Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Peaugh, Mar 18, 2008.
One of the only Arcees to not be a shellformer. She's awesome!
Recently saw some listings for the individual Animated Stunticons on ebay, and I couldn't resist picking up a Breakdown. I have a huge amount of nostalgia for Animated and have always wanted this figure, but didn't want to put down the cash for a full set. Suffice to say, Breakdown is nothing short of spectacular. Prepare for a lot of gushing!
This is my first experience with the Rodimus mold, and it does not disappoint. The sculpt is outstanding! He has great proportions and is very clean, especially if you fold his waist all the way back (otherwise he looks a smidge hunched over - it's like an ab crunch!). He's also very poseable for a figure of his time. There are some weird clearances with his shoulders and arm kibble, but they are extremely minor.
From watching reviews, I was afraid that the shoulders would pop off, the armatures they swing on would break, or that he wouldn't have enough heel to support himself. This figure has no such issues. I got him into a one-legged kick no problem. This copy was also taken care of pretty well for being nearly 10 years old, the joints are still pretty tight.
It's amazing how well this works for Breakdown. It has aspects of his original G1 design with the wheels on the shoulders and spoiler on his back. The hood chest also works since Breakdown often has one when he is a Sideswipe redeco. The head sculpt is the icing on the cake. The likeness to G1 Breakdown was definitely prioritized over Sideswipe, and I honestly prefer it to Rodimus'.
Don't even get me started on the paint deco. The familiar G1 colors I love like his off-white are all present, but with some slight tweaks that make him really unique. His eyes are a unique pink, and his face and hood are made in this lovely maroon, which appears reddish like his original incarnation, but hits just right with a purple Decepticon flair. Perhaps this color should show up on more characters other than Dead End. I also love the Stunticon job symbol that is front and center on the figure. The crash test background is perfect for a crew of stunt-bots!
It's also crazy how tall he gets as a robot. Look at him with some recent generations figures, he's as tall as Skywarp!
Alt-mode is spot on. The Rodimus vibes are really strong here, I can almost hear Dare playing in the background. Works really well as a stand-in for Breakdown's usual Lamborghini alt-mode. It's super cool how well this thing compresses into car mode. Wish the third party Breakdowns could pull off a trick like this!
So yeah, do I like Breakdown? You bet I do! He's a holy grail for me and I'm happy to have him. Makes me really want some more animated Decepticons.
Awesome review and thanks for the (unintentional) shoutout! hehe
This does look like a really successful and fun repurposing of the Rodimus mold (a mold I have yet to own and experience much to my sadness).
A few years later to tell you......
YOU SICK SON OF A BITCH
Where were you mentioned?
Look at the computer screen in this pic!
I didn't notice that.
I’m looking to sell Animated Rodimus, Arcee, and Blackarachnia if anyone is interested.
Edit: I forgot to mention they’re all MOSC.
How much for Rodimus?
How does $21 plus shipping sound?
I'll think about it and DM you later. Kinda relaxing on purchasing new stuff for the rest of the year.
I forgot to mention, they’re all mint on sealed card.
Anyone interested in buying any of these?
As much as I'd like to, I can't afford to buy toy robots right now. But holy shit, man. How did you amass such a collection? Did you go back in time and rob a 2008 toys r us?? I've never even seen some of these before.
Honestly, I would buy your entire collection, but BBTS just sucked me dry.
What would a price be for all of just the official stuff?
Will you accept a check? =)
I'd be interested in some, planning to make a sales thread?
Yeah ill get a sales thread , these were all bought in store when they came out or online same time and i knew a guy in china who hooked me up with all the ko stuff
In the mean time if you see something shoot an offer, ill be trying to price them
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