|05-28-2006, 10:18 PM||#21|
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NB, Canada
Collection Count: 300+
Just got Shortround last week, and I must say I love the little guy. I've been waiting for this toy ever since I saw the Hasbro stock photos a while back. He appeals very much to my personal tastes, which is great.
My favourite part about Shortround is his colour scheme. I love the blue and the white/black contrast looks great, add those purple highlights (and wicked bronze stripes) and you have one great colour scheme for a see-worthy Decepticon!
His alt mode is cool, very unique and underused vehicle. Lots of cool details in this mode and the details on those fans are great.
But my favourite part is, of course, his wicked bot mode. He looks intimidating and he has a very strong "silhouette" - his shape is very unique and he looks like a bot that could really do some damage! He colours work great in this mode, and his head sculpt is one of my favourites of the line (how the got those little silver lines on the side of his "mask" painted, I'll never know). I LOVE his claw arms - very unique and well executed, and I love how the lower claws are blue while the top claw and arms are black. AND he comes with a gun! (I personally HATE it when TFs don't come with some sort of removeable weapon)
My only complaint is that the toy isn't as poseable as I would have liked. Ball joints on the knees, moveable "heels" and a turning waist would have made this my dream Transformer. Regardless, he can still assume a variety of cool poses (which you may see in an upcoming Shortround gallery I'm working on).
I've always had a soft-spot for different-looking TFs (Dirt Boss, Undermine etc.) and I'm a sucker for aquatic-themed Transformers, especially Decepticons. Shortround is my favourite scout in the Cybertron line so far, and my second favourite Cybertron figure so far (second only to Dirt Boss).
Oh, and by the way, he doesn't look anything like Seaspray and he isn't an hommage to anything. So stop saying he needs to be repainted as Seaspray.
|05-30-2006, 10:45 AM||#22|
Join Date: Apr 2006
good articulation and strong heelspurs. like g1 seaspray he has the bridge [control area] as his feet and the skirt of the hovercraft as arms and the propellers behind his head. better homage than cyb downshift i'd say
|05-30-2006, 08:59 PM||#23|
Join Date: Nov 2005
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|06-17-2006, 10:09 PM||#24|
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Database Error
I just the little guy, tonight. He won't be replacing Armorhide as my favorite basic. but he's certainly a cool little freak. I love the arms and the mutant scuba diver head. For some reason I imagine him talking like Mer-Man from the 80s HeMan cartoon.
|06-17-2006, 10:37 PM||#25|
Even Kaiba supports 'em!
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Collection Count: 6
An interesting scout. At times, I like the alien look on him, and though this may sound strange, the claws kinda remind me of Beast Wars' Rampage even though they don't look like it. Maybe that's one of the reasons I like him.The King of Dragons awakens. Arise, Bahamut Prime.
|07-21-2006, 10:23 PM||#26|
TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Bay Area
ATTACK OF THE ZOMBIE THREAD!
I never intended to get this figure (hated the arms). Then the the best fan mode ever surfaced, and I had to have it.
Looking at him now ... it's really, REALLY hard to believe the toilet mode WASN'T intentional. It's the only real explanation for the bizarro arms, which could've been engineered in so many other ways to look better -- but if they HAD been, potty mode wouldn't have been possible.
The bot mode still sucks ... but dude. POTTY MODE.
Well played, Hasbro. Well played.
(Hasbro: "Uh, wha?")
P.S. Be sure to plug the gun in as a support for toilet mode, otherwise he'll keel over, and you'll have to shove the feet into the seat (see most of the potty mode thread pics for examples of this).