So . . . Thunderwing

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  1. jtscribe

    jtscribe Well-Known Member

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    What is the overall take on him? He was awesome in the comics, but he seems like a major shelfwarmer. I look at him and just go . . . meh.

    Am I missing something?

    If I knew FP was likely to make some armor to beef him up in the future I might be more willing to pick one up, but his styling just doesn't seem to jive with the rest of the Classics jets, the way that IE Cyclonus/Scourge do with the seekers and coneheads.
     
  2. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    for how devastating he was in the comics hed have to be a leader class figure to make me want him.
     
  3. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    While he's small, he's awesome. The reason why he's pegwarming is because casual fans have no idea who the heck Thunderwing is.
     
  4. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    He's a great modernized figure based on the original pretenders design. Definitely one of the sleeper hits of the generations line.
     
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    An armor set to either give him his pretender shell or the IDW like representation would be great but that would more than a year down the road I'd think. But it would be sweet.

    As far as the Generation Thunderwing he isn't that bad of a figure. Nothing outstanding but overall a well rounded figure when it comes to transformation and design.
     
  6. Kraken

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    Thunderwing is an excellent figure. Being Deluxe sized doesn't bother me, I just have him menacing my Scouts and Legends. Like ECRFormer said, the main reason he's shelf warming is because the casual fan has never heard of him. Heck, I didn't realise what a major player he was in the comics until recently. Wait until he appears in some updated media and all of a sudden he'll disappear.
     
  7. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    This. I mean, I'm no casual fan, but by the time Pretenders came out I was discovering (and trying to get my hands on some) boobies and such and was no longer "in to" Transformers. So I had no clue who Thunderwing was when this figure dropped... but one morning I needed a plastic crack fix and he was it. I'm not disappointed at all. But as I have no personal feelings invested in his OG toy or his (apparently bad-ass) comic appearance, I may be being simple about it, I don't know... I just think he's a great figure and nice addition to my Classics/Universe/Generations/RTS Decepticons!

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  8. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    He's an ok figure which probably would've been better at Voyager scale. Still, he's fun to fiddle with and pose, with my biggest qualm being how his arms are just...there in jet mode.
     
  9. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    IMO he's really too small in robot mode. His jet mode is a very nice size for a deluxe figure, he's got awesome detailing in both modes, but he's just too short in robot mode. Definitely would have benefitted from being a voyager in the RTS line.
     
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    he a little too small and plain but i like it
     
  11. Robticon

    Robticon Out of the Game

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    Wait until one or two years from now when people will be complaining that they missed out on Thundering, and how they wish Hasbro would re-release him. :lol 

    But in all seriousness. I geek'd out when I first saw Thunderwing at my local Target. I still geek out every time I see him in stores. I don't even know about the Pretenders or the comics that the dudes came from, really. I just know enough to perceive Thunderwing as a total win.

    Want to talk about a shelf warmer, though? Take a look at his wave mate Skullgrin. That guy (and Darkmount/Straxus for some reason) are shelfwarming like crazy in my area.
     
  12. jtscribe

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    I don't see many Darkmounts, but you're right about Skullgrin.
     
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    come to the Uk. Darkmount is the third biggest generations shelf warmer
     
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    I might pick up Thunderwing if I found him for cheap, in order to bolster my Decepticon ranks. But I'm more interested in Thundercracker.
     
  15. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    I am fighting over this. I love the figure but I only collect g1 characters but then he is one but such a small part and in comics....ah what to do.
     
  16. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    The comics are the best part of G1 :p 
     
  17. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    The size is definitely disappointing but it's an awesome figure.
     
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    Sure he is small, but the detail and design is fabulous. The transformation is easy, yet satisfying. I know hardly anything about his mythology, but I dig the figure. For $8, regardless of his scale, Thunderwing is WIN!
     
  19. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    The only problem with him is that I don't have him T_T
     
  20. Wyvern

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    He's awesome. Get him.
     
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