Dark of the Moon Darksteel

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Sol Fury, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    So far, the third DotM non-Cyberverse figure I'm picking up (After Laserbeak and Thundercracker).

    Love the colors and I liked the SS mold, but the plastic color was just disgusting. I like how, even without the Mechtechs SS still looks armed (with his swords). This is important to me with the Mechtech cars that tend to look awkward when they have a streamlined vehicle mode and a giant boxy gun sticking off them. Though DS's weapons even look pretty streamlined and organic in vehicle mode.

    Throw in an homage to a fun BW character and fun looking Mechtechs and I am absolutely sold. Very excited.
     
  2. Uniprimus

    Uniprimus Active Member

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    :lolol  darksteel?:lolol :lolol :lolol :lolol 
     
  3. CyrDraconis

    CyrDraconis Well-Known Member

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    Agreed - I've liked the mechanics of the Sideswipe mold since the first review, it was just the (lack of) color that killed it for me. Awesome repaint, check - he'll drop nicely in with Lockdown's Neo-Stunticons on my shelves.
     
  4. Prowl 2009

    Prowl 2009 A Decepticons Downfall

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    Man, another DOTM figure I just have to have! :eek: 

    Love the BW homeage!
     
  5. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    Sol Fury, I think the homage is loosely based on Quickstrike from BW.
     
  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    ^You are correct, sir. :)  IMHO the Darksteel head needs some green/gold to make it truly look like Quickstrike.
     
  7. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    It's only a homage,not the character
     
  8. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    Wow, that thing looks gorgeous!!:drool: 


    Definately a nifty little homage there, I may just hafta try to get one of these myself.
     
  9. TCracker

    TCracker R.I.P., 5/2019 Veteran

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    I may be the odd one out. I got Darksteel and everytime I look at him, I either burst out laughing or giggle by just looking at him. Probably his goofy mugshot kinda reminds me (if you guys dont see it, then it is just me) of Zoolander.

    Blue Steel = Dark Steel = Blue Steel.
     
  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    ^Still cool, nonetheless. :thumb :

    ^Its his beedy eyes...LMFAO. :lol 
     
  11. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    The more I see of this guy, the more I want it! Thanks for the great pictures.
     
  12. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    if you have DOTM sideswipe...try giving sideswipes mech gun to darksteel...the color is almost a perfect complement to him....plus a big ASS GUN OF DEATH is always cool.
     
  13. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Untitled

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    Got one today and my only problem is to have him hold his weapons properly. Too bad he doesn't have peg holes on the side of his forearms, that would have helped a lot.

    Head totally screams Bayverse to me, it looks like a variation on the Starscream head.
     
  14. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Well-Known Member

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    Funny you say that, I thought the SAME thing. So much Im thinkin about getting two of these and doing a head swap so thundercracker could be unique..if it worked..
     
  15. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    i got tired of waiting on HTS...and grabbed 3 off ebay...at $18ish a pop plus shipping for the three....
     
  16. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    I don't see quickstrike in there any where, but it's still a neat looking figure for sure!!
     
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    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Sweet.
     
  18. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Ebay for me as well. Local stores have barely got past wave 1, and the ebay seller was asking £15 - only a tiny bit over UK retail - and shipping. For a couple of Deluxes, I can afford that, and the extra money was well spent in giving you guys a gallery that you're really enjoying. I'm glad :) 
     
  19. Snake_eyes1975

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    That was pretty classy man...we are enjoying the pics. Thanks!
     
  20. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    Thanks for the awesome pics. Mine should be arriving from hts this week. Looking forward to him.