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|12-15-2009, 09:59 PM||#71|
Baron of the Empire
Join Date: Jan 2008
I've been putting off getting both the Gunship and the Steel Crusher....the more i look at it and the more reviews i read i'm getting one step closer to actually getting either one or both...thanks for your input everyone.
|12-15-2009, 10:02 PM||#72|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
I need to stick a pair of wings, even small ones on mine. Gave it a 5 until my custom is underway.
|12-17-2009, 02:57 AM||#73|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Just got my son one from TaoBao as a Christmas gift. I couldn't resist, so I opened it up and fiddled around with it (under the guise of checking for defects, as my wife asked me what the hell I was doing with my son's gift), before packing it up again, wrapping it up and placing it under the Christmas tree.
I'd have to say that this is a pretty neat new vehicle, with great potential for customizing (if my son will let me touch it). I gave it an 8 out of 10.
1 point was taken away because I was expecting more detail in the cockpit, passenger bay (the door specially), and the engine bays. The sculpts are detailed enough, but I was hoping that it would be painted as well. Then again, this isn't something my brushes and paints can't fix.
1 more point was taken away because of the figure. Not because it's Firefly (as I don't have one yet, and this figure is actually a welcome addition), but because of 2 things:
1) The Beach Head crotch of Firefly means the figure can't sit in a close to 90 degree angle without spreading his legs like he was just circumcised. This isn't normally an issue (as I like my Beach Head figure, particularly because of the nice working holster sculpt on the thigh) but it means the Firefly figure tries to sit in the cockpit, he either has to spread his legs to get the proper seat angle (not possible as the cockpit isn't wide enough to do "the deed" in, if you get my meaning) or sit at more of a 120 - 135 degree angle (also not possible, no leg room). So with the vest and helmet, the figure's head sticks out of the cockpit area. I can imagine a dialogue between Firefly and a M.A.R.S. Flight Deck Crewman:
Flight Deck Crewman: Firefly, confirm all systems go.
Firefly: All system checked. Ready for takeoff.
Flight Deck Crewman: Roger, proceed with takeoff. Wait, your canopy's still open! (proceeds to close the canopy.) Damn! Something's jamming the canopy. Nothing a little elbow grease won't fix.
Firefly: Hang on, I can't seem to get in my seat. I said HANG ON A MINUUUU....!! (too late, the canopy is slammed shut.)
Flight Deck Crewman: Firefly? Firefly?
2) I don't know if this is a defect unique to my purchase, but the holster cannot, I repeat, cannot, hold any sidearm. I tried the short Sig Sauer's that a lot of ROC figures came with, no dice. I also tried the skinny Berettas that came with a lot of 25th figures, even Cover Girl's extra skinny extra small pistols. No dice. Well, nothing a dremel or drill won't fix.
When my son opens his gift, I'll give him one of my other figures as a pilot, and fix this Firefly for customs. my choices for pilot are either Reactive Impact Armor Ripcord (this is too cool a vehicle to be one of for the baddies ), or the Dr. Rex Lewis body with some Viper, or even Wild Bill head.
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|12-17-2009, 03:23 AM||#74|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Selkirk, NY
...and its now down to 20 bucks at TRUS!!!
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|12-17-2009, 06:20 AM||#75|
Join Date: Jun 2009
And I thought it was a steal already when I got it for my son's Christmas present on taobao.com for RMB195.00 (approx. USD28.75).
Well, considering TRU here in Macau is selling it for HKD375.00 (approx. USD48.00), I guess it is still a steal.
|12-17-2009, 07:22 PM||#76|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
In the movie its actually a decent vehicle but the toy is shitty.
|12-17-2009, 07:51 PM||#77|
INDUSTRIAL NOISE MARINE
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Beneath an abandoned power station UK
"When you get to Hell,you tell the Devil
Bastard Squad sent you...."
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|12-17-2009, 09:26 PM||#78|
Join Date: Nov 2008
its not bad but really is different from the movie version. definitely could use some help in the paint and detail department. the machine gun in the front is puny.
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