TFTM 07: Deluxe Landmine

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Vangelus, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I just got ahold of this figure tonight, and it's really awesome.

    The vehicle mode has the features of a swiveling roof-mounted gun, and shock suspension. Each of the 4 wheels has an individual spring, so the feature is very well-executed.

    Transformation involves two automorphs. When you fold the arms out, the front wheels spring-load compress into the chest area. When you fold down his kneecaps/tail-lights, the grill panels slide down his shins as well.

    The robot mode is -incredibly- well-proportioned. He is a very clear humanoid shape with few pieces of vehicle-mode hanging off of him. Also of note, not only do his rear wheels form his heels, but the -front- of his feet have additional small wheels on the buttom. This means he is by design a bot with rollable wheelfeet if you so choose. :D  They're also pretty stable when just standing.

    Posability is pretty much every basic joint one would expect. Balljoints throughout his arms at the shoulders, elbows, and wrists, ball/swivelcup hips, knees, ankles, waist swivel, and a balljointed neck. Unfortunately, due to the nature of his design you don't get quite as much crazy neck posability as you might want. As a bonus, he also has posable hands! They open and close, with the 4 fingers as a single piece jointed at the knuckle. He also has a "thumb" jointed on an opposing knuckle. What's really nice is, he can hold his gun by literally just gripping it, and it WORKS.

    Paint apps are very drab, but thematically so. Lots of military greengray, some black, and some straight grey. What breaks up this monotony so well are the Allspark Blue detailings. There aren't many, but their locations and use are quite excellent. Especially of note, the ones on his face and shin/rear-of-the-vehicle grille make it look like there's a glowing power source within the parts.

    Landmine is a tremendously nice figure. Honestly, getting 4 -individual shock suspensions- on a Deluxe's vehicle mode is almost worth the price alone, his excellent robot mode nonwithstanding.

    Tremendously recommended!
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Awww man, a roller skate-bot? I was hoping I could pass this guy.
     
  3. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    Sweeeeet :D  where did you get him from ?
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Awesome, I think this is one of the first reviews online for this guy. Can't wait to get one of my own.

    Now let's give this thread some frontpage love :) 
     
  5. EmperorDinobot

    EmperorDinobot I claim your sun!

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    One question. Where do you live? And what store did you find it in?
     
  6. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    sounds cool; and I assume pics are coming soon?
     
  7. SKowl

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    Yup, he looks to be a real winner, can't wait to get one myself!

    Funny how the non-movie bots seem to have much, much better toys than most of the actual movie cast.
     
  8. Sol Fury

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    Sounds great. Definitely one of my most wanted molds from the Allspark line. About how big would you say he is? I remember seeing a pic showing that he has supension and he looked...really small compared to the dude's hand.
     
  10. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    can't wait to get this guy he seems pretty sweet...
     
  11. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    Thanks for the review. This guy is a must own.
     
  12. Locke

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    Is there any chance you could share his bio? I don't remember seeing that yet.

    My apologies if it's already been posted somewhere.
     
  13. DeceptiKreep

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    I actually like the look of him. I like how they incorporated the roll bar look into his head.
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    He is nowhere near where he lives, so that is an irrelevant point hehehe.
     
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    i will defenantly be getting this guy and hope for some awesome remolds/repaints to come

    here is hoping for a beachcomber beach rescue vehical, or a GI Joe awe stricker nod
     
  16. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Where did you buy it?
     
  17. Bahamut Prime

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    Must... go... for... cool... figure!
     
  18. thoughtcrime

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    Damn shame, isn't it? Can't wait to get this guy. If only the movie toys turned out half as well.
     
  19. nintendocon

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    i read that they came with a small allspark cube but idk how true it is
     
  20. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sounds awesome!


    Coming this Winter:

    LANDMINE

    and

    BONECRUSHER

    in....

    YOU GOT SERVED III: SKATE-OFF!
     

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