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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby RAcast » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:03 pm

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Gearslide wrote:Everyone's whining about Jet Vehicon's alt mode, but the darn thing is practically spot on with his show counterpart! Take a look at this picture someone on TFW2005 posted:
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It seems like most of the complaining is about the back kibble. But being the remold (albeit an extensive one) that it is, it doesn't surprise me that they weren't able to integrate the wings well into robot mode.

But let's be honest here, it's now a jet-former, and most jet-formers do have wing-kibble; so I'm just gonna sit over here and say it looks awesome...though the color choice is a bit odd.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby Gearslide » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:11 pm

RAcast wrote:
Gearslide wrote:Everyone's whining about Jet Vehicon's alt mode, but the darn thing is practically spot on with his show counterpart! Take a look at this picture someone on TFW2005 posted:

It seems like most of the complaining is about the back kibble. But being the remold (albeit an extensive one) that it is, it doesn't surprise me that they weren't able to integrate the wings well into robot mode.

But let's be honest here, it's now a jet-former, and most jet-formers do have wing-kibble; so I'm just gonna sit over here and say it looks awesome...though the color choice is a bit odd.


I agree about the odd color. But, having differing shades of purple makes the two Vehicons look less generic. Who knows? Maybe they'll make a boat Vehicon in the show and his toy will be colored Lavender. We haven't gotten Decepticon Miners either (those Maroon/red Vehicons with double visors).

The robot mode is really striking me as odd in these pictures. I feel like whoever took the pictures neglected to flip his wings around or something. I mean, take a look at this previous picture that Takara took:
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It clearly shows that the pointy wing tips go upward, not down like we see here. Could just be a case of mistransformation...


EDIT: Actually, it's DEFINITELY a case of mistransformation. The shot of his back proves it. Take a look at this picture I just drew on:
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There's an obvious hinge where I placed the "1" in the picture. The entire rigging ("2" in the picture), including the wings, should fold up, along that hinge. Then the rear plate ("3"), which you pull up to reveal his head, should fold down over the rigging to cover the hinge!
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:19 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Jet Vehicon looks good, although I'm not so sure about the alt mode. Not sure if there are any clear scenes of the jets in the show, but I don't recall them looking like winged cars, either.
Here's a decent shot:

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Thanks for the pic! As long as he's screen-accurate, I'm cool with it.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby xyl360 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:44 am

Ghost Starscream wrote:No one is ever satisfied, are they? I like the look of Jet Vehicon.Makes me want to order another.

I ordered 3, couldn't help myself :P. So now I'll have 3 of each type. One Hasbro car Vehicon, one Takara AM car Vehicon, one Takara FE car Vehicon and 3 Takara jet Vehicons.

I'm not sure if I'll get any Hasbro jet Vehicons if/when they come out, I'll have to wait and see how they look. They'll really have to impress me for me to want them.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby Midnight_Fox » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:10 am

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I'm debating on ordering 2 more. Whenever someone takes the jets with them there always seems to be 4 of them, plus it'll balance out(I have 4 of the car ones).
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby Tigertrack » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:49 am

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Can't wait to get them.

I actually like how Darkness Megs turned out.

Jet Vehicon looks very good. I have two on preorder.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby paul053 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:06 am

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paul053 wrote:Why do I think the jet Vehicon looks really bad? Ignoring the alt mode, the robot mode looks terrible comparing to the car Vehicon. Lots of kibbles and the elbow and wrist joints are really bad.

The elbow and wrist joints are identical to those on the car Vehicon. The elbows aren't too bad once shave off one side of the ball joint cup so that you can straigten it out more instead of having it cocked out to the side. I did that on my car Vehicon and it looks a lot better. I'll do the same to my Jet Vehicons.

Ah! Got it. Haven't opened my car Vehicon yet ( :oops: ) but I will do that when I open it. Thanks for the info.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby xyl360 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:04 pm

paul053 wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
paul053 wrote:Why do I think the jet Vehicon looks really bad? Ignoring the alt mode, the robot mode looks terrible comparing to the car Vehicon. Lots of kibbles and the elbow and wrist joints are really bad.

The elbow and wrist joints are identical to those on the car Vehicon. The elbows aren't too bad once shave off one side of the ball joint cup so that you can straigten it out more instead of having it cocked out to the side. I did that on my car Vehicon and it looks a lot better. I'll do the same to my Jet Vehicons.

Ah! Got it. Haven't opened my car Vehicon yet ( :oops: ) but I will do that when I open it. Thanks for the info.

You're welcome :). Just be careful not to take out too much of the socket's cup/edge, otherwise it won't hold the ball joint in place any more. I did mine by cutting out a small triangular/pie-shaped piece and then gradually/cautiously filed it out to widen it bit by bit with a needle file.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:26 pm

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Jet Vehicon certainly looks cool, but Meg's is just way to shiny for my liking.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:36 am

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MightyMagnus78 wrote:Jet Vehicon certainly looks cool, but Meg's is just way to shiny for my liking.


His chrome teeth scare me.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby freaky777 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:47 am

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Yup the jet vehicon is mis-transformed, they forgot 1 step which is to rotate the back wings (kibble) up into a slot, it looks really nice. (hopefully you guys can see it from my crappy photos) I highly recommend if anyone could get this to get it. It is a really cool figure and I'm kinda sad I've only ordered 2..
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:08 pm

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Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?
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Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:28 pm

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MINDVVIPE wrote:Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?


Not that we know of.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby RAcast » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:56 pm

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El Duque wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?


Not that we know of.

Come on Hasbro, don't balls this one up! The regular ones sold like hotcakes, these will too!!
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:04 pm

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RAcast wrote:
El Duque wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?


Not that we know of.

Come on Hasbro, don't balls this one up! The regular ones sold like hotcakes, these will too!!
How? They've barely showed up at the stores. :P
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby RAcast » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:09 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
El Duque wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?


Not that we know of.

Come on Hasbro, don't balls this one up! The regular ones sold like hotcakes, these will too!!
How? They've barely showed up at the stores. :P

And were the first things gone from shelves, ask anyone who hunted for them.
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:48 pm

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RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
El Duque wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?


Not that we know of.

Come on Hasbro, don't balls this one up! The regular ones sold like hotcakes, these will too!!
How? They've barely showed up at the stores. :P

And were the first things gone from shelves, ask anyone who hunted for them.
I've hunted for them. Diligently. Yet, no hide or hair of them have shown up at any of my stores (8 Wal-Marts, 6 Targets, 2 Kmarts, 1 TRU, and a Kohls). Just the same darn DOTM Deluxes/Voyagers, Bot Shots, Prime masks, and Prime BBs that no one wants to buy. :roll:
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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:16 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
El Duque wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?


Not that we know of.

Come on Hasbro, don't balls this one up! The regular ones sold like hotcakes, these will too!!
How? They've barely showed up at the stores. :P

And were the first things gone from shelves, ask anyone who hunted for them.
I've hunted for them. Diligently. Yet, no hide or hair of them have shown up at any of my stores (8 Wal-Marts, 6 Targets, 2 Kmarts, 1 TRU, and a Kohls). Just the same darn DOTM Deluxes/Voyagers, Bot Shots, Prime masks, and Prime BBs that no one wants to buy. :roll:


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Re: AM-15 Darkness Megatron, AM-16 Jet Vehicon, AMW-01-06, EZ-15 Energon Driller, EZ-16 Ultra Magnus

Postby funklizard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:56 am

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RAcast wrote:
El Duque wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Jet vehicon is getting a Hasbro western release, right?


Not that we know of.

Come on Hasbro, don't balls this one up! The regular ones sold like hotcakes, these will too!!

At this point, I'm not too worried. There was remarkably little in the way of new information on the Prime line announced at BotCon. And, yet, it's pretty clear that this line will continue through at least next year. I have a hard time believing that Voyager Dreadwing, Ultra Magnus, and Thundertron (and maybe Skyquake) will be the extent of new figures this year, let alone next. No new Deluxes? Not likely.

And even if it doesn't happen this year, it could easily happen next year. There's plenty of time for this one to make it to the US.
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