Bombusbee / Devil Savior Movie Devastator

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  1. svek

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    Sorry for a little spam but those are my first impressions :) 
    The transformation to the truck form is definitely a mess. I think the worst part was just to find out what the hell you're supposed to do. I've been watching both Emgo's and @PrimeVsPrime reviews simultaneously and it still wasn't 100% clear sometimes. Very little room for manoeuvre, pushing parts behind another but luckily nothing broke. Overall, other than some loose joints and pieces falling apart he's quite solid, a lot of internal elements are made of die-cast metal which is appreciated.
    Still, I think TW Knight Orion was worse to transform (that's one good thing about that figure - if you handled that one, any other 3P figure is a piece of cake in comparison :p ) but unlike KO this one is really worth it. I think this is my favorite vehicle form of all Devil Saviour bots. Great attention to details, basically every robot part is hidden, even the bottom of the vehicle is full of molded details that are trying to cover the kibble. And unlike the robot mode - the truck is very solid and everything stays together nicely. I really like this one :) 
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    As for the head, I think the worst part is that you have to disassemble that mess of his legs again :confused:  But of course it's incredible. Also my favorite combine mode so far next to Paranoider and Bomber. I know that something called 'the destruction mode' also exists but I'm genuinely tired already, my fingers are sore and I just don't care for today :D 
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    So all in all I think I had a positive experience with Split. Sure it wasn't the most pleasant evening but this is definitely an impressive figure. Maybe even the most impressive of the entire set cause we're getting 3 great looking and very detailed modes. Perhaps that is the main issue with this design - it's too ambitious. Devil Saviour refused to sacrifice any mode for the sake of the other two which resulted in very difficult conversion. Not sure if I should blame the company for this but I like that the following figures were much more enjoyable :rolleyes: 
     
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    I wish my Split were here already, but I don't think he will be here until Tuesday ish. Not gonna lie, I think I might be the only person on the planet that cares about the turret mode haha.
     
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    Last one, I promise!
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    My construction shelf is shaping up really nicely, even if that's just a temporary display :) 
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    Awww poor bomber, all alone haha! I do really wish I still had a couple of those legends ones. I wish a 3P company would do a legends sized devastator that’s more complex than the takara legends one but less complex than the hasbro SS one.
    No need to stop posting! I like hearing a fresh perspective on the figure and it’s making me even more excited to have mine hopefully waiting for me when I get back from vacation. I think split has both the things I hate most in a transformation (besides partsforming): overly finnicky limbs that need to be positioned exactly right and too many hinges on thin parts. Seeing the design I feel it could have been simplified at least 15%.
     
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    Yeah it's definitely one of those "it gets better once you know what to do". For example, many reviewers don't utilize his ankle tilt while transforming his legs, to make some room for the fenders to go on the other side of his shins - so they forcefully push the parts behind another and bend the plastic which is hella scary with these thin hinges :eek:  I'm sure you'll get it once you have him ;)  once again, patience is the key. The truck mode is really solid and tabs nicely if you're not overly picky about some small gaps
     
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    Mom said it's my turn to play with Split :mad: 

    In all seriousness though, it feels like I've been waiting months (It's been like, a week since the figure was sent out but shhhh) for my figure to arrive, this past week has been super slow.

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    My Mixmaster is in the UK! Should only be a couple of days until I get him :D 
     
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    Mines due tomorrow, at least I can finally put a head on Devastator, where I'm going to display him when it's complete remains a mystery, however :D 
     
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    I got Mixmaster in earlier today, and I've been having a blast with him. Honestly my main issue with him is that the robot mode kinda sucks (floppy ankles, loose hips, and kinda impossible to balance). But his vehicle mode is really solid, and his head mode is top notch! I can't wait for Skipjack and Scrapper to be released so we can finally finish this absolute unit!
     

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    I return from my honeymoon tomorrow. Two days ago it said “arrived at the delivery company” in the US so I’m hoping that means that he’ll be there waiting for me when I get back! It always sucks to return from vacation so to have split as a consolation prize for that would be great.
     
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    Yo congrats on the marriage my dude
     
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    Thanks bro! Got married back in may but we were only able to get away now due to work stuff.
     
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    Wonder if we'll see DS-06 Sweeping before Christmas or not? Would be nice to have "The Beast" standing on both legs by year's end.
     
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    I wish you and your partner all the best! I also hope you enjoy Split once you get home :D 

    With any luck, DS-06 will release by November. I hope we can get the full Devastator by 2022 but I doubt DS-05 will drop by then.
     
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    Much appreciated! But no split when I got home an hour ago.... it's said "arrived at the delivery company" here in NY for four freaking days now! Let's hope he shows up tomorrow.

    EDIT: Screw Fedex they said it would arrive friday then friday night it updated to tuesday. The package was IN NYC then they sent it to Pennsylvania and THEN are shipping it BACK to NYC they make no fucking sense.

    Paranoider/Bomber set already on sale at TF-Direct for those who were on the fence. 10% off so $90: DEVIL SAVIOUR TROUBLE MAKER DS-07A PARANOIDER + DS-07B BOMBER
     
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    OK finally received and opened my Split (was enjoying SS Jolt for a few days first).

    The short review is this: Fuck this robot mode. Nothing stays tabbed in, there are so many little bits that move when you move other things, the backpack constantly flops down, the figure CAN'T STAND UP at all (legs are very weak, and one of them was detached right in the box), those stupid gun pieces pop off the backs of the legs so often I just set them aside, and the proportions aren't even that good. I can totally understand why people were turned off to this whole set from the get-go. The legs/feet are tiny and can't hold the weight of the figure at all. The robot mode sucks ass. I'm working up the courage to try the transformations, and I'm desperately hoping the other modes make me happy in some way. The only upside so far is the paint is amazing (but we all knew that) and he's actually bigger than I thought he'd be (bigger than Smash, which is weird).

    I'd give it a 4/10 on the robot mode so far. Hoping the other modes are way better.
     
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    Yeah it’s not a super fun figure to handle. If you can get the guns to stay tabbed into the legs, it can stand up alright. There’s a couple of other things you can try to get it to stand better.
    1. Detach the cab via the mushroom peg
    2. Use the cab to support the figure from the back

    Hope that helps a bit!
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I've known about those tips for a while before getting the figure, but I don't think I'm gonna keep it in robot mode much after today. We'll see. Still appreciate you posting tips.
     
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    so it's a more expensive version of the old cabassed voyager but with a head mode to make up for the complexity this time?
     
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    Essentially yes, but way less fun in robot mode, but also with much better paint.