Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image

Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 12:34pm CDT

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An in-hand image of the Japan exclusive Dark Steel figure has surfaced via eBay. The figure pays homage to Beast Wars Quickstrike, and uses DOTM Deluxe Sideswipe as a base with a retooled head and retooled weapons from DOTM Deluxe Starscream. This figure will be released in Japan as a Bic Camera store exclusive, luckily a version will also be available domestically later this year as part of the DOTM line. Check out the image mirrored below.

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 3:26pm CDT

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Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270301)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 2nd, 2011 @ 12:38pm CDT
Actually, the sollicited name for the TakaraTomy version already was Dark Steel, Dark Iron was the proposed name for the Hasbro version.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270305)
Posted by awesomo prime on August 2nd, 2011 @ 12:40pm CDT
I don't really think that the homage comes out very clear :-?
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270308)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 2nd, 2011 @ 12:46pm CDT
awesomo prime wrote:I don't really think that the homage comes out very clear :-?


It's mostly in the colors, the retooled head and the blades looking like snake fangs.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270319)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 2nd, 2011 @ 12:59pm CDT
i dont really know who he is suppose to homage but he is cool. shame he is a japan exclusive :(
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270320)
Posted by The Dude on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:00pm CDT
Actually looks more like Beast Machines Quickstrike to me.

On a related note, is this mold any good?
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270325)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:16pm CDT
from all the pictures ive seen of this figure i dont see the homage at all, still looks like an interesting figure but its not quickstrike.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270330)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:25pm CDT
How is that, in any way, an homage to BW Quickstrike? I don't see any similarities aside from them sharing one color in common.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270332)
Posted by Stryfe Convoy on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:29pm CDT
Which Quickstrike was this supposed to be like...
This one,
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or this one?
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Honestly, Dark Iron/Steel doesn't look like either in vehicle mode... Just sayin...
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270333)
Posted by WolfDawg on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:29pm CDT
Aside from the colors, the head sculpt (from the images I've seen anyway) look a lot like BW Quickstrike.

I really like this figure. The colors are awesome and the weapons actually look good (I get the reference to the weapons looking like snake fangs). I really wanted an excuse to pick up Sideswipe's convertible mold, and this is the perfect reason to get it. Bought on sight.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270336)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:31pm CDT
This doesn't interest me since I never even knew Beast Wars/Machines existed until a few years ago when I got back into Transformers. The only thing that annoys me about this is the fact that they can clearly use a bunch of paint apps for this character, but not for the character he shares a mold with? Who actually appears in the movie?? I was hoping for another Swerve repaint myself.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270343)
Posted by Grimlock1979 on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:36pm CDT
Me Grimlock say: ...MechTech Toys suuuucks! Me happy when this toyline finally ends and they release the TF Prime Toys!
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270347)
Posted by El Duque on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:42pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Actually, the sollicited name for the TakaraTomy version already was Dark Steel, Dark Iron was the proposed name for the Hasbro version.


:WHISTLE:
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270354)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 2nd, 2011 @ 1:53pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Actually, the sollicited name for the TakaraTomy version already was Dark Steel, Dark Iron was the proposed name for the Hasbro version.


:WHISTLE:


And I said "proposed", both versions are called "Dark Steel", except Hasbro's is one word: "Darksteel" ;)

I still say the blades look like snake fangs.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270365)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:10pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
I still say the blades look like snake fangs.


That's a pretty weak connection; hardly an "homage".
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270368)
Posted by Blurrz on August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:14pm CDT
The paint apps on this look really good.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270376)
Posted by El Duque on August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:28pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
El Duque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Actually, the sollicited name for the TakaraTomy version already was Dark Steel, Dark Iron was the proposed name for the Hasbro version.


:WHISTLE:


And I said "proposed", both versions are called "Dark Steel", except Hasbro's is one word: "Darksteel" ;)

I still say the blades look like snake fangs.


Just dug through some SDCC images, Hasbro had him labeled as Dark Steel in their slide show as well. Whatever he ends up being called he's on my must have list.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270380)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:32pm CDT
soo......let me get this straight. hasbro is making a version of this as well?
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270385)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:35pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
I still say the blades look like snake fangs.


That's a pretty weak connection; hardly an "homage".

are you really supposed to pronounce it AN HOMAGE? Iv'e always had issues with that...
Anyway, Giant snakescorpion thingy doesnt translate well into modern day stealth disguises, but a corvette stingray on the otherhand, I mean, come on, they could have givin him torpedo blasters and a blue and yellow paint job and spun off the name "Depthcharge" and since he's a "Stingray" and has "wings" he could have had less backlash then this...
custom idea. credit to me. :P
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270386)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:36pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:soo......let me get this straight. hasbro is making a version of this as well?


Yup, and should be the same toy. The same thing was done with RotF Deluxe Dead End and Stalker Scorponok: general retail in the US, but exclusive in Japan.
Re: Bic Camera Exclusive Dark Steel In-hand Image (1270389)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:39pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
I still say the blades look like snake fangs.


That's a pretty weak connection; hardly an "homage".

are you really supposed to pronounce it AN HOMAGE? Iv'e always had issues with that...
Anyway, Giant snakescorpion thingy doesnt translate well into modern day stealth disguises, but a corvette stingray on the otherhand, I mean, come on, they could have givin him torpedo blasters and a blue and yellow paint job and spun off the name "Depthcharge" and since he's a "Stingray" and has "wings" he could have had less backlash then this...
custom idea. credit to me. :P


That is pretty good idea :CON:

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