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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby Screamfleet » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:48 pm

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I'm not super interested in them. I just had an idea to buy them, and paint them like tron guys or something. Like black with neon highlights.
Transformers with drives doesn't really appeal to me. I don't really collect human toys. Though, if I could make the humans like, robots or something else, maybe I'd like them.
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby dinogeist » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:02 am

they come with a tiny human that looks similar to a G.I Joe 3 inch toy. so if your also a G.I Joe fan & buy the G.I Joe toys,then this HA basic line is perfect for you.

Personally I don't buy any legends,nor basic/scout sized TF toys. I'm extremly picky with the new mold deluxes toys I buy. I'm more of a bigger sized TF toys buyer like voyager's,ultra's & leader's sizes.
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby craggy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:22 pm

Finally got my first two HA guys from the fine folks at Kapow Toys.

Y'know, I thought they looked like they'd be a lot of fun, that they'd have cool weapons and plenty of features but I was wrong. They have all that and more!

I got Sandstorm (more like Grassstorm...but the greens aren't nearly as strong as the official packaging shots suggest. the lighter green is an almost pastel colour, nothing like the neon on the packaging art, a big improvement, and the darker green is less of a forest green than a guacamole green. this stands out much more on the black, and blends well with the lighter, yellowy green and the silvery-grey plastic on the arms.

I'd caved on this guy because the design looked so nice, despite the colours putting me off, and am very pleasantly surprised at how good he does look in person. In his packaged robot mode he's just a plain cool bot, tons of articulation, an okay gun and a pretty good headsculpt for a movie toy. The colorscheme on the head is pretty much the same as the box art, and I'm not sure that really does it for me, but it does definitely have character, the mostly black head with his little silver nose/mouth piece not looking like another rip-off of Prime's design, the red crest looking kind of like war-paint maybe? There's a bit of a BW Depth Charge feel about the head, but with these colours on this body, it makes it look a bit sinister.

The dune buggy alt mode is nice enough. It fits the human guy in pretty well, everything locks statisfyingly in place and the rollbars (another good alternate name for him) provide ample mounting points for and clip-on weapons should you choose to arm this guy to the teeth. I have to confess I haven't actually put him into Wheelchair Of Doom mode yet, instead opting to adapt the robot mode into a sort of Power-Loader/War-suit by flipping the seat down and the canopy on top. I think this looks much better, although the artillery platform does resemble a GI Joe weapon that was out in the 80s so I might give it a go one day.

The human alliance part of the toy - Private Dedcliff is okay. He's the first HA human I've owned, and honestly, in my head he was bigger. The initial disappointment at the size of the figure soon disappeared, as he's really quite articulated. Other than elbow joints, which I admit would be a struggle to fit in there, he's much better than I'd expect for his size and looks good next to the robot, or interacting with him as a driver or "wearer" in the mech mode. He actually has a fair amount of detail on his outfit, including a little Autobot symbol on his left sleeve. Just a shame they didn't paint the back of his vest. The head sculpt has a lot of detail as well, but sadly, the proportions, and a dodgy paintjob on the eyes make him look a bit "special".

Overall, a solid figure, that stands about mid-chest to most deluxes, but doesn't seem to sacrifice any engineering for the size. Paint apps aren't flashy or overly intricate or complicated, but it's getting that way with a lot, and they've done very well with what they've had to make this look good. Great value for money, and highly recommended, 8 out of 10 Energon Cubes!
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:37 pm

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Thanks for the review. I do like the mold, but yeah, the green is way ligher in person! I dunno if that's going to work for the G1 Rollbar homage. I do wish he was orange instead, then the Sandstorm homage would actually work. I might just wait for a sale because these figures are the same price as deluxes here. :o
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby craggy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:40 pm

I got Thunderhead too. Might do a review of him later, but right now I'll say this: he's not a version of Action Master Rollout, he's a version of Rollout's partner, Glyph. There's a mode that's spot-on for an updated version. I hope this is a sign that we will get a fully transforming Rollout in the future. He looked like he'd have been a cool Transformer.
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:24 pm

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I can't, really, other than the humans themselves. I bought Backfire and he's a load of crap with a old cherry on top. I've watched reviews and Thunderhead and Whirl look like they are the last 2 basics I will be getting, because the rest are (REDUNDANCY!!!) loads of crap with old cherries on top.
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby DJLazer » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:42 pm

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If you loved alternators then get HA's
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:38 am

Motto: "Brilliant"
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lazerwave217 wrote:If you loved alternators then get HA's


Ze deluxe HA's. They're better than the basics.
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby PhelesDragon » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:55 pm

Motto: ""Fool! Pain is my friend; allow my to introduce YOU to it!""
Yeah, some of the little HA guys are kinda crappy, but they're fun and come with cool weapons. I really liked Whirl and DragStrip, but Sandstorm/HalfTrack is def my fave. The snowmobile one was shit, but the three-wheelers was at least good for a leader-sized gun, but the robot sucked.

craggy wrote:Finally got my first two HA guys from the fine folks at Kapow Toys.

Y'know, I thought they looked like they'd be a lot of fun, that they'd have cool weapons and plenty of features but I was wrong. They have all that and more!

I got Sandstorm (more like Grassstorm...but the greens aren't nearly as strong as the official packaging shots suggest. the lighter green is an almost pastel colour, nothing like the neon on the packaging art, a big improvement, and the darker green is less of a forest green than a guacamole green. this stands out much more on the black, and blends well with the lighter, yellowy green and the silvery-grey plastic on the arms.

I'd caved on this guy because the design looked so nice, despite the colours putting me off, and am very pleasantly surprised at how good he does look in person. In his packaged robot mode he's just a plain cool bot, tons of articulation, an okay gun and a pretty good headsculpt for a movie toy. The colorscheme on the head is pretty much the same as the box art, and I'm not sure that really does it for me, but it does definitely have character, the mostly black head with his little silver nose/mouth piece not looking like another rip-off of Prime's design, the red crest looking kind of like war-paint maybe? There's a bit of a BW Depth Charge feel about the head, but with these colours on this body, it makes it look a bit sinister.

The dune buggy alt mode is nice enough. It fits the human guy in pretty well, everything locks statisfyingly in place and the rollbars (another good alternate name for him) provide ample mounting points for and clip-on weapons should you choose to arm this guy to the teeth. I have to confess I haven't actually put him into Wheelchair Of Doom mode yet, instead opting to adapt the robot mode into a sort of Power-Loader/War-suit by flipping the seat down and the canopy on top. I think this looks much better, although the artillery platform does resemble a GI Joe weapon that was out in the 80s so I might give it a go one day.

The human alliance part of the toy - Private Dedcliff is okay. He's the first HA human I've owned, and honestly, in my head he was bigger. The initial disappointment at the size of the figure soon disappeared, as he's really quite articulated. Other than elbow joints, which I admit would be a struggle to fit in there, he's much better than I'd expect for his size and looks good next to the robot, or interacting with him as a driver or "wearer" in the mech mode. He actually has a fair amount of detail on his outfit, including a little Autobot symbol on his left sleeve. Just a shame they didn't paint the back of his vest. The head sculpt has a lot of detail as well, but sadly, the proportions, and a dodgy paintjob on the eyes make him look a bit "special".

Overall, a solid figure, that stands about mid-chest to most deluxes, but doesn't seem to sacrifice any engineering for the size. Paint apps aren't flashy or overly intricate or complicated, but it's getting that way with a lot, and they've done very well with what they've had to make this look good. Great value for money, and highly recommended, 8 out of 10 Energon Cubes!
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby SkyWarpt » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:08 pm

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Tailpipe and Pinpointer are excellent Target masters for a Leader Class Ironhide
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Re: Give me a reason to buy the HA Basics.

Postby PhelesDragon » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:37 pm

Motto: ""Fool! Pain is my friend; allow my to introduce YOU to it!""
I like Pinpointer, but Tailpipe seems pushed as a weapon. Some of the HA basics were total crap, along with a lot of the DoTM line. I think an exclusively target master line would be sweet. Hey, they could be Targets exclusives! Yeah, ok, that was lame....

At this point, while I love the mechtech concept that "everyone can use everyone elses' weapon", I just didn't get enough from DoTM or otherwise. So, I've taken to using the 5mm circle pins from Lego technic/Bionicle and gluing them to other weapons(TF or other toys) to make new mechtech compatible weapons. Granted, the pins are a little small for the mechtech holes, but they're close enough that they get the job done. The picture below is of a RoTF Ravage gun I did this to.

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