universe classics 2.0 cheetor review

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  1. Red Alert

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    Universe/classics Cheetor is a figure that got a lot of things right but also got a lot of things wrong.He is highly poseable in cat mode and can pull off some nice (yiff)poses but bot mode suffers because of it.

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    He has a lever that allows his mouth to open and close but cannot stay open (ala Grimlock)
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    As said previously he has multiple joint on his legs that allow for a variety of poses and stances.
    The big down points are,
    a non movable neck and head(one piece)
    Some visible joints without a solid beast mode.

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    Can pull off some nice poses but suffers because of the complex transformation.(Impressive for a deluxe)
    The problems with bot mode,
    Head is on a limited peg joint and can only look side to side
    Arms have some pose-ability but the cat legs are attached to his bot arms and limits his poses.(modding is possible)
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    Tail becomes a sword and he has two shurikans very similar to prowl's.(attach to his back legs under the thighs)

    The backpack is a big problem but is required because of transformation similar to Galvatron.
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    Although he has issues he is still a rather fun and inventive deluxe figure that is a nice upgrade over the beast war figure.

    Recommended for completeist or if you are a cheetor fan but casual fans may want to stay away.

    Compared to Beast wars cheetor(yiff).He towers over him by about 3 inches and puts him to shame
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    Compared to a taller deluxe.Has about a inch over cyclonus including ears.
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  2. G1Wheeljack

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    I love BW so I'll probably end up picking this up at some point, not a priority though.
     
  3. Torque

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    WOW hes alot bigger than i thought-can you take a pic of him with one of the Seekers?
     
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    Hahaha, Cheetor looks good (yiff)
     
  5. therealjondoe

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    robot mode looks horrible
     
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    Great review. The robot feet are mistransformed though.
     
  7. Feralstorm

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    Have you tried putting the feet flat in robot mode? I get the impression that's the intention from the Takara photos, and would make the toy a bit less "damn that's tall." (yiff) .
     
  8. Boy who screams

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    Yeah, the feet look like they can slide into the calves, to make it better proportioned.
     
  9. smkspy

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    I just can't stand how the robot mode looks in pics. Maybe when I get him in person he'll turn out better.

    Cheetor seems to be a set back from his mold instead of a step forward.
     
  10. Andersonh1

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    It's largely an improvement over the original, particularly the Cheetah mode, but probably not enough for me to buy it. The bot mode isn't all that inspiring.

    Still, I appreciate the fact that some Beast Wars characters are getting a remake alongside the G1 characters.
     
  11. Shin Densetsu

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    It does look better that way too. I just wish the chest could be slid down as to balance out the appearance more.
     
  12. General Tekno

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    So - no more Oracle reformats for Cheetor then?

    And yeah - I'd like to see a side view pic if possible of the backpack. Your pics don't really convey how big it is.
     
  13. Feralstorm

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    Got one quick question - can the tail be left where it normally is in beast mode or otherwise stored? (yiff) I'm less than enamored with it as a hand weapon, but it's kinda necessary for the beast mode.

    Looking at the toy, I think maybe the biggest failing is the arms, which appear too short to be proportional with the lanky body and legs. If they were longer I think it would help tie the overall look together better for robot mode.
     
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    beast mode is great, bot mode is beast machines poor, im suprised that ever got the green light for production.

    I feel the main problem lies in the fact that awesome beast mode is rather accurate for a cheetah, but of course a rather spindly (though fast!) feline form isnt the easiest to make into a humanoid bot, unless hes rather scrawny looking, in this case hes not just scrawny (animated blurr is scrawny but looks amazing) but aesthetically a mess. Hes rather the opposite of original cheetor who had a great bot mode and a compromised cat mode.

    Still, he could be fun to transform and hopefully kids will like him.
     
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    Paaaaaaaaaa------HAHAHAHAHA-aaaaasssssssssss.......

    Worst mold ever.
     
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    Definate pass.
     
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    As much as I LOVE Beast wars, Cheetor and the like, I agree. Terrible figure. At first I thought I saw some stuff I liked about him, but no, no redeeming qualities as far as I can see.
     
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    I'm wondering what it'd look like to have his head swapped with Tigatron. Killing two birds with one stone...
     
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    BW TM Cheetor is still the best Cheetor figure, IMHO.
     
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    Same Here

    I agree with most of the opinions I've seen here and on other websites;even though there is more articulation in beast mode,the robot mode looks like it was an add-on insted of being part of the figure.The only thing I see as a positive is maybe switching heads with the original Cheetor to give the figure a more show accurate look.
     

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