TF2:ROTF - Scout - Spoons The 2nd (Forklift)

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

    Due to my own incompetance, I am currently unable to find my vintage Spoons Gobot toy. I apologize for this complete failure on my part to give this thread the comparison father-and-son pictures it deserves.
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    Forklift Mode
    If you don't like forklifts, I'm afraid much of this experience will be lost to you. However, if you are like me, a man who gets a little sweaty over something wholesome like a good solid forklift...

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    ...then our time has come. The only major nitpick I have is that the forks can't raise and lower.

    Transformation
    Spoons the 2nd basically stands up.

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    Then, the rest of him splits open and swings around his flanks. There's a neat bit of automorph in that raising the shoulders also raises the head.

    Spoons the 2nd Mode
    In clear defiance of his canon father, Spoons the 2nd wears his forks not as shoes, but as deadly melee tonfablades.

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    He's incredibly posable despite a lack of a neck or waist joint, in part thanks to his wrist hinges and odd double-hinged ankles. These ankles are also a sour point, though, as they don't actually have any locked position and can shuffle about rather easily.

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    Also, I'm somewhat disappointed that you can't fully retract the forks. The best you can do is have them in their vehicle-mode L-shape.

    Overall Thoughts

    This is the toy to get from this foursome of scouts. He's absolutely unique, has a great pair of built-in weapons, and is the son of one of the best Gobots toys ever. No man crosses Spoons the 2nd and gets away with it.

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    NO MAN.
     
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  2. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Beware the evil union of forklift and pretty little red car.

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  3. Bumblejazz

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    I really like this guy. This will probably be the only scout I'll get.
     
  4. Silent_Magnus

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    Metal Gear!?
     
  5. Sideways

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    Definately interested in that TF.
    I used to drive green forklifts!
     
  6. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    So we getting a video review?
     
  7. Boy who screams

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    Thanks Vangelus.
    You've forever doomed the Feedback thread for this guy to be titled "Spoons the 2nd".

    That's awesome.
     
  8. Optimus Prime

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    Looks cool, and a good review as well. I'm glad I picked this one out of the four to get early! Hopefully it shows up soon. I'd say he's an improvement over Spoons :D 
     
  9. G1Wheeljack

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    The decepticon scouts have won me over, i'm a little hesitant on the Autobot ones though. Will you be doing a video review of all 4 together?
     
  10. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    I get the feeling, especially from this one, that they might be video game characters. That, or they're replacing the Real Gears, with random vehicles instead of gadgets.
     
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  12. Optimus Prime

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    This guy's actually based on a character from the last video game (Scrapper, a Decepticon drone who looks identical this except Scrapper is yellow and has a "lens head"). And I've read that Scouts will probably be replacing the Real Gears, which I'm fine with because I wasn't really into Real Gear stuff.
     
  13. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    Oh, right. I knew I'd heard video game references somewhere. I just haven't played that game in a while. Thanks though.
     
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    Really, no neck joint? Bummer.
     
  15. MNsor

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    It's definitely the one I like the most out of the four...hopefully we'll get these in Italy too, since they seem to pick up the ugliest stuff instead of importing the coolest ones...
     
  16. Lance Halberd

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    If you can't find it, I know ManOWarMR54 from the Mighty Go-bots Mighty Podcast has one.
     
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    these do give me the same vibe as the real gear toys, maybe designed by the same person.

    interestingly the real gear toys were more like microman microchange updates (where the g1 'real object' TF originated, eg soundwave, megatron) similarly these remind me of many microman toys old and more recent with transforming vehicle modes, the bike and red car are especially acroyear like (enemy of microman).
     
  18. Vangelus

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    This guy's video will be shot (and hopefully edited!) later tonight, once I've had a harder search for my Spoons.
     
  19. Paxtin

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    What I find funny about this, is I work on a retail remodeling crew, so I have spent some time around forklifts this past few weeks; and the whole time I was thinking to myself, "I wonder if there has ever been a forklift TF?"(No, I never got that far in the Movie game to see the drone character.)
    Then of course, I get some time to log onto TFW and low and behold...
    Just for that reason alone is probably why I'll be picking this fella up.
     
  20. Silent_Magnus

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    It surprises me when people say this.
    As, if I remember correctly, It's one of the first, if not the first, type of drone that shows up.

    At least for the Autobot story. I don't think it's true for the decepticon side.
     

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