Earthrise Smokescreen

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  1. heltskelt

    heltskelt Well-Known Member

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    I passed on the previous Smokescreens because they never looked right to me. In comes Earthrise. As we had already seen, it’s very G1. The paint applications are well done. I’ll paint the taillights and wheel pegs later. The weapons would also benefit from silver paint. The car mode is very nice. My copy can’t seem to close the top, as seen on the pics. I’ll fiddle with that later and try to align it properly. Aside from that, things do peg securely and it rolls smoothly.
     

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  2. CheggyChonkers

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    Looks good, probably my most anticipated figure of the wave. Where'd you get it?
     
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  3. Yoshimon7

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    Nice. So much better than the awkwardly proportioned siege mold.
     
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    He is so good. Added the ambers and red lights. IMG_20200909_194746111~2.jpg
     
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  5. heltskelt

    heltskelt Well-Known Member

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    Target delivered my preorder today.
     
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    I'm told the gun is a bit weak

    https://twitter.com/Duffism1981/status/1303685875327471618?s=20

    EhefZLfXkAA6b6e - Copy.jpg

    https://twitter.com/ToyFu332/status/1303694302221135874?s=20
    Not sure if it's just Smokescreen or all three Datsuns - it could be a combination of thinness and the type of blue plastic used or it could just be too thin over all three

    EhefZLfXkAA6b6e.jpg
     
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    Does anyone who has this guy also have a Universe 2.0 Prowl/Smokescreen/Silverstreak figure and can take a comparison pic?
     
  8. heltskelt

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    Woah! Thanks for sharing! It looks thin. Have to be careful when it’s twisted to be placed or removed, hold it from the main body only.
     
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  9. LoserBroadside

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    I know it's a small thing, but I wonder why they changed his number. Kinda bugs me.
     
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    Jacob Knight Is a teenager arguing about toys

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  11. Gilgamesh

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    Is yours missing the panel that flips down to cover the empty space of his feet in robot mode?
     
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    I want him Most out of the new batch. Looks great
     
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    If he had pinned wheels and silver rims, I'd buy him. Another near perfect figure ruined by cost cutting. Pass.
     
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    Got mine today, definitely looks the part. G1 Smokescreen was the Datsun I had as a kid and still a favorite, every new version excites me.

    That said, on my copy the torso doesn't really peg in tightly in bot mode. It comes dislodged pretty easily when I try to move/pose the arms. Anyone else have similar? Trying to determine if I got a bad one or if it's just part of the design / a design flaw.
     
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    I thought the same with mine, but there is actually tabs for his arm to secure to the chest, once I plugged mine in it was solid.

    Was never bothered with this mold when I initially saw it, but I realised it was just Smokescreens head. I replaced my figures head with his CW version's, looks a little small but more to my liking, will have to get a photo at some point.
     
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    I seemed to have trouble with inserting the middle hood panel into the torso slot. If you try to push it in straight down, it doesn't seem to go in. On my copy, I inserted it at an angle then it clicked right in then drop the backpack down. My arm tabs are a bit weAK so I might add a dab of future otherwise this is an awesome figure.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! Got to let my kids know when they handle any of the guns on the Datsun brothers...tbh its kind of disappointing to learn about this issue.
     
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    Same here. Even after pegging the armpit pegs into place the torso still dislodges.

    Overall, I'm lukewarm on this one. He looks sharp and the colors are nice, but I'm not enjoying the transformation all that much.

    Edit: Okay, after seeing that the chest tabs together at the waist with the blue hood piece, the torso is a lot more stable.
     
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  20. JT-bob

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    Dang, in that overhead photo of car mode, the 5mm port is HUGE in proportion to the rest of the roof! That's crazy how that looks so big, and it doesn't help that it's hexagonal.

    Sucks about some folks finding the gun break at the thin detail part, the interior in that twitter photo doesn't look compromised, but you can see the barrel's smaller than 3mm and then it steps down at the part where it breaks. My guess is it's a materials failure from being put on a runner with a more brittle material than is normally used for accessories.