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New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe

Transformers News: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 1:59PM CDT

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In our quest to bring you 2500 galleries in 2011, Seibertron.com proudly presents Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe.

First up, we have fan favorite Barricade, whose fate was up in the air at the conclusion of the 2007 Movie. It appears he's back with a vengeance and fearsome claw MechTech weapon.

Barricade (Deluxe Class, MechTech)
Dark of the Moon

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Next, we have a returning background character from "Revenge of the Fallen", Jolt. Originally planned to have a more prominent role in the second Transformers movie, Jolt was relegated to providing the, well, jolt that fused the parts of Jetfire to Optimus Prime in the epic final confrontation.

Jolt (Deluxe Class, MechTech)
Dark of the Moon

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Finally, we're featuring yet another ROTF character who's role was diminished due to budget, time, or both. Sideswipe thundered into the movie during the cleaving of Sideways, but remained as a background character for the rest of the movie. Will Sideswipe feature more prominently in the upcoming movie? Only time will tell.

Sideswipe (Deluxe Class, MechTech)
Dark of the Moon

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Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220969)
Posted by Shockwave. on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:04pm CDT
OH Man! Its GOOD! :D I love it!!! :D And whats up with that purple colour on barricade? He looks different and ODD :SICK:
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220980)
Posted by Anonymous. on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:31pm CDT
Alpha Sentinel. wrote:OH Man! Its GOOD! :D I love it!!! :D And whats up with that purple colour on barricade? He looks different and ODD :SICK:


??? He's always had purple/metallic light purple on his figures since Day 1.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220981)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:33pm CDT
Huh. Jolt doesn't look half-bad here. I'll still wait and see about a repaint though.

I'd buy Sideswipe if his colors weren't so bland, because that gun is badass. Too bad they seem to give different Mechtech weapons to repaints.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220982)
Posted by FanimusMaximus on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:35pm CDT
Cool, but I'm still waiting on Megatron.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220983)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:37pm CDT
WHAT's with sideswipe? he has no details, he looks like a ko compared to de previus ones (im talking about molded detail not the color)
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220984)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:38pm CDT
and what withs his leg articulation? im gonna pas this one, and barricade an jolt still my favorite deluxes from this line
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220992)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:48pm CDT
Damn:
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Look at what Mech-Tech does.

It stunts your growth.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1220996)
Posted by robofreak on May 12th, 2011 @ 2:53pm CDT
2007 Barricade to DOTM Barricade: I shall name you, Mini Me!

That's quite a size difference.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221006)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:15pm CDT
actually the new barricade has his knees "bended" but he is almost the same size at the head, still the 2007 one is bulkier, but this one is better, i dont care what people says, this is thounsand times better than the 07 one i have the recon and is one of my favorites but the new one looks really god to me
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221010)
Posted by Seibertron on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:20pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Damn:
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Look at what Mech-Tech does.

It stunts your growth.


Barricade is the exception height wise. Worst offender of this bunch. Jolt's pretty close in size.

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Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221015)
Posted by Seibertron on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:22pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Huh. Jolt doesn't look half-bad here. I'll still wait and see about a repaint though.

I'd buy Sideswipe if his colors weren't so bland, because that gun is badass. Too bad they seem to give different Mechtech weapons to repaints.


Jolt's actually pretty cool. I like him better than his ROTF incarnation -- except for his color scheme.

Can anyone confirm with their Jolt that mine is missing half of his right eye? I'm sure it's just a fluke that mine is screwed up, but I'd like someone to confirm before I go out and drop another $12 for a replacement figure so that I can return this one.

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Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221018)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:24pm CDT
I really like the new Jolt! I want it!

As for the new Sideswipe... :SICK:
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221020)
Posted by It Is Him on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:27pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Damn:
Look at what Mech-Tech does.

It stunts your growth.


Barricade is the exception height wise. Worst offender of this bunch. Jolt's pretty close in size.


Oh, that's disappointing. I was under the impression that DOTM Barricade is actually taller than his previous Deluxe.

I was hoping he'd be about the height of Battle Blades Bumblebee.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221025)
Posted by Seibertron on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:30pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Damn:
Look at what Mech-Tech does.

It stunts your growth.


Barricade is the exception height wise. Worst offender of this bunch. Jolt's pretty close in size.


Oh, that's disappointing. I was under the impression that DOTM Barricade is actually taller than his previous Deluxe.

I was hoping he'd be about the height of Battle Blades Bumblebee.


DOTM Barricade is a huge improvement over previous Barricades though, despite his height challenge. I guess I didn't realize how crappy the original Barricade was until I got the DOTM one.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221038)
Posted by It Is Him on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:49pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Damn:
Look at what Mech-Tech does.

It stunts your growth.


Barricade is the exception height wise. Worst offender of this bunch. Jolt's pretty close in size.


Oh, that's disappointing. I was under the impression that DOTM Barricade is actually taller than his previous Deluxe.

I was hoping he'd be about the height of Battle Blades Bumblebee.


DOTM Barricade is a huge improvement over previous Barricades though, despite his height challenge. I guess I didn't realize how crappy the original Barricade was until I got the DOTM one.


Yeah, those Movie 1 toys are pretty dated now :D I'm willing to give the new Barricade a chance, but the height issue is disappointing, especially since I don't care about Mech Tech.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221061)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 12th, 2011 @ 4:24pm CDT
Jolt needs more coloring like that he looks like a prototype or KO figure, sideswipe also looks like a KO but the mold it self is crap so it doesnt matter, Barricade looks pretty good except his weapon sucks & hes to small. Barricade was the only figure i was going to buy before i started my boycott of the line but im not paying $13 for a figure that small. Remember back when we use to pay 10 bucks for deluxes that had awesome paint apps, didnt break if you looked at em wrong & you didnt feel ripped off when you bought one or put it on display, good times.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221116)
Posted by Seibertron on May 12th, 2011 @ 6:42pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Jolt needs more coloring like that he looks like a prototype or KO figure, sideswipe also looks like a KO but the mold it self is crap so it doesnt matter, Barricade looks pretty good except his weapon sucks & hes to small. Barricade was the only figure i was going to buy before i started my boycott of the line but im not paying $13 for a figure that small. Remember back when we use to pay 10 bucks for deluxes that had awesome paint apps, didnt break if you looked at em wrong & you didnt feel ripped off when you bought one or put it on display, good times.


They're $9.96 at Walmart.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221237)
Posted by michael alex kawa on May 13th, 2011 @ 1:08am CDT
I like the new Barricade :CON: and Jolt :BOT: ,but that Sideswipe :WRECK: is both lack of detail and color :BANG_HEAD: .Sorry about that chap !
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221278)
Posted by Stockade on May 13th, 2011 @ 5:55am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Damn:
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Look at what Mech-Tech does.

It stunts your growth.



Talking about paying more for less! and i wonder if Barricade used his MECH-TECH weapon as directed?
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221281)
Posted by Stockade on May 13th, 2011 @ 6:24am CDT
Nice galleries as always, but here's my take on them:

Barricade: Nope, naada, PASS.

Jolt: Maybe, but still too drab for me and nice improvement over the previous ones. On the fence.

Sideswipe: epic FAIL!! hasbro went cheap-ass on this figure! lame mold and lack of paint luster, what is hasbro trying to do, create a line that customers or parents have customize or paint the toy now? this is horrid!!!!

Only Shockwave, Skyhammer, and Megatron are the winners for this round, unless the HA line impresses me, which i doubt it, i know my money will be devoted to Fans Project, PE and CD will be dedicated to them and even some of the new GI Joe stuff coming out in a few months, looks 10X better than this!
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221293)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on May 13th, 2011 @ 7:30am CDT
The ONLY! good thing about Sideswipe is is that his legs have some articulation.

Jolt looks like he is from another cartoon almost Gormiti like?.

Barracade i still like the original design the only good thing again is articulation.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221331)
Posted by rpetras on May 13th, 2011 @ 9:49am CDT
The new Barricade is nice, but the diminutive size is a deal breaker for me.

I really like the Sideswipe, crappy paint apps notwithstanding.
I'll give mine a repaint.

Jolt actually looks pretty good, but I think he is on my skip list.
The character does nothing for me, and in 6 months I'd just pack him away with the rest of the movie-verse extras.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221428)
Posted by Anonymous. on May 13th, 2011 @ 12:18pm CDT
After taking a good look at these figures.

Barricade; It's fun to see the character evolve from '07 Movie Deluxe to ROTF Human Alliance to this. It's certainly the better mold, and a good pickup for anyone who missed out on the previous two Barricade incarnations. However other than that.. it's a pass for me.

Jolt; The mold looks better than the ROTF version but the colors are extremely lacking

Sideswipe; I'll get the figure, just not this one. The corvette looks well engineered but there isn't a dull grey corvette on the streets of Midgard.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221463)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 13th, 2011 @ 1:34pm CDT
I don't understand why everyone hates ROTF Jolt. He's a goddamn Satyr. The mold is way more awesome than anyone gives it credit for. He's posable. The transformation is interesting, but not fidgety. He has a cool head sculpt.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221467)
Posted by Xterminator on May 13th, 2011 @ 2:09pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Damn:
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Look at what Mech-Tech does.

It stunts your growth.


Barricade is the exception height wise. Worst offender of this bunch. Jolt's pretty close in size.

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Thank you very much for posting pictures of the new DOTM toys side-by-side with their ROTF counterparts !
I missed the comparison in the earlier DOTM toy galleries ...

My conclusion ? I like the new molds, specially the Deluxe Barricade (he looks like a scaled-down version of the HA Barricade, that's a great mold).

However, the DOTM toys are really missing some paint applications (specially Jolt and Sideswipe).
Who knows ? Maybe Takara will surprise us with some fine paint-jobs ...

The real-kill for me is the smaller size. I feel frustrated just by imagining those toys displayed together my ROTF collection. The solution is to buy all new toys and make a new collection for DOTM, or buy nothing. I will end-up buying a few selected must-haves, like the Leader Class toys and the new Human Alliances.

What I really would like to become reality ? A KO company releasing copies of the DOTM molds without the crappy mechtech weapon and decently painted, but scaled-up to match the sizes in the ROTF toy-line.
Let's wait and see ...
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221541)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 13th, 2011 @ 6:30pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Huh. Jolt doesn't look half-bad here. I'll still wait and see about a repaint though.

I'd buy Sideswipe if his colors weren't so bland, because that gun is badass. Too bad they seem to give different Mechtech weapons to repaints.


Jolt's actually pretty cool. I like him better than his ROTF incarnation -- except for his color scheme.


I have to agree on both counts. The mold looks pretty good, color scheme not so much.
Re: New Galleries - Dark of the Moon Barricade, Jolt, and Sideswipe (1221549)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 13th, 2011 @ 6:51pm CDT
f-primus-unicron wrote:actually the new barricade has his knees "bended" but he is almost the same size at the head, still the 2007 one is bulkier, but this one is better, i dont care what people says, this is thounsand times better than the 07 one i have the recon and is one of my favorites but the new one looks really god to me


Oh no no no. This one looks better, but transformation wise? No. Those legs are a total bitch to work with when going back to vehicle mode. I cut a finger doing it. Even Peaugh complained about the transformation.

As for the figure's size, he is somewhat shorter, but depending on how you configure the legs, he stands almost as tall as his original counterpart.

Not a bad figure, but better? Not entirely sure of that.

EDIT: I like Jolt's legs, but not his feet. I still vastly prefer the ROTF Jolt, which I will keep. This DOTM one is not a replacement, it's a joke.

EDIT 2: Sideswipe has a Mechtech vehicle mode. If you look under the hood, there are holes near the corners of the front bumper. There are posts on his arms. Those posts go into those holes, and it forms a Mechtech vehicle mode. Bumblebee has something akin to that as well. You lift up his roof, and there's two cannons.

This was revealed over at TFW. I don't have the link or the pics, but there is provided proof and it does work.
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