I think I've got a flap the wrong way in my pictures. Not that it makes a huge difference, but it does partially cover the gap between the top of the legs and the waist in jet mode when looking from the side.
So I got my Jetfire today. After being wishywashy about it for too long, my preorder got filled.
First, he's not without his flaws, but overall none of those flaws really impact the toy.
He is ultra simplistic, but he doesn't cheat. And it's satisfying to finally have a jet that doesn't cheat after so long. He's really simple, but at his size and weight, to be much more complex he'd become unstable and unfeasible.
He also made me realize why I'm so turned off by toys that are too Sunbow faithful- he's a really boring design, compaired to all other jetfires. His cockpit and other details being in his stomach is floro dery accurate, but makes him look really weird. It's not the toy's fault. But Classics and CW, both of whom push those details onto the chest, just look proportionally better. That, combined with his Sunbow Accurate deco, he just looks very boring. He really needs more red and black to make him pop.
And that he does when you add the weird Siege armor! And that's what made it click why designs that are too Sunbow turn me off. I'd honestly thought it was just that I have a low tolorance for the cartoon. But I put the armor on him and he suddenly feels was more dynamic, and much more visually lively.
I LOVE his hand gimmick, and I hope it's utilized in all hands that are large enough, from here out.
His sculpting is great. It's one of his saving graces... It's exactly what it should be. Enough to make the toy visually interesting (unlike the sunbow MPs), without making it too busy (most everything early Siege). Now it just needs some paint to bring those details out.
Ultimately, I'm really glad I got him. It's rare for me to feel this way on a figure I've waffled on for so long.
I'm happy with him. I've also decided I'm accepting Skyfire as a wholly unique character from Jetfire. That's how I'm justifying him in juxtaposition from classics jetfire.
Hmmm... I dunno, Doc'... If it gets down the one, you should pounce.
I passed a Smyths today. They had no Jetskyfires. Virtually no Siege at all. No deluxes, no micros, just a few Shockwaves and leader Optimuseses. And, literally, a million Overlords (at full price). With a smattering of Cyberverse. Very poor.
NOT THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR JETSKYFIRE, PINWIG!!!
I was looking for Reflecti.
So, no Siege, but I got myself a 6" Batfleck for a fiver.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2019 17:00:22 GMT by Shockprowl
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.