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TFW Transformers Prime Smokescreen with S2 Gallery

Posted on 11-25-2012 at 05:50 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
SmokescreenRobot13
We've got another Transformers toy gallery to round out your weekend now. Today's new gallery, fresh from the Japanese Transformers Prime Arms Micron series, is the Deluxe Class Smokescreen!

Smokescreen is a remolded version of Transformers Prime Knock Out. This presents an immediate issue with show accuracy, because even with remolding, Smokescreen lacks a few design elements from his CG model on the show - the most notable being the door wings on his back. But let's not linger on the negatives - Smokescreen does manage to look different from Knock Out with his stickers, remolded rear end in vehicle mode and his new head. The head sculpt captures the character well - I'd have personally given him a smirk rather than a serious determined look - but it goes a good way to giving Smokescreen his own identity. The head is spot-on to the look of the character in the show. Stickers give Smokescreen the rest of his deco.

Smokescreen comes with Arms Micron S2, a Micron with a slender and "ornate" look. He's only poseable in the arms, but that seems to be average for the Arms Microns. S2 turns into a high-tech bow weapon for Smokescreen, which I don't recall ever seeing used in the show - yet - but if you fold S2's "wings" in you get a laser weapon that looks like an arm cannon that Smokescreen might equip for battle. In any event, the option to make it into a "gun" or "bow" lends a bit of appeal to the character.

Overall, Smokescreen is an alright release. If you disliked the design on Knock Out there is not a lot here that will change your mind, and the lack of show accuracy is a detractor. However it could be far worse, and as of the moment, this is the only Smokescreen toy available outside the upcoming Legends class in Beast Hunters.


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Transformers Prime Arms Micron Smokescreen with S2 Gallery
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rattraprules98
I guess he doesn't look... TOO bad... I just hope he gets his own mold...
StayingInTheBox
Thanks for the review and gallary Sol.

Honestly, I was super excited for this figure. Unfortunately my opinion might have changed after seeing some in hand pictures.
PcPrime23
He looks pretty cool. I just wish Smokescreen had a brand new mold.
BlueAngel_Bolt
This has honestly grown on me a bit. It's just those posts sticking out on the back that hold me away from buying it.
Wadeledge
Peaugh just had on twitter where the arms-micron can be made to look like the door kibble.
harrismonkey
One of the more reasonable wrong mold repaints I've seen. Unfortunately it wasn't a great mold to begin with (my least favorite of the PRID deluxes I actually bothered to pick up).

I've been mildly tempted and I still am- but it's a lot of money and he's just not all he should be. I hope they do an original mold.
WheelWave140
Not bad, I like the Knockout mold, and am VERY SERIOUSLY considering buying the figure. But my parents aren't gonna give me the permission today cuz my mom's steamed at my dad. *Sigh* being a teenage fan is tough
PcPrime23
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Originally Posted by WheelWave140 View Post
Not bad, I like the Knockout mold, and am VERY SERIOUSLY considering buying the figure. But my parents aren't gonna give me the permission today cuz my mom's steamed at my dad. *Sigh* being a teenage fan is tough
I feel your pain bro.
Shockwave9227
I'll order it. Smokescreen looks decent enough to be put with the other figures but I do hope that a new mold is made soon.
Bountyan
Easy pass. Not paying at least 30 dollars for a bland looking toy with ugly stickers and a half assed retool from a mediocre mold. I've seen the door wing micron thing; I'm still not impressed.
Might Gaine
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Originally Posted by Wadeledge View Post
Peaugh just had on twitter where the arms-micron can be made to look like the door kibble.
https://twitter.com/i/#!/Peaugh/medi...com%2F6p2l0BXS

Awesome.
GrimlockAutobot
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Originally Posted by Might Gaine View Post
I don't care what anyone says. That looks awesome with his micron as the door wings!!
lordmegatron64
Knockout's mold fits Smokescreen better. So. I propose that Hasbro does the right thing and create an ACCURATE mold for Knockout because his current mold is shit
Composite Ghost
I know everyone's annoyed by the fact that he doesn't have a new mold. But I grew up with G1 Transformers and that got me used to toys looking nothing like their animation, so I'm fine with it. At least they put more effort into him than they did with Shockwave.
sinwithme13
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Originally Posted by rattraprules98 View Post
i guess he doesn't look... Too bad... I just hope he gets his own mold...
He's cool his own mold would be great, and I don't like the stickers
wish they were paint apps.
ptrckcrw2
Looks cool, however not cool enough to pay 30.
[Wing_Saber-X]
nice gallery, Sol!
TBH, but I'd much prefer the FE Bee mould to be Smokescreen's base body. oh well, time to do some kit bashing! :d
HeavyArms
hopefully we see a us release :/
Azrail
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Originally Posted by HeavyArms View Post
hopefully we see a us release :/
Not of this version. Probably a Beast Hunters one.

Good review Sol Fury.
wtrz
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Originally Posted by PcPrime23 View Post
I feel your pain bro.
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Originally Posted by WheelWave140 View Post
Not bad, I like the Knockout mold, and am VERY SERIOUSLY considering buying the figure. But my parents aren't gonna give me the permission today cuz my mom's steamed at my dad. *Sigh* being a teenage fan is tough
Same here man.
Want this for Christmas, just in case Hasbro makes a spiked-up version for Beast Hunters. Micron on his back is epic.
Coldiron
Shame as cool as his design is in the show, it get made with this mold I hate.
Smokescreen
He's all right considering his lack of show accuracy. I still can't wait to add him to my Smokey collection.
rattraprules98
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Originally Posted by WheelWave140 View Post
Not bad, I like the Knockout mold, and am VERY SERIOUSLY considering buying the figure. But my parents aren't gonna give me the permission today cuz my mom's steamed at my dad. *Sigh* being a teenage fan is tough
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Originally Posted by PcPrime23 View Post
I feel your pain bro.
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Originally Posted by wtrz View Post
Same here man.
Want this for Christmas, just in case Hasbro makes a spiked-up version for Beast Hunters. Micron on his back is epic.
I, too, share this pain...
sinwithme13
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Originally Posted by bountyan View Post
easy pass. Not paying at least 30 dollars for a bland looking toy with ugly stickers and a half assed retool from a mediocre mold. I've seen the door wing micron thing; i'm still not impressed.
agreed
Hikuro
can't say I like it. i was almost thinking this toy would call for a slight retool of Bee's mold just like FOC Sideswipe is a retool of Jazz. Infact that's really what I was most wanting of to happen.

Maybe just take his head and repaint a Bee toy.
Enigma2K2
No. This is... no. Just... no. Not feeling this.

The two are too different for this to work for me.
mrgalvaprime
Personally i think he looks great, however i dont expect a lot of other people to agree as it isnt show accurate which is something i personally dont judge a toy on.
I hope this gets a hasbro release because im not a big fan of the stickers (they look good, but im just not excellent at applying them)
Wadeledge
Smokescreen's character model looks a bit like Bumblebee and Knock Out merged so I see how this KINDA works but I'll still wait on a new mold.
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by GrimlockAutobot View Post
I don't care what anyone says. That looks awesome with his micron as the door wings!!
Agreed. It works for me, especially with the stickers applied and the Arms Micron plugged into his back for faux wings.

As for those saying Bee would have made a better mold, his chest is completely wrong for Smoke's curves (Bee's chest is too wide and squared off). I think Takara did the best with what they had.
jbvirus
DO you think shapeways can do something to make this figure even better? Totally would be awesome if they added a door wing and shoulder guard mod.
[soundwave]
The only thing that really bugs me is the shoulder guard. Door wings I can do without.
MarkMilton
this is just a lazy release. if anyone here had half a brain, they'd tell Hasbro/Takara to stop pulling these cheap cash-grabs by not purchasing him.

i mean seriously, he was practically the main character for most of the last season, and all they could come up with is a Knockout re-tool?

that's pathetic.
closetrat
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Originally Posted by MarkMilton View Post
this is just a lazy release. if anyone here had half a brain, they'd tell Hasbro/Takara to stop pulling these cheap cash-grabs by not purchasing him.

i mean seriously, he was practically the main character for most of the last season, and all they could come up with is a Knockout re-tool?

that's pathetic.
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Originally Posted by Enigma2K2 View Post
No. This is... no. Just... no. Not feeling this.

The two are too different for this to work for me.

Same here & don't get me started on the micron backpack requirement for accuracy.
kaijuguy19
Guys this is likely Takara's way of having a Smokescreen toy in time for his debut later on in Season 2 the same reason the FOC Shockwave is being sold as TFP Shockwave in Japan. None of them means they'll be the only toys of the characters that showed up on the show later on in Season 2. We'll likely see new molds for them that a lot more accurate next year.
cheetor71
Other than the head sculpt, I don't like it. To me, it's not worth it.
TCJJ
I'm still a bit iffy on it, but I like Arms Micron Knockout, so I went ahead and ordered Smokescreen anyway.
Prime Jetscream
I probably won't get this. I'm just going to hope Hasbro makes their own. They have no reason not to. If anything, they have a ton reasons to do their own.

I would buy this if it was an extensive FE Bumblebee retool.
closetrat
Yeah, I'll grab the Legends mold if there's no other DLX mold - or, skip the character altogether like I did Airachnid...
lildevilchick
Knockout's figure is HIDEOUS. I hope this isn't HasTak being cheap and that Smokescreen gets his own mold sometime in the future. If there were a release planned for a unique mold, then I dunno why Takara would retool Knockout. I'm guessing things aren't looking good for an actual Smokescreen toy.
naldopr
ugly pass
Burnout
Well since we didnt get a breakdown here in the states and the chances that we'll get a show accurate version are none to NEGATIVE none...I think I'll pass on ol' smokeout here. This mold just does NOT work for smokescreen and given that rather than make a real roadbuster character for next season they are just recoloring bulkhead (so as nto to make a new mold...big shock...i think i'll just hold off.
Might Gaine
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Originally Posted by lildevilchick View Post
Knockout's figure is HIDEOUS. I hope this isn't HasTak being cheap and that Smokescreen gets his own mold sometime in the future. If there were a release planned for a unique mold, then I dunno why Takara would retool Knockout. I'm guessing things aren't looking good for an actual Smokescreen toy.
Yeah at this point, with Beast Hunters around the corner, the only unique Smokescreen mold we're likely to get is one with spikes and armor all over him. It would look even less like the show character...
GeekVariety
While its not terrible, its still disappointing that they went the cheapo route and just recolored an existing mold.

I was so excited for a Smokescreen toy after he showed up on the Prime tv series cause its such a great design and so not what I was expecting when he had to pick his own form on the show.

So slick and badass, I do hope they release a legit show accurate version of him cause this is such a let down.
Neo-Bombshell
I was not sure to get this figure or not. I like Knock Out's mold, but the pic with the wings got me in. Ordered!
Prime Jetscream
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Originally Posted by Might Gaine View Post
Yeah at this point, with Beast Hunters around the corner, the only unique Smokescreen mold we're likely to get is one with spikes and armor all over him. It would look even less like the show character...
Except we got a Legion spikey Bumblebee, and a normal Legion Smokescreen. Why not the same for deluxe?
trnsfrmrs1980
Hi guys. Yeah I am kinda disappointed with the figure. I wish Hasbro/Takara have created a brand new mold for him. He is one of the coolest character in the show. Well I got one and am planning to modify him although with the modification, he can no longer transform. I will be posting it real soon!
s_cren
I bet shape ways will come out with something for this figure , actually I can almost guarantee they will since they came out for something for every other prime toy almost
Wheeljack_Prime
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Originally Posted by Prime Jetscream View Post
Except we got a Legion spikey Bumblebee, and a normal Legion Smokescreen. Why not the same for deluxe?
Yeah, the whole point of the spikes is to tweak an already existing mold to fool the layman. I see no reason smokescreen would be spiky...yet.
TFtoycollector
The posts that stick out at the back were bugging the hell out of me, so i cut them off. I'm no customizer so it doesn't look the greatest, but i can live with it more than i could before. The posts were the worst part of the figure IMO. Everything else i like.

Yes he should have his own mold and yes Takara should not have used the Knock out mold, but the way i see it, Smokescreen is an Autobot, so naturally he's gonna be put with other Autobot figures in a collection. Takara obviously wanted to differentiate him from Bumblebee(the obvious choice of mold for a Smokescreen repaint/remold). Anyway, that's just what think.

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