Universe Overbite & Repugnus

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  1. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was expecting to like Overbite more than Repugnus, since I liked the Beast Wars Cybershark mold a lot. The head remold is cool but I’m not happy they got rid of his left forearm so that the tail piece could attach.

    Repugnus turned out to be a nice surprise. He’s surpisingly well articulated because of the ball joints; he even has waist articulation! The alt mode is kind of funky. I guess it’s supposed to be some type of mutated bug.

    For 16.99, it’s not a bad deal. It’s about the same price as a Cybertron deluxe and scout.

    EDIT: The instructions were funny, it looks like somebody did a bad photoshop of lumping Repugnus on top of Overbite's.
     
  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Overbite is pretty cool for a shellformer. I wish he had more paint detailing though. I like his big-ass gun arm. And I like Repugnas' Prey Mantis-like insect mode and all the clear red plastic on him is cool. Also despite the packaging listing him as a Decepticon, Repugnas is an Autobot when you open the package and see his faction symbol. Nice additions to my fledgling BW army.:thumb 
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    Never owning either mold before, I found Overbite to be a letdown, while the buggy dude was a nice little surprise! I like him better than Overbite.

    While the molding on the shark head is cool, I just don't like it for what it is - another part to come off and make another weapon. You can leave it on in bot mode, but he looks dumb that way. He should have been molded with a non-removeable shark head that fits into robot mode.

    His big ass arm cannon is cool, and it's the only weapon he really needs.
     
  4. Grimlock_13

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    Buzzclaw was a Fuzor...mantis and lizard combo

    I got the set yesterday, and I love it...Overbite looks great, the head sculpt is AWESOME and it's great to see some previously unreleased japanese exclusives released over here. I really like the Buzzclaw mold, so I knew I would like Repugnus:)  The colors really work well for it.

    Very easy A+
     
  5. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Yeah, Repugnus' paint apps are delicious.

    Oh, and one other thing I was surprised to learn was that Repugnus' head is NOT glued together like the Botcon Buzzclaws were, so the mandible fix is a cinch.
     
  6. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    If you remove the blade from the head, the head can clip onto his back fin.
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

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    What is this mandible fix you speak of?

    Thanks, I'll try that.
     
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    Unscrew the screw holding the head together, flip the mandible piece the correct way, and then rescrew the head back together.
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

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    Oh my, yes. That's much better. I thought it looked funky. Pretty stupid of them to do it wrong more than once.
     
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    You just made my day with that little revelation. It was starting to drive me nuts that I couldn't learn anything about Repugnus and that stupid error, since all the attention's been going to Devastator... blargh to him, I say!

    I don't know all that much about Overbite/Hellscream, but I hope to like him. If not, at least he will be a preview for the eventual Sharpedge I've planned on tracking down.
     
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    The Mandible fix is real easy. Its the first thing I did after opening the box.
    I do have issues getting Overbites stomach halves to fit together well in beast mode. It seems as though the left robot arm just wont fit into the body of the figure right leaving a small gap that runs down the middle of the figure. I will have to fiddle with it more to see if I am transforming it correctly.
    Definitly worth a purchase. Repugnus is my favorite of the two. I'm gonna miss Universe quite a bit.(HA HA Ms. Universe!)
     
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    Much like the Beast Wars 10th figures, I've never owned any incarnation of these figures. Although I remember coming very close to buying BW Buzzclaw at TRU back in the day.

    Anyway, Overbite surprised me. I was expecting something far more complex for some reason. But he's very simple, and that's not a bad thing. If I sprang for a BW2 Hellscream, maybe it would bother me. His articulation is good, and the detail and paint job are amazing. My only gripe is that, considering the size of his arm cannon, the body halves of the shark mode should fold back a little more. Then again, they didn't have the cyborg parts in mind when they designed Cybershark so I'll let it slide. :D 

    Repugnus is very nice. I wasn't aware that his red parts were clear until I took him out of the box, and they look great, especially with the light blue paint apps. Beast mode is pretty cool, especially with the mandible fix, which adds more detail when placed properly. The robot mode is great, with all the "vital" articulation, plus ankles. The only thing I don't really care for is his weapon. It's a bit too big and kinda takes away from his overall appearance when removed from his back. I mean, he looks pretty dang impressive with the wings hanging down and the claws adorning his shoulders, but he just loses some of his visual "oomph" when it comes off. Oh well, I'll just leave it on. That way he still looks kick ass! :thumbs2: 

    All in all, I'm glad I got these guys and they're a nice send-off to Universe.
     
  13. Octane

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    I used to own Sharpedge, he is a million times better than that crazy submarine called Overbite.

    Sharpedge has 2 real arms for starters.
     
  14. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Question: How do you make the US release of a formerly rare Japanese exclusive even cooler than it already is?
    Answer: Through in a free basic with a kick-ass colour scheme!

    These two guys are one of the releases I'd been looking forward to. I've nothing against Buzzclaw, the mold Repugnus is repainted from, quite the opposite in fact. Overbite though is what seals the deal. He's a more-or-less exact rerelease of the Japanese Beast Wars II Cyber-Beast Hellscream! I think the only major difference is the addition of a Decepticon sigil, and maybe some slight plastic colouration variations. But he's mostly exactly the same as his harder to find Japanese counterpart.

    Starting with Repugnus, who being smaller was easier to get out of the box - still a fun mold, no obvious decline in the mold quality despite this being his third or fourth outing now. I can't speak for the Botcon exclusives, but the colours of Repugnus are much superior to the first outing of the mold. They're primary - a fairly deep, but not dark, yellow and a lot of red - but they work together. The colours used for the highlighting blend well and create a very nice look for the little guy.

    Onto the main event, Overbite. He needs a little assembly out of the box, as one of his fins comes detached to make him fit into the box. Once you've snapped that in, he's ready to go.
    The deco is fairly contrasting - organic styling, identical to the original Cybershark's on some parts contrasts vividly against the mechanical parts which are mostly a muted green. The main cybernetic parts in beast mode are the huge head and the equally massive propeller on the tail - both are bigger than the corresponding parts on Cybershark.
    Robot mode is very similar to the original Cybershark, but at the same time different. The robot mode is dark, lots of grey and black, with the inner parts of the shark belly which unfold to reveal the robot mode being a fleshy crimson. Two things that strike me about the robot mode are the head and the left arm - lefty is the propeller tail from beast mode, it unplugs from the sharktail and reattaches to the upper left arm. I kinda wish (and may go ahead and kitbash) there was a normal lower left arm that unplugged to let the propeller plug in. It's got a very "you blew off my arm, so I replaced it with a WMD" feel to it. It's over the top, and its good.
    The head is also redone, and it has a very different feel to your normal TF head. The eyes are sunken yellow slits surrounded by puffy red hollows, and the mouth is in a permanent part-open scowl, with little metal hooks at either side! To look at it, you'd think this was a normal human who'd had the flesh stripped from their face then had this metal helmet attached over the top, not a robot from Cybertron. That's how different to the normal style the head is. It's also ever so slightly larger than the original head, but not so much so that it is noticeable, especially considering Max B.

    Overall, this is a very cool set. Hellscream runs for far more of the asking price alone most of the time, and in this set you also get a very cool Repugnus to fight him. Well worth it, in my opinion.
     

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