Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by jbarmadillo, Mar 30, 2009.
Frenzy and Rumble today, controversial legends.
Brainstorm today. This figure is seriously underrated, he has one of the best TF sculpts of all time, right up there with T30 Springer.
Animated The Motormaster by The Kup52, on Flickr
GDO Laserbeak (far right) for not completely clashing with the team I'm putting together here:
I call it "Soundwave Tokusentai" or "Operation: find Buzzsaw and Ratbat."
The purple on him here looks perfect. Mine seems so dark...
This one for today.
It's Monday, so...
...this pain in the aft. Looove that jet mode, though.
Siege Starscream for today.
This oil-slick in the grass today.
I always considered Sandstorm the superior mold.. but I've always been intrigued by Brainstorm, though I cannot recall ever seeing it in stores around me at the time... even the smaller TR version wasn't common, if even released around here as I never saw it.
But as I know that the TR version was just a remold of Blur (which I do consider very nice), I have always been on the fence about it...
And tonight, thanks to your picture, I decided to take a longer look at the 30th generation one... and during this drought, revisited my interest in him, which has been on my mind for a few years, but never pushing that button.
yadi yada ... etc... yeah yeah yeah..long story short, I now have one on it's way which should arrive in the next week.
Thankfully, he's actually not too bad to find at an acceptable price on eBay from collectors (opened but complete with box).
DOTM Skyhammer today
"Hey, let's build something that makes Wheeljack look stupid!"
"Ha! What, like Omega Supreme."
"Fuck you. Omega's a masterpiece!"
Why can't ER wave 1 just get along?
Don't besmirch the Siege name! That is clearly no tetrajet...
It's weird you call it the Sandstorm mould, most folks would think of it as the Springer mould, clearly you have other preferences, not wrong, just... Unusual.
That Brainstorm really is killer. I'll post a pic of mine one of these days, was waiting to get a briefcase printed but with all the global crap going on who knows when that will happen.
Speaking of Sandstorm... I really shouldn't have posted Blitzwing yesterday because T30 Sandstorm has been my office mate for realsies.
Here's his killer dune buggy.
Thanks guys.... Now I have a Brainstorm on the way after being on the fence for years.... Damn peer pressure.
His bot mode is a joy but his alt-mode is best not paid too much attention to.
The only two customs I've ever done. In both cases, very simple stuff, just putting black paint on places it was already clearly meant to go before a budget cut, but whatever man, leave me my pride
Wingthing... from Actionmaster parter to reliable Ratbat repaint.
I always preferred Sandstorm to Springer myself and that was the first mold to give him a more cartoon accurate head without the faceplate. I regret parting with a few years ago but needs must.
Today's favourite is Siege Shockwave...
He's a perfectly good representation of the character but I find I don't give him much attention. The colour scheme is kind of dull and all the molded detail removes the smooth look of previous versions.
The extra arms from the armour are a nice idea but giving him one hand and three of the same gun hand is kind of boring. Making them interchangeable like the old Gi Joe BAT figure with extra attachments like a claw would have livened the toy up.
I'm not trying to be negative just articulating (to myself) why he hasn't grabbed me like the Masterpiece or G1 Actionmaster, the latter had a great colour scheme. The Legend homage to the Actionmaster wasn't quite right to me.
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