Dark of the Moon Darksteel

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

  1. Anguirus

    Anguirus Well-Known Member

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    Just got mine from HTS! The head looks a bit better in person...better than the art and super-closeups make it seem, anyway.

    He seems to have a hard time holding his weapons, but I don't care so much. Like him for the blades.
     
  2. Anguirus

    Anguirus Well-Known Member

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    BTW, he has the same molding issue as Sideswipe in that his top-side pieces in car mode are too bulgy to fit in everywhere. In my case, only one of Darksteel's pieces was screwed up (compared to both of Sideswipe's) but he required additional Exacto knife carving, both where the piece meets the hood and on the tab that locks with the arm blade.

    So I guess that was my first mod. Really improves Swipe and Darksteel. Can't wait for Mirage's 'con remold.
     
  3. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    I grabbed this guy at Target. He's decent, but nothing special. I love the paint though.
     
  4. xanthax

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    I got this guy yesterday from HTS. He's quite cool. I'm glad I passed on Sideswipe and picked this up instead. Great paint, however, mine came with some of the paint rubbed off of one of his heels. I kind of hoped that he had mechtech ports on his arms to plug those weapons into, but he doesn't. I like him by himself without the weapons. I wish there was some way to make him have the mechtech speak on his back like a scorpion tail, but the rear spoiler prevents it from staying in place. Oh, and that lightpiping.

    Either way, a really nice toy.
     
  5. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Does he have the same issue with the hood not holding well in robot mode like Sideswipe?
     
  6. Agent Adam

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    The Dark Steel I picked up yesterday does not have that issue like my Sideswipe does, thankfully.
     
  7. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    All holds in place nicely on mine. The only issue I have is getting the guns to sit in his hands. They really needed slightly longer posts.
     
  8. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Untitled

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    This. Or different weapons!
     
  9. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    I have the guns plugged in under his hood, over his shoulders. Bad ass toy, much better use of the mold than Sideswipe.
     
  10. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    found this guy today, and love it. though to me the head is just a bit small, but still a better job using this mold then sideswipe.
     
  11. Apoclatron5675

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    Need this guy badly but it'll take forever for him to hit any store in my area thus giving me enough time to catch up on cyberverse stuff bwahahaha
     
  12. G1_Cindersaur

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    if you have DOTM sideswipe..try giving his rifle to darksteel...looks nice and the colors fit him...plus it has that nice blade inside the rifle.
     
  13. Matt_M

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    There's things I really like about this figure, like the scorpion car mode, and the color scheme. I liked the original Sideswipe well enough.

    However, if a 3rd party were to do a head-and-weapons kit for this guy, I'd be all over it, and would raise my appreciation for Darksteel by a wide margin.
     
  14. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    I'm so looking foward to this since I love the Quickstrike homage!
     
  15. G1_Cindersaur

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    this guy rocks with his blades left on the car...and the mechtech weapon of sideswipe or skyhammer mounted in his top mech tech port (near the rear spoiler)....
     
  16. Nefud

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    I could've sworn I saw a thread around here where someone removed his blades to make him look more unique...does anyone know what I'm talking about?
     
  17. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    I saw that too... probably in Radicons though.
     
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    Still no sign of this wave in my area and at this point I'm not even really caring anymore.
     
  19. dreadwing2020

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    :scalper  :drool: 
     
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    I don't know whether to laugh or hide in a corner... :)