Stormrider wrote:The carrier mode is not cutting. As someone already pointed out, this fits better in the Macross universe than the TF universe. Is there more to this? The back of the carrier has tail fins that look to have runway lines on them.
Good eye. I think you're on to something. Maybe they'll surprise everyone with a more legit battleship versus the cruiser mode.
Gauntlet101010 wrote:It's the back of the box, so I think that's just it, guys. I guess one of the three modes of a triple changer must suffer, even for FP.
I'm with Gauntlet101010
on this one. To add another mode would just detract from the character this figure homages. I'd say the lines on the fins are simply detailing that matches up with the detailing of the guns/wings in jet mode. Yeah, the ship mode is definitely the weakest of the bunch, but neither vehicle mode represents a real-world machine so I can let the designs slip a fair bit.
Agamemnon wrote:And, the character is probably the worst for mass shifting, IMHO. I mean, does anybody know just how big an aircraft carrier is? Then to go to a jet?
Agreed. For a Transformer to change into a jet and also the aircraft carrier that would launch it, forgive my crudeness but it always struck me as the transformation equivalent of masturbation. This is what I like about Assaulter. Of course a cruiser is smaller than an aircraft carrier, and Assaulter's jet mode gives me more of a large attack aircraft/bomber vibe than that of a small, nimble fighter. So for me the mass shifting would be lessened.
I know, I know. I'm probably overthinking it.
At the end of the day. I really like it, therefore I'll certainly be getting it. However, I won't be getting it from FPC. No discounted price for members, extortionate international flat rate shipping costs, waiting two months after release for it to arrive, and now they've lost there exclusivity of the micro Warbot vehicles; why would I bother getting it from FPC?