Reveal the Shield Turbo Tracks

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Red leader, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    are you sure you transformed him right? mine has essentially full arm articulation and when you lock the back pack in it's perfectly solid, no back kibble, just a backpack.
     
  2. Quixote_Prime

    Quixote_Prime is missed.

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    Not real happy with the balljoint shoulders - the molding on the shoulder itself seems like it will loosen up real quick-like. The position of the arms for the transformation also seem to exacerbate the situation as well. Too bad WJ seems to be in for the same prob.

    I still love you, Tracks. Now I just have to have two of you!
     
  3. chapsy

    chapsy Well-Known Member

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    I like how the rockets form the exhaust in alt mode. Not a huge fan of the tribal flames, but everything else looks great! Even the backpack isn't really detracting.
    Bought on sight.
    Thanks for the review!
     
  4. NSJ23

    NSJ23 Not today Chumly, not today.

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    I got Tracks and Jazz at the same time last week. Tracks is ok but not great. doesn't feel solid enough and is kinda stumpy
     
  5. Delta-Raven

    Delta-Raven Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had problems with clipping his missiles under his doors? On his right door they clip on fine, but on his left door it points downwards at a pretty significant angle. Very frustrating as I love the rest of the figure.
     
  6. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    Mine's not that bad but I have noticed if I clip one on one side, it does hang down at a slight angle. However if I swap that one to the other side, it sits in there just fine and the other missile fits on the first side just as well.
     
  7. cosmos360

    cosmos360 Not a door bell

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    Finally got a chance to get Tracks out of the packaging. Did it very carefully because i'm really liking the RTS packaging. I like the picture of the shield with half an Autobot shield at the top and a Decepticon shield at the bottom. And i noticed, before i opened him up, there's a sheild with a ? on the plastic. Really cool packaging and a really great figure. Can't wait for Generations Wheeljack.
     
  8. NSJ23

    NSJ23 Not today Chumly, not today.

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    after a couple more days and a lot of transformations, I'm very disappointed in tracks. too floppy, loose, and stubby
     
  9. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Wheeljack should be better, he always was stubby.
     
  10. Xenomrph

    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    People saying he's stubby, are you sure you extended the legs?
     
  11. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Tracks is not stubby, it's the backpack that fools the eye and makes him look barrel chested. If you can ignore that, he seems fine. Maybe a bit more "muscular" than usual. The main problem with Tracks are the loose hip joints. I got him yesterday, and him as well as Blurr and Dirge sport loose hip joints out of the package. What gives?
     
  12. jametron

    jametron Take a good plane and shave off all the edges…

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    That sucks. I have all 3 of those and none of them have loose hip joints... or loose anything else for that matter.
     
  13. Isa0

    Isa0 Well-Known Member

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    Just got Tracks today. Pretty neat figure. Only thing wrong with mines is that there is some red paint on his head where there shouldn't be any. I also don't like the fact that his chest doesn't lock in in robo mode. Otherwise a solid figure!
     
  14. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I think he looks too stubby. I hate his big car roof chest (which is a problem I had with Classics Sunstreaker too) it makes him look so boxy. I think if his arms were a little big longer and he had a longer neck he would look much better.
     
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    I too have some problems having the chest stay locked in robot mode. If I could get under the roof and tighten those screws it would probably fix it, but you can't get to them because the roof is pinned down and wont give you enough clearance for a screwdriver.

    I've taken to adding a layer or two of super glue to the rectangular detail on the chest below his head (only visible with the chest down). There's a bit under the gray part of the roof in the center that's supposed to bump over it and latch but like I said, it doesn't look to be screwed down all the way so it won't catch.

    I'll post here if this fixes it.
     
  16. Demonicon

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    Yeah, super glue did the trick. It's a very solid lock now.
     
  17. Shadow Convoy

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    got one yesterday and his right wing is really loose...it won't stay extended, anyone know how i can tighten up the wing?
     
  18. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    Robot Mode: Most of the G1 Autobots that transform into cars (both the original toys and those that pay homage to them) follow one of two designs. They either have the car’s hood for a chest with the legs being formed from the car’s back, or they use the car’s roof as a chest and the car’s hood becomes the legs. Tracks follows the latter design and even has the semi-obligatory car-doors-as-wings, though he does feature extra flip-out wingtips. To round out the stereotypical Autobot look, he has missile launchers on his shoulders as well.

    Apart from the missile launchers, Tracks carries an additional hand weapon, which is actually a missile launcher as well, or more precisely it is Wheeljack’s missile launcher, paving the way for this figure’s eventual Wheeljack repaint. All three weapons have the snap-on clips we’re already familiar with from quite a few other 2010-vintage Transformers, so he can exchange them with others and even clip his hand weapon onto either shoulder as well, should he want to. Another thing worth mentioning: Like many other recent figures, Tracks foregoes the classic fist-with-a-hole and has open, nicely sculpted hands that nevertheless can hold his weapon steady. Very nicely done.

    What else is there to say here? Posability is standard for current Transformers figures, meaning pretty damn good. Bending his legs forward at the hip causes his chest plate to open a bit, but that’s nothing major. Stability isn’t an issue either; he has a solid stance despite somewhat loose toes. The paint job nicely matches the G1 character and detailing is good as well. So the bottom line here: A very nice robot mode, a great G1 homage, and nothing worth complaining about.

    Vehicle Mode: Just like in days of yore Tracks transforms into a blue sports car with flames (or rather flamey-looking tribal tattoos) on the hood. The car looks pretty wholesome with no visible robot parts and while it isn’t the exact same model as in G1 days, it still looks very lean and fast.

    The car also features two gimmicks of sort. G1 Tracks was one of the few flight-capable Autobots, able to deploy wings from underneath his car form in order to fly. This new Tracks can do the same, though the wings are actually the car doors here. It still works, though the door-wings are actually lower than the wheels. Additionally Tracks can deploy his two shoulder missile launchers by flipping around the rear spoiler of the car and fastening them there. If not in use, the missiles can be stored underneath the car.

    Bottom line here, same as above. A very nice vehicle mode, both on its own and as homage to the G1 original.

    Remarks: Tracks, like most of the 1985 Autobots and Decepticons, appeared from nowhere in the second season of the G1 cartoon to bolster the ranks of Optimus Prime’s forces on Earth. He was portrayed as extremely vain, oftentimes more concerned with the polish of his hood than whatever mission he was on. In the second season episode “Make Tracks” he made friends with a human called Raoul, a stereotypical 1980s street kid with a heart of gold. There is a persistent rumor among Transfans that Tracks’ portrayal was meant to show him as homosexual. Make of that whatever you like.

    As a toy this new Tracks figure is a good reimagining of the original G1 character with no flaws worth mentioning. The mold will be reused for a Wheeljack homage, though there will be some changes to both head and legs. While not a revolutionary figure, it’s certainly a great one and well worth getting for all G1 and car-mode Transformer fans.

    Rating: A-
     
  19. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    I feel he's ok, he's not Jazz cool and I'm sure Wheeljack will be better favoured by me. Mine has loose feet and hips (clear nail polish ahoy) Besides from that, there aren't really any problems with articulation and the like which is good.

    Guess I'm just spoilt :lol 
     
  20. VectorPrime404

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    No Flight Mode? Frak this, the designer, and the horse the designer rode in on. No, wait, I'd rather just do the horse. They shouldn't have even bothered with the wings if they weren't going to put in the flight mode. But no. Not only do they leave it out, they add insult to injury by putting in details that make it look like it is there.

    I say boycott the stupid thing. Boycott it, boycott Scourge, boycott Blurr, and boycott the Wheeljack retool. Boycott it, and send letters to Hasbro asking them to recall it and retool the mold to have the flight mode.