|07-31-2008, 03:40 AM||#21|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: southern california
another great review
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|07-31-2008, 11:32 PM||#22|
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great review and I just finnish watching it... the good old days...
|08-05-2008, 07:23 AM||#23|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North West England
Finally got the set in my hands. Really nice it is too - Everything feels solid and well made unlike some previous repaints in box sets.
The Destro is superb! I've said in the past I was going to use him as "Red Jackel", but he's becomming my default Destro as he's so good. Lady Jaye kicks her single-carded version in the kaboose (although the face looks more like the voice artist for her than the onscreen character!) and Roadblock is good for a spare vehicle driver.
Even the 'creeper vines' are a fun accesory that look better than I thought.
I can't see me using the Weather Dominatpr much, but it's still a nice piece to display the figures around. I look forward to watching the DVD tonight when I'm all snugly in bed. Nice one Hasbro!
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|08-11-2008, 08:37 PM||#24|
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Got this on the weekend. Thought I'd share some quick thoughts.
The fact that Hasbro made the weather dominator so it could fit on the MASS device base is an awesome, truly brilliant undocumented feature. TWO weapons of mass-destruction for the price of one! If I have one criticism, a nitpick if you will, it's that the Laser Core section would have been a perfect candidate for light piping to give it a glowing effect without resorting to LED lights. Again, it's a nitpick on an otherwise great accessory.
I have mixed feelings about Destro. From the neck down I like the carded version better, but the vac-metalized head on this one is what Destro is all about. Obviously, there will be some customizing here at some point.
Lady Jaye is the reason I got this set, everything else is just a bonus. She's currently playing with the creeper vines on my table while Roadblock uses his brightly colored outfit to help Tripwire (from the comic pack) look for his keys.
The DVD here is a slight improvement over the MASS device in terms of picture quality, most likely due to the condition of the original materials. Again, no 5.1 like Rhino's, but a nice free bonus for those who haven't seen this story in awhile.
|08-12-2008, 01:46 AM||#25|
Join Date: Aug 2007
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This is a very cool set. I love the Destro! The LJ is good. Roadblock is ok but if you put him next to the cartton Stalker, he looks much better.
|08-12-2008, 10:31 AM||#26|
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|09-12-2008, 05:30 AM||#27|
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Lady Jaye makes the first release just look laughable. I think the new green color is actually BETTER than the original.
Only flaws I saw were the wrists, and she could have used some SLIGHT lipstick. Not red, but a little lip color. Her face is a tad washed out. Other than that, she's one of my favorite 25th figures so far.
Destro I thought would become my default Destro, but he just looks a tad too cartoony and flat. The v1 25th Destro is more tastefully painted—much like the Takara paint job vs. Hasbro's for TFs. My v1 Destro had 1 green eyebrow due to a poor eye paintjob, so I gladly swapped the chrome head out. You're right, the eyes make this head. The chrome head photographs like ass, but in person, makes Destro... Destro. So I did a simple pop and swap with the heads, and V1 Destro now has the DVD chrome dome.
Roadblock has some contrast that I like over the v1, but I still have v1 as my default Roadblock. It was close, but I still prefer the darker color scheme. Although Roadblock, being black with dark clothing, is a tad monochromatic, and the DVD version has a good deal more contrast. What kills it in the end for me is the pants are a tad too orange, and the strap missing paint on the leg sucks too. His accessories suck (a knife?) but he could just as well borrow the big gun from the v1 version. Also, DVD Roadblock looks high, while v1 looks startled. I prefer the high look personally, so that's the head I put on v1 as well.
For 3 figures, a M.A.S.S. element, a Weather Dominator, a DVD and some other small extras, this is well worth $19.99. More than that, it starts getting a tad pricey for what it's worth.
For the Lady Jaye alone, it was worth it for me. I just need a cartoon-accurate Flint to go with her now. TF Flint looks out of place with those stupid Tiger stripes.
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|09-12-2008, 11:26 AM||#28|
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Great review, but this is sadly the least interesting DVD pack in the whole line for me. I still see it as one cool figure, two repaints, a DVD, two cool accessories, and a plant. I keep seeing this set all over the place, but I can't bring myself to spend the $20 on it.
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|09-12-2008, 11:45 AM||#29|
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|09-12-2008, 12:00 PM||#30|
Join Date: Mar 2008
finally picked up this set myself and man....I wish i woulda bought it sooner. All the figures are great and the DVD..i found myself feeling just like i did when i was a kid in grade school when i watched it(though did anyone else notice clutch went from his green uniform to his tan one quickly).
Destro is by far my default destro. Better paint apps, GREEN EYES, and just an all round cooler looking figure. Lady Jaye is by far and away one of the best reasons of this pack. Much more cartoon accurate and just seems to fit better than her hatted head version. I have to say not having an original roadblock This one defintely is better than his city assault version. I just wish he woulda come with his gun and pack, but the vines(which while cool i really didnt care too much for) and his knife are great to recreate that scene in which they came after him. The only thing that woulda made this set even better is a figure of the blonde cowgirl trucker that was trapped in the back of the rig with RB.
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