Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Depthcharge

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Peaugh, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Just came in today along with Dirt Boss and a replacement Waspinator. The verdict? Awesome!

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    His alt mode is a cruiser/destroyer type of boat, painted in a blue-grey camo:

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    His alt mode is in NO WAY proportional to other scouts! :lol 

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    Transformation is pretty cool, the front folds out to form legs and the rear end twists and turns to form the torso and arms, leaving you with a tall, spindly robot:

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    Or a regular basic-sized figure:

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    I thought maybe I had messed up with the taller mode once I discovered the shorter version with the heels flipped all the way back, but it appears they're BOTH correct. The heel piece has a little tab on it that doesn't lock into anything in boat mode:

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    But looking inside the leg, there are TWO places for it to snap into, one for the taller mode, and one higher up on the leg for the shorter mode:

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    The shorter mode puts him right in line height-wise with the other scouts:

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    You can turn the waist around and have it look nice as well:

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    So it's really all personal preference. I used the taller mode in my video review, then shot a short update showing the smaller mode, before I noticed that BOTH seem to be correct transformations. Very cool.

    And since I've gotten used to doing them, the super macro face shot, showing the rebreather-type facemask:

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    Wow, that actually looks kinda of creepy now that I see it full-size. If it weren't for the Autobot logo I'd think this was a Decepticon!

    Video review is here:



    With a short update here (also accessible from within the main video):

     
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  2. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool, I actually like the short mode. Tall mode looks rather ugly from the waist down.
    Thanks for the review!
     
  3. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    I really like these scouts so much better than the Real Gear ones.
     
  4. 0R10N P4X

    0R10N P4X Banned

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    I like that one better than Scrapper and Knockout.
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Are those missile batteries on the back of the boat able to be lifted up at an angle? They look like they are meant to.
     
  6. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Yeah, they're on ball joints and can rotate all the way up to a vertical position if desired.
     
  7. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    he looks decent. sucks a battle ship is the same scale and smaller than a motorcycle...what's up with his face? lol

    nice review though, good pics - I will be sure not to get this one hehe
     
  8. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

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    Simple but nice. I like it but I will get him only if he appears on the movie.
     
  9. Alexander Quinn

    Alexander Quinn Well-Known Member

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    The shorter legged version makes it a buy for me! I think he looks silly with his legs elongated, but with them set in the "updated" mode, he looks awesome. Plus, an Autobot! I really thought he was going to be a Decepticon. He is one bad-azz Autobot. Thanks Peaugh!
     
  10. IdleLurker

    IdleLurker Active Member

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    I covet this figure. I covet it greatly. And I yearn for it to be repainted even bluer as Seawatch, because a nice little frigate like this is perfect for Seawatch.
     
  11. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    really sweet design, i'm actually a bit disappointed he's not Voyager or larger, because, i mean, i'm not a super stickler for scale, but he is insanely out of proportion with the rest of the gang...
     
  12. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Preordered as soon as BBTS gets him up, I love this guy. And like I always says you can NEVER have too many scouts.
     
  13. Veloxiraptor

    Veloxiraptor MoƩ than Meets the Eye

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    That "stilt mode" is an incredibly odd feature. I wonder what they're going to call it.
     
  14. Soundwave84

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    this is one of the few scouts that i really like
     
  15. Autobotknight08

    Autobotknight08 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I am gunna get this one but I think a remold is in order to make it something that is in scale with the others.

    Also when I look at him with those hands and face I keep thinking about that frog from RID. I can see a repaint along with the remold now.
     
  16. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    He's tiny
     
  17. Railguard

    Railguard Battalion Commander

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    They look pretty cool, good reveiw.
     
  18. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    He looks real nice. I want him!
     
  19. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Update on the legs, they look good turned around at the waist as well:

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  20. a person

    a person Is not amused.

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    ^ Yeah, having the waist flipped works best from what I can see. Do the legs still bend in a normal way with the waist flipped?
     

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