Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Lazerwave, Oct 3, 2022.
Context only comes from clear communication.
It seems crystal clear to me. The statement that he wished all deluxes could be this good preceded the "I hate when they make toys this good. It raises the bar and expectations" statement. You'd have to ignore his first post (which you replied to, so you didn't) as well as the second half of the second post. (which you also didn't, since it's included in your second reply to him) The context was all there, plain as day. The only way it isn't obvious is, well, if you isolate the singular sentence "I hate when they make figures this good" which is neither all he said nor at all obvious what he actually meant.
Fantastic robot and car mode but I absolutely loath the transformation. Is there a way to turn the waist without bumping to his back hinge? It just massively frustrating as I haven't finished painting him up and it has already scratched the paint.
Mixed matching orange and added it where appropriate, plus some further accents.
(The damn rear lights were perfect and I didn’t know they got messed up until I just transformed him back to take these pics. Crap.)
Good work. Always make sure the paint is dry before you transform it. Just got some paint in too. Tons of missing orange paint in alt mode. Gonna work on it later.
It dried and cured over 10-days and had four coats of cured clear coat on top of that. It’s the nature of the transformation that caused it and I don’t see how to avoid it, which sucks.
What kind of orange paint did you use? Seems like a great color match!
Testors gloss tangerine, flat yellow, gloss red and gloss black, mixed until it worked. It did take awhile to get it there. I then had to store it over a few days to do the multiple coats.
I've had two copies of this.
The first was at the end of last year and had woefully loose hips that kept popping off. I transformed it once and then just left it because everything just turned to scrap every time he was posed or transformed.
I took a gamble on a second copy last night and I'm glad I did. This is easily the best Studio Series deluxe. With proper QC this hits all the key points for me.
- Realistic, sleek alt mode.
- Fun transformation. Too many of the SS deluxes transform by simply having a car shell ball up and turn into a cape. The way that this integrates part of the car into the arms and legs really tickles me.
- Poseable, characterful robot mode that is also solid.
This is a real winner for me.
Sometimes I feel a bit lucky when I get these figures. With this one I feel very lucky because it was the last brand new one at retail price on Amazon. I wonder if this'll ever be seen on toy shelves because ot seems to be selling out fast
I have one preordered since I had it sit in an Amazon cart for too long.
I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I saw the reveal and eagerly wanted to replace the TLK Premiere figure with it. This is better by far. However my copy has a left hip that pops off easily. Found a crack within the socket, I think I might be able to fix it but it’s annoying to deal with out of the box as it easily pops off during transformation and when posing it. I would’ve preferred pinned hinges for the hips over ball joints. There are also some central rear panels on the car that form part of the feet held on by tension, 1 of those on mine doesn’t stay on very securely. Wish the knees had more range. I did try swiveling the tire panels outwards more for more knee range but it doesn’t look like they’re meant to go beyond parallel with the leg.
The transformation itself is mostly impressive, just not a fan of the intersecting tabs needed for the car mode. The central part of the hood swivels inwards to form the mid-torso and fill it out, I wasn’t expecting that at all so that was a neat surprise. The way the feet form is neat too.
From the very beginning of the Studio Series line, I have appreciated the emphasis on relative scaling but always thought that starting at a physically small baseline size for some deluxes sometimes hurt the figures. This is 1 of those cases. While the right hip on mine stays on more securely than the left, they’re still ball joints and the right side isn’t as secure as I’d like. The rear car panels that fold up for the feet are small, possibly too small to fire a pin through. Maybe having those pinned would’ve needed them to be disproportionately bigger which reinforces what I said about the sometimes physically small baseline size for Studio Series deluxes and how I wish they used a larger size to scale from. Meanwhile there’s things that this figure does right, like the very sleek car mode and the overall sculpt in robot mode; it far surpasses the disappointing TLK Premiere deluxe. Sculpt is where this shines, same for transformation but it can be tricky due to minimal clearance(and the aforementioned connections in my case). It does a lot for a physically small figure and that’s where some connections fall short. Is it worth picking up? I think it is, but I think it’ll be more worth it to you if the ambition behind the design at a physically small size impresses you enough to overlook its shortcomings.
This figure is easily the best live action movie deluxe from the SS line. Easily in the top 5 movie deluxes ever. Also top 5 SS figures. After saying all of that it’s crazy to say that this figure could be a tad better. I just think some of the small bits pop off too easily and could use pins. That’s really it. Both modes are amazing. Transformation is neat. High recommendation.
I agree with all of this.
Won him today at a carnival. Phenomenal figure. Asides from his exhaust pipe pieces constantly popping off I say go for him. Figure of the year.
(Pro tip: kill any naysayers about this figure. Anyone sitting on the fence, go grab him. He’s fucking amazing.)
Yeah, the popping bits could have been fixed with 2 small pins or at the very least, longer nubs.
If you remove the ammo capsule belt it can, you just need to wedge it in with the barrel poking out.
It’s cool that his timegun can split apart to give him a normal pistol.
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