SWTF Luke Skywalker

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Grimlock_13, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    After I got Grevious last week I swore I'd never waste any more money on another SWTF...flash forward to this morning, when I stopped by Walmart to see if they had finally restocked (yay! finally got Thunderblast!) and I see Luke Skywalker hanging on the shelves. I picked it up to take a look at it and my impulse buying persona took over...next thing I knew I had both it and Thunderblast under my arm walking towards the register, my sane inner monalogue cursing at me for our poor decision...but I bought it nonetheless.

    ANYWAY, after work I opened it up and started fiddling with it and to my surprise it's actually pretty cool! MUCH more solid then the disaster Grevious is. The X-Wing mode is pretty sweet, it was always my favorite small fighter from the original movies. In robot mode, Luke's feet are a little strange but I didn't have much of a problem getting them to balance the body out. Articulation was pretty standard and workable.

    The major complaint I had was the little tabs that hindered the upward shoulder ariculation, so I popped off the arms and filed the tabs off. It really improves the toy overall IMO since now you can pose the lightsaber in dynamic poses.

    I'm tempted to look into Vader and Obi-Wan now, but I really need to save up...I think for right now I'll end my SWTF collection on a high point with Luke (unless I can con someone else into buying the other two for me haha :D  )

    I give Luke a B+. Not perfect, but much better then my previous opinions about the line.
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    I snagged Luke yesterday, and I'm giving up on SWTF.

    I don't know if all of them are as "bad" as mine is, but here goes... I've transformed him back and forth a few times, and the tolerances are sooo tight on the X-Wing nose that it is very difficult for me to get all of the panels to snap back together, yet it's so loose on the back end that it wobbles. Be tight or loose, not both. I can't get the S-foils to open without it looking terrible due to the joint mid upper wing. Sure it's a decent X-wing model, I can't detract from that, but it looses a lot of playability because of it's loose/tight situation.

    As far as the robot... more "points" lost. The arms are what killed it for me. I'm not saying that I'd be able to make a Transformer X-Wing, but if you're going to have a shoulder joint, make it move something like a shoulder. The slide for the wing to become the shoulder needs to latch in, but it doesn't. That along with the limited motion makes that joint almost worthless.

    Luke gets the F bomb from me, probably keeping me from buying anymore SWTF as well.
     
  3. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I liked the first three in the line, but Luke's a little disappointing. He doesn't balanve well, and the guns attached to the X-foils come off WAY too easily. Still, I'll probably buy more of the line, since I'm a fan of both franchises, and find this to be an interesting idea. I'll probably lay off any repains/molds they do, though. Of course, I said that about Alternators, and all 18 are in front of me...

    -Tony!
    Likes Grievous the msot, for some reason.
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    heh. i actually read the thread title as "STFU Luke..." initially.

    cool! he actually gets and 'okay' review.
     
  5. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Got Luke the other day. Not a bad ship mode but a little short. Looks like it just went through puberty from the pre school design. The wings feel cheap and wont stay shut all the way from cheapo flimsyness

    Bot mode- Haha. Quick!! Turn back to ship mode before you puke!! Hurry !!!
    Everything is so loose. Nothing really clicks in the upper area and things just slide everywhere. Luke's the guy who defeated Vader with a lightsaber and you call those hands?? His oversized lego claws hardly even hold the damn thing.
    His thin rotating heels also feel as they're about to snap.
    I love SW & TF's. I looooove X Wings!
    But this?!?

    Grade: 4.5/10
     
  6. AlphaOmega

    AlphaOmega Well-Known Member

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    That's a big 10-4 from me too...he looks okay, but there's a distinct lack of visual appeal in alt form, his X-wings don't X (they like, lowercase k), the projectiles suck, his transformation is sketchy, and his legs are like toothpicks. Skip this one and get Obi-Wan, who is still my favorite all around.

    :_>华<_: (my useless ASCII rendering of SWTF LS from behind) :D 
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't get the hate for the SWTFs, I think these rock, and Luke may be my favorite, next to Obi. Darth is ok, while Grevious is my least favorite.

    The arm articulation can be upgraded by filing down the little triangle of plastic which hinders the arm wing rotation (like Grimlock 13 said). It bugs me that it shows them rotating in the instructions, yet the toy has been built to deny it.

    The wings don't lock perfectly together in back on mine either, but it doesn't really bug me. They do make an X if you do it right.

    I'll buy all of these, but seeing that Chewbacca sombrero may change that. I sure hope they just transformed him wrong.
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    The "hate" for the SWTF stuff IMO comes from the fact that in order to make them "work" you have to modify them heavily.
     
  9. AlphaOmega

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    "Here's your brand new BMW Mr. aksmth, one of the finest vehicles on the market today. Now, you may notice that the manual says you can turn right or left using the steering wheel, but before you can do that, you'll have to file down these bolts here... " :D 

    Hey, I really want to like these things; they're the perfect convergence of two pinnacles of geekdom. But poor construction (especially relative to great figs like Crosswise and Sideways) makes for a crappy toy regardless of context.
     
  10. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    First off. Congrats on getting the name right, few do their first go-round.

    And yes, I too would love to love these, but in both Darth and Luke there are too many iffy/sketchy parts and pieces to make it a good sale.
     
  11. rattrap007

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    I just picked Luke up.. I'd give him a C overall. About on par, maybe slightly less than that of Vader. Yet far better than Grevious.. Yeah his guns pop off, but he is still decent.
     

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