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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby NOS » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:12 am

I don't have very high expectations for a decent looking gestalt, but as individual figures these are fantastic.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Rated X » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:57 am

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daimchoc wrote:If only someone would post a pic of the bottom of the box... ;)


Yeah, where's that Dime-block guy when you need him...? :lol:

So, not the bottom of the box, but swiped from TW's webpage, it's a foot!

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I guess the foot theory really does explain the reason behind the alt mode. (not that I like it) but that wont stop me from buying this team. Move over Uranus, Throttler is coming !!!
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Stormrider » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:38 pm

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This guy comes out pretty soon, right?
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:46 pm

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I can live with the choice of alt-mode as it does have potential as a rugged off-roader. I'm not thrilled by ToyWorld's lack of clear plastic for windows, as it makes Aurora look like he's got a black chest. The least they could've done was colour the roof white and tweak the transformation so more of it formed his chest. But my biggest issue with this and all of ToyWorld's figures is the size. They're all kinda large. They just about fit into a Classics line-up, but they still look odd.

I'm getting the Throttlebots as well as Hardbone, but I'd like to know why ToyWorld made their figures as big as they did. I guess it bodes well for the hinted at Dinobots though.;)
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Stormrider » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:19 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:I can live with the choice of alt-mode as it does have potential as a rugged off-roader. I'm not thrilled by ToyWorld's lack of clear plastic for windows, as it makes Aurora look like he's got a black chest. The least they could've done was colour the roof white and tweak the transformation so more of it formed his chest. But my biggest issue with this and all of ToyWorld's figures is the size. They're all kinda large. They just about fit into a Classics line-up, but they still look odd.

I'm getting the Throttlebots as well as Hardbone, but I'd like to know why ToyWorld made their figures as big as they did. I guess it bodes well for the hinted at Dinobots though.;)


I was a little taken back at the size of Grind Rod, but after transforming him, I was really impressed with his robot size and to me, he seemed perfect.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby rpetras » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:48 am

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Stormrider wrote:I was a little taken back at the size of Grind Rod, but after transforming him, I was really impressed with his robot size and to me, he seemed perfect.


I agree, I think size wise Grindrod is perfect, so I'm expecting this one will be as well.

The more I think about it, though, the more I wish the alt mode for this guy was more rally car-ish.

I think the rally lights on the hood helped sell the name "Searchlight".

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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby robotmel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:50 am

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I used a lovely East based Ebay seller to pick up Grind Rod, delivered to the U.K. without any issues for only £41, so Im willing to take another gamble on Aurora when hes released next week!

rpetras wrote:I think the rally lights on the hood helped sell the name "Searchlight".


Heres hoping a Shapeways designer or small 3P company makes any needed add-ons for the Throttlebots, such as the spotlights for Searchlight? :-?

I wonder what vehicle Wide Load will be re-envisioned as? Perhaps a Ford Transit tipper! :lol:
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby daimchoc » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:57 pm

To be reviewed by optibotimus

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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Stormrider » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:51 pm

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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby daimchoc » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:09 pm

c/o Uranusdd of TFW2005


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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Mkall » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:18 pm

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That's one sexy robot. I can't wait until he's on my shelf.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Va'al » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:29 pm

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I am seriously considering these guys.
I have no attachment to their previous incarnations, they just look amazing. :shock:
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Stormrider » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:43 pm

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Looking sharp. Happy.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:24 pm

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Looking good! I seriously can't wait to see all these guys and assembled.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby daimchoc » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:17 am

c/o optibotimus



EDIT: No picture on the bottom of the box...
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Brakethrough » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:39 pm

The size on these guys is basically exactly what I was hoping for.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:19 pm

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Darn you, Optibotimus. Darn you to heck! I ended up pulling the trigger on this and Grindrod. I was already getting Hardbone. I suppose if I'm not going to go with Genesis, I can splurge on some of the others. I wasn't a big fan of the Throttlebots. (Goldbug, because he feels like a new gold bug? Sheesh that was some lazy writing.) But these do look fantastic. We'll see what the Gestalt looks like, but that's not even important to me any more.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby robotmel » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:55 am

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This little fella must be due anytime now?

Not sure if these photos have been used before but Im sure someone will let us know! ;)
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Stormrider » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:06 pm

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They look like new photos to me. Not sure if folks have commented - I like how Searchlight's robot mode has the searchlights on his shoulders. I realize that the car does not pay homage and the alt mode is lacking the searchligts, but the fact that they were able to sneak the searchlight homage in there is cool.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:44 pm

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Yeah, they look like in-hand images. I still feel slightly bummed by ToyWorld's choice of size for their figures. Hegemon made sense, but the Throttlebot and Hardhead homages make my head hurt a little.

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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby robotmel » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:58 pm

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Aurora looks glorious and Grindrod is awesome!

Perhaps your dismisal of Aurora (Searchlight) stems from the slight downsizing of the recent FansProject output?

If FansProject are trying to be subtle and scale their figures down ever so slightly (which saves on costs, of course) then ToyWorlds output should be applauded for their sizing, quality and darn right awesomeness considering their pricing compared? ;)
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Mkall » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:02 pm

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Aurora looks glorious and Grindrod is awesome!

Perhaps your dismisal of Aurora (Searchlight) stems from the slight downsizing of the recent FansProject output?

If FansProject are trying to be subtle and scale their figures down ever so slightly (which saves on costs, of course) then ToyWorlds output should be applauded for their sizing, quality and darn right awesomeness considering their pricing compared? ;)

I suspect much of FP's resizing are to keep things in scale with their Superion and Bruticus offerings, alone with MT's Devastator.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:03 pm

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I don't get it. What's the problem? :???: It's big, beautiful, well-articulated... Nothing I can see that's wrong.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Arctorro » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:13 pm

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ToyWorld have got the sizes for the Throttlebots and Hardhead spot on! Its the badly undersized FP Stunticon that looks out of place, shame about them really...
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Re: ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora

Postby Stormrider » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:53 pm

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