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Monday, December 15th, 2008 9:56PM CST

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Thanks to TF08.net for letting all of us, the fans, see our first images of Universe Darkwing in robot mode.

This figure is very well represented as a straight repaint of Universe Silverbolt into a great homage to G1 Darkwing. This is even better news for those that already have the pricey exclusive from the Botcon 2007 Games of Deception Set: Dreadwind.

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Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851111)
Posted by YoImLegend on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:01pm CST
I. Like. This.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851115)
Posted by Dark Ops on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:04pm CST
It's just a repainted Silverbolt head, but it's close enough to Darkwing that it's more an observation than a complaint.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851117)
Posted by GetterDragun on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:09pm CST
Now I'm glad to have Universe Dreadwind...this repaint is awesome!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851121)
Posted by DoubleOScorpio on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:17pm CST
Yes - this is a repaint that I can get behind. I wonder when it will come out? Should we expect to see an Onslaught repaint to keep this figure company in the cases? Any thoughts on who Onslaught could be repainted into?
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851124)
Posted by Swiftpaw on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:25pm CST
They could probably find another military themed former Micromaster to repaint Onslaught as to go with Dropshot and Stormcloud.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851126)
Posted by Loki God Of Mischief on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:28pm CST
Wow he looks amazing for a straight repaint. He's a perfect homage to the original toy to boot. I'm considering trying to get Botcon Dreadwind even though my Silverbolt towers over my Jetfire.

wildscorpio67 wrote:Yes - this is a repaint that I can get behind. I wonder when it will come out? Should we expect to see an Onslaught repaint to keep this figure company in the cases? Any thoughts on who Onslaught could be repainted into?


Grindcore from IDW's Transformers: Revelation series (which is actually 4 different issues of Spotlight)
http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Grindcore_(G1)
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851128)
Posted by robofreak on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:30pm CST
I've been thinking if they would remold Onslaughts head for Prime, he would make a great body for War Within Prime. Just a thought.

I'd actually like to see a G2 inspired Onslaught.

Also, does anyone know when we can expect to see this on shelves?
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851129)
Posted by Firebird on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:32pm CST
It's kinda funny.

I had no interest at all in Silverbolt, But I really want to buy Darkwing. Amazing what a repaint can do to a mold.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851130)
Posted by Point on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:37pm CST
Firebird wrote:It's kinda funny.

I had no interest at all in Silverbolt, But I really want to buy Darkwing. Amazing what a repaint can do to a mold.


Amazing or not, I thought the same about Powerglide/Stormcloud and now my Classics 'Cons have another flyer while my 'Bots don't. But I like Silverbolt, so at first I said, "Hell no!" like most repaints, but now I say, "Well, maybe." Looks kinda good. :-?
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851132)
Posted by El Duque on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:40pm CST
Already have Dreadwind from the GoD set, most likely pass on this one. Looks nice though.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851134)
Posted by YoImLegend on December 15th, 2008 @ 10:44pm CST
wildscorpio67 wrote:Yes - this is a repaint that I can get behind. I wonder when it will come out? Should we expect to see an Onslaught repaint to keep this figure company in the cases? Any thoughts on who Onslaught could be repainted into?


I can't remember, have they done a Hardhead yet?
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851143)
Posted by Rodimus_NZ on December 15th, 2008 @ 11:08pm CST
yeah they could repaint Onslaught as Hardhead, doesnt he look alot like his ATV mode in the IDW comics after all? And repaint Powerglide as Tailwind, except dont do a crappy job of it :P actually make it a nice blend of blue, black and grey instead of straight blue so he looks bland
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851154)
Posted by Dreadwinglord on December 15th, 2008 @ 11:43pm CST
One of the more neon tformers, I like it.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851156)
Posted by Oilspill on December 15th, 2008 @ 11:51pm CST
Hmm.. while I'd love to bolster my Decepticon ranks, I think he's just going to look to similar to Silverbolt to justify.

The head is a fairly good match, but I'd have preferred if it looked more like this:
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Or this:
http://www.tfu.info/1988/Decepticon/Darkwing/darkwing.htm
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851162)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on December 16th, 2008 @ 12:07am CST
Very cool! Darkwing was one of the first Transformers I ever had.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851167)
Posted by Mkall on December 16th, 2008 @ 12:23am CST
Hot damn I want one!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851170)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 16th, 2008 @ 12:52am CST
That looks just like that digibash from the alspark!

I like it, must have it.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851178)
Posted by Savage on December 16th, 2008 @ 1:20am CST
As a kid, I had Dreadwind, but never managed to get Darkwing. Apparently Universe is trying to put me in the exact reverse situation. I feel an ebay purchase of BotCon Dreadwind coming on.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851198)
Posted by Stormrider on December 16th, 2008 @ 2:38am CST
Too bad they didn't give him a real visor. But if Darkwing can hook up with Dreadwind - I'm sold.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851206)
Posted by Blurrz on December 16th, 2008 @ 3:32am CST
Brilliant. Just freaking brilliant.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851207)
Posted by Sledge on December 16th, 2008 @ 3:55am CST
Pretty damn nice repaint. Could easily be tempted by this one.

As for a repaint of Onslaught, a Flak would be really nice to go with Overload.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851230)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 16th, 2008 @ 5:05am CST
Well, slap me with a halibut!
That actually really looks like him!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851240)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 16th, 2008 @ 5:40am CST
Definitely not my cup of tea here. But I don't like the mold to begin with so no big surprise.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851259)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on December 16th, 2008 @ 6:24am CST
I like that.. I passed on treadbolt BUT I will nab this one.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851269)
Posted by Ultra Maverick on December 16th, 2008 @ 7:00am CST
Did anyone else notice his re-molded hands?
Huge improvement over Silverbolt's flat hands,

I'm Sold!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851270)
Posted by ThunderThruster on December 16th, 2008 @ 7:07am CST
Damn. this looks amazing!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851272)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on December 16th, 2008 @ 7:11am CST
Oilspill wrote:Hmm.. while I'd love to bolster my Decepticon ranks, I think he's just going to look to similar to Silverbolt to justify.

The head is a fairly good match, but I'd have preferred if it looked more like this:
Image

Or this:
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I couldn't see the 2nd image, but the first looks good...
I wish there was a different color used for the visor.
Something to make it "pop" like that red would've been awesome.
Suppose that wouldn't be too difficult to paint.
I've passed on Silverbolt so far, but I may have to get this.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851279)
Posted by --B-- on December 16th, 2008 @ 7:23am CST
First one I see is mine!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851290)
Posted by Scaleface on December 16th, 2008 @ 7:45am CST
Not a bad resemblence, considering how they messed up homages to Powerglide, Dropshot, Overload and Crushbull by getting the colors all wrong.

Image
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851295)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 16th, 2008 @ 7:56am CST
I'm on board. I really like this repaint in the figure is absolutely awesome! Yes, it is.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851303)
Posted by Kryptikore on December 16th, 2008 @ 8:29am CST
I am quite surprised on how well this works as a repaint! My hand is now forced to hand over the rediculous amount for the 07 botcon set. Yeah right and maybe monkeys will fly out of my butt! :P
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851307)
Posted by Covenant on December 16th, 2008 @ 8:39am CST
He'll look great next to my BotCon Dreadwind. :)
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851314)
Posted by Oilspill on December 16th, 2008 @ 8:57am CST
Ultra Maverick wrote:Did anyone else notice his re-molded hands?
Huge improvement over Silverbolt's flat hands,

I'm Sold!


I've got my Silverbolt here and his hands look exactly the same as Darkwing's.. unless I'm missing something...

Anyway, I can see myself caving when I see him at retail and hoping someone makes a custom upgrade set with a new head and weapon.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851316)
Posted by Seibertron on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:06am CST
I love all of the later era G1 homages we've been getting the last couple of years. Personally, I've been getting a little burned out on homages of the 84 and 85 lines. It's nice to see Targetmaster Cyclonus, Dreadwind, Darkwing and some Micromasters getting some love lately. I think this is a perfect repaint. It makes me want to get my Dreadwind and Darkwing galleries back up on the site (they've been missing since the site crash in September). Kudos to the designers for this one :)
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851326)
Posted by Pot Bot on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:36am CST
i love hardhead, and i think an onslaught repaint would be cool. Dont remember Darkwing, but having seen some of the pics its a damn good figure, however its just too similar to silverbolt for me, they should and couldve chagned the gun and head at least
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851335)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on December 16th, 2008 @ 10:14am CST
i think hardhead would be kool but they'd have to remold the head, a go one step further and turn him into a head master :D

as for this, its pretty kool actaully
a little more red would be nice, then again some red would be nice
i havn;t picked up silverbolt yet so darkwing will prob be first, now i just need his botcon parter GRR
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851341)
Posted by Oilspill on December 16th, 2008 @ 10:22am CST
Here's an idea for making Dreadwing. I think it looks pretty awesome from the top, though the other angles suck a bit.

Image
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Image

And no, Blitzwing is not being a dirty Decepticon, he's just helping hold Silverbolt in place.

So maybe some third party groups like the guys who did City Commander or Cliffjumper could do a Darkwing upgrade with new head and weapon and some way of getting him to attach to Dreadwind.

Pretty please?!

If anyone has the skills to digi-bash Silverbolt into Darkwing then please do. You can grab higher resolution photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ironhide1984/
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851376)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:40am CST
Wow, it looks so oldskool, I like it! :) Actually kind of looks better than the original colors for this mold... still, I'll pass since I have no attachment to the character.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851379)
Posted by Hard Hacker on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:47am CST
That looks cool.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851386)
Posted by Cheetron on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:57am CST
I haven't opened my Silverbolt yet so I don't know if I like his toys at all but I will say I love the paint scheme. Perfect for some new Decepticons. I love it.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851402)
Posted by Kryptikore on December 16th, 2008 @ 12:27pm CST
I do have to agree with the other comments made earier about having a new head and gun. Darkwing needs his twin guns and a visor! Funny thing though is that Jetfires gun is almost a perfect match besides being a little undersized. I would like to see Fansproject or whoever to come out with an upgrade. It was funny too because just last week I was telling myself there was no way Silverbolt could be repainted. Oh and after looking at hardhead it seems almost garanteed that Onslaught will be repainted as him, but would definatly need a remolded head. Botcon maybe???
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851476)
Posted by Rated X on December 16th, 2008 @ 2:40pm CST
LOOKS NICE BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE HEAD AND LEFT OUT THE YELLOW ON THE WINGS IN JET MODE. OTHER THAN THAT ITS PRETTY DOPE !!!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851477)
Posted by Pot Bot on December 16th, 2008 @ 2:41pm CST
Kryptikore wrote:I do have to agree with the other comments made earier about having a new head and gun. Darkwing needs his twin guns and a visor! Funny thing though is that Jetfires gun is almost a perfect match besides being a little undersized. I would like to see Fansproject or whoever to come out with an upgrade. It was funny too because just last week I was telling myself there was no way Silverbolt could be repainted. Oh and after looking at hardhead it seems almost garanteed that Onslaught will be repainted as him, but would definatly need a remolded head. Botcon maybe???


best not be a botcon. I love the guy but i can never justify the prices the botcon things go for. As for jetfires gun, i have the two standing next to each other and with a slight adjustment that might just work
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851532)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on December 16th, 2008 @ 4:01pm CST
Holy shat, that thing is so mine.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851544)
Posted by YRQRM0 on December 16th, 2008 @ 4:11pm CST
I MIGHT get him, but there are too many new molds, I don't want to start with the repaints yet. Unless I don't have the original
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851562)
Posted by Agent 007 on December 16th, 2008 @ 4:47pm CST
pass
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851567)
Posted by Windsweeper on December 16th, 2008 @ 4:56pm CST
Very nice. Speaking of Hardhead, I saw a nice digibash of Silverbolt as Brainstorm on another site recently. If they want to use this mold again, they should definitely go with that.

Personally, rather then Onslaught for Hardhead, I'd be more inclined to use Movie Wreckage or Classics 2-pack Megatron for Hardhead though I wouldn't mind Wreckage for Bludgeon.

In fact keeping with the Headmasters, yesterday I thought Energon Ultra Magnus might make an interesting Fortress Maximus or remold Movie Incinerator's head and give us Earthmode Highbrow.

Again, it's nice to see later G1 TF's getting homaged.

A few I'd love to see, yes I'm going to say it, include Energon Divebomb as Banzai-tron

Armada Skywarp as Skyfall

Classics Gun Megatron as Treadshot

Clocker as Hot Rod

and if the mold were still available, G2 Jetstorm as Joyride though the Euro version is similar in colour already and an Autobot.

Finally, I second Powerglide being repainted as Tailwind since according to the Cybertronian Guidebooks, the originals were meant to be the same type of plane.

Plus, Tailwind always reminded me of the Cobra Rattler so he'd go well with Energon Snowcat.

Once again, really like Darkwing. Looks like I'll be getting the Dukes of Depression at some stage.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851641)
Posted by Stockade on December 16th, 2008 @ 8:17pm CST
Well after seeing this repaint of Silverbolt, this guy is really cool and after reading his background, like him even better! Those who dont know click here: http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Darkwing
Now, I love the color schemes for this guy, and now i need a release data and a price? anyone anyone??? then after that, he needs a head and weapon upgrade for sure. And i feel the pain, with everyone why they dont like Silverbolt, not much there, the transformation is so easy and blind chimp can do it and the colors are not to G1 homeage. But all and all, his not that bad, when he's free like my was! at least give Silverbolt some slack, he's the leader of the aerialbots!!
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851659)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:15pm CST
Thats sick. It may be a straight up repaint but it just looks to damn cool to pass up.
Re: Universe Darkwing Robot Mode Pics (851673)
Posted by MagnusPrimal on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:58pm CST
I will be getting this, oh yes.

And this is the first time I wish I had the Botcon Dreadwind.

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