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  1. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The other black repaint

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    I think we’ve been waiting too long for Swoop, leading to ever-escalating expectations for the final team member, and now are complaining over mediocre minutiae.
     
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  2. unlogic

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    I have SS86 Grimlock and Snarl in my collection. I think I will pass Swoop and reallocate the leader-class budget to SS86 Springer.
     
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    If you have the new one, then why not post pictures of it? The gatekeeping of “early release” figures is confounding. If you can’t show it, then don’t even mention that you have it. Sorry, it’s not just you, but anyone who has things like this.. If you own it now, it’s yours, show it off!
     
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    It could work, and if they did it, I’d buy it
    It’s for Grimlock

    Slag and Sludge’s are included with Comic Edition Grim, who also includes the chipped sword José Delbo drew him with in the Marvel comics (so you could technically give Grimlock two blades for extra awesomeness lol)
     
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    I respect anyone who has the other 86 Dinobots and will pass on Swoop. I’m usually in the “You do you” camp. However, that mentality hits me like:
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    Hah! Figured as much.
     
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    The proportions in dino mode are definitely a little off, but I think that Swoop is my second favorite SS86 Dinobot based on what we see here, just behind Grimlock.

    His robot form is a little wide, but it doesn't look disproportionate to me and that's how he looked in the cartoon anyway, so I can't really complain too much.

    I honestly think that because Swoop is the last one we saw from this SS wave, as well as the last SS86 Dinobot revealed, that maybe some people's expectations were a little too high.
     
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    It could also be due to the fact that nobody leaked him at all so we were left in the dark even further
     
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    That guy named storm Professional plastic muncher

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    SS86 Swoop is the best mainline version we're going to get. His jaw is a little square, but he's overall looking fantastic. But sure, if people want to nitpick every detail of a mass retail toy whilst comparing to third party figures that go for two to three times the price, then have at it.
     
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    It's a circle of jerks.
     
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    Exactly

    Not everything’s perfect, especially Transformers toys
     
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    I wasn’t impressed enough with Snarl to get any of the other Dinobots, but thought I’d wait and see what Swoop was like.

    The wings are my favorite part, love the way they fold up. Pterosaur mode is chunkier than expected, I really liked the sleekness of the POTP’s one. My biggest issue is the arms, they don’t look to compress at all. They should have at least tucked in like Siege Starscream or United Sandstorm. It’s not enough to ruin the figure, it just puts me off from buying it.
     
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    When swoop hits retail what will the trolls complain about next…

    literally everything… it’s what trolls do.

    the O-ring Ghostbusters and Eto-1 are F¥€king Epic…

    Going to turn one of my shelves into the Shuttle scene when SS86 Optimus Prime arrives.

    or maybe wait for Devestator for the Epic Rematch between the Dino’s and Devy.

    which goes to show if Optimus hadn’t shot him in the Crotch during Heavy Metal war Dev would have won that fight.
     
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    ^This^
     
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    You're assuming I have all the Dinobots, I don't. I only have Grimlock. Personally am not a completionist type of collector, just the designs I like the look of. I was waiting to see what Swoop looked like and, honestly, he's not bad I just don't like him enough after seeing him to get him, at least not at full price. I'm glad you like the look of him and hope you enjoy him in hand :thumb 

    Maybe not, but if it looks exactly like Shadow Striker then it's a definite pass. I can't imagine that they won't have retooled that alt mode, at least a little bit, to get it closer to the original. We'll see soon enough I guess.
     
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  20. Nemesisprime1975

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    Had no real expectations for swoop but I'll get him largely because it's been years since we've had a g1 inspired swoop of this size. I'll get him and comic book grimlock and that will be it.

    Don't need the other dynos. Passed on all of them in the ss86 line except this figure. Is he perfect? No looks a tad blocky but isn't bad.

    As a marvel uk fan I loved the swoop stories (in the national interest) and his rivalry with predacon divebomb too (what's in a name?) and of course the fact he hated optimus prime even though prime saved his life from divebomb. He really does have a great history in the comics so it wouldn't surprise me if we got a comic book version.

    Shockwave looks decent. Streaker is a pass. Can't get everyone.
     
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