WFC Siege Apeface

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  1. Mudslide

    Mudslide Smock?

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    Eagerly awaiting mine. Shame he has to be modified out of the package. You would think one day Hasbro would learn.
     
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  2. Ravage101

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    Here’s my review:

    ApeFace is not perfect like Springer. But it has a lot of character and personality. Plus like Springer, every mode is (surprisingly) solid. I really like the ape mode. The Ape has got the most character. It’s pretty possible so you can get some cool dynamic gorilla poses. While the original Gorilla from G1 toy and Cartoons look pretty silly, this Gorilla looks seriously bad ass.

    Going from Gorilla to Starfighter is quite smooth. GOrilla and starfighter are on their own platform.
    The starfighter is a square block with wings and a nosecone. But it’s solid and the starfighter parts on the block look really cool. But I do wish more could have been put into the starfighter mode.

    Robot mode, Is really solid. All the crazy parts come together to form the legs and everything else falls in line.

    The bot mode is a very well made action figure. The previous images of that horrible looking back pack? Yeah gone. All of that kibble compacts a way nice and tidy. What is really amazing was how well the legs were used in the other two mode. In robot mode, it’s pretty hard to to see how it turns into a fighter jet and GOrilla.

    Articulation is fair. Most other Siege figures have waist articulation and ankle tilts and some times wrist movement. This guy is missing wrist and waist poseability.

    Extra special feature:

    If you have your ApeFace from Titans Return you get an okay looking weapon and a killer apeface headmaster.
    What’s really cool about ApeFace is that there is storage for two headmasters in all 3 modes. You get the option to switch out which Spasma head master you want on your Apeface robot mode. As well know options are always good.

    Over all ApeFace is a real fun figure with lots of personality. It’s not perfect, but it is fun.
     
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  3. DarkEyes

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    Man, please share a pic of that :D 
     
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    Comparison to G1 figure.

    apeface1.jpg apeface2.jpg

    I didn't do the Jet-mode because I'm lazy.
     
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  5. Superhans

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    WFIW I just sanded down that tab a little with a nail file and it’s much better now.

    He’s definitely growing on me.

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  6. gbm

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    Mine arrives today. Can't wait to bask in the nostalgia.
     
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  7. DrJest

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    I just put the titan master Apeface on and shoved the included head into the ape jaws for permanent storage. That head looks a lot better and I'm very cool with the flying tiger/goblin shark look. Like Repugnus, I'm glad we had a nicer head option available, even if it does bypass the gimmick for this character a bit.
     
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    Please post a comparison pic.
     
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  9. Makarov

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    I think I'll make a fleet of these blocky style jet modes:

    Apeface
    TR Galvatron
    TR Broadside

    Hmm who else am I missing
     
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    Here you go:
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    Are you going to include everyone who's a robot brick under a plane? Because you'll have quite a fleet if you do.
     
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  11. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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  12. Codeveronicaxxx

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    There's nothing wrong with the old head from TR (heck it was one of the best in that group) but this new one looks great! I can't wait to see the new head on older TR bodies.
     
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    Mine arrived.

    Siiiiiiigh......

    Please people, PLEASE stop watching reviewers who don't actually try to transform things correctly.

    In the first transformation into Ape mode I managed to tab everything together into an absolute brick. Full on CLICK; not just some holding soft tabbing. CLICK!

    Tabs in front , top , and back. ALL SNAP! Tightly.

    Lastly, don't rely on photos, the off white isn't too bad in person at all.

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    There should be solid tabbing at all these points:

    White part over the top of the red hinge:
    CLICK
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    Two white L and R peices under the neck part:
    CLICK
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    Bottom of black parts in body:
    CLICK
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    Side parts into the middle assembly section on back:
    CLICK
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    Everything should sit flush and be rock solid from all the aforementioned CLICKS!
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    .....................

    Lastly, if you want to match the reds a bit more, simply hit the shield with a coat of matte finish.

    This is after one quick coat:

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  14. CelticMutt

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    Well, after having him a few days and actually learning how to transform him properly, I'm pretty satisfied. He's not perfect but I absolutely like him. My only remaining issue is still a QC one - the 5mm port sizing. Namely that his gun handle is too small for any ports beyond the hands, which makes the hands almost too small for anything but his gun. I managed to get Caliburst & Trenchfoot in his hands just barely, but it was a seriously tight fit. I feel like burning the instructions in a dark ritual though.

    I really hope Earthrise gives up Snapdragon. Apeface, Snapdragon, and Horribull were the only Decepticon headmasters I had as a kid (other than a flea market Scorponok that was missing everything but the main body), so they have a special place in my nostalgia heart.

    Barbarian King Alpha Trion. aka TR Alpha Trion. And if you want, the Leo Convoy that Takara released instead of Trion.
     
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  15. bagofshhh

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    I’m probably the only one that cares, but why is Apeface a spy? I feel like he should have been decepticon special forces instead. Or whatever Flywheels is.
    Edit: Special Ops.
     
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  16. openchallenge

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    Finally got the solid brick in ape mode. I thinks Iv'e transformed this more than any other Siege figure at this point but ok. Here's a couple additional details.

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    You can check that the knee is lined up in this gap.

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    Here is a better look at the hook (not tab) that connects the shoulder to the neck.

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    Here is a look at the hook shaped indents that they slot into.

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    CLICK!
     
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  19. GoLion

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    I read CUCK at first. I was about to ask you what Openchallenge had done to deserve such treatment.
     
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    Hahahaahahahaha!!!!
     
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