Studio Series Blitzwing & Topspin

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Paladin, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. BATTLEMASTER

    BATTLEMASTER Thunderlips Overlord fan and 3D designer/printer

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    I don't get how Dropkick's helicopter mode could be near perfect, yet Shatter's and Blitzwing's jet modes deviate so much from what they were in the film :thumbdown 
     
  2. fathi_haziq

    fathi_haziq Petrolhead

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    Not bad.

    Studio Series SS-65 Blitzwing 17.jpg

    As for the jet mode, I don't have any problems with it since I rarely display my toys in vehicle mode or upside-down.
     
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  3. iamdarthyoshi

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    Great robot mode, absolutely terrible jet mode - though I can kinda see potential for a future retool to the cybertronian seeker. I'll probably keep him on display in bot mode and get the Zeta version for the F-4.
     
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  4. blastoff2334

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    This guy can be my nacelle lol
     
  5. Lazerwave

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    Are these parts missing from the review?
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  6. VortexPrime

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    Oh thank Primus the color scheme is actually decent! :rock  Looking goooood.
     
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    it’s called licensing
     
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  8. IronPrime2169

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    Honestly, I’m still going to buy it. While I don’t particularly like the vehicle mode deco, and I completely understand why everybody is frustrated, that all comes second to the robot mode. I think this will be my “Starscream.”
    And to the people who are getting angry over discussion, why do you think these are “discussion boards”. Nothing is perfect, and constructive criticism is necessary. For the most part, its even been civil. So please, if you have a complaint about the discussion on “discussion boards”, please take another look at the forum you are writing this on
     
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  9. AOEGalvatronRox

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    With as much flack that the jet mode is getting, I really think we should give props to the toy designers for absolutely nailing the robot mode. With the weird chest design, I thought the robot mode was going to turn out somewhat inaccurate to compromise the chest transformation, but not only is the transformation actually satisfying, the robot mode is *chefs kiss*. I hope they milk the hell out of this mold.

    Good eye. I felt like something was missing, but I wasn’t sure. Maybe the missile pods were a last minute removal?
     
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    Not removed. He just doesnt have it to review
     
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    They were most likely compromised in order for the head to be painted black.

    The head is translucent plastic so that is a thing to worry about.
     
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    Most likely weren’t taken from the factory. Remember SS overload with the windshield being painted only on one side?
     
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    Love the way he looks in bot mode, but I don’t know how I feel about jet mode. I’d be a bit more forgiving if the wings were attached to the bottom of the fuselage. If they do a decent Cybertronian version, I’ll probably be more receptive of that.
     
  14. Applejacktimus

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    There you go.
     
  15. ArcanielRE3

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    I just hope that they abuse the hell out of this mold with redecos.

    I'm sure many people out there would love to see this mold be used for Bumblebee movie figures of at least the original seeker trio.
     
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    Awful unlicensed jetmode aside, robot mode is beatuiful, though this really needed to be one of those SS figures like Jazz and Sideswipe that were fully painted.
     
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    Love the robot, hate the jet, hate the colors.
     
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  18. Starscream Gaga

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    OMG. He looks so good and seeing that sweet, sweet black head is like a weight being lifted off of my shoulders.
     
  19. RodimusZero

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    Yeah, that Jet mode could have been done so much better. I'm hoping for Takara's sake, that it was a licensing reason or something that led them to make such a bland and ugly jet, but if it was just laziness, that's pretty inexcusable... honestly, just planning on leaving this guy in bot mode, though.
     
  20. cereune

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    Honestly fuck it, you guys are being way too harsh on the jet mode. It looks completely fine and in my opinion it's one of the better looking voyager jets Hasbro's put out the past few years. The designs of airplanes are copyrighted and often very expensive, it's probably just money that Hasbro probably didn't feel was worth it for the money they'd get back selling this toy. Besides, there's so many other figures out there that aren't screen accurate, why is this one enough of an issue to start making baseless claims of laziness? I can't remember the last time I saw the fandom get this genuinely mad over a plastic robot toy. Yeah sure the robot doesn't fold up perfectly under the body but that's hardly an issue unless you display your toys upside down for some reason, and it's probably the best the designers could do with their budget and the amount of time they had to design the toy. It's genuinely disheartening to see the fanbase be this overly negative towards Hasbro's designers over an ultimately inconsequential design choice. It looks fun and sturdy to swoosh in jet mode, fun to transform, and fun to play with in robot mode, so as far as I'm concerned, it's a good toy.
     
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