Scout Windcharger (Reveal The Shield)

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  1. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Noticed this guy doesn't have a picture feedback thread yet...

    Apologies for horrible camera and terrible lighting conditions.


    Vehicle is nice and solid, although the two panels at the front of the car have a bit of trouble clipping in properly as you can see. Also there are two small parts at the back of the roof that have a habit of drooping down a bit due to the way you have to transform him. Those are part of his feet and are tricky to get to stay in place.

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    Robot mode is the bees knees with a nice head sculpt.

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    His gun things store away in the arms and feature the railing system for adding other weapons to. He's got plenty of movement including articulated knee pads that can be tuned to keep giving the legs a nice solid look.

    Transformation is about what you should expect for a scout, no surprises here. Having the back window section slide apart on the legs is a lovely touch though.

    Anyway, this guy is sooooo G1 and hella tight so everyone go buy one.

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  2. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    Thanks for the review Llama. Pics are ok not bad.
     
  3. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    So who here is gonna cancel their preorder with BBTS so I can score this bad boy?!?:D 
     
  4. CyrDraconis

    CyrDraconis Well-Known Member

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    Very much looking forward to this guy. The post-ROTF scouts continue to be awesome - my only nitpick at first glance is the same that others have called; the red hands really blend in, to their detriment.
     
  5. Swoop Dogg

    Swoop Dogg me King!

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    Kinda weird that the RTS toys have a rub sign w/o the gray background but this toy has the grey (spelled it both ways :D ) background.

    Not diggin the paint on the back of the car, but what can you expect for a scout?

    Nonetheless, l'm looking forward to seeing this guy on the shelves.

    Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  6. GreenScream

    GreenScream Neo G1 Collector

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    Can't wait to get this guy. First thing I'll do is rip off that rubsign and give him a nice Autobot logo.

    Now if HasTak could just give us Huffer and Gears...
     
  7. Knightsword

    Knightsword Fire in the North TFW2005 Supporter

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    They did give us Huffer, like it or not, we won't see another one in a long time. I also bet Hasbro's answer to Gears is "Just use the movie one" :( 
     
  8. Tirade

    Tirade Hate Plague Autobot

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    The red hands are actually show accurate. His hands were colored red in the old G1 Cartoon.
     
  9. CyrDraconis

    CyrDraconis Well-Known Member

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    Oh, no gripes on accuracy - it just looks weird to me. If it still tweaks me once he's in-hand, well, I got paint. Might silver up his rims, too.
     
  10. xanthax

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    Another excellent scout. Also, love the last pic llama!
     
  11. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    GROUP SHOT

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    He fits in just fine with the more cartoon styled classics figures.
     
  12. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    Awesome, dude. This just may be an A+ figure ~ i agree with the red hands being a bit odd though...
     
  13. Quixote_Prime

    Quixote_Prime is missed.

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    Sweet deal that he continues the Scout tradition of the clip system thingy.

    Great pics!
     
  14. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice!

    But stop making me want the Japanese Silverbolt and Hound. :mad 
     
  15. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've been pretty choosy with what Japanese versions I've gotten but Silverbolt was absolutely worth it. Looks so good in that bright white.
     
  16. Falldown

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    Windcharger is pretty much a perfect update of his G1 self. Transformation is pretty simple and reminiscent of his old toy. Car-mode can be a little fiddly to get everything sitting flush but it's solid once you've got everything in place.

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    If (or should I say when) they decide to repaint him hopefully we get a Tailgate.

    Definetly pick this toy up when you get a chance.

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  17. coinilius

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    I don't suppose there's a chance to mistransform him so that the car hood stays up over and behind his head is there?
     
  18. blurr69

    blurr69 First time caller

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    Dont suppose anyone has the minibots to take a picture of him with .. ?
     
  19. Falldown

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    You can, but it's up pretty high and makes his upper body look pretty scrawny.

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  20. coinilius

    coinilius Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the photo - pity it looks so awkward as there seems to be some nice detailing on the upper chest that is otherwise hidden. Plus it would be a little more 'G1' for those into that sort of thing.
     

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