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Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:50 pm
by Energon Hot Shot
I got all of these last night. I like them all, but the paint job on Crankcase's chest is atrocious. It looks like he's been banged against the wall a few times before he was transformed and put in the package. He looks so bad I'm gonna match up the paint colors and fix him today.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:58 pm
by Notabot
Looks like two Walmarts in my area put out 3 pallets of stuff simultaneously, and sounds like it might be happening elsewhere as well. They had the new exclusives, as well as Big Daddy on one pallet. Another was a slug of Voyagers including Blitzwing topped with a bunch of the Bumblebee 3-pack. The other was mostly deluxes from early waves (1&2 I think). Good stuff!

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:05 pm
by Sunstreaker2
I saw some Crashers at Super Wal-Mart today. Didn't have any money to get one though...

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:06 pm
by Nevermore
Take a good look at them. According to Walky (over at his Shortpacked! blog), a lot of Crashers have very sloppy paint apps.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:18 pm
by Sunstreaker2
All of the ones I looked at looked just fine. I only found two, but I wasn't really looking that hard, and both looked pretty nice to me.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:45 pm
by Transformer Kamen
All those molds are nice, but the Mirate mold is the only one I'm really interested in having a duplicate of.

Hopefully, Fracture will appear in my area soon!

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:37 am
by Notabot
Nevermore wrote:Take a good look at them. According to Walky (over at his Shortpacked! blog), a lot of Crashers have very sloppy paint apps.
Animated Jazz seems to suffer from that as well. The first one I bought had a big drip of black across the chest, a scratch on the front windshield, and one hip that got half painted and the rest of the paint went down his thigh. I took that one back, and paid a little closer attention to his replacement. Of the four in the store, 2 had smudged fingerprints on the top of the car, 2 had messed up hood paint, and one's hood didn't shut all the way. The one I grabbed seems ok, but I haven't opened it up yet.
As for the Fractures I saw, they all looked fine.

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:12 am
by Detective Barricade
Oh, dear... Sloppy paint apps on more figures? With the exception of a small chip in Sunstreaker's chest/roof, I haven't encountered any paint app problems. But still, I do check the figure over in it's box and keep the receipt handy just in case.

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:29 pm
by Starfield
Crankcase and Breakaway are pretty cool. It is awsome that Crankcase is still (more or less) a Triggercon. Two complaints I have on Breakaway are that I don't like that his retractable wings are translucent and his missile launcher is very pointless, so he is without any worthwile accessories/gimmicks at all and has a super-simple transformation, so he is pretty plain, but still nice looking in both modes with good articulation.

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:27 pm
by toyworks
Went to my local walmart on sunday and was shocked by what i found: ... 813jw2.jpg

They usually get just a few of each figure and then just the crappy ones! They had tons of all three new figs, plus Big Daddy, Grindcore, and Divebomb. No Jolt, tho. :confused: