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Thread: Toy Review - Studio Series Dropkick

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ_Prime View Post
    Good point. Might need a creative solution to hide his claws!
    I just got mine tonight, the hands unfortunately are molded onto the forearms but you could just file them down and stripping the black paint off would hide them better in chopper mode!

    Also, holy crap how this toy flattens out for chopper mode, can we get Hasbro to take another run at Airachnid????

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTransformerTrev View Post
    Meh - it irritates me when they make non-triple changer toys out of triple changer characters. I’ll just wait and hope
    I mirror your sentiment.

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    Was really drawn to this figure for the fantastic alt mode. And it doesn't disappoint. Great rendition of a SuperCobra. Some impressive engineering involved to get it so accurate and thin with virtually no robot kibble.
    I'm not entirely sure of scale accuracy, but looks damn good sitting next to Leader Blackout.
    Robot mode is a little compromised, but is still more than passable. I'm happy with the articulation too, although ankles and better head movement would have been nice.
    My only gripe is the size. He is small.
    S.M.A.L.L.
    Actually no, I've changed my mind - I'm OK with the size. I'm not OK with the size for the price. $25 would be more palatable. However, I've only got my own impatience to blame for paying full retail.

    Highly recommended if you love helicopter alt modes.
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    It's a relatively small helicopter IRL. As you can see in the image link, the width of the main fuselage isn't much wider than the pilot's shoulders. Contrast this with these real life photos of the MH53 Pave Low. I've deliberately chosen photos of the with people as a size reference.
    https://www.globalsecurity.org/milit...fst8909541.jpg
    http://www.airport-data.com/images/a...204/204257.jpg
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...5b0NnGV6_VBfhM

    More images of the SuperCobra with people for further comparison
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Owf0wdjpJJ4/maxresdefault.jpg
    https://www.militaryfactory.com/airc...ercobra_14.jpg
    https://www.militaryfactory.com/airc...ercobra_15.jpg

    Numbers

    * SuperCobra
    Length: 13.6m
    Height: 4.1m
    Width: 2.2m

    * Pave Low
    Length: 28m
    Height: 7.6m
    Width: 21.9m

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    Inspired by the comments here I bought Dropkick. As Studio Series figures go, it's disappointing.

    The 180 swivel is something I like in the transformation and about the only thing I did like. The robot mode is pretty poor match for the animation model and has too many things in the way for good poseability.

    The helicopter mode relies on a few pegs that aren't very strong. Joints on mine are either too tight or too loose (and sometimes the this differs on the same join depending on what side the body) to the point I was worried about breaking some or some parts would never pegged stay together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    It's a relatively small helicopter IRL. As you can see in the image link, the width of the main fuselage isn't much wider than the pilot's shoulders. Contrast this with these real life photos of the MH53 Pave Low. I've deliberately chosen photos of the with people as a size reference.
    https://www.globalsecurity.org/milit...fst8909541.jpg
    http://www.airport-data.com/images/a...204/204257.jpg
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...5b0NnGV6_VBfhM

    More images of the SuperCobra with people for further comparison
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Owf0wdjpJJ4/maxresdefault.jpg
    https://www.militaryfactory.com/airc...ercobra_14.jpg
    https://www.militaryfactory.com/airc...ercobra_15.jpg

    Numbers

    * SuperCobra
    Length: 13.6m
    Height: 4.1m
    Width: 2.2m

    * Pave Low
    Length: 28m
    Height: 7.6m
    Width: 21.9m
    Cheers Goki, I was actually curious about this but hadn't gotten round to looking it up.

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    The joints on mine were tight out of the box and loosened up a little through use. The vents on all the Dropkick's seem to be loose though.

    I just put another Dropkick on lay-by to make into Whirl and I may need another for an Obsidian

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    Beat me to it, Gok.

    Leader Blackout comes in at approx 1:77
    SS Dropkick is approx 1:72

    So pretty close.
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    Picked this guy up today and was pleasantly surprised. My biggest annoyance with the figure is the lack of any visible Decepticon badge. The back of the box clearly shows one on the nose of the helicopter, which becomes the robot's chest. It was the same with SS18 Bumblebee, no Autobot badge. In both cases I remedied the situation with the heaps of badges toyhax has supplied over the years. In Dropkick's case I put one where the box showed, and another one on each side of the engine cowling.

    Is there some concern that labeling factions will interfere with creative play, or is it just Hasbro cheaping out on another paint application?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeRenko View Post
    My biggest annoyance with the figure is the lack of any visible Decepticon badge. The back of the box clearly shows one on the nose of the helicopter, which becomes the robot's chest. It was the same with SS18 Bumblebee, no Autobot badge. In both cases I remedied the situation with the heaps of badges toyhax has supplied over the years. In Dropkick's case I put one where the box showed, and another one on each side of the engine cowling.

    Is there some concern that labeling factions will interfere with creative play, or is it just Hasbro cheaping out on another paint application?
    Mate... this is my beef with Studio Series in general. Most of the SS toys don't have faction logos. Why?!? Sadly I don't have spare logo stickers lying around, but it really irritates me that most SS TFs don't have logos.

    I don't care if it's more screen accurate -- just sneak a logo in somewhere on the toy. It has made me go back and look at a lot of the Bayformer screen models, and yeah... most of them don't have insignias!

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