Now that I finally received my order from the BBTS (no custom fees, yay!) I could try my hands at the FOC figures.
I have Optimus Prime, Jazz, Shockwave, and the G2 color Bruticus.
So, here's the general pros and cons so far:LOVE IT:
-- The vehicles modes are very nice looking and full of details and so are the robot modes.
-- Transforming them is very easy and dont really require any instructions.HATE IT:
-- For deluxe figures, they are very small. Even smaller than DOTM. What more, they dont have any fancy Mechtech weapons to compensate.
-- Many figures are very hollow and the plastic feel very cheap.
I really love Optimus, Jazz, and especially Shockwave. They are very fun and perfect looking. Even Jazz with his vizible hole in his chest from the top. Unfortunately, I think I ham-handed Shockwave and gave one of his shoulder joint a nasty stress-mark.
As for Bruticus, I'm kinda disapointed. Sure, you buy him for his awesome combined mode, but the individual bots suck ass, excepet for Swindle and Vortex. The weakest member of the team is unfortunately Onslaught with his peek-a-boo vehicle mode and his lame robot mode with derpy arms. The vehicles themselves, save for Swindle and Vortex are very weak looking too. The G2 colors are not as bad looking as I first thought fortunately. I love the fact that the packaging is in G2 style and the bots have
symbols on them. Still, a little more paint aps wouldnt have hurt. Fortunately, the combined Bruticus is well worth the 60$ I paid for. Now, if I would have bought that SDCC Bruticus at scalper price, I would have some serious buyer remorse.
I'm looking forward to get starscream and especially Grimlock!
So, your thoughts so far on the FOC toyline?