SWTF ARC-170 Starfighter find, w/ pics

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  1. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd share some pics with you guys. He's actually a pretty cool toy, though I was a tad bit disappointed in him. The engines are at a slight angle to the fueslage, and I can't tell if the normal ARC fighter was designed like that or not. The arms are those tiny-arm things that the Jedi Starfighters have, though it's not so bad here. Body feels a bit long, but mostly it's the legs. They seem a little too close together, and those blocks below the hips but above the knees that face inward look wrong.

    I did find out that you can pop the joints out and switch the legs at the blocks/swivel points.

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    Actually looks pretty good, though you have the feet facing outward. Plus you have to constantly swap the legs back to transform it, so it's up to you whether you like it or not.

    Still a nice find. I like him. :) 
     
  2. Chosen

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    It looks a lot better the correct way, especially considering how the feet are positioned, so I don't see what you do as far as that's concerned. However, this is a great-looking SWTF! Very robotic, not misproportioned, and the ideal type of troop builder (what clones/troopers aren't?). Big honking guns are always a plus.

    The real question left would have to be poseability. That long torso looks pretty brick-like. I'd like to see a better look at the arms, maybe without those weapons.
     
  3. mrhillz

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    Being a fan of clones, how is the articulation/posability? That would be the one thing that would make me buy it.
     
  4. Pun-3X

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    The toy does bend at the knees, but the knees are kinda lower down (at the end of the slide mechanism). The legs do spin at that point where I separated them, obviously. The feet don't bend down, only up for the transformation.

    The waist rotates all the way around as per part of the transformation, so you get something out of that.

    The arms have some good articulation to them. The shoulders rotate and allow for outward movement. There's a swivel joint above the elbow to allow the arms to angle out, and the wrists can also twist just ahead of the hands.

    The head is too thick to turn. There's the neck joint, but the 'helmet' hits the inside of the shoulders and just doesn't move but a fraction of an inch either way.

    I'll get close-up pictures later so you can see.
     
  5. KA

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    i like clones like the next guy (theres a joke in there somewhere), but that starship design sucks major balls. whatsup with that?

    i guess its suppose to be in the same aesthetics as the gunship, but all the other vehicles were, for the most part, cool.
     
  6. LigerPrime

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    Nice pictures. i was initially thinking of collecting this series as the vehicle modes are quite well done. Its just that I feel the robot modes "off"...
     
  7. Pun-3X

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    Sadly, that's because (I believe) the Star Wars section of the Hasbro department is designing these things. The TF section of Hasbro has its hands full with all the current projects coming out. Star Wars is starting to slow down post-movies (not that they aren't coming out with anything, mind you). Hence, it seemed better I guess to give the project to them.

    Too bad, really.

    anyway, new pics:

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    without the guns in his hands. You can see how skinny the arms are.

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    Hope that satisfies for now. I tried to create some poses that could show off the different articulation points.

    I'm doing a full review on another site. Should have some gallery-quality pics soon.
     
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    I also picked him up, and he's pretty fun. Great alt mode, but those low knees in bot-mode are annoying...
     
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    I like him.. I got him a few days ago.. He and Palpy are cool.

    Passed on Jango for now because I got Boba..
     
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    He looks pretty good - thanks for the pics.
     
  11. Sol Fury

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    I really like the look of this one, thanks for the pics. I'm quite tempted to try troop building this one, those huge guns, the overall look of it, and the ship mode all work really well as a generic trooper. I'll probably even let him mingle with my normal TFs as a background character.
     
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    Oh yeah, he looks hawt as hell, now only if I can find the damn thing...
     
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    Please don't troop build until I get one?
     
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    I saw Palpatine, Jango, Maul, and the ARC at my comic shop today...couldn't resist having roboEmperor to go with roboVader.

    DAMN, the line's improved!!

    Palpatine, some parts-swapping with the wings aside, is a very nice piece of TF. An -enormous- improvement over my other two SWTFs, Vader and Obi-Wan.

    I might head back for the other 3, or at least the ARC. :D 
     
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    This is probably the best looking one I've seen so far.
     
  17. rattrap007

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    Palpy is awesome. Just leave off the side wings and toss the arm sheild and he looks good.. Not crazy about the face but it could be worse.
     
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    FYI, he can freely hold the pistols too..
     
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    I found all three of them today at walmart and I picked up the clone. I really like it, much better than the others.I wasn't sure about Palpy but I might pick him up later.
     
  20. KA

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    seems to be the catchphrase for the line in general.

    STAR WARS TRANSFORMERS!
    "It Could Be Worse."

    (i'm not hatin'. i have maul and i loves him mwah mwah)
     

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