Takara Dramatic Capture Series

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  1. Mercurius

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    The Megatron looks slightly taller, but I can\'t figure out how/why. Don\'t love the grey legs, though. Not getting this, as I already have Siege Megs, Shockwave, and was lucky enough to find a single Walmart Soundwave set in the wild, but nice for those who can get them finally, I guess. Wish more Megs figures were metallic silver like this guy, though.
     
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    My only complaint about this set… Megatron is a Tank… Optimus Prime wouldn’t have to leave the base. Telitran-1 and a sky spy could take him out.
    Tanks are slow and cumbersome. They could make Megatron a Turret, a Cybertronian jet, a submarine anything… because he was a Tank in G2 now G1 megs is stuck in the past… He’s not even Proper G2.

    the easy fix would have been to make the Packpack removable. The entire front of the turret is a parts former its was entirely within the realm of possibility…Done.
     
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    It’s not de-greebled. Just less noticeable with the lighting and the plastic used.
     
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    This is very tempting, but I want to see what Studio Series comes up with...
     
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    Oh I see! That makes more sense. I couldn’t figure out why they’d remold them.
     
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    You can see in the first image that shocky doesn't have the hollow thighs that were present on the model shown off at that event in Singapore. They appear to remain the exact same sculpt as the siege ones, which only makes sense really :D 

    Edit: added images to compare Transformers Dramatic Capture Series Nemesis Bridge-03.jpg GJ48lmRaAAAlrmn.jpeg
     
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    Damn. I wasn’t going to get this considering having all 3, customising both Megatron and soundwave removing yellowing plastic, and the face all 3 are getting upgrades from Hasbro within a year.

    but the purple on that Shockwave just convinced me to get this. Shit.
     
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    Yes, when SS86 releases next July
     
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    I can see this, it's a fairly decent Shockwave, just hate all the extra parts the Siege one has.

    And if they do a SS86 version I would like them to work on the hose coupling. Not an issue on mine but I can see how it would be a problem down the road.
     
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    The Shockwave comic book deco is giving me more G1 feels than this repaint. And the Megatron will be obsolete in about a year when SS86 releases. And the Soundwave has a Legacy release coming this year.
     
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    Ehh I think the main issue for me is Megatron and Soundwave not having enough silver. Those grey plastic pieces especially in Megatron’s hips and thighs along with Soundwave’s cassette mode bits stick out like a sore thumb when everything else looks silver. Hopefully they don’t look that extreme in hand
     
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    Mine will arrive tomorrow along with Ghost Starscream. I’m happy I sold my old Shockwave and Soundwave
     
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    I'd still keep the Siege Shockwave. It is part of a WFC collection whereas this one would be for a G1 collection.
     
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    The legacy soundwave probably won’t have the nice silver and gold, which is the only reason I’d get it as I’ve got the Netflix one and swapped out the yellowing plastic with the legacy release
     
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    Yeah I agree. The Legacy Soundwave is just a stopgap until it's inevitably redecoed better into SS86 and then possibly by Takara into yet another Premium Finish subline.
     
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    Well the metallic finish is pretty sick. Something Hasbro rarely gives us
     
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    Looks like Soundwave just has his missing red paint, the yellow on his door is changed to match the rest of his gold, and his eyes are darker for some reason. Kinda disappointing. I don't know how accurate it would be, but I feel like his blue should be just a little bit brighter. Might just be my tastes.
    I also feel like Shockwave should be a touch brighter, but that's probably also my tastes. He looks a lot better than the first run at least.
    edit: wait, I think I know what's throwing me off about Shockwave. He doesn't need to be brighter, his purple is just sliiiiightly too blue, and that could probably change a lot depending on the lighting.
     
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  20. RoadPigJohn

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    I pre-ordered this 3 pack like a month or so ago from the Pulse. I think the Shockwave comic version it's closer to the cartoon colors so I will preorder one today man.
     
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