TFW Fall of Cybertron Kickback Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Time for another TFW Transformers Toy Gallery update. Today I am very happy to share with you all a gallery of one of my favorite new toys coming out in Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Wave 3, Kickback.

    Why is Kickback so great? He is, basically, a well-made and fun toy. He transforms from insect mode to robot mode in a clever way that manages to be innovative without being overly-complicated. Both modes are quite striking with lots of purple and a little gold making for a particularly sharp look. In insect mode Kickback is not all that poseable - the insect legs can be adjusted but that's about it. In robot mode though you've got plenty of movement - just about everything other than a waist swivel, and nice big feet with ankle poseability to help hold those poses. Kickback comes with a big, disk-launching weapon and two clear plastic swords which form his wings in insect mode. The disk-launcher is a nice extra, but it is a bit heavy and hard for Kickback to wield. The swords though give a great range of poses. As you might notice in the pictures, Kickback inherits the Transformers Prime Insecticon's additional clawed arms, but if you do not care for the look then they can be stowed on his back.

    Where I personally feel Kickback truly shines though is the fact he can more or less fit in with three different types of collection. He will sit well with the other Fall of Cybertron toys of course, but he also goes with the Classics line and even fits in with the Prime line to a point. I've done comparisons of all three as a part of our gallery, which you can check out by opening the link below:

    Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Kickback Gallery


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    Fall of Cybertron Kickback Robot Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Kickback Insect Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Kickback with Disk Launcher

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    Fall of Cybertron Kickback with Megatron

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    Fall of Cybertron Kickback VS Transformers Prime Arcee

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    Fall of Cybertron Kickback VS Universe Ironhide


    (I totally based that last one off of the Robot Heroes pack)
     
  2. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Gosh. Either Universe Ironhide is tiny or FOC Kickback's huge.
     
  3. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    At the current rate of distribution, we can expect to see this on the shelves sometime in Spring- 2017.

    Can't say that I'm a big fan of this one. Maybe some paint apps would help out..
     
  4. BScorpinok75

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    Love the pics! Can't wait to have Kickback in my hands.
     
  5. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Ironhide's tiny... makes you wonder about the smaller scaled figures being released recently... after all Ironhide was released years ago... and yet... he stands head-to-head to Kickback, who happens to be a head shorter than WFC Megatron... so yea...

    Speaking of Prime Insecticons... man... you'd think Takara would've at least made a mold of that in Voyager scale! >_<
     
  6. Anguirus

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    Pure hotness. Finally pre-ordered this guy and do not regret it.
     
  7. Galvatron Rage

    Galvatron Rage Question Authority

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    I wish the insect mode was a little "cleaner", but I still like him nonetheless. I'll definitely buy him when (if?) I see him.


    HA! So true.
     
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    Robot mode is OK the insect transformation is better.
     
  9. gregles

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    I Really like both modes. At a glance I immediately thought of armada sideways
     
  10. Necro Prime

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    I'll be ordering the Takara version for my FOC collection, and buy maybe three of the Hasbro ones to army build for my Prime collection. We have to make shit up since we couldn't get an actual Prime-verse Insecticon.
     
  11. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out Are you afraid of the dark?

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    This is probably the only FOC toy I'll buy. Like, ever. Helps he isn't a fatty mcfat fat like most WFC figures.
     
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    He looks pretty nice!
     
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    Uh... fits with the FOC and Prime... yes. Classics, not so much. Especially when compared to FansProject.
     
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    Kickback looks awesome. I'd love to pick this guy up when it hits stores.
     
  15. Argentenoboy

    Argentenoboy But what was even more like a drug was the drugs

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    I'm glad you could remove the swords from the Gear Shreader. Now to buy multiple so I can get that delicious weapon.

    Also, kinda surprised he's bigger than backfirey. Never would have guessed that a Hasbro figure would be bigger than a 3P one
     
  16. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    It's not necessarily a complaint. and i can't put my finger on why, but when i look at this toy, it just strikes me as the one of the most unTransformerlike Transformers i've seen in a long time.

    And that's coming from someone who has no particular complaints with the look of the characters in the Paramount movies.
     
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    Thank you for this review. This clears up a lot of the reluctance I initially felt with this figure and has mad me VERy excited for it, I may even have to get the Tak version (one insecticon is NEVER enough).
    My only nit to pick is those swords, they just dont seem, well...Swordlike enough. Maybe something can be designed through Shapeways *cough ARIEL cough* but other than that a VERY solid figure that I look forward to adding to my shelf.

    After looking at the comparison pics, if HAS puts out the other 2 insecticond I wont have to buy the FP versions. Yes I think this figure is THAT well done. Bravo to Hasbro for coming through on this one. Now I need a voyager size Hardshell for my Prime collection...
     
  18. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    I really didn't like the look of this guy the first time I saw him, but for whatever reason the more I have seen of him the more the toy has kind of grown on me.

    I still don't really like the pincher arms on the wings, but that's what he looked like in the game, so can't really fault the toy for that.
     
  19. ErbFan28

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    Not bad at all...in fact, I love it
     
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    wow looks good
     

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