Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by The Kup, Nov 14, 2016.
i was expecting it to of been the wing itself
I really like Kickback. He and Frenzy are my favorite Decepticon legends class figures from Post-T30. The gimmick was obviously shoe-horned, and the arms a tad too long in robot mode, but besides that, I really like the figure.
Out of the original three Insecticons, my favorites are:
1. Kickback: Good robot mode, good alternate mode
2. Shrapnel: Clunky but good robot mode, good alternate mode
3. Bombshell: Weird robot mode, decent bug mode.
Bombshell is a good figure it's just that his deco sticks out more with the reddish metallic purple and larger size.
I got mine today. Unfortunately, mine had some spotty qc in a few spots including the right arm couldn't tab all the way. I was able to unscrew and file the tab a little. Other issue mine had was some big pieces of mold flash I needed to clip. I had a similar issue with Gnaw.
You were one of those kids who enjoyed pulling wings off bugs, huh?
That looks cool. I hope they do a 3 pack with those colors. The purple being off would be a lot less noticable if they went that way.
That happened to mine. Was either out of the package or when i first moved it on the pivot. Ended up getting a second one becouse of it.
I got Kickback today. Feels great to finally have the Insecticons all in one size class. I couldn't stand his black eyes so I did something about it. I should've watered the paint down a bit more but with how small it is in person it isn't a super big deal.
He's so tiny, but darn it I had to pick him up. Why? Because they still gave him a Diaclone style seat but for the Titan Masters. That's meta levels of awesome.
What I wish for? Some 3P to go and do KO oversized versions so that they would be in Masterpiece scale...well, more Masterpiece scale than they already come across as.
Crap! I forgot to do that when I painted mine!
Now where's my red paint...?
I'd rather just have MP Insecticons.
I love Kickback. One of the first TFs I've ever owned. Disappointed with the QC though. Here's what mine looks like. Anyone else got one like this?
Jesus christ on a cracker! was yours done by the guy just about to leave for a smoke break?
Kickback was the only bug bot I had as a kid so I was excited to find this guy today. Unfortunately one shoulder is too tight to tab into place and the other is too loose to stay tabbed, so he's going back to the store. Hopefully I'll come across another so I can try for a better one.
Finally picked up this figure up and I agree with the POV that the robot mode is better than the insect mode...the latter feels like an after-thought - which shouldn't be the case.
I'm also concerned by the plastic quality...seems pretty weak. I had to handle the (especially) wings very carefully as I transformed the figure. As I'm was worried of breakage.
I'm not surprised that a fellow fan suffered breakage in the particular area that I was so worried about.
I like this figure except for the lack of a weapon and the entire head being made out of PVC. Ugh.
Kickback needs no weapon, His legs are weapons,
Got this guy today and have to say he is probably my least favorite of the Insecticons. His transformation is just so...finicky. Also he feels much more fragile than the other two.
Seems Kickback can't catch a break here with legit Hasbro, and even in 3rd party with the Fans Toys versions of the Insecticons for the Masterpiece line. (Prone to breaking around the wings)
yup! mine also had those little spotties on his antennae...
Here's mine with the custom painted wings. I had primer and silver spraypaint on hand, so it was fairly painless. Masked off the purple connector parts that are attached via pins.
After I realized it would be pretty easy to paint his upper legs black too, which I think I'll do another day. I'll give him a more thorough photo shoot after that.
^ nice work man! I wished I had your skills and patience!
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