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GOLDEN BONNIE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
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GOLDEN BONNIE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
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So these new clips of RID2015 were just released, and I'm going to give my random thoughts on them.

The first thing that comes to mind is that holy shit, this is actually FUN. Not TFP's pseudo grimdark boringness, but actual fun moments and characters! I loved Grimlock trying to be a truck, and Sideswipe's little obsession with music. See? That's an actual fun character trait! Sideswipe likes music and dancing! I couldn't tell you what 95% of TFP characters liked, or what they were into.

Bumblebee being a lieutenant pretty much confirms that he isn't leader of all Autobots, but just a squad leader. I like that they're using actual military ranks, makes the Autobots feel like an actual unit, if that makes sense.

Fixit doesn't get a video? Fuck him then, I guess. Speaking of, I'm not sure about him. His whole "faulty wiring" schtick feels kind of forced. "I order you to stand clown, stand brown, stand down!" was kind of a groan moment.

The animation is kind of iffy. The facial animation in particular looks pretty choppy. 

Steeljaw is cool. His voice is good, he had a couple of cool lines, and for once, a new Decepticon leader. Have we ever had a TF show where Megatron/Galvatron wasn't the main antagonist? It's a refreshing turn.

Shark guy (Hammerstrike or something, I think?) was totally David Kaye. Hope he's a recurring character.

Optimus sounds just as dull as in TFP. Guess we have to wait until TF5 for Cullen to be allowed to act again.

Sideswipe is such a weeaboo. He has fucking kanji on his chest. And he gave Strongarm a wet willy. I have no idea how that works with Transformers, but okay. :laughing:

The gun sounds are even worse than in TFP. Talk about peashooters. 

And I still love Strongarm. That is all.
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Now, Swerve and Cosmos sold me on the Generations Legends, they were just so fun and solid. So, when I got Tankor, and also found some new-ish Legends, I wanted to get one. They only had Gears and Acid Storm, and since I already have Swerve, and don't really care about Gears, I passed on him. But Acid Storm really popped out at me, so he was another impulse buy.

In alt mode, Acid Storm is a fighter jet of sorts, as you'd expect from a Seeker. I'm not sure what kind of jet it is, but it's a cool design. The colors really pop, I don't know where the purple and white stripes come from, but they look cool. Nothing is really hidden well on him though, turn him around and you see the arms, legs and head clearly, but they aren't visible from the top, so it's not a huge deal. The blatant hole through the jet is bothersome though, having a 5MM port on there is pretty basic, but being able to see through the jet because of it is just weird. But it's there for good reason, so you can put Venin up there, and have a wasp on top of a plane. Which means he's the best toy ever.

Transformation is pretty much basic jetformer. Cockpit becomes chest, wings go on back, rear becomes legs, blah blah blah. But it is a fun process, so I'm not complaining. One cool part that makes it an improvement over most Seeker molds is that you don't actually have to partsform the weapons, the null rays stay where they are through the transformation, which is really cool. 

Robot mode is based on an IDW Seeker design, as is typical of Generations nowadays. It's a really cool stylized Seeker, not at all clunky or blocky like the G1 guys. The colors continue to be great, the green is more vibrant and closer to the cartoon than the Universe Deluxe. Mine has some shoddy paint QC, unfortunately, the eye paint is bleeding down his face on one side, and some of the silver on his chest is scraped. But whatever. Articulation is good, it's more of a Swerve than a Cosmos, as he lacks a neck, and if I'm allowed to be greedy, could use some thigh swivels too, but it's still decent, and if he had a neck swivel, it'd honestly be more poseable than the old Classics Seeker. But like the Classics Seeker, he's not the most stable, he falls over at times on his weird claw feet.

In terms of accessories, he has the typical Seeker null rays. They look great, they're well sculpted, and they aren't limited by the wings or anything, so he poses well with them. He also has his little targetmaster buddy, Venin. I love Venin, he's so weird. He's blatantly just a purple Waspinator, shamelessly passed off as a new character. But messing with him makes me glad I never picked up the Starscream version just for Waspinator like I was initially tempted to. As a toy, he kind of sucks. So much of him is soft plastic, and the gun mode doesn't fit together well because of that, plus, I can't really get him into any cool poses with Acid Storm. But the bug mode's pretty cute, at least.

Acid Storm pretty much lives up to the expectations Swerve and Cosmos set for me. He's a really fun little toy with a cool aesthetic. I love switching him back and forth between the jet and robot modes, and he's made me honestly want to get more Seekers from this mold. Maybe I should check out that Thundercracker...
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So I got Christmas money, and I went to a local Walmart for once, hoping for something but expecting nothing, since my area is usually shit. But surprise, they actually had good stuff! Mostly just gimmick toys for AOE, but plenty of Generations. So I got Tankor on impulse. Was it worth it?

Tankor's alt mode, as his name suggests, is a tank. It's a Cybertronian tank, clearly, and it's certainly odd looking. It's not all that accurate to the BM model's tank mode, it's too long and cluttered looking, though it at least has the defining cues, like the visible head and the cannon on one side. I do find those parts of the design cool, he can look around for things to kill. Too bad the cannon doesn't rotate at all, so he can't aim anywhere but forward and up. This really bugs me. I mean, it's kind of cool that it attaches by a 3MM clip, like a 2010 figure, but that connection just means it's so limited. No part of him is hidden either, the head is supposed to be there, but I'm pretty sure he shouldn't have claws poking out the back. And the way it rolls is weird, the front tracks have wheels, standard stuff for a tankformer. But the rear wheel isn't on the tracks, but in the middle, on the part that becomes his back. It's a weird design choice, and it makes him oddly wobbly. So the tank mode is far from great, I like how unique it is, but it has a lot of problems. 

Transformation is incredibly simple. Not much going on, nothing really interesting to it. Well, it's cool how a panel covers up the hollowness in the back of his legs, but that's about it. Nothing much to see here.

Robot mode, unlike the tank, is super accurate to BM. The arms are too thin, and the cannon is wrong, but that's about it. To get it out of the way, he is super small, a bit smaller than HFTD Hailstorm, who's already really stocky. But he's definitely chunky, so he at least has good bulk. The detail is really nice, a lot of it even picked out in paint, but the paint sucks. The blue on the chest scrapes fairly easily, and the red dots on the chest and yellow shoulder stripes look super sloppy. Ugh. The deco in general is brought down by this atrocious blue-ish gray, which is really ugly. The poseability, however, is AMAZING. The neck only swivels, there's no waist and the legs are pretty basic, but the arms are crazy articulate, double elbows, both a bicep and forearm swivel, and moving claws! He's super expressive because of this, the design has personality. 

His only accessory is... a missile, that goes to his cannon. I don't like it, it makes the cannon have to be inaccurate and not have that badass three pronged look of the model's. For other weapons, he has saw blades molded into his arms, and they actually spin, which is cool. But I wish they could flip out or something, it'd give him some kind of gimmick to make him more exciting. Because while he's characterful, it's hard to put him into action poses, since the cannon is so limited and that's his only weapon. 

So yeah, Tankor. Is he worth buying? Eh. The poseability is really good, and he's a unique design, but he has plenty of issues and overall isn't the most exciting figure. I wouldn't go out of my way to get him, but he's okay.
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
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That's Toy Bonnie.
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Nah, no makeup or bright white.
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Except it's his coloring.
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Not really.
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Excuse me-

*BLAM*
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
How far are you?
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
2:23.
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Sideways77 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
My god I'm seeing that stupid fucking commercial where the kid quacks like a duck again.
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seekerblackout Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Ugh, that shit...
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