SGCollection Drift Small review

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  1. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    SGCollection Drift. Overall not bad, didn't like that it is put together with plastic rods. Screws would have been nice, although with Resin plastic I know it can break / crack easy. Definately took some time to put it together. Sanding and cutting the excess took some time. The swords and scabbards are worth the price alone. The head has some problems folding up and the cover tends to fall off during transforming. The stickers were terrible. I could not get any of them except the eyes to stay on. I decided to just paint it. I still need to do some light sanding, I noticed a spot on the shoulder after taking the pics. Transforming is kinda tricky but if you take your time and be careful you'll be ok. Some may have had better luck than I but basically I plan on keeping it in robot mode. Not just because it looks awesome but because I sweat every time I transform it. It's very tight and I'm still afraid it will break. I might do some more painting on it. The comic was nice but he never transformed in it? I would have loved to see the vehicle mode so I know exactly where to put some of the stickers on the sides. The instructions were kinda hard to read also. Definately not for someone who has not put together models. Anyway here are the pics.
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  2. MidnightBliss

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    Looks good but, the resin scares me. I want something durable. Thanks for the pics.
     
  3. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    Just don't breath on it...:thumbs2: 
     
  4. MegaHavok

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    meh....heres hoping we get a real Drift from Hasbro down the road
     
  5. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    looks only passable. not worth the dosh.
     
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    That alt-mode looks pretty awful...it only has a passing resemblance to an automobile. Bot mode looks decent, but it looks like it needs much sanding, prep, and paint.
     
  7. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    As I said. I missed the shoulders. I do agree the vehicle mode is bad. Reminds me of a shoe. I did what the instructions stated as far as paint apps. I am going to do more painting and detailing but wanted people to see what they would be getting.
     
  8. guard convoy

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    well there is apparantly sketches that were shown at botcon this year for when universe returns, so who knows?

    also, that vehicle sucks monkey balls
     
  9. TM2 D-bot

    TM2 D-bot Forsight Into the Future Veteran

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    Sorry but I won't pay $100.00 for a resin kit that is as badly cast as that one. I've already been pampered by TF Club, FansProject, BTS Toy, Justitoys, etc on what third party companies can really achieve, especially for that amount of money. For example, this "Drift" costs the same as a City Commander armor. Really? Where's the quality of the set? He won't even fit correctly in bot or alt mode, and he's a floppy mess if you try to pose him (just check out the SGCollect forums for posts about how to fix him).

    Just complete fail.
     
  10. Spoon

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    Awful representation of an awful character.

    Also, Feedback Forum?
     
  11. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    The alt-mode looks like some kind of soap-fashioned prison shank. Yikes.
     
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    Isn't the alt-mode ripped off directly from IDW's Spotlight?

    The kit is so bad that you can't mask the molds defects even by sanding or painting. The lines and grooves are off, the edges are not well cut and rough, and the finish itself is raw especially around his shoulder armor. Look at his crotch plate and the "sculpting."

    Don't tell me that this is a resin kit and that is what should be expected. For $100.00 I expect a lot more.

    Another example, look at Natobots upgrade kit for Universe RB. I have it and it's great. Not on par with FP, or BTS but much better than this "figure." Hell, give Darkov 100 bucks and see how many quality repro pieces he can throw at you.

    Just a pathetic offering.
     
  13. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow.

    Garbage.
     
  14. Oafley Jones

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. Honestly, how anyone is willing to hand over cash to this crowd after seeing the "quality" of their previous work is beyond me.
     
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    My comment wasn't in regards to your work assembling and decorating the figure, just the apparent amount of work that's required to make this thing look decent, if only in the bot mode.
     
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    Not bad looking but I'll pass.

    Maybe they could learn a thing or two from S.H.E (Studio Half-eye) on the finer points of resin kit making.. :wink: 

    STUDIO HALFEYE WEB
     
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    I like the swords. That's all I've got.
     
  18. sphererer

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    I second that ;) 

    Guess just ain't my cup of tea...
     
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    That peice of garbage was $100? Wow. I mean, Robot mode is decent (Swords look the best, but just the weapons are not good enough to justify the rest of the thing), but that Alt. mode is terrible. I like the concept of Drift as a character, but for the average price of most MP figures nowadays that's just not worth it for me.
     
  20. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    So I guess no one's looking forward to the Black version yeah? :ev: 
     

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