TF2:ROTF - Scout - Knockout/ManCee (Motorcycle)

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Motorcycle Mode
    It's a motorcycle.

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    Not really much to say. It looks like a motorcycle, the front wheel can turn for steering, and the uh...wheels roll? All the robot mode stuff folds away pretty well.

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    Unfortunately, it's juuuust too small for a 3.75-inch scale figure to ride convincingly. :( 

    Transformation
    It's a bit of a "typical" motorcycle transformation, with lots of stuff splitting and folding forward. But, some neat touches include the way the front cowling of the cycle splits and folds down across his flanks, and the way you have to swing his pelvis forward to connect to the waist.

    Bit of a problem on mine is that the clip for the aforementioned pelvic union is far too small compared to the slot, so it doesn't actually hold together at all. Thickening the clip would fix this, and hopefully it won't be an issue with the actual release.

    Robot Mode

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    Motorcycle Transformers have really come a long way. Though this little guy might look like a step back at first glance, his only real downfall is that the wheels don't wholly integrate with his body. But...

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    The one that splits and folds over the shoulders is on balljoints! This means you can do awesome stuff like give him ninja helicopter powers. That plus his double-barrelled cannon hand give him a lot of playingwithtoys potential.

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    He's got a really well-defined shape beneath all the motorcycle armour, which I really appreciate. Also, those two plates on his legs can peg on and off quite easily. I haven't actually found any kind of weapon mode or alternate peg-on point yet, though.

    Overall Thoughts

    This guy is moderate-to-excellent for a scout sized motorcycle Transformer. His engineering is kind of like an overall upgrade to Energon Arcee, dealing with nearly every big problem I had with her design. If the clip between his waist and pelvis is fixed by the time he comes out, I would say he's well worth your money if you can dig the cycle-tires-on-the-shoulders look.

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  2. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Gasp!

    Looks pretty cool, it'll be hard for me to avoid these when they start showing up on shelves.
     
  3. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    What!? No Vangelus-grade Video Review!? Sub-titles will be mad at you, man!!
     
  4. Vangelus

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    Videos will happen latenight tonight/early tomorrow. ;) 
     
  5. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    Phew. I thought Sub-Titles would rip you a new one because he/she/it would miss out on a pay opportunity. He/She/It did say they get paid per appearance. :p 
     
  6. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    It is Vangelus eve!
    Tonight he will come to the computers of good little transfans and deliver delightful reviews of Stolen Chinese Toys!
     
  7. Kando

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    That guy looks awesome.
     
  8. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    You have all 3 of them?

    Commense operation: Jealousy!
     
  9. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    If I get any of the scouts, it will be him for sure!
     
  10. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    He does look cool. Love his head design.
     
  11. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Here's a shot of the good guys!

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    Peaugh Hi.

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    Nice! I think he's the one I want the most from the movie scouts seen so far.
     
  13. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    Yeah. For me it's:

    1. This guy. Love that head design!
    2. The red car. he looks really cool.
    3. tie between the delivery truck thing and the forklift.
    Don't know about the boat.
     
  14. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Woo! Dig that G2-y color scheme! :thumb 

    Plus, going off the headsculpt, he's apparently Stinkbomb/Gas Skunk minus organics.
     
  15. Dinobot Snarl

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    I want that scout.
    colors 10/10
    pose-ability 10/10
    imaginative transform 10/10
    head mold 10/10
    Gun arm +10!

    AWESOME for the size!
     
  16. Bgrngod

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    I wonder if he's supposed to be one of these in the movie?

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    The little bike... not the dorky guy.
     
  17. SilverDragon

    SilverDragon YEAH TOAST!

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    Damn these scouts look awesome.
     
  18. Vangelus

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    It looks like a movie real gear Transformer who transforms into a real... toy... I'll hve to pass on this one, though his legs aren't bad...
     
  20. MekaGojira3k

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    You know at first I was gonna pass on this, but I think I've changed my mind. And what's with the beast wars-esque heads?
     

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