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  1. #2671
    Back to Incinerator, they really didn't do their homework on the V-22 Osprey as the rotors can fold up. That would've been perfect for claws, which although not as good as hands would still be better than rotor hands.

  2. #2672
    Quote Originally Posted by orionlukteel View Post
    Wow - you just out-usenet-old-farted me by mentioning Dave. I haven't seen his name in about 14 years, which should be a huge hint that I haven't been a part of the TF community since then.
    Heh heh, old skul! Yeah, he's got a very usenet-themed page that's been going strong for years: http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/

    Honestly, I'd probably pick up Incinerator if it weren't for the contrast colors. Yeah, I get why they painted it that way, but they should really replace the colorblind designer.
    The only color that is unwelcome is the allspark-power blue which overwhelms.


    So, among Target's sale items for TF this week is First Strike Optimus Prime, and I caved in and got him. TRU's sale price on Voyagers is nearly a buck less, but they don't have this guy. Mine had horrible QC though, several panels are hinged too close and don't finish location, the right shoulder won't lock down, and the automorph side panel on one of the legs had its friction pin fly right off the set, causing the spring to pop out. I was able to track both down and reassemble the whole thing actually (and the friction pin is still working, dunno what's up with that), but that's just unacceptable in the first place.

    He's got G1 cred, I don't think the flames look would have worked here, this is a sleeker version of the truck, a little sportier, and the flames are more "tough". The alt mode has a little undercarriage floppiness but is basically decent, the driver gimmick is keen.

    Transformation is a little annoying in that parts start going floppy from the get-go thanks partly to design and partly to automorph. Only after the legs are figured out does stuff get clever, and even then it's just cleverly hiding its myriad of cheats.

    Robot mode is decent, provided you like red... lots and lots of red. There's more red than the G1 figure. There's a lot of silver too though which balances the look, and some dark blue and allspark-power blue for the "windows" and little accents, it actually looks quite good here. The eyes are possibly the best light-piping ever, they pick up light from everywhere and a bright source makes them look alive. Articulation is good except for the lack of ankles and waist; the mid-thigh swivel is very cleverly-hidden. The weapons are pretty keen, they fire missiles without looking silly for it, and they peg onto the backpack.

    I don't really like the hand design, the backpack is pure shell, the head's plate doesn't lock down, and the way the legs form doesn't always stay together well. The figure leans slightly back due to the huge backpack, and attaching the weapons makes him kip back.

    All in all, mixed results but mostly good enough, nowhere near as cool as Leader Prime though.
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  3. #2673
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    The only color that is unwelcome is the allspark-power blue which overwhelms.
    You are correct - I had the right alt, wrong name. I was applying Evac's colors to Incinerator's alt mode, hence the comment. It didn't occur to me until I saw the two on the shelf tonight - naturally, after I posted in error. Ain't that a stinker?

  4. #2674
    I'm late to the conversation, but I'm willing to bet they decided against the NAME "Slag" because they probably want to start using the Transformers slang "Slag" in the TV show, and that would've gotten confusing.

    I'm okay with it, if that's the explanation. It's a good show.
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  5. #2675
    Quote Originally Posted by orionlukteel View Post
    You are correct - I had the right alt, wrong name. I was applying Evac's colors to Incinerator's alt mode, hence the comment. It didn't occur to me until I saw the two on the shelf tonight - naturally, after I posted in error. Ain't that a stinker?
    Yeah, you are. Evac's orange and white and black is thematically accurate, but loudly done, and adding blue to bot mode only hurts more. But that's not Incinerator's fault.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddymac View Post
    I'm late to the conversation, but I'm willing to bet they decided against the NAME "Slag" because they probably want to start using the Transformers slang "Slag" in the TV show, and that would've gotten confusing.

    I'm okay with it, if that's the explanation. It's a good show.
    They've only used "Slag" for 1 figure, the G1 figure and the G2 repaint in '93. My guess is they just don't like the name, they've certainly had other opportunities to use it. You're right that "slag!" is a slang term to them and it might be confusing though.

    --

    In comparing my First Strike Prime to pictures of Robovision Prime, I'd say this FSOP is the superior paint job for the bot, the darker blue helps the eyes "pop", and the chest looks less plasticky and monotone than that version thanks to added paint apps. Also, the color scheme here is more consistent, the blues and reds work together where on Robovision they work against each other heavily.

    On my First Strike Prime, I got the right shoulder to lock into place finally, it was a stiff tab, the QC still blew it on the larger panel not laying flat there though.

  6. #2676
    Whoo-hoo! Finally getting a Moutain Dew Robot!

    Here's the one from the movie:
    http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Dispensor

    Here's the Robot Hero (still hoping for a deluxe version though):
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...ispensor-1.jpg
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...-Dispensor.jpg

    Also with that two pack of Ironhide and Dispensor, there are three more new 2-packs:
    Optimus Prime vs Barricade:
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...arricade-1.jpg
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...-Barricade.jpg
    Allspark Power Bumblebee vs Starscream:
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...arscream-1.jpg
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...Starscream.jpg
    Battle Jazz vs Megatron:
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...Megatron-1.jpg
    http://seibertron.com/images/news/gf...S-Megatron.jpg

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  7. #2677
    I've got it! RC Cola can fight the Dewbot (Dispensor).

    She will be Arcee's new movie form: a pink soda vending machine!

    But it's cool to see the Dewbot get some love - and a name!
    BAD Pts Need: R5-C7 lf leg (x2), , R4-P44 right leg BAD Pts Offered For Trade: PM me - I have lots of parts now including BG-J38!. New Kyle Katarn is also available.

  8. #2678
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    I've got it! RC Cola can fight the Dewbot (Dispensor).

    She will be Arcee's new movie form: a pink soda vending machine!

    But it's cool to see the Dewbot get some love - and a name!
    Yeah, I'm glad it's being made, but I REALLY want it as a deluxe or voyager class figure.
    Move along, move along

  9. #2679
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    I've got it! RC Cola can fight the Dewbot (Dispensor).

    She will be Arcee's new movie form: a pink soda vending machine!

    But it's cool to see the Dewbot get some love - and a name!
    I thought Arcee would be armed with a Tab Energy Drink dispenser.
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  10. #2680
    Supposedly the Transformers Animated toys will be up for preorder on HTS next week.

    The aforementioned Robot Heroes pack with Dispensor is up for preorder right now.

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