Rated X wrote:xyl360 wrote:rpetras wrote:Pre-ordered.
It certainly has a Macross vibe to it, but that's OK with me.
I look at it as a "Cybertron" mode ... and I really like Macross, so it's all good.
If some later company does re-do the character with more of an earth mode, I'd probably look to update this, and move him from my Neo-G1 shelves to my Cybertron mode shelf, which is getting a lot of love because of the WfC/FoC stuff.
Yep, that's kinda what I'm thinking as well. It's a good representation if they were shooting for a Cybertronian/pre-Earth mode for him.
I'm still not biting though simply because I don't have an itch for a pre-Earth Broadside that badly. It does look like a pretty nifty figure though.
Maybe some other company can create a middle piece that fits over the 2 runways and makes it look more like an earth carrier. At least they got the robot mode right. Although I would have been satisfied with a repaint of Armada Tidal Wave with a retooled head. Flip the wings out and its a plane, lol.
The carrier mode doesn't actually bug me as much (though it would have been nice). I really wanted a show-accurate plane mode. I always thought he looked cool, kinda like a gigantic Aerialbot or something. That's why his scale clashes between carrier and jet modes never bothered me, because he actually didn't really mass-shift too much on the show. He turned into a gigantic plane the size of an aircraft carrier.