Monday, March 18, 2013

~ Transformers Generation Fallen Of Cybertron FOC Starscream ( Robot mode)

Took these photos 2 months ago but I forgot to upload them due to slow internet connection to access blogger. Anyway, I saw the Takara version which has more accurate metallic colors and details like in the game. However, there is advantage and disadvantage of getting Takara version. In my opinion, Takara has better accurate colors but is more pricey and unit may suffer paint chips or paint defects. I bought a few Takara generation recently which already encounter 2 units suffer paint chips and sloppy paint job after I opened 3 boxes out of 5 i.e Vortex and Sideswipe. Paint chips occurs on the joints and some surface. This incident has turned off my mood to continue open the other units. As for Hasbro, the paint is more solid but without metallics. However, you can transform the unit without worry much for things like scratch off the paint. I am ok with the Hasbro version of Starscream which is more G1 accurate. He has decent articulations but no waist joint.

Ignore the fine silver paint on the unit. I added those paint to make it like wear and tear effects. Starscream is worth to buy !!! He comes with two Gatling guns that can spin.

He has orange translucent eyes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

~ Transformers Takara Generation TG-07 Onslaught Bruticus (Robot Mode)

Takara has added great detailing on this Onslaught by additional painting. I like the purplish pink lining on the wheels. 

Please ignore the tiny yellow jewels added on the side wheels. I added these jewels as the exposed metal part kinda spoil the design. 

You can his upper body back slightly. He has waist joint. 

Onslaught has very limited posing. His shoulder only can swing front or back at about 270 degrees. He cannot raise his shoulder up which is quite bad due to his bulky shoulder armor. The knee also has limited movement. It can only bend about 45 degrees backward due to his big "Bruticus combiner joints " on his leg which hinder it from kneeling down. 

I hate to see his gun. The design is not accurate and has serious hollow at the bottom of his gun. I remember I saw this type of gun which was back 20 years ago from a RM2 toy. However, the gun is painted with metallic silver. 

He can do some nice flying pose :P 

Don't mess with Onslaught, he can change into mini Bruticus anytime he wants. This mode look kinda funny for me. :P Please take note that this is not the final transformation part for Bruticus. 

Final Comments:
  1. Buy Onslaught only if you want to form Bruticus. I bought Onslaught and Blast off just for the sake of complete the Bruticus set. Of course, you can get Hasbro set which is a lot cheaper since they have the same mold.
  2. Takara version has better color scheme and close to G1 compare to HASBRO and SDCC version. Although, SDCC version has accurate game color.
  3. He has limited movement and is hard to pose due to his limited shoulder and knee movement.
  4. He has hollow/ holes on his back. I wonder why the designer can't just design a cover that can flip at the back?
  5. He is quite pricey.


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