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Skip Blitzy, go direct to

Skip Blitzy, go direct to Springer.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 May, 2013 - 16:37
This is one figure that has

This is one figure that has put me on the fence.

I love Blitzwing, always dreamed of this toy. However the nosecone and somewhat loose shoulders always turns me off when I hear it.

Considering my budget is enough to get only one voyager for the meantime. I'm torn between the BH Prime, BH Shockwave or this, simply out of pure love for Bltiz.

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Posted by kurochan_24 on 13 May, 2013 - 17:42
That jet mode...

Looks an awful lot like a Legioss from Mospeada.

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Posted by magicsp00n on 13 May, 2013 - 18:35
I'm pretty sure that was on

I'm pretty sure that was on purpose, as you are right, it looks just like it.

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Posted by VIR on 13 May, 2013 - 19:10
Mospeada is B A C K !

Mospeada is B A C K !

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Posted by VF5SS on 13 May, 2013 - 19:15
I never thought I'd see the

I never thought I'd see the day! QUICK! SOMEONE TELL ARAMAKI!

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Posted by Jmann on 14 May, 2013 - 01:54
HI INTERROGATOR! Looks pretty

HI INTERROGATOR!

Looks pretty good! I'm a little disappointed with the chunkiness of the plane fuselage, and the massive amounts of visible purple breaking up the tank - it would be nice if at least the turret was solid tan - but I suspect I won't care so much when it's in my hands, as it seems to have a lot of play value.

One question: Is the sword necessary to hold those two "boosters" on the back of the jet together, or is that just optional storage?

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Posted by recognizer on 13 May, 2013 - 19:40
That's somewhat optional

That's somewhat optional storage.
You see, the sword is attached there to cover up the biggest gap you can imagine.
So, you don't have to put it there, but you should.

VIR's picture
Posted by VIR on 13 May, 2013 - 20:03
Wow

Great review. It makes him seem more worth it now. What have you tried to do to fix the shoulder problem?

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Posted by Rob on 13 May, 2013 - 22:34
Thanks, mate! And Blitzwing

Thanks, mate!
And Blitzwing is totally worth it; I mean, does having to exert an extra 1/2 Newton of force to pose his arms really detract from the fact that this is still an awesome toy? I think not :)
And as far as fixing said shoulders goes, I haven't tried anything personally yet, but I'm sure there are multitudes of threads about that topic out there; I may even try some myself.

VIR's picture
Posted by VIR on 13 May, 2013 - 23:36
I am the world's biggest

I am the world's biggest Blitzwing fan and I wanted to love this thing so hard, but I can't. I'm more excited for Springer than this thing.

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Posted by Heavyarms on 14 May, 2013 - 17:44
I've heard so much about the

I've heard so much about the annoying shoulders, but DANGIT I love this thing! I don't think the problem with the shoulds will be able to keep me away. Hopefully they don't bother me.

Now on a side note: You gotta show me the rest of the picture from whence your avatar came! No one ever pays attention to the Ice Cream Soldier.

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Posted by Alexx on 15 May, 2013 - 09:51
The loose shoulders aren't

The loose shoulders aren't really that bothersome. I mean, yeah, the pop up when you move the arms sometimes, but Blitzwing is still a great toy. There are also many, many threads and videos upon how to fix them if you so desire.

Also, my avatar was drawn up by Josh Bernard himself as part of the Indiegogo campaign that I helped fund a portion of. This was part of my award; I just colored it in fireworks upon receiving it.:
http://i.imgur.com/d99J4r1.jpg

VIR's picture
Posted by VIR on 15 May, 2013 - 10:12
Sounds good! Honestly this

Sounds good! Honestly this figure is right up my alley so I knew nothing was gona stop be from buying it. I saw some of the fix ideas, but I dunno if I like some of the risks. BUT...might as well wait until I have it in-hand.

Anyway: That pic is awesome! I'm honestly surprised that Ice Cream Soldier hasn't had more attention. I've got to fix that.

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Posted by Alexx on 15 May, 2013 - 20:42
i hate rubber nose cones

this toy looks good and i seen a way to fix the shoulders but the nose cone is whats making me not want this just because of the fear of it breaking

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Posted by Spearichu on 18 May, 2013 - 02:09
Shoulder fix without modification

Hi Everyone, long time reader, first time poster.

There's actually a "fix" to the shoulders by just adjusting the transformation without having to do any modification. Take a look at Peaugh's review here @ 12:04

http://youtu.be/KW0f8U-K9j0?t=12m4s

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Posted by reeper on 23 May, 2013 - 12:44
 
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