Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by maxlovesamber, May 5, 2020.
Found at Target in Ellicott City MD.
it only took 17 years
picked those two up on Sunday along with RacknRuin
was miffed at first Arcee and Thunderhowl were gone but then I remembered they were shipping later
For any upstate NY folks, I found these 2 at Target in Clifton Park. Happy hunting!
Hah, wow. The BaF is spread over different waves? Sheesh.
Sucks for those folks that will never see the next wave. Why does anyone think a BaF is a good idea?
[Not looking for proBaF explanation as my mind is made up that BaFs are a shit idea.]
Maccadam is assembled from parts available with eight different Deluxe Class figures, spread out across four waves.
Wave 1 debuted Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Shockwave.
Wave 2 debuts Hot Rod and Grimlock.
Wave 3 debuts Arcee.
Wave 4 debuts Thunderhowl.
Huh. I figured it was only 3 waves. Wonder if the case assortments got split up like Siege Springer and Thundercracker.
Well...was really hoping we continue this BAF stuff. I had more fun with them then I did with Generations. (blasphemy I know)
Regardless of it they're 'build a figure' or not, they're good stand alone figures. Build a figure pieces are just a bonus.
Unfortunately after getting Grimlock and Rodimus from Amazon, I found them to be a bit shoddy compared wave 1. While the first wave had some loose joints I could easily tighten, they are otherwise all pretty well articulated, include decent accessories, and have fine paint apps. Meanwhile, Hot Rod has some pretty wonky arms and hindered shoulder articulation. Not to mention bare minimum paint. Grimlock also has pretty limited range in his arm joints, they try to pass his effect piece as a "weapon," and legs that pop off easily thanks to the ball joints being too shallow to sustain the thigh swivel. His leg panels also come undone easily when trying to bend them at the knees. It just seems like the budget was tighter with these.
Honestly kinda upset that Mac is shorter then the figures, he should have been the same hight at least
I won't disagree about the issues you've pointed out, but I will say I found both figures to be more of a joy than you did. If you cross-compare figures from mainline and the animated stuff you're going to find wonky and shallow joints all over the place and unevenly distributed. In other words I wouldn't rock your faith in the promise of this line simply because one figure (HR in this case) has a few issues.
Overall I'm happy with this line, but will agree that splitting up 8 figures across waves where some are only a single figure, is odd and frustrating. If there's anything we collectors prize it's being able to complete a BAF in one wave, perhaps two at the most.
I found these on Monday. Only getting Roddy, Grimlock, and Arcee.
Found both Hot Rod and Grimlock at Tukwila, Washington.
Interesting how they split the figures up between four waves. They probably figure on distributing more of Arcee and Thunderhowl because of fan interests.
Honestly I'm more interested in those two figures anyways, and I'll be happy to collect a Hotrod and Grimlock without crippling and stupid gimmicks regardless. These are still the best figures they've released in this series, in my opinion.
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