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Re: Transformers: Kingdom

Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:39 am

My first foray into Kingdom? Rattrap!

Hey, he's no Galvatron, but I'm pretty geeked about him.

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:09 am

Decided to preorder the Amazon 2pack of Earth mode Sideswipe and that other beast wars dude. Don’t really care for the bird guy but my ocd compelled me to get Sideswipe. I’m gonna hate having to get earth mode Hound……..
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Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:50 am

The bird dude is a complete repaint of airaizor with a new head. Which is funny cause Airazor is a female, and skywarp is a male iirc. But I guess the mold doesn't look gender specific. At least they didn't make it Silverbolt so we can get a fuzor one later.

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:41 pm

I preordered the new Earth mode Sideswipe:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TM ... UTF8&psc=1

I'm not really sure I need or want this. While I appreciate the Earth Alt mode, I do really love the original Siege Alt mode and I already have four mold-mates (Sideswipe, Red Alert, Tigertrack, Deep Cover) that I'm sure I'll also want to get once this new Sideswipe is re-purposed.
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Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:38 pm

Just need updates for Red Alert and Hound now. The only thing that irks me about the Sideswipe pack (aside from his car not having as spoiler) is the price. $50 for a Voyager and Deluxe was understandable. $50 for two deluxes hurts.
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Re: Transformers: Kingdom

Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:41 pm

Photo Dave wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:39 am
My first foray into Kingdom? Rattrap!

Hey, he's no Galvatron, but I'm pretty geeked about him.

Have fun, all!
He's a great figure and a good example of how well a tranformation can compact nicely when done right. Everything just fits perfect. Kup is similar.
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Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:12 pm

Not immediately obvious to me how this Sideswipe is different from the Siege version.


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Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:37 pm

New G1-accurate chest and new car parts on the lower legs, the roof/windshield/side windows, and door panels to be more like Sunstreaker's Alt-mode.
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Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:33 pm

Thanks for taking the time to explain that, sepster! Differences are pretty subtle in robot mode but are clearer to me in car mode.

I also found a comparison photo:
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Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:00 pm

Preordered Mirage / Grimlock a couple days ago (actually had a BW Grimlock), and Sideswipe / Sky Warp yesterday. I'm getting back into TFs after quitting the line when MPs went toon accurate, so don't yet have the Siege versions. Which means, of course, it's all new to me :D

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:08 pm

Honestly on Sideswipe, they could have just added details in paint, even on the roof and doors, and I would have been satisfied. The extent to which they changed the actual sculpt details is very thoughtful and satisfying. I would have been more begrudging had I been preordering what I previously described rather than what we are actually getting.
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:44 am

"Fixed" enough that people will rebuy him, "messed-up" enough that they will buy him again.
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:33 am

vicious7171 wrote:"Fixed" enough that people will rebuy him, "messed-up" enough that they will buy him again.
It is the Hasbro way.
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:48 pm

I may have lucked out by not preordering Galvatron from BBTS. Their early shipment of Galvatron have incorrectly assembled shoulders. Corrected shoulders that sit higher are being found at Target. Hopefully, dorkside is getting the fixed version.
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:06 pm

mrboshek wrote:I may have lucked out by not preordering Galvatron from BBTS. Their early shipment of Galvatron have incorrectly assembled shoulders. Corrected shoulders that sit higher are being found at Target. Hopefully, dorkside is getting the fixed version.
I was able to get Galvatron at my target yesterday. Mine is fine, but I think the problem people are talking about is a mistransformation. All you have to do is raise the arm, bring it down at the side and then rotate at the bicep. You should be okay.

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