Monday, July 23, 2012

Reviewing the Asian-Not-So-Exclusive Deluxe Figures

Now I only kept three of these for myself. I sold Swerve because I just don't need him. Sorry, I have no interest. However that leaves Wheelie, Springer and Cliffjumper to review. And big thanks to Robot Kingdom for making this possible!
 Let's jump in!

Now I'll be honest I mainly bought this set to get Wheelie. As regular readers know I LOVE Jazz and I am forever grateful they gave his Classics figure such a perfect mold! So when they said they'd use it to make Wheelie I was perplexed and annoyed that I'd have to go out of my way to get it.
The thing is that aside from the size it's perfect for him. This mold is crazy versatile! It looks great nd has the perfect colors. I even like the odd two toned calves.
Now I just have to figure out if he goes on my Jazz shelf or atop my MP Grimlock.
Hint: Jazz always wins out.

Springer here is my least favorite of these guys. I used to love this mold but these days it's limited articulation is painful to witness. Even with the giant feet that I don't like on Springer it's a pain to get him into any decent poses with that Sword. Also the sword sucks. It fits very loosely in his and and unless you remove one of the cannons it doesn't store anywhere in either mode.
The colors are once again perfect but... meh, I don't like his head. I was really looking forward to this guy but it looks like I'm still waiting on a good first party Springer.

I am surprised by this guy. I couldn't find a buyer for the last Cliffjumper in the case but that's a good thing as I really like this guy! He's a bit darker than the FE version of the mold and he has lighter windows as well. I believe the rest is pretty much the same but I can't compare them that well as my FE Cliffy is already painted up.
The head is kinda on the small side but somehow it works out well with this mold! I still am in love with the car mode so that helps a great deal as well.
This guy is a keeper in my book. Better than that Springer...

1 comment:

  1. Oh Sweetness, Cliffjumper looks GREAT! Thanks again for hooking me up! I'm going to use him as my FOC Cliffjumper.

    I agree, Wheelie looks great using Jazz mold, but I submit that anyone would. If they made my fat butt into a Transformer using Jazz, I'd look awesome.

    Springer....oh no. I agree, not the best. It makes me appreciate my Warbot that much more. But still, at least you have him.