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Old 11-23-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Generations FOC DLX Kickback

This is my first review on TFW, although I've posted lots of pics before.

I recently got hold of FOC DLX wave 3 consisting of Air Raid, Magnus, Sideswipe, Starscream and Kickback who is the subject of this review.

Kickback was a complete surprise to me, I has no expectations but have ended up being very happily surprised.

In my opinion he is the surprise hit of the FOC figure series so far.

I'll explain why with a combo of pics and thoughts.

Thumbs Up for:

Solid bot mode (the insect arms should have been how airrachnid was done)


Plenty of articulation in most areas
Nice paint job
Swords!


Insect Arms are very strong and figure is very stable




Fairly innovative transformation



Thumbs Down for:

Insect mode has a few issues (but still works)



No red eye(s)
Main weapon is pointless

A summary of Kickback is that he is another solid figure that, along with Starscream, helps to banish the disappointments in the Prime and Jazz mold.

The figure isn't hollow, it feels very solid and some minor gripes aside is a good addition to the Generations and/or WFC/FOC series.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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This thing looks great. The torso splitting in half is genious.

Can we see some comparisons?
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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That feeling of looking forward to new releases is getting even stronger now.

Really like this piece. Aside from a great looking bot mode, I'm actually fond of the alt mode as well.

Good review, BTW.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:55 AM   #4
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does he have the same head in both modes?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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does he have the same head in both modes?
sort of, his robot head combines with another piece that is on his back in bot mode to form the insect head.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:37 AM   #6
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This thing looks great. The torso splitting in half is genious.

Can we see some comparisons?
Name the comparisons you're looking for and, if I'm capable, I'll arrange them.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:38 AM   #7
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Not too sure about that one. Never been a fan of insectoid all modes...
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:39 AM   #8
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Really like this piece. Aside from a great looking bot mode, I'm actually fond of the alt mode as well.

Good review, BTW.
Thanks.

I like the Alt mode too, but it has a few issues which I think could be chalked down to trying something different - which I fully support.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
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Not too sure about that one. Never been a fan of insectoid all modes...
I think it is a decent attempt but I hope they don't stop at one insecticon.

I guess beast modes aren't for everyone.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:41 AM   #10
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Here is a side by side with the rest of the wave (I don't have Air Raid yet)

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