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This is such a crap figure. Whats worst is that it was repainted and only slightly retooled to be Smokescreen, who looked like he would be a great toy. I think the whole Prime line has only gone downhill. Between the plastic quality, and paint apps, I have to say its all about profit at this point. Unless you find them on sale, or at Aldi you get a small figure for $15. There are only a handful of figures worth grabbing out of the whole line. And don't get me started on this whole Beast line they have coming out.

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Posted by Coldiron on 7 January, 2013 - 15:26
Casual transformer

I don't know what transformers did but the line has totally lost my interest. All of the issues that people hated about the robot masters line is being tolerated now. Hasbro even skipped robot masters. I see big vehicles for GI Joe and star wars and the marvel sentinel/ galactus mold is twice as dense as hockey pucks. Takara is mostly to blame. Even the masterpiece toys are terrible now. They feel like a paint job with no toy inside. Just terribly thin, ick plastic. Mp-10 has more limited articulation, no pistons, no metal, no gimmicks, no lights, the knees are a joke compred to the original. Last shot has a worse meaning every day.

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Posted by openchallenge on 8 January, 2013 - 06:13
Wheel rims

Agreed. Its been a painful time since the end of the movie and associated TF lines, as figures have shrunk, lost paint and plastic quality has dropped off. There are exceptions, but the 'bang for buck' has taken a serious hit across most TF lines (and dont get me started on a rant about the MP lines, as a huge fan of the initial MP output owning more than my share of MP Seekers).

As for the wheel rims, this is almost certainly a cost cutting measure. Many thousands of electrons have been sacrificed in the wailing of this, as the show model has very distinctive yellow wheel rims.... and a pretty much totally different red deco.

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Posted by CyberShadow on 8 January, 2013 - 08:25
Ugh...this toy. People keep

Ugh...this toy. People keep telling me "Oh, he's a really nice toy. Get him." but I just cannot get past how awful it looks. For a character so obsessed with looking good its really kind of ironic he got a toy that looks this bad in both modes. (at least in my opinion)

A shame too.. He's one of the few Prime characters I'd have wanted to pick up if he got a nice toy.

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Posted by TerminusTypeR on 12 January, 2013 - 10:56
He definitely isn't the best

He definitely isn't the best of Prime, but I can't say he's the worst either. I'm looking at you, Airachnid..

Knockout looks heaps better when he is transformed properly. Still not an amazing figure, but having it transformed correctly does remedy some of the 'meh'.

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Posted by HatRabies on 14 January, 2013 - 00:58
 
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