Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload

Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 2:51am CDT

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New Images have arrived from TFClub, showing off one of the latest Revenge of the Fallen figures, Scout Wideload. A repaint of Scout Roll Bar, Wideload is integrated into the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance tagline, which takes the usual Autobot and Decepticon rivalry into singular proportions, putting every character into a fierce rivalry with another enemy. Wideload's rival happens to be Scout Sonar.

Wideload thinks about two things: doing his job well, and looking good. So when a DECEPTICON scum like SONAR ruins not only his perfect polish, but also a cargo of sensitive electronics, he swears revenge. He doesn't know how he's going to take out the sea bound warrior, but he's determined to sink SONAR if it's the last thing he does.


Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload
Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload

Expect Rollbar and Wideload to be showing up around the month of December. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more news and updates!

Credit(s): TFClub.com


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Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004943)
Posted by blobatron on September 30th, 2009 @ 4:32am CDT
Interesting backstory... but using the concept CGs of Depth Charge/Sonar.... wouldn't Sonar be >100x bigger than wideload? hell, he's bigger than the combined form of Devastator.
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004945)
Posted by noctorro on September 30th, 2009 @ 4:52am CDT
I'm sorry but this fig looks omg ugly as hell, he looks like half a prototype.
I normally don't rant this much about a figure but this one looks so unfinished.
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004956)
Posted by LittleDickens5 on September 30th, 2009 @ 6:29am CDT
I agree with noctorro.
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004959)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 30th, 2009 @ 6:53am CDT
So he's like a mix between G1 Tracks and BW Depth Charge? :P
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004963)
Posted by Zeds on September 30th, 2009 @ 7:13am CDT
Hasbro/Tomy are not even trying anymore. Would it kill them to apply some paint? Profits are down that much?
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004967)
Posted by Metroplex79 on September 30th, 2009 @ 7:47am CDT
Zeds wrote:Hasbro/Tomy are not even trying anymore. Would it kill them to apply some paint? Profits are down that much?

I believe it's their way of preping us for day the when we have to paint our own TFs. The cartoon series will be Transformers: Colorformers (or Color Masters)...the premise of the show is that TFs have developed new infiltration techiques. Not only scan local lifeforms/vehicles...but the ability to alter their color at will. Every episode will feature 3 color schemes for everyone.

What? They're taking "Robots in Disguise" to a new level. :P

Not long after that test run, "Virtual Transformers"...you buy a card...packaged kinda like calling cards at a supermarket checkout, and you input a code on their website (after registering with a modest fee of course), and you have a "protoform", you get to design the color, alt-mode(s), weapon(s), transformation style, and personality. To "play" with your TFs, you get to send them into battle against other "collectors" and earn points...(doesn't this sound familiar?)...then when you earn enough points (or xp), with another modest fee, Hasbro/TakaraTomy will send you a real plastic version of your TF.
[/conspirist rant/prediction over]

I don't mind the alt-mode of Wideload, but the paint apps are lacking. I do like that Energon EXpress signage though. :grin:
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004970)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on September 30th, 2009 @ 7:57am CDT
When did Hasbro start hiring Playboy employees? That's some mighty-fine photoshop/airbrushing on the back of that card. :grin:
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004974)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on September 30th, 2009 @ 8:25am CDT
I'm surprised that there's no "NEST Global Alliance" logo, unless it's on the sides of the bubble.
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004975)
Posted by Zeds on September 30th, 2009 @ 8:27am CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:I don't mind the alt-mode of Wideload, but the paint apps are lacking. I do like that Energon EXpress signage though. :grin:


Agreed. Only saving grace of the figure that would as a result be best kept in its alt mode.
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1004994)
Posted by Convotron on September 30th, 2009 @ 10:15am CDT
Is it really surprising that the paint job on Wideload is minimal? Seriously? Unless one is new to the movie line toys, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Hasbro skimps big time on the bot mod paint apps for movie line toys.

That alone isn't even the sole issue. Often, Hasbro will use the strangest choices for colours in plastics as well, often using very flat coloured plastics to add insult to injury. The good news is, movie line toys don't have a lot of paint to strip so custom painters can get to their work even quicker...the sculpts for the molds are great, the colour choices are usually terrible.

Sure, Wideload looks extremely underpainted but look at Rollbar. It has no paint apps in bot mod except for the head, which has a painted head crest, eyes, mouthplate, and chin. Basically, less than 5% of the figure has paint in bot mode. I don't count the back and shell kibble because the majority of its paint apps are for alt mode(headlights, windshield, Autobot insignia) and aren't coherent part of bot mode. The only extra paint is within the shell kibble, right behind the shoulders, but it's blocked by the shoulders so...it was wasted.

So on topic, the bio isn't impressing me but it's better than nothing.

I'm going to buy this figure because I love the mold. I have Rollbar and I really enjoy the figure. Due to the severe lack of paint on the figures, I think they are prime candidates for custom paint jobs. They're fairly inexpensive so I might pick up an extra Rollbar to practice painting on.
Re: Back Packaging of Revenge of the Fallen Scout Wideload (1005092)
Posted by Seibertron on September 30th, 2009 @ 3:08pm CDT
For you newcomers, the bio is an homage to G1 Wideload.

http://www.seibertron.com/comics/univer ... d=wideload

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