TFW Generations Springer Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    After a brief break we are back with the fourth of the four new Deluxe Class toys in the Asia Exclusive Generations Deluxe Assortment. Last but by no means least, we have an advance look at this homage to Generation 1 Springer, who will be coming to Toys R Us later this Fall as a part of the "China Import" exclusive assortment.

    Springer here is a very cool reuse of the Hunt for the Decepticons Tomahawk mold. He features a new head which is modeled on his more recent appearances in the IDW comics. He's also got a new sword accessory which complements his look nicely. The lanky build of the mold really screams "Springer" to me, and while the mold's movie-line origins means this one is not for everyone, my personal feeling is this is an ideal addition to a Classics collection. The design fits in well with the likes of Drift and Wreck-Gar and looks absolutely fantastic in helicopter mode. He will be one worth seeking out once his assortment makes it to the US, if you have not already got him on import.

    Open the link below to check out the full gallery, which includes a selection of comparisons with the unofficial Springer toy, the FansProject Warbot Defender, contributed by 2005 Boards member Orodruin!

    Generations Springer (Asia Exclusive / China Import) Gallery

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    Generations Springer Robot Mode with Sword

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    Generations Springer Robot Mode with Missile Pods

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    Generations Springer Helicopter Mode

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    Generations Springer & G1 Springer Comparison Shot

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    Generations Springer and Tomahawk Comparison Picture

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    Generations Springer and Warbot Defender Robot Mode Comparison by Orodruin (showing alternate robot mode leg transformation for Springer)
     
  2. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    Wow, warbot defender blows this guy out of the water..

    But this one is good for the people who don't want to pay out the ass for warbot however.
     
  3. bradforj

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    Yay, another shitty non-triplechanging Springer!

    And Hasbro wonders why we love 3rd party?
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I see your point, but I must disagree, I much prefer this to the Warbot. Warbot feels to bulky and clunky, while Springer is a good deal sleeker and more agile in his look. The Springer I identify as being "the" Springer is a thin, lanky Autobot who can leap a mile on his powerful legs - truth be told I get that from an old book I read in my childhood where Springer was featured heavily.

    I also do not mind the lack of the land mode, since Springer barely ever used it in my recollection. I can forgive him on that.
     
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  5. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    How did you fix the feet?
     
  6. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Looks good to me.
    I look forward to getting him and Wheelie and putting them on my 1986 shelf.
     
  7. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I was excited for this figure, but after having him in hand he just looks and feels goofy. It's a good substitute if you don't have Warbot.

    Awesome pics none the less!
     
  8. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    Meh. It's ok.
     
  9. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    I like the alt-mode, and the bot mode above the waist is pretty good too. The feet really throw it off for me, though. Still... I probably would go after him to add a Springer to my Classics collection.
     
  10. Broken Forge

    Broken Forge Formerly Neo Vox

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    Nice work. :thumbs2: 
     
  11. Sumner Sturgeon

    Sumner Sturgeon It's not easy being the best~

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    Wow, those first two posts make me envy the blind.

    Not the toy, though. The toy's aces. So's the gallery.
     
  12. exclusacon

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    Exactly how I feel...I might go after Warbot....since I'm selling this guy....
     
  13. GizmoTron

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    It would be nice is someone would make a Springer that actually matches the animation model. Even Warbot is a failure in that respect.

    But for the price of a deluxe and the alternate leg transformation, at least he kind of looks like IDW Springer, so at least it works on some level.
     
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    IMO, movieverse molds should stay in the movie line.If it had a movieverse head, I probably would get it. This head should have been use for a new Classic mold.
     
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    if the warbot didnt have diecast i would say warbot...designwise warbot is superior but the die-cast in it hurts it. still outta all the recent springer that have come about int he last few years warbot still is the best.
     
  16. Lt. Faceless

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    Its a shame,Hasbro can give us triple changing scramble city crap for FoC Bruticus and can't give us a decent triple changing Springer.Easy pass.
     
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    this just flat-out doesn't work. The cartoony G1ish head on the movie proportioned body looks really silly. (and i really like this mold, you just aren't going to fit the round movie-style peg into a square classics-style hole.)
     
  18. Grimlock_13

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    Yep. This is a great mold but it's terrible as Springer.

    Edit: I may get this if one of the PCC combined mode heads would fit on this and still be able to transform...
     
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    ...and i wonder if that head would fit on Universe 2.0 Springer (the awesome Cyb Evac mold) Probably too small...
     
  20. Grimlock_13

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    Evac's head isn't on a ball joint either.
     

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