grimdragon2001 wrote:ok, looks like we are going to have to get 2 sets and do a lot of painting. I can see getting 2 characters out of the arialbot and stunticon molds, and vortex has me convinced he can do blastoff as well, but how are we supposed to get swindle out of brawl?
I'm totaly with you on the Vortex, being retooled as BlastOff, I think that he was initialy designed as BlastOff, but they are previewing him as vortex first as if it was the other way round we would definently think theyhave just retooled blast off to make vortex. This way we accept the mould as vortex, but when he is released as blastoff, as he will be more suited to the mould it will have less compramises. The robot mode is BlastOff all day long, I had to look twice, there are parts there that have been forced to wrk as a helicopter, as the arms could be so much better, as there is no need for them to be so rounded. The Helicopter is so generic they could of made decent arms that merge to make the tail, instead the arms are the nose of a shuttle, which double up as the tail of the helicopter, plus the parts that finish off the tail are obviously the parts needed to retool BlastOff into vortex, otherwise for such a small figure those parts would of been simplified and incorporated into the mould more.
I must say I am disapointed in the combined mode, as the torso parts had such an improved look when in there uncombined characters, I thought the improvements would of run through into the merged form, but sadly the flaws remain, and possibly worsened. These sort offigures are for the fan who has everything.