Yes...it's here. And I must say, it's one tricky but sweet piece of work. Still don't see any extra belles and whistles, but the gun color was changed at the last minute....it's BLACK with SILVER paint.
I'll be using my Superlink Superion set because I like that one more than the ROTF Superion set. Which will receive the first set of the appendage kit next year. I'm done buying things until the new year.
And now pictures!!!
The packaging, TFSource special tag, comic book preview, and instructions (color):
Using the add-ons are not easy, and require some care. However, the parts are durable, and very well crafted. They almost feel like a Valkyrie/Veritech fastpack for all five vehicle/robot modes. After looking at the pictures of the first add-on kit, the paint job is much nicer. Almost looks like a production model, while the first appendage set looks like a prototype.
These are the feet and hands. They hands have some articulation. The hands are stored in the feet and are added to Silverbolt. The gun fits in the back center of the jet mode. Amazing
He looks like he has extra thrusters, and now a weapon for the leader!
Skydive and Slingshot:
Please note, the radar dish breaks into four parts to add stability to the feet portion. The parts only make up for one radar dish. There are two
guns however for both robots, which is fine by me. I'm also not happy about how the parts look hanging off one of them. I see FansProject may have been at a loss on what to do with the parts, except to make one robot look different than the other.
Air Raider and Firebolt:
I love the simple design off the add-on for these two. They remind me of the leg armors on the valkyries from Macross. They give them a nice look. The surprise was only one leg is used to create the overall arm. Slick!
Now putting it all together:
Legs. Interesting parts overall. You first place the legs into the feet (Still not right), then you split the radar dish into four halves. The silver pipes from the feet go into the gold parts from the broken up radar dish, giving the feet and legs a hydraulic look. The guns also give it a hydraulics' look when placed into the holes near the cockpits of Slingshot and Skydive.
Now the final part:
I like this paint scheme better on this version of Superion. Works better on the Superlink/Energon version than the gray set.
Overall, I love this set. I love the way it looks, and feels. The fact that the gun color was changed to black with the detailing is a nice touch. If I wasn't sold, I am now. It is a must have if you plan on getting the future Bruticus set. 2010 is going to be a great year, and FansProject knows it!!!
Merry Christmas Seibertronians. We are a bunch of nuts!!!