I got Smokescreen yesterday. I think he's an awesome figure, but I can see how the finicky arm-to-car roof transformation sequence would turn off some folks. For me personally I like it. It feels pretty solid and looks sharp.
FOC Blaster and Grimlock at Marshall's for only 6.99 each?? Could it actually be true?
Given how much I paid, you'd better be effin' kidding me.
I did see one photograph of both with Marshall's price tags.
I got my DOTM Soundwave deluxe figures from the Orient. I bargained for a great price through e-mail.
They came fast - like in 5 days or something.
I haven't had time to open them but will do so on a slow day (if I ever have one).
But he looks cool in the package.
Got Blaster minions Eject and Ramhorn thanks to help from Chaddy.
Eject is mostly a retool of Frumble, only pieces that aren't different are the shoulders and hips. Everything else is new and looks better, nicer sculpts with a little more detail and better colors. Otherwise though, same figure as Frumble.
Ramhorn is really cool, definitely the best of the data disk minions. Disk mode is pretty crappy looking from the sides but looks the same from the front. When the button is pressed, it transforms into a rhino all by itself on 4 legs, including the spring-forward head with ramming horn, and the spring out tail. The limbs have sculpted suggestions of his weapons as well. And he's the only one whose alt mode design allows for transformation upon ejection from Blaster so he's already transformed by the time he hits the table.
I have Buzzsaw, same mold as Sunder, it ejects and transforms well, but it barely has to do anything since they didn't include legs (the Bakugan designers would have included legs, lazy Hasbro). I agree that Ramhorn, Buzzsaw mold, then the others all suck to varying degrees but Steeljaw is easily the worst of the lot.