SWTF Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker quadchanger

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Alright, got mine this morning.

    Worst. Transformer. Of. All. Times.

    Just to name some of the problems:

    -lame partsforming
    -weak transformations (bot to bot transformation only involves spinning the torso around, retracting the legs a bit and combining the wings into a lame-ass shield, ship to ship transformation only involves turning the ship around, closing a few panels and moving 2 parts - the guns - from one place to another)
    -near impossible to balance in robot mode (extremely back heavy + weak leg joints + feet too small)
    -shield can hardly stay in place on the arm
    -combined guns can hardly stay in place on the arm
    -wings want to fall off all the time looking at them wrong
    -heads can't turn (basically, Vader's head splits in 2 like Energon Wing Saber via some automorphing when you spin the torso around)
    -parts have a hard time staying pegged in properly (mostly the guns)
    -nowhere to store the 3 sabers when not in use
    -visible arms plus weird rear section in Jedi Cruiser mode
    -undercarriage in Star Destroyer mode
    -limited poseability because of the kibble and stuff falling off all the time

    Plus side:
    -loaded with electronics (see page 2)
    -SWTF Class I figure can dock on top of the Jedi Cruiser mode using the square port and the flip out tabs on the figures

    Still a terrible, terrible toy. I can't even understand why a toy like that got greenlit. It's time for SWTF to get a reboot with real Transformers designers... That said, I'm still keeping the figure for my Vader collection.
     
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  2. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    A few pics...

    Balancing act...

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  3. Butuman

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    Looks semi okay in Star Destroyer mode though haha. Built in stand as well. But yeah, thanks for the review. I'll only pick this up when it's heavily clearanced just for that mode.
     
  4. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    The built-in stand as you call it doesn't even work all that well, the ship won't sit perfectly straight unless you balance it. Usually, it wants to topple to the side or the front.
     
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    Aww, more bad news. Regardless, I'll still pick it up at clearance prices. Thanks for biting the bullet for all of us and giving us this review nonetheless.
     
  6. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Looks like the Class I is where it's at now, that class has the juice. Nothing beats Death Star Vader.
     
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    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Although you did miss one transformation step, in that you can swivel the legs around so that they're black in front for Darth Vader.
     
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    grayman The Alpha and The Omega TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the review Megatroptimus. This Crossover really does look like a piece of crap.
     
  9. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Not mentionned in the instructions, makes the screws visible if the black side is facing front...

    EDIT: Noticed it's shown on the box though. Will take new pics later.

    Also noticed you can plug the guns on top in Anakin mode (where they would go in Jedi Cruiser mode) for storage, giving him "wings" as well in robot mode.
     
  10. big hank

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    Any redeeming fodder bits? Are there ratcheting joints? Electronics?

    How tall is he (to the head and overall)
     
  11. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Electronics... (from Doc Brown's post yesterday)

    Anakin
    -lightsaber
    -we got em right where we want em
    -you're no match for a jedi master
    -another lightsaber noise
    -the sith will never transform me

    Darth Vader
    -impresive most impressive
    -the force is strong with you
    -breathing
    -lightsaber
    -release your anger and complete your transformation
    -lightsaber
    -breathing
    -i find your lack of faith disturbing
    -if he could be transformed he'd be a powerful ally
    -join me on the dark side


    Star destroyer
    -flying noise
    -blasters
    -you may fire when ready
    -ship noise 2

    Cruiser
    -blaster
    -we've got em right where we want em
    -locked on transform
    -stay on target
    -engine thrusters full power
    -flying noise

    Anakin to Vader
    The transformation is now complete
    What is thy bidding my master

    Vader to Anakin
    Anakin Skywalker Jedi Knight
    Anakin Skywalker at your service

    Also, soft ratcheting joints in the elbows, hips (in/out) and knees.

    Height: 10-1/4'' (head) / 16-1/2'' (tip)
     
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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Thank you very much for the info!:thumbs2: 

    He's moved into "I'll buy a junker" category.
     
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    That backpack is EPIC!

    Seriously though, I think my favorite part of the review was "I hate this thing so much, but I'm keeping it."

    Ah...collectors, lol.
     
  14. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    LOL! Seriously, I'm usually VERY forgiving, but today... ewww!
     
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    All those sounds seem like they'd be pretty cool though.
     
  16. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Although if its fun sound gimmicks your after, you're probably better off buying Battle Ops Bumblebee. Now there's a slick toy.
     
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    ex dtw2003 Well-Known Member

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    Sound gimmicks are cool in theory but aside from a the tranform sound, IDK, my Silverbolt has it and the thing is a brick.
     
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    shouldve included that with rotf leader optimus.
     
  19. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    ^Somehow, it sounds like the toy is talking to me.............
     
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    Updated pics with correct pants for Vader...
     

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