86 Leader Swoop BTS and design process

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  1. Seanprime

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    Evan Brooks on Instagram: "Hi Transformer fans, Hope you all enjoyed the reveals @bmacatron84 took you all through at Wondercon for Studio Series. While it will be a minute before the official photos get out there, I thought it would be a good idea to snap a few and walk you through the design for LDR Swoop! The final LDR Dinobot to complete the team. Thanks for waiting! As with all the other Dinobots, this figure comes to you from the ever hardworking Hasui san. You can see that no corner was left untouched with his masterful sketches. Swoop comes with his 2 signature Rocket Launchers, his toy Thermal Sword and Grimlock's toy Energo Sword. Design and Colors follow the animation appearance with the Blue chest that we rarely seem to get with Swoop toys. He is flight stand compatible so you can re-create the amazing scenes from his introductory episode where he somehow punches Grimlock with his robot mode arms even though he's in Dino mode. He can of course also stand upright so you can make sure to tell him all the good parts of the story. His Rocket launchers are 5mm port compatible so you can use blast effects to re-create him firing his missiles at Unicron. His Dino Mouth (like 3 of the other Dinobots and Snarl's Tail) has a 3mm port inside so you can use the Jetfire Blast effects to re-create him breathing fire. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy him and finish your Dinobot team. I know some of you are still missing a few of these guys (Grimlock) and all I can say is we are aware and we're going to get him back out there as soon as we can. Thanks for all the support and be on the look out for more TF goodness for the 40th anniversary! -Evan #hasbro #hasbropulse #hasbroemployee #transformers #dinobots #studioseries #studioseriestransformers #autobots #wondercon"


    From Evan on IG
     
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    Looks pretty good here.
     
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    They look so good as a team!
     
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    The wings are still a little undersized but imo I think they look less small than they did from the panel or on display photos. They don’t look as undersized as some of is thought at all.
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    The robot chin looks fine just the angle he was looking up at and the camera probably.

    They look fantastic together, all and all worth the wait.
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    100% preordering day 1, not missing out because like Snarl he will probably be hard to find. Looks a lot better than what we first saw.
     
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    Those wings look massive what were people complaining about?
    Perfect sized bit mode too, Voyager would have been way too small @ that one guy complaining

    cannot wait!
     
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    So that's why the pterosaur mode has giant robot arms.
     
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    Funny how we’ve all been anticipating this “reveal” and now that it’s finally here, and as excited as I am as well to complete my Dinobots, it really is kinda like… welp, he looks like Swoop. Like, what unbelievable revelation were we really expecting? lol

    That said, looking forward to him completing the Dinobot shelf!
     
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    Wings look much better when properly extended

    I absolutely love seeing the behind the scenes look at the Hasui schematic drawings on paper that Evan always shares
     
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    Love the attention to detail.

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    he looks alot more cubish than the rest of the dinobots. missing alot of the rounder shapes from the cartoon, especially on the legs.
     
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    Looks great! I hope to have an oppourtunity to build out all the Dinobots in future.

    This is kind of why the people constantly clammouring for Swoop got on my nerves. We knew he was gonna look like Swoop, and that he was coming. It was understandable that some people were losing patience especially with how everything else got leaked but, lo and behold! He's just Swoop.
     
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    Beautiful group shot, I dream of the day we get this photo for another group of four Dinobots... :')
     
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    I love Dinobots group shot.
     
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    They totally should’ve had those Dinobot group shots included in the Wondercon panel! If I wasn’t already sold, I sure am now
     
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    At last. They are complete.
     
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    Does this come with a stand?
     
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    Swoop is my favorite after Snarl. Glad to see they put budget into his design like the rest. Nothing comprimised.
     
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    Can't wait to get this guy. Will need to readjust that shelf a bit. Blaster and Inferno need to move out of the back corner.
     
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    One way Hasbro and Takara consistently impresses me is with their wing management. Siege and Masterpiece Jerfire both do things with wings that I don’t think any third-party had attempted yet and then in retrospect seemed obvious. Same here with Swoop’s wing transformation, they are able to get them really compact in robot mode but still pretty big in pterosaur mode and you end up with much more manageable wings than the third-party swoop figures
     
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