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New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy

Friday, June 27th, 2014 6:51PM CDT

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The subject of our newest Age of Extinction gallery comes from our friends in Japan in the form of Movie Advanced AD-15 Deluxe Ratchet. Ratchet is a redeco of the Dark of the Moon Ratchet in more traditional Ratchet colors. This particular deco was originally planned for the cancelled Movie Trilogy Series. He also comes with a sword borrowed from the simplified Beast Hunters Deluxe Bumblebee. Click on the images to check out the full gallery.

Age of Extinction: Generations Ratchet

Transformers News: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy
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Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1586277)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 27th, 2014 @ 8:18pm CDT
Not bad at all. Never liked that head sculpt though.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1586283)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 27th, 2014 @ 8:36pm CDT
*wants to say something, but spoilers*

I wonder why they even planned both a red-and-white and a white-and-red redeco of the same mold for a minor character in such a short time-span.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1586340)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2014 @ 12:10am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:*wants to say something, but spoilers*


DON'T SAY IT!

I cry every time I think about that scene. :sad:
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1586437)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 28th, 2014 @ 1:39pm CDT
His sword isn't a new sculpt, it is actually borrowed from Simplified Bumblebee? :shock:

*checks*

Well I'll be, good eye!
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1586450)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 28th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:His sword isn't a new sculpt, it is actually borrowed from Simplified Bumblebee? :shock:

*checks*

Well I'll be, good eye!


That little tidbit of info came from Mindmaster
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1586520)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 28th, 2014 @ 9:42pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:His sword isn't a new sculpt, it is actually borrowed from Simplified Bumblebee? :shock:

*checks*

Well I'll be, good eye!
And Starscream comes with Simplified Prime Smokescreen's axes in gray.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1586596)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 29th, 2014 @ 8:58am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:His sword isn't a new sculpt, it is actually borrowed from Simplified Bumblebee? :shock:

*checks*

Well I'll be, good eye!
And Starscream comes with Simplified Prime Smokescreen's axes in gray.


:BOWDOWN:
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587145)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 1st, 2014 @ 12:40pm CDT
Continuing to pick up on the Dinobot-palooza that is Age of Extinction, we here at Seibertron.com would like to present to the general public galleries of Dinobots! ...and a tiger. These four new entries are Dark of the Moon Dualor, Rav, Triceradon, and Catilla!

The first three are homages to Generation One Dinobots Grimlock, Swoop, and Slag, respectively, and are redecoes of Classics Mini-Cons Terrorsaur, Swoop, and Knockdown, respectively. Catilla is a redeco of fellow Classics Mini-Con Snarl. Check out the preliminary images below, and if they tickle your fancy, view the full galleries by clicking either each toy's gallery link or any of the images!

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Dark of the Moon Triceradon

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Dark of the Moon Catilla

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Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587150)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 1st, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
If a Dimetrodon and Pteranodon can be accepted into the Dinobot ranks, I don't see why the same can't be true for a Smilodon.

I have Rav, and always wanted to get the others to go with Grimstone, but these guys always go for such ridiculous prices on the aftermarket. (and I thought the $6 I paid for Rav was pushing it...)
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587151)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 1st, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:If a Dimetrodon and Pteranodon can be accepted into the Dinobot ranks, I don't see why the same can't be true for a Smilodon


Smilodonts were more famously known as Saber-Tooth Tigers (which Classics Snarl is actually not), and like Plesiosaurs and Mastodonts are also sometimes included in the Dinosaur ranks, especially back in the day.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587152)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 1st, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
Those are looking very nice. Does anyone know if they got a release in the UK? Just to see if it would be possible for me to track them down for my own collection.

Also are these the same molds that are in the evolution two packs?
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587153)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 1st, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Also are these the same molds that are in the evolution two packs?


Rav and Triceradon are (largely) identical to the ones in the 2-packs. Dualor and Catilla you'll have to get 2nd hand, as all 4 were Dark of the Moon and thus off the shelves.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587155)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 1st, 2014 @ 1:50pm CDT
Ah thank you :) I'll have to keep an eye out for them
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587158)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 1st, 2014 @ 2:33pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:If a Dimetrodon and Pteranodon can be accepted into the Dinobot ranks, I don't see why the same can't be true for a Smilodon


Smilodonts were more famously known as Saber-Tooth Tigers (which Classics Snarl is actually not), and like Plesiosaurs and Mastodonts are also sometimes included in the Dinosaur ranks, especially back in the day.

Original Megazord, anyone?
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587186)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on July 1st, 2014 @ 5:55pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Also are these the same molds that are in the evolution two packs?


Rav and Triceradon are (largely) identical to the ones in the 2-packs. Dualor and Catilla you'll have to get 2nd hand, as all 4 were Dark of the Moon and thus off the shelves.


I was under the impression there were no differences at all between the DotM and AoE versions of these things other than the DotM ones were sold on their own and the AoE ones came with Deluxes. (And that Rav had some QC issues with his Powerlinx socket that have been fixed for his rerelease as Strafe.) Is that accurate?
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587187)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 1st, 2014 @ 6:01pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Also are these the same molds that are in the evolution two packs?


Rav and Triceradon are (largely) identical to the ones in the 2-packs. Dualor and Catilla you'll have to get 2nd hand, as all 4 were Dark of the Moon and thus off the shelves.


I was under the impression there were no differences at all between the DotM and AoE versions of these things other than the DotM ones were sold on their own and the AoE ones came with Deluxes. (And that Rav had some QC issues with his Powerlinx socket that have been fixed for his rerelease as Strafe.) Is that accurate?


With "largely identical" I mean that the differences, if any, are minute and negligible. Rav's Powerlinx socket seems to have affected only a few runs, but I wouldn't expect them here.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587189)
Posted by Seibertron on July 1st, 2014 @ 6:24pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Also are these the same molds that are in the evolution two packs?


Rav and Triceradon are (largely) identical to the ones in the 2-packs. Dualor and Catilla you'll have to get 2nd hand, as all 4 were Dark of the Moon and thus off the shelves.


I was under the impression there were no differences at all between the DotM and AoE versions of these things other than the DotM ones were sold on their own and the AoE ones came with Deluxes. (And that Rav had some QC issues with his Powerlinx socket that have been fixed for his rerelease as Strafe.) Is that accurate?


With "largely identical" I mean that the differences, if any, are minute and negligible. Rav's Powerlinx socket seems to have affected only a few runs, but I wouldn't expect them here.


Oh you guys know me ... there are minor differences, but mostly it comes down to slightly different shades of plastic. Comparison pics will be posted hopefully later this month as time allows. They're fairly low on the priority list at the moment. Trying to work through BotCon 2014 related galleries at the moment and then it's back to the onslaught of AOE products.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587193)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 1st, 2014 @ 7:06pm CDT
Has anyone ever thought that Dualor should be repainted and retooled as BW Megatron?
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587212)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 1st, 2014 @ 8:39pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Has anyone ever thought that Dualor should be repainted and retooled as BW Megatron?

Yessssss...
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And Terrorsaur, too!
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Though the wiki tells me they were all blind-bagged Japanese-exclusives. Alas.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587294)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 1st, 2014 @ 11:07pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Has anyone ever thought that Dualor should be repainted and retooled as BW Megatron?

Yessssss...
G1-toy_Gnashteeth.jpg

800px-G1-toy_Chromebite.jpg

And Terrorsaur, too!
G1-toy_Reptix.jpg


Though the wiki tells me they were all blind-bagged Japanese-exclusives. Alas.
Micron Booster Ver. 4, yes.

And their names are Gnashteeth, Chromebite, and Reptix (or Repticus, it's kinda iffy), respectively.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587310)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on July 1st, 2014 @ 11:55pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Those are looking very nice. Does anyone know if they got a release in the UK? Just to see if it would be possible for me to track them down for my own collection.

Also are these the same molds that are in the evolution two packs?


Actually they were only released on UK, I saw a lot of them in store for €3.99 in Slovakia this year (wich gets toys from UK)... Any other way to get them was through BBTS and some other online stores whenever you bought TF online they used to pack one as present, thats how I got my first one years ago. I will ask a friend to send me some pictures, Dráčik is still selling them.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587674)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:17pm CDT
Feast your eyes on these new galleries of figures for your viewing pleasure. To follow, you'll find Takara Tomy's Age of Extinction: Generations Movie Advanced AD14 Jolt as well as Autobot Alliance AA14 Terradive. AD14 Jolt is a repaint of the Dark of the Moon Jolt figure in his traditional ROTF blue colors and also includes two new "whip" accessories. AA14 Terradive is Takara's version of Hunt for the Decepticons Terradive which sports a dark gray plastic instead of white and also has red paint apps instead of white. Click on any of the pictures to take you to the full gallery.

Age of Extinction: Generations Jolt

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Hunt For The Decepticons Terradive

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Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587676)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:36pm CDT
Yes, that is indeed the Japanese version of Terradive ;) And I'm loving that Jolt :x
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587698)
Posted by Spider5800 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 3:29pm CDT
That Jolt looks SO MUCH BETTER in the proper colors, with proper accessories. Whoever was making the decisions with the DotM line at Hasbro needs a swift kick, with those dumb colors and MechTech weapon garbage.

Of course, one of those stupid decisions was releasing Jolt in the DotM line in the first place when he wasn't even in the movie, when characters like Soundwave and Dino didn't even get a US release, so whatever.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587704)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
I actually liked the Dotm Jolt colors and gun


he is my evasion Jolt and i imagine that Jolt is in Aoe.


i plan to get this sometime.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587748)
Posted by megatronus on July 3rd, 2014 @ 5:48pm CDT
That Terradive looks excellent. I've been on the hunt for one... that dark grey is just so much more flattering than the off-white.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587751)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 3rd, 2014 @ 6:06pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I've been on the hunt for one...


Would you say you've been on the hunt for the Decepticon?

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Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587755)
Posted by megatronus on July 3rd, 2014 @ 6:23pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
megatronus wrote:I've been on the hunt for one...


Would you say you've been on the hunt for the Decepticon?

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I absolutely KNEW that was coming :lol:
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587758)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2014 @ 6:39pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
megatronus wrote:I've been on the hunt for one...


Would you say you've been on the hunt for the Decepticon?

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I absolutely KNEW that was coming :lol:
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1587759)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 3rd, 2014 @ 6:39pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
megatronus wrote:I've been on the hunt for one...


Would you say you've been on the hunt for the Decepticon?

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I absolutely KNEW that was coming :lol:


Va'al's out for a week or so, so I'm filling in as Pun Master for him. :P
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601637)
Posted by Va'al on August 24th, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
Sauropod Sunday, anyone? Join Seibertron.com in welcoming the latest gallery, featuring the Age of Extinction Generations Voyager Brontosaurus Sludge Brachiosaurus Slog, in all his red weaponed glory! Click on any of the images below to view the full gallery, which includes comparison shots with its G1 predecessor and the current Dinobot line-up.


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Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601643)
Posted by TulioDude on August 24th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CDT
He looks pretty good.A solid toy.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601648)
Posted by megatronus on August 24th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CDT
Love that head!
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601649)
Posted by Va'al on August 24th, 2014 @ 2:27pm CDT
What's he like in hand, Ryan?

Is it a worthwhile addition to the dinocast?
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601653)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 24th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
He kinda makes me think of this guy:
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Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601668)
Posted by shajaki on August 24th, 2014 @ 3:55pm CDT
sorta strange when you look at the other main line dinobots. the others so bright and flamboyant, while slog is pretty G1 colored (aside from the absence of gold). almost looks out of place.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601671)
Posted by Rated X on August 24th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CDT
So is he in stores yet ? I decided not to pay crackhead prices online for this guy. Ill wait it out. I got the chrome version from amazon coming along with the SDCC set.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601678)
Posted by Madeus Prime on August 24th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT
Looks really nice, I just wish his wrists rotated so he could convincingly wield his lances.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601697)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 24th, 2014 @ 7:17pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:He kinda makes me think of this guy:
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Except Laserbeak doesn't have candy for weapons.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601699)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 24th, 2014 @ 7:26pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:He kinda makes me think of this guy:
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Except Laserbeak doesn't have candy for weapons.
Those wings sure look cherry-flavored to me. :P
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601700)
Posted by hunter4life on August 24th, 2014 @ 7:29pm CDT
i love the coloring but i hate the design. it should have being less mashed up and more coherent design. might get it on sale though.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601701)
Posted by hunter4life on August 24th, 2014 @ 7:45pm CDT
i love the coloring but i hate the design. it should have being less mashed up and more coherent design. might get it on sale though.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601747)
Posted by RhA on August 25th, 2014 @ 3:21am CDT
I just can't seem to bring myself to feel the love for Slog.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601791)
Posted by Seibertron on August 25th, 2014 @ 8:56am CDT
RhA wrote:I just can't seem to bring myself to feel the love for Slog.


I bet that girl in your sig could bring herself to feel some love for Slog.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601793)
Posted by megatronus on August 25th, 2014 @ 9:05am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
RhA wrote:I just can't seem to bring myself to feel the love for Slog.


I bet that girl in your sig could bring herself to feel some love for Slog.

:shock:

:-?

Zing!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601795)
Posted by Va'al on August 25th, 2014 @ 9:15am CDT
You think these galleries were born..? They were built - and now we're sharing them with you here on Seibertron.com. Turn your (gun) faces to witness the Deluxe class incarnations of Transformers: Age of Extinction Lockdown, in both the Hasbro Generations and Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Line AD-26 versions. Click on any image to view the full works. Warning: there may or may not be trophies within.

Takara Tomy: Movie Advanced Lockdown

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Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601796)
Posted by megatronus on August 25th, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
Kind of bums me out that Lockdown isn't a deluxe that unfolds into a voyager. If there was any deluxe that could have used the extra engineering and development dollars, it's Lockdown.

That's not to say I think the AoE figure is bad - just saying.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601801)
Posted by President-prime on August 25th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
This is one ugly figure I won't be getting. The car is cool, but the face is just ugly. Saw it at target a few times, wanted to get him but ended up putting it back. Maybe a leader class with a helmet face...even then I will leave as car mode. Such a waste of licensing product
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601804)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 25th, 2014 @ 9:43am CDT
Yeah, I find him a little underwhelming. I'm glad he has the gun face option but he needs more weapons and the flip down mask like in the movie.

His expression is a little too docile too. It looks strange.
Re: New Gallery: Age of Extinction Movie Advanced AD-15 Ratchet from Takara Tomy (1601808)
Posted by Seibertron on August 25th, 2014 @ 10:05am CDT
Va'al wrote:What's he like in hand, Ryan?

Is it a worthwhile addition to the dinocast?


I really like Voyager Class Slog, especially in dinosaur mode which is considerably (and surprisingly) larger than G1 Sludge. The robot mode is OK. It looks pretty cool if you are into the movie aesthetics. There's something weird with his back/mid section where it plugs in where it seems to come undone fairly easily. Other than that, the only issue I really have with it is that the wrists don't turn. He comes with two giant lances but he is a challenge to pose with the lances unfortunately. I ended up liking it best with the lances attached to his upper back behind his head and using the shoulder blasters like hand guns.

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