Cannot understand why my head says Cliffjumper looks great, yet I'm still of the opinion the BB from that mould is awful. I'm also not usually into the dark Primes, and one at that scale is no use to me for anything, but that's a nice paint job so it'd make a good desk toy as a one off.
Since getting into these Legends figures, I've not thought much to the Bumblebee mold.
What's it like in the flesh, owners of it?
I put a ball joint in his neck and it turned the figure around for me. It's given a lot more poseability obviously but he looked too hunched before it. He now scales much better with the rest of my WfC/FoC crowd (being as the actual WfC BB is, amongst other faults, massive). I'll likely do the same with Cliffjumper. Quite an easy mod too.
I'm not sure they can get away with the traditional "exhausts become arms" TF here and give him 5mm hands. I think I'd be tempted to make the rear of the cab the arms, with appropriate silver pipe detailing on the exposed inside pieces, and attach the exhausts to the forearms pre-empting the inevitable Pipes recolour.
I can't remember if I noticed the news about Huffer when it was originally posted. Whatever the case, a Pipes re-paint would be awesome. Who doesn't want a tiny piece of plastic heart-break? They should put him in a box set with Rewind...
Psychoshi on the 2005 boards has had a go at using Photoshop to correct the problems with Gears' head.... and done a damm fine job.
Not really a fan of the non toy face, but if you are going to do it you still need to use the torso pieces to fill the face out. which means swapping the red and silver, for me it makes a big difference. But Personally I want to see the toy face version, this one only needs a new head and shouldn't affect transformation.
...and from the very first issue of Marvel's Transformers. It must be said though, I do much prefer the toy-accurate face. But then I guess I was never particularly fussed about Gears as a character...
Disappointing, but unsurprising. And, actually, I think that colour scheme works really well on that mold. I may consider picking up this repaint, depending on how well it interacts with the rest of the combiners...