Henkei Strafe pics

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ultraq, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. jestermon

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    Strafe

    I am not usually one for the complaint about a ned head on a repaint but the Techno bots are my favorite and this is how it should have been.

    Bad Photoshop ahead.

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  2. antapp

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    Jet mode - YES
    Robot mode - Big NO NO!!
     
  3. Trailbreaker77

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    I think they might have had a closer match if they had used the Ramjet mold. Even if they put a remolded head on this figure it still would not have been enough in my book.
     
  4. 0R10N P4X

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    Plus Strafe being a Targetmaster is another big wrong.
     
  5. Bgrngod

    Bgrngod Autocon

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    I agree that Ramjet is a closer match, but an Autobot seeker just seems... sacrilegious?

    Also, as for the head. I mentioned it already below, but almost every post since then has missed what I said. This mold can't use a different head without extensive retooling. It's integral to the alt-mode. Loosing the head handles would completely kill the alt-mode's nose structure.
     
  6. Foster

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    Oh, absolutely. But it looks like the process here was, "We get the Cyclonus mold for use as an exclusive, what name and deco do we slap on it?" rather than, "Let's make an exclusive Strafe, what's the best mold for the character?"
     
  7. akum6n

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    ...using materials found inside of Unicron's head.

    Oh, come on now. You're not up for a good Classics Ironhide repaint?
     
  8. Foster

    Foster Haslab Unicron Backer #10 Veteran

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    What's that line from Young Frankenstein? Oh yeah:

    IT! COULD! WOOOOOORK!
     
  9. Lumpy

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    unless those were removed ffrom the head, and attached to the flight mode nose structure...
     
  10. frilly toothpick

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    wow, that looks cool.
     
  11. Jarodimus

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    This thread = :lol .

    Seriously. We were told it would be the Cyclonus mold in Strafe colors. Lo and behold, that's what we got.

    I really don't know what else people could've been expecting.

    Great. Now all I can see when I look at my shiny new Henkei Ratchet is a big white nose with chrome nostrils. Thanks a heap. :mad 
     
  12. Dragonwolf

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    this looks like it belongs at botcon last year, deffenant miss on straff, the head is all wrong
     
  13. Cloudraker

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    I do, only MISB. That would be a great fit but I was thinking of pairing him with a Classics/Universe fig. Perhaps the Rodimus Prime upgrade would be suitable?


    Of course I realize that. However since there are no other Technobots in the Classics/Universe line, he can be an Aerialbot all the same. Which I've always considered not just a team name but a designation given to any Autobot with an alt. mode that is an aircraft or capable of flight, i.e. Jetfire, Treadbolt and Silverbolt, but not quite Tracks though. If Decepticon planes are Seekers, Autobot planes must me Aerialbots.

    Sort of how TF animated calls Decepticons with beast modes Predacons, which was once a fierce combiner team and has at times been used as either a whole other faction or just a single Transformers name. Or how there are the Dinobots and then there is Dinobot, you see? Even RID Prime could be considered a Protectobot according to his vehicle form.
    To cite another example take my name sake. Sure hes a clone but could also be considered an Aerialbot too.

    Strafe is a Technobot by name or bio, Aerialbot by function.

    The more I look at Strafe, the more I like him. The mold does fit his personality pretty well. the whole swooping into the battlfield littering it with bullets and "shoot first, ask questions later" bit. Kick ass! :rock  I feel its right on par with Takara Tomys other Henkei repaints if not better since the mold rocks so hard. The Autobots need a trigger happy guy in the skies to go up against Starscream and all his ilk.

    Now bring on Motormaster, Hot Spot and any other combiner team leaders that have yet to appear in TF Classics as long as they're good repaints with fitting molds. I myself dont care if they no longer are combiners or larger in scale like Onslaught or Silverbolt.

    I never want Classics/Universe to go away. Such a great line its been. :cry  :rip 
     
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    ditto...that thing rocks!!!
     
  15. Gadep

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    take a chill pill...strafe can be whatever they want him to be....universe released onslaught and silverbolt in new forms THAT DO NOT COMBINE ANYMORE...so get over your fit.....

    consider the new form a upgrade...
     
  16. Emperor Zarak

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    eh, passable
     
  17. firehawc_69

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    I have to say that I think the Universe Cyclonus is the best Universe figure released to date, it captures Cyclonus to the T in bot mode. Which makes this version fail miserably...that head is distinctly Cyclonus. I can dig the color scheme for Strafe using that Alt mode, but that head has got to go...anything else would have worked.

    I did a quick and dirty Paint job to the bunny ears, he's actually passable without them! If I decided to pick this up, that'd be the first thing to go.
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  18. MagnusPrimal

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    It really is too hard to see that mold has anything other than Cyclonus.

    Which, I suppose, is a testament to what a great job the design team did when they originally came up with it.
     
  19. KidDynamite

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    That is horrifically ugly. It looks like a G1 animation error come to life.
     
  20. Obvious Prime

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    I actually kind of like it. Though, if I do decide to get it, the ears have to go.