WST Swoop (Bombardier) and Sludge (Jungle Warrior)

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  1. Gears

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    Swoop: Great detail in a small size. Even has little mini landing gears. Very nice chrome. Splitting the blue chest seems very hard at first, I loosened the screws on the back to pry them apart easier. Missle Launchers take some hard screwing to get them into the wing-holes, but they'll fit in. Overall I really like Swoop.

    Sludge: Nice details again. Overall the chrome is nice, but there is some missing on his right foot on mine. Pretty noticeable too. His fists were impossible for me to pry out, again I had to loosen the screws. Sludge's chromed sword is too big to fit in his hand. Still overall I like him too. I like all the WST and these two complete my set of five nicely.

    Here's some pics (Note: I didn't know you could extend Swoop's arms down. Well you can, but the instructions didn't say it. :p )
     

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  2. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Pics, good sir? I need something to ease my wait, as my mini dinos are taking their sweet time getting here from Agesthreeandup.
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Added some pics.
     
  4. KYQ

    KYQ The MSG Man

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    Definitely love these little guys a lot, and while I had the same issues as Cata did, the quality's still come quite a long way since Snarl.

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    It took one hell of a long time to finally arrive, but I can say it was mostly worth it!
     
  5. razorchrist

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    Good timing with this thread - I was literally just about to ask someone for a few comparison shots. :) 

    So... do Swoop's arms not extend down anymore?? I'll be pretty surprised & disappointed if they don't.
     
  6. KYQ

    KYQ The MSG Man

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    I'm pretty sure they do, but as the chest halves on my Swoop were so tight, I didn't quite dare to attempt extending the arms. They certainly do look like they extend though.

    EDIT: Just attempted it - the arms do extend, and actually quite easily at that. I still can't open my Swoop's chest for the life of me though.
     
  7. Feralstorm

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    Pretty good stuff. I mostly appreciate that neither one has seperated robot hands like mini Snarl and Slag. There are some tightness and fit issues (Swoop's chest, Sludge's tail), and the springs on Sludge's dino legs are a bit much and pull the legs crooked on mine. For what they are though, they are quite excellent.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    So wait, I've been a little out of the loop with these, does Swoop come with all the missle launchers for the other dinobots?
     
  9. Gears

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    Yes.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    What about them? Are they functional? Do you (or anyone else) have pictures of them?
     
  11. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Nice pics. I love the diaclone colour on Swoop, but it makes him not fit in with the rest. I'll be picking these up sometime or other (probably hold out and hope to see them at Transformerscon).
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

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    Diaclone colour? I thought these were all based off the show colours?
     
  13. Feralstorm

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    One and the same in Swoop's case.
     
  14. rob_charb

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    Unfortunately, they are not functional. I was a little bummed out about that but hey, what can you do? Besides, they still look freaking sweet!
     
  15. Gears

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    Well I played with my Swoop some more, and now the stupid missile launchers wont stay on at all anymore. I already tried digging the chrome out of the holes and pushing with all my might. I need to find a way to get them to stay, I'm thinking maybe some clear nail polish or small rare earth magnets...
     
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  16. REDLINE

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    wha? what'd you do, make it too loose or something? I've had no problems with mine staying in, and I didn't even do anything. Just have to twist the launchers into their pegholes is all as its real tight.
     
  17. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    gah. wants. now.

    but might have to wait :( 
     
  18. Gears

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    I might have dug out too much from the holes. but I just found the ultimate ghetto solution. I cut out two very tiny squares of toilet paper. Lay the squares on top of each hole, then push in the peg. It holds in surprisingly well now. :lol 
     
  19. REDLINE

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    that could come in handy in emergencies hehehe I mean, I doubt there are any facilities on Dinobot Island!
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    that is pretty ghetto, dawg. your dinos be slummin'.
     

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