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Kuma Style Review: Transformers Prime AM-26 Smokescreen


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4IrDGiAKjo

 

Out of the Box: Beginning

 

 

Alt. Mode: 2:34

 

Transformation: 5:05

 

Figure Overview: 12:32

 

Final Thoughts: 16:21

Full written/pictorial review:

 

Toy Review/Pictorial – Takara Transformers Prime AM-26 Smokescreen

 

Here are some pics from it:

 

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Great review. I do hope he gets released here in the US by Hasbro.

 

As for the Arms Micron figure, his name is S.2 It's essentially Smokescreen's initials "SS". This seems to be the standard naming procedure for all of the Autobot microns that come with each character. As for his head, it reminds me of Devcon from the G1 Season 2 episode, The Gambler.

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The only good thing I can say about this toy is that I got it cheap (it was on sale, so I ended up paying $1 above the RRP for a Scout :P). Then again, I don't believe people should pay above RRP for any toy; so if you really want to get this toy, try to get it at BELOW the standard cost of a Deluxe --- certainly don't pay above Deluxe RRP for this figure. Otherwise, it's just many levels of disappointing.

 

* The figure itself -- bland as hell. It completely relies on those annoying stickers for added detail, moreso than any other Arms Micron toy. Other AM toys still look okay without their stickers... but Smokescreen looks like some unpainted prototype.

* Using the Knock Out mould as Smokescreen... eeh... close but no cigar. It's really the position of the doors on the arms instead of the back that makes it look more Knock Out than Smokescreen. At least they gave it a new head... a better effort than Dark of the Moon Legion Class Mirage.

* S-2 is just rubbish. It looks like a promising Arms Micron figure, especially with a humanoid robot mode... but it's terrible. The plastic quality is like cheap knock off grade and VERY easily warps (so be very careful when removing pieces off the sprue). The only good thing I can say about it is that it's a nice tribute to Devcon. But that alone isn't worth getting the toy for.

 

Great review. I do hope he gets released here in the US by Hasbro.

Just bring on the Beast Hunter version (the stupid armour is removable, right?).

 

As for the Arms Micron figure, his name is S.2 It's essentially Smokescreen's initials "SS".

Heh, that's cool! :D I'd been wondering about the meaning of the name... better than calling it SM (as in Japanese SM stands for "sadomasochism" :P)

 

As for his head, it reminds me of Devcon from the G1 Season 2 episode, The Gambler.

Not just the head, but almost the whole body...

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