks much! I'll go hunt it down. :thumbs2: 
    -G
     
  16. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    QFT. I talked so much crap about these sets but that just looks worth the buy. I'll have to check out the Bruticus thread for an attempt to give my 'Cons some love.

    Oh, and Superion's getting Energon Screamer's sword. I'm just going to go and paint it matte black with some silver for the blade.
     
  17. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Taking inspiration from the earlier fan mode, I made these. Sorry for the crappy camera, I only have a cellphone camera.

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    That said, he will be a new character in my webcomics. Need to get that finished up, but need to acquire a proper camera first, grrr...
     
  18. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Where'd you find this?

    I want one SO bad!
     
  19. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    TRUs here are selling by the buckloads. At least in my country....
     
  20. Triggerhappy

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    DAM. That fan-mode is awesome.

    Gotta get it
     

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