TF Real Gear: Spyshot 6

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Vangelus, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Just bought a loose version of this dude from a shop in BC (seriously O_O).

    CAMERA MODE:

    Very. Very. Small. The thin width and small proportions remind me of those cheapo 'spy digital cameras' you can get at Radio Shack and the like. There are a load of sculpted immobile camera control buttons on the back, surrounding the sticker-monitor of Cybertron Ransack's mug.

    One cool feature: The shutter button works! You can push it in, it clicks, then pops back up. Kinda like Classics Megatron's trigger. A very nice touch.

    TRANSFORMATION:

    Incredibly intricate for a basic, in my opinion. It is -not- a simple case of 'arms fold in, legs fold in'. Every limb + the head rotate around the central axis of the camera shutter.

    However, it isn't BW Neo-style pointless fiddly-fu.

    ROBOT MODE:

    I was surprised at how large the bot mode is, given the TEENY camera mode. The proportions are excellent, and there's some awesome asymmetry in the design. Both legs are different, both arms are different, and one side of his forehead has a small red light painted on (the camera flash warning light).

    He has orange lightpiped eyes that seriously work. Any amount of light behind his head leaves his optics positively blazing orange.

    The posability is nigh-perfect. Nothing bumps into each other, and all the joints have very free movement. As a joint-count:

    -Balljointed Neck
    -Circular "Shrug/Sag" Shoulder Joints
    -Balljointed Shoulders
    -Balljointed Elbows
    -Opening Claw Hands
    -Balljointed Hips
    -Mid-Thigh Swivels
    -Knee Hinges

    The only notable joints missing are wrist swivels (his claw hands are stuck going up and down), a waist joint (seriously, that'd be asking for too much with this design), and ankle joints (oh boo hoo).

    Some of the excellent design touches on the robot mode include the camera flash internals mounted on his forehead (his head stores in the flash itself in camera mode), the outer flash components mounted on one shoulder like a hands-free weapon, the shutter-torso's wonderful blending in with the surrounding limbs, and the large + characterful eyes.

    OVERALL

    If you only want one Real Gear figure (ya rite guyz), make it Spy Shot. I paid $22 CDN for him in person and loose, and I feel like I got my money's worth. For $10-$12 CDN? It's a steal.

    And if he's any indication of the rest of Real Gear, I'm almost at the point of ordering a case upon release. :D 

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    As for pictures: There are tons out there already! Does anyone have any specific requests?
     
  2. REDLINE

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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    do him humping a regular camera.
     
  4. wavelength

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    have you got the dimensions of the camera and robot modes
     
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    Seriously... I would have that sig'd
     
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    Cool. I can't wait to get him. I was going to get him anyways, but your review has made him even more of a priority for me once the movie merchandise hits shelves. How about a comparison shot with Classics Bumblebee and Ramjet, and in both modes if possible. Thanks if that's possible. Peace out.
     
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    He really is all that and a bit more. is light piping is so insidious... his eyes are rounded, so that light piping through gives him true looking laser eyes. (see my pics for evedence)

    i'm going to get a few of these guys for kitbash. new heads and paint..
     
  8. Vangelus

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    Photo time!

    Spyshot himself:
    [​IMG]

    Spyshot and Classics Bumblebee:
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    "WTF a camera" "HIIIIIII"

    LIGHTPIPING PERFECTION:
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    Spyshot and Bumblebee meet Classics Skywarp (because I do not own Ramjet yet):
    [​IMG]
    "Oh shite a jet" "AHHHH" "Haha I have guns"

    For those wondering, this is what it looks like if you push his pelvis plates together. They do NOT click into place like this (they do when apart), and the legs get in the way of each other like this too:
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    Spyshot Transforms!:
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    Altmode Composite:
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    "Come on guys lets chill I'm a giant camera" "K"

    Real Gear's Forefather meets one of his sons:
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    Wheeeeeee!:
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    For a dude called Alkaiser who wanted me to post picture proof that I own a Spyshot:
    [​IMG]

    For KA, bathroom camera sex:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. megatroptimus

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    Cool pics! I like the headsculpt.
     
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    And now, Spyshot's dimensions!

    ROBOT MODE:
    4 1/4 inches tall (4 3/4 inches to the top of the shoulder)

    CAMERA MODE:
    Approximately 3 inches by 2 inches
    1/2 inch thick
     
  11. Ravenxl7

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    Sweet. Thanks for the comparison shots. It could of been any of the 3 Classics Seekers, but for some reason Ramjet was the first one to come to my mind, lol. I can't wait to see this guy in stores. Peace out.
     
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    You're right, that lightpiping on the eyes is very nice.
     
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    Spyshot is quite kewl in both modes. (just got 'im.) One of the things that impress me about these Real Gears is most of them conceal their robot kibble in alt more from all angles. These things are special!
     
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    The best of the bunch imo. I will only own only 2 Real Gear toys and that's one of them.
     
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    LOVE IT! Quirky Transformation, awesome headsculpt, light piping at looks badass (see below)...plus a pushable clicky button! Hee hee, I'm 7 again!:D 



    Cool pic I snapped with my cameraphone last night:

    [​IMG]
     
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    he wants your brain!
     
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    My favorite movie toy by far, so far. This little guy is packed with awesome, dipped in bad assery, and served up with a side of fuckyeah.

    The previous posts have said it all. He's tiny in camera mode and expands nicely. He's unbelievably poseable. MP Megatron only dreams of having Spyshot's poseability. Nice ball joints everywhere, and the swivels at the "elbows" make up for the lack of a wrist joint. The little claw hands ROCK! They're strong enough so that he can clamp onto something and support himself.

    not-Laserbeak (boostersomething) has nostalgia going for him and size and a lot of built in awesome, but I think Reflector/cambot/flickrbot/spyshot6 blows him away. And that's saying a lot.
     

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