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Transformers Generations: Doubledealer

A repaint and rehead of Blitzwing, I am sure Doubledealer is WAY less crazy with only one face, and probably only one psychotic personality.

There is a lot to repaint on this guy from the drab tan color we got a while back with Blitzwing.   I was not really on the lookout for Doubledealer, since I was not terribly impressed with Blitzwing in the first place.  There were so many great triple changers that came out before:  Sandstorm, and Springer.

His robot mode is pretty good.  I am not crazy about those terribly flat feet he has, but a small part compared to an overall good robot.  He came from the box with his gun tucked down his back.  I liked it that way, and decided to leave it to change his appearance from Blitzwing.

These boys are both taking the Decepticon purple to heart, thought Blitzwing went a little further with his.   The two still look very similar to one another.  The paint doesn’t do a whole lot to make the bodies stand apart, and there are a few parts on both figures that have a little more detail than the other. It is nice to see a repaint that is not less painted than the original version.  You may want to note that the name Doubledealer refers to his being a double agent of sorts.  He is more of a mercenary than anything, working for the side that pays the best.

The jet.   I really like the colors in jet mode.  We get to see a lot more of the purple in the wings.   The shark mouth on the front nose is a great touch that really adds a little something extra to this mode.  In his jet mode, you can see his Decepticon emblem right in front of the cockpit, high on the nose.   Don’t get any ideas, he doesn’t play fair…

From the front, the tank mode looks pretty good.  It is pretty tight and  well designed.  It falls apart in the back part, where you can see the nose of the jet as well as the engine nozzles that just hang off back there.  Right at the front of the tank, under the cannon, he has an Autobot emblem.   Hmmm, who will pay the best.

Doubledealer is okay.  Unless you love you some triple changer action, or you like your mercenaries best served evil, this is not one you will need to track down.   Of course, there are not many Transformers who sport both an Autobot and Decepticon emblem, so there is that.


Fall of Cybertron Soundwave

I have been collecting Transformers for a long time.  Before my last delivery of Dark Energon figures, I was so glad to find this guy, Fall of Cybertron Soundwave from the Generations line.  I posted a few posts back about the other data discs that went along with Soundwave.  Thankfully this figure (#300 in my collection) stands up to the original, looks great, has a good transformation, and actually works with the data discs.

Everything in the right place, that is for sure.  He is a truck/SUV type vehicle, but that is to be expected since it was always so strange in the original show for him to be a big hulking robot and turn into a small tape deck.   I think this one makes much more sense.

Planned or not, it is pretty darn awesome that he can press his own ejection button.

Once his front is open, you can see where the data discs go.   They fit tightly into the compartment.   I was able to get three of them into the compartment.  It was a little difficult to get them back out, but I had to at least try the experiment.

Here is how the holding of data discs works.   Soundwave’s back  moves out to allow the hole in his chest to elongate.   So, when there is one in there, it looks like the picture above.  If you try to fit three in there, it looks like his spine is sticking straight out with his back attached about three inches away from the body.  Kinda silly looking, but great for playability.

Soundwave comes with Laserbeak.  He was what I was thinking we were going to see.  Pretty much the same figure as Ratbat with a different head, and a new color scheme.  Still no legs, but at least Laserbeak can sit on Soundwave’s hand or shoulder.

In vehicle mode he looks a lot like the War for Cybertron vehicle mode.   This time he is WAY bigger and can have his shoulder cannon fitted to his exterior.  The wheels are a great looking clear purple color to match the front windshield.   There are a few other touches of purple around that really stand out.

Let us not forget he is still a transport, and in this mode he can hold his data discs.

It is clear that they are not just trying to throw something together in this Fall of Cybertron line.  They have found that people like it, and we are getting, not only more figures than the War for Cybertron line, but we are also getting better figures.  The first Voyager figure is the best to date in this line.

And we are talking BIG!!!  He is head and shoulders above the other figures.  A great figure you will not be disappointed with in any way that I can see.  I am really looking forward to what they are going to bring us next.

INCOMING!!!!!!! (New Transformers for you viewing enjoyment)

Are you excited yet?   Guess you need to see the pictures first.  🙂

Hunt Deluxe Wave 6 (Coming December 2010)

A Bumblebee I don’t have.  It was before my collecting time, so I am happy to be seeing them coming out again.  The only time I could get one was in the Bumbleebee three pack with the movie and animated versions I already had.

Perceptor!  Lookin’ old school in his robot form, and a nice vehicle mode for tearing up the turf.   How long until we see a snow bound version with those treads in the back?

A Generation 2 Optimus Prime.  not much to say there.  Have to wait and see when it comes out.

Wreck-Gar, say what?   He is back again.  This time looking like a dirt bike in his vehicle mode.  His robot mode is pretty good looking, having a bit of a mish-mash look.

Generations Deluxe Wave 6 (January 2011)

Cliffjumper in the War for Cybertron version.  With the new Bumblebee that came out, it was only a matter of time until Cliffjumper followed along.

Sergeant Kup.  The old crabby Sergeant is back with a “way too nice looking truck” vehicle mode.

Then we have a couple of jet Decepticons, Thunderwing and Scourge.  Wha?  A flying Decepticon?  Yup.  😉

Voyager Wave 4 (December 2010)

Don’t forget about those Voyager big boys coming out.   Mindwipe has been repainted into Strafe. Nothing like a red and silver paint job to scream stealth.  😉

We will finally get Lugnut in a more realistic version based on his Animated style.   If you have been following my posts, I am kinda’ excited about Lugnut.

Then we have Solar Storm Grapple.  Don’t know what makes him “Solar Storm” but I guess we will have to wait for the packaging story to find out.

Voyager Wave 5 (January 2011)

Wave 5 of the Voyager class is more of the same.   Except this time we get a repaint of Seaspray into a much darker an ominous looking Deep Dive.   It looks like an Aoutbot emblem on his chest, but I doubt he is going to be an Autobot.

I am giddy with excitement for the new stuff coming out.  The Hunt continues.

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