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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Doctor McGrath » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:27 pm

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My biggest complaint with the toy based on pictures is the placement of the connectors on the arms. I wish the connectors on Vortex and Blast Off would have been slightly lower allowing some of their kibble to stick up above his shoulders. I think that would make him look "bigger" and a little stronger. In my opinion, the way they connect now makes him look very skinny and weak at the shoulder. It looks more like a wrist.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby atomicgoofball » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:35 pm

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amcgrath929 wrote:My biggest complaint with the toy based on pictures is the placement of the connectors on the arms. I wish the connectors on Vortex and Blast Off would have been slightly lower allowing some of their kibble to stick up above his shoulders. I think that would make him look "bigger" and a little stronger. In my opinion, the way they connect now makes him look very skinny and weak at the shoulder. It looks more like a wrist.

YES!! that's what i was thinking! :BOWDOWN: :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:43 pm

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amcgrath929 wrote:My biggest complaint with the toy based on pictures is the placement of the connectors on the arms. I wish the connectors on Vortex and Blast Off would have been slightly lower allowing some of their kibble to stick up above his shoulders. I think that would make him look "bigger" and a little stronger. In my opinion, the way they connect now makes him look very skinny and weak at the shoulder. It looks more like a wrist.
I think it was necessary to do what they did to allow for the scramble gimmick.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Philthy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:23 pm

I want that G2 colored one more than anything. :michaelbay:
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby RAcast » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:35 pm

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orangeitis wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:My biggest complaint with the toy based on pictures is the placement of the connectors on the arms. I wish the connectors on Vortex and Blast Off would have been slightly lower allowing some of their kibble to stick up above his shoulders. I think that would make him look "bigger" and a little stronger. In my opinion, the way they connect now makes him look very skinny and weak at the shoulder. It looks more like a wrist.
I think it was necessary to do what they did to allow for the scramble gimmick.

It could also be a mistransformation. You know those crazy photographers over at HasTak.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:38 pm

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RAcast wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:My biggest complaint with the toy based on pictures is the placement of the connectors on the arms. I wish the connectors on Vortex and Blast Off would have been slightly lower allowing some of their kibble to stick up above his shoulders. I think that would make him look "bigger" and a little stronger. In my opinion, the way they connect now makes him look very skinny and weak at the shoulder. It looks more like a wrist.
I think it was necessary to do what they did to allow for the scramble gimmick.

It could also be a mistransformation. You know those crazy photographers over at HasTak.
Oh that's always a possibility till we can get it in-hand. But we gotta remember, that joint would become the knee when Vortex and/or Blast-Off becomes Bruticus' legs. Would kinda look weird if the joints were further down the leg.

Though it's not unheard of that TFs have really low knees. PCC Smolder, for instance.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:03 am

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Not liking the karate-chop hand on Vortex.

I'll refrain from making any further comments on Bruticus. Given the Hasbro photographers' uncanny ability to mis-transform and make even decent figs look bad, I'll give this toy the benefit of the doubt until it gets a review.

Still, Bruticus looks decent enough, considering that it's being manufactured at a time when most of the TF lines are shrinking and getting overly simple with cheating transformations.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:54 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Not liking the karate-chop hand on Vortex.
Scramble Vortex into leg mode then! ;)^

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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:08 pm

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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby RAcast » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:12 pm

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Oh please let this mean there are more Scramble combiners on the horizon!
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:46 pm

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RAcast wrote:Oh please let this mean there are more Scramble combiners on the horizon!

Oh there are.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:57 pm

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RAcast wrote:Oh please let this mean there are more Scramble combiners on the horizon!

Oh there are.
Have you not seen Ruination? :lol:
I think he means new molds.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:44 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Not liking the karate-chop hand on Vortex.
Scramble Vortex into leg mode then! ;)^

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A nice improvement on the hand, but Brawl looks awful as an arm. Hopefully, it's another mistransformation snafu on the part of the photographer.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:48 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Not liking the karate-chop hand on Vortex.
Scramble Vortex into leg mode then! ;)^

http://www.seibertron.com/images/events ... 02119a.jpg


A nice improvement on the hand, but Brawl looks awful as an arm. Hopefully, it's another mistransformation snafu on the part of the photographer.
Then switch Vortex out for Swindle, leave Brawl as a leg? There's lots of possibilities. Not to mention, you might like other configurations once you get it in-hand.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:25 pm

RAcast wrote:Oh please let this mean there are more Scramble combiners on the horizon!

That would be amazing. Though I'd be happy with just a few "extra" new limb/core molds; "axillary" Combaticons/Wreckers.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:51 am

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orangeitis wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Not liking the karate-chop hand on Vortex.
Scramble Vortex into leg mode then! ;)^

http://www.seibertron.com/images/events ... 02119a.jpg


A nice improvement on the hand, but Brawl looks awful as an arm. Hopefully, it's another mistransformation snafu on the part of the photographer.
Then switch Vortex out for Swindle, leave Brawl as a leg? There's lots of possibilities. Not to mention, you might like other configurations once you get it in-hand.


I guess I'll be doing just that. Pretty much decided to get Bruticus. He'll be my first ever combiner.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:21 pm

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Anyone tried to see if Brawl or Swindle can fit in the bed of the HFTD Seaspray mold's hovercraft form yet?
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby atomicgoofball » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:16 pm

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i was looking forward to the release of this, but im sorry Pic after pic, he just looks like a POS. Like he fell down the steps of the short bus on the way to some cybertronian school for the special needs. Im sorry if i sounded offensive but it is just an opinion.

His hands are tiny and crappy

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no matter how you arrange the limbs, brutishit looks like his shoulders are pooping out arms that look like slugs. He can scratch his shins without bending over.

It looks like to whole FOC line has been halfassed honestly.
60-100 bucks for this? ive seen complaints about buying 3rd party combiners for 200-500+, i understand not everyone wants to pay that price, but i wouldnt pay 100 bucks for a crappy combiner that looks like its a happy meal special.

you might as well put this inspector gadget on display next to bruti

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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:46 pm

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atomicgoofball wrote:you might as well put this inspector gadget on display next to bruti

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Actually, I'd much rather the Inspector. If you have Dr. Claw laying around anywhere let me know ;)
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:53 pm

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orangeitis wrote:Anyone tried to see if Brawl or Swindle can fit in the bed of the HFTD Seaspray mold's hovercraft form yet?
I'll take that as a no.

Sigh. The retail Bruticus can't come out fast enough.
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:12 pm

Soundwave superior!
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:24 am

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orangeitis wrote:
orangeitis wrote:Anyone tried to see if Brawl or Swindle can fit in the bed of the HFTD Seaspray mold's hovercraft form yet?
I'll take that as a no.

Sigh. Guess nobody really cares.

Sigh. The retail Bruticus can't come out fast enough.


I know! I can't wait to read more about FoC failures! As you would say... >:oP
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Megatron000 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:14 am

"no color variation can rescue this ridiculous mess of body parts" from breakdown99

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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:45 am

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breakdown99 wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
orangeitis wrote:Anyone tried to see if Brawl or Swindle can fit in the bed of the HFTD Seaspray mold's hovercraft form yet?
I'll take that as a no.

Sigh. Guess nobody really cares.

Sigh. The retail Bruticus can't come out fast enough.


I know! I can't wait to read more about FoC failures! As you would say... >:oP
I uh... I wouldn't say that. :???:
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Re: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:45 am

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orangeitis wrote:
breakdown99 wrote:
orangeitis wrote:
orangeitis wrote:Anyone tried to see if Brawl or Swindle can fit in the bed of the HFTD Seaspray mold's hovercraft form yet?
I'll take that as a no.

Sigh. Guess nobody really cares.

Sigh. The retail Bruticus can't come out fast enough.


I know! I can't wait to read more about FoC failures! As you would say... >:oP
I uh... I wouldn't say that. :???:


LOL come on now... Just one...
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