TFTM '07 Deluxe Swindle

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Gears, May 13, 2007.

  1. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I bought him at Target today. He's ok. Looks alot better in person than in pics. Car mode is decent. The doors can open sort of giving the illusion of a real car's doors as part of the transformation. I like the rear car cannon, it gives off a nice 007 or M.A.S.K. vibe. Transformation is pretty simple. The head is cool but has no movement whatsoever in bot mode. The bot mode sculpt is pretty nice with lots of cool little details. The chest cannon is pretty cool, but could use a missle. Arm movement is good with outward movement and elbows. Also he has a waist swivel and knees, but the articulation in the legs is kind of restricted. On my Swindle his left foot is alot looser than the right, making him hard to balance sometimes. He definitely gives off the vibe of a drone who only exists for destruction. He's pretty cool and I think worthy of a purchase.
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Well, not useless, but you get the idea!;) 
     
  3. @l3x

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    That's a bummer that the head has no articulation, but I think I'll get it anyway.
     
  4. Dinobot Nuva

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    I just found this guy and Bonecrusher at my Super Target-
    PICS! (sorry bout the focus on some of these >.>)
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    For more pictures of the vehicle mode, and the whole gallery, click here.

    Overall, a decent figure, definately whet my appetite for TFs. I was kinda underwhelmed with him at first, but he's already started to grow on me.
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  5. General Tekno

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    Allspark has a gallery up of him as well.

    Overall, he looks like a pretty decent Transformer.
     
  6. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    That "head" is ugly!
     
  7. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Tell Shockwave.
     
  8. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    Shockwave looks cool, but not this one. (my humble opinion)
     
  9. Maximus_Prime

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    Swindle - "I have no neck, I have no neck"

    nice alt mode though could pass as an alternator
     
  10. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    I could see myself picking him up, but I would have to change his head.
     
  11. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I quite like the head. Makes a nice drone, like out of that old G1 episode where Megatron was chop shopping cars into a drone army. TF could use more drones.

    Though I'd also love a remold with a more "traditional" styled head, I applaud Hasbro for making some mass-production cannon fodder opponents. These are the sort of toys I tend to end up with a couple of for displays / battle scenes.
     
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    I like the monocle head for the cannon fod...er...drones. Sets them apart.
     
  13. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    i should hate this as a humanoid transformer character. the articulation and proportions are wierd......but man just having a camera head, chest cannon, and legs right out of Turn A Gundam... i want it as some funky battle mech! just look at the great hands and WRIST JOINT.... and the elbow joints.... its pure mechy coolness. i kind of love it


    its the details that grab me. and if you pretend its head is in its chest and the cannon is a giant eye, it rules even HARDER :dj 
     
  14. NIDARAM12

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    Yeah, man when you angle the knee armor and pose the feet it looks so much like these mobile suits:


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  15. thoughtcrime

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    I must say he looks a lot better in these shots showing off his articulation. I will pick him up. His colors lean a bit far to the Autobot side, though. He'd look more sinister with a less cheerful paint job.
     
  16. Jarodimus

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    But, see, that's how he getcha! :ev: 
     
  17. megatroptimus

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    Got mine this morning and I can say I like it as much as Jazz if not more. Head is pretty much stuck there unless you start shaving plastic on both sides, but I don't mind. The canon is a pretty fun gimmick. Transformation is fun too and the bot is decently poseable. I wonder if we'll see repaints of that one?

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    Btw, the red is the same all over, it's just a lighting effect.
     
  18. BeastWars 4ever

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    Looks like a piece of crap, to me.
     
  19. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I'm fairly sure at least a purple version's been spotted in videogame screenshots. I wouldn't be surprised if there's another colourization down the road.
     
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    Name it Shockwave, and watch the fans go wild.
     

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