TF Prime Sgt Kup

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  1. Goldlock

    Goldlock and don't call me Shirley

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    There's a few reviews of this guy floating around, but since there doesn't seem to be one here, may as well give it a quick go....(and please excuse the terrible picture quality, a phone is all i've got to hand!)

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    Anyways, got him today in the post from the wonderful folks at Kapow Toys. Kup is pretty good as far as PRID deluxes seem to be. The plastic feels very solid, though there is a cringeworthy part in the transformation with the hood/bonnet that makes you think it's gonna break. The paint apps, while minimal, are applied pretty cleanly and don't make him look anywhere near as sparce as Ratchet or Airrachnid due to that green.

    Interestingly, there are Autobot insignias molded into his hubcaps on each wheel (though you can't make them out here).

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    Except he's small. Very small. This is mainly due to his proportions, but he is a tad under FoC Optimus' height for those that are violently allergic to the size of the new Generations figures.

    Yet there is plenty of poseability, with loads of movement in the arms, legs and feet allowing a bundle of dynamic poses. He has a ball-jointed head, but can't use much of the old up/down motion with the shoulder-pads in place, so it;s side-to-side most of the time sadly...and there is no waist
    (shock-horror!) due to the 'revealer gimmick, which is a bit of a drawback, but not a killer.

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    Boy, is he pretty hollow in the lower legs and inside the arms - this is due to transformation, and the arms aren't even noticeable unless you physically split them in half (forming parts of the vehicle's sides), or look at them from the back.

    EDIT: Also want to mention that the bonnet makes for one huge, ugly backplate that sticks out ala PRID 'Bee - I fixed this by popping it off and rotating it the other way so it sits flush to the back.

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    I find that Ratchet is the best match to Kup in terms of scale...

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    Overall I like the ol' koot a lot, but he may not be for everyone. Kup seems to be a chunky, but hollow bot with a nice vehicle mode...and too many Ironhide traits! Hopefully Dr Wu decides to conjure a new head to rectify the major 'seasick Ironhide' resemblance.

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    Trust me, he's no Airrachnid though, thankfully!

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  2. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I can't wait for him and Rumble to drop into my pile of loot... I think I might ship it then.
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Did you pop off the hood bit or just fold it down? I've got it stuck out behind him right now - I'm not seeing how it is meant to go down any further.
     
  4. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    it does not look bad...but JEEEESH! this wave seems very cheap-o chinsy looking.

    Look at all that detail in the front grill area...just painted all one color
     
  5. rxlthunder

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    Easily fixable hollow truck bed, more faux mass, and the finished bot is supposed to have a Prime r2b2 style back thing. Pass.
     
  6. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Man, I was really hoping to get only Ironhide but I don't know if I'm gonna be able to resist.

    It really looks like one of those "just plain fun" molds.
     
  7. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Probably a pass for me.
     
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    Nice review, I am really liking this mold. Can't wait till we start seeing them in stores.
     
  9. Goldlock

    Goldlock and don't call me Shirley

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    Oh bugger, yeah I popped it off and turned it around. That was one fugly backplate!
     
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    I don't think I'll call it Kup, I'll just call it Copperhide instead. Then when I get Ironhide from the AM line, I'll give the weapons from this figure to IH.
     
  11. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Weird about the bonnet piece, at least it can be popped off and put back on in a more pleasing manner.

    Really looking forward to this guy and AM Ironhide. Kup here's gonna live on my shelf as IDW's Autobot Engineer, Dipstick. The head and colors are a pretty close match.
     
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    This look pretty cool. Also, Airachnaid's toy is so bad, her toy has become the definition for a bad toy, hasn't it?
     
  13. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    She should still be proud. She set the gold standard!

    ...for horrible.
     
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    He is not very tall.
     
  15. Gilgamesh

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    Eh, not really. The truth is, she's only average bad. There are plenty of worse transformer toys out there.
     
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    wow, he looks terrible. unbelievably tiny and hollow, ugly colors... when is ironhide scheduled for US shelves?
     
  17. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    At the moment, he's not.
     
  18. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Pardon my ignorance, but we are getting ironhide stateside as well, correct?
     
  19. rxlthunder

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    At this point in time, he's exclusive to AM.
     
  20. Sideways77

    Sideways77 oh shoogah

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    I don't like it, but I do at the same time...

    I'll probably buy it, just for Full Metal Jacket parodies. :p 
     

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