Universe Hot Shot

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by tomboland, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. tomboland

    tomboland Well-Known Member

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    What are everyone's views on this guy? I got him today and im....on the fence with this guy.

    His robot mode looks sweet and is a good homage to Armada Hot Shot, but his movement is restricted by his rear bumpers shoulder pads which just look aweful. And no weapons, i mean come on, you can even still see the holes where they were supposed to attatch. And the plastic is cheap as chips. His chest panel has already got stress marks on it by his black chest symbol from when i pushed his chest in when transforming him.

    looks good, but needs WAY more improvement.

    defo getting the Henkei version tho, cos like i sed, he looks awesome, and henkei still has the cannons.

    your thoughts?
     
  2. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got mine from BBTS about two days ago. He's definitely an improvement over the original figure, but I agree that his new articulation has been restricted by his back kibble.

    I have to, unfortunately concur, that for whatever reason the plastic used on this figure is absolutely horrible. It feels light as a feather and very fragile... almost brittle. I feel like just putting it through normal transformations will cause it to break or something.

    As far as the weapons go... well, we've known for a long while that the Universe version wasn't going to have the cannons while the Henkei version would. Frankly, if that was an issue you probably should have just waited on the Henkei altogether. I'll probably be buying the Henkei when it's released next month and will give the Universe version to my daughter.

    On a side note... I finally found a weapon that he can actually hold (if you saw the other thread where we were talking about this guy you know his peg holes are weird and won't seem to fit any standard weapons from any other line including Universe)... if anyone can get hold of one of the KO Star Sabers from the Binaltech Arming Kits, that sword fits perfectly into his hand. The only issue is that the handle is so long that it causes his arm panel to have to be flipped back around.
     
  3. tomboland

    tomboland Well-Known Member

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    ye, i knew he wasnt going to have the cannons since we were told, but the holes they are supposed to go in in robot mode on his arms and underneath him in car mode are still there pointlessly.

    Hopefully the henkei version will have superior plastic quality aswell.
     
  4. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Why his shoulders hurt?

    So there's no way to move that shoulder kibble around to make room for more articulation?
     
  5. tomboland

    tomboland Well-Known Member

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    not unless you take it off while hes in robot mode
     
  6. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    Well I don't have him. I watched Peaugh's review and thought, "that is one Transformer I will NEVER buy". :lol 
     
  7. AndreyOfDoom

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    To be honest, who cares about the cannons? This will make you pay three times more for it? When already having the universe version? He never had those guns in the show so they are absolutely useless to Hot Shot in the first place. I don't think he used a hand held weapon besides the star saber in the whole show.
     
  8. Autobot Burnout

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    Fun Fact: The ep. where Sideswipe goes under Hot Shot's training, Hot Shot uses his engine accessory as a hand pistol in a firing range. If I ever get Uni. Hot Shot, though, he'll be the one in the infamous JaAm comic, where he doesn't use weapons, since my original can use swords and the AxleZooka.
     
  9. tomboland

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    actually he uses the little piece that attatched to the bottom of armada jolt as a hand weaopn in the show once or twice, then he got the star saber and sacked it off.
     
  10. Shadow25

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    I have the Armada toy and am planning on buying this... that little engine gun that came with the original, does anyone know if Universe HotShot can hold it? Or, like the original Star Saber, are his hand holes too small?
     
  11. Autobot Burnout

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    He can't hold the original Star Saber, don't know about the engine gun.
     
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    kinda lame how they nerfed him, he should at least have his axle cannon or his engine gun. or at least give jolt a billy club mode for Primus' sake.
     
  13. AndreyOfDoom

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    Ya It does dissapoint that they changed the holes on the hand. Universe Dinobot can't hold the original ones sword and hot rod can't hold the original gun either. I dont like the look of the henkei cannons either.
     
  14. megatronkicksas

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    A mazing.
     
  15. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I'm simply not buying it. Not so much for my opinion of the toy, but for my opinion of Armada and of Hot Shot.

    That and I'm all "geewun" and stuff.
     
  16. Pepsiman98

    Pepsiman98 Consulting Criminal

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    kinda off topic but my in sience my teacher said the most hilarious things:
    "ok here's the dam side of the paper, and heres" (continues talking)
    "now draw the dam resivour"
    i know what she meant but the whole class (including me) lost it anyway.
    oh, hot shot seems great too.
     
  17. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    So none of the classic seeker side missiles would fit onto those holes?
     
  18. lars573

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    Actually he can hold it quite well.
     
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    Burn his minicon and scrap him for parts.
     
  20. Red Alert

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    Just this way
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    switch the pack panels and turn them
    or
    take them off altogether in bot mode

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