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Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:54 am
by Requiem Prime
Wow, maybe. Screamer's alright but Skywarp's face makes him look so much more G1. Funny how little it takes to go from good to pretty dang excellent. But still, these guys are pricy. If I don't do both Skywarp is seriously pushing to be favored.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:14 am
by WheelJacked
I can't believe how much better this looks than the Starscream version. This makes me actually want the figure now.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:16 am
by Diem
I plan to get this guy and Starscream tomorrow and have a review and/or video up, ASAP. If anyone has anything they particularly want to see, please let me know.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:59 am
by Flux Convoy
Diem wrote:I plan to get this guy and Starscream tomorrow and have a review and/or video up, ASAP. If anyone has anything they particularly want to see, please let me know.

A clear comparison of both heads if possible? Maybe a side by side kinda thing. Just to see em next to each other. That'd be cool. Thanks!
:BOT:

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:01 am
by omega666
Just awesome. :grin:

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:04 am
by aps1977
These mold designs have one of my biggest pet peeves - fake transformations. It's clear that the car's hood is supposed to be the robot's chest, but it's also clear that this is not actually the case. This isn't as bad as 2007TF's Jazz, with a grill and headlights on his alt mode roof, but since the Alternity line isn't trying to mimic a cartoon, comic, or movie aesthetic, I don't see the need for the "fakery". Makes me miss Alternators even more.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:42 am
by First-Aid
Wow...that is a SWEET figure. I am loving that auto mode.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:46 am
by Kibble
Damn...back to questioning which one I want! And probably only have the weekend to decide. I think Starscream's color scheme is better overall, but Sky's head does look much better.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:08 am
by kirbenvost
The purple is thankfully darker than the original pics suggested. With the new head sculpt and dark colors, this guy does indeed look a lot better than Starscream. I may pick this guy up eventually, but unfortunately I'm pretty broke right now, and these things are too expensive.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:18 am
by Counterpunch
Muuuch better than "Starscream".

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:37 am
by Darkclyde
Looks way better than Starscream's bugface

I was hoping not to jump into Alternity line, to expensive, but I think I will buy only this Skywarp

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:41 am
by Pyrostrata
Wow! SOOOOOO much better than Starscream in the face! I knew my decision to get Skywarp over Starscream was a good one!

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:54 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Could anybody get a comparison done between Starscream and Skywarp's heads? I still say it's the same sculpt, just painted differently.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:24 am
by MagnaBlade
The heads have a similar overall shape, but are different.
Starscream-Skywarp Head Comparison.JPG

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:31 am
by MagnaBlade
aps1977 wrote:These mold designs have one of my biggest pet peeves - fake transformations. It's clear that the car's hood is supposed to be the robot's chest, but it's also clear that this is not actually the case. This isn't as bad as 2007TF's Jazz, with a grill and headlights on his alt mode roof, but since the Alternity line isn't trying to mimic a cartoon, comic, or movie aesthetic, I don't see the need for the "fakery". Makes me miss Alternators even more.



I agree. I've never liked the fake look alike parts for aesthetics in robot mode.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:33 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
MagnaBlade wrote:The heads have a similar overall shape, but are different.
Starscream-Skywarp Head Comparison.JPG


Ok, I'm convinced :)

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:36 am
by Mykltron
MagnaBlade wrote:
aps1977 wrote:These mold designs have one of my biggest pet peeves - fake transformations. It's clear that the car's hood is supposed to be the robot's chest, but it's also clear that this is not actually the case. This isn't as bad as 2007TF's Jazz, with a grill and headlights on his alt mode roof, but since the Alternity line isn't trying to mimic a cartoon, comic, or movie aesthetic, I don't see the need for the "fakery". Makes me miss Alternators even more.



I agree. I've never liked the fake look alike parts for aesthetics in robot mode.


Tell that to Alternator Tracks.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:46 am
by Kibble
MagnaBlade wrote:The heads have a similar overall shape, but are different.
Starscream-Skywarp Head Comparison.JPG

Man, Starscream's head really sucks! Why couldn't they just make Skywarp in traditional colors with black being the primary to make this an easy decision?

*edit: The decision has been made for me...BBTS just filled mu order. So they're officially in and shipping.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 1:10 pm
by Rodimus723
Looks awesome. Hmm, I wonder if they have any plans down the road to take this version and make Thundercracker?

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 2:51 pm
by Mindmaster
Somehow, looking at his head, it reminds me of that Legend of Zelda character, Ganondorf. Dunno why, but I like this one a small bit better than the Starscream version.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:38 pm
by Autobot032
Skywarp is leaps and bounds better than Starscream in terms of presentation, the head, and the paint job.

But the steering wheel and wing cheat still ruin it for me.

Just not at all what I expected out of these.

These are die cast, are they not? That too would ruin it for me.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:43 pm
by Wheeljack35
BOO Get rid of this line and bring back the alternators/bineltechs

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:00 am
by Kibble
Autobot032 wrote:These are die cast, are they not? That too would ruin it for me.

I can't speak to these ones yet, but the previous ones have had die-cast in them, but it's been inside, as in the frame, as opposed to the outside car shell parts like Binaltech figures had.

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 2:48 am
by feeiq90
is it just me,or starscream's headmold does really looks like Tarantulas??
or ninja gaiden perhaps??i mean,'sup with the extra eye??

Re: Toy Images of Alternity Mitsuoka Orochi Skywarp

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:41 am
by Prime Riblet
Wheeljack35 wrote:BOO Get rid of this line and bring back the alternators/bineltechs


This is the most awesome post I have seen in months. I agree completely.