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Yes 31 83.78%
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Only if (something else) 0 0%
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Old 10th December 2016, 10:19 PM
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Default Toy Review - Titans Return Gnaw

GNAW
Series Titans Return
Size/class - Legends
New/remould/redeco - New
Wave - 3
Released here December 2016
Approximate Retail Price - $20
Approximate Size - 9cm
Allegiance - Decepticon
Alt-mode Sharkticon
Main Features/Gimmicks N/A
Main Colours greys, pink, blue
Main Accessories Ball-and-chain flail

Thoughts: A relatively basic but solid toy considering it's size and budget/price point. It's actually a much more complex toy compared to it's simple G1 counterpart (even by 1986 standards). They probably could've done more with this toy if it were a Deluxe, but the good thing about being a Legends is that the toy is more plentiful (as smaller/cheaper figures are produced in larger numbers than larger/dearer ones), which is good news for army builders and also for non-army builders. With previous Deluxe-class army-builder toys (e.g. Generations Scourge, TFPRiD Vehicon etc.), those toys were really hard for me to find because so many people were army building, making them scarce. When I went to buy Gnaw I actually found that there were more Gnaws there than Kickbacks. Anyway, I hope that everyone who's looking for this toy gets one.



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Robot mode


Sharkticon mode


Comparison with G1


P.S.: Mods, please edit the title of this thread and add "Gnaw" to the end. Thanks.
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Old 11th December 2016, 08:56 AM
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Really lacking paint apps. Especially the teeth. They need to be chrome or silver paint. Will wait and see what Tak does with this one.
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Old 12th December 2016, 12:00 PM
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I don't have him in hand yet, but his Sharkticon mode is so cute!

And I've heard a lot people complaining about the forearms being in a permanently bent position. Honestly it doesn't bother me at all. I think it's a smart design choice to reduce part counts while keeping solid support in Sharkticon mode.
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Old 12th December 2016, 10:29 PM
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The original only had grey teeth.

I am loving it. I got one at Big W which is on my desk at work. I think it looks best in shark mode. I have three more on order from Toy Bento and hoping to get another to round out the collection.

I was interested to see the green plastic for the eyes actually lines the inside of the entire head.
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Old 12th December 2016, 11:22 PM
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The original only had grey teeth.
The original had chrome teeth.
http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/...1_Gnaw_toy.jpg
The chrome on mine is scuffed and may look greyish in photos, but it's definitely chrome.
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Old 13th December 2016, 06:34 AM
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Fair enough. Kind of looks like Jaws from James Bond.
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Old 21st January 2017, 08:58 PM
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First impression wasn't great, mostly down to his back basically being missing, but the robot mode has grown on me. It's very nicely detailed and looks pretty much right outside the missing or rearranged kibble. But in Sharkticon mode, he shines. A deluxe-size toy might have improved some of the simplicity, but they've done a great job with this.

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Old 21st January 2017, 10:10 PM
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Hey Gok,

Did you see that Reprolabels has released a set that includes teeth? Each sheet comes with three sets of stickers.
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Old 22nd January 2017, 12:48 AM
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I stopped following Reprolabels years ago when they switched to only accepting payments via PayPal (as I don't use it). Anyway, for a small and relatively cheap Legends figure, I think that Gnaw is fine.
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Old 22nd January 2017, 12:53 AM
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There should be an option to vote for 'buying multiple'
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