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:
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:
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!