CHUG Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Scaleface, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Prowl1005 Productions

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    I like it. Nice little collection what Nova prime is that?
     
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    Mine? It’s the snd primo x-Morris upgrade kit for combiner wars battle core Optimus prime
     
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    Ok I might get it since I have the battlecore prime.
     
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  4. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Be warned, it requires popping 2 pins. It’s easy enough to install, just a bit time consuming. I had never popped pins before, but it mostly went smoothly. I recommend watching a installation review for it or snd primo vitalis (their Optimus prime upgrade kit) to get an idea of what you’ll need to do before spending the money
     
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    Ok thanks for the heads up. Greatly appreciated.
     
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    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Not a problem :)  the screw driver they include with the kit is the perfect size to use as a pin punch btw
     
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    has anyone had any issues with classics 1.0 optimusprime ?

    i was worried about the pin joints rodimus and starscream from that era have had some issues and was hoping that no one had, had issues
     
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    Hooray! Found Powerglide in a tub and AWWAAAAAAAAAAY he goes. :D 

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    When he said he had to go "Outback" I didn't know what he really meant.

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    Although you responded to the wrong post, ironically I am ALSO buying that NOVA kit next month, based on recent pics in the combiner thread. It looks amazing (and I do have the optimus version).
     
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    Some Main Seeker Trio love. I have the Universe Deluxe Starscream also, but a wing broke so he is stuck in bot mode with crown and cape. Skywarp also broke, but in the cockpit so I can still transform it by partsforming. 20181007_004319.jpg 20181006_231402.jpg
     
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    Prime77 Until next time…

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    It was a lot of fun playing with this guy again. One of the bright spots of the T30 line, and one of the brightest Transformers ever, big round of applause for Springer!
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    One of the highlights out of all the Generations updates was this popular triple-changer. He might as well have been a ninja the way he snuck up and surprised everyone. I know we knew he was going to be released, but I remember Springer was so much more awesome in hand for me and many other collectors. His classic fluorescent green and yellow, awesome updated modes, the propeller sword, the excellent poseability.........
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    Springer was a new force to be reckoned with. I’m aware of the Wreckers but never actually read those comics (that’s a sadder story). But I know Springer is proudly displayed in many collections. He’s one of the few T30 figures I keep constantly in my display. He earned it being one of my favorites post animated movie and now having an excellent iteration of the figure.
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    Just so imposing. The colors, the accessories, the build, Springer just oozes cool. As for the alt modes......
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    Not too shabby themselves.
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    I thought this was a great synergy between his Cybertronian helicopter and a more Earth-style attack chopper.
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    Everything holds together well and the transformation is unique but not overly complex, it’s great. Just a nice, beefy, and one of the better copter modes of all Transformers. But my favorite is his second alt mode.
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    The Batmobile.....er, uh...I mean the Tumbler....d’oh.....ahem......his armored car mode. Seriously just paint this guy black, who wouldn’t buy that variant. Again, great synergy between Cybertronian and Earth styles. All of this is what Springer was meant to be in my opinion. And he does have a couple variations with the tail fins, so very subtle. The above photo I refer to as the Keaton.
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    This one is the Kilmer.
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    And this one is my personal favorite, the Bale. The variant needs to come with a Bat-Pod as an accessory. :cool: 
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    Ninja pose! This guy could give Sixshot a run for his money. T30 Springer is an awesome toy. I have yet to read, see, or hear, any negative comments ever about this guy. If there are any, they’re in the minority. This is Generations done right!
     
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    One of the best release ever indeed. For those who haven't seen it, check this Batman custom of Springer by Jerrymiru: Minor/Repaint: - Batman Transformer crossover ( Batformer )
     
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    I remember getting Springer in hand and thinking how awesome the mold was...

    Then SANDSTORM came along and stole the show. No lie: I love springer, but Sandstorm owned that remold like a boss.

    Who da thought someone would out springer springer?
     
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    No issues thus far.
     
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    I own both and both are excellent, but I honestly think Springer is the stronger figure simply because he doesn't have Sandstorm's massive panel-kibble backpack. What Sandstorm did though was solidify how using the core majority of a figure and changing specific parts to create something that looks far more unique overall than it actually is. I mean, Generations Springer is very distinctive in appearance given that's the IDW design, and Sandstorm went and changed enough that without putting them side by side, they really don't look similar at all at a glance.
     
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    Agreed, a truly awesome figure. Maybe the best CHUG figure ever? If not, it's up there. There's a new Springer coming in the Siege line, and I'm looking forward to it because it will likely be more of a G1 design, as opposed to T30 which is IDW. But it's probably not going to match T30 in overall badassery.
     
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    I do think the IDW design helps the T30 Voyager because it's slightly lanky in the limb proportions, giving more distance and thus a greater range of motion, whereas articulation may be limited in comparison for a straight G1 update in Siege because of the blocky proportions. That said, while I doubt I'll be grabbing Siege Springer since the T30 is excellent enough, the fact there will be a far more G1 faithful version should please people who aren't fans of the IDW design but also didn't want Fansproject Defender.
     
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