Cyberverse Deluxe Cheetor

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  1. ACMagnus

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    I guess I'm one of only a handful of people still invested in this line after like 2 years? It's not exactly the greatest lineup of toys in the franchise's almost 40-year history, but I still managed to find some enjoyment with these figures. Cheetor is the latest figure in this line. Timing-wise, this feels too little too late given his fate in the cartoon, but he was a pretty important part of the cast, so getting a higher quality (by Cyberverse standards) figure feels a little more justifiable. As a figure though, he's alright. Not a Masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but fans of the character might appreciate having a more show-accurate Cheetor on their shelf.

    Naturally, Cheetor turns into a cheetah. No surprises there. He's a bit kibbly due to the robot mode arms, so it's not the cleanest cheetah mode we've gotten. It doesn't help that there's a lot of sharp angles that make it look much more messy than it otherwise would be.
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    Here's a picture with Deluxe Thunderhowl and Kingdom Cheetor for comparison, so we can see how Cyberverse Cheetor stacks up next to similar quadrupeds.
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    In lieu of effect parts, Cheetor comes with a set of translucent green armor, which clips over the face and tabs onto the front paws. The sword placement seems to reference Night Slash Cheetor from the Beast Machines line, which I found to be a nice homage. It's just a bit annoying that the shades of yellow don't match.
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    Robot mode is where I think this guy displays best. It's much more show-accurate than the Spark Armor figure. I just wish the tail folded up against his back or swiveled around to the side, since detail for this character's signature tail belt (which I think is one of the best aspects of his design) is present. The collar is a bit tall, but that's also a byproduct of the character design.
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    Here he is with Thunderhowl and Kingdom Cheetor again. You can see that the armor attaches in this mode too, but it's more decorative here. What's particularly annoying is that the tabs in the claw armor are too small for the forearm slots, so the opportunity to have Wolverine claws was totally missed.
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    Here's an action pose just to show off some articulation. Nothing mind blowing, but it's at least functional.
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    Overall, he's okay. He's not the best Cyberverse Deluxe, but I think he's one of the better ones in the line. Unless you're as crazy as I am about being completionist with this line, need a representation of Cyberverse Cheetor in your collection, or you just HAVE to have every toy of Cheetor out there, your money is better off going to a Generations figure.
     
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  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Looks pretty good. The proportions are spot on and I really dig the cheetah mode. Does the mouth open? It looks like a separate plastic piece.
     
  3. ACMagnus

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    Yes, it does open! I just forgot to show off that point of articulation.
     
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    Definitely would benefit from a Maximal reprolabel for starters. Other than that I’m torn between getting him or hunting down Transmetal 2 Cheetor for a decent price
     
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    Very cool....he'll go nicely with my Deluxe Bumblebee for sure!
     
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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing! Can you add some more extra pics in cheetah mode? THanks!
     
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    Hopefully the neck tab doesn’t break :lol 
     
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    Like that the armor bits aren't necessary for cheetah mode. Was tough to tell with the initial pics.

    Excited to get this in hand.
     
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    I like this wayyyyyy more than the Kingdom version
     
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    I wasn't gonna get any Cyberverse toys. Then that darn Slag/Slug was revealed and looked so cool (also he is my favourite Dinobot). I can't just have ONE Cyberverse though, the poor fella would get lonely you know?
    So I bought Arcee a few days ago, she is pretty cool. Bought Grimlock and Megatron online and added them to my pile of loot on BBTS.
    Cheetor looks cool, I'll get him (sigh).

    God dammit! This wasn't gonna happen. Ok, Hasbro you win. I'll buy all the Cyberverse deluxes.
     
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    Can't break the neck tab when there aren't any tabs in the first place ;) 
     
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    Excellent! Yes!
     
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    Looks amazing. Love the Battle Cat like armor. :)  Like how tall he is, too. Guess time to sell my battleship armor Cheetor!
     
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    Man this guy looks good
     
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    Okay now that's a guy I'd like to see in Night Slash Cheetor (for uh... reasons) or Shadow Panther colors.
     
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    Looks great.
    No tabs to break.
    Good
    Autobot symbol instead of maximal.
    Works here.
    Cyberverse doesn't have maximal/predacon designation yet.
    Every body on single time-frame cybertron.
    Plus as an additional bonus, he's already pre-yellowed.
     
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    Yup that is definitely looking good. I haven\'t managed to collect much of the Cyberverse lineup but I do hope to get this guy.
     
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    Does anyone else want to see this redecoed as G1 Catilla?
     
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    Is it wrong that I really love this so much more than the WFC version?
     
  20. Blitz.

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    I unironically really like this. It's got a nice chonk factor, decent accessories that store away on both modes and it looks quite articulated. I'll have to keep an eye out
     
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