TFTM '07 - Fast Action Battler Frenzy

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    RADIO MODE

    Pretty much all grey plastic, but it sure looks good. Antenna cannot be positionned vertically, only at an angle, but I don't really mind. The finish of the speakers looks real. There's even a fake battery compartment with a screw! Station says "Frenzy 97.7". There are a few buttons molded in, none are working though. There's a button on the back of the radio to launch the cd/disc. Pretty cool.

    TRANSFORMATION

    Hard to explain, but a lot of cool stuff happening. That thing has the engineering of a deluxe. Torso is the disc launcher, now placed vertically. Head is hidden in the left speaker. You push the front of the speaker so it telescopes toward the back and a panel folds down and the head is pushed out. Pretty cool. Top of the right speaker (and bottom) folds on the back and goes on top and around the disc-launching button to become the new disc-launching button in robot mode! Does that make sense? Bottom of the radio become the left side of the robot's torso. You just unfold the arms and legs and you're pretty much done. Like I said, a bit tough to explain, you'll have to do it yourself to understand. Still, clearly the best FAB in that area!

    ROBOT MODE

    Weird looking robot, that's for sure. Creepy head (see Barricade's little Frenzy) that cannot turn, infortunately... but, oh wait, it does turn with the whole speaker assembly! Nice solid clicks as it rotates. Ball joints on the shoulders, joints at the elbows for the first pair of arms and another pair of joints for the 2nd set of arms. Ball joints at the hips. Swivels at the knees. Poses are limited but it's pretty stable. Antenna can be pointed forward as a secondary weapon I guess. Like I've mentionned before, you can push the button on Frenzy's back to fire the disc. Some more colors are added in the mix in that mode : red (eyes), metallic blue (torso) and metallic mustard (torso). Lots of cool mechanical details molded in too. Little Decepticon symbol on the upper chest (above the disc launcher).

    Seriously, this FAB is awesome and tops all the ones I've gotten so far. Great alternate mode, nice gimmick, very fun transformation (not THAT fast for a FAB though!) and creepy robot mode. Some hates Frenzy's look, I for one love it.

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    PROS

    -realistic alternate mode with no visible robot parts
    -gimmick (disc launcher)
    -transformation

    CONS

    -leg poseability
    -backpack
     
  2. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    Did you get him at retail or online?

    And are they making a deluxe version of him?
     
  3. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Got him online (auction). The only other known version is the one that comes with DLX Barricade.
     
  4. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    Cool, FAB's are the same size as deluxes right? And he looks pretty good so I guess he can nuge in there with my other deluxes.

    Can't wait for the review with pics.
    So how is the kibble and poseabilitly?
     
  5. General Tekno

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    Sounds good! Can't wait for pics.
     
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    Why is he a FAB? He looks too complex to be FABolous?
     
  7. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Pics added.
     
  8. neek_buster

    neek_buster The One Man Army

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    So the head automorph? sweet. this is probably the only FAB I'll get...
     
  9. QuinJester

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    The best part about all the frenzy toys: They have red eyes, but in the movie he has blue. All they need to do now is introduce his brother in TF2 with red eyes and make his toys with blue...
     
  10. thoughtcrime

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    I've warmed up to Megatron & Starscream, but this is definately a fugly toy of a design I can do without. The split speaker looks terrible and the robot mode is just a mess. Pass.
     
  11. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Man, your posts are the funniest and most predictable of the whole fandom.
     
  12. redsquadron

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    I think they could have broken his 'speaker' head up a bit more, but I still like this figure - The radio will mingle with the Real Gears quite well I think. We're not going to get an accurate version of FRENZY so this'll do fine.
     
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    Odds are this is about as good a toy of Frenzy we'll get, since I really don't see a deluxe of him coming out at all.

    If I were to pick up a FAB down the line, it'd probably be him.
     
  14. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    There's also going to be a Robot Replicas (a.k.a. Authetic Action Figures) version, according to ams's Toyark list.

    He looks cool! (Though, when I get him, I'll be trying to avoid looking at him in profile....)
     
  15. Superman_Alpha

    Superman_Alpha TF: Animated FTW!!!

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    wow. that is one horrible looking toy. I like the movie designs overall, but as a toy, this just doesn't work for me.
     
  16. MegaMoonMan

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    It is pretty horrendous for many reasons. The backpack, the chest, and the proportions are all bad. I'll probably pass unless I see him cheap.

    Radio mode is good, but that disc shooter just kills what could have been a much better figure.
     
  17. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    In robot mode, he kind of reminds me of a StarWars Transformer. Except more retarded looking.

    Stereo Mode is cool though.

    Actually if you flipped him backwards and faced his arms backwards, that would make sort of a cool robot mode... in a dopey retro kind of way. :) 

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  18. megatroptimus

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    He looks a bit like SWTF General Grievous...
     
  19. megacron

    megacron THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I relly like the look on FAB frenzy.:) 
     
  20. Godconvoy

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    I don't like the look of his robot mode but besides that I think it's very well done and looks more like a Deluxe figure than some of the Deluxes.
     

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