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New Images of Universe Darkwing & Countdown

Posted on 12-17-2008 at 11:24 AM by Tim Formas under Universe Classics 2.0
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chenkofs of the Actoys Forums has posted new images of the upcoming Universe figures Countdown and Darkwing, including our first look at the robot mode for Countdown. These figures are rumored to be Toys 'R Us exclusives in the United States. Click on the image to the left to view all of the new shots.
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Takara_destron
Looks great. Will buy.
Deadsled
Darkwing looks great. Silverbolt looks more comfortable in 'con colors.
Opticron Primal
Screw Countdown, he shall be called Preceptor.
Kupp
Both of these are must buys, definite must buys.
Dolza_Khyron
yay! bring on the cybertron to mircomaster repaints lol! i've been loving it so far!
joshua
wow. i love spending money.
Loscos
If only Perceptor was that badass..........
Thundershot
Hot damn! I can't wait for Darkwing and Countdown! They both look spectacular, and are proof that repaints can be warranted (though I'd still like a Perceptor and Doubledealer out of that mold someday, but I digress..)
Optimus Prime
I still think it would have made for a better Perceptor; that head even looks close to the G1 toy version. Countdown is still cool, but I don't know if I'll buy it.
Darkwing, on the other hand, is excellent and I will definitely be purchasing that mofo.
deliciouspeter
So happy!
Robogeek28
Both of them are fantastic! Oh how Hasbro must love my money, keep em comin Bro!
General Magnus
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Originally Posted by Deadsled View Post
Darkwing looks great. Silverbolt looks more comfortable in 'con colors.
I would like to see more Decepticon molds repainted into Autobots. There´s enough of the other option already.
shibamura_prime
I'm totally sold on Countdown now. That robot mode is pretty sharp.
Eric
I really hate Hasbro now. They always know how much of a repaint whore I am.
giga-galvatron
Darkwing looks great. Im definitely going to pick him up. Countdown, I guess he wont be Perceptor. I was hoping for a black head but with a white head, he shall be Countdown in my universe. Just gotta worry about getting Dreadwind
Deadsled
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Originally Posted by General Magnus View Post
I would like to see more Decepticon molds repainted into Autobots. There´s enough of the other option already.
I'll second that, that was my feelings towards the Alt/Binal lines
dark69
i must get Darkwing for my botcon 07 set!
Robogeek28
Now my big question is how long until these guys are released?
Turnip
Must...buy...toys. Hasbro is...forcing me. Or at least that is how I try to convince my wife.
GAUGE
I will be picking up Countdown for sure. I just have some strange feeling these are gonna be Botcon 09 or SDCC exclusives
Robogeek28
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Originally Posted by GAUGE0001 View Post
I will be picking up Countdown for sure. I just have some strange feeling these are gonna be Botcon 09 or SDCC exclusives
Supposedly they're TRU exclusives, so no worries there.
Ktulu
Bought. I love that Red Alert mold and they got the late 80s color style on Darkwing pretty much perfect
DestronGenerals
I'll be picking up Darkwing as he's a repaint of a Classics 2.0 mold. Countdown however falls outside of that category, which I don't collect. He looks great though, and it's giving me second thoughts.
Darkspeed
I take back what I said on the first Countdown thread... The head is perfect, looks better than I thought it would! I will definately be getting this guy!

Darkwing is nice too, but I just get the feeling we would have benefitted more from an original mold... I would have waited until Universe restarted after the movie for an original figure.
giga-galvatron
I never got the Cybertron Defense Red Alert mold. Is it any good?
Bgrngod
Wow, at first I didn't think that Countdown could be the same figure. Looks great an bot-mode! Although, that gun is still way too huge. Does anyone know if this mold stands very well on it's own? I can't see how he wouldn't face plant every time you stand him up.
Autobot Spike
wow... is anyone else getting a super-hero vibe from Darkwind? i KNOW he's a 'con, but seriously, the cowl, the cape... the colours reminiscent of 80's superhero costumes.... it screams "masked hero"... or VILLIAN!!! hehehe

-A.S.
Robogeek28
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Originally Posted by DestronGenerals View Post
I'll be picking up Darkwing as he's a repaint of a Classics 2.0 mold. Countdown however falls outside of that category, which I don't collect. He looks great though, and it's giving me second thoughts.
Ah but he is a Universe figure, go ahead, buy him.
Nerroth
Yay Countdown!


I still want a Skystalker - and a Groundshaker and Skyhopper, while we're at it.
Robogeek28
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Originally Posted by Bgrngod View Post
Wow, at first I didn't think that Countdown could be the same figure. Looks great an bot-mode! Although, that gun is still way too huge. Does anyone know if this mold stands very well on it's own? I can't see how he wouldn't face plant every time you stand him up.
He stands really well, I don't own him anymore but when I had him I had no problems with him whatsoever.
Laser_Optimus
Very very nice. I will definently be getting these two figures. Thankfully there's at least one TRU left around here... but I digress... Countdown is pure love and, even though I didn't think it would work at first, the Silverbolt mold looks very much at home in Decepticon colors (now I'm going to have to hunt down a blasted Dreadwind from the 07 Botcon set).
Railguard
Wow they look great!!! Still too much money for me so I'll have to pass.
alien
i must get Universe Darkwing! Really can't wait for it...!!
WhiteMocha
They both look fantastic.

With Countdown, they really managed to capture the look of the rocket base in alt mode, and the micromaster in robot mode... blue face and all!

For those who would have preferred this mold as Perceptor (not me... I like it better this way) this makes for a SUPER-straightforward kitbash. Just dye those legs and arms teal, and put a black head on it, and you're done!
Skylock
These are fantastic, I can't wait! Probably the last ones one buy for a loooooooooong time.
Icespark
Both Countdown and Darkwing came out excellent. Hopefully, TRU (if these are exclusive to TRU) won't raise the price like the did with Prowl and Grimlock.
ORIO
Wow, those both looks so awesome. Both will be bought on sight. Can't wait to see Darkwing and Dreadwind together
GrantB
They can paint a jet turquoise and purple, but they can't paint one red.

Crock.
Crobot91
I see an opportunity to perform an easy Classics Perceptor kitbash without any painting required...



Paradigm-Shift Prime
Wow, Darkwing's colour scheme is really, really nice!!

Too bad that mold is so shamelessly basic. It's a jet with a fold up transformer underneath it!
antapp
Woo! Can't wait to get me hands on Darkwing and Perce....Countdown! Only prob now is Dreadwind prices will go through the roof.
Liokaiser
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Originally Posted by Paradigm-Shift Prime View Post
Wow, Darkwing's colour scheme is really, really nice!!
Agreed. A repaint I must have.
Black Sideswipe
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Originally Posted by Autobot Spike View Post
wow... is anyone else getting a super-hero vibe from Darkwind? i KNOW he's a 'con, but seriously, the cowl, the cape... the colours reminiscent of 80's superhero costumes.... it screams "masked hero"... or VILLIAN!!! hehehe

-A.S.
Yeah, Darkwing looks like Batman in those pics fo sho.
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by Paradigm-Shift Prime View Post
Wow, Darkwing's colour scheme is really, really nice!!

Too bad that mold is so shamelessly basic. It's a jet with a fold up transformer underneath it!
My God... Thats NEVER been done before!
artiepants
wow, i didn't (and still don't) care for the blue/red split in Countdowns alt mode, but the Robot mode looks spectacular!!!
(can we call all these guys like Countdown and Stormcloud "Macromasters", lol)
Beastbot X
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Originally Posted by giga-galvatron View Post
I never got the Cybertron Defense Red Alert mold. Is it any good?
It's utterly fantastic, one of the best, if not THE best, mold from the entire Cybertron line, IMO. The ridiculously big honkin' missile puts it over the top. Get it!
artiepants
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Originally Posted by Beastbot X View Post
It's utterly fantastic, one of the best, if not THE best, mold from the entire Cybertron line, IMO. The ridiculously big honkin' missile puts it over the top. Get it!
i don't think it's quite that good (i love the other two CD molds) but it's definitely a great mold.
akum6n
Countdown is pretty brilliant, I'll give them that. They even (perhaps unintentionally) referenced that stupid robot arm that the base had as an accessory.
SPLIT LIP
Do want both, but Darkwing more.

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