Universe / Classics 2.0 Voyager Inferno

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  1. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    OK so my Inferno landed from Heero today, so I thought I'd give it a quick review :)  Pics will follow later as I gotta go out in a few mins!

    Alt mode:

    Pretty damn good. Looks like... well, a fire engine! Not quite the design that we have over here in the UK, but easily recognisable. Quite a lof of sculpted detail on the panelling, generally very pleasing! I'd say this is an almost perfect update for Inferno. Only downside is looking from the top you can see his arms very clearly.

    Transformation:

    Not overly complicated but I'd say about right for the mold. Panels flip to the side, side of the cabs flip up, arms come out, cab sides flip down to cover the arms, front wheels are flipped in, legs are flipped down and then turned around. Head pops out automatically when the arms come out as it's on a spring. As I say, not the most complicated but quite satisfying.

    Bot mode:

    I know a lot of people have complained about him being a box, but to me this is the epitome of what Classics should be - an update of G1. Articulation and posability is good, as are the aesthetics of the actual bot itself. And actually, when you look at him, he's a bit sqaure around the chest but not actually that boxy when you look at him as a whole - he's actually quite slimline considering the beer belly he has :lol 

    But yes, I'm quite impressed with this guy. Comes recommended :D 

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  2. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Ebay:
    Hey Heerobrother! *masonic handshake*

    Glad to hear he's enjoyable for you- makes my impulse ebay purchase feel a bit less painful. :lol  Now I just need Canada Customs to let him go!
     
  3. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Updated with pics!
     
  4. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    Good deal. I like the look of the toy. And may I add great view/background in general from your windows. Flows naturally with infernos city rescue style.

    I'll certainly buy two to show off both modes but since inferno
    was one of my favorite autobots on the cartoon I may get a third.

    anyone know who infernos case assortment partners are?
     
  5. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Post some pics of him with the other guys when you can, but great stuff so far! I really look forward to buying this one, it looks great
     
  6. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Cheers :)  It's the only place I can get decent pictures with the natural light, hehe. As for case assortment - Vector Prime, as far as I'm aware!

    No problems! Any requests?
     
  7. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    I've seen what look like unpainted flip up wings on his back. Are those just mold details or do they actually flip up for a more g1 appearance?
     
  8. Red leader

    Red leader Nom Nom Nom

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    Woot!!! glad to see you set him free from his royal mail prison, I love this mold its pure win!! and I am ashamed to say I thought he was going to suck, he is probably my fave Universe 2.0 fig so far closely followed by the White Silverbolt, cheers for the review dood!
     
  9. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    He seems nice :p 

    I might pick him up, but not atm, since Im focusing on the Animated goodies !

    And that vehicle mode is quite good looking :) 

    Thank you for the review ! :rock 
     
  10. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just any of the 84/85 Classics-Universe 2.0 guys! Have fun with it :D 
     
  11. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Congrats. I cant wait for him to show up locally :D .
     
  12. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Awesome review. It's a must have figure for all hardcore G1 fan.
     
  13. IronicHide

    IronicHide MEME GO HERE

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    Haha - I recognise that tower block from my time up there at Uni.

    Great review but I'm just not swayed about the guy.

    Change the 'hose' for a crane, paint him orange and I will consider it.*

    *Or green and Decepticon.
     
  14. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    You mean the black part sort of running down his spine? It lies flat against his legs in alt mode, then flips up to where you see in bot mode. I guess it's to stop the G1 Optimus effect in robot mode, ie being able to see right through ;) 
     
  15. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Can I request a vehicle mode comparison with some Universe car mode bots?

    I was hoping mine would show up in the mail today, but alas not yet. He looks like such an awesome bot, I just wish he'd get here already!!:drool: 
     
  16. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    OK - gimme a few mins ;)  Just dragged out Prowl, Sunstreaker, Octane, Onslaught and Nemesis Prime (cos my Optimus isn't easy to get, d'oh!)
     
  17. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Sure! Will do those too :) 
     
  18. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    :thumbs2: 
     
  19. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Light piping?

    Thanks, Hasbro! It's so simple, so cheap, and so awesome.
     
  20. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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