Legacy Jhiaxus Review and Screen Caps

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  1. PloverNutter

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    I think a big part of why his design works so well is that the designers started with his bot mode and then basically create a cybertronian alt mode for him themselves rather than using the source material. Like how the SS BB cybertronian figures have been coming out so well since they got to make up the alt modes for them.
     
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    Not really, his jet mode is decently accurate enough to the comics
     
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    Agreed. The alt mode is different, and imo better. In the comics, he's got a much smoother, kind of a Scourge alt mode. The toy jet mode is more aggressive and more striking to me!
     
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  4. PloverNutter

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    I definitely like it a lot more than the comic design for exactly the same reasons. When the listing for Jhiaxus first leaked I thought they were gonna retool Scourge. It would have worked pretty well too except he would have huge wings in bot mode. Instead we got this awesome mold were, for some reason I can't put my finger on, the alt mode feels more natural than most.
     
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    A lot of my fandom stemmed from the marvel comics, I hope to see more figures like this :)  hope to get around to panel lining mine this weekend.
     
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    I kind of like the alt transformation for the wings:

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    Looks like thunderwing's inner robot jet mode
     
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    Which is what I have been saying :cool: 
     
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    Got mine without even expecting to get one. But as many say here, it\'s a solid figure of an unheard (for the uncultured me) character, which nevertheless I already had a representation in a repaint of a Generations Armada Starscream, too orange IMO. This one is really unique, a great transformation and a great variation from the -tron called usual foes. Really pleased also because got it short of USD$20 in a local store I never thought would ever get this figure. 
     
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    If they made a non pretender thunderwing I would be ecstatic, I am surprised how many fans didn't get into the comics and know who jhiaxus was.
     
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    Yeah, many cool comics characters I’d like figs of - Macabre, Flame, Emirate Xaaron...
     
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    Exactly. Not slaved to them beyond what physics can allow, but clearly inspired by them.
     
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    It also looks a bit like Metalhawk's, if the wings were retooled. I can't remember if Metalhawk is supposed to be a voyager, though.
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    Makes sense considering Metalhawk is also a voyager
     
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    As much as I dig jhiaxus you could remold/repaint him into anything and I'd buy it. Still want to see what he would look like with that buzz worthy dinobots head :D  any digi bashers out there? Black and red with a dinobot head
     
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    I don’t see it that much but you made me notice something. When was the last time we got a retool of a voyager into another character that didn’t already share a mold originally? It’s been years since something like that happened with anything above a deluxe. I think it is safe to assume that whenever a character gets a new listing for voyager or above it will get its own mold unless it is a know redeco, like the upcoming skyquake and inevitable dread wing.
     
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    While we’re on the topic of Jhiaxus and potential mold reuses, Cyberverse Meteorfire. Came to me while I was thinking about the recent Cosmos, and looking at both modes for him as well as Jhiaxus, he could legitimately work. Saw some people made digibashes for him, too.
     
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    This figure really is quite impressive, somebody at Hasbro is clearly a Marvel G2 fan!

    I panel lined him to bring out the detail ready for his cartoon debut...

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    Just got a notification from BBTS that the pre-order will be filled soon. For something they marked as expected in NOVEMBER, this is a nice development (not so much for the wallet given I'm a little over budget this month...)
     
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