Wei Jiang / Black Apple TLK Squeaks

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  1. Shmoptimus Prime

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    Got him today! First impressions are he’s super cute, paint is great, quality seems good, the floor piece “stand” is huge and heavy, not too posable except in the arms (but what do you need sqweeks to do anyways) and he’s fun. He really can’t stand at all without the little clear piece but it doesn’t look bad at all. He looks great from all angles. Haven’t transformed him yet.

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    Whoa whoa, is that the 3A Optimus Prime?

    Can't wait until mine gets here!
     
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    Yep 3A OP. What an amazing figure. Sqweeks is still way way too big to scale with him of course haha
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Alt mode pics with deluxes, please?
     
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    Oh. He may be quite a bit bigger than I thought. Was going to get him, suddenly a little less sure. Probably still will.
     
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    Transformed him! It was super frustrating because just like most instructions for transformers, there are several MAJOR steps left out of the instructions. Now that I've done it properly though I think it'll be way easier the next time. His alt mode isn't perfect but it's a lot of fun!

    This non-transforming OP I just got is about the size of a small deluxe like bee or dropkick:

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    I mean, any Sqweeks is gonna be too big to scale since he was like 3.5ft tall or something so next to a leader class figure he'd have to be like .5 inches tall. I just wanted one that's a fun size to mess around with other figures and for that he's a good size. If you want one that decently scales with 3A Prime then try and hunt down the tiny turbo changer (which looks way worse) or the Metacollie (not sure how to spell it) that's a non-transforming figure.
     
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    There’s a scooter that’s always parked on my block that just happens to look exactly like him :) 

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    I've got (and love) the non transforming metal one.

    But this guy is glorius, I think I have to pull the trigger. I just hoped he was a bit smaller. Thanks for the pictures and response. :) 
     
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    I think you'll enjoy him! I've been having a lot of fun since I got him :) 
     
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    Got mine yesterday. He's too cute and fun to mess with. Too bad he can't balance on uneven ground even with the stand. Also his left 'moustache'(?) is loose. I don't follow the live action movies much, and didn't watch TLK. Just fell in love with the cute design of this little fella. LOL

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    Mine has the same issues. They’re pretty minor issues though. I do wish he could either stand without the stand or maybe if they had made the stand smaller. This is the best I was able to do getting him to stand without it. He has to be leaning back a lot:

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    Well, he has a wheel for a foot and a peg leg. Of course he's going to have trouble standing! LOL. Still love him regardless of the minor flaws. This is just a beautiful piece. It has surpassed the Hasbro/Takara's Squeaks in cuteness, appearance and details. Hands down the best iteration of this character that transforms and still has decent articulation.
     
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    I love him, I just think it would have been much easier to have a small stand flip out from the bottom or something instead of having the chunky clear piece. Anyway, here are some more pictures since I haven't been able to put this guy down since I got him. He's the perfect pocket/bag bot! He "scales" really well with smaller deluxes if you want him to have a passenger:

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    Sorry for the double post but I've had this figure for a week and due to the shitty instructions I JUST found out that his head slides forward! That gives him such a better range of movement in the head! Before it could barely turn side to side cause the shoulders kept getting in the way, but now he can pose much better and he looks way more balanced now too:

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    The instructions are very, very bad. It leaves a lot of major details out. There's a lot of slots and pegs on this thing that they don't explain well in diagrams. When you're transforming to vespa scooter:
    1) the front wheel assembly has a tiny peg that slots into a tiny hole
    2) the seat/under belly section has 2 slots to connect the lower and upper parts together (besides the giant peg at the side). The diagram kind of vaguely shows it but not really at the same time.
    3) there's a small slot/space where the arm and handle bars slot into.
    4) the middle section that pegs in behind the front area.
    I find the vespa scooter is very solid. The only drawback is if I try to put in the stand, it pops the back section and prevents the side peg form pegging in properly in the hole. So I just leave it out.

    LOL, yeah I was trying to figure out why I had limited mobility in the head when I first transformed him into bot and why certain things were not looking right. That's when I started fiddling with it and found on my own that the head slides. Arms swing back with the clearance, etc. He does have good articulation for something so small and transformable.
     
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    Good breakdown! The worst offense is leaving out all the tabbing and slotting that the back half does for scooter mode. Took me forever to figure out and I had it wrong for a couple days. And you're right that the stand slotting in to the back prevents stuff from coming together properly but I still do it since I really like when a vehicle mode has proper storage for stuff. I might look in to ways to cut down the stand so it still does its job but doesn't take up as much space. I'm hesitant to mod him though cause he works very well (aside from that) as is.
     
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    Got mine a few days ago. Beautiful packaging, incredible paintwork, cute ‘bot & alt modes, and an absolute bugger to transform. I hated having to force the peg leg around into place, and when going back to robot mode, it was far too easy to fold the backpack hinges the wrong way (it took me a looong time to figure out what I’d done wrong,). Still, he’s a good display piece, and a huge leap forward when compared to the Hasbro original :) 

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