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

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    14,910
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +29
    Ebay:
    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 Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,304
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +791
    Awww man, a roller skate-bot? I was hoping I could pass this guy.
     
  3. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Posts:
    2,432
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Sweeeeet :D  where did you get him from ?
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,576
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +34
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    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!

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Posts:
    3,545
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +0
    One question. Where do you live? And what store did you find it in?
     
  6. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Posts:
    4,020
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +5
    sounds cool; and I assume pics are coming soon?
     
  7. SKowl

    SKowl Rubber Golem

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Posts:
    2,562
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    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

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,576
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +34
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
  9. NGW

    NGW Rawr

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Posts:
    7,667
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +12
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    18,919
    News Credits:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +33
    can't wait to get this guy he seems pretty sweet...
     
  11. Hobbes-timus Prime

    Hobbes-timus Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Posts:
    1,622
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +1
    Thanks for the review. This guy is a must own.
     
  12. Locke

    Locke Team Vanguard

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Posts:
    1,032
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +3
    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

    DeceptiKreep Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Posts:
    1,757
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +3
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    He is nowhere near where he lives, so that is an irrelevant point hehehe.
     
  15. Dragonwolf

    Dragonwolf dragon-bot

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Posts:
    1,377
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +4
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Posts:
    24,583
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +12
    Ebay:
    Where did you buy it?
     
  17. Bahamut Prime

    Bahamut Prime Even Kaiba supports 'em!

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Posts:
    1,469
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    Must... go... for... cool... figure!
     
  18. thoughtcrime

    thoughtcrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2003
    Posts:
    1,697
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    Damn shame, isn't it? Can't wait to get this guy. If only the movie toys turned out half as well.
     
  19. nintendocon

    nintendocon Autocon

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Posts:
    213
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    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

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2003
    Posts:
    9,443
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    251
    Likes:
    +11
    Sounds awesome!


    Coming this Winter:

    LANDMINE

    and

    BONECRUSHER

    in....

    YOU GOT SERVED III: SKATE-OFF!
     

Share This Page