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Deluxe-class Autobot Swoop


9 comments posted
Storing the weapon in beast mode

Actually, if you put him in a flight pose, you can store his weapon. The circular pegs on his feet plug into the screw holes, allowing him to grasp it with his feet, IIRC. Of course, this only works in a flying pose.

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Posted by Rankarana on 6 January, 2010 - 05:55

Awesome! Just tried it. It totally works! :D Thanks!

"Me swoop no see nothing."

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Posted by Robots In Love on 6 January, 2010 - 19:03
I already knew that worked,

I already knew that worked, but since it wasn't in the instructions, and really wasn't an- uh... 'official' way to store it, I didn't bother noting it.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 6 January, 2010 - 21:12
Oh, really?

What happened to 'What they don't tell you in the instructions?', then?

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Posted by Rankarana on 7 January, 2010 - 16:16
... (*cranks handle on


(*cranks handle on record player, does not play*)

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 7 January, 2010 - 16:36
Hopefully they make the

Hopefully they make the other dinobots in this line... Just three doesn't cut it.

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Posted by JoshB on 6 January, 2010 - 08:51
Don't count on it, Josh.

Much to my dismay, the excellent Animated show and toyline are pretty much over, save for the few figures we saw at last year's Botcon (Blackout, Arcee, Ironhide, Rodimus). Our only hope is they'll make the Dinobots for whatever the next cartoon/toy tie-in is. As it is, I'm just surprised we finally got a Dinobot other than Grimlock.

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Posted by Sprocket on 6 January, 2010 - 09:35
Loved this toy! We lost the

Loved this toy! We lost the head off one, and bought another immediately, he's so fun!

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Posted by djinniman37 on 6 January, 2010 - 11:29
Light pipe eyes...

Is there a single chunk of plastic that makes up his eyes and extends into some part of his head's crest? I've noticed several recent Transformers toys which have a transparent chunk of plastic that should have been used for a light-pipe feature, but for some weird reason the piece is painted or cast opaque - deleting the light-pipe eyes feature. I haven't bought swoop yet myself, but it does look like the piece at the top or his head/base of his crest is a different grade of plastic that's painted but doesn't appear to have been intended to be painted.

My suspicion is that in those instances the eye & head coloring required by the light-pipe capable plastic changes the color design for the head in some manner unacceptable by Hasbro's trademark & branding department.

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Posted by AcroRay on 6 January, 2010 - 14:19