Legacy Sideburn First look

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ZetcaReturns, Apr 4, 2024.

  1. Datsun87

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    Nice. There is a shop somewhere in Etsy that has replacement tires for Prime and Mags. I got a set for my Optimus and they're pretty close to the originals. I imagine that shop saw a surge during the HasLab campaign as everyone was digging out their old copies.

    Can't say the same for SB. All tires gone but that figure is also so worn in that none of the ball joints have any friction left.
     
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    I know I helped the surge...bought a full set for Prime!
     
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    Making me want to by that Optimus/Omega Prime spinal support piece I just recently found on Shapeways.
     
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    Re. Sideburn...I skipped the initial version of the mold, but I'm all over the RID2000 homage; that's the series that got be back into Transformers as a young adult. Now c'mon, cowards, where're the other two Autobros!
     
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    So I'm starting to rethink my dislike of Side Burn...
    I broke out my RID Car Bros, and I'm not sure how well they've stood up to the test of time.
    Prowl is pretty yellowed (well, except for the painted doors and roof), and the three together aren't exactly cohesive. Prowl's head and hands seem small, and X-Brawn's head is just tiny. It might be nice to get Generations updates of all three, even if they have other short comings.
    I feel like RID (or I guess Car Robots) prioritized vehicle modes and scaling when it came to creating new moulds, whereas now the robot mode seems to carry more weight.
     
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    Can't understand why they seem so focused on this "stern neutral" face when it doesn't really match the original or the character

    It's fine for some characters, but for others like Sideburn it looks weird since he was always smiling and goofing, Silverbolt also has a similar issue in this regard

    That said he looks pretty good, will definitely pick him up if I can get a nice price, my only real complaint is that I expected a more extensive retool on the car hood to make it look more like a viper
     
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    Hasbro releasing quite possibly the worst alt mode downgrade in recent memory, at the same price of the original today, but still watching it sell in swathes:

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    that would do nicely
     
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    Showing off my sideburns
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    Not bad, not bad at all

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    Sideburn is fantastic! He fits the mold better than Shadowstriker since it was made for him. My only complaint is the lack of white around the flames. But besides that he is great! He’s not trying to replace the original and I love that. The head sculpt is extremely well done and makes me more hyped for Omega Prime! He is my favourite out of the car-brothers and I have almost all of him(just not shown). I love the shine on the yellow bits and the metallic blue makes him pop! Most of the white is painted so no yellowing! IMG_3992.jpeg IMG_3994.jpeg IMG_3996.jpeg IMG_3995.jpeg IMG_4001.jpeg IMG_3993.jpeg IMG_3997.jpeg IMG_3998.jpeg IMG_3999.jpeg IMG_3880.jpeg IMG_3881.jpeg
     
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    Tag me once they do an upgrade kit for Sideburn which also fixes his car mode.
     
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    Gonna be kinda hard cause it folds into itself and forms the chest
     
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    The window to order has closed but the upcoming HasLab Magnus has a dedicated section in the car carrier mode that is ideal for Sideburn.

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    They don't have to fix the front of the car.
    Just fix the rear end as well as the roof.
     
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    Great news Amazon has just sent me an email telling me Side Burn will be coming on July 16.
    It was going to come out in August but they bumped him up which I am happy