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Old 08-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
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I'm actually not sure what to think about this guy - epic blue/ugly tats throws me all kinds of off.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #12
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hope the uk hurries up and gets these , will look great with my mp11 and mp11s! all we need now in this mold is skywarp
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #13
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I dig it. If possible, can you put up pics of the tailfin decos and a better shot of whatever is written on the cockpit piece under the "Dragon" pilot label?

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Well that's a shame. I really hoped all that gawdy alt mode decal nonsense would be optional stickers. Definitely skipping it now and will be holding my breath that A) Takara even does their own version, and B) if they do, that they don't destroy the mold with this same kind of nonsensical deco.
Well, there are two things you could do with this figure without having to wait for the Takara version:

1. Rubbing Alcohol. This usually does the trick in removing Hasbro paint apps, although not a good idea if the deco being rubbed off is also on paint covering a completely different colored piece (I.E. Tailfins), since the alcohol will take everything.

2. Reprolabels. It's almost a guarantee that they'll make a set for this guy that removes the extra decos.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #14
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^ I was just going to say that.

If anything, my biggest complaint is the Refelctor image... it seems very out of place.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #15
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Yeah, I was thinking about the rubbing alcohol. only problem is that it will take off the black as well.

However, you can remove a majority of those painted apps with no issues. It's just the ones that have paint under them that will be a problem.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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Yeah, I was thinking about the rubbing alcohol. only problem is that it will take off the black as well.

However, you can remove a majority of those painted apps with no issues. It's just the ones that have paint under them that will be a problem.
The sonic Boom app doesn't really bug me that much - actually kinda like it to be honest.

The nose cone and shoulder apps bug me way more. I'm debating just getting rid of those.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #17
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What's the chances they will re-release Skywarp and Starscream using this mold.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #18
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those decals are very neat.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #19
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^ I was just going to say that.

If anything, my biggest complaint is the Refelctor image... it seems very out of place.
Yeah, reflector should have been the accessory.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:36 PM   #20
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Definitely getting him.
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