New Reveal the Shield Voyager Galleries: Lugnut, Deep Dive & Solar Storm Grappel!
Sunday, February 6th, 2011 2:23am CSTCategories: Site News, Toy News
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First up is Solar Storm Grappel, who brings the original G1 Autobot cast one step closer to completion in the Classics Universe. Solar Storm Grappel is an homage of 1985's G1 Grapple, and like G1 Grapple was a repaint/remold of G1 Inferno likewise is Solar Storm Grappel a repaint/remold of Universe/Classics 2.0 Inferno. Grappel features a new bright yellow deco, a new head mold, a boom crane in place of Inferno's water cannon, and a few other nice little touches to set him apart. To view Grappel's gallery click HERE!
Next up is Lugnut, a relative newcomer to the Decepticon ranks. Lugnut made his debut in Transformers Animated as Megatron's most loyal soilder. This version of Lugnut retains Animated's bomber style aircraft alt mode and cycloptic head mold, but in a more traditional Transformer aesthetic. To have a look at the latest incarnation of Megatron's most loyal follower click HERE!
Last but certainly not least is Deep Dive. The only other figure to carry a similar name is the Cybertron mini-con, but if it's the same character he's definitely been hitting the gym. Deep Dive is a direct repaint of Hunt for the Decepticons Sea Spray sporting a new green and black deco. Take a look at his full gallery HERE!
Coming soon: Reveal the Shield Strafe!
This article was last modified on Sunday, February 6th, 2011 2:44am CST
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Posted by Blurrz on February 6th, 2011 @ 2:44am CST
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on February 6th, 2011 @ 2:53am CST
Posted by im ruined on February 6th, 2011 @ 4:47am CST
Posted by Red 50 on February 6th, 2011 @ 4:54am CST
And that's just how I like him! Go get'em, Lugsy! In the name of your GLORIOUS leader Megatron!
Posted by Red 50 on February 6th, 2011 @ 5:07am CST
Posted by Torneira on February 6th, 2011 @ 8:32am CST
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 6th, 2011 @ 8:44am CST
Torneira wrote:Dunno if anyone already mentioned this, but Solar Storm Grappel looks more like that character Hauler in More Than Meets They Eye episode.
He looks exactly like Grapple, so it may be him under a different name, before it was decided to postpone Grapple's release by a year. Such errors and oversights are common in G1.
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 6th, 2011 @ 9:40am CST
Now only if the stores would have these guys.
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 6th, 2011 @ 1:37pm CST
Red 50 wrote:Now, all we need are Blitzwing, Starscream and Megatron figures.
The Classicverse already has megatron and Starscream but I'm dying for a Blitzwing.
And yeah, I see a Hauler repaint from Grappel coming, even if it winds up being a Botcon exclusive.
Posted by SwerveGears on February 6th, 2011 @ 3:35pm CST
Posted by NTESHFT on February 6th, 2011 @ 3:38pm CST
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 6th, 2011 @ 3:49pm CST
SwerveGears wrote:Actually, Deep Dive was a Pretender in G1.
Nope, there was no Deep Dive at all in G1. You're probably thinking of Waverider aka Diver in Japan.
Posted by Vicalliose on February 6th, 2011 @ 7:54pm CST
The other two are just freaking amazing though.
Posted by barricade2218 on February 7th, 2011 @ 8:01am CST
Posted by Stockade on February 7th, 2011 @ 11:31am CST
Grapple is pretty awesome, but still need to see good, CLEAR pics of RTS and United versions side-by-side to determine which one if not both will be on my shelf.
Lugnut at first, I didn't really care for this figure or the character in general and Hasbro line jumping this character and adding some type of G1 aesthetics didn't sit well with me either, but this guy has grown on me and really like him alot, but only the United version, not Hasbro.
Deep Dive one word PASS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Swiftpaw on March 17th, 2011 @ 7:31pm CDT
Not really interested in Deep Dive since he's a straight repaint, but Grapple and Luggy are definately on the buy list.
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on March 17th, 2011 @ 7:49pm CDT
Posted by frogbat on March 18th, 2011 @ 5:50pm CDT
grapple i bought for completeness and sentimentality's sake. well before i was into tf's as a kid, my big passion was cranes. when i grew a little older and into tf's i didn't forget my crane obsession - grapple was a must have and was i guess the tf i pestered my mum the most to get. Now i own my original grapple, a reissue and this rts version.
To be honest though, i am not a huge fan of the original inferno mould.. it's good but not very exciting. I appreciate the mould changes such as the head and the arms but if i found inferno lacking, i find grapple more so. Maybe he needed some sort of welder/weapon to place over one of his hands like the g1 originals. Also, my grapple's arms come off even more easily than inferno's.
Lugnut... bought him just cos i fell in love with it even though it's not a g1 character. I like the transport gunship jet mode and the robot mode too.The transformation is fun and at the right complexity level. Perhaps he needed some sort of detachable accessory. I feel compelled to buy a legends class figure in order for him to play with something. And the missile launcher is a stretch.. it should've been detachable though i like how you can pretend it's a refueling pylon in plane mode.
Now bring on hoist / trailbreaker, broadside, sandstorm and blitzwing.
Posted by AutobotTrainer on March 24th, 2011 @ 2:18pm CDT
Posted by --B-- on March 24th, 2011 @ 2:37pm CDT
AutobotTrainer wrote:Oh, the beauty of the RTS line...but...*hands clenched and screaming towards the heavens* "WHERE ARE YOU? ALAS I CANNOT FIND YOU ANYWHERE! REVEAL THE SHIELD, REVEAL YOURSELF! ARGGHHHHH!"
You are preachin to the choir buddy boy. I have several dozen each of Wave 1 RtS deluxes at my Kohls, and that's all we have seen in the area.