Review and pics of 08 real gears!EDIT: now with Hacker

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Review and pics of 08 real gears!EDIT: now with Hacker

Postby Nekoman » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:46 pm

Motto: "Think for yourself, and think hard."
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
BWTF.com has posted a review and more detailed images of real gear Highline 1070 and Photon T34.
To see Highline click here.
To see Photon click here

EDIT: it appears as though he has posted the third figure from the first wave of 08, Hacker! To see Hacker’s review click here.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby First Gen » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:56 pm

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Awesome. I can't wait to get these repaints of real gears that are warming the shelves.

I can't wait for Chronos, the repaint of Mean time either.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby Bumblethumper » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:01 pm

So this time around the picture on the back of the camera is actually from the movie.

Probably not enough to justify a repeat purchase though.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby Nekoman » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:06 pm

Motto: "Think for yourself, and think hard."
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
Photon has an iffy paint scheme if you ask me, while I like the colors it doesn’t differentiate itself enough from Spyshot. Probably get it anyway since I’m a sucker for repaints (and cheap ones especially). As for Highline, I find the red to be rather attractive, I don’t already own a version of this mold so I’ll probably pick this one up.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby WasPWNator » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:20 pm

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I'm actually really excited about these toys. I haven't bought a figure in ages and I don't own any Real Gears- and these puppies are pretty looking and right in my price range :grin: I'll definately be getting Photon (I'm loving that head sculpt- one my all time favs I think), not so sure about Highline but we'll see. Does anyone know if they have a January UK release as well? or even if they'll appear in the UK at all?
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby woosh » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:48 pm

Is highline pink or is it just my lcd screen thal alters the colours?
If he/she is, then we have a real gear fembot!
I still prefer these phonebots woth their faces covered.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby Nekoman » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:07 pm

Motto: "Think for yourself, and think hard."
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
woosh wrote:Is highline pink or is it just my lcd screen thal alters the colours?
If he/she is, then we have a real gear fembot!
I still prefer these phonebots woth their faces covered.

Highline is red, I have an LCD screen as well, it makes Cliffjumper look the same off red color.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby Bumblethumper » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:22 pm

woosh wrote:Is highline pink or is it just my lcd screen thal alters the colours?
If he/she is, then we have a real gear fembot!


If it was that simple, you wouldn't get plastic surgeons making a pretty penny from sex change operations. Besides, even if he was pink, it still says 'he' on the back of the card. :)
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby Bumblethumper » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:34 pm

The Cactus wrote:I'm actually really excited about these toys. I haven't bought a figure in ages and I don't own any Real Gears- and these puppies are pretty looking and right in my price range :grin: I'll definately be getting Photon (I'm loving that head sculpt- one my all time favs I think)


Absolutely. Don't even hesitate. Spyshot 6 is easily in my top 5 TF acquisitions for last year. A class act all the way.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!

Postby woosh » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:22 pm

Nekoman wrote:Highline is red, I have an LCD screen as well, it makes Cliffjumper look the same off red color.

I actually have a laptop,, by the way.
Anyway, i love the Photon guy. And i like the phonebot mold, so i guess i have to find one of those 3 and get him.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!EDIT: now with Hacker

Postby Nekoman » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:08 pm

Motto: "Think for yourself, and think hard."
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
Another real gear that appears to be a must! Didn’t think I would like Power up until I got him, he was actually a really nice figure, will be getting Hacker!
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!EDIT: now with Hacker

Postby Bumblethumper » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:36 pm

I was just looking at Power Up today. In a warehouse-sized toyshop, he was the only real transformer left in the amongst a handful of 3 inch Titaniums and Transformer Techs, in an pitifully small transformers section.

I've never had much interest in him, and yet again, I passed.

But this repaint looks alright. The Allspark blue actually works here. Bot mode looks pretty smart.
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Re: Review and pics of 08 real gears!EDIT: now with Hacker

Postby Dr. Z » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:29 pm

Hacker looks so much better than the Armada-esque Power Up. Getting it! The Spy Shot repaints looks good, I might get it as well. The cell phone, not so sure about the red yet, I'll have to see it in person.
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