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    My thoughts on Rodimus and Snowcat

    robot roll call
    By robot roll call,

    I ran out to Walmart today on a tip from my friend that Wave 2 Deluxes were in. Sure enough, I found them and brought home Rodimus and Snow Cat. (Prowl and Divebomb are next). I am quite suprised after playing with them a bit.


    Rodimus has an awesome vehicle mode. He looks like some sort of dragster semi, and if those don't already exist, they really should. The flame apps look really nice, like he's tearin' ass around the room, but he's stayin' still. Still waters run deep. Ahem. Also of note, he does indeed have a trailer hitch, and no, it's not the powerlinx point on his fin. it's on the back of the truck near the wheels and it excites me. I hope they do make a trailer.


    Now we come to robot mode. Ah, robot mode. At least it LOOKS nice. But in reality, the only thing that prevents me from being more dissapointed than I am is the fact that he is a great G1 homage. But he is poseable worth crap. His gigantic feet and long legs combine with his tiny torso and head to make him look a bit..off. You can't rotate the legs and this hurts him a lot, all he can do is point his garganto-feet fowards and scratch them like a chicken. A giant robo-chicken. His arms are okay, but the wheel/shoulder part makes for a lack of poseability, nowhere near as crippling as the legs. I blame his Powerlinx feature.


    I have yet to powelinx him, but judging by pictures, he will look best as Inferno's pants. We shall see tommorrow...


    Snowcat is where the surprise comes in. That is to say, I am surprised that he is better than Rodimus. I'll admit I was lukewarm to him through pictures, but now that I actually have him, well, he's possibly the second best toy in the line.


    His vehicle mode, I am told, is an homage to a GI Joe vehicle. I'm sure I have seen it before, but I have totally forgotten what it looks like, so I am judging Snowcat off his own merits. And what merits they are. The white purple and arctic blue work together magnificently to create an eye pleasing color scheme that really works for an artic tank thing. I love the frosted window and how it is clear where the windshield wiper can reach. Awesome touch. And I love the skis that can fold down over the wheels. Excellent.


    Robot mode is what turned me off in the pictures, but those misgivings were quickly put to rest. Sure he's fat, but it just works for him somehow. And I love his skis. I'm not sure, but I think they are a first for a TF. Another great feature is the gas mask he is wearing. It adds a lot of personality to the toy. And did I mention he is very poseable? He puts Rodimus to shame, I'll tell you that.


    If you can only buy one new TF, get Snowcat. He will not fail to impress. Rodimus is a great homage and a cool vehicle, but prepare to be let down by the robot mode.


    Sorry that was so long :thumb

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    MR Optimus Prime
    By MR Optimus Prime,

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    By MR Optimus Prime,

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    Which one is the best Beast Wars toy?

    Dinobot Leader
    By Dinobot Leader,

    Myself I love the fuzors...And the best one Was Tigerhawk...



    Uh! Dinobot TM2 was awesome!!!I need it...


    By gkopw,

    Now I've heard everyone saying how great Landmine is, and I've been waiting for a chance to get him. FINALLY I FOUND HIM! I was gonna buy him, but upon looking at the pictures on the back, I realized I didn't really want him that much. What's so great about him? I love Scorponok, and I'm sure I would love Landmine but I'm not ready to cough up so much money for him. What's there to be excited about?

    Is Powerlinking worth it?

    By Smokes,

    Disclaimer: The author understands that he can't change the Energon toy line. This is only ment for discussion, not Hasbro/Takara bashing.



    Starscream is an amazing figure, Snowcat is a lot of fun and Mirage will quite possibly top them all. These figures are so great because their designs aren't held back by gimmicks. As much as I like my Rodimus and Inferno, the articulation and overall apperance is hurt by powerlinking.


    Rodimus would have been so much cooler if he hadn't been design as a set of legs and a stand alone figure. Given the circumstance the designers pulled off some really great stuff and I understand that there has to be a gimmick to draw the kids, but I wish they would have limited it to a couple of fig's.



    Would you prefer not to have the gimmicks?

    metalformer's Collection

    By metalformer,



    Here's a pic of my Optimus Primes collection. "Primes" is not a typo, is plural. It consists of: Powermaster Optimus (Re-issued), Laser Rod OP (I call him Laser Prime), Hero Prime, MW OP (if the mouth were covered, it would be a PRIME bot!), RiD Prime/Fire Convoy (For me they're the freaking same), and Armada Deluxe OP (a.k. Mini-Prime. :P)


    Obvious abscents on this pics are: G1 Prime (will I EVER get one... at affordable prices?), Action Master, Optimus Primal (I REFUSE to call him OPTIMUS), Armada (Large) and Energon (BROKE :tfsad ).


    Enough whinning......... loging off


    ~ MetalFormer


    Energon episode 4 bit torrent?

    By autobotmirage,

    Can someone direct me to the site where I can download energon episode 4 pls? If it's available. I missed episode 1 and 2 also :redface

    RiD Megatron Missile Replacements

    By Shino,

    RiD Megatron has been one of my favorites since he came out and I just realized im missing one of his missles! Do you guys know of anywhere i can get replacements?

    TF Icons

    By UncleJoe420,

    Forgive me for asking folks, but does anyone know where I can get hold of the TF icons / avatars / etc, that are used on this site? Mianly 'cuz I was going to create a TF Desktop theme for Windows XP.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanx!!

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