|12-24-2009, 10:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
I normally don't do reviews since I suck at writing but on this one I felt I give my 2 cents for some reason since most I read kept comparing it to the classic one which I agree in many cases, but after getting it at 60% off at Fred Mayers and felt gave it a try.
This review is more NOT a comparison to the classic but an observation of the toy as it is so I know most will not agree with me on this.
Pros: Not many.
As the shape of the plane it very similar to the one in the movie and was one of the few vehicles I like in the film. And mentioned elsewhere it like the Firefox plane an older movie.
The red windows and the drop down seat is nice touch to the classic design.
The rotating missiles and firing missiles are nice and since the only other plane I ever had was the cobra liquidator, I don't mind the handle under the plan since it designed to sorta like an extra thruster for the jet.
Cons: Too many
The drop down seat don't always close when a figure is in, require me to push it back up some times.
Like many others, the dark blue plastic just an eyesore with the silver trims. Added the buttons don't match the other side causing lack of symmetry to the plane.
Complaints about the exhaust port firing missile is party justified IMO looking at the art, the red plastic supposed to been painted to separated the difference from the exhaust and missile silo which was not.
Some of the fins after assembly felt a bit lose, signs it can break off.
The chock and fire feature is NOT well thought of as the idea of the pilot getting whiplash just for firing just too stupid not to think of.
Lack of rolling wheel everyone been complaining off.
As a plane it had potential in design (most likely why it getting a repaint next year), but it too much like an unfinished work just out of the box. It can be salvaged thru a new and well done paint job, especially to separated the exhaust for the missiles and classic gloss black with flat black highlights, but all else as many complained not worth the $45, if can get it less like I did, it worth it, but not at $45.
|12-25-2009, 12:49 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
It is a real piece of junk. The damn thing doesnt even have machine guns. I recommend the Crimson Hydra, its worthy to with the old ARAH stuff.
|12-25-2009, 01:10 AM||#3|
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It's ok ... I'm glad I only paid $19.99 for it, cause that's what it's worth.
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|12-25-2009, 01:51 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2009
Compared to all the other joe stuff including the original, yeah, it inferior since the older stuff had a higher standard. I don't expect anyone to agree on me on this one since everyone like to compare it to all the older stuff then as it is by itself like i reviewed majority was still negative and I expected that.
I wanted post to keep an open mind on the toy than set a standard then expect everything to meet that standard like alot of reviews I read. Anyways, not everyone ever bothers about one semi-negative review over all major negative ones.
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