Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Starscream Gaga, Jul 7, 2020.
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I think it makes sense that he only shows his true colors in bot mode. He's a mercenary! It's the original toy that didn't make sense imo.
With the original toy, he had two bot modes: an Autobot robot and a Decepticon bird bot, who shared one alt mode. I’m not sure how that doesn’t make sense.
In my head cannon, Double Dealer is like the Mandalorian. His Power Masters are a combination of Greef Cargo and a bounty puck. When one of them gets a mission from their respective faction to hunt down one of their own, they plug into Double Dealer in order to transmit the information and tracking data. The reason why he goes into robot mode when Knok is in his chest and bird mode when Skar is in his chest isn't because of the Power Master, per se, but because when going after an Autobot you're more often than not on the ground, and when you're going after a Decepticon you're generally in the air.
I think it's more that a robot humanoid mode should really be the neutral one. Sure, I get the idea of the original, but opposable thumbs is probably something needed regardless of the side you are pretending to be on.
*angry Ramhorn and Steeljaw noises*
*Screaming Beast Wars Mutant robot face in endless agony noises*
Just got Doubledealer from Amazon when he was available for preorder at 42, honestly should of waited to see if he went down in price... just going to say it but the Thrilling 30 voyager is the better Doubledealer. The only thing this guy has got over him is G1 accuracy.
His right arm is to loose to properly hold his giant grey gun.
His shoulder mounted rocket launcher doesn't feel like it pegs in securely. Especially if you attach that weird wing looking attachment to his back then the pegs on that thing cause a lot of clearance issues with the rocket.
His legs feel loose.
On top of that it feels like he is leaning to the right instead of standing straight.
I just got mine and between him and the excellent Snapdragon I got yesterday I’m very happy with Hasbro at the moment. I love the colors and every mode looks great. Joints are all tight, transformation is fun between all modes, compatibility with tapes and even an engine block to turn a tape into a Powermaster (wish it was silver or chrome but oh well).
Just a damn fine Doubledealer. My last experience with the character was that Blitzwing repaint, which I mainly bought out of curiosity to see if they improved that horrible mold but nope. So glad to have not only a real Doubledealer but one that isn’t just a repaint of a janky toy. Good job, Hasbro.
If I can add a nitpick, and this goes for lots of figures, I wish he had an uptilt in his head articulation.
The legs are a bit of a bastard.
I never had the original toy but I really like the accessories with this one, so many options.
If he had 2 completely different personalities or if he was a spy, maybe. One robot with 2 fully assumed alt modes who chooses who he wants to work for makes more sense to me.
I just got him. He can only store one cassette at a time, correct?
in his chest, correct. Tho you can probably find another place to peg the leftover Powermaster onto.
But no one knew he was a merc.
The bot mode was autobot, good there, has symbol.
Truck is basic form, no symbol, that works.
Eagle is deception, but no symbol. Issue there.
You can flip up the decepticons in bird mode. They're upside down, but still.
The upside part is what bugs me. I keep meaning to put on some extra from toyhax I got
That's fair. I guess it doesn't bother me so much because Starscream's Decepticon symbols were ALSO upside-down in his robot mode (accepting the vulture mode as a second robot mode).
I've seen Emgo's review of Doubledealer and he pegs the leftover PM Cassette onto the back of the missile.
I just got mine in from Amazon the other day and plan to open it up this afternoon. I've seen other people's concerns about the mold but I'm just happy that he looks leaps and bounds better than what we got in Thrilling 30 with that already problematic T30 Blitzwing DD repaint.
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