SS86 Core Class Exo Suit Spike Witwicky

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  1. RazorclawX

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    What I think is silly is that you're asking to articulate a head that's nominally covered over by a dome. This isn't like Cobra Commander where his dome is his head, it's an entirely separate piece that itself isn't supposed to move.
     
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    I guess so, but I prefer the simpler idea of just looking forward:
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    It’s been done before with the MP-21 companion figure… all you need to do is make the dome removable or put it on a small hinge:
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    Is this a retailer exclusive or something? I have never saw one in stores, Amazon sells out instantly, and why in the world is it not listed on big bad?
     
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    I’m still waiting for him to hit stores myself otherwise I’ll order him online in a 2-pack bundle with Black Roritchi (since I STILL need him for BlackZarak)
     
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    It's been on sale multiple times on Amazon for $8.50. I suggest you add it to your cart with whatever stupid price a 3rd party seller is asking and check back often. The app should tell you if the price was changed.
     
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    Hasbro uses photo real on their 3 3/4" figures now as well. I wonder if they could do it on Spike? I would be happy to just get a couple of black dots for eyes and maybe a light wash to bring out the molded features like his nose and mouth. Maybe some eyebrows as well.

    That kind of bugs me too, but his alt mode sucks so bad that it's not even a problem because I'll never display him in alt mode anyway. In any case, I'd wager that someone will do a 3D printed alternate head that is tilted up, but you'll probably have to keep him in alt mode. Unless someone figures out a clever mechanism to tilt his head without removing the dome.
     
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    I wanna see him Roll up to Tony Stark’, and be like ,hey there.

    He’d prob get frustrated at the Autobots for using such primitive tech at their age to protect the kid.
     
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    Well, it was the 80s. Tony's suit was from 2009, a 25 year gap. Technology would have improved since. However, being that Spikes suit was built by aliens with superior tech, you have a point. At least it could transform.
     
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    So anyways I started blasting.

    Pretty fun figure. I'll forgive the lack of detail on the paint given that it's a Core class toy. I need it to feel fun and this absolutely does feel fun!

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    I found that the head sculpt is rather intense-looking. The detailing is a bit mushy, but still works overall.
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    Great job painting those tiny eyes!

    And I'm not sure if it's your personal preference or not but if you rotate the shoulder wheels to the back you can get a more natural arm shape out of him.
     
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    Thinned down Army Painter Speedpaint flesh.
     
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