Generations FOC DLX Kickback

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by unicronic, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    This is my first review on TFW, although I've posted lots of pics before.

    I recently got hold of FOC DLX wave 3 consisting of Air Raid, Magnus, Sideswipe, Starscream and Kickback who is the subject of this review.

    Kickback was a complete surprise to me, I has no expectations but have ended up being very happily surprised.

    In my opinion he is the surprise hit of the FOC figure series so far.

    I'll explain why with a combo of pics and thoughts.

    Thumbs Up for:

    Solid bot mode (the insect arms should have been how airrachnid was done)
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    Plenty of articulation in most areas
    Nice paint job
    Swords!
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    Insect Arms are very strong and figure is very stable
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    Fairly innovative transformation
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    Thumbs Down for:

    Insect mode has a few issues (but still works)
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    No red eye(s)
    Main weapon is pointless

    A summary of Kickback is that he is another solid figure that, along with Starscream, helps to banish the disappointments in the Prime and Jazz mold.

    The figure isn't hollow, it feels very solid and some minor gripes aside is a good addition to the Generations and/or WFC/FOC series.
     
  2. Sideways77

    Sideways77 #1 flareup simp

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    This thing looks great. The torso splitting in half is genious.

    Can we see some comparisons?
     
  3. Dachande

    Dachande MULTI-QUOTE- USE IT. Super Mod

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    That feeling of looking forward to new releases is getting even stronger now.

    Really like this piece. Aside from a great looking bot mode, I'm actually fond of the alt mode as well.

    Good review, BTW.
     
  4. GreednGluttony

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    does he have the same head in both modes?
     
  5. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    sort of, his robot head combines with another piece that is on his back in bot mode to form the insect head.
     
  6. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    Name the comparisons you're looking for and, if I'm capable, I'll arrange them.
     
  7. megatroptimus

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    Not too sure about that one. Never been a fan of insectoid all modes...
     
  8. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    I like the Alt mode too, but it has a few issues which I think could be chalked down to trying something different - which I fully support.
     
  9. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    I think it is a decent attempt but I hope they don't stop at one insecticon.

    I guess beast modes aren't for everyone.
     
  10. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    Here is a side by side with the rest of the wave (I don't have Air Raid yet)

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  11. Jetbolt

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    Kickback will be mine as soon as I see it.
     
  12. ORIO

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    Why is his main weapon pointless?

    What are the issues with bug mode?

    I have the fp insecticons, but I'm gonna troop build this guy as the IDW swarm :D 
     
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    that transformation looks awesome. more than just laying down.
     
  14. jametron

    jametron Robot Lords of Tokyo, SMILE! Taste Kittens…

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    Yes! I knew he'd be great... may be the only one from this wave that I get.
     
  15. Noideaforaname

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    I think I might get him to go with Movieverse Skorponok and Insecticon (and hopefully Prime Insecticon). I love bug-bots. I prefer organic bug-bots, but robotic bug-bots will do just fine. Bring on Hardshell and Shrapnel (or whatever their names are)!

    Being able to hold up other Deluxes with his wing-claws is amazing,


    The back legs in bug mode are disappointing. Really weird bends, especially compared to a real grasshoppers, and the feet can't not look like just the bot mode's at a strange angle. Makes Kickback look like he just fell backwards, even though seemingly every other part of him twists and unfolds and such.
     
  16. kaijuguy19

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    Loving the way he looks! :D  He'll go great with my Prime collection! :thumb 
     
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    I think this whole wave is just about bought on sight.
     
  18. Onslaught24

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    can't wait to pick this guy up! anybody else notice his gun looks like the gear shredder?
     
  19. Isa0

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    Just ordered the wave off BBTS because of this review. Starscream and this guy seem really awesome.
     
  20. mx-01 archon

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    I think that's kinda the point, that all the weapons in this wave resemble the in-game weapons.