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6 comments posted
You could say Drift is a

You could say Drift is a Weeabot!

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Posted by VZMK2 on 20 July, 2014 - 11:14
I have to say, in comparison

I have to say, in comparison to the live action movies' usual approach, Drift's unusually human face looks really out of place.

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Posted by Tetsuryu on 20 July, 2014 - 13:18
Agreed, I think a lot of

Agreed, I think a lot of people were shocked. Although, word around the interwebs is that he's wearing a mask. I guess there's no way to know for sure without talking to the folks who came up with his design.

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Posted by Mazinkaizer on 20 July, 2014 - 23:01
There was a lot of talk

There was a lot of talk around this installment having more "readable" character designs. Almost sounded like a mandate. If I was writing it I would probably have it be some sort of robot affectation that develops from human interactions. Like they start looking and acting like us from being around us, communicate etc. I think that would make sense.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 21 July, 2014 - 20:57
I was initially disappointed

I was initially disappointed with the toys' design and simplified transformation. But after seeing the film, I now understand how and why the toys came to be what they are now. Bay's more humanoid and kibble-free aesthetic must've thrown the toy designers a huge curve ball at them. So hats off to the people at Hasbro for doing their best in reinterpreting them in toy form.

Drift and Evasion mode Prime are my favorite ones in the entire line due of the amount of molded detail, articulation and playability. I do wish that they develop a leader class or masterpiece leveled, triple changer version. I'd definitely pick that one up.

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Posted by ivanko on 21 July, 2014 - 18:12
Drift is awesome

I decided to pick up this guy up after reading this review and seeing him in the IDW comics, and I've been a bit frustrated the past few days trying to figure out how you put his swords on his back like that. I guess I didn't read very carefully! I just figured it out and he looks killer. I also love the contemplative look he can do with his hand in front of his mouth.

For what it's worth, one of my attempts to mimic the sheathed swords was pretty cool: If you leave the small swords pegged into the smaller flap jutting upwards (like the photo), and then peg the larger swords into the windshield / roof, sticking upwards as well, he looks like some sort of radiant "divine general" from japanese legend or something. His larger swords can also be left in place when transforming. They end up as a sort of sash on / underneath his chest. Valedictorian Drift.

Not a huge fan of the darker blue, however. I might try customizing him to be mainly white like he is in the comics.

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Posted by Pimblebear on 23 November, 2014 - 10:56