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Thread: Toy Review - POTP Ricochet

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    Default Toy Review - POTP Ricochet

    STEPPER
    Series – Power of the Primes
    Size/class - Deluxe
    New/remould/redeco - Repaint of POTP Autobot Jazz
    Wave - 1
    Released here – N/A (Selects online mail-away exclusive, released May 2019)
    Approximate Retail Price - $30
    Approximate Size - 13.5cm
    Allegiance - Autobot
    Alt-mode – Race car
    Main Features/Gimmicks – Gestalt limb
    Main Colours – White, black, gold
    Main Accessories – pistol, gestalt hand

    Thoughts
    * A fairly straight-forward "paint by numbers" repaint of Jazz to become Stepper. As such it's done reasonably well. There are some things that could've been done better for greater G1 accuracy, but on the whole it's fine.
    * The shoulder hinges that are visible in vehicle mode are made from white plastic and stick out in car mode. It'd look much better if done in black plastic. The centre section of the roof is also white and stands out, but I don't mind that as much.
    * Likewise if the gun, shins and some other parts were done in gold
    * The gold visor, while G1 accurate, makes the overall face look rather bland. A blue or other coloured visor would have better off set the face.
    * The gold hubcaps are a nice touch
    * The fist accessory is pretty useless for me. I would've preferred if they'd omitted this accessory and replaced it with Universe Cyclonus' Nightstick Targetmaster (since the G1 toy's "Nebulan" Targetmaster is identical to G1 Nightstick). What is it with Hasbro refusing to give us CHUG Autobot Targetmasters?!
    * Would've been nice if the robot mode had a visible Autobot insignia. I'll probably end up putting a sticker or two on the shoulders.

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    ↑Comparison with a custom repaint (showing a hypothetically more G1 accurate deco on this mould (sans flames))

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    Mine had floppy shoulders straight out of the box, did you have that issue?

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    I wouldn't say floppy but they're not really tight either. I'm having more floppiness with Red Swoop

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    That custom repaint looks oddly familiar...

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    I think it's a pretty sexy version of him - loving the vehicle mode.

    But yeah, as Gok said, he could have gone into the 'must have' category if only he had come with a Targetmaster.

    So where is this guy available from at a decent price online these days? If I can find him at a reasonable price am tempted to pick him up.

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    I still would have preferred a Backstreet repaint of this mould

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    You could always customise one yourself

    The robot mode wouldn't sell it as Backstreet to me. It wouldn't be any better/worse than Flywheels as Raindance and Grand Slam (which I have zero interest in).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    The robot mode wouldn't sell it as Backstreet to me. It wouldn't be any better/worse than Flywheels as Raindance and Grand Slam (which I have zero interest in).
    Fair point, though it'd still be the closest we get I reckon.

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    I really love him, but would have preferred an actual Targetmaster and not having to steal it from another toy.

    Can anyone spell out the cybertronian words on the box?
    On the lookout for MISB Headmaster Highbrow, Takara or Hasbro. I'm sure I could make you a sweet deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reillyd View Post
    Can anyone spell out the cybertronian words on the box?

    P.S.: I know that "Amalgamous" is misspelt but that's how it's written on the box. Don't blame me, I'm just the interpreter.

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