Bumblebee Movie Energon Igniters Speed Series (ie Legion) Barricade

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  1. Vertex

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    Greetings Gentlefolk, here is a small review of a small toy, Energon Igniters Speed Series Barricade from the upcoming Bumblebee Movie, cost £7 from the Entertainer here in Britland; thanks to my mate @mcluskyism for picking him up for me.

    Please pardon my poor phone photography!

    (Should this series be abbreviated EISSBM? Or BMEISS Barricade? Or just BM Legion Barricade, because that (more or less) is what he is?

    Also: TFTM, 2007 Movie, ROTF, DOTM, AOE, TLK....therefore BTM? BM? TFBB? BBTM? BBM? Beeflick '18? Transfans will work it out! :) )

    In-package:

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    Here we can read about the gimmick, or see a picture anyway:

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    Motor-core sold separately, but I suppose you could get two and then have races.

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    Front view. Barricade cuts a menacing figure!
    Much better than the AOE version IMHO, reminiscent of the 2007 Legend.

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    His knees are permanently bent when in bot-mode, and can't straighten out further than this.
    He is articulated at the shoulders and hips with ball joints; his knees and ankles can only move forwards and backwards. His joints are nice and tight with the exception of the ankles, which are looser, but still function okay. Sometimes he falls over.

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    He has his hollows, but it's not too bad.

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    He turns into a police car and everything.
    Transformation is simple (as you'd expect) and straightforward. The car fits together nicely and rolls well.

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    The gimmick (sold separately) attaches via 5mm post.

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    I am quite certain this function is going to be misused amusingly, perhaps even horrifyingly....

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    Please excuse the blurriness of this zoom, I hope it conveys an impression of this bad machine.

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    Comparison with his previous self from his future.

    Which one actually looks like the character? YOU DECIDE

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    They BOTH turn into police cars! Lawks.

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    In conclusion: a fun little toy of our favourite cold-circuited cop-car cad. I like him! :) :D :cool: 
     
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  2. Underlord

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    I quite like that alt mode.
    What, like how we worked out which colour Rumble and Frenzy are? :lol 
     
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  3. Vertex

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    It's rather a nice car! The gimmick means they have to roll well, which adds to the fun.

    :lol  Silly, we did that ages ago. In 1984! :) :) :) :) :eek: :p :cool: ;) 

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: could this be a clue?:confused: :eek: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: 
     
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  4. Underlord

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    Well, I know what colours they are, but there are so many people who disagree with me, including this fish shop
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    It should be red. Or called Frenzy's fish bar...
     
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    Y'know, I was hoping we'd get an updated Legends toy for Barricade, but literally just taking the old toy and improving the sculpt wasn't what I had in mind.
    The 80s cop car mode is pretty neat, though.
     
  6. Kotori Sonoda

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    This looks cool! I like how its based on the original 2007 legends figure. Never had that as a kid (I do have the recon redeco), might pick this up. The peghole on his left knee is very distracting though
     
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    ...there was a Barricade figure in AoE?
     
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    I like the face sculpt and the fact that it's basically the 2007 Legends with a new alt mode. Looks great, with the only blemish being the 5mm port.

    I think he meant TLK. I don't blame his subconscious for repressing it, though.
     
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    lol yeah probably

    Anyway, from the looks of things, these Legends are a quantum leap compared to the TF5 ones. The only one I'm iffy on is Prime so far. Hopefully this class makes its comeback.
     
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    I love that Barricade is a Fox-body Mustang in this form. It’s a nice homage to his other Mustang-based forms.
     
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    I have to agree. This figure would be almost perfect if it weren't for that stupid peghole.
     
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    This was once a good toy,

    until he took a peghole to the knee.
     
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    That and the perma-squat.
    I had a utility knife and some sandpaper with me at work and fixed both items.
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    TLK Legion Barry is just a lazy TF Prime Legion figure repaint called Barricade because reasons. This one is an actual Barricade figure.
     
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    Very nice!! What exactly did you cut/sand to fix the squat?
     
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    The back bumper where the knee hits.
     
  17. ShadowninjaXD

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    This is a real legion class barricade figure. TLK one was nice, but not very movie accurate